There was a time when a good smartphone was only available when one would spend upwards of Rs 20,000 or more. In fact, buying a lower-priced phone meant that it was full of compromises. But not anymore. Nowadays, you don’t need to spend huge sums of money to get a capable daily driver. So if your budget is Rs 7,000, and you’re looking for the best options available, then you’re at the right place.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S @Rs. 6,999
Xiaomi’s Redmi lineup has changed the game in the budget segment, and the Redmi 3S is no exception. It brings solid specs to the table, including a 5-inch HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset and 2GB of RAM. Its camera capabilities are also promising, with a 13MP shooter at the back and a 5MP selfie camera. Above all, there’s a beefy 4,000mAh battery to back it up.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A @Rs. 5,999
The Redmi 3S is not the only device from Xiaomi in this roundup. The Redmi 4A is the latest smartphone from the brand which also holds the title of its most affordable offering in the market. While it lacks the metallic design of its sibling, it still feels solid with its polycarbonate body. It shares a lot of hardware with the Redmi 3S – 5-inch 720p display, 2GB RAM and a pair of 13 / 5-MP cameras. For the processing grunt, it has the Snapdragon 425 processor, and it’s powered by 3,120mAh battery.
Micromax Evok Power @Rs. 6,999
The Indian brand has become active again with a slew of smartphones, and its Evok series is aimed at the sub-Rs 10k category. The Evok Power gets its name from a powerful 4,000mAh battery, but it gets respectable configuration otherwise too. The 5-incher is equipped with MediaTek’s octa-core SoC paired with 2gigs of RAM. It ships with Android and offers 13MP primary camera and a 5MP shooter at the front.
LYF F1s @Rs. 8,290
Reliance’s smartphone division, LYF has become a formidable player in India, and the device in this list – F1s trumps every other phone. It offers a full HD resolution with its 5.2-inch display and equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 652 processor. For memory, it gets 3GB RAM and 16GB storage onboard. Camera-centric, the LYF F1s has a 16MP and 5MP snappers.
Panasonic P55 Novo @Rs. 7,749
If you’re looking for a phablet, the P55 Novo is a great option for you. Up front, it offers a 5.3-inch display with an HD resolution. Under the hood, it has an octa-core processor which is supplemented further by 3GB. For photography, you get a 13MP shooter at the back and a 5MP selfie snapper.