10 Best Phones under Rs 13,000 in India (2018) | Best Gadgetry

best phones under 13000 rs

To help you find the perfect phone for you, we’ve compiled the list of best smartphones under Rs 13,000 for this month in India.  Most of them should be able to run your apps without any hiccups and should be able to offer good camera performance along with handling daily abuse well. Needless to say the list covers only 4G phones.

Also, to make things clear, 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 can be considered a disadvantage.

You can also check the best smartphones under Rs 15,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 14,000. Lastly, we’ve highlighted our top 3 picks in this budget at the beginning of the list. So here are the best phones under 13k:

 

These are the best phones under Rs 13,000 in India (2018):

*Top 3 picks around Rs 13,000*

 

1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

best phones under rs 13,000 - 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
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Processor
  • + Android 8.1

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2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

best phones under rs 13,000 - Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight 180g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160
  • Display 5.99 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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3. Lenovo K8 Note

Best phones under 13000 - 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
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Helio X23 deca-core 2.3 GHz (A53)
  • GPU Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM 3GB
  • 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
  • + Battery
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor

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Moto G5 Plus

best phones under 13000 rs in india- moto g5 plus

  • 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

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

best phones under 13000 redmi note 4

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,100mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime

best phones under 13000 - Galaxy-On7-Prime

  • OS Android 7.1
  • Weight 167g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Exynos 7870 Octa Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • – Processor

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Huawei Honor 7X

Best phones under 13000 - honor 7x

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.93 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • 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
  • + Dual cameras
  • + RAM

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite

Best phones under 13000 - Honor 9 Lite

  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.65 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Kirin 659 Octa core (4×2.36GHz A53 +  4×1.7GHz A53)
  • GPU Mali T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • 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
  • – Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Redmi Y2

redmi y2

  • OS Android 8.0
  • Weight 170g
  • Display resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display 6 inches
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa core (2GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3/4GB
  • Camera 12MP + 5MP, f/2.2, EIS
  • Secondary camera 16MP
  • Video 1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery 3,080 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 8.0
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • + RAM (4GB)
  • – Display
What’s good:
Redmi Y2 comes with a great processor comparable to phones under Rs 13,000 along with Android 8.0 and dual cameras. Oh, the main selling point for the phone is its front camera though.

 

What could have been better:
We wish it came with a full HD display instead for the version that retails at 13k.

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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)
  • – Display
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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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.