Best Value for Money Smartphones: Festive Sale

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 Amritesh no responses 3 Views

Festive Season is on and many of us are thinking to upgrade our smartphones during this time. The brands are also providing attractive discount on their products which makes it an ideal time to get a new smartphone. The sale offers on the e-commerce portals is on for a while now and will continue till the end of the month. Discount is available on premium, midrange as well as budget phones. These discounts and cashbacks along with exchange offer allow the Individuals to buy the phone according to their preference. In this post let’s take a look at Best Value for Money Smartphones at different price point.

Best Value for Money Smartphones: Pricewise

Ultra Budget Smartphones below Rs 6,000/-

Budget Friendly Premium Smartphones in 2019
Ultra Budget Phones

Redmi 7A is currently retailing from Rs 5,299/- and with credit card discount will be available at even lower price. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 439 chipset which is decent at this price. Given the hardware specifications it won’t be able to support high end games or capture high quality images, but will suffice for normal usage. Redmi 7A is expected to perform well with moderate tasks. However, the base variant comes with 16GB storage so Individuals interested in buying this phone should look at 32 GB variant which is priced marginally higher.

Realme C2 is currently retailing at Rs 6,999/- for the base variant (2 GB Ram/32 GB Storage) and comes with refreshing design and decent hardware specifications at this price point. However, prepaid discount will bring the price below Rs 6,000/-. Individuals looking for android phone in very tight budget may consider Realme C2. The phone comes with decent build and performance is satisfactory for the price. The phone is powered by Mediatek P22 chipset which is a budget friendly chip and offers optimal performance for the price.

These phones are good for 1st time buyers or Individuals with limited usage of the phone. In terms of battery and display both the phones are again very close to each other.

Budget Smartphones below Rs 10,000/-

Realme 5
Realme 5

Realme 5 is another great offering by Realme offering impressive specifications below Rs 10,000/-. Currently, Realme 5 is retailing at Rs 8,999/- for the base variant which comes with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB Storage. Snapdragon 665 powered the phone along with Quad Camera setup offers great value for money. The phone is equipped with the essential sensors and humongous 5000 mah battery which should last for full day even under heavy use.

Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8 comes from an established brand in the budget segment at a very affordable price. Phone is similar to Realme 5 but has an additional sensor in form of IR Blaster which the Realme 5 lacks. Redmi Note 8 is also powered by the Snapdragon 665 chipset and has quad rear camera setup. However, the MiUi interface is known to push ads on the platform which is annoying for many. Phone also comes with 18 watts fast charging support.

Midrange Smartphones below Rs 15,000/- 

Realme XT
Realme XT

Realme XT is priced slightly above @ Rs 15,999/-. However, during the sale the phone is available on discount offered by the banks and credit card which brings the price down by at least Rs 1,000/- to Rs 2,000/-. Phone is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 712 chipset and comes with 4/6/8 GB Ram and 64/128 GB storage. Expandable Storage option along with dual sim support is available on the phone. Competitive Price, powerful hardware specifications makes it a strong offering in this price range. The cameras on the phone is also quite impressive, it has the 64 megapixel primary lens along with ultra wide angle lens, depth sensor and the new macro lens to capture close up shots. The premium glass build design and features makes it a good buy for the price. The 4,000 mah battery along with VOOC fast charging support provides great battery backup.

Budget Friendly Smartphones in 2019

Vivo Z1x is a surprise which I myself did not expect will make my list. But Vivo is trying to bring competitive phones in the midrange price segment. Vivo Z series phones are impressive devices which come at attractive price point. The latest offering Vivo Z1x is an impressive device which comes with triple camera setup and powerful hardware specifications. The AMOLED display, good camera and 6 GB Ram (base variant) provides for enjoyable end user experience. The phone is priced at Rs 16,990/- but is available on Rs 2,000/- discount on pre-paid card payment. However, the absence of expandable storage and lack of splash resistance coating are two of the noticeable cons in my opinion. But looking beyond it, this is a great device for the price. The phone also comes with 4500 mah battery which provides good backup and 22.5 watts fast charging quickly power ups the phone.

Redmi Note 8 Pro
Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme 5 Pro are also great choices in this price range. However, since none of these devices come with AMOLED display or in-display fingerprint scanner, I have not included them on top of the list. But ignoring those two minor knit pickings, I believe these are great phones too for the price. Especially Redmi Note 8 Pro which offers great specs and powerful hardware for gamers. If someone is looking for performance oriented phone they should consider Redmi Note 8 Pro which uses the extremely powerful Mediatek G90T chipset. Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at Rs 14,990/- while Realme 5 Pro is available for Rs 13,999/- for the base variant. Both the phones sport the 64 megapixel rear camera along with ultra wide lens, depth sensor and macro lens. Both phones support fast charging as well.

Premium Value for Money Phones below Rs 30,000/-


Redmi K20 Pro is a flagship device from Redmi, sub brand of Xiaomi. It is the first flagship device from Redmi. The phone recently received a price cut and starts from Rs 24,999/-. The base variant of the phone comes with flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, 8 GB Ram, 128 GB storage along with flagship Sony IMX 586 Camera sensor. It is currently one of most affordable flagship device available in the market. This phone also comes with pop-up selfie camera which makes it a one of the most compelling flagship smartphone. The full screen display makes for immersive media experience. The battery provided on the phone is of 4000 mah and it supports fast charging up to 27 watts.

One Plus 7 has been enjoying major chunk of the market share in the premium segment. The phones come with top end specifications at affordable price point and with fluid vanilla android experience. One Plus is known to offer flagship phones at affordable price point with high end specifications, making it a popular device in the premium segment. With the launch of new edition of One Plus phone, the previous version gets a price cut and is available for Rs 29,999/- for the base variant of 6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage. The Snapdragon 855 chip along with well optimized User Interface provides lag free performance, rear camera uses the flagship Sony IMX 586 sensor for superior image quality. Battery provided on the device of 3700 mah and comes with proprietary fast charging support.

Top Smartphones on Sale

Asus 6Z is one more device which drew my attention this year. The phone is priced aggressively for the specifications offered. The main highlighting point is the camera which doubles up as the front and rear shooter. The flagship hardware, flip camera module, near stock android experience, affordable pricing makes it a worthy choice. Currently, it is retailing at Rs 27,999/- but with discounts one can expect the price to go down further by Rs 2,000/-. However, the phone does not offer any water resistant protection and also lacks the AMOLED panel.

These are my picks as Best Value for Money Android Smartphones.

The Information shared is just for information purpose. Same should not be misconstrued as recommendation. Readers are advised to do their own research to have more clarity about the product before taking any decision.

Amritesh is an experienced professional in the field of HR, Finance and Compliance. He is currently working in the IT Industry with an US based firm. He took up Blogging as a hobby which eventually turned into passion. He primarily focuses on topics related to Personal Finance, HR, Compliance and Technology.

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