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10 Best Phones under 10000 Rs (November 2016)

by Rahul DubeyNovember 18, 2016

Looking for the best phone under 10000 Rs? Then you have a difficult task at hand, as, due to the low-cost availability of quality hardware components, there are plenty of excellent smartphones available under 10000 Rs, specially, after the entry of many popular Chinese brands in the Indian market, the budget smartphone segment is filled with many great devices to choose from. But, as every phone has some pros and cons, finding the best smartphone under 10000 Rs. according to your needs is a tough job. So, to help you out, we have written the list of 10 Best Phones under 10000 Rs. in India.


Also checkout: 5 Best Phones under 7000 Rs (November 2016)


This list includes the rankings of the best mobiles under 10000 Rs. The list includes short reviews for all the phones and suggests readers, which phone will be suitable for which types of buyers/requirements. We also suggest the alternatives at the same price and also recommend our readers to increase their budget a little if better deals are available at little higher prices. We update this list every month and it is serving as the perfect solution for buyers in India since years.

So relax! Choosing the best mobile under 10000 Rs. will be very easy for you now. If you still have any question, feel free to ask it in the comments section at the end. 🙂

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Best Smartphone under 10000 Rs. since Mar-16

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (16GB):

After a long wait, Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 3 in India. The phone has been highly successful in China and with all the features it packs, the same success story seems to repeat in India as well. Starting with the design, the Redmi Note 3 boasts a premium metallic design and excellent build quality, it feels great and looks beautiful, while the curved edges on the back gives it a good grip as well. The phone has a 5.5 inches Full HD display with 401 ppi pixel density and has very good display quality but, it doesn’t come with Gorilla Glass screen protection. The Redmi Note 3 is powered by the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Processor which has 6 cores, out of which four are 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and the rest two are 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU’s which handle the heavy usage. The Redmi Note 3 is the world’s first phone to come with Snapdragon 650 processor, which is very powerful and delivers performance better than many flagship processors, it also doesn’t heat up much as well. The phone comes in two variants, one has 16 GB storage + 2 GB RAM and the other has 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM (priced at Rs. 11,999). It is equipped with a 16 MP rear camera which comes with PDAF and Dual-Tone LED Flash and clicks very good quality images. On the front, it has a 5 MP shooter which too is capable of clicking good quality selfies. Another highlight of the Redmi Note 3 is its fast fingerprint scanner which can unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds, the phone also includes Infrared Blaster which allows you to control your TV, AC, music system and many other electronic appliances. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Xiaomi’s beautiful MIUI 7 running on top. It is a dual sim phone with 4G and VoLTE support, it allows storage expansion and supports microSD cards upto 128 GB but, it has hybrid slot so at a time, you can either use the second sim or the microSD card. It is backed by a big 4050 mAh battery which gives a pretty good battery life, easily lasting for a day or even more. Also, despite a big battery and metal build, the phone weighs 164 grams and has a thickness of 8.65mm so, you get all the features without the added bulkiness. Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 delivers flagship like performance, a good looking premium design and packs all the excellent features at a very good price, it is really a great buy and is undoubtedly the best phone under 10000 Rs. in India.

Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-3 - Best Phones under 10000 Rs - Best Tech Guru

PRICE
Rs 9,999 @  Rs 9,999 @  Rs 9,999 @ 
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop | UI - MIUI 7
CPU1.8 GHz 64-bit Hexa Core Snapdragon 650 Processor
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (Hybrid Slot)
CAMERARear Camera: 16 MP, Flash: Yes (Dual-LED Flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 164 grams, Thickness: 8.65 mm
OTHERSFingerprint scanner, 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, Infrared

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2. LeEco Le 1s Eco:

LeEco has upgraded its popular smartphone LeEco Le 1s with the newer ‘Made in India’ LeEco Le 1s Eco which, brings in only few changes like it now runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, supports 10 Indian regional languages and includes entertainment packages from Eros Now, YuppTV and Hungama, worth Rs. 4900 free for one year, rest everything remains the same. Starting with the design, the first thing you will notice about the smartphone is its premium metallic design which is by far the best build quality we have seen in a 10-11k phone. It has a 5.5 inches Full HD screen with 403 ppi pixel density, the display quality is very good. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Le 1s Eco runs on the powerful 2.2 GHz Mediatek Helio X10 Turbo 6795T Octa Core Processor coupled with 3 GB RAM and delivers consistently good performance. It has got the PowerVR G6200 GPU which performs very well with small to medium games but with heavy games it struggles a little, although it isn’t bad. The phone has got a 13 MP rear camera with F2.0 aperture which can click very detailed pictures and is a good overall performer. On the front, it has a 5 MP shooter which also comes with F2.0 aperture and 85 degrees wide-angle lens, it also produces good selfies. The Le 1s Eco brings 3 important features which are hardly seen in a 10,000 Rs. phone, the fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port for fast charging and the Infrared (IR) Blaster to let you control devices like music systems, T.V., A.C., etc. from your phone itself. It is a dual sim phone and supports 4G on both the sim. It has got 32 GB internal memory out of which around 25 GB is free for the user but, the phone doesn’t have the microSD slot. It has a Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. The company also promises to have already started service centres in many cities. Overall, the LeEco Le 1s Eco comes with a great design and is equally powerful and feature packed smartphone which makes a great value for money deal at this price, also, the company is also focused towards improving the user experience of its customers in the Indian market. It can be a very good choice at this price, specially, with the free LeEco entertainment package membership, it becomes a great mobile under 10000 Rs.

