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10 Best Smartphones Under ₹10000 in India [June 2020]

If you have a budget of ₹10,000 and looking to buy a smartphone then you will surely end up with lots of options. Picking the right smartphone for your need is a tough task and depends on various factors like performance battery and, display.

A while ago we have done the article about the best smartphones under ₹8000 and we have received a huge amount request on doing the same for ₹10,000. So here are the best smartphones under ₹10,000 in India that are bang for the buck.

In this budget, you will easily get a smartphone with Snapdragon 675 or Snapdragon 665 and a Full HD display. These smartphones will easily handle all your mild usage and offer great value for money.

PS: We may have missed some smartphones on the list but it doesn’t mean that they are not great. Let us know in the comments so that we can include them ASAP. We will also be updating the article frequently as new phones are released and are worth including in this list, so make sure to check back again before making a choice.

List of Best Smartphones Under ₹10000 in India

Note: If you are not living in India then don’t worry many phones that are listed here are available worldwide, and you can easily order it online. These smartphones are neither in ascending or descending order. All of them are the best in this price range depending on your taste.

1. Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8
Image Source – https://store.mi.com/in/buy/product/redmi-note-8

The Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the latest smartphone in the Note series followed by the Redmi Note 8 Pro. One of the major upgrades from the last-gen is the introduction of a 48MP Quad camera setup. The phone has a front and back glass design with a gradient color finish. It is available in Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black, and Nebula Purple color variants.

On the front, you have a large 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. You get a notch design for the front camera and there’s a small bottom chin with the Redmi logo. The phone is also splash resistant and the front and back glass is Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Redmi Note 8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Chipset paired with Adreno 610 GPU. In terms of the software, it runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10 Skin on top. The phone performs really well for all day to day usage and you can buy this phone-in 3,4, and 6GB RAM variant.

On the back, you have a Quad camera setup with a combo of 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultrawide sensor, 2 MP dedicated macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. You also have LED flash and Gyro-EIS support. Just below that, you have the fingerprint scanner for security. While on the front, you have a 12MP selfie shooter also with HDR support.

Connectivity options on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Infrared Scanner, FM radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. The phone has a large 4000 mAh battery inside along with 18W fast charging support. However, you don’t get the fast charger included in the box.

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Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Ram and Storage64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front 13MP
Battery 4000 mAh

2. Realme Narzo 10A

Realme Narzo 10A
Image Source – https://www.realme.com/in/realme-narzo-10

Realme has really stepped up its budget smartphone game by launching various devices in the sub ₹10,000 price bracket. The Narzo 10A by Realme was launched in May 2020 along with one other smartphone in the series. It has a plain back design with an enlarged Realme Logo and comes in two color variants So Blue, and So White.

On the front, You get a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 Pixels. The screen has a 20:9 aspect ratio design with a water drop shaped notch on top. Although it has a 720P display the brightness can go up to 480 nits. Viewing the screen under the sun will have no issues. The display also has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection.

The performance of this device is amazing. It features the newly launched Mediatek Helio G70 Chipset Paired with Mali-G52 GPU. This device only comes in one variant which is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage. On the software side, it runs on Realme UI 1.0 based on Android 10.

Coming to the optics, you get a triple camera setup on the back with a 12MP primary sensor, 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 5MP camera for capturing selfies. Some other features of the camera include LED flash and HDR. The device also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and facial unlock.

Connectivity option on this device includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. Battery backup on this device is amazing. You get a 5000 mAh battery inside along with 10W Fast Charging and Reverse Charging Support.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage3GB + 32GB
Display and Resolution6.5 inches (720 x 1600 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 12MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front 5MP
Battery 5000 mAh

3. Realme 5S

Realme 5S
Image Source – https://www.realme.com/in/realme-5s

Realme has a lot of different smartphones in its budget range to the point where their own smartphones compete with each other. The Realme 5S is a slight upgrade to the Realme 5 which was launched just a few months ago. The phone is entirely the same from the looks and the specifications and the only major difference we see is the 48MP primary camera and a new color variant.

Talking more about the phone, on the front we have a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600, the display is the same as the Realme 5 however an upgrade to a Full HD+ display would have been appreciated. You have the 20:9 aspect ratio, notch design for the front camera and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ Protection.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Chipset paired with the Adreno 610 GPU. In terms of software, you get Android 9.0 (Pie) based on ColorOS 6 skin. It is available in two different variants 64GB + 4GB RAM, and 128GB + 4GB RAM. The phone performs really well for all day to day tasks.

So the new camera setup includes a primary 48MP camera sensor with an 8MP Ultrawide sensor, 2MP dedicated macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. You also have LED flash, HDR and Gyro EIS support. On the front, you get a 13MP selfie camera also with HDR support.

