When looking for the best smartphones under Rs. 10,000, we often end up finding too many options as this is the segment which sees new launches every now and then. We have seen many smartphones being launched in the budget segment with some interesting features.
With each passing month, companies have been offering more new features in smartphones under Rs. 10,000. Features like metal unibody, up to 16MP cameras, Full HD displays, and fingerprint sensors – all these have become standard on phones under Rs. 10,000 now.
In such a scenario, it becomes a little difficult to compare them to find out which is the best smartphone under Rs. 10,000. To make it easier for you, we have gone through most of the smartphones launched in 2017 and made a comprehensive list of the best smartphones under Rs. 10,000.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Xiaomi launched its latest budget smartphone in India Redmi 5A dubbed as “Desh ka Smartphone”. The phone was launched starting at just Rs. 4,999. With some good features, the Redmi 5A has become very popular in the budget segment.
- Display: 5-inch HD IPS LCD 1280 x 720 pixels
- Hardware: Snapdragon 425 processor
- Memory: 2GB or 3GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage
- Front Camera: 5MP with f/2.2 aperture
- Rear Camera: 13MP with f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash
- Battery: 3,000mAh
Nokia 3 is one of the first three Android phones that HMD Global has unveiled this year. Nokia 3 was launched in February at MWC 2017 this year, and it came to India in June. The Nokia 3 is a good phone in this segment because of features like HD display with metal body, a quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor, stock Android 7.0 Nougat and a 2,630mAh battery.
Overall, the Nokia 3 has decent specs on paper and also the Nokia branding which is known for its build and battery, making it a reliable option in this price segment.
- Display: 5-inch 720 x 1280p HD, IPS LCD, 16:9, Corning Gorilla Glass
- Hardware: Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 at 1.4 GHz with Mali-T720MP1 GPU.
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage, Expandable up to 256GB
- Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0 aperture
- Rear Camera: 8MP, f/2.0 aperture, LED Flash
- Battery: 2630 mAh non-removable
Moto C Plus
Lenovo-owned Motorola launched the Moto C Plus in India back in June. The device was announced in May this year, featuring a MediaTek processor and running on Android 7.0 Nougat. The device comes with a 4,000 mAh battery, which is its biggest highlight. Motorola has priced the Moto C Plus at Rs. 6,999.
- Display: 5-inch HD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- Hardware: Quad core MediaTek MT6737 processor
- Memory: 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage
- Front Camera: 2 MP with f/2.8 aperture and an LED flash
- Rear Camera: 8 MP with f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash
- Battery: 4,000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Xiaomi has launched two new selfie-centric smartphones, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, and the Redmi Y1 Lite in India. With the Redmi Y1, Xiaomi aims to compete with the likes of Oppo and Vivo. The phone comes with a 16MP front-facing camera with a selfie flash.
While this is the first time Xiaomi has launched a selfie-centric smartphone, they’ve taken care of the other specifications too.
- Display: 5.5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass
- Hardware: Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
- Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB
- Front Camera: 16MP with selfie flash
- Rear Camera: 13MP
- Battery: 3,080 mAh
Lenovo has launched its latest smartphone, Lenovo K8 in India, expanding its K series of smartphones. The new K8 is priced at Rs. 10,499 and available from offline stores across India. It also has good specs including a powerful MediaTek Helio P20 chipset and runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
- Display: 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
- Hardware: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P20
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
- Front Camera: 8MP with LED flash
- Rear Camera: 13MP with PDAF and an LED flash
- Battery: 4000mAh
Which of the above-mentioned budget phones do you like from 2017? Let us know in the comments below!