5 Best Android Phones under 7000 Rs (May 2016)
Looking for the best smartphone under 7000? Then it can be a challenging task as there are so many good phones launched in the 7,000 segment in the recent past. This is the new range which is feeling the heat of competition after the entry of YU, Motorola, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Asus & Android One. Samsung and other Indo-Chinese brands which offered phones at this price suddenly found it difficult to maintain grounds and this fierce competition has made it even more difficult for the buyers to decide which one is the best. But like always, we are here to help you out to find the best one according to your needs. We have written the latest list of Best Android Phones under 7000 Rs for the month of May. Read it and compare the phones and choose the best one for you.
If you have a budget of 10,000 Rs. Please checkout: 10 Best Android Phones under 10000 Rs (May 2016)
From the last 2 years, every month hundreds of readers of ‘Best Tech Guru’ comment and ask us which phone they should choose from the crowded market. Which has enabled us to better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So with this experience, we have tried to make this list even more helpful for you but, if you still have any question, please feel free to ask it in the comments section at the end. 🙂
So, let’s take a look at the Best Phone Under 7000 Rs:
# Please Read:We believe that specifications of the phones just tell the half story, a great user experience matters more than great specifications. So, while preparing this list we have considered everything, the specifications, hardware, software (UI), real-world performance, user experience, brand value, after sales service and more. We see a phone as a complete package which should at the end deliver great satisfaction to the user and our rankings are based on the same principles. We consider hundreds of phones, from biggest to the smallest brands and come with our honest rankings every month.
1. Coolpad Note 3 Lite:
Coolpad which entered India few months ago with its Coolpad Note 3, which became popular as the cheapest phone with Fingerprint scanner in India, has launched a bit toned down version of the phone as Coolpad Note 3 Lite, which also comes with a Fingerprint scanner and has now become the cheapest to come with Fingerprint scanner in India. You can use the fingerprint scanner to quickly unlock the device, you can also protect the installed apps on the phone with the help of built-in app “FP lock” and can use the fingerprint scanner to unlock them. Design wise, the phone carries similar design of the Coolpad Note 3 which is very simple except the Golden borders surrounding the phone’s front. Soft Mate finish back panel feels good in hands and gives good grip. It features a 5 inches HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with 294 ppi pixel density and good display quality. The phone runs on 1.3 GHz 64-bit Mediatek MT6735 Quad-Core Processor coupled with 3 GB RAM, which is the highest RAM you can get in a phone under 7000 Rs. The performance of the phone is good and it handles gaming well. The Coolpad Note 3 Lite sports a 13 MP rear camera which has good depth but the colors look little washed out. It has a 5 MP front facing camera which produces decent selfies. It runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop with company’s highly customised COOLUI 6.0 skin running on top. It is a dual sim smartphone supporting 4G on both the sims. It has got 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 32 GB. The phone is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery which gives a battery life of around one day with normal usage. Overall, the Coolpad Note 3 Lite comes with unmatched specs and features at this price. It is specially good in performance and the fingerprint scanner, at the same time, phones with better UI, camera and design are also available at this price but, if you look at the complete package it is a great value for money phone and is currently the best mobile under 7000 Rs. in India.
|OS||Android v5.1 Lollipop | UI - COOLUI 6.0|
|CPU||1.3 GHz 64-bit Mediatek MT6735 Quad-Core Processor|
|RAM||3 GB RAM|
|SCREEN||5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|DISPLAY||720 x 1280 pixels, 294 ppi pixel density|
|CAMERA||Rear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No|
|SIM||Dual SIM (4G+4G)|
|STORAGE||Internal: 16 GB, Expandable: upto 32 GB via microSD|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery|
|BODY||Weight: 142 grams, Thickness: 8.9 mm|
|OTHERS||Fingerprint Scanner, 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS|
2. Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime:
The newly launched Redmi 2 Prime is an upgraded version of the popular Redmi 2, it is also the company’s first “Made in India” smartphone. Coming to the upgrades, the Redmi 2 Prime comes with 2 GB of RAM which is just doubled from the Redmi 2, the internal storage is also doubled and now it offers 16 GB of internal memory. Rest all the specifications are same. It features a 4.7 inches HD display and is powered by the 64-bit 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. It runs on the MIUI 6.0 skin based on Android v4.4.4 (KitKat) which will be soon upgradable to the recently launched MIUI 7 which comes with added features, it gives you a completely different and enhanced android experience. The performance of the phone is good, it’s fast and smooth. It boasts of a good 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP Selfie camera, which are capable of clicking sharp and high-quality images, it’s one of the best camera phone at this price. The 16 GB of internal storage can be expanded via Micro SD card up to 32 GB. The Redmi 2 Prime also supports USB On The Go (UOTG) which will allow users to connect other USB peripherals like keyboard, game-pad, etc, which is quite interesting. It has a 2200 mAh battery which gives a decent battery life. Overall, it is a very good phone with good balanced user experience in all departments, it is one of the best choices at this price. If you want a bigger screen, you can also go with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G priced at Rs. 7,999.
