If you are in the market looking for the best phones under 10000, chances are that you will end up with too many options. As technology continues to become more affordable with each passing month, features such as dual, and even quad rear cameras, FHD+ displays and fingerprint sensors have started making their way to mobiles under 10,000. Moreover, the increase in battery size means that users do not have to charge their phones too often. Which one should you buy, though? We sifted through the latest mobile phone under 10,000 and curated a comprehensive list of the best smartphones under 10,000. These new phone between 5k and 10k will give you the best of all worlds, for smartphones within this price.
The Redmi Note 8 offers much more than what it price would suggest. It's one of the top mobiles to buy under 10k and there are four cameras at the back with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor. What's more, the Redmi Note 8 is powered by the Snapdragon 665 with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Redmi Note 8 is one of the best smartphones between Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 you can buy right now.
The Realme 5s builds upon the success of the Realme 5, and adds the missing 48MP camerato the mix. The performance and everything else remains the same, but the camera performance got a big boost thanks to the large sensor. It also comes with more storage, 64GB to be precise in the base variant.
The Realme 5 is a massive upgrade over the Realme 3 that it replaces, and is one of the best phones to consider buying under Rs 10,000. It's more in line with a mid-ranger with a Snapdragon 665 SoC under the hood, Combined with the 11nm manufacturing process of the SoC and the 5,000mAh battery inside, the Realme 5 is also a long-lasting top mobile under 10000. Add to that, a quad-camera setup, and the Realme 5 is packed with features. The primary 12MP camera is followed by a wide-angle, and a macro lens along with a depth sensor offers a lot of flexibility in shooting. On the front you get a 6.5-inch LCD display with a drop notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 over it.
The Vivo U20 gets the formula of a good budget smartphone quite right. It brings a bright LCD panel and a triple-camera setup into the mix, along with the Snapdragon 675 that's known for better gaming performance. The Vivo U20 also comes with a 5,000mAh battery and 18W fast charging.
Alongside sporting a macro camera, Motorola Once Macro packs a 4000mAh battery that lasts for one day and a half on normal to heavy use. Further, it comes with an almost stock Android-like experience with no bloatware installed. Despite not being an Android One smartphone, Motorola has promised to push two years of Android updates for the One Macro. Impressive battery life, no bloatware and a noteworthy macro camera make it one of the best smartphone one can buy under Rs 10,000.
The Redmi Note 7 may not offer the 48MP camera, but it does offer a refined experience that won't let you down thanks to a Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood. Add to that the new gradient colours and a vibrant new display, the Redmi Note 7 is one of the best phones to buy under Rs 10,000.
The Redmi Note 7 has similar hardware as the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 but with a smaller 4,000mAh battery. The performance, as a result is quite similar to Asus' offering. The mid-range SoC used in the Redmi Note 7 is apparently clocked at the peak frequency supported by the CPUs which Xiaomi claims offers better performance as compared to other Snapdragon 660-powered phones. On benchmarks, the Redmi Note 7 sits on top of other Snapdragon 660-powereds smartphones available in India.
The camera performance is arguably better. The 12MP sensor makes for good sharable photos while the front camera takes good enough selfies. The primary camera has AI scene detection and a night mode that uses multi-frame processing to reduce noise and improve details.
The Redmi Note 7 is also a good phone design-wise. It's protected with Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides and comes with a premium glass finish. The phone however looks the same as the other Redmi Note phones and they’re very difficult to tell apart. The phone runs on MIUI 10 which has the bad reputation of serving ads in the UI but overall, it’s quite polished and optimised.
With a premium design, the Realme 3 doesn't like a budget phone at all. It's also quite responsive thanks to a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC. You get a dual camera setup on the back capable of offering portrait mode, and a nearly bezel-less display thanks to a waterdrop notch design. A triple slot for a dedicated SD card sweetens the deal even more.
The Realme 3 should be bought for a premium design but it might not be quite durable with a plastic body. During our review, it was quick to get scratched. There is a transparent case that's provided in the box.
As for performance, the Realme 3 has the highest scores in benchmark scores. The UI is also quite refined and looks far more aesthetic than before. The phone's display is also pretty good and watching videos and playing games feel nice.
The Realme 3's camera is the only thing holding the phone back from becoming the best budget phone. The photos are mired with noise in low light and in day light, it tends to boost the contrast and saturation to make photos look palatable. It also lacks expected sharpness.
The Realme 2 Pro used to be much more expensive but after a recent price-cut, it has become more affordable under Rs 10,000. The Realme 2 Pro offers the Snapdragon 660 under the hood combined with a 3500 mAh battery. It's a good smartphone for gaming with a 6.3-inch LCD display. On the back, you get a dual camera unit with a 16MP sensor combined with a 2MP depth sensor.
The Realme 3i is one of the best looking smartphones in this segment. It sports a diamond-cut design with a matte finish plastic body and rocks two cameras at the back and a HD+ waterdrop display up front. Inside there is the MediaTek Helio P60 which is complemented by a big 4230mAh battery.
The Vivo U10 is quite powerful for the price it's offered at. It's powered by the Snapdragon 665 ensuring stable performance, and rocks a triple-camera setup at the back which includes a 13MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the U10 sports a 6.35-inch LCD panel.
6.35" (720 x 1544)
13 + 8 + 2 | 8 MP
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
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