Intex has introduced a new smartphone – the Aqua Power HD 4G – priced at Rs. 8,363. The smartphone is now listed on the company website with no details about the availability, but we can expect the smartphone to be available in the market soon.
The new Intex Aqua Power HD 4G is the successor to the company’s Aqua Power HD smartphone launched in 2015.
The dual-SIM Aqua Power HD 4G runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 294ppi. The company touts that the screen to body ratio on the handset is almost 66 percent.
The new Intex smartphone is powered by a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6592M processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM. Sporting an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, the Aqua Power HD 4G also sports a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
It bears 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card (32GB). Connectivity options include 3G (HSPA+), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The smartphone also supports 4G connectivity and is compatible with Indian LTE bands. The company however notes that the smartphone will support 4G on one SIM at a time.
Measuring 144×72.8×9.6mm, the Aqua Power HD 4G is backed by a 3900mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 390 hours of standby time, and up to 7 hours of talk-time. It weighs 155 grams and bears an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. The official listing confirms that the Intex Aqua Power HD 4G will be available in Blue, Champagne, and Grey.
Most new smartphones support 4G in India, but there are so many options in the market that it can be hard to zero in on any one of them. You could spend several hours poring over specification sheets and still be unable to decide which phone you should buy. That is where this article will help.
We’ve reviewed several of the best 4G smartphones in the market, some of which cost less than Rs. 10,000. Here are our top picks from this budget segment. Remember that we’ve only considered smartphones we have reviewed. As you would expect, all of the phones run Google’s Android operating system. We have restricted ourselves to smartphones released in 2016 so you aren’t picking up an old model.
1. Asus Zenfone Max (2016)
If you’re looking for a phone with 4G, you’re most probably going to rely on cellular data. That means you need a phone with great battery life, which is where the Asus Zenfone Max (2016) excels. Its 5000mAh battery means that it’ll easily last through the day and more. Its performance is decent, and the camera is good, though you’ll have to live with a sub-par display.
- Asus ZenFone Max (2016) ZC550KL (Black, 16GB)
- Asus ZenFone Max (2016) ZC550KL (White, 16GB)
- Asus ZenFone Max (2016) ZC550KL-6M079IN (Orange, 32GB)
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a pretty solid performer overall. We were pleased most notably with its display and felt it has everything that a good smartphone needs. Only the base variant (2GB RAM and 16GB storage) is available under Rs. 10,000. If you can spare the cash you definitely should buy the 3GB/ 32GB variant, but the base variant will suffice for most people – if you can get your hands on one.
3. Coolpad Note 3 Plus
Coolpad Note 3 Plus has a pretty good display, decent cameras and comes with a pretty fast and accurate fingerprint sensor too. We noted in our review that this is more than what most phones that cost under Rs. 10,000 will offer you. Our only quibble is that its software is a bit annoying, but if you can get used to that this is a good 4G smartphone.
- Coolpad Note 3 Plus (Gold, 16GB)
- Coolpad Note 3 Plus (Champagne-White)
4. LeEco Le 1s Eco
LeEco Le 1s Eco’s focus is more on its bundled services, such as free 5TB cloud storage for a year, than the phone itself. Still, we found it to be a pretty good phone that offers excellent value for money. We weren’t too happy with its battery life or camera quality, but the phone performed well in all other aspects.
5. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is the most affordable among the 4G phones listed here, which could make it appealing to many people with a tight budget. In our review, we said the smartphone looks great and performs well. We did face some heating issues and weren’t fully satisfied with the battery life, but if you can live with that, the phone is great for its price.
- Lenovo Vibe K5 (Silver, 16GB)
- Lenovo Vibe K5 (Gold, 16GB)
- Lenovo Vibe K5 (Grey, 16GB)
These are the best 4G phones under Rs. 10,000. You could also consider the Xolo Era 4K (Review), InFocus Bingo 50 (Review), and Coolpad Note 3 Lite (Review) as they are decent alternatives to the above.
iBall has launched its new Andi 5Q Gold 4G smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 6,799, the smartphone is now listed on the company’s India website. We can expect the handset to be soon available via offline retailers. It’s worth noting that the handset first showed up on site few weeks back but had no pricing mentioned.
The iBall Andi 5Q Gold 4G features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 293ppi. It is powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage. The handset supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and supports dual-SIM. Notably, both the SIMs support 4G connectivity. The handset supports download speeds of up to 150Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50Mbps on 4G network. Unfortunately, the handset doesn’t support VoLTE (voice over LTE).
