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 1
RealMe 1 is probably the unique and the best-looking smartphone on this list. Coming from the house of Oppo, the phone brings an acrylic plastic body featuring a beautiful glossy diamond cut pattern at the back. I love the design on the back, however, I must also admit that while it looks good, it’s build quality is not the best I have seen. Coming to the guts of the smartphone, it is being powered by a Helio P60 processor while the Mali-G72 MP3 is handling all the GPU needs. I was happily surprised to find that the smartphone performs pretty well. The phone handled everything that I threw at it. Even playing games Asphalt 8 was smooth at high settings.
However, the good parts end here as the rest of the things on this smartphone are pretty average. The 13MP primary and the 8MP secondary camera take below average photos while the 6.0-inch FullHD display which is just not good enough. However, the worst problem with this smartphone is that it doesn’t bring a fingerprint sensor. I mean, that’s a crime in 2018 and I can see it alienating prospective buyers. That said, if you want something which looks different and gives a good performance, you might want to consider this.
Buy From Amazon: ₹8,990
5. 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
6. 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
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 (July 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.