Top 10 Smartphones under Rs 18,000 in India (2016) – Best Gadgetry

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Which is the best phone under 18000 in India?

When you need a phone in between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000, Rs 18,000 seems like a sweet spot. And to help you make that decision, we’ve compiled the list of the 10 best phones under Rs 18,000 in India for this month. We’ve made sure these phones stand out on criteria such as display, camera, connectivity and normal usage to offer the best bang for your buck. Just to clarify, phones with hybrid SIM slot allow you to either place a second SIM or a microSD card, but not both at the same time, so it’s a disadvantage.

Also, all these phones support 4G LTE networks, so this list can be also considered for the best 4G LTE phones under 18k. Also, check the 10 best smartphones under Rs 15,000 and the 10 best smartphones under Rs 20,000. So here goes the list of the best mobile phones under Rs 18,000.

 

These are the best 10 4G phones under Rs 18,000 in India (2016):

 

LeEco Le Max 2

best phone under 18000 - LeEco Le Max 2

  • OS Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Weight 185g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Dual-core 2.1 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0, OIS, 1/2.4″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,100mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Display
  • + RAM
  • + Processor
  • – Non-expandable storage

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Lenovo Z2 Plus

best mobile phones under 18000 - lenovo-z2-plus
(64GB/4GB RAM version)

(32GB/3GB RAM version)

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Snapdragon 820 Quad-core (2×2.15GHz Kryo & 2×1.6GHz Kryo)
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2, 1/2.6″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Non expandable memory

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Samsung Galaxy On Nxt

best smartphone under 18000 - galaxy-on nxt

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 167g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Exynos 7870 Octa Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

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  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 167g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Exynos 7870 Octa Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • – Internal memory
  • – Get the On Nxt instead

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Moto G4 Plus

best phones under Rs 18,000 - moto g4

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 617
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons

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Samsung On8

best mobile phones under 18000 in india - on8-pro

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight N/A
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, AMOLED
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 Processor
  • GPU Mali-T720
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – Internal memory

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Moto X Play

5 best mobiles under Rs 18,000 in India - moto x play

(16GB with Turbo charger)

(32GB with Turbo charger)

  • OS Android 5.1
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches,
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 + 1GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 615
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0, 1/2.4″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,630 mAh (non removable)
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Xiaomi Mi Max

10 best smartphones under Rs 18,000 in India - mi max

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 203g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 6.44 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 650 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,850mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Processor
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

best phone under 18000 - phab-2-plus

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 218g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 6.4 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 1.3 GHz (A53) MT8783
  • GPU Mali-T720
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 4,050 mAh (non-removable)
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
  • – Size

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ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KL

10 best smartphones under Rs 18,000 in India - asus zenfone 2

  • OS Android 5.0
  • Weight 190g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 6 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 616
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above, we’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), (aperture), (OIS-if present), (sensor size). Generally speaking, bigger the aperture and sensor size, better is the camera. Which means smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. Also 1/2.2″ is a bigger sensor than, say, 1/2.6″. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh. Also, OIS refers to optical image stabilisation, which helps in reducing blur.