Best Smartphones Under Rs.12,000 (March 2020)

by | Feb 28, 2020

If you are looking for a smartphone above Rs.10,000 and you can’t extend your budget to Rs.15,000, then the best option is to go for a smartphone under Rs.12,000.

The sheer variety and competition in this segment are massive in India and almost every phone manufacturer launch a product in this price range.

So, which is the best smartphone under Rs.12,000?

Who offers the best value for money as well as build quality?

Let’s find out here.

Best Phones Under Rs.12,000

1. Realme 5 ProOverall Best Pick
2. Redmi Note 7 ProRunner-up Pick
3. Vivo U20Best all Rounder Smartphone
4. Samsung Galaxy M30  Best Reliable Smartphone
5. Redmi Note 8 Best Budget Smartphone
6. Nokia 6.2Best Build Quality
7. Honor 10 LiteSmartphone with Best Design
8. Motorola One PowerHonorable Mention

 

1. Realme 5 Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • Powerful processor
  • Capable quadruple camera
  • VOOC fast charging

Realme had created a wave in the Indian smartphone industry by launching the Realme 1 which competed against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

The Realme 5 Pro is one of the latest flagship Realme devices retailing in the market as of now priced competently under Rs.12,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme 5 Pro has followed the footsteps of its elder sibling, the Oppo F9 and has a dewdrop inspired design.

The body of this smartphone is made of glossy plastic and has an interesting light reflective coating on top that makes this phone even more attractive in the daylight.

The screen up front and the back glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The buttons feel very tactile and responsive.

Display

The display on this updated Realme 5 pro is a large 6.3-inch full HD+ panel that comes with an interesting aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

The main USP of this device is the water drop shaped notch that houses the front camera.

This looks very special and makes the phone stand out from the crowd of notched display smartphones in the market.

The display is bright and the contrast levels are excellent.

The colours pop out from the screen, thanks to the cartoony nature of the custom skin Color OS.

The Realme 5 Pro is one of the best phones with a large screen to body ratio in this price segment.

Processor and Performance

The Realme 5 Pro smartphone houses a Snapdragon 712 SoC which delivers excellent performance in the mid-range segment processor market.

The apps load faster and the multitasking is well within your reach no matter how many apps you have running in the background.

This phone has the Adreno 616 GPU inside, which will unleash the gamer in you.

This smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Camera

The Realme 5 Pro has a quadruple-camera in the rear that constitutes the 48MP primary sensor with an aperture size of f/1.7, wide-angle 8MP, 2MP macro and a 2MP portrait mode sensor.

In the front is a 16MP sensor that has AI-based portrait and beautification modes for better selfies.

Being an f/1.7 sensor, the low light photography is much more possible since this camera can gather much more light than a typical f/2.2 sensor.

The rear camera on this budget Android device supports super-slow-motion video capture at an astounding 960fps.

Battery Life

The Realme 5 Pro comes powered by a 4035 Li-ion battery. It is sufficient for this smartphone to last for over a day and a half comfortably with moderate to heavy usage.

It also supports VOOC fast charging to juice up the battery much faster than the competitors in the segment.

Verdict

The Realme 5 Pro is the best smartphone that you can purchase under a budget of Rs.12,000.

With the class-leading performance-oriented Snapdragon 712 SoC and a very capable camera, this phone is a very compelling purchase.

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Elegant and sleek design

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Excellent display

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Type-C USB port
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Bloated UI

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 712
Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear, 16MP Front
Battery4035mAh
Display6.3 inch Full HD+ IPS LCD 19.5:9



2. Redmi Note 7 Pro

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Feature-Rich Smartphone
  • Excellent low light photography
  • Long-lasting 4000mAh battery
  • Powerful Snapdragon 675 processor

Redmi Note 7 Pro is the newest weapon from the Redmi arsenal, which is a recently spun off Xiaomi subsidiary for manufacturing and marketing budget and mid-range Android smartphones.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes as a successor to the popular Redmi Note 6 Pro and is launched in India at an enticing price point of just under Rs.12,000 for the 6GB/64GB variant.

Design and Build Quality

The Redmi Note 7 Pro borrows some design elements from the Honor phones in terms of colour schemes and builds quality.

The all-new Redmi Note 7 Pro features a glass sandwich design at the front and rear protected with the latest gorilla glass 5.

The shiny back panel reminds us of the Honor phones off late, which is always a good thing because those phones looked so stunning.

The fit and finish of this budget Android smartphone are on par with its competitors and Xiaomi has not done any visible cost-cutting in terms of build quality.

Display

The Redmi Note 7 Pro features a large 6.3-inch FHD+ panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

This dot notch display has a screen to body ratio of 81.4% and has minimal bezels on all four sides.

As we’ve already mentioned, the display is covered with corning gorilla glass 5 for protection from accidental scratches and dents and an additional p2i splashproof protection.

This IPS LCD delivers visuals with excellent colour quality and brightness levels.

The pixel density of 409 ppi and the minimal bezels ensures crisp, clean as well as immersive visual experience with this budget Android smartphone.

Processor and Performance

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes loaded with the latest mid-range SoC offering from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 675.

This octa-core chipset along with the 6 GB RAM and the 64 GB of internal storage lets you multitask, game and whatnot with this phone like a breeze.

There is no stutters or lags whatsoever and at the same time, there is no thermal throttling as well.

Camera

This is where things get slightly more interesting with the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

This budget Android smartphone packs in a 48MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup and a 13MP front camera.

But wait, 48MP?

Yeah, on paper it’s a 48MP shooter, but technically, the sensor takes four 12MP shots and combines into one single shot with enhanced details and colour profile.

The low light performance of this smartphone is possibly the best in its category.

The selfie camera comes with AI features to make you look even more beautiful.

Miscellaneous

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with the regular set of sensors, USB-C port for charging and data syncing, 3.5mm jack for plugging in your favourite earphones and headphones.

The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on this device is lightning-fast to unlock the screen.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with L1 Widevine certificate which lets you watch online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon prime in full HD resolution.

Battery Life

The Redmi Note 7 Pro packs in a 4000mAh battery inside which will last for an impressive one and a half days of moderate to heavy usage.

This phone supports quick charging and comes with an 18W charger for juicing up the device fast.

Verdict

If you can get your hands on this device during the second-long flash sale, it would be a steal for under Rs.12,000.

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Elegant design

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Excellent build quality

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Quick charging support

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No dedicated SD card slot

Specifications

Operating SystemAndorid 9.0 Pie
RAM6 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 675
Camera48MP+5MP Rear, 13MP Front
Battery4000 mAh
Display6.3-inch Full HD+

3. Vivo U20

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Best Build Quality
  • Great build quality
  • Android One device from Nokia
  • Guaranteed software updates

The all-new Vivo U20 is the bigger sibling to its budget V10 smartphone. This specific device competes with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and Realme 5 in the Indian market.

With impressive hardware onboard, this smartphone gives a run for the money for other devices in the same price category.

Design and Build Quality

The Vivo U20 has adopted the regular glass sandwich design found on phones in a similar price range but with one advantage – the back shell is polycarbonate plastic with a gradient paint finish.

In a design perspective, this might look less premium than having a glass back, but from a durability standpoint, this is very much appreciable.

The volume rockers and the power buttons are very clicky and responsive.

The front display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to save the screen from accidental scratches.

The main downside of this device is that it lacks a USB Type C port but come with micro USB 2.0 as the standard.

The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is fast and responsive to the touches and unlocks the phone in an instant.

Display

The Vivo U20 features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

This display has a body to screen ratio of about 84.4% and comes with a pixel density of 295ppi.

The colours look vivid and the brightness levels are decent with this panel on the U20.

Processor and Performance

The Vivo U20 budget Android smartphone is powered by the mid-range champion Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor clocked at 2.0GHz.

