10 Best Mobile Phones Under Rs 18,000 in India (2018)


There are some brands that are marketing their devices as camera phones to target a specific segment of customers. We would advise you to not fall for such marketing tricks and read as many reviews as possible before you choose your smartphone. It is quite easy to pick a good smartphone when you have enough money to spend, but getting a good camera under a budget is a task. To make it a little easier for you, here is a list of Smartphones Below 18000 Rupees. If you are looking for a phone under 20K that has a balanced set of features, we’ve got you covered. Check our list of best phones under 20K.

1. Xiaomi Mi A1

The Mi A1 is Xiaomi’s first stock Android phone, which is well received by not just Xiaomi loyalists but also those who always wanted to see a Xiaomi phone devoid of MIUI. Moreover, it was the first Xiaomi phone to feature a dual camera setup in the Indian market.

But unlike rest of its competitors, the secondary camera on Mi A1 has a telephoto lens similar to the OnePlus 5 or iPhone 7 Plus. That said, it does a 2X optical zoom using the secondary lens. The main wide-angle camera is also great and when used in tandem there’s a creamy and effective portrait mode which is very impressive. It is the cheapest phone to come with such dual camera setup, making it the best dual camera phone under Rs 15,000 price range.

2. Moto G5 Plus

It was the first mid-range smartphone in 2017 from Moto that created ripples in the smartphone market soon after its rollout at MWC 2017. Moto G5 Plus comes with impressive cameras on both the sides, making it a complete package for camera lovers looking for a phone under 15k.

Motorola later launched Moto G5s and G5s Plus with better cameras on paper but we found the Moto G5 Plus being the best in the line-up during our usage.

 

3. Honor 7X

Honor 7X features a dual-camera setup on the back. It has a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing camera on the back. The 2-megapixel lens on board the Honor 7X works in the Portrait mode to achieve bokeh-like images. It essentially identifies the edges of the subject in focus and blurs out everything else.

4. Honor 8

The Honor 8 is the oldest phone in the lot, which was first launched at Rs 18,999 but now sells for just Rs 19,999. While the UI on the phone received backlash from the reviewers, it was the camera and design of that phone that was the main talking point of the phone.

5. Apple iPhone SE

The iPhone SE has the same iPhone 5S like boxy, yet premium design as the metal-clad iPhone 5S and the same powerful Apple A9 processor and rear camera of the iPhone 6S.

Apple iPhone SE is now available at Rs 18,999, which brings it to the best camera phones category under 20k, but only if you can do away with the tiny display and the boxy design.