Best affordable smartphones you can buy in 2021

affordable smartphones
affordable smartphones

The Indian smartphone market today is inundated with handsets, along with myriad smartphone brands. There are at least a dozen brands that cater to Indian consumers, and these constitute international brands and local manufacturers.

The leading smartphone brands include the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo, Samsung and OnePlus (in terms of market share), while Apple is popular among the mid-premium and premium segment consumers. Newer brands like Tecno and Infinix are slowly gaining prominence, while Micromax, the Indian smartphone maker, is once again finding its feet in the market.

Taking this into consideration, it comes as no surprise that Indian consumers are spoilt for choice. Smartphone buyers literally have thousands of options to choose from, and this enables individuals to cherry-pick models. One no longer has to make compromises, as there is a smartphone model for every requirement. There is a unique offering for every budget, need and inclination.

If you’re thinking about purchasing a new pocket-friendly smartphone this year, we have scoured the internet, and have curated a list of the ten best budget-friendly devices you can get your hands on in 2021.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

We start with arguably the best smartphone under 10000 INR, Redmi Note 10. Flaunting a gorgeous 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display, Redmi Note 10 offers a stupendous cinematic experience. Additionally, it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Protection, which safeguards the device from accidental drops, and sports the minimalist Evol design, which accentuates its aesthetic appeal.

Samsung Galaxy F12

Galaxy F12 houses a large 6,000mAh battery that keeps the device running throughout the day, while you can rely on the phone for important tasks. Additionally, the model packs a 48MP quad-rear camera system, and you can realise your passion for photography, and capture stunning images that are life-like with this device.

Realme Narzo 30A

Heralded as the best budget gaming smartphone in the country, Realme Narzo 30A lets you chase your dreams of being a pro gamer. This smartphone is fuelled by the gaming-centric MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor, which delivers a powerful yet smooth gaming experience. Additionally, its 6,000mAh battery lets you indulge in long, uninterrupted gaming sessions.

Samsung Galaxy M12

Part of Samsung’s soi-disant ‘Monster’ series, Galaxy M12 houses a massive 6,000mAh battery, which gives you uninterrupted performance. The device’s 90Hz refresh rate further ensures that the visuals on the screen are fluid and ultra-smooth, so that you can watch your favourite content without any lags. 

Micromax IN 1

Micromax’s resurrection in the Indian smartphone market was driven by Micromax IN 1, which quickly became the go-to option for Indian consumers. Given the fact that it is offered by a true-blue Indian brand, this model became a popular smartphone under 10,000 INR. Additionally, it sports a lot of features and specifications that are hard to find at its price point.

For instance, the smartphone comes with a large 6.67-inch Full HD+ display, and runs on 4GB RAM. Additionally, it packs a 48MP triple-rear camera setup, and boasts a 5,000mAh battery. This impressive list of specifications made IN 1 one of the best-sellers in the market in 2020.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

With a large 6,000mAh battery under the hood, Redmi 9 Prime is a powerful device that over-delivers. Its 48MP quad-rear camera array is an attribute that is usually found in pricier models, while the sensors work together to provide captivating images from different perspectives. Furthermore, the 6.53-inch Full HD+ display dispenses visuals that are striking and immersive.

Realme Narzo 20

Yet another gaming-centric device that punches way above its weight, Realme Narzo 20 comes with an 18W fast charge support, which replenishes its 6,000mAh battery quickly. Additionally, it also comes with reverse charging, so that you can power up your smart devices. The phone’s V-shape design pattern has been influenced by the word ‘Victory’, which is fitting, considering the immense popularity of the smartphone.

Tecno Spark 7 Pro

Flaunting a large 6.6-inch IPS display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate, Tecno Spark 7 Pro is an exquisite device that facilitates fast response time, and offers lag-free visuals. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor and a face recognition feature, thereby providing greater security measures.

Tecno Spark 7T

Powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, Spark 7T is your next best bet if you cannot bag the Spark 7 Pro. The processor ensures that the device executes demanding tasks with minimal fuss. Additionally, the HyperEngine technology allows you to play graphics-intensive games on this smartphone.

Oppo A7

One of the best Oppo phones under 10000 INR, Oppo A7 sports a waterdrop screen design, and flaunts a 3D heat-curved sheet and grating pattern on the mirrored texture casing at the back. This lends the device a premium look. Furthermore, this model houses a stunning 16MP front camera, something that is unheard of at its price point.

You can purchase your favourite model from any of the top brands at the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. You can pay for the device in no-cost EMIs by using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card, while availing attractive deals, discounts and offers at the EMI Store.