If you are searching for a smartphone in India that costs under Rs 10,000, there are a ton of options in the market. Now, most of these phones have a similar set of features. So, it is quite easy to get confused about which handset to go for. Well, we have made a list of the best smartphones in India under Rs 10,000. We know that not everyone has the same set of preferences. So, we have selected smartphones to suit everyone’s needs. If you want a smartphone with the best performance, this list has one for you. If you prefer to have a long battery life over everything else, we’ve got that covered as well. Let us have a look.
Best smartphones in India under Rs 10,000
POCO M2 Reloaded — Rs 9,999
If you are looking for an all-rounder smartphone under Rs 10,000, the POCO M2 Reloaded is the one you should be considering. The phone doesn’t excite you on any front but it doesn’t disappoint either. In other terms, the phone focus on basics rather than offering a lot of features.
For starters, POCO has equipped the 6.53-inch IPS LCD of the smartphone with an FHD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection rather than offering a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone has 13MP primary and 8MP ultrawide cameras at the rear and an 8MP camera at the front, which should take care of all your imaging needs.
Powering the phone is the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, which should offer a smooth performance while performing day-to-day tasks. There is a 5,000mAh battery onboard, which you can expect to last a full day with heavy usage. The phone also has a water-repellent coating. So, accidental water drops shouldn’t be an issue.
Redmi 9 — Rs 9,999
Now, the POCO M2 Reloaded is a great smartphone. However, if your budget is tight, you can only get the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the smartphone. What if you want higher storage for the same price? Well, this is where the Redmi 9 comes in.
It isn’t as impressive as the POCO M2 Reloaded in terms of features but for the same price as the one from POCO, the Redmi 9 offers 4GB RAM + 128GB storage. The specifications, however, aren’t disappointing. You get a 6.53-inch HD+ IPS LCD. For imaging, there is a 13MP primary camera at the rear and a 5MP sensor for selfies. Powering the Redmi 9 is the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset. You get a 5,000mAh battery with a 10W charging speed. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Realme Narzo 30A — Rs 9,999
If you prefer the smartphone to have fast performance and a long battery backup over everything else, the Realme Narzo 30A should suit you perfectly. It has one of the most powerful processors in the segment, the MediaTek Helio G85. This SoC should not only offer you a fast day-to-day performance but also a decently smooth gaming experience.
When it comes to battery life, the Realme Narzo 30A has a 6,000mAh battery pack, which should last you almost two days on moderate usage. Plus, there is an 18W charging option over the USB Type-C port. The phone has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution. And in terms of imaging. you get a 13MP primary camera at the rear and an 8MP selfie camera.
Realme C25 — Rs 10,999
While the Realme Narzo 30A offers an excellent battery life, you can get it with up to only 64GB of internal storage. What if you need long battery life and also higher internal storage? Well, there is the Realme C25 for you. It offers the same 6,000mAh battery as the Realme Narzo 30A but it also comes with 128GB of storage.
The Realme C25 packs a slightly less powerful processor compared to the Narzo 30A, the MediaTek Helio G70. However, it is not bad by any means. It can handle day-to-day tasks with ease. You can also play graphics-intensive games at low graphics settings without any issue. The phone has a 6.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD.
In terms of imaging, you get the same camera setup as the Narzo 30A, a 13MP primary camera at the rear, and an 8MP camera at the front. On the software side of things, there is Android 11 with Realme UI 2.0. The phone also has a fingerprint scanner and a dedicated microSD card slot.
OPPO A33 — Rs 9,990
If you are searching for a smartphone under Rs 10,000 that looks from a segment above, the OPPO A33 should be on your shortlist. The phone looks more premium compared to the other devices that we have talked about so far.
For starters, the OPPO A33 is the only smartphone in this list with a punch-hole display, which gives the device a modern look. Then there is the premium-looking back panel of the smartphone. The Mint Cream colour variant, in particular, is eye candy.
The OPPO A33 isn’t a slouch in terms of features either. It has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery.
Infinix Hot 10S — Rs 9,999
If the brand value isn’t a concern for you, the Infinix Hot 10S is probably the best smartphone you can buy under Rs 10,000 in India. It offers all the features that the other phones on the list do and a lot more. No wonder that its sales tagline is #ALotExtra.
The Infinix Hot 10S has the largest screen in the segment, a 6.82-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution. It has also got a 90Hz refresh rate for a smooth scrolling experience. As for the imaging, it gets an impressive 48MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera.
The Infinix Hot 10S is also one of the most powerful smartphones in its segment, thanks to the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. If all that already hasn’t impressed you, the phone has a 6,000mAh battery as well. By the way, you get 4GB RAM + 64GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy F12 — Rs 10,999
If you are not fond of smartphones from Chinese brands, you might want to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy F12. Usually, the budget smartphones from the Korean tech giant are not all that great. The Galaxy F12, however, is different. It packs plenty of features for a budget smartphone from Samsung.
With a starting price of Rs 9,999, the Galaxy F12 is one of the very few smartphones in the segment featuring a display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also packs a 48MP primary camera at the rear accompanied by a 5MP ultrawide sensor, which is another rarity in the segment. For selfies, there is an 8MP camera.
The Samsung Galaxy F12 also packs a 6,000mAh battery. So, you don’t have to constantly worry about running out of juice. The only weak link in the Galaxy F12 specifications is its processor, the Exynos 850. While the phone may not be as fast as its competitors, it does a good job at everything else.
Micromax IN 1b – Rs 7,999
If you want a smartphone that is more affordable than the ones that we have listed above then you should probably consider the Micromax IN 1b. With a starting price of Rs 7,999, it is one of the most affordable smartphones from a reputed brand in the market right now. However, don’t judge the phone just by its price. The Micromax IN 1b actually packs some decent features.
It has a 6.52-inch IPS LCD with HD+ resolution, just like most other smartphones in the segment. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, which should be able to handle day-to-day tasks without any major hiccups. You also get 4GB RAM + 64GB storage in the base variant. So, that’s another plus point.
In terms of imaging, the Micromax IN 1b has a 13MP primary camera at the rear and an 8MP camera at the front. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery and the device ships with a 10W charger. In spite of its affordable price, the Micromax 1b has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.