The Best Android Smartphones Under 8000 in India

by Oct 23, 2019

It is interesting to see budget smartphones getting the top class flagship features at a super affordable price range. The users now have a lot of options for selecting their prime phone. Brands like Oppo, Vivo, Redmi, Realme, Samsung, Nokia, etc. are designing tremendous devices with marvellous technology at a pocket-friendly price.

In this new era of the smartphone industry, getting a feature-loaded device at a low price is not a big deal, but selecting the optimum device which matches your requirements is the thing a buyer should focus. Considering various aspects, we have chosen a bunch of high-end smartphones under the price of Rs 8,000. The list below contains best phones which offer powerful performance, eye-catching design, great cameras and good battery backup.

The 10 Best Android Smartphones Under 8000

1.

Realme C2

Realme C2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.1" (720 x 1560)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

The Realme C2 features a Jaw-Dropping Diamond Cut design, which looks fantastic and premium in the hands. Besides this, it offers a super-wide 6.1-inch IPS LCD screen (1560 x 720 pixels) protected by Gorilla Glass 3 which comes with a dewdrop display and an 89.35% screen-to-body ratio to provide an exceptional visual experience.

The display has the perfect brightness levels, which allows you to view the screen even in the direct sunlight. The screen also amazed us with sharp colours and excellent viewing angles. Overall the phone gives a sturdy feel and comfortable to hold in hands. The phone is available in Diamond Black and Diamond Blue colours.

Processor

The phone gets its power from an octa-core 2Ghz MediaTek Helio P22 SoC chipset. The processor’s manufacturing is based on the 12nm architecture along with Cortex-A53 cores. The phone’s performance is great to an extent, but running a heavy app or game is not a child’s play for this device. It lags a bit and takes a lot of time to load a bit heavier app. Games with heavy graphics run on this device, but do not give an authentic gaming experience.

Camera Quality

For imaging purpose, the Realme C2 is coupled with a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup which comes with the support of Artificial Intelligence and facilitates you to click some splendid shots. A front camera with 5MP lens permits you to take some sharp selfies. Night photography is also quite impressive.

Moving further to video recording, it allows the user to record a 1080p video from rear camera whereas 720p with the front camera. The biggest demerit is that it does not have video stabilization and often ends up with a shaky output. More features such as HDR, Beautification, Time Lapse, 1080p video recording, Slo-Mo Video and a 2x zoom are also available.

Additional Features

The phone hosts a 2GB RAM to ensure seamless multitasking and a 16 GB internal memory for storing pictures, videos and other stuff efficiently. Not just this, you can even expand your storage space via a memory card up to 256GB. The phone runs on the ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 ( Pie ) version.

The device also features a Driving and Riding mode which automatically puts the phone on DND when paired with your vehicle’s Bluetooth. Sadly there’s no fingerprint scanner on the device, but facial unlock for biometric security, which is imposingly fast.

Battery Life

A gigantic 4,000 mAh battery powers the phone for whole day usage. A basic user who play games, watches youtube videos, browse social media feeds and does a bit of chatting can easily run this device for at least a day, with 15-20 % remaining in the tank. The phone is supplied with a standard 10W charger which charges the device from 0% to 100% in about 2 hours. The phone supports a micro-USB charging port, which is acceptable at this price.

What We Loved

  • Incredible design
  • Massive battery backup

What We Didn’t Like

  • Average camera performance in low light.
  • Okayish Display
2.

Samsung Galaxy M10

Samsung Galaxy M10
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.22" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3400 mAh

Display and Design

The phone flaunts a vibrant 6.2-inch infinity v-cut TFT display with HD+ multi-touch capacitive touchscreen and 720 x 1520 pixels resolution along with 199 aspect ratio. The side and back of the device are made up of plastic, along with round edges and corners. Something worth mentioning is the speaker grill which is sitting on the back panel instead of the lower side of the frame, making the sound output a bit lower and slightly muffled when lying on a table.

