With Reliance Jio and Airtel giving unlimited 5G service to their customers and 5G coverage getting better and better, getting a smartphone with support for 5G is of utmost importance. You don’t have to spend upwards of Rs 20,000 to get a decent 5G smartphone, you can get one for much lower than that, as the best cheap 5G smartphones start from Rs 10,000!
In this article, we list out the cheapest 5G smartphones, starting from Poco M6 Pro 5G which costs Rs 9,999 to Samsung Galaxy M14 5G which costs Rs 14,990. We have listed out the 5G phones in this list according to price, from the cheapest to the priciest. Read on.
Poco M6 Pro 5G
Poco M6 Pro 5G packs a great display, a potent chipset, and a decent set of cameras at a starting price of Rs 9,999. It is one of the cheapest 5G phones available in India but offers stuff seen in the segment above.
Poco M6 Pro 5G has a 6.79-inch Full HD+ display that refreshes at 90Hz. It is powered by Snapdragon 4 Gen 2, the latest budget chipset from Snapdragon, which is one of the most powerful chipsets in the price range. The phone has a 50 MP dual camera and a 5,000mAh battery.
Lava Blaze 2 5G
The best thing about Lava Blaze 2 5G is its design. This phone brings a more premium-looking design to the budget segment. The phone costs Rs 9,999 but has a circular camera array mostly seen in phones above Rs 20,000.
It’s not only a looker, it performs well too, with its Mediatek Dimensity 6020 chipset. The cameras are good enough, but not the best. It doesn’t have the hardware to back up the looks of the camera array. It has a 6.6-inch 90Hz display, the resolution is limited to HD+. The phone is backed up by a 5,000mAh battery, and charges at 18W.
Lava Blaze 5G
Lava Blaze 5G is an older model, but it is still a good choice. The phone brings a unique design that makes it stand out amongst the rest.
Lava Blaze 5G is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 700 SoC, an entry-level chipset from Mediatek. It comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage as the base variant, which costs Rs 9,999. It is charged up by a 5,000mAh battery, without support for fast charging. This phone costs the same as that of its successor, and Blaze 2 might be the better buy among the two.
iTel P55 5G
iTel P55 5G is one of the cheapest 5G smartphones in India costing Rs 9,999. Unlike other choices, this phone comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.
iTel P55 5G is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 6080 chipset, a decent enough chipset with 5G support and ample performance. It has a big 6.6-inch 90Hz display, with a resolution of HD+ and a 50MP camera on the back.
Redmi 12 5G
Redmi 12 5G is one of the best cheap 5G phones you can get in India. It has a stellar chipset, a great display, a big battery, and looks clean. It starts from Rs 11,999 for the base 4/128 GB variant, while the highest 8/256 GB variant costs Rs 14,999.
It is powered by Snapdragon 4 Gen 1 SoC, the best-performing chipset in this segment, so this might be the best option for you if you’re into gaming. The 90Hz LCD screen measures 6.79 inches, making it a great option if you like big phones. The dual camera setup with 50 MP primary and 2 MP depth is good enough for the price. The phone has a 5,000mAh battery that charges at 18W.
Infinix Hot 30 5G
Infinix Hot 30 5G might be one of the best-looking phones in the segment. It has a great display, a good chipset and looks great.
Infinix Hot 30 5G has a 6.78-inch Full HD+ 120Hz display, one of the only 120Hz displays in the segment. It is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 6020 chipset, a decent chipset for the price. It essentially has a single 50 MP camera and a huge 6,000mAh battery.
iQOO Z6 Lite 5G
iQOO Z6 Lite 5G is one of India’s best cheap 5G phones. It has everything you want from a budget 5G phone – a good chipset, a big display, a big battery, a decent set of cameras and looks great, and it costs Rs 12,999. It isn’t the cheapest 5G phone in India, but if you want a phone with fewer compromises, you could spend a little more and get this phone.
iQOO Z6 Lite 5G is powered by Snapdragon 4 Gen 1, a good performing chipset. It has a big screen, a 6.58-inch one, that still has a waterdrop notch on top, and has a 50 MP dual camera setup. The battery is 5,000 mAh, which charges at 18W, which is decent enough.
Realme Narzo 60X 5G
Realme Narzo 60X 5G is Realme’s cheapest 5G offering. It brings the same premium design of the Realme 11 series to an even lower price.
Realme Narzo 60X 5G is powered by Mediatek Dimensity 6100+ chipset, one of the newest Dimensity chipsets from Mediatek. It has one of the largest screens among its peers, measuring 6.72 inches, making Narzo 60X 5G one of the best phones for media consumption. The phone charges faster than most other 5G phones in the segment, as it has support for 33W super fast charging.
Nokia G42 5G
Surprisingly, a Nokia phone is among the cheapest 5G phones in India. The Nokia G42 5G has everything you want from a budget 5G phone. It is powered by Snapdragon 480+ 5G, which is one of the better-performing chipsets in the segment.
It only has an HD+ display, compared to others with Full HD+ display. The 50 MP triple cameras, and an 8 MP selfie shooter. The phone is backed up by a 5,000mAh battery with 20W fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy M14 5G
If you are in the market for a 5G Samsung phone, the Galaxy M14 5G is your best bet. It costs Rs 14,990, making it one of the priciest phones in this segment, but that’s the premium you pay for a Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy M14 5G is powered by Samsung Exynos 1330 SoC, a decent chipset in the segment. It has a 6.6-inch LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate and HD+ resolution. It has a 50 MP dual camera and has a huge 6,000mAh battery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which phone is best for a 5G network?
Phones with 5G support are the best for a 5G network. Most 5G phones have 5G in their name itself, and these phones support all 5G networks in India. However, if you have a phone older than 2 years, there might be some issues with 5G connectivity as these phones were launched before 5G networks were launched in India.
Can I convert 4G mobile to 5G?
No, your 4 G-only phone cannot be converted into a 5G phone. Your phone needs support for 5G networks to support 5G networks.
Does 5G have unlimited data?
Currently, Airtel and Jio offer their customers unlimited 5G data as part of the welcome offer.