This year has been excellent in terms of phones, if we consider only low-cost smartphones.
Phones with the latest mid-range processors are already available at affordable prices. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the most recent example of one of those phones.
In addition, there is much to come in the coming days. We hope the Moto G6 series will be launched in the Indian market. If you agree with a phone that offers good value for money and handle soft use with ease, you can take a look at the phones below.
Its price is less than 10,000 rupees and it does everything you expect from a phone in this range.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (3 GB of RAM)
The screen of 18: 9 is for Redmi
Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm | Operating system: Android 7 | Size of the screen: 5.99-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 3 / 4GB | Storage: 32 / 64GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
Value for money
Good battery life
Still running Android Nougat
For only Rs 9,999, the Redmi Note 5 replaces to Note 4 for first place. The new phone is an update of its predecessor. It has an 18: 9 screen with a slightly better camera and software optimizations. The smartphone has everything one expects from a phone in this range.
The Snapdragon 625 with 3GB of RAM is good enough to navigate through intensive use with a phenomenal full-day battery life.
Read the full review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review
Honor 9 Lite (32 GB)
Weight: 149g | Dimensions: 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm | Operating system: Android 8 Oreo | Screen size: 5.6-inch | Resolution: 2160 x 1080 | CPU: Kirin 659 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3000 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 2MP | Front camera: 13MP + 2MP
18: 9 vibrant screen
The latest version of Android
Fast charging not supported
The appearance of 9 lite of Honor dapper in the sapphire blue color variant. It has everything in the design department with the brilliant 2.5D glass on the back and for 10,999 rupees, it is one of the best designed smartphones available at the moment.
The 18: 9 aspect ratio screen is vibrant and is reason enough to buy it. It also has a quad camera configuration. The front cameras capture some good images, while the back one leaves a lot to be desired. There is no fast loading support that could be a decisive factor for some.
But for people who can turn a blind eye to these things, the 9 lite is a unique smartphone at this price.
Also read: Comment of Honor 9 Lite
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3 GB RAM)
Weight: 157g | Dimensions: 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm | Operating system: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5.7 inches | Resolution: 720 x 1440 | CPU: Snapdragon 450 | RAM: 2/3 / 4GB | Storage: 16/32 / 64GB | Battery: 3300 mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
Value for money
Previous version of Android
The Redmi 5 happens to the Redmi 4 of Xiaomi. It is a great improvement over its predecessor in terms of display and interiors, but the design remains identical to that of previous Xiaomi phones.
Snapdragon 450 is running, which is the latest set of chips for budget phones and works pretty well in everyday use. There are three variants of the phone's RAM, but the variant of 3 GB to Rs 8,999 offers the best value for the money proposal. Despite a cut in the battery, you can easily navigate for a full day of use. The compilation is solid and the new screen is seen as a great alternative to consume media on the fly.
Read the full review: Xiaomi Redmi 5 review
Xiaomi Redmi 4
Weight: 150g | Dimensions: 139.2 x 70 x 8.7 mm | Operating system: Android 6.0 | Screen size: 5 inches | Resolution: 720 x 1280 | CPU: Snapdragon 435 | RAM: 2/3 / 4GB | Storage: 16/32 / 64GB | Battery: 4100 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
Great battery life
Android Marshmallow still works
Although Xiaomi has now launched the Redmi 5 at the same price as the Redmi 4, the Redmi 4 is still an option that you can consider. Compared to phones that fall in the price range, the Redmi 4 still stands strong with its impressive battery life and decent performance. Those who prefer a compact phone that can do the basics, the Redmi 4 is still an option.
The only problem with the
phone is its software, which is still stuck in Android Marshmallow. Fortunately Xiaomi has released the last MIUI 9 as a cover.
Read the full review: Xiaomi Redmi 4 review
A premium touch arrives at the Android best-selling Android
Weight: 144.5g | Dimensions: 144.3 x 73 x 9.5 mm | Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat | Screen size: 5 inches | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 430 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 2800 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
Vibrant HD screen
The Moto G series has always been appreciated for offering excellent specifications at an affordable price. It seems that Moto only focused on the specifications and in the middle of this, the design, somehow, was in the background. But, with Moto G5, the company tried to change the scenario by offering good looks and specifications at an affordable price.
The Moto G5 is the first phone of the smartphone manufacturer that was launched with an aluminum body. And, along with this, it also has a fingerprint scanner that is once again part of the big change in design that the company introduced last year when it launched Moto G4 Plus.
Although not superior to its predecessors, the Moto G5 is a good performer with decent specifications and the new metal body gives it a premium feel.
Read the full review: Moto G5
Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm | Operating system: Android 7.0 | Screen size: 5.5 inches | Resolution: 720 x 1280 | CPU: Snapdragon 435 | RAM: 3 / 4GB | Storage: 32 / 64GB | Battery: 3080mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 16MP
Decent back camera
Low battery capacity
The Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi's first selfie-focused phone. It comes with a powerful 16 megapixel front sensor along with the similar Snapdragon 435 processor that is also found in Redmi 4. The phone also falls under the same budget smartphone category where other company phones such as Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A are leading the segment.
It comes in two variants: 3 GB of RAM / 32 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM / 64 GB of storage, which have a price of Rs 8,999 and Rs 10,999, respectively. Both variants offer the advantage of expanding the storage capacity of up to 128 GB.
Moto E4 Plus
Weight: 198g | Dimensions: 155 x 77.5 x 9.55 mm | Operating system: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | Screen size: 5.5 inches | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | CPU: Mediatek MT6737M | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 5000 mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP
The Moto E4 Plus is the first to present a fingerprint sensor in the E series. The highlight of the phone is its huge non-removable 5000 mAh battery, which provides a lot of power and can last more than a day, even with aggressive use.
Therefore, if you are a busy smartphone user tired of charging your phone several times a day, this phone can solve your battery problems.
There is also something for lovers of selfies. The company has worked on the 5MP front camera, along with an LED flash.
The all-metal design gives it a slender look and the curved back makes it ergonomic, allowing it to slide easily into your pocket.
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