Which is the best phones under 12000 in India?
We’ve compiled a list of best phones under Rs 12,000 in India for April 2018. These are the best phones available in this budget in the market right now. All of these mobile phones are 4G LTE, compatible on Airtel, Jio, and other upcoming 4G networks, so consider these as the best 4G phones under Rs 12,000.
ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
E-commerce giant Flipkart recently entered into a strategic partnership with ASUS to launch India-centric smartphones. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes as the debut launch under this collaboration and brings forth stock Android, dual cameras and a beefy battery. It ships with a 6-inch full HD+ display. Running the show is a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, coupled with 3GB or 4GB RAM, depending upon the variant you go for. For imaging, there is a dual camera setup at the back, with a primary 13MP sensor and 5MP secondary camera. At the front, it gets an 8MP selfie shooter with LED flash. Powering the phone is a massive 5,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 comes with a similar spec sheet as the Redmi Note 4 with the main difference being a bezel-less design. The smartphone ships with a 5.99-inch display bearing a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. There’s a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor ticking at its core. For imaging, it offers 12-megapixel primary shooter and 5-megapixel selfie camera with LED flash. The smartphone boots MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. Other features include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a beefy 4,000mAh battery.
Honor 9 Lite
The Honor 9 Lite is one of the rare few smartphones in the Indian market to offer quad cameras and a premium glass sandwich design in the budget segment. The smartphone ships with a nearly bezel-less 5.65-inch full HD+ display. The performance of the handset is handled by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor. There is a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel setup on the rear panel and the same configuration on the front as well. The secondary cameras on both setups are depth-sensing units and enable Bokeh or portrait imaging. The phone ships with EMUI v8.0, which is based on the latest Android Oreo operating system. For power requirements, there is a 3,000mAh battery under the hood.
Xiaomi Redmi 5
After launching the Redmi Note 5 duo, the brand brought the 18:9 display to its affordable Redmi range. The latest in the series, the Redmi 5 flaunts a 5.7-inch display bearing HD+ resolution. At its core runs a Snapdragon 450 processor to handle performance. There is a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear panel with LED flash. The 5-megapixel shooter on the front comes with a dedicated LED flash unit. In the software department, the handset comes with Android Nougat-based MIUI 9, and is expected to receive the Oreo update. A 3,300mAh cell fuels the package.
Lenovo K8 Note
The Lenovo K8 Note is the brand’s first dual camera-toting smartphone in India. The handset ships with a 13MP + 5MP dual rear snappers with support for bokeh effect and a 13MP selfies shooter. There is a 5.5-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core chipset. It is also one of the first Lenovo smartphones to come with a stock Android out of the box and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Powering the handset is a beefy 4,000mAh battery. The phone also comes with a dedicated music button, which can be mapped to perform several tasks including the ability to open any app, turn on the flashlight or take a screenshot.
Even before Xiaomi came into the picture, it was Motorola that revolutionised the whole budget segment in India with its G series. Flaunting the signature Moto design sans the trademark dimple on the back, the Moto G5 comes with stock Android Nougat and a decent spec sheet. Up front, it features a 5-inch full HD display with a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 on top. Inside, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM. Other salient features of the handset include a 13-megapixel primary shooter, 5-megapixel selfie cam, 2,800mAh battery with rapid charging support and 4G VoLTE.
While all of the above are the best smartphones that money can buy under Rs 12,000 in India right now, there is another handset that deserves a mention here. Coming from 10.or (pronounced Tenor), the 10. Or G is a loaded offering with a 5.5-inch FHD display, up to 4GB of RAM and a 16MP selfie shooter. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and runs Android Nougat out of the box. Another highlight of the handset is the pair of 12MP cameras on the rear panel. A 4,000mAh rounds up the spec sheet.
This completes our list of the top smartphone that you can buy within a set budget of Rs 12,000.