India is known for its fierce competition in the smartphone industry, among other things, with manufacturers offering their best possible hardware in best possible prices, which go in line with the wishes of local consumers.
With the recent launch of Reliance Jio 4G services in the country, it has become a decisive factor before one considers buying a phone to enjoy the affordable data services. Along with 4G VoLTE support, however, the price tag of the device is also what matters the most.
With a myriad of choices available out there, it can get confusing while picking out the best 4G smartphone. Here’s where we step in to help you make that choice. For those who are reluctant to shell out more than 10,000 on the phone but also want a 4G device, we have compiled a list of some of the best buys that suit you perfectly.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
With the best performance in its category, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC plus a great battery life with its 4,100mAh battery. Running on Android Marshmallow 6.0, the smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (Rs. 9,999 variant). The device sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display along with a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera for selfies.
Another 4G Xiaomi phone that deserves an honourable mention in the list is the Redmi 4 at Rs. 6,999. It is a much smaller device with a 5-inch display running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The phone comes in storage variants of 32GB and 64GB in addition to the base model of 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Internally, the Redmi 4 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor. The device has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.
Lenovo K6 Power
The Lenovo K6 Power is the next best thing if you can’t get your hands on the above two phones. This 5-inch device packs a 1080p display with a Snapdragon 430 processor underneath. The phone offers a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera, and to top it off, it comes with an impressive 4,000mAh battery power.
Running on Android 6.0, the handset is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB of onboard storage and supports 4G connectivity. The K6 Power has a price tag of Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM variant.
Yu Yureka Black
In the sub-10k category, the Yu Yureka Black is another great phone with 4G VoLTE support. It gives features like the fingerprint sensor, 13MP rear camera plus an 8MP front camera. The smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow (Android Nougat is already out in the form of beta build) and is internally powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor.
As the name suggests, the device comes in Chrome Black and Matte Black colour options and priced at Rs. 8,999.
Motorola Moto E4
This 5-inch phone comes with an HD display, and a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC under the hood. With 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, the Motorola Moto E4 is a dual-SIM phone with 4G VoLTE support. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by a 2800mAh removable battery.
Priced at Rs. 8,999, the smartphone comes with an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies.
Nokia is back with its durable Android-powered 4G smartphone, the Nokia 3, and it sure is a catch under the 10k price range at Rs. 9,499. The Nokia 3 comes with a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor and packs 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It sports a small 5-inch display with HD resolution, and both its front and rear cameras are equipped with 8MP sensors. The Nokia 3 lacks a fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 2,630mAh battery. However, the design stands out with the stock Android Nougat and insane design.
Infocus Turbo 5
Available exclusively on Amazon, the Infocus Turbo 5 is priced at Rs. 6,999 for its 2GB RAM variant and Rs. 7,999 for its 3GB RAM variant. The device packs a 5.2-inch HD display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor.
It runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 with 4G connectivity and is backed by a huge 5,000mAh battery. In the camera department, the Infocus Turbo 5 has a 13MP rear camera plus a 5MP camera on the front.