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Best Mobile Phones Under 12,000 in India (Feb 2024)

By Shekhar Thakran Prices as on 24 Feb 2024

The best phones under Rs 12,000 in India can now stand toe-to-toe with handsets from higher price categories. With latest phones under Rs 12,000, you now get Android smartphones with capable processors with impressive cameras to go along. Unlike just a few years back, now the best smartphones under 12,000 in India come with premium glass sandwich design that demands a closer look. Some of the best mobiles under 12,000 in India even come with large battery capacity up to 5000 mAh. You can now get the latest 18:9 display smartphones from brands like Motorola, Xiaomi, ASUS, and Realme with latest mobiles under 12,000. On the other hand, there are some great selfie phones available under Rs 12,000 in India as well. As you might expect, most of the new smartphones in this category feature 4G VoLTE support as well. Now, waste no time and find your choice from our curated list of top 10 mobiles under Rs 12,000 in India.

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Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G price in India
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Rs.13,439

Expert comment:   The Redmi 12 5G is undoubtedly an impressive device with several noteworthy features. It excels in performance and battery life. The device also exudes a premium feel with its glass back and features a respectable primary camera. However, the Redmi 12 5G charging solution feels a bit on the slower side, while the interface has some bloatware.

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Moto G34 price in India
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Rs.12,498

Expert comment:   The Moto G34 5G is a phone that ticks many of the right boxes and still comes at a pocket-friendly price. As capable phones have been scarce in the budget segment lately, this phone comes like a breath of fresh air. You'd be glad to know that the Moto G34 5G runs Android 14 out of the box, which means you'll get access to the latest Android features right away. The handset also comes with a decent processor and an impressive design.

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POCO M6 Pro 5G price in India
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Rs.10,899

Expert comment:   Regardless of its similarities with the Redmi 12 5G, the POCO M6 Pro proves itself as a capable device. The handset`s dual-tone design is noteworthy and adds to its appeal. Furthermore, the phone offers dependable performance for essential tasks and maintains reliable battery life. While the primary camera performs admirably in daylight, the auxiliary camera and charging speeds fall short of expectations.

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Xiaomi Redmi 13C 5G price in India
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Rs.10,790

Expert comment:   Xiaomi's Redmi 13C 5G deserves credit for helping take 5G to the masses. It is also a decent option for those who prioritise battery and performance. That being said, you may want to manage your expectations, particularly regarding cameras and the OS experience. Notably, the Redmi 13C 5G's biggest competitor is its own sibling, the Redmi 12 5G (review), which includes a more capable processor for a marginal price difference.

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POCO M6 price in India
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Rs.9,949

Expert comment:   Similarities aside, the POCO M6 5G emerges as a promising smartphone. The device delivers respectable performance and battery life. While the camera and viewing experience may not be exceptional, considering the price, you couldn't ask for more.

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POCO M3 price in India
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Rs.8,790

Expert comment:   One of the main reasons to consider POCO M3 will be its massive 6,000mAh battery capacity but it is by no means the only reason this phone makes the list. The handset packs a reliable processor that will tackle any task you throw at it with ease and even allows for convenient multitasking. Combine this with great cameras, aesthetically pleasing design that might even remind of Nokia Lumia series, and fast charging support. Overall, POCO M3 offers a package that makes a lot of sense for most people.

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Infinix Note 11 price in India
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Rs.12,499

Expert comment:   The Infinix Note 11 is the only phone on this list to come with an AMOLED panel which adds to the visual experience. While packing in a 50MP primary shooter along with a 2MP depth camera, the Note 11 also has a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. It has a capable processor that should easily tackle moderate to easy tasks. The sizeable 5,000mAh cell can easily last for more than a day and if not, the 33W fast charging juices up the phone in less than 90 minutes.

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realme 50A Prime price in India
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Rs.7,499

Expert comment:   The Narzo 50A Prime places itself in a highly concentrated segment with a few phones in contention from Realme's own stable. On the outside, the device has a premium look to it with its boxy design and glossy polycarbonate finish. Its LCD panel does not refresh higher than 60Hz but does offer FHD+ resolution. While its viewing experience remains ordinary, the device redeems itself with excellent battery life and a capable primary camera. The Narzo 50A Prime joins the list of devices that have partnered with Unisoc for processing requirements. The phone does not have a charger inside the box.

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Samsung Galaxy F13 price in India
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Rs.8,488

Expert comment:   Samsung Galaxy F13 is the company's latest attempt at a budget-friendly smartphone that will appeal to those who value a good design and an excellent battery life. It comes with a 6.6-inch LCD panel that refreshes at 60Hz and has peak brightness of 480nits. For processing needs, the Exynos 850 is the SoC of choice along with up to 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. In terms of cameras you get a 50MP primary sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP depth unit. The entire setup is powered by a 6,000mAh battery.

