Smartphones priced under Rs. 8,000 don’t usually have any particularly exciting features, but this is an important segment nonetheless. These smartphones are typically entry points into the world of Android for feature-phone users who finally want to make that transition, but are reluctant to spend a lot. While there hasn’t been a lot of change in this segment over the past few months, you should be able to find big batteries and displays in the current crop of smartphones. Cameras and processing power are still quite basic, but then again, these phones aren’t designed to be exceptional performers.The smartphones we are recommending have gone through our tests, and only the ones which have scored better than average have made it to this list. Here are some of the best smartphones you should consider under Rs. 8,000. Realme C11The Realme C11 is a good alternative to the Poco C3 as it shares many of its features. The highlight of this phone is once again a large display and long battery life. The Realme C11 is built well and looks good for a smartphone in this segment. The 5,000mAh battery delivers excellent battery life, which should let you go multiple days before needing to charge it.The Realme C11 is only available with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The low amount of RAM makes Realme’s custom skin feel sluggish. The cameras aren’t all that great either, especially if you’re shooting in low light. Just like the Poco C3, the Realme C11 lacks a fingerprint sensor, but you do get face recognition. Despite the fairly average performance, it’s still a decent buy at this price.- Advertisement – Redmi 8A Dual7Rs. 6,999 Poco C3- Advertisement – Best phones under 8,000 Phones under Rs. 8,000Gadgets 360 rating (out of 10)Price in India (as recommended) The Poco C3 is a recent entry in this segment, and while it didn’t fare too well in most of our tests, it did excel at battery life. The 5,000mAh battery in the Poco C3 managed to last around two days on average in everyday use, which is very good. It does take a long time to charge, but given the great battery life, you’ll probably need to do this every alternate day at best. The Poco C3 is also fairly slim and is built well. The display is large, even though it can be a little difficult to use under direct sunlight.The Poco C3 offers decent performance, and the good news is that the base variant, priced at Rs. 7,499, comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There’s a 4GB variant too, with double the storage (64GB) priced at Rs. 8,999, but it’s not the best value in our opinion.The MIUI 12 software doesn’t show ads on the Poco C3 (for now) which is great news, and performance is quite acceptable given the phone’s pricing. You also get three rear cameras, which do acceptable jobs provided you give the sensors ample light. Overall, the Poco C3 is not a bad pick for someone buying their first smartphone.- Advertisement – Poco C37Rs. 7,499 Redmi 8A DualXiaomi appears to have phased out the Redmi 8A, leaving the Redmi 8A Dual in its place at a starting price of Rs. 6,999. It’s identical to the Redmi 8A which we reviewed, except for a second depth sensor at the back. It’s a slightly older model but is still relevant thanks to features such as wireless FM radio and 18W fast charging through a USB Type-C port — two features that are rare in this price segment. The phone also has a 5,000mAh battery, which ensures a solid two-day battery life.Xiaomi also sells an updated model called the Redmi 9A at a starting price of Rs. 6,799 with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. We haven’t reviewed this model so it’s hard to say how much better it would be compared to the Redmi 8A Dual, but it does seem decent, going by the specifications. Keep in mind though, it lacks the USB Type-C port and fast charging, which could make some people prefer the older model. Realme C117Rs. 7,499 Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, whose wife is infected with the virus, has said this is the country’s most difficult moment since its 1936-39 civil war.”Only the oldest, who knew the hardships of the civil war and its aftermath, can remember collective situations that were harsher than the current one. The other generations in Spain have never, ever had to face as a collective something so hard,” he said when he imposed the state of emergency on March 14.Spain’s demographics partly explain why it has been one of the worst-affected nations. The country has one of the longest life expectancies in Europe and the pandemic has taken a high toll on its large elderly population, who are especially vulnerable to the disease. The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged to 4,089 after 655 people died within 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday.It was a 19 percent increase on figures released Wednesday by the authorities in Spain, which has the world’s second highest death toll from the disease after Italy.The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 56,188, the ministry said. Topics : Despite a national lockdown imposed on March 14, which parliament on Thursday agreed to extend until April 11, both deaths and infections have continued to mount, with officials warning this week would be particularly bad. But the rise in the number of new deaths was smaller than that recorded on Wednesday when the figure rose by 738 or 27 percent.Health authorities are hoping it will soon become clear whether the lockdown is having the desired effect.The Madrid region has suffered the brunt of the epidemic with 17,166 infections — just under a third of the total — and 2,090 deaths, or 51 percent of the national figure.
