At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 popular smartphone manufacturing companies announced their budget Smartphones. As we all know that budget smartphones have become more popular and has higher demand than flagship smartphones. Smartphones market in India has been fully saturated with budget smartphones starting from the first budget smartphone, Motorola Moto E to Micromax Yu Yureka, we have seen many budget smartphones trying to overtake their rivals. And now we have more addition to this budget line up from the major event of MWC 2015. Here is the list of top 5 budget smartphones that we saw coming from MWC 2015.
Top 5 Budget Smartphones
List of 5 Best Budget Smartphones at MWC 2015
Microsoft Lumia 640
Microsoft announced it new budget smartphone, Lumia 640, on 2 March at Mobile World Congress. This new budget lumia houses a 5 inch IPS Display with the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 294 PPI pixel density. The front is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
This phone is powered by a Quad-Core Cortex-A7 Snapdragon 400 Chipset clocked at at 1.2GHz. It comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage which is expandable to up to 128 GB via microSD card.
In the camera department, it has got an 8 MP Rear Camera and a 1 MP Selfie camera. The main camera is capable of shooting 1080 pixels video at 30fps, while the front camera can shoot 720 pixels video. Unlike previous models, the rear camera is coupled with an LED flash.
Microsoft Lumia 640
The phone comes with single and dual-SIM versions, and also 3G and LTE versions. There will also be a Dual-SIM LTE version. A 2,500 mAh battery accompanies this phone to feed the larger screen and the advanced connectivity. It runs on Windows 8.1 which will further upgraded to Windows 10, when it comes out.
The Microsoft Lumia 640 will be available in April and will come in a number of colors, which includes Cyan, Orange, Black and White. The 3G version will cost €140, while the LTE version will be €160.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Lumia 640 Xl, in another affordable smartphone from Microsoft. It should called a phablet rather than a smartphone, as it come with a bigger display. This phone sports a 5.7 inch IPS LCD Display with the resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 259 PPI pixel density. The front is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
This Lumia phablet is also powered by a Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz and comes with 1 GB of RAM. It has got an 8 GB storage out of the box which can also be expanded to upto 128 GB via microSD card.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
The camera got a premium upgrade, it comes with Zeiss f/2.0 lens in front of a 13MP 1/3″ sensor and the real camera is also bundled with an LED flash. It also comes with a wide-angle 24mm lens and 5MP sensor Selfie Camera. Both cameras are capable of recording 1080 pixels video.
As this lumia comes under phablet category, Microsoft has kept that in mind and put a 3,000 mAh battery. It runs on Windows 8.1 which will further be updated to Windows 10, when it comes out.
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL is priced at €190 for the 3G version and €220 for the 4G LTE version. There will also be single and dual-SIM versions, including a 4G dual-SIM.
Motorola Moto E 2nd Generation
At MWC 2015, Motorola has announced the next generation of the much popular and probably the first budget smartphone Moto E (Check details here). This new generation of Moto E comes in two variant i.e Moto E LTE and Moto E 3G. Both the variant features a bigger screen, 4.5 inch with the resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and is also protective with Gorilla Glass and has anti smudge coating.
Moto E LTE is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad-Core Processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and has 400 MHz Adreno 306 GPU , while the 3G version of the Moto E comes with 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 32-bit Processor and has a 400 MHz Adreno 302 GPU. Both the variant are packed with 1 GB of Ram and 8 GB of Internal Storage which can be expanded to upto 32 GB via microSD card.
Motorola Moto E
Both the variant has got 5 MP Rear Camera and 0.3 MP Front Camera. It juices it power from a 2390 mAh battery and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The 3G variant of Moto E 2nd Generation is priced at $119.99, while the LTE variant is priced at $149.99. It comes with swapable back panels which are available in variety of colours: Golden Yellow, Charcoal, Turquoise, Blue and Raspberry.
Along with other companies, Lenovo also unveiled the next generation of Lenovo A6000, which was probably the cheapest LTE phone with dual-speaker, at MWC 2015. And new smartphone is called Lenovo A7000. It sports a 5.5 inch HD screen which is big as compared to A6000.
This phone is packs a Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU along with 2 GB of RAM. It has got an 8 GB of on board storage, while 32 GB of expandable storage. Coming to the camera, it has a 8 MP Rear Facing Camera along with an LED Flash, and a 5 MP Front Facing Selfie Camera. The phone comes with built in Dolby Atmos audio technology speakers which is first of its kind and adds its value for the users who are music and multimedia fanatics.
The phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Lenovo’s Vibe UI skin on top of it. The phone comes with a 2900 mAh battery to feed the 5.5 inch HD screen.
Lenovo A7000 has been expected to be priced at $165.64 and will be available in Onyx Black and Pearl White colour.
Xiaomi Redmi 2
Xiaomi may launch Redmi 2 in India. Though this phone is already launched in China, after the announcment of popular budget smartphones at MWC 2015, Xiaomi is back with another device, the Redmi 2. This phone houses the a 4.7 inch HD Display (1280 x 720 pixels resolution).
This Redmi 2 is packed with a 64 bit Snapdragon 410 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz and the Adreno 306 GPU. and It comes with 1 GB of Ram and 8 GB of On board Storage which can be expanded to up to 64 GB via microSD card. Coming to the camera, the Redmi 2 has got an 8 MP Rear Camera and a 2 MP Front Camera.
Xiaomi Redmi 2
Xiaomi Redmi 2 comes with MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat out of the box and runs on a 2200 mAh battery.
This phone is expected to come at $112.60 USD and will be available in five colour variants – Yellow, Pink,Green, White, and Black.
These are the top 5 best budget Smartphones which are announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) event 2015. It looks like the Smartphone war of 2015 is going to be awesome this year. Stay Tuned.
Flipkart had recently teased to launch the Motorola Moto Turbo in a tweet. And now its up for pre-order at Flipkart for Rs. 41,999. The Motorola Moto Turbo was originally launched in U.S back in October 2021 and then in Brazil and now its in India.
The Moto Turbo features a 5.2-inch QHD ( 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution) AMOLED display which translates to 565 PPI pixel density . It is powered bu a Qual-comm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor which clocks at 2.7 GHz and has is paired with 3 GB of RAM. This smartphone packs a 64 GB of internal storage, and doesn’t supports expandable storage.
On the Camera, the Moto Turbo has got a 21 MP f2.0 Rear Camera with dual-LED flash and a 2 MP Front Shooter. The Rear Camera can also shoot 4K video and supports Digital Zoom – 8x.
The phone runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and is packed with a 3900 mAh battery. It also has NFC, 3G and the usual set of connectivity options. It also comes with some of the Motorola’s software enhancement features such as Turbo charge , Gestures, Voice Command etc.
Motorola Moto Turbo comes in Black variant which has got ballistic nylon on its back. Moto Turbo would face a tough competition with the latest flagships of Htc and Samsung, i.e Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge and Htc One M9.
This phone, Motorola Moto Turbo, is available for pre-order exclusively on Flipkart at the price of Rs 41,999. You can go ahead and pre-order it from here.