If you are looking to buy an affordable or one of the cheapest smartphones in India with decent specifications, it isn’t easy to select the right mobile.
If you don’t want to spend too much time searching for the cheapest smartphone, we have shortlisted some smartphones for you. We have shortlisted the cheapest smartphones only from known brands which have a decent after-sales service track record. In addition, all the shortlisted mobiles are available in India for purchase via online and offline channels.
Here are the Top cheapest smartphones in India which you can buy.
The Realme C31 comes in two variants. It is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB + 32GB version. The 4GB + 64GB version costs Rs 9,999. It comes in two colour options – Light Silver and Dark Green colours.
Realme C31 features a 6.5-inch LCD display with HD+ 720×1600 pixel resolution. In addition, the display has a standard 60Hz refresh rate, 269ppi, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 400 nits of max brightness, and a 88.7% screen-to-body ratio.
The phone packs an octa-core UNISOC T612 chipset which will be paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Further, it is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 10W charging.
For optics, there is square-shaped triple camera module. This includes a 13 megapixels primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens and 4x digital zoom, a 2-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens, and a 0.3MP monochrome sensor with an f/2.8 aperture lens. In addition, it also has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens.
Further, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. Besides, it ships with Realme UI R based on Android 11 out of the box on the software front. Connectivity options include dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 and more.
Nokia C01 Plus
The Nokia C01 Plus 2GB + 32GB variant is priced at Rs 6,799 while the 2GB + 16GB version costs Rs 6,299. The handset is available for purchase in Blue and Grey colour variants.
The Nokia C01 Plus features a 5.45-inch HD+ display. There’s a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Unisoc SC9863a processor. The Nokia C01 Plus is loaded with 2GB of RAM and and up to 32GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
On the camera front, the Nokia C01 Plus is loaded with a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. For the front, there is a 2-megapixel shooter with LED flash. However, this handset does not have a fingerprint scanner.
The Nokia C01 Plus runs on the Android 11 (Go edition) operating system. In addition, it comes with a 3000mAh removable battery that supports 5W charging. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, dual-SIM and micro USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Infinix Smart 6
Infinix Smart 6 comes in a single storage with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It is priced at Rs 7499. The handset comes in four colour variants: Polar Black, Heart of Ocean, Light Sea Green and Starry Purple.
Infinix Smart 6 features a 6.6-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. It features a 20:9 aspect ratio with 500 nits brightness. The Smart 6 is powered by the Helio A22 quad core chipset and 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Further, there is an additional 2GB virtual RAM that can be extended.
It features a dual-camera set up at the rear. There is an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 0.08-megapixel AI sensor. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie sensor.
The phone runs on XOS 7.6 based on Android 11 Go Edition. The Android 11 (Go Edition) improves the app start-up time by almost 15%, offers 900MB of more storage to the users apart from the 64 GB and frees up upto 270 MB of the device’s RAM, allowing download of 3-4 more apps including heavier ones. Smart 6 comes with a dedicated 3-in-1 SD card slot for those who want to expand the memory up to 512 GB.
The smartphone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery that supports only 10W charging. The battery enables the device to give a standby time of 60 days, allowing users to binge-watch YouTube videos for up to 20 hrs at a stretch. There’s a micro-USB port for charging along with a fingerprint sensor at the back for security. You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The new JioPhone is priced at Rs 6,499. The smartphone developed by Google and Jio has a 5.45-inch display and comes with pre-installed toned-down apps such as JioTV, JioCinema, Facebook, Gallery, and Assistant. The JioPhone Next also has a 13 MP rear camera as well as an 8 MP front camera, 32 GB of internal storage and 2 GB RAM. The storage is expandable up to 512 GB using a microSD card slot.
It comes with Android-powered Pragati OS as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon QM215 processor. It is backed by a 3,500 mAh battery phone that also supports Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), and an integrated Adreno 308 graphics card.
Micromax In 2C
Micromax In 2C costs Rs 8,499 for the single 3GB + 32GB variant. The device is available in Brown and Silver colours. The Micromax In 2C has a 6.52-inch HD+ display with 1600 x 720 pixels resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, 420 nits max brightness, and an 89 percent screen ratio. In addition, there is a waterdrop notch on the screen to house a 5-megapixel front camera.
