Best Budget Smartphones in India

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By Subhrojit Mallick | Price Updated on 31-Oct-2020

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.

Realme 7 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh
Full specs

The Snapdragon 720G makes a comeback on the Realme 7 Pro, and with a 64MP quad camera setup and an AMOLED display on top, the Realme 7 Pro does feel like a notch above the rest. But what really seals the deal in favour of this smartphone is the 65W fast charger that it comes bundled with. It can top up the smartphone from 0 to 100% in just 40 minutes.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.4" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹19999
Samsung Galaxy M31s
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh
Full specs

The Samsung Galaxy M31s features a massive 6000mAh battery, which should be a suitable capacity for kinds of heavy users. Typically, the problem with phones that support such large batteries has been that they charged slowly, so Samsung has mitigated the issue by also baking in fast charging capabilities into the Galaxy M31. The phone also sports and FHD+ AMOLED display for maximum power efficiency. In our video loop test, the phone lasted well over 16 hours of continuous playback. If you're on a budget and looking for a smartphone with long and realiable battery life, the Samsung Galaxy M31s could make for a great choice.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 12 + 5 + 5 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Exynos 9611
Processor : Octa-core
POCO X3
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5160 mAh
Full specs

The POCO X3 is the first smartphone with the new Snapdragon 732G SoC. It also comes with a large 120Hz display with HDR10 support. It has a Sony IMX682 64MP camera as the primary, followed by a 13MP ultrawide and two 2MP cameras for macros and portraits. As for power, the Poco X3 draws from a 5160mAh battery and tops it up with 33W of power out of the box.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.67" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 5160 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM7150-AC Snapdragon 732G
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹16999
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Poco X2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh
Read Review Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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
Motorola One Fusion+
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.50" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh
Full specs

Arriving late, but beating the competition in terms of price, the Motorola One Fusion+ is one of the most powerful budget smartphone you can buy right now. Thanks to the Snapdragon 730G, the Moto One Fusion+ is able to deliver smooth frame rates while gaming and also bring in some Snapdragon Elite Gaming features found in flagship phones. It also rocks a 64MP quad camera setup, where the low-light photos come out quite well thanks to proprietary algorithms. While it doesn't have a high-refresh rate display, Moto compensates by a 6.5-inch HDR10 display that has no interruptions thanks to a pop-up selfie camera. With a stock Android 10 interface and the promise of at least two major Android updates, the One Fusion+ is one for those looking for a powerful smartphone with a clean, easy to use interface.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.50" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹16499
Redmi K20
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.39" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 16 + 8 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh
Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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
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Realme X2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh
Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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
Realme 6 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.6" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 12 + 8 + 2 | 16 + 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4300 mAh
Read Review Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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
Price : ₹15999
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5020 mAh
Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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
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Realme Narzo 20 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh
Full specs

The Realme Narzo 20 Pro combines high refresh rate with super fast charging to make a compelling mid-ranger. The smartphone rocks a 90Hz LCD display and offers 65W SuperDart charging. There's the MediaTek Helio G95 under the hood and up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. As for the cameras, the Narzo 20 Pro rocks an old Samsung GM-1 48MP camera along with three more cameras.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek Helio G95
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹14999

List Of Best Budget Smartphones In India Updated on 31 October 2020

Best Budget Smartphones Seller Price
Realme 7 Pro N/A ₹19999
Samsung Galaxy M31s amazon ₹18499
POCO X3 N/A ₹16999
Poco X2 amazon ₹22999
Motorola One Fusion+ N/A ₹16499
Redmi K20 amazon ₹19784
Realme X2 amazon ₹17890
Realme 6 Pro N/A ₹15999
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max amazon ₹15999
Realme Narzo 20 Pro N/A ₹14999
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