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 10 cheapest smartphones in India which you can buy.
1Cheapest 4G Smartphone in India: itel A23 Pro 4G
The itel A23 Pro 4G is the cheapest 4g smartphone in India for Rs 4,399. Reliance Digital Stores, MyJio Stores, Reliance digital, and over 2 lakh retail stores are selling it.
itel A23 Pro Specifications
The itel A23 Pro features a 5.0-inch bright display with a 480 x 854 pixels screen resolution and runs on Android 10.0 (Go Edition). A Quad-core, 1.4 GHz processor, paired with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB ROM, which is expandable up to 32GB, powers the smartphone.
A 2400 mAh battery powers A23 Pro. In addition, the device comes along with a 2 MP rear camera + VGA selfie camera with soft flash.
The itel A23 Pro comes with 2 SIM slots wherein at least one slot data functionality is available with the Jio SIM only. The other slot is functional for other operators for non-data activities. In addition, Smart Face Unlock to keep the phone secure is available.
2Cheapest Samsung smartphone: 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 features
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.
3Cheapest smartphone from Indian Brand: 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 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.
4Gionee F8 Neo
Gionee launched an entry-level cheap smartphone in India dubbed as Gionee F8 Neo in October last year. The phone is now available on purchase on Flipkart at Rs 5555. It is also available across offline stores in the country.
This phone features a 5.4-inch HD+ LCD display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. Unfortunately, it does not come with any notch or punch-hole. It comes with a UNISOC SC9863A chipset.
Gionee F8 Neo has 2GB of RAM + 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded to 256GB via a microSD card. For the cameras, the smartphone has a single 8-megapixel primary camera accompanied by an LED flash. For the front, it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
Further, the phone runs the Android 10 operating system out of the box. A 3,000mAh battery backs it with support for 10W charging. The phone lacks a fingerprint sensor but comes with face unlock via the front-facing camera.
5Infinix Smart HD 2021
Infinix Smart HD 2021 was launched in India last year in December. It comes in a single variant with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage configuration and three colour options – Topaz Blue, Quartz Green, and Obsidian Black. It can be purchased from Flipkart.
Infinix Smart HD 2021 features a 6.1-inch IPS HD+ display with 720×1560 pixel resolution, 500nits brightness,19.5:9 aspect ratio and a notch housing the selfie camera. Mediatek Helio A20 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz powers it. For security, the smartphone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and supports face unlock too.
In terms of camera, the Infinix Smart HD 2021 features a square-shaped single camera module with a single 8-megapixel sensor with an aperture ratio of f2.0 and a Dual LED flash. In addition, there is a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies with an aperture ratio of f/2.0 and dual-LED flash. Furthermore, the smartphone will support 1080p video recording at 30fps.
The phone has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be extended via a microSD card up to 256GB. Infinix Smart HD 2021 is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and supports 5W charging. The 5000 mAh battery offers up to 28-hours of video playback time, 121-hours of audio playback time (with headsets), 35-hours of 4G Talktime, 12-hours of web surfing, 14-hours of gaming, and 3-days of standby time.
The phone runs on Android 10 with XOS 6.2 skin on top. It is among the cheapest smartphones in India but is not among the best.
6Nokia C3 – An affordable Smartphone
Nokia C3 was launched at Rs 7,499 and Rs 8,999 for the 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB variants, respectively. However, the 2GB variant can now be purchased for Rs 6,799 from both Amazon and Flipkart. Thus, it is among the cheapest smartphone in India from Nokia.
The Nokia C3 is loaded with a 5.99-inch HD+ display with a 1440 x 720 pixels screen resolution. A 1.6GHz octa-core Unisoc SC9863A processor powers the smartphone. It is loaded with up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded to 400GB via a microSD card slot.
The Nokia C3 is loaded with an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash on the camera front. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 aperture. In addition, it has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a dedicated Google Assistant button as well.
The Nokia C3 runs on the Android 10 operating system, and it comes with a 3040mAh battery. Though it is among the cheapest smartphones in India from Nokia, it faces a tough challenge from Xiaomi and Realme smartphones.
In September last year, Redmi 9A was launched at a starting price of Rs 6,799. The phone can now be purchased via Flipkart and Amazon at Rs 6799. The 3GB+32GB variant can be purchased for Rs 7,499.
Talking about the specifications of the Redmi 9A, the phone comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ IPS display with a screen resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It runs on MIUI 12, based on Android 10 on top. Unfortunately, the phone lacks a fingerprint reader.
The smartphone is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G25 processor. It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. You can expand storage to up to 512GB via a microSD card slot.
The Redmi 9A packs a 5,000mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging, an IR blaster and a USB-C port. On the camera front, the phone features a single 12-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter placed inside the waterdrop-style notch. Among the list of cheapest smartphones in India, 9A delivers better performance than the rest.
8Realme C11 2021
Realme C11 2021 was launched in India just last month. 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.
9Tecno Spark Go 2021
At Rs 6,999, Tecno Spark Go 2021 is the latest cheapest smartphone. It was launched in India this month in a single 2GB + 32GB variant. It is the cheapest smartphone in India from Tecno.
The Spark Go 2021 by Tecno sports a 6.52-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels) Dot Notch display. It has a 20:9 aspect ratio and 480 nits of peak brightness. A quad-core Helio A20 powers the phone. It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, which is expandable via a microSD card up to 256GB.
At the back, there’s a 13-megapixel dual camera setup. The primary camera has an f/1.8 aperture, while the details for the second sensor remain unknown. On the front, you get an 8-megapixel f/2.0 front-facing camera.
The smartphone packs a 5,000mAh battery. Connectivity options on Tecno Spark Go 2021 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, and GPS. The smartphone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well.