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If you’re looking for a phone under or around Rs 9,000, check our list of the 10 best smartphones under Rs 9,000 in India for this month below. These include only the best 4G phones running on Android that offer great value for money.

We’ve only covered phones from reputable manufacturers. Also, before we get started, to clarify, 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’s a disadvantage.

Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 7,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 10,000.

 

These are the 10 best phones under Rs 9,000 in India (2019):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 9,000*

 

1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
The Max Pro M1 is value-for-money despite the launch of its successor. It offers a great processor, 4GB RAM, and a large battery. The phone also got updated to Android 9.0 recently.

 

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

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display
    5.99 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (Kyro 260)
  • GPU
    Adreno 509
  • RAM
    3GB/4GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2 + 5MP 
  • Secondary camera
    8MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Apr, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Processor
  • Display resolution
  • Storage
  • RAM

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2. Vivo U10

Best phone under 10000 - Vivo U10
3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

What’s good:
The U10 is a great phone since it has been packed with a brilliant processor, ample storage, and enough battery juice. Making things better are 18W fast charging, Android 9.0, and three rear cameras.

 

What could have been better:
The display resolution, maybe.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    191g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, IPS
    720 x 1544 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 665 Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 610
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
    8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
    2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/1.8
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, 18W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Sep, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Battery
  • Storage
  • Processor

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3. Nokia 6.1 Plus

best phone under 11000 - Nokia 6.1 Plus

What’s good:
We like it because for 10k it offers 4GB RAM, Android 9.0, and a decent processor.

 

What could have been better:
The battery isn’t that big. Also, hybrid SIM slot.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    151g
  • Display
    5.8 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2280 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz (Kyro 260)
  • GPU
    Adreno 509
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    16 MP, f/2.0
    5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    16 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    3,060mAh, 18W QC 3.0 charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Jul, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Display resolution
  • Battery
  • Hybrid SIM slot

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Redmi 8

best phone under 8000 - Redmi 8

What’s good:
The Snapdragon 439 on the new Redmi 8 is definitely faster than the P22. The phone also boasts a large battery along with 18W charging to fill it up quickly. We like how it looks too. Ample RAM and storage seal the deal.

 

What could have been better:
No complaints.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    188g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 439 Octa-core (2×1.95 GHz & 6×1.45 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 505
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    12 MP, f/1.8
    2 MP, depth sensor
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    5,000mAh, 18W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Oct, 2019
  • Fingerprint sensor
    Yes
Pros and Cons
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Battery
  • Fast charging

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Samsung Galaxy M10s

best phone under 9000 - Samsung Galaxy M10s

What’s good:
Better than the M10 in every way, the M10s sports a Super AMOLED display, a much more powerful processor than the P22, fast charging, and a decently large battery, There’s also 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and dual cameras on the back.

 

What could have been better:
Looks decent, no complaints.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    169g
  • Display
    6.4 inch, Super AMOLED
    720 x 1560 pixels
  • Storage space
    32GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Exynos 7884B (2×1.6 GHz A73 & 6×1.35 GHz A53)
  • GPU
    Mali-G71 MP2
  • RAM
    3GB
  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.9, 27mm (wide)
    5 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Secondary camera
    5MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 15W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Sep, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor

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Panasonic Eluga X1

Panasonic Eluga X1 Pro

What’s good:
It’s not a bad phone and comes with decent specs like a decent processor, 64GB memory and 4GB RAM. The processor is starting to age for this budget, but still powerful for this budget.

 

What could have been better:
Given it’s Panasonic, we’re not sure if Android 9.0 will ever hit this phone. No headphone jack either.

 

  • OS
    Android 8.1
  • Weight
    195g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Storage space
    64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, hybrid
  • Processor
    Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz A73 & 4×2.0GHz A53) MT6771 P60
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Camera
    Dual 16 MP (f/2.0) + 5 MP
  • Secondary camera
    16MP, f/2.0
  • Video
    1080p 30FPS rear and front
  • Battery
    3,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    No
  • First announced
    Oct, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Storage
  • RAM
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Android 8.1

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Asus Zenfone Max M2

Asus ZenFone Max M2

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB 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/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Snapdragon 632 Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz + 4×1.8 GHz)
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • 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)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Dec, 2018
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Storage
  • Display
  • Android 8.1

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Xiaomi Redmi Y3

Redmi Y3

What’s good:
Redmi Y3 is Redmi 7 with a better front camera. It comes with a decent processor for this budget, dual cameras on the back, Android 9.0 on board, and up to 64 gigs of storage.

 

What could have been better:
We would have preferred a full HD+ display.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    180g
  • Display resolution
    720 x 1520
  • Display
    6.26 inch, IPS
  • 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
    12MP, f/2.2
    5MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    32 MP, f/2.2
  • Video
    1080p 60FPS rear
    1080p 30FPS front
  • Battery
    4,000mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, (4G)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Apr, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Front camera
  • Display

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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)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Mar, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Display

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Realme 3i

Realme 3i
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

What’s good:
Somewhere in between the C2 and Realme 3 Pro, the 3i offers decent specs for the asking price. There’a a very capable processor, dual rear cameras, enough RAM and storage, and a large enough battery. To top it, the phone comes with Android 9.0 onboard.

 

What could have been better:
If only the phone had a full HD display.

 

  • OS
    Android 9.0
  • Weight
    175g
  • Display
    6.2 inch, IPS
    720 x 1520 pixels
  • Storage space
    32/64GB
  • Expansion slot
    Yes, dedicated
  • Processor
    Helios P60 Octa Core 2.0 GHz A53
  • GPU
    Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM
    3/4GB
  • Camera
    13MP, f/2.2
    2 MP (depth)
  • Secondary camera
    8 MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps rear
    1080p front
  • Battery
    4,230mAh, 10W charging
  • Connectivity
    Dual SIM, 4G
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
    Yes
  • First announced
    Jul, 2019
Pros and Cons
  • Battery

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above. We’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), (aperture). Generally speaking, the bigger the aperture, the better is the camera, especially in low light situations. Which means the smaller the number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh.