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best phones under Rs 13,000

Looking to buy a new phone and wondering which is the best phone under Rs 13,000 in India?

We’ve compiled the list of top 10 smartphones under Rs 13,000 for this month in India, in case you’re looking for the best phone in this budget. Most of them should be able to run without any issues and should offer good camera performance along with handling daily abuse well. We’ve only covered 4G handsets in the list that work on Airtel, Vodafone and other networks. 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.

Also, the Redmi Note 3, as good as a phone it was, has been discontinued and replaced by the Redmi Note 4. You can also check the best smartphones under Rs 15,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 14,000Lastly, 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 4G mobile phones under Rs 13,000 in India (2017):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 13,000*

 

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

redmi note 4
2GB RAM/ 32GB storage

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 2GB/3GB/4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,100mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor (among best in this budget)
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0

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2. Honor 6X

honor 6x

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 162g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Kirin 655, Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP+2MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Dual camera
  • + Processor
  • + RAM
  • + Internal memory
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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3. Lenovo K8 Note

best phones under 13000 rs in India - 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
  • + Android 7.1
  • + Battery
  • + Dual camera

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Lenovo P2

best phones under 13000 -lenovo p2

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • 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 3GB
  • Camera 13MP
  • Secondary camera 5MP
  • Battery 5,100 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Best mobile phones under Rs 13000 - Vibe K5 Note
(3GB RAM)

(4GB RAM)

(4GB RAM, 64GB)

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 1.8 GHz Mediatek 6755 Processor
  • GPU Mali-T860MP2
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Moto G5

best phones under 13000 - moto g5

  • OS Android 7.0 – Nougat
  • Weight 145g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 2,800mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0
  • – Internal memory

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Panasonic Eluga Ray Max

Panasonic Eluga Ray Max
32GB storage

64GB storage

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 148g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.4, 1/3.1″ sesor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 6.0
  • + RAM
  • + Internal memory
  • + Display

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Samsung On8

best mobile phones under 13000 on8-pro

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight N/A
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, AMOLED
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 Processor
  • GPU Mali-T720MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – Internal memory

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Lenovo K6 Power

best phones under 13000 - k6-note
3GB RAM

4GB RAM

  • OS Android 6.0
  • 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/4GB
  • Camera 13MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Android 6.0
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo Phab 2

best phone under 13000 - phab-2-plus

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 225g
  • Display resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Display 6.4 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz (A53) MT8783
  • GPU Mali-T720MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP
  • Battery 4,050 mAh (non-removable)
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Internal memory
  • – Display

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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.