With the technological innovations in the last few years, the entry-level smartphones are becoming cheaper in price while the specifications are becoming more powerful. The sub Rs. 5,000 priced smartphones will be good for the first smartphone users. Though the devices can’t compete with the high-end devices, normal usage will not be an issue and can even handle the games without any lags, though not the graphic intensive games. While all the below mentioned smartphones offers 3G HSPA connectivity, a couple of devices also support 4G LTE for using the Jio SIM.
- Swipe Konnect Grand – Rs. 2,799
The Indian smartphone brand had launched quite a few smartphones with very aggressive pricing. The Swipe Konnect Grand is one of the smartphones launched in January 2017. The device is priced at just Rs. 2,799 and runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The device lacks 4G LTE connectivity but packs some decent hardware at this price. It comes with a 5-inch FWVGA display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The device also includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be further expanded upto 32GB. Talking about the other specifications, it features a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, and a removable 2,500mAh battery. The device offers 3G HSPA along with other basic connectivity options.
- Swipe Konnect Neo 4G – Rs. 2,899
In case, if you are looking for a 4G VoLTE handset at the same price of Swipe Konnect Grand, then the Swipe Konnect Neo 4G is one of the best alternatives. The VoLTE support comes from the compromises of the other specifications, it sports a smaller 4-inch display and packs just 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. On the camera front, there is a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1.3MP front camera. The 2,000mAh battery on this device is rated to deliver 7 hours talk time and lasts upto 200 hours on standby. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes pre-installed several bloatware apps. With the 4G VoLTE connectivity, the users can use the Konnect 4G with the Jio 4G SIM. It is exclusively sold through Shopclues and is available only in Black color.
- Lava A55 – Rs. 3,599
Another Indian smartphone brand, Lava launched a couple of entry-level smartphones in this new year. The Lava A55 is one of the devices from the list and lacks the 4G LTE connectivity. It is priced at Rs. 3,599 and comes in Black and Silver color options. The Lava A55 sports a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display and packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. There is also 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. On the camera front, there is a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera. The 1,550mAh battery on this device is rated to deliver 9 hours of talk time, as it includes very basic specifications. It includes dual SIM slots and offers connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port.
- Panasonic P66 Mega – Rs. 4,999
Panasonic P66 Mega isn’t a newly launched device, but the recent price cut brings the price as low as Rs. 4,999. The device comes with a 5-inch HD display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. There is also a dedicated MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports 21Indian regional languages. It is backed a 3,200mAh battery that makes the device last at least for a complete day of usage. Talking about the cameras, there is an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Panasonic is also offering a protective case and a screen guard for free with every purchase. The user can choose between the Russet Brown and Silver Grey color options.
- Intex Cloud Q11 – Rs. 3,999
The Intex Cloud Q11 priced at Rs. 3,999 is another 3G smartphone in this list. The company also promotes the Intex Cloud Q11 as a VR-enabled device which brings the virtual reality to the entry-level users. Apart from that, the device also comes with a 5.5-inch HD display and features a glass protection on top. It is powered by 32-bit MediaTek MT6580 SoC and includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. In the camera department, there is an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Both the front and rear cameras are assisted by a LED flash. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports Indian regional languages using the Matrabhasha app. With the all these specifications, the device is kept powered on by a 2,800mAh battery.