Looking for a smartphone which has the best-in-class features but still fits into your budget? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Priced between INR 10,000 and INR 15,000, here are some top mid-budget phones that are popular amongst Indians for delivering the optimum mix of cost-efficiency, performance, and style!
realme 3 pro
One of the most recent entries in the Indian smartphone market, the realme 3 pro comes equipped with several advanced features. Its 6.3-inch dewdrop FHD+ screen, with close to 91% screen-to-body ratio for the most immersive experience, is complemented by a speedway S-curve gradient design for maximum style. Powered by Snapdragon 710, the realme 3 pro also comes equipped with Adreno 616, the best mid-range GPU, and 6 GB RAM – thus ensuring seamless performance even for high-intensity tasks such as gaming.
Since it is designed to cater to the specific needs of the millennial generation, the realme 3 pro also comes with a 16MP IMX519 Sony dual rear camera as well as a 25MP selfie camera. Supporting nightscape, chroma boost, and super slow-motion at 960fps, the device turns moments into lasting memories by elevating the photographic experience to another level.
And that’s not all! Its 4045 mAh battery with VOOC3.0 is the fastest charging in the segment and ensures uninterrupted usage by eliminating the need for frequent charging. The ColorOS 9.0, based on Android Pie, is now also available for Android Q beta as well.
Grab this phone on Flipkart, realme.com and offline stores at an amazing price of INR 13,999.
Redmi Note 7 Pro
One of the most in-demand smartphones in the mid-budget segment, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has become popular on the back of its stylish design and high performance. The smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 645 processor and 6GB RAM with fast-charging support to boot. This allows high-powered games such as Asphalt 9 to run smoothly, while the 6.3-inch FHD+ display – protected Gorilla Glass 5 for added security – provides a vibrant, sharp display.
Running on MIUI 10 (based on Android 9 Pie), the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes equipped with a 48MP main camera and a 32MP front camera for high detail images. Natural colors, night mode, and edge protection in bokeh mode ensure that the images are crisp and dynamic. Coming equipped with 4,000 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 7 Pro allows users to go through the entire day without the need for charging frequently.
Redmi Note 7 Pro is available on all leading e-commerce stores such as Amazon.in and TataCliq.com at a price of INR 14,989
Samsung Galaxy M30
Samsung’s newest budget phone series offers several high-end specs at affordable costs. With 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, upgradable to 6GB RAM and 128 GB ROM, Samsung Galaxy M30 has a 13+5+5MP triple rear camera setup with an f1.9 aperture and 2.2 wide-angle and a 16MP front camera with f2.0. Its long-lasting battery of 5,000 mAh is fit for long hours of use, making for a great all-around package for users looking for performance and stability.
Samsung Galaxy M30 is available on Amazon, starting at INR 14,990
A real steal deal, the realme 3 is the pick of the lot, partly because of its power-packed features at such an affordable price point. Coming equipped with 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM (expandable to 256GB), the phone has 6.2-inch dewdrop full screen and triple SIM slots. The realme 3 also comes with an upgraded 13MP dual rear camera and a 2MP front camera with Nightscape and Chroma Boost mode – the first smartphone in its category to offer such innovative features. Backed by a massive 4230 mAh battery, the device is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P70 processor and boasts of power consumption that is 15% lower than other smartphones in the category.
Redmi Note 7s
Another the high-powered budget smartphone from Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 7s is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 that comes with a 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Its 6.3-inch full-HD+ the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and allows for bright, legible display both indoors and outdoors. The Redmi Note 7s runs on MIUI (based on Android Pie) and has a rear 48MP primary sensor with 5MP depth sensor, along with a 13MP front camera. With a 4,000 mAH battery, the smartphone ensures a good power backup that can last users a full day of hardcore device usage.
Redmi Note 7s with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is available on all leading e-commerce stores such as Flipkart, Amazon.in, and TataCliq.in for prices starting INR 13,074
OPPO F19 Pro+ 5G is No. 1 Selling 5G Smartphone: Counterpoint
Consolidating its 5G legacy, OPPO India’s F19 Pro+ 5G was recently declared as the No 1 selling 5G smartphone in the 25k-30k category for two consecutive months in March and April. Markets including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Mumbai have been the top-performing states recording the highest sales volume of the product.
F 19+ Pro, OPPO’s 5G product launched in the mid-segment range was introduced to make 5G accessible to all. Interestingly, this device successfully clocked sales worth over INR 230 crores in only three days of the F19 Pro series availability in the market.
Commenting on this success, Mr. Damyant Khanoria, Chief Marketing Officer, OPPO India, said, “We are delighted to see the response we have received on F19 Pro+ 5G. This success bears testimony to the love and acceptance of the devices in the series. This product stands for powerful specs and continues to be a firm favorite among millions of Indian users. We are driven to push the boundaries of innovation and simultaneously create engaging consumer touchpoints to give our users a great experience as we carry this legacy forward.”
The brand also introduced several offers that customers can avail in the month of June. OPPO has collaborated with HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank, Standard Chartered and Bank of Baroda for customers to avail a flat 7.5% Cashback along with zero downpapement finance scheme and an 11% instant cashback for anyone using PayTM.
