Buying a smartphone under Rs. 7,000 keeps getting harder every year, but for good reasons. With almost all major smartphone companies dropping new phones every month, it’s never an easy task to pick the right phone. Budget smartphones may not offer all of the top-of-the-line specifications, but they get the basic things done.
But it’s true that cheaper smartphones have become better over time. If your basic needs revolve around making calls, using navigation, and using a messaging app to stay in touch with your loved ones, an affordable smartphone (under Rs. 7,000) can do all of that. There will be obvious trade-offs which include low-resolution displays, and photos that may seem a bit grainy.
If you’re buying your first smartphone or simply getting a second phone as a backup, you’ll need something that balances both the price as well as the feature set. A budget phone is perfect for most people who just need to get basic things done on a day-to-day basis. Such phones promise value for your money, but the problem is that there are so many of them.
We’ve tried several budget smartphones so that you don’t have to spend hours researching on finding the best budget smartphone out there. Each budget phone has its own pros and cons, and we’ve listed all of them below.
Here's the list of best phones under Rs. 7,000 that you can buy right now. As usual, we've restricted ourselves to phones that have been through our intensive review process to bring you the best of the bunch.
The Realme C11 is a budget phone that fits into the slot that the Realme C3 has been priced out of, thanks to recent factors affecting the economy. This is undoubtedly a low-end phone, with a relatively weak MediaTek Helio G35 processor and only 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Overall performance is definitely sluggish, and you shouldn't expect to play heavy games. The 6.5-inch screen is fairly decent, and is good enough for games and videos. You get Android 10 with Realme UI, which offers quite a lot of customisation options but has a lot of preloaded apps. The 13-megapixel rear camera takes decent shots, and there's also a depth sensor for portraits. Battery life is excellent in all situations.
Redmi 8A is an entry level smartphone from the manufacturer. The Redmi 8A has a 6.22-inch display with a water drop notch at the top. Xiaomi has packed in a 5,000mAh battery for this tiny device and also added a USB Type-C port. The build quality of the device is quite good and it feels premium in the hand.
The Redmi 8A is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC and gets 2GB of RAM. The processor is capable and is efficient as well which when coupled with the big 5,000mAh battery delivers excellent battery life. It also has support for 18W fast charging but only gets a 10W charger in the box. The Redmi 8A is a dual SIM device as well and has support for 4G as well as VoLTE.
Xiaomi ships the Redmi 8A with MIUI 10 running on top of Android 9 Pie. It does have a fair amount of bloatware apps preinstalled on the device. The Redmi 8A sports a single camera setup at the back that clicks strictly average photos.
|Best Mobile Phones Under 7000 In India||Prices|
|Realme C11||Rs. 6,999|
|Redmi 8A||Rs. 6,999|