Want to buy a 5G smartphone in India without spending a lot of money? Check out these phones.By team91 -
5G is the buzzword in the smartphone world today. It is the latest connectivity standard that pushes the internet speeds for mobile devices and many others. As of now, few countries have picked up the network, as the cost of technology makes it hard to reach the masses. However, in a country like India, where 5G is yet to make its debut, phone makers have already launched several 5G smartphones, giving buyers a wide range of options. In fact, you can now find cheap 5G phones in India for as low as Rs 13,999, and it is only expected to get cheaper going forward.
While there is a big debate about whether people should consider buying 5G phones right now, you do get to experience the new hardware available in the market, with better features on offer. And it makes it exciting when 5G devices come cheap from brands like Realme, POCO, Samsung, and more. Here are the cheapest 5G phones in India right now:
10 cheapest 5G mobile phones in India
|5G mobile phones||Top features|
|POCO M3 Pro||MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 90Hz refresh rate display, 48MP triple rear cameras|
|Moto G51 5G||Snapdragon 480+ SoC, 120Hz refresh rate screen, IP52 water and dust resistance|
|Realme 8 5G||MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 90Hz refresh rate display, 48MP triple rear cameras|
|OPPO A53s||MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 5,000mAh battery|
|Redmi Note 11T||50MP + 8MP dual-rear camera setup, MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, 90Hz refresh rate display|
|Realme Narzo 30||MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, 90Hz refresh rate display, 48MP triple rear cameras|
|Samsung Galaxy A22||MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, FHD+ 90Hz refresh rate display, 48MP triple rear cameras|
|OPPO A74 5G||Snapdragon 480 SoC, 48MP quad cameras, 90Hz refresh rate display|
|Lava Agni 5G||MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, 30W fast charging support, 64MP quad rear cameras|
|Samsung Galaxy M32||MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC, 48MP quad rear cameras, 4,000mAh battery|
POCO M3 Pro 5G (review) is one of the most affordable 5G capable smartphones in the market. It supports the latest connectivity network with the help of the mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz. Additionally, it features a big 90Hz display for content consumption. You also have a large capacity battery that handles all your activities on the device and supports 18W fast charging. For imaging purposes, the M3 Pro 5G comes with a triple rear camera that consists of 48MP + 2MP and 2MP sensors. Both the SIM slots support the 5G network.
3. Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G (review) is another mid-range 5G phone for buyers, that also comes powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset. You can get the Realme 8 5G with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal memory that is further expandable. The base model of 4GB + 64GB costs you Rs 14,499 right now. Again, this device also has a 48MP triple rear camera that is accompanied by a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone sports a 6.5-inch LCD display with support for a 90Hz refresh rate. And finally, Realme 8 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery that also gets an 18W fast charging speed.
4. OPPO A53s 5G
OPPO is also using the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset to power the A53s (review) 5G smartphone in the country. Compared to the POCO M3 Pro 5G, this device has features that are slightly underwhelming for the price. The phone has a standard 6.52-inch HD+ display that gets a 60Hz refresh rate. You can get the phone in 6GB and 8GB RAM options, with 128GB internal storage. The device gets a 13MP triple rear camera along with a 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensor in tow. Lastly, the OPPO A53s comes loaded with a 5,000mAh battery that only supports 10W charging speed.
5. Redmi Note 11T 5G
The Redmi Note 11T 5G is a souped-up version of the Redmi Note 10T smartphone. The handset rocks MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset instead of Dimensity 700 SoC under the hood. Additionally, the phone ships with 50MP primary and 8MP ultra-wide sensors in the dual-camera setup at the back. That said, there is no dedicated macro sensor here. Other specifications of the phone remain pretty much the same as its predecessor. As for the price, the Redmi Note 11T 5G is selling in India for as low as Rs 16,999 in the country.
6. Realme Narzo 30 5G
Yet another 5G phone that packs the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset in the market. The Realme Narzo 30 5G (review) features are similar to the Realme 8 5G, with a 90Hz LCD display, 48MP triple rear camera, Realme UI over Android 11 out of the box, and a 5,000mAh battery loaded inside. Design-wise, there are a few changes that might appeal to buyers. The phone is also lightweight and offers 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage that is further expandable using a microSD card. The built-in battery supports 18W fast charging.
7. Samsung Galaxy A22
Samsung also makes a case for itself in this affordable 5G market with the new Galaxy A22 5G (review) smartphone. But like other phones we just talked about, Galaxy A22 5G also uses the MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset to give you the 5G connectivity support. The device comes with a 6.6-inch Full HD+ 90Hz display and runs on the OneUI Core version built over Android 11 OS. The Samsung Galaxy A22 comes in options up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. On the imaging side, the cheapest 5G phone in India under Rs 25,000 has 48MP triple rear cameras that also comes with a 5MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. The built-in 5,000mAh battery supports 15W charging speed.
8. OPPO A74 5G
This is another pocket-friendly 5G smartphone that you can buy in India right now. The OPPO A74 5G (review) is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage onboard. While the performance will more or less be on par with Moto G51 smartphone, the handset lacks the high 120Hz refresh rate display. Instead, it packs a 6.48-inch FHD+ LCD display that bears 90Hz refresh rate. In optics, the OPPO A74 5G sports quad-camera setup at the back, with a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. There is an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats.
A 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support keeps the handset up and running. The phone runs on Android 11-based ColorOS 11.1 custom skin out of the box and packs a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. The OPPO A74 5G has been priced in India at Rs 17,990.
9. Lava Agni 5G
Lava Agni 5G is the first-ever 5G phone in India from a domestic smartphone maker. The handset has mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC ticking at its core, which comes with a 5G modem built-in. The Lava Agni also rocks a 90Hz refresh rate 6.78-inch display that bears FHD+ resolution and a centred punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The handset is equipped with 8GB RAM + 128GB user-expandable storage and a 5,000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging.
In the camera department, the Lava Agni 5G packs quad sensors comprising 64MP primary unit, 5MP ultra-wide unit, and a couple of 2MP units for macro and depth images. Up front, the handset packs a 15MP snapper for selfies and video calling. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security and 3.5mm headphone jack as well.
10. Samsung Galaxy M32 5G
The last on our cheapest 5G phone recommendation list is the Galaxy M32 5G from Samsung. The model is just a few months old. It’s powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 720 SoC chipset that brings 5G support. The phone gets a 48MP quad rear camera setup that includes an 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. While on the front you have a 13MP selfie camera. The device sports a 6.5-inch HD+ TFT display with a waterdrop notch. The Samsung Galaxy M32 5G is available with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and a shared SIM slot that offers you storage expansion as well. Finally, the phone has a 5,000mAh battery.