5G or fifth-generation wireless technology will offer significantly faster and higher bandwidth wireless data. But to access a 5G network, users will need devices that have 5G connectivity. For that reason, we’ve listed the best smartphones with 5G connectivity currently available to buy in India. This list shows smartphones priced under Rs. 15,000, and is sorted as per overall review rating – all the phones on this list have an overall rating of 8 or above. All the smartphones have been recently launched as well, so you can expect the latest tech from them.
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Samsung’s Galaxy F22 is a rather basic budget smartphone that goes big on battery life and offers a vibrant 6.4-inch 90Hz HD+ Super AMOLED display, but cuts down on everything else. The 90Hz refresh rate is not useful when it comes to gaming, but definitely makes the software experience feel fluid. The big battery easily lasts two days, but takes more than two hours to charge when using the bundled 15W charger. The camera performance is quite average for its segment, but daylight video quality was good, despite being limited to 1080p. The Galaxy F22’s design can be best described as practical, with a display that is made of Gorilla Glass 5 and a plastic unibody. While the phone comes loaded with many presinstalled apps, Samsung seems to have done a good job of optimising One UI 3.1 to run smoothly even on the base 4GB RAM variant that we tested.
The Realme Narzo 30 is a good budget smartphone keeping in mind the hardware that it offers and its competitive price. The design and finish are a big leap from its predecessor, the Narzo 20, and this phone looks attractive despite being made from plastic. The 90Hz display is a nice addition and makes the software experience fluid. The Narzo 30 is good enough for mid-level gaming, handling most graphics-intensive mobile titles well. However, the phone does get quite hot when stressed. Camera performance is quite average for its segment. The Narzo 30 can take good photos in daylight, but only manages noisy and murky shots in low light. Video performance is decent at best when shooting in 4K. The Narzo 30 with its 5,000mAh battery offers good battery life, managing 1.5 days on a single charge. Charging is relatively quick, going from a dead battery to a full charge in 1 hour and 10 minutes using the bundled 30W charger.
The Redmi Note 10 isn't pathbreaking in terms of features and specifications for the sub-Rs. 12,000 segment, but it does cover all the bases and offer a few nice extra touches. It's slimmer and lighter than the Redmi Note 9, and debuts a new 'Evol' design language which makes it look quite smart. The 6.43-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen is a major highlight, producing crisp details and colours that pop. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC which is powerful enough for casual gaming as well as everyday tasks. Battery life is good enough to get you through at least a full day, and charging is quick. The cameras are quite ordinary, with the 48-megapixel primary one taking good shots in the daytime ad acceptable ones at night. The ultra-wide and selfie cameras are also serviceable, but the macro one is just for amusement. MIUI is still full of promotional content and ads, but the company promises to remove these with a future update.
Motorola G30 was alongside the Moto G10 Power and is targetted at the budget segment in India. The Motorola Moto G30 has a new design, it has a 6.5-inch display with a dewdrop notch at the top. The frame of the Moto G30 is made of plastic and all the buttons are on the right side.Its volume buttons are higher, and the Google Assistant button is right on top, making it somewhat hard to reach, Motorola offers an IP52 rating for water resistance and the SIM tray has a rubber seal.
Motorola has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC and offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You can expand storage using the hybrid SIM slot. The Moto G30 has an HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a 5,000mAh battery and gets a 20W charger in the box. Motorola ships the G30 with Android 11 out of the box with a few customisations. The software is clean with no bloatware apps preinstalled on it. Battery performance too is good and the phone can go beyond a day and a half quite easily.
Motorola has equipped the Moto G30 with a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.. Daylight photos clicked from the primary camera had good detail. The ultra-wide angle camera offered a wider field of view but at a loss in details.. the Macro camera lets you go close to the subject but was limited in terms of resolution. Lowlight camera performance was decent in regular mode with some loss in details in the shadows. Night mode was too aggressive making the image unusually bright with blown-out highlights. Video recording tops out at 1080p for the primary as well as the selfie shooter and had stabilisation.
The Poco M3 is a budget smartphone and is priced under Rs.15,000. It has a 6.53 inch full-HD+ display with a dewdrop notch at the top. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and an IR emitter to control appliances. This smartphone has a triple camera setup at the back. It is quite well designed and looks far more premium than it is actually priced. The rear panel has a textured finish which helps keep fingerprints away.