Processor

Moving towards performance, Samsung Galaxy M10 is powered by the Exynos 7870 1.6GHz octa-core SoC [which was first seen two years ago in the Galaxy J7 clocked at 1.6GHz and is coupled with a single-core Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. Switching between apps, and playing some high-end games showed some frame drops, but the device didn't hang or stopped responding, but heated up after some use.

Camera Quality

The device aids a 13MP primary and 5MP secondary ultra-wide-angle dual camera setup. The primary camera offers the 13MP lens with f/1.9, 1/3.1" in size. It also supports Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) along with a decent video stabilization which shoots up to 1080p videos at 30fps. For a stronger selfie game, the front camera has a 5MP lens with f/2.0 in size. Intersetingling it can also shoot HDR and 1080p video at 30 frames per second. The contrast and dynamic range of the camera are limited to some extent, whereas the contrast and sharpness are superb at this price point.

Additional Features

The machine runs on Android Oreo v8.1 OS and offers a 4GB RAM + 32GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 512GB through a memory card. This enormous amount of storage on this device makes it distinct from other competitors. Although the phone does not features a fingerprint sensor, but it provides the facial unlock option. For the connectivity purposes, the phone offers Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS; Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP, LE, micro USB 2.0, Dual Sim.

Battery Life

The Galaxy M10 is juiced with a 3,400mAh Lithium-ion battery which lasts a day easily with nominal usage. The IPS LCD display draws the most battery out of the battery tank and which can not be avoided. Furthermore, the gadget comes with a micro-USB charging port along with a standard 5W charger in the box. The charger is not so impressive and goes from 0% to 20% in extravagant 30 minutes, which is way too slow as compared to the competitors.

What We Loved

  • Superb Battery life
  • Vibrant display with a V-cut notch
  • Nice camera that too, with a wide-angle lens with this price tag.

What We Didn’t Like

  • Android 8.1 (Not the latest)
  • No fingerprint scanner
  • Slow charging
3.

Samsung Galaxy A10

Samsung Galaxy A10
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.2" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3400 mAh

Design and Display

The Galaxy A10 features a 6.2 inches TFT IPS display, with a screen resolution of 720×1520 pixels. A 199 aspect ratio makes the phone much taller and gives a super-wide viewing experience. The Gizmo comes with an all-plastic body and has a glossy finish which attracts a lot of fingerprints on the back panel.

The speakers are placed on the backside of the device, which is not much impressive as the sound output from them muffles down when the phone is placed on a flat surface. The phone comes with an infinity V-display; the display also includes a feature of "adaptive display" which lowers the brightness according to the amount of surrounding light.

Processor

A Samsung Exynos 7884 octa-core chipset, clocked at 1.6GHz clock speed, muscles the Galaxy A10 for its processing. The machine performs pretty well when used for 50-60 minutes of light usage consisting of calling, texting, browsing social media, or clicking some pictures, but starts lagging and heating up after that.

The power users may never be benefited from the Galaxy A10, but it is okayish for the modest users. For a better gaming experience, a game launcher comes pre-installed on the device which has various options regarding notification management.

Camera

The device is coupled with a single 13MP camera on the back whereas a 5MP selfie camera on the front. The absence of the secondary depth-sensing lens on the rear side resists you to click the blurred background portraits. The cameras of the A10 performs very well, especially in the daylight, and gives some so-so output in the night.

Although the device does not offer an optical zoom, it provides a toggle for 2x digital zoom which provides some decent and sharp pictures even after zooming in.

Additional Features

The machine is fueled by a 2GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage with an expandable capacity of 512GB which runs on the Android Pie v9.0 operating system. The device comes in a single variant with 2GB RAM + 32GB storage only giving us the colour options, i.e. Blue, Black, Red, and Gold colours.

Pin, pattern and facial unlock are the only ways of security management; Yes! Samsung didn't include a fingerprint scanner in the A10. Furthermore, the phone supports Dual, Nano-SIM and has a Bluetooth v5.0 for better connectivity. On the sensors department, the phone features Light sensor, Accelerometer and a Proximity sensor, and not to forget "a 3.5mm audio jack".

