Top 5 Smartphones to buy under 12,000 in India

Top 5 Smartphones to buy under 12,000 in India

India is considered the best market for a mid-range smartphones. If you are hunting for smartphones under Rs 12,000, then you will be astonished to know that there are plenty of options for you. Moreover, the smartphones in this price range are an all-rounder and can use for multitasking, gaming, video streaming, video editing, etc. From huge storage to large AMOLED displays these smartphones have everything.

Although there are many good smartphones in this price range, we have listed our top 5 for you. You can select any of the smartphones mentioned below as they will be value-for-money devices.

  1. Redmi Note 11 – Rs 12,399

The Redmi Note 11 is one of the most affordable devices launched by Xiaomi. We get an AMOLED display in this device which supports refresh rates up to 90Hz. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor. In addition to it, we get a huge battery of 5000mAh that supports fast charging.


  • AMOLED Display
  • Loudspeakers
  • Refresh rate up to 90Hz
  • Snapdragon 680 Processor


  • No support for Android 12
  • No 5G support
  1. Redmi 10 Prime 2022 – Rs 11,499

The Redmi 10 Prime 2022 version is the little lower version of the Redmi Note 11. The specification of the Redmi 10 Prime includes a bigger battery of 6000mAh that allows you to use your phone all day without hunting for a charging port. It is powered by an Helio G88 processor which is powerful enough to handle your day-to-day usage. The best part about Xiaomi that I like is they never leave the AMOLED display out of their device.  Moreover, in Redmi 10 Prime 2022, we get the support of refresh rates up to 90Hz. It cost a little less than Redmi Note 11 but doesn’t have much significance.


  • Huge Battery
  • AMOLED display
  • Supports Refresh Rate Up to 90Hz
  • Splash resistant


  • The camera Quality is not that good  
  • Hybrid Sim Slot
  • No support for Android 12
  • NFC no available
  • No support for Android 12
  1. Infinix Note 12 – Rs 11,999

Recently AMOLED displays are used in all mid-range affordable smartphones. This feature was just a dream for many buyers a couple of years ago. The newly launched Infinix Note 12 is another excellent example of this after Xiaomi Devices.

Moreover, we get a much bigger display in this smartphone i.e 6.7-inch AMOLED display. We also get a huge battery of 5000mAh. It has an excellent 50MP primary camera module along with the front camera.

It is powered by MediaTek Helio G88 soc processor, it is the same the one we get to see in Redmi 10 Prime. So, we get fantastic performance in this price range.  


  • 5000mAh battery along with 33W fast charging
  • Dual Stereo Speakers
  • Widevine L1 support
  • 6.7-inch AMOLED display


  • The processor is not that powerful
  • The refresh rate is not fast
  1. Samsung Galaxy M32 – Rs 12,999

Samsung has started to focus more on 5G technology Smartphones these days. But the biggest problem with their 5G smartphone is that they don’t offer an AMOLED display and we all know that Samsung is known for their extraordinary display. Moreover, it does not make any sense to purchase a 5G device with TFT and IPS LCD panel.

If you are bored with such devices then you must try out Samsung Galaxy M32. This 4G device is value for money. The M32 4G comes with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display that has a refresh rate of 90Hz. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 processor. Moreover, we get to see a quad camera set up on the rear side of the smartphone.


  • Value for  money
  • Excellent camera setup
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • AMOLED display


  • The processor is not powerful
  • No HD support for OTT platforms
  1. Techno POVA 2 – Rs 12,999

The Tech POVA 2 is the only device on our list that does not have an AMOLED display. The reason to include it in our list is its huge battery. It comes with 7000mAh of battery backup along with a 6.95-inch display.

Moreover, this smartphone will also take care of your gaming needs with a powerful MediaTek Helio G85 processor. This mid-range gaming processor is capable of handling your day-to-day heavy multitasking and gaming needs.

If you are passionate about photography then its 48MP LED triple rear camera will enhance your photography skills.


  •  Massive battery backup
  • Huge display of 6.9-inch
  • Excellent performance


  • UI has a lot of Bloatware
  • AMOLED display not available

The Final Takeaway

Although the 5G smartphones are capturing the Indian Market still 4G smartphones are valued as money devices. These smartphone companies do not compromise the display quality. You also get whelming chipsets that take care of all your multitasking and gaming needs.

Smartphone manufacturing companies should understand that 5G is not enough to sell a smartphone. However, you can go with any of the smartphones from the list. If we missed any of the best smartphones do let us know in the comment section.

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