With huge 3 GB RAM, these can be safely assumed as the best gaming devices in this price range.
Intex Aqua Super
It used to cost more than Rs 10,000 but now it is being offered for Rs 9,999 (Saholic.com). It comes with 1-year screen breakage warranty and a complementary bag pack. Intex Aqua Super is available in Black, Champagne, Grey and White color variants.
Intex Aqua Super features a 5-inch HD (1280x720 pixel) IPS display. It is powered by a 1.0 GHz quad-core Mediatek (MT6735P) processor along with 3 GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and backed up by a 2150 mAh Li-Ion battery, which claims to offer talk time of 6 hours and a standby of 250 hours.
Intex Aqua Super comes with 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up-to 128 GB via a micro SD card. The handset sports an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front camera.
On the connectivity front, the Intex Aqua Super offers Dual SIM, 4G, WiFi (b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GAS with AGPS and Micro USB. The handset measures at 144x75.2x7.65mm and weighs 130 grams.
Xolo Black 1X
It is one of the most noted devices under Rs 10,000. Priced at Rs 9,999,Xolo Black 1X is exclusively available through e-commerce site Snapdeal.
The Xolo Black 1X has a 5 inch full HD IPS display sporting 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution with Dragon trail Glass protection and comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system on top of which lies HIVE Atlas UI. The smartphone is armed with the 1.3GHz octa core 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 processor which is clubbed with Mali-T720 GPU. Xolo Black 1X has two SIM slots.
For storage, the Xolo Black 1X offers 3GB RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage and expandable micro SD card slot. This handset comes with a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5 megapixel front camera. The smartphone offers 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and a micro USB port.
Moreover, there is a 2400 mAh battery in the Xolo Black 1X which measures 7.6 thickness with 125 grams weight.
Coolpad Note 3
Coolpad Note 3 is currently one of the most feature-rich smartphones under Rs 10,000. At Rs 8,999, it offers a 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, dual SIM, 1.3 GHz octa core 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, 64 GB micro SD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The smartphone also offers a 3000 mAh battery, 4G/ LTE, WiFi, GPS/AGPS, WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0, and micro USB. It also comes with Fingerprint sensor on its back side. The phone measures 151 x 7 x 9.3mm mm and weighs 155 grams.
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Intex Cloud Swift
The 4G-enabled Cloud Swift features a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by Mediatek (MT6735A) chipset that has a 64 bit quad core processor. The display is protected by Dragontrail glass. The device is based on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system and it comes with a 2500 mAh Li-Po battery that claims to offer talk time of up to 7-8 hours along with a standby time of 400-500 hours.
For the amateur clickers and selfie lovers, the handset offers an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 5 megapixel front camera. The device has in-built memory of 16GB as well as an expandable memory slot for up to a 128GB micro SD card. Additionally, Cloud Swift has a bunch of pre-loaded apps such as Chaatz, Gaana, Hotstar, Skype, Follo, OneDrive, Newshunt, Clean Master, InMobi Services, OLX, Opera Mini. Also has Matrabhasha service that will enable communication in 21 regional languages including Hindi.
The Intex Cloud Swift comes with a 1-year screen breakage warranty as well. It is available in two premium colors - Champagne and Grey.
The Lava X10 comes with a 5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with high definition resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It weighs just 133 gms and is 8mm thick. The handset comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, a 64 bit 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory and 32 GB expandable storage slot.
The dual SIM Lava Iris X10 is compatible with 4G networks. Note that though both the SIM slots are capable of holding 4G SIMs, only one SIM at a time will offer 4G connectivity. Besides, it has a 2900 mAh battery that claims to offer up to 15.3 hours of talktime.
In terms of camera, it sports a 13-megapixel rear shooter with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing 'selfie' shooter with 84 degree wide angle lens. Apart from 4G, other connectivity options on Lava X10 include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, OTG support and 3G capability. In terms of colour variants, the smartphone will be available in Icy White and Royal Black. It is now available for Rs 10,999.
There are 1 GB and 2 GB variants of the phone as well which are available for less than Rs 10,000 while the 3 GB RAM model of Gionee F103 currently is priced at Rs 10,999. The smartphone comes with a 5 inch touchscreen that has high definition (1280x720 pixels) resolution. The handset, measuring 143x70.3x7.95mm, comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and runs on a 64 bit quad core processor that has maximum clockspeed of 1.3 GHz. The smartphone has 16 GB of internal memory and a 32 GB micro SD card slot. Gionee F103 sports an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5 megapixel front camera.
The Gionee F103, the first device to be launched under the company's Fashion series, weighs 136.6 grams with its 2400 mAh battery that claims to offer 11 hours of 3G talktime. Available in pearl white, dawn white and black colours, the F103 comes with dual SIM slot, 4G connectivity, FM radio, GPS with A-GPS, OTG, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP, FM radio and a host of sensors.
Acer Liquid Z630S
It too is priced at Rs 10,999 and offers 3 GB RAM. features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display. It is is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6735 processor and 3GB RAM. The smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with Liquid UI on top of it and has a 4000 mAh battery.
Acer Liquid Z630s comes with 32GB of internal storage, which is further expandable via a micro SD card. The smartphone flaunts an 8-megapixel camera in both rear and front panel. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS, Micro USB, WiFi (b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. The handset measures 156.3x77.5x8.9mm.
Micromax Canvas 5
This is Micromax's first phone to come with 3 GB RAM. Though most retailers are selling it for close to Rs 12,000, you can get it from eBay for less than Rs 11,000. Micromax Canvas 5 features a 5.2-inch Full-HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by 1.3 GHz Mediatek 6753 octa-core processor and 3GB DDR3 RAM. Note that it is the first Micromax smartphone to offer 3 GB RAM. The Canvas 5 is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and comes packed with a 2900 mAh non-removable battery.
It has 16GB of internal storage, which is further expandable by up-to 64GB via a microSD card. It also has OTG functionality. The smartphone flaunts a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with phase detection auto focus technology promising focus in just 0.2 seconds. There are two LED flash lights in the back panel too. The rear camera also comes with 5P lens and can capture panaroma shots in 4X zoom.
The Micromax Canvas 5 has a 5-megapixel front camera for which there is an LED flash light too. This smartphone has two SIM card slots one of which offers 4G connectivity while the other is compatible with 2G networks. Besides, it has WiFi, USB port and Bluetooth.
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