There are dozens of smartphones under Rs 10,000 – most with Android operating system, while a few others come with BlackBerry and Windows Phone operating system. Moreover, their features seem identical and the phones are also priced very close to each other. Thus it is quite difficult to choose one.
After careful consideration, we selected the five best smartphones that are currently available for less than Rs 10,000 in India. While selecting these phones we considered the minute details of their specification sheet. Most emphasis was given to performance, battery,and camera. But note that these phones were selected on the basis of the features they come with and their performance in real life may vary.
Earlier, it was available for around Rs 11,000 but now its price has been reduced to around Rs 9,500. Also, though it was launched in April last year, its specification still makes it one of the best handsets around under Rs 10,000.
First of all it comes with a 5.3 inch touchscreen with qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution. The phone comes armed with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, which runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. But the highlight of the phone is its storage â€“ it has 16 GB internal storage (12.6 GB available for users), 32 GB expandable storage slot, and 1 GB RAM. Another highlight of the phone is its camera â€“ the Stellar Pinnacle Pro has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera.
The Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro also has a good looking 2550 mAh battery. This dual SIM smartphone has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and even FM radio.
You can read its review here.
Nokia Lumia 525
Nokia recently launched the Lumia 525 in India for Rs 10,399. As its name suggests, it is an upgraded version of the Lumia 520 smartphone.
It comes with a 4 inch IPS LCD display with 800×480 pixels resolution. This 9.9 mm thick smartphone has 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual core processor and 1 GB RAM. It has healthy 8 GB internal storage and 64 GB expandable storage slot as well.
The Lumia 525 has a 1430 mAh battery which is claimed to provide 14 days of standby, or 16.9 hours 2G talktime, or 10.6 hours of 3G talktime. The 3G handset has WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and micro USB 2.0 for connectivity. There is a 5 megapixel rear camera with f/2.4 aperture in the Lumia 525. However, it has no flash nor there is any mention of front camera in the listing.
This dual SIM smartphone comes with Android Jelly Bean operating system, 1.2 GHz quad core processor, Power VR SGX544 GPU, and a 4.5 inch display with 540×960 pixels resolution. The smartphone has an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1 megapixel front camera. The rear camera is said to be able to capture full high definition videos.
The 9.6 mm Xolo Q800 X Edition has a 2100 mAh battery which claims to provide 10 hours of 3G and 16 hours of 2G talktime. There is 4 GB of internal storage in this phone but you can use up to 32 GB of micro SD card in a dedicated slot of the phone for more storage. This 3G smartphone also has WiFi and Bluetooth for wireless file transfer while you can use GPS for navigation.
Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus
The Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus was launched in December last year for Rs 10,990 but it is now avaialble for just less than Rs 10,000.
It is one of the gorgeous phone under Rs 10,000. The Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus comes with a 5 inch capacitive touchscreen with 960×540 pixels resolution. It has a 1.3 GHz quad core processor which runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and 1 GB RAM. It has 4 GB ROM and 32 GB micro SD card slot as well.
The Titanium S5 Plus has an 8 megapixel auto rear camera, an LED flash, and a VGA front camera. This 3G phone has WiFi, Bluetooth A2DP, micro USB port, and GPS. It has an 1800 mAh battery.
It comes with a 4.5 inch display with 480 x 854 pixel resolution. Lenovo Ideaphone A706 has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM and a 32 GB expandable storage slot.
Besides, the phone has 2000 mAh battery that is said to provide 16 hours of 2G talktime and 14 hours on 3G. This dual SIM handset is 10.4 mm thick and has WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS as well.