The next-generation 5G telecom network is here, and it offers many new use cases, such as major network speed improvements, lower latencies, and access to emerging technologies like cloud gaming and metaverse, and more. This festive season you might want to buy yourself a 5G smartphone. Fortunately, 5G smartphones don’t cost much these days – thanks to fierce competition among smartphone manufacturers – making it the best time to get your hands on a 5G device. The best affordable smartphones are available from brands like Samsung, realme, POCO, vivo, Infinix, OPPO etc. Before we take a look at the top 10 affordable 5G phones during Flipkart’s Big Diwali Sale 2022 let’s get to know the benefits of 5G connectivity.
Smooth video calls: 5G Thanks to the new radio, which is based on the 5G network, the network is now capable of providing faster download and upload speeds. And with extremely low latency measuring just a few milliseconds, video calls now offer better audio-video synchronization, less buffering and higher-resolution video feeds.
Fast downloads: One of the major improvements that comes with 5G is faster download and upload speeds. With the right 5G-compatible smartphone, you get access to better file download and upload speeds reaching hundreds of megabits per second. This means that streaming services like YouTube and Netflix allow you to stream high-resolution content, including 4K.
Better gaming experience: As mentioned above, one of the main highlights of 5G network is extremely low latency, perfect for real-time multiplayer games. You now get better ping and smoother, lag-free in-game communication.
Internet of Things (IoT): You can now connect more of your IoT devices with 5G thanks to improved bandwidth and latencies.
Pro tip: Look out for any attractive product exchange offers and no-cost EMI offers so that you can get your desired smartphone at discounted prices. And you can choose Flipkart Screen damage protection plans start at Rs.99 to protect your devices from accidental or liquid damage.
Top 10 Affordable 5G Phones in Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2022!
POCO M4 5G
POCO M4 5G is currently one of the most affordable and feature-packed 5G smartphones. The smartphone comes with a 90Hz 6.58-inch FHD+ display for smooth visuals and is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 700 processor for smooth multitasking and gaming performance. The phone also comes with a 240Hz touch sampling rate for faster response times. It gets all 7 bands of 5G for seamless access to 5G network. Furthermore, it gets a 50MP + 2MP main camera system for high resolution shots and an 8MP front camera for selfies. There is a massive 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It also comes with a dedicated microSD slot for storage expansion. Finally, the phone has an IP52 dust and water resistance rating for better durability. POCO M4 5G will be on sale at Rs. 9,749* onwards.
vivo T1 5G
The vivo T1 5G is the thinnest 5G smartphone on the market, measuring just 8.25mm thick, and it’s also one of the best-looking phones you can buy right now. The smartphone looks amazing especially in the white color which is being launched during the festive season. The smartphone itself is equally powerful – packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor at the core, which delivers smooth and lag-free performance in everyday apps and games. Furthermore, the phone packs a 5-layer liquid cooling system for better heat dissipation while playing graphics-intensive games. The vivo T1 5G gets a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support and also supports reverse charging. There is a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate to aid in high refresh rate gaming. Optics are handled by the 50MP main camera for clear and detailed shots. vivo T1 5G is currently available in Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2022 at Rs. 13,990* on sale.
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G
The Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is one of the most affordable 5G smartphones from Samsung and comes with support for all 12 bands of 5G. It ships with a 120Hz 6.6-inch FHD+ display. A powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor powers the handset and gets Power Cool technology, which ensures that the phone performs at its best even when you put the phone through demanding tasks for long hours without overheating. There is a 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging. The phone has a premium matte-finish design for beauty. In terms of optics, it gets a 50MP triple camera with a 123-degree ultra-wide lens for versatile photography. The smartphone also features Voice Focus technology to reduce unwanted outside noises for a clearer video and video calling experience. Other important software features include Auto Data Switch for Internet connectivity and RAM Plus for virtual RAM expansion. Samsung Galaxy F23 5G now priced at Rs. 11,749* on sale.
Realme 9 5G SE
realme 9 5G SE is a perfect choice for budget gamers. The phone sports a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 144Hz refresh rate for smooth movements in games. And with a 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G processor, the Realme 9 5G SE is as good as it gets when it comes to budget gaming smartphones. It also has 6-level variable refresh rate for battery saving. There’s a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery that charges at 30W rapid charge speed for quick juice-up times. It also has a dynamic RAM expansion feature to add additional virtual RAM for smooth gaming and multitasking performance. The 48MP AI-powered rear camera takes care of the optics for stunning low-light shots. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for an easy and fast authentication and unlocking experience. realme 9 5G SE Rs. 14,999* to own it.
