Best 5G Smartphones Under Rs. 12,000: Top Affordable 5G Phones in India below ₹12,000

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Smartphones are no longer a luxury or a choice; they have become the need of the hour. Everyone needs a smartphone to make life more convenient, from working professionals to content creators, college-going people to school kids, and housewives to a daily wager.

This is why India has become one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets in the world. India is also the fastest-growing 5G market in the world. One of the myths about owning a 5G device is that you need more money in your pocket; however, this doesn’t hold true today.

Now, someone who has merely 10-12k in his pocket can own a 5G smartphone easily. Even if one doesn’t have 12,000 INR at once, easy EMI options allow one to become the owner of a smartphone without paying the entire amount at once.

All one needs to do is choose wisely and smartly to own the best 5G smartphone within their limited budget. Leading brands like Xiaomi, Realme, Motorola, IQOO, Nokia, and Samsung all offer decent 5G smartphones priced under Rs. 12,000.

In this article, we have discussed the 15 best 5G smartphones currently available in India for under Rs. 12,000.

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Best 5G Smartphones Under Rs. 12000

1. Xiaomi Redmi 13C 5G

  • Price– starts from Rs. 10,999
  • Available on- Amazon
  • Colors available– Startrail silver, Starlight blue and Startrail green

Xiaomi Redmi 13C is one of the most popular 5G smartphones, and it can be bought for a starting price of Rs. 10,999. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ 5G chipset with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The smartphone has a 6.74-inch HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood is a 5000mAh battery, while at the back is a 50MP AI dual lens setup for photography.

It runs MIUI 14 based on Android 13 and sports a 5MP selfie sensor at the front. The Xiaomi Redmi 13C 5G weighs 195 grams. It also supports 18W fast charging.

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2. Realme Narzo 60X 5G

  • Price– starts from Rs. 10,499
  • Available on- Amazon
  • Colors available- Stellar Green and Nebula Purple

Realme Narzo 60X 5G was launched in 2023 and became one of the hot-selling 5G phones in this price range. The Narzo 60X 5G has a 6.72-inch LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1080×2400 pixel resolution.

It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There is a 50MP camera at the back, while the front has an 8MP sensor.

The smartphone draws juice from a 5000mAh battery under the hood and runs Android 13 out of the box. It weighs 190 grams and is claimed to be water-resistant as well. The smartphone supports 33W fast charging.

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3. Samsung Galaxy F14 5G

  • Price– starting from Rs. 11,489
  • Available on- Amazon
  • Colors available- OMG Black, BAE Purple, and GOAT Green

The Samsung Galaxy F14 5G has a Samsung Exynos 1330 chipset with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It sports a 6.6-inch PLS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass protection.

The front also has a 13MP selfie camera at the top of the display. At the back is a 50MP main and a secondary 2MP sensor for photography, while the device also supports 5G. Under the hood is a massive 6000mAh battery with 25W fast charging capability.

It supports 13 5G bands and runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 out of the box.

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4. Poco M6 Pro 5G

  • Price– starting at Rs. 9999
  • Available on- Amazon
  • Colors available- Forest Green, and Power Black

Poco announced a Pro version in its M6 Series that came with 5G connectivity and other top-notch specs. The best part was that it fell in the under 12k segment. Poco M6 Pro 5G is powered by Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 SoC with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage, which is rare for entry-level devices. It flaunts a large FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. At the back, it features a 50MP AI Dual camera setup with classic film filters, while the front gets an 8MP selfie snapper. The device runs MIUI 14 based on Android 13 and packs a 5000mAh powerhouse with 22.5W fast charging capability. Poco M6 Pro 5G also has an audio jack, IP53 rating, and IR blaster.

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5. Realme C67 5G

  • Price- starting at Rs. 11,988
  • Available on– Amazon
  • Colors Available– Sunny Oasis, and Dark Purple

Realme C67 5G is also an entry-level offering by the brand that comes with 5G connectivity. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

The smartphone runs Android 13 with Realme UI 4.0 and flaunts a 6.72-inch FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate and 680 nits brightness. The camera has a 50MP primary sensor at the back and a 2MP portrait sensor.

At the front is an 8MP selfie shooter. The device weighs 190 grams and is 7.89mm thick. It has an IP54 rating, an audio jack, 33W fast charging for a 5000mAh battery, and much more.

