Looking for a low budget mobile phones priced between Rs 5000 to Rs 7000? Choosing a smartphone in this price bracket can be quiet tricky because almost all of them offer similar features. Upcoming brands like Xiaomi, Huwaei and Micromax are providing tough competition to leading brands like Samsung, Sony and LG. In fact, when it comes to value-for-money, none of the popular brands come close to the specifications or features that Xiaomi or Lenovo offer.
Before we get down to listing the best mobile phones under Rs 7000, here are some points to remember before making your purchase:
Smartphones that run Android and Windows OS smoothly are now available for as low as Rs 5000 – 6000.
Android is the most popular operating system and screen-size of 4.5 to 5 inches is popular in this price range.
Manufacturers like Motorola, Huwaei, Asus, Xiaomi sell their phones exclusively on online stores like Flipkart. Most of their popular phones are not available in the local market. It’s safe to purchase phones online, almost all online retailers have the ‘Cash On Delivery’ option. So you can pay only after you get your phone delivered to your house or office.
1. Xiaomi Redmi 4 16GB (Dual Sim) – Rs 7,000
Build Quality and Design: The phone comes in a full metal body. The phone looks very premium for 7000 Rs. One of the best looking phones under Rs 7000.It is available in 2 colours : Gold and Black.
Display: Sports a 5 inch HD display and it is one of the best displays under Rs 7000, the colours are vibrant and perfect.
Software: The snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB RAM is efficiently fast and doesn’t lag. The Adreno 505 GPU does a good job at gaming, the games can be played without any lag. Although we did notice some minor lag while playing high end games. Doesn’t overheat after excessive use. Runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with MIUI.
Fingerprint sensor: The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back and it is very quick,can unlock the phone within seconds. You can also use fingerprints to unlock certain apps.
Storage: 16GB storage with expandable memory upto 128GB and comes with 2GB RAM. The 3GB RAM model comes with 32GB storage and 128 GB expandable storage.
Sim Type:It’s a dual sim phone( Hybrid) which supports 4G.
Camera: Both 13MP rear and 5MP front take decent pictures, the camera interface is simple and takes good pictures. Much better than most of mid range phones
Speaker: Speaker and call quality are good for the price
Battery: The phone comes with a huge 4100 mAh battery that can easily last for 2 whole days with minimum usage. It doesn’t include fast charging, hence takes longer time to charge
Features: Other features like Infrared which acts as a universal remote works really well and feature like dual apps which lets you use dual accounts to use a certain app like Facebook and Whatsapp. Also supports USB on to go to transfer the files
Sensors: Supports sensor like gyroscope and compass.
Value for money : Excellent value for money
Weight: a little heavy due to heavy battery.
Capacitive buttons are not back lit
Doesn’t come with fast charger and hence takes longer time to charge
Display : The phone sports a 5 inch HD display with 294 ppi. Quality wise the phone produces good colours and picture quality. The sunlight legibility is decent as well.
Build Quality and Design: Moto C Plus looks very classy, the back comes with the textured finish and the phone feels good to hold.
Software: The phone features a Mediatek chipset with 2GB RAM and Mali T720 GPU. Performance wise it excels well in both gaming and functionality. There is no lag with 2GB RAM. It also comes with the latest Android Nougat 7.0 with stock android which is a huge advantage.
Camera: The 8MP back camera takes good pictures, however the front camera is average.
Battery: The phone comes with huge 4000 mAh and lasts for a whole day and charges fast as well. It also comes with removable battery and supports fast charging.
Sim Type: It is a proper dual sim device with a separate micro SD card.
Storage :Comes with 16GB internal storage and has 32Gb expandable storage.
Sensors: Supports accelerometer and proximity
Value for money: For Rs 7000, this phone is value for money device.
Features: Supports USB on to go that helps you transfer files.
Speakers: The phone speakers are average, sound is mostly distorted.
Front camera: The front camera takes decent pictures, for Rs 7000 you cannot expect much from the phone.
Fingerprint Sensor: Doesn’t come with fingerprint sensor
Build Quality and Design: The Redmi 4A priced at Rs 6000 is similar to that of Redmi 3S, the build is made up of plastic with a cheap metallic finish , but it does make the phone look classy.
Display: Bright 5 inch HD display with good colour reproduction, comes with auto brightness as well.
Software: Runs on snapdragon 425 with 2GB RAM, performance wise it is very snappy and lagfree. Also comes with Adreno 308 graphics which can play any game with medium settings. Doesn’t heat even after excessive gaming and supports Android Marshmallow with MIUI 8.0, the interface is smooth and good.
Sim Type: Although it’s a dual sim device only one sim supports 4G, the other one supports 2G
Camera: Good camera with 13MP rear and 5MP front, clicks good pictures indoor as well as outdoor.
Display: Infocus Vision 3 is a well designed phone that comes with full size display which is good to wtach movies and play games. It’s a huge 5.7 HD plus full vision display which comes with good colour contrast and colour reproduction. The auto brightness works well and the outdoor visibility is ok..
Build Quality and design: The phone comes with a plastic back panel with metal finish. Although it’s a huge display phone, it does feel comfortable to hold in one hand.
Fingerprint sensor : The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back, it is reasonably fast and can unlock some of the preferred apps.
Speakers: The speakers which are present at the rear and quite loud and clear
Software: The MediaTeK 6737H performs well and is mostly lag free, however the phone becomes slow after a while. The phone comes with Android Nougat 7. Very soon the face ID recognition will be installed with the software update which is a great feature at this price.
Camera: 13MP and 5MP dual rear camera takes decent pictures, although not great but decent for the price. Even the front camera takes good pictures. It comes dualfie feature that enables to shoot video from both front and back cameras simultaneously.
Storage : 16GB Internal storage with expandable memory upto 128GB
Gaming: Games like sub way surfer, temple run and some mid end games can be played without any lag.
Feature : Support USB On to go which helps you to transfer the files.
Battery: The battery life with 400 mAh battery is good, can last for a day with moderate to heavy usage. It doesn’t support fast charging.
Sim Type: It supports hybrid sim type and the sim cards support 4G
Performance : It tends to slow down after a while, not great for heavy users.
Touch issues : Most of the users are facing some touch issues.
RAM management: it comes with only 2GB RAM in which 1.3 GB can be used.
Build Quality and Design: This premium looking phone with plastic build looks and feels good to hold.
Software: The phone comes with Exynos 3475 Quad core processor and performance wise its mostly fast at times but slows down after sometime. It also comes with 2GB RAM and runs on Android Marshamallow 6.0. Gaming experience is decent.
Sim Type: Supports Dual sim (hybrid). Both support 4G and it comes with separate Micro SD card slot.
Storage: 16GB internal storage with 128GB external storage
Call Quality: Good call quality and reception
Speakers: The speakers are present at the back, the sound quality is decent for this price range.
Sensors : Supports accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass
Feature: Supports OTG (can transfer files through USB)
Brand : If you are brand conscious and you want to buy a simple phone with not much of complications then this is a good phone to buy.
Display : It sports a 5 inch TFT display which is not sharp and bright
Performance : Slows down after a while
Fingerprint sensor: It doesn’t come with fingerprint sensor.
Camera: Takes average selfie and low lighting pictures.
Overheating: We did experience some heating issue with the phones
Battery : The 2600 mAh battery tends to drain within half day of normal usage