New Delhi: Buyers are willing to splurge more on smartphones and according to a February 2019 report by techArc, 80% of all smartphones sold will be in the range of Rs10,000 to ₹25,000. Here are some smartphones that buyers in this budget can consider.
Samsung Galaxy M20
Starts at Rs10,990
With bigger batteries on board, smartphones are now capable of offering several days of backup. Samsung’s M20 has a 5,000mAh battery with backup of up to 2 days. At the same time, it weighs just 186g and is very handy to use. Available in Ocean blue and Charcoal black finish, the phone has a 6.3-inch display with teardrop shaped cutout design on top. This means user gets ample space for movies. Purring inside the phone has Samsung's new Exynos 7904 chipset, which includes two 1.8GHz Cortex A73 cores for heavy computation and six 1.6GHz Cortex A53 cores for regular work. For camera buffs, there is 12MP camera and 5MP wide angle camera with 120 degree field of view.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 pro
Starts at ₹13,999
For users willing to spend more there is Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro. It comes it more eye catching and has an actual glass back unlike the Samsung M20. It is available in Nebula Red and Neptune Blue in addition to black. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa core processor with up to 6 GB RAM and Adreno 612 GPU, making it capable of handling most games. Camera has always been a let down in Xiaomi phones. That changes with Redmi Note 7 Pro’s 48+5MP camera. The 6.3-inch display has the new tear drop cut design that is so much in vogue these days. With 4,000mAh battery, the phone can muster over a day and half of backup comfortably. The MIUI 10 is one of the best designed Android UIs, but there are too many useless apps that can’t be uninstalled and that is annoying.
Huawei Nova 3i
The Huawei smartphone has a glass back design with dual tone finish available in iris purple and black. It has the notch design on front but the size of bezels are really small, as a result it has higher screen to body ratio (82.03%) than many of its rivals. It runs on Huawei’a mid-range Kirin 710 octa-core processor with 4 GB RAM. With 128 GB internal storage, it provides ample space for movies and photos, which you are going to click a lot with this phone. The Nova 3i is one of the best camera phones in the mid-segment and has dual cameras on both front and back.
Most phones have screen sizes in between 6.2 and 6.4 inch . For users looking for small screen phones the options are very limited. For buyers looking for a basic phone that would snuggle comfortably into the palm, there is Nokia 7.1. It has the notch shaped design, weighs just 160g and has a 5.8-inch Full HD display with HDR (high-dynamic range) support, a feature usually found in more premium smartphones. It improves colors and contrast in videos. It runs Android Pie with he no-frills stock Android on top and is powered by a very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with 4 GB RAM. It is also part of Google’s Android program which means it will get timely Google updates.