We have compiled a list of the best smartphone under 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 12,000.

Ranking Smartphone Price
1 Oppo Realme 1 Rs. 8,990
2 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Rs. 9,999
3 Oppo A3s Rs. 10,990
4 Honor 9N 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. Oppo Realme 1

The latest oppo Realme 1 has a 6.00-inch IPS FHD+ capacitive touchscreen (1080×2160 pixels) display. The smartphone is available in three different variants, 6GB RAM and 128GB space are available 13,990, while its 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory variant are priced at Rs. 10,990, and the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage at Rs. 8,990.

Oppo Realme 1

If you are searching the best camera phone under 12000 then this phone fit for you. The Realme 1 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera and 8-megapixel secondary camera sensor. The dual sim mobile runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and packs by 3410mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery.The connectivity options include are 4G LTE, 3G, GPS, Micro-USB, FM Radio, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 5GHz.

Features
Performance 2GHz Octa-Core, MediaTek Helio P60 SoC
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Display 6.0 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels
Storage 32/64/128 GB, microSD up to 256GB
RAM 3/4/6 GB
Camera 13MP primary and 8 MP Front Camera
Battery 3410 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor No
Other Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Ambient light sensor

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

If we make a list of the best MI mobile under 12000 then the Redmi Note 5 is listed on the first position on this list. The latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a 5.99-inch Full-HD+ touchscreen (1080×2160 pixels) display. The handset is available in three color options – Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Blue. The device It has been powered by 2.0GHz Octa-core processor with 3/4GB Of RAM and 32/64GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB by using microSD card.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera coupled with 5-megapixel selfie camera sensor. The dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) phone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating System and embedded with 4000mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery. The phone Priced at Rs. 9,999 along with connectivity option in the mobile is included 4G VoLTE, 3G, Micro USB, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi.

Features
Performance 2.0 GHz Octa-core
OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Display 5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels
Storage 32/64 GB, microSD up to 128GB
RAM 3/4 GB
Camera 12 MP primary and 5 MP Front Camera
Battery 4000 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Proximity sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Accelerometer, Vibration motor, Ambient light sensor, Hall effect sensor

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3. Oppo A3s

If you’re a big fan of Oppo mobile and searching for the oppo latest mobiles under 12000 then we recommend for Oppo A3s. Oppo A3s The phone comes with a 6.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1520 pixels. Oppo A3s price in India starts from Rs. 10,970. The handset is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory, expandable up to 256GB via using microSD card.

Oppo A3s Mobile

The Oppo A3s packs a 13+2-megapixel primary camera along with an 8-megapixel secondary camera for selfies. The smartphone is available in two color variants – Red, Dark Purple. The Dual SIM mobile runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo Operating System and embedded with 4230mAh Non-removable Li-ion Battery. The connectivity options are 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPS, micro USB v2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Bluetooth.

Features
Performance Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Display 6.2 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels
Storage 16 GB, microSD up to 256GB
RAM 2 GB
Camera 13 MP + 2MP primary and 8 MP Front Camera
Battery 4230 mAh, Non-removable Li-ion
Fingerprint sensor No
Other Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass

4. Honor 9N

The firm at the launch event announced the smartphone will be ‘Made in India that is Honor 9N. The handset comes with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (1080 x 2280 pixels) display. The device is available in Robin Egg Blue, Lavender Purple, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue.

Honor 9N Mobile

The smartphone is equipped with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB inbuilt space options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Honor 9N packs a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel sensor selfie camera. On the connectivity option includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB.

Features
Performance Octa core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53), HiSilicon Kirin 659
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Display 5.84 inch, 1080 x 2280 pixels
Storage 32/64/128 GB, microSD up to 256GB
RAM 3/4 GB
Camera 13 MP + 2 MP primary and 16 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