Planning to buy a smartphone on a tight budget, then you are in the right place as this guide from News Nation talks about the best phones that you can purchase under Rs 8,000. Right from Redmi 8, Realme 3i, Infinx S4 to Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, here’s a look at top picks from this segment. Take a look:
Redmi 8 sports a 6.22-inch HD+ Dot Notch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The smartphone supports dual-SIM (Nano) technology and runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
On the imaging front, Redmi 8 comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup that houses a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the front. The dual rear camera setup is preloaded AI Portrait and AI Scene Detection features. The phone is also touted to recognise 33 scene categories, including six India-specific categories.
Also, there is artificial intelligence (AI) powered features, including Face Unlock. Further, the phone has a fingerprint sensor at the back.
Redmi 8 has 64GB of onboard storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, infrared, wireless FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port.
The entry-level smartphone comes with a new Aura Mirror Design at the back. Redmi 8 packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.
The price for Redmi 8 in India has been set at Rs 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. On the other hand, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of Redmi 8 costs Rs 8,999. However, for the first five million units, the device with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant will be available with an introductory price of Rs 7,999.
Redmi 8 is available in Oynx Black, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue colour options. It also has a splash-resistant P2i coating on top.
Realme 3i is equipped with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio. It also features Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication.
The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core processor. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie, which is based on ColorOS 6.0. The phone measures 156.1 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm and the weight is 175 grams.
Both the variants can be expanded to 256GB via micro sd card. On the optics front, the device houses a dual-camera setup with a combination of 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, there is a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels.
Realme 3i packs a 4230mAh battery. On the connectivity front, the device supports Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE, GPS, Wifi, GLONASS, micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack.
The base variant is priced at Rs 7,999 while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant costs Rs 9,999.
The Realme 3i comes with three colour options i.e. Black, Blue, and Red.
Infinix S4 features a 6.21-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 89 percent screen ratio, and 2.5D curved glass display protection. It runs on Android Pie-based XOS 5.0.
The dual-SIM Infinix S4 is powered by the 2GHz MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor with up to 4GB RAM. Storage can be expanded further using a dedicated microSD card (up to 256GB).
On the imaging front, Infinix S4 comes equipped with the triple rear camera setup. It houses a primary 13-megapixel snapper with f/1.8 aperture, another 8-megapixel 120 degrees ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a last 2-megapixel camera. On the front, the smartphone houses 32-megapixel shooter.
The device measures 156x75x7.9mm and it weighs 155 grams. The smartphone packs a 4,000mAh battery.
Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v5, Micro-USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3.5mm audio jack, etc. Infinix S4 supports both Face Unlock and a rear fingerprint sensor.
Sensors onboard include a G-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor and compass.
The 3GB RAM + Infinix S4 32GB storage model in India costs Rs 7,999. Whereas, the price of 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of Infinix S4 has been set at Rs 10,999.
The smartphone is available in Nebula Blue, Twilight Purple, and Space Grey colour options.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 features a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS Full View display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with Adreno 509 GPU and up to 6GB RAM.
The device also has up to 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card.
On the imagining front, the smartphone comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup. The 3GB and 4GB RAM versions of the smartphone carry a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 lens and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing secondary image sensor, while the 6GB RAM variant comes with 16-megapixel primary shooter in place of the 13-megapixel shooter. On the front, it houses a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies.
The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery and a rear fingerprint sensor.
The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant of the phone costs Rs Rs 7,999, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant can be purchased at Rs 8,999 and the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant can be grabbed at Rs 11,999.