List of Top LTE-Capable Budget Smartphones (Under 10K)
4G LTE is considered to be roughly 10-20 times faster than 3G standards. With the popular carriers embracing 4G LTE and offering attractive tariff plans, smartphone makers have come out with handful of budget devices with LTE support.
Want a future-proof smartphone but don’t have the budget to shell out for a high-end device? We are listing the top 4 LTE capable Smartphones under 10K:
1. Yu Yureka – Rs. 8,999
In terms of hardware the Yureka is pretty great, in fact the closest devices in terms of hardware cost double. Cameras are a high 13 MP and 5 MP combination. At the front it has a 1280 x 720p 5.5-inch display. On the inside is the intriguing Snapdragon 615 CPU + Adreno 405 GPU combination, which is decent considering the price. For our full review of the device, click here.
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G – Rs. 9,999
Xiaomi’s blockbuster Redmi series has been flying out of Flipkart’s shelves rapidly since its launch. Redmi Note is available in two variants, one is 3G, while the other one is the 4G LTE compatible variant. The 4G variant, made for India, has dual-band support for both TDD-LTE 2300 MHz (Band 40) and FDD-LTE 1800 MHz (Band 3).
3. Lenovo A6000 – Rs. 6,999
Lenovo A6000 is India’s cheapest 4G enabled handset. The smartphone was first showcased earlier this month at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and India is the first market in which it has been released. Up front, the Lenovo A6000 features a 5-inch HD (720×1280-pixel) IPS screen, which is smaller than the 5.5-inch screen on both Micromax’s Yu Yureka and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note.
4. Nokia Lumia 638 – Rs 8,299
Microsoft also jumped into the 4G game back in December with Lumia 638. Specs on the smartphone include a 4.5 inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) ClearBlack LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3, a 1.2 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SOC chipset along with 1 GB of RAM. Optics will just include a 5 MP rear auto focus camera. On the memory front, there’s an 8GB of internal storage with microSD card compatibility (up to 128GB). Powering the smartphone would be a 1830 mAh battery while the OS on board would be Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update.
XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 4G
|Display||5 inch HD IPS||5.5 inch IPS LCD||5.5 inch HD||4.5 inch IPS LCD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 410||1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400||1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400|
|RAM||1 GB||2 GB RAM||2 GB||1 GB|
|Storage||8 GB||8 GB||16 GB||8 GB|
|Expandable Upto||32 GB||64 GB||32 GB||128 GB|
|Main Camera||8 MP||13 MP||13 MP||5 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP||5 MP||5 MP||–|
|Battery||2300 mAh||3100 mAh||2500mAh||1830 mAh|
|Operating System||Android 4.4||Android 4.2||Cyanogen OS 11||Windows Phone 8.1|
|Price||Rs 6,999||Rs.9,999||Rs.8,999||Rs 8,299|