Demonetisation: Rs. 500, 1000 Notes Should Be Allowed for Purchase of Mobiles, Says ICA

Demonetisation: Rs. 500, 1000 Notes Should Be Allowed for Purchase of Mobiles, Says ICA
HIGHLIGHTS
Domino effect on the distribution trade and manufacturing
Cash crisis expected to pull down smartphone shipments by 17.5 percent
Mobile phones at the centre of digital payment economy
Mobile phone industry body Indian Cellular Association has asked the government to allow use of old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes for the purchase of handsets and claimed that their sales have come down by 50 percent due to cash crunch post demonetisation.

In a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the association said, “The mobile handset sales have crashed and the sales are down in the brick and mortar channel, which is more than 80 percent of our turnover… the daily collection of our trade and industry, which should be around Rs. 350-400 crores is down by 50 percent.”

The cash flow has got affected and it is having a domino’s effect on the distribution trade and now manufacturing, the association said.

“The sales are down to 40-50 percent and the fall will even deepen in the coming days because of the sowing season, the limited cash is obviously essential like labour, seeds, fertiliser etc,” ICA National President Pankaj Mohindroo said.

As per market research firm IDC, the ongoing cash crisis is expected to pull down feature phone shipments sharply by 24.6 percent and that of smartphone by 17.5 percent during the quarter compared to the previous three-month period.
(Also see: Demonetisation, Seasonality to Keep Indian PC Market Sluggish, Says IDC)
Smartphone and feature phone shipment stood at 32.3 million units and 39.9 million units, respectively in the July-September 2016 quarter, as per IDC.

ICA has requested government to allow use of old currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 against a valid ID proof such as Aadhaar or election card for a period of 30 days.

The industry body said that purchase of mobile phones against valid ID card can be tracked using IMEI number. ICA said that government is making effort to promote India as digital payment economy and mobile phones are at the centre of this endeavour.

Mohindroo said that purchase of mobile phones will enable people move towards digital payment and ease pressure on cash transactions.

Government has allowed payment of some essential service in a limited manner like pre-paid mobile recharge, water, electricity bill, highway toll through old currency notes.

Tags: Demonetisation, Indian Cellular Association, ICA, Smartphone, Mobiles, Mobile Purchase, Mobile Shipment, IDC, India

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Rs. 500, 1000 Notes Ban: HP Announces 50-Day Payment Holiday for Notebook Customers

Rs. 500, 1000 Notes Ban: HP Announces 50-Day Payment Holiday for Notebook Customers

Rs. 500, 1000 Notes Ban: HP Announces 50-Day Payment Holiday for Notebook Customers
HIGHLIGHTS
HP has sought a new plan to avoid on-going cash crunch
HP’s payment holiday facility will have zero-interest EMI option
Customers can buy HP products now and pay in 2017
HP India on Friday announced a 50-day payment holiday for its notebook customers, in a move designed to help customers facing cash crunch owing to the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes.

In a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week announced a ban on existing Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes and introduction of new Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 notes. This has led to temporary cash crunch across the country, with Rs. 100 note the biggest legal tender that most people have been left with.

(Also see: 500 and 1000 Notes Demonetised:​ Why the Move Is Unlikely to Push Digital Payments)

HP said via a statement that its payment holiday facility will be available under a special zero-interest EMI scheme and no down payment will be required at the time of purchase. The customers can buy any notebook launched in 2016 and the payment of EMIs will start from January 2017.
“We want our customers not to face any challenge in buying HP notebooks and have a hassle free experience to own a HP notebook,” said Ketan Patel, Director, Personal Systems, HP India.
The scheme covers HP notebooks with the starting price of Rs. 23,190 and will be available at designated 1,100 HP stores including exclusive HP World stores across the country. The scheme will remain applicable till November 30.

