We have compiled a list of the best phones under Rs 12,000 in India of this month. Many of them are capable to run smooth, however, due to lower processors in this range, smartphones with full HD display can perform a little sluggish (except for the ones having Snapdragon 625 and above). For the clarification, smartphones with hybrid SIM slot gives a place to mount the second SIM or instead of a microSD card, but not both of them together, which can be called as a disadvantage.

Top 10 Mobile Phones under 12000 in India 2018

Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 10,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 13,000.

You can also have a look at the camera terminologies we have included at the end of the article. Finally, we’ve highlighted our top 3 picks in this budget at the beginning. You can come to the summary directly if you don’t want to go through full spec sheet. So here are the top mobile phones under Rs 12,000.

Ranking Smartphone Price
1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Rs. 11,999
2 Lava Z90 Rs. 10,698
3 Huawei Honor Holly 4 Rs. 10,890
4 Micromax Selfie 3 Rs. 11,999
5 InFocus Snap 4 Rs. 11,999
6 Meizu M6 Note Rs. 10,600
7 Lenovo K8 Note Rs. 11,999
8 Micromax Selfie 2 Q4311 Rs. 10,999
9 Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt Rs. 10,490
10 Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega Rs. 11,490

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with a 5.50-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The smartphone is powered by Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and it comes with 3/4GB of RAM. The device packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Redmi Note 4 packs a 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash primary camera on the rear and a 5 MP front shooter for selfies.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The Redmi Note 4 phone runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat) and is powered by a Non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery. The Redmi Note 4 is a dual SIM phone that accepts Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM. The device connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), Bluetooth, Infrared, USB OTG, FM, 2G, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the smartphone include fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

Features
Performance 2.0 GHz Octa-core
OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Display 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
Storage 32/64 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3/4 GB
Camera 13 MP primary and 5 MP Front Camera
Battery 4100 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Infrared

2. Lava Z90

The Lava Z90 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) and is powered by a Non-removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery. The Z90 phone is powered by Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The device packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 64GB microSD card. The Lava Z90 phone packs a dual 8 MP + 2 MP, LED flash primary camera on the rear and an 8 MP front shooter for selfies.

Lava Z90

The Lava Z90 phone comes with a 5.20-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch. The Lava Z90 is a dual SIM phone that accepts Micro-SIM and Micro-SIM. The device connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS), Bluetooth, FM, 3G, and 4G. The Lava Z90 phone includes the fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

Features
Performance 1.3 GHz Quad-core
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Display 5.2 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels
Storage 32 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3 GB
Camera 13+2 MP primary and 8 MP Front Camera
Battery 2750 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

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3. Huawei Honor Holly 4

Honor Holly 4 phone was launched in October 2017. The smartphone comes with a 5.00-inch HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. The Huawei Honor Holly 4 runs Android v7.0 (Nougat) and is powered by a 3020 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion battery.

Huawei Honor Holly 4

The Honor Holly 4 is powered by Octa-core ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB via a microSD card. The Huawei Honor Holly 4 packs a 13 MP, Dual tone LED flash, Autofocus primary camera on the rear and a 5 MP front shooter for selfies.

Features
Performance Octa-core ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53)
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Display 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels
Storage 32 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3 GB
Camera 13 MP primary and 5 MP Front Camera
Battery 3020 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, G-sensor

4. Micromax Selfie 3

Micromax Selfie 3 phone was launched in Sept 2017. The smartphone comes with a 5.00-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The Selfie 3 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) and is powered by a Li-Ion 3000 mAh non-removable battery. Micromax Selfie 3 price in India starts at Rs. 11,999.

Micromax Selfie 3

The handset is powered by Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB microSD card. The phone packs a 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash primary camera on the rear and a 16 MP front shooter for selfies.

Features
Performance 1.4 GHz Octa-core
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Display 5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
Storage 32 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3 GB
Camera 16 MP primary and 13 MP Front Camera
Battery 3000 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

5. InFocus Snap 4

The InFocus Snap 4 runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) and is powered by a non-removable 3000mAh  battery. InFocus Snap 4 was launched in Sept 2017. The handset comes with a 5.20-inch LCD, touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 282 pixels per inch.

InFocus Snap 4

The InFocus Snap 4 is powered by octa-core 1.5GHz processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The device packs a 13 + 8 MP primary camera on the rear and an 8 + 8 MP front shooter for selfies.

