In this piece, the GS team covers the most reliable mobile phones in 5000 to 6000 rupees price range. Here you introduce to the latest 4G mobile phones in India market. Read our in-depth review of best smartphones under rs 6000 from top brands 10.or and Micromax and then decide which one is best for your requirement. This article is regularly updated hence the phones listed here are the newest smartphones on the market.
► 4G Smartphone Asus Zenfone Lite L1
Currently, the best phone to buy under 6000 Rupees is Asus Zenfone Lite L1. This phone sports a 5.45-Inch screen with full view display wherein resolution is 1440 × 720 Pixels. Screen quality is just mind-blowing. Whether it is brightness, color or contrast, this phone scores high.
13MP primary and 5MP front facing camera do a brilliant job in all lighting conditions because of proper optimization and powerful LED Flash. My daily use smartphone comes from the house of Asus. Thus, I know for sure that Asus is one of the best brands if you need a decent smartphone with a brilliant camera. Asus smartphone never disappoints with its camera feature.
Considering the performance of 5MP front camera with LED Flash and given HDR Mode, I would not be wrong in rating Asus Zenfone Lite L1 as one of the best selfie camera smartphones under 6000 Rupees.
→ Performance and Gaming
To ensure this 4G phone is lag-free during multitasking and gaming, Asus trusted the Snapdragon Octa-core processor and given 2GB RAM. That made it fluid in use. The CPU is, however, not cable of handling graphics-intensive action games. This phone can still play most of the games in lower settings. For general use, the Asus Zenfone Lite L1 is a brilliant choice.
Close to 10GB free user memory from 16GB internal memory, latest Android operating system, 3000-mAh battery with power saving optimization, a dedicated slot for microSD card, and Face Unlock are some of the other vital features why I say the Asus 4G smartphone is one of the best budget phones under 6000 Rupees.
→ Is this the best budget smartphone in 6000 Rupees?
If you are looking for a smartphone under 6000 with 2GB RAM, you cannot find anything better than Asus Zenfone Lite L1 at present. Being a use of Asus smartphones for many years, I fully endorse this fully complete smartphone. The build and design of this phone are outstanding, too. Believe it or not, this 6000 rs mobile weighs only 140 grams.
|Features||Dual SIM | Android Oreo | Front Fingerprint Sensor | Safeguard | Page Maker | Face Unlock | Sound Recording|
|Body||Weight: 140 Grams | Thickness: 8.1 mm|
|Screen||5.45-Inch | HD+ | 720×1440 Pixels | IPS LCD | 295 PPI | 18:9 Aspect Ratio | 72.63% Screen to Body Ratio | 2D Glass | 400 nits Brightness|
|Processor||Snapdragon 430 | Octa Core | Single Chipset | 1.4GHz | 64-Bit | Adreno 505|
|Memory||2GB RAM | 16GB Internal Memory | 10GB User memory | 256GB MicroSD Card Support|
|P. Camera||13MP (f/2.0) | LED Flash | 5P Lens | Modes: Auto, Beauty, Pro, Super Resolution, GIF Animation, Panorama, Time-lapse|
|F. Camera||5MP (f/2.4) | LED Flash | 3P Lens | Modes: Auto, Beauty, Portrait, Selfie Panorama, GIF Animation|
|Battery||3000 mAh | Li-ion|
|Network||VoLTE | 4G | 3G | 2G | 1G | Mobile Hotspot | Wi-Fi | GPS|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0 | Micro USB 2.0 | Audio Jack 3.5-mm|
|Multimedia||Loudspeaker | FM Radio|
|Sensors||Light | Proximity | Accelerometer | Compass|
|Sales Box||Handset | Warranty Card | USB Cable | Adapter | SIM Ejector Pin|
► Intex Staari 12 with 3GB RAM and 32GB Memory
The Intex 4G smartphone comes with a fully laminated 5-inch screen. It bears a matte finished back panel, which provides a good grip. In fact, packed in an entirely plastic body, it does look very premium. I would not be wrong in rating it one of the best-looking smartphones in India market in 6000 rupees price range.
