Best phones under Rs 7,000 in India (2018) | Best Gadgetry

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If you’re in the hunt for a budget phone, we’ve covered the best smartphones under Rs 7,000 in India for this month in the list below. These handsets have been hand-picked by us out of the umpteen phones available in the market and should offer you the best bang for your buck in this price segment.

We’ve only covered phones that support 4G LTA network such as that of Jio, Airtel 4G, Vodafone 4G. Also, only considering models with at least 2GB RAM. Just 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, ignoring manufacturers with limited after sales or poor quality record.

Lastly, here’s how the processors rank – Snapdragon 450> MediaTek A22 MT6765> Snapdragon 430> Snapdragon 425> MediaTek 6739 > MediaTek 6737.

So here are the top 4G phones under Rs 7,000 for this month from reputable manufacturers. Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 9,000 and the top smartphones under Rs 6,000.

These are the 10 best phones under Rs 7,000 in India (2018):

 

1. Asus ZenFone Max M1

Asus ZenFone Max M1

What’s good:
Well, this one is a good 8 month old phone now 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:
Decent chap all round.

 

  • 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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2. 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 including 3GB RAM, 32 gigs of storage, and a decent battery and camera.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 7.1.2
  • Weight
    137g
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • 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
  • RAM
  • Storage

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3. Lenovo A5

Lenovo A5
2GB RAM, 16GB

3GB RAM, 32GB

What’s good:
Another Redmi 6A challenger with decent specs. For Rs 6,000, the A5 offers 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a decent 5,000mAh battery, and 13MP & 8MP snappers. There’s also a 3GB RAM variant.

 

What could have been better:
Let’s just say the 6739 isn’t the fastest.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    160g
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    16GB/32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6739 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8100
  • RAM
    2GB/3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    720p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Jun, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    No
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8.0
  • Battery

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10.or D2

best phones under 6000 rs in India - 10.or E

What’s good:
The reason why we have this on the list is because this is a brand belonging to Amazon. The phone offers decent features like a decent processor, 3GB RAM, 32gigs of storage, and Android 8.0 out of the box.

 

What could have been better:
No fingerprint scanner folks.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    144g
  • Display
    5.45inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 425 Octa core 1.4GHz
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,200mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • RAM
  • Processor
  • Android 8.0

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Panasonic Eluga I9

best phones under 8000 - Panasonic Eluga I9

What’s good:
Eluga I9 comes with 3 gigs of RAM and 32 GB internal storage which is nice for the asking price.

 

What could have been better:
The processor is sub-par. There’s a hybrid SIM slot for expansion and the battery isn’t too great either.
  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    143g
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MediaTek MTK6737, quad-core 1.3GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali 720MP
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.4
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    2,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Dec, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Internal memory
  • RAM
  • Not the best processor

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A

redmi 6a

What’s good:
While we’re sad that there’s no 3GB variant, like for like, the Redmi 6A is a significant improvement over the Redmi 5A, especially on the processor front. It also comes with Android 8.1 out of the box which is great. The model that retails for Rs 7,000 comes with 32 gigs of storage.

 

What could have been better:
No 3GB RAM variant :(. And there’s no fingerprint scanner either.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    145g
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16/32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helio A22 MT6765 Quad-core 2.0 GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    IMG PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    2GB
  • 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
    Jun, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Android 8.1
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Asus ZenFone Lite L1

Asus ZenFone Lite L1

What’s good:
While the Max M1 competes with the Redmi 6, this one takes on the Redmi 6A. For Rs 6,000, you get 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a decent 3,000mAh battery, and 13MP and 5MP snappers. Snapdragon 430 under 6k is a really good option too.

 

What could have been better:
Sadly, like the Redmi 6A, there’s no fingerprint scanner.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    140g
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    5 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    No
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Android 8.1
  • Battery

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Honor 7S

Honor 7S

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    142g
  • Display
    5.45 inches IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek MT6739 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8100
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    13MP
  • Secondary camera
    5MP
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,020 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • First announced
    May, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8.1
What’s good:
Well, the Honor 7S comes with Android 8.1 out of the box, so that’s great. It seems like a jack of all trades to us, yet masters none. The processor is better than the 6737 everyone else seems to carry but slightly below the Snapdragon 425.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing for the asking price.

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Yu Ace

Yu Ace

What’s good:
We like the Yu Ace for its design, a large battery, above average processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage. Oh, also Android 8.0.

 

What could have been better:
No qualms.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    N/A
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6739WW Quad-core 1.5GHz
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8100
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    13MP
  • Secondary camera
    5MP
  • Battery
    4,000mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Android 8.0
  • RAM

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Infinix Smart 2

Infinix Smart 2

What’s good:
Not a very common name, but Infinix is, you guessed it, a Chinese vendor that has been making smartphones since 2013. Talking about the Infinix Smart 2 in particular, it is one of the few phones with Android 8.0 on board. The Processor is also a step up over the usual 6737 seen in this budget. The battery size seems decent too. Hey, the RAM and storage.

 

What could have been better:
While the phone has over 10,000 reviews, we’ve not heard much about it to be honest.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    145g
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6739WW Quad-core 1.5GHz
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8100
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery
    3,050mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8.1
  • Processor
  • RAM

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