Written with IANS inputs

Tags: Demonetisation, Demonetisation of 500 Rupee Notes, Demonetisation of 1000 Rupee Notes, HP, Hewlett Packard, PC, Laptops, India, Narendra Modi

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Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990

Panasonic Eluga Tapp With Reliance Jio Support, Android for Work, Fingerprint Scanner Launched at Rs. 8,990
HIGHLIGHTS
Android for Work lets you have separate work and home profiles
The smartphone comes with 4G VoLTE support
It sports a full-HD display and runs Android 6.0
After the P77, Panasonic has now launched the Eluga Tapp smartphone in India. The Panasonic Eluga Tapp is priced at Rs. 8,990, and is now available via major brand outlets across the country. The budget smartphone sports a fingerprint scanner, offers 4G VoLTE support, and integrates Android for Work feature to keep work apps and personal apps separate from one another, and keeps the data secure as well. This means that the personal apps cannot communicate with work apps or corporate accounts in any way, and vice versa.

As for the specifications, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. It is powered by 1.25GHz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded using the microSD card slot (up to 32GB). For photography, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and supports dual-SIM slots (4G/3G + 2G). The smartphones packs a 2800mAh non-removable battery and weighs 138 grams.
The Panasonic Eluga Tapp measures 143x71x8.15mm, and is available in Champagne Gold and Silver Grey colour variants. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Global Positioning System (A-GPS), and FM Radio. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the Panasonic Eluga Tapp also supports proximity, accelerometer, and ambient light sensor

Panasonic Eluga Tapp Panasonic Eluga Tapp
KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.00-inch
Processor
1.25GHz
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution

RAM
2GB
OS
Android 6.0
Storage
16GB
Rear Camera
8-megapixel
Battery capacity
2800mAh
See full Panasonic Eluga Tapp specifications
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Panasonic Eluga Note (Champagne Gold, 32GB) –
Rs. 11,590
Flipkart
Panasonic Eluga A2 (Metallic Gold, 16GB) – OFFER
Rs. 9,019
Amazon
Panasonic Eluga Turbo (Champagne Gold, 32GB) –
Rs. 7,999
Tags: Panasonic Eluga Tapp, Panasonic Eluga Tapp India Launch, Panasonic Eluga Tapp Features, Panasonic Eluga Tapp Specifications, Panasonic Eluga Tapp Price, Panasonic, Mobiles, Android

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Samsung Signs MoU to Invest Rs. 1,970 Crores in Uttar Pradesh

Samsung Signs MoU to Invest Rs. 1,970 Crores in Uttar Pradesh

Samsung Signs MoU to Invest Rs. 1,970 Crores in Uttar Pradesh
HIGHLIGHTS
Samsung India said it would invest Rs. 1,970 crores in Uttar Pradesh
CM Akhilesh Yadav announced Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana scheme earlier
A manufacturing plant will be set up in Noida
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday between the state government and mobile phones major Samsung for setting up a manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and senior Samsung officials. Under the agreement, Samsung would be investing Rs. 1,970 crores in the state.

A manufacturing plant would be set up in Noida and the company would also be making smartphones for the ambitious free Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme, announced by the Chief Minister. The scheme would be rolled out next year after the state assembly polls, if the Samajwadi Party (SP) returns to power.

Under the scheme, free smartphones will be given to bonafide residents of Uttar Pradesh – individuals over 18 years and having a minimum educational qualification of matriculation (having passed Class 10).
Thanking the Samsung management for deciding to make such a big investment in the state, the Chief Minister said the company had earned a name for itself across the world for its world class products. He added that production of refrigerators, televisions and mobile sets would come as a big boon for the people of the state.

Akhilesh Yadav further said that he was happy that Samsung had not only understood the wide market potential of the state but had also come forward to invest here as a result of the investor-friendly policies of the state government.

Tags: Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Samsung, Mobiles, Samsung India, Make in India, Uttar Pradesh

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Karbonn K9 Viraat With 5.5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 5,990

Karbonn K9 Viraat With 5.5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 5,990

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It packs a 2800mAh battery
  • The Karbonn K9 Viraat sports a 5-megapixel rear camera
  • It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

After launching the Fashion Eye in July, Karbonn has now launched the K9 Viraat smartphone in India at Rs. 5,990. It’s available in Champagne and Black colour variants exclusively on Snapdeal, which is offering a discounted price of Rs. 4,799.

