Best Mobiles

Best Cheap Smartphones of 2018 in India (Budget Mobile Phones)

Technology has come a long way and now it plays a vital role in our life. Smartphones have witnessed the biggest technological advancement in the 21st century. Hence, we can purchase great smartphones at very affordable prices, specially in India due to the added competition among smartphone manufacturers.

Today, we bring you the best cheap smartphones of 2017, which will even remain future proof for the next couple of years. In case you’re looking for cheap phones within a specific budget, check out our best smartphones under 5000 and best smartphones under 10000 categories.

To remind you, this list is not in any particular order. We do not rank smartphones in any of our list, since all of the chosen devices are the very best in their respective categories. So without any further delay, let’s get started.

Best Cheap Smartphones in India

Check out the best cheap mobile phones (2018)

1. Moto E4 Plus

  • Moto E4 Plus, one of the top 10 mobiles in India, was launched back in July 2017. It is a compact smartphone but comes with a massive battery and is one of the best 5000mAh battery mobiles in the country right now.
  • It can be crowned as one of the best-selling cheap smartphones of 2017 without any doubt and it will remain one of the best cheap Android smartphone in 2018 as well.
  • It has an all metal build which feels premium and the performance level is top-notch due to the presence of MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM.

Moto E4 Plus - Best Smartphone under Rs. 12,000 in India

Key Specifications of Moto E4 Plus
Display 5.5-inch HD
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core SoC
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 128GB)
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Rear Camera 13MP with LED flash
Front Camera 5MP with LED flash
Battery 5000mAh (non-removable) with Rapid Charge
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Flipkart

2. Lenovo Z2 Plus (ZUK Z2)

  • Lenovo Z2 Plus, launched back in September 2016 in India, is one of the cheapest Snapdragon 820 smartphones of all times and also one of the best 4G VoLTE smartphones. It is now an extremely affordable smartphone and the value for money this device offers is impeccable.
  • We get a 5-inch 2.5D curved glass IPS display, that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) along with a pixel density of 441 PPI. You’ll love to watch your favorite movies and TV shows on it for sure.
  • It is surely one of the best cheap flagship smartphones of 2017 and comes with both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants.

Lenovo Z2 Plus is the cheapest smartphone with Snapdragon 820 processor in India

Key Specifications of Lenovo Z2 Plus
Display 5-inch Full HD
Processor 2.15GHz Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC
RAM 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB (non-expandable)
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Rear Camera 13MP with LED flash
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 3500mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 3.0
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Amazon    Buy Now From Flipkart

Must Read: Best Small Phones

3. Moto G5S Plus

  • Moto G5S Plus, one of the best camera phones in its segment, was launched in India back in August 2017. There are two 13 megapixel primary rear cameras (RGB + monochrome) along with a 8 megapixel selfie shooter and both of them performs well.
  • The dual camera setup can click awesome portrait images with bokeh effect. It comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The Moto G5S Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS out of the box.
  • It provides a stock Android experience and will surely get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo OS in the near future.

Moto G5S Plus - Best Dual Camera Smartphone Under Rs. 15,000 in India

Key Specifications of Moto G5S Plus
Display 5.5-inch Full HD
Processor 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB (expandable – 128GB)
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Rear Camera Dual 13MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 8MP with LED flash
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable) with Turbo Charging
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Amazon

4. LG Q6

  • LG Q6, one of the bezel-less phones, was launched in India back in August 2017. The design of the Q6 is based on the G6 and it is made up of 7000 series aluminium. The USP of this phone is its amazing bezel-less FullVision display.
  • The Q6 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+) and screen-to-body ratio of 78%. Other features of this device are great as well. It has all the ingredients of being one of the best cheap mobiles of 2017 for sure.
  • The Q6 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS with LG UX on top and hopefully will get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo OS.

LG Q6 - Best Bezel-Less Smartphone Under Rs. 15,000 in India

Key Specifications of LG Q6
Display 5.5-inch Full HD+
Processor 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 2TB)
Operating System LG UX (Android 7.1 Nougat)
Rear Camera 13MP with LED flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable)
Fingerprint No
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Amazon

5. Moto G5S

  • Moto G5S, one of the best cheap smartphones, was launched in India back in August 2017. Lenovo-owned Motorola has churned out great smartphones for the last couple of years and G5S is not an exception.
  • The Moto G5S is currently one of the best gaming smartphones in its price segment because of the 5.2-inch IPS display, which has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) and pixel density of 424 PPI.
  • The phone is being powered by a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. Thus, it can handle multitasking and most of the high-end games easily.

Moto G5S - Best Smartphone Under Rs. 14000 in India

Key Specifications of Moto G5S
Display 5.2-inch Full HD
Processor 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 128GB)
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Rear Camera 16MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front Camera 5MP with LED flash
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable) with Turbo Charging
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Amazon

Must Read: Best Waterproof Phones

6. Samsung Galaxy On Nxt

  • Samsung Galaxy On Nxt, launched back in October 2016 in India, is certainly not the cheapest smartphone in this list but is one of the best 3GB RAM smartphones for sure. However, it is an extremely value for money product in our opinion.
  • It packs in a 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass TFT display, Exynos 7870 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and both 32GB/64GB of internal storage.
  • There is a 13 megapixel primary rear camera along with a 8 megapixel selfie shooter in this Samsung phone. Both of them come with LED flash.

