Budget smartphones are a dozen, but not all are the same. Xiaomi is in the lead when it comes to the best budget smartphones in India, but its rivals, like Samsung and Realme, the new kid on the block, have a hard time. Add the rather short product update cycles to the mix and we get new budget smartphones every month.
As a result, there are several great options when it comes to phones under 10,000 Rupees. In such a scenario, finding the best phone that meets your needs while providing good value for money can be an easy task.
But do not worry, if you want to know what the best phones under 10,000 Rupees in India are, here are some answers.
Weight: 198 g | Dimensions: 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie | Screen Size: 6.5 inches | Resolution: 720×1600 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 665 | R.A.M: 3 / 4GB | Camp: 32/64 / 128GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Backup camera: 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 13MP
Low pixel density
The Realme 5 came just a few months after the Realme 3, but brought improvements in almost all segments.
The biggest update comes with the quad camera setup on the back, which is pretty rare in this price segment, as well as the Snapdragon 665 chipset that powers it.
The large 5,000 mAh battery in conjunction with the efficient processor and the low-resolution display ensure a long battery life.
Read ours complete review of the Realme 5
Samsung Galaxy M10s
Weight: 169 g | Dimensions: 158.4 x 74.7 x 7.8 mm | Operating system: Android 9 Pie | Screen Size: 6.4 inches | Resolution: 1560×720 (aspect ratio 19.5: 9) | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Exynos 7884B | R.A.M: 3 GB | Camp: 32GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Backup camera: 13MP + 5MP | Front camera: 8MP
FullHD + display
4,000 mAh battery
Samsung has done a great job with its M series of low-cost phones, and so the Galaxy M10s has a place on our list.
It comes with a newer, larger, higher-resolution display, an ultra-wide camera and a powerful 4,000 mAh battery that can be charged quickly. The Galaxy M10s may not be the most powerful smartphone in this segment. It should attract users who want a decent smartphone from a trusted brand.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S
Weight: 186 g | Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie | Screen Size: 6.3 inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 660 | R.A.M: 3 / 4GB | Camp: 32 / 64GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Backup camera: 48MP + 5MP | Front camera: 13MP
Full HD display
Hybrid dual SIM Slot
The Redmi Note 7S replaces the Redmi Note 7 and offers a 48 megapixel camera below 10,000 rupees. It has the same gradient glass design, a water-drop notch and a bright, high-quality display at the same time.
Considering the massive 4,000 mAh battery and the updated MIUI design, the Redmi Note 7S sounds like a very good deal.
Weight: 180 g | Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie | Screen Size: 6.26 inches | Resolution: 720×1520 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 632 | R.A.M: 2 / 3GB | Camp: 32GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Backup camera: 12MP + 2MP | Front camera: 32MP
32MP selfie camera
Value for money
Average primary camera
Xiaomi offers a variety of options for users in different price ranges. The Redmi series standard sub-Rs 10,000 range slots sometimes conflict with the basic Redmi-Note phones and the entry-level Redmi A-series.
For a starting price of 8,999 rupees, the Redmi Y3 is one of the best selfie cameras in this segment, with a 32 megapixel front-facing shooter.
The Snapdragon 632 and 3GB of RAM combined should provide excellent performance, and the 4,000mAh battery should be sufficient for most users.
Honor 10 Lites
Weight: 149 g | Dimensions: 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm | Operating system: Android 8 Oreo | Screen Size: 5.6 inches | Resolution: 2160×1080 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Kirin 659 | R.A.M: 3 GB | Camp: 32GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Backup camera: 13MP + 2MP | Front camera: 13MP + 2MP
No fast charge
Pictures are inconsistent
Just like its predecessor, the Honor 10 Lite is characterized by a great design that gives it a very high quality look that does not do justice to the price.
The high FHD + display is lively and reason enough to buy this phone. The performance is only average, but the battery backup was excellent, along with the support for charging at 10 W.
Read the full review: Honor 10 Lite rating
Xiaomi Mi A2
Android One for the Xiaomi fans
Weight: 166 g | Dimensions: 158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie | Screen Size: 5.99 inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 660 | R.A.M: 4 / 6GB | Camp: 64 / 128GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Backup camera: 12MP + 20MP | Front camera: 20MP
Xiaomi offers great value for money with its hardware, but its MIUI skin has a high proportion of critics. For these users, the company offers a range of Android One smartphones that offer the best in class Android experience combined with the value of Xiaomi smartphones.
The Mi A2 may seem a bit old at the time, but if you're looking for a smooth, top-notch Android experience below 10,000 rupees, the Mi A2 is just what you need.
Samsung Galaxy M20
Weight: 186 g | Dimensions: 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie | Screen Size: 6.3 inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Exynos 7904 | R.A.M: 3 / 4GB | Camp: 32 / 64GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Backup camera: 13MP + 5MP | Front camera: 8MP
Samsung has been trying to reinvent itself in the budget segment for some time, and the Galaxy M series is a good testament to the company's efforts. The Galaxy M20 balances performance, performance and battery life.
The Galaxy M20's sleek, minimalist design and water-drop-like notch, bright display and massive rechargeable battery make it a part of the list. If you want a Samsung phone under 10,000 Rupees, the Galaxy M20 is a good option.
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