Best Battery Phones Under 12000 India 2019 (with Reviews)

Last Updated on 2018-12-20 by Shivam Setia

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This is an article on best phones available in India under Rs. 12000 with good battery backup. We have included both single camera phones and dual camera phones available in this range. Some of the phones have front flash as well so if you like to take selfies, prefer a phone with front flash.

All these phones have nice designs with massive batteries of 4000 to 5000 mAh capacity inside. You will see a lot of phones with latest bezel-less notch displays and dual cameras which can take portrait mode pictures.

These devices are priced at Rs. 8000 to 12000 so if you are on a tight budget you can take a look at phones which are priced around Rs. 8000 or 9000.

All major brands like Xiaomi Redmi, Lenovo, Motorola, Tenor, Honor have been covered in this list. We have provided the main specs with pros and cons of each smartphone.

Let's take a look at the best smartphones from Rs. 8000 to 12000 and Our Favourite on this list at the end of this article.

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Here's the list of Best Battery Phones Under 12000 India 2019 (with Reviews)

1. Honor 8C

Honor 7C was a not so exciting underpowered phone that was hard to recommend to anyone. Honor 8C is a good upgrade over 7C and packs improvement in a lot of areas. The design of Honor 8C is decent. There is a big 6.26-inch notch display on the front and dual rear cameras on the back. The display resolution is HD+ which is a bit disappointing. 

The Honor 8C runs on Android 8.1 and will be upgraded to Android Pie soon. The processor is Snapdragon 632 which is latest midrange processor from Qualcomm. It offers 40% better performance as compared to Snapdragon 626 plus it is very power efficient as well. The battery inside is 4000 mAh and thanks to the power-efficient processor and HD display, you can expect a battery backup of 2 days with low to medium usage. 

The dual camera setup on the back consists of a 13MP primary color sensor and 2MP depth sensor for portrait mode pictures. On the front, we have 8MP single camera sensor. There are plenty of AI-related features available which help in scene detection and tweaking the settings. The camera performance of the phone is good in outdoor well lit conditions and satisfactory in indoor conditions. The portrait mode pictures have good edge detection with a natural looking blur.

The Honor 8C comes with 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. There is just Rs. 1000 difference in 2 storage options so we suggest going for the 64GB variant. 

At this price, Honor 8C is a good option but not the best option. If you don't have a strict budget of 12000 or 13000 then increase it a bit and go for Honor 8X.

Honor 8C is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM64GB-4GB
Display6.26 inch LCD
ResolutionHD+ 720p
Back Camera13MP+2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 632
Weight168g
Pros
Decent Desing
Good Processor
Big Battery
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Decent Cameras
Cons
Average Display

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 8C is around Rs. 12999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. Asus Zenfone Max M2

Asus Zenfone Max M2 and Max Pro M2 are the successors of Zenfone Max M1 which was one of the bestsellers in the under Rs. 15000 segment. The M2 and M2 Pro packs improvement in the processor, camera, and design and look like good upgrades.

The Zenfone Max M2 is the budget variant and comes with a simple design and Snapdragon 632. The back design is the same as Zenfone Max Pro M1 and on the front, there is one minor change which is that now we have a notch display. The display resolution is just HD which is a bit disappointing because it is a large 6.3-inch display and if you are used to high-resolution displays, this is going to look pixelated. If you are not used to high-resolution displays then you won't probably notice it.

The processor inside the Zenfone Max M2 is Snapdragon 632 with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. There is a difference of Rs.2000 in the two variants and if you are a heavy user, go for the 4-64GB variant. The Snapdragon 632 is a good processor and power efficient as well. It will handle switching between apps and games without any issues. The battery inside the phone is 4000 mAh which means you can expect a backup of 1.5 to 2 days on a single charge.

