Best phones under Rs 7,000 in India (2019) | 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. Also, all of these come with a headphone jack.

So here are the top 4G phones under Rs 7,000 for this month from reputable manufacturers. Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 8,000 and the top smartphones under Rs 6,000.

These are the best phones under Rs 7,000 in India (2019):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 7,000*

 

1. Asus ZenFone Max M1

Asus ZenFone Max M1

What’s good:
The Max M1 offers 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 so no complaints.

 

  • 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
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • RAM
  • Battery
  • Processor

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2. Infinix Hot S3X

Infinix Hot S3X

What’s good:
Infinix is a Hong Kong based company and this model, while not having the best of names for a smartphone, has decent specs. Things like the processor, battery, storage, and RAM are what standout for us.

 

What could have been better:
No complaints for now.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    1500 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430 Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
    2 MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • RAM

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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. No fingerprint scanner either.

 

  • 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
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Panasonic Eluga Ray 600

Panasonic Ray 600

What’s good:
The Eluga Ray 600 has decent overall specs. The processor is acceptable if not great. There’s 3GB RAM and 32 gigs of storage, Android 8.0, fingerprint scanner, and a large enough battery.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    158g
  • Display
    6.0 inches IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6739 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8100
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    4,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • RAM

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Panasonic Eluga Ray 530

Panasonic Eluga Ray 530

What’s good:
This Panasonic is rather well equipped. It offers some class-leading specs like 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, fingerprint scanner, and 13MP & 5MP snappers. There’s also Android 8.0 onboard here.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    141g
  • Display
    5.7 inch, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6739 Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8100
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    5 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • RAM

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Realme C2

Realme C2
3GB RAM/32GB

2GB RAM/16GB

What’s good:
A number of things have changed since the Realme C1 including Android 9.0 on board, a better processor, and improved cameras. The P22 is certainly ahead of the 450 too.

 

What could have been better:
No fingerprint scanner.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    166g
  • Display
    6.1 inch, IPS
    1520 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16/32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helios P22 Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    2/3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
    2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    5 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    No
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Storage

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Xiaomi Redmi 7A

Redmi 7A

What’s good:
The Redmi 7A comes to the market to replace the 6A and offers a larger battery and a better processor. There’s also Android 9.0 out of the box.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    165g
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 439 Octa-core (2×2.0GHz + 6×1.45GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    May, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    No
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Android 9.0
  • 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
  • Battery
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Storage

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Nokia 2.2

Nokia 2.2

What’s good:
A decent processor, Android 9.0, and a notch are the three things we like about this phone.

 

What could have been better:
No fingerprint scanner and just 16GB of storage.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    153g
  • Display
    5.7 inches IPS
    1520 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helio A22 Octa-core 2GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE6320
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • First announced
    Jun, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    No
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Storage

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus

Infinix Smart 3 Plus

What’s good:
While that processor is no Snapdragon 450, it is definitely faster than MT6739 from MediaTek. A notch, Android 9.0, a large battery, and 32 gigs are the other features we like about this device.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing we want to highlight for now.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    148g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helio A22 Octa-core 2GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE6320
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP + 2 MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery

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Yu Ace

Yu Ace

What’s good:
We like the Yu Ace for its design, a large battery, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage.

 

What could have been better:
Not the best processor.

 

  • 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
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP
  • Secondary camera
    5MP
  • Battery
    4,000mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • RAM

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Standout features in the top smartphones under Rs 7,000:

The top phones in this budget come with features like 3GB RAM, Android 8.0, and 32 gigs of internal memory. On the other hand, 2GB RAM, HD display and Android 7.0 have become the norm rather than the exception. We’re not very fond of MediaTek 673x series of processor, especially if the phone comes with single core GPU (720MP1). Also, you will need 3GB RAM and at least 32 gigs of memory. These will make sure your phone isn’t outdated after just a year.

  • Best battery • Lenovo A5 (5,000mAh)
  • Best processor • Redmi 6A
  • Best value for money • ZenFone Max M1

 

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