This powerful processor coupled with 6GB RAM can handle everyday tasks effortlessly and will even let you play graphic-intensive games.

The phone stays cool even while gaming and doesn’t overheat and cause thermal throttling.

Furthermore, the UFS 2.1 64GB internal storage is lightning fast in loading apps and read/write speeds as well.

Camera

The Vivo U20 has a triple rear camera setup which consists of a primary 16MP sensor, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP unit for macro shots.

These cameras return very good pictures with natural colours and vivid details.

The front camera is a 16MP sensor which comes with all the bells and whistles such as AI beauty mode which the Vivo phones are known for.

Battery Life

This is where the Vivo U20 trumps other competitors in the price range.

The Vivo U20 packs in a mammoth 5000mAh Li-ion battery which will last for up to days of moderate usage and a day of heavy usage.

Supplementing this, the device comes with an 18W fast charger in the box for juicing up the battery quickly.

Verdict

The Vivo U20 is probably the only device with a UFS 2.1 storage under Rs.12,000 price range.

With a decent full HD display and powerful processor, this smartphone should be on the lookout for anyone who prefers to have an all-round winner in their hands.

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Robust build quality

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The AI-powered triple rear camera

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Fast and accurate fingerprint sensor

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No USB type C

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
RAM6 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 675
Camera16MP+8MP+2MP Rear, 16MP Front
Battery5000mAh
Display6.53-inch Full HD+

4. Samsung Galaxy M30

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Best Reliable Smartphone
  • Super AMOLED display
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Triple camera setup

The galaxy M30 is the latest entry-level flagship smartphone from Samsung to take on the competition from the likes of Xiaomi and Honor.

The Samsung Galaxy M30 is a device like nothing else from the past.

It is loaded with features which stack well against its competition for the price tag at which the phone retails.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy M30 has a polycarbonate outer shell with a matt textured finish which looks elegant.

The phone feels very light in hand and thanks to its rounded corners, it feels very lightweight and easy to hold in one hand.

This phone comes with minimal bezels on all four sides and offers an immersive visual experience with its infinity V display.

Overall the quality of construction is very good and is on par with its competitors.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy M30 features a 6.4-inch super AMOLED display with an infinity V notch at the top.

This full HD+ display has a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and has a pixel density of about 394 ppi which renders the screen very sharp and clear output.

Samsung is the best OLED manufacturers in the world and the quality of this AMOLED display justifies that claims effortlessly.

This smartphone has greater than 90% screen to body ratio and supports L1 wide wine certification which lets you watch online streaming services in full HD resolution.

Processor and Performance

The Galaxy M30 is powered by the Samsung Exynos 7904 octa-core processor supplemented by the Mali-G71 GPU.

With the integrated 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, this device performs excellently when it comes to multitasking and gaming.

Whether it be PUBG or Fortnite, this budget Android smartphone from Samsung will let you play it in full HD resolution without any dropped frames or lags.

The latest Android 9.0 Pie OS is very optimized for performance improvements when compared to the Oreo 8.1 version as well.

Camera

This smartphone comes with a triple camera setup in the rear. Yes, a triple camera under sub. Rs.15,000, that too from Samsung.

The primary camera on the rear is a 13MP shooter with an aperture size of f/1.9 for better low light performance.

The secondary sensor is a 5MP ultrawide shooter, which is one of a kind in this price bracket.

The third one is a 5MP depth sensor for high-quality portrait and bokeh mode photos.

The front camera is a 16MP sensor with HDR support for high dynamic selfie shots.

Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy M30 is powered by a whopping 5000mAh Li-ion battery which is rated to last for up to two days of heavy usage.

Samsung does include a fast charger in the box which will let you charge this device in under 2.30 hours.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy M30 is the most feature-packed Android smartphone priced under Rs.12,000.

With its AMOLED display, triple camera setup and the 5000mAh battery, this smartphone is difficult to pass up in this price bracket.

