1. Budget - Rs. 9000 to 12000 2. Display type and size - ~ 5" 3. Dual sim - Yes, with Volte 4. Preferred choice of brand - Any 5. What camera option you want (flash, front facing camera) - Not important, all phones have a good enough camera for my needs 6. Preferred operating system? (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, etc) - Android 7. Preferred connectivity options (3G, 4G ready) - 4G (should support Jio Sim without using Jio4GVoice app) 8. Primary use of handset (multimedia, camera, internet, gaming etc) - Normal use - calling, Whatsapp, and most importantly, as a hotspot (using Jio data on laptop) 9. Any specific mobile phones in consideration - see below 10. Any other info that you want to share: 1. I have an old Yuphoria Yu5010 phone which I want to give in exchange. My choice upto some extent depends on the price I get in exchange. In the ongoing sale on Amazon, I have checked the prices and features of some of the phones along with the exchange price I'll get. For some phones, the exchange price is only Rs. 876, but for some other models, it is considerably high. 2. If possible, I'd like a phone with a removable battery. I think only the Lenovo phones I've mentioned below have that - I haven't checked myself, I used the Phone Finder feature on the GSM Arena site. Moto E4 Plus (Iron Gray, 32GB) 3 GB RAM - 32 GB Storage - 5000mAH battery - 12 + 5 MP camera (rear + front) 1.3GHz MT6737 quad core processor Price: Rs. 8,999 - Rs. 876 in exchange = Rs.8,123 https://www.amazon.in/Moto-Plus-Iro...re_thirteen_browse-bin:8561101031|8561102031# Moto E5 Plus (Black, 5000 mAh Battery) 4 GB - 32 GB - 5000mAH - 12+5 MP camera Android 8.0 Oreo OS with 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 Octa-core Processor Price: 11,999 - 2876 in exchange = Rs. 9123 https://www.amazon.in/Moto-Plus-Bla...ure_thirteen_browse-bin:8561101031|8561102031 Pros - Great battery and best exchange price. Moto G5S (Lunar Grey, 32GB) 4 GB - 32 GB - 3000mAH - 16+5 MP camera 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor Price: 10,080 - 876 in exchange = Rs. 9,204 https://www.amazon.in/Moto-G5S-Luna...ure_thirteen_browse-bin:8561101031|8561102031 Moto G5s Plus (Blush Gold, 64GB) 4 GB - 64 GB - 3000mAH - 13+13 MP camera Android v7.1.1 Nougat operating system with 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor Price: 11,999 - 1876 in exchange = Rs. 10,123 https://www.amazon.in/Moto-Plus-Blu...ure_thirteen_browse-bin:8561101031|8561102031 Pros - SD 625 proc - better nm tech. Second best exchange price. Cons - Smaller battery compared to E5 Plus, and I don't need a front 13 MP camera Redmi 5 (Black, 64GB) 4 GB - 64 GB - 3300mAH - 13+5 MP camera Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor Price: 10,999 - 876 in exchange = Rs. 10,123 https://www.amazon.in/Mi-Redmi-5-Bl...e_seven_browse-bin:8561132031|8561133031&th=1 Lenovo K8 Plus (Venom Black) 3 GB - 32 GB - 4000mAH - 13+5 MP camera 2.5GHz MediaTek MTK Helio P25 octa core processor Price: 8348 - 1109 in exchange = Rs. 7239 https://www.amazon.in/Lenovo-K8-Plu...ure_thirteen_browse-bin:8561101031|8561102031 Lenovo K8 Note (Venom Black, 4GB) with New System Update 4 GB - 64 GB - 4000mAH - 13+5 MP camera 2.3GHz Helio X23 10-core processor Price: 12,478 - 876 in exchange = 11,602 https://www.amazon.in/Lenovo-Venom-...enovo,p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin:8561133031 I compared the P25 processor with the X23 one: ≫ MediaTek Helio P25 vs MediaTek Helio X23 | CPU comparison The best one I think is Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 but it is not availabe on Amazon, only Flipkart (I also get another 10% discount by using SBI card on Amazon) 4 GB - 64 GB - 5000mAH - 13+5 MP camera Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor Price: Rs. 12,499 - 1000 = 11,499 Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (Black, 64 GB) Online at Best Price Only On Flipkart.com The highest discounts are available on the Moto ones, but I've read people recommending against those. I like the Lenovo ones, but they have Mediatek processors. I'd like others to comment, or recommend other ones I may have missed.