The smartphone segment under Rs 10,000 is one of the most competitive in Indian markets. While the 10,000-20000 is on the rise, mobile phones under 10,000 have put phones in the hands of many Indian consumers. Micromax who was one of the pioneers in this segment was soon joined by the likes of Xiaomi, Lava, Lenovo, and Motorola.
Best phones under Rs 10,000
While today Micromax is no longer aggressively promoting its mobile devices, the Chinese counterparts are leaving no stone unturned. So, if you are looking for the best phones under Rs 10,000, you have plenty of options.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2
Xiaomi is the market leader in the entry-level smartphone segment. What started with first Redmi flash sale a few years ago has become the trademark of Mi phones in this segment. The company offers premium features while keeping the prices as low as possible. The Redmi Y2 is a significant upgrade over its predecessor Y1. The Redmi Y2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 3 GB of RAM. The USP of the device is the 16MP selfie camera with a LED flash. The device is priced at Rs 9,999, whereas the higher variants are above 10k.
RealMe is a new online-only sub-brand of renowned Chinese smartphone maker Oppo. RealMe is Oppo’s answer to Xiaomi in the sub-10K segment. The RealMe 1 gets a 6-inch IPS Full-HD display with Android Oreo out of the box. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. There is a 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front-facing camera. The camera is backed by AI features such as Bokeh effects, vivid shots, and more. Pretty impressive for a device priced Rs 8,9999.
Huawei may not be among the market leaders in India, but it is a well-known brand across the world. Interestingly, the Honor series has received positive reviews in India and is being preferred by a section of users. The Honor 7C is powered by 1.8 GHz octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. The striking difference from the competition is the presence of dual rear cameras – 13MP and 2MP. The front camera is an 8 MP shooter. The battery is 3000 mAh and non-removable. The bezels of the device are quite thin. You can get these amazing specifications for only Rs 9,999 with a brand guarantee of Huawei.
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Samsung has consistently targeted the entry-level smartphone segments, and with the J series, it is going all guns blazing. The Galaxy J4 was released in May 2018 and is priced at Rs 9,990. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Users get a 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP front camera. The inbuilt storage is 16 GB which can be expanded up to 256 GB via MicroSD card.
Panasonic Eluga Ray 700
Panasonic may not have the largest market share in the mobile industry, but it does launch feature-packed devices. The Eluga Ray 700 is priced at only Rs 9,009 and features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 10810 pixels by 1920 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.3GHz octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. Users also get 32 GB of inbuilt memory that can be expanded to 128 GB via microSD card. The phone also comes with a massive 5000 mAH battery which is better than most devices.
These are some of the best phones under Rs 10,000 in India. You can also check out Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5, Honor 7A, Moto G5 plus, Xiaomi Redmi 5A, and Infinix Hot S3. Do you think we have missed any phone in the category? Share your views in the comments section below.