There was a time when smartphones were the luxury of elite. Then things eased a bit and we saw inception of a whole new smartphone ecosystem with Android at its helm. Due to this smartphones became more accessible for those who couldn’t afford an iPhone. However, the features of such budget smartphones remained limited for a long time, and so remained the experience and possibilities those smartphones could offer to their buyers. Thankfully, things have changed a lot in last few years as relatively unknown Chinese OEMs started offering great smartphones with unbelievable price tags, but availability of great smartphones combined with premium build quality is still scarce.
Gorilla Glass protection is one of those premium quality materials that’s not uncommon for high-end devices, but a rare thing for smartphones under 5000 INR. Given below are some best Gorilla Glass Smartphones Under Rs. 5000 that you can get for less than 5K bucks in India:
1. Micromax Canvas Spark:
Launched recently by Micromax, this smartphone is perhaps the best thing that you can get for Rs. 5000 in Indian mobile market. It has got Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.7-inches large display, 8MP primary camera and 2MP secondary camera. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, has got 8GB of internal storage and 32GB of external storage. As of now you can’t get more than this for 5k bucks. You can grab it from Snapdeal.
2. XOLO LT900 LTE:
Second best option that comes with gorilla glass is XOLO LT900 LTE. It comes with Dual-Core 1.5 GHz chipset, 1GB RAM, 4.3-inch display, 8MP primary camera and 1MP secondary camera. It’s also worth pointing out that this is the only smartphone with HD display in our list – you won’t find any other device in under-5k segment that provides HD resolution and gorilla glass protection both. Internal storage of this device is 8GB and expandable up to 32GB. However, it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. You can get it for Rs. 4,999 from Flipkart.
3. Moto E:
If you love stock Android experience, you’ll love Moto E. Though Motorola has launched second generation of this phone, it’s a little bit more costly. So as of now so you’ll have to settle with original Moto E, which is a good choice but with some major shortcomings. Good things include Dual-Core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch display, 5MP primary camera and KitKat OS. Shortcomings include its limited internal storage of 4GB and lack of a secondary camera. However, company has installed a memory card slot inside it, which supports cards up to 32GB. Otherwise despite the awesome experience that it delivers it would’ve become an impractical smartphone due to lack of memory. You can get it for Rs. 4,999 from Flipkart.
4. iBall Andi 4U Frisbee:
Not from a very reputed brand, but this smartphone has some awesome features loaded into it. It comes with Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4-inch display, 8MP primary camera, VGA secondary camera, 4GB internal storage and up to 32GB of expandable storage. It comes with Android 4.4 KitKat OS out of the box. And you can get it for Rs. 4,570 from Flipkart.
5. Intex Aqua 3G Pro:
This one for those who have a budget of around 3.5k. Intex Aqua 3G Pro comes with Single core 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4-inch display, 2MP primary camera and VGA front camera. On storage front you get 4GB internal storage and 32GB expandable storage. Nothing in front of today’s standards, I know, but for Rs. 3,650 you can’t expect anything more than this. Not for now at least. Now if you’re interested in buying it, you can do that from Amazon.
So here you have it – a list of 5 best Gorilla Glass Smartphones Under Rs. 5000 that you can buy. As you can see yourself in the list, as of now it doesn’t make sense to go for anything else except Canvas Spark. No other device offers as much value for money as Spark does in under-5k segment. More options may definitely start appearing after sometime, but they’re not available as of now. But if you want to go for any specific phone for your own reasons (i.e. Moto E for stock Android experience, XOLO LT900 for HD display) then you can definitely go for it. However, based on overall value I’ll highly recommend everyone to opt for Canvas Spark instead.