You get surprisingly good deals for this amount and there are actually many less popular brands with their offerings that do quite a decent job
Indian smartphone market changes everyday and lots of smartphone manufacturers have come to India with their offerings. The competition among them has led to plummeting smartphone prices with the result you get some very decent deals within this price range, which was unthinkable even a year back. Previously the sweet spot for the consumer was 10k but now smartphones under 6k are trending. Moreover, gone are the days when affordable budget phones suffered due to poor camera and performance. We have some good phones under 6k which impress us on various factors. We first dwell on the key features that form part of this package:
1) HD display: In the age of touch screen devices, the first and foremost aspect to consider before buying a smartphone is the display. There are various smartphone under 6000, which features an HD screen but a thing to note is that the pixel per inch, which actually translates into the crispness of the content differs according to their size.
2) 1 GB RAM: We would not have thought of a smartphone with 1 GB RAM in this budget a year back, however the competition has now made it possible. So if you are a power user, you can opt for a smartphone with 1 GB Ram.
3) Octa-core processors and GPU units for gaming: Gone are the days when budget smartphones were backed by low end first generation dual-core CPUs. Smartphones these days are equipped with Quad-core processors even Octa-core that can execute number of tasks without slowing down and moreover they have poerwful GPU units to deliver decent gaming experience
4) 3G and 4G connectivity: The chipsets empowering the smartphones these days are equipped with 3G and 4G antennas, which lets you consume internet at faster speeds.
5) Decent cameras: Smartphones in budget category also don’t compromise on camera technology. Manufacturers integrate their products with sensors that can take some really good shots and can even shoot in HD quality. You can easily get a smartphone with 8 to 13 MP rear and 2 to 5 MP front camera sensors under 6k.
6) Large Battery units: Besides all these smartphones these days have large battery units that can last a day or long even with heavy usage. You can expect a battery unit of 2500 to 3000 mAh in smartphones under 6k.
7) Latest Android version: You can get updated version of Android in under 6k category
Here’s the list of six best smartphones under Rs. 6000:
Moto E 2nd Generation (3G) Price: Rs. 5,999
The Moto E was a fantastic phone when it first came out. It has a 2390 mAh battery and the screen also requires less power, so it goes 2 days on a single charge.
- 4.5-inch quarter HD IPS 960 x 540 pixels resolution
- 5 MP primary camera and 0.3 MP front camera
- Android v5 Lollipop OS with 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad core processor
- 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB and dual SIM
- 2390mAH lithium-ion battery
Pros- Good form factor, easy to hold and operate with one hand, good battery life
Cons- Main camera is not great, front camera is potato
Redmi 2 -Price: Rs. 5,999
Xiaomi has the credit to change the budget smartphone landscape and its latest device Redmi 2 is one solid contender. The smartphone has an amazing camera, decent screen and delivers good multitasking experience. Moreover, it offers 4G connectivity on both the SIM cards.
- 4.7 “ IPS LCD capacitive HD display (312 ppi)
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU, 1 GB RAM
- 8 MP rear with LED flash & 2MP front camera
- Android 4.4 with MIUI 6
- 8GB in-built storage, expandable up-to 32GB
- 2200 mAh battery
Pros: One of the best camera at this price, sleek design, good battery back-up, smooth computing performance, 4G enabled
Cons: MIUI 6 lags occasionally, plastic built
Phicomm Energy 653 4G – Price: Rs 4,490
The smartphone runs smoothly while operating and there was no lag in the
performance even while playing games like real racing. The smartphone is among the few devices, which provides 4G support in both SIM card slots at this price.
- 5-inch HD IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
- 8MP primary camera with auto focus and 2 MP front facing camera
- Android v5.1 Lollipop operating system with 1.1GHz Qualcomm MSM8909 quad core processor, 1GB RAM,
- 8GB internal memory expandable up to 64GB and dual SIM
- 300mAH lithium-ion battery
Pros:- Good design, long battery life
Cons- Poor camera
YU Yunique- Price:- Rs 4,999
Yu Yunique at Rs 4,999 is a perfect device for a first time smart phone user as they can enjoy the goodness of Android ecosystem and 4G in one device.
- 4.7-inch 720p HD display
- 1.2 GHz Quad-Core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage (expandable to 32 GB)
- 8 MP rear camera 2 MP front camera
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 2000 mAh battery.
Pros:- Price, Design, Battery
Cons:- Front camera, Internal memory
Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 Price: Rs 5,999
Micromax canvas xpress 2 has everything- good features,decent performance & a design of a premium phone,all this comes with a affordable pricing. This phone can be the first choice for the person who want to experience the feel of android device in affordable price.
- 5.0-inch LCD display 294 ppi
- Octa-core 1.4 GHz Mediatek MT6592 processor, 1GB RAM,
- 8 GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
- 13 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera,
- Android Kitkat OS
- Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery
Pros- dynamic design, good hardware and software performance
Cons- Camera hangs sometime
Infocus M370 – Price: Rs 5999
InFocus M370 amaze us with looks, design and build but performance suffers on many front .In this price bracket Micromax xpress 2 and Xiaomi Red me 2 prime have better performance capabilities.
- 5-inch LCD (1280×720)
- Quad core 1.1 GHz & Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
- 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, expandable upto 32 GB
- Android lollipop 5.1.1,
- Front camera 2 MP & Rear camera 8 MP,
- Dual SIM, 2230 mAh battery
Pros: Sleek design, Light weighted , 4G Ready
Cons: Slow processor, display could have been more brighter