There are a slew of options when you’re searching for a smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 price range. While almost all handset players have a phone or two in this price range, there are only a few which stand out. Here are five recently launched smartphones which offer the best of features for under Rs 10,000.
The Nokia 3.2 was announced last month for a price of Rs8,990 for the base 2GB RAM model. Itcomes in two colour options – Black and Steel.
The Nokia 3.2 featuresa 6.26-inch HD+ a-Si TFT (1520 x 720 pixels) drop-notch 2.5D curved glass display along with 269 ppi pixel density. It’s powered bya Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor along with Adreno 504 GPU, 2GB RAM and16GB of internal storage. The phonehouses a single 13-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.2 aperture and on the front, it has a 5-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. The Nokia 3.2 is based on Android One program running on Android 9 Pie operating system, which means that users will get pure Android experience coupled with timely updates and security patches. The smartphone gets its juices from a non-removable 4000mAh battery which claims to lasts for up to 2 days on a single charge.
Samsung Galaxy M10
The Samsung Galaxy M10 is priced at Rs 8,990 for the 3GB+32GB variant and Rs 7,990 for the 2GB+16GB variant. It features a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity V display. The phone is powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB storage. It also comes with Widevine L1 certification, which means you will be able to watch videos on popular platforms like YouTube, Netflix and Prime video in true HD quality.
For the camera, Galaxy M10 is equipped with a 13-megapixel primary rear camera that has f1.9 aperture and a secondary rear camera has a 5MP ultra-wide feature. There is a 5-megapixel front camera in Galaxy M10. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5 UX and is fuelled by a 3,400mAh battery. The phone only has face unlock technology for unlocking the phone as it does not feature a fingerprint sensor.
Realme 3 comes in three variants – 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage priced at Rs 8,999, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option priced at Rs 10,999 and 3GB RAM and 64GB storage at Rs 9,999. The phone comes in three colour options – Dynamic Black, Radiant Blue, and Black. Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. It is backed by a 4230mAh battery and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie, which is based on ColorOS 6.0.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 2.1GHz octa-core processor along with Mali G72 GPU. For the camera, the device is equipped with a dual-camera setup with a combination of 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, coupled with an LED flash. For the front, there is a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels.
Infinix launched theInfinix S4 last month for a price ofRs 8,999 and the device is available inNebula Blue, Twilight Purple and Space Gray colour options onFlipkart.
TheInfinix S4 features a 6.26-inch HD+ display with a waterdropnotch, 720 x 1520 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by an octa-core MediaTek’s Helio P22 Cortex-A53 processor with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz, along with PowerVR GE8320 GPU,3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Thephone has a triple rear camera setup with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle secondary lens, and 2-megapixel depth-of-field sensor. The rear camera houses a dual-tone Quad LED flash. For the front, it comes with a 32-megapixel selfie shooter. TheS4 is loaded with a 4000mAh battery and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie with company’s XOS running on top of it.
Xiaomi Redmi 7
The Xiaomi Redmi 7 comes with a price tag of Rs 7,999 for the 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 8,999. The smartphone features a 6.26-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display, 84% NTSC Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 and is backed up by 4000mAh battery. The phone has a fingerprint sensor at the back.
For the camera department, the Redmi 7 has dual rear camera setup with a combination of 12-megapixel primary sensor with LED Flash, 1.12um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, a secondary sensor of 2-megapixel. For the front, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling with features like AI beauty and AI face unlock. It is powered by 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 632 14nm processor with Adreno 506 GPU coupled with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM and 16GB/32GB/64GB. The phone has an expandable memory up to 512GB via microSD card slot.