Today finding a budget smartphone with a powerful chipset, dual rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor, and a large battery is very easy. While Xiaomi offers good price-to-performance ratio phones, brands like Realme and Samsung are giving tough competition with aggressive pricing, better specifications and features. HTC recently made a comeback with the Wildfire X. And now, Realme is disrupting the space with quad-cameras. If you are looking for a new smartphone, here is our list of best smartphones under Rs 10,000.
Realme entered the Indian smartphone market with one goal – to disrupt the price segments. The latest Realme 5 comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery, four cameras at the back and more. It is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC, up to 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. All these features make it one of the best smartphones under Rs 10,000.
HTC Wildfire X
With Wildfire X, HTC is making a re-entry into India’s smartphone market. The smartphone is being made by InOne Smart Technology, a brand licensee of HTC in India. The new smartphone is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. The company has clarified that this is a limited period offer. It also comes with a “Mybuddy” feature that acts as a personal security tool. There is a triple rear camera setup and a mirror finish. The Wildfire X will go on sale starting August 22 via Flipkart.
The recently launched Realme 3i is amongst the best smartphones under Rs 10,000 range. There are two variants – 3GB RAM model will be available for Rs 7,999, 4GB RAM model will be available for Rs 9,999. The smartphone comes with diamond-back finish, dual rear cameras, MediaTek Helio P60 SoC and Android Pie OS. You will be able to buy it from Flipkart and Realme.com from July 23.
The LG W30 is available for Rs 9,999 via Amazon India. It features a 6.26-inch HD+ screen. At its core is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset. The SoC is backed by 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage. There is a 13-megapixel primary shooter with a wide-angle lens. It is paired with a 12-megapixel camera sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, the smartphone packs a 16-megapixel camera.
Infinix S4 2.0
The new Infinix S4 2.0 is an upgraded version of the Infinix S4, which launched in India back in May. The new smartphone comes with a combination of 64GB storage and 4GB RAM available for Rs 8,999. At the back is a triple-camera setup, which consists of a 13-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera with 120-degree field of view. For selfies, there is a 32-megapixel camera that uses a 1/2.8-inch sensor and supports AI Beauty and AI Portrait features. The specifications and features make it one of the best smartphones under Rs 10,000.
Samsung Galaxy M10
The Galaxy M10 is Samsung’s latest smartphone, which falls under the company’s Galaxy A series. The device bears a 6.22-inch display with Infinity U notch design. The panel operates at HD+ resolution. Samsung has included its own Exynos 7870 SoC under the hood. Similar to other budget phones, here too you will get dual cameras at the back. The setup consists of a 13-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel camera. The front features a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It is powered by a 3,400mAh battery and comes in only two color variants. You can buy the smartphone for Rs 7,990.
You can also buy the latest Realme 3 smartphone, which was launched in March 2019. It is available with a starting price of Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM variant. The handset flaunts a 3D unibody design with a big 6.22-inch HD+ panel and a waterdrop-style notch design. Powering the Realme 3 is the top-notch MediaTek Helio P70 chipset, paired with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
The handset is supported by up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage. The company has given an option to expand the storage up to 256GB via microSD card slot. Optics wise, you get a 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor in the dual rear camera setup. It also offers support for Nightscape mode. The front has a 13-megapixel selfie shooter. It is backed by a 4,230mAh battery and runs Android Pie OS.
Asus Zenfone Max M2
The Zenfone Max M2 from Asus is currently available with a starting price of Rs 8,499. You can buy the handset via Flipkart. For the price, you will get a 6.26-inch display with HD+ resolution, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC and a dual-camera setup at the back. There is also an 8-megapixel camera on the front of the phone for selfies. It comes with a 4,000mAh battery.
The wallet-friendly Realme C1 (2019) can be purchased for Rs 7,499 for the 2GB RAM variant with 32GB storage. The 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage retails at Rs 8,499. The smartphone packs a big 6.2-inch display with HD+ resolution. It is built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. Other specifications include a combination of a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear camera setup, and a 5-megapixel front camera. It runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It bears a big 4,230mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Y3
Xiaomi recently took the wraps off its latest Redmi Y3 budget smartphone, which comes with a starting price of Rs 8,999. For the price, you get 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. It runs Android 9.0 Pie operating system with MIUI 10 on top. The handset features a 6.26-inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. At its heart is a Snapdragon 632 SoC along with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage options.
The internal storage is also expandable up to 512GB via microSD card with a dedicated card slot. The selfie camera is its biggest highlight. On the front, the Redmi Y3 packs a 32-megapixel camera an f/2.25 aperture for selfies with EIS support. At the back is a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel sensor for depth sensing. Furthermore, Xiaomi has stuffed in a 4,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 7
The Redmi 7 is Xiaomi’s affordable smartphone with prices starting at Rs 7,999. For the price, you get a 6.26-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 632 SoC and up to 3GB RAM with 32GB storage. You get two cameras at the back, which includes a 12-megapixel primary camera paired with a 2-megapixel secondary camera. It packs a 4,000mAh battery with support for 10W fast charging.
|Features||LG W30||HTC Wildfire X||Realme 5|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P22||Octa-core SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC|
|OS||Android Pie||Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6|
|Display||6.26-inch 19:9 HD+||6.22-inch HD+||6.5-inch HD+-720x1600pixels|
|Internal Memory||3GB RAM + 32GB storage||3GB RAM + 32GB storage||3GB RAM + 32GB storage|
|Rear Camera||Triple – 12MP + 13MP + 2MP||Triple – 12MP + 8MP + 5MP||Quad cameras – 12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP|