“With powerful batteries, these affordable smartphones can last all day long, and then some more”

Battery life is one of the most important features that consumers look at when purchasing a budget or mid-range device. There are plenty of phones available in India, which come with large batteries, but the list gets shorter as you come down to the budget segment. But fret not. If you’re looking for a long-lasting smartphone in the budget segment, then we have picked five smartphones with powerful batteries, all priced under Rs 10,000. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

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Let’s start with one of the best sub-Rs 10k smartphones currently available in the country. The Redmi Note 7 is the newest phone from Xiaomi and it packs a large 4,000mAh battery. The handset also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4 fast charging technology. The Note 7 is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, which is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. A 6.3-inch FHD+ display with a teardrop notch is available up front, and you get dual rear cameras comprising 13MP +2MP sensors. For selfies, a 13-megapixel sensor is available inside the notch. 

Related read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (China unit) review 

Realme 3


The Realme 3 is the latest budget smartphone from Realme and comes with a 4,230mAh battery, which is slightly larger than the Redmi Note 7. Realme claims that the battery can last much longer with the Screen Battery Optimisation mode. The phone has a 6.2-inch HD+ display and is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. This is coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage in the base model. A dual-camera setup with 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors is available at the back and a 13-megapixel snapper is present up front. 

Related read: Realme 3 review 

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2

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A worthy successor to the ZenFone Max Pro M1, the Max Pro M2 still has one of the best features of the predecessor. It packs a massive 5,000mAh battery inside that supports fast charging as well. The 6.26-inches draws power from the Snapdragon 660 processor and is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6. ASUS has equipped the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. A pair of snappers are available at the back (12+5-megapixels). For selfies, there’s a 13-megapixel sensor available up front, along with a soft LED flash. Oh, and it also runs stock Android. 

Related read: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 review 

Honor 8C


Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, also has its offering in this list. Dubbed the Honor 8C, the device features a 4,000mAh battery. Still, it’s a very good looking phone and comes with 6.26-inch HD+ display, the Snapdragon 632 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Like all the other phones in the list, the 8C also features a dual-camera module at the back, comprising a 13-megapixel sensor paired with a 2-megapixel depth unit. On the front, the handset comes equipped with an 8-megapixel sensor and soft flash light. 

Related read: Honor 8C first impressions 

Tecno Camon i2X

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Tecno Mobile has made a name for itself in the subcontinent thanks to its offline sales strategy. The brand’s Camon i2X finds a place in this list thanks to its 3,750mAh battery. The phone is powered by the MediaTek MT6762 processor that’s coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. A 6.2-inch display with HD+ resolution is available up front with a notch up top that houses a 16-megapixel sensor. At the back, the phone gets a dual-camera array with a 13-megapixel main shooter and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. 

Related read: Tecno Camon i2X first impressions

There you have it. These are the best smartphones with powerful batteries under Rs 10k. If we were to suggest the best smartphone with a powerful battery within this list, then we would recommend the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 or the Redmi Note 7, though you can’t go wrong with any of these.