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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. Redmi 8A

best phone under 7000 in India - Redmi 8A
2GB RAM

3GB RAM

What’s good:
The Snapdragon 439 on the new Redmi 8A is definitely faster than the P22. The phone also boasts a large battery along with 18W charging to fill it up quickly. We like how it looks too.

 

What could have been better:
No fingerprint scanner.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    188g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 439 Octa-core (2×1.95 GHz & 6×1.45 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, 18W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Sep, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    No
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Fast charging
  • Android 9.0
  • No fingerprint scanner

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2. Infinix Hot 8

best phone under 7000 in India - Infinix Hot 8

What’s good:
A new but loaded with features. Infinix Hot 8 features 4GB RAM, 64GB RAM, a very capable processor, and ample storage space. There’s a triple camera setup and Android 9.0 onboard as well.

 

What could have been better:
No complaints.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    179g
  • Display
    6.52 inch, IPS
    720 x 1600 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)
    2 MP, depth sensor
    QVGA (Low light sensor)
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Sep, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • RAM
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Storage
  • Android 9.0

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3. Panasonic Eluga Z1

best phone under 7000 - Panasonic Eluga Z1

What’s good:
The Eluga Z1 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:
No fingerprint scanner.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    169g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1500 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
    2 MP, f/2.8
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    No
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • No fingerprint

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Lenovo K9

Best phone under 7000 - Lenovo K9

What’s good:
After what seems like forever, Lenovo has finally brought a new phone to the market. What makes the K9 special is that it has identical cameras on the back and the front. Yep, totally the same. Also, that P22 might be more efficient and powerful than the SD450.

 

What could have been better:
We’d have preferred a dedicated memory card slot.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    155g
  • Display
    5.7 inches, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.2 + 5MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.2 + 5MP, f/2.4
  • Video
    1080p 60FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Micromax Infinity N12

best phone under 7000 in India - Micromax Infinity N12

What’s good:
Decent processor, dual cameras, 32 gigs of storage and 3GB RAM. Then the Micromax N12 also has a large battery and a fingerprint scanner.

 

What could have been better:
No complaints.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    164g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1500 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP,
    5 MP, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP
  • Video
    1080p@24fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Dec, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor

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Asus ZenFone Max M1

best phone under 7000 - 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
  • Battery
  • Processor

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Infinix Hot S3X

best phone under 7000 - 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. Uh, well, except for that bizarre name.

 

  • 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

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Lenovo A5

best phone under 7000 - 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
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Panasonic Eluga Ray 530

best phone under 7000 - 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

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Coolpad Cool 3 Plus

best phone under 7000 - Coolpad Cool 3 Plus

What’s good:
While that processor is no Snapdragon 450, it is definitely faster than MT6739 from MediaTek. A notch, 3GB RAM, 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
    135g
  • Display
    5.7 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Helio A22 Octa-core 2GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE6320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Jun, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Hybrid SIM Slot

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Yu Ace

best phone under 7000 - 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

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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 the MediaTek 673x series of processors, 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 • Panasonic Eluga Z1
  • Best value for money • Redmi 8A

 

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