Quad-core MediaTek processor with a clock speed of 1.25-GHz despite 3GB RAM limits this 4G Intex smartphone usages only for calling, messaging, YouTube Video, Social chitchat, and general entertainment. If you are searching for a gaming smartphone, Intex Staari 12 is not the right option. However, you could count it for all time entertainment.
Out of 32GB internal memory, close to 25GB remains free after the first boot. This much memory should be plenty to store close to 5000 songs. Further, the 4000 mAh battery can store enough fuel to last during a full day heavy usages of the phone.
I had not expected, but the camera features of Intex Staari 12 smartphone are impressive. A 13MP sensor on the rear side camera and 8MP sensor in the Selfie camera do a satisfactory job in good light. Built-in features with the camera application are HDR Mode, Panorama Mode, Face Beauty, and Face Detection. If you are looking for a 13-megapixel camera phone under 6000 rs, which can capture good quality picture and footage, here it is.
→ Who should buy this Intex Smartphone?
All-in-all Intex Staari 12 is a decent smartphone. Weighing the trend in the market, 5999 Rupees is a reasonable price for a 4G smartphone with 3GB RAM, 13MP Camera, and 32GB internal memory. The Android smartphone below 6000 Rupees is a perfect option if you are looking for a 4G phone for calling and entertainment.
- Mind-blowing looks and design
- Impressive camera
- Decent battery Life
Cons: – Lots of preinstalled bloatware
|Features||Android Nougat | Dual SIM | VoLTE|
|Build||Weight: 167.5 Grams | Thickness: 9.8-mm|
|Screen||5-Inch | HD | 720 × 1280 Pixels | 64.89% screen to body Radio | 293 PPI | Glass Protection | Full Lamination Display|
|CPU||MediaTek Quad Core Processor | 1.25GHz | Mali T720 GPU|
|Memory||3GB RAM | 32GB Internal Memory | 25GB User Memory | 128GB MicroSD Card Support|
|P. Camera||13MP | 5P Lens | LED Flash | HDR | Panorama | Face beauty | Face Detection | GPS Location|
|F. Camera||8MP | 4P Lens|
|Battery||4000-mAh | Li-Po|
|Network||4G | 3G | 2G | 1G | Wi-Fi | Mobile Hotspot | GPS|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth | 3.5-mm Audio Jack | MicroUSB 2.0 | OTG Support|
|Multimedia||Audio & Video Player | Loudspeaker | FM Radio|
|Sales Box||Intex Staari 12 | Charging Adapter | Data Cable | Battery | Screen Guard | Protection cover|
► 10.or E – 4G Smartphone with Snapdragon Processor and 4000-mAh Battery
In the desire for a high-end phone, we always compromise on the battery. The community that suffers most in this is of youngsters. New smartphone brand 10.or has now more focused on this problem and seems to be interested in resolving it. It has launched 10.or E smartphone, which houses a massive 4000 mAh battery. Currently, this phone is available for the price of 5699 INR on Amazon India.
Design: the 10.or brand has not compromised with the design in giving the best battery life to this best budget smartphone under 6000 Rupees. The nicely finished back looks premium, polished. The front panel renders a similar appeal as well. It is not that thick and heavy, withal.
Display: Although at this price a top-notch display might not be possible, still this phone sports 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen. 10.or E smartphone has the best screen among top mobiles under 6000 Rupees.
Performance: Among the budget mobile phones, After the Xiaomi smartphone, only this smartphone has a Snapdragon processor. The CPU consists of Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, and Adreno 505 GPU. Thus, this 10.E smartphone has the best performance you could get at this price point. The phone is capable of handling intense multitasking. You would be able to play graphics intensive games as well.
Memory: The device boasts 16GB of onboard storage, which is further expandable up to 128GB using a micro SD Card. Close to 10GB remains free for the end user after first boot. It also has USB OTG support. Such memory features even top brands do not provide on their smartphones that they sell above 10000 Rupees.
→ Camera and Battery Features of this 10.E Smartphone
You can doubt the camera performance of a new brand smartphone. You cannot doubt the hardware in use, which has a proven record of accomplishment for outstanding performance. Looking for the best camera phone under 6000 Rupees, here it is.