Features
Performance 1.5 GHz Octa-core
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Display 5.2 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels
Storage 64 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 4 GB
Camera 13+18 MP primary and 8+8 MP Front Camera
Battery 3000 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

6. Meizu M6 Note

The latest Meizu M6 Note phone was launched in August 2017. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch IPS HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.The handset is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The Meizu M6 Note offers a 16GB of internal memory, expandable up to 256GB using a MicroSD card. The device a packs a 12+5MP Dual primary camera on the rear and a 16MP front shooter for selfies.

Meizu M6 Note

The dual SIM runs Android 7.1.2 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, and 4G. Top sensors on the smartphone include Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Compass Magnetometer and Proximity sensor. Meizu M6 Note is available in Black, Gold, Blue Gold colors across India.

Features
Performance 2.0 GHz Octa-core
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Display 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
Storage 16/32/64 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3/4 GB
Camera 12+5 MP primary and 16 MP Front Camera
Battery 4000mAh, Non-removable Li-Ion
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint (front-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

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7. Lenovo K8 Note

Lenovo has launched the latest mobile in its Note series named K8 Note. The smartphone was launched in August 2017. The Lenovo K8 Note is available in Venom Black, Fine Gold colors across various online stores in India. The device comes with 5.5-inch Full-HD capacitive 1080×1920 pixels touchscreen display and is powered by 1.4GHz MediaTek Helio X23 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The handset offers a 32 GB & 64 GB storage variants. that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.

Lenovo K8 Note

It packs a Dual 13+5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The dual SIM mobile runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery. On the connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the device include Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Compass Magnetometer and Proximity sensor.

Features
Performance 2.3 GHz Deca-core
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
Display 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
Storage 32/64 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3/4 GB
Camera 13+5 MP primary and 13 MP Front Camera
Battery 4000 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, e-compass, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor

8. Micromax Selfie 2 Q4311

The Micromax Selfie 2 Q4311 offers a stylish body with curved edges. The device comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD HD (720 x 1,280 pixels) display. The handset is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core Cortex A53 Processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The Micromax Selfie 2 Q4311sports a 32GB of internal space, expandable up to 64GB using a MicroSD card. This phone runs heavy games and apps for long hours without any interruption.

Micromax Selfie 2 Q4311

The device a packs a 13MP primary camera on the rear and an 8MP front shooter for selfies. The has a rear fingerprint sensor and is available in a gold colored body. The dual SIM runs Android v7.0 (Nougat) operating system. and is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery. On the connectivity front, it offers 4G VoLTE, 3G, micro USB v2.0, Fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Option.

Features
Performance 1.3 GHz Quad Core
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Display 5.2 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels
Storage 32 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3 GB
Camera 13 MP primary and 8 MP Front Camera
Battery 3000 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass

9.Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is one of the lowest ranged phablets featuring a 5.50-inch touchscreen Super AMOLED display. The phone was launched in July 2017. The device is powered by a 1.6GHz Octa-core processor along with 2GB of RAM and 16 internal storage, it supports 256GB microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The handset comes with an all-plastic body and supports multi-window, new emojis, etc.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt

The dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Headphones, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the device include Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, and Ambient light sensor. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt price in India starts from Rs. 10,490.

Features
Performance 1.6GHz Octa-core
OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Display 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels
Storage 16 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 2 GB
Camera 13 MP primary and 5 MP Front Camera
Battery 3000 mAh, Non-removable
Fingerprint sensor NO
Other Sensor Accelerometer, proximity

10. Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega

Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega smartphone was launched in May 2017. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch HD IPS capacitive (720×1280 pixels) touchscreen display. The handset Mega is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The Eluga I3 Mega sports 16GB internal storage capacity that can be expandable up to 128GB. The main camera supports 1080p video recording and the recording quality is nice, it packs a 13 MP rear camera along with 5 MP front camera.

Panasonic Eluga I3 Mega

The dual-SIM phone runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh non-removable battery. Sensors on the handset include a Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, and 4G. The smartphone price in India starts from Rs. 6,899.

Features
Performance 1.3 GHz Quad-core
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels
Storage 16 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3 GB
Camera 13 MP primary and 5 MP Front Camera
Battery 4000 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor No
Other Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor