Affordable smartphones have come a long way since the days of 512MB of RAM and 2 megapixel cameras. Even entry-level phones with at least 2GB of RAM are available these days so that resource-hungry apps and hardware can perform well. The more RAM your phone has, the faster it can launch apps, run more background apps, and multitask. Mid-range devices such as POCO, Realme, Samsung, OPPO, Xiaomi and Nokia are available with 4 GB to 6 GB of RAM, sometimes even with 8 GB. These devices get the crowd going fast without breaking the bank. Below we have listed some affordable phones in India that come with 6GB of RAM.
POCO M2: Rs 1
The POCO M2 was launched in India last week as the cheapest 6GB RAM phone in India, so naturally it’s high on this list. An affordable smartphone with 6GB of RAM and two storage options. It can be configured with 64GB or 128GB of storage. This phone has a 6.53-inch Full HD + display and is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. It has a quad rear camera composed of a 13-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultrawide unit, a 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth unit. There is also an 8 megapixel front camera. This device has a large 5,000 mAh battery and supports 18 W fast charging. The POCO M2 6 GB RAM variant with 64 GB of internal storage is available for Rs 10,999, while the 6 GB + 128 GB variant costs Rs 12,499.
Realme 6i: Rs 13,999
The Realme 6i 6 GB RAM variant with 64 GB storage costs Rs 13,999. The phone has a 6.5-inch FHD + display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a hole-punch for a 16-megapixel front camera. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset and runs a custom operating system based on Android 10. On the back is a quad camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and another 2-megapixel macro unit. A 4,300 mAh battery with 30 W fast charge function keeps the light on.
Redmi Note 9: Rs 14,999
Launched in India in July, the Redmi Note 9 is one of the most affordable phones that you can buy under 15,000 rupees. The smartphone starts at Rs 11,999, but the 6GB RAM variant is available at Rs 14,999. For this price, the Redmi Note 9 a 6.53-inch FHD + DotDisplay and the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC. The phone has a 5020mAh battery and supports fast charging at 22.5W. On the back there is a quad camera with an 8MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Realme 7: Rs 14,999
The newly introduced Realme 7 is available in variants with 6 GB and 8 GB RAM from Rs 14,999. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 processor and runs on Android 10 with a custom user interface. It comes with a 6.5-inch FHD + display and has a quad rear camera. There is a 64MP main sensor accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide unit and two 2MP sensors for macro and portrait functions. A 16-megapixel front camera is available for selfies and video calls. The device also has a large 5,000 mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging.
OPPO A53: Rs 15,490
The OPPO A53 6 GB RAM variant can be purchased for Rs 15,490. The budget smartphone is powered by the low-end Snapdragon 460 processor. The A53 has a 6.5-inch display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and HD + resolution. It also has a pinhole camera that houses a 16 megapixel sensor. On the back, the phone is available with a 13MP primary camera, 2MP depth sensor and another 2MP macro lens. A 5,000 mAh battery keeps the lights on and is supported by 18 W fast charging.
Nokia 5.3: Rs 15,499
The Nokia 5.3 is a nice looking phone with a 6.55 inch display with HD + resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon 665 processor and runs on Android 10 out of the box. The phone is available with either 4GB of RAM or 6GB of RAM, with both variants getting 64GB of internal storage. The 6 GB RAM variant costs Rs 15,499.
This phone has a quad rear camera which consists of a 13MP main sensor, a 5MP ultra wide unit, a 2MP depth unit and another 2MP macro lens. There is an 8 megapixel front camera on the front for selfies and video calls. The device has a 4,000 mAh battery, a dual SIM card with 4G LTE and a fingerprint scanner mounted on the back.
Samsung Galaxy M21: Rs 16,499 (6 GB RAM)
The Samsung Galaxy M21 costs 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage from Rs 14,499. The 6GB + 128GB variant costs Rs 16,499, so it’s not the cheapest 6GB RAM model on this list, but it is ultimately a Samsung phone for those who trust the brand name.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 has a 6.4-inch FHD + Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a 2.3 GHz octa-core processor. In terms of software, it runs Android 10-based One UI. There is a triple rear camera with a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP sensor. The phone also has a 20 megapixel front camera. There is a large 6,000 mAh battery for the power supply.