Best Smartphone under ₹12,000 (DEC 2016)

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Picking up the best will now be easy. 

In ₹12,000, A lot of budget smartphone has been launched to attract users, which make buyer’s in doubt which one to pickup.So, We have made a research on many smartphones that are available in India & now we are able to help you to pick up the best smartphone on which you are confused to buy under ₹12,000. 

Finally, We have considered the specs, as well as the brand value and after sales, service to suggest you best phones under the price tag that you can consider buying.


List of Best smartphones under ₹12,000

1.Redmi Note 3 – Powerful Handset

Mi had launched most selling smartphone under the budget with lots of useful features. Redmi Note 3 is a powerful handset with premium metallic design look with Full HD display, Fast processor & fingerprint scanner.This dual SIM handset support 4G LTE (VoLTE support).

Key Features-
  • Hybrid Slot,4G VoLTE
  • 16MP Primary Camera with Dual Flash | 5MP Front
  • Android Lollipop 5.1 Upgradable to 6.0
  • 5.5 Inch Display,1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 32 GB Internal Memory
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 4050 mAh Li-Polymer Battery Battery
  • Snapdragon 650 64-bit Processor
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Excellent Design, Metallic Premium Look

Display

Clear & Awesome Display

Software

Android 5.0. +Upgradable to MIUI8 & Android 6.0, Best User Experience with lots of Inbuilt Features

Performance

Fast & Strong CPU Processor

Battery Life

Good Battery Capacity, Standby 2 day

Camera

Camera is above average & best in this price segment

Value for money

Definitely, It's best-selling smartphone in 2016

Pros

Full HD Display, Experience new MIUI8, Fast Processor and fingerprint scanner unlock in 0.3 Sec, 4G Volte

Cons

No NFC Support, Non-removable battery, Hybrid sim slot

2.Coolpad Note 5

Key Features-

CoolPad-Note-5

  • Dual Sim,4G Volte
  • 13MP Primary Camera with Dual Flash | 8MP Front
  • Android Marshmallow 6 with Cool UI 8.0
  • 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable up to 64 GB
  • 5.5 Inch Display,1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 4010 mAh Li-Ion Polymer Battery
  • 1.5 GHz Octa Core ARM Cortex A53 Processor
  • Fingerprint Sensor
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Excellent Design, Metallic back cover, Good grip on edge

Display

2.5D Curved glass, Vivid & wide view angle

Software

Android 6.0 & Cool UI 8.0

Performance

Fast & good CPU Processor

Battery Life

Good Battery Capacity, Stand up to 1-2 day

Camera

Camera is above average

Value for money

Yes, you can go for it.

Pros

Full HD Display, Fast Processor, and fingerprint scanner, 4G Volte

Cons

Heavy, No NFC Support, Non-removable battery, Hybrid sim slot, No Gyroscope sensor

3.Le Eco 2

Key Features
  • Dual Sim,4G VoLTE
  • 16MP Primary Camera with Dual Flash | 8MP Front
  • Android Marshmallow 6
  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.5 Inch Display,1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Processor
  • 3000 mAh Li-Ion Polymer Battery
  • Fingerprint Sensor
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Light, Metallic Premium Look, speaker at bottom

Display

Vivid, Awesome viewing video experience

Software

EUI 5.6 & Andriod 6.0

Performance

Fast & Strong CPU Processor

Battery Life

Normal battery backup stand up to 1 day

Camera

Camera is above average

Value for money

Yes, you can go for it

Pros

Full HD Display, Fast charging, Fast Processor and fingerprint scanner, 4G Volte, Infrared port

Cons

No 3.5 mm jack, Non-removable battery, No card slot, No NFC, No FM

4.Redmi 3S Prime

Key feature-

  • Android OS, v6.0.1
  • Dual 4G sim slot, Hybrid slot.
  • 13 MP rear & 5MP front camera
  • 3 GB Ram, Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430.
  • HD Display (~294 ppi)
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAH battery
  • Fingerprint Sensor
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Excellent Design, Metallic Look

Display

Clear, screen visibility is good

Software

MIUI8 & Android 6.0, Lots of Inbuilt Features

Performance

Best for normal usage CPU Processor

Battery Life

Best Battery back up, stand up to 2 days

Camera

Camera is above average

Value for money

Yes, you can go for it. Best at ₹9k

Pros

Handy, Battery life, Quick fingerprint recognition, Infrared port

Cons

No NFC Support, Non-removable battery, Hybrid sim slot, Heat while using camera

5.Lenovo K6 Power

Key Feature-

  • Android OS, v6.0
  • Full HD IPS Display (~441 ppi)
  • 13 MP rear & 8 MP front camera
  • Dolby Atmos Audio
  • 2/3 GB Ram, 16 / 32 GB Storage
  • Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAH Battery
  • Fingerprint Sensor
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Decent Design, Handy

