If you're looking for an all-rounder phone with 5G support - the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is the option you should consider. OnePlus made some sacrifices to keep this phone more affordable, like by adding a plastic back panel. Some OnePlus fans were also disappointed to not see the alert slider. Also, you get an LCD screen instead of an AMOLED screen. But the display has a 120Hz refresh, which is okay when we look at the competition.
The cameras are good, at least in the daytime. And -- there's 33W fast charging, which isn't bad at all provided that the smartphone can charge from zero to 50 per cent in about 30 minutes. The OnePlus Nord 2 CE Lite 5G comes with a total of five 5G bands in India.
OnePlus Nord 2 CE Lite 5G price in India: Rs 19,999
Moto G62 5G
If you're a fan of the no-frills, clean Android smartphone, the Moto G62 5G is a good option to consider. It has 12 5G bands support, which is great in this price range. The phone packs the same Snapdragon 695 SoC that also powers Nord CE 2 Lite 5G.
It offers decent cameras in the range, if not the best. However, the Moto G62 5G packs a big 5,000mAh battery with only 15W fast charging. The good thing is that you might get a good battery life with the chunky unit.
Moto G62 5G price in India: Rs 17,999
iQoo Z6 5G
As the name suggests, the iQoo Z6 5G does support 5G, but in reality, it gets only two bands of support. However, it is still a good option to consider, given that users can enjoy gaming and perform other daily tasks such as web browsing.
It offers a similar performance as the OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, though it is much more affordable. It is also a good alternative for users who do not like Motorola smartphones.
iQoo Z6 5G price in India: Rs 16,999
Redmi Note 11T 5G
Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is one of the key brands that revolutionised the budget smartphone segment in India. Its Redmi Note 11T 5G is another good option and the phone offers decent cameras, at least in the daylight or under the right light conditions. The phone provides seven band support, which is again decent if we look at the competition.
The brand made some sacrifices to keep the phone affordable. For instance, it comes with an LCD screen - similar to the Nord CE 2 Lite 5G. Overall, it looks good and is ideal for users who like flashy phones.
Redmi Note 11T 5G price in India: Rs 15,999
Realme 9 5G
If you like flashy phones, but are not a fan of Xioami devices - the Realme 9 5G is your companion. The phone offers similar performance and it gets a similar price tag. It also gets nine bands' support.
The good part is that the phone carries an AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also offers an okayish charging speed - 18W for the 5,000mAh battery.