Our list of phones under Rs 60,000 this month is full of upcoming handsets. It includes a couple of last generation stars that are now available in this budget and a couple of new releases that just entered this list based on their performance. Rest assured that you’re getting top-of-the-line processors, displays, and cameras, among other things. So without further ado, let’s get to know the hot half-dozen that made it onto this list.
Best phones to buy in India under Rs 60,000
Apple iPhone 13
The Apple iPhone 13 is currently available in this budget. The 128GB variant can be purchased for under Rs 60,000. The phone is easy to hold due to its compact size and is rugged with an IP68 rating for dust and liquid resistance. It launched with iOS 15 and is upgradeable to iOS 16, with more OS updates to come over the years. If you’re not into numerology, this phone is almost identical to the iPhone 14, only cheaper.
The Apple iPhone 13 features a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels and is compatible with HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The focus is on Apple’s previous flagship chip, the A15 Bionic, which also powers the iPhone 14. There are two 12-megapixel cameras on the rear, with the primary lens offering optical image stabilization (OIS) and the secondary capable of ultra-wide-angle shots. The performance in photography and videography is excellent, as one would expect from an iPhone.
Apple iPhone 13 price in India: Rs 59,999 for 128GB storage
Google Pixel 7
The Google Pixel 7 launched in India for 60,000 and is currently 5% off on Flipkart. The Pixel 7 is powered by Google’s next-gen Tensor G2 processor and offers 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1400 nits peak brightness. The HDR10+ compatible screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and the phone has an IP68 rating for ingress protection.
As you’d expect from a Pixel phone, you’re getting the purest version of the latest Android 13 with Material You design language. Apart from quick OS updates, the Pixel phones are known for their camera capabilities and the Google Pixel 7 performs strongly in this department thanks to dual cameras on the back. You get a 50MP primary camera with OIS and a 12MP ultra-wide camera, both of which do a great job in a variety of lighting conditions and modes. Some software tricks like the Magic Eraser are a great addition.
Google Pixel 7 price in India: Rs 56,999 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S22 5G retains its spot in our sub-60K list this month. This phone also has an IP68 rating for dust and liquid resistance, as well as a compact design. The phone has an aluminum frame and is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the front and back. It features a 6.1-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a peak brightness of 1300 nits, HDR10+ compliance and a 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy S22 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s previous flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip powered, and you get its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant comfortably in this budget.
The photo department is packed with a 50MP primary camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with Super Steady video support, and a 10MP telephoto camera with OIS for 3x optical zoom . As expected, the camera performance is at flagship level and it can also record videos in 8K resolution. A 3700mAh battery powers the phone for a day of moderate use and supports 25W fast charging and 15W wireless charging. It launched with Android 12 and Samsung’s One UI 4.1, and the Android 13 update has started rolling out.
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G price in India: Rs 52,990 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage
OnePlus 11 5G
After a lackluster 2022, OnePlus is looking to turn things around in 2023, and at the forefront of the revival is the OnePlus 11 5G. It comes with many features that are generally reserved for the Pro variant. This sleek phone features a 6.7-inch curved LTPO3 AMOLED display with a resolution of 3216 x 1440 pixels. Compatible with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, this screen supports a color depth of 10-bit, a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and a brightness of up to 1300 nits. The phone runs OxygenOS 13 based on Android 13 and one can expect multiple OS and security updates in the future.
The OnePlus 11 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship chip, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and you get the 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage variant in this budget. The rear camera department is filled to the brim. It’s driven by a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS and Hasselblad’s color tuning. The support cast is equally impressive, with a 48MP ultrawide autofocus camera that doubles as a macro camera and a 32MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom. Its 5000mAh battery can last for a day and a half with moderate use, and the included 100W charger promises to charge it up in just 25 minutes.
OnePlus 11 5G price in India: Rs 56,999 for 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage
iQOO 11 5G
We have another fully loaded device based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. The iQOO 11 5G comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It features a crisp 10-bit 6.78-inch HDR10+ compatible E6 AMOLED display with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The phone’s 5000mAh battery lasts a day and a half with moderate use, and the included 120W fast charger claims to charge 50% of that in just 8 minutes and fully in under half an hour.
The rear camera department here includes a 50-megapixel primary camera with a Samsung GN5 sensor and OIS, accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera. They are joined by a 13-megapixel telephoto camera that offers 2x optical zoom and doubles as a portrait camera. The 16MP front camera takes care of selfies and video calls. The iQOO 11 5G runs Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13.
iQOO 11 5G price in India: Rs 59,990 for 8GB RAM/256GB storage
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
The top variant of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is also available here. This Moto flagship is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip and is accompanied by 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. You get a 6.67-inch Full HD+ 10-bit P-OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1250 nits peak brightness. The HDR10+ compatible display is protected from scratches by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phone runs Android 12, and like all Motorola phones, you get a near-stock user interface.
The camera department is also impressive here. You get a 200MP primary camera (that’s right!) with OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 12MP telephoto camera for 2x optical zoom. So you have covered all the important basics. The selfie enthusiasts don’t miss out either; You also get a 60MP front camera to appeal to that audience. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra’s 4610mAh battery lasts well over a day of moderate use and supports 125W wired and 50W wireless fast charging.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra price in India: Rs 59,999 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage
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