- The sub-Rs 15,000 segment sees phones like Galaxy M30, Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro.
- The OnePlus 7 and Honor 20 are among the best affordable flagships around.
- The Huawei P30 Pro and Galaxy S10+ are for those who want to spend a premium.
Over the past six months, we have seen tons of new phones and it’s crazy that there’s still more to come. In July, we expect to see phones like the Redmi K20 Pro, Realme X and Galaxy A80, among others. Apple and Google will also launch their flagship phones in a few months while Samsung and Huawei are expected to launch phones like the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note 10, Mate X and Mate 30 Pro, respectively.
There are plenty of new phones that are already available in India ranging from affordable to top-end. In our list for the month of July, we take a look at some of the best phones that you can consider depending on your budget.
Cheapest smartphone that money can buy
Redmi Go: Rs 4,499
The Redmi Go is a great entry-level smartphone for first time smartphone users or those making a switch from feature phones. The Redmi Go is an Android Go device which runs on a stock, lightweight version of Android Oreo with Go-based apps that have been optimised to run smoothly on a phone low on RAM and storage. The Redmi Go offers a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 425 chipset, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage.
Best phone under Rs 10,000
Redmi Note 7: Rs 9,999
The Redmi Note 7 is a dependable sub Rs 10,000 phone. For a budget price, you get a premium glass design and a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset, which is pretty rare to find in this segment. The Redmi Note 7 also sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ waterdrop display, a large 4,000mAh battery and a Type-C port. As for the cameras, you get a decent 12MP + 2MP setup on the back and a 13MP selfie camera.
Best phones under Rs 15,000
Realme 3 Pro: Rs 13,999
The sub-Rs 15,000 is clearly seeing the fiercest competition right now. Currently, there are four major phones that offer some of the best specs you can find in this segment – the Realme 3 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Galaxy M30 and Vivo Z1 Pro. Starting with the Realme 3 Pro, you get a Snapdragon 710 chipset, which makes it the only phone under Rs 15,000 to offer this processor. It also comes with a glasstic rear panel, a bright 6.3-inch FHD+ waterdrop display and VOOC 3.0 fast charging support along with a long-lasting battery.
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Rs 13,999
Next up is the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which goes head-to-head against the Realme 3 Pro as far as specs go. With an all-glass design and a 6.3-inch FHD+ waterdrop display, the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers an attractive design. It also houses a large 4,000mAh battery and a snappy Snapdragon 675 chipset. Perhaps the best feature about the Redmi Note 7 Pro is that it is the most affordable phone with a 48MP dual camera setup, which means it is one of the best camera phones in its segment.
Samsung Galaxy M30: Rs 14,990
The third best phone in this segment is the Galaxy M30, which is easily one of Samsung’s best affordable phones in 2019. The Galaxy M40 is the one to go for among the three if you’re looking for an attractive display since the Galaxy M30 sports a fantastic 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) Super AMOLED screen. It also gets a triple camera setup that includes a wide-angle lens to offer more versatility. The Galaxy M30 sports a gradient design and a massive 5,000mAh battery, which means it is a phone that will easily last you over a full day.
Vivo Z1 Pro: Rs 14,990
Lastly, we have the Vivo Z1 Pro which was launched in India earlier this month. The Vivo Z1 Pro is a feature-packed smartphone that stands pretty well against phones from Redmi and Realme. It is notably the first Snapdragon 712 phone in India and it is also the most affordable phone to offer a punch-hole display. The Vivo Z1 Pro sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ display, houses a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and a triple camera setup. It also sports a 32MP selfie camera and runs on Android 9 Pie with Funtouch 9.0 on top.