Thanks to the ever decreasing cost of technology, now a budget of Rs 10,000 can not only get you a good phone, it can get you a great phone! These affordable devices are not only great gaming devices but they also come with decent cameras. On other parameters like connectivity, storage, display etc they also score quite high. But ofcourse there are plenty of devices in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment and here we have picked the best five of the lot.
Read on to see our favourites under Rs 10,000.
The Honor 4C is armed with a 5 inch HD IPS display and runs on Android KitKat, with Honor’s own UI on top of that. The phone has an octa-core processor, developed by Huawei, which is clocked at 1.2 GHz which runs with 2 GB of RAM. The internal memory stands at 8 GB, to which you can add another 32 GB via a microSD card.
The primary camera of the Honor 4C is a 13 megapixel auto-focus camera that comes with geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR, and video recording ability at 1080p. There is a flash light in its back panel too while in the front it boasts a 5 megapixel unit which too can record videos at 720p. The Honor 4C is a dual-SIM phone with 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi for connectivity. Its 2550 mAh battery can provide up to 10 hours of talk time or 290 hours of standby.
The Yu Yureka first gained headlines for being a ridiculously low priced gadget with incredible specs, and an OS to draw in all the geeks, Cyanogen! The Yu Yureka comes with Android KitKat (4.4) Cyanogen Mod OS 11. For those of you not in the know, Cyanogen is an extremely customisable Android based OS. The attractive Yu Yureka has a 5.5 inch IPS display, with a pixel density of 267 ppi.
The Yu Yureka has a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor with 64-bit architecture and it is being supported by a staggering 2 GB of RAM. The phone offers internal memory of 16 GB and an expandable storage slot of 32 GB capacity. The Yu Yureka’s 13 megapixel auto focus primary camera which has Sony Exmor R sensor. The primary camera can record in 1080p at 30 fps; it even has a slow motion mode which records in 720p at 60 fps. There is a 5 megapixel selfie snapper in the Yureka as well. This dual-SIM device offers 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2500 mAh battery that claims to offer 9 hours of talk time or 210 hours of standby.
The successor to the hugely popular A6000, the A7000 has a 5.5 inch HD IPS display. The phone runs on Android Lollipop, and has an octa-core 1.5 GHz processor which runs with 2 GB of RAM.
The A7000 has 8 GB inbuilt storage, 32 GB microSD card slot, 8 megapixel primary camera, and a 5 megapixel front camera. This dual-SIM 4G smartphone also has GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a 2900 mAh battery.
Micromax Canvas Nitro A311 has a 5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The Canvas Nitro runs on Android KitKat, with an octa-core processing unit clocked at 1.7 GHz. The phone offers 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, and 32 GB microSD card slot.
In the Micromax Canvas Nitro A311 there is a 13 megapixel auto-focus rear camera and a 5 megapixel selfie taker. The dual-SIM Micromax Canvas Nitro has 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi as connectivity choices. Its 2500 mAh battery claims to offer up to 10 hours of talk time or 320 hours of standby.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has a 5.5 inch IPS HD display with a pixel density of 267 ppi. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G now comes with Android KitKat (4.4.2), which is still considered new as Xiaomi runs their own UI on top of the stock Android. The quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, coupled with 2 GB of RAM makes for a very impervious sounding package. The handset has internal memory of 8 GB and it can be further expanded to up to 64 GB by a micro SD card.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has a 13 megapixel rear auto focus camera and for selfies, there is a fixed focus 5 megapixel camera in its front. The phone has all the expected connectivity options including 4G. It comes with a 3200 mAh battery which, as per the company, offers 38 hours of talk time and 775 hours of standby.
Honourable mentions – Asus Zenfone 5, Honor Holly, Lenovo A6000, Lenovo A6000 Plus, Moto E (2nd Gen), Microsoft Lumia 638, InFocus M330, Karbonn Titanium S360 Mach Two, Intex Aqua Xtreme II, Alcatel OneTouch Flash.