Samsung launches Galaxy On Nxt in India exclusively on Flipkart for Rs 18490

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy On Nxt
Display 5.5-inch Full HD
Processor 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 octa-core SoC
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB/64GB (expandable – 256GB)
Operating System TouchWiz UI (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Rear Camera 13MP with LED flash
Front Camera 8MP with LED flash
Battery 3300mAh (non-removable)
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Flipkart

7. YU YUREKA BLACK

  • YU YUREKA BLACK, a smartphone under 10000, was announced in India back in June 2017. There is a 5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass IPS display, which looks stunning and is perfect for one-handed usage.
  • The phone is being powered by a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. Thus, it can easily handle intense multitasking and most of the games and apps with ease.
  • The YUREKA BLACK runs on AOS based on Android 7.1 Nougat OS and it is scheduled to get the Android 8.0 Oreo OS update in the future. It is going to be one hell of a compact cheap smartphone for now and 2018 as well.

YU YUREKA BLACK - Best Smartphone under Rs. 9000 in India

Key Specifications of YU YUREKA BLACK
Display 5-inch Full HD
Processor 1.5GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 128GB)
Operating System AOS (Android 7.1 Nougat)
Rear Camera 13MP with dual LED flash
Front Camera 8MP with LED flash
Battery 3000mAh (non-removable)
Fingerprint Front
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Flipkart

8. Lenovo K6 Power

  • Lenovo K6 Power is an entertainment powerhouse. It was launched back in December 2016 in India. The smartphone is heavily focused on giving an immersive VR experience with its TheaterMax technology.
  • Lenovo has heavily invested in this technology as they feel VR is the future of entertainment and their cheap smartphones of 2017 should be VR ready as well. The phone’s twin stereo speakers support Dolby Atmos audio technology, which was earlier seen only in the headphones in other Lenovo devices.
  • It also boasts of a massive 4000mAh battery that promises up to 27 days of standby time and thus it is being considered as one of the best battery smartphones right now.

Lenovo K6 Power - One of the best smartphones under 10000 in India

Key Specifications of Lenovo K6 Power
Display 5-inch Full HD
Processor 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC
RAM 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB (expandable – 128GB)
Operating System Lenovo Pure UI (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Rear Camera 13MP with LED flash
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 4000mAh (non-removable)
Fingerprint Rear
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Amazon    Buy Now From Flipkart

Must Read: Best Big Display Phones

9. YU YUNIQUE 2

  • YU YUNIQUE 2, one of the low-end budget Dual SIM phones with a dedicated microSD card slot, was launched in India back in July 2017.
  • YU, a sister concern of Micromax mobiles is specially known for their cheap smartphones in India and the YUNIQUE 2 boasting of 2GB RAM along with a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor is a recipe for success.
  • We get a 5-inch HD IPS display and 16GB of internal storage. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box. Hence, it is one of the best cheap Android smartphone of 2017.

YU YUNIQUE 2 - Smartphone Under Rs. 6,000 in India

Key Specifications of YU YUNIQUE 2
Display 5-inch HD
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core SoC
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB (expandable – 64GB)
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Rear Camera 13MP with LED flash
Front Camera 5MP
Battery 2500mAh (non-removable)
Fingerprint No
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Flipkart

10. Moto C Plus

  • Moto C Plus, one of the best smartphones under 7000 in India, was launched back in June 2017. It comes with a 5-inch TFT display, that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD) and pixel density of 294 PPI.
  • It is also one of the best cheap smartphones of 2017 that feels very premium in hand. This Moto phone supports 4G VoLTE and hence it is future proof. You can enjoy HD calls via LTE and also use the Reliance Jio 4G network without any hassle.
  • It weighs just 162 grams but still packs in a 4000mAh battery under its hood, which makes it a perfect device if you’re looking for a second cheap smartphone.

Moto C Plus - Best Smartphone under Rs. 7,000 in India

Key Specifications of Moto C Plus
Display 5-inch HD
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core SoC
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB (expandable – 32GB)
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Rear Camera 8MP with LED flash
Front Camera 2MP with LED flash
Battery 4000mAh (non-removable) with Rapid Charge
Fingerprint No
Connectivity 4G VoLTE

   Buy Now From Flipkart

Must Read: Best Phone Deals in India

This brings us to the end of our best cheap mobiles of 2017 category. It is a very well researched list and we hope that you have liked it. In case you have any kind of queries related to smartphones from this list or from outside of this list, do let us know in the comments section below. Do remember that we will keep on updating this post periodically so that it reflects the latest cheap smartphones in 2017. Check out our other listicles below, in case you want different kind of smartphones.

About the author

Bibek Saha

He is the Co-Founder of BSU. A Tech enthusiast at heart, who loves to write long form articles. A certified foodie who won’t give up Chicken for anything else in this world. A Manchester United fan, who loves to play Fifa when not in work mode.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *