12 Best Android Smartphones Under Rs 8000 India (2022)

Best Mobiles Under Rs 8000

Welcome to Candytech, and in this article let me share with you some of the Best Android Smartphones under Rs 8000.

Everyone has different needs, I would suggest you buy a phone which suits your needs, rather than following the herd behavior. Besides, some people want better battery life, some like to click selfies, and others want a phone for gaming.

We have compared 4G phones with fast Quad/Octa-Core Processor, latest OS, and at least 2 GB ram, essential for fast performance.

Most of these are top-selling online (Flipkart and Amazon) and come with excellent performance/camera for the price.

Three essential features on your next phone are long battery life, fingerprint scanner, and the latest OS.

Let's start with the latest Tecno Spark Go Launched in India recently.

Tecno Spark Go 2021

Key Highlights – 4G VOLTE, 5000 mAH Battery, Price Rs 7,299

The Tecno Spark Go 2021 comes with a massive 5000 mAH capacity battery and a decent pair of the rear(13MP AI camera) and front cameras(8MP) with micro slit front flash.

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Tecno Spark Go 2021

It comes with a 6.52 Inch Dot notch handy display with HD+(1600*720)pixels Resolution, and 480nits brightness.

The Quad-Core Processor is also powering the device, fabricated on a 12nm chipset clocked at 1.8GHz.

Further, the phone comes in 3 different color options: Maldives Blue, Horizon Orange, and Galaxy Blue.

Specifications – Tecno Spark Go 2021

  • Design – Polyplastic Body along with a rear metal build
  • Screen Size – 6.52 Inch Dot notch handy display.
  • Display resolution – HD+(1600*720)pixels Resolution with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 269 PPI pixel density, and 480nits brightness.
  • Processor – Quad-Core Processor fabricated on 12nm chipset clocked at 1.8GHz.
  • Ram –2 GB RAM.
  • Camera Rear – 13 MP AI dual camera with LED Flash (f/1.8 Aperture) and secondary camera is unspecified.
  • Front Camera – 8 MP selfie camera (f/2.0 aperture) with micro slit front flash.
  • Battery Capacity – massive 5000 mAH battery.
  • Operating System – Android 10(Go Edition) based on HIOS 6.2
  • Storage – 32GB internal Storage.
  • Connectivity – Dual Sim 3G/4G VOLTE / WIFI.
  • Thickness – 9.1 mm.
  • Weight - 193 grams.
  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot – Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner –Yes(rear-mounted)
  • Available On Amazon
  • Price – Rs. 7,299.

The Good –Stock Android with Fast Processor, Long-lasting Battery Life, and a good camera.

The Bad – Bulky, heavy, and comes with only 2 GB RAM.

Note - Prices of some phones may have increased due to the increased GST taxes and Import duties and Covid-19.

Realme C11 (2021)

Key Highlights- Good Display, Impressively huge battery, Snapdragon 430.

Realme C11(2021) is now available cheaper and you can buy it for Rs. 7,299 online. The phone offers a cool look, build quality, and also has a massive battery.

Realme-C11-Image

It has 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also has a storage expandable support of up to 256GB.

Also, battery and display wise this phone offer great performance and it comes in 2 color options that are Cool Blue, and Cool Grey.

Specifications – Realme C11(2021)

  • Design – has an attractive geometric art design.
  • Screen Size – 6.52-inch IPS LCD Display with a waterdrop notch.
  • Display resolution – HD+(720*1600)pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and 269 PPI density.
  • Processor – Unisoc SC9863A(28nm), Octa-Core Processor, 1.6 GHz.
  • GPU – IMG8322 GPU.
  • Ram – 2 GB.
  • Camera Rear – 8MP camera with LED Flash with (F/2.0 aperture)
  • Front Camera – 5MP selfie camera with (F/2.0 aperture).
  • Battery Capacity –5000 mAH with standard 10 watts Charging.
  • Operating System – Latest Android 11; Realme Go UI.
  • Storage – 32 GB internal Storage expandable to 256 GB.
  • Connectivity – Dual Sim 3G/4G VOLTE / WIFI.
  • Weight – 190 grams
  • Thickness – 8.9 mm
  • Fingerprint Scanner – No.
  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot – Yes.
  • Available On Amazon, Flipkart, and retail stores.
  • Launch Date – 5 May 2021
  • Price – Rs. 7,299

The Good –Massive battery, latest OS, and decent display.

The Bad –Avg processor, camera, and lack of fingerprint sensor.

