We are living in a time which is really good for a smartphone buyer. Good phones are getting cheap and cheap phones are getting better. Now you can find good smartphones under 10000 rupees, something which was not possible just a couple of years back. That said, choosing the right smartphone can be difficult as there are a ton of options out there and you don’t want to invest in a smartphone which you will regret buying just a couple of weeks later. That’s why we have created this list to help our readers to make the right choice. So, if you are looking for a good budget smartphone and don’t know which one to get, here are the 10 best phones under 10000 INR that you can buy.
Best Smartphones Under 10000 INR
1. Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi is undoubtedly the king of budget smartphones in India. Xiaomi has created a cult-like following in India and the company is not slowing down. I can bet you that this is not the only Xiaomi phone that will make the list, but it certainly is the best. The Redmi note 5 not only packs a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with the popular 18:9 aspect ratio which is mostly found in flagship smartphones, it also packs the power which can push every pixel of that beautiful display.
Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor the smartphone can tackle any and every task that you can throw at it. The smartphone also brings a fairly good set of cameras. The primary sensor 12MP shooter with a f/2.2 aperture which clicks decent pictures. The front camera is a 5MP shooter which is nothing incredible but gets the job done. I also love the fact that the smartphone brings a microSD slot which is expandable up to 128GB. That said my favorite feature of this phone is the massive 4,000 mAh battery that it packs.
The phone can easily last you a whole day. The Redmi Note 5 is available in various versions but the version which we are suggesting here packs 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and costs just below INR 10,000.
Buy From Flipkart: ₹9,999
2. 10.or G
While Redmi Note 5 is a good buy, the fact that Xiaomi still sells its smartphones in flash sales might throw some users off. If you don’t want to wait for the next Xiaomi sale or you are just not a fan of MIUI, 10.or G is a great phone which you should consider under INR 10,000. The best part about buying this phone is that since it has received a price cut, you can buy the higher-end version of this phone below 10,000. Here, you are not only getting 4GB of RAM but also 64GB of storage.
You are also getting a better Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and, better camera setup with dual 13MP rear shooters and a whopping 16MP front-facing shooter. What more you ask? Well, how about the fact that the smartphone throws in an Adreno 506 GPU for all your gaming needs a massive 4000 mAh battery to keep your phone juiced up for your extended gaming sessions. Probably, the only thing that you are missing out on is the 18:9 display. Other than that, you are getting way more than what you are paying for here.
Buy From Amazon: ₹9,999
3. Redmi 5
Just a couple of days back Xiaomi introduced the latest flagship for its Redmi lineup, the Redmi 5. The smartphone packs a beautiful 5.7-inch (720 x 1440) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and is powered by Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 processor. It also packs Adreno 506 GPU to handle all your gaming needs. When it comes to cameras, the Redmi 5 is no slouch as it packs a 12MP primary shooter and a 5MP front-facing shooter. However, that’s not all, the phone also brings front-facing selfie flash which will make sure that all your selfies look beautiful even in low-light conditions.
Other features include a 3,300 mAh battery, Xiaomi’s latest MIUI9 interface, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, a microSD card slot which is expandable up to 128GB and more. Xiaomi’s Redmi line-up has always dominated the budget smartphone segment and Redmi 5 will surely continue this tradition.
Buy From Amazon: ₹8,999
4. Moto G5
While Moto G5 is not bringing the best on-paper specs, if you are a pure Android lover, you will surely appreciate this phone. Motorola, which is now owned by Lenovo, alway brings pure Android experience with only a few customizations which make the experience better and not worse. Because Motorola packs near stock Android, its smartphones also tend to get faster updates. Pure Android experience apart, the smartphone also has a lot of other things going for it. It’s powered by Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (1.4GHz) and also brings dedicated Adreno 505 GPU.
I have personally used this phone and can vouch that it performs far better than you expect. It’s 1920*1080, 5-inch display is also really beautiful and has enough brightness that you won’t have a problem even in bright sunlight. Other features include a 13MP primary camera (f2.0) with PDAF and 5MP wide-angle front camera (f2.2), 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot with support for 128GB cards, and 2,800 mAh battery. All that said, you are really buying this phone for the stock Android experience which makes the UI feel smoother and faster as it’s not being bogged down by bloatware.
Buy From Amazon: ₹8,530
5. Honor 6X
Honor 6X might be getting old, but it still is one of the best budget devices in the market, especially after the recent price cut which has made the device to fall under the sub-10,000 price category. Honor 6X is powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 655 processor which is highly optimized and not only makes the phone fast but also consumes battery very slowly. The efficiency of Kirin 655 processor, when paired with its 3340 mAh battery, ensures that you are not getting a sprinter but a marathon runner here.
