“These are the top budget smartphones that will let you multitask with ease”

The smartphone industry is not what it used to be. The gap between a high-end phone and a budget handset has drastically shortened when compared to two or three years ago. These days, you can get a very good smartphone for half the price of a premium smartphone, but still not lose out on core features. Which is why, now it’s possible to get powerful smartphones that can let you run multiple tasks simultaneously. In this post, we are going to list down the devices that are available with 3GB RAM and are priced under Rs 12,000. Let’s begin. 

Samsung Galaxy M20


This is a newcomer and it’s a good one. Samsung has finally made a smartphone that can compete with the likes of Xiaomi, Honor, Realme and so on, in the budget segment. The base variant of the Galaxy M20 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. As far as the other specs are concerned, the phone gets a 6.3-inch full HD+ Infinity-V display, the Samsung Exynos 7904 processor, a massive 5,000mAh battery with fast charging support, dual rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. 

Related read: Samsung Galaxy M20 review

Realme U1

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The default variant of the Realme U1 also comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of memory onboard. The handset comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a tiny waterdrop notch on the top. Under the hood, the phone comes powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 processor, while a 3,500mAh battery keeps the package running. In the camera department, the U1 gets a high-res 25-megapixel selfie snapper and a pair of shooters on the back, comprising 13MP and 5MP sensors. 

Related read: Realme U1 review 

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

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Even though it’s not a new phone, the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 continues to be a champ in the affordable smartphone segment. The 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model of the phone is cheaper than the competition, and you can also opt for the 4-gig version under Rs 12k. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset and features a 5.99-inch full HD+ display. It features a large 5,000mAh battery and has dual rear cameras with a primary 13-megapixel sensor paired with a 5-megapixel unit. An 8-megapixel camera is available at the front for selfies. 

Related read: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 review 

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro


Thanks to price cuts, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro’s 4GB RAM model is now available below Rs 12,000. This variant gets 64GB of internal storage, which can be extended further with the use of a microSD card. The Redmi 6 Pro has a 5.84-inch, 1080p display with a wide notch at the top. Running the show on the phone is the Snapdragon 625 processor. As for optics, the device has dual rear cameras with a 12MP and 5MP snappers. For selfies, there’s a 5-megapixel sensor available up front. A 4,000mAh battery fuels the device. 

Related read: Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro review

Nokia 5.1 Plus

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If you’re someone who wants a budget smartphone with at least 3GB RAM, but doesn’t want to compromise on the looks, then the Nokia 5.1 Plus is perhaps the best choice for you. The phone features a 5.86-inch HD+ display and is powered by the MediaTek P60 processor. Like other devices in the list, it features a pair of shooters on the rear, featuring a 13-megapixel sensor paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, there’s an 8-megapixel sensor on the front. The 5.1 Plus comes with a 3,060mAh battery that supports fast charging. The device is also part of the Android One program, which means faster software updates and clean interface. 

Related read: Nokia 5.1 Plus review 

There you go. These are our top five recommendations for smartphones with 3GB RAM or more that are priced under Rs 12,000 in India. Let us know which one are you going to pick from the list.