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Excellent battery life

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Type C port

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Fast charging support

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Slow software updates

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorExynos 7904 octa-core
Camera13MP+5MP+5MP Rear, 16MP Front
Battery5000mAh
Display6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED

5. Redmi Note 8

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Best Budget Smartphone
  • The good quality IPS display
  • Quad camera setup
  • Long-lasting battery life

Redmi Note 8 is the Xiaomi’s true successor to the much-touted Redmi 7 which brought some premium features right into the hands of people scouring the market for an affordable feature-packed smartphone.

The Redmi Note 8 comes with internals which totally blows the competition out of the scene and is priced very competently under Rs.10.000.

Design and Build Quality

Xiaomi has set a new standard with the design of this budget entry-level Android smartphone.

The glass bodied chassis was only seen on premium devices in the past has made its way to the sub. Rs.10000 with this smartphone.

The bezels are minimal and the weight is evenly distributed for a comfortable and delightful smartphone usage experience.

The quality of materials used for construction is top-notch and without any compromise.

Display

The Redmi Note 8 features a large 6.3-inch FHD+ panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

This display is one of the brightest in the segment.

The colours pop up and feel vibrant and vivid even in the direct sunlight.

Media consumption and gaming will be a delight with this display with the waterdrop notch up top.

The display is protected with corning gorilla glass 5 for protection from accidental scratches and dents and an additional p2i splashproof protection.

Processor and Performance

The Redmi Note 8 is powered by the powerful mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.

This quad-core processor together with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is more than enough for some serious multitasking and gaming action in this price range.

The phone never heats much and the glass body helps the phone stay cool even while gaming.

Camera

The Redmi Note 8 smartphone has a whopping 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP rear camera setup with support for AI mode and phase detection autofocus.

The front shooter is a 13MP camera with an aperture size of f/2.0 for better low light selfies.

The 48MP sensor outputs 4 images of 12MP each and stitches it together to deliver photos with great details and colour accuracy. The 8MP sensor is an ultra-wide camera, and the rest is for depth sensing and macro photography.

Miscellaneous

This phone supports connectivity features such as dual VoLTE. You can use two 4G sims simultaneously without any glitches.

All standard set of sensors are available on this device including an infrared emitter for using the phone as a remote to your home appliances.

And yes, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack to plug in your favourite earphones.

Battery Life

This device from Xiaomi comes with a generous 4000mAh Li-Po battery that will last for about two days on moderate to heavy usage.

Verdict

The Redmi Note 8 is the best smartphone you can get your hands for a budget under Rs.10,000 in the Indian market as of now.

With its 48MP camera sensor and a very colour accurate display, spending Rs.10,000 on this gadget is well worth every penny you’ve earned.

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Premium design and build quality

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Gorilla glass protection

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Type C charging port

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Bloated MIUI

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665
Camera48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP Rear, 13MP Front
Battery4000mAh
Display6.3-inch Full HD+

6. Nokia 6.2

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Best Build Quality
  • Timely software updates
  • Triple rear camera with AI
  • Decent battery life

Nokia isn’t the old Nokia anymore. With HMD making the Nokia phones rather than the Microsoft, they’ve decided to go en route Android.

With a few phones such as Nokia 7 Plus priced under Rs.25,000 creating ripples in the market, Nokia is now back with a new offering – the all-new Nokia 6.2.

Design and Build Quality

Machined out of series 6000-grade Aluminium, the Nokia phones offer the best build quality in the market. They are built solid and feels extremely durable in hand.

The Finnish design exudes confidence and stands on par with the design of any other smartphone available at this price range.

The Nokia 6.2 comes with an edge to edge display that is protected by 2.5D curved Gorilla glass that blends in with the chassis seamlessly.

The backside of the chassis is adorned by a vertically placed dual-camera module followed by a flash and a fingerprint scanner.

Having a USB C port for budget phones is still considered a luxury by many smartphone brands, but not Nokia.

Overall, Nokia 6.2 is one of the phones with the best build quality available in the market.

Processor and Performance

The Nokia 6.2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC which is one of the mid-range champions when it comes to the efficient mix of performance and battery life.

