While almost all handset players have a phone or two in the sub-Rs 10,000 price range, there are only a few that stand out from the rest and get you the best deal for the price you pay. We have handpicked the top five smartphones that performed well in our testing and are from fairly popular brands known to users in India. Here’s a list of top 5 budget smartphones that you can buy under Rs 10,000 right now.
Samsung launched the Galaxy M30 in February this year but the device recently got a 3GB+32GB variant in India which is available for Rs 9,999 on Amazon and Samsung website. The Galaxy M30 features a 6.38-inch Full HD+ infinity-V display with a screen resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. It’s powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7904 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
The Galaxy M30 equips a triple rear camera setup comprising of a 13MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture; 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture; and a 5MP ultra-wide angle lens with 123-degree field of view. There’s a 16MP camera on the front for selfies. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience 9.5 and is backed up by a 5000mAh battery with 15W fast charging. Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type C, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio.
Vivo launched the Vivo U10 smartphone earlier this week and it’s middle 3GB+64GB variant sells for Rs 9,990 on Amazon and Vivo India eStore. The Vivo U10 features a 6.35-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1544 x 720 pixels and 89 percent screen-to-body-ratio. It’s powered by a 2.0Ghz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor along with Adreno 610 GPU.
The smartphone is equipped with triple rear cameras, which comes with a combination of 13MP primary lens with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture to enable portrait and bokeh modes. For the front, the phone has a 16MP selfie shooter. The Vivo U10 runs on Android 9.0 Pie with FunTouch OS 9.1 and is backed by a 5000mAh battery with 18W dual-engine fast charging support. Connectivity features include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, dual-SIM and micro USB port.
Realme announced the Realme 5 smartphone alongside the Realme 5 Pro earlier this month. The Realme 5 is available for Rs 9,999 in the 3GB+32GB configuration. The device features 6.5-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels with 89 percent screen ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3+. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.
Realme 5 comes with a quad-camera setup at the rear, featuring a 12MP primary sensor with PDAF, f/1.8 aperture, a 119-degree 8MP wide-angle lens with f/2.25 aperture, a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. For the front, the phone has a 13MP sensor with AI beautification mode. The phone runs on Android 9 Pie operating system based on ColorOS 6.0 UI and it is backed up by a 5000mAh battery. Connectivity features are 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, micro USB port and dual-SIM support.
Lenovo A6 Note was announced in India with a price tag of Rs 7,999 at the start of September. The A6 Note features a 6.09-inch HD+ display with 88 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It features a dual-camera setup with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens and a 2-megapixel secondary shooter. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel lens for selfies and video calling. The phone runs Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with 10W charging. It’s available in Black and Blue colour options.
Motorola launched the Moto E6s budget-centric smartphone in India two weeks ago for a price of Rs 7,999 on Flipkart. The Moto E6s comes loaded with a 6.01-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and a waterdrop notch. It’s powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The Moto E6s has a dual-camera setup with a combination of 13MP primary lens with f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor. For the front, it is loaded with an 8MP selfie shooter. The device runs on pure Android 9.0 Pie and is backed by a 3000mAh battery with a 10W charger. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS,3.5mm audio jack, dual-SIM and micro USB port.