Best Entry-level smartphones for you
The Indian market has a massive user base which relies on feature phones and are yet to switch to smartphones. There are a lot of smartphones which are available in the market right now. The number of smartphones has increased to such a level that choosing a smartphone has become easier considering there is a lot of option. Another factor is a large number of choices has made switching from feature phones to smartphones easier. If you are looking for an entry level smartphone, here are the best ones for you.
Feature filled – Samsung Galaxy M10s – B07HGH82LT
The Galaxy M10s is based on the Galaxy M10 albeit with upgraded features and a new price.
The first smartphone in the Galaxy M series, the Galaxy M10 sports a 6.2 inch HD+ Infinity V display. It comes powered with an Exynos 7870 SoC and sports a 13 megapixel primary rear sensor and a 5 megapixel secondary rear sensor. There is also a 5 megapixel front camera and 3400mAh battery capacity. The Galaxy M10 comes in 2GB RAM/16GB storage version and 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant. The Galaxy M10s, on the other hand, is the second Galaxy M device debuting this festive season and comes with Super AMOLED display, a new Exynos processor, 4000 mAh battery with an in box 15W fast charger and a rear fingerprint sensor.
Stock Android – Nokia 6.1 Plus – B07T4VRYS8
Nokia 6.1 Plus has launched with stock Android 8.1 Oreo and features a 5.8 inch full HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Under the hood, the phone has an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB storage which is expandable with up to 400GB memory via microSD card. For optics, it packs a 16 megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, a secondary 5 megapixel monochrome sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 1.12 micron pixels. On the front, it features a 16 megapixel sensor coupled with f/2.0 aperture and 1 micron pixels. Further for connectivity, it gets 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C (v2.0), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack and it packs a 3060mAh battery paired with fast charging technology.
Cheap and cheerful – Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro – B07DJHR5DY
Redmi 6 Pro comes with aluminium body and is available in four different colours- Black, Gold, Blue and Red.
Redmi 6 Pro has a 5.84 inch Full HD+ (1080×2800 pixels) display with a contrast ratio of 1500:1 and 432ppi. The smartphone has an aspect ratio of 19:9. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core SoC with Adreno 506 GPU. It includes 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage (supports expandable storage up to 256GB). On the camera front, there is a dual rear setup: 12 megapixel Sony IMX486, 1.25 micron pixel size + 5 megapixel Samsung lens with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF. The rear cameras support AI portrait mode, Bokeh, Electronic Image Stabilisation among others. It can shoot Full HD video at 30 fps. The front camera is a 5 megapixel shooter and comes with AI portrait mode, AI smart beauty and Face Unlock.
Camera king – Redmi 7 – B07QT54G6P
The Xiaomi Redmi 7 sports a 6.26 inch HD+ IPS display with 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, 1500:1 contrast ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. The Xiaomi Redmi 7 further includes 2GB RAM/32GB storage and 2GB RAM/32GB storage versions, both of which support expandable up to 512GB with microSD. For optics, there is a 12 megapixel primary rear camera with 1.12um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, LED Flash, PDAF and a secondary 2 megapixel camera. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera. The Redmi 7 is powered by a 4000mAh battery.
AMOLED DIsplay – Samsung Galaxy M20 – B07HGN619D
The Samsung Galaxy M series replaced the current range of Galaxy On and J series smartphones currently being sold in the Indian smartphone market.
The Galaxy M20 is powered by an octa core 14nm Exynos 7904 welded to a Mali G71 MP2 GPU. The M20 will be sold in the market in two RAM variants: 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. The Galaxy M20 gets a dual lens setup mounted at the rear panel and single lens setup for selfies housed in the notch display. The dual-shooter is a 13 megapixel primary unit with a 5 megapixel additional sensor for depth control. The M20 sports a dual SIM card layout. It also features Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity: A2DP and LE support.
Top choice – Oppo A7 – B07MBP65HK
The Oppo A7 was launched in India late last year. The Oppo A7 sports a 6.2 inch FullView display with 2.5D curved glass and 19:9 aspect ratio.
It is powered by the 1.8GHz octa core Snapdragon 450 14nm processor paired of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD. The Oppo A7 runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, it comes with Dual SIM connectivity as well as a dedicated microSD card slot. For optics, there is a 13 megapixel primary rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2 megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, there is a 16 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. Other features of the Oppo A7 include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 4230mAh built in battery.