Battery

The Galaxy A10 backs a battery of 3,400mAh which performs exceptionally well. A medium use of the device for one hour only drains off about 15% of the battery, which is quite impressive. The phone gets charged up through a micro-USB port and takes about 2 hours to charge from 0% to 100%.

Although the Gizmo has an excellent battery backup, it does not makes it a great performer in the Gaming department as the phone heats up a lot even after the use of 40-50 minutes.

What We Loved

  • Big battery life
  • Trendy V-cut display design
  • Decent cameras

What We Didn’t Like

  •  Average Processor
  • No depth-sensing lens in the rear camera
  • Only 2GB RAM
4.

Realme 3

Realme 3
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.22" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4230 mAh

Display and Design

The realme 3 exhibits a splendid 6.3- inch screen with HD+ resolution and comes with a 19.5 9 aspect ratio to ensure a more extensive viewing experience. The stylish dewdrop display gives a premium look to the phone and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone features skinny bezels and a moderately narrow bottom chin.

The phone is offered in three variants -Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Black with a beautiful gradient finish at on the back. The glossy back panel allows the fingerprints to reside on it, which can only be resisted if you use a back cover.

Processor

The phone is muscled by an octa-core Helio P60 chipset, which is MediaTek's flagship processor and has almost similar qualities as the Qualcomm's "Snapdragon 660". The phone gave impressive results with heavy games and managed to run those without any lag or slow down.

All-inclusive it a nice performer in moderate real-life usage. A dedicated "Game space" for efficient and amusing gaming experience is also included in the phone which automatically set the phone on DND and sets a brightness lock. Giving this phone a try for the budget gamers would be a great option.

Camera

For clicking some fabulous snapshots, the phone is armed with a 13MP (f/1.8) primary lens accompanied by a 2MP secondary lens as the rear camera setup, along with a 13MP (f/2.0) front camera for selfies. For clicking some "Instagram ready" pictures, the camera app contains features like Portrait mode, Nightscape mode and Panorama.

For the video recording department, the device is capable of shooting 1080p Full HD clips and some amazing 90fps/720P slow-mo video-shooting. Moreover, Realme has provided Camera API 2.0 native support by which you level up your photography game by installing the Google Camera App.

Additional features

The Realme 3 runs on the Android version 9.0 (pie), which is based on the Color OS 6.0. The phone comes with a 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage space further expandable up to 256GB. On the bottom resides the speaker grill, accompanied by our favourite "3.5mm headphone jack."

The device provides us with Dual SIM dual-standby (4G+4G) as an icing on the cake. The Gizmo also offers GPS, Music Player, Video Player, Fingerprint sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, G-Sensor, Acceleration sensor, Pedometer, Wi-FI and BlueTooth.

Battery Life

Realme 3 is muscled with a humongous 4230mAh lithium-ion battery that efficiently runs the phone for more than one day for most of the users. Even though Realme didn't introduce the power of fast charging in the Realme 3, the 10W included charger compensates the issue. The charging brick power-ups the phone to 50% in an hour, which is acceptable at this price. The phone comes with a micro-USB type charging port.

What We Loved

  • Powerful Processor
  • Good Battery life
  • Fast Facial recognition
  • Handy design and body

What We Didn’t Like

  • Videos are not stabilized
  • Cameras are not up to the mark
  • Easily catches dirt and fingerprints
5.

Redmi 7

Redmi 7
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.26" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

The Redmi 7 flaunts a sporty 6.26-inch IPS LCD screen with a waterdrop notch. The phone offers the 720 x 1520 resolution with the super-slim bezel display for an enhanced viewing experience. The phone provides sufficient brightness, even in the harsh sunlight. The viewing angles and colour saturation are perfect, which allows us to watch movies and photos with much more clearly.

Not only the all-plastic body comes with some new beautiful colour gradients, but also with a glossy back. The back feels a bit sticky and attracts a lot of fingerprints. The new glossy back finish is much more susceptible to scratches which are also confirmed by Xiaomi. Furthermore, the best thing is that Xiaomi has used Gorilla Glass 5 for the protection of the display.

