We live in a time that is really good for a smartphone buyer. Good phones are getting cheap and cheap phones are getting better. Now you can find good smartphones with less than 10,000 rupees, which was not possible just a couple of years ago. Having said that, choosing the right smartphone can be difficult as there are a lot of options out there and you don't want to invest in a smartphone that you will regret buying only a couple of weeks later. That's why we created this list to help our readers make the right choice. So if you're looking for a smartphone with a good budget and don't know which one to get, here are the 10 best phones with less than 10000 INR that you can buy.
The best smartphones less than 10,000 INR
1. Redmi Y2
Xiaomi has launched a new Y series of smartphones to capture all selfie lovers out there and with the latest smartphone in the series; Redmi Y2, the company could win their hearts. Just let me clear this up at the beginning, you are not buying this phone for its display n for its processing power. You are buying this smartphone for a reason and a reason, and this is its front camera. Redmi Y2 equipped with a 16 MP front camera with AI technology and LED flash, that promises to take great selfies. The primary cameras on the back aren't bad either, as they offer a dual camera setup with 12MP + 5MP sensors. Like I said, his cameras, especially the selfie one, are USPs of the device.
Exceeding the cameras, the smartphone carries a plastic body with a brushed metallic finish on the back that doesn't look cheap. That said, it cannot compete with smartphones with a metal body in this price range. When it comes to the display, the smartphone features a large 5.99-inch HD + display (1440 * 720) which frankly a disappointment. Fortunately, Xiaomi hasn't cut any corners in the processor department since the phone carries the Snapdragon 625 processor together with the Adreno 506 GPU . The phone matches this with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory with support for microSD card. As you can see from the specs, the phone clearly focused on users who love selfies, and if you are one of them, you should definitely buy it.
Buy from Amazon: starts at $ 999
2. Redmi 6
Xiaomi recently unveiled the Redmi 6 smartphone in India and it looks like another large Xiaomi smartphone. The smartphone contains a beautiful 5,45-inch HD + (720 x 1440) display with 18: 9 aspect ratio and powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 chipset . When it comes to cameras, the Redmi 5 is not slippery as it contains a dual rear camera consisting of a 12 MP primary sensor with F / 2, 2 aperture and 1, 25 m large pixels, accompanied by a secondary sensor from 5 megapixels, while there is one 5 megapixel front camera with aperture F / 2, 2 and pixel 1, 12um.
Other features include a 3,000 mAh battery, Xiaomi's MIUI9 interface, 3 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of storage, a microSD card slot that can be expanded up to 256 GB . Xiaomi's Redmi line-up has always dominated the low-cost smartphone segment and Redmi 6 will certainly continue this tradition.
Buy from Amazon: starts from Rs. 7999
3. Realme 2
The original Realme 1, launched only a few months ago, was a big budget device, however it also had a lot of compromises. The company appears to have made its mistakes fairly quickly, as it has just released its successor, Realme 2, and mitigates most of the problems encountered while using the original device. For starters, my biggest complaint with Realme 1 was that the smartphone didn't have a fingerprint sensor which was almost a crime in 2018. The Realme 2 mitigates that mistake by bringing a fingerprint sensor that is fast and safe enough .
Speaking of its specifications, the Realme 2 powered by a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 while the Adreno 506 GPU is handling all GPU related needs. Snapdragon 450 very fast to handle all your daily needs, however, don't expect to play AAA mobile game titles on this. The smartphone also features decent cameras for its price with a double 13 MP + 2 MP camera sensor on the back and an 8 MP camera sensor on the front . Probably my biggest problem with this device is its display. The smartphone only packs a 720p display which wouldn't have been a problem if it didn't have a large 6.2 inch screen. Having said that, at its price point, the company had cut some corners, and the display 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
4. Realme C1
While Realme 2 is definitely a pretty good phone, if you saw our first video of impressions, you will know that it brings a lot of downgrade compared to Realme 1. This is where the Realme C1 enters the scene. the phone has a very similar design to Realme 2 and has almost the same specifications. There is a Snapdragon 450 clocked at 1.8 GHz, like Realme 2, so you can be sure that the performance here will be pretty decent. Although, if you're going to be playing games like PUBG Mobile, you should be content with lower-than-favorite graphics and some drop frames here and there. There is also the same 6,2 inch display with the same resolution 720 1520 as Realme 2.
In terms of cameras, Realme C1 also equipped with a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera, and definitely decent for the price. Also, there is one 5 MP front camera for all selfie needs. There is also one 4,230 mAh battery that will certainly last a long time, so great. The only compromise that this phone makes with the Realme 2, which it comes with 2 GB of RAM instead of 3 in Realme 2, and it doesn't have a fingerprint scanner that is anything of a sad story in 2018.
