The days are gone when only high-end phones could contain great cameras or an extraordinary display or a powerful processor. Thanks to continuous technological advances, smartphone manufacturers have been able to offer quality devices at affordable prices. Features like fast processors, good cameras, fingerprint sensors and decent battery life have begun to make headway in the budget segment. With such a wealth of good options now available to choose from, you might be confused as to which one to choose, particularly in the INR 5K-10K price range. Well, don't worry anymore, because we will help you make your decision much easier.
10 best smartphones less than 10,000 INR
1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi best known for its budget offers. The Redmi line, in particular, immediately offers excellent functionality at unbeatable prices. Their latest smartphone, the Redmi Note 4 is no different.
While the Redmi Note 4 available in 3 different variants, you can get the 2 GB version of RAM and 32 GB of ROM in Rs. 10,000. In addition to these specifications, the remaining functions remain constant in all 3 variants. The phone has a 5.5 inch Full HD display with 401 ppi. The device powered by Snapdragon 625 Octa-Core processor, which is clocked at 2 GHz, and it comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Xiaomi's own MIUI. Redmi Note 4 has a 13 MP primary shooter and a 5 MP secondary camera. On the battery front, the device has a capacity of 4, 100 mAh.
Overall, the combination of these specifications with this price point helps Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 to stay above the competition and our choice for the best smartphone in this price segment.
Buy from Flipkart: (Rs. 9, 999)
2. Yu Yureka Black
Micromax's sister company, Yu, shares Micromax's goal of offering flagship specifications at affordable rates. The Yu Yureka Black their latest offer, which seems to hit all the sweet spots. Powered by an Octa Core Snapdragon 430 clocked at 1.4 GHz, the Yureka Black features well 4 GB of RAM is 32 GB of ROM. The device has one of the best displays in the budget segment than a 5, 5 inch Full HD display of 441ppi . The Yureka Black works with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, with Yu promising a 7.1.2 update in a few weeks.
The phone has a 13 MP primary camera and one secondary camera from 8 MP for selfies. The black Yureka comes with a 3,000 mAh battery, which should last the day under normal use. The Yureka Black available in 2 variants: Matte Black and Chrome Black.
The Yu Yureka Black is the only device in this price segment to offer 4 GB of RAM, which automatically makes it the ideal choice for multitaskers.
Buy from Flipkart: (Rs.8.999)
3. Xiaomi Redmi 4
Xiaomi has captured the budget scene with most of its offers, offering a variety of features, satisfying the various pocket sizes under the budget plate. Announced in May 2017, Redmi 4 is the smaller but very powerful brother of the aforementioned Redmi Note 4.
Redmi 4 powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 435 processor, combined with 3 GB of RAM is 32 GB of ROM . The phone has a 5-inch HD screen (720 1280) with a 294 ppi. Although the screen is not exceptional compared to the other phones on this list, the lower resolution helps the device maintain stellar battery life, especially when paired with a battery from 4,100 mAh . The phone also comes with 6.0.1 Marshmallow, with MIUI skin on it. In the camera segment, Redmi 4 features a 13 MP secondary shooter and a 5 MP secondary shooter.
Xiaomi Redmi 4 has a smaller screen, but offers more RAM, compared to Redmi Note 4, thus making this device a little more practical but powerful. Redmi 4 also available in a variant of 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB, whose price Rs. 6,999.
Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 8, 999)
4. Lenovo K6 Power
Lenovo may be lagging behind the low-cost smartphone market, arriving on the market just a couple of years ago, but has consistently captured a significant portion of it. Their latest offering, the K6 Power, proves to be a worthy rival for the biggest players in the budget scene.
The Lenovo K6 Power uses a 1, 4 GHz Snapdragon 430 processor, coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM . Has a 5-inch Full HD display with 441 ppi, which looks very sharp. It comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Lenovo's Vibe user interface. K6 power is supplied with a battery from 4,000 mAh, which Lenovo promises to help you last 2 days during normal use. The K6 features a 13 MP primary camera and an 8 MP secondary camera for selfies.
Over the years, Lenovo's Vibe user interface also gained a lot, thus making the operating system fairly intuitive. The K6 Power offers a great package of features to feed energy-hungry consumers at a very inexpensive price.
Buy from Flipkart: (Rs. 9, 999)
5. Moto E4
Motorola recently announced the fourth generation of the E series smartphones. The Moto E range has always turned to the entry-level smartphone market and the Moto E4 is a noteworthy inexpensive smartphone.
Moto E4 equipped with a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 or 427 processor or the Mediatek 6737 chip, combined with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. It has a 5-inch HD display with a pixel density of 294 ppi. The Moto E4 comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat as standard with some of the Moto apps provided. It has a 2,800 mAh removable battery, which together with the standard Android, should help you last all day. The E4 comes with an 8 MP primary camera and one 5 MP secondary camera with front flash . The device also has a fingerprint sensor on the front.
The all-new Moto E4 packs a handful of features for its price, and makes itself a worthy competitor in the budget segment.
