Top 10 Best Phones under Rs 45000 in India (November 2020)

It has been a tremendous year for smartphones. Yes, the world is going through a pandemic and everything has slowed down across the globe, but the volatile smartphone market has kept up the pace. We have seen a truckload of devices this year. Not only the good-ol’ slab designs, but we had the T-shaped LG Wing, second-gen foldable from Samsung the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the uber-cool clamshell Galaxy Z Flip, and the Moto Razr 5G. Slab designs have also rocked this year, but more importantly, this year has been the year of high refresh rate displays and cameras.

With so many options available from a wide variety of smartphone OEMs, choosing the right phone becomes difficult. And since we are in the holiday season, there are so many tempting offers going on across all the e-commerce websites we are just a click away from buying a new phone. But which one to go for? Fortunately, if you are looking to purchase a new phone and you have set your budget at INR45000, then you have come to the right place. As in this post, we will give you a list of the 10 best devices that you can go for under the INR45000 budget. With that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:

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Top 10 Best Smartphones Under INR45000 in India

Well, this is a curated list of phones that you can buy under INR45000 in India. However, note that people would have their personal perspective about smartphones. So, it is always better to jot down a list of things that you would want, on a priority basis, on your phone. Meaning that you should note that whether you want a better camera, better battery, better display, latest processor, or anything else. Let us take a look at the best phones that you can buy in India for a budget of INR45000:

OnePlus 8T

Yes, the latest flagship from OnePlus, the OnePlus 8T is on our list, thanks to the powerful specs that it comes with. If you are looking for a brilliant software experience, decent camera, and powerful user experience, then OnePlus 8T could be your next phone. Well, to talk about it let us go through the specs of the device:

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  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Display: 6.55-inch 120Hz (Punch-Hole)
  • ROM: 128GB
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • OS: Android 11 OxygenOS 11
  • Camera: 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Price: INR 42,999

The specs are above, and you can clearly dwell on the display of the device and the powerful performance of the device. Not to forget the software experience which is ultimate on OxygenOS and the insane 65W fast charger included in the box. However, a better camera would have made it the “go-to” phone under INR45000. But it is not that bad, and it does the job in good lighting conditions and would also surprise you during some extreme conditions. Though one should not expect consistency. If you are very particular about having the best possible camera performance out of your smartphone then it would be better to skip the OnePlus 8T.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Yes, which list would be complete with a Samsung device on it. The company has brought in a surprising addition to this year’s flagships, the Galaxy S20 series with the Galaxy S20 FE which stands for Fan Edition. Although the device is a toned-down version of the Galaxy S20 flagship, there is not many compromises done here, In fact, you would see some additions, and this being the perfect Galaxy S20 device that Samsung should have launched in the first place. Let us go through the specs:

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  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Display: 6.5-inch AMOLED 120Hz (Punch-Hole)
  • ROM: 128/256GB
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • OS: Android 10 One UI 2.5
  • Camera: 12MP + 8MP + 12MP
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Price: INR 44,999

The phone has all the bells and whistles that you would expect from a premium device. It has the under-display optical fingerprint scanner, IP68 dust and water resistance, etc. So, this is a perfect package that you would get for INR45000. Moreover, the reliable Samsung camera is just perfect for everyday capture. But the plastic back and 15W fast charger included in the box could not put in the leagues of fast charging phones. Although it supports 25W fast charging, you would have to purchase the brick separately. All in all, it is a good package for the price, and a good choice if you are looking for getting “Good” in all of your checkboxes.

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Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G

Xiaomi phones are known for budget smartphones and since the anti-China sentiments have grown in India, the company is sharply losing its position to other country alternatives. But you cannot deny the fact that Xiaomi provides some of the best value for money products. The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G is one such phone. You get all the specs that you would want out of a phone at the INR45000 price range. Take a look at the specs:

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  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Display: 6.67-inch IPS LCD 144Hz (Punch-Hole)
  • ROM: 128GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 10 MIUI 12
  • Camera: 108MP + 13MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • Price: INR 39,999
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The phone packs all the punch you would want out of a phone. Meaning the latest processor, high refresh rate display, powerful battery, a colossal 108MP camera, etc. However, it does not feature an AMOLED or OLED panel display which could hamper your content consuming experience. And since, Xiaomi has not been a game in the premium smartphone segment, if you are really a Xiaomi fan and want those 144Hz refresh rate display and 108MP camera, which does a decent job, then you could opt for it.

