Top 5 Smartphones-under 10K
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Top 5 Smartphones under Rs 10,000 in India

In a youth buyer-driven market like India, the price is one of the primary determining factors while selecting a smartphone. To match up, good smartphones loaded with features have been turning more affordable by the day. These phones are bringing high-end features like quality cameras, high-res screens, 4G connection, and fingerprint sensors.

The category of mobiles under 10000 cost is one of the most sought-after segments for customers. It has attracted the focus of all reputed brands, who have responded by launching more and more models for this segment. So, here is our list of Top 5 Mobiles under 10K, which are capable to do the desired wonderfully well.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

You really cannot go wrong with Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. Xiaomi is the leader in India’s smartphone market and it has a number of devices in the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. However, the Redmi Note 8 seems to bring the best of technology at this price point. The highlight is the design where Xiaomi is offering glass back with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. There is a 6.3-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 mobile platform and the base model offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

There are three colour options: space black, Neptune blue and moonlight white. The smartphone also has a quad rear camera setup with 48-megapixel main shooter. There is also an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2-megapixel dedicated macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The setup is versatile but the output can be improved using Google Camera mod. For selfies, you get a 13-megapixel shooter. It runs MIUI 11 based on Android Pie and packs a 4,000mAh battery.

Redmi Note 8 Specifications
Price INR 9,999
Screen & Display 6.3-inch FHD+
Memory & Storage 4GB RAM + 64GB storage
Rear Camera 48 Megapixel + 8 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel
Front Camera 13 Megapixel
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC
OS Android 9 Pie with MIUI
Battery 4,000mAh

 

Realme 5s

Realme 5s is the direct challenger to Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and the base model is available for Rs 9,999. This particular model offers 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also has a plastic frame and comes in a shiny finish that is also splash resistant. Like the Redmi Note 8, it also relies on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC for performance. There is also a quad rear camera with 48-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera. They are paired with a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

With Realme 5s, you get a 13-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The real distinguisher between the Realme 5s and Redmi Note 8 is in battery capacity. Realme 5s packs a large 5,000mAh battery which in our test was the longest lasting in this price segment. If you care for design then Redmi Note 8’s glass back will appeal to you. However, if you want endurance that goes into multiple days then Realme 5s is a clear choice.

Realme 5s Specifications
Price INR 9,999
Screen & Display 6.5-inch HD+
Memory & Storage 4GB RAM + 64GB storage
Rear Camera 48 Megapixel +8 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel +2 Megapixel
Front Camera 13 Megapixel
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC
OS Android 9 Pie
Battery 5,000mAh

 

Samsung Galaxy M30

Samsung has once again made itself relevant in India’s online smartphone market with the Galaxy M-series. The Galaxy M30, in particular, has become one of the shining stars for the company. The smartphone launched earlier this year is available for under Rs 10,000 via Samsung online store. The USP of the device is its 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and waterdrop-style notch.

Powered by Exynos 7904 SoC, the smartphone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. On the back, it has a 13-megapixel main camera paired with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and 5-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with 26mm focal length and f/2.0 aperture. It is upgradable to Android 10 and packs a 5,000mAh battery. With Galaxy M30, Samsung is offering a super display and updated performance.

Samsung Galaxy M30 Specifications
Price INR 9,999
Screen & Display Super AMOLED-6.4-inch full HD+
Memory & Storage 4GB RAM with 64GB storage
Rear Camera 13 Megapixel + 5 Megapixel + 5 Megapixel
Front Camera 16 Megapixel
Processor Exynos 7904
OS Android Oreo
Battery 5,000mAh

 

Vivo U10

Vivo U10 launched as the first online exclusive smartphone in Vivo’s U-series. The smartphone is also one of the cheapest to support 18W fast charging. It is available at Rs 8,990 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 64GB storage option will set you back by Rs 9,490. There is also no-cost EMI and exchange offers available on the smartphone.

In terms of specifications, there is a 6.35-inch HD+ display with waterdrop and Snapdragon 665 SoC. It has a triple rear camera setup with 13-megapixel main shooter paired with an 8-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, Vivo U10 relies on an 8-megapixel camera. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Funtouch OS 9.1 based on Android Pie and 5,000mAh battery.

Vivo U10 Specifications
Price INR 8,990
Screen & Display 6.35-inch HD+
Memory & Storage 3GB RAM + 32GB
Rear Camera 13 Megapixel + 8 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel
Front Camera 8 Megapixel
Processor Snapdragon 665 SoC
OS Android 9 Pie
Battery 5,000mAh

 

Realme 5

Realme 5 is the cheapest smartphone to feature quad rear camera setup. The Realme 5 comes in three storage variants. The base variant offers 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and costs Rs 9,999. The second storage variant that offers 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage costs Rs 10,999. Lastly, 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant will be available at Rs 11,999.

Realme 5 Specifications
Price INR 8,999
Screen & Display 6.50-inch, 720×1600 pixels
Memory & Storage 3GB + 32GB
Rear Camera 12 Megapixel + 8 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel
Front Camera 13 Megapixel
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
OS Android 9 Pie
Battery 5000mAh

 

Though we have focussed on only the top 5, the customers for the under 10K range have good number of other choices to check out. All the top phone manufacturers have one or more good models in the segment. Xiaomi, with its most wide range, comes out as the market leader. Price-wise though, it is Realme which comes out as most competitive. Nonetheless, this segment is expected to be always hotly contested, given the intense competition by all in the mix.

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Abhimanyu has been blogging about Technology for a long time, and has contributed to a number of Tech blogs at Easofy. He has a whole lot of expertise in smartphones and gadgets. Abhimanyu prefers to focus on covering mobile news, reviews, and comparison.

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