The Indian smartphone market is already filled with a lot of Chinese brands and the Indian brands are struggling in competing with them. While the high-end smartphone segment is ruled by the major brands like Samsung and Apple, the Chinese players rule the budget category. However, recently few Indian brands like Intex and Lava had launched few affordable smartphones with decent specifications. Below are the few VoLTE supported smartphones that priced under Rs. 10,000 and offers decent specifications.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (2GB RAM) – Rs. 9,999
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 4 as the successor to the Redmi Note 3, one of the best selling smartphones in 2016 in India. The base variant of the Redmi Note 4 with 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage is priced at Rs. 9,999. Apart from the Gold and Dark Grey color options, the new Redmi Note 4 also comes in new Black color option. At such a low price, the Redmi Note 4 definitely features the superior build quality. On the front is a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D glass laid on top. It is powered by the Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. There is also a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and a 4,100mAh battery. The hybrid SIM slot on this device accepts two 4G SIMs or one 4G SIM and a MicroSD card.
- Intex Cloud Style 4G – Rs. 5,799
Intex launched the Cloud Style 4G smartphone in the Indian market priced at Rs. 5,799. The device comes with a 5-inch display with HD (1280n x 720 pixels) resolution. Under the hood is the 1.3GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and includes several bloatware apps. It comes with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera on the front. The 2,500mAh battery makes the Cloud Style last for at least a day of usage. Connectivity options on this device include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. It measures 145 x 73 x 8.8 mm and weighs 140 grams. The plastic built device comes in Champagne and Grey color options.
- Xolo Era 2X – From Rs. 6,666
The Xolo Era 2X is one of the best budget smartphones from an Indian smartphone manufacturer. The device was launched exclusively on Flipkart in two variants. The 2GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 6,666 and the another variant with 3GB RAM is priced at Rs. 7,499. Both the devices come with a 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded additionally upto 32GB. On the front of the Xolo Era 2X smartphone is a 5-inch IPS display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. The device is powered by MediaTek MT6737 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.25GHz. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and comes with dual SIM dual standby support. The device also includes 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and a 2,500mAh battery.
- LYF Water 3 – Rs. 6,599
The Reliance smartphone brand, LYF launched its latest 4G smartphone called LYF Water 3. The device was online exclusive to Flipkart and is available for Rs. 6,599. As seen with the earlier launched LYF smartphones, the Water 3 also comes with two years of manufacturers warranty. It comes with a 5.5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The device supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G VoLTE along with other basic connectivity options. In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The Water 3 measures just 7.7mm thickness and include a 3,000mAh battery that can give up to 14 hours of talk time and lasts up to 120 hours on standby.
- Samsung Galaxy J1 4G – Rs. 6,890
While the company launched the Galaxy A 2017 smartphones at the CES 2017, in India, the company came up with two new entry-level smartphones called Galax J1 4G and Galaxy J2 Ace. The Galaxy J1 4G is priced at Rs. 6,890 and comes with a VoLTE support and using the Jio 4G SIM. Talking about the other specifications, the device comes with a polycarbonate body with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display on the front. It is backed by a Spreadtrum SC7727SE processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. The device still runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop comes with Samsung’s exclusive S Bike Mode, Ultra Data Saving, and S Power Planning features. There is also a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera.