6 Best Smartphones Under ₹8000 in India [June 2019]

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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 S9, iPhone X, 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. For this article we will be looking at phones priced below ₹8,000, we made this list on our personal opinion and listed it down based on price, quality, durability, and more.

Best Smartphones Under ₹8000 in India

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. We will also be updating the article frequently as new phones are released and are worth including in this list, so make sure to check back again before making a choice.

Product NameProcessor + RAMCamera SetupBattery (mAh)Our RatingsAvailable At
Xiaomi Redmi 6AMT Helio A22 + 2 GBRear - 13 MP
Front - 5 MP
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Realme C1SD 450 + 2 GBRear - 13 MP + 2 MP
Front - 5 MP
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Asus Zenfone Max M1SD 425 + 3 GBRear - 13 MP
Front - 8 MP
4000Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconAmazon | Flipkart
Honor 7ASD 430 + 3 GBRear - 13 MP + 2 MP
Front - 8 MP
3000Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconAmazon | Flipkart
Lenovo K8 NoteMT6797D + 4 GBRear - 13 + 5 MP
Front - 13 MP
4000Star IconStar IconStar IconStar IconAmazon | Flipkart
Infinix Note 5MT6763T + 4 GBRear - 12 MP
Front - 16 MP
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1. Xiaomi Redmi 6A

Redmi 6A

Redmi 6A was launched in June 2018 and is one of the best phones from Xiaomi. It is also one of the best choices under
₹8,000. It is packed with 2GHz Quad Core (4x2Ghz) MediaTek Helio A22 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage. It has a 3000mAh battery which can hold up great as the device has not a very powerful processor and HD display.

This Phone comes with a 5.45-inch display with a screen resolution of 720 by 1440 pixels. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A starts in India at a price of ₹5,999 for the base variant and goes up to ₹7,499 for the top end variant.

The rear of the phone holds a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and on the front, you get a 5MP camera for selfies. The device sports 720p HD display with 295PPI density. In short, this is the best smartphone for those who are just getting started with the android devices. This Smartphone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) based on MIUI 10.

This phone supports Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) and accepts two Nano-SIM card and a Micro SD card. Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi, GPS Bluetooth, USBOTG, Micro-USB, FM, Dual 4G. In terms of sensors this phone includes all the basic sensor you will need like Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek Helio A22
Ram and Storage2GB & 16 or 32GB
Display and Resolution5.45 inch (720 x 1440 pixels )
CameraRear 13 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

2. Realme C1

Realme C1

Realme C1 is another great choice if you are looking to buy a phone in this budget. It was launched in October 2018. The phone is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal Storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card. This phone comes with a massive 4230 mAh battery which will be sufficient enough to last you a full day.

The phone features a 6.20-inch display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio and a Notch design. This phone has only one RAM and Storage variant and comes in 2 color variant, Deep Black and Navy Blue and is priced around ₹7000-8000.

In terms of camera, the Realme C1 features a Dual 13 MP primary camera setup with F/2.2 Aperture and a 2 MP secondary camera with F/2.4 Aperture and depth sensor. The front of the phone has a 5 MP camera with F/2.2 aperture for selfies. 

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Talking about connectivity this phone includes Wi-Fi, GPS Bluetooth, USBOTG, Micro-USB, FM and, Dual 4G. The front of the device is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box and has Color OS 5.2 Skin on top.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage2GB & 16GB
Display and Resolution6.2 inch (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 4300 mAh
Available atFlipkart

3. Asus Zenfone Max M1

Asus Zenfone Max M1

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was a quite successful device so Asus launched a toned down version of it as Asus Zenfone Max M1 to target the Sub ₹8000 Market and compete with Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Realme C1. The Phone was launched in November 2018 and features a 5.5 inch IPS LCD Display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 Pixels and 18:9 Aspect ratio.

The phone is powered by an Octa-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with Adreno 505 GPU and 2/3 GB of RAM. It has 16/32 GB Internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256 GB via Micro SD card. The device comes in 2 color variant – Black and Gold.

The Asus Zenfone Max M1 comes with a Dual rear facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary camera and an 8 MP secondary camera with the ultrawide sensor. The front of the device has an 8 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture for selfies. 

