Top 10 Cheapest Android Phones In India! Most Affordable Smartphones That Your Money Can Buy.

[Last Updated: Oct, 2014]

The most crowded price range for Android phones in India is less than Rs. 15000 price range. As many as 18 of the 33 Android phones launched in India are in this price range. All the Android phones launched in the last two months fall in this segment. The price range, as it goes up, the feature set goes up. Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10000 might get you resistive touch screen and 2 megapixel camera with everything else being equal. To get a capacitive touch screen phone you might have to spend Rs. 10000. To get a good fully loaded Android phone with probably a 5 megapixel camera you have to set aside Rs. 15000. (Suggested reading : Android phones in India analyzed)

To help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a list of 10 Android phones which cost less than 13K and has all the hygiene factors. All these phones are touch screen phones with 3G capabilities. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Mini USB are standard offerings on all these phones. In addition to the 10 phones, there are 8 phones which did not make it to the list based only on cost. You might want to check those out.

Here are 10 cheapest Android phones in India :

 

1. Forme Discovery P9 forme-discovery-p9-plus-tgf

The discovery P9 is the most affordable and cheapest Android smartphone at the moment. It costs Rs. 1,989 currently, and comes with dual SIM support, 3MP rear camera, 3.5 inch display, and basic sensors like G-sensor and proximity. It runs on Android ICS v4.0.1 and has 256 MB of RAM for doing basic tasks with ease.

Current Price: Rs. 1989

Specifications: Forme Discovery P9

  • Display: 3.5 inch TFT display, 320×480 px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Processor: Single Core 1 GHz
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: 3MP
  • Memory: Internal- 512 MB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-ion 1350 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro USB, DUAL SIM

Grab Forme P9 from Flipkart

 

 

2. Celkon Campus Novacheapest android phones in india

If you don’t want to buy a Forme phone, then you should take a look at Campus Nova from Celkon. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered by a 1 GHz processor.

Current Price: Rs. 1,999

Specifications: Celkon Campus Nova

  • Display: 3.5 inch, 320x480px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Processor: 1 GHz Single-core
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: 2MP
  • Memory: Internal- 512 MB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-ion 1400 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro USB, EDGE, DUAL SIM

 

 

3. Karbonn Smart A52 Plus cheapest android phones in india

Smart A52 Plus from Karbonn mobiles runs on a Android 4.2.2 powered by a dual-core processor. It misses out on support for 3G network but keeping its price tag in mind, we would say that it packs a pretty decent hardware.

Current Price: Rs. 2349

Specifications: Karbonn Smart A52 Plus

  • Display: 3.5 inch IPS display, 320x480px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Camera: 2MP rear camera with LED Flash, 0.3MP front
  • Memory: Internal- 4 GB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-ion 1300 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Micro USB, Dual SIM

 

 

5. Lenovo A269i cheapest android phones in india

A269i from Lenovo is slightly more expensive than the above mentioned phones, but it is one of the most popular entry-level affordable Android phones.

Its main downsides are the lack of support for Wi-Fi and its base OS (Android 2.3 Gingerbread). This would mean that many of the latest apps and games might not run properly on this phone. But if you are looking for an Android phone for staying connected via 3G, and for using basic apps like WhatsApp and Facebook, then you go ahead and check it out.

Current Price: Rs. 2699

Specifications: Lenovo A269i

  • Display: 3.5 inch, 320×480 px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: Gingerbread Android 2.3
  • Processor: 1 GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: 2MP Fixed focus
  • Memory: Internal- 512 MB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-Po 1300 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Micro USB, 3G, Dual SIM.

Buy Lenovo A269i from Flipkart

 

 

6. Intex Aqua T2cheapest android phones in india

Intex Aqua T2 is one of the cheapest Android KitKat phones at the moment. Its rest of the specifications are similar to the rest of the phone mentioned above, but unlike Lenovo A269i it drops 3G support in favour of Wi-Fi.

