The latest state-of-the-art smartphone can set you back anywhere up to Rs. 75,000, with new technology like folding screens, multiple lenses and unfathomably large displays all contributing to the hefty price tags.
But today more than ever there exists a huge range of smartphone choices that won’t break the bank. And as the industry increasingly targets lower-income families and developing countries, much more attention is being paid to developing handsets that are affordable.
The perfect smartphone isn’t the same for everybody – it really depends on what you use it for. If you’re a keen gamer then you should pay attention to graphics capabilities, as these will allow you to run the latest titles, including console favorites that have been adapted for mobile.
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But if you’re not much of a gamer then these aspects are naturally not as important, and you should instead look at phones that have the best battery life. You may also consider phones with the best cameras if you’re a budding photographer.
With all that in mind, here are our five favorites available in India.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro features an eye-catching design and high-spec performance, while boasting an excellent battery life. The Note 9 Pro is very much a value for money phone, though it is let down by its low-light image capture capabilities and its lack of a high refresh rate panel, so this may not be the phone for you if you enjoy taking photos
The Realme 6 catches the eye with its stunning design that features an incredibly thin bezel, maximizing screen space, while its software offers a fluid experience. The handset also boasts an excellent selfie camera and its 90hz display is great for gaming. However, its inbuilt Snapdragon 720G processor isn’t the best out there and the rear camera is also a little raw.
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– 90Hz Ultra smooth display
– 4,300mAh battery with 30W Flash Charge
– 64MP AI Quad Camera
– Helio G90T
– 4GB RAM with 64GB/ 128GB ROM and 8GB of RAM with 128GB ROM
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Samsung Galaxy M30s
Samsung is perhaps best known for its high-end Galaxy line of smartphones, with its S range at the premium price point. But its M range is much more affordable while offering impressive capabilities. The M30s features a great display as well as impressive audio and decent performance, although the phone can heat up while gaming and the performance of the camera is also a little disappointing.
Infinix S5 Pro
Infinix aren’t as well-known as some of the other manufacturers on this list, but their S5 Pro packs quite a punch. It features a great battery life and a large screen with superb contrast, while its camera is capable of taking excellent day or night photos. But on the downside, the phone’s technical performance is poor, which means it’s not really a sensible option for gamers.
Vivo Z1 Pro
The Vivo Z1 Pro is the final handset on our list and it is highly rated for its processing performance, versatile camera capabilities, fast charging and impressive battery life. The phone itself also looks incredibly slick with its hole-punch front-facing lens, however its biggest drawback is the amount of software pre-installed on the phone, which can slow it down.
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So, there we have it, five phones that can be snapped up for less than Rs 15,000 and which offer great value for money in terms of style, performance and battery life. These phones may not be able to match the latest iPhone or Galaxy S, but if you are on a budget then any of the phones on our list would make a great purchase.