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Best Smartphones Under 12000 in India (2020) – Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

Mobile phone have become an inevitable part of daily life. Thinking of managing a day without mobile phone is impossible. From talking to nearest and dearest to surfing internet to listening music, we use for that purpose.

There are a number of brands offering a number mobiles phones offering a different set of features. The range of these mobile phones ranges from few thousands to lacks.

Here in this article, I have sorted best mobile phones under 12000. After analyzing a number of mobile phones I have listed down the best keeping a strict eye on the performance, battery standby time, camera quality and processor.

Best Smartphones Under 12000 in India (2020)

1) Vivo U20 1921 SmartPhone

2) Vivo U10 1916 SmartPhone

3) Xiaomi Mi A3 SmartPhone

4) Realme 5 Pro SmartPhone

5) Samsung Galaxy M30 SmartPhone

6) Vivo Y15 1901 SmartPhone

7) OPPO A31 CPH2015 SmartPhone

8) Mi A2 SmartPhone

Now let us take each one them in details and see the features and specifications.

Vivo U20 1921 SmartPhone

Vivo U20 1921 SmartPhone

Under a budget of 12000 this is the best smartphone that has passed my screening test with flying colors.

  • This mobile phone comes with an ultra-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon, 675 AIE processor. It comes with 6.53 inches large screen with waterdrop notch display.
  • Additionally, it comes with triple rear camera with 16 MP, 8MP and 2 MP Resolutions. All the lenses are AI driven. The front camera has a 16 MP resolution. All the lenses comes with Sony IMX499 sensors.
  • Two variants of the phone are available. One is 4 GB RAM and 64 GB memory and the other one with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB memory.
  • The external memory can be expanded up to 256 GB and has a dual sim (both 4G supported)
  • Running on the Android v9.0 Pie Operating system, it is lightning fast and gives a very tough fight to other premium smart phones.
  • Vivo U20 comes with a 5000 mAh lithium-ion battery that runs on and on and is supported by18 Watt fast-charging capacity.
  • The most amazing feature about this phone is its reverse charging feature. You can charge other mobiles by using this mobile as a power bank.
  • This device comes with 1 year warranty on entire handset and 6 months on the accessories

Specifications

RAM 4 GB AND 6 GB
Operating System Android v9 Pie
Rear Camera Triple AI Camera with 16 MP, 8MP and 2MP
Front Camera AI-Powered 16 MP Camera
Memory 64 GB expandable to 256 GB
Screen Size 6.53-inches
Battery 5,000 mAH
Warranty 1 Year

Vivo U10 1916 SmartPhone

Vivo U10 1916 SmartPhone

Vivo again managed to secure the second spot with its Vivo U10 1916 SmartPhone again under 12000 budget range.

  • This smartphone comes with a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE octa-core processor which has a very high performance speed.
  • The phone has an additional Ultra gaming mode to boost the performance for a smooth gaming experience
  • Two variants are available on with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Memory and the other variant comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory. You have the option to extend the memory upto 256 GB externally.
  •  Display screen size is 6.35 Inches and resolution of  720 x 1544 pixel
  • This mobile comes with triple AI Rear Camera with 13 MP, 8 MP, 2 MP cameras. The front camera is of 8 MP resolution
  • It has the latest Android Pie v9 operating system and comes with a powerful 5,000 mAH lithium-ion battery.
  •  The phone has an 18 Watt fast charging technology and has a compatible charger that comes inside the box
  • This device comes with 1 year warranty on entire handset and 6 months on the accessories

Specifications 

RAM 3 GB and 4 GB
Memory 32 GB & 64 GB. Expandable to 256 GB
Screen Size 6.35-inches
Operating System Android v9 Pie
Rear Camera Triple AI Camera with 13 MP, 8MP and 2MP
Front Camera  8 MP Camera
Battery 5,000 mAH | 18 Watt fast charging technology
Warranty 1 Year

Xiaomi Mi A3 SmartPhone

Xiaomi Mi A3 SmartPhone

Third in the list is a master piece from Xiaomi ( Mi A3). The only downside that I find in this phone is the display size but the awesome camera feature overrides the small display size

