Top 5 budget friendly smartphones available in India
Thanks to cut-throat competition among manufacturers, and fast-evolving technology, budget smartphones are no more budget performers. In fact, modern-day offerings now come with newer designs, sharper and brighter displays, multiple cameras, faster processors, and long-lasting batteries. So, if you're planning to buy a new budget-friendly handset, here are the best 5 options available in India.
Offering a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with full-HD+ resolution, and a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast-charging support, the Galaxy M30 is available at a starting price of Rs. 9,999. The smartphone is powered by Exynos 7904 octa-core processor, coupled with upto 6GB RAM and upto 128GB storage. Moreover, it runs on Android Pie-based One UI and houses a rear-mounted fingerprint reader for secure unlocking.
The Galaxy M30 offers a triple rear camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/1.9) main sensor, 5MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor. For selfies, video calling, and face unlock, the phone houses a 16MP (f/2.0) front-facing snapper.
The recently-launched Motorola One Macro is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the solo 4GB/64GB model. Up front, the phone sports a waterdrop notched design with a 6.2-inch LCD screen with HD+ resolution. On the rear, it houses triple cameras and a physical fingerprint sensor. The Android One-based handset is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 chipset and has a 4,000mAh battery with 10W fast-charging technology.
The triple rear camera unit on the phone comprises a 13MP (f/2.0) main sensor, a 2MP (f/2.2) dedicated Macro Vision camera to capture close-up shots, and a 2MP (f/2.2) depth sensor. Up front, it houses an 8MP (f/2.2) selfie snapper.
Available at a starting price of Rs. 8,999, Realme 5 is a great budget phone that ticks all the right boxes including design, performance, and cameras. The handset sports a 6.5-inch notched display with an HD+ resolution. On the rear, it houses four cameras and a physical fingerprint reader. Under the hood, the phone packs a Snapdragon 665 chipset and a solid 5,000mAh battery.
The quad rear camera unit on the Realme 5 comprises a 12MP (f/1.8) main sensor, 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP (f/2.4) dedicated macro camera, and a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. On the front, it houses a 13MP (f/2.0) selfie shooter.
The recently-launched Infinix S5, available in solo 4GB/64GB configuration, is up for grabs via Flipkart at Rs. 8,999. Featuring a punch hole design with nearly 90% screen-to-body ratio, the phone comes with a 6.6-inch HD+ display and a physical fingerprint reader. Further, it draws power from MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor and a 4,000mAh battery.
The Infinix S5 houses quad rear cameras including a 16MP (f/1.8) main sensor, 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2MP Super Macro lens, and another 2MP depth sensor. For the selfie lovers, there is a mighty 32MP selfie snapper.
Starting at Rs. 7,999, the Redmi 8 sports a familiar waterdrop notched design featuring a 6.22-inch LCD display with an HD+ resolution. On the rear, the polycarbonate panel with gradient finish houses dual cameras and a physical fingerprint scanner. Under the hood, it packs a Snapdragon 439 chipset with upto 4GB RAM, upto 64GB storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.
The Redmi 8 houses a dual rear camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.8) primary sensor and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. Up front, there is an 8MP (f/2.0) snapper for selfies, video calling, and face unlock.