Under the hood, the phone gets an octa-core Unisoc T610 SoC paired with 3GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. For the optics, there is a dual-camera setup at the rear.
This includes an 8-megapixel primary camera and a depth sensor. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery with 10W standard charging support. Additional features include Android 11 OS, a USB-C port, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm audio jack. It lacks a fingerprint scanner but does have face unlock support.
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung M01 Core also makes it to the list of the top 10 cheapest smartphones in India. It comes in two variants – 1+16GB and 2+32GB. The 1GB model at Rs 4,999 is the cheapest Samsung smartphone in India and is also available across Samsung’s retail stores, Samsung Opera House, Samsung.com.
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core comes with a 5.3-inch HD+ display. It packs in a 3000 mAh battery to use up to 11 hours and is just 8.6 mm slim. MediaTek 6739 processor powers the smartphone and comes in two memory variants -16GB and 32GB. It is based on Android 10 ( Go Edition).
The phone has a single 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash on the camera front, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter with f/2.4 aperture.
At Rs 5199, Lava Z1 is among the cheapest smartphones in India from a homegrown brand. It is available for purchase on Amazon, Lavamobiles website and offline stores.
Lava Z1 features a 5-inch display with 480×854 pixel resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. In addition, the phone comes with a military-grade certification. 1.8GHz Quad-CoreMediaTek Helio A20 processor powers it.
Lava Z1 has a 5-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture on the camera front dual-LED flash.
The phone has 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD. A 3100mAh battery powers the smartphone, and it runs on XOS 6.2 based on the Android 10 Go Edition.
The Itel A49 is priced at Rs 6,499 for the 2GB + 32GB variant in India and is available via offline retail outlets for purchase. It is available in three colourways including Crystal Purple, Dome Blue, and Sky Cyan.
Itel A49 comes with a 6.6-inch HD+ IPS waterdrop Full Screen display. In addition, the device runs on Android 11 (Go Edition) and powered with a 1.4GHz quad-core processor. In terms of memory configurations, the phone comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM, expandable memory up to 128GB. On the battery front, A49 is powered by a 4000mAh battery with AI Power Master.
The smartphone also comes equipped with dual security features like a multi-functional fingerprint sensor and face unlock. On the optics front, Itel A49 sports dual 5-megapixel AI rear camera, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
Besides, the smartphone comes equipped with flashlight and various camera modes such as AI beauty mode, portrait mode, HDR, short video formats, AR filters and stickers, automatic adjustments of the camera effects according to Itel. Lastly, it also supports dual 4G VoLTE functionality.
Realme C11 2021
Realme C11 2021 was launched in India last year. It is priced at Rs 6999 and is the cheapest smartphone from Realme. It is now available for purchase from Amazon, the Realme website and offline stores as well.
The Realme C11 2021 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, a waterdrop notch, 89.5% Screen-to-body Ratio, 60Hz screen refresh rate and a 269 PPI pixel density. Under-the-hood, the handset packs a 1.6GHz octa-core UniSoC SC9863 processor, along with 2GB LPDDR4x RAM and 32GB (eMMC 5.1) storage. It can be further expanded up to 256GB with the help of a MicroSD card.
Realme C11 2021 comes with a single 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash on the back, and a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture on the front for selfies. Unfortunately, the phone doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner.
A 5000mAh battery with 10W charging support powers the C11 that claims to last for up to 48 hours of standby time. The phone runs on Android 11 based on Realme UI Go Edition.
Tecno Spark 8C
The Tecno Spark 8C is priced at Rs 7,999. It is available for purchase on Amazon.
The Spark 8c features a 6.6-inch HD+ (720 x 1612 pixels) Dot Notch display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate and an 89.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. The device is powered by an octa-core Unisoc T606 processor. It comes with 3GB of built-in RAM with 3GB of virtual RAM. The device has 64GB of in-built eMMC 5.1 storage.
It has a dual rear camera setup that comprises of a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and dual LED flash. There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front with a flash as well.
The device is backed by a 5000mAh battery which seems to support 10W charging. It is IPX2 splash resistant and there is also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device for security. The device runs on Android 11 with HiOS 7.6 on top.