Top 5 budget Android Lollipop phones
1. Android One
Karbonn Mobiles, one of the manufacturers of Android One phone, launched their Android One phone named as Sparkle V for the price tag of Rs.11,990 (8% discount as well). Although it runs kitkat 4.4.4 right now in Nepal, but Karbonn has already rolled out Lollipop update in India and other counties. So, we can expect it to have Lollipop in a week or so. As far the specs of Karbonn Android One is concerned, it boasts a 4.5 inch touchscreen, Quadcore processor, 4GB of storage with microSD card support, 1GB of RAM, 1750mah battery, 5 MP camera and a 2MP front camera.
2. Xolo One
Priced at Rs.11,500, Xolo one comes with Android Lollipop 5.0.2. Even though the Xolo One is not an Android One device, it possesses similar specifications as Android One devices expect Xolo one comes with 8GB of internal storage. Xolo One comes with a faux leather back which to some extend provides premium feel and has better build than Android One phones.
3. Moto E 2015
Motorola, last week announced their latest iteration of Moto E, known as Moto E 2015, and has some bumps in the specs. Last year’s Moto E didn’t WOW the audience because of the competition is given by the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei in terms of providing spectacular specs at a budget price tag, but this year’s Moto E 2015 looks promising with its bigger 4.5 inch screen, Quad core 64 bit processor and a bigger 2390 mAh battery.Learn more here: Moto E 2015 goes official for $150
4. Micromax Canvas Xpress
Micromax Canvas Xpress A99 comes with Android Lollipop 5.0 pre-loaded, which in fact is Micromax first phone to have lollipop version. It is available for purchase in Nepal for Rs. 12,815. Canvas Xpress a99 sports a 4. 5-inch IPS screen and is powered by the quad-core MediaTek MT6582 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz. In addition to this, it has 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card slot upto 32GB. On the back, the phone has a 5-megapixel auto focus camera with a LED flash and a 1950 mAh battery. On the front, there is a 0.3-megapixel camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It is a dual-SIM smartphone with 3G connectivity.
5. Moto G 1st gen
In a price sensitive market like Nepal, the MotoG first gen still appears to be quite the deal. The Moto G has a 4.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) display at 329 ppi with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Moto G is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226) ARM Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz with Adreno 305 GPU. The 2070 mAh lithium-ion battery offers great battery life too. The phone runs Android Lollipop 5.0.2 as of now. It is priced at Rs.16,000 for the 8GB model in Nepal.