India has always been a huge market for smartphone manufacturers and several global brands like Nokia, Samsung, Xiaomi, Motorola, have reaped huge profits here.
Domestic manufacturers are by and large struggling to hold their turf against Chinese players, but we still come across some interesting attempts every now and then. If you are looking forward to buying a Swadeshi phone with an Indian brand label, here are the best alternatives you could consider.
Note: Indian brands are really struggling in light of the increasing competition from Chinese players. Most of these players are now focused on making entry-grade phones targeting Tier-1 and Tier-2 cities. There simply aren’t many (or any?) Indian brand options available as of today.
Flipkart Billion Capture+
The latest entry to the best Indian branded smartphone is the Billion Capture+. The Make in India smartphone is the offering of the e-commerce website, Flipkart.
The Billion Capture+ is a camera-centric device that includes two 13MP cameras on the rear and is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage space. The phone flaunts a 5.5-inch Full HD and retails in India at a starting price of Rs. 10,999.
Smartron is the only Indian smartphone brand that designs its phones in India. The company draws its inspiration from the iconic Indian batsman Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, who is also the brand ambassador. Smartron srt.phone is a sturdily built smartphone with solid internals and Stock Android OS with promised updates.
Talking about the chipset the phone has 1.44GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The Smartron srt.phone packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies – all this at just Rs. 12,999.
Micromax Canvas Infinity
As of now, it looks like Micromax is the only Indian brand working its way up to regain the lost ground. In a fresh attempt to get noticed, Micromax launched Canvas Infinity, the first phone under 10K to flaunt an 18:9 displays with extremely narrow bezels surrounding it (Aka full-vision).
The phone isn’t a spec-monster but still, it’s one of the best-looking budget phones under 10,000 INR.
Micromax Dual 5
Micromax is the Indian company that needs no introduction. The manufacturer is known to rebrand phones from other Chinese OEMs, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The Micromax Dual 5 has been designed to cater to the needs of the ever-increasing smartphone photography enthusiasts. The phone can capture impressive photographs using the 13MP dual-rear camera system. The use of extra sensor helps increase the color vibrancy, depth and focus that in turn helps in improving image quality. The product is priced in India at Rs 24,999/-.
Creo Mark 1
Make your mark on Creo Mark 1. The phone was launched in India last year, and the phone is apt for people who love extra screen real estate. Inside its big body, the phone holds a fast chipset, expandable memory, and adequate 3GB RAM. Apart from this, the phone runs on Fuel OS which means that every month your Mark 1 will get refuelled with Fuel OS that brings an exciting new features. The product is priced at just under 20,000/-.
The next in segment we have the Hyve phone. This budget smartphone is powered by a deca-core chipset and is one of the rare few Indian brands with Google certified stock Android software on board. It also promises decent camera and battery life. Other features include a fingerprint scanner and 2.5D Arc Glass curved display. After a few price cuts, the handset is now available for Rs. 9,729/-.
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The lava Z25 augurs well for selfie lovers. The promises to deliver on low light selfies and group selfies. The phone also features a decent primary camera – a 13MP with Sony sensor and F2.0 aperture optics. Other highlights of Lava Z25 include its premium design and the inclusion of security feature like a fingerprint scanner.
Lyf Water 6
The Reliance Lyf Water 6 is a budget-friendly Android device that offers good performance and decent features. The Lyf Water 6 packs a 5-inch IPS LCD display. It has an HD resolution (720 x 1,280 pixels) and retains pixel density of 256 PPI. The device is equipped with a 13MP primary camera with a LED flash and autofocus facility.
Yu Yureka Black
With impressive features, such as a 13 MP Sony IMX 258 rear camera, 3000 mAh battery, a powerful processor, and 4 GB of RAM, the Yureka Black poses with an alluring spec-sheet.
The Yu Yureka Black is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and operates on Android Marshmallow. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Yu Yureka Black packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.