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If you’re looking for a phone under or around Rs 9,000, check our list of the 10 best smartphones 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.

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 (2019):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 9,000*

 

1. Oppo RealMe 2 Pro

Best phone under 9000 - Realme 2 Pro
4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

6GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
Notches are ugly, but smaller ones do help. Luckily the newest RealMe comes with a teardrop notch to give you enough screen area on the top. Oppo has also packed this phone with as much specs as it possibly could and the result is a phone that is miles ahead of anything in this budget. Great processor, ample storage, 8GB RAM, do we even need flagships anymore?

 

What could have been better:
Find us one and we’ll call you out.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    174g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 660 octa-core 2.2GHzx4 + 1.8GHzx4
  • GPU
    Adreno 512
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16MP, f/1.7 + 2MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    16MP
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Display resolution
  • RAM
  • Processor

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2. Xiaomi Mi A2

Best phone under 9000 - mi a2
4GB RAM, 64GB

What’s good:
The Mi A1 didn’t stay long enough in the market to make a lasting impression, but its successor is here to change that. Mi A2 comes with promising cameras and a decent processor. And hey, it got updated to Android 9.0 recently. There’s also a 6GB RAM variant with more internal storage.

 

What could have been better:
There’s no expandable memory or 3.5mm headphone jack here.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Android One
  • Weight
    166
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    No
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 660 octa-core 2.2GHzx4 + 1.8GHzx4
  • GPU
    Adreno 512
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8 + 20MP f/1.8
  • Secondary camera
    20 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p 30FPS rear
    1080p 30FPS front
  • Battery
    3,010mAh, 18W charging QC 4.0
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Display resolution
  • Processor
  • Fast charging
  • Non-expandable memory

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3. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
The Max Pro M1 is value-for-money despite the launch of its successor. It offers a great processor, 4GB RAM, and a large battery. The phone also got updated to Android 9.0 recently.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (Kyro 260)
  • GPU
    Adreno 509
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2 + 5MP 
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Display resolution
  • Storage
  • RAM

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Realme U1

best phone under 12000 - realme U1

What’s good:
The USP for this phone is its front camera, but we also happen to like the processor inside.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT P70 Octa-core (4×2.1GHz A73 & 4×2.0GHzA53)
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    25MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Nov, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Display resolution
  • Processor
  • Front camera

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Realme 5

Realme 5
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

4GB RAM, 128GB

What’s good:
A considerable improvement over the Realme 3i. There’s a very capable processor, four rear cameras (maybe the only phone in the segment), enough RAM and up to a staggering 128GB storage, and a large enough battery. To top it, the phone comes with Android 9.0 on board.

 

What could have been better:
If only the phone had a full HD display.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6.5 inch, IPS
    720 x 1600 pixels
  • Storage space
    32/64GB/128GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 665 Octa-core (4×2.0GHz & 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 610
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
    8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
    2 MP, f/2.4, (dedicated macro camera)
    2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Aug, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Quad cameras
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Display

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Vivo U10

Best phone under 10000 - Vivo U10
3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

3GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
The U10 is a great phone since it has been packed with a brilliant processor, ample storage, and enough battery juice. Making things better are 18W fast charging, Android 9.0, and three rear cameras.

 

What could have been better:
The display resolution, maybe. And just 3GB RAM.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    191g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, IPS
    720 x 1544 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 665 Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 610
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
    8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
    2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/1.8
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, 18W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Sep, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Storage
  • Processor

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Redmi 8

best phone under 8000 - Redmi 8

What’s good:
The Snapdragon 439 on the new Redmi 8 is definitely faster than the P22. The phone also boasts a large battery along with 18W charging to fill it up quickly. We like how it looks too. Ample RAM and storage seal the deal.

 

What could have been better:
No complaints.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    188g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 439 Octa-core (2×1.95 GHz & 6×1.45 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8
    2 MP, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, 18W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Oct, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Battery
  • Fast charging

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Samsung Galaxy M10s

best phone under 9000 - Samsung Galaxy M10s

What’s good:
Better than the M10 in every way, the M10s sports a Super AMOLED display, a much more powerful processor than the P22, fast charging, and a decently large battery, There’s also 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and dual cameras on the back.

 

What could have been better:
Looks decent but only comes with 3GB RAM.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    169g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, Super AMOLED
    720 x 1560 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Exynos 7884B (2×1.6 GHz A73 & 6×1.35 GHz A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide)
    5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Sep, 2019
Pros and Cons

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Panasonic Eluga X1

Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro

What’s good:
It’s not a bad phone and comes with decent specs like a decent processor, 64GB memory and 4GB RAM. The processor is starting to age for this budget, but still powerful for this budget.

 

What could have been better:
Given it’s Panasonic, we’re not sure if Android 9.0 will ever hit this phone. No headphone jack either.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    195g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz A73 & 4×2.0GHz A53) MT6771 P60
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16 MP (f/2.0) + 5 MP
  • Secondary camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Storage
  • RAM
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Android 8.1

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Asus Zenfone Max M2

Asus ZenFone Max M2

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
A more budget offering to Max Pro M2, this one comes with a more nimble (not shabby) processor. There’s a huge battery though and it’s capable of recording 2160p videos.

 

What could have been better:
We wish for a full HD screen resolution, but then, maybe that’s too much of an ask.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    160g
  • Display
    6.26 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 632 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz + 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.8, + 2MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Dec, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Display
  • Android 8.1

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Xiaomi Redmi Y3

Redmi Y3

What’s good:
Redmi Y3 is Redmi 7 with a better front camera. It comes with a decent processor for this budget, dual cameras on the back, Android 9.0 on board, and up to 64 gigs of storage.

 

What could have been better:
We would have preferred a full HD+ display.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1520
  • Display
    6.26 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 632 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz + 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
    5MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    32 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p 60FPS rear
    1080p 30FPS front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Front camera
  • Display

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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, the better is the camera, especially in low light situations. This means that the smaller the 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 bokeh.