As for specifications, the Karbonn K9 Viraat runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports hybrid dual-SIM slots (dual standby). It features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, and 16M colours that give a 294ppi of pixel density. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It offers 8GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB).

Optics include a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, autofocus, and 1080p video recording at 30fps. It also has an adjacent 3.2-megapixel selfie camera. It packs a 2800mAh battery that claims to last for 8 hours of talk time (on 2G), and 350 hours of standby time. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB port. Unfortunately, it does not support 4G. The dimension of the Karbonn K9 Viraat measures at 154×78.9×11.7mm, and the smartphone weighs around 173.4 grams

As mentioned, Karbonn launched the Fashion Eye smartphone in India last month for Rs. 5,490, and made it exclusively available on Amazon India. It features a 5-inch display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, 3.2-megapixel front camera, 2000mAh battery, and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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Karbonn K9 Viraat

Karbonn K9 Viraat

Rs. 5,018

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

3.2-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery capacity

2800mAh

See full Karbonn K9 Viraat specifications
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    Karbonn K9 Viraat (Champagne, 8GB)
    Rs. 5,018
Tags: Karbonn, Kabonn K9 Viraat, Kabonn K9 Viraat Features, Kabonn K9 Viraat India Price,Kabonn K9 Viraat Specifications, Kabonn K9 Viraat Launch, Mobiles, Android

 

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iBerry Auxus 4X With 4GB RAM, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 15,990

iBerry Auxus 4X With 4GB RAM, 13-Megapixel Camera Launched at Rs. 15,990

HIGHLIGHTS

  • iBerry Auxus 4X is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Helio P10 SoC
  • Company claims Auxus 4X aimed at customers in the premium segment
  • It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display

iBerry has launched the Auxus 4X smartphone in India, and it is exclusively available via eBay India at Rs. 15,990. The company claims the Auxus 4X is “India’s first 4GB RAM unibody premium smartphone”, and it will be available in its Black colour variant only.

The 4G-enabled dual-SIM supporting iBerry Auxus 4Xsports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.

The iBerry Auxus 4X is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Helio P10 processor coupled with 4GB DDR3 RAM. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a dual-LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The smartphone measures 148.40×74.20×7.30 mm. In terms of connectivity, the Auxus 4X supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3G, and 4G.

“The Auxus 4X is specially designed for the A class premium customers who value just the aesthetics status of the phone not bothering much about the cost. Auxus 4X is a premium phone for premium segment Customers who has passion for Class and Standard,” Nitheesh Krishnan, Auxus Business Development said of the launch in an emailed statement.

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Regarding the company’s association with eBay India, Krishnan said, “We are delighted to partner with eBay India for this exclusive launch and we hope to strengthen our association with more such innovative devices in the coming times.

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iBerry Auxus 4X

iBerry Auxus 4X

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

2GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

3000mAh

See full iBerry Auxus 4X specifications
Also See
  • Amazon
    IBerry Auxus PRIME P8000 (White)
    Rs. 10,990
Tags: iBerry Auxus 4X, Auxus 4X, Mobiles, 4G Smartphone

 

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InFocus Bingo 50+ With 13-Megapixel Rear Camera, Octa-Core Processor Launched at Rs. 7,999

InFocus Bingo 50+ With 13-Megapixel Rear Camera, Octa-Core Processor Launched at Rs. 7,999

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It is exclusively available on Amazon India
  • The InFocus Bingo 50+ is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core SoC
  • It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage

After listing it on its company website last week, InFocus has now launched the Bingo 50+ smartphone in India. The smartphone is available exclusively on Amazon India, and is priced at Rs. 7,999.

Last week, InFocus listed the Bingo 50+ on its website, but the pricing availability details remained a mystery. Now, the smartphone has officially gone on sale on Amazon India. It is available in Silver and Gold colour variants, and InFocus is offering one year manufacturer warranty for the smartphone, and six months warranty for in-box accessories including batteries.

Judging by the name, the Bingo 50+ is an upgrade to the InFocus Bingo 50 that was launched earlier this year. The InFocus Bingo 50+ not only sees upgrades in the specifications department, but is also seen sporting a full metal body. The predecessor Bingo 50 (Read our review here) had options of fake leather or sandpaper finishes for the rear cover panel, and metal was only found on the sides.

As for specifications, the InFocus Bingo 50+ runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Infinite UI 2.0 OS, and supports a hybrid dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) slot. It features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage, with the option to expand via microSD card (up to 64GB).

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The InFocus Bingo 50+ sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, HDR mode, and full-HD video recording. There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera on board. It packs a 2600mAh battery that claims to last up to 12 hours of talk time, and 480 hours of standby time. The company claims that the InFocus Bingo 50+ can play music for 58 hours on single charge, and play video for 6.9 hours continuously.

Connectivity options include GSM, WCDMA, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, FM radio, USB OTG, and 3.5mm audio jack. The InFocus Bingo 50+ measures at 156×76.8×7.25mm and weighs 159 grams. The InFocus Bingo 50+ houses an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor.

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ChampOne C1 the New Freedom 251? All You Need to Know About Rs. 501 Smartphone

ChampOne C1 the New Freedom 251? All You Need to Know About Rs. 501 Smartphone

ChampOne C1 the New Freedom 251? All You Need to Know About Rs. 501 Smartphone

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ChampOne is looking to conduct a flash sale on September 2
  • The pre-registrations will be inactive for 24 hours, site claims
  • The smartphone will delivered through Cash On Delivery option

After the uproar that Ringing Bells created with its Rs. 251 smartphone, there is another company that has now cropped up to compete with it. An unheard-of company called ChampOne has listed a smartphone calledChampOne C1 on its website, with a price tag of Rs. 7,999. The company is launching the smartphone at Rs. 501 in its first flash sale on September 2 – for which registrations are now open. Well, sort of.

The website looks shabby at best, and the registration button is inactive. The company has put out a disclaimer citing “payment gateway” difficulties, and says that registrations won’t work for the next 24 hours. However, it says that the smartphone will be sold through the ‘Cash On Delivery Option’ so we don’t see why they even need a payment gateway. Some reports point to a registration fee, which in itself seems fishy.

The Jodhpur-based company has listed a toll free number, and two other phone support numbers. All our calls went unanswered, while one of the numbers was switched off. ChampOne appears to be one of the numerous startups that have recently started sprouting up in India, looking to make headlines by launching smartphones at incredible prices. The first amongst the spate of firms was Ringing Bells, and while the company is finally delivering its first smartphones, other firms appear to have fizzled out before launch. We advise all readers to stay away from deals that seem too good to be true from brand new companies without a service history or a reputation to lose.

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In any case, the ChampOne C1 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports dual-SIM. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor with 2GB RAM. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage. Optics include an 8-megapixel back camera, and a 5-megapixel front snapper. There’s a 2500mAh battery packed inside, and connectivity options include 4G LTE support. It will be made available in White, Silver, and Gold colour options.

Of course, the glitching website reminds us of the horrible inefficiency by Ringing Bells when it first announced its smartphone. The company hadn’t ‘anticipated the demand’ for its. Rs 251 smartphone, and is still struggling to meet demands. The company first claimed that it was backed by the government and was part of the Make in India campaign, only to retrace its footsteps and mention that it was importing assembled smartphones, and has asked the government for support. The company was also accused of defrauding its customer service partner by refusing to pay dues. After too many delays, the company even tried to make amends by saying that it will refund the money of first phase’s 30,000 Freedom 251 customers – and will accept cash upon delivery.

Another company that made headlines recently for what were found to be fraudulent tactics was mPhone, which was all set to announce its smartphone portfoliio in the country. However, those plans came to a grinding halt, after the co-founders were arrested at the launch venue for alleged fraudulent activities. The company was set to launch six smartphones in the country ranging from Rs. 11,999 to Rs. 39,999, but we haven’t heard of anything post their arrest.

