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10 Best Android Phones under 10000 Rs (September 2016)

by Rahul DubeySeptember 1, 2016

Looking for the best phone under 10000 Rs? Believe us, finding it is a real challenging task as there are many good smartphones under 10000 Rs. and this is the most competitive price range. In the recent times, we have seen some high quality, powerful and equally good smartphones from many companies in this range, which has made it even more difficult for the buyers to decide which one is the best. Don’t worry though, we are always here to help you out. We have written the latest list of – 10 Best Android Phones under 10000 Rs for the month of September. Apart from the rankings, We have also mentioned which phones will be suitable for which types of users so, read it and choose the best one for you.


If you want to buy a phone below 7000 Rs. please checkout: 5 Best Android Phones under 7000 Rs (September 2016)


From the last 2 years, every month hundreds of readers of ‘Best Tech Guru’ comment and ask us which phone they should choose from the crowded market. Which has enabled us to better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So with this experience, we have tried to make this list even more helpful for you but, if you still have any question, please feel free to ask it in the comments section at the end. 🙂

So, let’s take a look at the Best Phone Under 10000 Rs:

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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 smartphone under 10000 Rs. in India. If you want a little smaller phone, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime with 5 inches screen, 3 GB RAM, 13 MP Camera and 4100 mAh battery can be an absolutely great buy.

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

PRICE
Rs 9,999 @ Flipkart Rs 9,999 @ Amazon Rs 9,999 @ Snapdeal
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 buy.

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

PRICE
Rs 9,999 @ Flipkart
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 can be a great buying choice under 10000 Rs. 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 Android Phones under 10000 Rs

PRICE
Rs 10,999 @ Amazon
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow) | 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 | Fast charging: Yes
BODYWeight: 160 grams, Thickness: 9.1 mm
OTHERSFingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos, NFC, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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4. 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 great buy under 10000 Rs.

Moto-G-3rd-Gen---Best-Tech-Guru - Best Android Phones under 10000 Rs

PRICE
Rs 10,999 @   Rs 10,999 @ 
OSAndroid, v5.1.1 Lollipop
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYHD (720 x 1280 pixels), 294 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (GSM + LTE)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal Storage 16 GB, microsd expandable upto 32 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 155 grams, Thickness: 6.1-11.6mm (Curved Back)
OTHERSWater-resistant, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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5. Meizu M3 Note:

Meizu has launched its much awaited powerful budget smartphone Meizu M3 Note in India. The phone packs a beautiful and sturdy unibody metal design and is really very well-built, seeing the design, one cannot guess the phone costs just under 10k. If we look at the placement of buttons, the power and volume rockers rest on the right side and there is a physical home button on the front below the screen, which also integrates the fingerprint sensor but, there are no ‘back’ and ‘recent apps’ button on the phone, the home button itself does all these functions, off course inspired from the iPhones! The Meizu M3 Note sports a 5.5 inches Full HD screen which has very good display quality with good viewing angles. A 2.5D curved glass overlays the screen, which gives a good look and also feels nice in the hands. The phone is powered by the 1.8 GHz Mediatek Helio P10 Octa-core processor paired with 3 GB RAM, it gives good performance for medium usage but when it comes to heavy gaming the phone lags a little so, if you want a phone for gaming there are much better phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 around this price. It features a 13 MP rear camera which does pretty well in good lighting conditions but struggles in low light conditions, the 5 MP front camera does a good job though. It runs on the older Android 5.1 Lollipop based company’s Flyme OS 5.1. It is a dual sim phone supporting 4G on both the slots. It comes with 32 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB via microSD card, but it has hybrid slot. The fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate most of the times. The phone is backed by a big 4100 mAh battery which gives it a very good battery backup. Overall, the Meizu M3 Note is an extremely well-built phone for its price, it also packs decent performance, good features and a good battery life. It can be another good choice, specially if you give more importance to design, it can be a great choice.

Meizu-M3-Note_3 - Best Android Phones under 10000 Rs

PRICE
Rs. 9,999 @ Amazon
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop | UI - Flyme OS 5.1
CPU1.8 GHz Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 Octa-core Processor
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), 403 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (dual-LED flash)| Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
SIMDual SIM (4G+4G)
STORAGEInternal: 32 GB, Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD (Hybrid slot)
BATTERYNon-removable 4100 mAh battery | Fast Charging: No
BODYWeight: 163 grams, Thickness: 8.3 mm
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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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.
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