3. Micromax Yu Yuphoria:
The competition is the fiercest now! And as the result of the competition just see what we are getting now at this low price. With the Yuphoria, Micromax has tried to put everything we would want in a phone – A great design with metal frame, good build quality, good software, a very good performance, good cameras and a decent battery life. Well in no manner I am overstating about the phone. Micromax has actually stuffed the phone too much at a very low price. It runs on a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. The 5 inches HD display of the phone is good and comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has a good 8 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture lens which means it allows the sensor to capture more light and increases the DOF (Depth of Field), in short it takes pictures with good quality. The 5 MP front camera with 4p lens & 85 degree wide-angle lens allows you to capture great selfies with more people in it. The Yuphoria is also great in storage with its 16 GB internal and a upto 32 GB expandable storage. It also offers 4G and dual sim support. When it comes to design the phone looks and feels great. It has metallic edges which adds a great value to the feel of phone, the big circular camera module at the back also looks good. The 2230 mAh battery doesn’t promise a huge battery life but it’s good. If we talk about the downsides, the phone faced minor software issues, many of them have been fixed and few bugs will be fixed in the upcoming updates, well there is nothing to scare the phone is very good. Overall, the phone is a complete package, it offers good performance, best design and is another good phone you can get at this price. If you are a little low on budget, you can also go with the Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 with 13 MP camera at Rs. 5,699, it can be an excellent choice as well. The newly launched Micromax Canvas Nitro 3 can also be a good alternative.
4. Meizu M2:
Meizu, another Chinese brand which recently entered in India, has launched its Meizu M2 with some good specs at a very low price in the Indian market. Design wise the phone looks good and pretty much inspired by the iPhone 5C. It runs on the Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6735 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM and delivers good performance. It has a 5 inches HD (720 x 1280 pixels) screen with 294 ppi pixel density. It has a 13 MP Samsung CMOS rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 5-element lens and LED flash, which can click very good images. The 5 MP front camera comes with FotoNation 2.0 smart selfie enhancement system. It runs Flyme 4.5 OS on top of the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop. The Flyme OS looks beautiful and comes with many features and options for customizations. It supports Dual sim and 4G. The phone comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB via microSD card but, it takes up the sim 1 slot so, at a time you can either use two Sims or microSD card. The phone is backed by a non-removable 2500 mAh battery. Overall, the phone looks great and is powerful enough to give a tough competition to the most popular phones at this price so, if you are open to invest in a new company in India, you can get a great value for money with this phone.
5. Lenovo A6000 Plus:
Lenovo with the A6000 Plus again played a master-stroke in the 7000 Rs. price range, first it launched the Lenovo A6000 which was the cheapest 4G smartphone in India and later they launched the A6000 Plus with 2 GB RAM, when no other big brand was offering 2 GB RAM phone at this price. It was built to kill the competition! Before we come to the actual specifications, let’s talk about the design of the phone. The design is pretty simple & there are no fancy stuffs! But yes it looks decent and is sturdy. It is powered by a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor which is quite popular and delivers decent performance. It has got 2 GB RAM which makes sure the device runs smooth and lag free. The 5 inches HD screen is decent at this price. It has got an 8 MP rear camera which is pretty good, it has also got a 2 MP front camera and LED Flash. The A6000 Plus has got the internal storage increased to 16 GB from the 8 GB internal storage in A6000, it is also expandable upto 32 GB. The 2300 mAh battery of the phone is removable and gives enough battery backup. It runs on Lenovo’s Vibe UI based on top of Android 4.4 Kitkat. Lenovo also promises good sound quality with the Twin Dolby speakers which offer enhanced volume and crisp sound, the company says. Overall it is a very good phone at this price and offers a great compelling package too. If you can increase your budget by Rs. 1,000 then you can also go with the newly launched Lenovo VIBE P1m at Rs. 7,999 which also comes with 2 GB RAM but a bigger 3900 mAh battery, also, it is the best phone under 8000 Rs in India.
There are few more…
The InFocus Bingo 50 (comes with 3GB RAM and 8MP front camera), Huawei Honor 4C, Asus Zenfone Go, Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G and Xolo Era X are some of the other phones around 7,000 Rs. which are also good but couldn’t make into the Top 5, you can consider these also.
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