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best phones under Rs 13,000

Looking to buy a new phone and wondering which is the best phone under Rs 13,000 in India?

We’ve compiled the list of top 10 smartphones under Rs 13,000 for this month in India, in case you’re looking for the best phone in this budget. Most of them should be able to run without any issues and should offer good camera performance along with handling daily abuse well. We’ve only covered 4G handsets in the list that work on Airtel, Vodafone and other networks. To make things clear, 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 can be considered a disadvantage.

Also, the Redmi Note 3, as good as a phone it was, has been discontinued and replaced by the Redmi Note 4. You can also check the best smartphones under Rs 15,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 14,000Lastly, we’ve highlighted our top 3 picks in this budget at the beginning of the list. So here are the best phones under 13k:

 

These are the best 4G mobile phones under Rs 13,000 in India (2017):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 13,000*

 

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

redmi note 4
2GB RAM/ 32GB storage

Coming soon

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 2GB/3GB/4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,100mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor (among best in this budget)
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0

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2. LeEco Le 2

best phones under 13000 rs - LeEco Le 1s Eco

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 153g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Snapdragon 652 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & quad-core 1.8GHz (A72)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 6.0
  • + Processor
  • – Non expandable memory

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3. Moto G4 Plus

best phone under 13000 - moto-g4-plus
(16GB/ 2GB RAM)

(32GB/ 3GB RAM)

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 617
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 2GB
  • 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
  • – Internal memory
  • – RAM

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Best mobile phones under Rs 13000 - Vibe K5 Note
(3GB RAM)

(4GB RAM)

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 1.8 GHz Mediatek 6755 Processor
  • GPU Mali-T860MP2
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Moto G4

top phone under 13000 - moto-g4-plus
(16GB/2GB RAM variant)

(32GB/3GB RAM variant)

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • 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 2GB
  • Camera 13MP, 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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Lenovo K6 Power

best phones under 13000 - k6-note

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 145g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 430, octa-core 1.4GHz (A53) + 1.1GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo ZUK Z1

top phones under 13000 - zuk-z1

  • OS Android 5.1
  • Weight 145g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801
  • GPU Adreno 330
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2, OIS
  • Secondary Camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 4,100 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal memory
  • + Battery

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LeEco Le 1S Eco

best smartphone under 13000 rs - LeEco Le 1s Eco

  • OS Android 5.1
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor MediatTek 6795T Helio X10 Octa-core 1.8GHz
  • GPU PowerVR G6200
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • – Non expandable memory

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Honor 5C

best mobile under 13000 - honor 5c

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 156g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Quad-core 2.0GHz A53 + quad-core 1.7GHz A53 Kirin 650
  • GPU Mali-T880MP2
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 6.0
  • – RAM
  • – Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Asus Zenfone 3 Max

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 148g
  • Display resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Quad core 1.3GHz (A53) Mediatek MT6737M
  • GPU Mali-T720MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,130 mAh (non-removable)
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0
  • – Display
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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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.