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.

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

Best phone under 8000 - Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
We like plenty about this phone. Things like the processor, full HD display, and Android 9.0 top our list. Oh, and there’s a large battery too.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • 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
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Display

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2. Realme 3i

Best phone under 8000 - Realme 3i
3GB RAM, 32GB

What’s good:
Somewhere in between the C2 and Realme 3 Pro, the 3i offers decent specs for the asking price. There’a very capable processor, dual rear cameras, enough RAM and storage, and a large enough battery. To top it, the phone comes with Android 9.0 onboard.

 

What could have been better:
No complaints

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helios P60 Octa Core 2.0 GHz A53
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
    2 MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,230mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Jul, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery

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3. Asus Zenfone Max M2

Best phone under 8000 - 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 9.0
  • 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
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite

Best phone under 8000 - Honor 9 Lite

What’s good:
Old, but still can be called gold. The Honor 9 Lite comes with loaded with dual cameras on the back and the front. The processor is also decent and more importantly, the phone comes with a full HD display. There’s Android 9.0 on-board as well. The version listed on Amazon might or might not even offer 4GB memory and 4GB RAM for 8k.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    149g
  • Display
    5.65 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
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP + 2MP
  • Secondary camera
    13MP + 2MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Dec, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Display
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Lenovo A6 Note

Best phone under 8000 - Lenovo A6 Note

What’s good:
Things to like on this one include a large battery and Android 9.0. Things like the processor, camera, and storage seem adequate for the budget too.

 

What could have been better:
Decent phone for the asking price.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    172g
  • Display
    6.1 inch, IPS
    720 x 1560 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
    2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    5MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Sep, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Android 9.0

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Nokia 3.1 Plus

Best phone under 8000 - Nokia 3.1 Plus

What’s good:
Android 9.0 on board, a decent processor, and dual cameras. Enough to like here honestly.

 

What could have been better:
No complaints

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    6.0 inch, IPS
    1440 x 720 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helios P22 Octa-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
    5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    720p front
  • Battery
    3,500mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Battery
  • Processor

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Realme C2

Best phone under 8000 - 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 9.0
  • 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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Samsung Galaxy M10

Best phone under 8000 - Samsung Galaxy M10
3GB, 32GB

2GB, 16GB

What’s good:
Well, here’s a first Samsung with a notch. Yes, the last giant has fallen to the notch mania. It’s also Samsung’s answer to the Huaweis and Xiaomis of the world. Those bezels are slim, no? The processor sits somewhere between a Snapdragon 625 and a MediaTek P22 (closer to the P22 than the 625)

 

What could have been better:
No fingerprint scanner for 8K? C’mon!!

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    163g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, TFT
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    16/32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Exynos 7870 Octa-core 1.6 GHz
  • GPU
    Mali-T830 MP1
  • RAM
    2/3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.9, + 5 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,400mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Jan, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • No fingerprint scanner

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Xiaomi Redmi 6

Best phone under 8000 - 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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Lenovo K9

Best phone under 8000 - 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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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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