Looking for a low budget mobile phones priced between Rs 5000 to Rs 7000? Choosing a smartphone in this price bracket can be quiet tricky because almost all of them offer similar features. Upcoming brands like Xiaomi, Huwaei and Micromax are providing tough competition to leading brands like Samsung, Sony and LG. In fact, when it comes to value-for-money, none of the popular brands come close to the specifications or features that Xiaomi or Lenovo offer.
Before we get down to listing the best mobile phones under Rs 7000, here are some points to remember before making your purchase:
Smartphones that run Android and Windows OS smoothly are now available for as low as Rs 5000 – 6000.
Android is the most popular operating system and screen-size of 4.5 to 5 inches is popular in this price range.
Manufacturers like Motorola, Huwaei, Asus, Xiaomi sell their phones exclusively on online stores like Flipkart. Most of their popular phones are not available in the local market. It’s safe to purchase phones online, almost all online retailers have the ‘Cash On Delivery’ option. So you can pay only after you get your phone delivered to your house or office.
1. Xiaomi Redmi 3S 16GB (DUAL SIM) – Rs 7,000
After the success of Redmi 2 Prime, Xiaomi has launched it’s new budget smartphone called as Redmi 3S which comes in 2 variants, 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 2GB RAM with 16GB storage. The 2GB RAM is priced at Rs 7000 and 3GB RAM is priced at Rs 9000
The phone comes in a full metal body, looks similar to Redmi Note 3. The phone looks very premium for 7000 Rs. It is available in 3 colours : Dark grey, silver and Black
Sports a 5 inch HD display and it is one of the best displays under Rs 7000, the colours are vibrant and perfect.
The snapdragon 430 chipset with 2GB RAM is efficiently fast and doesn’t lag. The Adreno 505 GPU does a good job at gaming, the games can be played without any lag. Although we did notice some minor lag while playing high end games.
16GB storage with expandable memory upto 128GB
It’s a dual sim phone( Hybrid) which supports 4G
MIUI 7 with Android Marshmallow 6.0 runs smoothly.
Both 13MP rear and 5MP front take decent pictures, the camera interface is simple and takes good pictures.
Speaker and call quality are decent for the price
Good battery life with 4100 mAh, lasts for 2 whole days with minimum usage.
Excellent value for money
Phone feels light while holding
Doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor
2. Lenovo Vibe K5 16GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 7000
Lenovo had launched Lenovo Vibe k5 Plus recently for Rs 8699 and now they have introduced Lenovo Vibe K5 for Rs 7000. Although there isn’t much difference between the two, the only major difference being the display resolution and the processor, Lenovo K5 comes in a 5 inch HD display with 291 ppi. The display looks good for the price.
The plastic build with metal bezels, and it comes in colours – silver, grey and gold. The phone feels solid to hold considering it is just Rs 7000.
The dual dolby speakers are loud and clear and is also one of the best features in the phone
It is a dual sim device and both support 4G
The snapdragon 415 with 2GB RAM performs well and is mostly lag free, however the phone does tend to heat up while browsing.
The phone runs on Android 5.1 lollipop with Vibe UI. Although it is simple to operate it does lack some of the features that Vibe UI offers in Lenovo Vibe X3.
13MP back and 5MP front camera takes decent pictures, although not great but decent for the price.
16GB Internal storage with expandable memory upto 32GB
Value for Money
Games like sub way surfer, temple run and some mid end games can be played without any lag.
Support USB On to go which helps you to transfer the files.
The battery is user replacable.
Doesn’t have fingerprint sensor
The battery is average, hardly lasts for a day with moderate usage.
The capacitive buttons are not back lit
Exclusively available on amazon.in and you will need to register and buy only through flash sales.
Phone tends to heat up while browsing.
3. Coolpad Mega 2.5D 16GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 7,000
The phone comes in a 5.5 inch HD display. The viewing angles are great with good colour reproduction.
This premium looking phone with metallic build looks and feels good to hold.
The phone comes with Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53. The phone operates decently with 3GB RAM.
It also comes with Android Marshamallow 6.0 with CoolUI 8.0.The phone has got lot of bloatware.
8MP rear camera takes crisp pictures in outdoor condition
The 2500 mAh battery can last for a day.
Any mid- end games and some high- end games can be played without any lag.
16GB internal storage with 32GB external storage
Good call quality and reception
Supports OTG (can transfer files through USB)
The capitative buttons are not present in the phone.
Takes average selfie and low lighting pictures.
Non removable battery
We did experience some heating issue with the phones
Comes with Hybrid sim slot, that supports either one sim with Micro Sd Card or both the sim cards
Unlike Coolpad Note 3 Lite, this phone doesnt come with Fingerprint Sensor
4. Meizu M2 16GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 7,000
Although the phone is made up of plastic build, it feels and looks premium
Sharp 5 inch HD display, although whites appear to be a little dull.
Comes with Android Lollipop 5.0
The performance of the phone with 2GB RAM is as good as that of a mid budget phones
Light weight (131 Grams)
Best 13MP rear camera under Rs 7000
Fairly good video quality
Excellent battery backup (2500 mAh), comes for a day with moderate usage.
16GB internal memory with 128GB expandable memory
Performance in terms of gaming is quiet decent with no heating issue
Dual standby sim (one nano sim slot and other one can be used for micro SD or Nano sim)
Both sim cards Support 4G
Comes in a Asahi Dragontrail Glass protection (as good as Corning Gorilla Glass)
Excellent value for money
Service could be a problem, if you don’t have a service centre nearby.
Custom UI (takes time to get used to it)
5. Lenovo A6000 Plus 16GB (DUAL SIM) – Rs 8,000
The plastic build makes the phone look good
Bright 5 inch HD display with good colour reproduction
Dual Stereo speakers which produces good music
Although it’s a dual sim device only one sim supports 4G, the other one supports 2G
Good camera with 8MP rear and 2MP front but not as good as Coolpad Note 3 Lite or Xioami Redmi 2 Prime
The snapdragon 410 chipset is fast enough to play games ans switch apps without any hanging problems.
16GB internal storage with upto 32GB expandable memory card slot
Lightweight (128 grams)
At 7000, Lenovo A6000 plus is good phone to buy.
No Gorilla Glass protection
User Interface not as smooth as Redmi 2
Average battery life (2300 mAh)
Last Updated: 1st January 2017 (If you have any questions related to any smartphone, contact us)