If you are in the market looking for a budget Android smartphone, chances are, you have a budget of Rs. 10,000. The sub-10K budget category has seen a seismic shift in terms of performance, battery life and overall build quality in the last two year. As technology continues to become cheaper there are too many options if you want to buy a smartphone under Rs. 10,000 today. However, there are only a few smartphones to buy if you are looking for good performance and battery life. These smartphones listed here are the best combination of features, performance, and quality for a phone buyer.
So here are top picks smartphones you can buy under Rs 10,000
(1) Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (3GB RAM)
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a good option for budget phones. The Snapdragon 625 powered device offers decent performance. The 4000mAh battery offers more than two days of usage on a single charge. The 12MP rear camera is an improvement over its predecessors Redmi Note 4.
Screen size: 5.99-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 3/4GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 4000mAh | OS: Android 7 | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP | Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm | Color: Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold
(2) Honor 9 Lite (3 GB RAM)
It has everything going for it in the design department with the shiny 2.5D glass on the back. The 18:9 aspect ratio display is vibrant and is reason enough to buy it. It also has a quad-camera setup. Which might be a deal breaker for some.
Screen size: 5.6-inch | Resolution: 2160 x 1080 | CPU: Kirin 659 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3000mAh | OS: Android 8 Oreo | Rear camera: 13MP + 2MP | Front camera: 13MP + 2MP | Weight: 149g | Dimensions: 151 x 71.9 x 7.6mm | Color: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Blue
(3) Redmi 5 (2GB RAM)
The metal body Redmi 5 is only 7.7mm thin which makes it Redmi’s thinnest ever smartphone. It is 11 per cent slimmer than its predecessor Redmi 4. The smartphone comes with 5.7-inch FHD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass. The 3,300mAh battery powered the device and last for a day on regular usage.
Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 720 | CPU: Snapdragon 450 | RAM: 2/3/4GB | Storage: 16/32/64GB | Battery: 3300mAh | OS: Android 7.0 Nougat | Rear camera: 12MP LED flash| Front camera: 5MP LED flash | Weight: 157g | Dimensions: 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7mm | Color: Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue
Good all-around camera
No NFC or 5GHz Wi-Fi Support
No fast charging
(4) 10 or G
The 10.or G smartphone doesn’t disappoint when it comes to performance and battery life. the dual cameras do a good job of capturing images with bokeh effect, low-light performance is just average. It comes with a 5.5-inch (1080 X 1920 PX) with PPI. It also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 64-bit Mobile Platform that has eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz per core.
Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 626 | RAM: 3/4GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 4000mAh | OS: Android 7.1.2 | Rear camera: 13MP +13MP | Front camera: 5MP | Weight: 170g | Dimensions: 155.00 x 76.00 x 8.50 mm | Color: Go Grey, Beyond Black
(5) Lenovo K8 Plus
From dual cameras to a big battery life, the Lenovo K8 Plus offers you everything one requires from a budget smartphone for 10K. Powered by Helio P23 SoC and available with 32GB storage, the device offers the best balance of performance, features, and price.
Screen size: 5.20-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels | CPU: MediaTek Helio P25 | RAM: 3/4GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 4000mAh | OS: Android 7.1.1 | Rear camera: 13 MP + 5 MP| Front camera: 8MP | Weight: 165g | Dimensions: 147.90 x 73.70 x 8.99 mm | Color: Fine Gold, Venom Black
(6) Redmi Y1
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is just as fast as the Redmi 4, but this smartphone is aimed towards selfie lovers. The Redmi Y1 is the best selfie-centric smartphone under 10K. It has a good display and is a decent performer. Comes with a 5.5-inch display. This selfie-focused phone has a 16-megapixel camera at the front along with a diffused selfie flash.
Screen size: 5.50-inch | Resolution: 720×1280 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 435 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3080mAh | OS: Android 7 (Skin:- MIUI 9) | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 153.00 x 76.20 x 7.70 mm | Color: Gold, Dark Grey
(7) Redmi 5A
The Redmi 5A is the most affordable smartphone Xiaomi currently sells in India and though it is not as fast as the Redmi 4 or the Note, it is still a very good phone for the price. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and features 2GB of RAM. It is not the best phone in any way, but if you are not a heavy user, the phone would work just fine.
Screen size: 5.0 -inch | Resolution: 720 X 1280 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 425 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 3000mAh | OS: Android 7.1.2 | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP | Weight: 137.00g | Dimensions: 140.40 x 70.10 x 8.40 mm | Color: Gold, Rose Gold, Grey
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