Have a certain budget but confused which phone to go for ? .. well start scrolling and find the one which fits your pocket as well as your needs. Best one to go for under 5k Karbonn Smart A50s ( Rs. 2699/- ) Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS Digital Secondary Camera 2 MP Primary Camera Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB 3.5-inch TFT LCD Capacitive Touchscreen Dual Standby SIM (GSM + GSM) 1.2 GHz MTK Dual Core Processor 2gb Internal Memory The competition was tough in the sub 5k range of mobile phones with other big named brands like Nokia and Lenovo with their very own best to offer the consumer under a strict budget. Among all I came to side with the A50s as it gives users the value for money experience , comes along with better internal memory and a bettery processor running on android Jelly Bean. Other phones to lookout for :- Nokia Asha 502 - At roughly 4,600 Rs, it is slightly on the higher side, but the trusted Nokia reliability, ability to run all apps, and Nokia Here Maps does make it a worthy contender. Lenovo A269i - For 3,600 Rs, it comes with 3g, though limited to Android 2.3. A worthy alternate if you are not looking at Karbonn as a brand. Best one to go for - 5-10k Moto-E ( Rs.6999 ) Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.2 GHz MSM8x10 Dual Core Processor Dual Standby SIM (GSM + GSM) 5 MP Primary Camera 4.3-inch Touchscreen We had a clear winner when it came to chosing the best one to go for under 10k. Motorola has gain enourmos popularity with the launch of the Moto-E. The stocks cleaned up in a flash just as soon as it was launched. With the reliable brand of Motorola , the phone has an excellent build quality considering its price. It runs on the latest Android KitKat and there are rumors that this cheap beast will also get the upgrade to the upcoming Android L showcased at Google's I/O held earlier this year. Other phones to look out for :- Nokia Lumia 630 - Running the 8.1 Windows OS, this makes for a good Dual SIM alternate. Windows OS has really matured with the 8.1 release, and at about 9,800 Rs, this makes for a good alternate. At this price point, Windows OS is definitely faster than other OS out there. Karbonn Titanium S5 - The largest touch screen of the group in question at 5 inches, this is a worthy alternate to those looking at a big screen phone. At 8,500 Rs it's definitely pricier than the Motorola, but you get that important extra real estate. Best one to go for - 10-15k Moto-G ( Rs 13999/- ) 16 GB Internal Memory Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) 5 MP Primary Camera and 1.3 MP Secondary Camera 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core Processor and 1 GB RAM HD Recording Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 4.5-inch HD Display Yet again we had another Motorola shine in the league of cell phones under the 15k range. The Moto-G was launched before the Motorola - E and did gain more or about the same amount of popularity as the Moto - E. The build quality is awesome , looks quite sturdy and packs in all the features like latest Android , quad core processor and HD recording enabled .. everything one would want by spending approx 12-13k. Other phones to look out for :- Sony Xperia L - At nearly the same price point you get an 8MP Camera and a slightly smaller screen. So if you are a photography enthusiast, this might be a worthy alternate. Although it's Android 4.1 till now only. Sony Xperia C - Nearly the same as the L, however comes with a bigger screen at 5 inches. Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo - At just under 15k, the Galaxy Grand Neo makes for another decent phone in the segment. However take our word, go for the MotoG Best one to go for - 15-20k Samsung Galaxy S3 ( Rs.19890 ) 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED Display Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS High Energy Efficient 1.4 GHz Quad Core Processor HD Video Playback 8 MP Primary Camera The Samsung Galaxy S3 might be an old release with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 already in the market but if you are looking to get a phone between the 15-20k mark , it sill is the best choice. With the launch price of the phone being 30k + the Samsung Galaxy S3 was one of the premium phones in the Galaxy line up of phones from Samsung. It is bang for the amount spend. The phone boasts of some quality features like a 1.4ghz quad core processor , a good vivid 4.8'' of HD super amoled screen and the reliable name of Samsung. Though the build quality falls behind that of the Nokia Lumia 1320 and 720 , the S3 wins on performance and value for money at this point of time. Other phones to look out for :- Nokia Lumia 1320 - With a 6 inch screen and the latest 8.1 Windows OS, this is for those looking for that 'Giant Screen' experience. However the lack of 3rd party players spoil the multimedia fun. 17,400 Rs. Nokia Lumia 720 - One of the best looking Lumia phones out there, it comes with Wireless charging, a snappy camera and a compact design. 16,900 Rs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini - Does take after it's bigger sibling, however does get limited on several fronts. A compact offering for those looking for something different. 