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11 Best Smartphones Under ₹8000 in India [June 2020]

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!

Flagship devices like Samsung S10, iPhone 12, 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.

List of 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.

1. Realme C3

Realme C3
Image Source – https://www.realme.com/in/realme-c3

The Realme C3 is undoubtedly one of the best devices you can get in this price range. Realme has already flooded the market by launching a ton of devices however this one seems to be the most promising one. The Realme C3 was launched in February 2020 and packs some amazing specifications at a very affordable price.

Coming to the design, you have a very similar build as compared to some other Realme devices such as the Realme 5. The phone has a plastic back with a nice run rays design and comes in Frozen Blue and Blazing Red Color variant. On the front, you get a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1560 Pixels.

The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection and the phone is also Splash resistant. It is powered by the Mediatek Helio G70 Chipset Paired with Mali-G52 GPU. You can choose between 2/3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of Internal Storage. The performance on this device is top-notch and best in this price range. You can also do Gaming on this device.

Coming to the camera’s, you get a decent camera setup as per the price. On the back, there’s the dual camera module with a 12MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera on this phone is also decent, it has a 5MP sensor. Other features of the camera include LED Flash and HDR support.

Connectivity options on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio, Micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. It has a large 5000 mAh battery inside along with 10W charging support. You can expect great battery life out of this device.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage2GB/3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB Storage
Display and Resolution6.5 inch (720 x 1560 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 2 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 5000 mAh

2. Redmi 8

Xiaomi Redmi 8
Image Source – https://store.mi.com/in/buy/product/redmi-8

Xiaomi Redmi series has been quite popular in the budget smartphone market. The Redmi 8 is the latest smartphone in the series which was launched in October 2018. The phone has a nice gradient design and comes in three color variants Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue.

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On the front, you have a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixels. There is a dewdrop shaped notch design for the front camera and there’s a Redmi branding on the bottom chin. The front of the device is also well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Processor paired with Adreno 505 GPU. You have two variants to choose from 32GB + 3GB RAM, and 64GB + 4GB RAM. Talking about the software on this phone, you have Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 11 Skin on top.

You have a decent camera setup here. On the back, it features a dual camera with a 12MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. It also has LED flash, HDR, and Panorama support. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie camera also with HDR support. In terms of security, you have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Infrared Sensor, Wireless FM radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. One of the main highlights of this phone is the large 5000 mAh battery which also has 18W fast charging support.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.22 inch (720 x 1520 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 2 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh

3. Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual
Image Source – https://www.mi.com/in/buy/product/redmi-8a-dual

The Redmi 8A Dual is an excellent device to buy in this budget. It will perform great as your first android device or also as a secondary Android device. The phone was released in February 2020 and comes with a plastic frame and body. It is also splash resistant and comes Sky White, Sea Blue, and Midnight Grey color variant.

The phone has a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixels. The screen has the 19:9 aspect ratio and minor bezels around it. You also get a notch for the front camera and speaker grille. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Processor Paired with Adreno 505 GPU. The device is fairly powerful for all day to day tasks and some light games. You can grab this phone in either 2GB or 3GB RAM variant and 32GB Internal Storage. On the software side, the phone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) based on MIUI 11.

On the back, you have a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor paired with a 2MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, you have an 8MP camera for taking selfies. Some other features of the camera include LED flash, HDR, and Panorama.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. The device has a large 5000 mAh battery which is enough to last you a full day on a single charge.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage2 GB/3 GB RAM and 32GB Storage
Display and Resolution6.2 inch (720 x 1520 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh

4. Nokia 3.1 Plus

Nokia 3.1 Plus
Image Source – https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_in/shop/buy/nokia-3-plus

The Nokia 3.1 is a budget device from HMD Global and was launched in October 2018. It is a decent device in this price range and great for every day to day task; however, don’t expect high-end gaming on this device. The device has an excellent build quality, and you have an aluminum frame and an aluminum back which comes in Blue, White, and Gray color variant.

On the front, you get a 6.0 inch IPS LCD with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The screen has an 18:9 aspect ratio display and comes with a minor top and bottom bezels. The screen also has some kind of morning gorilla glass protection.

Powering up the device is the Mediatek MT6762 processor paired with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. You can choose between 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of Internal Storage. When it comes to software the phone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box and has received the update to Android 9.0 (Pie).

