Best Budget Smartphones in India (Mar 2022)

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By Sushant Talwar | Price Updated on 16-Mar-2022

If you are scouring the smartphone market in India for a cheap smartphone available on a budget, there is a huge catalogue to choose from. The best budget smartphones in India have grown from strength to strength and can also take on more expensive smartphones with relative ease. These days, budget smartphones offer powerful cameras and even more powerful hardware to power all your on-the-go computing needs. The top budget phones in India now offer high refresh rate displays, high-resolution multi-camera setups, good designs and hassle-free software. So, we put together our list of the best budget mobile phones for 2021 across various brands. Our best budget mobiles list gives the best options for buyers wanting a cheap smartphone available without breaking the bank. These pocket-friendly phones offer the best possible value in terms of specs, features and build quality. We have suggested most budget smartphones that are under 15K, or a little over 15K, since they provide a ton of compelling features and specs that can give even mid to high-end phones some thorough competition.

Moto G31 price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.47" (2400 x 1080)
  • Camera
    Camera
    50 + 8 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Moto G31 comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a punch-hole camera. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 processor. Coming to the camera department, the G31 has a triple rear camera setup with a main 50-megapixel sensor. Sat next to it is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The smartphone has a headphone jack, a dedicated Google Assistant button, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. You also get a 5,000mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.47" (2400 x 1080)
Camera : 50 + 8 + 2 | 13 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek Helio G85
Processor : Octa
Infinix Hot 10S price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.82" (720 x 1640)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 2 + AI | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh

The phone features an ultra-smooth 6.82” HD+ cinematic display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180 Hz touch sampling rate. Under the hood, the Infinix Hot 10s is backed by the Mediatek Hyper Engine technology for intelligent dynamic management of CPU, GPU, and memory. It is powered by the ultra-powerful Helio G85 Octa-core processor. Apart from this, Hot 10S features a 48 MP AI Triple rear camera with f/1.79 large aperture, quad-LED flash, Time Lapse, and 8 MP AI front camera with dual-LED flash. The smartphone is equipped with a 6,000 mAh battery with 64 days of standby time. According to the company, it is supported by a power marathon tech that extends battery life by 25 percent.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.82" (720 x 1640)
Camera : 48 + 2 + AI | 8 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : MediaTek Helio G85
Processor : Octa-core
Redmi Note 10 price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.43" (2340 x 1080)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Redmi Note 10 brings with itself a 6.43-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,400 pixels resolution. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio, 100 per cent DCI-P3 wide colour gamut, and up to 1100 nits of peak brightness. The phone comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection against accidental scratches and drops. The device has 8.3mm of thickness and weighs 178.8 grams. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 octa-core SoC, up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM along with Adreno 612 GPU. The phone runs on Android 11 with the company’s proprietary MIUI 12 on top. This ensures that the phone can match up to the competition being offered by similarly priced phones.

pros Pros
  • Eye-catching design.
  • Good camera output from the primary camera.
  • Good display and great battery life.
cons Cons
  • Disappointing gaming performance.
  • Ultra wide camera has poor low light performance.
SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.43" (2340 x 1080)
Camera : 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 13 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM678 Snapdragon 678
Processor : Octa-core
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Realme Narzo 30 price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Realme Narzo 30 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 processor with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G76 GPU. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage options to choose from. The storage is further expandable via a microSD card slot. The phone offers the basic set of sensors and connectivity features such as WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a Type-C port for charging. The Narzo 30 is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging out-of-the-box. It can fully recharge the battery of Narzo 30 in 65 minutes. The Realme Narzo 30 has a plastic build with a gradient finish on the back. It measures 9.4 millimetres in thickness and weighs 192 grams. It is being offered in Silver and Blue colours to choose from. The Narzo 30 features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera upfront and the screen has minimal bezels on three sides.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 48 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek Helio G95
Processor : Octa
Redmi 10 Prime price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5 Screen" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    50MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Camera | 8MP Camera MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh

The Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080 pixels) resolution display that offers upto a 90Hz adaptive refresh rate. The screen has a punch-hole notch cutout for the selfie camera and is also topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. It measures 9.5 mm in thickness and weighs 192 grams. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G88 processor that has an octa-core CPU clocked at upto 2.0GHz and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. This is paired with upto 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and upto 128GB storage variants to choose from. It runs on MIUI 12.5 which is based on Android 11. The Redmi 10 Prime has quad cameras on the back headlined by a 50MP camera with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with 120-degree field-of-view, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. There is an 8MP selfie camera on the front. The rear cameras can record in 1080p at 30FPS.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5 Screen" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 50MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Camera | 8MP Camera MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : MediaTek Helio G88
Processor : Octa
Realme 8s 5G price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5" (2400 x 1080)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Realme 8s is a 5G-ready device powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor. The device is equipped with 6GB or 8GB RAM and Realme has also throw in virtual RAM up to 5GB. Additionally, you get 128GB UFS 2.1 internal storage as well and support for up to 1TB memory expansion via SD card. As for the display, you get a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. There’s also a triple rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary lens, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth lens. The front camera is a 16-megapixel shooter. Aside from this, you get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. The battery capacity is 5,000mAh and the device also supports 33W fast charging.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5" (2400 x 1080)
Camera : 64 + 2 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G
Processor : Octa
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Poco X3 price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 13 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh

The Poco X3 is a mid-range phone that is the latest entrant in the Poco X series. The device boasts of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC which is the updated version of the Snapdragon 730G that powered its predecessor, the Poco X2. On top of that, you also get a gigantic 6,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. The base 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is available for Rs 14,499 now and this is truly one of the best value for money smartphones on the market under 15K. There’s even a 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM variant available for Rs 17,499. As for the display, you get a large 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz maximum refresh rate that can be toggled down to 60Hz to save battery, if you should need it. The panel also has a 240Hz touch sampling rate, making the phone extremely responsive and good for gaming. Moreover you also get stereo speakers on the Poco X3 and the phone is also rated IP53 water and dust resistant. The phone also comes with a quad camera setup with a 64MP main lens. You also have a 20MP selfie shooter. It’s a phone with an extremely impressive feature-set, a powerful SoC, and a massive battery under 15K.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.67" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 64 + 13 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
Processor : Octa-core
Samsung Galaxy M32 price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy M32 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate. There is a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera and the phone has minimal bezels on three sides. The Galaxy M32 has a plastic build that measures 9 millimetres in thickness and weighs 196 grams. It is being offered in two colours: Black and Light Blue to choose from. The Galaxy M32 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 processor with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G52 GPU. This is paired with upto 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variants. There is an option to expand the storage further by adding a microSD card. It runs on Android 11 based One UI 3.1. There is a quad-camera array on the back that consists of a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with a 123-degree field-of-view, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. There is a 20MP selfie camera on the front as well.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.4" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek Helio G80
Processor : Octa
Poco M3 Pro price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 2 + 2 | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Poco M3 Pro offers quite a few things to like, with its highlights being a 6.5-inch FHD+ 90Hz DynamicSwitch DotDisplay and a fast Dimensity 700 chipset under the hood. For cameras, we have a triple-lens set-up at the back, that includes a 48-megapixel main camera with f/1.79 aperture. There's also a 2-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and another 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The cameras onboard support a host of features, including Night mode and AI camera 5.0. Apart from this, the Poco M3 Pro comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and AI Face Unlock. Lights on the Poco M3 Pro 5G are kept on by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 48 + 2 + 2 | 8 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : MediaTek MT6833 Dimensity 700 5G
Processor : Octa
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Moto G40 Fusion price in India
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.80" (1080 x 2460)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh

Motorola launched the Moto G40 Fusion alongside the Moto G60 Fusion in April. These are the two latest entrants in Moto’s G family of smartphones. The Moto G40 Fusion is priced at Rs 13,999 for the base 4GB + 64GB storage variant and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB + 128GB storage variant. The phone is available in two colours - Dynamic Gray and Frosted Champagne to choose from. As for the specs, the Moto G40 Fusion comes packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor. It has a 6.78-inch Full HD+ display and weighs around 220gms. It features a triple camera setup with a 64MP primary lens, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. It misses out on a macro lens. On the front, you have a 16MP selfie camera housed within a punch hole cutout. The phone comes with a massive 6,000mAh battery that supports 20W fast charging out of the box.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.80" (1080 x 2460)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G
Processor : Octa-core
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List Of Best Budget Smartphones In India (Mar 2022)

Best Budget Smartphones Seller Price
Moto G31 Flipkart ₹ 12,999
Infinix Hot 10S Flipkart ₹ 9,999
Redmi Note 10 Amazon ₹ 13,999
Realme Narzo 30 Amazon ₹ 13,499
Redmi 10 Prime Amazon ₹ 12,999
Realme 8s 5G Croma ₹ 17,999
Poco X3 Flipkart ₹ 15,999
Samsung Galaxy M32 Amazon ₹ 14,999
Poco M3 Pro Flipkart ₹ 13,999
Moto G40 Fusion Flipkart ₹ 13,999
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