Processor

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC powers Redmi 7 which is a considerable up-gradation to Redmi 6 pro's Snapdragon 625. It features eight CPU cores by the Qualcomm Kryo 250 clocked at a speed of 1.8GHz. On the Graphical department, the integrated Adreno 506 graphics do the job pretty well and elevates the gaming experience.

Swapping in between apps, multitasking, animations gave us a perspective about the performance capability of this phone, which indeed impressed us. To be precise, the phone performs very well but surely is not meant for the hardcore gamers, which may face frame drops or lags at higher graphics.

Camera

In the optics department, the phone is equipped with a dual-camera setup of 12MP (f/2.2 aperture) primary lens and a 2MP depth-sensing lens, accompanied by a LED flash at the back for clicking some dazzling HDR or portrait shots. To fulfil your selfie needs the phone features an 8MP front-facing camera.

Both the cameras give some really impressive end-results. The images in the natural light provide a natural output, whereas, with AI feature turned on, we get to see some beautified and evenly toned photos. The camera allows us to record up to 1080p and 60FPS but without any video stabilization. While the phone performs perfectly in the natural lights, it is unacceptable to see its poor quality shots in low light.

Additional Features

The phone comes in two variants i.e. 2GB RAM + 32GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, expandable up to massive 512GB with an external memory card. The unit runs on MIUI 10.2 on top of Android 9 Pie. As the MIUI does not give any app drawer, so all the icons are on the home screen. The phone supports 4G on both the SIMs of the dual SIM configuration, as well as Bluetooth 4.2, single-band Wi-Fi 802 and GPS.

In addition to this, it also has an accelerometer, an electronic compass, 3.5mm audio jack, ambient light sensor and an infrared emitter for controlling appliances. Streaming full HD videos on this device are not possible as the phone does not support the Widevine L1 DRM, but it does not make much difference because the screen is not a full HD panel. Provision of the P2i's pulsed plasma deposition process creates a tough nano coat on the device, which further protects it from any liquid spill or splash.

Battery life

The Gizmo comes with a monumental battery of 4,000mAh capacity. A user who watches a lot of movies along with photography and gaming can easily make it through a full day.

A casual user can even use it for two days with just a single charge. Undoubtedly the battery backup gives no scope for complaints and does its duty perfectly. The device comes bundled with a standard 5V 2A charger which takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes to charge it completely through its micro-USB charging port.

What We Loved

  • Good battery life
  • Fabulous Design
  • Nice processing speed

What We Didn’t Like

  • Overrated Low-Light camera
6.

Redmi 6 Pro

Redmi 6 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.84" (1080 x 2280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Display and Design

The Xiaomi's Redmi 6 Pro exhibits a 5.84-inch full-HD+ display with 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution and a 432 PPI pixel density. The screen is topped with a massive notch and eventually generates some more viewing area. Plastic is used for manufacturing the frame of the smartphone. However, the back is made up of a metal which gives it a matt finish and resists it to catch fingerprints or smudges. The fingerprint scanner is placed at the easily accessible back panel. Overall, the phone has a sturdy look and a handy design which can easily be operated with a single hand,

Processor

The device offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU for handling the graphics and rendering sector. The processor includes eight ARM Cortex A53 cores with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz. The chipset is designed on the 14nm architecture which manages to perform quite well in all aspects. Playing some casual games on this device is not an issue, but when it comes to high-end games, the phone stutters a bit and heats up after a bit of gaming. Definitely, you may consider this device for your day-to-day usage including light gaming, texting, calling, browsing social media, clicking pictures etc.

Camera

The Redmi 6 Pro packs a great deal when it comes to cameras! The smartphone features a dual-camera setup on the rear with a primary lens of 12 MP with PDAF and a secondary lens of 5 MP with depth sensor, the camera system of device delivers a great user experience with snapping which might get disturbed in low-light conditions because of its slow processing of images in low-light. On the front, the smartphone stages a 5 MP camera which is capable of AI-based selfies and full HD video recording at 30fps.

