11 Best Smartphones Under ₹5000 in India [July 2019]

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Best Smartphones under ₹5,000 will be undoubtedly the category only for those who have an extremely tight budget or they are looking for a cheap phone as their secondary device. Now if you are in the market looking for the best device you can get under ₹5,000 then you will end up with a lot of options including the most outdated ones.


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For this article we are looking for phones priced below ₹5,000, we made this list on our personal opinion and listed it down based on price, quality, durability, and more. We have focused more on the phone which you can buy in India and some of these might be available around the globe.

We will be updating the article frequently as new phones are released and are worth including in this list, so make sure to check back again before making a choice.

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Best Smartphones Under ₹5,000 in India

1. Redmi Go

Redmi Go
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The Redmi Go is an entry-level smartphone from Redmi and targets the users who have a really low budget and want to buy a smartphone or looking for a secondary smartphone. The phone was launched in January 2019 at an amazing price point and features all sets of basic features.

On the front, you have a 5.0 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. You have the old 16:9 aspect ratio screen on this one along with hardware capacitive buttons. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) So you get to use the lite version of most Google apps such as Youtube Go and Google Maps Go.

The Redmi Go runs fine for all day to day use, the device is powered by the Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Processor paired with Adreno 308 GPU. You have two variants of this phone: 1GB + 8GB and 1GB + 16GB. There is also a dedicated SD card slot so you can easily expand the storage up to 128GB.

The camera’s on this phone are not so great as it a budget-oriented phone but it gets the job done. You get a single 8 MP rear-facing the camera with f/2.0 aperture, Auto Focus, LED flash, and HDR support. On the front, you have a 5 MP camera for taking selfies. The front camera also supports auto HDR.

The phone has a 3000 mAh battery which is good enough to last you a full day on a single charge. Connectivity options on the Redmi Go include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. The Redmi Go sells in two color variants: Black and Blue.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
Ram and Storage1GB + 8GB & 1GB + 16GB
Display and Resolution5 inch (720 x 1280 pixels)
CameraRear 8 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

2. Yu Ace

YU ACE
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YU Ace is a budget smartphone from Micromax under the YU. Micromax has already launched a few budget smartphone in the past few years but this phone offers some great specifications for the price. What makes it different from other budget phone is the large battery and a fingerprint scanner.

On the front, you have a 5.45 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The screen has small bezels along the sides and has an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box. There are three color variants to choose from Charcoal Grey, Electric Blue, and Rose Gold.

The YU Ace is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 Processor paired with PowerVR GE8100 GPU. There are two variants of this phone available: 2GB + 16GB, and 3GB + 32GB. You also have storage expandability available here via a dedicated micro SD card slot.

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On the back, you have a single 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The rear camera is also capable of recording 1080p videos @30fps. On the front, you have a 5 MP camera for taking selfies. Surprisingly you also get a front LED flash which is a nice addition for taking pictures in low light it can record 720p videos @30fps.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. The device has a large 4000 mAh battery which is really appreciated. You can have a full day of use easily on a single charge. Apart from this you also have 10W fast charging support. In terms of security, you have a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek MT6739WW
Ram and Storage32 GB, 3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Display and Resolution5.45 inch (720 x 1440 pixels )
CameraRear 13 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atFlipkart

3. Asus Zenfone Lite L1

Asus Zenfone Lite L1
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Asus has been dominating the Indian budget smartphone segment by launching some great phones at an amazing price point. Last year the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was a great success as a mid-range smartphone, the new Asus Zenfone Lite L1 was launched in October 2018 and targets the budget smartphone segment.

On the front, you have a 5.45 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 Pixels. The screen has minor bezels along the sides and 18:9 aspect ratio display with 295 PPI density. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Zen UI skin on top.

The Asus Zenfone Lite L1 is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with Adreno 505 GPU. The performance on this phone is great for all day to day task. This phone is definitely not for high-end games but it can handle light gaming and multitasking with ease. The phone comes in 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. You can also expand the internal storage with the help of a Micro SD card for up to 128 GB.

