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.
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Here are 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 9000 available in India Jan’19.
Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi has launched the latest smartphone the Xiaomi Redmi 5 in February 2018 in India. It is available to purchase from Amazon and Mi.com. The phone is available in 3 different variants:
- 16 GB Storage / 2 GB Ram – Rs. 7999
- 32 GB Storage / 3 GB Ram – Rs. 8999
- 64 GB Storage / 4 GB Ram – Rs. 10,999
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 come with 5.7 inch IPS HD+ Display (18:9 aspect ratio) with 1440*720 Pixels resolution and 293 PPI. The device comes with an upgraded design and now sports a Full-Screen display with minimal bezels.
It has a robust metallic build and comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back.
The performance is decent with all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and Adreno 506 GPU. It runs on the Android Nougat 7.1 along with the MIUI 9.5 and offers a decent user experience.
Key Specifications Redmi 5
- Screen Size – 5.7 inch IPS HD+ display (1440*720) pixels, 282 PPi.
- 2.5 D Curve Glass Cover.
- Processor – Octa Core 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Processor.
- Graphics – Adreno 506
- RAM Capacity – 2/3/4 GB RAM
- Rear Camera – 12 MP primary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture.
- Front Selfie Camera – 5 MP Front Camera.
- Storage – 16/32/64 GB with micro SD slot up to 128 GB.
- Operating System – MIUI V9.5, Android Nougat 7.1.
- Volte and 4G LTE support.
- Thick – 7.7 mm.
- Weight – 157 grams
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes at the back.
- Battery Capacity – 3300 mAh, No fast charging support.
Infocus Turbo 5 Plus
InFocus Turbo 5 Plus was launched in India in September 2017. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720*1280 pixels resolution at a pixel density of 283 PPI.
Price of InFocus Turbo 5 in India starts at Rs. 7,499 and is available for purchase on Amazon.
For photography, the phone comes with 13 MP + 5 MP dual camera sensors at the back while a 5 MP secondary camera is there for taking selfies.
It is an affordable smartphone which comes with Android Nougat 7.0 and also has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. The key highlight of the smartphone is its massive 5000 mAH battery that easily lasts more than a day on a single charge.
Key Spec For Infocus Turbo 5 Plus
- Display – 5.5-inch IPS LCD with 2.5D Curved Glass
- Resolution –720 x 1280 pixels
- Operating system – Android Nougat 7.0.
- Processor –1.5 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6750
- GPU – Mali T860 MP2 GPU.
- Internal storage and RAM – 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage, expandable up to 64 GB.
- Rear Camera – 13 MP + 5 MP Dual Camera with f/2.0 aperture and PDAF, with Dual Tone Flash
- Front Selfie Camera – 5-Megapixel front-facing camera
- Battery –5000 mAH battery supports reverse charging.
- Fingerprint sensor – Yes, front-mounted
- Thickness – 8.95 mm
- Weight – 176 grams.
Huawei Honor 7A
Huawei launched its Honor 7A smartphone in India in April 2018. It can be purchased through a flash-sale on 12th June for a price of Rs. 8,999 on Flipkart.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and comes with 3 GB of RAM to handle multi-tasking.
The internal storage is also sufficient at 32 GB and is expandable up to 256 GB using a microSD card. Also, it comes with 3 GB of RAM.
The smartphone runs on the Android Oreo 6.0 and also comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back side.
Huawei Honor 7A has a 5.7-inch Display and offers a resolution of 720*1440 pixels at a pixel density of 282 PPI.
For imaging, the mobile has a dual 13 MP + 2 MP rear camera setup that comes with an f/2.2 aperture, phase-detection autofocus and LED flash. On the other hand, its secondary camera is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
Powering the phone is a 4000 mAh battery, which is more than enough to last the entire day. Moreover, it comes in 3 colors: Black, Gold, and Blue.
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 an 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.
Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018) was launched in Indian market in May 2018.
The device costs Rs. 9,990, and is available for purchase from the retail stores.
It boasts of Exynos 7570 Quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz and comes with 2 GB of RAM. It is a good smartphone for multitasking and general usage. If you are a non-gamer, it can be a decent device to have.
For photography, the device has a single-lens 13 MP (f/1.9) primary camera with autofocus and an LED flash.
Samsung Galaxy J4 (2018) is a Dual-SIM mobile and comes with a micro USB 2.0 port and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The phone features a 5.5-inch screen with HD display (1280*720) with a pixel density of 267 PPI. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded to 256 GB using a micro SD card.
It boots on Android Oreo 8.0 OS and packs a big 3000 mAh battery which lasts a whole day with moderate to heavy usage.
Itel S42 was launched in India in March 2018. The price of the phone is Rs. 8,499 and is available in Black and Champagne colors.
The devices come with a 5.65-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels at a pixel density of 285 PPI.
Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-core chipset, along with an Adreno 308 GPU. Also, the phone boasts of a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and even has face-unlocking technology that can unlock it even at night.
The smartphone packs 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB using a microSD card.
For imaging, Itel S42 has a 13-megapixel rear shooter along with a 13-megapixel front camera for taking selfies.
The phone boots Android Oreo 8.0 and packs a 3000 mAh battery which easily lasts over a day even after heavy usage.
Panasonic P55 Max
If you are looking for a long battery life smartphone under Rs 9,000 the Panasonic P55 Max can be a good choice. The smartphone comes with great battery life and has a 5000 mAH capacity battery.
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.
Oppo Realme 1
Oppo Realme 1 was launched in India on May 25, 2018. Notably, it comes in 3 variants:
- RealMe 1 – 3 GB Ram and 32 GB Storage – Price Rs. 8,999
- RealMe 1 – 4 GB Ram and 64 GB Storage – Price Rs. 10,999
- RealMe 1 – 6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage – Price Rs. 13,999
Realme 1 comes from the Oppo’s sub-brand, Realme. The device has an aluminum body, and it feels very smooth to hold the phone.
Talking about its display, it features a 6-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) 18:9 display with a pixel density of 402 PPI.
For photography, there is a 13 MP (f/2.2) rear camera with PDAF and an LED flash. Also, it has an 8 MP camera for taking selfies.
The Oppo Realme 1 boots Android 8.1 with ColorOS 5.0 skin on top of it, and gets fuel from a 3410 mAh non-removable battery.
Powering the device is a Mediatek Mt6771 Helio P60 Octa-core processor, with the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Interestingly, it is the same chipset that Oppo uses in its F7 smartphone.
The phone is clubbed with 3/4/6 GB of RAM, ensuring the smooth experience while using it even with multiple apps open and running in the background.
Realme 1 comes with 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB storage options which are expandable up to 256 GB using a microSD card.
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.
Powering the device is the Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 processor with a maximum clock speed of 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 an 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.
Smartron t.phone P
Smartron t.phone P was launched in India in January 2018. It comes in Black and Gold colors and is available for purchase on Flipkart for a price of Rs. 7,999.
The device features a 5.2-inch HD (1280×720) IPS display which comes with 2.5D curved glass.
Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core processor with maximum clock speed of 1.1GHz along with the Adreno 505 GPU. Additionally, it comes with 3 GB of RAM.
The mobile runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 and packs 32 GB of internal storage expandable up to 128 GB using a microSD card.
Talking about photography, it has a 13-megapixel (f/2.2) rear camera with features like PDAF, HDR, and flash. On the other hand, there is a 5-megapixel (f/2.2) selfie camera with a wide selfie and Beautify modes.
Fueling the phone is a 5000 mAh battery that comes with OTG reverse charging technology. There is a fingerprint sensor, which is at the rear. Smartron t.phone P is 8.9 mm thick and weighs 160 grams.
Overall – Good Design, premium Looks, Good Front and Rear Camera smartphone below 9000.