Buying a smartphone these days has become a taxing experience due to the flood of budget smartphones available in the market. Especially in the sub-10,000 rupees category, smartphone makers are one-upping each other by providing high-end specs with great performance. Consumers are spoilt for choice with the best of features available in the most affordable price ranges.
After sorting through a whole lot of smartphones, reading reviews and looking at sales data, we have come up with the top ten latest mobile phones under Rs 10,000.
The successor to the game-changing Yu Yureka, the Yu Yuphoria has been strategically placed as a competitor to the Xiaomi Redmi 2. Running on the latest Cyanogenmod OS 12 based on Android Lollipop, this phone is equipped with a metallic finish to its sides and a premium-looking Saturn-ring design for its camera. Its design features are surely way ahead of other smartphones in its category. Read full review here.
Current Price: Starts INR 7,000
If you want the best design, best build quality and best performance, all at a budget price, look no further than the Asus Zenfone 5 (16 GB) smartphone. Powered by an Intel processor and a super smooth bloat-free Zen UI, this smartphone comes equipped with a camera that has software based image stabilization, OTG support and increased screen sensitivity that lets you use the phone with your gloves on.
Current Price: Starts INR 10,000
The Lenovo A6000 Plus is another addition to Lenovo’s rapidly expanding budget smartphone arsenal. The highlight of this phone is its twin speakers with Dolby Digital Plus technology and Dual-SIM 4G LTE connections for both its SIM slots. It’s definitely going to satisfy the music lovers. Camera is average: 8MP back camera and 2 MP front.
Current Price: Starts INR 9,000
With an amazing camera that supports manual controls, Redmi Note 4G is among the few budget smartphones offering OTG support. It features Android v4.4 KitKat operating system with 1.6GHz MSM8928 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor,13MP primary camera with flash and 5MP front facing camera. A 3100 mAh battery coupled with the elegant MIUI OS makes this phone a good buy and best value for money.
Current Price: Starts INR 8,000
This Tizen OS driven entry-level smartphone features a good battery, decent processor, quick booting, decreased data usage and a smooth user and web experience is kind of offset with an average app experience. We had covered this phone in our post on top 5 Samsung mobile phones. The standout features of the Samsung Z1 are a steel frame, a decent 4 inch display, responsive keys, a removable 1500mAH battery, a 3.1MP primary camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of internal storage and 756 MB RAM. Clearly a good bet under 5K.
Current Price: Starts INR 4,700
The lone wolf from Nokia in this list, Nokia Lumia 630 is a super budget smartphone for those who like to flaunt the Windows OS. With its unique live tiles and integration with Microsoft services, the Lumia 630 has impressed one and all. The only thing you will miss is a front cam and a flash. But if you are not one to click pictures on the go, this is one super fast phone with an impressive battery life.
Current Price: Starts INR 5,200
With a design that screams high-end, Honor 4X boasts of all the major features of other phones in its category and has an Android v4.4 (Kitkat) OS. Coupled with a dual-SIM connectivity that offers 4G connections in both the SIM, a 3000 mAh battery and an amazing picture quality from its cameras, this phone is ideal for those wanting high speed performance that does not drain the battery.
Current Price: Starts INR 10,000
Redmi 2 is the successor to the wildly popular Redmi 1S by Xiaomi. Although sporting a smaller processor and RAM, this smartphone scores due to its compact size at 4.7-inch, long-lasting battery, and a camera that gives other competitors priced way higher a run for their money. Redmi 2 also boasts of Dual-SIM with 4G connectivity for both its SIMs.
Current Price: INR 6,000
Targeted at the internet generation, Yu Yureka was a pioneer in revolutionizing the budget phone category. Yureka is currently not available anywhere online, but you can always buy a used model on Junglee. Armed with 64-bit 1.7 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 610 processor, 2GB RAM, and Cyanogenmod OS to boot with, this phone deserves to be in the list.
Current Price: Starts INR 7,000 (for used phone)
The second generation Moto E has been upgraded with 4G connectivity and a larger storage capacity than its predecessor. Camera remains a sore point though compared to other phones in its category, with just a lowly 5 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. However, if you want to experience near-stock Android OS with Android Lollipop, without all the bells and whistles that other smartphone skinned operating systems offer, then Moto E is the right choice for you.
Current Price: Starts INR 7,500
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