16,800 Rs Best one to go for - 20-25k Moto - X ( Rs 23999/- ) Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 10 MP Quick Capture Gesture Primary Camera 1.7 GHz Dual Core Krait CPU 16 GB Internal Memory 4.7-inch AMOLED Touchscreen with Active Display Touchless Control: OK Google Now Miracast Wireless Display Moto X Respond to Voice Water-repellent Coating Looks like Motorola is on a spree of launching value for money cell phones in every budget range. Yet again for people with a budget of 20-25k , Motorola wins the race leaving behind its competitors like the Google Nexus 4. The device runs on Android KitKat and packs a 1.7ghz of dual core krait processor. Its the top model from Motorola currently in the Indian scene. The device also features a water proofing coating on it , but I dont think its fully water proof. The build quality is just excellent and its one of those devices which you wont regret buying. Other phones to look out for :- Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom - For the photography enthusiast. Though the bulge can be cumbersome to handle. 23,800 Rs. Google Nexus 4 - Still a worthy phone though being superseded by the Nexus 5. 24,000 Rs. Nokia Lumia 925 - The current Nokia Flagship. Great build quality and camera. 24,000 Rs. Best one to go for - 25-30k LG Optimus G2 ( Rs 29759/- ) Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) OS 5.2-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Full HD Recording 13 MP Primary Camera 2.1 MP Secondary Camera 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core Processor Looks like this list is going to have atleast one phone from all of the leading mobile phone manufactures. This time is the device from LG the Optimus G2 which I think to be best in the budget range. Though the phone comes with the 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android OS which is predecessor to the KitKat Android OS , the phone wins because of its 2.26ghz qualcomm snapdragon processor and sturdy build quality. The phone is quite popular with the consumers these days afaik as I tend to see one or two of these devices any where I found some crowd. It has big yet not too huge 5.25'' of capacitive touchscreen , IPS HD display and by the looks and feel seems to be quite durable. Other phones to look out for :- Sony Xperia Z - The new Xperia Z line has been impressive with features like glass body and full water protection It has a pretty decent camera and the Xperia UI which has some quite cool looks. 27,499Rs. HTC Desire 816 - This phone packs in a 5mp secondary and a 13mp primary camera. Good for those people who love taking selfies and also likes to capture things around them. Battery is not so good and drains out quick. 25,799Rs. Samsung Galaxy S4 - This device does packs in some good features but fail to impress the market as much as the Galaxy S3 did. The phone was over priced at the time of launch and still we think its 0 value for money at the moment. 29,400Rs. Best one to go for - 30-35k Google Nexus 5 (32gb ) (Rs 32630) Built-in Wireless Charging 4.95-inch Full HD IPS Touchscreen Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 2 GB RAM 8 MP Primary Camera 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor 32 GB Internal Storage Among phones with a premium pricing on them the Google Nexus 5 leads other in its league. Rumored to be the last device in Google's Nexus range of cell phones , the Nexus 5 packs in 2gb of ram with a 2.3ghz snapdragon processor. The screen on this device is a 4.95' full HD IPS touchscreen. The build quality is quite good as same as the other phones from the Nexus range. It also has an Adreno 330 gpu which provides smooth gaming experience. Google has also guranteed the device to receive updates to its latest Android upcoming in the next 18 months. The camera is not so good as compared to other devices in the range but then again it does gives you the latest android and chipset , also the name of Google. Other phones to look out for :- LG G Pro - A 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS Screen and a battery capacity of 3410 mAh makes this phone worth to go for. Though other features on this device is limited. It has some impressive looks and the build quality is fairly average afaik. 31,499Rs Sony Xperia Z1 - A good 20.7mp camera and a quadcore 2.2ghz processor brings this device in the list for other phones one should try out atleast once before getting their hands on what is described as the best in the range. The Z1 is the successor to the Xperia Z and has many improvements over the Z. 35,799Rs. Samsung Galaxy S5 - The latest device in the Galaxy S range and yet again Samsung did fail to impress the users. Same design pattern with just a bit of technical upgrade and a good upgrade on the pricing. The S5 even being the flagship device of Samsung lacks what it needs to catch the users eye. 34,909Rs. Apple iPhone 5c - The Apple device with some gorgeous color options and a plastic body. The 5c was introduced to the users who are on a tight budget but still want to experience iOS. Though it was not even close to being considered cheap in the Indian market. 34,300Rs. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To conclude ,these were the devices one should look for in his appropriate budgets according to what I found out after researching a bit. Others may have different opinions and they are welcome to share what they think should have been there instead of one these phones highlighted in the article. As the cell phone market in India is huge and there are more and more devices coming into the market , the prices could differ.