  • This phone has an AI Triple Rear camera with 48 MP, 8MP and 2 MP resolution and  the front camera has a 32 MP resolution camera.
  • Large AMOLED display of  6.088 inches. It has a display resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and a 282 PPI pixel density. It Supports HDR also.
  • Mi A3 has a 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor with an Adreno 610 GPU.
  • Two variants are available on with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Memory and the other variant comes with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory. You have the option to extend the memory upto 256 GB externally.
  • It comes with 4030 mAh lithium-ion battery, it supports quick charge 3.0 technology and 18 watts fast charge.
  • This mobile has the latest Android version v9 and offers a very low SAR value.
  • This device comes with 1 year warranty on entire handset and 6 months on the accessories

Specifications 

RAM 3 GB and 6 GB variants
Memory 64 GB expandable to 256 GB
Screen Size 6.08 inches
Operating System Android v9 Pie
Rear Camera Triple AI Camera (48 MP, 8MP and 2MP)
Front Camera  32 MP Camera
Battery 4030 mAH | 18 Watt fast charging.
Warranty 1 Year

Realme 5 Pro SmartPhone

Realme 5 Pro SmartPhone

Realme 3 Pro is simple a master piece. The most amazing thing about this phone is the quad rear camera.

  • It comes with an AI-powered Sony IMX586 sensor-based primary lens. The quad camera includes 48 MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2 MP. The front camera is of 16 MP resolution
  • Display size of this camera is 6.3 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and an impressive 409 PPI pixel density.
  • It comes with fast 2.3 GHz, 10 nm Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM712 Octa-core processor with Adreno 616 graphics.
  • It comes with latest Android Pie v9 Operating System.
  • Three variants are available on with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Memory and the second variant comes with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory and the last one comes with 8GB and 128 GB internal memory. You have the option to extend the memory upto 256 GB externally.
  • It comes with 4035 mAh battery hence average in performance but has a VOOC fast charging with a C Type port.
  • This device comes with 1 year warranty on entire handset and 6 months on the accessories

Specifications

RAM 4 GB, 6 GB and 8 GB
Memory 64 GB and 128 GB expandable up to 256 GB
Screen Size 6.3 inches
Operating System Android v9 Pie
Rear Camera Quad Camera with AI | 48 MP, 8 MP, 2 MP and 2MP
Front Camera 16 MP Camera
Battery 4035 mAH
Warranty 1 Year

Samsung Galaxy M30 SmartPhone

Samsung Galaxy M30 SmartPhone

Within a budget of 12000 and Samsung as the brand name, you can expect something exceptional here.

  • This handset comes with Samsung’s own 1.8 GHz Exynos 7904 Octa-core processor. By default it runs on the Android Oreo v8.1 Operating System which is very fast. However you can upgrade to Android Pie V9
  • What adds to the brilliance here is the triple AI camera with 13 MP primary and 5 MP and 5 MP the other two. The front has a 16 MP resolution.
  • It has a Full HD Display of 6.4 inches with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution. The AMOLED display screen form is one of the main point of attraction.
  • Two variants are available on with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Memory and the other variant comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. You have the option to extend the memory upto 512 GB externally.
  • 5000 mAh lithium-ion battery offers a very good performance. It has a 3 times fast-charging capacity than normal micro USB charging technologies. Within the box you will find a compatible 15 Watt Type C Fast charger as well.
  • Technologically this device is safe to use as this has low SAR of just 0.409W/KG
  • The phone comes with a standard 1-year manufacturer’s warranty for the handset and 6 months for the accessories.

 Specifications

RAM 4 GB and 6 GB variants
Memory 64 GB and 128 GB | expandable up to 512 GB
Screen Size 6.4 inches
Operating System Android Oreo v8.1
Rear Camera AI Triple Camera with 13 MP primary, 5 MP resolution macro and 5 MP micro camera
Front Camera 16 MP Camera
Battery 5,000 mAH
Warranty 1 Year

Vivo Y15 1901 SmartPhone

Vivo Y15 1901 SmartPhone

Another phone from Vivo that has managed to make into my list. This phone is worth a buy. Check out its features below.

