Despite launching Android Lollipop last year, many smartphones are yet to be updated to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. It’s largely the flagships that run on Lollipop out-of-the-box, but that’s not to say that buyers on tight budget can’t enjoy the latest Android version. In a budget of Rs 5,000, here are five smartphones you can choose from that run on Android Lollipop. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge get January 2019 Android Security Patch
Motorola’s first-generation Moto E is surely one of the smartphones you must consider in the sub-Rs 5,000 price segment. The company had launched the smartphone last year for Rs 6,999, but the price has now dropped to Rs 4,999. Also Read - Flipkart Budget Days: Offers on Micromax Canvas Infinity, Sony Xperia R1 Dual, YU Ace and more
Talking about the specifications, Moto E (2014) features a 4-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It also features a 5-megapixel rear camera, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 1,980mAh non-removable battery.
Spice’s Dream UNO H is one of the Android One smartphones launched last year. It was priced at Rs 6,499 at the time of launch, but has since seen its price drop to Rs 4,999.
It is essentially the same as the Spice Dream Uno, albeit with the added support for Hindi language. As for specifications, it sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM.
It also features 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front facing camera, and 1,700mAh battery.
Micromax launched the ultra-affordable Android Lollipop-totting Canvas Spark earlier this year, priced at Rs 4,999. The smartphone is available on Snapdeal via a flash sale model.As far as the specifications are concerned, the Canvas Spark sports a 4.7-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6582 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone also features 8GB internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel selfie camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. Connectivity options include, dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
ZTE launched the Blade Qlux last month, and still holds the crown of the most affordable LTE-capable smartphone in India. It carries a price tag of Rs 4,999.
The Blade Qlux sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×400 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MTK6732M quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It includes 8GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.
It also features an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, FM Radio, and a 2,200mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Karbonn Sparkle V
This is another Android One smartphone that was launched last year. The Sparkle V was launched for Rs 6,399 exclusively on Snapdeal, but has seen its price drop to Rs 4,976.
It features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) display, quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded using a microSD card.
Also included are 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1,700mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.