Buy Flipkart's Realme C1 (Rs. 7,999)
5. Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi undoubtedly the king of low-cost smartphones in India. Xiaomi has created a cult following in India and the company is not slowing down. I can bet that this is not the only Xiaomi phone that makes the list, but certainly the best. Redmi Note 5 not only packs a 5, 9 "FHD + display with popular 18: 9 aspect ratio, which is mainly found in flagship smartphones, but also contains the power that can push every pixel of that beautiful display.
Based on the developer Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, the smartphone capable of tackling any task you can launch. The smartphone also offers a decent set of cameras. The main 12MP shooter sensor with f / 2.2 aperture that takes decent photos . The front camera is a 5 megapixel shooter that doesn't do anything amazing but does the job. I also like the fact that the smartphone carries an expandable microSD slot up to 128 GB. Having said that, the my favorite feature of this phone is the huge 4,000 mAh battery it contains .
The phone can easily last a full day. Redmi Note 5 available in various versions, but the version we are suggesting here contains 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory and costs just under INR 10,000.
Buy from Flipkart: $ 999
6. Infinix Note 5 Android One
Infinix is not a popular brand in India and we do not use its phones heavily in our articles. However, with its Infinix Note 5, the company has delivered a smartphone that has pointed out to us and you should too. The biggest advantage of buying this phone is that it is an Android One device, which means you will get it a backup Android experience with faster updates without having to deal with a lot of bloatware . This is reason enough to give this smartphone a recommendation since phones in this price category don't normally carry an Android experience. But you don't have to buy this phone for just that, since Infinix is bringing a lot more to the table.
The smartphone powered by a octa-core MediaTek P23 processor which is quite fast and has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory . It also has a 5.99-inch FHD + display which is pretty good. All that is good, however, where Infinix really offers in the room department. The smartphone packs a 12 MP camera on the back and a 16 MP camera on the front, both equipped with AI technology to help you get better photos. It also contains a monstrous 4500 mAh battery which makes it perfect for advanced users. Whether you love Android stock or not, this is definitely a phone worth checking out.
Buy from Flipkart: $ 999
7. Honor 7C
Honor 7C is the newest device from Honor and certainly feels like a great device at least on paper. The smartphone powered by Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 processor while the graphics processing is managed by the Adreno 506 GPU. When it comes to the display, the smartphone houses a 5.99-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels . The rest of the hardware specifications include a metal body, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and support for microSD cards up to 256 GB.
The phone also includes decent cameras with a 13MP + 2MP dual camera sensor on the back and an 8 megapixel front sensor with f / 2.0 aperture . If Honor's previous phones taught us anything, the fact that their smartphones offer incredibly good cameras at very reasonable prices, and I think Honor 7C will be no different. Finally, there is a 3000 mAh battery which should be able to easily power the device for an entire day.
Buy from Amazon: $ 999
8. ZenFone Max M1
Yet another smartphone under Rs. 10000 you can control, ZenFone Max M1 has a design similar to its more expensive siblings, the ZenFone Max Pro M1. ZenFone Max M1 equipped with a 5,45 inch HD + IPS LCD display and since a relatively small display, the 720p resolution doesn't make it look bad. In terms of performance, the phone comes with the Snapdragon 430 processor with the Adreno 505 GPU that hums for graphic needs. The phone will easily handle daily activities and some casual games, but don't expect to play games like PUBG at large frame rates on this. They are also available 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory which can expand up to 256 GB with a microSD card.
In the photography department, ZenFone Max M1 has a single one 13MP f / 2.0 rear camera which offers admirable performance, especially in good lighting conditions. There is also one 8MP f / 2.0 front camera that's pretty decent for the price. In our use, the selfies of the ZenFone Max M1 were good enough both in good lighting conditions and in low light conditions. Having said that, if you're a standard Android fan, ZenFone Max M1 may not be the best solution since it comes with Asus' ZenUI 5.0 on the top of Android Oreo .
Buy Flipkart's ZenFone Max M1 (Rs. 7,499)
9. Lenovo A5
The Lenovo A5 is also a good Android phone that is priced under Rs. 10,000. The phone equipped with a LCD display HD + IP from 5, 45 inches and has a MediaTek MT6739 processor . While this might seem like a puzzle for some, the MT6739 is actually comparable to the Snapdragon 425 in terms of performance, so you can expect decent performance in everyday use, and even while playing casually. Here are also 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB with a microSD card
In terms of cameras, the Lenovo A5 features a single 13MP rear camera which offers decent performance. There front camera here an 8 megapixel shooter and there is also a selfie flash on the phone, so taking selfies in low light shouldn't be a problem. In addition to all of this, the Lenovo A5 features a powerful 4,000 mAh battery to make things work.
