Best Budget Smartphones in India for October 2017

Updated 23 - Oct - 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 October 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.

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 :
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.

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 :
Honor 8 Lite
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Honor 8 Lite

The Honor 8 Lite is a mix between the Honor 6X and the more powerful Honor 8. The phone packs a really good camera and offers a decent performance, enough for most users. It is a well built phone and you get ample RAM and storage as well.

Honor 8 Lite - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 32 & 64 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.1 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Kirin 655
Available at :
Honor 6X
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Honor 6X

The Honor 6X is another good option for the budget buyer. Like the Honor 8 Lite it is a well built phone, but looks like any other budget device. While the phone was originally launched with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, you can get one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage as well. 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.

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 :
Lenovo K8 Note
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Lenovo K8 Note

Lenovo’s Note series makes its way back into our top budget phones with the K8 Note. The phones packs a decent punch to the relatively new MediaTek Helio X23 SoC and 4GB of RAM. However, the main highlight of the device is just like Motorola phones, it runs on stock Android out of the box. It even shares some of the apps such as the camera app with its Moto cousins. The phone also has a dual camera setup, which allows you to do the “portrait” style blur effect.

Lenovo K8 Note - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 32 & 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1920 x 1080)
Processor :
2.3 GHz,Deca
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 & 5 MP
Front camera :
13 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Mediatek MT6797
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
Available at :
LG Q6
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LG Q6

The LG Q6 is currently the best looking budget smartphone. The phone features the same signature Full Vision display borrowed from the LG G6, albeit with a 720p resolution. The device is also well built and LG says can withstand a drop or two. The phone is powerful enough to keep light users happy, but is not a very capable gamer. Besides that, the camera is decent and so is the battery life.

LG Q6 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
1.4 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Available at :
Micromax Canvas Infinity
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Micromax Canvas Infinity

If design and looks are your priority and your budget is just 10K, the Micromax Canvas Infinity is hard to beat. Powered by a dependable Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and featuring 3GB of RAM, this phone is as powerful as the Redmi 4 above. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, which provides decent performance. Both the front and rear camera are quite good, but the UI is something which you may or may not like. However, the USP of the phone is its display, which makes the phone a looker.

Micromax Canvas Infinity - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.7 (720 X 1440)
Processor :
1.4 GHz,Quad
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
16 MP
Battery :
2900 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Available at :
Lenovo K6 Power
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Lenovo K6 Power

Lenovo's K6 Power has the same design and form factor as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The performance is handled by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC that fares reasonably smooth. The performance is further enhanced by 3GB of RAM, which aids better multi-tasking. It features 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded via microSD cards. There is a 13MP rear camera at the back, which is good, but pales compared to other phones in this list.

Lenovo K6 Power - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 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 :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Available at :

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

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Moto G5 Plus13999flipkart78/100
Xiaomi Redmi Note 412999flipkart77/100
Honor 8 Lite14899TatacliqN/A
Honor 6X11999amazon72/100
Lenovo K8 Note12999amazonN/A
Xiaomi Redmi 48999amazon74/100
LG Q614990amazon69/100
Micromax Canvas Infinity9999amazon65/100
Lenovo K6 Power8999N/A73/100