The sub 10K smartphone segment in India is definitely the hottest one right now. If you’re a student who recently passed out of school and you’re looking to buy your first smartphone, or if you’re someone working on a tight budget, well look no further. Here are the seven best budget Android smartphones under INR 10,000 in India.
Motorola One Macro
The Motorola One Vision is the latest phone in Motorola’s One series and will appeal to all the photography enthusiasts out there. It features a 6.2-inch HD+ LCD with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The phone is powered by a Mediatek Helio P70 chipset which is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB.
The phone runs a near-stock Android setup and comes with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and is scheduled to receive another two major updates in the future. The main talking point of this phone is its unique Macro lens, which forms a part of a quad-camera setup that includes a 13MP primary camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a laser autofocus unit. The front-facing camera is an 8MP sensor. This phone can easily get you through a day of normal usage with its decently sized 4000mAh battery(10W charger included).
You can get the Motorola One Macro here
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The Realme C2 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB. It has a 6.1-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels and features Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery. It is powered by a MediaTek P22 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and is loaded with Color OS 6 Lite, which is based on Android 9.0. The C2 comes with dual rear cameras — 13MP primary + 2MP — while the front-facing camera is a 5MP sensor.
You can get the Realme C2 here
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
The successor to the 7A, the Redmi 8A does one better than its predecessor in every spec. It comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage (expandable up to 512GB). It features a 6.22-inch (720 x 1520 pixels), teardrop-shaped notched LCD, powered by a massive 5000mAh battery and also includes an 18 W fast charger.
Processing needs are met by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor and Adreno 505 GPU. The cameras on offer consist of a 12 MP primary rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
You can get the Xiaomi Redmi 8A here
Xiaomi Mi A2
If you’re looking for a stock android experience, the Mi A2 is the best phone for you in this price band. Yes I know it is a year old, and the all-new Mi A3 is already out, but it still makes for a pretty sweet deal. It comes with a Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor and Adreno 512 GPU, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
Being a phone under the Android One program, you get Android 8.1 out-of-the-box, and it is upgradable to Android 9. It features a 2160×1080, 5.99-inch display with 403ppi pixel density, and is powered by a decent 3010mAh battery (with 18W fast charger). For the photography lovers out there, the A2 features a 12MP+20MP dual rear camera setup and a 20MP front-facing camera, and both are known to take excellent shots.
Price: ₹8739 (price at launch:₹17599)
You can get the Xiaomi Mi A2 here
The Vivo U10 makes for an excellent value for money phone in this category. It comes with a Snapdragon 665 processor and Adreno 610 GPU coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB. It runs on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
It features a 6.35-inch display with 720×1544 pixels resolution and is powered by a massive 5000 mAh battery supported by an 18W fast charger, which is also included in the box. On the optics front, this phone features a triple camera set up consisting of 13 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
You can get the Vivi U10 here
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Samsung Galaxy M30
Being the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, it is only natural for Samsung to make its presence felt in this price segment, and that manifests with the Galaxy M20. This phone features an Exynos 7904 octa-core processor and Mali-G71 MP2 GPU coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage(expandable to 1TB).
It has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels, powered by a 5000mAh battery and comes bundled with a 15W charger in the box. The phone comes with Samsung’s One UI, which based on Android 10.
You can get the Samsung Galaxy M30 here
Realme 3 Pro
It is difficult to comprehend how Realme manages to offer so much at such a competitive price, and the Realme 3 Pro is a testimony to that. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor clocked to 2.2 GHz, with Adreno 616 GPU. This processing power is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that is expandable up to 256GB.
Power comes from a decent 4045mAh battery, and also features Vooc Flash Charge 3.0. On the optics side, it features a dual-camera setup –16MP+5MP — alongwith a 25 MP front camera. The phone ships with Color OS 6 based on Android 9 and is upgradable to Android 10.
You can get the Realme 3 Pro here
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