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    Want to buy a Phone within 12000-13000 range


    Are you looking for a Phone within a range of Rs.12000-13000? Ask our technical experts for the best suggestions.

    I want to buy a smartphone within a budget range of Rs.12000 to 13000. I have shortlisted Redmi note 4. Is it a good phone or not? Also kindly suggest any other phone within the same price range which is good for an overall performance like camera, memory, battery capacity & other features. Moreover, is Redmi note 4 difficult to get through a flash sale? Kindly suggest a good phone.
  • #12491

    My options if I were to buy a device in that price range include

    Xiaomi RedMi Note 4
    Running on the Android Marshmallow 6.0, the device is powered by Snapdragon 625 octa-core at 2.0 GHz. You can buy it in three storage options of 16, 32 and 64 GB. It comes with a 5.5 inch IPS display at full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. The RAM on board is 2 GB, 3 GB and 4 GB for 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants respectively. Graphics are handled by Adreno 506. The cameras on the device are of 13 and 5 MP resolution respectively on the rear and the front. The phone is powered by a 4100 mAh non removable battery. The massive battery capacity and best processor in this price bracket are major points to go by.
    You can buy it at Rs. 9990, Rs. 10990 and Rs. 12990 for 16, 32 and 64 GB models in that order.

    Honor 6X
    The phone features a 5.5 inch screen at full HD resolution. It is powered by the in house Kirin 655, Octa-core processor. You get 32 GB internal storage coupled with expandable memory option. Mali-T830MP2 GPU on the device handles graphics satisfactorily. The Honor 6X comes with a 3 GB RAM. Running on Android Marshmallow 6.0, it has a battery capacity of 3340 mAh. The rear camera set up has dual camera combination of 12 MP and 2 MP. This will ensure better depth in your shots. The front camera reads 8 MP in resolution.
    The plus points for the device include the better battery, an excellent processor and dual camera setup. You can buy it at Rs. 12999.

    LeEco Le2
    This is yet another device that has created a name for itself. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and comes with a 5.5 inch display at full HD resolution. It has 32 GB internal storage, but no expandable memory slot. Powered by Snapdragon 652 quad-core, the phone has a clock speed of 1.8 GHz. Graphics are taken care of by Adreno 510 GPU. The rear and front cameras on the device have resolutions of 16 and 8 MP respectively. You have access to 3 GB of RAM capacity on board the device. The battery stands at a lower level in comparison to the devices listed above.
    You may buy Le 2 at Rs. 11990.

    Lenovo Vibe K5 Note
    Yet again a device running on Android marshmallow, the Vibe K5 Note is powered by Octa-core 1.8 GHz Mediatek 6755 Processor. GPU on the device is Mali-T860MP2. It comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display at 1920 x 1080 pixels. The phone comes in two variants in terms internal storage - 32 GB and 64 GB. The 32 GB model has two sub options in terms of RAM. You can opt for either 3 GB or 4 GB. The 64 GB variant has 4 GB RAM. The rear camera has a 13 MP resolution, while that on the front camera reads 8 MP. The battery capacity on the phone reads 3500 mAh.
    The phone will cost you Rs. 11990 for 32 GB option with 3 GB RAM and Rs. 12490 for a 32 GB model with 4 GB RAM. The 64 GB variant has a price tag of Rs. 13490.

    Moto G4 Plus
    The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 617 octa core processor. Available at a display size of 5.5 inches at full HD resolution, the G4 Plus has an internal memory of 16 GB. One of the few devices to run on Android 7.0 Nougat at this price point, the Moto G 4 Plus is also available in 32 GB variant. The 16 GB model comes with 2 GB RAM, while the 32 GB variant has 3 GB RAM. There is an option to expand the memory further. Adreno 405 handles the graphics department. The device provides you a 16 MP rear camera and 5 MP front snapper. The battery capacity reads a little lower at 3000 mAh.
    It will cost you Rs. 12999 for the 16GB option with 2 GB RAM. The 32 GB model with 3 GB RAM was launched in limited quantity and is priced at Rs. 13999.

    As you might have noticed that my list has the Redmi Note 4 as the first option. It is indeed a great choice at the price range you have chosen. I would definitely advise you to go for it. If you have any doubts and would not like it for some reason, the other phones featured in the above list should be equally good.


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  • #12507
    Here are some of the lists of models affordable for your budget:

    LeEco Le 2
    The device runs on Android 6.0 operating system. It is powered by Snapdragon 652 Quad-Core processor. The display size and resolutions are 5.5 inches and 1080 x 1920 pixels respectively. The rear camera comes with 16MP and the front camera is if 8MP. The RAM size is 3GB. The internal storage is 32GB and it is expandable. The battery capacity has 3,000mAh. This model has 4G connectivity with dual SIM functionality. It is available in Flipkart at the price of Rs. 11,999.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
    The device is powered by Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor. This model has 4G connectivity with dual SIM functionality. The display size is 5.5 inches. The display resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. The RAM size is 4GB and the device gets 64GB as expandable storage. The rear camera comes with 13MP and the front camera has 5MP. The device runs on Android 6.0 operating system. The battery capacity has 4,100mAh. The cost of this mobile is Rs. 12,999. It is available for purchase in Flipkart.

