With the increasing competition in the budget smartphone segment, choosing a smartphone is becoming more and more difficult. If you are a first-time smartphone buyer or want a pocket friendly smartphone, it can be confusing, mostly because there are several options available on the market right now. You have to consider a number of aspects like the battery capacity, display quality, software support and the overall durability of the smartphone when you decide which device to buy.
Smartphone makers these days are offering more and more features in the budget segment, giving you a wide range of options to choose from. Today, we will look at some of the best smartphones under Rs 7,000 in India.
However, if you have some extra money to spare, you must check out the best phones under Rs 10,000.
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
The most balanced budget phone in the market
Weight: 165g | Dimensions: 146.3 x 70.4 x 9.6 mm | OS: Android 9.0 | Screen size: 5.45-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 720 | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | RAM: 2/3GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
Decent performance for price
Good build quality
The Xiaomi Redmi 7A is among the best budget smartphone available in India. It comes with a 5.45-inch HD display and an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset. The phone was launched with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with the company’s MIUI 9 skin on top.
As it features a huge 4,000mAh battery, it offers a one-day battery backup, allowing you to use your device throughout the day without having to worry about the battery. The only downside is limited storage, but a dedicated microSD card slot covers it up with support for up to 256GB.
Weight: 1420g | Dimensions: 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 5.45-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 720 | CPU: Meidatek MT6739 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 3020mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
Big bright display
Value for money
The Honor 7S has a good build quality for its price, and the big, vivid display also makes it a decent phone for those who spend their time scrolling through social media and consume video content. However, if you intend to play games on your phone, this device is not for you as its quad-core MediaTek chipset is not capable of providing a proper gaming experience.
Moto C Plus
Tons of juice in a compact form
Weight: 162g | Dimensions: 144 x 72.3 x 10mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: MT6737 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP
Good battery life
Poor front camera
If you are a first time Android user and want to experience stock Android device with a budget in mind, the Moto C Plus priced at Rs 7,000 is a good option for you. The device features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 chipset.
In terms of memory, the Moto C Plus comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, with support for microSD cards up to 32GB. Imaging duties are handled by an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. Again, if you are looking to play games on your phone, the Moto C Plus is not worth considering.
Weight: 163.5g | Dimensions: 155.1 x 75.1 x 8.3 mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 6.22-inch | Resolution: 1520 x 720 | CPU: MediaTek Helio P22 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB / 32GB | Battery: 4030mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP
Good battery life
If you are looking for a budget device that features a modern look, the Vivo Y90 is a good option. The device sports a huge 6.22-inch HD+ display with a water drop notch design. The notch houses the device’s selfie camera and there is a single rear camera at the back.
The device is powered by a Helio A22 chipset coupled with up to 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is powered by a huge 4,030mAh battery that should provide you a full day of battery life.
A better phone at a slightly higher price
Weight: 166g | Dimensions: 154.3 x 73.7 x 8.5 mm | OS: Android 9.0 | Screen size: 6.1-inch | Resolution: 1560 x 720 | CPU: MediaTek Helio P22 | RAM: 2GB / 3GB | Storage: 16GB / 32GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP+2MP | Front camera: 5MP
No fingerprint sensor
The Realme C2 is another good option in the budget segment. After its success with the Realme C1, the Chinese smartphone maker has introduced the Realme C2. It is a well-designed device that looks costlier than it actually is. Similar to the Vivo Y90, the Realme C2 also features a water drop notch and a gradient back design.