On the back, you have a plastic back. You get a single 13MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture with PDAF, LED flash, HDR, and panorama support. On the front, you have a 5 MP camera with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash for taking selfies. You have a decent 3000 mAh battery here and pairing it with the 720p display you will have good battery life.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. You also get a compass sensor on this phone which is very less seen on the budget segment.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 (28 nm)
Ram and Storage32 GB, 2 RAM or 16 GB, 1 GB RAM
Display and Resolution5.5 inch (720 x 1440 pixels )
CameraRear 13 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Available atFlipkart

4. Infinix Smart 2

Infinix Smart 2

Infinix is a Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer and has launched a lot of mid-range and budget smartphones in India. In fact, Infinix was the first manufacturer to introduce a triple camera smartphone in the sub 10,000 rs price range. The Infinix Smart 2 was launched in October 2018 along with the Smart 2 HD and the Smart 2 Pro.

On the front, you have a tall 5.45 inch IPS TFT display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 Pixels. The screen has some bezels around and the display is in 18:9 aspect ratio. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Company’s own custom skin on top. It is also upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)

Internally, the Infinix Smart 2 is powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6739 Processor coupled up with 2GB/3GB RAM. In terms of internal memory, you have 16GB/32GB to choose from. The internal storage is also expandable up to 128GB via a dedicated micro SD card slot.

On the back, you have a plastic body and the phone is available in a couple of different variants such as Bordeaux Red, City Blue, Sandstone Black, and Serene Green. Talking about camera’s you have a single 13 MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera also features 5P lens, HDR, Beauty Mode, Panorama, Night Mode, and PDAF. On the front, you have an 8 MP with f/2.0. The front camera also has Front flash, Beauty Mode, Bokeh, and Wide Selfie.

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Connectivity options here include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM radio, and micro USB 2.0. The phone has a 3050 mAh battery to help you get through your day.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek MT6739WW
Ram and Storage2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB
Display and Resolution5 inch (720 x 1440 pixels )
CameraRear 13 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 3050 mAh
Available atFlipkart

5. Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity Edition

Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity

Micromax has been a been budget segment player for so long. The Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity was introduced with the Android Go initiative to make the experience lag free. The phone was launched in December 2018 and features some amazing specifications for the price.

On the front, you have a 5.45 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The has the new 18:9 aspect ratio with minor top and bottom bezels. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). The Android Go is a lighter version of the full-fledged Android Oreo and you get to use the light version of most of the google apps.

The phone is powered by a Quad Core MediaTek MT6739 Processor paired with the PowerVR GE8100 GPU. In terms of memory, the phone comes in 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The storage can be expanded up to 32GB with a micro SD card.

On the back, you have a plastic build and you have three color variants such as Lava Red, Rose Gold, and Matte Blue. There’s a single 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash. On the front, you have a 5MP camera also with a LED flash for taking selfies. The phone has a massive 5000 mAh battery which is really appreciated in this budget. The phone will easily last you 2 days on moderate usage.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, FM radio, recording, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. You also have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. This is a nice addition as we don’t usually get a fingerprint scanner in this budget.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6739 (28 nm)
Ram and Storage16 GB, 1 GB RAM
Display and Resolution5.45 inch (720 x 1440 pixels )
CameraRear 5 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

6. Lava Z60S

Lava Z60S

Starting off the list we have the Lava Z60S which falls right under ₹5,000 and was launched in August 2018. The phone is lightweight and the slim design allows easy one-handed operation.

The Phone comes with a 5.00-inch HD IPS LCD touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1080 Pixels. It also comes with a 2.5D curved glass and hardware navigation keys. Apart from that, on the front side, there’s the selfie camera, some basic sensor, and earpiece. The back side is made of plastic and has the rear-facing the camera at the top with LED flash and Lava branding in the center.