The 13MP rear camera of 10.or E smartphone has CMOS sensor to capture shots and footage in high quality. The primary camera of this 6000 rs smartphone can also record in 4K (3840×2160 @ 30 fps) besides in Full HD and HD quality.
Full HD recording is done at 60 frames per second, and HD recording at 90 frames per second. That is far more outstanding than recording done by the primary camera of branded 10000 Rupees smartphones at 30 frames per second. More is the number of frames per second better the quality of the footage would be, simple.
The front camera of this phone features a 5-MP sensor. However, the pro factor is LED flash meaning that even in low light you would capture excellent quality Selfie.
→ Battery backup of this budget smartphone
The main reason why this best 4G mobile under 6000 is on the list of everyone is also its 4000-mAh battery. This much power will easily last about two days on regular use. This can prove to be the best phone for youngsters, as they like to use their smartphones all day. However, the charging of the battery this massive will also take much time. Read also best 1000 Rupees Power Bank.
OS: The 10.or.E runs on the latest version of Android. As per the brand, the phone would upgrade to the next version of Android.
- Massive 4000-mAh battery
- Solid build
- Snapdragon Processor for excellent performance
- Outstanding Camera
- 4K Recording @ 30 fps and Full HD recording @ 60 fps
- Front camera with LED Flash
- Ideal for playing high graphics games
Cons: – You need to give the phone to the nearest service center in case of a glitch. Since 10.E is a new brand in India market, its authorized service centers are only in major cities. Another concern is that some users have reported the heating issue. I do not know how true their claims are since the heating issue could also be due to playing high graphics games for a long duration.
Verdict: Everything on the 10.or E smartphone is copacetic. I would not hesitate in saying that it is the best smartphone below 6000 Rupees. In every area, it scores high.
|Body||8.5-mm Thickness | 164 grams weight|
|Display||5.5-Inch | 1080 × 1980 Pixels | 401 PPI | IPS LCD | Corning Gorilla Glass v3 | Screen to Body Ratio: 69.26 %|
|Performance||Snapdragon 430 | Octa core | 1.4-GHz | Adreno 505|
|Memory||2GB RAM | 16GB Internal Memory | MicroSD Card Support 128GB | USB OTG Support|
|P. Camera||13-MP | CMOS Image Sensor | LED Flash | Exposure compensation | ISO control | Panorama | Auto Flash | Face detection | Touch to focus|
|F. Camera||5-MP | LED Flash|
|Battery||4000-mAh | Li-ion|
|Network||Dual SIM | 4G LTE | VoLTE | Wi-Fi | GPS|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth | USB 2.0|
|Multimedia||FM Radio | Loudspeaker | 3.5-mm Audio Jack|
|Sensors||Light sensor | Proximity sensor | Accelerometer | Compass | Gyroscope|
► Micromax Bharat 5 Plus – 4G Phone with 5000 mAh Battery
Indian Smartphone brand Micromax has tried to address a generation-long problem of good power backup on a budget smartphone without compromising on the performance. The launch of the Micromax Bharat 5 Plus brought us a product with amazing specs under the affordable price of 6000 rupees. In fact, it is hard to get a well-made smartphone with a massive 5000-mAh battery even under 10,000 INR. Then this big battery smartphone is a breath of fresh air for sure.
Build and Design: the device is thick because of a large battery, but it is not too heavy. It is 9.8-mm thick, and it weighs 170 grams only. My Asus smartphone with 5000-mAh battery is more than 200 grams in weight. Apparently, one has to compromise on something for the best phone under 6000 with excellent power backup.
Micromax Bharat 5 Plus looks outstanding. Had it a slim profile, it would have been one of the top best-looking smartphones on sale. The metallic strip that runs along the sides generates a beautiful illusion of slimness. Further, the finish of the back panel is perhaps the most appealing aspect of this phone. This phone feels more like a device from the premium segment.