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and gets 6GB of RAM. There are two storage variants available, 64GB and 128GB. Storage is expandable via dedicated microSD card slot and it accepts cards up to 512 GB. It packs in a 6000 mA battery which is good for the price. It has support for 18W charging and gets a 22.5W charger in the box.
The Poco M3 is capable of handling day to day tasks and the battery managed to last for a day and a half. The big battery does help with battery life, but it takes over two hours to charge it completely. With 6GB of RAM onboard it is capable of multitasking very easily. You can play most games but with heavier games, it tends to get warm to the touch. You get a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the Poco M3. The camera performance was average overall with the phone managing decent photos in daylight but lowlight performance wasn’t impressive. The Poco M3 does click better photos with Night mode enabled, but it takes about four seconds to take a shot.
The Realme Narzo 20 Pro shares the same design as the Realme 7. It sports a 6.5-inch 90Hz full-HD+ display with a camera hole in the top left corner which some might find to be distracting. The Narzo 20 Pro has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner placed on the power button. The volume buttons are moved over to the other side of the device, which makes them easy to hit.
The Narzo 20 Pro has a quad-camera setup and the back panel has a V-shaped pattern that shines when light bounces off it at the right angle Realme has used a 4,500mAh battery for the Narzo 20 Pro, consisting of two 2,250mAh cells, in order to enable faster charging. It supports Realme's proprietary 65W SuperDart charging, with a suitable charger bundled in the box. The Narzo 20 Pro weighs 191g which is acceptable given its size and the battery it packs in.
Realme has opted for the same MediaTek Helio G95 for the Narzo 20 Pro. It has two variants with 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, The Narzo 20 Pro gave me no reason to complain in everyday use. It was quick to load apps, and switching between them was a breeze. The fingerprint scanner and face recognition were quick to unlock the device.
The quad-camera setup on the Narzo 20 Pro consists of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel black-and-white portrait camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. the phone clicks 12-megapixel shots by default and had good dynamic range. Photos from the ultra-wide-angle camera had a lower resolution output. Close-ups were good, and the Narzo 20 Pro managed sharp results with a soft blur for the background. Portrait shots were decent.
Low-light camera performance was strictly average but switching to Night mode returned slightly brighter results.Selfies taken with the Realme Narzo 20 Pro were decent, and the output was smoothened. Video recording tops out at 4K for the primary camera, while the selfie camera can shoot up to 1080p footage. Daylight videos shot at 1080p had a mild shimmer while 4K footage wasn't stabilised.
The Realme 7 brings in three main upgrades over the Realme 6 — a new SoC, a bigger battery, and a new primary camera sensor. It features a mirror-split design, which creates some interesting patterns when light hits it. The Realme 7 is actually thicker (9.4mm) and heavier (196.5g) than the 6, due to its larger battery, and this is very noticeable in daily usage.
The Realme 7 is the first phone to debut with the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC. This is an updated version of the Helio G90T, which was seen in the Realme 6, but it's not a major upgrade. Performance is pretty satisfactory. The Realme 7 uses Realme UI, based on Android 10, which worked smoothly. Face recognition and the side-mounted fingerprint sensor are also quick. The Realme 7 is good with games too. Battle Prime looked great at the highest graphics settings and gameplay was smooth.
The Realme 7 gets a chunky, 5,000mAh battery and you can charge the battery fairly quickly too, thanks to the 30W Dart Charge fast charging.
The new primary rear camera in the Realme 7 offers a noticeable improvement in pixel-binned images, comapred to the Realme 6. It exhibits improved dynamic range and exposure, with better details too. Low light photos look cleaner too, with less grain. Shots captured using Night mode look more pleasing, compared to what the Realme 6 can produce. The Realme 7 can shoot videos at up to 4K, but without stabilisation. Colours are a bit on the warmer side.
The Moto G9 is a budget offering from Motorola with some powerful hardware. It sports a 6.5-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution and a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone has flat sides which make it comfortable to hold and its rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is easy to reach. Motorola has packed in a 5,000mAh battery which has caused it to tip the scales at 200g.
It runs clean stock Android 10 with Motorola's My UX on top. There are very few useful customisations on top. You also get a dedicated Google Assistant button on the G9. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC and is available in one variant only with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The Moto G9 gets a triple camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It clicks decent photos in favourable light with good details. It is missing a wide-angle camera that most of its competition sport. The macro camera is good but it is of a lower resolution. Lowlight camera performance was average but the Night Mode is very effective.
The Poco M2 Pro has an attractive design and is built well, but it also looks very similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro. It features a P2i water-repellent coating, which is said to make it splash-proof. Poco has used a 6.67-inch full-HD+ LCD display, with a cutout for the selfie camera. You also get Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, back, and the rear camera module. One feature that's missing is a high refresh rate.
The Poco M2 Pro runs on MIUI 11, which is based on Android 10, and my unit had the June security patch. Apart from having the Poco Launcher as a default, the features and functionality are very similar to what you get on Redmi devices.
MIUI and app performance were superb thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. Navigating through MIUI's interface felt snappy, multitasking worked well, and apps in general were quick to load. Gaming performance was very good too. The 5,000mAh capacity easily lasted for an entire day, even with lots of gaming and camera usage.
The Poco M2 Pro has four rear cameras, which include a primary 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. You get a 16-megapixel hole-punch selfie camera. Overall, the cameras of the Poco M2 Pro performed decently under good light, but struggled to deliver satisfactory results in low light.
The Realme 6i is a budget smartphone from Realme and is a toned-down version of the Realme 6. This smartphone sports some interesting hardware such as the 90Hz display which isn't available from the competition. The Realme 6 sports a 6.5-inch display and has a hole-punch design to accommodate the selfie camera.
Powering the Realme 6i is a MediaTek Helio G90T SoC which is paired with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The storage between both variants remains the same at 64GB. The Realme 6i has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The phone runs Realme UI on top of Android 10. There is some amount of bloatware that comes preinstalled on the device and we did encounter some spammy notifications. The camera performance from the Realme 6i was good in daylight using the primary camera. Its wide-angle camera offered decent details. Lowlight camera performance wasn't as good as we saw a noticeable dip in performance.
The Realme 6i packs in a 4,300mAh battery which offers all-day battery life. It is also bundled with a 20W charger for quick charging.
The Realme Narzo 10 is a low-cost phone that claims to offer a great experience for young gamers thanks to the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. It has an interesting look with subtle stripes down the back that appear to shift as you turn the phone under the light. It feels well built but is a little heavy thanks to the 5000mAh battery. The 6.5-inch display is quite good and the HD resolution won't stress the processor too much, but some might prefer a crisper full-HD panel at this price. There are no variants, so you can only get this phone with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in India. Gaming performance is quite good, though we did feel the upper rear get a bit warm while playing heavy games. Battery life is excellent and you can get well over a day of usage out of each charge. The cameras are largely average, with the primary one doing well in the daytime but the wide-angle and macro cameras feeling a little sub-par. Low light photography isn't great, and video is also limited in quality.
The Redmi Note 9 is an entry-level offering from Xiaomi in the Note 9 series. It shares the same design as the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. It sports a 6.53-inch display with a hole-punch on the top left corner. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the display. The display has good viewing angles but the notch could be distracting to a few people.
The Redmi Note 9 Is powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. The Redmi Note 9 is available in three variants; 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. Storage can be expanded further using a microSD card slot. The Redmi Note 9 houses a 5,020mAh battery and gets a 22.5W charger in the box.
The Redmi Note 9 has a quad-camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The Redmi Note 9 manages good photos in daylight and the AI is quick to detect scenes. Lowlight camera performance was average and the Night mode did not make a huge difference in the output.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a lower starting price than its predecessors, but also doesn't offer all the modern features that you might expect. It has a 6.67-inch LCD screen with a 60Hz refresh rate and hole-punch front camera at the top. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G which is surprisingly powerful for this segment. You also get a 5020mAh battery and suppport for 18W fast charging.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powerful and everyday work will go smoothly. The display is large and crisp, making games and movies look good. You have a choice between variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the other with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The 48-megapixel primary camera was slightly disappointing overall, particularly in low light. There's also an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front you get a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
The Realme 6 is a budget smartphone and among the very few ones to sport a 90Hz display on a budget. That's not all, the Realme 6 also packs in some powerful hardware in the form of the MediaTek Helio G90T SoC. The Realme 6 sports a 6.5-inch full-hd+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Realme 6 has a plastic body and gets gradient colours. Realme offers this smartphone in three variants, 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. Realme has also packed in a 4,300mAh battery which offers very good battery life and bundled a 30W charger with the smartphone.
