10 Best Phones under 10000 Rs (October 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.
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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.
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List of Best Phones under 10000 Rs:
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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.
|OS||Android v5.1 Lollipop | UI - MIUI 7|
|CPU||1.8 GHz 64-bit Hexa Core Snapdragon 650 Processor|
|RAM||2 GB RAM|
|SCREEN||5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|DISPLAY||Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density|
|SIM||Dual Sim (Hybrid Slot)|
|CAMERA||Rear Camera: 16 MP, Flash: Yes (Dual-LED Flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No|
|STORAGE||Internal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh battery|
|BODY||Weight: 164 grams, Thickness: 8.65 mm|
|OTHERS||Fingerprint scanner, 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, Infrared|
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.
|OS||Android v6.0 Lollipop | UI - EUI|
|CPU||2.2 GHz Mediatek Helio X10 Turbo 6795T Octa Core Processor|
|RAM||3 GB RAM|
|SCREEN||5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|DISPLAY||Full HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), 403 ppi pixel density|
|CAMERA||Rear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No|
|SIM||Dual Sim (4G + 4G)|
|STORAGE||Internal: 32 GB | Expandable: No|
|BATTERY||Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|Fast charging: Yes|
|BODY||Weight: 169 grams, Thickness: 7.6 mm|
|OTHERS||Fingerprint 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.
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.
5. Moto G (3rd Gen):
A great fact is that, Moto G has been the most selling product across any category on any e-commerce platform in the history of Indian e-commerce. Well, it has a glorious past but, now let’s get started with the Moto G (3rd Gen). The phone has a very simple design from the front and a very classy curvy back which has a vertical strip which houses the camera, LED flash and the Moto logo, this strip looks very beautiful and adds uniqueness in the design of the phone. The phone is very comfortable to hold in hand and offers good grip. It sports a 5 inches HD screen with 294 ppi pixel density which is decent. It is powered by Quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 410 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM, it is definitely not for the heavy users but on a day-to-day basis it runs flawlessly and plays small to medium games efficiently. It runs on the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with stock Android UI, which also makes the performance good. Great thing is that, it will always get the future Android updates and that too faster than many flagship phones! For the last two Moto G’s, camera was the weakest point, for the 3rd Gen it’s the strongest. It packs a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens, HDR & dual-LED flash. The 5 MP front camera comes with f/2.2 lens and a Field of view (FOV) of 72 degrees. Both the cameras are really good. An icing on the cake is, it is water-resistant for upto 30 minutes, this IPX7 certification is provided by no phone in the near price range. It has 16 GB internal & upto 32 GB expandable storage, Dual Sim, 4G, and a decent battery life with the 2470 mAh battery. Overall, it may not offer you the best specs but it is the most popular phone with a comfortable 5 inches screen and works perfectly well for normal users so, if you are not after heavy usage/gaming, it can still be a good buy under 10000 Rs. The price of the Moto G Turbo Edition is fluctuating from past couple of days and if you get it close to 10,000 Rs., it will be a better choice. The newly launched Moto G4 Play is also available at Rs. 8,999, it comes with smaller 8 MP rear camera but a bigger 2800 mAh battery and VoLTE support.
|OS||Android, v5.1.1 Lollipop|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor|
|RAM||2 GB RAM|
|SCREEN||5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|DISPLAY||HD (720 x 1280 pixels), 294 ppi pixel density|
|SIM||Dual Sim (GSM + LTE)|
|CAMERA||Rear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No|
|STORAGE||Internal Storage 16 GB, microsd expandable upto 32 GB|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery|
|BODY||Weight: 155 grams, Thickness: 6.1-11.6mm (Curved Back)|
|OTHERS||Water-resistant, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS|
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
|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||Moto G (3rd Gen)||Rs. 10,999|
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