5 Best Budget Smartphones Coming to India

The best budget smartphones segment of the Indian smartphone market is where the money is at and almost every brand has been minting this fact. From a newbie, Chinese handset maker to established brands like Samsung are all competing to grab the bigger chunk of this particular niche in the market.

The best budget smartphones segment already has plenty of impressive smartphones available that are being sold like hot cakes and more are on their way to see the daylight. Since this segment has proven to a golden goose for handset makers, brands are launching newer generations of their successful devices without giving it a second thought. Here is a list of top 5 upcoming mobiles on priceraja.com, which have got Android buyers quite excited.

5 Best Budget Smartphones:

1. Asus Zenfone 3

best budget smartphones zenfone 3


Prior to launching Zenfone series of smartphone, Asus was the brand that nobody cared about. However, with Zenfone 4 and Zenfone 5, the handset maker has been able to gain a steady footing in the Indian market. Asus then went on to one-up its status by launching Zenfone 2 smartphones, which are hugely improved variants of first generation devices with rear mounted volume buttons and improved specifications.

Now, Asus is all set to launch the Zenfone 3 lineup with another evolved design and this time around there is no rear mounted buttons and there is a possibility that these might feature fingerprint scanner keeping up with the trend in the best budget smartphones segment.

Listed below are the features that you may get with the device:

  1. 5.5-inch display
  2. 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
  3. 23 Megapixels rear camera
  4. 8 Megapixels front camera
  5. Dual-tone LED
  6. 3000 mAh battery
  7. USB Type-C

2. Lenovo K5 Note

Lenovo k5 note

While Lenovo was one of the better-known brands in the Indian handset market, it too witnessed a growth spurt after launching a budget segment phablet called K3 Note. Now, the brand is all set to launch Lenovo K5 Note in the market. It is being speculated that the new smartphone would come with the same Theatermax technology for VR and fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. It is being speculated the device will flaunt an all-metal unibody design, unlike its predecessor.

Listed below are some expected specifications of the upcoming handset:

  1. 5.5-inch 1080p display
  2. Octa-core processor
  3. 13 megapixels rear camera
  4. 3500 mAh battery

3. LeEco Le2

best budget smartphones LeEco Le2


Such was the success of LeTV Le 1S that the handset maker decided to manufacture the handset in India with a new name of Le 1S Eco. This handset came with an all metal body, fingerprint scanner and powerful specifications to win over Indian buyers.

Now, the new brand is all set to launch the next generation of its debut device called LeEco Le 2. In all probability, this one too will be manufactured in the country and would be the most powerful smartphone in the Indian handset market.

Here is a list of features to be expected on the upcoming smartphone: 

  1. 2.3 GHz Deca-core processor
  2. 3 GB RAM
  3. 5.5-inch 1080p resolution display
  4. 16 Megapixels rear camera
  5. 3000 mAh battery with quick charging
  6. USB Type-C

4. Huawei Honor 5C

honor 5c

Huawei has been tasting success ever since it launched its premium best budget smartphones including Honor 5X, this handset had everything from a metal body to fingerprint scanner to succeed. Buoyed by the success of the smartphone, Huawei is now all set to launch a new device called Honor 5C, which would be a sub-INR 10,000 smartphone.

It is expected to come with all the goodies from Honor 5x and offer it in entry level segment.

Salient features of the handset include…

  1. 2 GHz Octa-core processor
  2. full HD display measuring 5.2-inches
  3. 2900 mAh battery
  4. 13 Megapixels camera.

5. Nokia C1

Nokia c1

This is probably the most awaited smartphone in the best budget smartphones segment as it marks the return of Finnish handset making a giant. Nokia C1 will bring the handset maker back in the smartphone industry and that too in the Android segment.

Notably, the brand has already launched a tablet called N1 with Android and thus, is not new to the domain. Nothing concrete is known about Nokia C1 except that it would be launched this year.

Here are some features that are expected to come with Nokia C1:

  1. Octa-core processor
  2. The 5-inch full HD display
  3. 8 Megapixels primary camera
  4. 3000 mAh battery
  5. Gesture-based Z Launcher

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These are the top 5 best budget smartphones to be expected from leading smartphone makers in India this year. Since all of them are much-improved versions of smartphones that are already available in the market, it is advisable to buyers to hold off their purchase for a while.


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