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The ReviewGist pick for the best Android under $150 is the Xolo Era 4K. This might not be easily available online though, so you our next best contender - the Moto E(4G) is what you should go for for the best droid under $150. Browse All Top Android Phone under $150 »

Xolo Era 4K

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Xolo Era 4K
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
Micromax Canvas Spark 3
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G
Micromax Yu Yunique
Xolo Era 4K
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
Micromax Canvas Spark 3
Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G
Micromax Yu Yunique
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2015
Apr 2016
Jun 2015
Sep 2015
Operating System
Android 5.1, Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop), v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) - only XT1527
Android 5.1
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) - only XT1527
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Digital Camera Resolution
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
2.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
1.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.0 inch
4.5 inch
5.5 inch
4.5 inch
4.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
2.0 MP
Processor Type
1GHz  quad-core, MediaTek MT6735, Quad-core 1.0 GHz
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - 3G model, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 - LTE model
1.3GHz  quad-core
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - 3G model, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 - LTE model
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
4000.0 mAh
2390.0 mAh
2500.0 mAh
2390.0 mAh
2000.0 mAh

  • The Xolo Era 4K has a rather amusing name, since it doesn't have a 4K screen, isn't the fourth Xolo Era, and apart from having four cores in its SoC, we can't see that anything about it has to do with either a 4 or a K. That aside, the phone is an interesting option for buyers looking for a budget phone. Rs. 6,499 gets you an inoffensive looking smartphone with dual-SIM support, 4G capability on either SIM, expandable storage, and a near-stock version of Android.


  • - The new Moto E is just as slick and smooth as many far more expensive phones.
    - Loading times can also be somewhat sluggish for those accustomed to higher-end phones, but you’re unlikely to find a faster phone at this price.
    - Fun, customisable design.
    - Used during calls, voices are clearly audible whether in an open space or indoors.


  • Motorola's new Moto E is a solid improvement over its predecessor, with plenty of features for a low price. But it's also easy to see where Motorola had to sacrifice quality to make it inexpensive.


  • The Moto E delivers in enough of the right areas to make it a fantastic option for a tight budget.


  • We have to keep in mind that a huge proportion of the potential market for the Canvas Spark 3 has not only never used a smartphone before, but might never have used any kind of computer. While it certainly is remarkable that we can now buy a device of this kind for less than Rs. 5,000, the reality is that there's a lot that this phone cannot do - and we don't mean just its weak performance. The messy software will not help anyone that it is targeted at, namely first-time users and those who aren't comfortable with English.


  • It's easy to forgive the Moto E's shortcomings as there simply isn't a better Android effort in the budget sector


  • - Basically, Motorola still hasn't figured out how to make good cameras for low-end smartphones.
    - The VGA front camera is even worse.
    - Great, functional design.
    - One area where the Moto E (Gen 2) 4G is far superior to its predecessor and its competition, for that matter, is its battery life.
    - The phone was able to play all our videos without any stutter or lags.


  • The Moto E delivers in enough of the right areas to make it a fantastic option for a tight budget.


  • - Night shots were even less defined, with too much motion blur.
    - The built-in speaker is loud but sound is quite distorted even at low volumes.
    - In some ways it's better - the styling has more personality and stock Android has its universal appeal.


  • - Low light photographs are quite bad.
    - Thanks to the 4.7-inch form factor, the phone fits easily in the hand and one handed operation is easy.
    - Unlike the Yu Yuphoria, the default onboard keypad was quite responsive.
    - All in all, a decent performer for an entry level phone.
    - The PC Mark for Android benchmark gave an on-screen time of 7 hours which is decent.
    - The Yu Yunique has rounded edges and the rear cover has a nice rubbery feel to it, which gives a good grip on the phone.


Top 5 android phone under $150:

  1. Xolo Era 4K
  2. Motorola Moto E (Gen 2)
  3. Micromax Canvas Spark 3
  4. Motorola Moto E (Gen 2) 4G
  5. Micromax Yu Yunique