TOP 10 Best 4GB RAM Mobiles Under 12000 in India 2018

Updated on 2018-09-04 by Geetansh Arora

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Looking for a 4GB RAM mobile phone for multitasking and gaming? You are at the right place. We have compiled a list of top 10 best 4GB RAM mobiles under 12000 available in India as of September 2018.

We have covered smartphones from top brands like Redmi, Lenovo, Asus, Honor, Tenor and more. All these brands have launched value for money devices that offer good performance at a budget price. In this article, you will find phones priced between Rs. 9000 and Rs. 12000. 

All these phones have very decent hardware which can handle multiple apps and games with ease. You will see chipsets like Snapdragon 625 or others which are similar in performance. With 4GB RAM you will get 32GB or 64GB of storage. Most of these phones have a dedicated or hybrid micro sd slot as well so you can increase the storage. Do note that if the slot is hybrid you cannot use 2 sim cards with a micro sd card.

We have seen a lot of metal build phones recently and same is the case here. Almost all phones have a metal unibody design which looks great. On display size, you will see 5 or 5.2 or 5.5 or 6 inch Full HD displays with 18:9 aspect ratio. 

Let's take a look at best 4GB RAM mobiles under 12000. We have provided a review of top features and specs. Buy links to Flipkart and Amazon are also provided. Prices are also provided but they keep changing every day so please check the latest price by clicking on links provided.

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1. Honor 9N

9N

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 5.8 inch Full HD Plus Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Sapphire Blue, Robin Egg Blue, Midnight Black,Lavender Purple Colors

Best Price ₹13999



Brief Review:

Honor has been very aggressive in the under 20000 smartphone range. They have launched Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X, Honor 9i which have received great response from the users. Honor is now launching Honor 9N, which is a rebranded Honor 9i(2018) launched in China. It comes with a notch display and beautiful design and is a good smartphone under 15000. Let us look at the reviews, specifications and features of this beautiful phone. 

Honor 9N comes with a 5.84-inch notch display with a Full HD Plus resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. The display is a full view display having an aspect ratio of 19:9. In terms of design, it has a glass design and looks similar to the one seen Honor 9 Lite. The front has a notch and the back has a horizontal dual camera setup with a LED flash at the top and a fingerprint sensor. Honor has launched Honor 9N with a tagline of #ExtraOrdinaryBeauty and the design and looks truly upholds the statement. It is lightweight and easy to hold and operate with one hand.

On the performance side, Honor has once again used the in-house Kirin 659 processor which we have seen in all the midrange phones starting from Honor 9 Lite, Honor 9i (2017) and the Honor 7X. This smartphone has 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal storage. We have seen the similar configuration in all the Honor phones in this price range and though Kirin 659 is not a powerhouse as Snapdragon 636 seen in Redmi Note 5 Pro but does handle multitasking with ease and one can easily go through all the daily tasks without any difficulty. But that Kirin 659 at the pricing of under 15000 does not raise the bar in the performance side when compared to the likes to Note 5 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max or the Mi A2 which has just launched. Honor 9N scores around 75000 on the Antutu Benchmark.

Coming to the camera, Honor 9N supports a dual rear camera setup with 13MP as the primary sensor and 2MP sensor as the secondary sensor with Dual tone LED flash and autofocus. The camera works fine with clear and crisp shots and good colour reproduction. The camera also supports face detection, portrait (bokeh) mode and HDR mode. The front camera is a 16MP shooter which is located inside the front notch and as expected clicks beautiful pictures and also supports portrait shots via software processing.

Honor 9N runs on EMUI 8.1 which is a custom skin based on the Android 8.1 Oreo and works smooth. They are some bloatware but Honor has well refined the EMUI over the years. There is a hybrid micro SD card slot to expand the memory up to 256 GB. Honor 9N supports both fingerprint and face unlocking mechanism and both of the methods work accurately and swiftly. Honor 9N does not carry any IP rating so keep it safe from the dust and water.  It has a battery rated at 3000 mAh which can keep the phone powered up for a day. You would need to charge it after a full day usage. 

Honor 9N though has been launched as the rebranded version Honor 9i (2018) but in actual it is a more beautiful version of all the Honor midrange phones. It has a stunning looking notch and is Honor's first phone under 15000 with a notch. The dazzling looks are very attractive and if you are looking to buy a phone under 15000 with a notch display, Honor 9N has to be your top choice. If you are not much concerned with the high-end gaming or heavy usage, this phone would work through easily.

The 3GB 32GB variant is priced at Rs. 11999 and the 4GB 64GB variant is priced at Rs. 13999. Honor has added a 4GB 128GB variant as well which will cost you 17999. We think the middle variant 4GB 64B provides the best value for money.

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2. Redmi Y2 64GB

Y2 64GB

Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6 inch HD+ Display 720p
  • Back Camera: 12MP+5MP Dual
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3080mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Grey, Gold, Rose Gold Colors

Best Price ₹12999



Brief Review:

Xiaomi has come up with another phone in the under 10000-15000 segment. The Redmi Y1 which was launched last year as a selfie smartphone has received some significant upgrades in terms of internal hardware, cameras, and display. Let's take a look at the brief review of Redmi Y2.

Redmi Y2 comes with a 5.99-inch display of 18:9 aspect ratio and HD+ resolution. The display is bright and vivid with good color reproduction and viewing angles. The resolution is not Full HD so that's a bit disappointing but it is not a deal breaker. The bezel-less on the top and bottom have reduced so the overall size of the phone is similar to other 5.5 inches phones. The build quality of Redmi Y1 wasn't that great but Xiaomi has done a good job with Redmi Y2. The device feels good in the hand. The back is metal so it is a bit slippery but you do get a free transparent case in the box. It comes in 3 colors: Grey, Gold and Rose Gold. Our favorite color is Rose gold. 

Inside the Redmi Y2, we have the same Snapdragon 625 chipset which we have seen on Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 5. Snapdragon 625 is a decent performer and very power efficient chipset so we don't have any complaints. The phone is available in 2 variants: 3GB RAM-32GB Storage and 4GB RAM-64GB Storage. If you are a heavy user and use a lot of apps and games then go for the 4GB-64GB variant. If your use only camera, social media apps etc then 3GB variant should be fine. The overall performance of the device is good and you won't face any lag during the day to day usage. Redmi Y2 scores around 70000 on Antutu benchmarks which is similar to Antutu score of other Snapdragon 625 devices like Redmi Note 5 and Mi A1.

Let's talk about camera now. Redmi Y2 is a camera-centric smartphone and have received a good upgrade in the camera department. There is a 12MP+5MP dual camera on the back. The camera is placed vertically just like it was on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The 12MP camera is a color sensor and 5MP camera is a depth sensor which helps to take portrait mode shots with depth effect. The rear camera performance is good in both daylight and low light conditions. The pixel size is 1.25um which helps to improve the low light performance. Edge detection in portrait mode is good as well.

The selfie camera on the Redmi Y2 is a 16MP sensor with a front flash. The front flash is very useful in low light conditions. The front camera also has portrait mode and can take pictures with depth effect. In our initial tests, the front camera performance was good. Edge detection wasn't that great and you might see your hair getting blurred in some of the shots. The front camera has features like AI beauty which removes blemishes and makes you look beautiful. The front camera is also used for face unlock which is not that quick but still, performance is decent. If you don't like face unlock then there is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. It is safe to say that Redmi Y2 is the best budget camera smartphone available in India under Rs. 10000.

Redmi Y2 comes with MIUI 9.5 out of the box which is a custom skin based on Android 8.1. We don't really like MIUI because it comes with a lot of bloatware and the UI isn't great either but you can change that with a launcher. If you like to use dual apps, second space etc then MIUI is great for you.

The battery inside the Redmi Y2 is 3080 mAh and would last for a day on single charge. It would have been great if Xiaomi has gone with a 4000 mAh battery like on Note 5 and Note 5 Pro. The charger inside the box is 5V, 2 Amps charger which will charge the device in around 2 hours. 

