The Rs 7,000 segment in India has become rather mature with powerful chipsets, bigger batteries, and multiple cameras. Most brands are trying to have a variant of their phones in this segment.
With the increasing competition in the budget smartphone segment, choosing a smartphone is becoming more and more difficult. If you are a first-time smartphone buyer or want a pocket-friendly smartphone, it can be confusing, mostly because there are several options available in the market right now.
Several aspects like the battery capacity, display quality, software support and the overall durability need to be considered when you decide which one to go for.
With increasing competition, smartphone makers these days are offering more and more features even in the entry-level segment, giving you a wide range of options to choose from. In this post, we look at some of the best smartphones under Rs 7,000 in India.
However, if you have some extra money to spare, you must check out the best phones under Rs 10,000.
Xiaomi brought a tiny refresh to the Redmi 8A by adding a secondary 2MP depth sensor to the mix. The rest is pretty identical, which means you get a Snapdragon 439 chipset with 2 or 3GB of RAM, a humongous 5,000mAh battery and a sleek design.
The 13MP primary camera is supposed to be one of the best in the segment, with the usual slew of features too. It also supports 18W fast charging over USB Type-C, a spec previously unseen at this price.
Realme’s newest entry-level smartphone focusses on content consumption and gaming with a big 6.5-inch display and a tiny notch. It is also the first phone to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 gaming chipset, and is thus supposed to be the best gaming smartphone at this price point.
The big 5,000mAh battery gives the Realme C3 over a day’s worth of battery life. It sports a rear dual-camera setup with a secondary depth sensor. This is also the first phone to run Realme UI over Android 10 out-of-the-box.
Realme has gone from strength to strength on the back of its value for money offerings. A prime example of this is the Realme 3i that offers a modern design, big battery, dual cameras and decent performance at a starting price of Rs 6,999.
There is ample amount of storage as well if you’re getting started, so you don’t have to worry about running out of space – a concern that is often visible with entry-level smartphones in the market.
If you are looking for a budget device that features a modern look, the Vivo Y90 is a good option. The device sports a huge 6.22-inch HD+ display with a water drop notch design. The notch houses the device’s selfie camera and there is a single rear camera at the back.
The device is powered by a Helio A22 chipset coupled with up to 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is powered by a huge 4,030mAh battery that should provide you a full day of battery life.
The Realme C2 is another good option in the budget segment. After its success with the Realme C1, the Chinese smartphone maker has introduced the Realme C2. It is a well-designed device that looks costlier than it actually is. Similar to the Vivo Y90, the Realme C2 also features a water drop notch and a gradient back design.