Connectivity options on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. You get a large 5000 mAh battery inside which is capable of 10W fast charging. The new color variant added is the Crystal Purple and apart from this it also comes in Crystal Blue and Crystal Red.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Ram and Storage64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.5 inches (720 x 1600 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front 13MP
Battery 5000 mAh

4. Vivo U20

Vivo U20
Image Source – https://www.vivo.com/in/products/u20

The Vivo U20 is launched in November 2019 as an upgrade to the U1 which was already a great smartphone in this price range. The new upgrade brings some more amazing features which made it top among some other smartphones in this budget. The phone features plastic back design with gradient color and comes in Racing Black, and Blaze Blue variant.

On the front, you have a large 6.53 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. On the top, you have the water drop shaped notch solution for the front-facing camera and the overall display quality is great. The phone also has the Gorilla Glass Protection.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 Chipset paired with Adreno 612 GPU. You have two variants to choose from – 64GB + 4GB RAM, and 64GB + 6GB RAM. This phone has got UFS 2.1 Storage so you get faster read and write speed. On the software front, you get Android 9.0 (Pie) based on Funtouch OS 9.2 Skin.

Talking about cameras, you have a triple camera setup on the back with a combo of 16MP primary sensor paired with an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP Macro Camera. You also have LED flash and HDR support. On the front, you get a 16MP selfie camera also with HDR support. For security, you have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Here are the connectivity features of this phone – Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX
GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. The phone has a massive 5000 mAh battery inside along with 18W Quick charge support. You can easily have a full day on this phone and still left with some juice.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
Ram and Storage64GB + 4GB RAM, 64GB + 6GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.53 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 16MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front 16MP
Battery 5000 mAh

5. Motorola One Macro

Motorola One Macro
Image Source – https://www.motorola.in/products/motorola-one-macro#specs

The Motorola One Macro is a budget device from Motorola which was launched in October 2019. Just as the name suggests, it comes with a dedicated Macro Camera for taking closeup shots. You have a plastic built with gradient design on the back and it comes in only one color variant which is Space Blue.

On the front, you have a 6.2 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixels. The screen has the 19:9 aspect ratio design and comes with a punch-hole design on the top left corner for the front camera. The phone is also minor water and dust resistant.

The One Macro is powered by the Mediatek Helio P70 Chipset paired with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The device is available in only one variant which is 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage. When it comes to software you get a clean Android 9.0 (Pie) without any Custom Skin on top.

You get an 8MP selfie camera with HDR support while on the back you have a triple rear camera setup with a combo of 13MP primary sensor with Laser Auto Focus, 2MP dedicated Macro Camera and a 2MP depth sensor. In terms of security, you have the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner embedded in the Motorola Logo.

Connectivity options on this phone include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Infrared, FM radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. Everything here is backed up by a 4000 mAh battery inside which is also capable of 10W Quick Charge Support.

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Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6771 Helio P70 (12nm)
Ram and Storage64GB + 4GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.2 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 13MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front 8MP
Battery 4000 mAh

6. LG W30

LG W30
Image Source – https://www.lg.com/in/mobile-phones/lg-LMX440IM

LG has been inactive in the mid-range smartphone market in the past couple of years. Finally, we now have a budget LG smartphone under Rs 10,000. The LG W series has two smartphones, the W30, and the W30 Pro. The LG W30 was launched in June 2019 and offers some good specifications and a nice overall design.

On the front, you have a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixels. You also have a water drop shaped notch for the front camera. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio, 269 PPI density, and minimal bezels. The back of the phone has a nice gradient design to it and comes in three color variants Thunder Blue, Platinum Grey, and Aurora Green.

Inside, the phone is powered by a Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor paired with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The LG W30 runs on Stock Android 9.0 Pie which means it has less bloatware and better performance. In terms of memory, it has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The phone packs a triple rear-facing camera setup. It includes a 12MP primary sensor, 13MP secondary wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 16MP camera for clicking selfies. Some camera features include LED flash, panorama, and HDR. On the back, it also has a fingerprint scanner and a face unlock feature for security.

Connectivity options here include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. It has a large 4000 mAh battery inside so you can easily get around a full day of usage on a single charge.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage32GB 3GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.26 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 12MP + 13MP + 2MP | Front 16MP
Battery 4000 mAh

7. Honor 8C

Honor 8C
Image Source – https://www.hihonor.com/in/product/10091649886107.html

The Honor 8C was launched in October 2018 and feature a nice looking design and some decent specifications for the price it comes with. The phone has an aluminum frame and a plastic back and comes in four different color variants Magic Night Black, Platinum Light Gold, Aurora Blue, and Nebula Purple. It is one of the best looking phones in this price range.

