Best Android Smartphones Under 10000 Rs in India

Updated 24 - Jan - 2017

If you are in the market looking for a budget Android smartphone, chances are, you have a budget of Rs. 10,000. So, what do you get in this budget? well, a lot actually. As technology continues to become cheaper with each passing month, features such as 13MP rear cameras, Full HD displays, fingerprint sensors have started to make their way in this segment. But, which phone to buy?. Here is our list of the best smartphones below Rs 10,000 in India for this month across different brands. These are the best android phones under Rs 10,000 and offer the best combination of features, performance and quality for a phone buyer whose budget is under Rs 10,000.




Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The 16GB version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 priced at Rs. 9,999 in India is the best smartphone to buy under Rs. 10,000 in India. In terms of performance, the Snapdragon 650 powered device moves past many devices priced well above its price range. It also has one of the most reliable battery life we have seen on a sub-10k smartphone. Overall, It offers the best performance and battery life of all smartphones below Rs. 10,000 that are currently available in India. However, the flash sale system is still a big hurdle to pass through. Specs: Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 RAM: 3GB Storage: 16GB Camera: 16MP, 5MP Battery: 4050mAh OS: Android 6.0.1

Lenovo K6 Power
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Lenovo K6 Power

The Lenovo K6 Power is one of the newest additions to this list. This new K-series phone from Lenovo challenges the famed Xiaomi Redmi 3S prime. In fact, the K6 Power turned out to be as good a phone as the Redmi 3S prime. In addition, the 5-inch phone packs a 1080p display, and the 13MP rear camera on the phone is also better than that of the Redmi 3S prime. Specs: Display: 5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Camera: 13MP, 8 MP Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery OS: Android v6.0Specs: Display: 5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Camera: 13MP, 8 MP Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery OS: Android v6.0

Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
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Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime

The Redmi Note 3 is a great phone, but if your budget doesn't allow you to buy it, the smaller Redmi 3s is the next best pick. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 powered device just falls short in terms of performance compared to the Redmi Note 3, providing great performance at a much lower price tag. However, the main feature of this phone is its long battery life. The device features a 4100mAh battery, which not only matches the Redmi Note 3 but beats every other phone by a large margin in its price category. Fingerprint scanner comes as an added bonus. Specs: Display: 5-inch, 720p, SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, RAM: 3GB, Storage: 32GB, Camera: 13MP, OS: Android 6.0.1, Battery: 4100mAh

Xiaomi Redmi 3SRedmi 3S
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Xiaomi Redmi 3SRedmi 3S

The Xiaomi Redmi 3S is a toned down version of the Redmi 3S Prime and shares pretty much the same internals. It delivers a similar performance as well thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, which makes it the best smartphones under the sub-7K price bracket. It compromises on a smaller 16GB storage and has 2GB of RAM. However, if you have qualms adding an microSD card to the equation, you end up with one of the best value for money smartphone available today. Specs: Display: 5-inch, 720p, SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, RAM: 2GB, Storage: 16GB, Camera: 13MP, OS: Android 6.0.1, Battery: 4100mAh

Meizu M3S
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Meizu M3S

The Meizu M3S is quite simply one of the best phones one can buy in the sub-8K smartphone category. Just like the M2, it performs quite consistently across all measurable parameters. It uses the a new SoC, the MediaTek MT6759 and thus offers a respectable performance. For the price, the camera is equally good and has a very dependable battery life. it is also one of the most good looking phones in the sub-10K category. Specs: Display: 5.0 inches , 720 x 1280 p SoC: Mediatek MT6750 RAM: 3 GB Storage: 32 GB Camera: 13 MP, 5MP Battery: Non-removable 3020 mAh battery OS: Android, v5.1

Lenovo Vibe K5
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Lenovo Vibe K5

