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The best budget phones out there

Gaurav Areng
·6-min read
The Best Budget Phones Out There!
The Best Budget Phones Out There!

The world today has come a long way when we talk about the evolution of technology. From using letters to telephones to basic mobile phones to now smartphones, our devices are aimed at making our life easier – wherever we may be! Every brand launches updates to its existing devices periodically to ensure that they can offer you better features at the best price point possible – be it an improvement in the device storage, RAM, camera, device design or anything else!

Having started out as highly-priced products which only the rich could afford, these features trickled down to the common man by means of Budget Phones! Budget Phones are those smartphones which are within affordable price ranges and features similar to those offered by premium smartphones.

Knowing that the Coronavirus Pandemic has created massive uncertainty about predictability of cash flows and an increased requirement for devices that allow you to work without any disruptions, we’ve curated a list of the best budget phones for you. You can now upgrade your device without spending too much!

In our opinion, these are some of the best Budget Smartphones to purchase if you’re looking to get one for:

Regular/basic use, office work (light) and light gaming!

The Samsung Galaxy M31s:

Price:

128GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 19,499 BUY HERE

128GB 8GB RAM: Rs. 21,499 BUY HERE

Display & Design:

Size: 6.5 Inches

Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels

Software & Storage:

OS: Android 10, One UI 2.0

Chipset: Exynos 9611 (10nm)

CPU: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)

Memory: 2 Versions (128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM) + Dedicated slot for microSDXC

Performance:

Main Camera: 64+12+5+5MP Quad Camera

Selfie Camera: 32 MP

Battery: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Fast charging 25W & Reverse Charging

Other:

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Fingerprint (side-mounted)

Samsung Galaxy M31:

Price:

64GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 17,499 BUY HERE

128GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 17,499 BUY HERE

128GB 8GB RAM: Rs. 20,499 BUY HERE

Display & Design:

Size: 6.4 Inches

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels

Software & Storage:

OS: Android 10, One UI 2.0

Chipset: Exynos 9611 (10nm)

CPU: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)

Memory: 3 Versions (64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM) + Dedicated slot for microSDXC in case you want to increase storage capacity in future!

Performance:

Main Camera: 64+8+5+5MP Quad Camera

Selfie Camera: 32 MP

Battery: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Fast charging 15W

Other:

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

Xiaomi POCO X2:

Price:

64GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 21,200

128GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 21,120

256GB 8GB RAM: Rs. 25,540

Display & Design:

Size: 6.67 Inches

Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels

Software & Storage:

OS: Android 10, MIUI 11

Chipset: Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)

CPU: Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)

Memory: 3 Versions (64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM) + microSDXC which uses a shared sim slot

Performance:

Main Camera: 64+8+2+2MP Quad Camera

Selfie Camera: 20MP

Battery: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Fast charging 27W

Other:

Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Fingerprint (side-mounted)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 PRO Max:

Price:

64GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 16,999 BUY HERE

128GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 18,499 BUY HERE

128GB 8GB RAM: Rs. 19,999 BUY HERE

Display & Design:

Size: 6.67 Inches

Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels

Software & Storage:

OS: Android 10, MIUI 11

Chipset: Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)

CPU: Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)

Memory: 3 Versions (64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM) + microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Performance:

Main Camera: 64+8+5+2MP Quad Camera

Selfie Camera: 32MP

Battery: Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Fast charging 33W

Other:

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Fingerprint (side-mounted)

Realme 6:

Price:

64GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 14,999 BUY HERE

128GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 15,999 BUY HERE

128GB 8GB RAM: Rs. 16,999 BUY HERE

Display & Design:

Size: 6.5 Inches

Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels

Software & Storage:

OS: Android 10, Realme UI

Chipset: Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (12 nm)

CPU: Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

Memory: 3 Versions (64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM) + microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Performance:

Main Camera: 64+8+2+2MP Quad Camera

Selfie Camera: 16MP

Battery: Li-Po 4300 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Fast charging 30W

Other:

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Fingerprint (side-mounted)

Vivo U20:

Price:

64GB 4GB RAM: Rs. 11,490

64GB 6GB RAM: Rs. 13,990

Display & Design:

Size: 6.53 Inches

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels

Software & Storage:

OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), Funtouch 9.2

Chipset: Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)

CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)

Memory: 2 Versions (64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM) + microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Performance:

Main Camera: 16+8+2MP Triple Rear Camera

Selfie Camera: 16MP

Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Fast charging 18W

Other:

Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9:

Price:

64GB 4GB RAM: Rs. 13,517 BUY HERE

128GB 4GB RAM: Rs. 14,182 BUY HERE

Display & Design:

Size: 6.53 Inches

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels

Software & Storage:

OS: Android 10, MIUI 11

Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)

CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)

Memory: 3 Versions (64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM) + microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Performance:

Main Camera: 48+8+2+2MP Quad Rear Camera

Selfie Camera: 13MP

Battery: Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Fast charging 18W & Reverse charging 9W

Other:

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

Honor 9X:

Price:

128GB 4GB RAM: Rs. 15,999 BUY HERE

128GB 6GB RAM: Rs.16,999 BUY HERE

Display & Design:

Size: 6.59 Inches

Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels

Software & Storage:

OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1

Chipset: Kirin 710F (12 nm)

CPU: Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)

Memory: 3 Versions (64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM) + microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Performance:

Main Camera: 48+8+2MP Triple Rear Camera

Selfie Camera: 16MP

Battery: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

Charging: Charging 10W

Other:

Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)

Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

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