Best Phones Under 12000 in India

Today the best value for money smartphones lie in the sub-12K segment, but which of these are the best smartphones under 12000 ? Well, we are here to help and this is our comprehensive list of all the best phones 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. Some of these phones also over metal build and full HD displays.
1.

REALME 6

  • Screen Size6.5" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery4300 mAh

The Realme 6 is one of the best smartphones you can buy right now in this segment. Although the price is slightly higher than the Rs 12,000 you may have, it’s perfectly worth it to spend that extra premium. At that price, you get the powerful MediaTek Helio G90T SoC under the hood that boosts the gaming capabilities of this device to a large extent. The phone also comes with a 90Hz refresh rate display, a first for a smartphone in this segment. That once again improves the general experience of using the smartphone with the UI becoming a whole lot smoother. The Realme 6 also comes with a 64MP primary camera along with three other lenses at the back. There’s another 8MP ultrawide lens, another 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP selfie camera drilled into the display. The Realme 6 also looks quite good with an unique gradient design and a glass-tic body. Topping it off is a large 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. The phones run Android 10-based Realme UI.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.5" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:4300 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90
Processor:Octa-core
Price:₹13000
2.

REDMI NOTE 8

  • Screen Size6.39" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery4000 mAh

The Redmi Note 8 is quite popular in the segment in India, and if you have a higher budget of around Rs 12,000, you can get a higher storage and RAM variant of the device. The Redmi Note 8 looks far more premium than its price, and that’s because of a shiny new finish from Xiaomi that’s topped off with Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides. The Note 8 is powered by the Snapdragon 665 which is good enough to handle the basic tasks of browsing, shooting, reading and playing casual games. The Redmi Note 8 also sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display along with P2i splash-proof coating on top. At the back, there is a quad camera stack led by a 48MP primary camera, followed by an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera and another 2MP depth sensor. There’s also a 4000mAh battery inside with support for 18W fast charging.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.39" (1080 X 2340)
Camera:48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 13 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Processor:octa
Price:₹14999
3.

VIVO U20

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

The Vivo U20 is quite packed with features for the price it comes at. That includes a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with good brightness along with FHD+ resolution. There’s a Snapdragon 675 SoC under the hood that does have a positive impact in the gaming performance. On top of that, you can snag the 6GB RAM variant in that price. The phone offers a triple camera setup with a 16MP camera, an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 5MP depth sensor. The Vivo U20 comes with a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

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
Price:₹10990
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4.

REALME 5S

  • Screen Size6.50" (720x1600)
  • Camera48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery5000 mAh

The Realme 5s is yet another addition to the company’s ever expanding budget lineup. The phone is almost identical to the Realme 5 except for the camera stack at the back. The Realme 5s is a powerful budget smartphone that is powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC that’s good enough for browsing and casual gaming. You can pick the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone rocks a 48MP quad camera setup that includes an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.50" (720x1600)
Camera:48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 13 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:5000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE
Processor:octa
Price:₹9999
5.

GALAXY M30S

The Samsung Galaxy M30s is a mid-range offering from Samsung that punches above the price-segment it launched in. The offers a bright and vivid AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The body is made of plastic and houses three cameras at the back including a 48MP primary camera, a 5MP ultrawide lens and another 5MP depth sensor. The phone itself is powered by the Exynos 9611 SoC with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. But the USP of the Galaxy M31 is the battery life. The phone rocks a massive 6,00mAh battery that easily delivers up to two days of battery life.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.4" (1080 x 2400)
Camera:48 + 8 + 5 | 16 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:6000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Samsung Exynos 9610
Processor:octa
Price:₹13999
6.

XIAOMI MI A3

  • Screen Size6.01" (720 X 1560)
  • Camera48 + 8 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery4030 mAh

The Mi A3 is an Android One-powered device from Xiaomi and runs on the stock Android interface with no extra bloatware or additional features. The phone itself is quite lightweight and easy to use one-handed for its compact form factor. Furthermore, you get an AMOLED display with HD resolution which is protected using Gorilla Glass 5. The rear panel is made of plastic and houses a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera and another 2MP depth sensor. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 665 and comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone will also receive two years of Android updates from Google.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.01" (720 X 1560)
Camera:48 + 8 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:4030 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Processor:Octa-core
Price:₹12999
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7.

MOTO G8 PLUS

The Moto G8 Plus is part of the popular G-series from Moto. While this is not Android One branded, it still runs on the stock Android interface with some extra features from Moto that are quite useful. The G8 Plus offers a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution. The Snapdragon 665 SoC under the hood ensures you get decent performance out of the phone while 4GB RAM and 64GB storage makes it just about adequate for regular usage. The Moto G8 Plus also comes with a 48MP triple camera setup at the back that also includes a 16MP ultrawide sensor and another 5MP depth sensor.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.3" (1080 X 2340)
Camera:48 + 16 + 5 | 25 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Processor:octa
8.

REALME 3 PRO

The Realme 3 Pro is a powerful mid-ranger that may have aged a little, but still hold relevance particularly for its reliable camera performance and gaming capabilities. Powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC, it can handle most tasks smoothly without a hitch, especially gaming. The phone runs PUBG Mobile and COD Mobile with high stability and minimal frame drops. The camera on the Realme 3 Pro is also pretty good. The 16MP primary camera uses the same sensor as the OnePlus 6T, and manages to deliver sharp images in the day. The phone also offers a dedicated night mode that enhances low-light images, while another ultrawide lens offers a wider field of view. The Realme 3 Pro also comes with a 4,035mAh battery with 20W fast charging.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.3 | NA
Camera:16 + 5 | 25 MP
RAM:4GB
Battery:4045 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Processor:Octa
9.

REDMI Y3

The Redmi Y3 is a selfie-focused smartphone that comes with a powerful 32MP front camera. The selfie camera is capable of delivering sharp selfies in both natural light and in low-light thanks to a dedicated night mode. It’s also a fairly capable daily driver powered by the Snapdragon 632 SoC with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. At the back, there’s a dual camera unit with a 12MP primary sensor and another 2MP depth sensor that’s fairly feature packed but is light on the details. The Redmi Y3 is powered by a 4000mAh battery.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.26" (1520 X 720)
Camera:12 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM:3 GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Snapdragon 632
Processor:Octa
Price:₹9999
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10.

MOTOROLA ONE ACTION

  • Screen Size6.3" (1080 X 2520)
  • Camera12 + 16 + 5 | 12 MP
  • RAM4GB
  • Battery3500 mAh

The Motorola One Action is a smartphone that has a built-in action camera. Motorola offers a stabilised video mode to capture things in motion. The phone is also Android One powered with a clean, stock Android interface and the promise of regular updates. The One Action is powered by the Exynos 9609 SoC and comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. There’s a 3500mAh battery inside.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.3" (1080 X 2520)
Camera:12 + 16 + 5 | 12 MP
RAM:4GB
Battery:3500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Exynos 9609
Processor:octa
Price:₹13999
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