Top 10 Smartphones under Rs 18,000 in India (2017) – 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 (2017):

 

Moto G5 Plus

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4GB RAM, 32GB ROM

3GB RAM, 16GB ROM

  • OS Android 7.0 – Nougat
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0
  • + RAM
  • + Rear camera aperture

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Lenovo Z2 Plus

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(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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Moto M

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(32GB/3GB RAM)

(64GB/4GB RAM)

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 163g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, AMOLED
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 2.2GHz (A53) Mediatek Helio P15
  • GPU Mali-T860MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP, 1/4″ sensor
  • Battery 3,050 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Samsung Galaxy On Nxt

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  • 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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Lenovo P2

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(32GB/4GB RAM version)

(32GB/3GB RAM version)

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 177g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP
  • Secondary camera 5MP
  • Battery 5,100 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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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

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Moto G4 Plus

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  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 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
  • + Android 7.0

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Samsung On8

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  • 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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Honor 6X

honor 6x
(4GB RAM, 64GB)

(3GB RAM, 32GB)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 162g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Kirin 655, Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12MP+2MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Dual camera
  • + Internal memory
  • + Processor
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

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  • 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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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.