Today, for the engaging Indian techies we present the “10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 10000”, September 2019 edition. It is well known that smartphones are considerably the best allies in our daily life, for that reason we want to present some of the best brands for the Indian market that, hopefully, will get all the features you need for the present budget which is under Rs. 10K INR. What can you get under a budget-friendly price tag? Quad camera? 48MP camera? 5000mAh battery? Let’s find out! 🙂
10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 10000 INR – Let The Numbers Roll!
10. Xiaomi Redmi 7
Starting our list of 10 best smartphones under Rs 10000, we have the Xiaomi Redmi 7, this phone has a rectangular shape with trimmed corners. The screen of the smartphone is 6.3 inch, ideal to proper view images and play games with a resolution of HD+ resolution, but that is not all, to protect the display it has a Gorilla Glass 5, providing 4 times resistance to falls and water.
On the back, we can find a 12 MP and 2 MP cameras, whereas the front side carries an 8 MP camera with multiple useful tools for selfies shots (as Bokeh mode). Along with this, the device features others modes, like Face Beauty, Face detection, and Panorama Shot.
Redmi 7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with the latest version of Android 8.0 (upgradable to 9.0), this processor comes in conjunction with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM. To power it, the device bring a built-in battery of 4000 mAh, powerful enough for 13 hours of full video playback or around 18 hours of continuous use of the smartphone without worrying about charging it.
Price: Rs 7400 – 8999 INR (2/3GB variants)
Color Options: Three (Comet Blue, Eclipse Black, Lunar Red)
The Honor 8C is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chip while the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro sports a Snapdragon 625 mobile platform. At the same time, the processor is paired with a 4GB RAM and 32/64GB ROM. However, the smartphone has a three-card slot design, meaning that we can insert two SIM cards for a dual 4G network and expand the storage up to 256GB through the micro SD card slot.
The device has a 4000 mAh super-large battery, providing 2 days of use on a single charge, thanks to its smart power-saving function which learns a user’s daily habits and optimizes the ratio between energy consumption and the use.
When talking about camera performance, the Honor 8C carries 13MP + 2MP rear cameras with a large aperture of F/1.8, the amount of light entering is increased by nearly 50% compared with the previous generation. Due to it and the AI, the camera can stably capture the best shots in a low light environment. This is also true for the 8 MP front camera. It’s one of the few phone under 10K INR budget which has a boasting 4GB RAM.
At no.8 in the list of top 10 smartphones under Rs 10000 INR another phone from Xiaomi. The Redmi Y3 display a 6.26-inch (19:9) HD+ IPS screen with a tiny U-shaped dot notch at the top housing its biggest highlight, the 32MP front camera with an f/2.25 aperture, empowered by AI beautify 4.0 mode which, Xiaomi claims, will subtly enhance every shot. On the rear, just in the glass-finish polycarbonate body, there is a 12MP camera paired with a 2MP depth sensor. This smartphone is protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
For the Redmi Y3, Xiaomi has opted for a Snapdragon 632 octa-core chipset that is built on the 14nm process technology. The chipset features custom Kyro 250 cores and Cortex-A53 cores, as can be seen, thanks to these powerful cores the phone can run smoothly the hardest tasks. The Redmi Y3 is available in two versions: 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM or 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, each with a dedicated card slot.
Note: only 3GB + 32GB version is inder Rs 10K INR.
Price: Rs 8599 – 12,599 INR (3/4GB, 32/64GB)
Color Options: Three (Bold Red, Elegant Blue, Prime Black)
The Realme 3i has a MediaTek Helio P60 processor in place of the Helio P70 that powers its previous version. Although this may be true, the P60 is still a very capable octa-core chip, with good CPU and GPU performance for its class. Realme integrate this smartphone with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of ROM, which has a price between RS. 7999 to 9999.
The device features a rear 13 MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus (PDAF), featuring a second 2 MP sensor for depth calculations. But that’s not all, we can find the 13 MP front camera placed in the dewdrop notch of the 6.2-inch HD+ (720x 1520) screen. On one side of the phone is located the triple-slot tray, which can accommodate two 4G Nano-SIM and a microSD card, all at once.
