Under 10,000 INR hasn’t seen many revolutionary changes this year, but with incremental steps, the budget phone experience has indeed made great strides compared to what we had a few years back. If you are limited by a budget of Rs. 10,000 and are looking for the best possible Android phone in this budget, here are a few tried and tested options that you must consider. (हिंदी में पढ़ें)
1. Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie (Review) is slim and sexy and a good option for those taken in by self-portraits. The handset employs Snapdragon 430 mobile platform paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage.
Other highlights include dedicated microSD card slot, the promised Android Oreo upgrade, and a front-mounted fingerprint sensor. The 3000mAh battery on the phone manages to last an entire day.
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Months after its debut, the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 (Review) still stands tall. The handset includes a formidable hardware configuration (other OEMs are still playing catch up) and has the basics well covered. And that’s probably why it keeps selling like hot cakes.
The Note 4 is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB RAM options. The reasonable full HD display, fast fingerprint sensor, and the long-lasting battery are its biggest strengths.
3. Xiaomi Redmi 4
When compared to the Redmi Note 4, the Redmi 4 (FAQ) has a less power SoC at its core (Snapdragon 430), but it’s a more compact and better-looking option of the two.
So, if you are willing to trade off some of the computing powers for a slicker and more compact design, the Redmi 4 is available in three different Storage and RAM variants.
4. 10.or G
The 10.or G (FAQ) is perhaps the lowest priced option with Snapdragon 626 mobile platform. The handset boasts of powerful hardware and light stock software, resulting in smooth gaming and everyday experience.
The phone also has dual rear cameras (the camera performance isn’t immaculate, though), and the 4000mAh battery on the phone can last really long.
5. Lenovo K8 Plus
The Lenovo K8 Plus (Review) is a compact phone with a big battery that also includes dual rear cameras. Its powered by a powerful 16nm process based Helio P25 chipset with 3GB or 4GB RAM.
The handset also includes a dedicated microSD card slot, clean stock Android software, Theatermax support, and Dolby Atmos audio.
6. Honor 6X
The Honor 6X is another basic dual camera phone that does most things right. It has one of the best rear cameras in its class and the base variant is powered by 2.1GHz octa-core Kirin 655 chipset with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
The handset was launched for around 13,000 INR at the start of this year but is now available for an under 10K price range. If you are looking for a good camera under 10k, don’t need to play heavy games or work with too many apps simultaneously, the Honor 6X is worth considering.
7. Micromax Canvas Infinity
The Micromax Canvas Infinity doesn’t have the best hardware for an under 10K phone, but what it does have is a pretty design with 18:9 full view display.
The handset is powered by 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Other perks include the promise of Android Oreo update, 16MP selfie camera, and a dedicated microSD card slot.
8. Nokia 3
It’s hard for us to recommend a 16GB storage phone even for basic users, but the Nokia 3 still makes it to the list for a couple of things it does right.
The phone looks good, flaunts iconic Nokia branding, runs well-optimized stock Android software, and is guaranteed to receive Andriod Oreo update. You can also buy it from offline stores. The Nokia 3 is something you could gift your parents or to someone who needs smartphone privileges but has fairly minimal usage.
9. Smartron srt.phone
After the first few price cuts, the srt.phone is now available for around 8,500 INR. The major downside of the handset is its banal design, but if you can look past that, the hardware is quite promising.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 652 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. The handset is one of the rare few phones that has been designed in India and is also guaranteed Android version updates for the next two years.
10. Nubia M2 Play
The ZTE Nubia M2 Play is an all-rounder with its high point being above average camera performance as compared to other phones under 10,000 INR.
The 5.5-inch display phone is powered by 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, has a 3000mAH battery, and is running Android Nougat based Nubia UI out of the box.
10 Best Phones Under 10,000 INR
These are the best options you can consider for under 10,000 INR. Also, availing festival sales and other discounts, you can also go for the best phones available for 15,000 INR, i.e if you are willing to extend your budget.