Android Mobile Phones with External IR Blaster

Top Android Mobile Phones with External IR Blaster in India Under 30000

Are you looking for Android Mobile Phones with External IR Blaster? But before that, a quick explanation of what IR is. IR blaster stands for the infrared blaster. It is simply a device that is used for emulating infrared remote control. Such emulation can help for controlling a device remotely with a remote control app. Remote control of DVD players, VCRs, TVs, etc. can be great examples of appliances which can be controlled by an IR blaster.

It is simply a device sensor that is used for emulating infrared remote control. Such emulation can help for controlling a device remotely with a remote control app. Remote control of DVD players, VCRs, TVs, etc. can be great examples of appliances which can be controlled by an IR blaster. Most of the phones listed below offer a built-in app which does exactly that.

Also Read: Android Phones with Front Facing Selfie Camera with Flash

IR technology is now available embedded on various smartphones. IR blaster technology converts your mobile phone into a universal remote that can be used for controlling remote control devices such as AC, TV, music systems, etc.

Following is a list of smartphones possessing IR blaster. You would probably enjoy this additional feature since it would help you get rid of multiple remote controllers and make your life easier. So, let’s find out what are the Android Mobile Phones with External IR Blaster available in India.

Android Mobile Phones with External IR Blaster

  1. Le-Eco Le 1S ECO:

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Le-Eco Le 1S promises powerful performance and multitasking capabilities with Android Marshmellow Operating system and a reliable Snapdragon Octa Core processor. Your phone would last an entire day once fully charged thanks to a big hi-density 3000 mAh battery capacity. The device is reliable in emergency times thanks to quick charging feature. Landscape and selfies would be easy to capture with 13 MP and 5 MP camera combinations.

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Display5.5 inches Full HD display
ProcessorMediatek MT6795 Helio X10 Processor
Internal Storage32 GB
RAM3 GB
Primary Camera13 MP
Front Camera5 MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh Li-Lon Polymer Battery
Operating SystemAndroid Lollypop 5.0.0
Warranty1 year of manufacturer warranty
  1. Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime:

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This one is probably the best budget smartphone nowadays. The design, however, is very much similar to Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 based on MIUI 8. It holds a clean and well-optimized MIUI 8 user interface. Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa core processor delivers excellent performance along with Adreno 505 GPU.

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Display5 Inch HD display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core 64-bit Processor at 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage16 GB
RAM2 GB
Primary Camera13 MP
Front Camera5 MB
Battery Capacity4100 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow based on MIUI 8
Warranty1 year of manufacturer’s warranty of repair
  1. HTC One M8:

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Android Mobile Phones with External IR Blaster

The HTC One M8 was dubbed as the flagship phone of 2014. One of the first phones to come up with a dual read-facing camera for a better depth of field. The large-sized pixels on the camera also was ideal for low light photography. In addition to that, HTC One M8 also started the trend of adding an IR blaster in their flagship devices. HTC along with Samsung and LG also added IR Blasters in their flagship offerings. This phone was undoubtedly one of the best phones of 2014.

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Display5 inches FHD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display with 1080p resolution with 441 Dots per “
Processor2.3 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor
Internal Storage16 GB (32 GB Options also available)
RAM2 GB
Primary CameraDual 4 Megapixel Camera (UltraPixel)
Front CameraFont-Facing 5 Megapixel Camera
Battery Capacity2600 mAh lithium ion battery
Operating SystemAndroid v5.1.1 Lollypop (After Update)
Warranty1 year of warranty on device and six months of warranty on accessories
  1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:

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The Redmi Note 4 is the latest budget phone offering from Xiaomi. With high-end specifications and an affordable pricing makes this a mid-segment killer phone. The phone’s price range starts from Rupees 9999 for a 2GB RAM, 32 GB ROM model and up to 12999 for 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM model.

All the phones come with eMMC 5.0 based storage with Samsung NAND modules. The internal storage gets about 200 Mbps read, and about 80 Mbps write speed, which is exceptional by mid-segment standards. The only negative thing about this phone is the lack of faster DDR4 RAM modules and UFS 2.0 internal storage.

We are not complaining because the pricing is just awesome. The Snapdragon 625 is manufactured using a more efficient process and a reduced die size. Performance is on par with a 652 which is built using the older process. Yes, just like the Redmi Note 3 released last year, Xiaomi did keep the IR Blaster on all variants this year as well.

Here are the quick specifications:

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Display5.5 inch Full HD 401 PPI LCD Display
ProcessorSnapdragon 625 Octa-core @ 2.0 GHz  with Adreno 506 for Graphics processing
Internal Storage32 GB / 64 GB eMMC 5.0 Samsung Storage
RAM2/3/4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
Primary Camera13 MP PDAF with 13 MP, f/2.0 Autofocus, and phase detection
Front Camera5 MP with Autofocus and f/2.0 5 & 1080p video recording
Battery Capacity4100 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v6.0.0 Marshmellow
Warranty1 Year of manufacturer’s warranty on device and accessories
  1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3:

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The Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi was the best mid-range best selling phone of 2016 in India. In a crowded market of Chinese and Indian make, mid-range phones, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was a bright spot. Just like the Redmi Note 4 in 2017, Xiaomi managed to put top end specifications in the Redmi Note 3. Just like the Redmi Note 4 in 2017, the Redmi Note 3’s availability was scarce, and the phone was sold out most of the times. The phones came in 2 variants, with mostly identical specs but with different memory options. The cheaper one was priced at Rupees 9999, and the bigger sibling is priced at Rupees 10,999. The lower variant has 2 GB DDR3 RAM & 16 GB internal, and the top option has 3 GB DDR3 and 32 GB MMC 5.0 internal memory. With Snapdragon 650 Hexa-Core 1.8 GHz processor at its heart, performance was top notch. Did we forget to mention that both the variants also sport an IR blaster and a companion app preloaded?

