Smartphone manufacturers this year brought a host of devices in the budget price segment in India. Leading brands like Xiaomi, Honor, Nokia introduced smartphones with impressive design and good features at a reasonable price. With so many options available in the market, users now do not need to spend a fortune to get a good Android phone.
But one might end up confused as to which one to pick that best suit their needs. Here is a comprehensive list of budget smartphones that you can consider. The smartphones in this list are priced well under Rs 13,000.
Nokia 5.1 Plus
HMD Global changed the game in the budget segment with its affordable smartphone, Nokia 5.1 Plus. The smartphone flaunts a sophisticated design and features a USB Type-C port which is hard to find in this price range. Encased in a glass body, Nokia 5.1 Plus is compact which makes it easy to operate with one hand. Nokia 5.1 Plus is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 processor, which is capable enough to handle day-to-day tasks.
The phone features dual 13MP+5MP cameras that deliver decent shots under the right lighting condition. Besides an elegant design and capable performance, the phone offers clean and uncluttered Android experience, courtesy of the Android One initiative. Nokia 5.1 Plus promises two years of regular software updates and three years of security updates as well.
Nokia 5.1 Plus price in India: Rs 10,499 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
While Asus is trying to undercut OnePlus presence in the mid-range segment with Asus Zenfone 5Z, the Taiwanese tech company has brought a decent phone in the budget segment as well. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 managed to capture a good spot in the affordable price range with its stock Android UI and capable Snapdragon 636 processor.
The phone has sturdy build quality and offers a vibrant 5.99-inch FHD+ display. Another highlight of the phone is its huge 5000mAh battery that delivers more than a day’s worth of usage.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 price in India: Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is the first budget device from the company’s smartphone shelf to offer a notched display for users in India. The phone offers a tall body in a compact form factor. It has solid build quality and the compact chassis provide a better grip on the phone.
Redmi 6 Pro features a 5.84-inch full HD+ display which is bright enough and renders good viewing angles.
The dual 12MP+5MP rear cameras on the phone yield good images with plenty of details and sharpness in bright light. Another sweet add-on in the Redmi 6 Pro is a dedicated microSD slot that allows inserting two SIM cards and a microSD card simultaneously. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor promises good overall performance.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro price in India: Rs 10,999 for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB option, Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant.
If you are looking for a smartphone that offers a classic design and impressive display for a budget price then Honor 9N can be an ideal option for you. The handset clad with metal and glass looks elegant and the rounded edges offer a better grip.
Honor 9N features a 5.84-inch full HD+ 19:9 display that renders good colour reproduction and viewing angles. The dual 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras deliver good portraits and daylight shots with rich colour and details. The handset carries a 3000mAh battery that provides a day’s worth of usage.
Honor 9N price in India: Rs 11,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant.
Realme 1 is another good phone worth considering for a price under Rs 13,000. The phone’s elegant diamond cut effect on the rear panel does capture one’s attention. Along with an eye-catching design, Realme 1 offers some impressive specifications. It comes with a bright 6-inch full HD+ 18:9 display with narrow bezels. The 13MP camera at the back manages to handle good outdoor shots in bright light. The native camera app offers Portrait mode and a Pro mode as well.
Similar to the Nokia 5.1 Plus, the phone accommodates a MediaTek Helio P60 processor. Realme 1 does not have a fingerprint sensor, but it supports facial recognition which is fast enough to unlock the phone. Further, the 3410mAh battery keeps the budget Realme phone powered for a day.
Realme 1 price in India: Rs 10,990 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model.
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