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 4 16GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 7,000
Build Quality and Design: The phone comes in a full metal body. The phone looks very premium for 7000 Rs. One of the best looking phones under Rs 7000.It is available in 2 colours : Gold and Black.
Display: Sports a 5 inch HD display and it is one of the best displays under Rs 7000, the colours are vibrant and perfect.
Software: The snapdragon 435 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. Doesn’t overheat after excessive use. Runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with MIUI.
Fingerprint sensor: The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back and it is very quick,can unlock the phone within seconds. You can also use fingerprints to unlock certain apps.
Storage: 16GB storage with expandable memory upto 128GB and comes with 2GB RAM. The 3GB RAM model comes with 32GB storage and 128 GB expandable storage.
Sim Type:It’s a dual sim phone( Hybrid) which supports 4G.
Camera: Both 13MP rear and 5MP front take decent pictures, the camera interface is simple and takes good pictures. Much better than most of mid range phones
Speaker: Speaker and call quality are good for the price
Battery: The phone comes with a huge 4100 mAh battery that can easily last for 2 whole days with minimum usage. It doesn’t include fast charging, hence takes longer time to charge
Features: Other features like Infrared which acts as a universal remote works really well and feature like dual apps which lets you use dual accounts to use a certain app like Facebook and Whatsapp. Also supports USB on to go to transfer the files
Sensors: Supports sensor like gyroscope and compass.
Value for money : Excellent value for money
Weight: a little heavy due to heavy battery.
Capacitive buttons are not back lit
Doesn’t come with fast charger and hence takes longer time to charge
Display : The phone sports a 5 inch HD display with 294 ppi. Quality wise the phone produces good colours and picture quality. The sunlight legibility is decent as well.
Build Quality and Design: Moto E power looks similar to Moto G4 Plus, the back comes with the textured finish and the phone feels good to hold.
Software: The phone features a Mediatek chipset with 2GB RAM and Mali 720 GPU. Performance wise it excels well in both gaming and functionality. There is no lag with 2GB RAM. It also comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with stock android.
Camera: The 5MP back camera takes good selfies and the videos shot through the phone are decent. However the back camera takes decent pictures.
Battery: The phone comes with huge 3500 mAh and lasts for a whole day and charges fast as well. It also comes with removable battery. Supports fast charging.
Sim Type: It is a proper dual sim device with a separate micro SD card.
Storage :Comes with 16GB internal storage and has 32Gb expandable storage.
Sensors: Supports accelerometer and proximity
Value for money: For Rs 7500, this phone is value for money device.
Features: Supports USB on to go that helps you transfer files.
Speakers: The phone speakers are average, sound is mostly distorted.
Rear camera: The rear camera takes decent pictures, for Rs 8000 you cannot expect much from the phone.
Fingerprint Sensor: Doesn’t come with fingerprint sensor
Build Quality and Design: The Redmi 4A priced at Rs 6000 is similar to that of Redmi 3S, the build is made up of plastic with a cheap metallic finish , but it does make the phone look classy.
Display: Bright 5 inch HD display with good colour reproduction, comes with auto brightness as well.
Software: Runs on snapdragon 425 with 2GB RAM, performance wise it is very snappy and lagfree. Also comes with Adreno 308 graphics which can play any game with medium settings. Doesn’t heat even after excessive gaming and supports Android Marshmallow with MIUI 8.0, the interface is smooth and good.
Sim Type: Although it’s a dual sim device only one sim supports 4G, the other one supports 2G
Camera: Good camera with 13MP rear and 5MP front, clicks good pictures indoor as well as outdoor.
Display: 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.
Build Quality and design: 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.
Speakers: The dual dolby speakers are loud and clear and is also one of the best features in the phone
Sim Type: It is a dual sim device and both support 4G
Software: 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.
Camera: 13MP back and 5MP front camera takes decent pictures, although not great but decent for the price.
Storage : 16GB Internal storage with expandable memory upto 32GB
Gaming: Games like sub way surfer, temple run and some mid end games can be played without any lag.
Feature : Support USB On to go which helps you to transfer the files.
Removable Battery: The battery is user replacable.
Fingerprint Sensor : Doesn’t have fingerprint sensor
Battery: The battery is average, hardly lasts for a day with moderate usage.
Buttons: The capacitive buttons are not back lit
Availability: Exclusively available on amazon.in and you will need to register and buy only through flash sales.
Heating issue: Phone tends to heat up while browsing.