14 Best Smartphones Under ₹10000 in India [August 2019]

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If you have a budget of ₹10,000 and looking to buy a smartphone then you will surely end up with lots of options. Picking the right smartphone for your need is a tough task and depends on various factors like performance battery and, display.


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A while ago we have done the article about best smartphones under ₹8000 and we have received a huge amount request on doing the same for ₹10,000. So here are the best smartphones under ₹10,000 in India that are bang for the buck.

In this budget, you will easily get a smartphone with Snapdragon 660 processor or even Snapdragon 636 and an HD+ display. These smartphones will easily handle all your mild usage and offer great value for money.

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PS: We may have missed some smartphones on the list but it doesn’t mean that they are not great. Let us know in the comments so that we can include them ASAP. We will also be updating the article frequently as new phones are released and are worth including in this list, so make sure to check back again before making a choice.

Best Smartphones Under ₹10000 in India

Note: If you are not living in India then don’t worry many phones that are listed here are available worldwide, and you can easily order it online. These smartphones are neither in ascending or descending order. All of them are the best in this price range depending on your taste.

1. Redmi Note 7

Redmi Note 7

Redmi Note 7 is a successor to the previous Redmi Note 6 and was launched in January 2019. It is one of the best value for money smartphone you can buy in this budget. It comes with a Front and Backglass body and features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The screen has a waterdrop shaped notch for the front camera and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes in three variants 3GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB. The internal storage is further expandable up to 256 gigs via a Micro Sd card. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with MIUI 10 Skin on top.

As far as the cameras are concerned on this phone, it packs a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP primary sensor paired with a 2 MP depth sensor while on the front it has a single 13 MP selfie shooter. The device has a 4000 mAh battery with 18W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 support.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM-Radio, IR Blaster, and Type-C 1.0 USB. The Redmi Note 7 comes in three color variant Blue, Black, and Twilight Gold.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12MP + 2MP | Front 13MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

2. Redmi 7

Redmi 7
Image Source – https://www.mi.com/global/redmi-7/specs/

The Xiaomi Redmi 7 was launched in March 2019 as an upgrade to the previous Redmi 6 device. The new device comes with a complete design overhaul if we compare it to its predecessor but there’s nothing new overall. It has the same device which is followed by other Redmi devices such as the Redmi 7S and Note 7.

On the front, we have a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixels. The screen has a 19:9 Aspect ratio, 269PPI Density and has a notch design which houses the front camera and the speaker grille. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection.

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The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU. When it comes to RAM and storage, the phone has a lot of different configurations to choose from. You have 2GB + 16GB, 3GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB. The storage can also be expanded up to 512GB via a micro-sd card.

The phone has a decent camera setup. You have a dual rear-facing camera with a combo of 12MP Primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, you have an 8MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture for taking selfies. The camera on this phone also features LED flash, HDR, and Panorama.

Connectivity options here include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, IR Blaster, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. For security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and it packs a large 4000 mAh battery along with 10W Fast Charging Support which is really appreciated in a budget smartphone.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage2/3/4 GB & 16/32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.26 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraRear 12 MP + 2 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon

3. Realme 3

Realme 3

The Realme 3 was launched in March 2019. It comes in a plastic body and features a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio and has a waterdrop shaped notch for the front-facing camera. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The phone is powered by Mediatek Helio P60 CPU paired with Mali-G72 GPU. The phone runs on ColosOS 6 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). It comes in few variants 3GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB. You can further expand the internal storage up to 256GB via a Micro SD card.

Talking about the camera the phone features a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, it has a single 13 MP camera for taking selfies. It has a 4230 mAh battery with 10W fast charging support.

In terms of security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature. Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM-Radio, micro USB 2.0 and USB OTG. It comes in three color variants Black, Dynamic Black, and Radiant Blue.

PS- The plastic body and a 720p display on this phone might be a con for some.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.22 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 13 MP
Battery 4230 mAh
Available atFlipkart

4. Realme U1

Realme U1

Launched in November 2018 the Realme U1 is another great device you can get in these budgets. The Realme U1 features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 409 PPI Density. The front of the device has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with a waterdrop notch on top which houses the front camera. The phone has minimal side bezels and a small bottom chin and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, it also has glass on the back and the gradient design make it look more premium.

The device is powered by an Octa-core Mediatek Helio P70 processor paired with Mali-G72 GPU. The device is running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with ColorOS 5.2 skin on top. It has a 3500 mAh battery which is good enough to last you a day on moderate usage.

The phone was launched in two storage variants 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB, the internal storage is further expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card. In terms of camera, the device has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture paired with a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 25 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB OTG. Other features of this phone include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 2A/5A 10W fast charging. The phone comes in three color variant: Brave Blue, Ambitious Black, and Fiery Gold.

Technical Specifications

SoCMediaTek Helio P70 (12nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 25 MP
Battery 3500 mAh
Available atAmazon

5. Redmi Y3

Redmi Y3
Image Source – https://www.mi.com/in/redmi-y3/specs/

The Redmi Y series from Xiaomi offers some camera-centric smartphone in the budget range. The Redmi Y3 is the third smartphone in the series and was launched in April 2019. The device has a plastic body design and comes three color variants Elegant Blue, Bold Red, and Prime Black.

On the front, we have a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixels. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio design, 269 PPI density and a water drop shaped notch design for the front camera and the speaker grille. The screen is also well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Redmi Y3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone comes in two different variant – 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The internal storage is also further expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card slot. On the software side, it runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie.

The phone has a dual rear-facing camera setup, you get a 12MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, you have a 32MP camera with f/2.2 aperture for clicking selfies. The camera on this phone also features LED flash, Panorama, HDR and Gyro EIS.

Connectivity options here include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, IR Blaster, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and faces unlock for security. It also packs a large 4000 mAh battery along with 10W fast charging support.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.26 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 2 MP | Front 32 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon

6. Samsung Galaxy M20

Samsung Galaxy M20

The Samsung Galaxy is one of the entry-level device launched by Samsung in January 2019. It features a 6.3-inch PLS TFT (IPS) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The screen has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a water drop shaped notch for the front camera. The phone has a plastic body and comes in two color variant Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black.

The device is powered by a powerful Exynos 7904 Chipset and coupled up with Mali-G71 CPU. It has a massive 5000 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor for better security. The base model comes in 3GB/32GB and a higher variant comes in 4GB/64GB. The internal storage is further expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card.

It has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP ultrawide sensor. On the front, it has a single 8MP selfie camera. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Experience 9.5 Skin out of the box.

Other features include a dual firing speaker and Dolby Atmos sound support, a 5000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. Connectivity options here are Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, FM-Radio, and Type-C 1.0 USB.

Technical Specifications

SoCExynos 7904 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 5 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Available atAmazon

7. Samsung Galaxy M10

Samsung Galaxy M10

Samsung has been launching a lot of budget-oriented smartphones lately. The Samsung Galaxy M10 is one of them. It was launched in January 2019 and sports a 6.22-inch PLS TFT display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio and has a water drop shaped notch for the front camera.

The device is powered by Exynos 7870 Octa-Core processor along with Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. It comes in few configurations 2GB + 16GB, and 3GB + 32GB. The internal storage is further expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Experience 9.5 Skin on top.

The Samsung Galaxy M10 has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary sensor paired with a 5 MP ultrawide sensor. While on the front it has a single 5 MP selfie camera. It has a decent 3400 mAh battery but considering it only has a 720P display, the battery might last you a full day.

In terms of security, the phone only has face unlock feature and it comes in two color variants Ocean Blue, and Charcoal Black. Connectivity options here include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM-Radio, and micro USB 2.0.

Technical Specifications

SocExynos 7870 Octa-Core (14 nm)
Ram and Storage2/3 GB & 16/32 GB
Display and Resolution6.22 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 5 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 3400 mAh
Available atAmazon

8. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one of the few best smartphones you can buy right now in this price budget. It was launched in April 2018 and has got 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB internal storage and Adreno 509 GPU. It has a massive 5000 mAh battery which will easily last you around 2 days on a single charge on moderate usage and a full day on heavy usage.

This phone comes with a large 5.99-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The Zenfone Max pro starts in India at the price segment of ₹8999 for the 3 GB variant and goes up to ₹10000 for the 4 GB variant.

Talking about the camera, It comes with a dual rear-facing camera setup with 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP secondary camera while on the front it has an 8 MP camera for taking selfies. This smartphone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) and Android One program which gives you the stock Android experience.

This phone supports Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) and accepts two Nano-Sim card and a Micro SD card. Some connectivity features like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USBOTG, FM, Dual 4G. It comes with all the basic sensors you need like Proximity, Accelerometer, and Ambient light sensor.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution 5.99 inches (1080 x 2160 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

9. Realme 2

Realme 2

Realme 2 is also a great choice, it was launched in August 2018. The 3 GB variant of Realme 2 comes well under your budget and It is one of the best looking phones in this list. It has a big 6.2 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch design which houses the earpiece and front camera. The front of the device is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The device is powered by a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core processor paired with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Color Os 5.2 skin on top.

In terms of cameras, the Realme 2 features dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2 MP depth sensor. While on the front it has an 8 MP camera for taking selfies. The phone has a big 4230 mAh battery which will easily last you throughout the day.

For security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USBOTG and, FM. This phone supports Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) and accepts two Nano-Sim card and a Micro SD card and Dual 4G on both sims.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.2 inches(720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 2MP |Front 8 MP
Battery 4230 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

10. Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus

Since the comeback, Nokia has been launching many great smartphones in multiple prices categories So under ₹10,000, we have the Nokia 5.1 Plus on our list. The phone was launched in July 2018 and features a 5.86 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, 287 PPI and 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone has a nice front and back design with a notch on the front.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Android One program so this phone will receive at least 2 years of Android Updates. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60 Chipset paired with Mali-G72 GPU. In terms of memory, the phone has 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage.

