Top 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000 (January,2018)

Top 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000 (January,2018)

Top 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000 2018

With the advent of Reliance Jio in the country, there has been an exponential rise in the number of people coming online for the first time. Therefore, the smartphone market is hotter than ever.

The price range of 8-10k seems to be the sweet middle ground for price as well as performance in a smartphone and good news for consumers is that even brands do realize the fact hence we always have a ton of really good choices in this price segment. Here are my top 5 picks.

 1  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (3GB RAM model)

Top 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs.10,000Specs

  • Snapdragon 625 (2GHz octa-core processor)
  • 3GB RAM – 32GB storage (Rs. 9999) and 4GB RAM -64GB storage (Rs. 11,999)
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • Dual sim support (hybrid) solution
  • 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD display (401 PPI)
  • 13 MP f/2.0 rear and 5MP f/2.0 front camera
  • 4100 mAh battery.

It’s no secret that Xiaomi has slowly crept up as top smartphone seller to compete with Samsung, Redmi Note series.

Xiaomi recently announced a price cut to celebrate its position which brings Redmi Note 4 under Rs 10000 for the 3GB RAM model.

Pros

1) Redmi Note 4 is the best performing phone under 10K.

2) The battery life due to its massive battery and power efficient chip is amazing. You can easily get two days of battery life under low to medium usage and 1-1.5 under heavy load.

3) The metallic build with 2.5D glass makes the phone feel premium.

4) Almost all basic sensors are present.

5) Gaming is a breeze on this device. It can run heavier titles without heating up with ease.

Cons-

1) The camera on the device is pretty mediocre. You can get decent shots in daylight but don’t expect anything noteworthy in low light.

2) Quick charging is not supported even though hardware is present for the same.

Best suited for:

Someone looking for best performance and battery life and can live with a mediocre camera.

Best Buy – Flipkart


 2  Xiaomi Redmi Y1 (3GB RAM model)

Top 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000 IndiaAfter facing fierce competition from selfie centered smartphone makers like Oppo and Vivo even after making stellar performing phones, Xiaomi finally decided to target selfies taking demographics as well for a decent price

Xiaomi Y1 was made to satisfy all those selfie lovers

This device is like Redmi 4 for audience loving larger display and selfies.

Specs

  • Snapdragon 435 (1.4 GHz octa-core processor)
  • 3GB RAM – 32 GB storage (Rs 8999), 4GB RAM– 64GB storage (Rs 10,999)
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • Dual sim support with dedicated SD card
  • 5.5-inch 720p IPS LCD display (236 PPI)
  • 13 MP f/2.2 rear and 5MP f/2.0 front camera with flash
  • 3080 mAh battery.

Pros

1) Redmi Y1 has the best front facing selfie camera in this price segment. It’s perfect for selfie buffs

2) It provides decent performance for the price, better than most of the competitors.

3) Dedicated SD card slot is present unlike the trend of putting hybrid sim slot.

Cons-

1) To bring such performance and camera at such a price, companies do need to cut corners.  It is evident here.

2) The display is 5.5 inch with a 720p display meaning a pixel density of 236 so the display is not that sharp and it might not be the best experience for media consumption.

3) The build quality is mediocre as it has a plastic back with sort of a metallic paint.

Best suited for:  

Selfie lovers or someone who loves large displays but can live with an okayish build quality and not so sharp screen. It’s a very good alternative for people willing to buy Oppo or Vivo for selfies only.

Best Buy – Amazon


 3  Lenovo K8 plus (3GB RAM model)

5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000Lenovo makes some of the best devices for media consumption with good performance.

After receiving a price cut, this device is now under 10k for 3GB ram model.

It runs on stockish interface after Lenovo finally decided to ditch their Vibe UI for stock android.

Specs

  • Mediatek MT6757 (Helio P25 Octa core processor)
  • 3GB RAM – 32 GB storage (Rs 9999), 4GB RAM– 32GB storage (Rs 10,999)
  • Mali T880 MP2 GPU
  • Dual sim support with dedicated SD card
  • 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display (424 PPI)
  • 13 MP f/2.0 rear and 5MP f/2.0 front camera
  • 4000 mAh battery

Pros

1) The build quality of the phone is very good.

2) It has dual cameras for depth enabled photos (aka Portrait mode).

3) It is the best phone for people who consume a lot of media on their phones. It’s definitely a media centric phone. Dolby Atmos and 1080p is just icing on the cake.

4) Stock Android interface will lead to overall snappier performance and quicker updates.

5) Battery life is insane and performance is good.

Cons

1) The metallic back is a bit slippery.

2) Camera shutter is a bit slow and low light performance is mediocre.

Best suited for:  

People who use their smartphones a lot for media consumption. Addition of Dolby Atmos is a plus point and massive battery capacity also helps with the same.

Best Buy – Flipkart


 4  Redmi 4 (3GB RAM model)

Top 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000 in IndiaThe Redmi series have continued to dominate this price segment for years now.

This phone offers some great specs and battery life in a compact form factor.

This is a successor to the largely successful Redmi 3S Prime in terms of build and design and camera.

Specs

  • Snapdragon 435 (1.4 GHz octa-core processor)
  • 2GB RAM-16GB storage (Rs 6999), 3GB RAM – 32GB storage (Rs. 8999) and 4GB RAM -64GB storage (Rs. 10,999)
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • Dual sim support (hybrid) solution
  • 5 inch 720p IPS LCD display (294 PPI)
  • 13 MP f/2.0 rear and 5MP f/2.2 front camera
  • 4100 mAh battery.

Pros

The build quality of the phone feels very good for the price point. The metallic back gives the phone a premium feel.

Battery life of the device is awesome due to the massive 4100 mAh batter coupled with 5-inch 720p display

The compact form factor is a plus point for many users.

All-important sensors are present

Cons-

The camera quality is definitely a step up from its predecessor but it’s nothing close to a headturner.

No dedicated SD card slot.

Charging time is bit on the higher side

Best suited for:  

People who prioritize performance, build and battery life and are okay with mediocre camera.

Best Buy – Amazon


 5  Honor 6X

Top 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000This series of smartphones have been Huawei Honor’s answer to the Redmi Note line by Xiaomi.

After almost a year after launch, this smartphone has received multiple price cuts to bring this smartphone under 10k price segments

Honor 6X is one of the camera centric smartphones good for people who like to take a lot of pictures

Specs

  • Hisilicon Kirin 655 (Octa core 4×2.1 GHz Cortex A53 + 4×1.7 Cortex A53)
  • 3GB RAM – 32GB storage (Rs. 9999) and 4GB RAM -64GB storage (Rs. 11,999)
  • Mali-T830MP2 GPU
  • Dual sim support (hybrid) solution
  • 5.5 inch 1080p IPS LCD display (403 PPI)
  • Dual rear cameras: 12 MP (1/2.9″, 1.25 µm, PDAF) + 2 MP (for depth sensing), 8MP secondary camera
  • 3340 mAh battery.

Pros

1) Camera performance (both front and back) is one of the best in this price bracket.

2) Device performance is good.

3) Battery life is great (idle drain is very less)

Cons-

1) Speaker output is low.

2) Secondary sim supports only 2G

3) Gaming performance is not always up to the point

4) Charging time is quite high

Best suited for:  

People who want a great overall camera package and decent performance but don’t do much gaming.

Best Buy – Amazon


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