The camera on Zenfone Max M2 is probably the best camera on an under Rs. 10000 smartphone. On the rear, we have a dual camera system (13 MP + 2 MP) that will help you take bright photos any time of the day, or even at night. The 2 MP camera is a depth sensor for bokeh/portrait mode pictures. The 13 MP primary camera has a wide F1.8 aperture, 1.12 µm (micrometer) pixel size, and 0.03S PDAF for clear and vibrant photos in almost any lighting condition. Plus, it has EIS and you can record up to 4K UHD videos. Asus has also added some AI features which help to detect scenes and improve performance.

Overall, Zenfone Max M2 is a well-balanced smartphone under Rs. 10000. It has a good processor, it can take great pictures and the battery backup is excellent as well.

Asus Zenfone Max M2 is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display15.9 cm (6.26 inch) IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720 pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa Core
Weight160 g
Pros
Excellent Battery
Good Processor
Stock Android
Good Camera Performance
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
HD Display

Price and Available Offers

The price of Asus Zenfone Max M2 is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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3. Infinix Note 5

Infinix has made a decent name in the Indian market by providing good quality products and Infinix Hot S3, Hot 6 Pro has received good feedback from its users. With Infinix Note 5, they look to further strengthen the user base in under 10000 range by competing with the likes to Redmi Note 5 and Oppo Realme.

Infinix Note 5 comes with a 5.99 inch IPS display which is bright and present good colours with proper viewing angles. The display is a bezel-less type with an 18:9 aspect ratio with a Full HD Plus resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels which is a great starting point for a phone under 10k. Secondly, the back is a glass design which looks superbly premium and shiny, you also get a transparent cover in the box to prevent fingerprint smudges.

Note 5 is powered by a MediaTek helio P23 Octa-core processor which scores around 61000 on the AnTuTu Benchmark. It is backed by a 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. There is a dedicated SD card slot to expand the storage by up to 256 GB so you can use this phone as a proper dual sim phone. The performance is decent for day to day usage but is not recommended to play heavy game continuously. 

On the camera side, you get a single 12MP rear camera which clicks decent pictures but some noise could be observed in the low light shots. On the front camera, you get a 16MP sensor, which clicks beautiful photos as well as portrait shots in the daylight but struggles a bit in the low light images. Overall, it is a decent camera for the pricing.

Infinix Note 5 runs on Android Oreo 8.1 and has stock android and comes under the Android One Program with guaranteed updates to Android P and Android Q. The UI is very smooth and has zero bloatware apart from the pre-installed Google apps. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back which is quick and accurate in unlocking. It also gets a humungous battery of 4500 mAh which translates to a battery life of around 2 days or even higher for moderate usage. Even with such a big battery, the phone does not weigh heavy in hand and is easy to work with.

Overall, for this cost of 10000, it is a decent phone for those looking for a stylish look and a huge battery life. The camera and performance are at par with other phones available in this price range.

Infinix Note 5 is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.99 inch IPS TFT
ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity4500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1.0
ProcessorMediatek helio P23 Octa core
Weight175 g
Pros
Glass Back Design
Full HD Plus Display
Battery Backup of 2-3 Days
Dedicated Sd Card Slot
Stock Android. Android One.
Cons
Low Light Images

Price and Available Offers

The price of Infinix Note 5 is around Rs. 7999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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4. Moto E5 Plus

Moto E5 Plus comes with a fresh design. There is an 18:9 aspect ratio tall display on the front and the back has a nice finish which gives it a premium look. The display is 6-inch HD+ Display. The resolution of the display isn't exciting but it looks decent overall. The colors are bright and vivid and the viewing angles are good as well. Under direct sunlight, the display is sufficiently bright.

Inside the E5 Plus, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset powering the device. Snapdragon 430 is an old chipset and is average at best. With 3GB of RAM, you can expect decent performance because there is Stock Android. Still, if you are a heavy user and like to play games like PUBG, it is best to avoid this phone. If you are not into heavy gaming and just use phones for calling, social media apps, casual games and taking pictures, then you can consider this device.

