5G is the buzzword in the smartphone world today. It is the latest connectivity standard that pushes the internet speeds for mobile devices and many others. As of now, few countries have picked up the network, as the cost of technology makes it hard to reach the masses. However, in a country like India, where 5G is yet to make its debut, phone makers have already launched several 5G smartphones, giving buyers a wide range of options. In fact, you can now find cheap 5G phones in India for as low as Rs 14,999, and it is only expected to get cheaper going forward.
While there is a big debate about whether people should consider buying 5G phones right now, you do get to experience the new hardware available in the market, with better features on offer. And it makes it exciting when 5G devices come cheap from brands like Realme, POCO, Samsung, and more.
10 cheapest 5G mobile phones in India
Here are the cheapest 5G phones in India launched in 2022:
|5G mobile phones||Top features|
|Realme 9 5G||MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, 48MP triple rear cameras, 5,000mAh battery, 90Hz refresh rate screen|
|POCO M4 Pro 5G||MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, 50MP dual rear cameras, 5,000mAh battery, 90Hz refresh rate screen|
|iQOO Z6||Snapdragon 695 SoC, 120Hz refresh rate screen, 5,000mAh battery, 50MP triple rear cameras|
|Vivo T1 5G||Snapdragon 695 SoC, 120Hz refresh rate screen, 5,000mAh battery, 50MP triple rear cameras|
|Samsung Galaxy F23 5G||Snapdragon 750G SoC, 120Hz refresh rate screen, 5,000mAh battery, 50MP triple rear cameras|
|Moto G71 5G||MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, 5,000mAh battery, 50MP triple rear cameras, AMOLED display|
|Realme 9 5G SE||Snapdragon 778G SoC, 5,000mAh battery, 144Hz refresh rate screen|
|Infinix Zero 5G||MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC, 5,000mAh battery, 48MP triple rear cameras, 120Hz refresh rate screen|
|Realme 9 Pro 5G||MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC, 60W fast charging, 50MP triple rear cameras|
|Redmi Note 11 Pro+||Snapdragon 695 SoC, 120Hz AMOLED screen, 5,000mAh battery, 108MP triple rear cameras|
1. Realme 9 5G
Realme 9 5G is among the cheapest 5G capable smartphones in India. It supports the latest connectivity network with the help of the mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz. Additionally, the Realme 9 5G features a big 90Hz display for content consumption. You also have a large capacity battery that handles all your activities on the device and supports 18W fast charging. For imaging purposes, the Realme 9 5G comes with a triple rear camera that consists of 48MP + 2MP and 2MP sensors. Both the SIM slots support the 5G network.
- Realme 9 5G price in India: Rs 14,999
2. POCO M4 Pro 5G
POCO M4 Pro is another mid-range 5G phone for buyers that also comes powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset. You can get the POCO M4 Pro 5G with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory that is further expandable. The base model of 6GB + 64GB costs you Rs 18,999 right now. In addition to the 5G network, this device also rocks a 50MP + 8MP dual rear camera. The phone sports a 6.6-inch LCD display with support for a 90Hz refresh rate. And finally, the POCO M4 Pro 8 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery that also gets a 33W fast charging speed.
- POCO M4 Pro 5G price in India: Rs 18,999
3. iQOO Z6
The recently-launched iQOO Z6 is also among the cheapest 5G phones you can buy in India right now. The handset rocks Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, which comes with 5G modem built-in. The device pairs up the processing unit with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage. Other specifications of the iQOO smartphone include a 6.58-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate, 16MP selfie camera, 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery. The iQOO Z6 5G price in India is set at Rs 14,999 for the base 4GB RAM and 128GB storage option.