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Display5.5 inch FHD 1080p & 403 ppi
ProcessorHexa Core 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 650 & Adreno 510 Graphics
Internal Storage16 & 32 GB Internal eMMC 5.0 ROM
RAM2 & 3 GB DDR3 RAM
Primary Camera16 MP @ f/2.0
Front Camera5 MP f/2.0 Auto-Focus and Dual LED Flash
Battery Capacity4050 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid OS v5.1 Lollipop (Upgrade to 6.0)
Warranty1 Year manufacturer’s warranty on device

6. Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

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Like all Xiaomi Phones, the Mi Max is also equipped with an IR blaster. The companion app contains IR profiles for most devices available in the market. We did not encounter any issues connecting to AC’s, TV’s or DVD players.

The Xiaomi Mi Max Prime is one of the few dual sim phones below Rs 20000 ($305) that comes with an internal storage of 128GB. The internal “e-MMC 5.0” storage chip is from Samsung and gives you a speed of up to 220 Mbps read-write. Mi Max is one of the most stylish and premium looking smartphones available right now. If the large form factor is not an issue with you, then this is one of the phones to look out for.

Xiaomi Mi Max Prime Specifications
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Display6.44 Inch Full HD
Processor Type Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa core
Internal Storage
 128 GB
RAM  4 GB
Primary Camera 16 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Battery Capacity 4850 mah
Operating System
 Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
Warranty one year for mobile and six months for accessories

7. Xiaomi Mi Redmi 4

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With Bluetooth Low Power

One of the few phones in this category to have an inbuilt IR blaster, kudos to Xiaomi. The phone is an entry-level cost efficient phone with top of the line specs in its class. The Snapdragon 435 does an excellent job of handling the toughest workloads.

Check out the specifications below:

MI Redmi 4 Specifications
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Display 5-inch display with 720 *1280 pixels resolution
Processor Type Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage 16/ 32 GB
RAM  2/3 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera5  MP
Battery Capacity4100 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow 6.0
Warranty:1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

8. Redmi 4A

With Bluetooth Low Power

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Xiaomi Redmi 4A comes with a “5-inch touchscreen” display 720 pixels by 1280 pixels HD resolution at a PPI of 296. It is powered by quad-core 1.4GHz “Qualcomm Snapdragon” 425 A53 processor along with “2 GB of DDR3” RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal emmc 5.0 storage that can be expanded by up to 128GB via. micro-sd slot.

Being one of the most cost-effective phones to have an external IR blaster, check out its specs below:

Redmi 4A Specifications
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Display 5-inch, 720*1280 pixels
Processor Type 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Battery Capacity 3120 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid v 6.0
Warranty:1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

9. InFocus Epic 1 with Deca Core Processor

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The InFocus Epic 1 is quite an Epic phone. The phone comes with the MediaTek flagship Helio X20 (MT6797M  processor clocked at 2 GHz. Apart from that, it comes with a PDAF 16 MP camera with AIS (Auto-Image Stabilization). The  8 MP Front Facing camera comes with F 1.8 lens which performs quite good in low light conditions. The chipset supports VoLTE networks and works with most of the LTE standards worldwide. The only downside that we can think of is the 3000 mAh battery. We barely got a day of battery backup with basic usage and tasks. See the spec table below:

InFocus Epic 1 Specifications
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Display 5.5-inch, 1080p pixels

Pixel Density: 403 ppi

Processor Type2.0 GHz Deca-core  Helio X20

“MediaTek MT6797M”deca-core SOC

Mali-T880 MP4 GPU

Internal Storage 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
Primary Camera 16 MP PDAF & AIS
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid v 6.0
Warranty:1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

10. “Honor 8″ Pro

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Huawei has launched plenty of phones in the first half of 2017. Huawei Honor 8 Pro comes with a 5.7-inch LTPS IPS LCD with 1440x 2560 (2K) pixels resolution at a PPI of 515 pixels per inch. It is also powered by Kirin 960 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G71 GPU for smooth performance and better efficiency.

The phone comes in two variants, one with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory and the second option comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity. It has dual 12 MP cameras on the rear side and an 8 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. It runs on Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 skin. A 400 mAh non-removable battery gives long-lasting backup. Did I forget to mention that this phone also comes with an inbuilt IR sensor?

Huawei Honor 8 Pro Specifications
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Display 5.7-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1440*2560 pixels
Processor Kirin 960 octa-core with Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM4/6  GB
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.0 With EMUI 5.1
Warranty 1-year

 Other Phones which did not make it to this list, but comes with an IR-Blaster are as follows:

Conclusion

As much as IR blasters are useful in smartphones for its integration capabilities with external appliances, the feature is not widely available. There are many 3rd parties which make a 3.5 mm headphone jack compatible IR blasters. However, the companion software is not up to the mark. Samsung did not release any smartphones recently with an IR integration. Hopefully, in the future, there would require more wider acceptance of this feature.

Hopefully, our article on Android Mobile Phones with External IR Blaster was useful. Any comments or suggestions are welcome in the comment section down below. Cheers!

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