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best phones under rs 9000 in India

If you’re looking for a phone under or around Rs 9,000, check our list of the 10 best phones under Rs 9,000 in India for this month below. These include only the best 4G phones running on Android that offer great value for money

We’ve only covered phones from reputable manufacturers. Also, before we get started, 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. So here are the ten best 4G phones under 9k for this month.

Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 7,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 10,000.

 

These are the 10 best phones under Rs 9,000 in India (2018):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 9,000*

 

1. Oppo RealMe 2

Realme 2
3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
Here’s what’s improved in RealMe 2 over its predecessor: it comes with dual cameras and a bigger battery. We always liked the RAM and storage options for the budget.

 

What could have been better:
When you reduce the resolution of the display or replace the processor with a slower one, RealMe 2 can’t really be called an upgrade over the RealMe 1. Don’t believe us? Check these benchmarking results. No wonder there’s no 6GB RAM variant.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    4,230mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Android 8
  • Display

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2. Lenovo K9

Lenovo K9

What’s good:
After what seems like forever, Lenovo has finally brought a new phone to the market. What makes the K9 special is that it has identical cameras on the back and the front. Yep, totally the same. Also, that P22 might be more efficient and powerful than the SD450.

 

What could have been better:
We’d have preferred a full HD display and a dedicated memory card slot.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    155g
  • Display
    5.7 inches, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.2 + 5MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.2 + 5MP, f/2.4
  • Video
    1080p 60FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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3. Lenovo K8 Note

Best phones under 13000 - Lenovo k8 note
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

What’s good:
K8 Note comes with great features such as a dual camera and a large battery. Android 8.0 out of the box adds to the overall package. The Helio X23 also beats the Snapdragon 625 in synthetic benchmarks.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.5 inches, IPS
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helio X23 deca-core 2.3 GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13MP + 5 MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary Camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    4,000 mAh, removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM (4G LTE)
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Android 8
  • Display

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Xiaomi Redmi 6

Redmi 6
32GB storage

64GB storage

What’s good:
If you were getting a feeling that the Redmi 5 is rather old, you connected a nerve with Xiaomi since the all-new Redmi 6 is here. What’s changed is a dual camera on the back, Android 8.1, and a slightly smaller display. Also, that processor is more energy efficient and faster than the Snapdragon 450.

 

What could have been better:
There’s a hybrid SIM slot. Lastly, is it just us or have the bezels grown thicker?

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    146g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1440
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MediaTek MT6762 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2 + 5MP f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Jun, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8.0
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Asus ZenFone Max M1

Asus ZenFone Max M1

What’s good:
Well, this one is a good 8-month-old phone only being introduced in India now. That said, it’s not a bad phone even today and offers great features like Android 8.1, dual cameras, 32 gigs of storage and 3GB RAM. We also like the large battery.

 

What could have been better:
The meh processor.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display
    5.5 inch, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.0, + 8 MP
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Dual camera
  • Android 8.1
  • Battery

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Honor 7C

honor 7c

What’s good:
Honor 7C comes with a decent 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.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    164g
  • Display
    6 inches
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa core (1.8GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    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
  • First announced
    May, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Display


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Lenovo K8 Plus

best phones under 10000 - Lenovo K8 Plus

What’s good:
A decently spec’d old horse that comes with features like a dual camera, full HD display, and a large battery.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 7.1.1
  • Weight
    165g
  • Display
    5.2 inch, IPS
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 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
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Sep, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Display
  • Battery

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Honor 7A

honor 7a

What’s good:
Honor 7A offers dual camera and Android 8.0, which seems like a nice bargain for this budget.

 

What could have been better:
The processor isn’t the best one.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display
    5.7 inches
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • 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
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A

best phones under 9000 - Redmi 5A

What’s good:
Good value for money despite the Redmi 6A being announced. The overall package is a decent one with respectable specs all round.

 

What could have been better:
The processor isn’t the best one.

 

  • OS
    Android 7.1.2
  • Weight
    137g
  • Display resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 425, quad-core 1.4GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 308
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Nov, 2017
Pros and Cons

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Lenovo K6 Power

best phone with big battery backup - k6-note

What’s good:
This one has survived the test of times thanks to its large battery and full HD display.

 

What could have been better:
Old isn’t gold for smartphones and this is a two year old model with little chance of Android 8.0.

 

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • 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
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Nov, 2016
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • 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). Generally speaking, the bigger the aperture, better is the camera, especially in low light situations. Which means the 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. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh.