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):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 18,000*

 

1. 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
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Internal memory

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2. 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
  • + Dual camera
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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3. Mi A1

Mi A1

  • OS Android 7.1.2 – Nougat
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP (26mm, f/2.2)+12MP (50mm, f/2.6)
  • Secondary camera 5MP
  • Battery 3,080mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.1
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Internal memory

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Moto G5 Plus

best phones under 18000 - moto g5 plus
4GB RAM, 32GB 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
  • + Rear camera aperture

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Lenovo Z2 Plus

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(64GB/4GB RAM version)

(32GB/3GB RAM version)

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 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
  • + Storage
  • – Non expandable memory

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Mi Max 2

best phones under 18000 - Mi Max 2
32GB memory

64GB memory

  • OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Weight 211g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 6.44 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 5,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Storage
  • + Android 7.1
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Honor 8 Lite

Honor 8 Lite

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 147g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Octa-core 1.7GHz octa-core Kirin 655
  • GPU Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal storage

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Samsung J7 Max

Best phones under 18000 rs in India - Samsung J7 Max

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight 179g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 Octacore 2.4GHz A53
  • GPU Mali-T880MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Rear camera aperture

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Samsung Galaxy On Max

Samsung Galaxy On Max

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 178g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches, TFT
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Mediatek MT P25 Lite octa core 1.6GHz
  • GPU ?
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Camera aperture

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Lenovo P2

best phones under 15000 -lenovo p2
(32GB/4GB RAM version)

  • OS Android 7.0
  • 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
  • – 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.