These are exciting times for buyers, especially smartphone buyers. Why? Well, the number of choices you have right now, are perhaps the most that you ever had in the past, and it’s only getting better and better each day. More importantly, there are now ‘good’ phones in every category, no matter where you look: the budget, the mid-range or the premium segment. What more, you’re getting ‘premium’ phones at cheaper prices.
So, are you looking to buy a new phone? Here’s our buying guide for the month of September:
Best phone for less than Rs.5,000: InFocus M2 (Rs.4,999)
InFocus may be a new brand in India. Chances are many of you probably wouldn’t even have heard of it. This is one American company to look out for, as it’s dishing out one phone after another in the market ever since its debut in India. Most of these phones are budget phones, heck some of them are even good. But, the M2 really caught our attention and how. One is of course the price point: it’s very very affordable. Secondly, it’s the rear camera that really impressed us on this one. In fact it’s the cheapest ‘good’ camera phones out there in the market. Beyond that, yes, it’s a regular affair, but it will get the job done nevertheless. At under Rs.5,000 price point, the InFocus M2 is currently the best that there is.
Also consider: The Moto E (Gen 1) — Rs.4,999 — is old, but it’s still very useful especially at its price point. The most important aspect of it is that Motorola is a well known brand in India. Also stock and seamless Android experience can never get old. The Moto E (Gen 1) can rock Lollipop and that’s a good enough deal at its price.
Best phone for less than Rs.10,000: Lenovo K3 Note (Rs.9,999)