Best Refurbished Phones Under Rs.5,000 (Renewed & Certified )

by | Oct 10, 2019

With the smartphone market booming in the country like there is no tomorrow, it becomes obvious people swap phone more often, even within the gap of a few months.

This has given a meteoric rise in the field of refurbished phones which offer the best value for money purchase option for the hawk-eyed customers looking for the best deals in the market.

In this article, we list the best five refurbished smartphones that money can buy under a nominal budget of Rs.5000. Sit back, relax and go through the list to find your best bet.

Best Refurbished Phones Under Rs.5000

1. Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt Overall Best Pick
2. Lenovo k6 PowerValue for Money Deal
3. Redmi 4Feature Rich Smartphone
4. Motorola C PlusUnboxed Like New
5. Redmi 5AHonorable Mention

1. Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt

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Overall Best Pick
  • AMOLED display
  • Updated to Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Dedicated SD card slot

Samsung is one of the de-facto leaders in the smartphone industry, not only in India but in the entire world.

People love and trust the brand so much so that the brand enjoys a high rate of customer satisfaction and resale value.

The Samsung J7 Nxt is a relatively newer smartphone which is priced very competently under Rs.5000 in the refurbished market.

Design and Build Quality

The design of this smartphone is typical to the other budget Samsung smartphones out there.

The plastic back with the textured surface offers excellent grip while holding the phone in your palm.

The power button and the volume rockers are placed on opposite sides and feel very clicky and responsive to the presses.

The single speaker on this smartphone is placed in the back, side by side to the camera module.

Display

The display is one of the most interesting aspects of this smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy j7 Nxt comes with a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This is one of the very few phones sporting an AMOLED display under Rs.10000 let alone Rs.5,000.

The rich black and vibrant colours make this display look very pleasing. The brightness levels are decent and the details in the images and visuals justify its price.

Processor and Performance

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt features an Exynos octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz.

This processor combined with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage is capable of carrying out casual tasks such as browsing the internet smoothly.

This device comes with a dedicated SD card slot which accepts cards up to 256GB for additional storage.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy j7 Nxt comes with a 13Mp rear camera with flash and a 5MP front camera.

The quality of images and videos from the rear camera is good and the front camera is very capable of occasional selfies along with video calls.

Miscellaneous

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt launched with Android 7 Nougat on board. But surprisingly Samsung has updated it to Android and recently to Android 9.0 Pie.

This ensures you the best feature additions, performance optimizations and security patches with this smartphone.

Battery Life

Powering the internals of this smartphone is 3000mAh Li-ion battery. This battery can last for a good day of usage with moderate usage.

The phone comes with a compatible charger in the box which juices up the battery quite fast when compared to other phones in this list.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt with its AMOLED display and the reasonably well-performing processor is the best deal under Rs.5000 if you’re planning to purchase a refurbished smartphone.

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Reliable brand

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One-hand usage

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Capable camera

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Average build quality

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 7, Upgradable to Android 9
Internal Memory16 GB
RAM2 GB
ProcessorExynos Octa-Core 1.6GHz Processor
Camera13MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery3000mAh
Display5..5-inch AMOLED 720p HD

2. Lenovo K6 Power

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Value for Money Deal
  • Full HD display
  • Long-lasting 4000mAh battery
  • Full HD video recording

Lenovo K6 Power is a feature-rich Android smartphone loaded with novelties such as fingerprint at the time of release under a very affordable budget.

This refurbished smartphone from Lenovo impresses with its might in terms of hardware capabilities for a very enticing price tag of just Rs.4990.

Design and Build Quality

Beginning with the design, the Lenovo K6 Power packs a metal unibody design made of aluminium.

It looks and feels premium and fits nicely in your pocket. The dual speakers are placed in the rear side and offer loud and clear sound output.

The buttons on the sides are very much accessible without any strain of your fingers and offer excellent tactile feedback.

Display

The Motorola K6 Power has a 5-inch full HD display that can deliver a quality visual experience.

There is a sizeable chunk of bezels at the top and bottom of the screen though.

This is one of the only refurbishes devices priced under Rs.5000 which comes with a full HD display.

The colours and details stand out and overall this smartphone offers the best immersive media viewing experience.