The camera on the back is a 12MP sensor and the camera on the front is 5MP.  The camera performance is decent in outdoor conditions. Pictures look good with a decent amount of details and vivid colors. One thing that you won't like is the speed of the camera app. It is a bit sluggish at times. 

Moto E5 Plus runs on stock Android Oreo 8.1. There is no bloatware of this device which helps to provide a snappy performance. 

The battery inside the phone is a massive 5000 mAh battery which would last for 2-3 days on low to medium usage. Low-resolution screen, power efficient processor helps to provide good battery backup.

Go for Moto E5 Plus is you need a nice looking phone with big 5000 mAh battery and decent performance under 10000 to 12000 Rs. If you can spend more then consider Redmi Note 5 Pro or Nokia 6.1 Plus. Asus Zenfone Max is another good option.

Moto E5 Plus is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display6 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1440 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 430
Weight197 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Nice Display
Stock Android
5000 mAh Battery
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
Average Processor
Slow Camera

Price and Available Offers

The price of Moto E5 Plus is around Rs. 10999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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5. Oppo Realme 2

Realme 2 is the successor Realme 1 which was launched in May 2018. The 2 is not really a successor of 1 as a lot of things have been downgraded. But, if you consider the under 10k pricing, it is not a bad phone at all.

First, let's talk about design which is the USP of this device. There is a large 6.2-inch notch display on the front with a screen to body ratio of around 90%. This is something we have never seen on under 10000 Rs phones. The display resolution is HD only but it looks decent with good color reproduction and brightness. The phone has a diamond cut design on the back which looks nice as well. Looks wise, this is one of the best phones under 10000 as of Q4 2018. 

Inside, there is a Snapdragon 450 chipset with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. The 3-32GB variant is priced at 8999 and 4-64GB is priced at 10999. The Snapdragon 450 is a good power efficient chipset with decent performance. With 4GB of RAM, you will see smooth multitasking and gaming. If you need more than 64GB storage then use the dedicated MicroSD slot provided. 

The rear camera is 13MP+2MP. The 13MP is a color sensor and the 2MP is a depth sensor for portrait mode pictures. The front camera is an 8MP shooter. The camera performance is good considering that this is a 10000 Rs. phone. Images look good overall with a decent amount of details and good colors.

The battery inside the phone is massive 4230 mAh which would last for 2 days on medium usage and 1.5 days on heavy usage. Thumbs up to Realme for adding a big battery and still keeping the phone lightweight and easy to use. 

If you are looking for a great looking phone with notch display and dual camera under 10000, then Realme 2 is great for you.

Oppo Realme 2 is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display6.2 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa Core 1.8 GHz
Weight168 g
Pros
Beautiful Design
Decent Display
Great Battery Life
Decent Chipset
Dual Cameras
Cons
HD Resolution

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo Realme 2 is around Rs. 8990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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6. Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play is the most affordable smartphone in the G6 series. It comes with a fresh design where you get a reflective back which looks gorgeous. The phone is well built and we are impressed with the design of Moto G6 series smartphones. The fingerprint on the back is embedded in the Motorola logo which is another cool thing Motorola has done here.

The display on the Moto G6 Play is 5.7 inches HD+ 18:9 Max Vision Display. The display is bright and vivid with good colors. Full HD resolution would have been great but the HD+ display also looks great and we can't complain. The hardware inside is decent for basic everyday usage. There is Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. If storage is not enough, you can add a MicroSD card to expand storage by up to 256GB. The slot is dedicated so you can put 2 sim cards with a MicroSD card. The phone runs stock android with no bloatware so everyday usage is a breeze with no lag. Normal games also run fine. Heavy games might lag a bit.

For taking pictures, there is a 13MP camera on the back side and 8MP camera on the front with flash for taking selfies. The camera performance is good in outdoor lighting and average indoors. The camera interface is slow and that's the only con of this phone. 

Overall, Moto G6 Play is a balanced phone with great looks, good performance and decent cameras.

