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best phones under rs 10000 in India

There are just way too many phones around Rs 10,000, so it’s nothing less of a daunting task to pick the best one. We’ve compiled a list of 10 best phones under Rs 10,000 for this month, so your task becomes easier.

To make things clear, phones with hybrid SIM slot allow you to either place a second SIM or a microSD card, but not both at the same time. So, it can be considered a disadvantage.

2GB RAM, 16GB memory doesn’t cut it for a phone that costs Rs 10,000.

Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 9,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 13,000.

You can jump to the summary right away if you don’t want to go through a myriad of specs.

 

These are the 10 best phones under Rs 10,000 in India (2019):

*Top 3 picks around Rs 10,000*

 

1. Redmi Note 7

Redmi Note 7
4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
If Redmi 6 series didn’t impress you much the new generation of Redmi phones should change that. Meet the Redmi Note 7 which delivers an extremely competitive processor and a large battery at a compelling price point. You also get a 48 megapixel camera on the back that should hopefully deliver some stunning smaller sized pictures. Making things better is Android 9.0 Pie onboard.

 

What could have been better:
Only the hybrid SIM slot.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
  • Weight
    186g
  • Display
    6.3 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 660 octa-core 2.2GHzx4 + 1.8GHzx4
  • GPU
    Adreno 512
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    48 MP, f/1.8 + 5MP, f/2.4 (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@120fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Jan, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Camera
  • Hybrid SIM slot

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2. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
Here is a competitor to the Note 5 Pro which beats it in most of the departments. Besides the great processor, RAM, and internal storage that it shares with the Note 5 Pro, the Max Pro beats the Note 5 on things like a bigger battery, dedicated microSD slot, and Android 8.1 out of the box with the same weight and dimensions. Isn’t that great?

 

What could have been better:
Nothing at all. Seems like a great phone spec-wise.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (Kyro 260)
  • GPU
    Adreno 509
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2 + 5MP 
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor

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3. Huawei Honor 9N

Honor 9N
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

What’s good:
The Honor 9N comes with loaded with dual cameras on the back. The front camera seems nice too. The processor is also decent and more importantly, the phone comes with a full HD display.

 

What could have been better:
Hybrid SIM slot if you’re planning on adding more storage.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight
    149g
  • Display
    5.84 inch, IPS
    2280  x 1080 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Kirin 659 Octa core (4×2.36GHz A53 +  4×1.7GHz A53)
  • GPU
    Mali T830MP2
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13MP + 2MP
  • Secondary camera
    16MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Jul, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Realme 3

Realme 3
4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
Here’s a mild upgrade to Realme 2 that comes with a much faster processor that can give Snapdragon 660 a serious fight. It also comes with a large battery, dedicated memory slot, and Android 9.0 out of the box.

 

What could have been better:
We only wish there was a full HD display instead.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0 Pie
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6.22 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Mediatek Helio P70 Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz (A73) + 4×2.0 GHz (A53))
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0
    2MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    13 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,230mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Mar, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Android 9.0
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Display

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

mi 6 pro

What’s good:
Uh, the battery. Decent specs overall, even if starting to age a bit.

 

What could have been better:
Consider this a very minor update to the Note 5 (dual camera primarily) and that’s pretty much it.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    178
  • Display
    5.84 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12 MP + 5MP
  • Secondary camera
    5 MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Jul, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery

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Moto G6

Moto G6

What’s good:
G6 is a story of what can go wrong if you don’t price your phones right. A decent phone that was initially so overpriced that it collected a bad name for itself. At 10k though, it’s a good buy.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing wrong with this one.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Weight
    167g
  • Display
    5.7 inch, IPS
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP. f/1.8 + 5 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    16MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons

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Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1

What’s good:
The Nokia 5.1 Plus is among the more affordable Nokia phones with a notch. We like the fact that it comes equipped with a fairly powerful processor and has decent overall specs for the asking price even if they are not the leading ones in this budget.

 

What could have been better:
We’d have preferred a full HD display for the asking price and a dedicated memory card slot.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    160g
  • Display
    5.8 inches, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MediaTek P60 Octa-core (4×2.0GHz A73 & 4×2.0GHz A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.0 + 5MP
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    3,060 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Jul, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Display
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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Asus Zenfone Max M2

Asus ZenFone Max M2

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
A more budget offering to Max Pro M2, this one comes with a more nimble (not shabby) processor. There’s a huge battery though and it’s capable of recording 2160p videos.

 

What could have been better:
We wish for a full HD screen resolution, but then, maybe that’s too much of an ask.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    160g
  • Display
    6.26 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 632 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz + 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.8, + 2MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Dec, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Display

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Redmi Y2

redmi y2

What’s good:
Redmi Y2 comes with a decent processor along with Android 8.0 and dual cameras. Oh, the main selling point for the phone is its front camera though.

 

What could have been better:
Eh, the display.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    170g
  • Display
    6 inches
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 625 Octa core (2GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP + 5MP, f/2.2, EIS
  • Secondary camera
    16MP
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,080 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • First announced
    May, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Front camera
  • Display


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Xiaomi Redmi 6

Redmi 6
32GB storage

64GB storage

What’s good:
If you were getting a feeling that the Redmi 5 is rather old, you connected a nerve with Xiaomi since the all-new Redmi 6 is here. What’s changed is a dual camera on the back, Android 8.1, and a slightly smaller display. Oh, and the 64GB version.

 

What could have been better:
There’s a hybrid SIM slot. Also, the processor seems like a downgrade on the SD 450 seen on the Redmi 5. Lastly, is it just us or have the bezels grown thicker?

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    146g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1440
  • Display
    5.45 inch, IPS
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MediaTek MT6762 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex (A53)
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2 + 5MP f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Jun, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Storage
  • Display
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Standout features in the top smartphones under Rs 10,000:

The top mobile phones under Rs 10,000 these days come with features like dual camera, Android 8.0, 4GB RAM, and 32 gigs of internal memory. It’s also nice to have a full HD display, but it seems like you’ll have to make a trade-off for other features if you want a phone with a full HD display. Snapdragon 63x series is among the best in the budget.

  • Best battery • Zenfone Max Pro M1 (5,000mAh)
    • Realme 2 (4,230mAh)
  • Best processor • Zenfone Max Pro M1
  • Best value for money • Zenfone Max Pro M1

 

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