As the Indian government works towards bringing 5G to the country, smartphone manufacturers have long been ready. However, 5G phones were a bit expensive if we talk about situations pertaining even a year ago. But now, things have changed and the market is filled with 5G phones ranging from cheapest to the priciest. We’ll be taking a look at the top 5 cheapest 5G phones today that you can buy right now.
Samsung Galaxy M13 5G
The Galaxy M13 5G costs Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version. The device sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate with 400 nits brightness and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC paired with up to 6GB of RAM. The RAM can be extended to up to 12GB with Samsung RAM Plus feature. It gets 128GB of storage with up to 1TB of microSD card expansion.
For photos and videos, the Galaxy M13 5G comes with a dual rear camera setup including a 50-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. There is a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls.
Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi, 5G (11 5G bands), Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a USB Type-C port. The smartphone packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W charging. It comes with the Samsung Knox security suite as well.
Poco M4 5G
Poco M4 5G is priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB and Rs 14,999 for the 6GB + 128GB. The Poco M4 5G features a 6.58-inch full-HD+ display. There is a 90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, a peak brightness of 600 nits and a hole-punch at the front.
The phone packs a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC under the hood. It is coupled with up to 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 internal storage. Besides, the storage can be expanded through a microSD card (up to 1TB).
In addition, the device comes with a dual rear camera setup. This includes a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel portrait shooter with f/2.4 aperture. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.45 aperture. The device runs on Android 12 with the MIUI 13 skin on top. Besides, it is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
The connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE,Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Further, there is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone has a dust- and water-resistant design with an IP52 rating.
iQOO Z6 5G
The iQOO Z6 5G starts at Rs 15,499 for 4GB + 128GB variant. The phone also comes in a 6GB + 128GB model priced at Rs 16,999, and an 8GB + 128GB option which comes at Rs 17,999 in India.
The iQOO Z6 5G sports a 6.58-inch IPS LCD full-HD+ display with a 2408 x 1080 pixel resolution. It has a punch-hole cutout at the centre. In addition the display has a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sampling rate.
The handset packs a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset under the hood that runs at a clock rate as high as 2.2 GHz. The phone runs FunTouch OS 12 based on Android 12 on the software side. You get up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage that is expandable up to 1TB using a microSD card.
There is a triple camera setup on the back of the device. This includes a 50MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The bokeh sensor, however, is limited to the 6GB and 8GB models and is not available on the 4GB variant. On the front, this one has a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The phone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. It also supports reverse charging with an OTG cable, which transforms your phone into a power bank to keep you and your other devices active. The phone comes with connectivity features like 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/QZSS/Galileo and USB Type-C.
Oppo K10 5G
The Oppo K10 5G comes for Rs 17,499 for the single 8GB + 128GB variant. It is available in Midnight Black and Ocean Blue colour finishes.
The Oppo K10 5G sports a 6.56-inch HD+ LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, and a pixel density of 269ppi. Further, it is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. It also supports microSD card storage expansion.
On the back, the phone features a dual rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel f/1.7 primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with a f/2.4 aperture. In addition, the phone will sport an 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie sensor.
The device is backed by a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. In addition, the phone runs on Android 12 out of the box which is based on ColorOS 12.1. For security, it comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Connectivity options include dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 5.8, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, USB-C and GPS. You also get a 3.5mm headphone jack and ultra linear stereo speaker setup.
Infinix Note 12 5G
The Note 12 5G is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The device will be available for purchase in two colour options – Snowfall White and Force black. The Infinix Note 12 5G sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display offering a resolution of 2400 x 1080 Pixels, standard touch sampling rate of 180Hz, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and an aspect ratio of 20:9.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB using an SD Card slot.
The Infinix Note 12 5G features a triple rear camera setup including a 50MP primary camera sensor, a 2MP depth lens, and an AI lens along with an LED flash. On the front, the smartphone comes with a 16MP sensor for selfies and video calls.
The devices pack a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. On the software front, the devices run Android 12 based on XOS 10.6. The smartphone has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options include 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and a USB-C port for charging.