The 4230 mAh battery has screen power-saving features that allow up to 35 hours on standby mode or 22 hours browsing online.
Price: Rs 7,999 – 9,999 INR (3/4GB, 32/64GB)
Color Options: Three (Diamond Black, Diamond Blue, Diamond Red)
The Galaxy M20 uses a V-shaped notch for its screen which has fairly minimal bezels. The 6.3-inch display FHD+ (2340 x 1080 px) has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. On the bottom, unlike the Galaxy M10, the M20 makes use of a USB-C port along the bottom edge for charging and data transfer. While competing devices like the Redmi Note 6 and Honor 10 Lite continue to make use of the older Micro-USB standard.
The smartphone is powered by the Exynos 7904 chipset. Built on a 14-nanometer process, the chipset uses a combination of two Cortex A73 cores clocked at 1.8GHz, paired with six Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. On the other hand, the phone also has 4GB of RAM, which should assist in multitasking and 64GB ROM that can be expanded further. Due to the dual nano-SIM card slots, as well as a dedicated microSD card slot.
For the cameras, sports a combination of 13 MP primary sensor and an f/1.9 aperture at the back along with a 5 MP ultrawide camera. The secondary camera has a 120-degree field of view, which is great for capturing a larger frame. Finally, with the 5000 mAh battery, the phone lasts up to 2 days of use. Also, supports 15W fast charging and takes just about 2 hours to get fully charged.
Note: This phone is usually above 10K INR, however, because of the recent discount of the Blue colored 3GB version on Amazon, it’s under the 10K price.
At the mid of 10 best smartphones under Rs 10000 INR is Realme U1. The 6.3-inch IPS screen has a 450nit maximum brightness, which makes it very legible under direct sunlight. Also displays a 1080 x 2340 resolution, for sharper images and vivid colors. Realme use Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the front of this phone. All in all, this is a selfie-focused phone that’s why it has a 25-megapixel Sony IMX 576 front sensor with an f/2 aperture, which we have previously seen in the Oppo F7.
Another highlight of the Realme U1 is the MediaTek Helio P70 processor, which is a speedier version of the Helio P60. The hardware section also includes 3G / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of ROM, if this is not enough space for you, the Realme U1 also supports two Nano-SIM with dual 4G VoLTE and a dedicated slot for a microSD card.
The Realme 3 smartphone has a 13 MP front camera sitting in the notch (f/2.0), featuring: Portrait mode, Panorama, and Nightscape mode. As well as the front camera, the rear one has a 13 MP (f/1.8) sensor with a 2 MP depth sensor.
The biggest improvement to this phone is its processor, which gets a great boost, the one we are talking about is the Helio P70 which powers the phone, MediaTek’s flagship chipset. Overall, It is a reliable performer in moderate to heavy usage and a good pick for gamers on a budget. On the other hand, the SIM tray can accommodate two Nano-SIM cards and a MicroSD card, all at once.
The battery capacity is 4230 mAh and with the Screen Battery Optimization, you can increase the battery life up to 10%. The battery should endure for more than a day for most users.
Price: Rs 8,999 – 10,999 INR (3/4GB, 32/64GB)
Color Options: Three (Diamond Red, Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue)
Now, entering the top 3 Smartphones Under Rs 10000, we have the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2. On the front, there’s a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display (2280 x 1080) with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, bringing an awesome resistance to the phone. But that’s not all, in the notch, we can find the front 13MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and an LED flash. Selfies are quite good, and face detection locks focus accurately when taking a group selfie. On the back, we can find a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor with f/1.8 aperture combined with a 5MP depth sensor, which supports 4k video records.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with an Adreno 512 GPU. The Snapdragon is the top line chipset in this price range, Asus did well moving up from the Snapdragon 636, unlike Xiaomi with the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Max Pro M2 allows online searching even while multitasking with several apps opens in the background, bringing a fluid experience without lag or stuttering.