The phone runs on Android (Oreo) 8.0 out of the box with Asus ZenUI 5.0 skin on top. It also has a massive 4000 mAh battery which will be sufficient enough to last you a full day considering it has a 720P display. Other features of this phone include a Fingerprint Scanner, Wi-Fi, GPS Bluetooth, USBOTG, Micro-USB, FM and, Dual 4G.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm MSM897 Snapdragon 425 (284 nm)
Ram and Storage3GB & 32GB
Display and Resolution5.5 inch (720 x 1440 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 8 MP| Front 8 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

4. Honor 7A

Honor 7A

The Honor 7A was launched in April 2018 and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with Adreno 505 GPU and 2/3 GB of RAM. It has a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio and 282 PPI density.

The phone comes in 2 RAM and Storage variant, 2 GB + 16 GB and 3 GB + 32 GB. It has a dedicated SD card slot so the internal storage is further expandable up to 256 GB. This Phone is good enough for light uses and not recommended for high-end games.

The rear of the phone is packed with a dual rear-facing camera setup including a 13 MP primary sensor and a 2 MP secondary depth sensor while on the front the phone has an 8 MP selfie camera. The Honor 7C comes in 3 color variant – Black, Gold ,and Blue.

The device runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.0 Skin on top and it also has a rear-facing fingerprint scanner in terms of security. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Hotspot, FM radio, and, GPS. Talking about ports the phone has micro USB 2.0 port for charging and a headphone jack. Everything in this phone is backed-up by a 3000 mAh battery.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 (28 nm)
Ram and Storage3GB & 32GB
Display and Resolution5.7 inch (720 x 1440 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 2 MP| Front 8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

5. Lenovo K8 Note

Lenovo K8 Note

The Lenovo K8 Note is an upgrade to Lenovo K6 Note and was launched in August 2017. This phone is a year old but still holds some good specifications so you can consider buying this. The phone has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 PPI density. It has the old 16:9 Aspect ratio display but the front of the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The phone runs on a 2.3 GHz Mediatek MT797D Helio X23 processor paired with Mali-T8809 GPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB Internal storage. Out of the box, the phone runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) and while it has already received an update to Android 8.0 (Oreo) the phone became very buggy and hasn’t received a bug fix update yet so we recommend you to not update the Android version.

The phone has dual rear-facing camera setup with 13 MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera with a depth sensor. On the front, it has a 13 MP camera for selfies. For security, the phone has a fingerprint scanner. It comes in 2 color variant, Fine Gold and, Venom Black.

Other features of this phone includes Dolby Atmos audio enhancement while the connectivity option includes Wi-fi, GPS, USB On-The-Go, FM Radio, and microUSB 2.0

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6797D Helio X23 (20 nm)
Ram and Storage4GB & 64GB
Display and Resolution5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 5 MP | Front 13 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

6. Infinix Note 5

Infinix Note 5

Infinix Note 5 was released in 2018 and its the only phone in this price range which comes with Android One program. The device is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6763 Helio P23 processor. The phone comes in 2 RAM variant, 3GB, and 4GB.

The phone has a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 387 PPI density. It also has an 18:9 aspect ratio display with minimal top and bottom bezels. The phone is powered by a massive 4300 mAh battery and runs on Stock Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box. The phone is enrolled in Android one program so you can expect at least 2 years of system updates.

As far as the cameras are concerned in this phone, the Infinix Note 5 has a single 12 MP rear-facing camera and a 16 MP front camera for taking selfies. The device packs 32GB/64GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card.

The phone has rear-mounted fingerprint sensors and other basic sensors including Gyroscope. Connectivity option includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Micro USB, and, USB OTG.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek MT6763T
Ram and Storage4GB & 64GB
Display and Resolution5.99 inch (1080 x 2160 pixels)
CameraRear 12MP | Front 15MP
Battery 4500 mAh
Available atFlipkart

Final Words

So these are our top 6 smartphone pick under the ₹8,000 price range for you to check out. Most of the smartphone listed above has almost the same specifications so you can pick one depending upon the software. Some of These smartphones come with their own skinned version of Android like MIUI, EMUI and, ZenUI while the Infinix Note 5 comes with Pure Stock Android. You can pick one depending upon your taste and previous experience with the brand. We hope this article was helpful for you if you still have a doubt or suggestion feel free to let us know.

The best bang for your bucks will be the Asus Zenfone Max M1 which has a good compact design, comes with a massive 4000 mAh battery, a good display, and great cameras and if you strictly want to go for Stock Android then you should prefer Infinix Note 5.

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