Buying a new phone around 10,000 Rs? Then it is such a challenging task as there are many good phones under 10000 Rs. This is the most competitive price range as the most selling devices in the world are from this range and not the flagship models. And the number of good phones in this range make everybody confused and helpless. Don’t worry though, I am always here to help you out. I have written the latest list of – 10 Best Android Phones under 10000 Rs for the month of February. Read it and compare the phones and choose the best one for you.
If you want to buy a phone below 7000 Rs. Read: 5 Best Android Phones under 7000 Rs (February 2015)
Every month hundreds of readers of this blog comment and ask me which phone they should choose among the crowded market. Which has enabled me to better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So I am trying to make this list even easier for you by giving you appropriate information. You are always welcome to ask your queries.
From the last one year I was writing the list of Best phones under 10000 Rs but that contained only 5 phones. But now as the competition has grown and there are number of new launches, there are so many good phones in this range which are hard to overlook while buying a new phone. So, to help you better understand the current good phones in the market and to give you a clear idea about these phone’s worth I have written the ranking including 10 phones.
So, let’s take a look at the Best Phone Under 10000 Rs:
There are some amazing offers and discounts available in many categories on Flipkart, the no. 1 shopping site in India. Buying your Smartphones, Laptops and other gadgets online can be a wise decision as buying online can definitely save you some money. And no doubt Flipkart is best for Indian buyers. 1. Micromax Yu Yureka:
Rewind your thoughts to a year earlier and think of which was the best phone to buy under 10,000 Rs then. If you can recall it correctly you will find out that it was the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (If you find it difficult to rewind, just take a look at our post from January 2014 here). Now come back to present and see what we have at just Rs. 9,000 – The Micromax Yu Yureka!!! This phone has completely revolutionized the 10,000 Rs segment. A year earlier you wouldn’t have got the phone with this specs and quality even at 25,000 Rs. So, let’s take a look at the phone. It is powered by a 64-bit Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor which is immensely powerful and currently you get this processor only in the phones which are priced above 20,000 Rs. It has got 2 GB RAM, which makes sure the phone runs pretty smoothly. It runs on the CyanogenMod 11, which gives you tons of extra features & capabilities. It has got a pretty large 5.5 inches screen which is even protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The screen has 720 x 1280 pixels resolution which gives 267 ppi pixel density which is decent at this price. Another important thing is that it has got pretty good cameras with the 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera. It is good on storage also, it comes with 16 GB internal memory (12.5 GB user accessible) which can be expanded upto 32 GB. With the 2500 mAH Li-ion Battery the phone is good on battery too. Overall, it is undoubtedly the best phone to buy under 10,000 Rs and yes it’s Micromax but the phone is good in quality.
PRICERs 8,999 @
The Micromax Yu Yureka is the best but for those who find it very large, this is the perfect phone for this price range. In July 2014, Asus launched the new Zenfone series of phones. And at this price segment we have got the Asus Zenfone 5. It has got the 1.6 GHz Intel dual core processor with 2 GB RAM which delivers exceptional performance and good multi-tasking. The 5 inches HD screen and the display is very good, it has also got the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. One more thing I loved about the phone is, it has increased display sensitivity so you can use the phone even while wearing gloves, this is great for winter season. The phone’s design is sleek and beautiful. It has got good camera and it runs on the Android Kitkat. This phone comes with two storage option 8 GB and 16 GB while both come with the expandable storage. Okay, now one thing I felt could have been better is the phone’s UI, it runs on Asus’s own ZenUI which is good but it can be made even more good-looking. Overall this phone has got most of the things right and gives a balanced user experience at this price. Asus has also launched a new version of this phone with reduced CPU speed @ just Rs. 7,999
PRICERs. 8,999 @
This is the 3rd launch of Xiaomi in the Indian Smartphone market and it is yet again a promising Xiaomi smartphone (A legal ban on Xiaomi in India has forced to stop the sale of the Octa Core version of Redmi Note but the 4G Variant of this phone is still available, so here we are considering the Redmi Note 4G). It runs on the Quad Core 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor and 2 GB of RAM which delivers pretty good and fast performance. It sports a big 5.5 inches screen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 267 ppi pixel density, well it’s not great but its good for 10000 Rs. It has got big numbers for the cameras. It features a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera, the camera quality is decent for the price. The 3100 mAh gives enough juice to the phone. The phone weighs 199 grams and is little on the heavier side but it packs big screen and big battery so its justified. Overall, it offers pretty balanced equations with good performance and decent build quality.
PRICERs. 9,999 @
4. HTC Desire 526G Plus:
In a series of new comeback launches from HTC, the recently launched Desire 526G looks like another promising phone. It wins you in the first impression with its beautiful design which is quite similar to the early generation HTC smartphones. But the specifications of the phone are even better. It sports an Octa-core 1.7 GHz Processor with 1 GB of RAM which makes the phone very smooth and lag-free. It has a 4.7 inches screen with a screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels turning out 234 ppi pixel density. Well this is not amongst the best but if you are buying among HTC, Sony, Samsung in this range you have to satisfy with it only. The phone has good 8 MP rear camera and 2MP front camera and an LED flash at the back. It supports dual sim, has 8 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 32 GB and has decent battery life with the 2000 mAh battery. Overall, it is a very good choice in this range, specially if you want one from a reputed international brand.
PRICERs 10,400 @
5. Lenovo S850:
After its launch a few months back, the Lenovo S850 has seen a price drop and its now available around 10,ooo Rs. and it has now become one of the best camera phones in this range. It sports a 13 MP rear camera which is excellent. It produces good images with good colours and details. It also has a 5 MP front camera for selfie lovers and its quality is also good. The design of the phone is very beautiful and it actually feels good in hands. It runs on the Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6582 Processor and has 1 GB RAM. The performance is good and lag-free. It has a 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels HD screen which is good and bright. It supports dual sim and the battery life of the phone is acceptable. One thing to take care of is, it has 16 GB internal storage but it cannot be expanded as it doesn’t has the microSD slot. Overall, if you are okay with 16 GB space, this phone is very good in camera and design.
PRICERs 10,922 @
6. Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Duos:
Well, after much of the delay Samsung is back with a worthy phone in the 10,000 Rs segment. So much said about the top 4 phones, there is always a room for a best brand like Samsung. It runs on a decent Quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor and 1 GB RAM which makes the performance of the phone good. It has a 4.5 inches screen with low screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels turning out 207 ppi pixel density. It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box and supports dual sim. It has decent 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera. The storage and battery life is decent. It doesn’t offer anything to boast of but, it offers excellent service, good quality and a pretty good user experience, which makes it a good buy if you have normal usage like calling, messaging and internet browsing. It is also the best choice if you want a phone for your parents.
PRICERs 9,900 @
7. Sony Xperia E3:
The Sony Xperia E3 after its launch in September was priced at 12,000 Rs. but now its price has started falling and its available under 11,000 Rs. The Sony Xperia E3 sports a 4.5 inches screen, 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP Camera, 4 GB internal memory and 2330 mAh battery, it runs on the Android 4,4 Kitkat. The screen is protected by the Shatter proof glass and for connectivity the phone also has NFC. The specialty of the phone is as usual the amazing design and build quality of the Sony phones. Sony Xperia E3 looks super sexy and it has stylish buttons and overall it feels pretty good in hands! Overall, the phone has good performance and good build quality and though it is priced a little above 10,000 Rs, it can be a good choice for anyone looking for a good phone around 10,000 Rs. among the reputed international brands.
PRICERs 9,339 @
8. Micromax A190 Canvas HD Plus:
Micromax after Samsung is the second largest mobile phone seller in India and if you are carrying the impression that the Micromax phones are sub-standard with cheap quality then you haven’t got it right. The recent phones from Micromax have seen a lot of software and hardware improvements and now you can see their build and design at the level of the international brands. So much said about Micromax, now let’s come to this phone. The Canvas HD Plus has got some interesting specifications, much to notice is its Hexa-Core processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz. The phone features a 5 inch screen, 720 x 1280 pixels HD Resolution, 1 GB RAM, 8 MP Rear and 2 MP Front Camera with LED flash, 8 GB internal storage, Android Kitkat and 2000 mAh battery. Plus it has got a beautiful design and looks and feels good. Overall, it has got good specs and decent performance and can be a good proposition to buy at 10,000 Rs.
PRICERs. 10,489 @
9. Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus :
This phone was launched at 18,000 Rs. to challenge the Micromax Canvas Knight and since then it has seen tremendous price cuts and it costs under 10,000 Rs. So now, the Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus becomes a pretty good choice. The phone has very attractive top of the line specifications on paper but be prepared to get a little less than what the specs promise to deliver. Anyways, at this price point, it can be good choice if you are looking for a phone with good, premium design and high performance. Note that it is not available in other stores as it is launched exclusively on Snapdeal, but not to worry they are delivering phones in good condition and offering good services.
PRICERs. 19490 @
10. Xolo Hive 8X-1000:
This is another very good launch from Xolo. The specialty of this phone is that it is beautiful from outside as well as inside, it runs on top of the Xolo’s customized Android UI which is the Xolo Hive UI. The Hive UI is quite impressive, it has nice designs and good features. It runs on top of Android v4.4.2 (KitKat). Also, the phone has got some powerful hardware. It is powered by Octa-core 1.4 GHz Mediatek MT6592M Processor and 2 GB RAM, this makes