18 Jun 2019
Thanks to the cut-throat competition among smartphone makers, the budget range smartphones are no more budget performers.
These smartphones now feature newer designs, improved cameras, bigger batteries, faster processors and still carry affordable price tags.
So, if you are looking for a new budget smartphone, here are our best picks.
Redmi Go: Price starts at Rs. 4,499
The Redmi Go sports a 5-inch touchscreen display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 296ppi.
Further, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with Adreno 308 GPU, 1GB RAM and 8GB/16GB of storage (expandable upto 128GB).
Moreover, it packs a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition).
Redmi Go: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
In the camera department, the Redmi Go offers an 8MP (f/2.0) rear camera which comes with a bunch of photography features such as HDR, Panorama and is capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps. For selfies, it houses a 5MP (f/2.2) front-facing shooter.
Realme C2: Price starts at Rs. 5,999
The Realme C2 features a 6.1-inch HD+ waterdrop notched display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and offers Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 processor, paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable upto 256GB).
To keep it alive, it packs a solid 4,000mAh battery and runs Android Pie based Color OS 6.0.
What's the camera like on Realme C2
For shutterbugs, the Realme C2 houses a dual camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/2.2) main sensor as well as a 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. Further, the rear camera supports 1080p video recording at 30fps. The phone also packs a 5MP (f/2.0) front-facing snapper for selfies.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus: Price starts at Rs. 6,999
The Infinix Smart 3 Plus comes with a 6.2-inch display with 720 x 1520 pixels screen resolution, a 19:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 296ppi.
Further, the smartphone is fueled by a Mediatek Helio A22 chipset paired with PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 2GB/3GB RAM, and 32GB storage.
For battery performance, it packs a 3,500mAh battery and runs Android Pie.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus comes with triple rear cameras
On the rear, the Infinix Smart 3 Plus comes with a triple camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/1.8) main sensor, a 2MP secondary sensor, and a low light lens. Up front, the phone comes with an 8MP selfie snapper.
Nokia 2.2: Price starts at Rs. 7,999
The Nokia 2.2 comes with a glossy polycarbonate body and offers a 5.71-inch display with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.
The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, paired with 2GB/3GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB of internal storage (expandable upto 400GB).
Under the hood, it packs a 3,000mAh battery with 5W charging support and runs stock Android Pie.
Nokia 2.2 offers a decent camera performance as well
The Nokia 2.2 offers a single 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash. The main camera offers a bunch of photography features including HDR, Panorama, Low Light enhancement, Time Lapse, and Google Lens integration. Up front, the phone offers a 5MP selfie snapper.
Redmi 7: Price starts at Rs. 8,999
The Redmi 7 features a 6.26-inch dewdrop notched display with 19:9 aspect ratio and offers Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The smartphone is backed by Snapdragon 632 chipset, paired with Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage (expandable upto 1TB).
To keep it alive, the phone packs a 4,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging support and runs Android Pie-based MIUI 10.
Redmi 7 is no slouch in the camera department
For photography, the Redmi 7 houses a 12MP (f/2.2) main camera along with a 2MP depth sensor. Also, the main camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps. Up front, the phone sports an 8MP (f/2.0) shooter for selfies.