There are several dozen smartphones in the sub-Rs 10,000 price range. Almost all handset players have their phones in this lucrative price range offering the best features. But we always have this confusion which smartphone to buy that stands out in the crowd. Here we have picked five smartphones which have the best of features in this price segment and are recently launched to make your buying decision easy.
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.
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.
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.
Asus Zenfone Max M2
The Asus Zenfone Max M2 comes in two variants – 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage priced at Rs 8,499 while the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage variant will cost you Rs 10,499. It features a 6.3-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor along with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone has a 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card slot.
The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. For the optics, the phone has a dual rear camera setup with a combination of 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12-micron pixels, and an LED flash module.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus
The Infinix Smart 3 Plus smartphone was launched last month in India at Rs 6,999. The phone comes in Midnight Black and Sapphire Cyan colour options. The Infinix Smart 3 Plus features a 6.21-inch HD+ Drop Notch In-Cell LCD display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor clocked at 2.0GHz along with IMG PowerVR GPU. It is backed up with a 3500mAh battery and it runs on Android 9.0 Pie with company’s XOS running on top of it.
The phone is equipped with a fingerprint sensor and face unlock feature. It is backed by a 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card slot. For optics, the has a triple-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens, 2-megapixel secondary shooter and a low-light sensor. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter with an f/2.0 aperture.