India is growing at a fast pace in terms of the technological advancement when compared with five years ago. What do you think is the cause? Yes, you’re right; it’s the power of mobile connectivity. With the smartphone revolution the country is growing faster than ever, the mobile connectivity has helped Indians grow business in the most possible way.
Looking at the connectivity state, there is always a need for improvement and faster internet connectivity is something most Indians still dream of. But with Reliance rolling out its 4G VoLTE service in phases, the day is not far when almost every smartphone user in the country will have the fastest internet connectivity on their handsets. We have listed below some affordable handsets that you can purchase if you’re looking to get a 4G VoLTE enabled smartphone in a tight budget.
Note: The list will be updated as soon as a new handset with 4G or VoLTE priced under Rs 5000 launches in India.
Disclaimer: The price of these devices is below Rs 5000 at the time of the launch. It is possible the price might have increased later on.
Intex, the Indian smartphone brand has been quite active in launching the affordable smartphone range. The Aqua Raze is company’s offering under Rs 5K price point. It sports a 4.5-inch 480p display with pixel density of 218 PPI (Pixel Per Inch). This handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6735M Quad-core chipset clocking at 1.0GHz. It is accompanied by a Mali T720 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Talking about the internal storage, it packs 8GB of storage which can be expanded by microSD card slot up to 32GB.
It runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 based interface. Regarding the camera department, it has a 5-megapixel image sensor on the rear and 2-megapixel sensor on the front. The dual SIM enabled handset is capable of various connectivity options 4G VoLTE support is one of them. Other conventional connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB port. All this is fueled by an 1800mAh capacity battery.
It can be easily said that Reliance has the largest number of handsets in terms of 4G VoLTE connectivity. It has handsets in four different series under LYF brand; they are named Earth, Water, Flame and Wind. The Flame 3 is company’s most affordable handset at Rs 3999. This handset is currently available online on Homeshop18 and company’s official stores online and offline. The device sports a 4-inch display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Quad-core chipset clocking at 1.5GHz. It runs on the latest version of Lollipop, i.e. Android 5.1.1.
The Flame 3 have only 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which is pretty low, but for such pricing, you can’t expect much out of this handset. The camera department packs 5-megapixel image sensor on the rear with LED Flash support and a 2-megapixel image sensor on the front for taking selfies. In terms of connectivity, the device has 4G LTE connectivity, VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB port. It is fueled by a 1700mAh capacity battery that is claimed to deliver 5 hours of talk time.
LYF, Reliance Retail’s smartphone has lots of handsets in the affordable price range, and Flame 6 happens to be one of them. This handset is priced at Rs 3999 and offers a 4G VoLTE connectivity. Isn’t that great! Sporting a 4-inch WVGA display, which has a pixel resolution of 800 x 480, thus measuring pixel density of only 218 PPI. The screen is protected by a Dragontrail glass, but not with a Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a Quad-core processor clocking at 1.5GHz and has Mali 400 GPU for graphics processing.
The device is accompanied by a 512MB of RAM and has a 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot. It runs on the Android Lollipop 5.1.1 operating system. In terms of the camera package, it has a 2-megapixel rear and front. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and microUSB port. All this is powered by a 1400mAh capacity battery, which is promised to give around 4.5 hours of talk time.
XOLO, a smartphone brand of Lava International has one of the most decent looking budget 4G handsets under the price range of Rs 5K. The Era 4G sports a 5-inch 720p display, which is quite rare in this tight budget. The device is powered by a Quad-core Spreadtrum SC9830A chipset that clocks at 1.5GHz. It is accompanied by a Mali-400MP2 GPU for graphics processing. You’ll see 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage on this handset, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The device runs on custom interface based on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. The camera package includes 5-megapixel image sensor on the rear, while there is a 2-megapixel image module on the front for selfies, alongside both the sensors you’ll see an LED Flash. In terms of the connectivity, the device has 4G LTE support, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microUSB port. It is fueled by a 2500mAh, which is the considerably good amount.
Lenovo is known to offer an affordable range of handsets in the country as it has quite a large number of handsets in the price range around Rs 10K. But little did you know that they also have a 4G LTE enabled smartphone in the below Rs 5K price point. The A2010 handset from the company is a budget offering that sports 4.5-inch 480p display with pixel density of 218 PPI (Pixel Per Inch). It is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6735M chipset that clocks at 1.0GHz. In terms of RAM and storage, it has a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The device is running on custom skin based on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. The camera package includes 5-megapixel image sensor on the rear and a 2-megapixel image sensor on the front. Regarding connectivity features, you can see a 4G LTE network support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB port. The device is fueled by a 2000mAh capacity battery, which promises to give up to 5 hours of talk time.
Swipe Telecom, a Pune-based company, is known for its affordable offerings, and Elite 2 is one such offering that falls under this criteria. The real estate on this device is at 4.5-inch with a 960 x 540-pixel resolution display having a pixel density of 245 PPI (Pixel Per Inch). The device is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset, which clocks at 1.3GHz. It is accompanied by a Mali-T720 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The internal storage on this device is at 8GB, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The Elite 2 runs on the custom software interface, which is based on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. In terms of camera department, the device packs 8-megapixel rear shooter, while there is a 5-megapixel front facing snapper for taking selfies. The connectivity options include 4G LTE support on dual SIM, which is rare at this price point. All this is powered by a 1900mAh capacity battery, which is rated to give up to 8 hours of talk time.
Phicomm, a Chinese smartphone brand last year launched its affordable 4G enabled handset. It is still among the best handset below Rs 5K, not just in terms of 4G LTE support but also various other features. The device boasts a 5-inch 720p display with pixel density of 294 PPI (Pixel Per Inch). It is powered by a Snapdragon 210, which is Qualcomm processor one does not usually see in the affordable price tagged smartphones. It is a Quad-core chipset clocking at 1.1GHz, which is accompanied by Adreno 304 GPU for graphics processing.
There is a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage on this handset, which can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD card slot. The device is running on the custom skin, which is based on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. In terms of connectivity features, it has a 4G LTE network support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB port. All this is fueled by a 2300mAh capacity battery that should be decent to last for the day.
If you don’t mind extra 500 bucks then, you can buy the Infocus M370 or M370i, as they offer 4G VoLTE connectivity, while not many handsets in the above list support 4G LTE, as well as VoLTE. We hope the above list of best 4G/VoLTE enabled handsets priced under Rs 5K helped you find your next smartphone.
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