LeEco-Le-1S-Eco - Best Phones under 10000 Rs

PRICE
Rs 9,999 @
OSAndroid v6.0 Lollipop | UI - EUI
CPU2.2 GHz Mediatek Helio X10 Turbo 6795T Octa Core Processor
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYFull HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), 403 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
SIMDual Sim (4G + 4G)
STORAGEInternal: 32 GB | Expandable: No
BATTERYLi-Po 3000 mAh battery|Fast charging: Yes
BODYWeight: 169 grams, Thickness: 7.6 mm
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, USB Type-C, IR Blaster, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


3. Lenovo K4 Note:

Lenovo is on fire in India, it is launching back to back hit and great value for money phones in the budget segment. The Lenovo K4 Note is the successor of the massively popular Lenovo K3 Note. Starting with the design, it has a metallic frame and metallic edges but the back panel is plastic, it packs a good looking design, it has got rounded corners, curved back panel and there is chrome finish on all the edges and also on a small unit on the back containing the camera and fingerprint scanner. It features a 5.5 inches Full HD display with good colour reproduction and viewing angles, it is a very good display overall. The Lenovo K4 Note is powered by the 1.3 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Mediatek MT6753 Processor coupled with 3 GB RAM and Mali T720-MP3 GPU, it delivers decent performance and handles gaming well but can lag with high-end games. It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with Lenovo’s new Vibe UI 3.0 running on top. In the version 3.0, Lenovo has quite improved its Vibe UI, it now comes with more features and also includes the option to arrange your icons in an App drawer like Stock Android. The phone has a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) and Dual-LED flash and takes good pictures. The 5 MP front camera is also good. Another important feature is the fingerprint scanner which can be used to quickly unlock the phone even when the screen is turned off, it can also be used to take pictures. It also comes with two front facing Dolby Atmos speakers (placed above & below the screen) which have very good and rich sound quality, you will just love it if you watch videos more often. The K4 Note is a Dual Sim phone, it also includes NFC for additional connectivity. It has 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 128 GB with the help of a microSD card. It is backed by a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery which gives a good battery backup and lasts for a day. Overall, the Lenovo K4 Note is a great complete package. It gives decent performance and a great multimedia experience, whether it is its dual front facing speakers or the VR mode, they are very good at a very good price point. It is another very good phone under 10000 Rs. and can be a great buying choice. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus with 5 inches screen can be another good option if you are looking for a 5 inches phone.

Lenovo-K4-Note - Best Phones under 10000 Rs

PRICERs 10,999 @ 
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop | UI - Vibe UI 3.0
CPU1.3 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Mediatek MT6753 Processor
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 403 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (Dual-LED Flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 160 grams, Thickness: 9.1 mm
OTHERSFingerprint scanner, NFC, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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4. Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime:

After the grand success of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has launched another phone which is bound to be a hit in the budget segment – the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, which includes a smaller 5 inches screen than the 5.5 inches screen of the Redmi Note 3. If we talk about the design, the Redmi 3S Prime packs a metal body which looks decent and feels sturdy, it looks very similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The design and build quality is very good for its price. The 5.0 inches HD IPS display has good colors and viewing angles and it is a good display overall, although it is bit reflective under direct sunlight. The Redmi 3S Prime is powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. It delivers very good performance and most of the graphics intensive games are playable without much lagging however, you should not compare it with more advanced processors available in costlier phones like the Redmi Note 3. The phone runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 8 running on top. The MIUI 8 is very beautiful and fast and comes with lots of useful features like the ‘Dual Apps’, ‘Second Space’, etc. (more details about the MIUI 8 here). When it comes to the camera department, the Redmi 3S Prime packs a 13 MP rear and a 5 MP front camera. The rear camera comes with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture lens, LED Flash and supports 1080p video recording, it clicks decent images with good depth although, the camera quality is not the best but it is acceptable, same is the case with the front camera which comes with f/2.2 aperture lens and 1080p video recording support. It packs a good, fast and accurate fingerprint scanner at the back which can be used to protect/lock apps apart from unlocking the phone. It is a dual sim phone with 4G support. It packs 32 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card but uses a hybrid slot so you can either use the second sim or the microSD card at a time. Greatest thing about the Redmi 3S Prime is its battery life. It packs a huge non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery which gives 2 days of battery backup easily, it also supports fast charging. And despite this big battery, it only weighs at 144 grams and has a thickness of 8.5 mm. Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is a great phone. It packs good design and performance, good features, latest & feature-rich software, decent cameras and a great battery life and the best of them all, it still maintains a compact form factor which is good for one-handed usage. So, if you are looking for a smaller 5-inches phone, then the Redmi 3S Prime is the best phone under 10000 Rs.

