By | January 25, 2018

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Budget-friendly smartphones are one of the top discussed subjects online. We, the common people, are more cautious on spending money on gadgets. We always think how much we can squeeze out from investing a little. Today, we are going to discuss about top 5 budget Android phones available in the market right now.

Going to mobile shop – having a budget in our mind (of course, in our pockets too!) – being flattered by each promoter’s humongous description – confusion – losing the budget – being convinced by the promoter – buy a phone – regretting after a few days of usage – then what?

This is the often scenario. We don’t know what to buy or what satisfies us. We always seem confused, regarding battery life, camera clarity, sound quality and so on. But don’t worry, we are here to help you. Just scroll down and you can find the budget Android phones you need.

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Top Five Budget Android Phones

Xiaomi Redmi 4

Of course it is Xiaomi. Why? Simple – Xiaomi devices usually arrive in the markets as an all in one package. And that’s why it’s one of the most trusted brand by Indians for the last 3 years.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 - Top Budget Android Phones

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Specifications

  • Huge Battery – 4100 mAh
  • 5 Inch HD Display
  • 13 MP Main Camera
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16 GB Internal Memory
  • Snapdragon 435 Octacore Processor
  • VoLTE Support
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Hybrid SIM Card Slot (i.e. either 2 SIM cards or 1 SIM card & 1 micro SD memory card at a time)
  • Price: Rs. 6,999/-

Redmi 4 is a full metal body smartphone with the features mentioned above. If battery is your top priority and your budget is under Rs.10,000, then you can just blindly go for this. It also has a nice loudspeaker, superb call quality, no heating issues, can handle day-to-day tasks and moderate graphic intense games with ease. It also has dual app function, for example you can use two different WhatsApp or Facebook accounts without switching user. It can also be updated to Android Nougat version. Last but not least, it also has a very good quick fingerprint scanner and has all basic sensors too. Redmi 4, with no doubt, is one of the best budget Android phones available in the market right now.


Huawei Honor 6X

Huawei has been doing a good job in the recent times with its sub-brand Honor by launching a series of mid-range phones which offer great specs for a budget price. Like Samsung, Honor also uses its own kirin processor as its heart and brain. It comes in par with Snapdragon processors of the same price range. Let’s see what Honor has to offer with its new 6X model.

Huawei Honor 6X - Top Budget Android Phones

Honor 6X Specifications

  • 3340 mAh Battery
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 12 + 2 MP Dual Rear Cameras
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Internal Memory
  • Huawei Kirin 655 Octacore Processor
  • VoLTE Support
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Price: Rs. 9,999/-

Honor has once again done a good job by releasing its midrange superstar, the all new 6X. Camera department is its USP. An all-day battery and full metallic body are its plus. It comes with EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0.1. Benchmarks are on par with Snapdragon 600 series processors which means it can do mid-level gaming and day-to-day multitasking with ease. If camera is your top priority in this price segment, you can easily choose Honor 6X.


Samsung Galaxy On Nxt

To be honest Samsung was not in my list of the top five budget Android phones out there. But it seems like there are a lot of brand-conscious people. It’s not a bad phone. But it skips all the basic sensors. I don’t know why Samsung is doing that. Even light sensor is missing! That’s what the awkward part is. But build quality and performance are really good considering the price.

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt - Top Budget Android Phones

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt Specifications

  • 5.5 Inch Full HD Display
  • 3300 mAh Battery
  • 13 MP Main Camera
  • 8MP Front camera
  • Exynos 7870 Octacore Processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB Internal Memory (Expandable upto 256 GB via micro SD memory card)
  • VoLTE Support
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Price: Rs.12,990/-

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is not a bad phone at all. Like other budget Android phones in this range it comes with a good processor, nice camera, an all-day battery, fingerprint scanner, etc. Thanks to its dedicated micro SD card slot apart from the dual SIM card slot, this might be the only extra feature of this phone when compared with the other phones mentioned here. But the lack of even the basic sensors is what pulls back this good phone. It handles day-to-day multitasking with ease and there are no heating issues reported till date. If you are a brand conscious person and you can live without basic sensors then you can choose this phone.


Motorola Moto G5S

Voila! Motorola Moto G5S comes with vanilla Android with a pinch of Moto (now Lenovo-owned) exclusive features. That’s what Moto G series have been throughout its journey which started from 2013. G series was the most voted mid-range series from Moto till its launch date so far.

Motorolla Moto G5S - Top Budget Android Phones

Moto G5S Specifications

  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • 5.2 Inch Full HD Screen
  • 16 MP Main Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Memory (Expandable up to 256 GB via micro SD memory card)
  • Snapdragon 430 Octacore Processor
  • VoLTE Support
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Hybrid SIM Card Slot
  • Price: Rs. 12,999/-

Moto G5S is the successor of Moto G5 with a few upgrades in camera, battery and screen. It delivers an appreciable performance especially with its camera. If your budget is around 12K, and stock android is your ideal preference, then you can go for this. It also offers a quick fingerprint scanner, basic sensors and all-day battery-life.


Xiaomi Mi A1

Really, another Xiaomi in this segment again? Yes, of course. But this time the lovely MIUI has been ditched by Xiaomi and it chose Google as its new platform. Confused? Remember Google’s Android One program? Yes, it’s Android One’s renaissance and this time its Xiaomi’s turn to implement it. And the badass has done it right in every segment. Hardware – ✔, Software – ✔, Design – ✔, Pricing – ✔. So what else? A perfect midrange phone? Yes, it is one of the best budget Android phones, period.

Xiaomi Mi A1 - Top Budget Android Phones

Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications

  • 5.5 Inch Full HD Display
  • 3080 mAh Battery
  • 12 + 12 MP Dual Rear Cameras with Portrait Mode
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64 GB Internal Memory (Expandable upto 128 GB via micro SD memoy card)
  • Snapdragon 625 Octacore Processor
  • VoLTE Support
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Hybrid SIM Card Slot
  • Fast-charging Support
  • Price: Rs.13,999/-

Mi A1 has been Xiaomi’s new offering with stock Android for the first time. Gone is the super fine MIUI. Android One has been evolved like anything this time. From a larva to a beautiful butterfly, that’s what it is this time. A strong hardware, a capable battery, full HD screen and the best camera in this price segment. Fingerprint scanner might be a bit slow but you may not even notice it. Design might be confusing if kept with an iPhone 7 Plus near to it. Probably for pleasing a part of the crowd out there. Portrait mode works flawlessly in day light and might be noisy in indoor conditions. Battery can last up to one day but no longer which might be a contradiction to the Xiaomi’s line up till date but its compensated by the quick charging facility. If camera, stock android and good performance are your top priorities then Xiaomi Mi A1 is for you.


So, that’s all folks. This is my first post in this blog. Hope this helps you to choose what is best for you among the top budget Android phones. Detailed reviews of each phone will be updated upon special request.

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