Current Price: Rs. 2790

Specifications: Intex Aqua T2

  • Display: 3.5 inch, 320×480 px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: 4.4 KitKat
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: Rear- 2MP; Front- 0.3 MP
  • Memory: Internal- 512 MB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-ion 1100 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Micro USB, FM Radio, Dual SIM.

Grab Intex Aqua T2 from Flipkart

 

7. Lava Iris 310 Stylecheapest android phones in india

Iris 310 Style also runs on a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor with Android 4.4 KitKat on top. The main USP of this phone is its 2GB ROM. In case you didn’t notice, many of the phones listed above only have 256MB of internal memory which gets filled up in time. Android KitKat puts some restrictions on the amount of data that apps can keep on the SD card, hence it is very important to have good internal memory.

Current Price: Rs. 3050

Specifications: Lava Iris 310 Style

  • Display: 3.5 inch, 320x480px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: KitKat (v4.4)
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: Rear- 2MP with LED flash, Front- 0.3 MP
  • Memory: Internal- 2 GB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1400 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Micro USB, Dual SIM.

Buy Lava Iris 310 Style from Flipkart

 

 

8. Karbonn A1 Plus Champcheapest android phones in india

A1 Plus Champ is Karbonn’s offering in the segment of cheap and affordable Android smartphones. It is similar to other phones in this list, but packs a 3MP camera along with dual LED flash as a differentiating factor.

Current Price: Rs. 3099

Specifications: Karbonn A1 Plus Champ

  • Display: 3.5 inch LCD, 320×480 px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: v4.4 KitKat
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz dual-core processor
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: Rear- 3MP with dual LED flash, Front- 0.3 MP
  • Memory: Internal- 512 MB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-ion 1300 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro USB, Dual SIM.

Buy Karbonn A1 Plus Champ

 

 

9. Celkon Campus A35Kcheapest android phones in india

It also runs on Android KitKat OS and has HTC inspired looks. It support via calling via 3G and Wi-Fi but misses out on support for GPS. The rest of the specifications are same as the rest of phones.

Current Price: Rs. 3189

 

Specifications: Celkon Campus A35K

  • Display: 3.5 inch LCD, 320x480px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Processor: 1GHz single-core
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: Rear- 3.2MP; Front- 0.3 MP
  • Memory: Internal- 512 MB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-ion 1400 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Micro USB, Dual SIM.

Buy Celkon Campus A35K from Flipkart

 

 

10. iBall Andi 3.5 kke Geniuscheapest android phones in india

Most of the entry-level Android phone offer some feature at the cost of other. So, if you want all basic features of an advanced smartphone in an affordable cheap Android phone, then look no further than iBall Andi 3.5 kke Genius.

Current Price: Rs. 3250

 

Specifications: iBall Andi 3.5 kke Genius

  • Display: 3.5 inch LCD, 320×480 px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable to KitKat)
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: Rear- 3.2MP with LED flash; Front- VGA
  • Memory: Internal- 2 GB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: Li-ion 1250 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, Micro USB, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio, Dual SIM.

 

 

Spice Smart Flo Mi-359spice smart flo mi359 tgf

Smart Flo Mi-359 is another phone in this list having its specifications similar to the rest of the devices. The only difference is it looks. It looks great and far better than the cheap plastic build handsets from various popular manufacturers.

Current Price: Rs. 3,599

Specifications: Spice Smart Flo Mi-359

  • Display: 3.5 inch LCD, 320x480px, 164.83 ppi
  • Android OS: KitKat v4.4
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Camera: Rear- 2MP with LED Flash, Front- 1.3 MP
  • Memory: Internal-512 MB, expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
  • Battery: 1400 mAh
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Micro USB, Dual SIM.

Grab Spice Mi-359 from Flipkart


List of Cheapest Phones in 2010

AcerbeTouch1 Acer beTouch E110 : Priced at Rs.7000 on FutureBazaar, this is the cheapest Android phone available in India. beTouch has a 2.8 inch resistive touch screen with a resolution of 240×320, it runs Android 1.5 and has a 3.2 megapixel camera. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, miniUSB and FM radio. Talk time is a little low at 5 hours and it provides a standby time of 16 days. Read more here.

