The Indian consumers are spoilt with choices when it comes to buying a phone. While the high-end phones definitely provide impeccable features, it’s the budget segment in which real volume flows. The technology is becoming more affordable every passing day and one can easily get their hands-on interesting phones under 10000 in India.
The low budget phones these days are offering all kinds of features to lure customers. Right from 16 MP rear camera to fingerprint sensors along with great battery life is now in attendance.
But the big question remains, which one you should buy? We looked through the available options in the market and pastored a list of latest and best devices available in the market. Take a look at our picks for the best phones under 10000 in the Indian market at the moment.
1. RealMe 5
RealMe 5 has been the talk of the town ever since it’s launch. The phone comes packed with commendable features like quad camera, 6.5-inch HD+ display, great battery backup and all of this combined with an attractive diamond finish design. The phone is an absolute value for money and best you can get in this segment. The phone has slots for two nano-sim cards and a dedicated slot for the micro SD card. The primary 12MP camera is followed by a wide-angle, and a macro lens along with a depth sensor which provides a great photography experience.
|Display||6.50-inch, 720×1600 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE|
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S is a dream come true for all the photography lovers out there. It’s the only phones under 10000 that comes with a 48 Meg-pixel rear camera. The Samsung GM-1 sensor comes as an added bonus. The phone is also ideal for gamers packed with Snapdragon 660. The smartphone has a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. For the price, Xiaomi offers all its standard features along with great camera and performance.
|Display||6.30-inch, 1080×2340 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Camera||48+5 | 13|
3. Xiomi Redmi Note 7
The Redmi Note 7 offers a refined experience that won’t let you down thanks to a Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood. The dewdrop notch, a notification LED in the chin and a hybrid SIM slot makes it one of the best phone under 10000. The Redmi Note 7 has a 6.3-inch LCD display and is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides. The phone comes with 12 MP primary camera and is backed with 4000mAh battery to get you through the day.
|Display||6.26-inch, 720×1520 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632|
|Camera||12 + 2 | 13 MP|
4. Xiaomi Redmi Y3
The Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is meant to be a delight for the selfie addicts. The phone sports a tiny U-shaped dot notch and comes is beautiful gradient pattern. The phone comes with dual camera and also has a fingerprint sensor. The Redmi Y3 features a 6.26-inch HD+ IPS screen. The 32-megapixel selfie camera is the actual highlight of the phone. Snapdragon 632 does its job just fine and the phone easily supports heavy-duty games like PUBG. You won’t regret investing your money in this if a good camera is on top of your list.
|Display||6.26-inch, 1520 X 720 pixels|
|Camera||12 + 2 | 32 MP|
5. RealMe 3
RealMe 3 comes in a unibody and is the phone for the millennial. The phone has a dewdrop notch and gradient colour design which makes it trend ready. The plastic body of the phone not only makes it super light but also gives the phone a great grip. The 6.2 inches waterdrop HD+ display gives you a great screen experience. The handset runs on 2.1GHz Helio P70 octa-core chipset and is paired up with up to 4GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The games on this particular phone run super smooth thanks to Helio P70 SoC and Game Space. RealMe 3 is the first phone launched by the company to support Android Pie. The finger lock sensor as well the face unlock works super fast. The phone comes with a 13 MP + 2 MP standard rear camera and a 13 MP front camera. You can definitely invest in RealMe 3 if you are on a budget and want a phone that looks as well as perform great.
|Display||6.20-inch, 1520 X 720 pixels|
|Camera||13+2 MP | 13 MP|
6. RealMe 2 Pro
RealME 2 Pro gives a strong competition to all the phones available in a similar price range with top-of-the-line mid-range chipset from Qualcomm at the unbelievable price. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC and is available in three configurations of 4, 6 and 8 GB. The 16 MP +2 MP camera provides room for some really good pictures with good lighting. The night mode also does justice and one can score decent shots in low light. The smartphone is pretty light in weight and as claimed by the company comes with 13-15 layers of lamination. The phone does have noticeable lags when switching to higher graphics but except that, you won’t really find any performance issue.
|Display||6.30 inchs, 2340 x 1080 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE|
|Camera||16 + 2 | 16 MP|
7. ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1
The subtle design of ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 doesn’t make it stand out but the classic definitely hits the right spot. The USP of the phone is it’s solid metal body and a 5000 mAh battery to back it up. Once fully charged, the phone can be easily used for the entire day without being worried about the battery life. The 5.99 inches full HD display and the IPS LCD panel gives a great viewing experience. The phone just like every other 2019 phone comes with dual camera. The primary 13 MP camera along with a 5MP depth sensor for commendable portraits. The 8 MP front camera lags behind given the competition and crazy good camera provided by other smartphones of same range. The Qualcomm SDM636 isn’t the latest and nicest of the software and you might feel a little out of the place using it but if a decent performance and a great battery life is your requirement, opt for this beauty by ASUS.
|Display||5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels|
|Processor||Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636|
|Camera||13 + 5 MP | 8 MP|
8. RealMe U1
Also a selfie-centric phone, the Realme U1 has a 25MP selfie shooter capable of taking HDR selfies. Other than that, there’s the same MediaTek Helio P70 that’s also there on the Realme 3 ensuring stable performance. The Realme U1 is for those who prefer a good front camera without compromising on the performance and the budget. The Realme U1 is the answer to the Redmi Y-series and focuses more on the selfie camera than the rear camera. That said, the Realme U1 is also quite capable of delivering a good performance. It’s quite fast to recognise scenes in the camera and apps and games load relatively faster on the phone. The display is also quite big to enjoy movies and TV shows, but it lacks the DRM certification to stream content in HD.
|Display||6.30 inches, 1080×2340 pixels|
|Camera||13 + 2 | 25 MP|