Though Megapixel count is not a correct judge for camera quality, but yes in average low end smartphones, we do find 13 MP shooters generally outperform 8 MP ones. If a detailed 13 MP shooter is high on your priority list, here are a few options that you can consider.

YU Yureka

Yureka seems to have the sole objective of incorporating the best possible specifications at the lowest possible price. The new YU brand from Micromax features a 13 MP rear camera capable of full HD video recording and a 5 MP front wide angle camera for selfies.

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Other features include Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, MicroSD card storage, CyanogenMod OS and 2500 mAh battery. You can buy Yureka from Amazon.in for 8,999 INR.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Yureka
Display 5.5 inch, HD
Processor 1.5 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 615
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat based Cyanogen
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,500 mAh
Price Rs 8,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi Note 4G are other good value for money smartphones launched in India in 2014. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G powered by 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 is available in India for 9,999 INR.

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It comes with a pretty decent 13 MP shooter in India on its rear side and a 5 MP selfie camera at the front. The Xiaomi Redmi Note features a 5.5 Inch HD display while other features include 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, MicroSD card support, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 3100 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Display 5.5 inch, HD
Processor 1.6 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat based MIUI
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 3,100 mAh
Price Rs 9,999

Xolo Omega 5.5

The Xolo Omega 5.5 which was launched on twitter is another smartphone which will soon retail with a 13 MP Sony rear camera and 5p lens for 9,999 INR. For selfies there is a 2 MP camera on the front side.

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This 5.5 Inch HD display smartphone is powered by 1.4 GHz octa core MediaTek MT6592M pocessor coupled with Mali 450 GPU graphics engine and 1 GB of RAM. Other features include Android 4.4 KitKat based Hive UI, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, dual SIM functionality and 2600 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Omega 5.5
Display 5.5 inch, HD
Processor 1.4 GHz octa core processor
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat based HIVE UI
Camera 8 MP/2 MP
Battery 3,100 mAh
Price Rs 9,999

Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus

Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus was launched in early 2014 and this 5 Inch Full HD display smartphone is now selling for just 9,999 INR on Snapdeal. Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus with Android 4.4 KitKat is powered by 1.7 GHz octa core processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage.

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Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus comes with a 16 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera. Other features include G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Android 4.4 KitKat and 2000 mAh battery.

Key Specs

Model Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus
Display 5 inch, Full HD
Processor 1.7 GHz octa core processor
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 16 MP/8 MP
Battery 2100 mAh
Price Rs 9,999

Verico Uni SHAPE 5V3

The highlight of this first phone from the Taiwanese manufacturer Verico in India is the 13 MP rear camera and the 5 MP front selfie camera. The handset is powered by 1.3 GHz quad core processor (most likely MT6582) backed by 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.

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Other features include MicroSD card support, 2100 mAh battery, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Software is slightly dated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Verico Uni SHAPE 5V3 will be selling in India for Rs. 7,759 exclusively on Snapdeal.

Key Specs

Model Verico Uni SHAPE 5V3
Display 5 inch, 960 X 540
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
BCamera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2100 mAh
Price Rs 7,759

Conclusion

These are some of the current smartphones which are available with 13 MP front facing camera under 10,000 INR. If you are willing to give 8 MP shooters a chance, you can also go for phones like Zenfone 5 and Redmi 1S which come with pretty impressive camera modules.

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