Best Smartphones with Rear Dual Camera in India (2018)

best dual camera phones in India

Note: With almost all new releases in the last 6 months coming with dual cameras, we have effectively stopped updating this post. You will find the same phones across our different budget posts covered in the same depth.

Looking for the best phone with dual-camera?

While you will have to credit the iPhone 7 Plus for starting the hype around dual cameras, it wasn’t the first to try this trick. Nonetheless, you will find many smartphones in the market now toutin not only dual cameras on the back, but even on the front.

So what advantages does a dual camera phone offer? Well, theoretically, it allows clicking better photos with a greater field of depth. It can also offer brokeh effect similar to DSLRs, faster focusing, capturing more detail, and monochrome photos. All in all, two cameras are better than one, eh? Well, we can’t guarantee that, but still if you’ve made up your mind on getting one, we’ve compiled the list of best phones offering dual camera setup in India for this month.

The pros and cons mentioned against these devices are based on their price segment. We’ve only covered models up to Rs 30,000. Also, they have been arranged in ascending order of price. So here are the best phones with dual camera setup in India.

Top mobile phones with dual camera setup in India (2018) up to Rs 30,000:

 

Phones under Rs 15,000

Honor 7A

honor 7a

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display
    5.7 inches
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430 Octa core (4×1.4 GHz & 4×1.1GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • 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
What’s good:
Honor 7A seems like a great proposition at Rs 8,000 mainly because it comes with Android 8.0 out of the box, has a decent processor, and features a dual camera on the back.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing in particular.

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Honor 7C

best phones under Rs 10,000 - honor 7c

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    164g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display
    6 inches
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa core (1.8GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • 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
  • RAM (4GB)
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:
We wish it came with a full HD display instead.

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Lenovo K8 Plus

best phones under 11000 - Lenovo K8 Plus
3GB RAM

4GB RAM

  • OS
    Android 7.1.1
  • Weight 
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 1920
  • Display
    5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek MT6757 Helio P25 octa-core 2.6 GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-T880 MP2
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP+5MP dual
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Android 7.1
  • Battery

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Lenovo K8 Note

best phones under 14000 rs in India - Lenovo k8 note
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

  • OS
    Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display
    5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helio X23 deca-core 2.3 GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • 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 7.1
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • RAM

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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
  • RAM
  • Processor
  • Android 8.1
What’s good:
Here is a competitor to the Note 5 Pro which beats it in most of the departments. Besides the great processor, RAM, and internal storage that it shares with the Note 5 Pro, the Max Pro beats the Note 5 on things like a bigger battery, dedicated microSD slot, and Android 8.1 out of the box with the same weight and dimensions. Isn’t that great?

 

What could have been better:
Nothing at all. Seems like a great phone spec-wise.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

  • OS
    Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight
    181g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 509
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2+5MP f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    20MP (f/2.0, 1/2.8″)
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • Processor (best in class)
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Dual cameras
  • Front camera
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
Consider it as Note 5 on steroids. Along with 64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM, the phone also offers dual read cameras, a massive 20MP sensor on the front, a new bezel-less design, and a great processor to go along.

 

What could have been better:
The hybrid slot if that bothers you.

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite

Honor 9 Lite
32GB memory, 3GB RAM

64GB memory, 4GB RAM

  • OS
    Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight
    149g
  • Display resolution
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5.65 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
    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
  • RAM
  • Internal memory
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Moto G5s Plus

moto g5s plus

  • OS
    Android 7.1 – Nougat
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display resolution
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    13MP+13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Android 7.1
  • RAM
  • Internal memory
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Huawei Honor 7X

honor 7x

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    165g
  • Display resolution
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5.93 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Kirin 659 Cortex-A53 Octa Core 2.4GHz
  • GPU
    Mali T830MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP (1/2.9″) + 2 MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Battery
    3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • RAM
  • Internal memory

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Phones under Rs 25,000

 

Huawei Honor 9i

Huawei Honor 9i

  • OS
    Android 7
  • Weight
    165g
  • Display resolution
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5.9 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Kirin 659 Cortex-A53 Octa Core 2.4GHz
  • GPU
    Mali T830MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16MP+2MP
  • Secondary camera
    13MP+2MP
  • Battery
    3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • Processor

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Huawei P20 Lite

huawei p20 lite

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    145g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Display
    5.8 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 659
  • GPU
    Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP
  • Secondary camera
    24 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Front camera
  • Android 8.0
  • Processor
What’s good:
Huawei’s latest addition under 20k boasts a 24MP front camera, which seems massive by any standards. It also comes with Android 8.0 out of the box and sufficient storage space. The dual rear camera should also allow great brokehs. We’re not sure how many of you are a fan of the notch though.

 

What could have been better:
Hybrid SIM slot. So you’re stuck if you need more than 64GB space and a second SIM. A lot of phones from Huawei under 20k come with almost similar specs. If you leave out the front camera, this one is clearly overpriced.

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Vivo V9

best phone under 25000 - Vivo V9

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2280
  • Display
    6.3 inches, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 626 Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP + 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    24MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,260 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • Android 8.1
  • Dual camera
  • Processor
What’s good:
Android 8.1, 64 gigs of internal memory, and an impressive (on paper at least) front camera make it an attractive proposition.

 

What could have been better:
We’ve seen that processor on phones as cheap as Rs 10,000.

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Moto X4

moto x4
32GB/3GB RAM

64GB/4GB RAM

64GB/6GB RAM

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    163g
  • Display resolution
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display
    5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 630 Cortex-A53 Octa Core 2.2GHz
  • GPU
    Adreno 508
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12 MP f/2.0 + 8 MP f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • Android 8.0
  • Processor
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Moto G6

Moto G6
3GB/32GB

4GB/64GB

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    167g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display
    5.7 inches
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.2)
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p 60FPS rear, 1080p front
  • Battery
    3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8.0
  • Dual camera
What’s good:
Well, keeping up with the competition, the G6 offers dual camera on the back, enough RAM and storage, Android 8.0 out of the box and the solid reliability of a Motorola.

 

What could have been better:
Compared to the Snapdragon 625 on the G5 Plus, we’re not sure what Motorola was thinking putting an inferior Snapdragon 450 on this one. No it’s not bad, but it doesn’t hold a candle against the better phones in this budget. Yes, it’s a successor to Moto G5 and not G5 Plus, but then what exactly is it doing in that price territory?

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Vivo V9 Youth

Vivo V9 Youth

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2280
  • Display
    6.3 inches, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16MP + 2MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,260 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8.1
  • Dual camera
  • Processor
  • Internal memory
What’s good:
Call it a shameless clone, but it’s the only phone in the Android stables with the iPhone X styled notch under 20k. Android 8.1, and a impressive (on paper at least) front camera make it an attractive proposition.

 

What could have been better:
We’ve seen that processor on phones as cheap as Rs 10,000. Also, the internal memory is kinda bad.

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Nokia 7 Plus

Best phones under 25000 - nokia 7 plus

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    183
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display
    6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) Snapdragon 660
  • GPU
    Adreno 512
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual 12MP (f/1.75) + 12MP (f/2.6)
  • Secondary camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,800mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual camera
  • Android 8.1
  • Internal memory
  • Processor
  • Hybrid SIM slot
What’s good:
Nokia 7 Plus is a decent mid ranger and comes with the latest Snapdragon 660 processor. It also comes with an 18:9 display and has dual cameras on the back like most of the phones in this budget. It also comes with Android 8.1 out of the box and a decent 3,800mAh battery than should easily last beyond a day. Lastly, 64 gigs of internal memory should be adequate for your storage needs.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing except the hybrid SIM slot.

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Nokia 8

Best phones under rs 30,000 in India - nokia 8

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    160g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display
    5.3 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835
  • GPU
    Adreno 540
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13MP, f/2.0, OIS
  • Secondary camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,090mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Dual camera
  • OIS
  • Android 8.0
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
What’s good:
Nokia 8 is among the first phones to get updated to Android 8.0. Talking in terms of specs, it has been decently equipped with top of the line processor, dual cameras and a decently large internal memory. Also, the QHD display is a plus.

 

What could have been better:
No complains when it comes to the specs and the asking price. The DxO Mark score for the camera is just 68, which implies that the camera isn’t all that great.

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Honor 8 Pro

honor-8

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    184g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display
    5.7 inch, LTPS
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 960
  • GPU
    Mali-G71 MP8
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    12MP dual cameras, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Display
  • Internal memory

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Honor View 10

Honor View 10

  • OS
    Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight
    172g
  • Display resolution
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display
    6 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 970
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 20 MP
  • Secondary camera
    13 MP (f/2.0)
  • Battery
    3,750mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Internal storage
  • RAM
  • Android 8.0

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LG G6

best phones under 45000 - LG G6

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    163g
  • Display resolution
    1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display
    5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Dual-core 2.35GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo Snapdragon 821
  • GPU
    Adreno 530
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP,f/1.8, OIS,1/3″ sensor
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Internal storage

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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 stabilization, which helps in reducing blur.