A known fact — India accounts for a majority of budget phone users and we know that by budget phones, I don’t mean classic feature phones, but some really decent smartphones.
There are so many users in India who totally rely on this very segment of smartphones, and this brings me back to the limelight again with a list of smartphones falling under the budget smartphone category. Hence, my price range for today is Rs 10,000 and under, so that you know of the best phones under 10,000, when mom just gave 10 grand to buy a phone.
As a reminder, I also made a list of the best smartphones under 15,000 in India. So, if your budget is slightly higher, you should definitely check the article out.
Best Mobiles Under Rs 10,000
1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S
As we all know Xiaomi (since its entry in India) has been the leader in the budget segment, it’s the latest offering — the Redmi Note 7S has to be a part of the best phones under 10,000 list.
The Redmi Note 7S has the main highlight in the form of its cameras, and for the price, the cameras are impressive. The device has two rear cameras standing at 48MP and 5MP. The front camera stands at 13MP and all the cameras come with AI-powered features.
The device has a Dot Notch display spanning 6.3-inch. The display is Full HD+ in nature and has a pixel density of 409ppi.
Additionally, the smartphone is powered by a 14nm FinFET Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 mobile platform and comes in two RAM/ROM options: 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. There is a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0, Android 9.0 Pie, AI Face Unlock, and a back-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 9,999 via Flipkart
Disclaimer: The Redmi Note 7S price tends to fluctuate. Hence, you don’t have to worry if the current price is slightly higher as of now.
2. Realme U1
Another competitive company in the budget smartphone arena is Realme, and its Realme U1 is capable enough to enter the best smartphone under 10,000 list.
The Realme U1 also has its cameras as its USP: there is a 25MP front camera and the back cameras are two in number (13MP, 2MP). All cameras have AI camera capabilities that are common in them.
The smartphone has a waterdrop notched display, which is 6.3-inch in size. The display is Full HD+ in nature and comes with an aspect ratio rated at 19:5:9. The smartphone has a MediaTek P70 processor and has two RAM/ROM versions: 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB.
The Realme U1 is backed by a 3,500mAh battery, runs Android 8.1 Oreo, and a rear-placed fingerprint sensor.
Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 8,999, via Amazon India
3. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2
The impressive smartphone by ASUS, which can be considered a great option in the best smartphones under 10,000 list. The smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and a 6.26-inch Full HD display with a standard notch.
On the camera front, the smartphone has two camera sensors at the back, configured at 12MP and 5MP. The one at the front is rated at 13MP.
The smartphone comes in three RAM/ROM configurations: 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 6GB/64GB. It gets its fuel from a 5,000mAh battery and runs Android 9.0 Pie. Additionally, the smartphone has a fingerprint scanner at the back.
Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 9,999, via Flipkart
4. Samsung Galaxy M20
Samsung’s foray into the budget segment saw the launch of the Galaxy M20 in its affordable Galaxy M series, and thus makes its entry into the best mobiles under 10,000 list. The Galaxy M20 has various highlights; it has a 6.3-inch Infinity-V Full HD+ display that ensures a bezel-less display.
The device comes with a 5,000mAh battery with fast charging. Camera-wise, the M20 has dual rear cameras (13MP, 5MP) and an 8MP front snapper.
Powered by an octa-core Exynos 7904 processor, it comes in two RAM/ROM options: 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB.
Additionally, there is a fingerprint scanner on the back, Face Unlock, Widevine L1 certification, and Dolby Atmos audio system.
Price and Availability: Starts at Rs 9,990, via Amazon India
5. LG W30
LG W30 is the only triple-camera phone on this list. Trying to get back into the game, LG recently ventured into an affordable segment in India, against the likes of Xiaomi and Realme in the best mobile phones under the 10,000 arena.
The LG W30 appears to be an ambitious smartphone and comes with various attractions; three rear cameras (12MP, 13MP, 2MP) and a 16MP front camera.
The display stands at 6.26-inch and has a waterdrop notch, which the company calls U Drop. the U Drop can be customized into a V notch, a U notch, or maybe no notch.
The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor and has a 4,000mAh battery, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. Additionally, there is a fingerprint scanner at the back, and AI Face Unlock.
Price and Availability: Rs 9,999, via Amazon India
I hope the list of the best phones under 10,000 could help you pick a suitable companion. If you have another budget, you can check the best smartphones under 15,000 list, or wait for more such lists that will suit your budget.
Additionally, the list will only grow with the launch of more such budget smartphones.