Best budget smartphone 2018
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
ZenFone Max Pro M1 of Asus brand was the most popular smartphone this year. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 was launched to compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. There are many RAM and storage variants of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 handset available. Its premium variant comes with 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variant. The reason for the popularity of the phone is its build quality and vibrant display. To bring life to the phone, a 5000 mAh battery has been given. While reviewing the phone, we did not like its camera app much. At the same time, the battery life of the phone was also disappointing.
Realme 1 was the first smartphone of Oppo’s sub-brand Realme. MediaTek Helio P60 chipset has been used in the phone for speed and multitasking. Its 3 GB and 32 GB storage variants were launched for Rs 8,990. There is a 3,410 mAh battery to power the phone. For the information of people, let us tell you that the battery life of the phone is also good. Fingerprint sensor is not present for security in Realme 1, as well as its OS is cluttered. Camera quality is also average. Shortly after the launch, the company stopped selling the 3GB variant of the Realme 1. Its 4 GB variant is sold for Rs 10,490.
Realme 2 Pro
Oppo’s sub-brand Realme has launched the Realme 2 Pro smartphone with Waterdrop Display Notch. For speed and multitasking, Snapdragon 660 processor and 3,500 mAh battery have been given to liven up the phone. Realme 2 Pro handset is available in 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variant and 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage variant. The starting price of Realme 2 Pro is Rs 13,999 and its premium variant is sold for Rs 17,990. The build quality of the phone is good and face recognition also works fast. Camera quality is average in low-light.
The design of Honor 8X is quite impressive. Huawei Kirin 710 processor has been used in the phone for speed and multitasking. This chipset is better than Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 660 processors. Honor 8X has a display notch and its camera performance is average.
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Nokia brand phone maker HMD Global launched the Nokia 5.1 Plus this year. Nokia 5.1 Plus has Helio P60 processor, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. The price of this phone is Rs 10,999. The Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone is part of the Google Android One program, due to which the phone is guaranteed to receive software and security updates. The build quality of the phone is also very good and its biggest feature is that this phone comes with USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi Mi A2 is a stock Android smartphone and it comes with Snapdragon 660 processor. Mi A2 is available in 4 GB and 6 GB two RAM variants. To save photos, videos and other things, 64 GB and 128 GB storage will be available. Xiaomi Mi A2 price in India is Rs 16,999. For photography, the phone has two rear cameras and the photo quality in low-light was also very good. To bring life to the phone, a 3,000 mAh battery will be available. Battery life is average.
Realme U1 is a selfie-centric smartphone. This handset comes with MediaTek Helio P70 processor. Like Realme 2 Pro, Waterdrop Display Notch is also present in Realme U1. The phone has 6.3 inch display. This phone is available in 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variants. We liked the camera performance of the phone in daylight and the Face Unlock feature also works fast. Its camera quality is not particularly good in low light.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
Xiaomi Redmi 6A, the upgrade version of Redmi 5A, has been launched this year. The phone was launched for Rs 5,999 but after some time the price of the phone was increased after which now this handset is sold for Rs 6,599. Redmi 6A has a bigger 18:9 display. There is MediaTek Helio A22 processor and 2 GB RAM for speed and multitasking. To save photos, videos and other things, 16 GB and 32 GB two storage variants are available. Like other smartphones from the Xiaomi brand, the Redmi 6A also has a lot of advertisements.
Infinix Note 5
The Infinix Note 5 has a crisp and vivid display for under Rs 10,000. The performance of this phone with MediaTek Helio P23 chipset is also very good. To bring life to the phone, a 4,500 mAh battery has been given. The battery life of the phone is also good. The quality of Infinix Note 5 in low-light is not very good.
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Redmi 6 is the upgrade version of Xiaomi Redmi 5. Handset will get 3 GB RAM with MediaTek Helio P22 processor. To save photos, videos and other things, 32 GB and 64 GB two storage variants will be available. With the help of microSD card, it is possible to increase the storage up to 256 GB. We liked the Redmi 6’s build quality and battery life. The thing to note here is that the low-light camera performance of the phone is below average.