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6. Samsung Galaxy M13 5G

  • Price– starting at Rs. 9999
  • Available on- Amazon
  • Colors Available- Aqua Green, Midnight blue, and Stardust Brown

Samsung Galaxy M13 5G came out in 2023 and packed a large 6000mAh battery with fast charging. The smartphone has a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD Infinity O display with 16M colors, 401 PPI, and 1080×2408 pixel resolution.

It runs Android 12-based One UI Core 4 and is powered by an Exynos 850 chipset. The M13 5G has up to 12GB virtual RAM and 64GB internal storage. A triple camera setup at the back includes 50MP+5MP+2MP sensors, while an 8MP selfie cam is at the front.

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7. Motorola G34 5G

  • Price- starting at Rs. 10,999
  • Available on- Amazon & Flipkart
  • Colors Available- Ocean Green, Ice Blue, and Charcoal Black

Motorola G34 5G is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 695 5G chipset with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate. For photography, there is a 50MP+2MP dual camera setup at the back and a 16MP selfie shooter at the front.

Under the hood is a 5000mAh battery with a 20W Turbo Power adapter, while the G34 5G sports a slim and light vegan leather design. It runs Android 14 with My UX and features stereo speakers, IP52 rating, RAM boost, 13 5G bands support, and more.

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8. Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G

  • Price– starting at Rs. 10,749
  • Available on- Amazon
  • Colors available- Moonstone silver, Jade black & Pastel Blue

Xiaomi Redmi 12 5G smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 chipset based on 4nm architecture. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Its display has a 6.79-inch LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and 2460×1080 pixel resolution.

The smartphone runs MIUI 14 based on Android 13 and packs a 5000mAh battery with 18W charging. The front sports an 8MP selfie camera, while the back has a 50MP sensor for photography. It also has an audio jack, IP53 rating, IR blaster, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and virtual RAM capabilities.

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9. Vivo T2x 5G

  • Price- starting at Rs. 11,999
  • Available on- Amazon
  • Colors Available- Marine Blue, Aurora Gold & Glimmer Black

Vivo T2x 5G is powered by an octa-core 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chipset with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. It sports a 6.58-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels.

The smartphone comes with an 8MP camera at the front and a 5000mAh battery under the hood. The back camera has a 50MP and a 2MP sensor. The smartphone weighs 184 grams and runs Android 13 OS out of the box.

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10. Realme 12x 5G

  • Price- starting at Rs. 11,999
  • Available on– Flipkart
  • Colors Available- Twilight Purple, & Woodland Green

Realme recently launched the Realme 12X 5G smartphone, which aims to balance features and affordability. It is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The smartphone has a 6.72-inch FHD+ LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 7.69mm sleek design.

It weighs 188 grams and packs a 5000mAh battery under the hood with 45W fast charging. Regarding camera optics, there are 50MP and 2MP sensors at the back and an 8MP sensor at the front.

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12. Lava Blaze 2 5G

  • Price– starting at Rs. 11,499
  • Available on- Amazon
  • Colors Available– Glass black, glass blue & glass lavender

Lava Blaze 2 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It features a 6.56-inch LCD panel with 720×1600 pixel resolution and runs Android 13 OS. The device packs a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and sports a 50MP and a 0.08MP sensor at the back.

At the front is an 8MP sensor for selfies and video calls. The device also has an audio jack, face recognition, expandable memory, a glass back design, Dual SIM capability, and a fingerprint sensor. It weighs 203 grams and is claimed to be water-resistant.

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13. iQOO Z6 Lite 5G

  • Price– starting at Rs. 11,999
  • Available on– Amazon
  • Colors Available- Stellar Green, and Mystic Night.

About the smartphoneiQOO Z6 Lite 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 gen 1 chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It runs FunTouch OS 12 based on Android 12 out of the box and draws juice from a 5000mAh battery under the hood with 18W fast charging.

In terms of the rear camera, it has a 50MP main and a 2MP secondary sensor while the front features an 8MP sensor for selfies and video calls. There is a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate and 2408×1080 pixel resolution. Additional features include Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, fingerprint sensor, audio jack, expandable memory, and much more. The smartphone weighs 194 grams.

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14. Lava Storm 5G

  • Price– starting at Rs. 11,999
  • Available on– Amazon
  • Colors available- Gale Green & Thunder Black

Homegrown brand Lava powers Lava Storm 5G with a Dimensity 6080 chipset meant for gaming. It comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage onboard and sports a large 6.78-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood is a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging, and this entry-level device also sports an elegant glass back design language. A dual camera setup at the back includes a 50MP and an 8MP sensor, while a 16MP selfie sensor is at the front. It runs Android 13 OS and weighs 214 grams.

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Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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