This phone is powered by a Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and comes with 1GB of RAM. The Lava Z60s is available in only one variant of 1GB RAM + 16GB of internal storage which is still good considering it comes under ₹5,000. Talking about the camera the phone packs a 5 MP primary rear facing camera and a 5 MP selfie shooter along with some additional features like Dual Bokeh and face beauty. As per the connectivity is concerned the options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and FM. The phone is powered by a 2500 mAh battery and has the basic sensors which you might need.

The best thing about this phone is the software, the Lava Z60S comes preloaded with Android Oreo Go edition. You get Android Go apps made especially for these budget device which launches 50% faster and also gives you more free storage.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek MT6739WW
Ram and Storage1GB & 16GB
Display and Resolution5 inch (720 x 1080 pixels )
CameraRear 5 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 2500 mAh
Available atFlipkart

7. Intex Indie 6

Intex Indie 6

Intex Indie 6 is another great phone which is the price at only ₹4,499. The phone comes in 2 color variant champagne and black. On the front, the Intex Indie 6 has a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1080 pixels and 294 PPI Pixel density. On the back, it has a plastic back with a circular camera design with LED flash and Speaker grill is located at the bottom. The device is lightweight and sleek in terms of design.

The phone is powered by a Quad Core Cortex A73 Processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and paired with 2GB of RAM which is again great as it comes at only ₹4,499. The storage options include a 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable up to 128GB via micro SD card. As far as the camera is concerned the Intex Indie 6 has got 8 MP primary rear camera and 2MP dual front selfie cameras with F/2.0 aperture and LED flash. Some camera features includes Digital Zoom, Autofocus, Face detection, touch to focus, High dynamic range mode (HDR) and burst mode.

The Phone runs on Android 7.0 out of the box and is backed up by a 2400 mAh battery. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. This phone also comes with VOLTE support in India so you can easily use JIO or any other network with features Volte.

PS – Best Bang for your bucks and the only phone which comes with Volte Support out of the box in this price range.

Technical Specifications

SocSpreadtrum SC9580
Ram and Storage2GB & 16GB 
Display and Resolution5 inch (720 x 1080 pixels ) 
CameraRear 8 MP | Front 2 MP 
Battery 2400 mAh 
Available atFlipkart

8. Micromax Vdeo 3

Micromax Vdeo 3

The Vdeo 3 from Micromax has launched in May 2017 but still, if you are looking for a secondary phone under ₹5,000 you can consider this one. The phone has a metallic design and comes in 2 color variant, gold, and white. The only difference in design will be the brushed back panel finish on the white variant. The phone packs a 5.00 inch HD IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1080 Pixels and 294 PPI. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The phone is powered by a Quad Core Cortex A7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 1.1 GHz and, paired with Adreno 304 Graphics. In terms of memory, the phone has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of Internal Storage. The storage is further expandable up to 32GB via a Micro SD card. Talking about the camera the Vdeo 3 has 5MP Primary rear camera and a 2MP selfie shooter with No autofocus. Other camera feature includes Digital zoom and Auto Flash.

The Micromax Vdeo 3 is still running Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is now outdated. The device packs a 2000 mAh battery and connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and, FM.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) 
Ram and Storage1GB & 8GB 
Display and Resolution5 inch (720 x 1080 pixels ) 
CameraRear 5 MP | Front 2 MP 
Battery 2000 mAh 
Available atAmazon | Flipkart 

9. Intex Aqua Lions 2

Intex Aqua Lions 2

The Intex Aqua Lions 2 was launched in September 2017 and comes well under ₹5,000. The phone has a simple build, full plastic body, and sleek design. The phone is lightweight so you will have an easy one-handed operation. On the front, the phone has a 5.00 inch TFT display. The screen resolution is only 480 x 854 Pixels and 196 PPI which is another downside considering another device in the same range has at least a 720p IPS LCD display.

