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Best phones under Rs 60,000 (June 2022): Apple iPhone 12, Realme GT 2 Pro to OnePlus 9 Pro- Technology News, Firstpost

You don’t get a big churn in this segment every three months except for price changes and availability of higher capacity variants in this budget. Here’s our comparison of our list of phones under Rs 60,000 from last quarter. Of course, we also have some new entrants to spice things up. While 256 GB variants of many phones are available in this budget, their 128 GB storage variants offer better value for money in some cases. That’s why we have listed both. These half dozen handsets offer enough power, style and photography. Which one would you choose?

Best phones to buy under Rs. 60,000 in India

apple iphone 12
The 128GB storage variant of the Apple iPhone 12 is still available for under Rs 60,000, and this arguably makes it the best for money iPhone. The iPhone 12 feels great in the hand and its size is perfect for single hand operation. Its 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED screen is HDR10 and Dolby Vision compliant, and protected from scratches and smudges with ceramic glass and oleophobic coating, respectively.

It’s powered by Apple’s previous flagship A14 Bionic chip which still has enough processing muscle for anything you can do on this phone. You get two reliable 12MP cameras at the back with the primary lens offering OIS, and the secondary capable of capturing ultra-wide shots. Yes, he performs well in different lighting conditions, and can shoot some amazing videos too. Apple iPhone 12 launched with iOS 14, and can be easily upgraded to iOS 15.

Apple iPhone 12 price in India: Rs 59,900 for 128GB storage

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Like the iPhone 12, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G also has IP68 ingress protection. It features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with HDR10+ compliance, 120 Hz refresh rate and is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 2100 chip which can be found in most of their high-end phones in recent times. You get a choice between 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB internal storage here. The phone runs Android 12 with Samsung’s One UI 4.

Samsung S21 FE 5G (1)

The photography department on the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is comprised of a combination of three cameras at the back, which includes a 12MP primary camera with OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with 123 degree FOV, and an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS up to 3X provides. optical zoom. Camera performance is impressive, with excellent detail and wide dynamic range. Its low light performance is also commendable. The 4500 mAh battery keeps the phone running for about a day and a half of normal usage and also supports wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G price in India: Rs 47,899 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage; Rs 58,999 for 8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage

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realme gt 2 pro
The Realme GT 2 Pro is another new entrant in our 60K list. It is a loaded handset that offers features and performance compared to the OnePlus 10 Pro at a much lower cost. Like the 10 Pro, it is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with either 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Its design is quite pleasing too, thanks to the paper-like biopolymer behind it.


Image Credits: Ameya Dalvi | Tech2

Another highlight of this phone is its 6.7-inch 10-bit LTPO 2.0 AMOLED display with an adaptive refresh rate between 1 to 120 Hz and 1400 nits brightness. The HDR10+ compatible display features a QHD resolution of 3216 x 1440 pixels (525 PPI pixel density) and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to protect against scratches and cracks. The phone runs on Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0.

The camera department consists of two 50MP cameras (primary with OIS and an ultra-wide camera) that excel in different modes and lighting. The 3MP micro camera is a very interesting addition which offers 20X to 40X magnification. The 32MP front camera handles selfies and video calls well. The Realme GT 2 Pro packs a 5000mAh battery that keeps the phone running for a day and a half of moderate usage, and the bundled 65W SuperDart charger takes it from 0 to 100% in about 37 minutes.

Realme GT 2 Pro price in India: Rs 49,999 for 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage; Rs 57,999 for 12 GB RAM / 256 GB storage

oneplus 9 pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro is another great option under 60K, especially at its new selling price. A metal frame and a glass body protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back add to the elegance and strength of the phone. It sports a 6.7-inch LTPO Fluid AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and a QHD resolution of 3216 x 1440 pixels. The HDR10+ compatible screen can display a billion colors and be up to 1300 nits as bright.

The photography department offers a good variety with a combination of 48MP primary camera with OIS, 50MP ultrawide camera with auto-focus, 8MP telephoto camera with OIS for 3.3X optical zoom, and 2MP mono camera. Hasselblad’s color tuning gives colors a natural tone. The cameras manage to take impressive shots in different lighting and modes. The 16MP front camera is better for selfies and video calls.


The 5G-ready OnePlus 9 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s previous flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC, and you get 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage variants comfortably in this budget. Its 4500mAh battery lasts for a day of normal use, and the bundled 65W warp charger gets it all done in about half an hour. The phone also supports fast wireless charging and has IP68 rated ingress protection. It was launched with OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11. The Android 12 update along with OxygenOS 12 was rolled out a while back.

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OnePlus 9 Pro price in India: Rs 54,999 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage

Motorola Edge 30 Pro
The Motorola Edge 30 Pro actually sells for under Rs 50,000, but this budget phone has enough potential in terms of features and performance to give it a run for their money. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and comes paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED display that flaunts a 144 Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ compliance, and the ability to display one billion color shades. Corning Gorilla Glass on the front and back provides protection against scratches.


The photography department consists of a 50MP primary camera with OIS. You get another 50MP camera and a 2MP depth sensor for ultra-wide photography. Selfie enthusiasts are bound to be thrilled thanks to its 60MP front camera. The 4800mAh battery lasts for more than a day of normal use and supports 68W fast charging as well as 15W fast wireless charging. It runs Android 12 out of the box, and like most Motorola phones, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro has a clean and near-stock user interface with a distinct possibility of future OS updates.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro Price in India: 49,999 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage

Asus ROG Phone 5S
The top variant of Asus ROG Phone 5s with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage can be purchased by paying a few bucks in this budget. Needless to say, this is a great option for gamers in this segment. You can also consider its 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants. Barring the memory numbers, the rest remains the same, and you can end up with a nice savings of Rs 8,000. The phone offers several customizations and enhancements to give a better gaming experience to the gamers.


The Asus ROG Phone 5s is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship grade Snapdragon 888+ SoC, and features a 6.78-inch Full HD+, HDR10+ compliant, 10-bit AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate. The rear camera department consists of a 64MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 5MP macro camera. It has a massive 6000mAh battery to support long gaming sessions, and the bundled 65W fast charger can fully charge it in less than an hour. The phone runs Android 11 with ROG UI, and a stable Android 12 update is now available.

Asus ROG Phone 5s Price in India: 49,999 for 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage, Rs 57,999 for 12 GB RAM / 256 GB storage

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