Processor and Performance

When it comes to the performance, the Lenovo K6 Power has a 1.3GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor.

This along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage can deliver a great user experience.

You can play casual games flawlessly with this phone. This phone is running on Android 7 Nougat and Lenovo has put together their custom skin named Vibe UI on top.

Miscellaneous

Lenovo K6 Power has Dolby Atmos support for a better audio experience.
The multimedia experience it offers is unmatched for a mid-range refurbished smartphone under Rs.5,000.

Battery Life

The K6 Power is powered by a 4000mAh battery. It lasts a day with heavy usage. For a normal user, this phone can survive one and a half days.

Camera

Coming to the camera department, the K6 Power packs a rear 13 MP sensor and a 5
MP front shooter.

The images and videos come out surprisingly good with less noise and colour washouts.

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Powerful octa-core CPU

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Impressive build quality

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Fast charging capability

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Occasional heating issues

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 6, Upgradable to Android 7
Internal Memory3 GB
RAM32 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 430
Camera13MP Rear, 8MP Front
Battery4000mAh
Display5-inch Full HD Display

 

3. Xiaomi Redmi 4

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Feature-Rich Smartphone
  • Excellent battery life
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Capable camera 

Redmi 4 is a highly popular smartphone from Xiaomi which sold like hotcakes after its release in the Indian market.

Packed with features to the brim, Xiaomi Redmi 4 was the best seller at the time of its launch and the flash sales had sparked rage among the customers as they were sold out seconds after the sale.

Design and Build Quality

Xiaomi Redmi 4, the compact variant of Redmi Note 4 comes with a similar design but a smaller display.

It looks exactly like the Note 4 from the outside but the internal specifications and hardware tells a different story altogether.

The unibody metallic design looks and feels very premium. The fit and finish of the budget smartphone make it stand apart from the rest of its competition.

Processor and Performance

This phone is powered by the modestly powerful entry-level chipset, the Snapdragon 435.
This octa-core chipset has a clock rate of 1.3GHz and has the Adreno 505 GPU.

Its performance gets a major boost because of the presence of this SoC. With 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage, the daily smartphone usage works fine without any considerable hiccups.

Display

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 5-inch LCD IPS display with an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Thanks to this form factor, the display resolution is now HD+ with 720*1280 pixels and 294ppi.

The display looks large and vivid with decent outdoor legibility. This panel delivers detailed viewing experience, thanks to the higher pixel density compared with its predecessors.

Miscellaneous

The Redmi 4 is running on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with MIUI 9 on top.
It can be updated to Android 7 Nougat and comes with refined MIUI 10 on top as a custom skin. There are also various customs ROMs available for this device in the xda-developers community.

Camera

Coming to the camera department, the Redmi 4 packs a 13MP Rear camera and 5MP front camera.

The camera did fairly well in daylight photos and brightly lit conditions but the performance takes a huge dip in low-light.

Battery Life

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 packs a humongous 4100mAh battery. Thanks to the mid-range processor and 720p display, this device can last for up to two days of moderate to heavy usage.

Verdict

The Redmi 4 is a great budget refurbished deal under Rs.5000 even with few cons like the hybrid SIM slot, the unavailability of Oreo update.

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Rich and vivid 720p design
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Robust build quality

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Corning Gorilla Glass protection

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Hybrid SIM slot

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 6.0.1, Upgradable to Android 7
Internal Memory16 GB
RAM2 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 435
Camera13MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery4100mAh
Display5-inch 720p HD Display

4. Moto C Plus

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Unboxed Like New
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Front and rear flash 
  • Dedicated SD card slot

Moto C Plus is a compact Android smartphone targeted at first time smartphone buyers graduating from a feature phone.

This device comes with a near-stock Android experience and doesn’t have heavy skins on top to bog down its performance.

Design and Build Quality

As we have discussed earlier, Moto C is a rather small and compact device. It can be easily used with a single hand.

The rounded corners around the plastic case help in better grip and comfort.

This device comes with capacitive buttons below the display instead of onscreen buttons which take up screen real estate.

The headphone jack and micro USB charging port are conveniently placed on the upper part of this smartphone.

Display

The Moto C Plus comes with a 5-inch HD display with an effective resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with a respectable pixel density of 294ppi.

This panel looks vivid and bright for indoor usage but fairs average outdoors.