But to be honest, there are other smartphones in the same price category with much more powerful processors out there.

With 4GB high-speed LPDDR RAM onboard, this device can blaze through apps and can handle multitasking without any sort of lags or stutters.

The Adreno 509 GPU inside lets you play high-end games but at low graphics settings.

The built-in 64GB ROM provides you with a sufficient starting point to store all your data – be it movies or songs on the phone offline, without the fear of running out of memory too soon.

This device also comes with a dedicated SD card slot which is another luxury that we are used not to expect from budget smartphones nowadays.

Display

The Nokia 6.2 features a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

This notched display has a 19:9 aspect ratio and has a pixel density of around 400 ppi.

The colours appear vivid and the contrast levels despite being an LCD is excellent. The texts appear sharp and clear so does the images.

This being an IPS LCD, the viewing angles are great and there is no colour shift when viewed from extreme angles as well.

Camera

The Nokia 6.2 comes with a triple rear camera setup which constitutes of a 16MP primary sensor accompanied by a 5MP depth-sensing unit for accurate edge detection and portrait mode photos along with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor.

On the front, there is an 8MP shooter which has autofocus capabilities and an aperture size of f/2.0.

The pictures from both the front and rear cameras come out detailed and colourful in daylight conditions but suffer from oversharpening in photos shot at low light environments.

When it comes to the video, this phone does support gyro EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) for smoother video recording with minimal shakes.

Battery Life

The Nokia 6.2 is powered by a non-removable 3500 mAh Li-ion battery which easily lasts over a day of moderate to heavy usage.

The Snapdragon 636 is very much an energy-efficient processor and combined with the stock Android OS running on this smartphone, energy consumption is very minimal when sitting idle.

Verdict

For those who love Nokia, this device is one of the best devices that the company has launched this year.

Under Android, One programme promised future updates will make this device one of the most desirable gadgets to own in its price segment.

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Robust build quality

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Elegant, stylish design

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Stock Android OS

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Outdated processor

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Camera16MP + 5MP + 8MP Rear, 8MP Front
Battery3500mAh
Display6.3 inch 1080 x 2280 19:9 Full HD+



7. Honor 10 Lite

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Smartphone with the Best Design
  • Elegant design
  • Capable Kirin 710 chipset
  • Excellent quality display

The Honor 10 Lite is a camera focused smartphone launched by Huawei in the budget segment as a successor to the original Honor 9 Lite.

Design and Build Quality

The build quality of Honor 10 Lite is impeccable.

It has the latest 19:9 aspect ratio which makes the phone easy to hold even after having a large 6.21-inch display.

The curved sides comfortably rest inside the palm without any issues.

The glass body at the back and the aluminium frame gives it a premium look. But you have to be careful here because of the slippery glass surface.

The unique gradient pattern backside makes this device stand out from the rest of the competitor devices.

Processor and Performance

The Honor 10 Lite is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa-Core processor and runs on Android 9 Pie based EMUI.

The performance of this chipset is neck-to-neck with the Snapdragon 660 which is available in smartphones of the same price.

With the 4GB RAM and the 64GB inbuilt storage, the performance of this device is very satisfactory for the price at which it retails in the market.

Multitasking runs fine with no major app reloading issues and even offers a pleasant gaming experience with titles such as PUBG and Fortnite.

Display

The Honor 10 Lite has a 6.26-inch IPS LCD with an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and the new 19:9 aspect ratio.

The all-new dewdrop notch helps this device to have an immersive full view display with minimal bezels.

Watching media content on this LCD is a treat with accurate colour reproduction and contrast levels.

The effective pixel density of 415 ppi means the screen is ample sharp for crisp texts and detailed visuals as well.

Camera

The Honor 10 Lite comes equipped with a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup in the rear and a 24MP front camera.

The rear primary camera has an aperture size of f/1.8 which aides in good low light photography.

This sensor is assisted by a 2MP depth-sensing unit for DSLR quality bokeh and portrait mode photos.

The 24MP front sensor has AI features baked into the app for delivering better-looking selfie photos with a lot of details.

If your biggest priority is a good selfie camera, we would highly recommend this device.

The picture quality especially selfies and video quality are very good and it has a lot of additional features in the camera app to tweak and tinker the output.

Battery Life

Now coming to the battery life, this phone has a 3400mAh battery.

On the outset, this looks like an average battery but thanks to the high power-efficient Kirin 710 chipset, the actual battery life is impressive.

With this battery, the Honor 10 Lite easily lasts a day under heavy usage.

Verdict

In conclusion, the Huawei Honor 10 Lite is a good value for money smartphone at Rs.11,999.

The 24MP selfie camera setup, impressive design, premium look and a competent spec-sheet makes this phone a worthy contender under Rs.12,000.

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Premium looking design

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Amazing build quality

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18:9 Full View display

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Slippery without a case

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
RAM6 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 710
Camera13MP+2MP Rear, 24MP Front
Battery3400mAh
Display6.21 Full HD+

8. Motorola One Power

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Honorable Mention
  • Assured 2-year software updates
  • Excellent 5000mAh battery
  • Capable processor

Motorola has been receiving a lot of flak for its pricing strategy as well the choice of the processor on their latest G6 series phones.

The company, it seems has understood the mistake and is back in business with an Android One powered device, the One power which is exclusive to the Indian market.

Design and build quality

The Motorola One Power has a metallic unibody design with a large 18.7:9 display up front.

The backside of the device resembles the Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi due to the vertical dual camera placement.

Even though the bezels are thin around the display, there is a considerable lower chin on the front which houses the Motorola brand name.

The rear-mounted fingerprint has the famous Motorola logo embossed on it.

Overall the build quality feels very premium and the device doesn’t feel too much heavy.

Display

The display on this device is a 6.2-inch IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels.

The display is sharp and vivid with accurate colours. The brightness and contrast levels are excellent as well.

The 18.7:9 aspect ratio display has a huge notch in the front which some people may like and some won’t.

The pixel density of 402 ppi means the images and texts will appear sharp and less pixelated.

Performance

Motorola has been notorious for including outdated SoC in their newer gen smartphones and selling at exorbitant prices.

This time around, the Motorola One Power comes with s Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor which is a budget powerhouse.

Accompanied with 4GB of RAM, this device can handle multitasking very well. Games like PUBG plays smoothly and notably, without any overheating.

Camera

This device has a dual rear camera setup which constitutes of a 16MP main unit and a supplementary 5MP depth sensor for that accurate portrait mode clicks.

The front 12MP shooter lets you take good quality selfies even under low lighting conditions.

The rear camera supports 4K recording and even supports 1080p recording at 60 fps.

Miscellaneous

One of the main USP of this device is that it comes under the Android One programme.

This means that you get the stock Android experience just as on Google’s hardware, the Pixel phones and assured software updates up to two years.

Battery

As the name suggests, the Motorola One Power is indeed a powerhouse.

Powered by a massive 5000mAh battery, this device will last easily over two days of moderate to heavy usage, especially with the pure stock Android OS.

The company bundles the fast charger with the box always and this will let you charge the device faster than from a normal charger or a power bank.

Verdict

It seems Motorola has got it right this time around.

With a great display on a well-built chassis, powered by a powerful processor, the Motorola One power ticks almost all the right boxes for a phone priced under Rs.16,000.

The long-lasting battery makes this a media consumption device without having to worry about the device getting turned off amidst your favourite show.

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USB C

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Great display

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Moto action gestures

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The notched display might not be everyone’s cup of tea

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Camera16MP + 5MP Rear, 12MP Front
Battery5000mAh
Display6.2 inch 1080 x 2246 IPS

And that concludes our list of the best mobile phones under Rs.12,000.

We have taken a genuine effort to list out only the best smartphone in this price category.

We will be updating this list when new phones that can challenge our top picks are launched.

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