REALME X50 Pro

Realme is also another Chinese brand that has been delivering some great price-to-specs ratio smartphones. Moreover, it recently got into the premium segment this year with the Realme X50 Pro. The device has all the great hardware that you would wish on your phone. Let us take a look at the specs:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Display: 6.44-inch 90Hz (Dual punch-hole)
  • ROM: 128/256GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh, 65W DART charging
  • OS: Android 10 Realme UI 1.0
  • Camera: 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 32MP + 8MP
  • Price: INR 41,999

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The phone is a nice package for the price range. And it would be great if you are better with the trade-offs like not so great camera, not so premium design, average display, then you could for this phone. However, the phone provides a decent package and you are going in for timely security and Android OS updates.

iQOO 3 5G

Don’t fall for its new name, it is a sub-brand of Vivo. iQOO 3 5G really provides some brilliant hardware for the price. It comes with top of the line specs but lacks the high-refresh-rate panel. But note that even the iPhone 12 series does not come with a high refresh rate display. So, there is nothing to worry about it much. Let’s take a look at the specs:

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  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Display: 6.44-inch (punch-hole)
  • ROM: 128/256GB
  • Battery: 4400 mAh, 55W Fast charging
  • OS: Android 10 iQOO UI 1.0
  • Camera: 48MP + 13MP + 13MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Price: INR 44,990

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For the price, the phone, like every other device, provides brilliant specs under the hood. If you are tired of the Samsungs, Xiaomis, Realmes, or OnePlus’s of the smartphone market, then you should go for this device.

Asus ROG Phone II

Yes, we know that the Asus ROG Phone III is already out, but it does not fit our list of devices under INR45000. Worry not, as you can still purchase the last year’s Asus ROG Phone II. Don’t be fooled by us calling it a last year’s device, because it still packs a punch when it comes to providing brilliant performance, especially for gamers.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Display: 6.59-inch AMOLED 120Hz
  • ROM: 128GB
  • Battery: 6000 mAh, 55W Fast charging
  • OS: Android 9 ROG UI 1.0
  • Camera: 48MP + 13MP
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • Price: INR 39,999

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If you are not worried about the 5G and do not care about that 15-20 % improvement in the processor performance, which a normal user would not, then you can save some bucks and go for the Asus ROG Phone II. This phone is a beast for gamers. The device is still as powerful and can give tough competition to 2020 devices as well. And for the price, you are getting a beast. Here we are talking about the 8GB RAM variant of the device and not the 12GB variant as it is priced a bit high. 12GB variant is not the one that you should go for, instead, you can go for ROG Phone II for that price.

OnePlus 8

Another worthy OnePlus device is on our list, and i.e. the OnePlus 8 which was launched earlier this year. The phone has all the goodies and you get this at a much lower price. So, if you are willing to save some bucks but want a premium flagship performance from your phone, then the OnePlus 8 is the one to go for. Lets us glance at the specs of the phone.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Display: 6.55-inch AMOLED 90Hz
  • ROM: 128/256GB
  • Battery: 4300 mAh, 55W Fast charging
  • OS: Android 10 OxygenOS 10
  • Camera: 48MP+2MP+16MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Price: INR 39,999

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If you want to squeeze in your budget for other Diwali gifts, then you should opt for the OnePlus 8 smartphone. It has everything, from flagship processor to performance, super-fast charging, under-display fingerprint scanner, etc. However, just like other OnePlus devices, it also lacks in the camera department, but that is not that bad.

LG G8X ThinQ

Unfortunately, if you missed out on the mind-blowing sale where the LG G8X ThinQ eas being sold for a mere 17-18K price point then, still there is a chance for you to get this device for a decent price. Mind you that this phone has an MRP of INR70,000. Matter of fact, it gives you more accessories than what even a bunch of iPhone 12 even could not give you. It comes with a dual-screen case inside the box.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Display: 6.4-inch OLED
  • ROM: 128GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • OS: Android 9
  • Camera: 12MP+13MP
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Price: INR 36,999

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The phone offers a dual-screen display, of course with a case attached but could be a great device for multi-tasking. You can even set the game controls on the second display and play your games more conveniently. The Snapdragon 855 processor is very capable of performing and you would not experience any lag. For the price, this is a steal from LG. But keep in mind the irregular software updates that LG is famous for, although it is currently running Android 10.

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G

Another Xiaomi phone from the same family is on this list. But if you prefer a great display and want an AMOLED panel, then you should opt for the Mi 10 5G instead of the Mi 10T Pro 5G. The phone offers all the goodies that the Mi 10T Pro 5G comes with but with some extra tweaks.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Display: 6.67-inch sAMOLED, 90Hz refresh rate
  • ROM: 128GB
  • Battery: 4780 mAh
  • OS: Android 10
  • Camera: 108MP+13MP+2MP+2MP
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • Price: INR 44,999

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This would be a decent buy for the price and if you want to up the media consumption game with the sAMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. Overall the phone comes with all the premium specs and a 108MP camera.

Vivo X50

One of the premium offerings from Vivo, the Vivo X50 is a good deal for the price range. Notably, the phone does not come with the high-end Snapdragon 865 processor but comes with a capable Snapdragon 730G processor.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Display: 6.56-inch AMOLED
  • ROM: 128GB
  • Battery: 4780 mAh
  • OS: Android 10
  • Camera: 48MP + 13MP + 8MP + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Price: INR 37,990

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Since the phone is a game-centric device, you would not experience any lag while playing any game. Specs at this price range are decent.

Wrap Up!

So, that’s it from my side in this post. Note that we have covered almost all the best deals for the price range that you can pick up during this season. Note that the prices will fluctuate and you may get your favorite phones for a lesser price as shown here or higher. So, keep a check on that. Also note that there are other phones, that you may find worthy of being on the list, but we have tried to provide you with a list that ticks most of the boxes for all the users when they are in the hunt for new devices.

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