Processor and Performance

What runs the show inside the Moto C Plus is a Mediatek MTK6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.

This processor is sufficiently powerful to run everyday tasks and light casual games without much lags or stutters.

This device comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with an option to increase the storage space with the help of an SD card slot.

Camera

The Moto C Plus has an 8MP rear camera assisted with flash and a front 2MP sensor for video calls and selfies. The front cam also comes with a dedicated flash for taking selfies in low light scenarios.

Both these cameras deliver relatively decent results in suitable lighting conditions.

Battery Life

This budget smartphone from Motorola packs a 4000mAh battery. This battery lasts for over a day and a half comfortably even with intensive usage.

Verdict

Moto C Plus is one of the best newbie devices suited for people coming from a feature phone background.

The excellent battery life and decent indoor display make it a good purchase option for a refurbished phone under Rs.5000.

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Rich and vivid 720p design

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Robust build quality

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Corning Gorilla Glass protection

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Hybrid SIM slot

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 7 Nougat
Internal Memory16 GB
RAM2 GB
ProcessorMediatek MT6737 Quadcore
Camera8MP Rear, 2MP Front
Battery4000mAh
Display5-inch TFT 720p HD

5. Redmi 5A

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Honorable mention
  • Perfect phone for one-hand usage
  • Feature-rich MIUI skin
  • Dedicated SD card slot

If your budget is well under Rs.5,000 and you want to buy a quality refurbished phone with decent specifications, then the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the perfect budget phone for you.

Design and Build Quality

Xiaomi has used a plastic body for this model to reduce the price.

The design and build quality, therefore, looks very ordinary. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A features an auto-brightness and compass sensor but lacks a gyro sensor.

The power brick that is provided in the box draws just 1A and it has no fast charging support.

Processor and Performance

Just like its predecessor Redmi 4A, the Redmi 5A is also running on the Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset.

The overall performance of Redmi 5A was very good considering its price.

You can play medium graphics games like dead trigger without any frame drops on this phone.

And with MIUI updates, the company does optimizations to the underlying OS to make it more snappy and adds a lot of new features to make it run faster and smoother.

MIUI is a custom skin that Xiaomi adds on top of their smartphones. The skin is heavily customized and gives the customer, ability to completely change the look and feel of their device. It also adds a ton of new features to the devices with each update.

Miscellaneous

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the only phone under Rs.7,000 that features an IR blaster.

Companies like Samsung skimp on important sensors such as an ambient light sensor even on their premium budget smartphones such as the Samsung J7 pro.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi strives to add a whole range of sensors including a magnetometer and the specifically the IR blaster which helps you control the home appliances from one place without reaching up to their controllers.

Battery Life and Display

Its 3000mAh battery is sufficient enough to last up to a day for a casual user.

The idle battery drain is very minimal with the latest MIUI 9 version and the company promises that the usage will further decrease with the upcoming MIUI 10 updates in the future.

The screen quality of this phone is very good for its price and there are no glaring issues there.

Another great aspect of this Xiaomi phone is its dedicated memory card slot. It has a dual sim slot and a memory card slot to expand your storage in case it’s needed.

Camera

The Redmi 5A has a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. This is by no means a good camera phone though It can click decent photos.

The pictures shot in low light and artificial lighting conditions have a lot of noise.

If camera quality and selfies are your concern, then the Redmi Y1 Lite is a better choice.

Verdict

If you love the MIUI skin and is interested in a no-frills device that gets frequent updates adding features on top, the Redmi 5A is worth checking out.

The MIUI community is so active that developers are making various custom ROMs for this device in various forums and with that, you are assured to get the latest Android versions to try out.

For an ordinary user, the Redmi 5A offers a budget alternative to the higher end Xiaomi phones while experiencing almost the same UI and feature set.

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Guaranteed MIUI updates

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IR Blaster

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Battery life

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Camera quality is not up to the mark

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Outdated design

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 7.1 Nougat
Internal Memory16 GB
RAM2 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 420
Camera13MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery3000mAh
Display5-inch IPS LCD 720p HD

 

This concludes our search for the best five refurbished smartphones in the sub Rs.5000 price range in India.

Do check out this space more often as we will update the list regularly with new phone models that are worth your hard-earned money.

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