They have big screens, offer satisfactory performance, and are now within reach of all budgets. Cheap 4G smartphones remain stars in 2018. Here are the top ten.
The wave of low cost has not spared 4G smartphones! Good for consumers who, more and more numerous, have chosen a very broadband offer without commitment. Without commitment, and therefore without subsidized mobile. The main operators offer indeed unlimited 4G plans of this type, from € 20 per month (or much less for occasional offers), but without any smartphone to the key. Hence the interest of getting a model at lower cost.
We selected the top 10 4G smartphones tested by the editors and whose price does not exceed 10000 INR. Some brands do not hesitate to offer models under the 10000 mark but a very low price is only possible to the detriment of certain performances: an autonomy often reduced to nothing, a mediocre photo sensor or a screen of bad quality.
When you subscribe to a 4G package, you benefit from a much higher speed than 3G (about 150 Mbps in theory but, in practice, much less with speeds rather comparable to those of ADSL). To browse the web, play streaming videos or post pictures on social networks, it would be a shame to be restricted in its uses by poor quality components. All smartphones in our selection correctly answer most of these uses.
Smartphones at affordable prices, but powerful
Our ranking mainly includes models between 5 and 5.7 inches (for fans of large format). The screen technology is almost exclusively IPS (except for the Samsung J5), with a display quality that remains globally at the rendezvous. Some devices like the Xiaomi Redmi 5 have even gone to the 18: 9 format for a (almost) borderless design.
Power side, we are left with more and more models that can play most 3D games, even to ignore a high level of detail. These devices are generally showing good (or very good) endurance and finally, photo-video, if the quality does not reach that of high-end smartphones (especially in low light), it remains overall very honest.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Beyond its affordable price, the Y6 Pro convinces with its good endurance. His services and equipment are quite similar to those of his cousin Honor 6A, launched earlier.
If Huawei has recently achieved a true image of high-end manufacturer through its series P and Mate, the brand does not forget what made its success: phones well built, inexpensive and well equipped. It is in this spirit that, almost a year after the release of the Y5 II, arrives its new representative in the field: the Huawei Y6 Pro 2017.
Huawei Y6 Pro
Beyond its affordable price, the Honor 9 Lite convinces with its good endurance. Its services and design is quite similar to those of his cousin Honor 9, launched earlier.
If Huawei has recently achieved a true image of high-end manufacturer through its series 7 and 9i, the brand does not forget what made its success: phones well built, inexpensive and well equipped. It is in this spirit that, almost a year after the release of the 7x, arrives its new representative in the field: the Honor 9 Lite 2017.
Oppo Neo 5
With full equipment and a big screen of 5.7 inches in 18: 9 format, the Oppo is not lacking in attractions. With a sleek compact design, this smartphone display overall performance for its good price.
The last-born of the G family can not impose itself positively against his predecessor the excellent G4 with which he stays neck and neck. Always as affordable, the G5 pleases with its screen, its correct power and especially its reactive interface. It lacks however a better autonomy and a more sophisticated design to convince totally.
Honor Holly 3
Sold 16000 originally – and now sold under 10000, the Honor Holly 3 was the excellent deal of 2017. It remains a safe bet in 2018, thanks to good performance, a good screen and excellent autonomy. So many qualities that allow him to slip into this odium.
However, we must not forget the strengths of this new Honor, which if not crazy original does not make big mistakes in the field of ergonomics, and almost succeeds in forgetting his screen of 5.5 inches. Thus, if it is clearly not an ultra compact smartphone, it does not feel like having to deal with a huge beast, which must be credited to the manufacturer.
Intex Elyt e6
Nice shot that Intex makes with its Intex Elyt e6. The device is not only one of the most expensive and waterproof models of the moment, but it also has the luxury of being one of the most enduring on the market. Best of all, the quality of display is at the rendezvous!
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
With this model 5.5 inches, the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi does not disappoint again, since the Note 4 is on the third step of the podium. Rather enduring and endowed with a photo, this model with metal case now has 32 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM, which should improve its operation. At 9999, it is compatible with all our 4G frequencies.
Xiaomi Redmi 5
Succeeding the Redmi 4, this smartphone offers a well-balanced performance Declined in two versions (16 GB/2 GB or 32 GB/3 GB), shines with its metal design, its endurance, its photographic abilities and especially its large screen format 18: 9. Without a doubt the best value for money this beginning of the year.
Coolpad Note 6
Launched in early 2017 at 12000, Coolpad’s excellent Coolpad falls below 10000. Smartphone with this elegant design is not out of the ordinary: beautiful screen, good performance, satisfactory autonomy… almost all the ingredients are together to the delight of the user.