10 Budget Smartphones Under Rs 10,000

Indian smartphone market is evolving at a stunning pace. On a daily basis, we are introduced to a bunch of new trendy handsets that steal the show. Makers of the smartphones are on spree to serve consumers with a handful of smartphones that fit into their budget without compromising phone quality, durability and performance. Budget Smartphones Under Rs 10,000.

10 Top Under 10,000 Budget Smartphones For 2017

If you’re up to buy a new smartphone with 10k in your pocket, the good news is that there are so many options you can browse through. As competition in the mobile market is getting tougher on each passing day, manufacturers are in no mood to loosing the string. They are offering buyers fully featured handsets in their budget. So, if you have 10 thousands in your wallet and willing to buy a fully-loaded phone, you may have several options to choose from.

The list comprises 10 smartphones that cost you Rs 10,000 or even lesser.

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:

The first phone in our list is Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Emerged straight from the house of Chinese tech conglomerate Xiaomi, the device appears to be the best budget smartphone under Rs 10,000 price bracket. Available in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 can be yours in Rs. 9,999.

Budget Smartphones Under Rs 10,000

When compared to other phones of this price segment, Redmi Note 4 is unbeatable with Snapdragon 625. Moreover, the phone is also far better than its contenders when it comes to battery life and camera performance.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date August 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.00 x 76.00 x 8.30
Weight (g) 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4100
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Grey, Matte Black
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 401

HARDWARE

Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
CAMERA
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 6.0
Skin MIUI 8

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

2. Xiaomi Redmi 4:

The second in our list is another Xiaomi’s child Xiaomi Redmi 4. The device seems to be the best option after its sibling Redmi Note 4 under Rs 10,000 sub-price range. The phone, powered by   Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, is capable to offer stunning and unmatched performance. The phone’s highlight is its massive and long lasting 4100mAh battery that looks like a best add-on to the phone.

Not the least, the phone flaunts a fingerprint scanner that’s obviously a an added bonus for a phone in the budget segment.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date November 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 139.30 x 69.90 x 8.65
Weight (g) 150.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4100
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Black
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 296

HARDWARE

Processor 1.4GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 6.0.1
Skin MIUI 8

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared Yes
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

 3. Lenovo K6 Power:

For budget segment buyers whose budget is limited to 10k or less, Lenovo K6 power can be a better option. The phone is a straight contender of Redmi 3S prime in terms of performance and features. The device is equally powerful and feature loaded as Xiaomi’s brainchild Redmi 3S prime. On specs front, the Lenovo K6 Power highlights a 5-inch 1080p display, and the 13MP rear camera on the phone.

So, if you’re to desperate to grab the best deal under 10k without waiting for a flash sale, Lenovo K6 Power might be the right destination.

Lenovo K6 Power Features and Specifications 

GENERAL

Release date September 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 141.90 x 70.30 x 9.30
Weight (g) 145.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Dark Grey, Silver
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441

HARDWARE

Processor 1.4GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 6.0.1
Skin Vibe Pure UI

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

4. Xiaomi Redmi 4A:

Another Xiaomi product Redmi 4A hits our list at number 4. Despite, not as mighty as other Redmi phones happen to be, the Xiaomi Redmi 4A has every reason to be your next phone. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and has 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

If you are planning to buy a cheaper phone between 6k-10k price brackets with a strong battery life, go for Redmi 4A.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date November 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 139.50 x 70.40 x 8.50
Weight (g) 131.50
Battery capacity (mAh) 3120
Removable battery No
Colours Golden, Rose Gold, Dark Grey
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 296

HARDWARE

Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 6.0
Skin MIUI 8

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

5. Moto G4:

Moto G4 is the next budget segment smartphone that hits our list at 5. The phone was launched last year for budget segment buyers by the ace phone maker Motorola. Packed with a stunning range of features and configuration, the Moto G4 offers every option, a phone of this range this range should deliver.

Albeit, the phone is not as good as other phones which come above it. The highlights of the phone are its decent build quality, a reliable battery life and a 13MP rear camera.

Moto G4 Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date May 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.40 x 72.00 x 9.90
Weight (g) 137.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2800
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294

HARDWARE

Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 6.0.1

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

6. Moto G4 Play:

The list goes further with Moto G4 Play at spot 6. Backed with incredible phone features, the phone is an obvious choice under 10k price bracket if you’re looking at a phone with stock like Android UI. Not as powerful and performing as Redmi 3S, this Snapdragon 410 SoC powered phone won’t disappoint you if you don’t have crave for battery draining apps and games. With a decent battery life, this phone could be a great bet.

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Moto G4 Play Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date May 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 144.40 x 72.00 x 9.90
Weight (g) 137.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2800
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294

HARDWARE

Processor 1.2GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 6.0.1

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

7. Coolpad Note 5 Lite:

Though, Coolpad Note 5 Lite happens to be the lower version of Coolpad Note 5, the device is a fully loaded note device and one of the most popular smartphones in sub-10K price bracket. Its 5 inch display looks very elegant, and its battery is equally powerful and lasting. If you’re looking beyond Redmi 4 or even the Redmi Note 4, we would suggest you to go for this ultra-smart phone available in the same price bracket.

Coolpad Note 5 Lite Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date March 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 145.30 x 72.30 x 8.70
Weight (g) 148.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2500
Removable battery No
Colours Grey, Gold
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294

HARDWARE

Processor 1GHz quad-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6735
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 6.0
Skin CoolUI 8.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones Yes
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type
GSM/CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type
GSM/CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
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SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

8. Coolpad Note 5:

You may spend on this phone if you find other phone’s of the range out of your budget.  Despite average configuration and features, the Coolpad Note 5 may boast of its massive and mammoth battery that claims lasting standby time and unbeatable performance.

Budget Smartphones Under Rs 10,000

Phone’s 4010mAh battery is the best in this segment with two days of unstoppable battery life despite longer use. Its camera is just average and can’t add much to its photos. The phone is almost fine with the performance. So, if you want to grab a phone with longer battery life, Coolpad Note 5 is the best pick.  

Coolpad Note 5 Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date September 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 152.00 x 75.70 x 8.85
Weight (g) 173.40
Battery capacity (mAh) 4010
Removable battery No
Colours Royal Gold, Space Grey
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.5GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 6.0
Skin Cool UI 8.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

9. Coolpad Mega 3:

Coolpad Mega 3 is an obvious choice for sub-10K segment, but isn’t a value for money phone. A normal phone for regular users who don’t believe in experimenting with high end features. Coolpad Mega 3 is the first phone with 3 SIM support.

Budget Smartphones Under Rs 10,000

Coolpad Mega 3 Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date November 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 154.40 x 76.80 x 8.35
Weight (g) 170.50
Battery capacity (mAh) 3050
Removable battery No
Colours Gold, Grey, and White
SAR value NA

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1080 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 269

HARDWARE

Processor 1.25GHz quad-core
Processor make MediaTek MT6737
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64

CAMERA

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 6.0
Skin CoolUI 8.0

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS No
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 3
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 3
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

10. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus:

The phone is quite an obvious entry for this budget segment. The device has gone through several updates lately and obtained several upgrades including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC. Despite cool features and above the fold performance, the only downside of the phone is that it runs on an outdated Android 5.1OS.

Budget Smartphones Under Rs 10,000

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Features And Specifications

GENERAL

Release date February 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 142.00 x 71.00 x 8.20
Weight (g) 142.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2750
Removable battery Yes
Colours Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold, Graphite Gray
SAR value 0.88

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
HARDWARE
Processor 1.2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 32

CAMERA

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 5.1

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Budget Smartphones Under Rs 10,000

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