Ameya DalviJun 30, 2022 4:37:13 PM IST
It’s time to take a look at the best smartphones you can buy in India under Rs 75,000 this month. Some phones from our previous list have managed to hold their place in this list and most of them are now more affordable. We also have a few new additions that offer great features and power, and at least one of them certainly needs no introduction. Enough chatter, let’s meet them.
Best phones to buy under Rs 75,000 in India
Apple iPhone 13
Let’s start with the newest addition to this list, and it doesn’t have a Mini suffix either. The 128GB storage variant of the Apple iPhone 13 can now be bought comfortably within this budget. Although not as small as the Mini, the Apple iPhone 13 is quite compact and feels great in the hand. It has IP68 ingress protection and runs the latest iOS 15, with more OS updates to follow over the years. Although it looks quite similar to its predecessor, there are a few minor improvements here and there other than a smaller notch.
Apple’s iPhone 13 features a brighter 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with 2532 x 1170 pixel resolution and is HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatible. At its heart is the latest A15 Bionic chip that powers the entire iPhone 13 series. The dual 12MP cameras on the rear are similar to those found on the iPhone 12 with different alignment and a minor improvement in image quality. . The battery capacity has also been increased from 2815 mAh to 3240 mAh, resulting in a noticeable increase in battery backup.
Apple iPhone 13 Price in India: Rs 70,990 for 128 GB of storage
Apple iPhone 12
The Apple iPhone 12 isn’t too different from the 13 and offers better value for money thanks to yet another price drop. You can now buy its 256GB storage variant under 70K. This phone is also the perfect size for one-handed use. You get a 6.1-inch OLED Super Retina XDR display compatible with HDR10 and Dolby Vision. A ceramic glass with an oleophobic coating protects it against scratches and stains. It also has an IP68 rating for dust and fluid resistance.
The iPhone 12 is powered by Apple’s former flagship A14 Bionic chip which is still plenty powerful and with good headroom for the future. The photography department consists of two 12MP cameras on the back with the primary lens offering OIS (optical image stabilization), while the secondary is capable of capturing ultra-wide shots. Performance in photography and videography is top-notch, as you’d expect from iPhones. The Apple iPhone 12 launched with iOS 14 and can be upgraded to iOS 15.
Apple iPhone 12 price in India: Rs 68,999 for 256GB storage
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
Just like the iPhones above, the Samsung Galaxy S22 5G also comes with an IP68 rating. The phone sports an aluminum frame and has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the front and back. It features a 6.1-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1300 nits peak brightness, HDR10+ compliance and 120Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by the fastest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. fast from Qualcomm, and you get 8GB of RAM and a choice of 128GB or 256GB internal storage. The phone runs Android 12 with Samsung’s One UI 4.1.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 5G’s photography department consists of three cameras on the rear starting with a 50MP main camera with PDAF and dual pixel OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with Super Steady video support and a 10MP telephoto lens with OIS for 3X optical zoom. Camera performance is flagship quality; no surprise there. This phone can record videos up to 8K resolution. A 3700mAh battery keeps the phone powered through a day of moderate usage and supports 25W fast charging as well as 15W fast wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G Price in India: Rs 64,900 for 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage; Rs 67,199 for 8GB RAM / 256GB storage
Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G
The top variant of the Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G is currently selling on Amazon India for Rs 62,999, making it a great buy. The phone is loaded with high-end features starting with its display. It features a 6.73-inch LTPO 2.0 10-bit AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a QHD resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels. The HDR10+ and Dolby Vision compatible display can show a billion shades of color and get up to 1500 nits of brightness. It is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The rear camera department has a trinity of 50MP cameras with the main module offering OIS, an ultra wide shooter with 115 degrees FOV and a telephoto camera which offers 2X optical zoom. The 32MP front camera is also quite impressive. The Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, and you can get the top variant of this phone with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage comfortably within this budget.
It further boasts of a four-speaker system tuned by Harman Kardon and super-fast charging. Its 4600mAh battery lasts more than a day of moderate use, and the bundled 120W charger promises to get it from 0-100% in just 18 minutes. The phone also supports 50W fast wireless charging. The phone runs Android 12 with MIUI 13.
Xiaomi 12 Pro 5G Price in India: Rs 62,999 for 12GB RAM / 256GB storage
iQOO 9 Pro 5G
Last but not the least, we have another fully loaded device with several flagship features. Just like the two Android phones above, the iQOO 9 Pro 5G is also powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, and you get 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage to go along with it. It features a 6.78-inch HDR10+ compatible AMOLED display with 3200 x 1440 pixel resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and can display over a billion colors. The phone runs Android 12 with FunTouch OS 12 out of the box. The rear camera department here is also quite impressive.
You get a 50MP main camera with Gimbal OIS, accompanied by another 50MP ultra-wide camera with autofocus and a 150-degree field of view. They are joined by a 16MP telephoto lens with OIS that provides 2.5X optical zoom. Not to mention the 16MP front camera for selfies and video calls. The iQOO 9 Pro 5G’s 4700mAh battery lasts more than a day of moderate usage. And this phone also packs a 120W fast charger that claims to fully charge it in just 20 minutes. It also supports 50W fast wireless charging.
iQOO 9 Pro 5G Price in India: Rs 62,990 for 8GB RAM / 256GB Storage