The Best Smartphones Under 10,000 is the hottest segment currently with all handset majors looking to get a slice of the ever-increasing pie. As technology keeps getting cheaper, all market leading features such as high megapixel cameras, fingerprint sensors, FHD+ displays etc. are making their way to this segment. As a consumer, you can get spoilt and confused due to the sheer number of options available. Which one should you buy, though?
Well, worry not! We have got you covered. Here’s a curated a list of 5 best smartphones that you can buy under INR 10,000.
Asus Zenfone Max M2 (starting INR 9,999/-)
This latest best smartphones entrant from the ‘Zenfone’ stable, comes with a 4,000mAh battery, bright 6.2” LCD IPS ‘notch’ display, crisp 13+2MP primary and 8MP front camerasand 32/64GB internal storage with microSD card compatibility up to 512GB. The device is powered by the new 1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, offering good performance even while playing high-end games. The body, although plastic is good to hold, despite the large dimensions. It runs on near-stock Android 8.1 with Pie update coming soon.
Realme 2 (starting INR 8,990/-)
Realme 2 features a fiberglass body with a glossy diamond-glass design, which looks premium but may attract fingerprints and scratches easily. The processor is low-end (Qualcomm Snapdragon 450) but handles day-to-day tasks effectively. You get 3/32GB and 4/64GB options but the biggest USP is its 4,230mAh battery which will easily last you for 1.5 days. Realme 2 also has a 6.2” LCD IPS ‘notch’ display protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It runs ColorOS 5.1,based on Android 8.1, and gives a fluid user experience.The cameras are average, but if you can’t settle without good looks, then this best smartphones could be a decent choice.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (starting INR 9,999/-)
Redmi 6 Pro is a well-built device, featuring a 5.84” FHD+ ‘notch’ display and a matte finish metal body. The processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC is at least two generations old but effective for daily activities. The cameras (rear:12+5MP/front: 5MP)performance is average but the rear camera allows full HD video recording. What it scores high on is the 4,000mAH battery whose juice won’t drain out for at least a day. The best smartphones runs on proprietary MIUI 9.6, based on Android 8.1, and will be upgraded soon on MIUI 10.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (starting 9,999/-)
Redmi Y2 sports a 5.99” standard LCD display and like its sibling, the Redmi 6 Pro, is powered by the old generation 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. It comes in two variants – 3/32GB and 4/64GB. Daylight photography is decent from both front (5MP) and rear (12+5MP) cameras. Battery is amid the least powerful in this list 3,080mAh and possibly will just last you a day liable to the usage. The MIUI 9.5, based on Android 8.1 is mostly user-friendly. If clicking selfies is your thing, then this best smartphones won’t let you down.
Lenovo K8 Note (starting INR 8,399/-)
Best smartphones K8 Note’s aluminum body houses a 5.5” FHD standard screen covered by 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass. The deca-core MediatekHelio X23 SoC under the hood makes it a good performer even while multi-tasking and playing high-end games. This best smartphones come in two variants – 3/32GB and 4/64GB with up to 128GB of extendable storage through dedicated microSD card slot. There is a 13MPprime camera and a 5MP depth sensor for generating a bokeh effect. For selfie lovers, the K8 Note has a 13MP sensor at the front with its own LED flash. K8 Note was launched back in 2017 but continues to sell well due to its sturdy appearance and all-round performance.