Smartphones have been dominating the tech industry for than a decade now and with each passing year, smartphone manufacturers have been looking to better their product. In the more recent years, with tech giants like Apple and Samsung manufacturing some of the top smartphones which are priced high, the demand for smartphones which are priced lower than Rs.10,000 has been on an all-time high.
To supply this demand, there has been a boom of smartphone manufacturers from all over the world, especially China. Smartphone manufacturers such as Vivo, Oppo, Redmi, Xiaomi have taken over the smartphone market by storm by offering smartphones with top-class features at affordable prices. Some of these phones offer some of the best features we have seen in smartphones, and all under Rs.10,000.
|Samsung Galaxy M30 (32GB)||Rs.9,649|
|Lenovo K10 Note||Rs.8,626|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S||Rs.8,999|
|Infinix S5 Pro||Rs.9,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M10s||Rs.8,990|
|Lenovo A6 Note||Rs.6,999|
The Samsung Galaxy M30 was a part of a premium range of smartphones which were available to the people at an affordable price range. Given the constant price cuts for phones, the M30 is available at a price which is below Rs.9,649. This phone offers a wide range of specifications which is way more than the price it is being sold at. The M30 comes with an internal storage of 32 GB and works on an octa-core processor with a RAM of 3GB. The display on the phone is AMOLED and the size of the screen is 6.4 inches. The M30 boasts of a triple-camera system with a 13MP primary camera and two 5MP secondary cameras. The front camera is of 16MP and the phone comes with a battery of 5,000 mAh. This is easily the best phone which offers various premium features at such a low cost.
At just Rs.8,626, the Lenovo K10 Note is among the top budget phones in the market today by Lenovo. The tech giant had been in the smartphone market since a very long time; however, their recent line of budget smartphones has been breaking the barriers. However, the K10 Note offers the basic features of the top smartphones along with a few add-ons. The phone comes with a triple-camera system with a 16MP primary camera, a 5MP secondary camera and another 5MP camera. The front camera is 16MP and the phone runs on a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor. The K10 Note offers a RAM of 4GB and internal space starting from 64GB. The screen size of the phone is 6.3-inches; however, a major disadvantage is that its screen is LCD. The phone comes with a decent 4050 mAh battery.
The Vivo U10 is among the top phones in the budget smartphone category now. The phone boasts of an AMOLED screen along with a powerful 5,000 mAh battery. Vivo has done a brilliant job with the specifications of the phone, namely the processor and the performance with the Snapdragon 665 chipset with 2 GHz octa-core processor. The display of the phone includes a 6.3-inch AMOLED display. The camera specifications of the phone include a triple-camera system with a 13MP primary camera and two secondary cameras of 8MP and 2MP respectively. The front camera of the U10 is a mere 8MP which is one of its disadvantages.
The Note 7S by Xiaomi is a signature phone by the brand, and even more so as they have manufactured the phone with the ISOCELL 48MP camera sensor by Samsung. The phone, with the sensor, has been complimented to produce high-quality photos. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 660 chipset and a 2.2 GHz processor and a 3GB RAM. The Note 7S comes with an internal storage memory of 64GB but with expandable memory can be expanded to 256GB. When it comes to the camera, as mentioned before, the phone has been equipped with a 48MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera in the rear and a 13MP front-facing camera. The phone comes with a 4,000 mAh battery which helps in running high-performance applications for a longer time.
The Infinix S5 Pro has been a frontrunner in the smartphone market since its launch early in March. The brand has had a knack to provide top-class features in their smartphone at a budget price. Being available in the market for just Rs.9,999 has been beneficial for the brand. The phone comes with a dual-camera system as seen in the Note 7S which includes a 48MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera along with a front-facing camera of 16MP. The S5 Pro is equipped with a powerful 2.3 GHz processor with a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset. The phone comes with a RAM of 4GB and an internal memory of 64GB and has a screen size of 6.5-inches.
With a 2.2 GHz octa-core processor and a Snapdragon 665 chipset, the Realme 5 is among the top budget phones for the month in the country. Realme has been doing well in the smartphone market and with the Realme 5, the features of top phones can be bought for just under Rs.10,000. The phone has a RAM of 3GB along with an internal storage memory of 32GB which can be extended to 256GB via a micro-SD card. The phone also boasts of a quad-camera with a 12MP primary camera and 3 secondary cameras of 8MP, 2MP and 2MP respectively. The front camera of the phone is LED flash equipped with a 13MP lens. The phone is quite large in screen size at 6.5-inches and has a powerful 5,000 mAh battery.
Another budget smartphone by Realme, the C3’s features are almost like that of the Realme 5. However, the processor and the camera specs of the C3 is where it differs the most. While we saw the Realme 5 has a Snapdragon 665 chipset, the C3, on the other hand, is equipped with the MediaTek Helio G70 chipset. The processor is an octa-core one with 2 GHz and 3GB of RAM. The phone’s camera specs include a dual-lens system with a 12MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera for the rear. For the front, the phone has an 8MP lens along with a similar battery of 5,000 mAh and the C3 is equipped with a 6.5-inch screen along with an LCD.
With a price tag of Rs.7,999, the Redmi 8 is one of the top phones released by the brand under the budget smartphone category. The phone runs on Android Pie and has a dual-camera system which includes a 12MP primary camera along with a 2MP secondary camera. Xiaomi has done well with the phone’s display with a 6.2-inch HD display. The Redmi 8 features a water-drop style notch for its front camera which is an 8MP selfie camera. The phone runs on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset with a RAM of 3GB and an internal memory of 32GB. The phone is available with a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage memory as well. To top it all off, the 5,000 mAh battery of the Redmi 8 has made it among the best phones to purchase under Rs.10,000.
The M10s of the Galaxy series by Samsung is a part of the budget smartphone lineup by the tech giant. Available for Rs.8,990, this phone is less expensive than the M30. The phone has a dual-rear camera system with a primary lens of 13MP and a secondary lens of 5MP. The front camera of the phone has a single lens of 8MP. Running on the Exynos 7884B SoC, the M10s has a RAM of 3GB and internal storage of 32GB which can be extended to 512BG with a micro-SD card. The phone is equipped with the Android Pie and has a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen display along with a powerful battery of 4,000 mAh.
The A6 Note by Lenovo is not exactly a feature-rich phone. Along with a few basic features, the phone is rather simple but is available at a price of just Rs.6,999. The phone runs on Android Pie and has a single-lens rear and front camera of 13MP and 5MP respectively. Along with this, Lenovo has added the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC processor to the A6 Note along with a RAM of 3GB and internal memory storage of 32GB. The phone comes with the 6.09-inch LCD and a battery of 3300 mAh. However, the A6 Note, with all its features offers a screen to body ratio of 88%.