Not everyone is on-board with 5G technology. It is now being reported that in order to roll out 5G networks, it will cost the Indian government around Rs. 1 lakh crore. Furthermore, there are significant hurdles that the Indian telecom operators must overcome and manoeuvre through, in order to offer 5G networks to the consumers. 

While the cost required to build proper infrastructure will act as a significant roadblock, the Indian government has reportedly mandated that the telcos cannot purchase equipment from Chinese manufacturers, such as Huawei and ZTE. This leaves the telecom operators in a limbo, as the only option they have now is to purchase equipment from their European counterparts, such as Ericsson and Nokia, which will be significantly more expensive.

If all of this does not sound doom and gloom enough, then it is also being reported that it will take anywhere between 12 – 24 months for the telecom operators to do a nationwide rollout of 5G networks. This would lead one to believe that 4G networks will continue to remain relevant at least for the next 5-6 years. Therefore, you don’t have to be in a hurry to purchase a 5G mobiles like the others.

If you are wary of these issues, and want to purchase a new 4G smartphone instead of falling in line and going after a 5G-enabled model, here are a few options you can look into.

Samsung Galaxy M51

With the Samsung Galaxy M51, you get the usual suspects from a Samsung phone — long-lasting battery, elegant Super AMOLED display, and exceptional cameras. This smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor, and comes with 6GB RAM, which is probably the best configuration you can find in a smartphone that costs less than Rs. 25,000. The device flaunts a 6.7-inch display, and packs a quad-rear camera set-up with 64MP primary sensor, and an exquisite 32MP front camera. The USP of this smartphone is arguably its battery, with a capacity of 7,000mAh, which is enough to keep the phone functioning for at least an entire day.

Vivo V20

Vivo has established itself as one of the best smartphone brands today, and the Vivo V20 is an excellent 4G smartphone in the mid-range segment, as it comes with an 8GB RAM, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor. Coming to its looks, it flaunts a 6.44-inch AMOLED display, and boasts of a 64MP triple-rear camera set-up, along with a stunning 44MP selfie camera. Vivo is known for its excellent range of camera phones, and this smartphone model only enhances the brand’s reputation.

Realme Narzo 10A

If you’re looking for the best phones under 10000, you won’t get many better models than the Realme Narzo 10A. This smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. On the camera front, this smartphone houses a triple-rear camera set-up, with a 12MP primary shooter, and a 5MP front camera, which is an impressive combination given the phone’s price tag. Furthermore, the smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 octa-core processor, along with Mali G52 GPU, which make this an excellent gaming phone. Last but not least, Narzo 10A also comes with a 5,000mAh battery, which is exceptional for a device that costs less than Rs. 10,000.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

Arguably one of the best 4G mobiles under 10,000 INR is the Redmi 9 Prime, which comes with excellent features and specs, such as a 4GB RAM, a 6.53-inch IPS LCD screen, and a massive 5,020mAh battery with Fast Charging support. This smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor, which also makes this an excellent smartphone for gaming enthusiasts, who want a pocket-friendly device. Coming to the phone’s cameras, this model packs a quad-rear camera array with a 13MP primary shooter, and houses an 8MP selfie camera, which lets you take good quality photos and videos. 

Whether you want to purchase a 5G-enabled device, or a 4G mobile under 10,000 INR, you can now own your preferred model without making any down payment. Just use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card while making the purchase, and divide the cost of your new smartphone into convenient monthly instalments.