Best Mobile Phones under 5000 Rs: January 2017

Last updated: 1st December 2016

Not too long ago, it was difficult to find good Android phones under a budget of less than Rs 5000. But thanks to manufacturers like Lenovo and Micromax, who have upped the ante when it comes to offering value-for-money smartphones for as low as 5000 rupees, consumers can now buying cheap phones that can perform basic tasks like calls, messages, Whatsapp and even capture a couple of good photographs.

Most of these phones that we recommend, also come with dual sim card slots – which allows you to insert two sim cards in the same phone – microSD card for additional storage, Android KitKat / Lollipop and also 1GB of RAM.

1. Asus Zenfone Go – Rs 5000

Asus Zenfone Go

2. Infocus Bingo 10 (Dual Sim) 8GB – Rs 3600

InFocus Bingo 10

PROS:

  • Comes in plastic build, with good design.
  • 4.5 inch FWVGA display. Although not a HD screen, the display is good for the price.
  • Runs on Marshmallow 6.0 which no other phone has got at this price range.
  • The performance of this phone with 1 GB RAM is good.
  • Battery is efficient, comes around 18 – 19 hours of moderate usage
  • 8GB internal storage with Expandable memory upto 32GB
  • Good call quality and video quality.
  • Value for money
  • Low end games can be played without any issue
  • Light weight

CONS:

  • Average camera
  • Doesn’t support 4G
  • Headphones are not provided with the phone

3. Lenovo A1000 (Dual Sim) 8GB – Rs 3500

Lenovo A1000

PROS:

  • Decent 4inch display with plastic build
  • Comes with Android lollipop 5.1
  • Performs decently with 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage with 32 GB expandable storage
  • Easily available
  • Good for the beginner’s, value for money mobile
  • Battery comes for a day with normal usage
  • Basic games can be played without any lag
  • Back camera takes good pictures
  • Light weight and value for money phone

CONS:

  • No sunlight legibility
  • Average front  camera
  • Doesn’t support 4G

 4. Xolo Era 4G (Dual Sim) 8GB – Rs 4500

XOLO Era 4G

PROS:

  • 5 inch HD display with great viewing angles
  • Comes with corning gorilla glass
  • Stylish and sleek design
  • Great front and back camera with LED flash
  • Snappy performance with 1GB RAM
  • Excellent battery life
  • Speakers are loud enough
  • Basic games like subway surfers can be played without any issue
  • Supports 4G
  • 8GB internal memory with 32GB expandable memory
  • Comes with Android 5.0 lollipop
  • Value for money

CONS:

  • 2 Finger Multi Touch
  • Sometimes the touch doesn’t respond

Micromax Canvas Spark

PROS:

  • Stunning 4.7 inch display with Corning gorilla glass 3 protection.
  • Plastic build with metallic rim makes the phone look stylish
  • Good touch experience
  • Doesn’t attract fingerprints
  • Smooth performance with 1GB RAM, however the processor is very slow.
  • Brilliant front and back camera
  • Comes with Android Lollipop 5.0
  • Games can be played without any heating issues
  • Headphones are provided with the mobile
  • 8GB internal memory with 32GB expandable memory
  • 2000 mAh Decent battery backup

CONS:

  • Slow processor
  • Doesn’t support 4G

 Zenfone GoBingo 10Lenovo A1000XOLO Era 4GCanvas Spark
Display Size4.5 inch4.5 inch4 inch5 inch4.7 inch
Display Resolution480 x 854480 x 854480 x 800720 x 1280540 x 960
PanelFWVGAFWVGATFTIPS LCDIPS LCD
ProtectionGorilla Glass 4NoNoGorilla GlassGorilla Glass 3
Dimensions135 x 67 x 10.1 mm135.6 x 67.3 x 10.4 mm124.5 x 64 x 10.6 mm145.5 x 72 x 8.5 mm137.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm
Weight133.5 Grams140 grams132 grams142 grams134 grams
OSAndroid 5.1 LollipopAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
CPUMediatek MT6580MMediaTek MT6580Spreadtrum SC7731Spreadtrum SC9830AMediatek MT6582M
GPUMali-400MP2Mali-400MP1Mali-400MP2Mali-400MP2Mali-400
RAM1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB1 GB
Storage8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB
FingerprintNoNoNoNoNo
MicroSD cardup to 64 GBup to 32 GBup to 32 GBup to 32 GBup to 32 GB
Back Camera5 MP5 MP5 MP5 MP8 MP
Front Camera0.3 MP5 MP0.3 MP2 MP2 MP
Dual SIMYesYesYesYesYes
GPSYesYesYesYesYes
InfraredNoNoNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNoNoNo
USBmicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
Battery1600 mAh2000 mAh2050 mAh2500 mAh2000 mAh

 

3 Comments
  1. Reply arpit porwal October 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Good one spark is best phone 5000 price

  2. Reply MUDE MURALI NAIK August 28, 2016 at 11:07 am

    very nice information about mobiles under 5000 thanks for sharing

  3. Reply Sachin August 24, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I will prefer the Zenfone Go in this list of best smartphones under 5000

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