Best Budget Smartphones in India

Updated 22 - Jun - 2018

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 March 2018 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.




Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro is currently the best budget smartphone in India as it checks all the right checkboxes. The phone is a brilliant performer thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and the new rear camera is better than most smartphones available at its price. The battery life is also a key highlight of the device and the phone can go upto two days without charging.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.99 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 5 MP
Front camera :
20 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Available at :
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is essentially the Redmi Note 5 Pro with stock Android. It has the same internals as its rival but runs on pure, clean stock Android. Even the camera is similar, and is more easily available making it one of the best devices for a budget.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
6 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 + 5 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
5000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Xiaomi Mi A1
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Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi’s Mi A1 is unlike any other Xiaomi phone you may have seen from the company. Taking the Android One software forward, the Mi A1 is the first phone from the company with stock Android out of the box. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, same as the Moto G5 Plus and offers a similar performance. The dual camera setup at the rear is really good and comes at par to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in some situations.

Xiaomi Mi A1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3080 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Nokia 6 2018
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Nokia 6 2018

The Nokia 6 2018 is sturdy, durable and looks different from the rest. It doesn't have the in-vogue features like a taller display or dual cameras, but it covers the basics pretty well.

Nokia 6 2018 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Realme 1
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Realme 1

The Realme 1 is a commendable effort for a first timer. It has a unique diamond glass design with the powerful Helio P60 chipset underneath. It's surely one of the best budget phones out there right now.

Realme 1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
6 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3410 mAH
Soc :
Mediatek Helio P60
Available at :
Huawei P20 Lite
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Huawei P20 Lite

Huawei's mid-range phone is an all-rounder. It has a capable chipset that performs well and has an excellent rear camera that produces really nice shots.

Huawei P20 Lite - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 128 GB
Display :
5.8 (1080 x 2280)
Processor :
Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 + 2 MP
Front camera :
24 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
HiSilicon Kirin 659
Moto G6
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Moto G6

The Moto G6 focuses more on the design and the camera this year and for the most part, delivers on both fronts. It's raw performance might not be enough for many, but it handles the lightweight UI quite well.

Moto G6 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.7 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 5 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Available at :
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is another good option among budget phones. The Snapdragon 625 powered device offers decent performance and does not is very battery efficient. Hence, its battery life is among the very best you will find on a budget smartphones. The 4000mAh battery offers more than two days of usage on a single charge. The 12MP rear camera is an improvement over its predecessors and it also offers a univisium display for the price.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.99 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Xiaomi Redmi Y2
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Xiaomi Redmi Y2

The Redmi Y2 is a selfie-centric offering from Xiaomi but it goes beyond than just taking good selfies. It's performance is commendable and it comes with Android Oreo out of the box.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.99 (NA)
Processor :
Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 5 MP
Front camera :
16 MP
Battery :
3080 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Honor 9 Lite
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Honor 9 Lite

The Honor 9 Lite is one of the most good looking phones in the budget category. It is powered by the same HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC used on the Honor 7X. The phone is available in two storage and RAM configurations, but you do get two sets of dual cameras on the phone.

Honor 9 Lite - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.65 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 + 2 MP
Front camera :
13 + 2 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Kirin 659

Here's is the summary list of Best Budget Smartphones in India for May 2018

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro17400amazon81/100
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1N/AN/AN/A
Xiaomi Mi A116790amazon77/100
Nokia 6 2018N/AN/AN/A
Realme 110990amazonN/A
Huawei P20 LiteN/AN/AN/A
Moto G613999amazonN/A
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5N/AN/A76/100
Xiaomi Redmi Y212999amazon71/100
Honor 9 LiteN/AN/AN/A