The demand for affordable smartphones in India is at an all-time high. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, smartphones became one of the few ways for students to get access to education, as well as the outside world. Here are some smartphones we recommend that are not just efficient, but are also within the budget of most students.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
There are many options if you want to buy mobiles under 20000. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is a great combination of style and performance. The device features a large 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display that can be very useful to watch video lectures. The 1080 x 2400 pixel screen resolution also promises a bright and vivid picture quality. The phone also delivers smooth performance, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 octa-core processor which clocks at 1.7 GHz – 2.2 GHz, depending on the workload. The processor also comes integrated with an advanced Adreno 612 graphics card that makes intense video gaming sessions possible on the phone. Furthermore, you can rely on the device’s 5,000 mAh battery to last you long hours without any interruptions.
- Realme 8 Pro
Powered by the fast performing Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, the Realme 8 Pro model makes for an excellent choice in the sub-20,000 INR segment. The smartphone’s 6 GB RAM, along with the octa-core processor assures you of a lag-free performance, even when you’re handling multiple apps at the same time. This Realme device has also been hailed for its cameras. On its rear side, it is equipped with a 108 MP primary camera that steals the spotlight. The primary camera is also supported by an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2 MP macro lens, and another 2 MP depth camera – forming a quad rear camera array that can capture detailed pictures even in dimly lit surroundings. Its 32 MP front camera is also impressive, with its capability to shoot wide group selfies.
- Samsung Galaxy F12
For Samsung loyalists, the Samsung Galaxy F12 is by far the best-performing yet affordable option. Priced at less than 12,000 INR, the phone has a lot of amazing specifications to offer. It is driven by the Samsung Exynos 8nm Octa 850 processor that can handle a fair share of the workload, with great proficiency and speed. The 4 GB RAM also proves to be sufficient to juggle between multiple apps without the phone lagging or hanging. With its 6.5-inch display offering a 90 Hz refresh rate, you can enjoy a smooth, jitter-free viewing experience during your online classes. The phone’s 45 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP quad-rear camera configuration, along with the LED flash also does an amazing job at clicking high-quality pictures, even in darker settings. Lastly, the device’s 6,000 mAh battery with its long battery life seals the deal.
- OPPO A53s 5G
If you want to be ready for the onset of the 5G era in the near future, the Oppo A53s 5G is a great budget smartphone to go for. The phone is compatible with 5G and hence, will not become irrelevant once the transition from 4G to 5G happens in India. It features the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833 chipset that promises a very smooth user experience, with its exceptional computing abilities. The processor, along with the 6 GB RAM also makes sure that the phone isn’t prone to overheating or lagging, even when it’s multitasking or running memory-hungry applications. OPPO has also added a 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP triple rear camera configuration that can be used to capture some of your best moments in high quality. Finally, the device’s 5,000 mAh battery comes in handy as it can spare you the need to charge your phone multiple times a day.
- Vivo Y31 2021
The Vivo Y31, launched in January 2021, is surely a contender for the best smartphone under 20,000 INR. The phone sports a 6.58-inch IPS LCD panel that is large enough to not strain your eyes while looking at the screen for long hours. It also projects images at a resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels, making your visual experience while watching movies and videos immersive. The device renders a glitch-free and fast performance due to the presence of a Snapdragon 662 SoC under its skin. It is also supported by a 6 GB RAM that deals with both multitasking and high-intensity gaming. As for its cameras, the phone boasts a 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP triple rear camera array which can click amazing pictures. The 16 MP front camera is also very good at shooting wide-angle selfies. The phone’s massive 5000 mAh battery is provided with an 18W fast charging support that can boost the battery up to 70% in just 64 minutes!
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Brian is the news author at Research Snipers which mainly covers Technology News, Microsoft News, Google News, Facebook, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, and other tech news.