The Lenovo Vibe K5 is a cheaper alternative if you are looking to buy a phone with good audio output. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 SoC, this budget smartphone churns out decent performance. It is not as powerful as the other phones above it, but if you are not a power user, you won’t complain. The 13MP shooter on this phone is also impressive and takes good images in normal lighting. Specs: Display: 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 RAM: 2GB Storage: 16 GB Camera: 13 MP, 5 MP Battery: Removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery OS: Android, v5.1

Meizu M3 Note
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Meizu M3 Note

The Meizu M3 Note offers a lot of hardware for a sub-10K smartphone like an octa-core processor. To top it all, there is a 4100mAh battery inside, which provides more than a day of usage. It is quite simply the best phone to buy if battery is your main priority. The 13MP rear camera on the M3 Note does a decent job and is able to take good images in favourable light conditions. The all metal unibody built offers a touch of premiumness in this budget segment and we believe, it is the best looking phone if your budget is limited to Rs. 10,000. Specs: Display: 5.5 inches , 1080 x 1920 p SoC: Mediatek Helio P10 RAM: 3 GB Storage: 32 GB Camera: 13 MP,5 MP Battery: 4100 mAh OS: Android, v5.1

Motorola Moto G Turbo
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Motorola Moto G Turbo

The humble Moto G Turbo with its latest price drop reserves its spot at fourth position. It has the best in class software support and best in class optimization. Even though the phone uses yesteryear’s Snapdragon 615 SoC, thanks to Motorola optimization, the phone performs better than most of the phones out there. The Moto G Turbo boasts a very good display and is the only phone in the sub-10k category to offer water resistant capabilities. However, the best part of the phone is its UI which is clean and almost unadulterated Android. Motorola phones always get the latest Android update before any other phone from any other phone manufacturer and that’s what makes it a good proposition. Specs: Display: 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 RAM: 2 GB Storage: 16 GB Camera: 13MP, 5MP Battery: 2470 mAh OS: Android, v5.1.1

Asus Zenfone Max (2016)
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Asus Zenfone Max (2016)

he Asus Zenfone Max had a great battery life but it lacked the performance. Asus has rectified that by upgrading to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC. Now the Asus Zenfone Max is much faster and offers a reliable performance. Asus hasn't changed the rest of the stuff though as the phone is still boasting a 13MP rear camera and 5.5-inch display. The phone still features a massive 5000mAh battery which go up to two days without charging. Specs: Display: 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 p SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB Camera: 13 MP, 5 MP Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh OS: Android, v6.0.1

Coolpad Note 3 Lite
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Coolpad Note 3 Lite

Last year, Coolpad did surprise everyone by launching Note 3 which was a budget smartphone with a fingerprint sensor and 3GB of RAM. This year, the company did something better, brought a phone with almost similar specifications to the Sub-7K segment. This makes the Coolpad Note 3 Lite, the best value for money smartphone in the price segment and the best phone to buy in the sub-7K smartphone segment. It is also the only smartphone at its price to offer a fingerprint scanner, and it is quite accurate as well. The quad-core smartphone churns out a commendable performance at the price and can run Facebook or Candy Crush with equal ease. It can even take on heavier games such as Asphalt 8, albeit with occasional lag. The battery life of this little phone is also quite good, with almost eight hours of on-time between charges. Specs: Display: 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 p SoC: Mediatek MT6735 RAM: 3 GB Storage: 16GB Camera: 13MP, 5MP Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh OS: Android , v5.1

Here's is the summary list of Best Android Phones under Rs 10000 in India January 2017

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Xiaomi Redmi Note 311999flipkart85/100
Lenovo K6 Power9999flipkart73/100
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime8999flipkart73/100
Xiaomi Redmi 3SRedmi 3S6999flipkartN/A
Meizu M3S10899amazonN/A
Lenovo Vibe K56999amazon72/100
Meizu M3 Note9968Tatacliq75/100
Motorola Moto G Turbo9299Tatacliq70/100
Asus Zenfone Max (2016)8999Tatacliq67/100
Coolpad Note 3 Lite6999Infibeam77/100