    Lenovo Vibe K5 Note
    The device runs on Android 6.0 operating system. It is powered by MediaTek 6755 Octa-Core processor. The display size and resolutions are 5.5 inches & 1080 x 1920 pixels respectively. The RAM size comes in two variants: 3GB and 4GB. In both the variants, the storage size is 32GB. The rear camera is 13MP and the front camera has 8MP. The battery capacity has 3,500mAh. This model has 4G connectivity with dual SIM functionality. The cost of 3GB RAM variant is Rs. 11,999 and 4GB RAM is Rs. 12,499. Both the variants are available to purchase in Flipkart.

    Asus Zenfone 3 Max
    The device is powered by MediaTek Quad-Core processor. The display size is 5.2 inches and the resolution is 720 x 1920 pixels. The RAM size is 3GB. The storage size is 32GB which is expandable. The rear camera comes with 13MP and the front camera has 5MP. The battery capacity has 4,130mAh. This model has 4G connectivity with dual SIM functionality. It runs on Android 6.0 operating system. It is available in Flipkart at the price of Rs. 12,999.

    Moto G4 Plus
    The device is powered by Snapdragon 617 Quad-Core processor. This model has 4G connectivity with dual SIM functionality. The display size is 5.5 inches and the resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. The RAM size is 2GB. The storage size is 16GB which is expandable. The rear camera comes with 16MP and the front camera is 5MP. The battery capacity has 3,000mAh. It runs on Android 7.0 operating system. The mobile is available on Amazon at the price of Rs. 11,499.

  • #12515
    Redmi Note 4 is a flagship phone from the Mi Group and a value for money device. There's no doubt that it is indeed one of the best choices you could have made.
    Coming to your last question first, about its availability in Flash sales. Yes, you can get Redmi Note 4 through Flash Sales from the following places:

    i) Redmi note 4 is been made available on Flipkart through their Android app or through Chrome extension. The next sale is going to be on 05th April at 12 noon and this phone will be exclusively available on Flipkart and Mi.com/in.

    ii) Redmi has been rated by Amazon as an exclusive mobile. It is rumoured that Redmi 4, is going to be launched on 20th March. It might be announced as Redmi 4A flash sale.

    Coming to your other query about some other good phones under the same price range, I have listed them down in the sequence of their customer rating, and of course a little bit of my own opinion.

    1. Honor 6X
    It is a phone with 12MP+2MP dual lens primary camera that is equipped with auto focus and FF. The front facing camera is of 8MP with PDAF Focusing feature enabled. The display is of 13.97 centimeters (5.5-inch) with LCD LTPS/a-si capacitive touchscreen having 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution with 403 ppi pixel density and 16M color support.
    The phone runs on Android EMUI4.1 v 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system supported by a 2.1GHz + 1.7GHz Kirin 655 octa core processor. You get 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB. It has dual SIM slots both with 4G and VoLte support.
    The device is powered by a 3340mAH lithium-polymer battery that gives a talk-time of 23 hours and standby time of 650 hours.
    Price:12,999.00

    2. Moto G Plus
    Starting with its Cameras, the phone brings you a 16 MP primary camera which has features like PDAF and professional mode, laser focus, and a 5 MP front camera with wide angle and display flash. Other features include Finger print reader, 5.5-inch full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 401 ppi pixel density protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
    The phone works on Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow OS which is upgradable to Android v7.0 Nougat and even with Motorola mobile computing system that gets support from a 1.5 GHz MSM8952 Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor with 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU. Storage includes 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory which gets expanded up to 128GB. It has dual micro-SIM and dual-standby suppporting 4G and 3G. Its 3000 mAh battery will give you all day work with special TurboPower charging that takes only 6 hours of power in only 15 min of charging.
    Price:

    3. Coolpad Cool 1
    This is one of my favourite brands. This phone is based on Android v6.0 Marshmallow operating system with 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa core processor. It has a storage capacity of 4GB RAM and 32GB internal memory. The phone sports a 13MP Primary Dual-Camera with Dual 6P lens, F2.0 and an 8MP Front facing camera. The display is consisting of 5.5inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 403 pixel density with EUI 5.8. This too has dual SIM slots and dual-standby both supporting 4G. The phone gets its power from a 4000mAH lithium-polymer battery that can give a talk-time of 12 hours and standby time of 450 hours.
    Price: 12,999.00

    4. HTC Desire 728
    With Android operating system v5.1.1 (Lollipop), 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, this phone is another value for money device with 13MP primary camera and 5MP front facing camera. The Display is of standard 5.5 inch with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by a 2800 mAh Li-Po battery with which you get a talk-time of 26hours and stand by upto 496hours.
    Price:12,499.00

    5. Vivo V1Max
    This is yet another good phone working on Android v5.0 (Lollipop) operating system. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. The Cameras include 13MP primary camera with auto focus and 5MP front facing camera. This device too has a 5.5 inch Display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The phone earns you talk-time of 14hours and standby time upto 410 hours from its 2720 mAh battery.
    Price: 12,990.00


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