Top 10 ‘Value For Money’ Smartphones You Can Buy This June, Which Costs Less Than Rs 11,000! (Redmi, Asus, Realme, Samsung, Xiaomi)

Looking for a top value-for-money smartphone at a budget price? Well, here’s a list of all the best smartphones you can buy at under 11,000 rupees. With some of the most competitive smartphones, the segment has devices which can challenge the likes of top flagships costing twice or thrice.


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Lead by Xiaomi and Realme, the list features some top budget bestsellers from Samsung and Asus.

Not only performance or cameras, these budget smartphones under Rs 11,000 excel in every department, offering great value for money.

Backed by big batteries, support for fast charging, viewing experience, gaming performance, top camera sensors, these smartphones can be a great option as a daily driver starting at a very budget price.

Honor devices are omitted from the list for now given the current US-ban scenario, as the devices won’t receive any future upgrade or security patch.

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Here’s goes our list of the top value for money smartphones under Rs 11,000 for June 2019 with the best-sellers from Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung and Asus.

Redmi Note 7S: Mi Phones Under 11000

The newly launched Redmi Note 7S takes the top spot for smartphones under 11,000 rupees. The new Note 7S from Xiaomi is currently the cheapest 48MP camera smartphone in India. It packs in the same 6.3-inch Full HD+ notched display in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The same level of protection is available on the other side.

Redmi Note 7S is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

At the back, Redmi Note 7S comes with a dual camera setup featuring a 48MP main sensor coupled with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Do note, it’s the Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48MP sensor, and not the Sony IMX 586 one.

Up front, Note 7S sports a 13MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture supporting AI Beautification, HDR and more. The smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging (without the brick inside the box) running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2: Best Phone Under 11000 Rupees

Asus decreased the price of its hit Zenfone Max Pro M2 smartphone after the launch of Redmi Note 7 and Realme 3 a few weeks back. The smartphone with set of features onboard, is a value for money purchase at under 11,000 rupees. It challenges Redmi Note 7 with somewhat similar specs. The Asus device sports a 6.26-inch Full HD+ notched display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top.

While it’s actually better in a number of ways if compared to Redmi Note 7.

Max Pro M2 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with stock Android UI with Oreo 8.1 OS. The Android Pie update is already out.

At the back, you get a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera system including a Sony IMX 486 sensor. With a 13MP front camera, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 packs up a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery. Under Rs 11,000, Max Pro M2 is available at Rs 9,999 for the base model offering 3GB RAM and 32GB storage with support for expandable memory.

Redmi Note 7: Mi Phones Under 11000

Up next, we have the Redmi Note 7, the budget beast. While the Redmi Note 7S available now with the 48MP sensor, Note 7 at 1,000 cheaper also makes a good value for money buy. Backed by some of the top features like Snapdragon 660 SoC, a 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen with a dot notch and a glass body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides.

At the back, Redmi Note 7 fires up a 12MP + 2MP dual camera setup with a 13MP selfie camera up front.

Redmi Note 7 is splash-proof and houses a massive 4,000 mAh battery with USB Type-C and fast charging support. Redmi Note 7 also runs on the latest Android Pie OS with MIUI 10 skin on top. Starting at Rs 9,999, you get 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage variant with support for extended storage.

Realme 2 Pro: Best Phone Under 11000 Rupees

This Realme smartphone from last year, the Realme 3 Pro predecessor is certainly one of the best value for money smartphones you can buy at under 11,000 rupees. Realme 2 Pro is currently available starting at Rs 10,990 offering great value for the price. The smartphone runs on Snapdragon 660 processor, same as Redmi Note 7.

Realme 2 Pro comes with a Full HD+ 6.2-inch water drop notch display, dual rear cameras and a 3,500mAh battery.

Realme will soon be rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie as well. While a few specs may seem outdated, but still is one of the best smartphones you can buy under 11,000.

Samsung Galaxy M20: Samsung Mobile Under 12000

The Samsung bestseller, the Galaxy M20 is now available at a permanently discounted price in the country starting at Rs 9,990. The samsung mobile under 12,000 sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ offering a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a Infinity-V styled notch on top in a n19.5:9 aspect ratio and glossy plastic back.

