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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 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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3. Xiaomi Redmi 6

Redmi 6

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.

 

What could have been better:
There’s a hybrid SIM slot. Also, the processor seems like a downgrade on the SD 450 seen on the Redmi 5. 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
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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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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Xiaomi Redmi 5

best phones under 9000 - redmi 5

What’s good:
The Redmi 5 comes with a respectable processor and has decent specs overall. Nothing class leading, but nothing too shabby either

 

What could have been better:
We hope that Android 8 update rolls out soon.

 

  • OS
    Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight
    157g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1440
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Dec, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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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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Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie

What’s good:
A decent overall phone with Android 8.0 out of the box. The front camera should also be above average.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    144g
  • Display resolution
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Display
    5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430, octa-core 1.4GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
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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Panasonic Eluga A3 Pro

best phones under 9000 - Panasonic Eluga A3

What’s good:
A3 Pro stands out for its large battery. 3GB RAM, 32 gigs of storage make it a decent overall package.

 

What could have been better:
Not fan of that processor. Also, don’t expect Android 8.0.

 

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    161g
  • Display resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Display
    5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Mali T720MP3
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Hybrid SIM slot

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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.