It is a dual sim device and Xiaomi has added a dedicated MicroSD slot this time which is great. If 32GB or 64GB is not enough for you, you can slide in a MicroSD card to increase the storage by up to 128GB. Redmi Y2 is not waterproof or dustproof and doesn't have any IP rating so keep it away from water and mud. 

The Redmi Y2 has been priced at 9999 for the 3GB-32GB variant and 12999 for 4GB-64GB variant. It is an Amazon India exclusive device. We think pricing is decent and you are getting good value for money. The price of the lower variant is same as Redmi Note 5. Redmi Y2 has better cameras and Redmi Note 5 has better battery and display. So go for Y2 is you are going to use the camera a lot. If you don't use the camera much then Note 5 or Realme 1 is a better option.

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3. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Zenfone Max Pro M1

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 5000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Grey Colors

Best Price ₹11999



Brief Review:

Asus has partnered with Flipkart to launch exclusive smartphones for next 3 years. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the first smartphone to be launched under the partnership. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 has specs similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro which has been doing very well in the Indian market. Let's take a look at the brief review of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Below is an overview of Zenfone Max Pro. If you are interested to know more about this phone take a look at our in-depth review of Asus Zenfone Max Pro.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. The display has 450 nits brightness and is very colourful and vivid. The viewing angles are good as well. The display is covered with a 2.5D glass which gives it a premium look. Asus has reduced the bezels on the top and bottom so the overall size of the phone is still same as a 5.5-inch device. The design is bit boring though. You get metal unibody design so nothing special or new here. The phone weighs 180 grams which is surprising considering the massive 5000 mah battery it carries. Overall, the phone feels good in the hand. 

Let's talk about the battery which is the USP of this device. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a large 5000 mah battery which will provide a battery backup of 2 to 3 days on a single charge. If you hate charging your phone every day then you are going to love Max Pro M1. Asus claims that it can run Youtube for 20 hours. The phone comes with a 10-watt charger and it charging time is expected to be little less than 3 hours. The charging time is decent considering the large battery size.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a dual 13MP + 5MP rear camera with a 1.12-micron pixel size for better low light performance. The camera performance is good under daylight outdoor conditions. The pictures look colorful with a good amount of details. The camera can take portrait mode pictures as well. In our initial tests, the bokeh effect looked good with proper edge detection. The rear camera can also record 4K videos. Asus claims that this is the best camera in class. We would wait for an in-depth comparison with Redmi Note 5 Pro which has an excellent camera setup both on the front and back.

The selfie camera on the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is an 8MP shooter with a LED flash. The front camera is a decent performer in outdoor lighting. Under low lighting conditions or artificial lighting, the selfie camera performance is average.

The chipset inside the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is Snapdragon 636 which was launched globally with Redmi Note 5 Pro. The SD636 chipset is very powerful and can handle any task you throw at it. Using multiple apps and games is going to be a breeze. Thanks to the powerful chipset, Zenfone Max Pro M1 scores around 116000 on the Antutu Benchmarks which is a bit higher than the score of Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Asus is taking audio quality very seriously as well. There is a Maxxbox which amplifies the sound by 2X. For audio via 3.5 mm jack, Asus has added an NXP audio chipset which improves the sound quality. Sound quality is usually not given importance in the mid-range devices so it is good to see Asus doing something different here to improve the user experience.

On Software side, you get pure Android Oreo on Zenfone Max Pro M1. This is a great step from Asus. There is almost no bloatware on the device. Asus promises to provide next 2 big Android updates as well. So you will get Android P and Android Q

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes in 2 variants: 32GB storage and 3GB RAM variant would cost your Rs. 10999 and 64GB - 4GB variant will cost you 12999 only. This is excellent pricing from Asus. Asus has used LPDDR4X RAM which should improve the overall experience. If you are a heavy user then go for the 4GB RAM variant as the extra 1 gig of RAM should help a lot in multi-tasking. The MicroSD slot is dedicated so you can use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD card. 