POCO M4 Pro 5G
POCO M4 Pro 5G is one of the most affordable devices in the market right now. It comes with powerful and power-efficient Mediatek Dimension 810 5G processor based on 6nm architecture. It features a 90Hz 6.6-inch FHD+ display with 240Hz touch sampling rate for smooth and responsive navigation. There is a 5,000mAh battery which charges at a speed of 33W rapid charge. In terms of optics, it gets a 50MP AI main camera along with a 16MP user-facing camera for slides and video calls. The phone has fast UFS 2.2 storage and supports Turbo RAM features, which allows you to expand the RAM up to 11GB. The POCO M4 Pro also supports Hi-Res certification for headphones and has a microSD slot to expand storage if required. POCO M4 Pro Rs. 11,499* on sale.
Realme 9 5G
Realme 9 5G is another quality option when it comes to 5G smartphones. It comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 810 5G processor and has a dynamic RAM feature that allows you to expand the storage up to 11GB for faster and smoother performance. There is a large 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge. Furthermore, the phone supports high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs like AAC, AptX, Aptx-HD and LDAC for immersive wireless audio. The 48MP AI triple camera and 16MP selfie camera ensure you get perfect shots every time. The phone looks attractive with its ripple holographic design and is a great choice for gaming, photography and entertainment. Ongoing Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2022 Realme 9 5G at Rs. 14,499* onwards.
POCO X4 Pro 5G
POCO X4 Pro 5G is one of the best selling 5G devices this festive season and is the right choice if you want a gaming and entertainment device. The smartphone comes with a 6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits for excellent sunlight clarity. Optics are powered by a 64MP AI triple rear camera and a 16MP front camera. The phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor at the core and comes with 7 bands of 5G support. It also has a touch sampling rate of 360Hz for smooth gaming. There is a 5,000mAh battery with 67W Sonic Fast Charge and MMT technology. It has dual speakers with Hi-Res and Dolby Atmos support. Finally, the phone has an all-glass design for a premium look and has a fog pattern. POCO X4 Pro 5G Rs. 13,999* on sale.
Infinix Note 12 5G
The Infinix Note 12 5G comes with an AG Matte Finish design and features a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 108 percent NTSC and 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut support. It is powered by MediaTek Dimesity 810 processor and has 3-D Cooling Master technology to dissipate heat. You also get DAR-LINK Game Boost technology for lag-free, smooth gaming. The phone comes with 12 bands of 5G supports and packs a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charge technology. The 50MP wide aperture AI triple rear camera helps you capture stunning shots including time lapse and super slow motion captures. There is a 16MP AI selfie camera for beautiful selfie shots. The phone also features cinematic dual speakers and DTS surround sound tuning for immersive audio. Infinix Note 12 5G Rs. 11,749* can be yours.
vivo T1 Pro 5G
The vivo T1 Pro 5G comes with a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display for deep blacks and natural tones. The display gets HDR10+ and SGS Eye Care Display certification for an excellent viewing experience. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core processor and packs a long-lasting 4,700mAh battery with fast 66W fast charging support. It also gets 8 layer liquid cooling technology for an amazing gaming experience. There is a 64MP main Super Night camera with a large f/1.79 large aperture for bright and highly dynamic low-light images. Furthermore, it also supports 4K video recording. Other notable features include Z-axis linear motor and 4D game vibration, smart power amplifier. If you want a 5G smartphone that excels in gaming as well, vivo T1 Pro 5G is another option for you. vivo T1 Pro 5G Rs. 18,999* on sale.
OPPO K10 5G
The OPPO K10 5G has a sleek, thin build and is lightweight. It ships with a 90Hz 6.56-inch HD+ display with 96 percent NTSC and 100 percent DCI P3 coverage. It runs on Mediatek Dimensity 810 processor and has a 48MP main camera for photography. It has a 5,000mAh battery that can be charged with a 33W SuperVOOC fast charger, getting 100 percent battery in around 69 minutes. Furthermore, you also get an IPX4 water resistance rating for durability. There is also a built-in RAM expansion feature. The phone has stereo speakers with the ability to simulate dual-channel surround sound for more immersion. Other notable features of this phone include an AI-adapted image optimizer, improved security and support for Google Lens. OPPO K10 5G is currently priced at Rs. 15,249* on sale.