Amia DalveyMar 16, 2023 17:59:49 IST
The list of phones under Rs 60,000 this month is full of ambitious devices. It includes two last generation stars now available in this budget and two new releases that have just entered this list based on their performance advantage. Rest assured, you’ll get top-notch processors, displays, and cameras among other things. So without further ado, let’s meet the hot half dozen who made it to this list.
Best phones to buy under 60,000 rupees in India
Apple iPhone 13
Apple iPhone 13 is currently available in this budget. Its 128GB variant can be purchased for under Rs 60,000. The phone feels great in hand due to its compact size, and it’s rugged with an IP68 rating for dust and liquid resistance. It launched with iOS 15, and is upgradable to iOS 16, with more OS updates to follow over the years. If you’re not interested in numerology, this phone is almost identical to the iPhone 14, and at a much more affordable price.
The Apple iPhone 13 has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a resolution of 2532 x 1170 pixels and is HDR10 and Dolby Vision compatible. At its core is Apple’s former flagship A15 Bionic chip that also powers the iPhone 14. There are two 12MP cameras on the back with the primary lens offering optical image stabilization (OIS), and the second capable of taking ultra-wide shots. Performance in photography and video is excellent, as one would expect from an iPhone.
Apple iPhone 13 price in India: 59,999 rupees for 128GB storage
Google Pixel 7
Google Pixel 7 launched for 60K in India and is now 5% cheaper on Flipkart. The Pixel 7 is powered by Google’s 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 1,400 nits of brightness. The HDR10+-compliant display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and the phone has an IP68 ingress protection rating.
As you would expect from a Pixel phone, you get the purest version of the latest Android 13 with Material You Design language. Other than quick OS updates, Pixel phones are known for their camera capabilities, and the Google Pixel 7 leads strongly in this department with its two cameras on the back. You get a 50MP primary camera with OIS and a 12MP ultra-wide camera that does a great job in different lighting and situations. Some software tricks like Magic Eraser are a nice addition.
Google Pixel 7 price in India: 56,999 rupees for 8GB / 128GB storage
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S22 5G keeps its spot on our sub-60k list this month. This phone also has an IP68 dust and liquid resistance rating along with a compact design. The phone sports an aluminum frame and has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ on the front and back. It has a 6.1-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1300 nits peak brightness, HDR10+, and 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy S22 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s previous flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, and you’ll comfortably get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in this budget variant.
The photography department comes with a 50MP primary camera with dual pixel PDAF and OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with Ultra Steady Video support and a 10MP telephoto camera with OIS for 3X optical zoom. Camera performance is top notch as expected, and it can record 8K videos as well. The 3,700mAh battery keeps the phone powered through a day of moderate use and supports 25W fast charging as well as 15W wireless charging. It launched with Android 12 and Samsung One UI 4.1, and the Android 13 update is starting to roll out.
Samsung Galaxy S22 5G price in India: 52,990 rupees for 8GB / 128GB storage
OnePlus 11 5G
After a lackluster 2022, OnePlus is looking to shake things up in 2023, and at the forefront of the update is the OnePlus 11 5G. It is loaded with several features generally reserved for the Pro variant. This stylish phone has a 6.7 inch curved LTPO3 AMOLED display with a resolution of 3216 x 1440 pixels. This HDR10+ and Dolby Vision compatible display supports 10-bit color depth, a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz and can get up to 1300 nits brightness. OxygenOS 13 runs on Android 13 and one can expect many OS and security updates from now on.
The OnePlus 11 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, and you’ll get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage variant in this budget one. The rear camera section is loaded to the brim. It sports a 50MP primary camera with Hasselblad color adjustment and OIS. The support team is equally impressive with a 48MP ultrawide camera with auto focus that also doubles as a macro camera and a 32MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom. Its 5,000mAh battery can last a day and a half of moderate use, and the included 100W charger promises to spark it up in just 25 minutes.
OnePlus 11 5G price in India: 56,999 rupees for 8GB / 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 to go along with it. It has a 10-bit HDR10+ compatible display with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels and a 144Hz refresh rate. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The phone’s 5,000mAh battery lasts a day and a half of moderate use, and the 120W fast charger claims to charge 50% of it in just 8 minutes, and fully in less than half an hour.
The rear camera department here includes a 50MP primary camera with Samsung GN5 sensor and OIS, accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide camera. Giving them a company is a 13MP telephoto camera that offers 2X optical zoom, and also doubles as a portrait camera. The 16MP front camera takes care of selfies and video calls. iQOO 11 5G runs on Android 13 with FunTouch OS 13.
iQOO 11 5G price in India: 59,990 rupees for 8GB / 256GB storage
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
The higher end Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is another great option here. This Moto flagship phone 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 up to 1250 nits brightness. The HDR10+-compatible display is protected from scratches with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phone runs on Android 12, and like all Motorola phones, you get a near-stock user interface.
The camera department is impressive here too. You get a 200MP primary camera (that’s right!) with OIS, a 50MP ultra-wide camera and a 12MP telephoto camera for 2X optical zoom. Thus, you have all the essential bases covered. Selfie lovers aren’t ignored either; You also get a 60MP front camera to cater to this audience. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra’s 4,610mAh battery keeps it powered through more than a day of moderate use, and it supports 125W wired and 50W fast wireless charging.
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra price in India: 59,999 rupees for 12GB / 256GB storage