Best Phones under Rs 8,000 in India (2019) – Best Gadgetry

best phones under rs 8000 in india

We’ve put together the list of the top phones under Rs 8,000 for this month in India. These include the best Android phones available in India from reputable manufacturers. All of these phones also support 4G networks running in India and should offer you decent performance for the asking price. With features such as 2GB/3GB RAM and capable processors, no, they won’t lag.

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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, check the best smartphones under Rs 9,000. You can jump to the summary right away if you don’t want to go through a myriad of specs.

 

These are the best phones under Rs 8,000 in India (2019):

 

*Top 2 picks around Rs 8,000*

 

1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
Here is a competitor to the Note 5 Pro which beats it in most of the departments. Besides the great processor, RAM, and internal storage that it shares with the Note 5 Pro, the Max Pro beats the Note 5 on things like a bigger battery, dedicated microSD slot, and Android 8.1 out of the box with the same weight and dimensions. Isn’t that great?

 

What could have been better:
Nothing at all. Seems like a great phone spec-wise.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (Kyro 260)
  • GPU
    Adreno 509
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2 + 5MP 
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Display

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2. Huawei Honor 9N

Honor 9N

What’s good:
The Honor 9N comes with loaded with dual cameras on the back. The front camera seems nice too. The processor is also decent and more importantly, the phone comes with a full HD display.

 

What could have been better:
Hybrid SIM slot if you’re planning on adding more storage.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight
    149g
  • Display
    5.84 inch, IPS
    2280  x 1080 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Kirin 659 Octa core (4×2.36GHz A53 +  4×1.7GHz A53)
  • GPU
    Mali T830MP2
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13MP + 2MP
  • Secondary camera
    16MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Jul, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Display
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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3. Asus Zenfone Max M2

Asus ZenFone Max M2

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
A more budget offering to Max Pro M2, this one comes with a more nimble (not shabby) processor. There’s a huge battery though and it’s capable of recording 2160p videos.

 

What could have been better:
We wish for a full HD screen resolution, but then, maybe that’s too much of an ask.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    160g
  • Display
    6.26 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 632 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz + 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.8, + 2MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Dec, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Battery

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Realme C2

Realme C2
3GB RAM/32GB

2GB RAM/16GB

What’s good:
A number fo 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
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Panasonic Eluga Z1

Panasonic Eluga Z1

What’s good:
A new phone from Panasonic relatively and this one is on tops thanks to a powerful processor, 3GB RAM, 32 gigs of storage, massive battery, and dual cameras.

 

What could have been better:
We aren’t complaining.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    169g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1500 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helio P22 Octa-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.0 + 2 MP, f/2.8
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Nov, 2018
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Battery

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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:
We don’t think there’s one.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    1520 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • 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
  • Battery

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Xiaomi Redmi 6

Redmi 6
32GB storage

64GB storage

What’s good:
If you were getting a feeling that the Redmi 5 is rather old, you connected a nerve with Xiaomi since the all-new Redmi 6 is here. What’s changed is a dual camera on the back, Android 8.1, and a slightly smaller display. We also like the 64GB storage option.

 

What could have been better:
There’s a hybrid SIM slot. Lastly, is it just us or have the bezels grown thicker?

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    146g
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MediaTek MT6762 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2 + 5MP 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
  • Storage
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Honor 7C

honor 7c

What’s good:
Honor 7C comes with a decent processor comparable to phones under Rs 15,000 along with Android 8.0 and dual cameras.

 

What could have been better:
The display resolution seems behind the curve for phones in this budget.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    164g
  • Display
    6 inches
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa core (1.8GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • First announced
    May, 2018
Pros and Cons


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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
  • Battery

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Standout features in the top smartphones under Rs 8,000:

The best phones under Rs 8,000 come with features like 3GB RAM, Android 8.0, and 64 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 • Zenfone Max Pro M1 (5,000mAh)
  • Best processor • Zenfone Max Pro M1
  • Best value for money • Zenfone Max Pro M1

 

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