Two new budget phones launched in India: Lava X3 and Samsung Galaxy M04


Budget phones under ₹10,000 are mostly flooded with Chinese phones from the likes of Redmi, Infinix, realme and POCO so it is nice to see some phones that aren’t from those companies. Samsung Galaxy line has quite a few phones under ₹10000 and the Indian company Lava is also increasing its portfolio.

Samsung launched its M04 on December 17 and is now available to purchase. Lava has also launched its new budget phone X3 (4G) which will be available on December 19th.

Lava X3

The Lava X3 (2022) comes pre-installed with Android 12 (Go edition). A 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate is available on the smartphone.

The MediaTek Helio A22 SoC and 3GB of RAM will be powering the Lava X3 (2022).

The phone only comes with 32GB of internal storage, but it also features a microSD card slot that can hold up to 512GB of additional storage.

The brand’s most recent smartphone has two rear cameras, one with an 8-megapixel primary lens and the other with a VGA sensor. An LED flash is also housed within the camera module. In the middle of the phone, in a teardrop-shaped notch, is a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

Additionally, the Lava X3 (2022) has a 3.5mm headphone connector. The Lava X3 (2022) has a 4000mAh battery and a USB Type-C connection that enables 10W charging.
On the back is a fingerprint sensor, and face unlock is supported.

Also read: Budget 5G phone from Lava: Blaze 5G

Lava X3 compared to other budget phones

There aren’t a lot of phones with prices below 7000. A few noteworthy ones are the Redmi 9A, Infinix Smart and Realme C11, but these have one thing in common – missing fingerprint sensor.

Lava X3 has a fingerprint sensor but apart from that, most of the things are pretty common specs-wise. Comparing the processor, Lava hasn’t done anything new as the Helios G25 and Helios A22 are the top choices in this category. Although, it has 3GB RAM which is better than 2GB RAM in Redmi 9A or realme C11.

Lava X3 has a 4000 mAh battery which is lower, although not in a meaningful way, comparatively.

In short, Lava X3 is a good enough phone which is very much comparable to other more dominant phones in this price range.

All three colour options of the Lava X3 (2022), which has 32GB of internal storage and 3 GB of RAM, are priced at Rs 6,999. Beginning December 20 at 12 PM, pre-orders for the smartphone will be accepted on

According to the firm, customers who pre-order the Lava X3 (2022) from Amazon will also receive a free Lava ProBuds N11 in-ear Bluetooth neckband, valued at Rs 2,999.

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Samsung Galaxy M04

With so many Galaxy phones, it has hard to keep up with all the M’s, A’s and J’s. The latest entry to the M series is the Galaxy M04 which is now available in India.

Shadow Blue and Sea Glass Green colour variants are up for purchase on the Samsung India website and Amazon.

Samsung Galaxy M04 has an HD+ (720 x 1,600 pixels) 6.5-inch display and runs Android 12 with One UI 4.1 on top. It is driven by a 4GB RAM/MediaTek Helio P35 SoC combination. With the help of free storage, the RAM Plus feature enables memory extension of up to 8GB.

A 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor are both on the back of the Samsung Galaxy M04. A 5-megapixel selfie camera is located on the front of the device. It has 128GB of inbuilt storage, which can be increased with a microSD card to 1 TB.

The Galaxy M04 offers 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth v5, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, and Galileo, as well as a USB Type-C connection and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connectivity. An accelerometer, light sensor, and proximity sensor are among the sensors on board.

Samsung Galaxy M04 price, availability and offers

The Samsung Galaxy M04 is available for purchase for Rs. 9,499 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage and Rs. 10,499 for the top-of-the-line model with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone is available for purchase on Amazon and the Samsung India website in the colour selections Sea Glass Green and Shadow Blue.

For consumers who use SBI bank cards or EMI transactions to make their purchases, an immediate discount of Rs. 1,000 is offered on the Samsung Galaxy M04.

With the Amazon Pay ICICI credit card, Amazon is offering free EMIs for up to six months, as well as an Rs. 250 coupon-based discount. Additionally, a maximum exchange offer of Rs. 9,000 is available.

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