Best Budget Smartphones in India

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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. And budget smartphones have grown from strength to strength and can take on more expensive smartphones easily. Budget smartphones now offer high refresh rate displays, high resolution multi-camera setups, good designs and hassle-free software. So, we put together our list of the top budget smartphone in India for June 2019 across various brands. Our Top 10 list gives best options for buyers wanting a cheap smartphone available in a budget. These low price phones offer the best possible value in terms of specs, features and build quality.
1.

POCO X2

  • Screen Size6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
  • RAM6 GB
  • Battery4500 mAh

With a Snapdragon 730G and a 64MP quad camera, there's hardly any competition for the Poco X2 for now. It's hands down one of the fastest smartphones you can buy right now. Add to that a bright IPS LCD with a dual punch hole camera, this is one heck of a deal in the budget segment.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.67" (1080x2400)
Camera:64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:4500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 14899
Out of Stock ₹ 16999
2.

REDMI K20

  • Screen Size6.39" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera48 + 16 + 8 | 20 MP
  • RAM6GB
  • Battery4000 mAh

The Redmi K20 is one of the best smartphones under 25k right now. It looks much more expensive than its price, and packs in the same camera setup and the display as the flagship K20 Pro. The only difference is the presence of a Snapdragon 730 instead of a flagship processor, and that's perfectly alright. The Snapdragon 730 uses the same cores as the Snapdragon 855 and offers most of the features that's there on the flagship SoC. On the back, the Redmi K20 houses a triple camera setup which includes a 48MP primary shooter, 13MP wide-angle and 8MP telephoto, offering a wide array of choices while shooting. The build quality of the phone is also quite solid. This is a clear winner in our hands in the budget segment.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.39" (1080 X 2340)
Camera:48 + 16 + 8 | 20 MP
RAM:6GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 19784
Available ₹ 21999
3.

REALME X2

  • Screen Size6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM6 GB
  • Battery4000 mAh

Realme X2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with up to 8GB RAM. The Realme X2 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 1080 x 2340 display resolution. It has small bezels, and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9 per cent and has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is one of the best budget mobile phones in India right now.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.4" (1080 x 2340)
Camera:64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
Processor:Octa
Available ₹ 19999
Available ₹ 19999
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4.

REALME 6 PRO

  • Screen Size6.6" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera64 + 12 + 8 + 2 | 16 + 8 MP
  • RAM8 GB
  • Battery4300 mAh

The Realme 6 Pro continues the legacy of Realme's Pro series of incrementally introducing new features in the mid-range segment. This time it's a 90Hz refresh rate display and a Snapdragon 720G SoC along with a 64MP quad camera setup. And this is Samsung's second generation camera sensor tuned to improve the sharpness and details. On the front you have a dual punch-hole camera, and a 4300mAh battery with 30W fast charging. That's a good wholesome package on offer for the budget segment.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.6" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:64 + 12 + 8 + 2 | 16 + 8 MP
RAM:8 GB
Battery:4300 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 19999
5.

REDMI NOTE 9 PRO MAX

  • Screen Size6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM6 GB
  • Battery5020 mAh

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is now the starting variant of the Note series with the Note 9 Pro Max getting most of the attention. The iPhone-esque decision to diversify the portfolio meant the Pro 'Max' variant got that extra horsepower to tide you through difficult times. The Note 9 Pro Max gets a larger 64MP camera sensor at the back, a larger 32MP selfie camera and faster 33W charging out of the box. The rest of the hardware is the same as the regular Note 9 Pro. The Note 9 Pro Max offers a large 6.7-inch LCD display with a punch hole camera. It's powered by the Snapdragon 720G along with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage in the entry variant under Rs 15,000. The phone also offers a 64MP quad camera setup. There's also another 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP front camera. The Note 9 Pro also comes with a large 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging. And there's Gorilla Glass 5 covering the front, back as well as the camera glass.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.67" (1080x2400)
Camera:64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:5020 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor:Octa-core
Out of Stock ₹ 16999
6.

REALME XT

  • Screen Size6.4" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery4000 mAh

Realme XT features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display. It is powered by the Snapdragon 712 chipset. It sports a 64MP quad rear camera setup. The smartphone packs a 4000mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging. It is one of the best budget phones.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.4" (1080 X 2340)
Camera:64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
Processor:Octa
Available ₹ 16976
Available ₹ 16999
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7.

NOKIA 7.2

Nokia 7.2 is one of the best Nokia products available in the budget segment. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. It packs a 3500mAh battery with support for 10W fast charging.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.3" (1080 x 2280)
Camera:48 + 8 + 5 | 20 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Processor:Octa
Price:₹18599
8.

SAMSUNG GALAXY M31

  • Screen Size6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera68 + 8 + 5 +5 | 32 MP
  • RAM6 GB
  • Battery6000 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy M31 is for those looking for a two day long battery life. With a 6,000mAh battery inside, the Galaxy M31 offers the longest battery life in this segment. It's powered by an efficient Exynos 9611 SoC and rocks a bright and compact AMOLED display with a 32MP front camera drilled into the display. It's also the first M-series smartphone to come with a 64MP quad camera setup with Samsung offering another 8MP ultrawide sensor, a 5MP macro sensor and another 5MP depth sensor.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.4" (1080 x 2340)
Camera:68 + 8 + 5 +5 | 32 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:6000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Exynos 9611
Processor:octa
Available ₹ 15999
Out of Stock ₹ 16499
9.

NOKIA 8.1

  • Screen Size6.18" (1080 x 2246)
  • Camera12 + 13 | 20 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery3500 mAh

The Nokia 8.1 recently received a price-cut and is now available for well under Rs 20,000. It’s a phone with a HDR-display and a premium glass design. The IPS LCD panel can also convert SDR videos to HDR using a dedicated chip inside. Under the hood, there’s a Snapdragon 710 powering things along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The camera on the back is especially good with Zeiss optics and 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 13MP telephoto lens. On the front is another 20MP sensor with f/2.0 lens for selfies. The Nokia 8.1 is a good buy if you want a stock Android interface with regular updates.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.18" (1080 x 2246)
Camera:12 + 13 | 20 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
Processor:Octa
Available ₹ 18990
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10.

VIVO U20

  • Screen Size6.53" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera16 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery5000 mAh

Vivo U20 is one of the best Vivo budget phones available to buy in India. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset. The handset also features a triple rear camera setup.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.53" (1080 x 2340)
Camera:16 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:5000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675
Processor:Octa-core
Available ₹ 11990
Out of Stock ₹ 13999

List of Best Budget Smartphones in India Updated on 4 June 2020

Product Name Seller Price
Poco X2 Amazon ₹14899
Redmi K20 Amazon ₹19784
Realme X2 Flipkart ₹19999
Realme 6 Pro Flipkart ₹19999
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Flipkart ₹16999
Realme XT Amazon ₹16976
Nokia 7.2 N/A ₹18599
Samsung Galaxy M31 Amazon ₹15999
Nokia 8.1 Amazon ₹18990
Vivo U20 Amazon ₹11990
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