- Market is flooded with budget smartphones
- New technologies are introduced every year
- Budget segment holds importance as India is the most price sensitive market
The budget segment of the smartphone market is flooded with various smartphone manufacturers fighting their way to be the budget king of India. If you are willing to upgrade to a new smartphone but your biggest concern is neither performance nor camera but budget, there are chances you might find yourself in midst of a dilemma. The ever changeable budget segment takes a huge step forward each year, that’s why the list sees new entries every now and then.
The phones listed below cost between Rs 6,000 and Rs 10,000, as of 11th April 2018 and are in no particular order.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
The latest and one of the most beautiful entries in the list, the Redmi Note 5 is the next instalment of Xiaomi’s best selling smartphone, Redmi Note 4. The bezel-less display and powerful processor make it a smart and strong option at a price of Rs 9,999.
The phone comes with a 5.99-inch display with thin bezels on top and bottom. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core processor that is coupled with 3GB of RAM. There is also a 4GB RAM variant of the smartphone which is priced higher.
The primary camera sensor is of 12MP resolution while there is a 5MP camera sensor on the front delivers excellent results. The massive 4,000mAh battery provides excellent endurance.
Moto E4 Plus
Motorola’s budget offering Moto E4 Plus is one best when it comes to battery backup. The massive 5,000mAh battery relieves you of reaching out for your charger every now and then.
The phone houses a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 1.3 GHz processor. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and offers 3GB of RAM. The internal storage onboard is 32GB that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The 5,000mAh battery comes with fast charging support. It is priced at Rs 9,500.
Motorola has, after comeback, given a special preference to the budget segment. The E-series and G-series are dedicated entirely to the budget smartphone which has performed really for the company.
The Moto G5 is one such smartphone that comes with a 5-inch display with an impressive pixel density of 441. The only drawback is that the display is surrounded by very thick bezels. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor that is coupled with 3GB of RAM. The internal storage offered by the device is 16GB of RAM.
There is a 13MP camera sensor on the rear and a 5MP camera sensor on the front. The battery is of 2800mAh and is priced at Rs 9,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
One of the most selling smartphone by Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 4 is still preferred choice of budget smartphone buyers. The phone prices slightly higher than the rest of the phones on this list, but is surely worth it.
The phone comes with an excellent 5.5-inch display. It is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC 64-bit octa-core processor. The phone sports a 13MP camera sensor on the rear and a 5MP camera sensor on the front that is capable of delivering excellent results.
The phone offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The battery is of 4100mAh category and is priced at Rs 10,999.
The introduction of 10.or E to the budget smartphone segment of India has challenged Xiaomi’s leadership in the segment. The company launched a few budget phones recently and 10.or E is one of them.
10.or E comes with a 5.5-inch display which is protected by 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor that is aided by 3GB of RAM. The internal storage offered by the device is 32GB that is further expandable up to 128GB.
There is a 13MP camera sensor on the rear and 12MP camera sensor on the front. The battery is of 4000mAh and provides good endurance. It comes with a mouth-watering price of Rs 6,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Xiaomi stepped its foot in the selfie-centric category of smartphones with the Redmi Y1. The phone comes with a selfie flash to add a cherry on top. The photos captured by the Redmi Y1 are decent in daylight but not underwhelming in low light.
The phones come with 5.display and an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor. The phone offers 3GB RAM and an internal storage of 32GB that is expandable up to 128GB. There is a 16MP front facing the camera and a 12MP camera sensor on the rear as well. It is priced at Rs 8,999.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A
The Redmi 5A is one of the most economical phones of this time. The phone was launched with a discount of Rs 1,000 to the first 25 million customers in India but only on 2GB RAM variant.
The phone comes with a 5-inch display and is powered by Snapdragon 425 processor. The Ram offered by the device is 3GB and internal storage is of 32GB. There is a 13MP camera sensor on the rear and a 5MP sensor on the front. The device gets its juice from 3000mAh battery and is priced at Rs 6,999.
Micromax Canvas Infinity
The domestic smartphone manufacturer, Micromax launched a phone after a small gap. The Canvas Infinity as the name suggests houses a bezel-less display following the market trend.
Canvas Infinity houses a 5.7-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor. The phone offers 3GB of RAM and an expandable internal storage of 32GB.
It sports a 13MP camera sensor on the rear and a 16MP camera setup on the front. The 2900mAh battery is not very impressive but offers decent endurance. It is priced at Rs 8,989 and is one good choice under Rs 10,000.
Yu Yureka Black
Yu garnered immense popularity with its first Yureka smartphone. The Yureka black has a good build quality and feels good when in hand. The black colour gives it a desirable look as well. While the phone is a decent performer, the display and low light camera might be a disappointment.
The phone houses a 5-inch display and is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core processor. The phone comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
There are a 13MP rear camera sensor and an 8MP camera sensor on the front for selfies. The battery is of 3000mAh capacity and is priced at Rs 8,999.
Xiaomi Redmi 4
Another budget masterpiece from Xiaomi, the Redmi 4 is, what you can say, a toned down version of the Redmi Note 4. It has a 5-inch display which is smaller than that of Redmi Note 4.
The processor is Snapdragon 435 which is aided by 3GB of RAM. The internal storage offered by the device is 32GB that can further be expanded via microSD card.
The camera setup on Redmi 4 is similar to Redmi Note 4 with a 13MP rear sensor and a 5MP sensor on the front. The battery is of 4100mAh battery and is priced at Rs 8,499.