Chandrakant 'CK' Isi
18th Aug 2015
India's largest mobile network Airtel started 4G LTE services in Metros and numerous towns across India. From the technology stand-point, 4G has multiple advantages over 3G. Not only does it offer faster data transfer rate, but also goes easy on your phone's battery. And thanks to some cut-throat competition in the Indian smartphone market, you can now snag a good 4G phone without crossing a Rs 10,000 mark.
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
Street Price: Rs 10,000 (Flipkart.com)
The Taiwanese manufacturer's Zenfone series is getting crowded each passing day. However, I must say that the Zenfone 2 Laser is a good addition to the Asus' line-up. Apart from the dual SIM 4G LTE support that puts it in this list, the Zenfone 2 Laser offers a 5.5-inch HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip and has 2 GB RAM. Other features include 16 GB internal storage, and microSD card slot, 13 megapixel camera, and 3000 mAh battery.
Street Price: Rs 6000 (Amazon.com)
Those on tight budget, the Lumia 638 is an ideal 4G LTE device. For Rs 6000, you get a 4.5-inch IPS screen with 480x854 pixels and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 400 (quad-core) chipset. Windows Phone 8.1 OS runs smooth on 1 GB RAM. Apart from the 8 GB internal storage, the phone features a microSD card slot. There’s a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 1830 mAh battery.
Micromax Yu Yureka
Price: Rs 9000 (Amazon exclusive)
The YU Yureka is the only sub-10k handset to pack in the powerful Snapdragon 615 chip. It offers OnePlus One like Cyanogen experience for less than half the price. Gaming is taken care of by the Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB RAM. Despite its affordable price, Yureka comes with 16 GB internal storage with microSD card slot. Other features include a 13 megapixel camera, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and 2500 mAh battery. If you are looking for a powerful Android "phablet" under Rs 10,000, this 5.5-inch smartphones is the way to go.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime
Price: Rs 7000 (Flipkart.com)
The Chinese sensation Xiaomi has a good compact 4G handset in its kitty. The Redmi 2 Prime sports a 4.7" screen with HD resolution. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip clocked at 1.2 GHz. The handset has 2 GB RAM. The phone also offers an 8 megapixel camera. What more can you ask for Rs 7000?
Moto E (2015)
Price: Rs 7000 (Flipkart.com)
Motorola too offers a 4G LTE phone in this price range. The phone comes with a 4.5-inch display with 960x540 pixels. Similar to the Redmi 2 Prime, the Moto E (2015) is backed by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chip. It has got 1 GB RAM, 5 megapixel camera, and 2390 mAh battery.
Top 4G LTE Handsets Under Rs 10,000 (August, 2015)
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