Best Budget Smartphones in India

By Digit | Price Updated on 23-Jan-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. 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 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.

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.

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
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 5 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4035 mAh
Full specs

The Realme 5 Pro packs a quad-camera setup at the back with a 48MP primary camera along with dedicated wide-angle, telephoto and macro cameras. Inside, there's the Snapdragon 712 along with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Realme 5 Pro is one of the best budget phones you can buy.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.3" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 4035 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)
Processor : Octa
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Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.53" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh
Full specs

The latest addition to Redmi Note family, the Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display. It is powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T chipset. It sports a 64MP quad rear camera setup. The smartphone packs a 4500mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.53" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm)
Processor : octa
Realme XT
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh
Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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
Nokia 7.2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 x 2280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 5 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3500 mAh
Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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
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Vivo Z1x
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.38 | NA
  • Camera
    Camera
    8 + 48 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh
Full specs

Part of the official series for PUBG Mobile Club Open, the Vivo Z1X is not only a phone good for gaming thanks to the Snapdragon 712 inside, but is also a good phone for taking photos thanks to the 48MP triple camera setup at the back.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.38 | NA
Camera : 8 + 48 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
Processor : Octa
Samsung Galaxy M40
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    32 + 8 + 5 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3500 mAh
Full specs

The Galaxy M40 looks set for 2019 with a punch-hole camera and a bright and vibrant display. The phone features a triple-camera setup on the back which includes a Sony IMX586 48MP camera and a wide-angle sensor. On the front is a 16MP selfie shooter.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.3" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 32 + 8 + 5 | 16 MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 3500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Snapdragon 675
Processor : Octa
Nokia 8.1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.18" (1080 x 2246)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 13 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3500 mAh
Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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
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Vivo U20
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.53" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    16 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh
Full specs

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.

SPECIFICATION
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

Here’s the Summary list of Best Budget Smartphones in India

Product Name Seller Price
Redmi K20 flipkart ₹22999
Realme X2 flipkart ₹18999
Realme 5 Pro flipkart ₹12999
Redmi Note 8 Pro amazon ₹14999
Realme XT amazon ₹15649
Nokia 7.2 N/A ₹18599
Vivo Z1x flipkart ₹15990
Samsung Galaxy M40 amazon ₹16999
Nokia 8.1 amazon ₹15777
Vivo U20 amazon ₹10990
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