Best smartphones under Rs 7,000 in India for February 2021

The smartphones under Rs 7,000 in India is not the most popular or most demanding segment. However, there is still a fair amount of interest and users are looking to buy a cheap phone for aged persons or for children's educational purpose. While there are not many launches that happened in the past few months for this segment, there are a handful options available right now in India. 

Once the GST rates got hiked last year and the production was slowed down due to lockdown, the smartphones under Rs 7,000 almost became void. However, things got slightly better towards the end of 2020 with Xiaomi and Micromax launching their cheap phones which falls in the sub Rs 7,000 segment.

best phones under Rs 7,000

1. Redmi 9A

2. Micromax In 1b

3. Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

The current list of best smartphones under Rs 7,000 consists of three phones from Xiaomi, Micromax, and Samsung. In the coming days, Samsung will launch another phone dubbed the Galaxy M02 and we expect a few more phones to launch as the year progresses.

The phones under Rs 7,000 are entry-level smartphones which will serve a basic purpose for a person. You can buy if you are light users who like to watch some YouTube videos, use a couple of chat apps, and to make calls. We also advise you to not install too many apps on board as the performance could take a hot here. Also, if you can extend the budget by a bit, you can have a look at our best phones under Rs 10,000 list.

Redmi 9A

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1. Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Display: 6.53" HD+ | Processor: MediaTek Helio G25 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 5MP | Battery: 5000mAh

Battery
Big display
No fingerprint scanner
Cameras

Xiaomi’s Redmi 9A is the company’s most affordable phone launched in recent times. You get a 6.53-inch HD+ display which is certified by TUV Rheinland for low Blue light. On the inside, the Realme 9A is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 SoC onboard clocked at 2GHz. As for the optics, the Redmi 9A comes with a single 13MP sensor. For selfies, you get a 5MP snapper. 

Further, the device packs in a 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging via micro USB port. Connectivity options on the device include Dual-SIM 4G LTE, VoLTE, and you also get an expandable slot for expansion up to 512GB. Other features include Face unlock, P2i water resistance, and there is also a 3.5mm audio jack onboard. 

Check out Redmi 9A on Amazon

Rs 6,999

Micromax In 1b

(Image credit: Micromax)

2. Micromax In 1b

Display: 6.53" HD+ | Processor: MediaTek Helio G35 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32GB | Rear camera: 13+2MP | Front camera: 8MP | Battery: 5000mAh

Clean software
Type-C
Average camera
Average battery

Micromax made its comeback to the Indian market last year. Banking on Indian sentiment, the brand has created quite a buzz and the Micromax In 1b is the cheapest among the two budget phones launched by the company. The company also provides clean Android 10 software which is rare in this price point. 

The Micromax In 1b sports a 6.53-inch HD+ IPS screen with 20:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device is powered by MediaTek Helio G35 chipset. You get a dual rear camera with 13MP primary shooter with f/1.8 and a 2MP depth sensor. To the front, In 1b features an 8MP shooter in the dew-dop notch. Powering the device is a massive 5000mAh battery with support for 10W fast charging over a Type-C port. 

Check out Micromax In 1b on Flipkart

Rs 6,999

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

(Image credit: Samsung)

3. Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

Display: 5.3" HD+ | Processor: MediaTek 6739 | RAM: 1/2GB | Storage: 16/32GB | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 5MP | Battery: 3000mAh

Good display
Decent performance
Cameras
Slow charging 

For those who are on an extremely tight budget, the Samsung Galaxy M01 Core will serve your basic needs. The phone comes in two configurations - 1+16GB and 2+32GB, we’d highly recommend you to get the latter as both are priced under Rs 7,000. In fact, the 2+32GB variant is now available for Rs 5,999. 

The Samsung Galaxy M01 Core features a 5.3-inch HD+ display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek 6739 SoC. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery that according to Samsung lasts up to 11 hours. It runs on Android Go platform with optimized apps from Google and features several India-centric features. In the optics department, you get an 8MP rear camera along with an LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. 

Check out Samsung Galaxy M01 Core on Amazon

1+16GB: Rs 4,999

2+32GB: Rs 5,999

Best phones under Rs 7000 in India

Product Price
Redmi 9A Rs 6,999
Micromax In 1b Rs 6,999
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core Rs 4,999, Rs 5,999

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