Overall, we think Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is an impressive device. It comes with the latest display, powerful chipset, decent cameras, pure Android. Multitasking is great and the battery lasts for 2 days. It is clearly one of the best phones in this price range.

It will be available on Flipkart from 3rd May. A new 6GB RAM variant with better camera setup will be launched after some time at Rs. 14999.

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4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 64GB

Redmi Note 5 64GB

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 6 inch Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Grey, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue Colors

Best Price ₹12980



Brief Review:

All of the Xiaomi's smartphones, Redmi 4, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4A and Mi A1 were bestsellers last year. Redmi Note 4 became the best selling phone in India. Today, on 14th Feb, Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 5 in India. Check out Redmi Note 5 Pro here.

Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 5 are very similar devices. The only change is the display which has now changed 5.5 inches 16:9 display to 5.99 inch 18:9 display. Xiaomi is finally jumping on to the 18:9 bezel-less display trend. The resolution of the display is Full HD Plus. The bezel-less display looks beautiful and gives a premium feel to the device. The colors are vibrant and brightness is decent. The display is covered with gorrila glass.

Even when the display size has increased, the size of the device is almost same as other 5.5 inch devices as Xiaomi has reduced the bezels. So if you are using a 5.5-inch device, you won't notice much change in device size.

Smaller bezels mean there are no dedicated navigation buttons on the front of Redmi Note 5. Redmi has moved from dedicated buttons to on-screen buttons to reduce the bezel size. The phone follows metal unibody design approach and the build of the device is solid. The design is very similar to Redmi Note 4 so no surprises there.

The back of Redmi Note 5 is curved a bit which makes it easy to hold. There is a 2.5D glass on the display as well but we don't know whether it gorilla glass or not. Overall, the device feels nice in hand. It is a bit slippery so getting a case would be a good idea.

Now let's talk about the camera. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a single 12MP sensor on the back(again same as Redmi Note 4) of the phone with 1.25-micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. The back camera performance is decent in daylight outdoor conditions. The pictures look good but are not that detailed.

The camera performance in low light conditions is average and same as Redmi Note 4. 

On the front, there is a 5MP selfie camera with a LED flash. The front camera can take decent selfies and the front flash helps under low light conditions.

For security, there is a fingerprint sensor on the back of Redmi Note 5. The fingerprint sensor placement is same as that on Redmi Note 4. The fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate and you won't face any issues with it. The Redmi Note 5 is not water or dust proof so there is no IP rating.

Inside the Redmi Note 5, we have the same Snapdragon 625 chipset which we saw on Note 4. It comes in 2 variants, first one with 4/4GB of RAM and second with 32/64GB of storage. The Snapdragon 625 has been Xiaomi's favorite and they have used it in various devices like Note 4, Mi Max 2 etc.

On benchmark side, you will see Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 scoring around 65000 on Antutu Benchmark which is a decent score. Overall, the Redmi Note 5 performs performance is good. It handles multitasking as well. Plus, you won't face any issues with heavy games.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is running on latest MIUI 9 which is based on Android 7.1.2. We are sure that Xiaomi will be updating the Redmi Note 5 to Android Oreo. 

The battery inside the Redmi Note is of 4000mAh capacity. This is same as what we saw on Redmi Note 4. Large battery and efficent processor means you can get 2 days of battery backup.

There is no fast charging on Redmi Note 5 so charging time will be around 2 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes for 0 to 100%.

Overall, Redmi Note 5 is a good value for money smartphone which looks decent and performs well. 

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5. Infinix Hot S3 64GB

Hot S3 64GB

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.6 inch HD+ Display 720p
  • Back Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Gold Colors

Best Price ₹10999



Brief Review:

Infinix Hot S3 is the lastest smartphone from Infinix launched on 6th Feb in India. The Hot S3 is a selfie-centric phone with a 20MP front camera. It also comes with a bezel-less display of aspect ratio 18:9 which has been a trend lately.  Infinix Hot S3 comes with a 5.65-inch screen with HD+ resolution, the display is an IPS display protected by 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla glass protection. The phone is easy to hold in hand and feels light in weight even though it comes with a large 4000mAh battery.

