There used to be a time when 2GB of RAM on a smartphone was a lot. Nowadays though, 4GB of RAM is pretty much the standard at a time when high-end phones sometimes even feature 8GB RAM or more. That’s a lot of RAM and it makes multitasking very smooth on these phones. In this post, we are going to list down some of the best budget smartphones that cost less than Rs 15,000, yet manage to provide great performance at the price with 4GB RAM. So let’s get started.
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the latest budget offering from ASUS and is the only phone in this price segment to offer Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The handset offers a 6.26-inch FHD+ display and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset. The processor is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. For cameras, there are two sensors (12MP f/1.8 + 5MP) at the back and a single selfie camera of 12-megapixel up front with an LED flash. One of the best features of the Max Pro M1 (review) was the large 5,000mAh battery and this one continues the tradition. The device runs stock Android Oreo and is slated to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update soon. The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 is priced at Rs 14,999 for the variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Related read: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 review
The Realme 2 Pro is the top-of-the-range model from the new company and is also powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor. It features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a dewdrop notch at the top. The chipset is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone also features a dual-rear camera setup with a primary 16MP sensor and a secondary 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, there’s a 16MP unit. Powering the show is a 3,500mAh battery. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS UI on top, but is expected receive an update to Android 9.0 Pie soon. Realme 2 Pro’s base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB of RAM is priced at Rs 13,990.
Related read: Realme 2 Pro review
The Honor 8X is probably the best-looking phone in this list. It features a large 6.5-inch display with a notch at the top and slim bezels all around. The handset is powered by the Kirin 710 chipset, which is paired with a maximum of 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage. Honor also includes its GPU Turbo software on this phone, which improves performance without affecting the battery life much, making it a good phone for gaming. In the camera department, the smartphone has a 20MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor on the back. On the front, a 16MP sensor is available for taking selfies. The device packs in a 3,750mAh battery. The Honor 8X is priced at Rs 14,999 for the variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The handset is available in three colour options of Red, Navy Blue and Midnight Black.
Related read: Honor 8X first impressions
The successor to the popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Note 6 Pro is an iterative upgrade. The device has a 6.26-inch FHD+ display and a rather wide notch. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC which works in tandem with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Xiaomi has equipped the phone with a dual rear camera array comprising a 12MP and 2MP sensor. The phone also has a dual-camera setup up on the fascia, with a 20-megapixel + 2-megapixel sensor setup. A 4,000mAh battery powers the phone and runs Android 8.1 Oreo software with MIUI 10 on top. The Note 6 Pro starts at Rs 13,999 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Related read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro review
The Motorola One Power, originally released as the Motorola P30 in China, is the latest mid-ranger from the Lenovo owned company. It features a 6.2-inch full HD+ display with a notch at the top. The cut-out houses the earpiece, sensors, and a 12MP selfie camera. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor, which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Coming to the rear cameras, there’s a 16-megapixel sensor paired with a 5-megapixel depth-sensing unit. The device includes a large 5,000mAh battery. The handset is part of the Android One program and runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo, but has already got an upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie. The One Power is priced at Rs 14,999 on Flipkart and is only available black hue.
Related read: Motorola One Power review
So these are the best smartphones that feature 4GB of RAM or more and are priced at Rs 15,000 and less. Which one would you go for? Let us know your comments below.