Poco C3 is a recent entry in this segment. Although this phone did not perform well in most of our tests, but it impressed us a lot in terms of battery life. The Poco C3 packs a 5,000mAh battery, which lasted about two days in everyday use. It takes a long time to charge, but considering the great battery life, you might not need to charge it every day. The Poco C3 is quite slim and well built. The display is large, however, making it a bit difficult to use under direct sunlight as the maximum brightness is low.
The Poco C3 performs well and the good thing is that its base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at Rs 7,499. There’s also a 4GB variant, which offers 64GB of storage, priced at Rs 8,999, but it’s not the best value in our opinion.
The MIUI 12 software currently doesn’t show ads on the Poco C3, which is great news and it performs well considering its price. You get three rear cameras, which do a decent job on average, provided you use the sensor in enough light.
The Realme C11 is a good alternative to the Poco C3, as it shares many of its features. The main attraction of this phone is the big display and long battery life. Realme C11 is well built. The 5,000mAh battery delivers great battery life, which can comfortably last you several days before needing a charge.
Reality C11 is only available in 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. The low amount of RAM makes the custom skin of realme sluggish. If you’re shooting in low light, the cameras do an average job. Just like the Poco C3, the Realme C11 lacks a fingerprint sensor, but you do get face unlock. Despite the average performance, it’s still a decent phone at this price.
Redmi 8A Dual
The Redmi 8A Dual is well designed and has a decent build quality. This phone comes with a 6.22-inch HD + display, which has a waterdrop style notch. At this price, the Redmi 8A Dual gets a USB Type-C port, which is not available in other competing smartphones. Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset is available in the smartphone. Xiaomi sells two variants of the device, one with 2GB of RAM and the other with 3GB. Both have 32 GB of storage, which users can expand via microSD card. The phone comes with a dual rear camera setup, which is average and can take some decent pictures during day time.
Redmi has given a 5,000mAh battery in this smartphone, which comes with 18W fast charging support. However, a charger with standard charging output is available in its box. You have to buy the fast charger separately. The price of the phone starts from Rs 6,999.