Display

Crystal clear screen

Software

Android 6.0, Vibe Pure UI

Performance

Average CPU Processor

Battery Life

Good Battery Capacity, stand up to 1-2 days

Camera

Camera is not up to mark

Value for money

Yes, It is also good at this price

Pros

Full HD Display, Fingerprint sensor, Dolby sound, Battery life

Cons

No NFC Support, Non-removable battery, No Infrared port, No fast charging support, Hybrid sim slot

6.Moto G4 (2 GB Ram)

Key feature-

  • 5.5 Inch Full HD display.
  • Android v6.0 i.e, upgradable to Android 7.0
  • Water repellent
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • 13 MP rear & 5 MP front (Fast Focus)
  • 2 GB Ram, 16 GB Storage
  • Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
  • Fingerprint Sensor
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Excellent Design, Superb Grip

Display

Vivid Display, good viewing angle

Software

Android 6.0

Performance

Good CPU Processor

Battery Life

Normal battery life, Stand up to 1 days

Camera

Camera is average

Value for money

Yes, Good for the normal user.

Pros

Full HD Display, Experience Latest Android 6.0, Fingerprint Sensor

Cons

No NFC Support, Non-removable battery, No Infrared port, poor camera in low light, Heat while using camera at 1080p

7.Le Eco 1s

Key Feature-

  • 5.5 Inch Full HD displayAndriod v5.0 upgradable to 6.0
  • 3 GB Ram, 32 GB Storage (no card slot)
  • Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
  • 13 MP Rear & 5 MP Front
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Metal body & good look

Display

Clear & Vivid Display, great viewing angle

Software

Android 5.0 + Upgradable to Android 6.0, EUI

Performance

Fast & Strong CPU Processor

Battery Life

Good Battery Capacity, Normal Usage Can Stay about

Camera

Camera is not upto to mark

Value for money

Little bit, as user are dissatisfied

Pros

Full HD Display, Fast Processor, fingerprint scanner , Infrared port, quick charging

Cons

No NFC Support, Non-removable battery, Heats up when in use, No microSD slot, Not for gamer

8.ASUS Zenfone Max

Key feature-

  • 5.5 HD IPS Display
  • 13 MP rear (laser autofocus) & 5 MP front
  • Andriod 5.0 & upgradable to 6.0
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • 2 Gb Ram, 8/16 GB Storage
  • Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAH
  • Fingerprint
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Decent Design

Display

Average Display quality

Software

Android 5.0. Zen UI

Performance

Average CPU Processor

Battery Life

Good Battery Capacity, Standby 2 days

Camera

Camera is above average

Value for money

Good for normal user

Pros

Full HD Display, Stellar battery life, Good indoor and low light shooting

Cons

No NFC Support, Non-removable battery, No Infrared port, heavy, Supplied charger is weak, Some problems with outdoor shooting

9.Lenovo vibe k5 note

Key feature-

  • 5.0 Inch Full HD Display
  • Android OS, v5.1
  • 13 MP Rear & 5 MP Front camera
  • Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616
  • 2 GB Ram, 16 GB Storage
  • Removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery
  • Lightweight  & Dolby audio enhancement
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Excellent Design, Metallic Premium Look

Display

Crystal clear display

Software

Android 6.0, Pure UI

Performance

Fast & Strong CPU Processor

Battery Life

Good Battery Capacity, standby 1 days

Camera

Camera is average

Value for money

Little bit, as user are not satisfied

Pros

NFC Support, Full HD Display, Fast Processor and fingerprint scanner, 4G Volte

Cons

No Infrared port, Non-removable battery drain is fast, Lagging, Hybrid Sim Slot, Not for gamer

10.Honor 5c

Key feature-

  • 5.2 Inch Full HD Display (~424 ppi)
  • Android OS, v6.0
  • 13 MP Rear & 8 MP Front
  • Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • HiSilicon Kirin 650
  • 2 GB Ram, 16 GB Storage
  • Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint
Specs Editor Rating

Design

Full Metal body, Decent Design, Handy

Display

Vivid & crystal clear Display, Great viewing angle, Good even in sunlight

Software

Android 6.0, Emotion UI 4.1

Performance

Decent CPU Processor

Battery Life

Normal Battery Capacity, standby 1 day

Camera

Camera is average

Value for money

Good in one hand usage

Pros

16nm processor, Full HD Display, Accurate fingerprint sensor, good software

Cons

No NFC Support, No Infrared port, Hybrid sim slot, No quick charging
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I am Ravi Chandra Verma, you can call me as RC Verma. I am Founder of topbestof.com, founded in December 2016. I have done Mechanical Engineering from GLA University, Mathura and now I am residing in Gurgaon, Haryana.
As Technology & Gadgets are my key interest area cause me to help you, so I try every day to give you the best advice, opinion, information that will help you what to buy, from where to buy from & can also educate you on technology that can enhance and enrich your daily lifestyle.

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