It is now the era of Made in India smartphones. After all, according to a report by Counterpoint Research, 3 out of 4 smartphones sold in India during the last quarter were manufactured in India.
Are you looking to treat yourself to a new smartphone this Republic Day? Why not add some patriotic fervor to your purchase by buying a purebred Indian smartphone? We bring you the best Made in India smartphones on Flipkart that tick all the right boxes when it comes the price and features, and will have you feeling proud thanks to their inherently India manufacturing too.
Swipe Elite Star for the utilitarian
The first in our list of top Made in India smartphones is the Swipe Elite Star. If you’re looking to buy your first feature phone replacement on a budget, or perhaps, even a secondary phone that you can use to manage your social media accounts, the Swipe Elite Star is sure to hit the mark. Priced at INR 3,333, the smartphone is among the lowest-priced 4G LTE-capable smartphones in India right now. It also offers 4G VoLTE (voice over LTE) support, which allows better and clearer voice calls and the ability to use voice and data at the same time. VoLTE routes voice traffic over 4G LTE networks that carriers use to transmit data, instead of the generally used 2G or 3G connections. This smartphone is also eligible for Jio’s Happy New Year Offer, which means you can get free voice calls, video calling, messaging and data access by using a Jio SIM!
In fact, many Flipkart customers, including Vinay Kumar, have been happily using this phone with a Jio SIM. “Better to buy this instead of JIO fi device which cost 2000, and can be used for internet only… I got this phone for [Rupees] 3333 and this is the cheapest 4g + Volte enabled phone in the market, its perfect secondary phone…”
What also matters is that it’s a Swipe smartphone, and therefore, is relatively easy to use. Perfect if you want to buy a simple phone, just like Flipkart customer Nula Russikant, who bought it for his father. He says, “He [my dad] is not much into gaming but is quiet recently an avid net surfer. This phone handles quite well some of the apps…”
For just INR 3,333, the Swipe Elite Star packs in value-for-money specs like a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, expandable to 32GB via a microSD card, and a 2,000 mAh battery.
Watch the unboxing video of the ‘Pocket Dynamite’ in Hindi by Data Dock here:
Check out the Swipe Elite Star here.
Xolo Era 1X for the shutterbug
Next up in the Flipkart Made in India smartphones list is a contender from Xolo. What makes the Era 1X (priced at INR 5,149) a strong player on our list? It’s the fact that its 5MP front camera is complimented by dual LED flash, which is a rare find on a phone of this price range. Thus, you can click great selfies and videos in low light too, which, if you’re looking to become the next selfie star in your locality, is probably just as important as the rear camera’s capabilities. Many Flipkart buyers who bought this phone were happy with this feature, including this customer, who says, “The front dual flash is an extra gift for Diwali.”
The primary 8MP camera is capable of taking good pictures too and works brilliantly in both low and bright light settings.
The Era 1X features a plastic body that is sturdy enough and comes with a matte-finish, removable back panel. The 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM makes the smartphone a fast and responsive phone: apps open quickly, and games and multi-tabbed web browsing doesn’t lead to creating any lag time whatsoever. The 2,500 mAh battery has no trouble getting through 14 hours of use.
This Flipkart customer sums up the best features of this phone with this review:
Get an initial impression of the Xolo Era 1x by watching DashTech’s review here:
Buy the Xolo Era 1X here.
Xolo Era 2X for the privacy-lover
The Xolo Era 2X is another device to watch out in out Made in India smartphones list. Behind the frame of this newly launched smartphone, priced at INR 7,199, are high stakes features that make it a premium device for your pocket. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display that’s sharp and bright. Its 1.2GHz MediaTek processor and 3GB of RAM ensure snappy performance. It has an 8MP rear and a 5MP front camera, 2,500 mAh battery and 16GB of internal storage with the ability to expand that to 32GB via a microSD card. Flipkart customer Tarun Nagesh is impressed by the under-the-hood specs of the Era 2X, and says, “[The phone is an] awesome product which you must buy now. Great processor with 3GB RAM and Android Marshmallow 6.0.”
The smartphone has a fingerprint scanner on the rear that can be used for authentication as well as serve some more functions such as tap to talk or capture a photo. In fact, the Era 2X is easily among the most affordable fingerprint scanner-toting smartphones that you can buy in India right now. And Flipkart customer Sunil reiterates this by saying, “There is no phone with such amazing features in this price.”
Take a look at the overview of the phone’s specs and get an idea of the camera performance in this video by Gogi.in:
See more about the Xolo Era 2X here.
Swipe Elite Max for the power user
Want a phone that doesn’t run out of juice for well over a day? Then the Swipe Elite Max is the best bet in our list of Made in India smartphones. The phone comes with a 3,000 mAh battery that does an admirable job of pushing through a full day of heavy usage. Whether you run on data the entire day or travel a lot, the Elite Max offers great battery power for a bargain price tag of just INR 9,999.
This Flipkart customer found himself very satisfied with the phone’s battery and says, “… Gr8 battery and Dash charging is amazing…”
With its 5.5-inch Full HD display, the smartphone steers away from the spell of compact smartphones with only basic features. The Elite Max runs on a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor, and is backed by 4 GB of RAM to ensure multi-functionality and minimum lag.
Flipkart customer Jagdish Dandgawhal is satisfied with the overall speed of this phone, and says, “This phone is one of the best phone in Indian mobile history. Great phone and great speed with 4 GB RAM with full HD…”
To help you capture those perfectly Instagram-able moments, the Elite Max packs in a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and an 8MP front fixed focus camera. There’s ample storage of 16 GB internally, in addition to 32 GB expandable memory.
Watch the unboxing of the sleek Swipe Elite Max by Intellect Digest here:
Buy the Swipe Elite Max here.
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