Redmi 9i Sport

Redmi 9i Sport was launched along with a Redmi 9A Sport in India on 28 September 2021.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Xiaomi Redmi 9i

For viewing videos, It features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD waterdrop notch display, HD+(1600*720)pixels resolution with 400nits brightness.

Powering the handset is the MediaTek Helio G25 Octa-Core processor fabricated using a 12nm process and it operates on Android 10 based on MIUI 12.

Furthermore, it comes with a 13MP single rear camera and a 5 MP selfie camera. Lastly, it has a 5000 mAh capacity battery.

Specifications – Redmi 9i Sport

  • Design – Body with a glass front and plastic back with P2i coating on it make it splash-proof.
  • Screen Size – 6.53 Inch IPS LCD display.
  • Display resolution – HD+(1600*720)pixels Resolution with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 269 PPI pixel density, and 400nits brightness.
  • Processor – MediaTek Helio G25 Octa-Core Processor fabricated on 12nm chipset clocked at 2.0GHz.
  • Ram –4 GB RAM.
  • Camera – 13 MP single rear camera with LED Flash (f/2.2 Aperture) and 5MP selfie shooter(f/2.2 Aperture).
  • Battery Capacity – massive 5000 mAH battery.
  • Operating System – Android 10 based on MIUI 12.
  • Storage – 64/128GB internal storage.
  • Connectivity – Dual Sim 3G/4G VOLTE / WIFI.
  • Thickness – 9 mm.
  • Weight – 194 grams.
  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot – Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner –No.
  • Face unlock - Yes.
  • Price – Rs. 8,799(starting).

The Good –Splash proof, Long-lasting Battery Life, and High RAM and storage.

The Bad –Bulky, heavy, and Lack of Fingerprint sensor.

Lava Z2s

Key Highlights - MediaTek Helio G35 processor(12nm), 5000mAH battery.

Lava Z2s launched in India on 22nd July 2021. The phone comes with a purchasing price of Rs. 7,299.

Lava Z2s

The Lava Z2s comes in 2 RAM variants:

2GB DDR4x RAM + 32GB internal storage.
3GB DDR4x RAM + 32GB internal storage.

Furthermore, it supports expandable storage up to 512GB.

Powering the phone is a MediaTek Helio G35 processor that offers fast performance and is good for gaming. Also, it has a 5000mAH battery that lasts long.

SPECIFICATION - LAVA Z2S

  • Design - 2.5D curved screen.
  • Screen size - 6.51 inch IPS LCD waterdrop notch display.
  • Display resolution - HD+(1600*720)pixels.
  • Protection - Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Processor - MediaTek Helio G35 Octa-core processor(12nm).
  • RAM - 2/3GB.
  • Storage - 32GB, expandable up to 512GB.
  • Camera - 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera.
  • Battery - 5000mAH.
  • Operating system - Android 11(Go Edition).
  • Connectivity - Dual SIM 4G support.
  • Thickness - 9mm.
  • Weight - 190 grams.
  • Available on Amazon, Flipkart, and retail stores.
  • Price - Rs. 7,299.

Pros

  • Fast processor
  • Massive battery

Cons

  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Average camera
  • Quite heavy

Nokia C20 Plus

Key Highlights- Dual rear camera, standard 4000mAH battery Price Rs 7,699

If you want to buy a phone with a high-quality camera, and excellent battery life-like features, then the Nokia C20 Plus is a perfect choice.

The Nokia C20 Plus comes with all-day battery life, has a decent camera, and a very good stock Android user experience. Also, it is a made-in-India smartphone.

Nokia C20

SPECIFICATIONS – NOKIA C20 Plus

  • Design – Body with plastic frame.
  • Screen Size – 6.5-inch screen waterdrop notch Display.
  • Display resolution – 1520*720 IPS LCD Display, 271 PPI.
  • Processor – SpreadTrum Quad Core Processor with 1.6 GHz Clock Speed (Unisoc SC9863A)
  • RAM – 2 GB Ram.
  • Camera Rear – (8+8)MP rear camera with LED Flash.
  • Front Camera – 5 MP selfie camera.
  • Storage – 32 GB internal Storage expandable to 128 GB.
  • Battery Capacity – 5000 mAH.
  • Operating System – Android 11 Go Edition .
  • Connectivity – Dual Sim 2G/3G/4G VOLTE / WIFI.
  • Face Unlock – Yes.
  • Price – Rs. 8499

The Good – Good Battery Life, Useful software features, Good Performance.

The Bad – Lack of fingerprint sensor, Processor is not the fastest.

Samsung Galaxy M02s

Key highlights - Triple rear camera setup, massive battery, octa-core processor

Samsung Galaxy M02s

On 7 January 2021, Samsung launched another affordable M-Series smartphone in India named as Samsung Galaxy M02s.

