Picking up an Android smartphone under Rs 10,000 is quite a challenge as there are many decent devices in the price segment. To help you, here we have listed five smartphones that offer the best combination of hardware and software in the under-Rs 10,000 segment.
Of course, you cannot compare these with high end devices but these devices offer decent display, powerful quad-core mobile processors and minimum 1 GB RAM to run the Android operating system smoothly. However, the actual performance may vary as per the customisations made by the handset makers.
Rarely, we get a handset that offers a great package of features and delivers stupendous performance. Spice had introduced the Pinnacle FHD Mi-525 with the same idea. The Pinnacle FHD Mi-525 packs a 5-inch TFT LCD display sporting 1920×1080 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.5 Ghz MediaTek MT6589 quad core processor and 1 GB RAM. By default, this smartphone offers 8 GB on-board storage and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update.
The Pinnacle FHD comes with an 8 megapixel camera at the back with dual-LED flash. This camera can be used to record full HD videos while its front facing 2 megapixel camera can be used for video calls. This handset supports dual-SIM and 3G network supporting SIM in one SIM slot. Other than that Spice Pinnacle FHD comes with WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, and GPS with A-GPS support. Spice Pinnacle FHD Mi-525 packs a 2100 mAh battery to provide a decent battery life. Just recently, the price of this handset is trickled to about Rs 10,000 figure.
Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus
Micromax Canvas 2 Plus offers a 5-inch touchscreen display with 480×854 pixel resolution which may not be appealing at first. However, the Canvas 2 Plus is powered by a 1.2 GHz Mediatek MT6589M quad-core processor and PowerVR SGX544 graphics Chip. Micromax has added 1 GB RAM to make the device run the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update smoothly.
The smartphone comes packed with 4 GB on-board storage and a 32 GB micro SD card slot. Besides, the Micromax Canvas 2 Plus has an 8 megapixel camera at the back along with LED flash and a 2 megapixel front camera. The rear camera can record HD quality videos. For connectivity, the Micromax Canvas 2 Plus has WiFi along with a 3G network support via one of its SIM module of the two SIM slots. There is a 2000 mAh battery in the phone that might be bit less for this heavy dual-SIM handset users.
Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus is the successor of the Titanium S5 and, as apparent, comes with some improvements. The S5 Plus has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 960×540 pixel resolution. Karbonn has loaded the S5 Plus with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM. Though it has only 4 GB internal storage, you can use its expandable memory slot to beef up its storage which can accommodate a maximum of 32 GB micro SD card.
Karbonn has armed the phone with an 8 megapixel rear autofocus camera and an LED Flash. There is a VGA camera in its front for video calls. The Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus is loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system and comes with WiFi support for faster mobile internet experience. This dual-SIM handset offers 3G SIM support in one of the slots as well. Besides, the phone has Bluetooth, FM Radio and GPS with A-GPS support. The only cringe-worthy part would be the 1800 mAh battery inside this handset. Check our review of the Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus.
Xolo Q800 X-Edition
Xolo had introduced the Q800 X-Edition as the successor to the Q800 and packed it with decent features. The Q800 X-Edition features a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display that supports 960×540 pixel resolution. Xolo Q800 X-Edition has a quad-core 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 processor, 1 GB RAM, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The phone has an 8 megapixel camera at the back which, as per the company, can record full high definition videos. There is an LED flash in the back as well while in its front lies a 1 megapixel for video calls. It has a 2100 mAh battery that promises decent run time. It too comes with dual SIM configuration of which one supports 3G Networks. Xolo Q800 X-Edition also has Bluetooth, FM Radoi and GPS with A-GPS to match up with other devices in this segment.
Lenovo’s underdog IdeaPhone A706 replicates features of the most sub-Rs 10,000 smartphones. However, it falls short with a 5 megapixel auto-focus rear camera and LED flash. There is a front facing VGA camera for video calls. It, however, has the 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 mobile chipset, 1 GB RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
The Lenovo A706 comes with a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display, supporting 480×854 pixel resolution. The hardware is good enough to enjoy HD movies on it. For faster mobile internet, Lenovo allows 3G network supporting mini SIM in one of the dual-SIM supporting slots. Besides, it has WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio and GPS with A-GPS. Powered by a 2000 mAh battery, this handset can offer fairly decent talk times in comparison to other dual-SIM smartphones.