It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED Flash and there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Apart from 4G, the iBall Andi 5Q Gold 4G supports 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Micro-USB connectivity options. There is a 3000mAh battery on board.
The Andi 5Q Gold 4G smartphone also comes with system support for 9 Indian regional languages and read and write support for 21 Indian regional languages. The handset also offers an auto-call recording feature.
The company had last month unveiled the Andi 5G Blink 4G smartphone priced at Rs. 6,299. The highlight of the iBall Andi 5G Blink 4G smartphone was it supported 4G LTE bands in India – FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 5, and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz).
Lenovo has quietly introduced its new Vibe C2 smartphone in Russia. The new handset from Lenovo is now listed on the company’s Russian site without any pricing or availability details. We can however expect the handset to go on sale soon.
The Lenovo Vibe C2 features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It packs 8GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The handset is also expected to come in a 16GB inbuilt storage model.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Vibe C2 runs Vibe UI on top. It supports dual Micro-SIM cards and comes with Waves MaxxAudio technology for audio enhancements. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. It measures 143×71.4×8.5mm and weighs 139 grams.
Backed by a 2750mAh battery, the Lenovo C2 smartphone supports 4G, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options.
Lenovo’s recently unveiled Vibe K5 smartphone was made available via its first open sale in India earlier this month. Interested consumers could purchase the Lenovo Vibe K5 in open sale via Amazon India, which no longer required users to register in advance.
To refresh on the specifications of the Lenovo Vibe K5, it features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display; an octa-core Snapdragon 415 processor; 2GB of RAM; 16GB of built-in storage; expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB); 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera; 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera, and 2750mAh battery.
Karbonn Mobiles on Tuesday unveiled its new Aura Power smartphone priced at Rs. 5,990. The domestic handset manufacturer says it is targeting the “growing 4G subscriber base” with its Aura Power smartphone.
The Karbonn Aura Power supports 4G LTE bands in India – FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 5, and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz). The smartphone also supports VoLTE (voice over LTE) with HD voice call compatibility, the highlight of the handset.
The Aura Power features a 5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS display. The dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box, and supports 4G on one SIM at a time.
It sports an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It is powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The Aura Power packs 8GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB).
Backed by a 4000mAh non-removable battery, the handset offers up to 17 hours of talk-time and up to 1200 hours of standby time. Connectivity options on the Karbonn Aura Power include GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, Bluetooth, FM radio, Micro-USB, and GPS, apart from 4G. It will be available in Champagne and Dark Blue colours. It measures 141×71.2x10mm and weighs 175 grams.
Karbonn Mobiles earlier this month introduced new entry-level Karbonn A91 Storm smartphone. The handset was now listed on the company site and was available to buy via an e-commerce website priced at Rs. 2,899.
Gadgets 360 has learnt that several Lyf-branded smartphones have received official price drops. The company communicated to its dealers that the new prices are effective from Tuesday.
The Lyf smartphones that have received price drops are Lyf Water 2 which will now retail at Rs. 9,499 (a Rs. 4,000 drop from the earlier price of Rs. 13,499); Lyf Wind 6, which will be available at Rs. 5,999 (a Rs. 500 price drop from the earlier price of Rs. 6,499); and Lyf Flame 2 will be available at Rs. 3,499 (receives a Rs. 1,300 price drop from earlier price of Rs. 4,799).
Some of the other handsets that have received a flat Rs. 1,000 price drop are the Lyf Flame 4, Flame 5, and Flame 6. All three will now be available at Rs. 2,999.
With all Lyf-branded smartphones available right now with free unlimited data and voice-calling offers for three months on the Reliance Jio network, interested consumers can now effectively get a new 4G phone and unlimited 4G data and voice-calling for 3 months at Rs. 2,999.
Reliance Jio’s 4G services haven’t been officially launched yet but the company has been offering its services to consumers under an employee referral program. Reliance CDMA customers are also being offered chance to upgrade to a Reliance Jio SIM, and Jio SIMs have also been on offer to anyone who buys Lyf smartphones.
All Lyf branded handsets come with support for 4G and VoLTE (voice over LTE), which provides better call quality.
LG has unveiled two new X-collection smartphones, the X5 and X Skin, in South Korea. The employer has also unveiled the X Energy smartphone in its domestic turf which became final month introduced globally.