It is available on Amazon for purchase with a price tag of Rs 8,999.

The M02s comes with a 6.5-inch PLS IPS waterdrop notch display, HD+ (1600*720) pixels resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 270ppi pixel density.

For multitasking and a better gaming experience, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 445 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8Ghz along with Adreno 506 GPU.

Talking about its variants, it is available in two variants:

  • 3GB RAM size & 32GB internal storage - Price Rs. 8999
  • 4GB RAM size & 64GB internal storage - Price Rs. 9999

Key Specification - Samsung Galaxy M02s

  • Design - Glass front with a plastic back.
  • Screen size - comes with a 6.5-inch waterdrop notch display.
  • Display resolution - offers HD+(1600*720) pixels resolution.
  • Processor - Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 445 octa-core processor.
  • GPU - Adreno 506.
  • RAM - 3/4GB.
  • Storage - 32/64GB internal storage, expandable up to 1TB(1000GB).
  • Rear camera - Triple camera setup (13MP+2MP+2MP).
  • Front camera - 5MP selfie camera.
  • Battery capacity - 5000mAH non-removable battery.
  • Operating system - Android 10 based on Samsung One UI.
  • Connectivity - Dual SIM 4G network support.
  • Thickness - 9.1mm(not thin).
  • Weight - 196 grams.
  • Fingerprint sensor - No.
  • A 3.5mm earphone jack is also present.
  • Available on Amazon, and retail stores.
  • Color options - Black, Blue, and Red.
  • Price - Rs 8,999(Base variant).

The Good - Camera is decent, has incredible battery capacity, and extremely high expandable storage support.

The Bad -Processor performance is average, Lack of a sensor for unlocking the device. The higher variant is a better value for money with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB internal storage.

Lava Z2 Max

Key Highlight – 7-inch IPS LCD display, 6000mAh battery.

Here comes another Made in India Smartphone by an Indian brand Lava. The Lava Z2 Max, as the name suggests comes with a huge display.

The Lava phone was launched on 11 May 2021 in India.

It comes with a dual rear camera setup including a 13MP primary camera and 2MP depth sensor. For clicking excellent selfies the smartphone comes with an 8MP selfie shooter.

lava Z2 max

SPECIFICATIONS – lava z2 Max

  • Screen Size – 7.0-inch screen waterdrop notch Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
  • Display resolution – HD+(1640*720) IPS LCD Display and 256 PPI.
  • Processor – 1.8Ghz Quad-Core Processor.
  • RAM – 2 GB RAM.
  • Camera Rear – Dual camera(13 MP+ 2MP) with LED Flash.
  • Front Camera – 8MP Selfie Camera.
  • Battery Capacity – 6000 mAH.
  • Operating System – Android 10(Go Edition).
  • Storage – 32 GB internal Storage expandable up to 256GB.
  • Connectivity – Dual SIM 3G/4G VOLTE / WIFI.
  • Weight – 216 grams.
  • Thickness – 9.1 mm.
  • Fingerprint Scanner –Yes.
  • Available On Amazon
  • Launch Date – 11 May 2021.
  • Price – Rs. 7,799.

The Good – Huge battery life, Big display, and Cameras.

The Bad –Weak Performance, the phone is quite heavy and bulky.

Realme C21Y

KEY HIGHLIGHTS- TRIPLE REAR CAMERA SETUP, HUGE 5000MAH BATTERY

On 23rd August 2021, Realme C21Y arrived in India as an affordable smartphone.

The C21Y comes in black and blue color variants and has a starting price of Rs. 8,999.

Realme C21Y

It features a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch design, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and 400nits brightness.

For photography, it carries a Triple camera setup at the back, including a 13MP primary camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Additionally, the C21Y got a 5MP front camera.

SPECIFICATIONS – Realme C21Y

  • Screen Size – 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel, waterdrop notch design.
  • Display resolution – HD+(1600*720)pixels.
  • Processor – Unisoc T610 Octa-core Processor(12nm), Clock Speed 2.0 GHz.
  • GPU – ARM Mali-G52 GPU.
  • RAM – Available only in 3/4GB.
  • Storage – 32/64GB internal Storage expandable to 256GB.
  • Triple Rear camera – (13+2+2)MP rear camera with LED Flash.
  • Front camera – 5MP.
  • Battery Capacity –5000 mAH, reverse charging support.
  • Operating System – Android 11, Realme UI.
  • Connectivity – Dual Sim 2G/3G/4G support.
  • Weight – 200 grams.
  • Thickness – 9.1 mm.
  • Fingerprint sensor – Yes(side-mounted).
  • Starting price - Rs. 8,999.