The camera on this device is excellent in this price range. You get a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. On the front, you get an 8MP camera for taking selfies. Some other features of the camera include LED flash, HDR, and Panorama.

Connectivity features on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, FM radio, Micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. In terms of security, you get a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The device has a decent 3500 mAh battery inside along with 10W fast charging support.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB Storage
Display and Resolution6 inch (720 x 1440 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 5 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 3500 mAh

5. Tecno Spark 4 Air

Techno Spark 4 Air
Image Source – https://www.tecno-mobile.in/tecno-spark-4-air#usp

Tecno is another famous name in the Budget and Mid-range smartphone market, especially in India. You will find a plethora of useful devices from this brand, and one of them is the Spark 5, which was launched in September 2019. The phone has a plastic back with a gradient design and comes in Nebula Black and Royal Purple color.

The device has a 6.1 inch IPS LCD with a screen resolution of 720 x 1500 Pixels. The screen has the 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a waterdrop shaped notch on top for the front camera and speaker grille. You get the latest Android 9.0 (Pie) on board with Company’s skin on top.

Talking about performance, you get MediaTek Helio A22 Processor with PowerVR GE8300 GPU. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via a Micro SD card. It also supports the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and faces unlock for security.

Coming to the optics, you get a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 0.3 MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, you get a 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture for taking selfies. Other features include LED Flash, Face Filters, and HDR support.

In terms of connectivity, the device features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, FM radio, Micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. You get a decent 3000 mAh battery inside however there is no fast charging support. The battery is decent as it also has a 720P screen so it expected to last full day on light usage.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek Helio A22
Ram and Storage3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage
Display and Resolution6.1 inch (720 x 1500 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 0.3 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh

6. Moto E6S

Moto E6s
Image Source – https://www.motorola.in/products/moto-e6s

The Motorola E6s is a budget-oriented smartphone from Motorola which was launched in September 2019. The phone offers both stylish design and decent specification which makes it an amazing value for the money package. The device looks premium it has a gradient back design and comes in Polished Graphite, Bright Cherry, and Dark Red color variant.

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On the front, you have a 6.1 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1560 Pixels. The screen has the 19.5:9 aspect ratio and there’s also a notch design for the front camera and some basic sensors. The device is also splash resistant so a little bit of rain won’t be a problem.

The device is powered by a Mediatek Helio P22 Chipset paired with the PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It comes in two variants 32GB + 2GB RAM, and 64GB + 4GB RAM. You get a clean software experience on this phone, it runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) without any custom skin on top.

Cameras on this phone are not so great but for the price, it gets the job done. On the back, you have a dual-camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor paired with a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you have a single 8MP camera for clicking selfies. The camera also features LED flash and HDR support.

Connectivity features on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. Everything here is backed up by a decent 3000 mAh battery inside which is also capable of 10W fast charging. In terms of os security, you have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.2 inch (720 x 1520 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 2 MP
Battery 4230 mAh

7. Realme 3i

Realme 3i
Image Source – https://buy.realme.com/in/goods/120

Realme has been dominating the Indian Budget market with their amazing devices. The Realme 3i is a budget-oriented smartphone which was launched in July 2019. The device offers some amazing specifications at an affordable price. We get to see a new and improved front design and a gradient back finish. The phone comes in three color variants Diamond Blue, Diamond Red, and Diamond Black.

On the front, you have a tall 6.2 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixels. The has a teardrop-shaped notch which houses the front camera and the speaker grille. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio and in terms of security, it has Corning Gorilla Glass.

The phone is powered by an Octa-Core Mediatek Helio P60 Chipset and Mali G72 MP3 GPU. There are two variants of this phone available 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The internal storage is also further expandable up to 256 GB via a dedicated Micro SD card slot. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie based on ColorOS 6.

On the back, you have a dual rear-facing camera setup with a combo of 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. The rear camera also features LED flash and HDR support. On the front, you have a single 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The front camera also features HDR support.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. In terms of security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well as face unlock. The phone has a large 4230 Mah battery which is really appreciated. You can get through 2 days of use on a single charge.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.2 inch (720 x 1520 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 2 MP
Battery 4230 mAh

8. Infinix Hot 8

Infinix Hot 8
Image Source – https://www.infinixmobiles.in/

The Infinix Hot 8 was launched in September 2019 and offers a lot of interesting features at an amazing price tag. The company tried to pack a lot of features and reduce the price as much as possible. You have a plastic back with gradient finish and it comes in two variants Cosmic Purple, and Cosmic Galaxy.

