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Choosing the best smartphone under Rs 7,000 can be confusing, mostly because there are several options available on the market right now. You have to consider a number of aspects like the battery capacity, display quality, software support and the overall durability of the smartphone when you decide to buy one. 

Fortunately, the intense competition in this segment means that you have a host of devices to choose from, which can consider while choosing one that fits your needs the best.

However, if you have some extra money to spare, you must check out the best phones under Rs 10,000

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A

The most balanced budget phone in the market

Weight: 145g | Dimensions: 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 5.45-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 720 | CPU: MediaTek 6761 | RAM: 2/3GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Decent performance for price

Good build quality

Only 16GB memory 

Currently, The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is the best budget smartphone in India. It comes with a 5.45-inch HD display and a quad-core MediaTek 6761 chipset. The phone was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and supports dual SIM, 4G VoLTE as well. 

It offers a one day battery backup with its 3000mAh battery. It has one of the best looking displays in its league and same goes with the camera setup.

The only downside is limited storage, but a microSD card slot covers it up with support for up to 256GB.

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Honor 7S

The only power packed option under 7K

Weight: 1420g | Dimensions: 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 5.45-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 720 | CPU: Meidatek MT6739 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 3020mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Big bright display

Value for money

Ugly UI

Awful performance

Honor 7S has a great build quality for its price, and the big, vivid display also makes it a decent phone for those who spend time scrolling social media feed and consume video content.  However, poor performance and the lack of a fingerprint scanner reveal a budget phone that makes too many compromises.

Honor 7S review

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Moto C Plus

Tons of juice in a compact form

Weight: 162g | Dimensions: 144 x 72.3 x 10mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 5-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: MT6737 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP

Good battery life

Handy design

Poor front camera 

If you are in the market for a phone with stock Android under Rs 7,000, the Moto C Plus is a good option. It features a 5-inch HD resolution display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 chipset. 

In terms of memory, the Moto C Plus comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, with support for microSD cards up to 32GB. Imaging duties are handled by an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera.

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite

Xiaomi’s selfie-centric smartphone

Weight: 150g | Dimensions: 153 x 76.2 x 7.6mm | OS: Android 7 | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: Snapdragon 425 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 3080mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP

Good display

Good day light camera performance

Grainy low light photos

Underwhelming battery life

Aimed at the selfie-conscious smartphone user, the Redmi Y1 Lite was launched late last year with a 5.5-inch HD display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset and a 13MP rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and a 5MP front camera. 

The phone comes with a 2GB RAM with 16GB storage and supports microSD cards up to 256GB. The phone is powered by a 3080mAh battery.

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Realme C1

A better phone at a slightly higher price

Weight: 168g | Dimensions: 156.2×75.6×8.2mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 1520 x 720 | CPU: Snapdragon 450 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 4230mAh | Rear camera: 13MP+2MP | Front camera: 5MP

Looks premium

Big display

Good battery

No fingerprint sensor

Buggy software

Realme C1, technically, does not fall under Rs 7000 price mark, but it’s actually the best overall package to buy by paying Rs 500 more over the given budget. Unllke most its competitors, the Realme C1 has a glossy glass like finish with a notch on the front to add that premium touch to the design. Performance-wise, the phone boasts category’s best chipset SD 450, which does delivers satisfactory results. It also has a decent set of dual cameras on the back and a huge 4000+mAh battery. 


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