As we move forward, more and more online players are losing enthusiasm over playing the price game and competing at razor thin margins, but the competition is still quite aggressive and there are quite a few decent alternatives that you could choose from, depending on what you prioritize in your phone.
So, if you are looking for the best phone priced around 10,000 INR, here are a few decent alternatives that you could consider.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi has emerged as an overpowering force in the online domain at budget prices. The Redmi Note 4 has been selling like hot cakes for quite some time now, and the base model starts at 9,999 INR.
Other lucrative specifications include Snapdragon 625 chipset, 16MP rear camera and a massive 4100mAh battery. You can but the 2GB RAM variant for under 10K or you could spend a bit more and buy the 4GB RAM variant for 12,999 INR.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Specifications and Lowest Price
- Elegant Design
- Excellent Battery Backup
- 4G LTE and VoLTE supported
- Fingerprint sensor
- Hybrid SIM slot
- Fast Charging missing
Lenovo K6 Power
The Lenovo K6 Power is yet another budget smartphone from the popular Chinese brand which continues to impress us with its performance considering its price. The compact phone tick all the right boxes to win the tag of a multimedia-centric smartphone. It features a crisp 5-inch Full HD display, Dolby Atmos Speakers, and TheaterMax to lure customers.
The phone is powered by an efficient Snapdragon 430 chipset mated to 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It comes with a hybrid dual SIM tray decent 13MP rear shooter, a conventional 8MP selfie shooter, and a hefty 4000mAh battery. The phone runs on Android Marshmallow based Lenovo Pure UI.
- Decent camera hardware
- Fingerprint scanner
- Stereo speakers
- Non-removable battery
- Chunky Design
Motorola Moto G4
The last generation Moto G4 is one of the low-cost Moto alternatives (others being Moto G4 Play and Moto E3 Power) that you can buy for about 10,000 INR. The G series handset is for people drawn to simpler stock android software and Moto branding.
The Moto G4 strikes as a decent alrounder and a few price cuts post its launch make it a viable option for those looking for a phone around Rs. 10K.
- Reasonable camera
- Android Nougat
- Vibrant display
- Simple design
- Missing Fingerprint sensor
- Gets Warm
Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro (review) is yet another offering by the Korean giant for the budget buyers. Apart from metal ring and faux leather back, rest of the design is borrowed from its predecessor. It sports a 5.5-inch TFT display with HD resolution. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset coupled with Adreno 306 GPU and 2GB RAM.
It comes with 16GB of onboard storage that can be bumped up to 128GB using microSD card. On the software part, Samsung throws in a couple of gimmicky features like S-bike mode and UDS which might or might not be useful to you. However, the Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro should appeal to all those prefer to buy a tear-1 branded option and the assuring customer care support that tags along.
- Decent Camera
- Good battery backup
- S-Bike Mode and UDS
- Missing Gyroscope & Ambient light sensors
- Unimpressive design
- No fingerprint sensor
Xiaomi Redmi 4A
If you are restricted by a budget of 6,000 INR, the Redmi 4A is perhaps the best option you can buy. It is powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM.
Other strengths include its battery backup and, surprisingly, its camera performance.
- Decent design
- Pretty reasonable camera performance
- Great battery backup
- Hybrid slot
- Limited availability
Coolpad Note 3s
The Coolpad Note 3S is the dark horse in this list. The recently announced phone has all the making of a decent daily driver in this budget. The 5.5-inch phone supports 4G VoLTE and has a handy fingerprint sensor. The aesthetics of the phone is somewhat mediocre but it shines in its on-paper specifications.
It employs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 octa-core chipset which is teamed up with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM that add up to a decent day to day usage experience. Instead of going with its signature Cool UI 8.0 this time Coolpad has opted for unadulterated Android Marshmallow for optimum use of available resources.
- Stock Android
- 4G VoLTE
- Efficient Camera hardware
- Mediocre battery capacity
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime [Upcoming]
Xiaomi has already confirmed that it will be bringing Redmi 4 Prime to India very soon. This affordable Xiaomi phone will replace the existing Redmi 3S Prime in India.
On the specifications front, the handset has a 5-inch Full HD display, is powered by 2GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, includes a fingerprint sensor and has a juicy 4100mAh battery.
We review this article on monthly basis and update it accordingly (last updated on April 4, 2017)