Affordably premium: Top 5 mid-budget smartphones in India!

Looking for a smartphone which has the best-in-class features but still fits into your budget? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Priced between INR 10,000 and INR 15,000, here are some top mid-budget phones that are popular amongst Indians for delivering the optimum mix of cost-efficiency, performance, and style!

1~ Redmi Note 7 Pro

One of the most in-demand smartphones in the mid-budget segment, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has become popular on the back of its stylish design and high performance. The smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 645 processor and 6GB RAM with fast-charging support to boot. This allows high-powered games such as Asphalt 9 to run smoothly, while the 6.3-inch FHD+ display – protected Gorilla Glass 5 for added security – provides a vibrant, sharp display.

Running on MIUI 10 (based on Android 9 Pie), the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes equipped with a 48MP main camera and a 32MP front camera for high detail images. Natural colors, night mode, and edge protection in bokeh mode ensure that the images are crisp and dynamic. Coming equipped with 4,000 mAh battery, the Redmi Note 7 Pro allows users to go through the entire day without the need for charging frequently.

Redmi Note 7 Pro is available on and at a price of INR 13,999

2~ realme 3 pro

One of the most recent entries in the Indian smartphone market, the realme 3 pro comes equipped with several advanced features. Its 6.3-inch dewdrop FHD+ screen, with close to 91% screen-to-body ratio for the most immersive experience, is complemented by a speedway S-curve gradient design for maximum style. Powered by Snapdragon 710, the realme 3 pro also comes equipped with Adreno 616, the best mid-range GPU, and 6 GB RAM – thus ensuring seamless performance even for high-intensity tasks such as gaming.

Since it is designed to cater to the specific needs of the millennial generation, the realme 3 pro also comes with a 16MP IMX519 Sony dual rear camera as well as a 25MP selfie camera. Supporting nightscape, chroma boost, and super slow-motion at 960fps, the device turns moments into lasting memories by elevating the photographic experience to another level.

And that’s not all! Its 4045 mAh battery with VOOC3.0 is the fastest charging in the segment and ensures uninterrupted usage by eliminating the need for frequent charging. The ColorOS 9.0, based on Android Pie, is now also available for Android Q beta as well.

Grab this phone on Flipkart, and offline stores at an amazing price of INR 13,999.

3~ Infinix Hot7Pro

Infinix Hot7Pro  has a huge 6GB+64GB RAM+ROM combination, unmatched in the sub 10k category. Further, it is designed to offer an optimized multi-media experience, catering to the entertainment craving of Indians. After all, entertainment is at the top of our priority list when it comes to smartphone engagement. In fact, according to a recent report by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the Boston Consulting Group, we consume more than 190 minutes of video content per user per day, total consumption growing at 8% annually!

Looks and displayHot7Pro features a premium metal Unibody design, a bonus for users in a segment that features mostly plastic bodies. It has a sleek body with a width of 7.9 mm and 2.5D Curved Glass display that enhances the 6.19” of solid HD+ display further. The back cover is tapered which gives the phone an elegant finish while making it comfortable to handle.

CameraThe Hot7Pro has an AI-enabled Dual Rear Camera (13MP (f1.8) + 2MP) has an Auto Scene detection with 8 scene modes, including AI Portrait, AI HDR, AI Beauty, AI Bokeh, Night, Sports, Blue Sky and Text. The Front Camera (>13MP (f2.0) + 2MP,) is equipped with AI Portrait, AI Beauty mode for customized image enhancement according to the user’s facial profiles.

Infinix Hot7Pro is a performance giant with 6GB RAM for a lag-free and immersive multimedia experience. It has a 4000mAh battery and a MediaTek Helio P-22 processor that is ideal for phones with AI-powered functions. To enhance the experience while watching movies, listening to music or playing games, Hot7Pro features a unique Dirac Stereo Widening technology, which depth to the sound of a small speaker by extending the sound beyond the speakers. This gives users a Surround Sound experience, which combined with its stunning visual display clarity, offers the perfect sensory engagement.

USPWhat makes Hot7Pro almost an unbelievable steal is the fact that it is the first phone in its price segment to offer a 6GB+64GB RAM+ROM combination. The feature enables matchlessly smooth operations, and zero lag even after continuous and long hours of engagement! Priced at INR 9999/-the overall specs portfolio of the phone is hard to beat by any other device in the category.

4~ Samsung Galaxy M30

Samsung’s newest budget phone series offers several high-end specs at affordable costs. With 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, upgradable to 6GB RAM and 128 GB ROM, Samsung Galaxy M30 has a 13+5+5MP triple rear camera setup with an f1.9 aperture and 2.2 wide-angle and a 16MP front camera with f2.0. Its long-lasting battery of 5,000 mAh is fit for long hours of use, making for a great all-around package for users looking for performance and stability.

Samsung Galaxy M30 is available on Amazon, starting at INR 14,990

5~ Redmi Note 7s

Another the high-powered budget smartphone from Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 7s is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 that comes with a 4GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Its 6.3-inch full-HD+ the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and allows for bright, legible display both indoors and outdoors. The Redmi Note 7s runs on MIUI (based on Android Pie) and has a rear 48MP primary sensor with 5MP depth sensor, along with a 13MP front camera. With a 4,000 mAH battery, the smartphone ensures a good power backup that can last users a full day of hardcore device usage.

Redmi Note 7s with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is available on all leading e-commerce stores such as Flipkart,, and for prices starting INR 10,999-12,999

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