Infinix Hot S3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and runs on Android 8 Oreo. It is not stock android though. It runs on Infinix's own custom skin which doesn't look that great but does perform well. There are few extra apps but not a lot of bloatware which is a good thing.

The phone comes in 2 variants of 3GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal storage. The lower variant is priced at Rs.8999 and the higher variant is priced at Rs. 10999. The Antutu benchmark score of Infinix Hot S3 is around 44000.

The camera performance of Infinix Hot S3 is impressive for the price, it has a rear camera of 13MP resolution. The camera performs well in daylight and under low light the performance is average. The front camera, which is USP of the device, is a 20MP camera with a selfie dual-tone flash. The front camera on Infinix Hot S3 is great for taking selfies. The pictures look great under daylight. Low light selfies also come out well because of dual-tone flash. Overall the camera performance is good. There is also beautify mode which is something a lot of people like.

Infinix Hot S3 also worked well in the gaming department with no noticeable lag observed even in the high-end games like Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5. The fingerprint sensor is on the back and is pretty accurate.

The battery for Infinix Hot S3 has a good capacity of 4000mAH. With an efficient chipset like Snapdragon 430, you can expect it to last for 1.5 days with heavy usage and 2 days with light usage which is excellent battery backup.

The Hot S3 comes with a dedicated micro SD card slot which can be used to increase the storage by up to 128GB. Thumbs up to Infinx for going with a dedicated MicroSD card slot.

The Infinix Hot S3 is not waterproof or dustproof so no IP rating is there for it. We hope that in few years budget smartphones will also have IP ratings.

Overall, the Infinix Hot S3 ticks all the right boxes. It has a nice display, good cameras, excellent battery and a decent entry-level chipset. The selfie camera is the USP of the device. We like the device and would call it one of the best smartphones under 10000. It will compete with the Lenovo K8 Plus and Redmi Y1, which are also really good devices.

Update: Infinix Hot S3 has received face unlocking feature via a software update. Now you can unlock the device just by looking at it.

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6. Honor 7X

7X

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 256 GB
  • 5.9 inch 2160x1080p FHD+
  • Back Camera: 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3340mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Aurora Blue, Gold and Black Colors

Best Price ₹16999



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Honor 7X is the successor to the Honor 6X which was first dual camera phone in mid range. Honor 6X sales were good because of the fact that it was one of the first dual camera phones in this range plus the overall performance of the device was good as well. Huawei would like to replicate the success with Honor 7X.

Honor 7X is actually a lot like Honor 9i which was launched recently in India. The internals are same with the same chipset, same RAM. The camera setup at the back is same. The display is also same. Only things that have changed from 9i to 7X is that front camera on 7X is a single 8MP sensor while it was a dual camera setup on 9i and the camera placement on the back has changed. In Honor 9i the dual camera setup is placed vertically in the middle and on Honor 7X the dual camera setup is placed horizontally on the top corner of the device. Because a lot of things are similar, the review is also similar. You can take a look at Honor 9i review here.

Honor 7X has a metal unibody design with a 2.5D glass covering the display on the front which is 5.93-inch display with Full HD Plus resolution. The aspect ratio of the display is 18:9 which we are seeing a lot in latest phones and trend is expected to continue for next few years. In a couple of years, all phones might come with these full view 18:9 displays. 

The hardware inside the Honor 7X is decent as well. We have a Kirin 659 SOC which is an octa-core chipset with 2 clusters of 4 A53 cores. One cluster is power efficient and runs at a lower frequency. The other cluster runs at higher frequencies and is able to handle heavy workloads like heavy games and apps. For storage we have 3 variants: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. There is a hybrid sim slot as well which can be used to increase the storage by up to 256GB. We do not like the concept of hybrid sim slot but companies are still going for. We hope it changes in future.

