Best Phones Under 10000 in India

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By Digit | Updated on 17-Oct-2019

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 16MP 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 under 10k will give you the best of all worlds, for smartphones within this price.

Realme 5
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.5" (720 x 1600)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Realme 5 is a massive upgrade over the Realme 3 that it replaces. 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.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.5" (720 x 1600)
Camera : 12 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 13 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
Processor : Octa
amazon Available 11999
Redmi Note 7S
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3 MP | NA
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

The Redmi Note 7S is the only smartphone under Rs 10,000 that offers a 48MP camera at the back. You get the Samsung GM-1 sensor that covers 1/2" surface area and the 48 million pixels combine to form large 12 million pixels for a sharper shot. The Redmi Note 7S also brings in the reliable Snapdragon 660 at that price, making it a good smartphone for gaming as well.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.3 MP | NA
Camera : 48 | 13 MP
RAM : 3GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Processor : octa
paytm Available 8729
flipkart Available 8999
amazon Available 9850
Motorola One Macro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.1" (720 X 1560)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 2 + 2 | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

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.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.1" (720 X 1560)
Camera : 13 + 2 + 2 | 8 MP
RAM : 3 GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹15999
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

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 15,000. 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.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.3" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 12 + 2 | 13 MP
RAM : 3GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956
Processor : Octa
paytm Available 9671
amazon Available 10460
flipkart Available 10799
Xiaomi Redmi Y3
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.26" (1520 X 720)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

With a high-res 32MP selfie camera, the Redmi Y3 establishes as a selfie-centric phone in the market. But it's more than that with an equally capable of dual camera on the back and decent performance thanks to a Snapdragon 632 SoC, especially in gaming. It also manages to look good with gradient colours and a waterdrop notch display. Between the Redmi Y3 and the Redmi Note 7, the Redmi Y3 does have a better selfie camera but the performance doesn't match up to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Snapdragon 632 is visibly slower than the Snapdragon 660. As a result, this phone is good mostly for selfie lovers. The dual rear cameras are decent and is assisted by AI scene recognition and comes with a night mode. Design wise, it looks a lot like the Redmi Note series phones, but with a more curved back and a plastic body. The Redmi Y3 is also surprisingly good at handling games like PUBG Mobile. Out of the other budget phones, this is perhaps the best for games like PUBG Mobile.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.26" (1520 X 720)
Camera : 12 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 3 GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Snapdragon 632
Processor : Octa
paytm Available 7417
amazon Available 7999
flipkart Available 8835
Realme 3
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.22" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4230 mAh

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.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.22" (720 x 1520)
Camera : 13 + 2 | 13 MP
RAM : 4GB
Battery : 4230 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek P70
Processor : Octa
amazon Available 8798
paytm Available 10490
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Realme 2 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (2340 x 1080)
  • Camera
    Camera
    16 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3500 mAh

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.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.3" (2340 x 1080)
Camera : 16 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 3500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE
Processor : Octa
amazon Available 10890
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.99" (1080 x 2160)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 5 MP | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is just like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but with stock Android. The same hardware that makes the Xiaomi phone on the best performers at that price, is also there on the Zenfone Max Pro M1. But the flavour is stock Android 8.1 Oreo. Apart from that you get a sturdy build quality and decent 16-megapixel dual cameras at the back. Easily one of the best phones under Rs 10,000. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 sold like hot cakes last year and was one of the most popular devices in the mid-range segment. The stock Android interface was backed by regular updates introducing new features as well as security patches. In fact, it's also scheduled to get the update to Android 9 Pie. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 houses a large 5,000mAh battery along with a dual camera setup encased in a metal body. On the front is a standard LCD panel with no notch. Sitting in 2019, it only makes sense to buy the phone if the budget is tight and you require a phone with long battery life, decent performance and stock Android.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 5.99" (1080 x 2160)
Camera : 13 + 5 MP | 8 MP
RAM : 3 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Processor : Octa
amazon Available 8999
Realme 3i
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.22" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4230 mAh

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.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.22" (720 x 1520)
Camera : 13 + 2 | 13 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 4230 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
Processor : octa
paytm Available 9647
flipkart Available 9999
amazon Available 10350
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Samsung Galaxy M10
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.2" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 5 | 5 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3400 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy M10 brings an ultra wide-angle camera to the under Rs 10,000 segment making it quite lucrative. There’s also a primary camera that performs good when the lighting is optimum. However, an old chipset means you won't get the best performance, but it still works decently well thanks to optimisations Samsung has put in place. The Galaxy M10 also features a screen that almost stretches all the way to the edges thanks to a waterdrop notch and is one of the best when compared to other phones in that price range. The Galaxy M10 is a unique device. The wide-angle camera sets it apart in the budget segment, but it can't really compete as an all-rounder as the performance is crippled thanks to an older chipset. The M10 does offer good battery life of over a day, however and for a budget phone buyer, good battery and decent cameras are fairly important. it can also handle casual games quite well while the usual social media apps works just fine. However, don't go expected fast multi-tasking or heavy tasks like photo editing and the likes.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.2" (720 x 1520)
Camera : 13 + 5 | 5 MP
RAM : 3 GB
Battery : 3400 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Exynos 7870
Processor : Octa
amazon Available 7499

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Here’s the Summary list of Best Phones Under 10000 in India

Product Name Seller Price
Realme 5 amazon ₹11999
Redmi Note 7S paytm ₹8729
Motorola One Macro N/A ₹15999
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 paytm ₹9671
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 paytm ₹7417
Realme 3 amazon ₹8798
Realme 2 Pro amazon ₹10890
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 amazon ₹8999
Realme 3i paytm ₹9647
Samsung Galaxy M10 amazon ₹7499
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