Nowadays, from a young kid to a senior citizen, everyone needs a smartphone. Although, everyone has a different need of having a mobile phone.
A better than average battery life, excellent performance, and most importantly, a low price point is the most sought-after features in any mobile.
These smartphones listed below come from established brands and new brands rising continuously in the market.
From a graceful design and stunning display quality to a raging performance and not to mention impressive camera quality, this list covers all your needs.
With new advancements in technology, there’s been an upgrade in the overall performance ratio of mobiles.
So, go on and choose the smartphone that best suits your requirements. Choose the smartphone that defines you and meet your expectations. Also, all of these smartphones are an absolute steal for this low price point and should be on your list of smartphones-to-buy.
Let's explore the list and have a look at the features along with the pros and cons of the Top 10 best phones under 11000 in India.
Top 10 Best Phone Under 11000 in India
Although my favorite among all is Realme Narzo 10A but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.
1. Realme Narzo 10A
Realme is famous for its vibrant and stylish design and the affordable price range that they offer. We have here, Realme Narzo 10A, an all-new addition to Realme’s beloved Narzo series.
This smartphone’s body is a plastic frame with a plastic back and a Gorilla Glass 3 front. A 3 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM set-up is delivered as expected by Realme at the given price.
It also comes along an impressive 5000mAh Li-ion battery that keeps this smartphone going all day even after heavy usage.
A triple-camera set-up on the back of this smartphone boasts of a 12MP (f/1.8) main camera + 2MP (f/1.8) depth sensor + 2MP (f/2.4) macro lens.
The main camera shoots Full HD (1080p) videos at 30fps. Getting to the display, a 164.4 × 75 × 8.59 mm (6.47 × 2.95 × 0.35 in) IPS LCD with 16 million colours delivers some good viewing angles for a smartphone in this price range.
It comes with almost an 89.8% screen-to-body ratio with a raindrop-notch selfie camera (5 MP, f/2.4).
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2. Samsung Galaxy M20
Samsung is one of the top 3 giants in the mobile industry. As the brand moves on forward with its flagship folding phones,
It still keeps working in the affordable ranges. The Samsung Galaxy M20 is an excellent example of such a smartphone.
On considering the mobile’s hardware, its body weighs 186 g and is made up of a plastic frame & back. Dimensions of this mobile are 156.4 × 74.5 × 8.8 mm (6.16×2.93×0.35 in).
As we already know, Samsung is one of the top contenders regarding the smartphone’s camera quality.
Thus, it only makes sense that the main camera set-up, i.e., 13 MP (f/1.9) primary camera + 5 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens, is excellent.
Samsung put thought into its camera set-up as having a mediocre ultra-wide lens with the primary camera is better than having a lousy depth sensor and macro lens. The main camera set-up can shoot Full HD (1080p) videos at 30 fps.
The front camera set-up is just as good at video recording with an 8 MP (f/2.0) primary camera.
One con of this smartphone is the screen build. Even though Samsung’s display is one of the best in the market, still the build isn’t Gorilla Glass and has a plastic back and frame. The display is a PLS TFT touchscreen with 16M colours and an astounding resolution of 1080 × 2340 px with a unique aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
This makes the display of this smartphone to be one of the best in the lower price range. And the 5000mAh battery powers this smartphone throughout the day.
The software in this smartphone is also supposed to top-notch for its price point. It runs on an Exynos 7904 chipset and an Octa-core CPU.
0Along with the new Mali-G71 MP2 GPU, It supports Android 8.1 (later upgraded to Android 10) using Samsung’s UI, i.e., One UI 2. This smartphone comes in two basic variants, 3 GB + 32 GB and 4 GB + 64 GB, making it the best Samsung phone under 11000 and customer’s first choice phone in 2021.
3. Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Motorola used to be one of the earliest players in the mobile market but kept losing customers after a while. However, since Lenovo bought its brand, they have been releasing value-for-money smartphones.
The Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite is yet another addition to its G8 series. With a body like the Samsung M20, it too has a plastic frame and back with a glass front.
Coming to the front, the display of this smartphone is a 6.5” IPS LCD touchscreen. The resolution provided, however, is 720 × 1600 px. This is among the same lines of the Realm Narzo 10A.
A triple-camera set-up on the back of this smartphone boasts of a 16MP (f/2.0) main camera + 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor + 2MP (f/2.4) macro lens. The main camera shoots Full HD (1080p) videos at 30fps.
The front camera set-up is just as good at video recording with an 8 MP (f/2.0) camera. This variant of the Moto G8 Power Lite comes with a variant of 4 GB + 64 GB. For a low-price range such as this, this smartphone’s RAM is better than its competitions. This smartphone currently runs on an Octa-core processor powered by the Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset along with Android 9.0.