In the camera department, we have a dual camera setup on the back. There is a 16MP+2MP dual camera setup. The higher resolution sensor is a color sensor and lower resolution is a black and white sensor. Details from both sensors are combined to improve image quality. It also helps in giving a depth/bokeh effect to your pictures which are also known as portrait shots. In the camera app, you can actually change the object that you want in focus which is quite useful sometimes. The camera performance is good for a device in this range. The Mi A1 back camera is slightly better than this but it does not have a large 5.9 bezel-less display. On the front, there is a single 8MP camera which is capable of taking some nice detailed shots in daylight. The camera performance is decent. The front camera on Honor 9i is better because it has a dual camera setup on the front as well. So selfie lovers should go for Honor 9i.

The Honor 7X runs on EMUI 5.1 which is based on Android 7.0. EMUI has some useful customization with very little bloatware. Overall performance is good. Everyday usage is smooth with no lag.

The battery inside the Honor 7X is 3340 mAH battery which will last for a day on single charge. The charger in the box is a 10W charger with 2A 5V. Charging time of Honor 7X is around 2 hours.

The prices mentioned above on this page are expected prices as the device has not been launched in India. Pricing of Honor 7X in China is 1399, 1699 and 1999 for 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variant respectively. Honor has priced the Honor 7X at 12999 for 32GB variant and 15999 for the 64GB variant. We think 15999 is little overpriced. There shouldn't have been a difference of 3000 just for 32GB extra storage. Plus, we are disappointed that Honor didn't launch the 128GB variant.

Overall we think pricing is decent and Huawei will be able to compete with Xiaomi which is expected to launch Redmi Note 5 in December with a similar configuration of dual cameras and bezel-less display. 

Honor 7X is an Amazon exclusive device and is available in flash sales only.

Honor 9i is another great option if you take a lot of selfies as it has a dual front camera setup. Buy Honor 9i from Flipkart.

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7. Tenor 10.or G 64GB

10.or G 64GB

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP+13MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Beyond Black, Go Grey Colors

Best Price ₹6999



Brief Review:

10.or G or as spelled Tenor G is the latest android phone launched with Android Nougat 7.1.2 upgradable to Android Oreo and is exclusively available on Amazon India.

Tenor (10.or) G comes powered with Snapdragon 626, around 10% boost over the Snapdragon 625 seen in the Redmi Note 4, a direct competitor. Tenor G comes with a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There is the metal body at back and plastic on top and bottom, with curved sides which allows easy gripping of the phone. The build quality is good but the looks are somewhat between decent to good.
 
However, the phone is super solid in the specifications and performance. Tenor (10.or) G comes with a Dual 13MP+13MP rear camera with Dual tone LED flash, one is a monochrome sensor that captures details, and the other is an RGB sensor that captures the color information. The front camera is a 16MP shooter. Both front and rear camera have a good shutter speed, with some inbuilt filters and beauty modes. Overall, in our initial reviews, the camera quality seems really appreciable at this price point. Tenor (10.or) G gives an option to use Bokeh effect to blur the background and an enhanced focus in a night shot.
 
10.or G comes with a massive 4000mAh battery and does not feel heavy considering the battery size. The battery for this in a normal day to day usage can easily last for 1.5 days. The fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone has a good response time. Tenor G comes with a hybrid sim slot allowing either Dual sim usage or single sim with external MicroSD card with memory expandable up to 128GB. The bottom of the phone consists of Dual Dirac stereo speakers and the charging slot.
 
Overall, we expect good performance in day to day usage, and with stock Android experience and latest security patches from Tenor (10.or), the phone seems to be one of the best in this price range. 
 
Tenor G comes in two variants, 3GB + 32GB at Rs 10999 and 4GB + 64GB  at 12999. If you are looking to use it as a Dual sim phone, we would suggest buying the 64GB variant.
 

Redmi Note 4 vs Tenor G (10.or G)

Tenor G comes as a direct competitor to Redmi Note 4 launched in January this year. Redmi having sold more than 7 million Note 4 handset is steering forward with confidence. It looks like Tenor G looks to replicate the success achieved by Redmi Note 4, with slight improvements in some of the departments. We bring you a quick comparison between the two handsets.
 