Also, let’s not forget the Docoss X1 launched by a Jaipur-based company for Rs. 888. Their website itself was extremely fishy, with many technical goof-ups. Their customer care support also proved to be very vague. The smartphone was to begin shipping in May, but it still hasn’t managed to do that yet. The website currently mentions that the smartphone will be shipped soon.

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ChampOne C1

ChampOne C1

R 501

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.3GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1280×720 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 5.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery capacity

2500mAh

See full ChampOne C1 specifications
Tags: ChampOne, ChampOne C1, Ringing Bells, Mango phone, mPhone, Freedom 251, Mobiles, Android

 

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Lava P7+ With 5-Inch Display and Selfie Flash Launched at Rs. 5,649

Lava P7+ With 5-Inch Display and Selfie Flash Launched at Rs. 5,649

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lava P7+ has 1GB of RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage
  • It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • It is priced at Rs. 5,649

Lava Mobiles has launched the P7+ smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 5,649. It is an upgrade to Lava P7 that was launched in January this year for a price of Rs. 5,499. There is no information known yet of its availability but the company has listed the phone on its official website.

The Lava P7+ smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a version higher than what its predecessor P7 runs on. The 3G-enabled handset has dual-SIM slots with dual standby.

The P7+ has a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display, but forgoes the Gorilla Glass protection present on the Lava P7. The P7+ has a 2.5D curved glass display, which is an improvement from the P7’s FWVGA normal display. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The handset has an 8GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB).

Talking about the optics, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Both cameras feature LED flash modules for photography in low-light conditions. Lava P7+ offers a 84-degree wide angle lens on the front-camera that is wide enough to click a ‘Groupfie’ or a selfie with more people in a single frame. The cameras support HD video recording in MP4 format along with other features like HDR, Photo Timer etc.

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The connectivity options in the smartphone, apart from 3G, include GPRS/Edge, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, and Micro-USB. The Lava P7+ packs a 2500mAh Li-Po battery. The smartphone measures 143.5×71.8×8.9mm.

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Lava P7+

Lava P7+

DISPLAY

5.00-inch

PROCESSOR

1.3GHz

FRONT CAMERA

5-megapixel

RESOLUTION

720×1280 pixels

RAM

1GB

OS

Android 6.0

STORAGE

8GB

REAR CAMERA

8-megapixel

BATTERY CAPACITY

2500mAh

See full Lava P7+ specifications
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    Lava P7 (Blue Black, 8GB) – OFFER
    Rs. 4,949
  • Amazon
    Lava P7 (Blue-Black)
    Rs. 4,999
  • Amazon
    Lava P7 (Pearl White, 8GB)
    Rs. 6,200
Tags: Lava, Mobiles, Android, Lava P7 Plus Specifications, Lava P7 Plus Price in India

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Best Phones Under Rs. 10000 [September 2016]

Best Phones Under Rs. 10000 [September 2016]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Xiaomi Redmi 3s is the top-rated phone under Rs. 10,000
  • The Asus ZenFone Max has great battery life
  • The LeEco Le 1s Eco is a good value for money buy

If you’re looking to buy a new phone, and don’t want to spend more than Rs. 10,000, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of our top picks among phones priced under Rs. 10,000, which have released within the last six months.

While last year’s Rs. 50,000 flagship phone will still have a good user experience a year later, in the sub-Rs. 10,000 segment, the phones use lower-end hardware and therefore get dated more quickly, especially thanks to how quickly the price of components tends to come down. While there were some good phones that launched more than six months ago, if you’re buying a phone in August, we’d suggest sticking to devices that released in this time frame.

Another point worth noting is that the list only looks at phones that have been reviewed by Gadgets 360, so some of Samsung’s offerings in this price segment that look good on paper have not made it to this list. Also note that we’re looking at the overall performance of a phone, not just one specific category, so there’s a bit of variation in what’s available. Read on to know what the best phones you can buy for under Rs. 10,000 are, presented in no specific order.