Same as the other smartphones in this category, this has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Although the 10 W charger could’ve been better, the Moto G8 Power Lite is a value for money and is surely among the first favoured smartphone under 11000.
4. Redmi Y2
In the low-range and mid-range smartphones, Xiaomi Redmi has dominated the market for the last seven years.
Its motto, affordable yet excellent, has been appreciated by its customers in India. Redmi now has a brand image of always delivering superior technology at an affordable price.
The Redmi Y2 (or S2 in some regions) is another such smartphone. A 3080mAh battery powers this smartphone, which runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset.
A better than average chipset at this price point, the Snapdragon 625, along with the tried and tested MIUI 11 delivers a smooth performance given the RAM.
The GPU, Adreno 506, supports the gaming and visuals side of the smartphone’s performance. The already installed Android 8.1 (‘Oreo’) is now upgradable to Android 9.0 (‘Pie’).
The rear dual-camera set-up on this mobile, 12 MP (f/2.2) primary camera + 5 MP (f/2.4) depth sensor delivers better than average pictures for a smartphone of this price range. With an HDR and a panorama setting, get stunning photos even in dim lighting. This camera set-up can record HD+ (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second.
The front camera set-up; it comprises a 16 MP (f/2.0) camera with an LED flash and an HDR mode. This too shoots HD+ (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second. This smartphone is built with a glass front and a plastic back and frame. It has a 5.99” touchscreen with a resolution of 720 × 1440 px with an aspect ratio of 18:9.
The Redmi Y2 comes in 2 variants of 3 GB + 32 GB & 4 GB + 64 GB and three colours, Black, Dark Grey & Blue . The Redmi Y2 is one of the many smartphones in this low-price range and is on the lists of all customers throughout India.
5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S
Xiaomi is back at it again, with the powerful yet stunning Redmi Note 7S. This smartphone is the brand's second phone on this list.
This statistic also implies its efficiency in making an excellent low-budget phone.
The first go-to feature of this smartphone has to be the stunning camera quality and specifications.
With an impressive 48 MP (f/1.8 wide lens) primary camera + 5 MP (f/2.2) depth sensor, taking beautiful portraits has never been easier. The same excellent quality corresponds to the video recording features of this smartphone.
The rear camera module shoots HD+ (1080p) videos at 30/60/120 frames per second with an inbuilt gyroscope (gyro – EIS) that enables stability during shooting.
Coming to the selfie camera, it is equally as impressive as the rear camera set-up. The Redmi Note 7S has a single camera set-up at the front with a 13 MP (f/2.0, wide lens) camera with HDR capability. It can also shoot HD+ videos (1080p) at 30 frames per second.
Even the body and build quality of this smartphone is excellent, given such a low price point. The front is made up of Gorilla Glass 5 with the same Gorilla Glass finish at the back. This gives better protection to the plastic frame of the smartphone and keeps it stylish and splash-proof.
This 6.3-inch IPS LCD has an awe-inspiring resolution of 1080 × 2340 px with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. To power this bright and high-resolution display, Xiaomi has fitted a 4000mAh battery in this smartphone that lasts throughout the day. Even if the battery drains early due to heavy usage, you can use the 18 W fast-charger that comes in the box.
Same as other Redmi smartphones in this price range, the Note 7S has the MIUI 11.0 along with Android 9.0 for software support. However, you get a smoother performance thanks to the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor powering this smartphone.
The GPU, the Adreno 512, ensures a better gaming experience with support from other components in the mobile. The Redmi Note 7S comes in two different variants, the 3 GB + 32 GB & the 4 GB + 64 GB.
All these fantastic specifications and a low price make Redmi Note 7S the top preference for best mobile phone under 11000.
6. ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 is another addition to the already crowd favourite Zenfone series. Like the Xiaomi Redmi smartphones, Asus Zenfone has been one of the highest-rated smartphones in the mid-range and low-range mobile.
This competition continues with the Zenfone Max Pro M2 too. The camera set-up isn’t as aggressive as the Redmi Note 7S, but the video shooting quality is top-notch. This is the result of good AI support from the software of this mobile.
The rear camera set-up comprises 12 MP (f/1.8) main + 5 MP (f/2.4) depth sensor camera module. This camera set-up can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second and HD+ (1080p) videos at 60 frames per second.
The 4k video recording feature is the main highlight of this camera set-up.
The front camera is a single camera set-up comprising a 13 MP (f/2.0, wide lens) camera that can record HD+ (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second. This makes up for a formidable camera quality in the lower budget phones.
