Smartphones to spot this festive season

by October 7, 2021 0 comments

As we’re about to enter the festive season of 2021, most of the smartphone manufacturers have already come out with their devices scheduled for release this year. From budget devices to high-end flagships, there have never been more options to choose from when it comes to smartphones than there are right now.

With e-commerce retailers offering festive discounts that are too good to pass on, let’s have a look at various smartphones under different price categories suitable for the Indian consumers.

Smartphones Under 15K

1. Infinix Hot 10S (4GB RAM/64GB Memory) – Rs. 9,999

Infinix Hot 10S brings value for money specifications under Rs 15,000. Sporting a 90Hz refresh rate enabled 6.82-inch large display, it is powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 processor. The Hot 10S comes with a 6000mAh capacity battery with 18W fast charging. The device comes with a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP f/1.8 primary lens, 2MP secondary lens, a third AI lens, and an 8MP selfie camera.

2. Realme Narzo 30 5G (4GB RAM/64GB Memory) – Rs. 14,999

Realme Narzo 30 5G ensures consistent operative hours with its 6000mAh battery backed by the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833 chipset. The device comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with full HD+ resolution. The device has a Rear Triple Camera setup with a 48MP f/1.8 Primary Camera, 2MP f/2.4 Macro Camera, 2MP f/2.4 Depth Camera & a 16MP f/2.1 Selfie camera.

3. Redmi Note 10 (4GB RAM/64GB Memory) – Rs. 13,999

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 features an impressive 6.43 inches Super AMOLED bezel-less display. Ranging from its amazing Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 chipset configuration to a super-fast charging 5000mAh battery, the device justifies its price. It also has a Rear Quad-camera setup with a 48MP f/1.79 primary camera, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP f/2.4 macro lens, 2MP depth-sensing camera along with a 13MP selfie camera.

4. Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 (4GB RAM/128GB Memory) – Rs. 12,999

The Galaxy M21 2021 flaunts a 6.4 inches sAMOLED bezel-less display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. A 48MP f/2.0 Primary Camera, 8MP f/2.2 Ultra-Wide Angle Camera, and 5MP f/2.2 Depth Camera is placed at the back. A 20MP f/2.0 front camera takes care of selfies. The smartphone is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9 Series Octa 9611 chipset with a massive 6000mAh Li-ion battery to ensure multitasking all day long.

5. Tecno Camon 17 (6GB RAM/128GB Memory) – Rs. 12,999

Everybody is talking about this Tecno smartphone priced under Rs 15,000. It comes powered by a gaming processor, MediaTek Helio G85. The device offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which makes it a good choice for high storage demands. The rear camera setup includes a 64MP primary lens with 2MP Macro lens, 2MP Portrait Lens, and an AI lens. While on the front you get a 16MP selfie camera. This phone is powered by a 5000mAh capacity battery with 18W fast charging support.

Smartphones Under 25K

1. POCO X3 Pro (8GB RAM/128GB Memory) – Rs. 20,999

Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro comes with an FHD+ 6.67-inch bezel-less display. The smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 chipset teamed with a powerful 33W fast-charging 5160mAh Li-Polymer battery. A Quad camera configuration consisting of 48MP f/1.79 Wide Angle Primary Camera + 8MP f/2.2 Ultra-Wide Angle Camera + 2MP f/2.4 Macro Camera + 2MP f/2.4 Depth Camera with Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor at the back. The device also gets a 20MP f/2.2 Wide Angle Selfie Camera with Fixed Focus.

2. iQOO Z3 5G (8GB RAM/256GB Memory) – Rs. 22,990

Vivo iQOO Z3 256GB features a 6.58 inches IPS LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone boasts a 64MP f/1.79 Main Shooter+ 8MP f/2.2 Ultra-Wide Angle Lens, and 2MP f/2.4 Macro Shooter. A 16MP f/2.0 Selfie Camera is also there. Incorporated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G chipset, the device runs on a 55W Fast-Charging 4400mAh Li-ion battery  facilitating long-term use.

