Best Smartphones Under INR 12,000
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[June 2019 Edition] Best Smartphones Under INR 12,000

This segment is for those who are on an extremely tight budget between INR 10,000 and INR 12,000. If you have a budget under INR 10,000 you can have a look at the best under INR 10,000 or in case if you can increase your budget a bit you can check out the best under INR 15,000.

Samsung Galaxy M20

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080p) infinity-V display
  • Octa-core in-house Exynos 7904 14mm processor, Mali-G71 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, micro SD card support up to 512GB.
  • Samsung Experience 9.5, Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 5000mAHbattery with support for the 15W quick charge via USB Type-C port
  • 13MP(f/1.9)+5MP(f/2.2) dual rear camera set-up with LED flash, ultra-wide mode
  • 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Rear fingerprint scanner, face unlock
  • Dual SIM VoLTE support, Widevine L1
  • Colors: Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black

Price: INR 11,990

Availability: Amazon

Redmi Note 7 


  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340*1080) IPS display, Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • 2GHz Octa-core 11nm Snapdragon 675, Adreno 612
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, microSD card support
  • 12MP+2MP dual rear camera with LED flash
  • 13MP front facing camera
  • Rear Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
  • Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10
  • 4000mAH battery, 18W Quick Charge 4.0, USB Type-C
  • IR Blaster, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE
  • Splash-proof P2i nano coating
  • Colors: Sapphire Blue, Ruby Blue, Onyx Black

Price: INR 11,999

Availability: Flipkart,, and Mi Home

Realme 3 


  • 6.2-inch (1520 x 720 pixels) 19:9 HD+ display
  • 2.1GHz MediaTek Helio P70 processor, Arm Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD card
  • Android 9.0 Pie Oreo, ColorOS 6
  • 13MP+2MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, f/2.4 aperture, 5P Lens, Bokeh Mode, AF Focusing
  • 13MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, HDR
  • 4230mAh battery, 10W charging
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
  • Colors: Dynamic Black, Black

Price: INR 10,999

Availability: Flipkart

Realme 2 Pro 

  • 6.3-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) 19.5:9 Full HD+ 2.5D IPS display, Gorilla Glass Protection
  • 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 processor, Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4/6/8GB RAM
  • 64/128GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD card
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.2
  • 16MP+2MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, f/1.7, and f/2.4 aperture respectively, Sony IMX398 sensor, EIS.
  • 16MP front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Thickness: 8.5mm and Weight: 174g
  • Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS
  • Colors: Black Sea, Blue Ocean

Price: INR 10,990

Availability: Flipkart

Xiaomi Mi A2

  • 5.99-inch Full HD+(2160 x 1080 Pixels) Full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display
  • 2.2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Stock Android 9.0 Pie
  • 12MP+20MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 12MP shooter being a Sony IMX486 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size and the secondary 20MP being a Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 4 in 1 – 2.0um pixels
  • 20MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX376 sensor,
  • 3010mAH battery with Quick Charge 4.0 via USB Type-C port
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS.
  • Rear fingerprint sensor, IR Blaster
  • Thickness: 7.3mm and Weight:168g
  • Colors: Lake Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Black

Price: INR 10,999

Availability: Amazon

Nokia 4.2 

  • 5.71-inch HD+ 19:9 display, notch
  • 2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 439 processor, Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal storage, microSD card support up to 400GB
  • 13MP+2MP dual rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
  • 8MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture,
  • Android 9.0 Pie, Android One
  • Rear Fingerprint scanner, Biometric Face Unlock
  • Dedicated Google Assistant Button
  • LED notification light around Power Button
  • 3000mAH battery
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Colors: Balck, Pink

Price: INR 10,990

Availability: Flipkart, Offline Stores, Nokia e-store





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