Best Phones with 4GB RAM under Rs 12,000 in India (2018)

best phones with 4GB RAM

Times have rapidly changed and while 4GB RAM on a smartphone would have sounded preposterous two years back, it is slowly becoming the norm for even sub-15k phones. We’ve put together the list of the best phones with 4GB RAM or more available in India under Rs 12,000 below. With such a huge amount of RAM, rest assured multi-tasking on your phone should be a breeze. You will also be able to have multiple apps running in the background without any major impact on the phone’s performance.

We’ve put down all the smartphones with 4GB RAM and above that are available under Rs 15,000 in the list below. We’ve brought it down from Rs 15,000, since most of the phones above 12k have 4GB RAM anyway. The pros and cons have been mentioned according to the price segment that these phones compete in.

 

Top mobile phones with 4GB RAM under Rs 12,000 in India (2018)

 

Xiaomi Redmi 5

best phones udner 11000 - redmi 5

What’s good:
The Redmi line up is confusing but the Redmi 5 in this budget stands out for offering 64GB memory, 4GB RAM, Android 8.0 and a decent processor.

 

What could have been better:
The display is 720p. Also, the hybrid slot if that bothers you.

 

  • OS
    Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight
    157g
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    3,300mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Dec, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Display
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

best phones under 14000 - Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
Despite similar specs to the Redmi Note 4, the Note 5 is a solid offering with that new 18:9 display. 32GB of internal memory, 3GB RAM, decent processor, and a big battery make it one of the better phones in this budget.

 

What could have been better:
The hybrid slot if that bothers you.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo K8 Note

Best phones under 13000 - Lenovo k8 note
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

What’s good:
K8 Note comes with great features such as a dual camera and a large battery. Android 8.0 out of the box adds to the overall package. The Helio X23 also beats the Snapdragon 625 in synthetic benchmarks.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.5 inches, IPS
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helio X23 deca-core 2.3 GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13MP + 5 MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary Camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    4,000 mAh, removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM (4G LTE)
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Internal storage

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Moto G5s

best phones under 10000 - moto g5s

What’s good:
Besides the reliability of the Moto brand, you get 4GB RAM and Android 8.0 out of the box. Other specs are also decent for the asking price.

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

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    157g
  • Display
    5.2 inch, IPS
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Octa-core 1.4GHz (A53) Snapdragon 430
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • RAM
  • Android 7.1

 

 

Oppo RealMe 2

Realme 2
3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
Here’s what’s improved in RealMe 2 over its predecessor: it comes with dual cameras and a bigger battery. We always liked the RAM and storage options for the budget.

 

What could have been better:
When you reduce the resolution of the display or replace the processor with a slower one, RealMe 2 can’t really be called an upgrade over the RealMe 1. Don’t believe us? Check these benchmarking results. No wonder there’s no 6GB RAM variant.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery
    4,230mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Display

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Oppo RealMe 1

best phones under 18000 - realme 1

What’s good:
Oppo phones are usually underpowered and overpriced. Not this sub-brand though. The RealMe 1 is a winner under 15k that comes with a processor that beats the Snapdragon 636, class-leading RAM and internal memory, and Android 8.1 out of the box. This phone ticks all the checkboxes.

 

What could have been better:
We have yet to find one.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    155g
  • Display
    6 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MediaTek 6771 octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    3,410mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    May, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Storage
  • RAM
  • Processor

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Moto G5s Plus

best phones under 15000 rs - moto g5s plus

What’s good:
Moto G5s Plus is Moto G5 Plus on steroids. We like the fact that it comes with Android 8.1e. The dual camera setup promises some great photography. 64 gigs of internal memory means you won’t be needing that microSD card anytime soon.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing except the hybrid SIM slot, which you might not need considering that it comes with 64 gigs of internal memory.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    5.5 inch, IPS
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    13MP+13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Storage
  • RAM
  • Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Huawei Honor 7X

best phones under 15000 - honor 7x
32GB memory

64GB memory

What’s good:
The Honor 7X is a cheaper version of the Honor 9i and keeps most of the bells and whistles while reducing the price. Nonetheless, it comes with 4GB RAM, edge-to-edge display, a decent processor and dual rear cameras..

 

What could have been better:
Nothing specifically.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    165g
  • Display
    5.93 inch, IPS
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Kirin 659 Cortex-A53 Octa Core 2.4GHz
  • GPU
    Mali T830MP2
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP (1/2.9″) + 2 MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Dec, 2017
Pros and Cons

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