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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. 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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2. 10.or E

best phones under rs 7,000 - 10.or E

What’s good:
While the name does sound a bit difficult on the tongue, 10.or is Amazon’s own brand so we’re assuming top notch quality. For the asking price, the 10.or E offers 3GB RAM, 32 gigs of storage, a pretty decent processor and a large battery.

 

What could have been better:
What’s there to not like?

 

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    159g
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430 Octa core 1.7GHz
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    5MP
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Display
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Storage

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3. 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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RealMe C1

Realme C1

What’s good:
Seems like Oppo has decided to give Xiaomi a run for its money. After RealMe 2 Pro here’s another great challenger for Rs 7,000. The C1 offers a great processor seen in phones around 12k, dual cameras, and a large battery. Android 8.1 complete the package and there’s a notch too if you prefer having one.

 

What could have been better:
No 3GB RAM variant :(.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    1520 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.2, + 2 MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    5 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,230mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Android 8.1
  • Dual camera
  • Battery

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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.

 

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
    16GB
  • 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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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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Moto C Plus

best phones under 7000 rs - Moto C Plus

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    162g
  • Display
    5 inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek MT6737 quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A53
  • GPU
    Mali-T720MP2
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    2MP, f/2.8
  • Video
    720p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    May, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Front camera
What’s good:
Moto C Plus doesn’t need an introduction. It’s a budget offering for those who still need a strong brand recall. The specs are average for this budget, but the battery does stand out.

 

What could have been better:
Eh, the front camera because it’s not 2014.

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Panasonic Eluga I7

Panasonic Eluga I7

  • OS
    Android 7.0
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6737H quad-core 1.3GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali T720MP2
  • RAM
    2GB
  • Camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
    480p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
What’s good:
The Eluga I7 comes with the usual specs in this budget but has a fairly large battery.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing in particular.

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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, and Android 8.0 out of the box.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    144g
  • Display
    5.45inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    16GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 425 Octa core 1.4GHz
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    2GB
  • 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
  • Processor
  • Android 8.0

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Infinix Smart 2

Infinix Smart 2

What’s good:
We like the decent processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage space.

 

What could have been better:
Why is it still so low on the list then? Because we haven’t heard much about this brand.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6739 quad-core 1.5GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8100
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Battery
    3,050 mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 8.1
  • RAM
  • Storage

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