Additional Features

The Redmi 6 Pro has a ton of additional features installed on its motherboard! Xiaomi powers the camera of the handset with its indigenous technology which they termed as AI Beauty 4.1 which does a lot more than you'd expect; The AI Beauty 4.1 revolutionizes the whole camera game by detecting minimal features of your face and later correcting them using AI without any distortion which involves elements like face slimming, enlarging eyes, skin smoothing, contouring and many more. The brand has engineered the handset in a way that the temperature of the machine is limited, and it stays 2 degrees less than usual as claimed by the company.

Battery Life

Redmi 6 Pro is suited with robust battery storage! The handset backs a non-removable 4000 mAh Li-Po battery which helps the device to work the whole day efficiently. According to some test reports and user feedback, the device is able to run media for up to 16 - 17 hours stretch without any problem.

However the phone does not support fast charging which is essential to consider while making a choice for a smartphone but the price that it offers it is severe for a manufacturer to put that leisure in a device which has to meet the needs of the pocket, anyway the machine will not hang you up with charger for too long you shall get the phone half charged in just about one hour or less.

What We Loved

  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot
  • AI-Based Front Camera
  • Vibrant Display

What We Didn’t Like

  • Dual 4G absent
7.

Realme C1

Realme C1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.2" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4230 mAh

Design and Display

The Realme C1 flaunts a 6.2 inches IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and 199 aspect ratio which makes the display vivid also because of the pixel density of 271 PPI. The front of the phone is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on which you can apply a screen guard which is included in the box to have multi-layer protection for the screen. The design of the C1 is flawless, but the plastic back panel is rumoured to attract scuffs pretty easily.

Processor

The gizmo is muscled by a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm) chipset which sits on an Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU which was expected to give the users a smooth experience but due to the poor software management my the manufacturer the UI experience some lags which are expected to improve later with updates.

On the graphical department, the smartphone is enhanced by an Adreno 506 GPU, which helps to keep the frame rates fluid in a game and improve the experience of the user.

Camera

C2 is aided with a dual-camera setup which includes a primary lens of 13 MP with autofocus and f/2.2 and a secondary lens of 2MP with depth sensor and f/2.4 which are capable of recording full HD videos at a frame rate of 30fps coupled with an LED flash which results in enhanced HDR more portraits.

On the front, the device packs a 5 MP lens with f/2.2 with enabled HDR, although a lot has been put in the device when it comes to the camera considering other giants in the market the camera department of this handset remains average.

Additional Features

The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) which is fashioned by ColorOS 5.2 out of the box. The device has an internal memory of 16GB and runs on a RAM of 2GB which sound substandard because of the other smartphones in the market with better specifications. The hardware is improved in the next version of the device; the internal memory can be extended up to 256 GB using a Micro SD card which is hosted by a dedicated memory card slot in the SIM tray.

Battery Life

This guy packs a massive battery for the specifications that it hosts! A non-removable 4230 mAh Li-ion battery juices Realme C1 which enough for the device to stay alive all day long with limited use.

The gizmo can give you a surprising 20-21 hours of media runtime, which makes it top any contender in the battery game without any difficulty. Since the machine does not support fast charging, it might take up to 2-3 hours for a full battery backup.

What We Loved

  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot
  • Excellent Battery

What We Didn’t Like

  • Poor Specifications
  • Bad Camera Quality
8.

Asus Zenfone Max M1

Asus ZenFone Max M1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

Zenfone Max M1 sports with a wider display of 5.45 inches (13.84cm) capacitive touch panel and 5 point multi-touch with an aspect ratio of 189, whereas regular smartphones come with 169. The phone has Full-view display of 1440x710 pixels high resolution to focus on every detail and excellent sharpness on the screen with 2.5D glass on the top.

It has 84.4% screen-to-body enhancing the attractiveness of the phone. As trendy notch is not present on the screen, but the lightweight body makes it comfortable to use with one hand. It has a unibody design and premium metallic finishing. The device measures 15.9 x 0.9 x 7.1 cm and weighs 150 grams.

