The sub Rs 7,000 mobile phone segment is one of the hotly contested segments in the market. Since this is the first step to the world of smartphones, almost all the brands wish to be present in this segment as a result of which consumers get a plethora of options. Of course, there is a downside of having so many options in hand, namely, confusion. Here we have tried to solve here by carefully sorting five best handsets in the price range.
The Swipe Marathon is perhaps named so for its huge 4000 mAh battery. It has a 4.5 inch IPS display with resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It has a dual-core 1 GHz processor which runs with 512 MB RAM. The internal memory stands at 4 GB, and it can be expanded by another 32 GB.
The Swipe Marathon has a 5 megapixel primary camera that comes along with a flash light while for selfies it offers a VGA camera in the front. The dual-SIM Swipe Marathon offers 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi. Its 4000 mAh battery is capable of providing 1440 hours of standby, which is its USP.
The Yu Yunique is equipped with a 4.7 inch HD IPS display. The phone runs on Android Lollipop based Cyanogen 12.1 operating system. It has a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, which runs with 1 GB of RAM. Its internal memory stands at 8 GB to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
The handset has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel selfie shooter. The dual-SIM Yu Yunique offers 4G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 2000 mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi Prime 2 is the successor to the Redmi 2 and has a 4.7 inch HD IPS display. The phone runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, with MiUI 6.0 interface on top of it. It has the quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and impressive 2 GB RAM. Also it has superb 16 GB internal memory and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
The primary 8 megapixel camera of Redmi 2 Prime has auto-focus, geo-tagging, smile detection, HDR features. There is a flash light in the back panel too while in the front there is a 2 megapixel camera. The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi 2 offers 4G, GPS, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2200 mAh battery.
You can check its camera test here.
The InFocus M350 is armed with a 5 inch HD IPS display. The phone runs on Android KitKat, with InLife interface, and has a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, with 2 GB of RAM. It too has 16 GB of in-built memory while its expandable storage slot can hold a micro SD ard of up to 64 GB capacity.
The InFocus M350 also offers an 8 megapixel rear camera and for selfies, it has an 8 megapixel unit in its front as well. This dual-SIM phone also offers 4G connectivity apart from GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 2500 mAh battery.
You can read its review here.
The second generation Motorola Moto E has a 4.5 inch qHD IPS display, Android Lollipop operating system, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 chipset, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB internal memory and a 32 GB micro SD card slot.
Besides, the Motorola Moto E 2nd Gen offers a 5 megapixel primary camera with auto HDR, panorama, slow motion video recording, and quick capture abilities. It has a flash light in its back panel for low light conditions while a VGA camera is in its front for selfies. The single SIM Moto E is also compatible 4G and has GPS, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, and Bluetooth 4.0. It has a 2390 mAh battery, which Motorola claims is enough to last for up to 24 hours of mixed usage.
Besides these five phones there are few other handsets that you could also consider which includes Phicomm Energy 653, Lenovo A6000, Intex Cloud V, and Lenovo A2010 ( it is the cheapest 4G phone).