The Rs 7000 price mark is a good option to buy a new smartphone in India. At this price point you can also afford a Smartphone with the latest Android OS and good specifications.
If you are looking for a nice kitkat phone with basic features like powerful processor, a decent camera, good display and storage, at an affordable price? Then you have chosen a complicated task.
As we know, there are many phones which provide all these features, so here are the some of the best Android handsets below Rs. 7000. Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Huawei Honor Holly, Android One, Micromax Unit 2 A106, Motorola Moto E and Asus Zenfone 4 are the best entry-level smartphones under Rs. 7000 price point at the moment.
Huawei Honor Holly ( Rs. 6,999)
If you need a big display size, Huawei Honor Holly is a good option. It comes with a 5-inch IPS HD display giving it a pixel density of 294ppi. Then there is a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM for enhanced performance. The device packs a 2000mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI. The smartphone also features 16GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 8MP Primary Camera with LED Flash and also comes with 2MP front facing camera with OmniVision sensor. The Connectivity options inlude 3G, Dual SIM with dual standby, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The device is priced at Rs. 6,999
Xiaomi Redmi 1S ( Rs. 5,999)
With a 4.7-inch 720p HD IPS display and a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S is the best choice for users who also need an attractive design. It has an Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB built-in memory with microSD card slot, 2000mAh battery and runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI v5. Plus, the Redmi 1S comes with Hi-Fi System with Dirac sound, an 8MP rear camera with LED flash capable of shooting video in 1080p Full HD and a 1.6MP front camera for video chatting. Other features of this Dual SIM include 3G, WiFi, USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
Micromax Canvas Xpress A99 with HOTKNOT ( Rs. 6,999 )
Last month, Micromax has launched a new budget smartphone, Canvas Xpress A99 exclusively on Flipkart. It is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, features a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM with 8GB on-board memory, microSD card slot, 1950mAh battery and a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 pixels IPS display. The Canvas Xpress A99 has Smart Wake features, 5MP Primary Camera and a 0.3MP front facing video calling camera. With support for 3G HSPA+, Dual SIM with dual standby, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi connectivity options, you will also find HotKnot – the latest file sharing technology with speed 5X faster than normal Bluetooth. It comes pre-loaded with clean master, Hike and more apps.
Karbonn Titanium S29 Elite ( 7,450 )
It is a good option for those who can stretch their budget to Rs. 7,500. This dual SIM phone comes with a larger 5.47-inch HD IPS display, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor along with 1GB of RAM and a 2600mAh battery. It has an 8MP rear camera, 720p recording, 1.3MP front camera and 4GB internal storage with microSD card slot and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. Connectivity options include 3G, GPS, WiFi, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth.
Lava Iris Selfie 50 ( Rs. 7,499)
- Display : 5-inch 720p IPS display
- Processor : 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
- Memory : 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- OS : Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Primary Camera : 8MP rear camera with 1.4 μm Pixel Size, BSI 2 sensor, Dual LED Flash
- Front Camera : 5MP front-facing camera, LED flash
- Connectivity : Dual SIM (Normal SIM + micro SIM), 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
- Battery : 2400mAh
Android One smartphones ( under 6,500)
Android One is cheaper because it will receive official Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Android One project smartphones – the Spice Android One UNO Mi-498, Karbonn Sparkle V and the Micromax Canvas A1 – are priced at 6,299, Rs. 6,399 and Rs. 6,499, respectively.
All three phones come with Dual SIM connectivity, 4.5-inch IPS display, quad-core 1.3GHz processor, Mali-400 GPU with 1GB RAM, 1700mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS. All these phones features 5MP Primary Camera with LED Flash, 2MP Front Camera and 4GB internal storage with microSD card slot. All three phones come with support for 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0.
Motorola Moto E ( 6,999)
Moto E is a well-known budget smartphone in India. The smartphone has a 4.3-inch qHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device packs a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor with 400 MHz Adreno 302 GPU with 1GB RAM, runs Android v4.4 KitKat OS and a 1980mAh battery powers the entire package. It features 5MP rear camera without LED Flash, no front camera, 4GB internal storage with microSD slot. It has Dual SIM), 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and WiFi connectivity.
Micromax Unite 2 A106 with 8 GB ROM ( 5,907 )
Micromax Unite 2 A106, Another best budget phone from Micromax, with a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and a 4.7-inch 800 x 480 pixels IPS display. The dual SIM phone features 1GB RAM with 8GB on-board memory, 5MP rear camera with LED Flash, 2MP front camera, 2000mAh battery and runs on Android v4.4 KitKat OS, upgradable to future Android version. Connectivity options included are 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio.
Videocon Infinium Z50 Nova ( Rs. 5,999 )
- Display : 5-inch qHD capacitive display
- Processor : 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor
- GPU : Mali 400
- Memory : 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with MicroSD
- OS : Android 4.4 KitKat
- Camera : 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, 2MP front camera
- Connectivity : Dual SIM, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
- Battery : 1900mAh
Asus Zenfone 4 A400CXG ( Rs. 5,299)
- Display : 4-inch 800 x 480 pixels display with Corning gorilla glass protection
- Processor : 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 processor
- GPU : PowerVR SGX544
- Memory : 1GB RAM, 8GB on-board memory, microSD card slot
- OS : Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Zen UI ( upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat )
- Camera : 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera
- Connectivity : Dual SIM (micro SIMs), 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- Battery : 1600 mAh battery
- Weighs : 120g