Best Budget Smartphone 2018
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Asus brand’s ZenFone Max Pro M1 was the most popular smartphone this year. Zenfone Max Pro M1 was launched to compete with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. There are many RAM and storage variants of Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 handset available. Its premium variant comes with 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variant. The reason behind the popularity of the phone is its build quality and vibrant display. 5000 mAh battery has been given to bring life to the phone. While reviewing the phone, we did not like its camera app much. At the same time, the battery life of the phone also disappointed.
The first smartphone of Oppo’s sub-brand Realme was Realme 1. MediaTek Helio P60 chipset has been used in the phone for speed and multitasking. Its 3 GB and 32 GB storage variants were launched for Rs 8,990. To bring life to the phone, there is a battery of 3,410 mAh. For the information of you people, let us tell you that the battery life of the phone is also good. There is no fingerprint sensor for security in Realme 1, as well as its OS is cluttered. Camera quality is also average. Shortly after the launch, the company stopped selling the 3GB variant of Reality 1. Its 4 GB variant is sold for Rs 10,490.
Realme 2 Pro
Oppo’s sub-brand Realme has launched the Realme 2 Pro smartphone with Waterdrop Display Notch. For speed and multitasking, Snapdragon 660 processor and 3,500 mAh battery have been given to bring life to the phone. The Realme 2 Pro handset is available in 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variants and 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage variants. The starting price of Reality 2 Pro is Rs 13,999 and its premium variant is sold for Rs 17,990. The build quality of the phone is good and the face recognition also works fast. Camera quality is average in low-light.
The design of Honor 8X is quite impressive. Huawei Kirin 710 processor has been used in the phone for speed and multitasking. This chipset is better than Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 660 processors. Honor 8X has a display notch and its camera performance is average.
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Nokia brand phone maker HMD Global launched Nokia 5.1 Plus this year. Nokia 5.1 Plus has Helio P60 processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. The price of this phone is Rs 10,999. The Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone is part of the Google Android One program, so the phone is guaranteed to continue receiving software and security updates. The build quality of the phone is also very good and its biggest feature is that this phone comes with USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2 is a stock Android smartphone and it comes with Snapdragon 660 processor. Mi A2 is available in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants. 64 GB and 128 GB storage will be available to save photos, videos and other things. The price of Xiaomi Mi A2 in India is Rs 16,999. For photography, the phone has two rear cameras and the photo quality in low-light was also very good. To bring life to the phone, a 3,000 mAh battery will be available. Battery life is average.
Realme U1 is a selfie-centric smartphone. This handset comes with MediaTek Helio P70 processor. Like the Realme 2 Pro, the Realme U1 also has a waterdrop display notch. The phone has a 6.3 inch display. This phone is available in 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variants. We liked the camera performance of the phone in daylight and at the same time the Face Unlock feature also works fast. Its camera quality is not very good in low light.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
Xiaomi Redmi 6A, an upgrade version of Redmi 5A, has been launched this year. The phone was launched for Rs 5,999 but after some time the price of the phone was increased, after which this handset is now sold for Rs 6,599. Redmi 6A has a big 18: 9 display. For speed and multitasking, there is a MediaTek Helio A22 processor and 2 GB RAM. Two storage variants 16 GB and 32 GB are available to save photos, videos and other things. Like other smartphones of the Xiaomi brand, the Redmi 6A also has many advertisements.
Infinix Note 5
Infinix Note 5 has a crisp and vivid display under Rs 10,000. The performance of this phone with MediaTek Helio P23 chipset is also very good. To bring life to the phone, a battery of 4,500 mAh has been given. The battery life of the phone is also good. The quality of Infinix Note 5 is not very good in low-light.
Xiaomi Redmi 6
The upgrade version of Xiaomi Redmi 5 is Redmi 6. The handset will get 3 GB RAM with MediaTek Helio P22 processor. To save photos, videos and other things, 32 GB and 64 GB will be available in two storage variants. It is possible to increase the storage up to 256 GB with the help of microSD card. We liked the build quality and battery life of the Redmi 6. The thing to note here is that the low-light camera performance of the phone is below average.