The device is powered by a Quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz paired with 1GB of RAM and Mali 400 MP2 graphics. In terms of memory, it has only 8GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 32 GB with a micro sd card. The device comes in two color variant Gold and Champagne and is also heaviest one, then other device listed here.

The phone has a 5MP Primary rear and 5MP front camera for selfies. The phone also has a LED flash and some other camera features. Everything is backed up by a 2400 mAh battery. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,  and FM. This phone doesn’t have Volte support so you cannot use JIO sim directly in it but, you can use JIO 4G Voice app for Phone calls.

We will not recommend this phone against the Intex Indie 6 because it has only 1GB of RAM and 480p display while the Indie 6 has 2GB of RAM and 720p display so you should consider the Indie 6 instead of this.

Technical Specifications

SocSpreadtrum SC9832A 
Ram and Storage1GB & 8GB 
Display and Resolution5 inch 480 x 854 pixels ) 
CameraRear 5 MP | Front 5 MP 
Battery 2400 mAh 
Available atAmazon | Flipkart 

10. Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Plus

Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Plus

The Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Plus has launched in September 2017 and runs on Android 7.0 nougat. The phone packs a decent design and comes in the Gold color variant. This phone has a larger 5.5 Inch display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1080 Pixels and 267 PPI. It also has a bigger 2800 mAh battery which makes it heavier than others.

The phone is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and Mali T720 MP2 GPU. It has 16GB of internal storage, you can further expand this up to 64GB via a Micro SD card. It comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and as far as the cameras are concerned on this device, it packs an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP selfie camera on the front.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, 3G and, 4G. It has all the basic sensors including Proximity light sensor, Accelerometer and Gyroscope sensor. This phone is good for lightweight games and it also comes with a Gyroscope sensor which makes it a Virtual reality (VR) compatible. You can consider this phone if you need a bigger screen and battery under ₹5,000.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek MT6737 
Ram and Storage1GB & 16GB 
Display and Resolution5.5 inch (720 x 1080 pixels ) 
CameraRear 8 MP | Front 5 MP 
Battery 2800 mAh 
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

11. Micromax Canvas 5 Lite

Micromax Canvas 5 Lite

Micromax Canvas 5 Lite or Q462 has launched in September 2016, it’s been 2 years since the device was launched and it also runs on a very outdated version of Android. It has a rubberized design on the back panel while on the front it has a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 by 1080 Pixels.

The phone is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of internal Storage which is expandable only up to 32GB via a Micro Sd card. For the cameras, it has a Rear 8MP primary shooter with LED flash and a 5MP front camera for selfies. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by a 2000 mAh battery. The connectivity options include Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, 3G, 4G, and USB OTG. In terms of sensors, it has a Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient Light sensor.

It comes with some bloatware which you cannot remove and the Android version is very outdated also there is no VoLTE Support so you should not consider this against other phones listed here.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek MT6735P
Ram and Storage2GB & 16GB 
Display and Resolution5 inch (720 x 1080 pixels ) 
CameraRear 8 MP | Front 5 MP 
Battery 2000 mAh 
Available atAmazon

Final Verdict

So these were the best 6 smartphones we found under ₹5,000 for you to check out before making a choice also before buying a cheaper device, there are some factors which you should consider one of them is – limited memory available, these smartphones will have less RAM memory available to run numerous apps at the same time. Running multiple apps will simply hang the device and you might have to reboot them to fix that. Make sure to pick at least 2GB of RAM so you can run multiple apps without lagging issue. Another thing is VoLTE support, if phone directly doesn’t support VoLTE then you have to use Jio 4G Voice app for Jio sim card which is again RAM consuming app and cause lagging issue it will also drain your battery.

The best Bang for your buck will be the Yu Ace and the Micromax Bharat 5 Infinity which has at least 2GB of RAM and fingerprint scanner, this will fulfill all your basic need as a secondary device under ₹5,000. We hope this article was helpful for you if you still have a doubt feel free to let us know.

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