Processor

The device powered by the octa-core CPU with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. The chipset Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 is made with 28nm architecture. This chipset is a perfect piece which can run everything, with excellent performance in multitasking. With this inside the phone, it is capable of rendering high-performance graphics.

To handle graphics it has the Adreno 505 GPU supporting HD videos at 60 frames per second. Big games while multitasking might lag a bit but other than that all daily tasks and gaming are smoother with less power consumption.

Camera

The Gizmo embedded with amazing 13MP + 8MP(ultrawide) primary camera of aperture f/2.0 providing beautiful shots. The camera enables fast-focus PDAF technology to capture images more quickly. It also features with LED flashlight and has AI portrait mode for bokeh effect to blur the photos. Selfie shooter with 8MP of aperture f/2.0 and 85° field of view which allows clicking images in true colours even in low light via single-tone front flashlight. The camera app has other modes .i.e. Panorama, Beauty,

Time Lapse (with power saving) and nine various filters. It provides fantastic day-time photography, quality falls a bit in the night, but it's acceptable. Recording videos of quality 1080p at 30 fps enabling auto video stabilization (EIS).

Additional Features

3GB of RAM to fuels Zenfone Max M1 to running all the apps in background smoothly. It seamlessly does the multitasking job. It has an internal memory of 32GB to store personal files and documents, and according to the user, it can be expandable up to 256GB via an external microSD card. The device supports Dual SIM slot with additional slot for microSD card to simultaneously use three cards. It supports 4G connectivity.

The phone runs on ZEN UI 5.0 based on Android 8.0, which has Mobile Manager a single app to manage everything on the phone and other useful pre-installed utility apps for smoother integrity with the phone. To enhance the security of the device, it comes with a Fingerprint scanner and Face-detection to unlock the phone. The phone has other useful sensors like accelerometer sensor, gyro sensor, proximity sensor, compass and GPS.

Battery Life

It furnishes with incredible 4000 mAH long-lasting battery backup which has up to 41 days 4G standby capacity, four days of music playback and up to 23 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing capacity. The Powermaster technology increases the lifespan of the battery by 2x and better battery optimization option based on the regular scans.

What We Loved

  • Incredible battery life
  • Dedicated memory slot

What We Didn’t Like

  • Outdated chipset
  • MicroUSB port
9.

Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.86" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB | 6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3060 mAh

Design and Display

The Nokia 5.1 Plus features a jaw-dropping high-gloss design along with a 2.5D glass back, which gives it a stylish and premium look. It has a 5.86-inch HD+ display, which generates a superb colour saturation and fantastic viewing experience. The brightness is enough for practical viewing experience even at different angles or in harsh sunlight.

On the top of the display, sits a massive notch with its front camera. The glass back gives a magnificent glossy finish, but at the same time attracts a lot of fingerprints, so it's better not to use it without a back case. The buttons are placed at a reasonable and reachable location and have an excellent clicky feel.

Processor

A mighty Helio P60 octa-core SoC powers the phone by MediaTek. The processor shows slightly better benchmarks compared to the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636. The device runs super cool while using it for general purposes, and even when playing games for a limited time, but starts heating up with long and intense media that too with high graphics, which can be problematic to some users and they might put this into consideration before spending any penny on the device.

Camera

In the optic department, the smartphone features a dual-camera setup on the rear and a sophisticated camera for selfie purposes on the front. The rear camera comprises of a 13 MP lens with PDAF and f/2.0 which is a substandard setup, but it surprisingly delivers divine pictures in artificial lighting conditions but gets a little grainy on the low-light levels, combined with another camera of 5 MP which helps take device portrait shots does but do an accurate job but does it good enough, speaking of which, the portrait pictures might be little smudged on the edges. On the front, an 8 MP lens is installed with delivers excellent front snapping experience.

Additional Features

Since the 5.1 runs on Android One OS, the device does not unlock with company installed features in it, but it packed with security which is backed by google which a company skinned OS wouldn't be otherwise, the phone receives updates regularly, some of which you'll also get on the day on booting the device for the first time.

