Honor 9 Lite, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Honor 9N, Vivo Y71, Oppo A3s: 5 Budget Smartphones You Can Buy in India

The battle of the budget devices, but which one will you pick?


One of the hottest sectors of the smartphone market right now is the affordable price range. With so many options it can be difficult to see what device is right for you. Here we take a look at five budget smartphones that you can buy in India.

Honor 9N: Price in India, Specifications, Features

Running a Kirin 659 processor, the Honor 9N packs a 5.84-inch screen, 3GB of RAM or 4GB with the 64GB variant, and is powered by an adequate 3000mAh battery. The Honor 9N is a descendant of the Honor series from Huawei and can be considered as a cut-down version of the Honor 9. The device comes with a dual 13-megapixel camera paired with a 2-megapixel lens that is complimented with AI-features that boost the image quality in low-light conditions. Huawei is renowned for its camera performance and software and this extends to the Honor 9N. On the storage front, the Huawei Honor 9N comes with 32GB of onboard storage which you can further expand via a microSD card up to 128GB.

The Huawei Honor 9N price starts at Rs. 11,999.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1: Price in India, Specifications, Features

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

Boasting a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS display, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor and 3GB of RAM. The device also packs a whopping 5000mAh battery, which will easily see you at least two days of use. You’ll be able to get the device with either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. The smartphone ships with a dual setup of 13+5-megapixel rear cameras which is assisted with an LED flash to help capture images and videos in low-light. At the front, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro sports an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter.

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) price starts at Rs. 10,999.

Vivo Y71: Price in India, Specifications, Features

Vivo Y71

The Vivo Y71 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset that is paired with 3GB of RAM. The handset has 16GB of internal storage space which can be expanded up to 256GB. The 5.99-inch HD+ display is powered by a 3360mAh, which given the more power-efficient processor in the Vivo Y71 will likely last a day of use. The Vivo Y71 is paired with a standard 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 13-megapixel rear camera.

The Vivo Y71 price starts at Rs. 10,490.

Oppo A3s: Price in India, Specifications, Features

If you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly then the Oppo A3s will certainly tick the box. Powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor and coupled with 2GB of RAM, this device as a 6.2-inch screen and 4230mAh battery to accompany it. You’ll also get dual cameras with a 13-megapixel sensor paired with a 2-megapixel sensor to help in those low light situations, as well as an 8-megapixel front shooter. On the storage front, the Oppo A3s has 16GB of onboard storage space which one can expand further using a microSD card up to 128GB.

The Oppo A3s price starts at Rs. 9,341.

Honor 9 Lite: Price in India, Specifications, Features

Honor 9 Lite

The Honor 9 Lite is very similar to the Honor 9N, the difference only being that the Honor 9 Lite comes with 4GB of RAM as opposed to the 3GB of RAM in the Honor 9N. You’ll also get a slightly smaller screen at 5.65-inches that does give a slightly different resolution of 1080 x 2160 to give a screen-to-body ratio of 75.88% as opposed to that of the Honor 9N’s 79.07%. You’ll get the same 3000mAh battery and Kirin 659 processor, as well as the same 13+2-megapixel camera array on the rear.

The Huawei Honor 9 Lite price starts at Rs. 11,999.


If all these devices were within the budget, the standout here is the Honor 9N. With the software features inherited from the Huawei range, this budget device will have no trouble impressing in the camera department. The battery is slightly on the smaller side, so if you’re a heavy user, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 would be the device to pick.

Let us know your favorite device below.