10 Best Smartphones under Rs 11,000 in India (2018) | Best Gadgetry

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If you’re looking for the best phone around 10k, but don’t mind going a bit over the budget, we’ve compiled the list of the 10 best phones under Rs 11,000 in India for this month. Goes without saying these phones offer the best specs and top performance this budget can get you including features such as 4GB RAM, 4,000+ mAh battery, octa-core processor and Android 8.0.

Also, 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.

All these handsets support 4G networks and come with a decent camera. Also, the top phones in this budget don’t necessarily hang or slow down when you need them not to.

Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 10,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 13,000.

So here goes our list for this month.

 

These are the 10 best phones under Rs 11,000 in India (2018):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 11,000*

 

1. Oppo RealMe 1

best phones under 12000 - realme 1

  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160
  • Display 6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor MediaTek 6771 octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,410mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Android 8.1
  • + RAM
  • + Memory

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2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

best phones under 11000 - redmi note 4

  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,100mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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3. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight 180g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160
  • Display 5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (Kyro 260)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2 + 5MP 
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 5,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Processor (best in the budget)
  • + Android 8.1

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite

best phones under 11000 - Honor 9 Lite

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.65 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Kirin 659 Octa core (4×2.36GHz A53 +  4×1.7GHz A53)
  • GPU Mali T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP + 2MP
  • Secondary camera 13MP + 2MP
  • Video 1080p@30fps rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Android 8.0
  • – Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Huawei Honor 9N

Honor 9N

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 2280  x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.84 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Kirin 659 Octa core (4×2.36GHz A53 +  4×1.7GHz A53)
  • GPU Mali T830MP2
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera 13MP + 2MP
  • Secondary camera 16MP
  • Video 1080p@30fps rear, 1080p front
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • – Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)
What’s good:
The Honor 9N comes with loaded with dual cameras on the back. The front camera seems nice too.

 

What could have been better:
Another rehash of the same phone. Honor needs to realize it can’t keep on making cosmetic changes to its phone and keep on releasing the same tech every two months. Kirin 659 is an old horse that should be rested. This phone is practically the same as Honor 9i, Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X, give or take a few minor differences.

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Lenovo K8 Note

best phones under 11000 - Lenovo k8 note
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 180g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Helio X23 deca-core 2.3 GHz (A53)
  • GPU Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera Dual 13MP + 5 MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,000 mAh, removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Battery
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

best phones under 11000 - Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight 180g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160
  • Display 5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • – Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Honor 7C

honor 7c

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 164g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 6 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 450 Octa core (1.8GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • – Display
What’s good:
Honor 7C comes with a great processor comparable to phones under Rs 15,000 along with Android 8.0 and dual cameras.

 

What could have been better:
The display resolution seems behind the curve for phones in this budget.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5

best phones udner 11000 - redmi 5

  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight 157g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440
  • Display 5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 2GB/3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,300mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Display
  • – Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Redmi Y2

redmi y2

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 170g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 6 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa core (2GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 12MP + 5MP, f/2.2, EIS
  • Secondary camera 16MP
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery 3,080 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above, we’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), and (aperture), Generally speaking, bigger the aperture, better is the camera. Which means the smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh.