Till a few years ago, the affordable smartphone market was dominated by domestic companies. Smartphones were used to say this. But the experience of using them was nothing special. The situation has changed completely after the arrival of Chinese and Taiwanese companies. Customers can now buy well-performing handsets for less than Rs 7,000. Xiaomi, Realme, Asus and Infinix sell many good phones in this price range such as Realme C2, Asus ZenFone Max M1 and Redmi 6A etc.
In this article, we will give you a list of smartphones available for less than Rs 7,000. As usual, this list includes only those phones that we have tested. If your budget is more than Rs 7,000, then you can also look at the list of best phones up to Rs 8,000, best phones up to Rs 10,000 and best phones up to Rs 15,000.
Latest Best Smartphone List for less than Rs 7,000
Reality C1 has been a part of this list for a long time. Now its upgrade Realme C2 has made it to the list of best smartphones available for less than Rs 7,000. Realme C2 is better than its old variants in terms of design, software and performance. The smartphone is beautiful in appearance and performance is average. During the review, we did not have any complaint about the performance of this phone. However, the smartphone is a bit slow while lowering the notification shade.
This smartphone has a battery life. The phone ran for 20 hours and 29 minutes in the HD video loop test. ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie will be liked by many users. In terms of camera, Reality C2 is a bit disappointed.
During the review, we were able to take a fair picture from Realme C2 in daylight. But the lack of detail in the distant object was clearly visible. We also found that Realme C2 was not a consonant in terms of exposure.
Realme sells three variants of this phone – 2 GB + 16 GB, 2 GB + 32 GB and 3 GB + 32 GB. Only 2 GB RAM variants of this phone are available for less than Rs 7,000.
Asus ZenFone Max M1
Asus Zenfone Max M1 was launched in October last year for Rs 8,999. This phone has become even cheaper after the price cut. The design of this phone from Asus seems a bit old. Because notch and hole-punch designs are in trend these days. Due to the performance and good battery life, ZenFone Max M1 is a great option in a budget of less than Rs 7,000.
The smartphone has an outdated Snapdragon 430 processor. But it does not affect performance. In the review, we found that this phone supports well. The performance of its camera in low light is disappointing. Asus ZenFone Max M1 takes good pictures in daylight. But completely falls behind in low light. .
Asus ZenFone Max M1 handset ran for 11 hours 32 minutes in HD video loop test. Asus sells only one variant of this phone in India. It comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage.
Even though the Redmi 6A is nine months old. But it is one of the best handsets of Xiaomi in the budget segment. It is beautiful in appearance. It gives reasonable performance in its price. In our review, the phone was slow at times. But the situation is not hopeless. Redmi 6A has a battery life and the phone ran for 13 hours 22 minutes in HD video loop test.
The cameras are also fine. It captures details and vibrant colors. Like other smartphones in the budget segment, the Redmi 6A lags behind in low light. Buyers of Redmi 6A may get annoyed with spammy notifications.
Xiaomi sells two variants of this phone in the market – 2 GB + 16 GB and 2 GB + 32 GB. Both variants are available for less than Rs 7,000. It is worth noting that Xiaomi has recently launched Redmi 7A in India. Its price starts at Rs 5,999. We will review this phone in the coming days. In such a situation, I would suggest you to wait a bit.
Infinix Note 5
In a budget of less than Rs 7,000, the Infinix Note 5 is a good option. The Infinix Note 5 may be a bit outdated. But it offers a strong claim to the price segment. The phone was launched at an initial price of Rs 9,999 last year. But after the price cut, the base variant of Infinix Note 5 has been priced at Rs 6,999. We found in the review that this phone of Infinix gives usable performance. Its battery life is also good. In the HD video loop test, the Infinix Note 5 battery lasted for 9 hours 40 minutes.
The phone’s display goes in its favor. In this price range, it comes with the best display. This phone is part of the Android One program. That is, you will get the experience of stock Android. The 12-megapixel rear camera gives average performance.
Two variants of Infinix Note 5 are available in the market – 3 GB + 32 GB and 4 GB + 64 GB. However, only 3 GB RAM variant is available for less than Rs 7,000.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus
Infinix Smart 3 Plus should also be considered in this price segment. Especially when you are serious about the camera and battery life. It is the only handset in this price segment that is equipped with three rear cameras. Due to this it is possible to take good pictures from the phone. In the review, we found that photos taken in daylight turned out well, especially close-up shots. Colors look natural and gradients are captured with details too. Low light sensor