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  1. Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
    One of the more recent launches on the list, the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime is easily one of the top performers in its price range right now. We were particularly impressed with its battery life and performance, especially for the price.

    Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

    Rs. 8,999

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Good design
    • Easy to operate with one hand
    • Impressive battery life
    • Quick fingerprint recognition
    • Bad
    • Hybrid SIM slot
    • Gets a bit warm with camera use
    Read detailed Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime review
    BUY AT
    • Flipkart
      Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime (Gold, 32GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 8,999
    • Flipkart
      Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime (Dark Grey, 32GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 8,999
  2. Asus ZenFone Max (2016)
    The Asus ZenFone Max (2016) has excellent battery life and a pretty good camera as well. The phone doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor though, something that is now becoming the norm. The screen resolution is also pretty low for the size, but despite this, it’s a good value for money buy.

    Asus ZenFone Max (2016)

    Rs. 9999

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Great battery life
    • Decent performance
    • Android 6.0 preinstalled
    • Good camera
    • Bad
    • Low-resolution screen
    • No fingerprint sensor
    • ZenUI can be intrusive
    Read detailed Asus ZenFone Max (2016) review
  3. LeEco Le 1s Eco
    The LeEco Le 1s Eco is appealing for its design and performance, along with all the expected features such as a fingerprint reader and quick charging. On the flip side, the battery life is disappointing and the phone heats up. However, it also comes with free access to LeEco’s content services and 5TB storage, which tips the value scale in its favour.

    LeEco Le 1s Eco

    Rs. 10899

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Free content services and 5TB storage for a year
    • Metal body and good looks
    • Good performance
    • Fingerprint reader and quick charging
    • Bad
    • Heats up when in use
    • No microSD slot
    • Poor camera quality
    • Underwhelming battery life
    Read detailed LeEco Le 1s Eco review
  4. Coolpad Note 3 Plus
    Launched in May, the Coolpad Note 3 Plus has a good display and fingerprint sensor though one issue that you might face is the software of the phone – it can be a little confusing. If you’re willing to put up with that for good hardware though, this is a pretty good buy.

    Coolpad Note 3 Plus

    Rs. 8999

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Decent fingerprint sensor
    • Good screen
    • Good value for money
    • Bad
    • Poorly designed software
    • Slightly dull camera performance
    Read detailed Coolpad Note 3 Plus review
  5. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
    The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus heats up and the battery life is disappointing, but it has a good display and Dolby Atmos sound enhancement, so if you’re planning on watching a lot of movies on your phone, this will be a good pick if you don’t stray too far from a power bank.

    Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

    Rs. 7,999

    • Design

    • Display

    • Software

    • Performance

    • Battery life

    • Camera

    • Value for money

    • Good
    • Looks good
    • Good display
    • Dolby Atmos sound enhancement
    • Bad
    • Gets hot when in use
    • Poor battery life
    Read detailed Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus review
    BUY AT
    • Flipkart
      Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Dark Grey, 16GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 7,999
    • Flipkart
      Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Dark Grey, 16GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 8,499
    • Flipkart
      Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus (Gold, 16GB) – OFFER
      Rs. 8,499

(Also see: Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime vs. Asus Zenfone Max (2016) vs. Coolpad Note 3 Plus vs. Leeco Le 1s Eco)

Best phone under 10000

Phone Price in India Gadgets 360 rating
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Rs. 8,999 8/ 10
Asus ZenFone Max (2016) Rs. 8,999 7/ 10
LeEco Le 1s Eco Rs. 9,999 7/ 10
Coolpad Note 3 Plus Rs. 8,999 7/ 10
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Rs. 7,999 7/ 10

 

These are our picks for the best phones under Rs. 10,000. If you use any of these phones, please tell us about your experience via the comments. If not, what other phones under Rs. 10,000 would you recommend?

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Tags: Smartphones under Rs. 10000, Xiaomi Redmi, Asus Zenfone, Lenovo Vibe, LeEco, Coolpad Note 3

 

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