The lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic has popularized virtual learning, online classes and work from home in India. Moving towards a digitalized future requires us to be technologically equipped. In a situation of doing everything from our homes, smartphones have become extremely essential for education and profession as well as personal well being.
In this situation of a global crisis, we get more and more reports of helpless parents and students who are missing out on their rightful education due to lack of money to buy a smartphone. Though smartphones are pricey, we have a huge number of them in the low budget category. As smartphones are available from a budget of 5000 rupees, the majority of the middle-class population, search for phones within the price range of 10,000 to 20,000 INR. This section in India is immensely crowded and can be very confusing for the customers. The second quarter of 2020 saw a halt in the smartphone market as a pandemic stroke the whole world but smartphones companies slowly started to re-enter the market with new launches.
With Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo etc. already available, we also have the Poco and Motorola brands making a comeback. Hence, we’ve compiled a list of some budget smartphones that you can look for if you are planning to buy one anytime soon.
- PocoX2- Weighing around 208g, this phone runs on Android 10 as the operating system and with a CPU of Snapdragon 730G chip. It has 4500 mAh battery and 64MP+ 2MP+ 8MP+ 2MP Rear camera with 20MP+ 2MP front camera. Available with storage of 64/ 128/ 256 GB, it comes with a RAM of 6GB or 8GB. The screen is 6.67 inch in size and the price of this phone starts at 15,999 INR in India.
- Realme 6 Pro- With a 6.6-inch full HD+ display of 90Hz, this phone runs on a processor of Snapdragon 720G and 6 or 8 GB RAM. This phone is available with storage of 64 GB or 128 GB. Weighing at 202g, this phone as a quad-camera set-up with 64MP+ 12MP+ 2MP+ 2MP cameras with the telephoto shooter and a dual selfie camera of 16MP+ 8MP with the ultra-wide sensor. The battery is 4300 mAh and has 30W fast charging. This phone is available at prices- Rs. 17,999, Rs. 18,999 and Rs. 19,999.
- Motorola One Fusion Plus-With a battery of 5000 mAh and 15W fast charging via C-type port, this phone by Motorola weighs 210g and runs on Android 10 as the operating system. It has a CPU of Snapdragon 730G and 6GB RAM. This phone comes with 128 GB storage and 6.5-inch 60Hz display. The versatile quad rear cameras are 64MP+ 8MP+ 5MP+ 2MP and it has a 16MP pop-up front camera. This phone is available in India for Rs. 17,499.
Other than these, phones like Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Samsung Galaxy M31, Poco M2 Pro, Realme 5 Pro and Redmi Note 9 are also feature-loaded phones available under 20,000 INR in India.
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A student of English Hons. at BHU, Manosrija is a passionate writer with a writer’s page on Instagram (@manosrija_04) and a YourQuote profile (That Girl). She is a sincere reader and is interested in poetry, fiction and politics.