The LG X5 has been priced at SKW 2 hundred,000 (about Rs. eleven,seven-hundred) and can be to be had in White and Black hues. The LG X Pores and skin has been priced at SKW 231,000 (about Rs. thirteen,500) and may be to be had in Gold and Titanium colours. Sadly, the organisation has no longer found out availability plans for the LG X5 and X Pores and skin smartphones outside Korea as of now.
Both the X5 and X Skin smartphones include comparable innards: they’re powered by way of 1.3GHz quad-core processors, bear 16GB inbuilt storage, and may be improved thru microSD card (up to 32GB). The handsets run Android 6.zero Marshmallow out-of-the-field and Help twin-SIM. Both the smartphones game 5-megapixel front-dealing with camera and include connectivity options which includes 4G LTE, GPRS/ Part, 3G, c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a 802.eleven b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and Micro-USB.
There are few differences as well. The LG X5 features a five.five-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display and is derived with 2GB of RAM. It sports a thirteen-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and is backed with the aid of a 2800mAh battery. It measures 151.6×76.9×7.2mm and weighs 133 grams.
The LG X Skin, alternatively, functions a five-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS show and packs 1.5GB of RAM. It sports activities an eight-megapixel rear digicam with LED flash and is sponsored with the aid of a 2100mAh battery. It measures a hundred and forty four.8×71.4×6.9mm and weighs 122 grams.
To take into account, LG ultimate month unveiled the LG X Max, LG X Mach, LG X Power, and LG X Style smartphones globally, expanding its X collection.
iBall has Released the Andi 5G Blbuilt-ink 4G smartphone integrated India. Priced at Rs. 6,299, the telephone is now built-indexed on the busbuiltintegrated website without availability builtintegrated, however we will count on the handset to go on sale quickly.
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Earlier this month, iBall’s new Slide-collection pill, Slide Bio-Mate, went on sale through a 3rd-party online store priced at Rs. 7,399.
Oppo has unveiled its new A-collection cellphone, the A37, in China. Priced at CNY 1,299 (about Rs. thirteen,300), the Oppo A37 is now to be had to shop for in China through the corporation’s reliable shop. The agency has to date not revealed plans to launch the Oppo A37 in more markets.
The Oppo A37 functions a wi-five-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and comes with a pixel density of 293ppi. The telephone runs ColorOS three.zero based totally on Android wi-fi.1 Lollipop and is derived with dual-SIM support (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM). it’ll be available in China in Gold, gray, and Rose Gold hues.
underneath the hood, the Oppo A37 is powered by way of an octa-middle MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The handset helps expandable garage via microSD card (as much as 128GB). Connectivity options consist of GPRS/ aspect, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, NFC, c084d04ddacadd4b971ae3d98fecfb2a, GPS/ A-GPS, USB-OTG, and Micro-USB. The Oppo listing conwi-firms that the A37 cellphone will assist India LTE bands.
The Oppo A37 sports an 8-megapixel rear digital camera with LED flash, BSI sensor, f/2.2 aperture, and complete-HD (1080p) video recording capability. there is a wiwireless-megapixel the front digicam on board as properly. it is backed by means of a 2630mAh non-detachable battery. It measures 143.1x71x7.68mm and weighs 136 grams.
The chinese business enterprise in advance this month unveiled its new A59 phone in China. Priced at CNY 1,799 (approximately Rs. 18,500), the Oppo A59 turned into to be had in Gold and Rose Gold colour alternatives. one of the highlight features of the Oppo A37 changed into it supported VoLTE (voice over LTE).
Over 15.eight million 4G/LTE devices have been imported in the first region of 2016 in India, a record said on Friday.
of those, ninety seven.9 percent had been smartphones followed with the aid of net information playing cards at 1.five percentage and the final zero.6 percentage had been tablet computers.
This quantities to 63 percent of the mobile devices shipped thru the region, said the file by marketplace research corporation CyberMedia research (CMR) “Quarterly India LTE devices” report.
“The smartphone enterprise changed into the primary to financial institution upon the 4G wave. Now as the offerings go stay with a couple of operators, it’s far the time for other gadgets to journey on the boom route,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Lead Analyst (Telecoms) at CMR in a announcement.
within the cellular phones section, Samsung, Lenovo and Reliance Industries’s Lyf are the 3 leaders with 32 percent, 14 percentage and 13 percent market stocks, respectively.
In drugs, Samsung, Apple and iBall are the three main brands with 58 percent, sixteen percent and 12 percent market shares, respectively.
but, within the net information cards section, Huawei, ZTE and Micromax were the simplest three players transport 4G devices in the first quarter and their shares stood at 40 percent, 31 percentage and 29 percentage, respectively.