The device has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP secondary depth sensor while on the front it has an 8 MP camera for taking selfies. It has a 3060 mAh battery which is good enough for mild usage.

It also has USB type C for fast charging and some connectivity features include Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM Radio and, USB OTG. For security the phone has a fingerprint sensor and face unlock. The Nokia 5.1 Plus comes in 3 color variant Night Black, Glacier white and, Baltic sea blue.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6771 Helio P60 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution5.86 inches ( 720 x 1520 pixels )
CameraRear 13 MP + 5 MP| Front 8 MP
Battery 3060 mAh
Available atFlipkart

11. Asus Zenfone Max M2

Asus Zenfone Max M2

The Asus Zenfone Max M2 was launched in December 2018 and it is an upgrade to the previous Asus Zenfone Max M1 and has improved in processors, display and some other aspects. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Processor along with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with ZenUI Skin on top.

It has a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio and features a notch design for the front camera and earpiece. The Phone comes in multiple variants: 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The internal storage is further expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card.

The phone has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary depth sensor while on the front it has a single 8 MP selfie camera. The phone comes in two color variants, Black and Blue. It has a large 4000 mAh battery which will easily last you a full day.

Privacy features include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock. Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM-Radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB OTG.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.26 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atFlipkart

12. Honor 9 Lite

Honor 9 Lite

The phone is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 Processor paired with Mali-T830 GPU, 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage. The Honor 9 Lite runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box with EMUI skin on top. It has a decent 3000 mAh battery and comes with plenty of color options like Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Gray, Navy, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall and Pearl White.

The Honor 9 Lite is a little old device, it was launched in December 2017 but it has the best selfie camera if you are really into it. The phone packs a 5.65 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 Pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. It has glass on both the front and back of the device which makes it look premium.

It has a dual-camera setup on both front and back. On the front, it has a 13 MP primary sensor and a 2 MP secondary depth sensor while on the front it has the same setup with 13 MP primary and a 2 MP depth sensor.

For security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG and, FM. This phone is good for mild usage and if your main priority is taking selfies then you can pick the Honor 9 Lite.

Technical Specifications

SocHiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution5.65 inch (1080 x 2160 pixels )
CameraRear 13 MP + 2 MP| Front 13 MP + 2 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

13. Honor 9N

Honor 9N

Honor 9n has a great looking design it has a glass back, sleek bezels and a notch on the front. It was launched on July 2018. The Honor 9n packs the company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor paired with Mali T-830 GPU. In terms of memory, the phone has 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal memory.

The device is very compact and has a 5.84 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 Pixels, 432 PPI and 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with EMUI 8.0 skin on top.

The Honor 9n has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, it has a 16 MP selfie camera. It has a 3000 mAh battery and will get you throughout the day with light usage.

For security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USBOTG and, FM. It has all the basic sensor you will need like the accelerometer, proximity as well as a compass sensor.

Technical Specifications

SocHiSilicon Kirin 659 (16 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution5.84 inch (1080 x 2280 pixels )
CameraRear 13 MP + 2 MP| Front 16 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

14. Redmi 6 Pro

Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro was launched in July 2018 and is alternatively known as Mi A2 Lite. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. It has Adreno 506 GPU coupled with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage. The phone comes in multiple color variant for you to choose from such as Black, Rose Gold, Gold, Red and, Blue.

The phone has a clean looking design very much similar to the Redmi Note 6. If we talk about the display on this phone then it has a 5.84-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and it also has the 18:9 aspect ratio. The device has a 4000 mAh battery which is good enough and will last you a full day.

For cameras, the device packs a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, it has a 5 MP selfie shooter. The phone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Company’s own MIUI 10 skin on top which offers you some extra features.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wifi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS, MicroUSB 2.0 and, USB OTG. The phone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor along with all the basic sensor you will need like accelerometer, proximity, and compass. It also has a built-in IR blaster if you are into it.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution5.84 inch (1080 x 2280 pixels )
CameraRear 12 MP + 5 MP | Front 5 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

Final Words

So these are our top 10 smartphone pick under the ₹10,000 price range for you to check out. Most of the smartphone listed above has almost the same specifications so you can pick one depending upon the software. Some of these smartphones come with their own skinned version of Android like MIUI, EMUI while the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with Pure Stock Android. You can pick one depending upon your taste and previous experience with the brand. We hope this article was helpful for you if you still have a doubt or suggestion feel free to let us know.

The best bang for your bucks will be the Redmi Note 7 and the Realme 3 both of them are feature-packed and provide the best value for money. They have a good compact design, comes with a massive battery, great cameras.

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