However, to maintain the winning mentality, the Super Eagles are set for another win in their last group game against Madagascar.Reacting after the victory over Guinea, Nigeria’s team manager, Gernot Rohr, expressed satisfaction with his team’s display against the Syli Nationale and he is now aiming to end their group outing on a high against Madagascar on Sunday.“It was a good performance from the team today, we played really well though it was a tough game from Guinea,” Rohr said after the game. I am happy we could deal with the danger they posed and being the first into the round of 16 is a joy for us. Now we have to ensure we finish off well against Madagascar in our last game to top the pool,” the German-born tactician said.In a chat with THISDAY, former Nigerian international, Friday Ekpo said the team should go for the broke against Madagascar to at least put the players in a winning mood.“Staying in a winning mood is always very important in a competition. It keeps the players in a winning mentality and focus.“After the slow and shaky start Super Eagles first game against Burundi, the team showed much improvement in the second match against Guinea and a lot of Nigerians expect to see a better performance against Madagascar come Sunday,” Ekpo said.Meanwhile, Super Eagles have been charged to step up their games and win convincingly in their subsequent matches at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and not depend on edging past their opposition.That was the message passed across by the trio of Shaun Bartlett, Laryea Kingston and coach Gavin Hunt who spoke as studio analysts on Super Sport late Wednesday night as Nigeria eased to the Round of 16 stage of the AFCON in Egypt.Former South Africa striker and key member of the Bafana Bafana squad that won the 1996 AFCON on home soil, Bartlett, hailed the attacking talents on the Nigerian side but nonetheless expressed his reservations. “Nigeria are a very attacking team but they find it difficult to break down the opponents,” the one-time Charlton Athletic striker noted.“You have to be in the right positions and take your chances. Ighalo should have crossed the ball for Ahmed Musa and it would have been a simple tap in, not apologise after missing the chance,” said Bartlett, a reaction which drew laughter from other analysts.“The Super Eagles can make changes for the Madagascar match. That is the beauty of it and I feel we’ll see the best of the Nigerian team in the knockout stages,’ Bartlett opined.Former Black Stars star Kingston stressed that winning must come with better performances for Gernot Rohr’s team. “In a game of football, you have to perform well before you win games. How many times are you going to perform badly and (hope to) win your games.“Nigeria need to start winning games convincingly because as the competition progresses if you don’t perform well against difficult opponents they will punish you for that.“Guinea were careful. They were very tactical. They knew that they can be punished by Nigeria that is why they played defensively,” Kingston stated.Like Bartlett, Super Sport FC head coach Gavin Hunt also berated Ighalo for not laying the ball on a plate for a well placed Musa to score. The tactician then added: “Guinea ‘didn’t want to play’ – they didn’t want to come out so if you are facing such teams you push the ball forward a lot quicker.“I think they (Nigeria) will improve as the tournament progresses. Sometimes it’s a mentality thing. Sometimes players go ‘who are we playing against. But they need to sort out these things,” Hunt concluded.After seeing off the ‘tough’ challenge from Burundi on Thursday, Madagascar coach Nicolas Dupuis, said he is pleased with the team’s hard-fought victory as they edge closer to securing a spot in the last-16 round.“I am so happy because of this victory. It was our first in the history of the AFON and we worked hard for it,” Dupuis said after the game.“It was not an easy match because Burundi gave us a tough time especially in the second half. But we can be proud of our efforts, we can be proud of what we achieved but the work is not yet over. We still have Nigeria to think about.”Madagascar are second in Group B with four points after two matches, two points behind Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After booking their place in the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, having beaten Burundi and Guinea 1-0 apiece, the Super Eagles are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to amass the maximum nine points as the play their final group game against Madagascar at the Alexandria Stadium on Sunday The Super Eagles started their Africa Cup of Nations campaign on a shaky note against Burundi last Saturday but managed a narrow 1-0 win, courtesy of Odion Ighalo’s strike.With an improved performance against the Guineans on Wednesday, it was also a narrow win through an unlikely scorer, Omerou, to make it six points from two matches and a place to the second round of the competition. Eagles training for Zimbabwe thursday in Asaba