The smartphone market has seen measurable growth in the recent years, earlier there were many phones under 7000 INR budget from the brands like Intex, Micromax, and Gionee, but were not value for money and that’s why today brands like Xiaomi and Realme is ruling the market.
When it comes to budget-friendly phone, everyone thinks about the Realme and Xiaomi. These two brands are known for their value for money smartphones. They offer good specs and hardware at the reasonable price point and have a brand reputation and people’s trust.
There aren’t too many good options under this budget. We only recommend and add those products to the list, which we can buy without any hesitation, so never worry if you are buying something with the reference of LogicalShout.
Best Mobiles Under Rs.7000
Reputed brands are showing less interest in the entry-level budget-friendly mobiles; however, you find many phones in the mid-range price segment from brands like Realme, Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo, and Vivo, this list of best phones under 7000 is made after much research and these smartphones are ranked to best to good.
1) Realme C2
Realme C2 is one famous phone, not just for its affordability, but also for the fact that it is a powerhouse at its price segment.
Build Quality & Design – The design cues might look very similar to other Realme phones. What makes the difference here is the use of more plastic, which we can only assume was done to offer the phone at an attractive price.
The same diamond-cut design from Realme 3i can be seen on the Realme C2. The phone has a nice grip to it. There is no fingerprint sensor, and the charging port is a micro USB. A dedicated SD card slot is also present.
Processor & RAM – Powered by the MediaTeK Helio P22 SoC, the Realme C2 isn’t a powerhouse of any sort. There are 2 variants for the phone; 2 GB RAM 16GB Storage and 3GB RAM 32GB Storage.
It runs on the same ColorOS. The thing about budget phones is that most of the time, they come preloaded with unwanted apps. You always have the option to uninstall them, so things should be fine. The phone is not meant for gaming, but some casual game titles won’t give you a bad experience.
Display – The Realme C2 comes with a 6.1-inch display with a teardrop notch. The display is bright and though not AMOLED, does its job. The big display avoids thick bezels. However, the bezels are present in the chin.
Camera – Dual camera setup is present on the Realme C2. A 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor. The presence of a depth sensor further helps when you want to click photos in portrait mode. On the front, you get a 5MP camera.
When there is enough light, say under daylight situations, the photos from the C2 turn out to be really good. Lowlight photography can’t be termed great because of the noise from those pictures. The details in the pictures are good.
Sometimes, the Realme C2 oversaturates the picture, which could make the experience bad. The selfie camera also manages to click some good pictures for the price range. Pictures do appear tuned or adjusted, so do check if the beauty mode is turned off.
Battery – Realme C2 features a 4000mAh battery, which can easily last you throughout a day. There is no fast charge support of any kind, so you should always keep in mind the phone has enough charge before any plans.
- Diamond cut design
- MediaTeK Helio P22 SoC
- 2GB RAM 16GB/ 3GB RAM 32GB variants
- 13+2MP camera setup
- 4000mAh battery
The Realme C2 is still a solid budget offering. The new Realme C3 is priced only a tad bit higher, so if you are looking for a serious upgrade, do check that too. Realme C2 is one of the best phone under Rs.7000.
- Value for money
- Not the best for gaming
2) Redmi 8A
The names Redmi 8A and Redmi 8A Dual sound quite similar, and you might be wondering what the difference between the two is. The 8A Dual was released just a few months after the 8A, and it is identical to the 8A in most aspects, so it is just as good as the 8A.
The only difference is that the 8A Dual tries to improve on some of the weaknesses of the 8A. Even though the 8A Dual might have improved upon this phone, it still does not make the 8A a bad purchase in 2020.
Build Quality and Design – If you liked the design of the Redmi 8A Dual, you would like the 8A as well. This is because the 8A Dual was modelled after the 8A and is almost identical to it. It has an excellent build quality that can even be compared to more premium phones.
The design of both phones from the front is identical. The 8A has the same curved sides and 3.5mm headphone jack as the 8A Dual. It also has a 4G dual nano sim support. The sim tray is placed on the left-hand side of the phone.
The primary microphone is on the bottom, next to its USB Type C port. The secondary microphone is on the top bezel. Even though this phone does not have a fingerprint sensor, it has a fast face unlock to make up for it.
Processor and RAM – Just like the 8A Dual, the Redmi 8A is also powered by the Snapdragon 439 chipset and offers up to 3GB of RAM. This phone can handle most of your regular tasks efficiently; the only time you will experience a slow down is when you try to load heavy apps.
The phone also struggles to multitask efficiently. You will observe that when multiple apps are open, you will have to restart apps when you try to switch between apps. The phone runs on Android 9 Pie with a custom MIUI skin.
It has 32GB of internal memory and can be expanded up to 512GB using the microSD slot. We recommend that you get the 3GB RAM variant to reduce lag while multitasking.
Display – The Redmi 8A also features the same large 6.22-inch display as the 8A Dual. It has a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. There is a tiny waterdrop notch on the top bezel to house the front-facing camera.
There are noticeable bezels on all sides, but the bottom bezel is quite thick and has the Redmi logo. The display quality is quite good at this price, and it is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. This display is the best in any Redmi phone under 7000.
Camera – The camera setup is the most significant difference between the 8A and 8A Dual. The Redmi 8A only has a single rear camera. It is a 12-megapixel camera based on the same Sony IMX363 sensor that the 8A Dual also uses, and it has an aperture of f/1.8.
As long as the lighting conditions are favourable, this phone will take good photos, but its low light photography performance is weak. Since it does not have a dedicated depth sensor, even its depth mapping is poor. You will be satisfied with the camera quality, but the 8A Dual is way better when it comes to camera performance.
Battery – The 8A has the same enormous 5000 mAh battery as its successor. Even after a full day of use, you will still have 50% battery left. When playing HD videos on a loop, the phone’s battery lasted for over 16 hours.
It also supports 18W charging that charges the phone in approximately 2.5 hours. However, the fast charger does not come in the box and has to be purchased separately. Xiaomi provides a 10W charger in the box.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Processor
- Up To 3GB of RAM
- 6.22-inch HD+ Display
- 19:9 Aspect Ratio
- 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Dual 4G Nano Sim
- 32 GB Internal Memory Expandable Up To 512 GB
- 5000mAh Battery
- 12 MP Single-Camera | 8 MP Front Camera
- Android 9 Pie
Verdict – The Redmi 8A and the 8A Dual are nearly identical. Even the 8A is very well built and has excellent battery life. If you do not take a lot of photos and do not care much about the camera, then the Redmi 8A is an excellent option to consider as its price has dropped after the launch of the Redmi 8A Dual.
- Good Design
- Durable Build
- Outstanding Battery Life
- USB Type C Port
- Fast Charging
- Weak Camera Performance
- Average Performance
- Buggy Software
That concludes the list of Best Phones Under Rs.7000. Realme and Xiaomi will look to launch more budget-oriented phones in the near future, but at the moment, these are the best picks. Also, subscribe to our newsletter.
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