After many months of going without any significant launches in the smartphone market thanks to the COVID lockdown, smartphones are again becoming a hot topic in the tech world. People have gone through enough hardships and purchasing a smartphone isn’t easy for people, let alone during a global pandemic. There is no better time than now to come up with a list of the best smartphones in India priced below ₹10,000. While ₹10k is a huge amount, with the abundance of features and high-tech specifications offered by manufacturers in their budget smartphones, these smartphones will definitely be a worthy investment. These days it is easy to get a strong device for ₹10k without compromising in terms of performance, UI, battery life, camera quality, or even design.
This is an up-to-date list because of some price changes thanks to the new GST structure being introduced and a few options that were previously affordable have now crossed the ₹10k mark. However, there are some models that have seen price cuts to compensate for the smartphones that miss out.
Here is the latest list of best budget smartphones in India priced under ₹10,000.
1. Redmi 9A
Price – ₹6,799 for 2GB variant and ₹7,499 for 3GB variant
The Redmi 9A is definitely a cheap yet efficient smartphone that offers an amazing array of specs at an immensely low price. Redmi 9A comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a water drop design. It delivers amazing performance thanks to the inclusion of MediaTek Octacore Helio G25 processor that is complemented well by 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. In terms of camera, it has a 13MP rear camera with an f / 2.2 aperture as well as a 5MP front camera for exciting selfies. The 5000mAh battery comes with support for 10W fast charging, so you can be assured that your device will easily have a backup of almost two days with casual use.
2. Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Price – ₹7,999
Infinix Smart 4 Plus is one of the very few smartphones under ₹10k that come with a massive 6000mAh battery. Its battery makes it an appealing prospect because long battery life is something that many customers prioritize these days. It sports a 6.82-inch HD+ Drop Notch display with an aspect ratio of 20:5:9 and provides spectacular performance thanks to the MediaTek Helio A25 processor that is complemented perfectly by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. This smartphone works on XOS 6.2 OS based on Android 10. In terms of camera specs, it has a depth sensor with 13MP in the rear and an 8MP selfie camera.
3. Samsung Galaxy M10s
Price – ₹8,990
Samsung Galaxy M10s is among the bunch of devices that had their prices slashed recently. However, it still boasts a wide range of exciting features and specifications. It comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display screen with 720×1560 resolution. What makes this device a great option under ₹10k is that it is powered by Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884B along with Mali-G71 MP2 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. Considering that most people love playing games and watching movies on their phones, display and performance alone would be enough for many customers. To make it even more appealing, it comes with a decent battery capacity (4000mAh), supports 15W fast charging, and has a 13MP+5MP dual-camera setup for the rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
4. Realme C3
Price – ₹8,999 for 3GB variant and ₹9,999 for 4GB variant
Realme C3 is an exceptional budget smartphone from Realme that sports a sunrise design. It has a big display screen (6.5-inches) and has 720×1600 pixels, a 20:9 aspect ratio. Realme C3 is powered by MediaTek Helio G70 SoC and it comes in two variants – 3GB of RAM + 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM + 64GB of storage. With the device sporting a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary camera and 2MP depth sensor, you’ll be able to click decent photos though low-light can do with some improvement. The Realme C3 comes with a 5,000mAh battery, which means you can expect this smartphone to run easily for over 30 hours.
5. Realme Narzo 10A
Price – ₹8,999
Realme Narzo 10A is definitely an exciting update to the Realme C3, something that isn’t a bad thing at all. Narzo 10A has added a fingerprint scanner (which was one of the biggest complaints with the Realme C3), and a macro camera on the rear that isn’t very practical but very fun to use. With a 6.5-inch screen with 720×1600 pixels, the display is decent enough. It offers excellent performance, thanks to MediaTek Helio G70 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, you’ll be able to enjoy a great gaming experience when playing today’s graphics-heavy games. The cameras are decent with 12MP + 2MP + 2MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The battery life is amazing with its 5000mAh battery lasting almost two full days of casual usage.