Since the time Motorola Moto E debuted in the Indian smartphone market, home-grown brands like Lava, Micromax, Intex have tried to counter its popularity by launching their own sets of ultra-affordable Android 4.4 KitKat smartphones. Interestingly, now there is a wide range of such low cost phones, which is good for those who are making a shifting from a feature phone to a smartphone and are not ready to shell out extra money. So, we have curated top five Android 4.4 KitKat smartphones that one can buy in India today for less than Rs. 5,000.
Spice Stellar Mi-508 (Rs. 4,500)
The Spice Stellar Mi-508 comes with a 5-inch FWVGA LCD 480 x 854 pixels resolution display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor paired with a 512MB RAM. The phone sports a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash along with a 2-megapixel front camera. There is 4GB of internal storage on-board, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. It offers connectivity options such as 2G, Wi-Fi, USB port, Bluetooth and GPRS with EDGE and is backed by a 2,000 mAh battery.
Micromax Bolt A069 (Rs. 5,150)
Even though its price is a little above 5k, but we couldn’t ignore it due to its 5-inch FWVGA 854 x 480 pixels resolution display. The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek processor paired with 512 MB RAM. It has 4GB of internal storage, which can further be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a VGA front camera. The device comes pre-loaded with apps like Kingsoft Office, Getit, Hike and supports connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0 port. It is backed by a 1,800 mAh battery.
Intex Aqua Q1 (Rs. 4,680)
The Intex Aqua Q1 is a Dual SIM smartphone powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. It features a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display with 480x854 pixels resolution. The phone has 4GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash along with a VGA front camera. The connectivity options include 3G,Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, and GPS/ A-GPS. It is backed by a 1,600 mAh battery.
Celkon A35K Campus (Rs. 2,949)
Celkon’s Campus A35K is one of the most affordable Android 4.4 KitKat Dual SIM smartphone that one can buy also buy online for as less as Rs 2,999. The phone comes with a 3.5-inch HVGA display with 480×320 pixels resolution, 1GHz processor coupled with 256MB of RAM, 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a VGA front camera. It has 512MB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card, and is backed by a 1,400 mAh battery. The phone also offers connectivity option such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB 2.0.
Lava Iris 404 Flair (Rs. 3,899)
The Iris 404 Flair is another pocket-friendly smartphone by the Lava. It bears a sleek and stylish outlook packed with variety of features and applications. It features a 4-inch WVGA TFT multi-touch capacitive display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32Gb via microSD card. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera. The connectivity features on the device include Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS and dual SIM. It is backed by a 1400mAh Li-ion battery.
All these phones don’t really offer good battery and are also equipped with average cameras. So, if you just want a basic Android 4.4 KitKat phone with basic Android apps, and are not looking for camera quality, then these phones offer the best value for money.