On the front, you have a 6.52 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 Pixels. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio and 90.2 % Screen to body ratio, thanks to the water drop shaped notch. The screen is also very bright – 500 nits which are great. You also have 2.5D Glass protection.

The Hot 8 is powered by a Mediatek Helio P22 Processor and PowerVR GE8320 GPU. In terms of memory, the phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage. The phone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with XOS 5.0 Skin on top.

Coming to the cameras, the phone packs a triple rear-facing camera setup. It is very less seen in such low budget smartphones. The camera module has a 13MP primary sensor, a 2MP secondary depth sensor, and a third low light sensor. Other features of the rear camera include Quad-LED flash, eight scene mode, AR Stickers, AI HDR, and much more. On the front, it has an 8MP camera for taking selfies.

Connectivity features here include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, Micro USB, USB OTG, and FM Radio. The phone has a massive 5000 mAh battery inside which will easily last you a full day on heavy usage. The phone also doesn’t miss out on the fingerprint when it comes to security.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek Helio P22 Processor
Ram and Storage64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.52 inch (720 x 1520 pixels )
CameraTriple Rear 13 MP + 2 MP + Low Light Sensor | Front 8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh

9. Lenovo A6 Note

Lenovo A6 Note
Image Source – https://twitter.com/LenovoMobileIN/status/1169506295155580928/photo/1

Lenovo has updated it’s A series by launching the new Lenovo A6 Note which comes with a very affordable price tag. The Lenovo A6 Note was launched in September 2019. The phone has a plastic build and there is nothing new in terms of design, it resembles a lot to some of the Realme devices.

On the front, you have a 6.09 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1560 Pixels. The screen has a water drop shaped notch design for the front camera. It has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 80.7% Screen to body ratio, and 282 PPI Density.

The device is powered by the Mediatek MT6762 Processor coupled up with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It comes in two variants 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage. The Lenovo A6 Note runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. It has a stock android experience with no custom skin on top.

On the back, the phone has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, it has a 5MP selfie camera. The back also has a fingerprint scanner for security and it comes in two color variants to choose from – Black and Blue.

Connectivity option includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio, and micro USB 2.0. The phone has a large 4000 mAh inside along with 10W fast charging support. On moderate usage, it will easily last you a full day.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage16GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.09 inch (720 x 1560 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 4000 mAh

10. Infinix Hot 7

Infinix Hot 7
Image Source -http://www.infinixmobility.com/ng/smartphone/hot-7/

Infinix is a HongKong based smartphone company and has launched a lot of exciting phones in the Indian budget segment. The Infinix Hot 7 comes at a very affordable price and features a great set of specifications. The phone has a modern metal unibody design, it comes in a lot of color variants to choose from Midnight Black, Mocha Brown, Bordeaux Red, and Aqua Blue.

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On the front, you have a tall 6.19 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1500 Pixels. The display also has a notch design that houses the front camera and some sensors. The display here is great, it is very bright (500 Nits) so you don’t have any issue looking at the screen even in the bright sunlight.

The device is powered by an Octa-Core Mediatek Helio P25 Chipset and Mali-T880MP2 GPU. In terms of memory, the phone comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage. The internal storage is also expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated Micro SD card slot. The Phone runs on a custom UI/Skin on top based on Android 9.0 Pie.

The device has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP secondary depth sensor. The rear camera also features Auto Scene and AR Stickers. On the front, you also have a dual-camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor.

Connectivity option in this phone includes Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. In terms of security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone is backed up by a large 4000 mAh battery which is good enough to last you a full day.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek MTK6757 Helio P25
Ram and Storage4GB + 64GB
Display and Resolution6.19 inch (720 x 1500 pixels )
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 2MP | Dual Front 13 MP + 2MP
Battery 4000 mAh

11. 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 variants – 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 an 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, USB OTG, 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

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 Redmi 8 and the Realme C3 which has a good compact design, comes with a massive battery, a good display, and great cameras and if you strictly want to go for Stock Android then you should prefer Nokia 3.1 or the Moto E6S.

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Mehul Boricha
Mehul Boricha is the founder of Tech Arrival & Astute Links. He is a computer and smartphone geek from Junagadh, Gujarat, India. He is a Computer Engineer by Education & an Entrepreneur by Passion. Apart from technology geek, he is an audiophile & loves to connect with people.

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