5.2-Inch Display: The stylish dual SIM smartphone sports 5.2-inch screen that has aspect ratio 16:9. Many would criticize the Micromax Bharat 5 Plus for low pixel density in its screen, but you cannot expect a phone of this price segment to feature all the premium features. Color reproduction of the screen is excellent, but the viewing angles not that impressive. You would not find any problem reading on this screen in bright daylight, although. Moreover, the screen to body ratio of the phone is poor.
→ Camera features of this smartphone with excellent battery life
The 8-MP rear autofocus camera does not seem to impress user on the first look. Its quality, however, is capable of giving a tough fight to any phone under 10000 Rupees with the 8MP primary camera. In low light, also it performs excellent and captures the right amount of details thanks to the powerful LED flash. Panorama mode, Time Lapse, Watermark, Beauty Mode and Bokeh are some key features of the primary camera.
Front camera: A 5-MP front camera because of 83.3-degree wide-angle lens is perfect for wide-angle Selfie. For group Selfie, this Micromax smartphone under 6000 Rupees is an ideal choice.
Performance: The Micromax Bharat 5 Plus boasts a quad-core processor (MediaTek Chipset) at its heart. This much processing power is enough for a phone of this price segment. You would be able to run most of the apps and games as it features 2GB RAM. However, this phone is not meant for high-level multitasking and high graphics gaming.
Memory: Out of 16-GB of internal storage, the end user’s share is more than 10GB to install their favorite apps and games and host personal media collection. You can also expand the storage capacity up to 64-GB using a micro SD card. Moreover, this Made in India smartphone also supports USB OTG.
Connectivity: Nothing extraordinary in connectivity options of this Micromax mobile under 6000 with 2GB RAM. It is a dual-SIM smartphone. Only the SIM slot one supports 4G. In fact, that is the best you need. 4G is not like 3G wherein you make any slot as default data network. A 4G SIM card has to be in the slot one on the phone to make 4G calls. Therefore, not having 4G support to the SIM slot 2 is no concern.
→ 5000 mAh Battery Smartphone
This phone qualifies for smartphones with best battery life series, as it is one of the few selected smartphones with 5000-mAh battery. Once fully charged the battery would last close to two days on regular use. Another good thing is that the battery despite this much capacity does not take much time in being fueled up. The best practice to charge this Micromax big battery smartphone is to put it on charging before you go to sleep. In the morning, you have the phone with 100% full battery.
- 5000 mAh battery
- 16GB Internal Memory + USB OTG Support
- Excellent Performance
- A Premium looking 4G smartphone
- Made in India smartphone
- Lightweight ( only 170 grams weight despite 5000-mAh battery )
- Lots of camera feature
- 8-mm thickness
- Poor Design: Screen to body ratio less than 70%
Verdict: The Micromax Bharat 5 Plus is a complete package for every type of user. It is certain that you would not be disappointed with this phone in any aspect. You can right away go and buy this phone if you can compromise with the mediocre design. People, who are inclined more towards a phone with large display size and slim profile, this phone might not seem that attractive to them. I would not make an overstatement by saying that the Micromax smartphone is one of the best android phones under 6000 in India currently.
|Body||9.8-mm Thickness | 170 grams weight | Black Color|
|Display||5.2-Inch | 720 × 1280 Pixels | Aspect Ratio 16:9 | 282 PPI | IPS LCD | Screen to Body Ratio : 67.68 %|
|Performance||MediaTek MT6737 | Quad-core | 1.3-GHz | Mali-T720 MP2|
|Memory||2GB DDR3 RAM | 16GB Internal Memory | MicroSD Card Support 64GB | USB OTG Support|
|P. Camera||8-MP | LED Flash | Exposure compensation | ISO control | Panorama | Timelapse | Watermark | Beauty Mode | Bokeh | Auto Flash | Face detection | Touch to focus|
|F. Camera||5-MP | Wide Angle Selfie|
|Battery||5000-mAh | Li-Po|
|Network||Dual SIM | 4G LTE | VoLTE | Wi-Fi | GPS|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth | USB 2.0|
|Multimedia||FM Radio | Loudspeaker | 3.5-mm Audio Jack|
► Karbonn Frames S9 with Good Camera and Decent Battery
The people who are looking for quality at low budget can go for the Karbonn Frames S9 phone. Considering the features and build it has, unquestionably it is one best phone between 5000 to 6000 Rupees range currently.