Pros

  • Amazing camera
  • Massive battery
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Fast processor

Cons

  • Heavy and bulky.

Tecno Spark 8

Key Highlights - MediaTek Helio P22, Dual rear camera setup.

Tecno Spark 8 is a new phone that debuted in India on 10th November 2021. The phone is available at a starting price of Rs. 7,999.

It features a 6.52 inch IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch design and HD+(1600*720)pixels resolution.

Furthermore, the Spark 8 packs a 5000mAH battery for offering a long usage time.

Tecno Spark 8

SPECIFICATIONS - TECNO SPARK 8

  • Design - Glass front with glossy finish at the back.
  • Screen size - 6.52 inch IPS LCD waterdrop notch display, 81.8% screen to body ratio.
  • Resolution - HD+(1600*720)pixels.
  • RAM - 2/3GB.
  • Storage - 32/64GB, expandable up to 256GB.
  • Processor - MediaTek Helio G25 octa-core processor(12nm).
  • Operating system - Android 11(Go Edition), HIOS 7.6
  • Dual rear camera setup - (16MP main camera + unknown camera).
  • Front camera - 8MP selfie shooter.
  • Battery - 5000mAH.
  • Connectivity - 2G/3G/4G support.
  • Weight - 200 grams.
  • Thickness - 9.2mm.
  • Starting price - Rs. 7,999.

Pros

  • Excellent design
  • Fast processor
  • Fantastic camera

Cons

  • Lack of fingerprint sensor
  • Bulky and heavy

Tecno Spark 8C ( 5000 mAH Battery, 90 Hz Refresh Rate)

The Tecno Spark 8C is launched on 21st Feb 2022 and is available for Rs. 7,499. It has 3 GB of Ram and comes with 32 GB of internal storage.

The smartphone comes with a large 6.6-inch HD+ (1600*900) pixels display with 480 nits peak brightness and has a 90 Hz refresh rate. It is probably the only smartphone in this range with a 90 Hz panel.

Tecno Spark 8C

Further, it comes with the Android 11 operating system and the HiOS v7.6 skin on top. It hasn internal storage of 64 GB, expandable up to 128 GB using a micro-sd card. Powering the device is the Octa-core Unisoc T606 processor and 3GB Ram. The phone also has memory fusion technology that increases the ram from 3 GB to 6 GB, using the storage space as Ram when needed.

It comes with a 13 Megapixel main camera that offers beauty 3.0, portrait mode, and an 8 MP front selfie shooter for camera enthusiasts. The camera can record 1080P videos and has 120 FPS slow motion support.

Additionally, the phone comes with DualSimSupport and has 4G LTE/Volte connectivity and the native 3G and 2G. The smartphone packs a 5000 mAH capacity battery that can easily last all day

Lastly, it offers a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device and even has fast face unlocking support.

Why Buy it? - It offers the latest OS, decent battery, fast refresh rate display and above average cameras in the price range.


Realme Narzo 50i

Key Highlights - 6.5-inch HD+ display, 5000mAH battery with reverse charging.

Realme Narzo 50i launched on 24th September 2021. The Narzo 50i is one of the best-selling phones in India this year.

Powering the phone is a Unisoc 9863 chipset, an Octa-core processor clocked at 1.6Ghz.

For gaming, it has an IMG8322 GPU.

Realme Narzo 50i

SPECIFICATIONS - REALME NARZO 50I

  • Design - Glass front, diagonal stripe design at the back.
  • Screen size - 6.5 inch IPS LCD waterdrop notch display, 80.8% screen-to-body ratio.
  • Resolution - HD+(1600*720)pixels.
  • RAM - 2/4GB.
  • Storage - 32/64GB, expandable up to 256GB.
  • Processor - Unisoc 9863 octa-core processor.
  • Operating system - Android 11, Realme Go UI.
  • Camera - 8MP rear, 5MP front camera.
  • Battery - 5000mAH.
  • Connectivity - 2G/3G/4G support.
  • Weight - 195 grams.
  • Thickness - 8.9mm.
  • Available on Amazon, Flipkart, and retail stores.
  • Starting price - Rs. 7,499.

Pros

  • Great display
  • Massive storage support
  • High RAM

Cons

  • Fantastic camera
  • Average processor
  • Heavy body

These are all the latest mobiles worth buying below Rs 8000. And as I said above, you can share any queries in the comments below if you cannot decide which phone to purchase, I will try to help.

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