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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 myriad of specs.

 

These are the 10 best phones under Rs 10,000 in India (2018):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 10,000*

 

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

best phones under 14000 - Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

What’s good:
Despite similar specs to the Redmi Note 4, the Note 5 is a solid offering with that new 18:9 display. 32GB of internal memory, 3GB RAM, decent processor, and a big battery make it one of the better phones in this budget.

 

What could have been better:
The hybrid slot if that bothers you.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps rear
    1080p@30fps front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Feb, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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2. Oppo RealMe 2

Realme 2
3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
Here’s what’s improved in RealMe 2 over its predecessor: it comes with dual cameras and a bigger battery. We always liked the RAM and storage options for the budget.

 

What could have been better:
When you reduce the resolution of the display or replace the processor with a slower one, RealMe 2 can’t really be called an upgrade over the RealMe 1. Don’t believe us? Check these benchmarking results. No wonder there’s no 6GB RAM variant.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Weight
    168g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    6GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    4,230mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • First announced
    Aug, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Display

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3. Lenovo K8 Note

Best phones under 13000 - Lenovo k8 note
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

What’s good:
K8 Note comes with great features such as a dual camera and a large battery. Android 8.0 out of the box adds to the overall package. The Helio X23 also beats the Snapdragon 625 in synthetic benchmarks.

 

What could have been better:
Nothing really.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.5 inches, IPS
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helio X23 deca-core 2.3 GHz (A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13MP + 5 MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary Camera
    13MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear and front
  • Battery
    4,000 mAh, removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM (4G LTE)
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Internal storage

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Lenovo K9

Lenovo K9

What’s good:
After what seems like forever, Lenovo has finally brought a new phone to the market. What makes the K9 special is that it has identical cameras on the back and the front. Yep, totally the same. Also, that P22 might be more efficient and powerful than the SD450.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    155g
  • Display
    5.7 inches, IPS
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core 2.0 GHz A53
  • GPU
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.2 + 5MP, f/2.4
  • Secondary camera
    Dual 13 MP, f/2.2 + 5MP, f/2.4
  • Video
    1080p 60FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Hybrid slot (SIM2 or microSD card)

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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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Honor 7C

honor 7c

What’s good:
Honor 7C comes with a decent processor comparable to phones under Rs 15,000 along with Android 8.0 and dual cameras.

 

What could have been better:
The display resolution seems behind the curve for phones in this budget.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    164g
  • Display
    6 inches
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 450 Octa core (1.8GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    13MP + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • First announced
    May, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • 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 teh 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
    32GB
  • 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
  • 64GB storage
  • Display
  • Hybrid SIM slot (SIM2 or microSD)

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Moto E5 Plus

moto e5 plus

What’s good:
The E5 Plus builds upon the success and reputation of its lineage as a mammoth powerhouse and brings a massive 5,000mAh battery to the table. Yep, that’s easily good enough for two days’ use.

 

What could have been better:
We wish it came with a full HD display instead at the asking price. Given the history of this series, we’re not expecting Android 9 in the future either.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    197g
  • Display
    6 inches
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Octa-core 1.4GHz (A53) Snapdragon 430
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    12MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    5,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery

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Moto G5s

best phones under 10000 - moto g5s

What’s good:
Besides the reliability of the Moto brand, you get 4GB RAM and Android 8.0 out of the box. Other specs are also decent for the asking price.

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What could have been better:
The processor isn’t the best one.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    157g
  • Display
    5.2 inch, IPS
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Octa-core 1.4GHz (A53) Snapdragon 430
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • First announced
    Aug, 2017
Pros and Cons
  • RAM

 

 

Honor 7A

honor 7a

What’s good:
Honor 7A offers dual camera and Android 8.0, which seems like a nice bargain for this budget.

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What could have been better:
The processor isn’t the best one.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.0
  • Weight
    150g
  • Display
    5.7 inches
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 430 Octa core (4×1.4 GHz & 4×1.1GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13MP + 2MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear
  • Battery
    3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Display

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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 full HD display. Snapdragon 4xx series is among the best in the budget, while MediaTek 6737 is pretty slow for this budget.

  • Best battery • Note 5 (4,000mAh)
    • Realme 2 (4,230mAh)
  • Best processor • K8 Note
  • Best value for money • Redmi Note 5

 

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