5 Best Phones under 7000 Rs (October 2016)
Looking for the best phone under 7000 Rs? Then you have a difficult task at hand, as, due to the low-cost availability of quality hardware components, there are plenty of excellent smartphones available under 7000 Rs, specially, after the entry of many popular Chinese brands in the Indian market, the budget smartphone segment is filled with many great devices to choose from. But, as every phone has some pros and cons, finding the best smartphone under 7000 Rs. according to your needs is a tough job. So, to help you out, we have written the list of 5 Best Phones under 7000 Rs. in India.
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This list includes the rankings of the best mobiles under 7000 Rs. The list includes short reviews for all the phones and suggests readers, which phone will be suitable for which types of buyers/requirements. We also suggest the alternatives at the same price and also recommend our readers to increase their budget a little if better deals are available at little higher prices. We update this list every month and it is serving as the perfect solution for buyers in India since years.
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List of Best Phones under 7000 Rs:
We believe that specifications of the phones just tell the half story, a great user experience matters more than great specifications. So, while preparing this list we have considered everything, the specifications, features, hardware, software (UI), real-world performance, user experience, brand value, after sales service and more. We see a phone as a complete package which should at the end deliver great satisfaction to the user and our rankings are based on the same principles. We consider hundreds of phones, from biggest to the smallest brands and come with our honest rankings every month.
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1. Xiaomi Redmi 3S:
After the grand success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has launched another phone which is bound to be a hit, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S. Starting with its design, the Redmi 3S packs a metal body which looks decent and feels sturdy, it looks very similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. If you consider the design and build quality for a 7000 Rs. phone it is very good for its price. It sports a 5.0 inches HD IPS display which has good colors and viewing angles and it is a good display overall, although it is bit reflective under direct sunlight. The Redmi 3s is powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. It delivers very good performance and most of the graphics intensive games are playable without much lagging however, you should not compare it with more advanced processors available in costlier phones. The phone runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 8 running on top. The MIUI 8 is very beautiful and fast and comes with lots of useful features like the ‘Dual Apps’, ‘Second Space’, etc. (more details about the MIUI 8 here). When it comes to the camera department, the Redmi 3s packs a 13 MP rear and a 5 MP front camera. The rear camera comes with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture lens, LED Flash and supports 1080p video recording, it clicks decent images with good depth although, the camera quality is not the best but it is acceptable at this price, same is the case with the front camera which comes with f/2.2 aperture lens and 1080p video recording support. It is a dual sim phone with 4G support. It packs 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card but uses a hybrid slot so you can either use the second sim or the microSD card at a time. Greatest thing about the Redmi 3S is its battery life. It packs a huge non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery which gives 2 days of battery backup easily, it also supports fast charging. And despite this big battery, it only weighs at 144 grams and has a thickness of 8.5 mm. Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S is a great phone. It packs good design and performance, good latest software, decent cameras and a great battery life and the best of them all, it still maintains a compact form factor which is good for one handed usage. It is undoubtedly the best phone under 7000 Rs in India currently. Xiaomi has also launched the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime which has similar specs and design of the Redmi 3S except it has 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and it also packs a fast fingerprint scanner. It is priced at Rs. 8,999 and will be a good choice if you can increase your budget.
2. Moto E3 Power:
After a long time, Motorola has launched the awaited new phone in its ‘Moto E’ series, the Moto E3 Power. It packs a very similar design like the Moto G4 Plus, it has plastic frame and soft touch textured back panel which gives a good grip. All the edges are rounded which makes the phone comfortable while holding in hands. It looks decent however, it doesn’t boast of a metal body like the competition but, still its build quality is durable and acceptable for the price. The Moto E3 Power sports a 5 inches HD display which has sharp display and accurate colors, the viewing angles are decent. It is powered by a 1.0 GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6735P processor paired with 2 GB RAM and Mali T720 GPU. The performance of the phone is average, it can handle normal usage and multitasking but lags while playing medium to heavy games, well it is not designed for gamers at the first place but is designed for smooth day-to-day usage like browsing internet, apps, messaging, calling and it delivers good performance for that. The Moto E3 Power runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and like all Motorola phones the UI is stock Android with just few useful features added by Motorola. A great thing is that, being a Motorola phone the Moto E3 Power will be among the first phones in the world to get the latest Android updates for next few years. Coming to the camera department, it packs an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5 MP front facing camera. The rear camera is a good performer in day light conditions but in low lighting, the pictures come with evident noise and grains. The front camera is very good, it captures good amount of details and also includes auto beautify feature. It is a dual sim phone with 4G support and has very good call quality. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. Now, coming to a very important aspect, from where the phone derives its name – the battery, it is powered by a removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery which gives a very good battery backup and easily lasts for more than a day with moderate usage. The phone also supports fast charging. Overall, the Moto E3 Power is a very balanced phone, it is designed for smooth day-to-day usage with a very good user experience and good battery life. Moreover, you get fast future Android updates and the trust and brand value of Motorola with this phone. A very good phone under 7000 Rs.
