With increasing internet penetration, more and more OEMs are introducing budget range smartphones in India, especially to tap into the developing rural markets.
However, these budget rangers are in no way, poor performers. They sport modern designs, offer increased memory and improved processors, and run the latest software.
So, here are our top 5 budgets smartphones under Rs. 8,000.
Top smartphones available in India under Rs. 8,000
Realme C1: Priced at Rs. 7,999
Realme C1 features a 6.2-inch HD+ (1520x720 pixels) notched display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB).
Further, the phone runs Android Oreo 8.1-based ColorOS 5.1 and packs a solid 4,230mAh battery.
Realme C1: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The Realme 1 sports a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/2.2) primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor with PDAF, HDR, AI-powered Bokeh mode and Beautification feature. Up front, there's a 5MP (f/2.2) selfie snapper which supports HDR, AI Beautification and AI Face Unlock.
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Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Price starts at Rs. 6,599
Xiaomi's latest budget ranger, the Redmi 6A, offers a notch-free 5.45-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
It is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 processor, paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage (expandable up to 256GB).
Further, the phone runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 9.6, packs a 3,000mAh battery and comes with support for dual VoLTE.
What's the camera like on Redmi 6A?
The Redmi 6A offers a single 13MP (f/2.2) rear camera with PDAF, and HDR. The primary camera also gets nifty features such as burst mode, and scene selection. Up front, there's a 5MP selfie snapper which supports Portrait mode, HDR, Selfie timer, and Face Unlock.
Honor 7S: Priced at Rs. 6,999
The Honor 7S sports a 5.45-inch HD+ notch-free display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
It is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 chipset, paired with 2GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (expandable upto 256GB),
Under the hood, the phone runs Android Oreo 8.1, supports dual-SIMs with VoLTE, and packs a 3,020mAh battery.
Here's what the Honor 7S offers in the camera department
On the back, the phone sports a single 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and an LED flash. Up front, the Honor 7S get a 5MP selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture and soft LED flash. Notably, the front camera supports Face Unlock feature as well.
ASUS ZenFone Lite L1: Priced at Rs. 6,999
The ASUS ZenFone Lite L1 sports a 5.45-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
The phone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 430 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB).
Further, the ZenFone Lite L1 runs on Android Oreo-based on ZenUI 5.0 and packs a 3,000mAh battery.
ASUS ZenFone Lite L1: Camera specifications
The ASUS ZenFone Lite L1 features a single 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), and LED flash support. Up front, the phone sports a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash support.
Meizu C9: Priced at Rs. 5,999
Launched today, the Meizu C9 is the latest budget offering from the Chinese smartphone maker.
It sports a 5.45-inch HD+ notch-free display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, there's a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum 9832E chipset, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage (expandable upto 128GB).
Further, the phone runs stock Android Oreo and packs a 3,000mAh battery.
Camera specs of Meizu C9
•The Meizu C9 comes with a single 13MP rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash. Up front, the phone offers an 8MP selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture and Face Unlock feature.