Best Budget Smartphones in India for August 2017

Updated 23 - Aug - 2017

If you are buying a smartphone in India, chances are you are buying something in the budget mobile range and there is huge catalogue to choose from. These budget mobile which are able to perform at par with entry level flagship devices. So, we put together our list of the top budget smartphone in India for August 2017 across various brands. Our Top 10 list gives best options for buyers wanting a smartphone available in a budget. These phones offer the best possible value in terms of specs, features and build quality.




Moto G5 Plus
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Moto G5 Plus

The Moto G-series has finally made a comeback and the G5 Plus is now one of the best budget smartphones available today. The performance might not be the best, but it definitely is the best camera phone in a budget. The phone has an improved design than last year and in our testing we found the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 quite dependable. You also get Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box and we can expect it to get the next Android update as well. The battery life is also quite good, but its USP is still its camera. Specs: Display: 5.2-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 RAM: 3/4GB Storage: 16/32GB Camera: 12MP, 5MP Battery: 3000mAh

Moto G5 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 16 & 32 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Coolpad Cool 1
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Coolpad Cool 1

The Coolpad Cool 1, on overall terms, is the best budget smartphone that you can buy. The phone has the same internal as the Le 2, which is already one of the best performers available today and then it adds extra battery and a dual camera to it. The dual camera also lets users shoot really good portraits in Bokeh mode. Specs: Display: 5.5-inch,1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 RAM: 4GB Storage: 32 GB Camera: dual 13MP, 8MP Battery: 4000 mAh OS: Android 6.0

Coolpad Cool 1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 32
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 & 13 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
4060 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Available at :
Lenovo Z2 Plus
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Lenovo Z2 Plus

In the budget segment, if all you need is performance, then nothing beats the Lenovo Z2 Plus. The small 5-inch device boasts a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, along with 3GB of RAM. You get 32GB of storage and dependable 3500mAh battery. The camera is not the best, but it not really a deal breaker if you just want a powerful device.

Lenovo Z2 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.15 GHz,Quad
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3500 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Available at :
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 takes the third position in our list of best budget phones. It ends up at this spot because of reliable yet lowered performance figures. The battery life, though, is among the very best budget smartphones. The 4100mAh battery offers more than two days of usage on a single charge. The 13MP rear camera is an improvement over its predecessors’ 16MP as well. Specs: Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 RAM: 4GB Storage: 64GB Camera: 13MP, 5MP Battery: 4100mAh OS: Android 6.0

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4100 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Lenovo P2
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Lenovo P2

If you are looking for a phone, which could offer you the best battery life, the Lenovo P2 is the phone for you. Featuring a massive 5100mAh battery, the phone will last you two days qute easily. The phone is no slouch either and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 powered device does offer a decent performance overall.

Lenovo P2 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.0,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
5100 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Xiaomi Mi Max
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Xiaomi Mi Max

The Xiaomi Mi Max is the currently the best option if you want a phablet in a budget.The large device features a 6.44 inch display which is really good and ideal to watch videos on. The performance is also top notch, since it is using the same SoC as the Redmi Note 3. Further, a larger footprint translates into a larger battery, which provides more than two days of usage on a single charge. Specs: Display: 6.44-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Battery: 3850mAh OS: Android 6.0

Xiaomi Mi Max - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
6.44 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Hexa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4850 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
Available at :
Nubia ZTE Z11 Mini
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Nubia ZTE Z11 Mini

If you want a good camera phone in a budget, nothing beats the Nubia Z11 Mini. The camera quality of this 5-inch phone is truly amazing. It also has one of the best display we have seen in a while. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC, which is good enough for day to day tasks, but the overall performance could have been better. Display: 5-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Battery: 2800mAh OS: Android 5.1.1

Nubia ZTE Z11 Mini - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
2800 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Available at :
Honor 6X
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Honor 6X

Honor’s latest smartphone feels and looks like any other budget smartphone, but unlike many smartphones out there, it features a new SoC, developed by Huawei itself. It also has 3GB of RAM, along with 32GB of storage. While it does not have the best in class performance, it does have one of the best cameras we have seen on a budget smartphone in recent times. The 12MP + 2MP dual camera setup takes good images in general and can also take nice ‘Bokeh’ images. Specs: Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 655 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Battery: 3340mAh OS: Android 6.0

Honor 6X - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.1 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 & 2 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3340 mAH
Soc :
HiSilicon Kirin 655
Available at :
Xiaomi Redmi 4
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Xiaomi Redmi 4

The Redmi 4 replaces the long standing Redmi 3S Prime here and has a slightly better resume for the job. Like its predecessor, it is a 5-inch device that performs well and has a solid build, making it one of the best phones under Rs.15,000. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, the phone is swift and does not slow down very easily. It is also one of the best Android phones under Rs. 15,000 when battery life concerned. The 13MP rear camera isn't the best in the sub-15K category, but still manages to be good enough for the price.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (720 x 1280)
Processor :
1.4 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4100 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Yu Yureka Black
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Yu Yureka Black

If design and looks are your priority, the Yu Yureka Black is hard to beat. Powered by a dependable Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC and featuring 4GB of RAM, this phone is as powerful as the Redmi 4 above. The phone comes in black color only as the name suggests and looks quite premium in its Chrome Black colour scheme. It has 32GB of on-board storage and you get a reliable 3000mAh battery, which can easily take you through the day. The camera is quite inconsistent though.

Yu Yureka Black - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.4 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

Here's is the summary list of Best Budget Smartphones in India for August 2017

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Moto G5 Plus14999flipkart78/100
Coolpad Cool 110999amazon77/100
Lenovo Z2 Plus14999N/AN/A
Xiaomi Redmi Note 412999flipkart77/100
Lenovo P213499flipkart76/100
Xiaomi Mi Max14999TatacliqN/A
Nubia ZTE Z11 Mini12999N/A67/100
Honor 6X11999amazon72/100
Xiaomi Redmi 48999N/A74/100
Yu Yureka Black8999N/A70/100