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Cheapest smartphones in India

Here are the cheapest smartphones in India you can buy.

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.

Realme C31

Realme C30 specifications

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 display with 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 which will be paired with up to 4GB 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 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 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 R based on 11 out of the box on the software front. Connectivity options include dual SIM support, VoLTE, a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), 5.0 and more.

Nokia C01 Plus

Nokia C01 Plus 32gb

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 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 card slot.

On the camera front, the Nokia C01 Plus is loaded with a 5-megapixel rear camera with 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, and micro USB port and a 3.5mm jack.

Infinix Smart 6 Plus

Infinix Smart 6 Plus

Infinix Smart 6 Plus comes in a single storage with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It is priced at Rs 7,999. The handset comes in Miracle Black and Tranquil Sea Blue colours.

Infinix Smart 6 Plus comes with a massive 6.82” Drop notch screen with HD+ resolution. Further, the screen comes with a brightness of 440 NITS, 90.6% Screen-to-body ratio, a 1200:1 contrast ratio and 72% NTSC colour demonstration.

The smartphone is powered by Helio G25 with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The chipset is coupled with 3GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone supports storage expansion via a microSD card up to 512GB. It also supports support up to 3GB.

The Smart 6 Plus runs Google’s Android 12 (Go Edition) out of the box. The device also comes with a dedicated Fingerprint sensor/ Face unlock for enhanced security.

For the camera, the phone features an 8MP dual rear camera with dual LED flash. The secondary camera is a depth lens. This smartphone also sports a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and a dedicated Dual LED flash under the display. The smartphone comes with a 5000 battery backup, which is supported by the power marathon feature that enhances the battery life by 25%

JioPhone Next

JioPhone 5G

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

In 2c review

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

Cheapest samsung smartphone

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.

Lava Z1

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 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.

Itel A49

Itel a49

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 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 VoLTE functionality.

Moto E32s

The Moto E32s comes in two variants including 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB priced at Rs 9,299 and Rs 9,999. It comes in Misty Silver and Slate Gray colours. Moto E32s features a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. In addition, the display has a 90Hz and a punch-hole at the center to house a selfie camera. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W support but comes with a 10W charger in the box.

An octa-core MediaTek Helio G37 processor powers it. This is coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM along with 32GB/64GB of internal storage that’s expanded via a microSD card. In addition, the device runs Android 12 out of the box on the software side.

For the imaging part, the phone sports a triple-camera setup. There will be a 16-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. At the front, the phone features an 8-megapixel camera for video calls and selfies. It features a side-facing fingerprint scanner and supports face unlock as well.

Connectivity features include 4G LTE dual SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a USB-C port, a 3.5mm audio jack. Lastly, the handset measures 163.95 x 74.94 x 8.49mm and weighs around 185 grams.

Tecno Spark 8C

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.

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  1. you should put the tcl a3 in this list its a 30 dollar phone its cheap can play games with a bad camera.


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