The under 10K category has grown to be an ephemeral ecosystem, where jaw dropping value for money phones pop and gradually fade in oblivion. This price bracket is where all the action is, and if you are out there to buy a smartphone today, here are some of the best options you have.

Lenovo K3 Note

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Lenovo K3 Note presently leads the pack and will enjoy a good run till competition catches up. The phone offers a full HD display and the powerful MT6752 quad core processor, 13 MP rear camera, latest lollipop flavor and more. The handset will be retailing via Flash sales model. Registration has begun and the first sale will commence on 8Th July 2015, on Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo K3 Note
Display 5.5 inch, Full HD
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core MT6752
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, up to 32 GB MicroSD support
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop based Vibe UI
Camera 13 MP/ 5MP
Battery 3,000 mAh
Price 9,999 INR

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G includes a good quality 5.5 Inch HD display, decent 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP selfie shooter and a long lasting 3100 mAh battery as its primary highlights. Other features include 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 quad core processor, 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, and dual band 4G LTE. After receiving a fresh price cut, the handset is now selling for 7,999 INR.

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
OS Android 4.4 KitKat based MIUI
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 3100 mAh
Price 7,999 INR

Huawei Honor 4X

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Huawei Honor 4X is an all rounder, which flaunts a decent jute textured back cover. It runs on Snapdragon 410, paired with 2 GB RAM and is a good option for basic and moderate users. Honor 4x also includes a 13 MP rear camera, but its real USP is the best battery backup it delivers in its class. You can buy it for 9,999 INR on Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Huawei Honor 4X
Display 5.5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion 3.0 UI
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 3,000 mAh
Price 9,999 INR

Yu Yureka

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Yu Yureka was the first smartphone from Yu, the online exclusive sub brand for Micromax, which you can buy for 8,999 INR. The handset is running Cyanogen OS based on Android 5.1 lollipop and will be updated to the next Android version as well. There is powerful Snapdragon 615 under the hood, which will further improve performance in India.

Key Specs

Model Yu 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 5.0 Lollipop Based CyanogenMod
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2500 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 154.8 x 78 x 6-8.8 mm and 155 Gram
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0
Price 8,999 INR

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Lenovo A6000 Plus

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Lenovo A6000 Plus is the successor of Lenovo A6000 and includes 2 GB RAM, Snapdragon 410 64 bit SoC and 16 GB internal storage for durable performance. Other feature include Dolby audio, Micro 4G LTE, Dual SIM, 5 Inch HD display and a 2300 mAh battery. The handset is selling on Flipkart for 7,499 INR.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo A6000 Plus
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat based Vibe UI
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,300 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 141 x 70 x 8.2 mm and 128 Grams
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth
Price Rs 7,499

Moto E 2nd Gen 4G

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Motorola’s Second Generation Moto E includes a 64 bit chip and offers fast and responsive stock android, with minimal bloatware. Although the handset is still running 32 bit Lollipop software, but as 64 bit usage catches up, Motorola will update it. Speaking of updates, you can expect Moto E to receive the fasted upgrade to the next Android version, Android M, which is what makes it unique in this list. The handset is available for 7,499 INR. It works much better than the 3G only variant.

Model Moto E 2015 4G LTE
Display 4.5 Inch qHD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core (Snapdragon 410)
RAM 1GB ,LPDDR3
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable 32 GB
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Camera 5 MP AF 720p Video/ VGA
Dimension and Weight 129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3mm and 145g
Connectivity 4G LTE, USB2.0, GPS/GLONASS, BT4.0
Battery 2,390 mAh
Price 7,499 INR

Yu Yuphoria

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Yu Yuphoria list some amazing specs for its price of 6,999 INR. Yuphoria is running Android 5.1 Lollipop based Cyanogen OS 12 and is one of the rare few phones which offer 2 GB RAM for under 7,000 INR. You can register and purchase it from Amazon.in.

Key Specs

Model Yu Yuphoria
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop with CyanogenMod 12s
Camera 8 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2230 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 42.38 x 72.96 x 8.25mm and 143g
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth
Price Rs 6,999

Xiaomi Redmi 2

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 is the successor of Xiaomi’s best selling Redmi 1S and has one of the best IPS LCD display and one of the best rear camera in the corresponding price bracket. The software is intuitive MIUI, for good Android experience. The Snapdragon 410 Quad core chipset is accompanied by 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, and this should be a good option for basic users.

Key Specs

Model Xiaomi Redmi 2
Display 4.7 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 kitkat based MIUI
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2200 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm and 133g
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth
Price Rs 6,999

Micromax Canvas A1 8 GB (AQ4502)

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Android One smartphones are easy recommendation for those looking forward to buying a smartphone in the vicinity of 5,000 INR. You can’t expect everything to be perfect at this price, but you won’t be making many compromises with this Android One phone with some extra onboard storage.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas A1 8 GB
Display 4.5 inch, FWVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz MT6582 Quad Core Processor
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera 5 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 1700 mAh
Price 5,500 INR Approx

Conclusion

These are some of the best smartphones you can buy under 10,000 INR as of now. As more great phones debut, we will bring published refreshed list for the same.

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