We have seen some decent smartphones launched exclusively on Flipkart. With the intense competition between the manufacturers, the smartphones with a lower price tag are now packed with top-notch specifications to compete with the devices from major brands. Below are top 5 handpicked smartphones that are launched in the last few weeks. All these devices offer good value for money specifications and support 4G VoLTE making them future proof. If you have a good old device, then check out the exchange option on Flipkart for an interesting deal.
Micromax unveiled the new Evok series to offer affordable VoLTE smartphones. The Evok Note and Evok Power are the first devices to launch under this new series and directly competes with the Redmi series from Xiaomi. The Evok Note is priced at Rs. 9,999, and the smaller Evok Power costs Rs. 6,999. Micromax is selling these devices exclusively on Flipkart, and unlike the Xiaomi, there are no flash sales. Both the devices run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and we don’t expect Nougat update is coming anytime soon. The Evok Power sports a 5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM, and 16GB storage. On the other hand, the Evok Note comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of onboard storage. On paper, the specifications seem to be decent for their respective price tags, but we don’t how they perform in the real world usage.
Last year’s Moto G4 Plus is one of the best affordable Android smartphones in India. Now, the company came up with the Moto G5 Plus with even better specifications and build quality. The 4GB RAM variant with 32GB storage is retailing at Rs. 16,999. The metal built device is available in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold color options. It sports a 5.2-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood is the power efficient Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. There is 32GB of internal storage that can be further expandable via MicroSD card slot. There 12MP rear camera with just f/1.7 aperture and dual autofocus. For selfies, the Moto G5 Plus packs a 5MP wide-angle camera. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box without any bloatware apps.
The Vivo V5 Plus is the first smartphone from the company to feature the dual-lens camera. Just before the IPL 10th season, Vivo announced the V5 Plus IPL Edition in Matte Black color. It comes with a golden IPL 10 logo engraved on the rear. The device is sold online via Flipkart and can be purchased through Vivo’s retail outlets. Internally, there is a Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. It comes with 20MP + 8MP dual camera on the front and a 16MP primary camera on the rear. Beneath the 5.5-inch Full HD display is the home button with integrated fingerprint sensor. It supports dual SIM dual standby and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the customized FunTouch UI laid on top. There is also a dedicated AK4376 chip for offering Hi-Fi audio output.
The Gionee A1 and A1 Plus smartphones are first unveiled at the MWC 2017, and the company launched only the Gionee A1 in the Indian market. Just the like above V5 Plus smartphone, the Gionee is also selling the A1 smartphone via Flipkart and its own retail outlets. It comes with a price tag of Rs. 19,999 and is available in Grey, Black, and Gold color options. Apart from the year’s old Helio P10 SoC, the device includes decent specifications. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass protection. Interestingly, the device runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear camera and a 16MP selfie camera. This dual SIM device supports 4G VoLTE for using with the Jio 4G SIM and is backed by 4,010mAh battery. Gionee is also offering 2 years of warranty on this device.
If you are looking for a low-cost VoLTE smartphone for using with the Jio 4G SIM, then there are many options to choose from. This month, Sansui came up with a new smartphone called Horizon 1 priced at Rs. 3,999. At such a low price, the device comes with a thick polycarbonate shell featuring a 4.5-inch FWVGA display. It comes powered by Spreadtrum SC9832 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. There is a 5MP autofocus camera on the rear and a 3.2MP fixed focus camera on the front. Both these cameras come equipped with LED flash for capturing photos event in low light conditions. The device packs 2,000mAh battery and measures 9.75mm thickness. Sansui is also offering a flip cover and a screen guard for free with the device.
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