If someone is looking to buy a budget smartphone under Rs 10,000 with decent specifications, it’s quite difficult to shortlist the right device from the market where almost all mobile brands have their phones in this lucrative price range.
Today, features with dual cameras, bezel-less display, big battery have made their way to Budget smartphone category also. So here we have compiled the list of Top 5 best phones to make your buying decision easier.
Taking forward the success of Redmi 4 and Note 4 smartphones, the company also launched Redmi Y1 later last year. The Redmi Y1 comes with a price tag of Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM variant, while the 4GB RAM variant comes is priced at Rs 10,999. Here we are taking 3GB variant into account keeping its price in mind. The smartphone comes in Gold and Dark Gray colour options.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes loaded with a 5.5-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels along with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. For the camera department, it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF. For the front, it comes loaded with a 16-megapixel selfie camera with a Selfie flash, aperture f/2.0 and a 764-degree wide-angle lens.
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor along with Adreno 505 GPU. The phone comes with a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with an expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD. The phone comes with a rear fingerprint sensor, which the company claims can unlock the device in just 0.3 seconds. The phone comes with a dedicated micro SD card slot and an IR blaster.
The dual sim phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat based MIUI 9 operating system. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port. It is powered by a 3,080 mAh battery that is rated to offer 35 hours of call time and 11 days of standby time.
If you love the new edge-to-edge display but don’t want to spend a fortune on smartphones, Micromax Canvas Infinity is a worthy consideration. Yes, the device sports a 5.7-inch (1440 x 720 pixel resolution) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Although we still have bezels, they are extremely thin making the device extremely comfortable to hold even if it has a 5.7-inch display.
In terms of specifications, Micromax Canvas Infinity features a metal frame with a removable back and comes loaded with a 5.7-inch HD IPS display. Unlike other HD screen resolutions, this one comes with 1440 x 720 pixels and boasts an aspect ratio of 18:9. the device is powered by an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The storage is further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card slot. The device also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
On the software side, the Canvas Infinity runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with company’s own UI running on top of it. Micromax has also added some nifty features like Smart Action through which users can wake and lock screen by double tap, flip to mute or snooze alarm, call a contact by placing the phone close to ear and more. The company has also promised to update to Android O also. On the camera front, the device sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/2.0, 1.12-micron pixel size, an 81.5-degree field of view, 5P lens and LED flash. For the front, there is a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling.
On the battery front, the Micromax Canvas Infinity packs a 2900mAh backup, which is comparably low when compared to other smartphones present in the market. On the connectivity front, it offers 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, AGPS, dual-SIM, and micro USB port. As for the sensors are concerned, it comes with gravity, proximity, light, accelerometer and magnetic sensors.
Infocus recently launched its first bezel-less smartphone – the Vision 3 smartphone in India. The aspect ratio is the hot trend in the market today, and the latest to join the bandwagon is the Infocus Vision 3 with the bezel-less display. Priced at Rs 6,999, the phone is the cheapest smartphone in the country that sports an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device is exclusively available on Amazon for purchase. So, if you’re looking for a budget smartphone with a good battery and the 18: 9 aspect ratio display, then InFocus Vision 3 is a good offering in the budget segment.
Infocus Vision 3 bears a 5.7-inch HD+ FullView Display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The display supports an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device is powered by a 1.30GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor with Mali T720 GPU. The phone is backed by a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded using the micro SD card. There is a fingerprint sensor also on the back panel as well.
The other highlight of the device is the dual rear camera setup which is a combination of a 13-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor, while for the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera for selfies.
Infocus Vision 3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and it is juiced up by a 4000mAh battery. On the connectivity front, it supports dual sim, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS, micro USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Lenovo launched Lenovo K8 Plus with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage last year in September at Rs 10,999. Currently, the smartphone retails at Rs 9,999 on Flipkart. The smartphone comes in Venom Black and Fine gold colour options.
The major highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup at the rear panel, which comes with a combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensor. The primary sensor comes with Purcell Plus sensor, while 5-megapixel comes with Samsung depth sensor, which is used to give a bokeh effect. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 84-degree wide angle lens, Beautify mode and front flash.
The smartphone comes with a metal unibody with aluminium 500 series at the back. The device features a 5.2-inch full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with 450nits brightness and 178-degree viewing angles. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and oleophobic coating. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor clocked at 2.6GHz.
The phone is backed by a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB through a dedicated microSD card. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which will be upgraded to Android Oreo pretty soon. It is backed by a 4000mAh battery, which the company claims can last up to 2 days. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back panel and it also supports Dolby Atmos for an immersive sound experience. There is also a music key, which is can be also used to open different apps as well. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, micro USB port and dual-SIM.
Motorola E4 Plus (Specs)
Motorola launched its Moto E4 Plus smartphone in India last year. The smartphone is priced at Rs 9,999 and it comes in Iron Gray and Fine Gold colours. The device comes with a huge 5000 mAh battery which does take up some time to juice up but once it is full, you can easily use the Moto E4 Plus for easily for two days. Besides the battery, Moto E4 Plus also runs on near-Stock Android UI with minor tweaks and additions here and there.
The Moto E4 Plus features a metal-body and 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD 2.5D curved glass display and is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MTK6737 processor with Adreno 308 GPU. The phone is backed by a 3GB of RAM and has a 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded to 128GB via microSD card slot. There is a fingerprint sensor embedded inside the home button on the front of the device.
On the camera front, the device sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, aperture f/2.0 and 5-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling. The phone runs on the latest Android 7.1 Nougat and comes loaded with an impressive 5000mAh battery with 10W rapid charger. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and micro USB port. It measures 155x 77.5x 9.5 mm and weighs 182 grams.