Samsung Galaxy M20 runs on Exynos 7904 chip coupled with 3GB or 4GB RAM with 32GB and 64GB of storage respectively, expandable up to 512GB with an external microSD card.

At the back, the Samsung mobile under 12000 comes with a dual camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/1.9) main sensor coupled with a 5MP ultra-wide angle sensor.

Up front, the Samsung smartphone has an 8MP (f/2.0) sensor with an in-display flash. Galaxy M20 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with One UI on top backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging (ships with the adapter in the box).

Realme U1: Best Mobile Under 12000

The first Realme U series smartphone from December last year still remains a value for money option at under 11,000 rupees after the recent price cut. The selfie-focused Realme U1 currently retails starting at a permanently discounted price of Rs 9,999. Realme U1 features a AI-powered 25MP Sony IMX 576 sensor. On top the smartphone runs on MediaTek Helio P70 chip, the latest 12 nm chip.

On top Realme UI comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a water drop notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.2. The Android Pie-based Color OS 6.0 update will arrive by the end of June. The company also added a new Realme U1 variant with 64GB storage and 3GB RAM.

Realme 3: Best Mobile Under 12000

Up next on our list, we have the budget hero from Realme. The recently launched Realme smartphone packs in a punch with some above average specs, available starting at just Rs 8,990. At under 11,000 bucks, the smartphone does have a lot to offer for the money starting at under Rs 9,000. The features and specs help it stand out backed by decent cameras and seamless performance.

The smartphone runs on Mediatek’s flagship Helio P70 chip, built on a 12 nm process. At the back, it has a 13MP + 2MP dual camera system with a 13MP shooter upfront.

Realme 3 has a 6.22-inch only-HD+ display with a water drop notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The whole package will be backed by a massive 4,230 mAh unit running on the latest Android Pie OS with Color OS 6 skin on top. For Rs 8,990, you can grab the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model under 11,000 rupees, with support for extended storage.

Xiaomi Mi A2: Mi Phones Under 11000

The second generation Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone is currently available at a permanently discounted price of Rs 10,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Launched last year a starting price of Rs 16,999 in August, Mi A2 with clean stock Android seems a reasonable option at under 11,000 rupees, if you wish to experience seamless pure Android Pixel-like UI.

There’s a 3,000mAh battery on Mi A2 supports Qualcomm QC 4.0 fast charge technology (only Indian variant). It doesn’t ship with a fast charger, so you need to buy one separately.

The smartphone is an Android One device, directly backed by Google when it comes to security patches and two guaranteed version upgrades. Mi A2 runs on Snapdragon 660, Android Oreo, dual cameras and a widescreen 18:9 notch-less display.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3: Mi Phones Under 11000

Xiaomi recently launched its third generation Y series smartphone, the Redmi Y3 starting at Rs 9,999 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The smartphone sports a 6.26-inch HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top running on Snapdragon 632 SoC with 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage.

Redmi Y3 runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. The storage can be further expanded up to 512GB via an external memory card.

Being a selfie-focused smartphone, Redmi Y3 packs in a pinch at under 11,000 bucks.

The company has put a super 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.25 aperture with EIS support. At the back, Redmi Y3 has a dual camera system featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor backed by a huge 4,000mAh battery.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: Best Phone Under 11000 Rupees

Finally, coming to our last smartphone, it’s the Asus bestseller, Zenfone Max Pro M1 from last year. It continues to be top smartphone in 2019 at a discounted price. The set of specs and current pricing makes it a very suitable option under 11,000 rupees, a sensible purchase than other smartphones in the same range.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 starts at Rs 7,999 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The top model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is currently available at Rs 9,999.

For the price, Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 widescreen running on the much-dependable Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC with a dual camera system at the back.

At the back, it includes a 13MP primary sensor coupled with a 5MP depth sensor. Up front, Max Pro M1 sports a 8-megapixel camera running on Android 8.1 Oreo OS backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery.

These devices are ranked based on camera performance, gaming experience, multitasking optimisation, display quality and battery performance.

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