- Some of the best budget devices sport the Helio P22 SoC
- The Redmi Go is the most affordable of all, and it comes with the Go edition of Android 8.1 Oreo
The festive season in India is just around the corner, and like every year, we are going to see an onset of a lot of sales, discounts and offers on smartphones now. There is also no doubt that the most interest any segment of smartphones will see is the budget segment. But, like always, the budget segment smartphones this year have been competing aggressively, and there are a handful of choices out there among which the interested buyers might be confused. Also, gone are the days when you would have to up your budget to five figures to get a good smartphone, because right now even if you are ready to spend up to Rs 7,000 then here are some of the handpicked devices you can buy for yourself or your loved ones, this festive season.
The Redmi 7A was launched back in July with a price tag of Rs 5,999, and it comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, as opposed to the slightly less powered Snapdragon 429 which was expected of the phone. The phone also sports a 5.45-inch Full-Screen with HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the phone packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The Redmi 7A also comes with Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10.2.3 out of the box. As for the cameras, the Redmi 7A features a 12MP Sony IMX486 on the rear and on the front, there is a 5MP shooter.
The next phone in line, the Realme C2 comes with a 6.1-inch dewdrop full screen protected by Corning Glass 3. Under the hood, it sports a 4000mAh battery, and it comes powered by an Helio P22 chipset. The phone comes with a dual rear camera setup which includes a 13MP and 2MP sensor. The device also supports 80fps/480P slow-motion video recording. The 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage variant of the Realme C2 retails for Rs 5,999, and its higher 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant is available for Rs 7,999.
Infinix Hot 8
Infinix Hot 8 is yet another smartphone with the Mediatek Helio P22 SoC like the Realme C2. The phone which was launched at the start of this month comes with a 5,000mAh battery and a Rs 6,999 price tag. The device features a 6.52-inch HD+ display with a teardrop notch. It also offers impressive 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage in this price range. The Infinix Hot 8 also features a 13MP f/1.8 rear camera and an 8MP f/2.0 front camera.
Tecno Spark Go
The Tecno Spark Go retails with a price tag of Rs 5,499, and it packs the Helio A22 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Under the hood, the phone packs a 3,000mAh battery. As for the camera, the device features an 8MP f/2.0 sensor on the rear side with AI capabilities and more features. On the front, there is a 5MP f/2.0 aperture camera. This sensor also comes with wide selfie mode, AR Stickers, portrait mode and more.
Xiaomi Redmi Go
As compared to the other phones in this list here, the Redmi Go is the most affordable offering in this list with a price tag of Rs 4,799. The Redmi Go features a 5-inch HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio. The device features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 with 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. The cameras on the device include an 8MP rear sensor and a 5MP selfie camera. The Redmi Go boots the Go edition of Android 8.1 Oreo. Also, the Redmi Go packs 3,000mAh battery.
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