xiaomi-redmi-3s-prime - Best Phones under 10000 Rs

PRICERs 8,999 @
OSAndroid v6.0.1 Marshmallow | UI - MIUI 8
CPU1.4 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYHD (720 x 1280 pixels), 294 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
SIMDual SIM
STORAGEInternal: 32 GB, Expandable: up to 128 GB via microSD (hybrid slot)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery | Fast Charging: Yes
BODYWeight: 144 grams, Thickness: 8.5 mm
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


Newly Launched

5. Coolpad Note 5:

Coolpad has launched its new budget smartphone Coolpad Note 5 in India. Unlike its predecessor Coolpad Note 3 Plus, it packs a full metal body which looks and feels good and the 2.5D curved glass on the front also adds to the beauty and comfort. It packs a 5.5 inches Full HD display with decent color output and good viewing angles. It runs on the bit older 1.5 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor coupled with 4 GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. At the current time, any new phone launching in the budget segment has to take the bar higher but, the Coolpad Note 5 while competing directly with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or the LeEco Le 2 brings a weaker processor. The performance isn’t poor although, the Snapdragon 617 can also handle heavy usage and heavy gaming to some extent but, phones with much better performance are already available around the same price. It packs a 13 MP rear camera with 5P lens and f/2.2 aperture and has a little better than average quality. The 8 MP front camera which comes with auto beautification mode is very good. The phone runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s own CoolUI 8.0, which now looks like the iOS even more. Coolpad has introduced the new Dual Apps feature in the CoolUI, which lets you access two instances of a same app in one phone, that means you can install two Whatsapp, two Messenger, two Facebook, etc. in the Coolpad Note 5. The fingerprint sensor included on the back is fast and accurate. You can also use the fingerprint scanner to protect the installed apps on the phone with the help of built-in app “FP lock” and can use the fingerprint scanner to unlock them. It is a dual sim smartphone supporting 4G on both the slots. It has got 32 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 64 GB but has hybrid slot. A great thing about the phone is, it comes with a big non-removable Li-Ion 4010 mAh battery which delivers very good battery backup. Overall, the Coolpad Note 5 comes with all the features, good design, decent performance and cameras and a good battery life. It is a balanced phone in most departments but, still it is not a very good buying choice because, it is not offering anything different or exciting. Most of its competitors in this price segment are offering all these features with a little better package. If you want to save some money, you can also go with the older Coolpad Note 3 Plus at Rs. 8,999.

coolpad-note-5 - Best Phones under 10000

PRICERs 10,999 @ 
OSAndroid v6.0 Marshmallow | UI - CoolUI 8.0
CPU1.5 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor
RAM4 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 8 MP, Flash: Yes
SIMDual SIM (4G+4G) (nano sim)
STORAGEInternal: 32 GB, Expandable: Yes, up to 64 GB via microSD card (hybrid slot)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 4010 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 173.4 grams, Thickness: 8.9 mm
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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Before you checkout the Page 2 which includes the next 5 best phones under 10000 Rs, here is the quick summary of the 5 best mobiles under 10000 Rs:

Best Phone under 10000

Rank Phone Price
1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Rs. 9,999
2 LeEco Le 1S Eco Rs. 9,999
3 Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Rs. 10,999
4 Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime Rs. 8,999
5 Coolpad Note 5 Rs. 10,999

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Rahul Dubey
Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog.
4 Comments
  • Aravind
    December 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    hey,
    what happened. there were no posts about the best smartphones in other categories nor was it on the first of the month like ever before. i would like to help you revive as im too a tech enthusiast. contact me

  • swaraj k surendran
    November 29, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Hai,what happened to the latest updates??

  • Abhishek sharma
    November 22, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Hello rahul,
    First of all thank you for the presenting such a great and honest site for the best phones in their respective range.
    I am thinking to buy moto g4 plus (3gb) should i buy it now or wait for moto g5? I really am not in a hurry to buy a phone but waiting for it will be worth or should i go for moto g4 plus only?

    • November 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

      Hi, Thanks for your nice words 🙂

      Actually you should go with the Moto G4 Plus as the launch of Moto G5 is a little away and at that time also there will be some or the other phone which would be worth waiting so, it’s better you go with the currently available options. And by the way the Moto G4 Plus is a very good phone to go for if you are not a very heavy user.

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