Samsung Galaxy 5 I5503 : Priced at 8869 on Flipkart, Galaxy 5 has a powerful 600 MHz processor and 256 MB RAM. It runs Android 2.1, has an in-built memory of 90MB and can be expandable up to 16 GB. It offers a decent talk time of 7.5 hours and has a standby time of 21 days. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, miniUSB and FM Radio are on-board. The only downside of Galaxy 5 is its 2 megapixel camera.

Dell-XCD28 Dell XCD28 : Priced at Rs. 10,500, XCD28 marks Dell’s official entry into the actual smartphone segment. This a rebranded ZTE phone. XCD28 has a 2.8 inch resistive touch screen with a resolution of 320×240. A 600 MHz ARM processor and 256 MB RAM powers XCD28. It has an in-built memory of 200 MB and can read microSD cards up to 16 GB. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mini USB and FM Radio are present. A 3.2 megapixel camera should help to take quick snapshot. Despite its price tag, resistive touch screen is XCD28’s only downside. Read more here.

LG GT540 Optimus : Priced at Rs.10749  GT540 provides a 3-inch resistive touch screen and 320×480 resolution. Qualcomm’s 600 MHz processor provides the much needed computing power to GT540. A 3 megapixel camera, FM Radio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity complete the GT540. If you have come this far on the price point, you might as well consider LG’s latest offering, LG OptimusOne.  Optimus One is a little expensive cousin of GT540 which offers a capacitive touch screen.

Spice-Mi-300 Spice Mi300 : Priced at Rs. 10749, Mi 300 marks Spice’s entry into Android and touch screen segment. Mi300 has a 3.2 inch capactive touch screen with 480×320 screen resolution. It has a 5 megapixel camera, which is a superior offering when compared with other phones in the category. It has a decent 7 hour talk time and 16 day standby time. Bluetooth, WiFi and miniUSB are present. Notable miss on Mi300 is FM Radio.

Videocon Zeus : Priced at Rs. 10999, Zeus is the first Android phone from Videocon. ItVideoconZeus is comparable to Spice Mi300 on every specification. Zeus does one better than Mi 300. It has FM Radio, and is powered by 600 MHz processor from Qualcomm and 153 MB RAM. A fully loaded Android phone which also provides an extra battery and a 8GB card.

Samsung Galaxy 3 I5801 : Another one from the Galaxy family, Galaxy 3 costs Rs.11799. Galaxy 3 does better than Galaxy 5 in almost all the departments. Galaxy 3 has a Qualcomm 667 MHz processor, 130MB in-built memory and can read SD memory cards up to 32GB. Galaxy 3’s 3.2 megapixel camera is much better than the lowly 2 megapixel camera of Galaxy 5. Bluetooth, WiFi, USB and FM radio are present.

MotorlaQuench Motorola Quench XT3 : Priced at Rs. 12299, Quench is a touch screen only device from Motorola. It doesn’t have a QWERTY phone unlike Motorola’s other Android offerings. A 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen has a resolution of 320×480. Quench runs Android 2.1 with a 600MHz Qualcomm processor. 256MB RAM should suffice the mobile computing needs. Bluetooth, WiFi, USB and FM are present. A 3.2 megapixel camera and 6.5 hours of talk time are passable features.

Samsung Galaxy i7500 : Priced at Rs. 12499, Galaxy i7500 is the most expensive samsung-i7500-android-smartphone galaxy. It has a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen with 320×480 resolution but its Qualcomm processor has a 528 MHz speed. That is far less than the other less expensive Galaxy’s on the list. The biggest selling point for Galaxy i7500 is its 5 megapixel camera and 8 GB memory. Samsung Spica which falls in the same price range is no longer available.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini : Priced at Rs. 12899, SE Xperia X10 Mini has only one impressive feature – a 5 megapixel camera. At 2.5 inch its screen size is lower than the rest and a 3.5 hours talk time is just not a good bargain. Like many phones on this list, Xperia is powered by Qualcomm’s 600 MHz processor.