On the front, it has a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The display has very minimal bezels and a small bottom chin. It also has a notch design for the front camera and some basic sensors. The phone is IP5X splash and water-resistant.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Chipset paired with Adreno 506 GPU. In terms of software, the phone runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) out of the box with EMUI 8.2 skin on top. You have two different variants to choose from – 4GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The storage is also further expandable with a dedicated micro-sd card slot.

On the back, the phone has a dual rear-facing camera setup. The setup includes a 13MP primary sensor paired with a 2MP secondary depth sensor. It also features LED flash, panorama, and HDR support. On the front, it has an 8MP selfie shooter. In terms of security, the device has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature.

The Honor 8C has a large 4000 mAh battery inside along with 10W fast charging support. When it comes to connectivity features the phone has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, micro USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage32GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.26 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 13MP + 2MP | Front 8MP
Battery 4000 mAh

8. Redmi Note 7

Redmi Note 7

Redmi Note 7 is a successor to the previous Redmi Note 6 and was launched in January 2019. It is one of the best value for money smartphone you can buy in this budget. It comes with a Front and Backglass body and features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The screen has a waterdrop shaped notch for the front camera and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The Phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes in three variants 3GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB. The internal storage is further expandable up to 256 gigs via a Micro Sd card. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with MIUI 10 Skin on top.

As far as the cameras are concerned on this phone, it packs a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP primary sensor paired with a 2 MP depth sensor while on the front it has a single 13 MP selfie shooter. The device has a 4000 mAh battery with 18W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 support.

Connectivity options on this phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM-Radio, IR Blaster, and Type-C 1.0 USB. The Redmi Note 7 comes in three color variant Blue, Black, and Twilight Gold.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12MP + 2MP | Front 13MP
Battery 4000 mAh

9. Realme 3

Realme 3

The Realme 3 was launched in March 2019. It comes in a plastic body and features a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The screen has a 19:9 aspect ratio and has a waterdrop shaped notch for the front-facing camera. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The phone is powered by Mediatek Helio P60 CPU paired with Mali-G72 GPU. The phone runs on ColosOS 6 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). It comes in few variants 3GB + 32GB, and 4GB + 64GB. You can further expand the internal storage up to 256GB via a Micro SD card.

Talking about the camera the phone features a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary depth sensor. On the front, it has a single 13 MP camera for taking selfies. It has a 4230 mAh battery with 10W fast charging support.

In terms of security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature. Connectivity options in this phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM-Radio, micro USB 2.0 and USB OTG. It comes in three color variants Black, Dynamic Black, and Radiant Blue.

PS- The plastic body and a 720p display on this phone might be a con for some.

Technical Specifications

SocMediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.22 inches (720 x 1520 pixels)
CameraRear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 13 MP
Battery 4230 mAh

10. Samsung Galaxy M20

Samsung Galaxy M20

The Samsung Galaxy is one of the entry-level devices launched by Samsung in January 2019. It features a 6.3-inch PLS TFT (IPS) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The screen has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a water drop shaped notch for the front camera. The phone has a plastic body and comes in two color variant Ocean Blue and Charcoal Black.

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The device is powered by a powerful Exynos 7904 Chipset and coupled up with a Mali-G71 CPU. It has a massive 5000 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor for better security. The base model comes in 3GB/32GB and a higher variant comes in 4GB/64GB. The internal storage is further expandable up to 512GB via a MicroSD card.

It has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP ultrawide sensor. On the front, it has a single 8MP selfie camera. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Experience 9.5 Skin out of the box.

Other features include a dual firing speaker and Dolby Atmos sound support, a 5000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. Connectivity options here are Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, FM-Radio, and Type-C 1.0 USB.

Technical Specifications

SoCExynos 7904 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 5 MP | Front 8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh

Final Words

So these are our top 10 smartphone pick under the ₹10,000 price range for you to check out. Most of the smartphone listed above has almost the same specifications so you can pick one depending upon the software.

Some of these smartphones come with their own skinned version of Android like MIUI, EMUI while the Motorola One Macro and the LG W30 come with Pure Stock Android. You can pick one depending upon your taste and previous experience with the brand. We hope this article was helpful for you if you still have a doubt or suggestion feel free to let us know.

The best bang for your bucks will be the Redmi Note 8, Realme Narzo 10A and the Vivo U20 both of them are feature-packed and provide the best value for money. They have a good compact design, comes with a massive battery, great cameras.

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Mehul Boricha
Mehul Boricha is the founder of Tech Arrival & Astute Links. He is a computer and smartphone geek from Junagadh, Gujarat, India. He is a Computer Engineer by Education & an Entrepreneur by Passion. Apart from technology geek, he is an audiophile & loves to connect with people.

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