The next generation 5G telecom network is here, and it brings major network speed improvements, lower latencies, and several new use cases such as cloud gaming and access to emerging technologies such as Metaverse, and more. You may want to buy a 5G smartphone for yourself this festive season. Fortunately, 5G smartphones don’t cost a lot nowadays – all thanks to the intense competition among smartphone manufacturers – making it the best time to get your hands on a 5G device. The best affordable smartphones are 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 go over the advantages offered by 5G connectivity.
Smoother Video Calls: Thanks to 5G New Radio, which the 5G network is based on, the network is now capable of delivering faster download and upload speeds. And coupled with extremely low latencies measuring just a few milliseconds, the video calls now deliver better audio-video sync, less buffering, and higher-resolution video feeds.
Faster Downloads: One of the major improvements that come with 5G is, faster download and upload speeds. With the right 5G-compatible smartphone, you’ll get access to improved file download and upload speeds reaching up to hundreds of megabits per second. This also means streaming services such as YouTube and Netflix will let you steam higher resolution content including 4K.
Improved Gaming Experience: As mentioned above, one of the main highlights of the 5G network is extremely lower latencies, which is perfect for real-time multiplayer games. You’ll now get improved ping and smooth, lag-free in-game communication.
Internet of Things (IoT): You can now connect more of your IoT devices with 5G thanks to the improved bandwidth and latencies.
Pro Tip: Look out for any attractive product exchange offers and No-Cost EMI offers so you can get your desired smartphone at discounted prices. And you may want to opt for Flipkart’s Screen Damage Protection plans starting at Rs 99 to protect your devices from accidental or liquid damage.
Top 10 Affordable 5G phones during Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2022!
POCO M4 5G
POCO M4 5G is one of the most affordable and feature-packed 5G smartphones currently. The smartphone comes with a 90Hz 6.58-inch FHD+ display for smooth visuals and is powered by the 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 a total of 7 bands of 5G for seamless access to the 5G network. Further, it gets a 50MP + 2MP main camera system for high-resolution shots and there is 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. Lastly, the phone sports an IP52 dust and water resistance rating for improved durability. POCO M4 5G is available during the sale from Rs 9,749*.
vivo T1 5G
vivo T1 5G is the slimmest 5G smartphone in the market, measuring just 8.25mm in thickness, and is also one of the most beautiful-looking phones you can buy right now. The smartphone looks stunning, especially in the white colour, which is launching in the festive season. The smartphone is just as powerful too – packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor at the core, it delivers smooth and lag-free performance in day-to-day apps as well as games. Further, the phone packs a 5-layer Liquid Cooling System for improved heat dissipation while playing graphics-intensive games. The vivo T1 5G also gets a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, and support reverse charging as well. There is a 6.58-inch FHD+ display with 120Hz refresh rate to help with high refresh rate gaming. Optics are handled by a 50MP main camera for clear and detailed shots. vivo T1 5G is currently selling for Rs 13,990* in the Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2022.
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is one of the most affordable 5G smartphones from Samsung and comes with a total of 12 bands of 5G support. It ships with a 120Hz 6.6-inch FHD+ display. The powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor is powering the handset and gets Power Cool technology that ensures the phone’s performance is top notch even when you put the phone to hard tasks for long hours without heating up. There is a 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging. The phone sports a premium matte-finish design for good looks. In terms of optics, it gets a 50MP triple camera with a 123-degree ultra-wide lens for versatile photography. The smartphone also has Voice Focus technology to reduce unwanted outside noises for a clear video and video calling experience. Other notable software features include Auto Data Switch for internet connectivity and RAM Plus for virtual RAM expansion. The Samsung Galaxy F23 5G is now selling for Rs 11,749*.
realme 9 5G SE
realme 9 5G SE is a perfect choice for budget gamers. The phone features a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a staggering 144Hz refresh rate for smooth motions in games. And coupled 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 features a 6-level variable refresh rate for battery savings. There is a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery, which 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 even smooth gaming and multitasking performance. A 48MP AI-powered rear camera is taking care of the optics for excellent low-light shots. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for easy and fast authentication and unlocking experience. realme 9 5G SE can be yours for Rs 14,999*.
POCO M4 Pro 5G
The POCO M4 Pro 5G is one of the most well-rounded devices on the market currently. It comes with a powerful and energy-efficient Mediatek Dimensity 810 5G processor based on the 6nm architecture. This one has a 90Hz 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 240Hz touch sampling rate for smooth and responsive navigation. There is a 5,000mAh battery, which charges with 33W Rapid Charge speed. In terms of optics, it gets a 50MP AI main camera along with an 16MP user-facing camera for slides and video calls. The phone has fast UFS 2.2 storage and supports Turbo RAM features, which lets you expand the RAM by up to 11GB. The POCO M4 Pro also supports Hi-Res certification for headphones and has a microSD slot to expand storage if needed. The POCO M4 Pro is selling for Rs 11,499*.
realme 9 5G
realme 9 5G is yet another quality choice when it comes to well-rounded 5G smartphones. It comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It is powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 810 5G processor and has the Dynamic RAM feature to let you expand the storage by up to 11GB for faster and smoother performance. There is a big 5,000mAh battery with an 18W fast charge. Further, the phone supports high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs such as AAC, AptX, Aptx-HD, and LDAC for immersive wireless audio. A 48MP AI triple camera and a 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. The ongoing Flipkart Big Diwali Sale 2022 offers the realme 9 5G from Rs 14,499*.
POCO X4 Pro 5G
The POCO X4 Pro 5G is one of the best-selling 5G devices this festive season and is a perfect choice if you want a gaming and entertainment device. The smartphone ships with a 6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1,200 nits for excellent sunlight legibility. Optics are powered by a 64MP AI triple rear camera and a 16MP front camera. The phone packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor at the core and comes with 7 bands of 5G support. It also has a 360Hz touch sampling rate 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. Lastly, the phone sports an all-glass design for premium looks and has a haze pattern. The POCO X4 Pro 5G is selling for Rs 13,999*.
Infinix Note 12 5G
Infinix Note 12 5G comes with an AG Matte Finish design and has a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 108 percent NTSC and 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut support for vivid and vibrant visuals. This one is powered by the MediaTek Dimesity 810 processor and has a 3-D Cooling Master technology for heat dissipation. You also get DAR-LINK Game Boost Technology for lag-free, smooth gaming. The phone comes with 12 bands of 5G supports and includes a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charge technology. A 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 has Cinematic Dual Speakers and DTS Surround Sound tuning for immersive audio. Infinix Note 12 5G can be yours at the price of Rs 11,749*.
vivo T1 Pro 5G
vivo T1 Pro 5G ships with a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display for deep blacks and natural tones. The display further gets HDR10+ and SGS Eye Care Display certification for an excellent viewing experience. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G octa-core processor and has a long-lasting 4,700mAh battery with fast 66W fast charging support. It also gets an 8 layer of liquid cooling technology for an excellent gaming experience. There is a 64MP main Super Night Camera with a large f/1.79 large aperture for bright and high dynamic low-light imagery. Further, it also supports 4K video recording as well. Other notable features include Z-axis linear motor and 4D Game Vibration, Smart Power Amplifier. If you want a 5G smartphone, which is excellent at gaming as well, then the vivo T1 Pro 5G is yet another choice for you. vivo T1 Pro 5G is selling for Rs 18,999*.
OPPO K10 5G
OPPO K10 5G features an elegant, slender build and is lightweight. It ships with a 90Hz 6.56-inch HD+ display with over 96 percent NTSC and 100 percent DCI P3 coverage. It runs on the Mediatek Dimensity 810 processor and features a 48MP main camera for photography. It has a 5,000mAh battery, which charges with a 33W SuperVOOC fast charger, getting you up to 100 percent battery in around 69 minutes. Further, you also get an IPX4 water resistance rating for durability. There is a RAM Expansion feature built in as well. The phone has stereo speakers with the ability to simulate dual-channel surround sound for more immersion. Other notable features on this phone include an AI-adapted image optimiser, improved security, and support for the Google lens. OPPO K10 5G is currently selling for Rs 15,249*.