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Moto G30 price in India
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Rs.10,999

Expert comment:   Moto G30, with its impressive cameras, high refresh rate display, and fast-charging support, is an option worth considering in this price range but you do need to keep in mind that the phone comes with only an HD+ display, not FHD+ like some other phones in this bracket. The phone's processor will be able to tackle most apps with ease but again, there are more powerful phones that you can get in this price range. One of the reasons you can probably choose Moto G30 over these phones would be its clean UI.

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realme Narzo 50A price in India
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Rs.8,999

Expert comment:   The Realme Narzo 50a is the first phone in its price range to house the new 50MP primary camera sensor. Powering the phone is a MediaTek G85 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM along with up to 128GB of internal storage. Alongside the 50MP sensor, there are 2MP macro and depth cameras that complete the phone's triple-camera ensemble. On the front is a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel that has HD+ resolution and 60Hz of refresh rate.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 price in India
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Rs.12,999

Expert comment:   The Redmi Note 9 offers a long-lasting battery life, an attracting FHD+ display, and a decent gaming processor at a reasonable price. The Note-series phone from Xiaomi touts a punch-hole design with quad cameras, headlined by high-res 48MP primary sensor, stacked in a squarish module at the back. At the heart of the phone lies MediaTek's gaming-centric Helio G85 SoC, which is capable of running games in high graphics. The handset has P2i splash-resistant design and quick charge support to quickly juice up the device.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime price in India
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Rs.9,800
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Expert comment:   Redmi 9 Prime came like a breath of fresh air in the market that was disrupted by the price hikes due to change in GST rates in India. The handset is priced below Rs 12,000 but you get a quad camera setup, a really good processor, good battery life, and even fast charging support with the Redmi 9 Prime. While Xiaomi was losing its charm with the aggressive push from Realme and Samsung in last year, Redmi 9 Prime put the brand back in the driving position for this price segment.

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Micromax IN Note 1 price in India
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Rs.6,989

Expert comment:   Post its comeback, Micromax has been aggressive in the Indian market and the brand's IN Note 1 smartphone definitely presents itself as a decent option in this price range. With an FHD+ display, 48MP quad rear cameras, and a 16MP selfie camera, there are some good specs all-around on the spec sheet. But we need to point out that you will be hard-pressed to find out a single spec that is not offered by any other phone in this price range. If you want to support Indian brands, you can definitely go for this one, but otherwise, there are some better options available in this price bracket.

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realme C25Y price in India
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Rs.8,999

Expert comment:   The Realme C25Y is the most affordable phone in the market right now that has the 50MP primary camera on the back. Combined with the new Unisoc T610 chipset, up to 128GB of internal storage and 5,000mAh battery, the C25Y makes for an easy choice in the under Rs 12,,000 segment. The phone's focus on good daylight photography makes the a notable camera phone in the budget segment.

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Tecno Pova 2 price in India
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Rs.10,499

Expert comment:   Tecno Pova 2 is a great budget option in this price range that offers an exceptional battery life and a massive, and we mean massive when we say it, display panel. The phone is no slouch when it comes to processing power as well. While the massive battery capacity could have been complemented well by a faster charging speed, the long backup definitely makes up for it. The phone also offers decent camera performance but is definitely not among the best shooters in this price range. In short, buy this one for consuming multimedia content, not for clicking pictures or shooting videos.

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Samsung Galaxy F22 price in India
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Rs.9,490

Expert comment:   Samsung Galaxy F22 comes with a distinct and patterned back panel that gives it a unique look. The phone also comes with a decent processor and even the display quality is decent but the lack of an FHD+ panel at this price could a dealbreaker for some. The camera quality offered by the phone is decent for the price but if you are ready to spend a bit extra, you can get substantially better camera phones. Battery life is one of the key areas where the Galaxy F22 shines and can walk toe-to-toe with any other phone in the market.

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realme C67 5G price in India
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Rs.11,099
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realme C53 price in India
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Android v13
Rs.8,909
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 12 price in India
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Rs.11,159
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Best Mobile Phones Under 12,000 in India (Feb 2024)

Best Mobile Phones Under 12,000 Prices
Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G Rs. 13,439
Moto G34 Rs. 12,498
POCO M6 Pro 5G Rs. 10,899
Xiaomi Redmi 13C 5G Rs. 10,790
POCO M6 Rs. 9,949
POCO M3 Rs. 8,790
Infinix Note 11 Rs. 12,499
realme 50A Prime Rs. 7,499
Samsung Galaxy F13 Rs. 8,488
Moto G30 Rs. 10,999
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