With the little-known Ringing Bells announcing the launch of Freedom 251 with a 4-inch display, there have been talks in tech circles about the credibility of the product and company. The prime issue here is how a new business whose domain name was registered just ten days back manage to sell smartphones at a rock bottom price of Rs. 291.
In this article, we will throw light on the best 4-inch display smartphones available on the market manufactured by reputed companies.
1. Apple iPhone 5s
Apple iPhone 5S features a fingerprint-resistant retina (1136 x 640) display with a maximum brightness of 500cd/m2. Powered by a dual-core A7 Chip processor paired with M7 motion coprocessor, the iPhone 5S comes with 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a 1560mAh battery.
However, you cannot expand the internal storage using SD card like other similar smartphones. With a weight of 112 grams and thickness of 7.6mm, the phone includes a Single Nano SIM slot. Priced at Rs. 22000, Apple iPhone 5S will be useful for professionals.
2. Microsoft Lumia 435
If you are bored with Android, you can try Microsoft Lumia 435 which has Windows Phone 8.1 bundled with it. The phone offers a WVGA LCD (800 x 480) display with features such as color boosting, tactile feedback and multipoint-touch.
Powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, Lumia 435 includes 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), 2MP primary camera and a 0.3MP front-facing camera.
Additionally, you will be able to interact with your friends via Skype and store photos and videos on OneDrive out-of-the-box. With a thickness of 11.7mm, which is comparatively high for a 4-inch device, the 1560 mAh battery is capable of delivering 504 hours of standby time.
3. Lava Iris X1 Atom S
Lava Iris X1 Atom S features 1 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB), 5 MP Primary Camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera, and a 1400mAh battery. The device is loaded with Android KitKat and will have the pure stock interface.
Moreover, the phone comes with support for LED Flash, HDR, and Panorama for the rear camera. Even though Lava Iris X1 Atom S may not be suitable for gamers due to less memory, the phone will serve the purpose for entry level users and senior citizens.
4. Lenovo A1000
Powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor, Lenovo A1000 features 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB), 5MP Primary Camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera in addition to a 2050mAh battery. The camera includes LED flash with support for fixed focus and video chatting including a gravitational sensor.
Moreover, Lenovo has bundled several apps such as SHAREit, CLONEit, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Evernote, Guvera Music, YouTube among others. Priced at an affordable Rs. 3999, the device is loaded with Android v5 Lollipop.
5. Intex Aqua 3G Neo
Intex Aqua 3G Neo offers a 1.2GHz quad-core processor loaded with Android KitKat, 512MB RAM, 1.52GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB), 2MP primary camera including 0.3MP front-facing camera. The handset includes a 1500mAH battery, which is capable of offering 180 hours of standby time.
With a weight of 104 grams, Intex Aqua 3G Neo is handy to carry and will be useful for beginners. Moreover, the phone is quite affordable since the device is priced below Rs. 4000.
The smartphones mentioned above are reliable and can be serviced at their service centers across India. Moreover, the brands can be trusted because of the continued manufacturing of devices from time to time.
You can also consider Xolo A500S IPS, but the phone is not currently available widely. Also, brands such as Micromax and Swipe also manufacture quality smartphones, but they have migrated to bigger display device segments.