  1. Tenor (10.or) G comes with Qualcomm Octa Core Snapdragon 626 which is 10% upgrade over Qualcomm 625 used in Redmi Note 4. 
  2. Tenor G also comes with a Dual (13MP+13MP) rear Camera while Redmi Note 4 holds a single 13MP camera.
  3. Tenor G is also a good upgrade on the front camera with a 16MP sensor while only a 5MP sensor is available in Redmi Note 4. Tenor G also comes with some inbuilt filters and beautification modes and an enhanced focus for low lighting clicks. 
  4. Redmi Note 4 has a 4100mAh battery while Tenor G comes with 4000mAH battery, expected to give equivalent battery backup.
  5. Both Note 4 and Tenor G come with a hybrid sim slot and in two similar variants of 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. The fingerprint response on both the phones is also equivalent.
  6. In terms of looks, Redmi Note 4 to us looks slightly better.
Tenor (10.or) had also recently launched 10.or E which is also exclusively available from Amazon.

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8. Lenovo K8 Plus 4GB

K8 Plus 4GB

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.2 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Gold Colors

Best Price ₹11999



Brief Review:

Lenovo K8 Plus looks like the smaller version of Lenovo K8 Note. We think Lenovo K8 Mini should have been a better name. The phone is made of metal and has a good build quality. The edges are curved which make it easy to hold. The display is Full HD 1080p panel with good colour reproduction and viewing angles.

The USP of the Lenovo K8 Plus is the dual camera on the back. There are 13MP and 5MP sensors on the back and information from both camera sensors help to give a bokeh or depth effect to the images. The camera performs well under daylight conditions but under low light the camera performance is average. The camera on the front is 8MP with a flash which will help while taking selfies under low light.

Inside the Lenovo K8 Plus, we have an Helio P25 processor. The processor is similar to Snapdragon 625 in performance but it is not that efficient. The processor performs well and we did not notice any lag while multitasking or playing heavy games like Asphalt. The Anututu Benchmark score of K8 Plus is around 63000.

Lenovo K8 Plus is running on stock android 7.1 which is the latest version of Android. There is almost no bloatware on the device, we are saying almost because there are some Microsoft apps installed which might not be useful for everyone and you cannot uninstall them, they can be disabled though. Still, apps open up fast and multi-tasking is a breeze as well. You are not going to notice any lag even with heavy games.

For security, there is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device which is quick and accurate.

On the storage side, we have 3GB and 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The Lenovo K8 Plus also has a dedicated MicroSD slot in the sim tray which can be used to increase the storage by 128GB. Nano type sims are required for the K8 Plus. 

On the battery side, you have a 4000 mAh battery which is a very good capacity. It takes around 2.5 hours to fully charge and you can expect 1.5 days of backup with normal usage.

Lenovo K8 Plus also has Dolby digital support which helps to improve the sound quality. The sound from speakers and earphones is really good and you can improve it further to your liking by changing equalizer in the Dobly app which is preinstalled on the device. It is safe to say that Lenovo K8 Plus is the best smartphone under or around 10000 if you like to listen to music on your phone.

There is a notification LED on this device which was not enabled when the device was launched. But recently Lenovo has rolled out a software update and LED notification light has been enabled.

Overall the Lenovo K8 Plus is a balanced device with a great audio, good battery, decent camera, stock android and a powerful processor. If you need a budget device at around 10000 then this is a good option. Another phone with similar pricing and a dual camera is Honor 6X.

Xiaomi has launched Redmi Y1 recently at Rs. 8999. It competes with Lenovo K8 Plus. Take a look at its review, ratings, pros cons, specs.

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9. Moto G5S Plus

G5S Plus

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 13MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Lunar Grey, Gold Colors

Best Price ₹13300



Brief Review:

Moto G5S Plus is the updated version of Moto G5 Plus which was launched a few months ago. Things that have changed are the display size, camera, and storage.