F series has always been a firm favorite among the young discerning trendsetters & known for its trending features allowing users to flaunt their life. With cutting-edge technologies from unique features like the AI Highlight Portrait Video, Smart 5G, dual-video mode, superior battery, immersive gaming experience, and a lot more, the F19Pro series is doing wonders among the young trendsetters.
Vivo Y73 Launched with Powerful Features in India
Vivo announced the launch of youthful vivo Y73 in India. Priced at INR 20,990 for 8GB+128GB storage (expandable upto 1TB), Y73 offers 3GB Extended RAM where users can run up to 20 apps at the same time without a hitch. A perfect amalgamation of stylish design and stunning colors, the all new Y73 is a premium offering from the youthful Y series. The smartphone will be available in two attractive colour options— Diamond Flare and Roman Black on vivo India E-store, Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, Tatacliq, Bajaj EMI Store and across all partner retail stores.
Sara Ali Khan is the ‘Chief Style Icon’ and will be seen across marketing campaigns of Y73.
The stylish and slim vivo Y73 features a 16.37 cm (6.44 Inch) AMOLED Display with FHD+ (2400*1080) ultra-high resolution, providing a seamless experience for both videos and photos. It also offers 33W fast charging capabilities for people who are always on the go. Y73 is powered by MediaTek Helio G95 processor and comes with the latest FunTouch OS 11.1 based on the latest Android 11.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Nipun Marya, Director- Brand Strategy, vivo India said, “vivo’s youthful Y-series is known for its comprehensive product offerings that are innovative, trendy and designed to meet the evolving demands of the consumers across price brackets. With vivo Y73, we are taking one step further to bring joy in our consumers’ lives by introducing class-leading features like ultra-slim design, superior camera specifications, fast charging capabilities, etc. at an accessible price point”.
Beautiful Blend of Chic Design and Superior Display
Offering an ultra slim 7.38mm design, complemented by an extremely lightweight foot print of 170g, the vivo Y73 is one of the best-looking phones in its category. Combine those looks with a 2.5D rounded frame and phone becomes an absolute delight to hold and use with one hand. The looks carry-forward to the display. The device features a 16.37 cm (6.44-inch) AMOLED Display with FHD+ (2400*1080) ultra-high resolution that offers true-to-life colors. This stunning display also includes a fast and accurate fingerprint sensor.
Create joyful memories with your loved ones
Designed to capture your most cherished moments, the Y73 features an AI triple camera system in the rear. The system is headlined by a 64MP main camera that captures the world as you see it with utmost clarity using a large f/1.79 aperture. The rear camera unit is completed by a 2MP bokeh camera to power those beautiful blurred backgrounds in your portrait shots and a 2MP super macro camera that is capable enough to take shots at a distance of just 4 cm. The vivo Y73 also offers a 16MP front camera that offers the perfect selfie experience. The complete camera system is packed with features to enhance your photography experience.
The Super Night Mode, elevates night photography using AI powered noise reduction, resulting in crystal clear photography with radiant filters at night. Brilliant Night photography is also carried forward to the front camera using the Super Night Selfie. This AI algorithm with brilliant hardware works to provide clearer night selfies by restoring the striking details of your face, even while shooting in the night.
With Ultra Stable Video, both front and rear camera creates steady clear footage, so you can re-live those unforgettable memories with clarity. The Dual View Video feature allows the front and rear cameras roll at the same time and capture the world all around you, the way you experience it. Not just this, the 4K video capabilities of the phone will bring the utmost clarity, delicate textures, and remarkable visual impact with clarity even when zoomed in or cropped.
Experience Seamless and Smooth Performance
Packed with 4000mAh battery, Y73 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 processor and comes with the latest Funtouch OS 11.1, based on the latest Android 11, bringing the unparalleled experience together. The large battery is further combined with 33W FlashCharge that recharges to 61% in just 30 minutes.
The best gaming experience is guaranteed by the Ultra Game Mode that allows you to block notifications of apps for minimized interruptions. Furthermore, it ensures precise control with adaptive frame rate and temperature allocation that controls the CPU more smartly. Additionally, the Multi-Turbo has been updated with an optimized ART++ Turbo that will further enhance the performance.
Mi 11X Series Witnessed Sales of Worth INR 300 Crore
Mi India announced a new record with Mi 11X series of devices, that contributed to sales worth over INR 300 crore* in just 45 days of its launch. The powerful, flagship grade smartphones from the house of Mi boasts class leading technologies paired with the best software to provide a complete and unique smartphone experience.
Vivek Kumar, Business Lead- Mi smartphones said, “We are extremely touched with the love and overwhelming response that we have received from our Mi fans and consumers for the newly launched Mi 11X series. With an aim to elevate the overall user experience, the 300 crore mark is a testimony to consumers’ acceptance for brand Mi. We are thankful to our customers for trusting us with their safety in product deliveries and believing in us to bring the best, during the unprecedented times. As we continue to expand our Mi smartphone portfolio in the market, we will continue bringing premium and feature-packed devices that our consumers can count on.”
Both Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro feature revolutionary cameras, latest flagship Snapdragon™ 870 and 888 series chipsets, powerful Dolby stereo speakers, 120Hz E4 Super AMOLED display, and fast charging capabilities that aims to offer a premium smartphone experience.
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