Realme has quipped the Realme 6 with a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera with a 119-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel monochrome camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Photos clicked from the Realme 6 were good and the camera had good dynamic range. Photos from the wide-angle camera had slight barrel distortion at the edges. Lowlight camera performance takes a dip but it still manages good shots. The Night mode improves low light performance further.
The Poco X2 offers good value for money, with specifications and capabilities that few other companies can match in the sub-Rs. 20,000 market. The design, with its attention-grabbing circular patch on the rear and bright gradient finishes, might be a bit polarising but Poco has used Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back for durability. You get a large 6.67-inch screen with dual front cameras embedded in a cutout in the top-right corner. The display is bright, and supports a 120Hz refresh rate as well as HDR-10, but we didn't find it to be too vibrant. Performance is very good thanks to the Snapdragon 730G processor, and you can get up to 8GB of RAM with up to 256GB of storage for less than Rs. 20,000. This phone also boasts of a 64-megapixel primary rear camera and it took very good stills in the daytime. The night mode also helped low-light photos look good. The wide-angle and macro cameras are less useful but still nice to have. Daytime videos looked good, but quality suffered a lot at night, especially when recording at 4K. Battery life was also quite good, but not spectacular.
The Samsung Galaxy M31 sports a big 6.4-inch display and has a waterdrop notch at the top. It has thin bezels around the AMOLED display which helps it stand out among the competition. The Galaxy M31 is comfortable to hold in the hand but is a little heavy at 191g. The weight of the smartphone is mainly because of the big 6,000mAh battery that it packs.
Samsung has equipped the Galaxy M31 with an Exynos 9611 SoC and gets 6GB of RAM. It has two storage variants to choose from, 64GB and 128GB. The Galaxy M31 is a dual SIM device with support for 4G as well as VoLTE. It runs Samsung OneUI 2.0 on top of Android 10. We found the Galaxy M31 to have a fair amount of bloatware onboard.
The Galaxy M31 has a quad-camera setup at the back with the primary being a 64-megapixel shooter. It also houses an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Daylight camera performance is good but low-light camera performance was disappointing.
Realme 5i shares the same design as the Realme 5 and the Realme 5s. It has a 6.52-inch display and a tiny waterdrop notch that houses the selfie camera. The Realme 5i packs a 5,000mAh battery which makes it a tad bulky at 195g. This smartphone is available in Aqua Blue and Forest Green colour variants.
The Realme 5i has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 12-megapixel primary sensor, a wide-angle camera, a macro camera and a depth sensor. This smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has an option for storage expansion upto 256GB.
It runs ColorOS 6.0.1on top of Android 9 Pie. The cameras on the Realme 5i are quick to focus and managed good details. It managed good shots in daylight but low-light camera performance was below-average.
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|Samsung Galaxy F22||Rs. 12,499|
|Realme Narzo 30||Rs. 12,499|
|Redmi Note 10S||Rs. 14,999|
|Redmi Note 10||Rs. 12,999|
|Motorola Moto G30||Rs. 10,999|
|Poco M3||Rs. 11,499|
|Realme Narzo 20 Pro||Rs. 14,999|
|Realme 7||Rs. 14,990|
|Motorola Moto G9||Rs. 10,999|
|Poco M2 Pro||Rs. 13,999|
|Realme 6i||Rs. 12,999|
|Realme Narzo 10||Rs. 11,999|
|Redmi Note 9||Rs. 11,499|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro||Rs. 12,999|
|Realme 6||Rs. 13,999|
|Poco X2||Rs. 14,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M31||Rs. 13,999|
|Realme 5i||Rs. 10,999|
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