Best Phones Under 10000 in India

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By Digit | Updated on 26-Aug-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 mobile 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 10000 will give you the best of all worlds, for smartphones within this price.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB
  • 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 : 4GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956
Processor : Octa
paytm Available 12349
amazon Available 12988
Tatacliq Available 13098
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 8633
amazon Available 8999
flipkart Available 9119
Tatacliq Available 9824
Realme 3
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.22" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 2 | 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4230 mAh
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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 8999
paytm Available 9412
Tatacliq Available 11160
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.99" (1080 x 2160)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 5 MP | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 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 15,000. 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 : 4 GB
Battery : 5000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Processor : Octa
amazon Available 9499
Realme U1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080x2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 2 | 25 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3500 mAh

Also a selfie-centric phone, the Realme U1 has a 25MP selfie shooter capable of taking HDR selfies. Other than that, there's the same MediaTek Helio P70 that's also there on the Realme 3 ensuring stable performance. The Realme U1 is for those who prefer a good front camera without compromising on the performance and the budget. The Realme U1 is the answer to the Redmi Y-series and focuses more on the selfie camera than the rear camera. That said, the Realme U1 is also quite capable of delivering good performance. It's quite fast to recognise scenes in the camera and apps and games load relatively faster on the phone. The display is also quite big to enjoy movies and TV shows, but it lacks the DRM certification to stream content in HD. The Realme U1's claim to fame is a high-res selfie camera that does pixel binning to get better photos. The battery life is also pretty good with over a day's usage guaranteed in a full charge.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.3" (1080x2340)
Camera : 13 + 2 | 25 MP
RAM : 4GB
Battery : 3500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Helio P70
Processor : Octa
paytm Available 10947
amazon Available 11999
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
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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 7990
Asus Zenfone Max M2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 2 | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 is brand new and has the new Snapdragon 632 for firepower. The phone also has a big 4,000mAh battery and a notched display which looks pretty good. On the back is a 8MP camera while on the front you get a 5MP shooter for selfies. The Zenfone Max M2 is actually just as fast as the newly announced Redmi Y3, and also offers a stock-Android like experience with a stripped down ZenUI. The Asus Zenfone Max M2 may have a mouthful of a name, but it's quite compact in size and will be appreciated by those looking for a smaller phone to fit their pocket. Don't buy it expecting high performance though as the Snapdragon 632 isn't very fast. But it's quite battery efficient and ensures the device lasts over a day and more. The Asus Zenfone Max M2 also offers a single camera on the back that offers portrait mode via software. It's just about average in imaging and will only take good photos when the light is optimum. Too harsh or too low light will mess up the result. The Zenfone Max M2 is a good entry-level smartphone for the first-time users who are coming from feature phones. To that effect, the Asus Zenfone Max M2 is able to handle apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram just fine.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.3" (720 x 1520)
Camera : 13 + 2 | 8 MP
RAM : 3 GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
Processor : Octa
flipkart Available 7999
Realme 2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.2" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 2 | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4230 mAh

The Realme 2 has a good-looking diamond-glass design with a notched display up front. The rear panel houses a dual camera unit and a fingerprint sensor while under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. The variant under Rs 10,000 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It’s a handy phone for someone who isn’t a power user. The Realme 2 was quite a dazzler back when it launched. The specifications put it as a budget phone but the design was anything but basic. However, the durability of the phone might not be as high as there's generous use of plastic and laminated glass to achieve the premium design. Performance wise, the Realme 2 delivered okayish performance which is expected in the budget segment. It can handle casual games and heavy games like PUBG Mobile in low settings. But the camera, at least till last year, offered decently good images. They were a bit too saturated, yes, but there is good clarity and details.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.2" (720 x 1520)
Camera : 13 + 2 | 8 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 4230 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
Processor : Octa
Tatacliq Available 10090
amazon Available 10979
Nokia 5.1 (2018)
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (1080 x 2160)
  • Camera
    Camera
    16 | 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh
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The Nokia 5.1 is a well-rounded smartphone for the budget that comes with Android One certification. What that gets you is the guarantee of regular updates for three years and the update to Android Q when it eventually comes out. Under the hood, the Nokia 5.1 houses a Helio P18 SoC while on the back is a dual camera setup that comes with Nokia's signature Bothie feature.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 5.5" (1080 x 2160)
Camera : 16 | 8 MP
RAM : 2 GB
Battery : 3000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : MediaTek MT6755S
Processor : NA
Tatacliq Available 6999
paytm Available 7125
amazon Available 10700
Honor 10 Lite
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.21" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    13 + 2 | 24 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3400 mAh

The Honor 10 Lite is a budget offering from Honor that is powered by the Kirin 710 SoC. The base variant of the smartphone is priced under Rs 10,000 and comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The phone is quite lightweight but the plasticky build might not very durable. Nevertheless, it did manage to click decent photos with a dual camera stack on the back.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.21" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 13 + 2 | 24 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 3400 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
Processor : octa
amazon Available 15750

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

Product Name Seller Price
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 paytm ₹12349
Xiaomi Redmi Y3 paytm ₹8633
Realme 3 amazon ₹8999
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 amazon ₹9499
Realme U1 paytm ₹10947
Samsung Galaxy M10 amazon ₹7990
Asus Zenfone Max M2 flipkart ₹7999
Realme 2 Tatacliq ₹10090
Nokia 5.1 (2018) Tatacliq ₹6999
Honor 10 Lite amazon ₹15750
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