The entry-level smartphone segment involves a lot of competent options from brands like Realme, Xiaomi and more. As a result, it becomes quite difficult for an average consumer to choose a perfect phone. That said, if you’re looking forward to buying a smartphone on a tight budget, then you are in the right place. Follow up the guide as we talk about best phones to buy under Rs 8,000.
Best Phones Under Rs 8,000
Xiaomi Redmi 8
Being a successor to the popular Redmi 7 (review), the Redmi 8 brings certain nifty upgrades to the table. For a starting price of Rs 7,999, the device offers a very stylish design and feels premium to touch. Particularly, the ruby-red variant smokes almost every other phone in the segment when it comes to the aesthetics.
Speaking of other features, it gets a 6.2″ HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Under the hood, the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, which is just decent, nothing extraordinary here.
As for photography, there’s a dual 12+2MP setup at the rear, followed by an 8MP selfie camera up front. Overall, the Redmi 8 a great phone for basic users who love binge-watching and need something which lasts more than a day. We’d also appreciate the presence of USB type-C which is rare to see at an entry-level price.
Realme 3i is one of the few phones in the segment which you can game on without any major setbacks, thanks to the Helio P60 SoC which performs well in day-to-day use, and is capable of playing high-end games in low/medium graphics settings.
The phone also gets a very premium looking and grippy design, different from the typical glossy back trend. Moreover, it offers a reasonably good set of cameras, including 13MP (f/1.8)+ 2MP setup at the back, followed by 13MP selfie camera up front. And then, there’s a 4,230mAh battery backing about one and half days of use with moderate usage.
In all, Realme 3i is certainly one of the most balanced options when it comes to best smartphones under Rs 8,000. Do check out our in-depth review here.
Being a part of Xiaomi’s selfie-centric Y-series, the Redmi Y3 is undoubtedly the best selfie camera phone under Rs 8,000. Following which, it flaunts a whopping 32MP selfie camera with 4-in-1 pixel binning technique that gives excellent results, even in low-light. Plus, there’s a decent dual rear camera setup too.
Amongst other specifications, the Redmi Y3 gets a beautiful 6.26″ HD+ dewdrop notch display, reliable performance with Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC and perfect battery life with the built-in 4000mAh unit. You can check our detailed review here.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Despite being old, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (review) still holds good with its current selling price of Rs 7,499. The phone offers just enough performance with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and has a massive 5,000mAh battery to keep you going.
This is followed by a decent dual camera setup that works excellent with GCam. And on top of that, you get the fluidity of stock Android, without any bloatware or spammy ads. That said, the phone has a metal build and looks quite dated for now.
Tecno Spark Go
If you don’t want to spend much on a smartphone or just want a basic one for daily use, the Tecno Spark Go can be an apt choice for a starting price of Rs 5,499. As for the specs, it offers a modern design with 6.1″ dot Notch display, decent performance backed by MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, and a 3,000mAh removable battery.
Plus, there’s dual 4G VoLTE on board with a dedicated microSD card slot, making up for perfect first-time smartphone experience, especially for elders. Click here for our detailed review of the same.
If you can stretch a little over, the newly launched Vivo U10 can be the best choice amongst all at Rs. 8,990. For starters, it offers the best price to performance ratio in its segment, driven by powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, and a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging (fast charger included in the box).
Other notable highlights include a triple camera setup at the rear, comprising a 13MP primary shooter and an 8MP wide-angle camera, followed by a 2MP depth sensor. Plus, there’s a 6.35″ HD+ display with right viewing angles and sunlight legibility for the price. Here’s our detailed review for prospective buyers.
So this was our list for best phones to buy under Rs 8,000. By the way, what’s your choice for best smartphone under Rs 8,000? Do you have anything else to add? Let us know in the comments below. Also, feel free to reach us in case of any doubts or queries.