Top 10 Smartphones Below 8000

There are a handful of handsets in the market to help you begin the digital journey

The sub-8000 category is where the force is always strong and consistent in the Indian smartphone market. With the lockdown impact and online everything economy, a decent-performing smartphone has become a necessary household commodity. To make the best use of this never-before opportunity, smartphone makers across the globe are betting heavily on the Indian market.

Samsung M01

The Galaxy M01 is a great buy for its huge battery, decent camera setup, and HD+ screen. The budget-offering from Samsung features a dual rear camera setup with a dedicated lens for portrait mode. It has standard 32GB built-in storage, which can be further expanded up to 512GB using a micro SD card. Also, the smartphone comes with Dolby Atmos audio technology that gives a surround sound experience for users.

Specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Display: 5.71-inch (720×1560)
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
  • OS: Android 10
  • Price: Rs. 7499

Redmi 9A

Redmi 9A comes with a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Redmi 9 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The Redmi 9 runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh battery. The Redmi 9 supports proprietary fast charging capabilities that really comes in handy.

Specifications

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G25
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 6.53-inch (720×1600)
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 10
  • Price: Rs.6999

Samsung A10

Samsung’s latest entry to the Galaxy A series comes at an extremely affordable price but brings along some really interesting specs. The Galaxy A10 packs a 6.2-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display and a 3,400mAh non-removable battery. For snaps and videos, the handset packs a capable 13MP camera at the back, assisted by an LED flash to ensure good images even in low-light conditions. 

Specifications

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7884
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 6.20-inch HD+ Super AMOLED
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3400mAh
  • OS: Android Pie
  • Price: Rs. 7990

Realme C11

For its price, Realme C11 is a phone that just gets the job done. There is a good combination of decent processor, good battery life, and capable camera performance, which should be suitable for a lot of users. The phone also has an attractive Rich Green color option that sets it apart from other phones in the price segment. 

Specifications

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G35
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 6.50-inch (720×1600)
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 10
  • Price: Rs. 7499

Techno Spark 6 Air

Techno Spark is an upcoming brand in the affordable smartphone segment. The company‚Äôs latest offering Tecno Spark 6 Air comes with a 7.00-inch touchscreen display that has a resolution of 720×1640 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20.5:9. Tecno Spark 6 Air is powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 (MT6761) processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM. The Tecno Spark 6 Air runs Android 10 and is powered by a 6000mAh battery.

Specifications

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 7.00-inch (720×1640)
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 6000mAh
  • OS: Android 10
  • Price: Rs. 7699

Redmi 8A

Despite the release of the Redmi 9A recently, its predecessor Redmi 8A dual can be a great option for many. Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor in it ensures decent performance. It is combined with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage resulting in a great performance. The 6.22-inch display offers a great balance between form factor and screen size while offering a great looking display with its 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution.

While you only get two cameras on the back, its 13+2 MP rear shooters, as well as the 8 MP front shooter, offer great-looking images to the user. Redmi 8A dual smartphone has a 5000 mAh battery for all-day battery life.

Specifications

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Display: 6.22-inch (720×1520)
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 9.0
  • Price: Rs. 7999

LG W10 Alpha

LG W10 Alpha smartphone was launched in February 2020. The phone comes with a 5.71-inch touchscreen display with a display resolution of 720×1520 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. LG W10 Alpha is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Unisoc SC9863 processor and features 3GB of RAM. The LG W10 Alpha runs Android Pie and is powered by a 3450mAh battery.

Specifications

  • Processor: Unisoc SC9863
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Display: 5.71-inch (720×1520)
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Rear Camera: 8MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3450mAh
  • OS: Android Pie
  • Price: 7790

Nokia 2.3

Nokia 2.3 can be a great option for the budget consumer. It uses the popular and proven MediaTek Helio A22 processor. 2 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM offer a decent performance. The 6.2-inch HD+ display looks sharp and detailed. You will get a well-performing 13+2 MP camera system on the rear and a worthy 5 MP camera on the front. It has a decent battery capacity of 4000 mAh.

Specifications

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 6.20-inch (720×1520)
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
  • OS: Android 9 Pie
  • Price: 7699

Vivo Y91i

Vivo Y91i is a reasonably good smartphone for its price. The MediaTek Helio P22 chipset in its guts is capable enough to handle daily multi-tasking. The device comes with a waterdrop notch display and 2.5D glass on the front. Around the back, the phone flaunts a dual-tone finish at the back with a camera in the top left. The phone’s cameras are designed to provide quality images. The Vivo Y91i houses a beefy 4,000mAh+ battery that should offer a good backup.

Specifications

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 6.22-inch (720×1520)
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Battery Capacity: 4030mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1
  • Price: Rs. 7899

Samsung Galaxy M10

The Samsung Galaxy M10 offers some pretty good specs in the entry-level segment. For Rs 6,990, the Galaxy M10 offers a wide-angle camera in that segment of 5MP, along with a 13MP primary sensor. The M10 also comes with a vibrant 6.2-inch display with an Infinity-V notch. Under the hood is the Exynos 7870 powering the phone. The phone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, which may not be adequate for multi-tasking. Buy this smartphone if you’re looking for a wide-angle camera in this budget.

Specifications

  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Display: 6.22-inch (720×1520)
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 5MP
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3400mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Price: Rs. 7999

Conclusion

These smartphones are designed to perform the basic smart functionalities such as browsing the internet, watching YouTube, online shopping, and going through social media networks. Some of them are also equipped with decent camera performance also. Samsung and Vivo perform substantially good performance for their price points. However, the final decision has to be made by the customer according to his/her needs.