We’re seeing the 4G connectivity finally in several places, even if it is from one major network provided, and with that, the smartphones supporting 4G are also storming into the market. There are many budget phones which are supporting 4G LTE and here are two of the cheapest smartphones which support 4G LTE in India.
Phicomm Energy 653 was released in India recently which got the title of the cheapest 4G LTE supporting smartphone, with the launch of Lenovo A2010 the cheapest 4G LTE smartphone title has been transferred. If you are looking to buy a 4G LTE enabled budget smartphone, then check out the comparison of the two cheapest smartphones in the market.
|Features||Lenovo A2010||Phicomm Energy 653|
|Display||4.5-inch HD IPS Display with 720×1280 pixels Resolution||5-inch FWVGA IPS Display with 720×1280 pixels Resolution|
|Processor||1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735M Quad Core Processor||1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210|
|Camera||5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front facing camera||8MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front facing camera|
|OS||Android 5.1||Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Expect 5.0|
|Battery||2000 mAh removable battery||2300 mAh removable battery|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11, FM radio and Bluetooth||4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 and Bluetooth along with Micro-USB|
|Price||Rs. 4,990||Rs. 4,999|
The Phicomm Energy 653 has a bigger display with 5-inch display in comparison to 4.5-inch display of the Lenovo A2010. Both the devices come with similar resolution displays of 720×1280 pixels resolution. Both the displays are similar is clarity and viewing angles, it is just the matter of display size which needs to be kept in mind before deciding.
The Lenovo A2010 is powered by a 1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735M Quad-core processor in comparison to the 1.1GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor in the Phicomm Energy 653. The Snapdragon 210 is said to be better in comparison to the MediaTek MT6735M and also the clocking speed is at 1.1GHz for the Energy 653 in comparison to 1.0 GHz in the Lenovo A2010, which is quite marginal.
The Phicomm Energy sports a 8MP rear camera with LED flash in comparison to the 5MP rear camera with Led flash in the A2010. The front cameras in both the devices are a similar 2MP shooters. The Energy 653 wins over the A2010 in the camera aspect.
Both the devices come with Android Lollipop Lollipop 5.1 with their own skin over it, it is up to the user to decide which skin they will prefer as the functionality in both the devices is the same.
In this segment as well the Phicomm wins with a bigger capacity battery of 2300mAh in comparison to the 2000 mAh battery in the Lenovo A2010. The Phicomm Energy 653 has higher battery capacity and smaller display which will help in giving it more battery life in comparison to the A2010.
Both the devices are priced more or less at the same price range. Lenovo has cleverly priced its A2010 at Rs. 4990 which is just nine rupees lesser than the Phicomm Energy 653 giving it the tag of the cheapest 4G LTE enabled smartphone.
The Phicomm Energy 653 wins in all segments in comparison to the Lenovo A2010 on paper, and in reality too the device is neatly built and the display resolution is neat and crisp with good viewing angles. The only factor which should be considered is the display size, if you feel that 5-inch display is too big for you, then go for the 4.5-inch Lenovo A2010. So if you are looking for a budget friendly 4G LTE enabled smartphone, then Phicomm Energy 653 is the one I would suggest any day.