G5 Plus had a 5.2-inch display and G5S Plus has a 5.5-inch display panel. Resolution is same at 1080p Full HD. The display is sharp and vivid and viewing angles are good. There was a 12MP camera on the back before but now we have 13MP + 13MP dual camera setup which helps to give bokeh effect to the pictures. Plus, you can change the background of an object in the picture using inbuilt features. Motorola has done a great job at integrating these features directly into the camera app of Moto G5S Plus. 

On the front, we have an 8MP camera with flash. Front flash is a great addition for selfie lovers and should help in improving quality in low light conditions. Overall both camera perform really well and it is safe to say that Moto G5S Plus offers best camera experience in this segment. On the storage side, we have 64GB internal storage now which was 32GB before in the G5 Plus. 

The processor is same Snapdragon 625 with 4GB of RAM. The hardware is good and G5S Plus is able to handle heavy games easily so it is a good mid range option for gamers as well.

The build quality has improved. Previously the sides of Moto G5 Plus were plastic but now it is all metal. The phone feels very solid in hand and has a premium look. The battery has been kept the same at 3000mAh. You should get a day of backup with a single charge. Moto G5S Plus comes with a fast charger so battery backup should not be a problem.

With these improvements, Moto G5S Plus has become a very solid competitor in the mid range segment. G5 Plus was launched at Rs 16,999 but the improved G5S Plus has been priced at Rs 15,999 at launch which is excellent pricing.

Mi A1 is another good option in this range which can take even better pictures. See our blog post: Comparison of Moto G5S Plus and Mi A1 Plus

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10. Lenovo K8 Note 64GB

K8 Note 64GB

Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | MicroSD upto 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display 1080p
  • Back Camera: 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Dual Sim Device
  • Available in Black, Gold Colors

Best Price ₹8499



Brief Review:

Lenovo K8 Note is the successor to K6 Note which was sold offline only. Lenovo has upgraded the processor and the camera of the device. The phone is made of metal and has a good build quality. The edges are curved which make it easy to hold. 

The display on the Lenovo K8 Note is Full HD 1080p panel with good color reproduction and viewing angles. It is covered with 2.5D glass on the front which gives it a nice look.

The USP of the Lenovo K8 Note is the dual camera on the back. There are 13MP and 5MP sensors on the back and information from both camera sensors help to give a bokeh or depth effect to the images. The camera performs well under daylight conditions but under low light the camera performance is average. The camera on the front is 13MP which again performs well in daylight but no so under low light conditions.

Inside the Lenovo K8 Note, we have an Helio X23 processor which is a 10 core chipset. The processor is more powerful than Snapdragon 625 and 626 but it is not efficient so battery backup will be average at best. Another issue with the processor is that it tends to heat up while playing heavy games. 

The Lenovo K8 Note scores around 95000 on Antutu benchmarks thanks to the powerful Helio X23 Chipset. This is around 1.5x of the Antutu score of Snapdragon 625 which is around 65000. 

On the storage side, we have 2 variants of Lenovo K8 Note. The first variant comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the second variant comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The price difference is just Rs 1000 so we recommend the 64GB 4GB variant.

The Lenovo K8 Note also has a dedicated MicroSD slot which can be used to increase the storage by 128GB. Lenovo has done a good job by avoiding the hybrid sim slot which limits the functionality of the device.

Lenovo K8 Note also has Dolby Atmos support. You can change the settings in Dolby app to change the bass and treble. It works pretty well so if you like to listen to music on your phone, you should definitely tweak the settings according to your preferences.

Overall the Lenovo K8 Note is a balanced device with a couple of negatives like average camera performance under low light and heating issues. At this price point, we think it offers good value for money.

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So this was our list of best 4GB RAM mobiles under 12000. We hope it was helpful and you were able to find a suitable smartphone according to your usage and budget. If you are confused then go with our favorite which is Moto G5S Plus. It has 4GB RAM and an excellent back camera for taking pictures.