I also love the camera set-up on this device. Huawei is known to make some of the best camera phones and Honor 6X honestly is one of the best camera-phones you can buy at its price range. The primary camera set-up packs a dual (12MP+2MP) camera sensor which takes some really good photos. The secondary camera is an 8MP shooter which not only took good selfies but can also record video at higher 1080p resolution. Other features include a Mali-T830MP2 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM, and expandable storage via microSD card up to 256 GB. It really is one of the best smartphones you can buy under INR 10,000.
Buy From Amazon: ₹9,999
6. Redmi Y1
This one is for all you selfie-lovers out there. I will just say it out loud. You are neither buying this phone for its display nor for its processing power. You are buying this smartphone for one reason and one reason alone, and that reason is its front-facing camera. The Redmi Y1 packs a 16MP front facing camera which is better than its primary rear-facing camera which is a 13MP shooter. The front-facing camera also offers a low-aperture of f/2.0, which means that it will let more light in, giving you some of the best selfie shots you will ever take in your life.
When you get past its camera set-up you will be pleased to find a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, and dual SIM (nano+nano) with dual-standby (4G+4G) capabilities. Probably the weakest point of this smartphone is its 5.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display which only has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Redmi Y1 packs the worst display of all the phones on this list. That said, you are not buying this phone for its display, you are buying it for its front-facing selfie shooter.
Buy From Amazon: ₹8,999
7. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
If you want a selfie phone but cannot deal with Xiaomi’s MIUI software, take a look at Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie. The phone not only packs a 13MP primary shooter, it also brings a 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The front camera also brings enhanced software features including and not limited to Portrait Mode, Beauty Mode, Selfie Panorama, GIF Animation, and Selfie Master Technology.
The smartphone is being powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. It also supports microSD card which you can use to expand the memory up to 2TB, which is just insane. Sadly, the Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie also packs a mediocre display with a 5.5-inch 720p panel. It does bring Adreno 505 GPU which should really boost the smartphone’s gaming performance. Lastly, there’s a 3000 mAh battery which gets the job done. If selfies are your thing, you can definitely give this one a try.
Buy From Flipkart: ₹9,999
8. Moto E4 Plus
Moto E4 Plus is another good budget from Motorola which brings its signature near stock Android UI and ensures blazing fast performance even when it packs not such a great hardware. Based on Android v7.1.1 Nougat operating system, the smartphone is being powered by a 1.3GHz MT6737 quad-core processor and has 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD. It also packs dual-SIM capabilities with dual-standby (4G+4G).
The primary camera of the phone is good and takes some really great photos, however, the secondary camera is below par. When it comes to paper specs, the primary camera is a 13MP shooter with ƒ/2.0 aperture and the secondary is a 5MP shooter with f/2.4 aperture. One of the best things about this smartphone is its crazy 5000 mAh battery which when combined with its stock Android UI and low-resolution screen (5.5-inch, 1280 x 720 pixels) results in an exceptional battery performance. The battery will easily last you two days if you are using the smartphone moderately.
Buy From Amazon: ₹9,488
9. Lenovo K6 Power
Lenovo K6 Power is another smartphone which brings an exceptional battery life. The fact that the phone only packs a 5-inch display (1920*1080) and has 4,000 mAh battery means that you can easily last two-days without charging this phone. The phone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It also packs a good set of cameras with a 13MP and 8 MP primary and secondary shooter respectively. It also brings the standard 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and microSD card which can be used to expand the memory up to 256GB. The phone is nothing extraordinary, that said, if you are not a fan of large smartphones and wants something which you can use easily with one-hand, Lenovo K6 Power is a great option.
Buy From Amazon: ₹8,229
10. Micromax Canvas Infinity
Micromax used to dominate India’s budget smartphone market before companies like Xiaomi and Motorola killed it. The company is still big in the offline smartphone retail market but it has been lately disappearing from the online marketplace. That’s not to say that it’s not trying. In fact, the company launched its Micromax Canvas Infinity which packs an almost bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect-ratio just to win some ground in the online smartphone marketplace.
Whether the company succeeds in its mission or not is a discussion for another the day, however, the smartphone actually is really good. Powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, the Canvas Infinity runs Android Nougat. It also packs one of the best smartphone camera setups in its price range with a 16MP front camera and 13MP rear camera. The smartphone also offers portrait photography, however, as expected, it’s not something which will wow you. I also don’t love its 2900 mAh which is just not enough when you consider that it’s packing a huge 5.7-inch screen. However, apart from battery life, it’s a fairly solid phone and worth a mention on this list.
Buy From Amazon: ₹9,500
The Best Phones Under 10000 INR (March 2018)
That ends our list of the best smartphones under 10000 INR that you can buy. From Xiaomi, to Honor, to Motorola, there are a variety of smartphone to choose from. Do check this list out and let us know which one is your favorite by writing down in the comments section below.