In the past couple of years, we have seen a huge rise in the number of smartphones as well as manufacturers. As MKBHD once said, “Budget Smartphones are getting better, and Flagships are getting cheaper.” However, this was not the same exact line, but you got it right!
Flagships devices like Samsung S8, iPhone 7, Moto Z, etc. crush other smartphones by too many factors but as we all know they cost very high and not considered in the budget for most people. Most of the users cannot utilize the full power of these devices and don’t even require them, but it’s a whole different story.
Coming back to the point, budget smartphones are an excellent choice for regular users. This is mainly because the most common requirement is the battery life. As budget smartphones are packed up with a less powerful processor, it is obvious that their battery will last longer. So without any further ado let’s check out the top 9 best smartphones that you can buy under Rs. 8000 in India.
Best 4G Smartphones Under Rs.8000 in India 2017
Note: If you are not living in India then don’t worry many phones that are listed here are available worldwide, and you can easily order it online.
1. Lyf F1
It might come as a surprise to you, but LYF makes awesome products. The main motto of this Reliance Jio was to make the internet available to all of its users and at an affordable rate. In doing so, they released a couple of 4G smartphones, and they became popular.
Lyf F1 is the newest of them all. It is packed up with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa Core processor coupled with 3 GB RAM. It will prove more than enough to handle the everyday task and general gaming.
The display resolution is Full HD, and it is an IPS LCD display which means that viewing angles are pretty good compared to other displays. The most amazing feature is that it supports dual standby 4G + 4G it means you can plug two 4G Sim Cards at the same time.
3200mAh battery will help you get throughout the day easily. 16MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera makes it awesome to capture quick shots and selfies. There are many more amazing things packed inside, so go and check it out now.
2. Lenovo Vibe K5
After the popular Lenovo K3 Note, this is the one device that will win your mind. The design and aesthetic of this device are great.
It is bundled up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor combined with 2 GB of RAM. It can handle day to day tasks and moderate gaming easily. The screen is only 720p, not 1080p, which may be a bummer for some of you guys.
Vibe K5 support dual 4G standby and the 2750mAh battery will able you to get to almost less than a day. This phone have two stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and they are pretty loud. 13 MP front and 5 MP front camera are of decent quality and capture good looking photos.
3. Micromax Yu Yureka S
We hope that you remember this brand. It is because one of its smartphones became very popular in the past years because it was officially running CyanogenMod out of the box. We geeks love that.
Yu Yureka S is a great smartphone who boast a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. It is powerful enough to handle almost everything that you throw at it. With three gigs of RAM, you can multitask like a boss on this device.
Similar to the LYF F1, it also supports dual standby 4G + 4G. Its display is 5.2″ and runs at Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 with 424 PPI density. 13MP primary camera and the 5MP secondary camera will help you capture your favorite moments in a go.
4. Xiaomi Redmi 3S
We are sure that you will have heard about Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3. It was one of the best budget phones that you can get around 10-12k. From then on Xiaomi has emerged like a smartphone giant that no one has imagined.
Similar to what one plus is doing with the flagship smartphone, Xiaomi is using the same strategy to make an affordable smartphone without compromising on the quality of the product.
If you don’t know Xiaomi recently announced that 4 million Redmi 3S are sold since its inception, and that is the current bestselling smartphone. Now coming back to its specs.
It runs on the power saving Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor coupled up with 2 GB of RAM. It packs 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera. The huge 4100 mAh battery can easily last up to more than a day. Unlike the three smartphones that we have mentioned earlier, the display here is of size 5 inch and have 720p resolution.
5. Xiaomi Redmi 4A
The another smartphone from Xiaomi which is just a slightly different from its predecessor. It is an internationally available phone, so you can also buy it on Amazon.com.
Redmi 4A is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad core processor which is coupled up with 2 GB of RAM. 16 GB internal storage is enough for storing music and videos, and further can be expanded up to 128 GB using the microSD card.
This phone do support 4G + 4G Dual standby, unlike 3S. Also due to less number of cores 3120mAh battery is more than enough to last for a day. All of the other specifications are same as Redmi 3S.
6. Micromax Evok Power
Unlike all the devices that we have listed earlier, this is something different. Let’s see how. This device is powered by MediaTek processor, not Qualcomm. There is not a lot of difference in the processing technology, but it depends upon your choice. For example, we generally prefer Qualcomm processors(for flagships), but for budget smartphones, you can’t differentiate them.
Evok Power is powered by (seemed silly but anyways) by Mediatek MT6737 quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM. It has a hybrid SIM slot where you can use dual sim or single sim + SD card. The front camera is 5 MP, and the rear one is 8 MP, both will be able to capture some good quality photos.
The large 4000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery will be able to last more than a day. The phone also have a fingerprint sensor which is mounted right below the camera can come in very handy for unlocking the device.
7. Xolo Era 2X
Xolo is yet an another Chinese brand which came into pictures many years ago. Their main market is the budget phones, and they are working tremendously great to achieve this.
Xolo Era 2X is powered by the same MediaTek 6737 quad-core processor, but here you will get an extra gig of RAM i.e. 3 GB of RAM. The battery life of this device is not that impressing because it can only hold up to 2500mAh.
The rear 8 MP camera is said to have a larger 5P lens with the blue glass filter, which theoretically means great color quality; and the front 5 MP camera is enough for taking close selfies. This phone have 4G + 3G Dual standby mode which will do just fine for most of the people.
8. Moto E3 Power
Oh, we keep circling back to the same brand, don’t we? Yeah, because a few years ago Lenovo bought the Motorola Mobility and now are in charge of the mobile division of the Motorola. The Motorola brand is famous for its stock Android phones as they provide regular updates as well as a clean Nexus and Pixel like user interface and experience.
E3 Power is packed up with a quad-core MediaTek 6735P processor coupled up with 2 GB of RAM. It has 16 Gigs of internal storage which is expandable up to 32 GB using the microSD card slot. The 5 inch HD display with 720 x 1280 resolution is colorful and have great viewing angles.
Device’s 3500mAh battery is quite long lasting as it has a power saving processor. Also, the dual 4G standby feature can come in quite handy in several situations where you have to use two 4G cards at the same time.
9. Coolpad Note 5 Lite
This phone boast almost a similar configuration to the Moto E3 Power, but since it is a different brand, it is necessary to list it here.
Coolpad phones have their own UI called Cool UI. Just like some other manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, OnePlus, etc. the Cool UI has been tweaked and customized to provide a great interface to its users. Note 5 Lite runs Cool UI 8.0 which is based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.
The smartphone is packed up with the MediaTek 6735CP quad-core processor with 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage of the device is 16 GB which can further I increased to 64 GB using a memory card. However it boasts a hybrid sim/microSD slot, so you will have to choose whether you want the dual sim to work, or single sim with additional storage will do for you.
2500mAh battery may not last a day long with the regular usage. Therefore, this is not a phone that can be used in the apocalypse. We will recommend you Nokia featured phone for surviving the apocalypse.
So that was our picks for the best smartphone that can be bought within Rs. 8000 in India. It may be possible that we missed some awesome phones in the listed. It may be due to some issues with them or most probably because we didn’t know about them.
So if you have any smartphone in mind that can fit in this list, then we will be glad if you can let us know using the comment section below.
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