13th December 2019: The year 2019 was huge for the smartphone market and we saw brands launching phones filled to the brim with powerful hardware. The budget smartphone segment is getting more interesting day by day. This was great news for customers looking to upgrade their smartphones without burning a hole in their pocket. As 2019 comes to culmination, here’s looking at some of the coolest budget smartphones that won hearts over the year that has gone by:   

Infinix Hot 8: Infinix is a brand from TRANSSION Holdings, one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer and a leader in emerging markets globally. The brand recently launched Hot 8, a budget-friendly smartphone with 16.56 cm (6.52 inch) HD+ Display and Fingerprint Sensor. Its 13MP + 2MP has a dedicated low light sensor dual rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera. It runs on 000 mAh Li-ion Polymer Battery.

Coolpad Cool 5: The Cool 5 from Coolpad (established by Yulong Group) features a 6.2-inch HD+ dewdrop display with full lamination, multi-touch, and 2.5D Glass. The device is powered by Helio MT6762 octa-core 2.0 GHz processor which is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage and has got 4000mAh battery onboard. The device is equipped with a 16MP front camera and has a dual setup rear camera with 13MP and 2MP.

Realme 5: With Realme 5, the brand has revolutionized the camera phone segment by introducing a quad-camera under INR 10,000. This is the perfect phone for photography enthusiasts who want to flaunt their skills without spending too much on expensive equipment. It features a large 6.6” display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor that runs on a power-packed 5000 mAh battery. The 12 MP rear camera is fitted with a 118-degree ultra-wide lens, portrait lens, and a 4cm macro lens. It is available in a 3GB RAM/32 GB storage and 4GB RAM/128GB storage variants.

Vivo U10: Vivo’s 2019 contribution to the budget smartphone market, the Vivo U10 features a 6.3” screen with HD+ resolution of 720x1544p. The impressive triple camera has a 13MP standard lens along with an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone runs on a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 processor, an octa-core chipset with eight Kryo cores. It also houses a 5000mAh battery with an 18W fast charger. Users can choose from 3GB RAM/32GB storage, 3GB RAM/64GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage variants.  

RedMi 8A: Cashing in on the high purchase sentiment of the festive season, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 8A, which starts at INR 6,499. It comes with a 6.2” HD display and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. It boasts a 12MP AI primary camera with a Sony IMX363 sensor and a substantial 5000 mAh battery. Sturdy design with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the phone has a Type-C port with 18W fast charging. The smartphone is available in two variants – 2GB RAM/32GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage.