Best Smartphones under Rs.18000 in India

If you are thinking of buying the best smartphones under 18000, then this top 5 great phones is all you need. We have reviewed every smartphones which have fulfilled our criteria. If you are buying a new smartphone you may take a look on our list. You may not find the perfect phone but definitely it will give some idea.

On selecting the phone you have to rank your needs. Like you prefer to camera than that of gaming performance. And gaming performance is preferred more than that of features or internal memory. After going through this ranking you can find the smartphone that suits you the best. So if you are looking for the best android phones under 18000 to buy this season then you can have a look on our list.

If your budget is bit higher then you can also check better phones mentioned in best smartphone under 20000 with premium looks and delivers splendor performance.

Best smartphones under ₹18,000 in India

Here the 4g phones under 18000 in India have been categorized on the basis of the overall performance. The durability of the phone. How the phone performs in the long run. These are the best phones under 18000 spanning on overall performance and durability of the device with premium looks –

Motorola Moto G4 Plus

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Motorola Moto G4 Plus is latest smartphone with loads of features. Motorola devices are compact and does includes almost all the sensors. This device was launched in May 2016. With the best rear camera, build quality and the overall performance the phone tops our list. Unlike other Motorola flagship smartphones the build quality is great and feels good in hand. Motorola smartphones are the devices which gets frequent OT updates.

Display

Moto G4 Plus features 5.5 inch screen with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which is very responsive. It is full HD screen and it does supports multitouch. The screen is easily visible in the direct sunlight and the viewing angles are great.

Camera

Moto G4 comes with 16mp rear facing camera and 5mp front facing. The rear facing camera does decent job while clicking the some pictures. But front facing camera is not so great. If you love selfies then this is not the phone for you. With the motorola devices you get most of the features and also you get lots of options while clicking the decent pictures.

Performance

If you love stock like android experience then go for the motorola devices. Moto G4 Plus runs smoothly and doesn’t lags anywhere. With the smartphone you will love consuming data internet. It opens every heavy website without any issues and jumping between tabs is also smooth.

The smartphone has lot more to give and works fine with 4G i.e. LTE. If you are sort of the gamer then the device will not please you. It gets heated up a little bit with heavy games but other than that it handles games very smoothly. You will love to play graphic intensive game if heating doesn’t bothers you.

Battery

The device comes with 3000 mAH battery which is sealed inside. For such a big device it might be small but the battery performs well. With casual usage it can last upto full working day without any issues.

Specification

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

1080 p

Operating System Android OS, v6.0.1 Marshmallow, planned upgrade to 7.0 Nougat

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Chipset

Octa Core CPU

Adreno 405

Memory microSD 256GB

16/32/64 GB, 2/3/4 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 16mp, laser auto focus, phase detection, dual LED Flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 5mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, proximity,

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 3300 mAh


PROS:
  • Supports LTE.
  • Camera performs good.
  • Build Quality is great.
  • Fastest updates.

CONS:
  • Front facing is in lower side.
  • Heating issues.


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Vivo V5

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Vivo has launched a selfie smartphone to compete in the mid range or budget oriented smartphone category. Vivo V5 in the newest addition in the V-series. Vivo smartphones where offering good performance and battery life, but the camera, user interface and pricing was much more to concern. So if you are sort of a selfie taker then this is the great phone you can have. You cannot find the better phone in this category, it is the best in this class. The smartphone has all the features to compete with the Gionee and Oppo F1s. Vivo V5 stands out if we talk about the camera.

Display

Vivo V5 features IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Phone comes with 5.5 inch screen which is hd. Colours are displayed accurately and the display is quite vibrant. The smartphone comes with protection of Corning Gorilla Glass which is not specified by the company. Talking about the display its very visible also in the sunlight. Auto brightness works fine with the device.

Camera

Rear facing camera you are getting with the phone is of 13mp shooter. With lots of features and the video you can record is upto 1080p which is full hd. The best part is the front facing camera. The front camera is of 20mp which does a great job in taking selfies. For best selfies Vivo also has what it calls “Moonlight flash” it helps to illuminate your face in low light. You can also record full hd video with the same.

Performance

Overall performance of this phone under 18000 segment is great and so we have included this in our list. This comes in two colour variants i.e. gold and grey. Talking about the general performance the phone is lag free in most of the part. Also in the extreme usage we can’t see any of the lag. Booting time is great and switching between the apps is also smooth.

The phone comes with all the basic sensors which are very responsive. RAM management is great in the phone. But only con is with the games. The phone really struggles with the heavy games. So if you are sort of a gamer then you might regret buying the phone. But if you loves taking pictures then you will be satisfied with the device.

Battery

The phone comes with 3000 mAh battery which is low if compare it with the screen size. The battery can easily last with the casual usage, but if you are heavy user then you may find problem.

Specification

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass

720 p

Operating System Android OS, v6.0 Marshmallow

Octa Core CPU

Memory microSD 256GB

32 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 13mp, auto focus, phase detection, dual LED Flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 20mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, Compass

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 3075 mAh


PROS:
  • Decent performance
  • Vivid Display.
  • Front camera is very great in sunlight.

CONS:
  • Hybrid Sim slot
  • Plastic Body.
  • Rear facing camera in on low side.


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Oppo F1 S

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With this phone Oppo has debuted is F-series which is a camera centric phone. Oppo has been launching many low budget smartphones with great features. And is marketing its phones aggressively in the offline market. This phone has been launched in the beginning of this year.

The design and the features is a bit outdated today considering how much competition has been marched forward. F1 s do need some upgrade to fight in this aggressive smartphone market. Though the focus does changes to front facing camera. It stands tall in mobile phones under 18k segment in Indian tech market.

Display

Oppo F1 S comes with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. With 5.5 screen and resolution of 1080 p the colour saturation is very nice. The display is very bright and can be easily seen in the direct sunlight. Viewing angles are great and the auto brightness works fine with the device.

Camera

Company has been focusing the device as a camera centeric. So we have lots of expectation with the camera performance. Device features 13mp rear facing camera. The best part is that you get 16 mp front facing camera. And you can record full hd video from both the cameras. Pictures comes out to be nothing sort of extraordinary. So if you love taking selfies then this is the phone you are looking for.

Performance

The phone does a brilliant job in the camera. And is just sort of average in other aspects. Phone runs smoothly and doesn’t hangs. But in the gaming you are restricted to just casual games. You can see frame drops and sometimes here and there glitches in the screen while playing some heavy or graphic intensive games like NOVA 3, Mortal Combat etc.

Multitasking is great in most of the times and lags rarely. Switching between the apps is also smooth. So there is not much to talk about the cons. Only thing is that the android version you are getting with the device is outdated i.e. Lollipop. And there is not an official announcement weather it will get update or so. Even with lollipop android os it still makes it among the best android phones under 18000 segment.

Battery

Battery is performance is average and does not surprise you. With this phone under 18000, you are getting 3075 mAh battery which is OK for device and can last up to full working day if you are not a heavy user. Battery is sealed inside just like other phones in this budget.

Specification

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4

720 p

Operating System Android OS, v5.0 Lollipop

Mediatek Chipset

Octa Core CPU

Mali- T860MP2

Memory microSD 256GB

32/64 GB, 3/4 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 13mp, auto focus, phase detection, dual LED Flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 16mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, Compass

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 3075 mAh


PROS:
  • Camera is very great.
  • Decent all round performance.

CONS:
  • Still using android Lollipop.
  • Slow charging.
  • Price.


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Lenovo K6 Note

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Lenovo has been pleasing its customers with the budget smartphones under 18000. Smartphones have low prices but the features you will be getting are the premium ones. All the smartphones have good build quality. The company keeps working on the design of the smartphones. Lenovo K6 Note comes in three colour variants i.e. silver, gold and dark grey. Lenovo has recently launched K6 Note which seems a pretty good device. It has lots of new features. It supports dual sim and both can run 4G LTE.

Display

This smartphone comes with 5.5 touchscreen which is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. And it do supports multitouch which is full hd screen. Phones colour accuracy is good and the viewing angles is great. If you are in direct sunlight the screen in easily visible.

Camera

K6 Note features 16mp rear facing camera and the front camera is of 8 mega pixel. Camera takes out an average pictures considering the price. It do have lots of features and the rear facing is decent. The front facing camera also does a decent job. So, K6 Note performs well in best camera phones under 18,000 segment.

Performance

The smartphones turns out to be good in overall performance. It is lag free in most of the time and the user interface is smooth. The phone haven’t skipped any of the sensors. Though it has 4000 mAH battery but the weight is balanced nicely and doesn’t feels heavy in the hand. Because of the screen size the battery does a decent job.

Battery

Lenovo K6 Note features 4000mAh battery which is sealed inside. The battery can last upto full working day but if you are power user it may have some issues. But with 5.5 inch screen the battery does a decent job.

Specification

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen

1080 p

Operating System Android OS, v6.0 Marshmallow

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Chipset

Octa Core CPU

Adreno 505

Memory microSD 256GB

32 GB, 3/4 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 16mp, laser auto focus, phase detection, dual LED Flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 8mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, proximity, Compass

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 4000 mAh


PROS:
  • Camera is decent.
  • Battery is good.

CONS:
  • Sometimes it lags in multitasking.


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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

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Samsung is among the biggest players in the smartphone market in the world. Founded in 1969 as Samsung Electric Industries today makes everything from television to semiconductors. Company has recently launched smartphones running on Tizen OS, which is alternative to the android smartphones.

Various upcoming smartphones in India might be seen coming with this tizen os. It is the best smartphone under 18000 rupees in India with top notch after sale support in metro cities.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime also known as Samsung Galaxy On Nxt was launched in September 2016. The device features 5.5 inch screen which is a full hd display with resolution of 1080p. Powered by octa core CPU and mali- T830MP2 GPU.

Display

This device comes with PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen. The screen is vibrant and is easily visible in the direct sunlight. As the other samsung devices the screen is very responsive. The device comes with screen protection that is Corning Gorilla Glass out of the box.

Camera

The device comes with typical Samsung camera and the camera interface is also same as the most Samsung devices. The device features 13mp rear facing camera and 8mp front facing. You can record full hd video i.e. 1080p. Outdoor pictures came out to be colorful and in artificial lighting their is some noise. So camera is decent at most of the time, but you can’t expect more from the device.

Performance

Samsung devices is known for their durability and the performance which makes them among best phones under 18000. The build quality of most of the Samsung devices is almost same, and the design is also much similar. Regarding the Operating system Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow. The device features Exynos chipset with octa core CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz.

The device comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory and also supports microSD card. So installing many application will not be any problem. Overall if you love the Samsung devices then you may go for it.

Battery

The phone comes with 3300 mAH battery which can last upto full working day without any issues. But if you are power user then you may find some problem.

Specification

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display PLS TFT Capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass

1080 p

Operating System Android OS, v6.0.1 Marshmallow

Exynos 7870 Chipset

Octa Core CPU

Mali- T830MP2

Memory microSD 256GB

16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 13mp, auto focus, phase detection, LED Flash geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 8mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features accelerometer, proximity,

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 3300 mAh


PROS:
  • Supports LTE.
  • RAM management is great.
  • Camera performs good.

CONS:
  • Most of the sensors are missing.
  • Design and body is same as most of the Samsung devices.


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