Best phones under 12000 March 2017

Updated 23 - Mar - 2017

The budget segment offers the best value for your money smartphones and if your budget can exceed a little over Rs. 10,000, you can get some really good smartphones. So, which are the best phone under 12000? Well, we have you covered. This is a comprehensive list of all the best smartphone under 12000. These phones offer a good overall performance, decent camera at the rear and some of these devices will even last you more than a day.




Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 may not be as groundbreaking as last year’s Redmi Note 3, but considering everything, it is now the best phone to buy under 12000 Rs. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, the phone offers good performance. It is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 650 powered Redmi Note 3, but swaps performance with better battery life. The 4100mAh battery on the phone manages more than two days of usage quite easily. The phone also improves in the camera department and the 13MP rear shooter now takes much better images than its predecessor. Specs: Display: 5.5 inches SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 RAM:3/4GB Storage: 32/64GB Camera: 13MP, 5MP Battery: 4100mAh OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)

LeEco Le 2
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LeEco Le 2

If you are looking for outright performance, the Le Eco Le 2 is still the best of the lot. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, the phone offers the best performance you can get a phone under 12000 budget. It has a solid metal build and one of the best displays we have seen on a budget device. The 16MP rear camera takes good images and you also get an 8MP front facing camera on the phone. The 3000mAh battery just lasts a day and there is no headphone jack on the phone. Specs: Display: 5.5 inches SoC: Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32/64GB Camera: 16MP, 8MP Battery: 3000mAh OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)

InFocus Epic 1
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InFocus Epic 1

The Epic 1 from InFocus is one of the better phones in the budget segment. It offers a commendable performance thanks to the MediaTek Helio X20 SoC and 3G of RAM on the device. Apart from that, it has a good camera and is well built. The battery life could have been better, but it is still not a deal breaker. Specs: Display: 5.5 inches SoC: MediaTek MT6797M RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Camera: 16MP, 8MP Battery: 3000mAh OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Lenovo K6 Power 4GB
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Lenovo K6 Power 4GB

The Lenovo K6 Power is a really good budget segment offering, which checks all the right tick boxes. It has a reliable 4000mAh battery, which won’t die in a day and the performance is good, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. We also like the fact, that the 5-inch display on this phone, offers a 1080p resolution, making it a better proposition than most devices in the sub-12K segment. Specs: Display: 5-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Battery: 4100mAh OS: Android 6.0

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
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Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is also a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC powered smartphone. It is a good day to day performer and the compact design make it quite ergonomic to use in one hand. The 5-inch display has a 720p resolution only, but it is the best you can have its price. Moreover, the 13MP rear camera does a commendable job and the build quality is also quite good. Specs: Display: 5.0 inches, 720 p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 RAM: 3 GB Storage: 32 GB Camera: 13 MP, 5MP Battery: 4100 mAh OS: Android v6.0.1

Xiaomi Redmi 3S
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Xiaomi Redmi 3S

This is the more affordable cousin to the Redmi 3S Prime. It is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, but cuts back on the amount of RAM and storage. However, the performance is still at par with the Prime and even the battery life is pretty much the same. The 13MP camera is also similar to the one we saw on the Redmi 3S Prime and it does a good job compared to its competitors. Specs: Display: 5-inch, 720 x 1280 p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 RAM: 2GB Storage: 16GB Camera: 13MP, 5MP Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery OS: Android 6.0.1

Honor 5C
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Honor 5C

The Honor 5C is another fine example of a good budget smartphone. It offers a respectable performance, a decent camera and a reliable battery life. There is a slight sluggishness in the phone when switching between apps, but it is not really a deal breaker. Specs: Display: 5.2-inch, 1080p SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 650 RAM: 2GB Storage: 16GB Battery: 3000mAh OS: Android 6.0

Nubia N1
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Nubia N1

Nubia N1 makes a promising case for itself even though it is not a particularly powerful phone under 12000. It has a commendable battery life and one of the better displays we have seen on a budget device in 2017. The rear camera on the phone is not impressive though. Specs: Display: 5.5 inches SoC: Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32/64GB Camera: 13MP, 13MP Battery: 5000mAh OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Here's is the summary list of Best Phones Under 12000 in March 2017

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Xiaomi Redmi Note 49999FlipkartN/A
LeEco Le 211999Flipkart87/100
InFocus Epic 112999Amazon72/100
Lenovo K6 Power 4GB8999Flipkart73/100
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime8999Amazon73/100
Xiaomi Redmi 3S6999AmazonN/A
Honor 5C10999Flipkart76/100
Nubia N111999N/A69/100