The Karbonn Smartphone comes in three variants of different colors and is just 139-grams in terms of weight. While 10.or E, the best-selling smartphone under 6000 Rupees, and Micromax Bharat 5 Plus, a smartphone with best battery life is 8.5-mm and 9.8-mm thick respectively this Karbonn smartphone has a slim profile. Its body thickness is only 7.8-mm. If I am not wrong, it is the slimmest smartphone under 6000 Rupees.
Further, the 5.2-inch IPS LCD along with excellent build quality makes this phone suitable for budget customers. On the back of the phone is the primary camera with an 8MP sensor, which captures and records good quality snaps and footages. The real surprise is in the front camera of Karbonn Frames S9, however. True to its name, the Selfie camera of the phone consists of dual Sensors, 8MP + 8MP. There is a LED Flash, too. Looking for a perfect Selfie camera smartphone under 6000 Rupees, here it is. Even in low light, this phone would click decent quality Selfie.
Performance of this Karbonn dual-SIM smartphone is decent. A MediaTek quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.25-GHz powers this phone. However, the phone runs smoothly because of 2GB RAM. I must say Karbonn has launched an excellent budget smartphone after a long time. This 6000 rs smartphone also has 16GB internal memory, and micro SD card support is up to 32-GB. It also supports USB OTG.
→ Battery Feature of this budget Camera smartphone
Karbonn Frames S9 smartphone bears 2900 mAh battery. That according to the manufacturer provides 10 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time. Those using this phone have confirmed that although the battery drains fast but lasts a good 12 to 18 hours. If you are too conscious about battery backup of your new smartphone, I suggest Micromax Bharat 5 Plus, which comes with 5000-mAh battery. If you need a stylish smartphone in a slim profile with a decent camera, Karbonn Frames S9 is the best smartphone under 6000 Rupees. You should also order a 1000 Rupees power bank. Thus, by spending 7000 Rupees, you get an excellent budget smartphone with 13000-mAh battery (power bank 10000-mAh battery + Phone 2900-mAh battery).
Connectivity: Karbonn Frames S9 is a dual SIM 4G smartphone. It supports 4G SIM only in the slot one only. Actually, you do not need 4G support on both the slot as per current technology. To use VoLTE feature, your 4G SIM has to be in slot one. Other connectivity options on this phone include Bluetooth, GPRS, micro USB, and FM Radio.
→ Karbonn Frames S9 Specifications
Warranty: Karbonn provides 12-months of warranty on this phone and 6 months of warranty on the accessories.
About the brand: Karbonn is a famous brand in the Indian mobile market. Its latest series of smartphones are performing great among the young smartphone lovers.
- Dual Selfie Camera
- Slim Profile
- Decent Battery Backup
|Features||Fingerprint Sensor – Rear Placement|
|Body||7.8-mm thickness | 139 grams weight|
|Screen||5.2-Inch | HD : 720 × 1280 Pixels | Aspect Ratio 16:9 | Pixel Density : 282 PPI | IPS LCD | Screen to Body Ratio : 69.60%|
|Performance||MediaTek MT6737M | Quad Core | 1.25-GHz | Mali – 720 MP1 GPU|
|Memory||2GB RAM | 16GB Internal Memory | 32 GB SD Card Support | USB OTG|
|P. Camera||8MP | Autofocus | LED Flash | Digital Zoom | Face detection | Touch to focus | Auto Flash|
|F. Camera||8MP + 8MP ( f/2.2) | LED Flash|
|Battery||2900 mAh | Li-Po|
|Network||4G | VoLTE | Dual SIM | SIM One – 4G/3G/2G/1G | SIM two – 2G/1G | Mobile Hotspot | Wi-Fi | GPS|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth | microUSB 2.0 | Audio Jack 3.5-mm|
|Multimedia||FM Radio | Loudspeaker|
|Sensor||Light | Proximity | Accelerometer|