- iQOO Z6 5G price in India: Rs 14,999
4. Vivo T1 5G
Vivo T1 is also powered by Snapdragon 695 SoC, which means there is 5G support onboard. The SoC supports both sub-6 and mmWaves. Much like the iQOO Z6, the Vivo smartphone also rocks a 120Hz refresh rate 6.58-inch IPS display, 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear cameras, 16MP selfie camera, 128GB onboard storage, a 5,000mAh battery, and 18W fast charging. The Vivo T1 is priced in India at Rs 15,990 for the entry-level 4GB/128GB variant.
- Vivo T1 5G price in India: Rs 15,990
5. Samsung Galaxy F23 5G
The Samsung Galaxy F23 is the first 5G phone in the F-series lineup. The handset supports mmWave and Sub-6 GHz spectrums, thanks to the Snapdragon 750G SoC under the hood. The SoC is paired with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage onboard. Additionally, the phone ships with 50MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, and 2MP macro sensors in the triple-camera setup at the back. Other specifications of the Samsung Galaxy F23 include a 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 13MP selfie camera, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security, a 5,000mAh battery, and a 25W fast charging solution. As for the price, the Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is selling in India at a starting price of Rs 19,999 in the country.
- Samsung Galaxy F23 5G price in India: Rs 15,999
6. Moto G71 5G
Yet another 5G phone with Snapdragon 695 SoC. The Moto G71 also has quite a few similarities with the Vivo T1 and iQOO Z6 smartphones. The handset sports a 16MP selfie camera, 50MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery. That said, the phone doesn’t come with a 120Hz refresh rate screen. The Moto G71 sports a 60Hz 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. However, the phone is IP52 water- and dust-resistance certified and supports 33W fast charging, which you won’t find in iQOO Z6 and Vivo T1 smartphones. The Moto G71 5G is selling in India with a sticker price of Rs 18,999.
- Moto G71 5G price in India: Rs 18,999
7. Realme 9 5G SE
The Realme 9 5G SE is a souped-up version of Realme 9 5G. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 778G chipset, which is slightly better than MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, and sports 144Hz refresh rate screen. The rest of the specifications of the phone, including cameras, battery capacity, and fast charging tech among other things, remain pretty much the same as the vanilla Realme 9 5G. The Realme 9 5G SE price in India starts at Rs 19,999.
- Realme 9 5G SE price in India: Rs 19,999
8. Infinix Zero 5G
Infinix Zero 5G flaunts a 120Hz 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel, an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset, a 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging, and 48MP triple rear cameras. The handset (review) also packs a 16MP snapper for selfies and video calls at the front. Software-wise, it boots Android 11-based XOS skin out of the box. Additionally, the Zero 5G features a side-mounted fingerprint, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port for charging.
- Infinix Zero 5G price in India: Rs 19,999
9. Realme 9 Pro
This 5G phone has got better camera setup than the other smartphones in the lineup. The Realme 9 Pro ships with triple rear cameras, which consist of a 64MP primary sensor. This is paired with 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro sensors. Up front, it sports a 16MP selfie camera. Additionally, the handset is powered by Snapdragon 695 SoC, which may not be as powerful as Snapdragon 778G SoC on Realme 9 SE 5G, but is better than Realme 9 5G’s MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. The screen refresh rate on the Pro model is on par with the vanilla Realme 9 smartphone. And that’s the only notable difference between the three phones.
The Realme 9 Pro price in India starts at Rs 17,999.
- Realme 9 5G price in India: Rs 17,999
10. Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
This is another affordable 5G smartphone that you can buy in India right now. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is powered by the 5G-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage that is further expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card. The handset sports a large 6.67 FHD+ AMOLED display that bears a 120Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits of peak brightness, DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage, 360Hz touch sampling rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. In optics, it packs triple rear cameras comprising a 108MP main unit, 8MP ultrawide unit, and a 2MP depth sensor. Up front, the handset sports a 16MP camera for selfies and video calling.
A 5,000mAh battery with 67W fast charging support keeps the handset up and running. The phone runs on Android 12-based MIUI 13 custom skin out of the box and packs a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ has been priced in India at Rs 20,990.
- OPPO A74 5G price in India: Rs 20,990