The Latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system isn’t exactly new as its been quite some time since Google announced it. The new Android brings with it several interesting features like transparent status bar, immersive mode, cloud Printer support, New Dialer app and most importantly, performance improvement. The good thing is, that now you can buy yourself an Android KitKat smartphone in every price range in India. Here is a list of KitKat phones you can buy below 8,000 INR.

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Moto E

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Moto E (Full Review)started the KitKat revolution for budget devices in India and finds a place at the top in our list. The phone brings Motorola branding, Snapdragon 200 dual core Chipset aided by 1 GB RAM, 4.3 Inch qHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 all for a price of Rs. 6,999 INR.

The phone has been selling like hot cakes and has rarely been in stock for the past few weeks. Due to availability issues many users were forced to consider other options. However, now the stock situation seems more stable and you can buy the phone from Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Moto E
Display 4.3 Inch , qHD
Processor 1.2 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 200
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 5 MP, no front camera
Battery 1980 mAh
Price 6,999 INR

Micromax Unite 2

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Micromax Unite 2 (Full Review)was the first Moto E challenger followed by several other KitKat smartphones from Micromax. The Unite 2 features 1.3 GHz MT6582 quad core with 4.7 inch display and reasonably good 5 MP rear camera. The battery capacity is also decent enough at 2000 mAh.

Only catch here is the 2 point Multi touch display. The smartphone provides a decent enough user experience at this price range and is now readily available in several colors for approx 7,000 INR.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Unite 2
Display 4.7 inch, 480×800
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expendable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,000 mAh
Price Rs 6,999

Lava Iris X1

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Another Moto E challenger which, in fact, surfaced prior to Moto E launch in India. The Lava Iris X1 is slowly and steadily gaining pace after the IIFA endorsement and offers great value for money. The phone is powered by  Broadcom Quad core clocked at 1.2 GHz and backed by 1 GB RAM. The phone also supports USB OTG Connectivity unlike Moto E and Unite 2. Imaging hardware includes an 8 MP primary shooter and a 2 MP front camera for video calling.

The Lava Iris X1 is definitely a tough contender and all round performer. The phone ships with Android 4.4.2 and is available for Rs. 7,999 INR.

Key Specs

Model Lava Iris X1
Display 4.7 inch, 480×854
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expendable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 1800 mAh
Price Rs 6,999

Xolo Q600s

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The Xolo Q600s arrived later than the rest and is a worthy Moto E challenger from the Xolo Camp. The phone sports qHD 960 x 540 resolution on a 4.5 inch display along with features like OTG support. under the hood, Broadcom 1.2 GHz quad core chipset backed by 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage fuels Android KitKat 4.4.2 on the device.

Battery capacity is also decent enough at 2000 mAh. All this packed in a 7.9 mm thin body weighing only 115 grams. You can buy Xolo Q600s from Snapdeal for approx 7,500 INR. For better insight hop to our Xolo Q600s Quick Review

Key Specs

Model Xolo Q600s
Display 4.5 inch, 960 x 540
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expendable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1800 mAh
Price Rs 6,999

Micromax Canvas Engage

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After Unite 2, Micromax also announced a low cost alternative dubbed as Canvas Engage priced at only 6,199 INR. For the competitive price tag, the phone features 1.2 GHz Quad core chipset backed by 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. The display is only 4 inches in size and sports a very usable 480 x 800 pixel resolution.

Imaging hardware includes a 5 MP/ VGA rear – front camera combination for basic photography. All Hardware is powered by a 1500 mAh battery, which will last for up to 5.5 hours of 2G talk time. For further details read Micromax Canvas Engage Quick Review.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas Engage
Display 4 inch, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expendable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1500 mAh
Price 6,199 INR

Micromax Canvas A105 Entice

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If you are fond of large Display size and are looking for a 5 inch display Android 4.4 KitKat fueled smartphone, Micromax Canvas A105 Entice seems to be your only option as of now. The 5 inch display also features WVGA 800 X 480 pixel resolution like other 2 Micromax phones in this list.

The phone is powered by a Broadcom SoC with 4 cores clocked at 1.2 Ghz and Videocore GPU. The RAM capacity is only 512 MB and internal storage is standard 4 GB. Imaging hardware includes 5 MP rear camera coupled with a VGA shooter at the front. It’s a high display size alternative to Canvas Engage for some extra bucks.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas Entive
Display 5 inch, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expendable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1900 mAh
Price 6,999 INR

Xolo Q1000 Opus

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Xolo Q1000 Opus (Quick Review) was initially launched in the vicinity of 10,000 INR with Android Jelly bean, but has now tasted the KitKat flavor. Initial KitKat update was buggy and started an uproar across Android forums but Xolo acted promptly to deliver fixes which have worked well.

The Xolo Q1000 Opus comes with 5 inch display and FWVGA 854 X 480 pixel resolution. The RAM capacity is 1 GB and internal storage is 4 GB, which you can further extend by another 32 GB using MicroSD support. You can buy Xolo Q1000 Opus for Rs. 7,760 on Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Q1000 Opus
Display 5 inch, WVGA
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expendable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 2000 mAh
Price 7,760INR

Celkon Campus A35K

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Campus A35K is the cheapest Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone available in India as of now and looks like it’s going to retain that title for a while. Celkon has provided with bare entry level spec sheet and served it with Android KitKat for first time buyers looking for basic Android functionality.

The Phone will exclusively retail on Snapdeal for Rs. 2,999. Hardware includes 3.5 inch HVGA IPS LCD display, 1 GHz Single Core CPU with 256 MB RAM and 512 MB storage, 2 MP/ VGA rear-front camera and a 1400 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Celkon Campus A35K
Display 3.5 Inch , HVGA
Processor 1 GHz Single Core
RAM 256 MB
Internal Storage 512 MB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 3.2 MP/ VGA
Battery 1400 mAh
Price 2,999 INR

Conclusion

Android KitKat is more than 6 month old now and its about time that manufacturers start offering KitKat on all budget Android devices. Android KitKat has been optimized to work better on budget Android hardware to reduce Android fragmentation problem and to compete with other Operating systems like FireFox OS and Windows Phone 8.1 which claim to work better on low system resources. We will see many more devices below 10,000 INR with Android KitKat onboard, for now these are your options.

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