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. 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
3. Redmi Y2
Xiaomi launched a new Y-series of smartphones to woo all the selfie-lovers out there, and with the release of the latest smartphone in the series; the Redmi Y2, the company might just win their hearts. Let me just clarify this at the start, 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 Y2 brings a 16MP AI-powered front-facing camera with LED flash which promises to take great selfies. The primary cameras at the back are also not half bad as it brings a dual-camera setup with 12MP+5MP sensors. As I said, its cameras, especially the selfie one, are the USP of the device.
Getting past the cameras, the smartphone brings a plastic body with a brushed metallic finish on the back which doesn’t feel cheap. That said, it also cannot compete with the smartphones with the metallic body in this price range. When it comes to the display, the smartphone brings a big 5.99-inch HD+ display (1440*720) which is quite frankly a letdown. Thankfully, Xiaomi has not cut any corners in the processor department as the phone brings the Snapdragon 625 processor along with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone pairs this with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with support for microSD card. As you can see from the specs, the phone is clearly focused on users with love for selfies, and if you are one of them, you should definitely buy this one.
Buy From Amazon: ₹9,999
4. Realme 2
The original Realme 1 which launched just a few months back was a great budget device, however, it also had a ton of compromises. It seems the company realized its mistakes pretty fast as it has just released its successor, the Realme 2 and it mitigates most of the problems that we encountered while using the original device. For starters, my biggest complaints with RealMe 1 was that the smartphone didn’t feature a fingerprint sensor which is almost a crime in 2018. The Realme 2 mitigates that mistake by bringing a fingerprint sensor which is pretty fast and secure.
Talking about its specs, the Realme 2 is being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor while the Adreno 506 GPU is handling all the GPU related needs. The Snapdragon 450 is plenty fast to handle all your day to day needs, however, don’t expect to play any AAA mobile gaming titles on this one. The smartphone also packs decent cameras for its price with a dual 13 MP + 2 MP camera sensor at the back and an 8 MP camera sensor at the front. Probably my biggest problem with this device is its display. The smartphone only packs a 720p display which wouldn’t have been such a problem if it didn’t have a big 6.2-inch screen. That being said, at its price point, the company had cut some corners, and the display is where Realme decided to do it. If you can live with its low-resolution display, you should definitely check it out.
Buy From Flipkart: ₹8,990
5. Infinix Note 5
Infinix is not a popular brand in India and we ourselves don’t feature its phones heavily in our articles. However, with its Infinix Note 5, the company has delivered a smartphone which made us notice it and you should too. The biggest benefit of buying this phone is that it’s an Android One device which means you will be getting a stock Android experience with faster updates without having to deal with a ton of bloatware. That is enough of a reason for me to give this smartphone a recommendation as the phones in this price category normally don’t bring a stock Android experience. But, you don’t have to buy this phone for just that as Infinix is bringing much more to the table.
The smartphone is being powered by a MediaTek P23 octa-core processor which is pretty fast and has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It also has a 5.99-inch FHD+ display which is quite good. All that is good, however, where Infinix really delivers is in the camera department. The smartphone packs a 12 MP camera at the back and a 16 MP camera at the front both of which feature AI technology to help you get better photos. It also packs a monstrous 4500 mAh battery which makes it great for power users. Whether you love stock Android or not, this is definitely a phone worth checking out.
Buy From Flipkart: ₹9,999
6. Honor 7C
Honor 7C is the newest budget device from Honor and it certainly feels like a great device at least on paper. The smartphone is being powered by Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 processor while the graphics processing is being handled by Adreno 506 GPU. When it comes to the display, the smartphone is housing a 5.99-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Rest of the hardware specifications include a metal body, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and support for microSD card up to 256GB
The phone also packs decent cameras with a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera sensor at the back and an 8MP sensor at the front with f/2.0 aperture. If Honor’s previous phones have taught us anything, it’s the fact that their smartphones pack incredibly good cameras at very reasonable prices, and I believe that Honor 7C will not be any different. Lastly, there’s a 3000 mAh which should be able to easily power the device for an entire day.
Buy From Amazon: ₹9,999
7. 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
8. 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
9. Moto E5
Moto E5 is the latest ultra-budget smartphone from Motorola and it certainly deserves a place on this list. Powered by a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 processor and Adreno 308 GPU, the smartphone performs really well. It’s not the best performing phone on this list, however, it’s also not the worst. The device also brings 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. While I am not unhappy about the internal storage, I do wish that it came with 3 GB of RAM. I am not concerned about the internal storage as the smartphone supports microSD card up to 256 GB which should solve any storage-related issues.
Coming to the front of the device, the Moto E5 packs a 5.7-inch IPS LCD panel which has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Although the 720p screen is a bit of downer on paper, in real-world, it doesn’t look half bad. Finally, the smartphone brings a 13 MP (f/2.0) camera at the back while the 5 MP (f/2.2) sensor is handling all the selfie needs. The cameras take decent pictures, especially in daylight. They are nothing exceptional, however, they do get the job done. The biggest selling point of this device is its UI. The Moto E5 is the only phone on this list which comes with a near stock Android experience and if you want that, you basically have no other options.
Buy from Amazon: ₹10,049
10. 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
The Best Phones Under 10000 INR (September 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.