The sub Rs 7,000 smartphone space seems to void from the past few months and there aren’t really many new devices being launched under this price segment, However, we could manage to get a couple of worthy smartphones under Rs 7,000. 

All the previously launched smartphones under Rs 7,000 have now got a price hike thanks to the new GST rates. Due to slow production, smartphones are most often out of stock. This lists consists of a couple of smartphones priced under Rs 7,000 and also a couple of them priced slightly over Rs 7,000 mark. If you could expand your budget a bit, have a look at them or else, you can get the device which is priced under Rs 7,000. 

We can also expect companies to come up with cheaper phones for the masses in the coming months. These are the entry-level smartphones and you can expect good battery life, decent build, and average camera. These are best suited for people who are using the smartphone for the first time. 

However, if you have some extra money to spare, you must check out the best phones under Rs 10,000

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1. Redmi 8A

Display: 6.22-inch HD+ display | Processor: Snapdragon 439 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP | Battery: 5000mAh battery

Big battery


Fast charging


Ads in UI

Redmi 8A offers one for the best design for the price, it comes with something called aura wave grip design that offers better grip. It is also splash-proof thanks to the P2i coating. You get Snapdragon 439 chipset with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, there is a dedicated microSD card slot on the device.

It houses a 6.22-inch HD+ display with dew-drop camera which houses an 8MP sensors. There is a single 12MP snapper at the rear. Powering the device is the 5,000mAhbattery and you also get Type-C port with 18W fast charging support. 

For, Rs 500 more you get Redmi 8A Dual with the dual-camera setup. 

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2. Realme C2

Display: 6.1-inch HD+ | Processor: MediaTek Helio P22 | RAM: 2GB / 3GB | Storage: 16GB | Rear camera: 13MP+2MP | Front camera: 5MP | Battery: 4000mAh

Looks premium

Big display

Good battery

No fingerprint sensor

Featuring a diamond-cut design, the Realme C2 comes with dual rear cameras with 13MP primary sensor along with 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. You also get a 5MP selfie snapper over the front. The rear camera can record videos up to Full HD resolution.

The Realme C2 comes with a 6.1-inch HD+ screen powered by MediaTek P22 chipset and 2GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. Just like the Redmi device, it also houses a dedicated microSD card slot. It is backed by a 4000mAh battery and comes with face unlock support.

For an additional Rs 1,000, you get the Realme C3 which comes with a dual camera, bigger battery, better processor, and splash-proof design. 

Buy Realme C2  on Flipkart

Buy Realme C2  on Flipkart

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3. Nokia 5.1 Plus

Display: 5.8-inch HD+ | Processor: MediaTek Helio P60 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Rear camera: 13 + 5MP | Front camera: 5MP | Battery: 3060mAh



Stock Android

Average display

Selfie camera

A bit of a surprise to spot a Nokia device in this price segment, the Nokia 5.1 Plus is currently listed on Flipkart for Rs 6,999. It comes with 3GB RAM, the best in the list and 32GB storage. You get a 13MP +  5MP dual shooters at the rear and a 5MP snapper at the front. 

It is powered by MediaTek P60 chipset and backed by a 4030mAh battery with Type-C port. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is a part of the Android One program and will get at least two Android upgrades and three years of security updates. It also houses a physical fingerprint scanner at the rear. 

Buy Nokia 5.1 Plus  on Flipkart

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Redmi 8A Dual

Adding a camera to the mix

Weight: 188g | Dimensions: 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.4 mm | OS: Android 9.0 Pie | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 439 | RAM: 2GB/3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 2MP | Front camera: 8MP

Big battery

Dual cameras

MiUI can be heavy

Xiaomi brought a tiny refresh to the Redmi 8A by adding a secondary 2MP depth sensor to the mix. The rest is pretty identical, which means you get a Snapdragon 439 chipset with 2 or 3GB of RAM, a humongous 5,000mAh battery and a sleek design.

The 13MP primary camera is supposed to be one of the best in the segment, with the usual slew of features too. It also supports 18W fast charging over USB Type-C, a spec previously unseen at this price.

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