Moto G6 Play is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.7 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1440 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera13MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 430
Weight175 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Solid Build
Nice Display
Great Battery Backup
Cons
Slow Camera

Price and Available Offers

The price of Moto G6 Play is around Rs. 11999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro was launched as a Flipkart exclusive smartphone. It has a 5.99 inches Full HD Plus display which is very bright and clear and one the top-notch quality in this pricing. It is packed with performance as it is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which has an Antutu Benchmark score of 110000 and has 4 GB of RAM. It can easily handle games at highest graphics setting and multiple apps together. 

In the camera department, it has a dual rear camera having 13 MP and 5 MP sensors which clicks beautiful photos which are crisp and sharp. It also clicks beautiful portrait shots. On the front camera, we have an 8 MP sensor which is not the best and struggles a lot in the low lighting conditions. It has a storage of 64 GB onboard which can be expanded up to 2 TB via the dedicated MicroSD card slot. 

It has a battery rated at 5000 mAh which lasts for more than 1.5 days and can even extend up to 2 days. Another positive point about this laptop is that it runs on Stock Android with Android Oreo 8.0 with assured updates of Android P and Q versions.

This phone also comes in a variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32 of internal memory priced at 10999 and can be checked here.

So if you do not click a lot of selfies and are looking for a powerful phone with huge battery backup, then this phone is one of the best phones for a budget of under 15000.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.99 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 2160 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 5MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Weight
Pros
Powerful Processor Snapdragon 636
Full HD Plus Display
Stock Android
Huge Battery Backup
Value For Money
Cons
Front Camera Images

Price and Available Offers

The price of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is around Rs. 12999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. Lenovo K8 Plus 3GB

Lenovo K8 Plus has a metal build with 2.5D glass on the front. The phone looks great and is easy to use because of its 5.2 inch screen size. The dual camera on the back is the USP of device which helps to take pictures with depth effect. The overall performance of the device is good and you won't face any issues. In this range it is one of the best dual camera phones.

Lenovo K8 Plus 3GB is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.2 inch TFT LCD IPS
ResolutionFull HD 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 5MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
ProcessorMediaTek MTK Helio P25 Octa Core 2.6 GHz
Weight158g
Pros
Solid Build Quality
Dual Camera Setup
Front Flash
Good Processor
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
No Notification LED

Price and Available Offers

The price of Lenovo K8 Plus 3GB is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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9. Lenovo K6 Power 3GB

Lenovo K6 Power is a 5 inch device with a massive 4000mAh battery which will last for 2 days on a single charge. The build quality of the device is solid, camera performs well under well lit conditions and sound quality is awesome because of powerful Dobly Atmos speakers. Overall it is one of the best smartphones under 10000.

Lenovo K6 Power 3GB is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD 1920 x 1080
Back Camera13MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Marshmallow 6.0.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 430
Weight145 g
Pros
Full HD Display
Solid build quality
Good Camera
Good Sound Quality
Excellent Battery Backup
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Lenovo K6 Power 3GB is around Rs. 7999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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10. Moto E4 Plus

Moto E4 Plus is an excellent smartphone under Rs 10000 for basic users. The battery life is great because of the massive 5000mAh battery. The phone is made of metal so it looks nice as well. There is flash with front camera which will make selfie lovers happy. The processor is average so if you play heavy games or use a ton of apps then you should avoid it.

Moto E4 Plus is one of the best phones under 12000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.5 inch TFT LCD IPS
ResolutionHD 1280 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera13MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
ProcessorMediaTek MTK6737 1.3GHz
Weight198 g
Pros
Beautiful Design
Solid build quality
Excellent Battery Backup
Front Camera Flash
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
Average Processor

Price and Available Offers

The price of Moto E4 Plus is around Rs. 8999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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So this was our list of Best Battery Phones Under 12000. These phones offer good performance and value for money for their features along with a 1.5 to 2 of battery backup depending on your usage.

Our Favourite Under 12000

Asus Zenfone Max Pro is our favorite phone with a massive 5000 mah battery and powerful Snapdragon 636 processor. Here's the link to buy it:

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