3. Samsung Galaxy F62 (8GB RAM/128GB Memory) – Rs. 22,499

Samsung Galaxy F62 gets a 6.7-inch sAMOLED bezel-less display. The device comes with a Rear Quad-Camera setup of 64MP Wide Angle Primary Shooter, 12MP f/2.2 Ultra Wide Angle Lens, 5MP f/2.2 Depth Camera, 5MP f/2.4 Macro Camera with a single 32MP f/2.2 Wide Angle selfie shooter. The device is configured with Samsung Exynos 9/9825 chipset and runs on a robust fast-charging 7000mAh battery

4. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (6GB RAM/128GB Memory) – Rs 19,999

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is the camera-centric smartphone under Rs 25,000. It gets a large 108MP primary lens, followed by 8MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro lens. On the front, you get a 16MP camera for taking selfies. The device comes with a 120Hz Super AMOLED display and 1200 nits brightness level. This phone comes with a 5020mAh capacity battery with 33W fast charger. It is powered by a Snapdragon 732G processor.

5. Xiaomi MI 11 Lite (8GB RAM/ 128GB Memory) – Rs. 23,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite offers the ultimate user experience under 25k. The device comes with a 6.55 inches AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. In terms of performance, the device runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset powered by a 33W Fast Charging 4250mAh Li-Polymer battery. It packs a 64MP f/1.79 Wide-Angle Primary Camera, an 8MP f/2.2 Ultra-Wide Angle Camera and a 5MP f/2.4 Macro Camera. A 16MP f/2.45, Wide Angle Primary Camera is also placed at the front

Smartphone Above 35K

1. Realme GT 5G (8GB RAM/ 128GB Memory) – Rs. 37,999

Realme GT 5G gets a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It carries an outstanding  Rear triple-camera configuration including a 64MP Wide Angle Primary Camera+8MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera +2MP Macro Shooter along with a single 16MP Primary Selfie Camera. Powered by the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, the 65W Flash Charging 4500mAh battery capacity of the smartphone ensures an impeccable user experience.

2. OnePlus 9R (8GB RAM/ 128GB Memory) – Rs. 39,999

OnePlus 9R offers a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. The device has a Warp Charging 4,500mAh battery and Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, to get you going. A 48MP f/1.7 Primary Camera, 16MP f/2.2 Ultra Wide Angle Camera, 5MP f/2.4 Macro Camera, 2MP f/2.4 Mono Camera is placed at the backside along with a 16MP f/2.4 front camera.

3. IQOO 7 Legend (8GB RAM/128GB Memory) – Rs. 39,999

Vivo iQOO 7 Legend flaunts a 6.62 inch bezel-less AMOLED display. The device has a 48MP f/1.79 Wide Angle Camera, 13MP f/2.2 Ultra Wide Angle Camera, 13MP f/2.46 camera at the back with a 16MP f/2.0 Wide Angle Selfie front camera. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with 66W Flash Charging 4000mAh battery ensures a smooth experience.

4. Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro (8GB RAM/ 256GB Memory) – Rs.41,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro flaunts a massive 6.67 inches E4 AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with a refresh rate of 120Hz. A rear triple camera setup including a 108MP f/1.75 Main Shooter accompanied by an 8MP f/2.2 Ultra Wide Angle Lens+5MP f/2.4 Macro Camera. A 20MP Wide Angle Selfie shooter on the front. With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and a 33W fast Charging 4520mAh battery, the device promises a best-in-class experience in the 5G era.

5. iPhone 11 (4GB RAM/ 64GB Memory) – Rs. 50,999

The Apple iPhone 11 sports a 6.1-inch bezel-less LCD display. The 3,110mAh Li-ion battery configured with A13 Bionic chipset offers a premium user experience. The device is armed with dual primary cameras – 12MP + 12MP lenses that capture crisp and clear images.


With the pandemic still going on in the current scenario, there’s a high dependency on gadgets, especially smartphones. While most smartphones have something good to offer, the best phones are the ones offering the right balance between the hardware and software, with lots of computing power and effortless usability according to the consumers’ requirements.

Author: Vishal Toshiwal, Tech Expert, Cashify

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