With an excellent camera set-up comes an even better build quality. This is something that the Asus Zenfone series is famous for after all these years. The front of the mobile is cased in Gorilla Glass 6 with a plastic back and a plastic frame. The Gorilla Glass 6 gives rock-solid protection to the stunning 6.26-inch display.
The resolution of this display is 1080 × 2280 px, with an aspect ratio of 19:9. All this is powered by a 5000mAh Li-Po battery that comes along with a 10 W charger. With one of the best chipsets at this price point, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, its Octa-core CPU and Adreno 512 (GPU) keep the smartphone running smoothly. All this powerful set-up is supported via a stock Android 8,1 UI (later upgraded to Android 9.0).
What’s more is that this beast of a smartphone comes in 3 variants; 3 GB + 32 GB, 4 GB + 64 GB & 6 GB + 64 GB.
All this to say, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is an absolute steal for its price. This is the mobile for an all-round smartphone user.
7. Samsung Galaxy M10
The Galaxy M10 is yet another Samsung mobile on this list. Well, this is to be expected from the leading smartphone manufacturer in all the price ranges.
The Samsung Galaxy M10 is an affordable smartphone . On considering the mobile’s hardware, its body weighs 186 g and is made up of a plastic frame & back.
Dimensions of this mobile are 155.6 × 75.6 × 7.7 mm. One con of this smartphone is the screen build. Even though Samsung’s display is one of the best in the market, still the build isn’t Gorilla Glass and has a plastic back and frame.
The display is a PLS TFT touchscreen with 16M colours and an astounding resolution of 1560 x 720 px with a unique aspect ratio of 19:9.
Samsung is already fared to be one of the best camera phone brands in the world. The camera set-up on the Samsung Galaxy M10 only backs up that statement.. With a rear camera set-up of 13 MP (f/1.9) primary camera + 5 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide lens, you get an excellent camera module for the price.
Rather than piling up low quality depth sensors and macro lenses, Samsung went with a more tried and tested set-up of a 2-camera module with a better than average ultra-wide lens. The main camera set-up can shoot Full HD (1080p) videos at 30 fps. The front camera set-up is just as good at video recording with a 5 MP (f/2.0) primary camera.
An enormous 5000mAh battery powers this smartphone throughout the day.
The software in this smartphone is also supposed to top-notch for its price point. It runs on an Exynos 7870 chipset and an Octa-core CPU. Along with the new Mali-T830 MP1 GPU, It supports Android 8.1 (later upgraded to Android 9) using Samsung’s UI, i.e., One UI.
This smartphone comes in two basic variants, 3 GB + 32 GB and 2 GB + 32 GB, making this smartphone a customer’s go-to device, indeed the best phone under 11000 rupees.
8. Realme 5s
Realme 5s is the newest addition to its array of smartphones. This low-budget smartphone comprises features that even mid-range phones lack in this day and age.
Realme 5s has been launched in November 2019 and has already become a crowd favourite. The build quality is better than average in this price range.
In this mobile, the front is made up of the ‘Corning Gorilla Glass 3+’ and has a plastic back and frame. This mobile phone has a 6.5” display. Its resolution is 720 × 1600 pixels with an aspect ratio of 20:9.
This resolution is in line with other low-budget phones in this list. However, the real defining feature of this smartphone is the camera set-up and the processor.
An Octa-core processor & a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 is at the heart of this smartphone along with Adreno 610 as the GPU.
All this mid-range spec-sheet in a low-budget smartphone proves the worth of this mobile. Another big feature of this mobile is its camera set-up.
With an impressive 48 MP (f/1.8 wide lens) main camera + 8 MP wide angle camera (f/2.26) + 2 MP (f/2.4) depth sensor + 2 MP (f/2.4) macro lens, taking beautiful portraits has never been easier. The same excellent quality corresponds to the video recording features of this smartphone.
This camera set-up can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second and HD+ (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second. The 4k video recording feature is the main highlight of this camera set-up. The front camera is a single camera set-up consisting of a 13 MP (f/2.0, wide lens) camera which can record HD+ (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second.
This makes up for a formidable camera quality in the lower budget phones. This smartphone even has a 5000mAh battery to power all these high-spec features. It comes in two variants, 4 GB + 64 GB & 4 GB + 128 GB.
The Realme 5s is surely a must-have for a customer in India. It is the best low-budget smartphone in the market and one of the best mobile under 11000
9. Vivo U10
Vivo took the smartphone market by storm when the company delivered high-end, stylish mobiles at an affordable mid-range and low-range price point.
Though its frequency of rolling out new smartphones has gone down in the past two years, they still maintain competition with other big brands like Xiaomi Redmi.
