Best Smartphones Under Rs.12,000 (April 2019)

by | Apr 12, 2019

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. Redmi Note 7Overall Best Pick
2. Realme 3Runner-Up Pick
3. Asus Zenphone Max Pro M2Value for Money Smartphone
4. Samsung Galaxy M20Best Branded Smartphone
5. Nokia 5.1 Plus Best Build Quality
6. Honor 10 LiteSmartphone with Best Design
7. Xiaomi Mi A2Android One Smartphone
8. Redmi 6 ProHonorable Mention

1. Redmi Note 7

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Overall Best Pick
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Powerful Snapdragon 660 processor
  • An excellent 6.3-inch IPS display

Redmi Note 7 is the Xiaomi’s first launch in India after the company spun off the Redmi series as a completely separate entity focussing in on budget and mid-tier Android smartphones.

The Redmi Note 7 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

The Redmi Note 7 is radically different from the previous Redmi phones when it comes to the design and the materials used for construction.

The all-new Redmi Note 7 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 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 display delivers visuals with excellent colour quality and brightness levels. This is probably one of the best displays you can get your eyes on in the sub. Rs.10,000 budget category.

Processor and Performance

The Redmi Note 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor which is on par with the Snapdragon 636 found on smartphones priced under Rs.12,000.

Be it gaming or multitasking, this processor breaks no sweat to deliver you with a pleasant usability experience.

The 4GB RAM variant comes with 64GB of internal storage and an option to increase the memory up to 128GB by the hybrid SIM slot.

Camera

The Redmi Note 7 smartphone has a 12MP+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.

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.

Battery Life

Redmi phones seldom skimp on battery capacity and same is the case with the Redmi Note 7.

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

Verdict

The Redmi Note 7 is the best smartphone you can get your hands for a budget under Rs.12,000 in the Indian market as of now.

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Gorilla glass protection

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Elegant design

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USB Type C port

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No dedicated SD card slot

Specifications

Operating SystemAndorid 9.0 Pie
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Camera13MP+2MP Rear, 13MP Front
Battery4000 mAh
Display6.3-inch FHD+

 

2. Realme 3

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful Helio P70 processor
  • Latest Android 9 Pie OS
  • Suited for media consumption

There was a time when people thought that Xiaomi would be the one and only winner in the budget smartphone market priced under Rs.10,000.

The company had then launched a lot of smartphones priced between Rs.6,000 and Rs.15,000.

Then Oppo decided to compete and launched the Realme 1 as a separate identity in the budget segment.

Realme 1 made inroads to the Xiaomi territory and thanks to the best in class internals were hugely successful.

The Realme 3 is the latest iteration of the successful Realme 1. The launch of this smartphone was highly anticipated and after a long wait, the company has finally unveiled it in the Indian market.

Build Quality and Design

The design of the Realme is one of its centre point attractions. The glass-like back panel now comes with a gradient paint finish.

It looks refreshing to the eyes and at the same time imparts a sense of premium quality feel to the device.

The body and construction quality of the Realme 3 feels rigid and solid.

The buttons are clicky and tactile. Since they are slightly raised from the surrounding support frame, it’s easy to differentiate even at low light conditions.

Realme 3 does come with a headphone jack. The only downside of the design of this smartphone is the lack of USB-C type port.

It’s 2019 and still, there is the outdated micro USB 2.0 for connectivity and syncing purposes.

The fingerprint scanner located at the back is very fast and responsive, one of the best in its price segment.

Processor and Performance

The Helio P60 inside the original Realme 1 was a champ. It trumped even the Snapdragon 636 that was found on many expensive smartphones priced above Rs.12,000.

When it comes to the Realme 3, this device is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core SoC which is a budget champion in performance aspects.

There are two storage and RAM variants of this particular device available for the Indian users – namely a 3GB/32GB version priced at Rs.8,999 and the 4GB/64GB version priced at Rs.10,999.

With the powerful Helio P70 and the 3GB/4GB RAM, you can experience buttery smooth multitasking and gaming experience with this device.

With the latest Android 9 Pie OS and the optimized Color OS 6.0, the device runs perfectly fine even while performing resource-intensive operations.

Camera

The Realme 3 comes with a dual camera at the back. The 13MP+2MP rear shooter produces images with a lot of detail and colour accuracy in good daylight.

The f/1.8 primary sensor captures more light than the one used in Realme 2 to deliver better low light photography.

This device supports camera2 API out of the box, enabling you to install google camera directly without rooting or unlocking the bootloader.

The front cam is a 13MP shooter. The selfies look well balanced and capture the skin tone accurately.

Display

The cost-cutting in order to chip in features like a dual camera setup and the fingerprint scanner is evident when it comes to the display department.

The Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch notched HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1520. The newer aspect ratio of 19:9 makes the phone looks tall but easily usable with a single hand.

With a pixel density of around 270 PPI, this isn’t a bad display at all. The images and text appear relatively sharp and clear. The colour sometimes feels washed out.

However, the Color OS 6.0 skin renders a bit more tolerance over the otherwise decent display.

Battery Life

The 4230 mAh Li-ion battery inside the Realme 3 can last easily over a day worth of heavy usage.

But the one thing we noticed about the battery on this phone is that the charging times are slow. This might not be a problem for those who charge their device overnight.

Verdict

Realme 3 is one of the better-looking phones in the sub. Rs.10,000 category with solid build quality.

The inclusion of the fingerprint scanner and the dual cameras along with the powerful Helio P70 make this device an attractive purchase in this segment.

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Gradient finish back

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Excellent build quality

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Large battery capacity

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P70
Camera13MP+2MP Rear, 13MP Front
Battery4230mAh
Display6.2 inch HD+

 

3. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

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Value for Money smartphone
  • Large, vivid display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Dedicated SD card slot

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 from Asus is a phone that is sold at an aggressive price with plenty of features loaded in.

This device comes as the worthy successor to the original Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, which sold like hot cakes in the Indian market, last year.

Design and Build Quality

Coming to the design and build of Zenfone Max Pro M2, it has a rather ordinary design with an all-metal body except for the antenna portion.

The phone feels hefty in hand because of the massive battery it has but the weight distribution is really good.

Buttons on the side are tactile and clicky.

Processor and Performance

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 is powered by the midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.9GHz, assisted by the Adreno 512 GPU for better graphical performance.

The Snapdragon 660 is one of the best performing chipsets in mid-range smartphones under Rs. 12,000.

The Snapdragon 660 chipset and Adreno 512 GPU can handle most of the tasks you throw at it with ease.

The RAM management and multitasking are butter smooth on this smartphone.

The 4GB/64GB variant is perfectly fine for daily tasks, multitasking and light gaming sessions.

The phone comes bundled with Android Oreo out of the box with an almost stock like feel.

There is not much bloatware on this smartphone. Updates are also confirmed by the company, up to at least two major Android versions.

Display

The display on this phone is a 6.26-inch full view display has a full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels with a 19:9 aspect ratio.

The display turns out to offer immersive and colour accurate visuals.

The display, unlike its predecessor, is now comes protected with Corning gorilla glass 6. This will protect the glass from accidental scratches inside your pocket, without a screen guard applied.

With 403 ppi of pixel density, this display is very sharp and

Camera

On the camera front, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 s a decent performer.

It packs a dual rear camera with single LED flash that takes some good bright light
shots and portrait photos but most of the pictures are a bit over saturated.

The 12MP + 5MP rear camera and the 13MP front camera fairs well in terms of both still photos and videos under decently lit conditions.

The low light photos, however, lack a lot of details as well.

Battery Life and Miscellameous

This phone packs in a gigantic 5,000mAh battery that easily last 2 days of usage which is simply amazing for many power-hungry users.

Some nifty additions like 4K video recording, true dual 4G VoLTE on both the SIM cards and dedicated memory card slot are impressive

Speakers are located on the bottom side and with the help of an NXP amplifier and 5 Magnet speaker, the audio quality is loud and impressive.

Verdict

If you love to have a mammoth battery inside so that you can possibly use the phone with a peace of mind inside, this is it.

With nearly stock Android OS, there’s nothing much to blame about the software either.

With Asus promising the Android P update, this smartphone should be definitely under your radar if you planning to buy a phone under Rs.12,000.

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Metallic build

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Loudspeaker sound output

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Near stock UI

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No USB C

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
RAM4GB
Internal Memory64GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 660 Octa core 1.9GHz
Camera12MP+5MP Rear, 13MP Front
Battery5000mAh
Display6.26 inch 2280 x 1080 18:9 402ppi

 

4. Samsung Galaxy M20

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Best Branded Smartphone
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Ultra wide dual camera
  • Infinity V display

Samsung Galaxy M20 is the latest mid-range budget offering from Samsung loaded with features aimed to compete with the likes of Xiaomi and Asus.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy M20 is made from polycarbonate plastic shell with a textured finish which looks decent for the price tag it carries.

The build quality seems quite decent for the price and matches the competition.

The rounded corners and the edges help this phone to be easily held in the hand and aides better one hand usability.

The rear side of the phone houses the dual cameras assisted with an LED flash and at the bottom is the speaker grill.

The Galaxy M20 comes with a micro USB port for charging and data syncing and has a 3.5mm jack for plugging in earphones and headphones.

Display

This budget entry-level smartphone has a large 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels.

The company fondly calls this display as an infinity V display, thanks to the water drop notch in the front.

The 19:9 display has an impressive screen to body ratio of 83.6% and comes with a pixel density of around 409 ppi.

The quality of this display is very good and possible a tad bit better than its competitor devices.

The colour accuracy and saturation levels are excellent and the display also delivers excellent viewing angles.
Samsung has included an automatic brightness sensor on this phone so that you won’t have to manually slide around to get the desired brightness levels anymore.

Processor and Performance

The Samsung Galaxy M20 packs in a homebrewed octa-core Exynos 7904 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz.

This processor coupled with the 3GB of RAM runs all the casual applications with relative ease and no stutters.

However, the limited RAM might exhibit lags if you are planning to heavily multitask or play memory intensive games on this device.

Apart from the 32GB internal storage, this device comes with a dedicated SD card slot which can take cards up to 128GB.

Connectivity

This dual SIM budget Android smartphones have two SIM slots and support dual VoLTE.

Camera

This smartphone has a 13MP + 5MP rear camera setup of which the 5MP is a wide angle sensor which helps you cover more of the subject in a single shot.

The front 8MP shooter does its job in well-lit conditions.

Battery Life

Powering the Samsung Galaxy M20 is a massive 5000mAh Li-Po battery which is rated to last for two days worth of heavy usage.

Samsung also bundles a fast charger which can charge this mammoth battery from 0 to 100% in just under 2.30 hours.

Verdict

If you are in search of a branded budget smartphone with unmatched reliability, the Samsung Galaxy M20 is one of the best phones available under Rs.12000.

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Fingerprint scanner

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Dedicated SD card slot

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Ambient light sensor

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Slow OS updates

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
RAM3 GB
Internal Memory32 GB
ProcessorExynos 7904 octa-core
Camera13MP+5MP Rear, 8MP Front
Battery5000mAh
Display6.3-inch FHD+

 

5. Nokia 5.1 Plus

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Best Build Quality
  • Powerful Helio P60 processor
  • USB C
  • Android One device

Nokia has been known for great phones in the past and at present HMD, which build Nokia phones under a trademark license does the same but the pricing was always a little offset, similar to Motorola.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus packs in kickass internals at a very competitive price point which makes it one of the top performers in its price category.

Design and build quality

The Nokia 5.1 Plus has a premium design for its price. The notched display and the glass back makes this device looks attractive than ever before.

The side bezels are minimal and the chin bezel houses the Nokia logo. The side inserts are made of high quality plastics and feels strong and durable.

The fingerprint on the back is located at an ideal resting position for the index finger, making the locking and unlocking process easier.

Since this budget smartphone has a high body to screen ratio and rounded 2.5D glass, one hand usage is not a problem.

The main attraction of this sub Rs.12,000 device is that it has USB C.

Yes, you heard it right – USB C.

Display

Display is the part where Nokia has done some cost cutting with this device.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 X 1520 pixels.

Should it had been a full HD display, the Nokia 5.1 Plus would had became our top choice in this segment.

The edge to edge 2.5D curved display is a treat to look at despite its low resolution. The colours are accurate and the brightness levels are decent.

The notch cuts the upper middle portion of the display to house the front camera and other sensors and the earpiece.

Processor

The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with the powerful Helio P60 processor, the same one found in the Realme 1, which is a smartphone priced under Rs.10,000.

This processor is on par with the likes of Snapdragon 636 and even works better at times.

The 3GB RAM is enough for this SoC to show its might when it comes to app loading and multitasking.

Running on stock Android 8.1 under Android One programme, the interface is fluid and smooth as no other.

You can even play games on this phone without any difficulty, the Helio P60 being such a powerful performer.

Camera

As with other smartphone manufacturers, Nokia also banks on AI for its camera.

The dual rear camera setup has a 13MP primary and a 5 MP depth sensor for bokeh and portrait mode photos.

The output from the real cameras look great and has a lot of details and colour accuracy.

The front 8MP camera is a selfie shooter and features artificial portrait mode as well.

You can also make use of the special Nokia Bothie mode that lets you capture images from both the front and rear camera on a single screen.

Battery life

The Nokia 5.1 Plus has a 3060 mAh Li-ion battery that last for a day of moderate to heavy usage.

Being stock Android and free of bloatware , this device does deliver impressive battery life for its size.

Verdict

If you don’t mind the HD+ display, that’s however indistinguishable from a full HD one for an untrained eye, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is an amazing deal for under Rs.12,000.

The USB C, dual cameras and the assured software support makes this a compelling product worth investing your money into.

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Build quality

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Excellent performance

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AI powered camera

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No full HD display

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Oreo
RAM3 GB
Internal Memory32 GB
ProcessorHelio P60
Camera13MP+5MP Rear, 8MP Front
Battery3060mAh
Display5.8-inch 19:9 HD+

6. Honor 10 Lite

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Smartphone with 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 display with an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and the new 19:9 aspect ratio.

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

Watching media content on this LCD display 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
RAM3 GB
Internal Memory32 GB
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 710
Camera13MP+2MP Rear, 24MP Front
Battery3400mAh
Display6.21 inch Full HD+

 

7. Xiaomi Mi A2

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Android One Smartphone
  • Best in class camera
  • Promised android updates
  • Powerful Snapdragon 660 inside

Xiaomi and Android One is a dream we all had. Then one fine day the company announced Mi A1. Rest is history.

The Mi A2 is the successor of the famous Mi A1 which sold like hot cakes in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi A2 has significant improvements in design and form factor over its predecessor, the Mi A1.

The new Mi A2 comes with the now industry standard 18:9 display. The metal back is retained with this release.

However, the orientation of the camera is now vertical, resembling that of iPhone X. That said the Mi A2 resembles closely to Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The build quality is superb with the quality material used for the construction.

Camera

Even though the USP of this smartphone from Xiaomi is its Android One tag, what makes it special is the optics used.

Xiaomi claims that this is one of the best camera phones available in the market at this price point.

The rear side of this phone features a vertically placed dual camera setup. This 12MP + 20MP setup provides some of the best shots, both in daylight as well as low light in the segment.

The 20MP shooter uses pixel binning technology to enhance the low light photos by reducing the noise of the processed image.

In the front, there is a 20MP AI camera that captures portrait selfies with excellent details and saturation levels.

Processor and Performance

The Snapdragon 660 is a very powerful midrange chipset that will carry out resource-intensive tasks with relative ease. ‘

Multitasking and gaming will not be a showstopper on this device for sure.

Coupled with a 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, there isn’t much left worth asking for.

Android One

Xiaomi usually uses MIUI custom skin on top of Android releases with their phone.

But with Android One programme, the device receives a stock Android OS with no or minimal changes from the manufacturer.

How does it benefit the end customers?

Phones under Android One programme receive updates and security patches directly from Google.

Unlike Xiaomi, which decided whether to upgrade a phone to the next Android version, Google assures that you will at least get two major OS upgrades for the device.

Newer updates mean more features and better security. Who wouldn’t want that?

Battery Life

Now coming to the battery, this device packs a 3000mAh Li-ion cell inside. This will last for a day of moderate to heavy usage.

And with Qualcomm quick charge support, you can use a compatible charger and juice up this device pretty quickly.

The Negatives

The Mi A2 doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Yes. you heard it right.

Even though you get a USB C to 3.5mm adapter in the box, this is really a bad move from Xiaomi.

There is no way you can increase the storage size on this phone. The Mi A2 comes with a dual sim slot but no sd card slot.

Even a hybrid sim slot might have been good but somehow that’s the case – no expansion slots.

Verdict

The Mi A2 is probably the best camera phone that you can purchase at this price point.

The exceptional build quality and the stock Android OS with promised Google updates makes this phone one of the most desirable piece of gadget.

If you can live with the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, don’t think twice.

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Excellent build quality

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Amazing optics

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Android One device

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No 3.5mm jack

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No SD card slot

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Oreo
RAM4 GB
Internal Memory64 GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 660
Camera12MP + 20MP Rear, 20MP Front
Battery3010mAh
Display5.99 inch 2160x1080 pixels

 

8. Redmi 6 Pro

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Best Design
  • AI enhanced dual camera
  • Excellent battery life
  • Original accessories availability

Xiaomi is launching smartphones frequently in the Indian market under all possible budgets.

Things have reached a level where the Chinese company has at least a launch every other week.

This time it’s time for the Redmi 6 Pro to be unveiled in the country which is a high-end successor to the Redmi 5 smartphone.

Design and Build Quality

With smartphones getting launched left, right and centre, it seems Xiaomi isn’t getting any time to improve their designs.

Most of their recent devices look and feel the same despite having variations when it comes to the internal hardware.

The Redmi 6 Pro looks exactly similar to the Redmi 6 which ironically has its design roots in the Redmi 5.

The vertical dual camera and fingerprint scanner adorn the back while at the front there is a 19:9 aspect ratio display for immersive media content watching experience.

The build quality is good with the mix of aluminium and plastic back. With the rounded corners, this device feels comfortable to hold in the hand.

Display

The Redmi 6 pro has a 5.84-inch full HD+ display having a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels.

Riding with the trend, Xiaomi has gone in for a notched display with a 19:9 aspect ratio.
The display is very bright and offers good contrast levels. The colours appear vivid and lifelike with less distortion when viewed at different angles.

With a pixel density of 432 ppi, the Redmi 6 Pro offers one of the best display on smartphones under this price segment.

Performance

Xiaomi has been receiving flak from the community for the overuse of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625.

Although a very power efficient and performing processor, it has been released a lot earlier and there are newer chips that cost roughly the same.

With 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage , the Redmi 6 Pro can handle almost all the apps with relative ease. You can also play games with low to medium settings with this phone.

Multitasking works great and with the impending MIUI 10 update which promises better multitasking performance than ever before, things end up positive for the Redmi 6 Pro.

Camera

The Redmi 6 Pro comes loaded with a dual sensor rear camera setup. The primary 12MP sensor is a normal lens and the assisting secondary 5MP one is a depth-sensing unit.

With the AI camera capability, Xiaomi claims better scene detection and much refined final output with this camera.

Up front, the 5MP camera is laden with AI beautification features that will let you take the best selfies.

Battery Life

Having larger capacity battery inside budget phone has been a norm for most the Xiaomi phones.

The Redmi 6 Pro comes with a 4000mAh Li-ion cell inside which is non-removable.
WIth battery optimizations of Android 8.1 Oreo, this device will last easily over a day worth of usage in normal conditions.

Verdict

The Redmi 6 Pro comes loaded with a lot of features for the budget it retails at.

This device checks our three basic needs of a smartphone – having a sufficiently powerful processor, better camera, awesome battery.

If you love Xiaomi and want a better performing device on a budget, this is a great choice to start with.

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Good build quality

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4000 mAh battery

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Feature rich MIUI skin

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Bloated OS

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Slightly outdated processor

Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Oreo
RAM3 GB
Internal Memory32 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Camera12MP + 5MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery4000mAh
Display5.84 inch Full HD+

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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