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3. Coolpad Note 3 Lite:
Coolpad which entered India few months ago with its Coolpad Note 3, which became popular as the cheapest phone with Fingerprint scanner in India, has launched a bit toned down version of the phone as Coolpad Note 3 Lite, which also comes with a Fingerprint scanner and has now become the cheapest to come with Fingerprint scanner in India. You can use the fingerprint scanner to quickly unlock the device, you can also protect the installed apps on the phone with the help of built-in app “FP lock” and can use the fingerprint scanner to unlock them. Design wise, the phone carries similar design of the Coolpad Note 3 which is very simple except the Golden borders surrounding the phone’s front. Soft Mate finish back panel feels good in hands and gives good grip. It features a 5 inches HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display with 294 ppi pixel density and good display quality. The phone runs on 1.3 GHz 64-bit Mediatek MT6735 Quad-Core Processor coupled with 3 GB RAM, which is the highest RAM you can get in a phone under 7000 Rs. The performance of the phone is good and it handles gaming well. The Coolpad Note 3 Lite sports a 13 MP rear camera which has good depth but the colors look little washed out. It has a 5 MP front facing camera which produces decent selfies. It runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop with company’s highly customised COOLUI 6.0 skin running on top. It is a dual sim smartphone supporting 4G on both the sims. It has got 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 32 GB. The phone is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery which gives a battery life of around one day with normal usage. Overall, the Coolpad Note 3 Lite comes with unmatched specs and features at this price. It is specially good in performance and the fingerprint scanner, at the same time, phones with better UI, camera and design are also available at this price but, if you look at the complete package it is a great value for money phone. And if you want a fingerprint scanner in your next phone, this will be the best phone under 7000 Rs. for you. For selfie lovers, Coolpad has launched its selfie focused smartphone Coolpad Mega 2.5D with 8MP front camera, latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 2.5D curved glass however, it misses out on the fingerprint scanner and packs a smaller 8 MP rear camera and among these two phones, the Coolpad Note 3 Lite is a better overall device.
4. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus:
Lenovo has been producing some very hit and popular phones in the budget segment in the Indian market. After the Vibe P1m and Vibe K5, the Vibe K5 Plus is its latest addition in this price range. It is a beautiful smartphone and its USP is its metallic design, which feels nice in hands and enhances the looks. It packs a compact body with weight of 142 grams and thickness of 7.99 mm and overall scores good in the design department. It sports a 5 inches Full HD display with 441 ppi pixel density and has very good display quality and nice viewing angles. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is powered by a 1.5 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU and delivers excellent performance and handles heavy games and multitasking very well. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Lenovo’s Vibe UI running on top. The Vibe UI is fast and beautiful. It packs a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front facing camera however, the picture quality of both the cameras is average. They click decent pictures in good lighting conditions but the performance is poor under low lighting conditions. So, clearly you should not expect great quality from the cameras but they do the job for the price but if camera is of top priority for you, there are better camera phones in this list. It is a dual sim smartphone with 4G support and packs 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable upto 32 GB via microSD card, a good thing is that it has got a dedicated slot. It is backed by a removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery which delivers good battery backup. The phone doesn’t include a fingerprint scanner, well it already packs decent specs and features for its price but a fingerprint scanner would have made it unbeatable. It packs two Dolby Atmos speakers on the back and produces decent quality loud sound. It also supports Lenovo’s Theatre Max technology which means, you can use it with VR headsets. Overall, the Lenovo K5 Plus is a good smartphone. It packs beautiful metallic design, powerful performance and good multimedia experience however, it lacks a little in the camera department so, if you can live with that it can be a very good choice at this price. The Lenovo Vibe K5 is also available at Rs. 6,999.
5. Lenovo Vibe P1M:
In the highly competitive budget segment in India, Lenovo has established itself quite well. After launching so many hit phones they launched the Lenovo Vibe P1M which again proved successful. It packs a decent looking design and a sturdy build quality. It sports a 5 inches HD screen which has good colors and viewing angles and the display is quite good for its price. It runs on the 1 GHz MediaTek MT6735P Quad Core Processor paired with 2 GB RAM and delivers good performance and handles games well also. It can lag a little sometimes but it does a pretty good job, also there is no heating issue. The Vibe P1m has an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, the picture quality of both the cameras is average and there are better camera phones at this price. It runs on Lenovo’s Vibe UI based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is a dual sim phone supporting 4G on both the slots. It packs 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 32 GB via miroSD card. Now let’s talk about the best part of the phone – the big 3900 mAh battery which gives a great battery backup and can last for 2 days with mixed usage and if you have low usage, it can last for few more days. The phone also supports fast charging and includes the fast charger in the box. Another good thing, it let’s you charge other devices with the help of an OTG cable. The phone also includes a physical toggle which lets you switch to power saving mode, this feature is very handy. The phone also includes water-resistant nano-coating which protects it from accidental water splashes. Overall, the Lenovo Vibe P1m is a very balanced phone and with its great battery backup, it becomes a very good buy at this price.
There are few more…
The Meizu M2, Micromax Yu Yuphoria, Lava X50 4G, XOLO Black 1X, InFocus Bingo 50 (comes with 3GB RAM and 8MP front camera), Intex Cloud String V2.0, Micromax Canvas Unite 4 Pro, Micromax Canvas Amaze 2, Swipe Elite Plus, Asus Zenfone Go and Xolo Era X are some of the other phones around 7,000 Rs. which are also good but couldn’t make into the Top 5, you can consider these also but, going with the top phones will be always better.
So, here is the quick summary of the 5 best mobiles under 7000 Rs:
Best Phone under 7000
|1||Xiaomi Redmi 3S||Rs. 6,999|
|2||Moto E3 Power||Rs. 7,999|
|3||Coolpad Note 3 Lite||Rs. 6,999|
|4||Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus||Rs. 7,999|
|5||Lenovo Vibe P1m||Rs. 6,999|
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