The Vivo U10 is Vivo’s representative in the low-range budget phones. This smartphone is made, keeping in mind the various features, and Vivo has tried to keep them all on level ground.
Thus, coming to the build quality of this smartphone, it’s just about average. The front has a glass finish with a plastic frame and a plastic back.
A massive 5000mAh battery powers the 6.35-inch display along with a fast-charging unit rated 18 W.
The resolution of the display is 720 × 1544 pixels. With this above-average display, we get a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset. The CPU, Octa-core, with Adreno 610 GPU, ensures a smooth experience.
The triple-camera set-up at the back is better than average again. A 13 MP (f/2.2, wide lens) main camera + 8 MP (f/2.2) ultrawide + 2 MP (f/2.4) depth sensor works as a decent enough camera set-up. This main camera set-up can shoot HD+ videos at 30 frames per second. The front camera, 8 MP (f/1.8), is also decent enough and can shoot HD+ videos at the same 30 frames per second.
This smartphone, too, is one of the best smartphone under 11000 and deserves to be among the first mobiles in a customer’s list in India.
10. Realme U1
With this smartphone too, Realme continues the sleek, lightweight, stylish yet strong design.
The lightweight body is encased in a Gorilla Glass 3 front and a plastic back and frame. The large 6.3-inch display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 has a resolution of 1080 × 2340 px. This stunning display has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
Even the chipset, the Mediatek MT6771 Helio P70, is good enough given the low-price range of this smartphone.
All this is powered by an Octa-core processor and a GPU, Mali-G72 MP3. ‘ColorOS 6’, initially Realme’s official UI, helps bind it all together as a whole.
The main camera set-up in this smartphone, 13 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4) depth sensor, may not seem much but can take crisp portraits in good lighting. This camera set-up can even shoot HD+ videos at 30 frames per second and HD (720p) videos at an impressive 90 frames per second.
The front camera is a 25 MP (f/2.0) HDR camera, which is impressive in its own accord. It, too, can shoot HD+ (1080) videos at 30 frames per second. The battery rejuvenating all this is a 3500mAh Li-ion battery with charging support rated 10 W. Surely, the Realme U1 is the mobile you need if you have budget constraints but still want above-average performance.
This mobile phone comes in 3 variants; 3 GB + 32 GB, 3 GB + 64 GB & 4 GB + 64 GB, with the ‘3 GB + 64 GB’ model. No wonder it is included in the top 10 mobiles under 11000.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which is the best mobile phone in India under 11000?
The top contenders for this title would be three smartphones that are equally matched in terms of performance. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S, and the Realme 5s are top-notch performers. From great camera set-up to a fresh design, these mobiles have it all. Still, if we were to choose a single one out of all of these, the title would go to only one phone in this category. That all-rounder is the Realme 5s. Even though its display isn’t below average compared to the other two mobiles in this answer, it truly is a top performer. It has the best chipset, battery, a higher RAM (at the same cost), and a better GPU than the rest of the list’s mobiles.
2. Which is the best phone under 11k for playing games?
Out of all the substantial performers in this list, smartphones like the Zenfone Max Pro M2, Redmi Note 7S, Realme 5s, and Samsung M20 cut the best gaming phones. If you prefer an excellent screen quality, then it’s better to go for the Samsung M20. The high-resolution display, a good chipset, and a good GPU give the best picture quality possible in a low-budget phone. If you prefer an excellent performance, it’s better to either go for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 or the Realme 5s. Nonetheless, the choice, you get an excellent GPU and chipset for the price. To conclude, if you prefer an excellent battery life and an overall package of standard features, then the Redmi Note 7s is the right choice.
3. What is the picture quality of phones below 11000?
Nowadays, phones under the 11000 price tag get a decent enough resolution. On starting from standard HD (720p) resolution up to a Full HD or HD+ (1080p) display, picture quality changes from company to company. However, with new technology always rolling out, better picture quality has become a must-have in today’s smartphone market.
4. Do phones below 11000 support HD videos?
We saw a lot of potentially outstanding smartphones. Almost all support the streaming and shooting of HD (& in some cases, HD+ even) videos. All thanks to the never-ending supply-demand chain between the manufacturers and the customers. HD videos have become the new norm in the media with some smartphones, even supporting 4k videos efficiently.
5. Which phone under 11000 has the highest RAM?
The Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite and Realme 5s are among the only two smartphones with a higher RAM than the base models of other mobiles on the list. However, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, starting at 9,999 and 3 GB RAM, comes in a 4 GB RAM and a 6 GB RAM variant. In the end, it’s the customer’s choice as to which mobile they would like to buy.