Buy from Amazon : (Coming)
6. Asus ZenFone Selfie
The current trend for the new generations has clearly been a selfie, and the Asus Zenfone Selfie aims to capitalize on precisely this aspect. The main focus of this device was that of the cameras, with the phone offering a primary from 13 MP and one camera secondary 13 MP for selfies.
The Asus ZenFone Selfie powered by the Octa Core Snapdragon 615 processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. equipped with a 5.5 inch Full HD display with 403 ppi. The phone also comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, but an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been released by Asus, which is still quite disappointing. The user interface layered with the Zen user interface of Asus, which promises to offer great battery optimizations when paired with the 3,000 mAh battery in this device.
Asus ZenFone Selfie, as its name suggests, is the best choice for selfie-addicts, as the 13MP front-facing camera helps produce exceptional images.
Buy from Flipkart: (Rs. 9, 999)
7. Asus ZenFone Max
One of the biggest problems that users face is the poor battery life of their devices. The other entry on this Asus list, the Asus ZenFone Max is the company's attempt to solve this problem for their consumers. The device equipped with a gigantic 5,000 mAh battery, which when coupled with the processor under stock and a 720p display, along with the battery optimization of Zen UI, promise to offer 37, 3 hours of phenomenal conversation.
The Asus ZenFone Max powered by Octa Core Snapdragon 615 of 1.5 GHz, coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage space . It comes with a 5.5-inch HD display (720 1280) with a density of 267 ppi pixels. It comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Zen UI on it. The phone comes with a 13 MP main camera along with a 5 MP secondary camera.
ZenFone tailored for users who want the best battery life from their device, but on a limited budget.
Buy from Flipkart: (Rs. 9,499)
8. Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Yes, we know that this is the third Xiaomi product in this list, but this only shows how well Xiaomi is doing well in the budget segment, and because many consider it also the king. The Redmi 4A is one of their other products intended for consumers who have a very tight budget constraint.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A powered by a 1, 4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space. It comes with a 5-inch HD display (720 1280) with 296 ppi. The phone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI on it. The device also has a battery from 3120 mAh which can last an entire day. The Xiaomi Redmi 4A contains a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP secondary shooter.
Redmi 4A offers a package almost similar to that of the other brothers, but the underclocked processor and lower resolution display should help achieve near-similar performance at a lower cost than battery life.
Buy from Amazon: (Rup. 5,999)
9. Nokia 3
Nokia ready for its return to the smartphone market with the introduction of its new line in 2017. The Nokia 3 is one of the newly announced devices that promises many features for a convenient device.
The Nokia 3 powered by Quad Core Coretek MT6737 at 1.4 GHz and comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. It has a 5-inch HD display with 294 ppi. The phone equipped with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Pixel Launcher and other modifications of Nokia. The Nokia 3 offers a 2,560 mAh battery, which should be able to get through the day. It also has an 8 MP main camera and an 8 MP secondary camera for selfies.
Nokia has been a brand that has always been welcomed by consumers. The Nokia 3 aims to strengthen the public's trust in the company and promises to continue providing devices they can count on. For the price point, the Nokia 3 has a fair amount of functionality.
Available from offline stores: (Rs. 9,499)
10. Coolpad Note 5 Lite
The younger and more refined version of Coolpad's Note 5 is a great competitor for budget phones in this list.
The Coolpad Note 5 Lite powered by a 1 GHz MT6735CP Media Core processor and comes with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. It has a 5-inch HD display (1280 720) with 294 ppi. The phone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI 8.0 Coolpad on it. When compared to other products on this list, the Note 5 Lite has a 2500 mAh battery, the Cool user interface helps the device maintain its support. The device comes with a 13 MP main camera with a camera 8 MP secondary with a flash Front LED for selfies.
Mediatek has grown continuously to compete head-to-head with Snapdragon processors, and the MT6735CP is a great budget performer, making the Note 5 Lite an excellent choice for the budget segment.
Buy from Amazon: (Rs. 8,199)
Honorable mention: Panasonic Eluga Ray X
While Panasonic the brand that arrived at the party a little late, the company's Eluga Ray X a great option for anyone looking for a nice smartphone in the budget segment. The Panasonic Eluga Ray X powered by a MT6737 Quad Core MediaCorek processor at 1, 3 GHz, coupled with 3 GB of RAM is 32 GB of ROM . It has a 5.5 inch (720 1280) HD display at 267 ppi. The phone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a spare user interface. The Eluga Ray X contains one 4,000 mAh battery which should last for 1, 5 days. Pack one 13MP primary and 5MP secondary camera.
The Panasonic Eluga Ray X is also a great option for selfie-addicts, offering a front flash to click selfie in night mode. As an added benefit, you get an excellent 3 GB of RAM, which is more than most devices in the same bracket.
Buy from Flipkart: (Rs. 8, 999)
The best smartphones Under 10000 INR
The budget section is an ever growing target for most companies out there, and the direction in which the market is headed. With a plethora of options available, competition is tough, and the choice for the consumer – even tougher. We have managed to list the best smartphones you can buy in the INR price range from 5,000 to 10,000. So which budget smartphone are you going to buy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.