  • This phone has a MediaTek Helio P22 Octa-Core processor and is the best in this budget class.
  • This phone runs on Android Pie 9.0 Operating system is a perfect fit for gamers as it has a dedicated ultra gaming mode.
  • It has 4 GB RAM with an internal memory of 64 GB. This memory can be expanded up to 256 GB externally.
  • This phone comes with AI-powered triple camera with 13 MP, 8 MP, and 2 MP resolution. The front camera has a 16 MP Camera. Additionally the cameras has a 120 degrees wide-angle capture
  • It has a 6.35 inch display screen  with 720 x 1544 pixels resolution.
  • It comes with 5000 mAh battery however the downside is that there is no fast charging option here.

Specifications 

RAM 4 GB and 6 GB variants
Memory 64 GB expandable up to 256 GB
Screen Size 6.35 inches
Operating System Android Pie v9
Rear Camera Triple Camera with AI of 13 MP, 8 MP and 2MP
Front Camera 16 MP Camera
Battery 5,000 mAh
Warranty 1 Year

OPPO A31 CPH2015 SmartPhone

OPPO A31 CPH2015 SmartPhone

Another masterpiece under 12000 budget range. This phone has a sleek body and a waterdrop notch display.

  • Talking about processor this phones comes with fast has a 2.3 GHz MediaTek 6765 Octa-core processor and a GE8320 image processor. It deploys latest android version Pie v9.0
  • It has triple action AI camera of 12 MP, 2 MP (Macro) and 2 MP (Depth) cameras. The front camera has an 8 MP resolution.
  • Display size is 6.5 inches with 1600 x 720-pixel resolution and a 269 PPI pixel density.
  • This phone has a 4 GB RAM with an internal memory of 64 GB. You can extend memory to 256 GB externally.
  • It comes with a decent 4230 mAH lithium polymer battery. This can run upto 45 hours while talking and 450-hour standby.
  • The downside is that there is no fast charging option here.
  • The handset comes with the standard 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and 6 months on accessories warranty

Specifications

RAM 4 GB
Memory 64 GB expandable up to 256 GB
Screen Size 6.5 inches
Operating System Android Pie v9
Rear Camera AI Triple Camera with 12 MP, 2 MP and 2MP
Front Camera 8 MP Camera
Battery 4230 mAH
Warranty 1 Year

Mi A2 SmartPhone

Mi A2 SmartPhone

This is even though last in our list still worth a try. It comes with a hell lot of features. Check them out below:

  • Talking about processor, it has 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor but still fast enough to carry out the task properly.
  • By default, it comes with Android Oreo 8.1 and can be upgraded to the new Android Pie v9 and the Adreno 512 GPU Graphics card.
  • This phone has 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory and this storage can be expanded up to 256 GB of external storage.
  • Display size is 5.99 inch with an impressive 2160 x 1080 pixel full HD resolution.
  • It comes with Dual Rear camera with 20 MP as a primary and 12 MP for macro. The front-facing camera us of 20 MP resolution.
  • It has 3010 mAh lithium-ion battery and comes with fast charge adaptability and comes with a Type C port.
  • The handset comes with  a standard 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and 6 months of warranty on the accessories.
Specifications
RAM 6 GB
Memory 64 GB expandable up to 256 GB
Screen Size 5.99 inches
Operating System Android Oreo 8.1 Upgradable to Android Pie v9
Rear Camera AI Dual Rear Camera with 20 MP and 12 MP
Front Camera 20 MP Camera
Battery 3010 mAH
Warranty 1 Year

This completes the list of best phones under 12000. While writing this article, I tried to look for every option available in the market.

Drop your mail id so that I can send you the updated list whenever I will find something that is worth to include in the list. The condition applies that the product should be worth to include in the list.

Comment with your suggestions for improving the article or for any queries. I will try to answer as much questions as possible.

Usman
Usman
A website dedicated to giving people a perfect buyer’s guide so as to help them choose the best product for themselves. While screening products, we keep our eyes blindfolded for the brand name engraved in the product so as to ensure an unbiased review. There are multiple steps that we take while preparing this list, which includes checking out the specifications, features reviews prices, etc. Happy Shopping !!!!
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