Best Mobile Phones Under Rs.7,000

by | Jul 2, 2018

With the advent of cheap Chinese smartphones, a vast majority of common people stepped into the connected world at once.

Earlier, the quality of such phones was questionable at best, but not today.

The entry-level smartphone market is no longer flooded with pitiable hardware from unknown brands.

For a price bracket of Rs. 7000, there are a lot of strong offerings in the market, both from the domestic as well as international brands.

Without any further delay, let’s dive into this comprehensive list of best mobile phones under Rs. 7,000.

Best Mobile PhonesUnder Rs.7,000

1. iVoomi i2Overall Best Pick
2. 10.or ERunner-Up Pick
3. Smartron t.phone PBest Build Quality
4. Redmi 5AHonorable Mention
5. Nokia 1The Go Edition

1. iVoomi i2

Best mobile phone under RS. 8000 - 10.or E
Overall Best Pick
  • Cheapest Dual VoLTE pick
  • Latest Android OS
  • Great in hand feel

iVoomi is a Chinese smartphone company that has been active in the entry level smartphone market in the country for a while now.

Recently the company started to assemble their products in India under the Make in India campaign and the iVoomi i2 is one of the latest product to roll out to the customers.

iVoomi i2 succeeds the popular iVoomi i1. Let’s look at the features that make this budget smartphone an interesting option worth checking out.

The USP of this device that’s worth mentioning at first itself is the Dual VoLTE support.

So what’s this Dual VoLTE support you may wonder about.

Well, this feature lets you insert two 4G sims and use them simultaneously.

Next comes the display. The 18:9 5.45-inch display is of HD+ resolution with approximately 320 ppi pixel density. The quality of the screen for its price is well justifiable.
The build quality on this budget smartphone feels great. Even though the plastic back is a smudge magnet, the glossy finish makes it look like glass.

The curved edges also helps in improved in hand feel.

The MediaTek processor inside, assisted with 3GB of RAM handles multitasking quite decently. You get 32GB of internal storage and has the option to increase the memory further via the hybrid slot.

The dual 13MP + 2MP camera performs average at best. The portrait mode does not work well. The front 8MP shooter has a flash, that should help you capture selfies at night.

Surprisingly this phone comes with necessary sensors such as proximity, accelerometer and an ambient light sensor.

Last but not the least, the 4000mAh battery lasts well over a day even with heavy usage.

If you want a smartphone loaded with features but doesn’t want a lot of cash to be spend, the iVoomi i2 is a product well worth checking out.

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Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box

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Great battery life

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All necessary sensors present

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Average rear dual camera

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Lags during gaming

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.1
Internal Memory32 GB, exp. upto 128 GB
RAM3 GB
ProcessorMediatek MTK 6739 Quad Core 1.5 GHz
Camera13 MP + 2 MP rear, 8 MP front
Battery4000 mAh
Display5.45 inch HD+ 720p

2. 10.or E

Best mobile phone under RS. 8000 - 10.or E
Runner-Up Pick
  • Excellent display with great clarity
  • Near stock Android UI
  • Beefy 4000mAh battery

The latest entrant in Indian budget phone market is Chinese company 10.or (pronounced Tenor) with their 10.or E smartphone.

This smartphone was launched in association with Amazon India and it offers quite a lot for its price. It also has some unique features that make it stand out from its competitors.

10.or E is launched in 2 variants in India, a 2GB/16GB variant and a 3GB/32GB variant.

While most of its competitors feature a 5 or 5.2-inch HD display, the 10.or E comes equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display.

It houses an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor with a clock speed of 1.4GHz and an Adreno 505 GPU, which can run even medium graphics games seamlessly.

RAM management and multitasking are also smooth on this device, thanks to the capable processor and the lack of a custom UI skin on top.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the 10.or E packs a 13 Megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5 Megapixel front camera for selfies. It has front and rear flash as well. The picture quality seems to be very good.

Even though the phone is bundled with Android Nougat OS, the company has promised that they will be one of the early adopters of Android Oreo operating system in India.

The company has promised Android Oreo update for the device by July 2018.

It offers stock Android experience as well so you don’t have to worry about bloatware from custom UIs.

Because of its association with Amazon, their apps are bundled with the OS.

Another great feature of 10.or E is its Corning gorilla glass protection to protect against scratches.

The pixel density of 10.or E is 403 ppi that will deliver vivid and crisp multimedia experience.

The 10.or E has a 4000mAh Lithium Polymer battery which will easily last more than a day in normal usage.

Specification wise this phone is too good for a budget buyer and is a great alternative to Redmi 4.

Coming to the downsides of this phone, as it is a new entrant to the Indian market the number of after sale service centres will be very few. To be on a safe side, remember to make sure about the presence of a service centre before purchasing this device.

10.or E doesn’t contain all the sensors if you are a user of apps that use Magnetometer and Gyroscope.

Apart from these minor negatives, the 10.or E is a solid performer that rivals even smartphones priced under Rs.10,000.

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5.5” Full HD Display, has no competitor in this price range
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Android Oreo update is expected soon
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403 ppi pixel density
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Dedicated memory card slot
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Lack of service centres
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Doesn’t have Magnetometer and Gyroscope sensor
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Battery may drain fast

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Nougat
Internal Memory32 GB
RAM3 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 430, 1.4GHz Octa-core
Camera13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Battery4000 mAh Li-po
Display5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 Pixels (403 ppi)

3. Smartron t.phone P

Best Mobile Phones Under Rs.8,000 - Xiaomi-Redmi-5
Best Build Quality
  • Best companion for off the grid trips
  • Doubles up as a powerbank
  • Fast and responsive fingerprint sensor

Smartron is an Indian company known for manufacturing budget-friendly smartphones that really excel in build quality and features.

Smartron t.phone, as the company says is a tribute to the legendary cricketer Sri. Sachin Tendulkar. The t.phone P is the entry-level offering from the company that packs a punch given the price at which it is offered for.

The Smartron t.phone P features a full metal body that feels strong and sturdy. The buttons feel tactile and responsive and the overall fit and finish feel premium.

This phone comes with a 3GB RAM along with 32GB of inbuilt storage that is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

The Snapdragon 435 inside is fast and performs well in day to day tasks, all thanks to the optimized Android 7.1.1.

Featuring a 5.2″ 720p IPS LCD panel, the t.phone P outputs images with punchier colours and great contrast.

The brightness levels are also decent with acceptable outdoor legibility.

The phone supports OTG functionality that will let you play media content from an external storage device such as USB drive directly.

This phone has a 13MP rear camera with a variety of shooting modes to start with such as burst shot, panorama, beautify to name a few.

The 5MP front camera is wide angle supported that will capture more content at any given angle. Also, the LED flash at the front will let you not to miss those party selfies at night.

The fingerprint sensor on the back is fast and responsive. The placement is perfect for the index finger to naturally locate the sensor.

A beefy 5000mAh battery offers battery life over two days even on continuous usage.

A reverse charging feature has also been implemented that will let you charge other devices with the phone’s mammoth battery.

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Great built quality
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5000mAh battery
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Reverse charging
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OTG connectivity
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1000GB of cloud storage free of cost
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Sound levels are average
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Heavy

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
Internal Memory32 GB, Exp. up to 128 GB
RAM3 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 435
Camera13MP rear,5MP front, both LED Flash
Battery5000 mAh Li-ion3300 mAh
Display5.2 – inch 1280 x 720 IPS

4. Redmi 5A

Best Mobile Phones Under Rs.7,000 - Redmi-5A-1
Honorable Mention
  • Perfect phone for one hand usage
  • Feature rich MIUI skin
  • Dedicated SD card slot

If your budget is well under Rs.8,000 and you want to buy a quality phone with decent specifications, then the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the perfect budget phone for you.

The Redmi 5A comes in 2 variants, a 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM variant sold at Rs.4,999 and a 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM variant sold at Rs.6,999.

Just like its predecessor Redmi 4A, the Redmi 5A is also running on the Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset.

The overall performance of Redmi 5A was very good considering its price. You can play medium graphics games like dead trigger without any frame drops on this phone.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the only phone under Rs.7,000 that features an IR blaster.

Its 3000mAh battery is sufficient enough to last up to a day for a casual user. The screen quality of this phone is very good for its price and there are no glaring issues there.

Another great aspect of this Xiaomi phone is its dedicated memory card slot. It has a dual sim slot and a memory card slot to expand your storage in case it’s needed.

The Redmi 5A has a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. This is by no means a good camera phone though It can click decent photos.

The pictures shot on low light and artificial lighting conditions have a lot of noise. If camera quality and selfies are your concern, then the Redmi Y1 Lite is a better choice.

Now moving to the downsides, Xiaomi has used a plastic body for this model to reduce the price. The design and build quality, therefore, looks very ordinary.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A features an auto-brightness and compass sensor but lacks a gyro sensor.

The power brick that is provided in the box draws just 1A and it has no fast charging support.

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Feature-rich MIUI
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IR Blaster
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Battery life
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Camera quality is not up to the mark
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Outdated design

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.1.2
Internal Memory32 GB, Exp.up too 128 GB
RAM3 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 425
Camera13MP rear, 5MP front
Battery3000 mAh Li-ion
Display5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS

5. Nokia 1

Best Mobile Phones Under Rs.7,000
The Go Edition
  • Lightweight and compact form factor
  • Optimized Android GO OS
  • Lightweight app footprint

Nokia 1 is the company’s first smartphone with Android Go edition software in the Indian market.

The Android Go edition is optimized for phones with low memory and less powerful hardware.

The apps on Go edition are smaller in size and runs smoothly on these devices without any hiccups.

Launching out of the box with Android Go 8.0 Oreo, Nokia 1 has a 1GB RAM coupled with 8GB of internal storage with a dedicated SD card slot for expanding the storage capacity.

Powered by a MediaTek processor clocked at 1.1GHz, this device will be able to operate without any stutters given that the OS is very well optimized for these kinds of low powered hardware.

The display on this device is a 4.5″ screen with a resolution of 850 x 480 pixels.

Nothing exceptional, the display looks fine but the colours are little offset.

This budget smart phone supports 4G and LTE and doesn’t skimp on connectivity options.

The build is plastic but doesn’t feel low quality.

The phone is available in a variety of attractive colour options.

The removable back covers can be changed to alter the looks of the device if you wish so.

A 2150mAh Li-ion battery powers the Nokia 1 which will easily last for a day given its optimizations under the hood.

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Highly optimized OS
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Lighter apps
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Interchangeable back covers
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Average camera quality

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.0 Go
Internal Memory8 GB, Dedi. sd card slot
RAM1 GB
ProcessorMediaTek MT6737M Quadcore 1.1GHz
Camera5MP rear, 2MP front
Battery2150 mAh Li-ion
Display4.5-inch 480 x 854 IPS
This list includes some of the best value for money smartphones that you can currently purchase under a price bracket of Rs. 7,000.

We have tried our level best to take every type of users out there into consideration while preparing this list.

We hope this article will lead your way to a satisfying purchase experience.

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