There is a 3/4/ 6GB RAM with a 32/ 64GB ROM. Also, a 3-in-1 tray with dedicated slots for two nano-SIM cards and a microSD card to expand storage up to 2TB is available. Meanwhile, it has a 5000mAh battery capacity, the smartphone easily lasts for a day and a half with moderate to heavy usage.
Coming at no.2 on the list of 10 best smartphones under Rs 10000 INR is, the Redmi Note 7S which features a glass front and back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides (like the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note Pro). The 6.3-inch LCD produces a decent color and brightness. On the top, a dot notch is located, a notification LED in the bottom and a hybrid SIM slot on its side. This phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC which offers very good app and gaming performance.
The front 13-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture includes differents camera modes like Portrait, Panorama, Night, and Pro. Also, the highlighted feature, its 48MP Samsung GM1 primary sensor, and the 5MP depth sensor are precise and powerful. The video recording maxes out at 1080p for the primary camera, and at the same time, we will have the option to record at 30fps or 60fps.
Finally, the 4000mAh battery will last a full day on a single charge, and for the fast charging, the Redmi 7S supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 standard of 18W.
Price: Rs 9,999 – 13,999 INR (3/4GB, 32/64GB)
Color Options: Four (Astro Moonlight White, Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue)
The best performance device under Rs 10000 is the Realme 5, which features a polycarbonate build and laminated plastic back panel from its predecessor. The phone has a big 6.5-inch HD+ (720+ resolution) display. On one side the phone has a slot for two Nano-SIM cards and a dedicated slot for a microSD card.
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC and comes in three variants, these are 3/32GB, 4/64GB or 4/128GB, it gives to the App and gaming a good performance without heat up too much the phone. The Realme 5 has a 5000mAh battery, which easily lasts for a day and a half or even more on one charge.
The Realme 5 has four cameras at the back, which is the first phone to have such an arrangement under Rs. 10000. Besides the primary camera and depth sensor (Primary 12MP, f/1.8 lens; 119° ultra-wide-angle 8MP camera; 2MP macro camera; 2MP portrait camera; LED flash; [email protected] video recording), Realme has also added a wide-angle and a macro lens, useful for every shot. The 13-megapixel selfie camera also has electronic stabilization for videos. So, a quad camera, AI SoC, 5000mAh monstrous battery, triple slots make this phone the best smartphone under Rs.10000.
Note: It’s the only phone to provide 128GB storage for Rs 11,999 which is Realme 5’s highest variant. Moreover, the product will be arriving soon on Flipkart
Price: Rs 9,999 – 11,999 INR (3/4GB, 32/64/128GB)
Color Options: Four (Astro Moonlight White, Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue)
From an extremely powerful camera to top tier hardware performance, the devices showed in this top are highlighted for one or more of these features, but what makes them shine is the excellent performance of the capabilities offered for smartphones under Rs. 10000 price that, compared to the competition, makes them an awesome deal overall.
Quad Rear Camera, 5000mAh Battery, SD 665 (Best Performance under 10K), Splash Resistant, 2K video recording with EIS, Dedicated MicroSD slot
Redmi Note 7S
Incredible Samsung 48MP f/1.8 Dual camera, 4000mAh with QC 4.0 (18W fastest low-end charging phone, Type-C port), FHD+ Resolution, Gorilla Glass 5, 1080p EIS recording at @120 fps, SD 660
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
5000mAh Battery, FHD+ resolution, Gorilla Glass 6, Nice Low-Light Camera Performance, 2k video recording, SD 660, dedicated MicroSD slot
Helio P60 12nm/Helio P70 (Second Best performance under 10K), Good 13Mp Dual f/1.8 camera, 4230mAh Battery, Dedicated MicroSD slot
We hope you loved our list of 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 10000 INR of September 2019. Did we miss any phone? Let us know in the comments.
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10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 10000 INR | September 2019
The Top 10 / 10 Best Smartphones under Rs 10,000 INR includes Indian smartphones released before 31 August.