The phone stages an internal memory of 32 GB which might not be enough for specific affairs so it can also host a memory card to expand space up to 400 GB, but the slot for MicroSD card is hybrid which might compel you to compromise with a SIM card. Apart from all necessary sensors, the phone can also host GALILEO based GPS, which makes your location more precise. Not only that, the phone likewise aids a USB Type-C support which revolutionizes the whole budget-range smartphone market.

Battery Life

The 5.1 features a good battery life which is supported by a non-removable 3060 mAh Li-ion battery which delivers a surprising whole day usage to its users with a single charge, but it is important to note that you might only get the following results with a very conservative use which involves some amount of gaming and media surfing, however, whole day gaming or media surfing ensures the battery to die quickly and you'll need a recharge. Coming to figures, based on some tests you might be able to experience up to 14-15 hours of HD video play, which is quite excellent looking at the battery size.

What We Loved

  • Android One
  • Excellent Gaming Performance
  • Amazing Battery Life

What We Didn’t Like

  • Hybrid SIM Tray
  • Poor Low-Light Performance
10.

Nokia 2.1

Nokia 2.1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    1GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

Nokia 2.1 furnishes with 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display which amplifies the viewing experience. It has a 70.0% screen-to-body ratio supporting high resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with an aspect ratio of 169 ratio. The screen has 267 PPI pixel density, which provides ultra sharpness to the viewing experience. The phone has two rear speakers which cover the top and bottom panel of the phone. The phone measures 153.6 x 77.6 x 9.67 mm and weighs 141 grams.

The device is highly comfortable to fit in palms and easily used by one hand. The phone flaunts with the sleek design with coloured detailing. The phone designed in three colour variants; Blue/Copper, Blue/Silver, Grey/Silver. As the Nokia brand is known for muscular phones. This phone also manufactured with good quality, which is durable and manages a few drops efficiently.

Processor

The Nokia 2.1 armed with average Quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 425 chipset with the clock speed of 1.4 GHz and CPU Cortex-A53. The phone has smoother performance while managing among light apps. It might experience bit rare lags during 4-5 apps running simultaneously in the background. It has GPU Adreno 308 which renders good quality graphics and able to run light games smoothly.

Big and bulky games might experience lags and frame drops. Swiping between messaging apps, browsers and other light apps is a perfect work for this chipset.

Camera

The phone equipped with a primary camera of 8MP with auto-focus which provides accessibility to click shots quickly, which is a perfect point. The camera app comes with other features and effects HDR, Panorama, manual mode, and delayed shots. LED flashlight present at the back panel of the phone provides easiness in clicking shots at night, but the low-light quality of the images are just not satisfactory.

The front-facing selfie camera of 5MP which is fixed-focused is an average quality camera, works fine with capturing beautiful selfies during day time. The image quality has a dull colour and low detailing.

Additional Features

Nokia 2.1 powered by 1GB of RAM to seamlessly run all apps and features, but this amount of memory is quite low. It also comes with an internal storage of 8GB to store necessary files and articles. For good, the room is expandable up to 128GB via an external MicroSD card.

The device supports Dual SIM standby with 4G connectivity and has incredibly fantastic quality dual speakers at the rear panel. This phone runs on Android Pie (9) - Android One. It is equipped with some useful and essential sensors like GPS+GLONASS+Beidou, Accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor and 3.5mm audio jack to stay with your favourite music.

Battery Life

The phone is packed with massive 4000 mAh of battery backup, which gives the user the freedom to stay outside without carrying a charger and worrying about battery drainage. While using the phone at moderate usage, it can remain turn on up to 2 days. It has music playback capacity of up to 128 hours. Furthermore, the device gets charged by 5V/2A charger via micro-USB port and takes up to 2 hours to get fully charged from zero to 100%.

What We Loved

  • Stereo speakers
  • Low price

What We Didn’t Like

  • Low Performance
  • Less internal storage
  • Less RAM