Alternatively, ZenFone Lite L1 is a fairly decent phone to go with, if you're looking for something with performance similar to that of the Lenovo A5 at a much lower price. ZenFone Lite L1 equipped with Snapdragon 430, but only 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory . Here too the 13 MP rear camera, but the 5 megapixel front camera compared to the 8 megapixel one on the Lenovo A5.
Buy the Lenovo A5 from Flipkart (Rs. 7, 499)
Buy ZenFone Lite L1 from Flipkart (Rs. 5,999)
10. 10. or D2
Amazon, in collaboration with Tenor, recently launched the 10.or D2 smartphone and looks like a smartphone with a decent budget. The phone has a 5: 45 inch HD + LTPS 18: 9 display, so the phone looks modern. powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad core processor with Adreno 308 600 MHz GPU, up to 3 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB.
On the front of the camera, the 10.or D2 features a 13 megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. While there are no dual cameras here, the 13MP camera should take some decent photos. In addition to this, the phone also comes with a 3,200 mAh battery, dual SIM and dual 4G standby support and Android 8.0 Oreo.
Buy from Amazon: starts from Rs. 6,999
11. Lenovo K9
Another great Android phone under Rs. 10,000 the Lenovo K9. The phone arrives at Rs. 8,999 and sports a 5,7-inch HD + IPS LCD display . For performance, the phone has a Helio P22 processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 256 GB. The Lenovo K9 is also a gorgeous looking phone with a glass body which looks gorgeous and will probably also remind you of an Honor phone.
As for cameras, the Lenovo K9 features one 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera which should be enough for taking everyday photos. In addition, since a dual camera, you can also take portraits with depth effects. On the front, the phone has another one 13MP + 5MP dual camera, so you can also take nice selfies with bokeh. Here too there is a front flashso even selfies in low light conditions should look pretty nice.
Buy the Lenovo K9 from Flipkart (Rs. 8, 999)
12. Redmi 6A
By adding another Xiaomi budget smartphone to the list, the Redmi 6A has just made its debut in India and boasts a lot of changes compared to its predecessor. The device sports a taller 45.4-inch HD + display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1440 720 pixels. Redmi 6A, this time, not powered by a Snapdragon processor but by the MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, which has a 2.0GHz clock. There are also 2 GB of RAM available, as well as two storage options: 16 GB or 32 GB.
Buy from Amazon: starts from Rs. 5,999
13. Moto E5
Moto E5 the latest ultra-cheap Motorola smartphone and definitely deserves a place on this list. Powered by a Qualcomm MSM8917 processor Snapdragon 425 and Adreno 308 GPU, the smartphone works really well. Not the best performing phone on this list, however, not even the worst. The device also offers 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Although I'm not unhappy with the internal storage, I wish it came with 3 GB of RAM. I am not worried about the internal memory as the smartphone supports the microSD card up to 256 GB which should solve any storage problem.
Arriving at the front of the device, Moto E5 contains a 5, 7 inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Although the 720p screen is a bit slower on paper, in the real world, it doesn't look bad at all. Finally, the smartphone carries a 13 MP (f / 2.0) camera on the back while the 5 MP (f / 2.2) sensor manages all selfie needs. The cameras take decent photos, especially in daylight. They are nothing exceptional, however, they do the job. The greatest strength of this device is its user interface. Moto E5 the only phone on this list that comes with an almost obvious Android experience and if you wish, you basically have no other options.
Buy from Amazon : $ 1049
14. Lenovo K6 Power
Lenovo K6 Power another smartphone that offers exceptional battery life. The fact that the phone be gifted only of a 5-inch display (1920 * 1080) and a 4,000 mAh battery means that you can easily last two days without recharging this phone. The phone powered by the Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It also contains a good set of cameras with a 13 MP and 8 MP primary and secondary shooter respectively . It also carries the standard 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM and the microSD card which can be used to expand the memory up to 256 GB. The phone is nothing extraordinary, that said, if you are not a fan of large smartphones and want something that you can easily use with one hand, the Lenovo K6 Power is a great option.
Buy from Amazon: $ 8,229
The best phones less than 10000 INR (October 2018)
Our list of the best smartphones with less than 10,000 INR you can buy ends. From Xiaomi, to Honor, to Motorola, there are a variety of smartphones to choose from. Check this list and let us know which one is your favorite by writing in the comments section below.