While opting for a budget Android phone under 8,000 INR most of the manufacturers will offer you similar spec sheet and similar performance. The only conspicuous difference you could opt for is display of your smartphone. Inline Plain Switching or IPS LCD displays are those displays which offer extremely wide viewing angles and are brighter compared to conventional Twisted Nematic (TN) TFT LCD displays. (popularly known as TFT LCD)

To know more about the technical details about how this is achieved you can read our gadget tech article on various types of displays. For those looking for an IPS LCD panel in budget price segment, here is a list of devices you can choose from!

IPXolo A500S IPS

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Xolo launched Xolo A500S last year and the stylish value for money device garnered enough attention for Xolo to release two more variants of the phone Xolo A500L and Xolo A500S IPS. The Xolo A500S IPS comes with a 4 inch IPS LCD display with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution and is powered by 1.3 GHz Dual core processor backed by 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.

You will get a 5 MP AF camera supported by LED flash and a VGA front facing camera for video recording. The battery capacity is 1400 mAh. You can read complete details about hardware and performance in our Xolo A500S Full Review. Another highlight about this phone is its availability in 5 colors. The phone is available on Flipkart for Rs. 6,666.

Key Specs

Model Xolo A500S IPS
Display 4 inches WVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz dual core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4GB, expandable by up to 32GB
OS Android v4.2
Cameras 5 MP/0.3 MP
Battery 1400mAh
Price 6,666 INR

iBall Andi 4.5 – K6

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The iBall Andi 4.5 – k6 also comes with a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display with qHD resolution which is the most you can expect at this price range. The phone is also among the rare few dual core phones which will offer you 1 GB RAM for efficient multi tasking. The processor employed is 1.3 GHz dual core processor based on cortex A7 architecture. The internal storage is 4 GB and is expandable via MicroSD support.

The 8 MP/ VGA camera combination is also above average in this price range. The battery capacity is 1600 mAh which is average and on the software front, it flaunts Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system. You can buy iBall Andi 4.5 – K6 from Snapdeal for Rs. 7,345.

Key Specs

Model iBall Andi 4.5 – k6
Display 4.5 inches, qHD
Processor 1.3GHz dual core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4GB, expandable by up to 32GB
OS Android v4.2
Cameras 8 MP/0.3 MP
Battery 1600mAh
Price 7,345 INR

Nokia Lumia 520

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Nokia Lumia 520 is the best selling Lumia phone worldwide and the phone based on Windows Phone operating system sports a 4 inch IPS LCD display with 480 X 800 pixel resolution. The phone is powered by 1 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm MSM8227 processor backed by 512 MB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU.

The 5 MP camera at the back is capable of HD video recording at 30fps and has a 1/ 4 inch sensor. The 1430 mAh li ion battery will provide you with ample battery backup. Since the phone is based on Windows Phone OS, it is more stable and lag free compared to Android counterparts with same spec sheet. The Nokia Lumia 520 is available for Rs. 7,902 on Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Nokia Lumia 520
Display 4 Inch, WVGA
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Extendable
OS Windows Phone 8
Cameras 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 7,902

Intex Aqua i4+

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Apart from providing you with an IPS LCD display, Intex Aqua i4+ will also offer a large sized 5 inch display, which seems to be a popular choice globally. The display resolution is FWVGA 854 X540. The processor employed is a 1.2 GHz Dual core processor backed by 512 MB of RAM. 4GB of onboard storage can be further extended to 32 GB using MicroSD.

The primary auto focus 8 MP camera is supported by LED flash for low light photography. A secondary 1.3 MP camera is also present at the front for video calling. The phone comes with a 2000 mAh battery which will give 6 hours of talk time. You can buy Intex Aqua i4+ (Quick Review) from Indiatimes Shopping for Rs. 7,499.

Key Specs

Model Intex Aqua i4+
Display 5 Inch, FWVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Extendable
OS Android 4.2 Jelly bean
Cameras 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 7,499

Xolo A600

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Xolo A600 (Quick Review) bears standard budget Android phone chipset with an above average display, all packed in an attractive body design. This phone comes with a 4.5 Inch Display with 960 x 540 qHD pixel resolution and is powered by 1.3 GHz dual core processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage with MicroSD support.

The Primary auto focus camera is of 5 MP and supports horizontal panorama mode. A VGA front camera is also present for video calling. The battery capacity of 1900 mAh will give you up to 22 hours of talk time on 2G. The phone runs on Android Jelly bean operating system and supports Dual SIM functionality. You can buy Xolo A600 phone from Amazon.in for Rs. 7,400.

Key Specs

Model XOLO A600
Display 4.5 inches, qHD
Processor 1.3GHz dual core
RAM 512MB
Internal Storage 4GB, expandable by up to 32GB
OS Android v4.2
Cameras 5MP/0.3MP
Battery 1900mAh
Price 7,400 INR

Some Other Phones with IPS Display Under 10,000 INR

Phone Specifications Order

Processor, RAM, Internal Storage, Camera, Display, Battery, Dual or Single SIM, Android Version

Xolo Q700 Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 1 GB, 4 GB, 5MP/ VGA, 4.5 Inch qHD, 2400 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.1

Price = ~9,000 INR

Micromax A92 Canvas Lite Quick Review | Full Review | News

1 GHz Dual Core, 512 MB, 4 GB, 5MB/ VGA, 5 Inch WVGA, 2000 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.1

Price = ~8,450 INR

Panasonic T11 Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 1 GB, 4 GB, 5 MP/ VGA, 4 Inch WVGA, 2100 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.1

Price = ~8,000 INR

6 COMMENTS


    • In Android ecosystem Android 4.4.2 Kitkat is the latest and ‘best’. for budget devices Windows Phone 8 works smoothly as well.


  1. What is difference and similarities between Android and windows 8 operating system?.Who will be better?


  2. In budget phones with low end hardware, windows phone OS works better. But you get lesser apps and wont get any Google service like Google Maps, hangout, Gtalk, etc

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