5 Old Phones Still Worth Owning

Today, smartphones start feeling old pretty quickly after launch. If it is a flagship smartphone, it will be replaced in a year or two by its maker. In case of a budget smartphone, the smartphone manufacturer may introduce another device at similar price as an existing smartphone in its lineup. But do smartphones really start losing their worth so quickly? No, they don’t. It is just that new devices are being launched on a regular basis. The LG Nexus 5 is the prime example of this case. However, certain phones, like those on our list, offer great value for money. You will find them to be compelling buys, considering they are at least six months old. Keep reading to know how we decided on our entries in the list of best phones under 60000 rupees in India.

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Best Phones Under 60000 Rupees In India

Before we could finalise our entries on this list, we had to decide the basis on which we include phones in this list. The first criterion is price. We looked at different price segments and picked one entry from each. One of the price segments (Rs 30,000 – Rs 50,000) is bigger than the rest. This is because a number of flagship smartphones enter this category upon getting a price cut. Hence, a broader segment had to be considered.

The second criterion is age. Each phone on this list is at least six months old. This means that in their price segments, new devices would have been launched or are about to be launched. With technology advancements happening faster than ever, six months is about the right time for which any phone would stay relevant.

Up to Rs 10,000: Motorola Moto G Turbo (Rs 9,999)

Processor 1.5 GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
RAM 2GB
Internal Storage 16GB (expandable up to 32GB)
Display Size 5-inch (1280x720p resolution)
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Rear Camera 13-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Battery 2470mAh with Turbo Charging
Dual SIM Yes
4G-enabled Yes
Water Resistant Yes

The Motorola Moto G is one of the devices that made the American phone maker relevant in current times. The Moto G Turbo is a derivative of the third-generation Moto G (Moto G3). With Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack, this is one phone you would not regret buying, especially when it offers that stock Android experience that most of its rivals don’t. Turbo Charging helps the phone is juicing up faster. The Motorola Moto G3 Turbo’s IP67 dust and water-resistant rating means you don’t have to fear accidental spills or unexpected rains. Can you think of another phone at this price that offers more than the Moto Turbo G3 Turbo?

best phones under 60000 - Motorola Moto G Turbo

Rs 10,000 – Rs 20,000: Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (Rs 15,900)

Processor 1.6GHz octa-core 64-bit Exynos 7870
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 16GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display Size 5.5-inch (1920x1080p resolution)
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Rear Camera 13-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Battery 3300mAh
Dual SIM Yes
4G-enabled Yes
Water Resistant No

The Samsung Galaxy J7 features an all-metal construction. The phone feels premium to look and hold, although that familiar Samsung face may not be to everyone’s liking. However, it is among the few smartphones in the market that come with FM Radio. With a fingerprint scanner and software tweaks tweaks to help the battery survive longer, the Galaxy J7 Prime is a great buy for those looking to buy an upmarket phone without breaking the bank.

best phones under 60000 - Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Rs 20,000 – Rs 30,000: Motorola Moto X Style (Rs 26,999)

Processor 1.8GHz hexa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display Size 5.7-inch (2560x1440p resolution)
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Rear Camera 21-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Turbo Charging
Dual SIM Yes
4G-enabled Yes
Water Resistant Yes

The Motorola Moto X Style is one of the best phones under 60000 rupees that we have for you here. Following the success of the second generation Moto X, Motorola decided to field two Moto X devices in 2015, the Moto X Style being one of them. The Moto X Style makes its way to this list as none of its rivals offer water resistance, a Quad HD (1440p) display, 21-megapixel rear camera and stock Android experience. The Android bit alone should justify the purchase of Moto X Style. Its simple design and water resistant capability make it a phone worthy of being used a daily driver even today.

best phones under 60000 - Motorola Moto X Style

Rs 30,000 – Rs 50,000: LG G4 (Rs 46,500)

Processor 1.8GHz hexa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 2TB)
Display Size 5.5-inch (2560x1440p resolution)
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Rear Camera 16-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh
Dual SIM Yes
4G-enabled Yes
Water Resistant No

The LG G4 continues to be a great smartphone till date and a great entry in this list of bets phones under 60000 rupees. While the rivals were dealing with Snapdragon 810 chip’s overheating troubles, LG opted for Snapdragon 808 and tuned it for G4. The result was a phone that is nearly as fast as the current crop of flagship smartphones. The G4 is also among the few smartphones on sale today that have a removable battery. It has dual-window mode to operate two apps at the same. The real trick of the G4 is its rear camera which utilises laser autofocus and color spectrum analyser to dole out crisp, clear photos quickly. The G4 is the best example of a phone that works great because it has a nicely-tuned hardware.

best phones under 60000 - LG G4

Rs 50,000 and above: Google Pixel (Rs 57,000)

Processor 2.15GHz quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
RAM 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB/128GB (non-expandable)
Display Size 5-inch (1920x1080p resolution)
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Rear Camera 12.3-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8 megapixel
Battery 2770mAh with Fast Charging
Dual SIM No
4G-enabled Yes
Water Resistant No

The Google Pixel is the costliest smartphone on our list of best phones under 60000 rupees. It is one of those Android smartphones that everybody wanted from day one. Unlike the Nexus line that it now replaces, the Pixel makes few compromises to being a flagship smartphone. From the dual-tone finish to a fast-snapping rear camera that takes great pictures, this phone is just great. Yes, it does not have 6GB RAM like OnePlus 3T and it does not have a 64GB variant. What it has is Google Assistant, a forked (yep, forked) version of Android 7.1 Nougat and the right to receive latest Android updates first. Available in Silver and Black, this is a phone for those looking for the ideal Android flagship smartphone.

best phones under 60000 - Google Pixel

So, what do you think about our list of 5 best phones under 60000 rupees? Please sound off your thoughts in the comments section below.

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