Other phones which did not make it to the list are HTC Tattoo (cost Rs. 12999), Acer beTouch E130 ( Rs.13199), Motorola Charm (Rs. 13499), LG Optimus One (Rs. 13500), Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 (Rs. 13950), LG GW620 (Rs.14599) and HTC Wildfire (Rs. 14799). Of these LG Optimus One is the recently launched phone which runs Android 2.2 and seems like a good value for money phone.

Videocon Zeus is a fully loaded Android phone and looks like a good buy on paper.

Suggested reading : 10 touch screen 3G phones under 10K


PS : The prices mentioned above are the prices as on 21 Oct 2014, on Flipkart and Snapdeal. Current day prices might vary. Some of the phones might be out of stock as these were launched few months back. This should be a helpful guide about what to expect at what price points and nothing beyond.

PPS : A bit about the term ‘cheapest’. Cheap here means the cost and nothing else. An euphemistic term like ‘cost-effective’ would do the trick. That would be two words in place of one word. Besides who are we really offending here?

49 Responses to Top 10 Cheapest Android Phones In India! Most Affordable Smartphones That Your Money Can Buy.

  1. Huawei is coming out with its Ideos series of handsets or it has already come out. the price ranges from almos Rs.6000 to 14000 and all are androis based phones…how could you miss that!!!

  2. I want to buy an android phone between range of 6000 to 8000. It should have good camera and good Battery life. Plz. Give suggestion…….

    • You should try to get Micromax A70 but if you don't like it , I would suggest LG Optimus One P350
      2.8 inch good touch screen (not very large,but OK ) 600 Mhz processor,3.2 Mega Pixel camera and almost all common android features and it runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System …….

    • not buy micromax a70 becauz ull face many problems with its battery anda all i recommend u to buy htc smart the best phone ever and in budget around 7500

  3. i jst hv one doubt can i compromise processor speed coz i m gtng a flash camera and htc sense….in cotext 2 htc wildfire and galaxy fit

  4. Best android v2.2 phone till date is Micromax A70 with 3.2 capacitive touch screen, 5mp camera, 0.3 mp camera for video calling, 3G , WiFi, FM, 600Mhz processor, 1450mAh battery priced around Rs 8000

    • just a word of advice…..dont buy any android phone that has less than 1 GHz processor since it wont run Adobe Flash……and thus you wont be able to browse flash-based sites.

  5. hello guys as per ma knowledge, 2days date d cheapest phone is launched by MTS d leadind service provider wid Android 2.2 version n internet speed is upto 3.1 mbps. with all d shorcut on screens & wid unbelivable price i.e Rs. 4999.,& 5499, n der r some sheme by which u dont need to pay for d phone also, if any query den please contact mr. Anurag -9146125384,9730696971

  6. hey guyzz plzz can any1 help me.. i need a phone widh flash camera nd wifi .. with budget of 8000.. plzzz suggest mee. i need samsung or nokia onlyy….

  7. These are not the cheapest ones but you have a updated list too on your side as this MTS one is popping out in the right bottom corner..make a current list too..it will be helpful…great collection…:)

  8. i have samsung galaxy y and this phone rocks,,,,
    832 mhz procesor with 290 mb of ram
    2.3 android (gingerbread)
    1200 mah battery
    touchwiz 3.0 bluetooth 3.0
    2mp camera

  9. I wannu bye the best andriod in d range of Rs.6000-8000/- It should hav great apps.Useful for college activities n good battery life..n better image clearence!!!
    Specially, it'll b vry nice if its of NOKIA!

  10. Hi friends am thinking ti buy sony xperia tipo or tipo dual???
    can any sugest me or anyone using so that i can come to know its drawbacks and advantages???

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