Android smartphones are the new craze, and everyone is getting a new smartphone. The prices are dropping and excellent build quality phones are becoming cheaper than ever. We have tested many budget smartphones and here are the ten best smartphones under Rs. 9000 with 4G support in India.
In fact, we recommend smartphones after actually using them and consider our own and others detailed review. So, a lot of research is done before any recommendation is added. Another key thing to remember, the on-paper specs are relevant, but the user experience and after sales service are equally important.
Here are 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 9000 available in India Jan’18.
Xiaomi Redmi 4
Xiaomi has launched the latest smartphone the Xiaomi Redmi 4 in May 2017 in India. The smartphone is exclusive to Amazon and is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the 3 GB RAM version. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 come with 5 inch IPS HD Display with 1280*720 Pixels resolution and 293 PPI.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 also comes in 2 more price variants Rs. 6,999 with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, and Rs. 10,999 with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes with extraordinary 4100 mAH battery capacity which can efficiently run all day.
The smartphone comes with a metallic build and has a fingerprint scanner at the back.
The performance is decent with all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and Adreno 505 GPU. There is 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using a micro-sd card slot. It is an excellent smartphone for gaming and general use.
Key Specifications Redmi 4
- Screen Size – 5.0 inch IPS HD display (1280*720) pixels, 283 PPi.
- 2.5 D Curve Glass Cover.
- Processor – Octa Core 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Processor.
- Graphics – Adreno 505
- RAM Capacity – 3 GB RAM
- Rear Camera – 13 MP primary rear camera.
- Front Selfie Camera – 5 MP Front Camera.
- Storage – 32 GB with micro SD slot up to 128 GB.
- Operating System – MIUI V8.0, Android Marshmallow 6.0.
- Volte and 4G LTE support.
- Thick – 8.6 mm.
- Weight – 150 grams
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes at the back.
- Battery Capacity – 4100 mAh
Infocus Turbo 5
InFocus Turbo 5 was launched in India in June 2017. The smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch HD display with (1280*720) pixels resolution (283 PPi). InFocus Turbo 5 is priced in India at just Rs. 7,999 and is available on Amazon India.
It is an affordable smartphone which comes with Android Nougat 7.0 and also has a Fingerprint scanner at the back. The key highlight of the smartphone is its 5000 mAH battery which comes with reverse charging support.
Key Spec For Infocus Turbo 5
- Display –5.2-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD On-cell IPS 2.5D curved glass display.
- Resolution –1280 x 720 pixels
- Operating system – Android Nougat 7.0.
- Processor –1.25 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit.
- GPU – Mali T720 MP1 GPU.
- Internal storage and RAM – 3 GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable up to 32 GB.
- Rear Camera – 13 MP autofocus rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture.
- Front Selfie Camera – 5 Megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.
- Battery –5000 mAH battery supports reverse charging.
- Sensors – Fingerprint sensor – Yes at the back side
- Thickness – 8.9 mm
- Weight – 164 grams.
Micromax Evok Note
Micromax has recently launched the Evok Note smartphone to battle the Chinese counterparts in April 2017. The Micromax Evok Note is powered by 64-Bit Mediatek 6753 Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and comes with 3 GB of Ram to handle multi-tasking.
The internal Storage is also large – 32 GB which can be further extended using a micro SD card up to 32 GB.
The smartphone runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 and also comes with a fingerprint scanner which is embedded in the home button.
The smartphone has a 5.5-inch Display with 2.5 D Curve glass and offers a Full HD resolution with 1920*1080 resolution and 401 PPI. The rear Camera is a 13 MP, and the front camera is a 5 MP shooter.
The battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is more than enough to last entire day. The Micromax Evok Note offers 4G LTE as well as VOLTE connectivity to work with the JIO sim. The smartphone provides decent specs for the price.
Panasonic Eluga Ray X
Panasonic, the Japanese smartphone maker, has launched the new Eluga Ray X in the Indian market on 2-April-2017. It is a solid offering from Panasonic with decent specs and configuration.
The smartphone is powered by Quad Core processor Mediatek 6737 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, ARM Mali T720 at 650 MHz (GPU), and comes with 3 GB of Ram.
The smartphone comes with 5.5-inch screen and has an HD (1280*720)P resolution. The smartphone offers ample amount of internal storage and comes with 32 GB storage which can be expanded using a micro-sd card up to 64 GB.
The Panasonic Eluga Ray X comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0; it is a bit of a low point should have got shipped with Android Nougat 7.0.
The Eluga Ray X is bulky and weighs 192 grams and has a thickness of 10 mm. The smartphone comes with an 8 mega pixel rear camera with auto-focus and led flash, and also has a 5 Megapixel shooter at the front for clicking selfies.
The Dual sim mobile phone has support for 4G LTE as well as VOLTE bands in India with native support for 3G and 2G data networks. The Eluga Ray X has a beefy 4000 mAH battery which is decent to run the smartphone all day with heavy usage.
The smartphone also comes with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the front home button.
The smartphone is available on Flipkart for a price tag of Rs. 8999.
JIO LYF Water 8
The Reliance JIO LYF Water 8 comes with glass back design like the OnePlus X. The smartphone comes with some cool features including the front selfie flash and 3 GB RAM.
JIO LYF Water 8 was launched for Rs 10,999 and is now available for Rs 8,199 after a 3K price drop recently.
The Key highlight for the JIO LYF Water 8 is 4G VOLTE support, and it works with the JIO sim without any issues. If you are looking for a good smartphone under 9,000 compatible with the JIO sim can opt for the LYF Water 8.
The smartphone is powered by the Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and comes with 3 GB of Ram. The internal storage is 16 GB and can be expanded to 128 GB using a micro-sd card slot.
The smartphone comes with Android Lollipop OS out of the box but may get an OS update. JIO LYF Water 8 comes with a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera and a 5 Mega Pixel front facing camera.
The smartphone offers a 5.0-inch screen with HD (1280*720) pixels resolution. The smartphone has got 2600 mAH capacity battery which is not too high, and it also lacks a fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro Price Rs 9499 or $140
Samsung Galaxy On7 pro comes was launched in Indian market in July End 2016.
Samsung J2 Pro boasts of Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and also packs 2 GB Ram. It is a good smartphone for multitasking and general usage. If you are a nongamer, it can be a decent device to own.
The Samsung On7 PRO is a dual sim smartphone and comes with 4G LTE as well as VOLTE support. The smartphone comes with S Bike Mode and unique notification glow at the back of the device.
The smartphone has 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera to click selfies.
The Samsung On7 Pro has a 5.5-inch screen with HD display with (1280*720) resolution with 267 PPI. The smartphone has a 16 GB internal memory, and it can be expanded to 128 GB using a micro SD card.
The Samsung On7 PRO comes with the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS along with the touch-wiz UI. It packs a big battery of 3000 mAh capacity which is suitable for all-day usage with the optimizations done by Samsung.
Lenovo K5 Plus – Octa-Core SD 616, 2 GB RAM.
The Lenovo K5 Plus is the best smartphone you can buy under Rs. 9,000, if you want a 5-inch display mobile. The smartphone excels in many areas like display and performance. The Lenovo K5 Plus will go on sale on Flipkart starting March 23, and there is no need to do a pre-registration to buy the new Lenovo smartphone.
Lenovo has been really aggressive with new smartphone launches and has been offering exceptional specs and price in most segments. They recently launched the Lenovo K4 Note and the Lenovo Vibe X3 too which offers excellent value for money.
The Lenovo K5 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa-Core processor and has Adreno 405 GPU. The smartphone comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, expandable to 128 GB.
The K5 Plus has 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP selfie camera. The device runs on the Android Lollipop 5.1 and has 4G LTE connectivity. It is powered by 2750 mAH battery capacity. The display size is 5.0 inches and has an FHD resolution with 443 PPI.
It is an excellent phone for people looking for an ideal screen size and performance.
Number 8 on our list is a long battery life smartphone from a Japanese company.
Panasonic P55 Max
Panasonic P55 Max is available for Flipkart Price Rs. 8499. The smartphone comes with a display size of 5.50 inches with HD resolution and protective glass. The Panasonic P55 Max is powered by 1.25 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MTK6737 processor, and it comes with 3 GB of RAM.
Key Spec for Panasonic P55 Max
- Display –5.5 inches IPS LCD display.
- Resolution – HD 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density).
- Operating system – Android 7.0 (Nougat).
- Processor –Mediatek MT6737 Clocked at 1.25 GHz
- GPU – Mali-T720 MP1
- Internal storage – 16 GB expanded up to 128 GB via MicroSD card to a dedicated slot.
- Rear Camera – 13 Megapixel, Autofocus, Quad-LED flash
- Front Selfie Camera – 5 Megapixels selfie camera.
- Battery –Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery.
- Sensors – Accelerometer, proximity.
- Weight – 180 grams
- Thickness – 8.7 mm
- Price Rs. 8499
- Color – Champagne Gold, Matte Black.
Motorola Moto G4 Play
Moto G4 Play was launched on 6th September 2016. The smartphone is available on Amazon India Priced at Rs. 8,999. A near perfect Android smartphone for all your needs with decent build quality.
The Moto G4 Play comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0 and near stock android experience. Two things that stand out for the Motorola smartphones are build quality and the Android experience.
The mobile runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz along with the Adreno 306 GPU. It is clubbed with 2 GB RAM ensuring lag-free performance.
The phone includes a storage space of 16 GB which is expandable up to 128 GB using a microSD card. The screen measures 5 inches and has an HD 1280*720 pixel resolution IPS display and also has a water repellant coating.
The Moto G4 Play 4th Gen has a decent 8 MP Main camera, and at the front, there is a 5 MP selfie camera.
The smartphone comes with 4G LTE connectivity and also supports VOLTE. There is a 2800 mAH battery which also comes with rapid charging support to ensure you never run out of charge.
The Moto G4 Plus don’t over promise anything but delivers on the basics, and that is a great thing. Motorola has also launched the Moto E3 Power which comes with 3500 mAH battery and is priced at Rs. 7,999.
Asus Zenfone Max With 5000 mAH Battery
Asus Zenfone max is a very robust smartphone which comes with a decent camera and Battery back up. In fact, it has one of the best battery back up with 5000 mAH battery capacity.
There is also reversible charging support which means you can charge another mobile with it.
The Zenfone Max is powered by the Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, and it comes with 2 GB of Ram.
The smartphone is priced at Rs. 9499 for the 2 GB RAM version with 16 GB of storage while the 2 GB Ram version & 32 GB storage version comes at Rs 9999.
It would be much better to buy the 32 GB storage version as you get additional 16 GB storage space for just 499.
The smartphone also comes with a decent 13 Megapixel rear camera with Autofocus support and a low light mode. It also has a 5 Megapixel front selfie camera. The mobile has got Android Marshmallow OS 6.0 along with the heavily skinned Asus Zenfone UI.
The Zenfone Max has 4G LTE support along with the essential connectivity options. The smartphone comes with 5.5-inch display with HD resolution (1280*720) pixels and 267 PPI.
Huawei Honor 5C
8 MP Selfie Camera Mobile Below 9K – The smartphone was earlier priced at Rs. 10,999 and has recently got a price cut and is now available for Rs. 8,999.
It looks a lot like a premium smartphone; the phone is said to be crafted using CNC Diamond coated cutter, which provides nanometer precision in every cut making it smooth and easy to hold in hand. It is one of the best smartphones with a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution.
Good 13 MP Rear Camera and 8 MP Front Selfie Camera: The Huawei Honor 5C comes with latest 64-bit Octa-core Krin 650 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM and also has a Mali T830 GPU which offers good gaming performance.
The honor 5C comes with unique design, and the metallic build smartphone adorns the fingerprint scanner at the back. The antenna lines are concealed well by Huawei and blend in the top and bottom edges easily.
The phone comes with 13 MP camera with BSI sensor which is said to provide better illumination in low light condition, for selfies it also has a much improved 8 MP front camera.
The Huawei Honor 5C runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 and have 16 GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 128 GB using a micro-sd card. The honor 5c has a decent 3000 mAh battery capacity, which can last all day long. The Huawei Honor 5C has a thickness of 8.3 mm and weighs 156 grams.
Key Specs for Huawei Honor 5C
- Processor – Octa-core Kirin 650 Processor, Clocked at 2.0 GHz.
- RAM – 2 GB RAM.
- Camera – 13 MP Rear Camera and 8 MP Front Camera.
- Storage – 16 GB internal Storage expandable to 128 GB.
- Display – 5.2 inches Full HD Display.
- Battery capacity -3000 mAh battery.
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes
- Connectivity – 4G LTE / VOLTE, Dual SIM
- OS Android Marshmallow 6.0 upgradable to Android Nougat 7.0 and EMUI 5.0
- 4G VOLTE Support enabled by OTA update in April 2017
Overall – Good Design, premium Looks, Good Front and Rear Camera smartphone below 9000.