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Low Budget Smartphones: Best Phones Under Rs 10000 (October 2020)

Since the mobile data has started to become more affordable, well, to put it simple — from the moment Jio entered the Indian market with their unlimited data plan, the users have gone crazy, and now everyone wants to be online. But to be online and enjoy that unlimited data, a 4G smartphone is a must. So now there are people looking for an affordable low budget smartphone just enough to access the internet to connect with their loved ones and enjoy some entertainment. 

So here, we have created a list of the top 10 best phones under Rs 10000 — which is more of the best affordable smartphone category these days. 

The low price doesn’t mean that the smartphones under this price have fewer features. These days all smartphones come with a good quality camera, great display, large battery, and enough powerful processors that can handle all your day to day tasks. Well, even in this category, Xiaomi and Realme are the winners, just like the budget mid-range smartphones under Rs 15000

Let’s move on to the list.

Best Phones Under Rs 10000:

1. Redmi 9 Prime

Redmi 9 Prime

The first and the best phone to come under this category would be the Redmi 9 Prime. The powerful Mediatek Helio G80 powers Redmi 9 Prime. Day to day tasks are easy and can handle some heavy games too.

It has a 6.53inch 1080 x 2340 FHD+ dewdrop notched display. This is the only phone in this list that has a Full HD+ panel. The display is big and really bright and sharp to very well suited for your entertainment. The display protection used is gorilla glass 3.

The Redmi 9 Prime comes with a quad-camera setup — 13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide lens, 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots (portrait shots from most Xiaomi phones are always good. They have really good edge detection). It has an 8MP front camera for your selfies. It has a massive 5020mAh battery wit 18W fast charger.

The Redmi9 Prime is priced at Rs9999 for 4/64GB variant. You can further expand the memory with the dedicated SD card slot.

2. Narzo 20A

Narzo 20A

Even though its numbered 2 that doesn’t make it number 2, both Narzo 20A and the Redmi 9 Prime are worthy of being in number 1. This phone is the latest launch from Realme with the Narzo 20 and Narzo 20 Pro. It comes with the powerful Snapdragon 665, which no other smartphone offers in this price range. Snapdragon 665 is an 11nm chipset, which is very powerful, and the best part is that it is very power efficient too. You can also do sufficient gaming.

This phone comes with a big 6.5inch 720 x 1600 HD 20:9 dewdrop display, which is really big and bright enough for you to watch movies. The display protection used is gorilla glass 3.

As far as the camera is concerned, it comes with a triple camera setup — 12MP primary, two 2MP depth sensor for the best portraits. It has an 8MP front camera for your selfies. This phone comes with a massive 5000mAh battery with a 10W fast charger. It also supports reverse charging too.

Narzo 20A 4/64GB comes at a price of Rs9,500 and 3/32GB at Rs8,500, which is the best deal you can find. Plus, it also has a dedicated SD card slot for memory extension.

3. Narzo 10A

Narzo 10A

As you can see from the name itself, this Narzo 10A is the older version of the 20A. It comes with a different powerful chipset which is Mediatek G70. This chipset is powerful enough for your daily tasks and can also manage some games.

This one also comes with a big 6.5-inch 720 x 1600 HD 20:9 dewdrop display. The bezels are really thin except the chin part. The display is pretty good it bright and sharp enough for your entertainment. The display protection used is gorilla glass 3.

Narzo 10A also comes with a triple camera setup too — 12MP primary, 2MP macro(better than 20A), and a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh shots and a 5MP front camera for your selfies. This phone also comes with a massive 5000mAh battery with 10W fast charging, and reverse charging is also supported.

The Narzo 10A 4/64GB comes with the price tag of Rs 9999 and 3/32GB for Rs8999.

4. Realme C3 

Realme C3

Realme C3 is kinda similar to Narzo 10 A. The C3 also comes with the G70 chipset, which, as I mentioned above, is a very powerful chipset. It comes with a big 6.5inch 720 x 1560 HD 20:9 dewdrop display. The display is good has good brightness, good clarity, contrast. The display protection used is gorilla glass 3.

Dual AI camera setup — 12MP primary and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. Yeah, it lacks the macro sensor from the NARZO 10A. The front camera is 5MP. This also comes with a massive 5000mAh battery with 10W fast charging.

The pricing is also similar to NARZO 10A for 4/64GB Rs9999 and for 3/32GB Rs8999.

5. Moto One Macro

Moto One Macro

Moto One Macro comes with a slightly powerful Mediatek Helio P70 chipset. The P70’s performance is close to the G70. So day to day tasks are easy, and medium level gaming is possible.

This phone has a 6.2inch 720 x 1520 HD+ dewdrop notched display. The display is pretty decent for watching movies, and it is bright enough for outdoor usage. As far as the camera is concerned, it has a triple camera set, although if you look at the back, it might feel like a quad-camera setup but its not. It has 13MP primary, 2MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. For selfies, it has an 8MP shooter. It comes with a big 4000mAh battery with a 10W fast charger.

The Moto One Macro is priced at Rs9999 for 4/64GB variant.

6. Redmi 8, 8A, 8A Dual

Redmi 8

Redmi 8A has different variants 8A, 8A Dual, and 8. All of these are powered by the entry-level Snapdragon 439 chipset, which is an okay-okay processor to handle the daily tasks and a low level kinda gaming is possible. All of these models have a 6.22inch 720x 1520 HD 20:9 dewdrop display. The display is good enough for your entertainment. The display protection used is gorilla glass 5.

Now the camera is where these three differ. The 8 and 8A Dual have dual camera setup — 12MP primary and a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh shots, and the Redmi 8A has only a single 12MP camera. All 3 have an 8MP selfie shooter. All three come with the massive 5000mAh battery with the 18W fast charger.

Now coming to the price(All top memory variants are shown):

  • Redmi 8 4/64GB – Rs9999
  • Redmi 8A 3/32GB – Rs8999
  • Redmi 8A DUAL 3/64GB – Rs8999

I don’t know why Xiaomi did this. It’s really confusing, but if you ask me, the best pick would be Redmi 8. 

7. Infinix Hot 9

Infinix Hot 9

When a smartphone has great features and comes at an affordable price, we shouldn’t look at the brand’s popularity. Infinix is a not so popular brand, but the smartphones they offer are great. So, this HOT 9 is hot with features too. This phone comes with the Helio P22 processor, which is good enough for daily tasks. It comes with a 6.66inch 720 x 1600 HD 20:9 display with a punch-hole camera in the top left corner. So no disturbance of notch while watching movies.

It comes with a Quad camera setup – 13MP primary, 2MP macro, 2MP depth sensor, and a low light sensor for low light photography. That low light sensor is kinda new and rare to find. And an 8MP front shooter for your selfies. Hot 9 comes with a massive 5000mah battery too.

The Infinix Hot 9 is priced at Rs 9499 for 4/64GB variant.

8. Vivo Y11

Vivo Y11

This phone was launched in 2019; still, it can compete with other phones in this list. Vivo Y11 also comes with the entry-level snapdragon 439 as the Redmi 8 series. As I mentioned above, it is an okay processor. It comes with a 6.35inch 720 x 1544 HD+ 20:9 dewdrop display. The viewing angles are good, bright and sharp display for your entertainment.

Y11 has a dual camera setup — 13MP primary and the 2MP depth sensor for your portrait. It also has an 8MP camera setup. Well, you know Vivo is advertised as camera smartphones, so this camera would definitely won’t disappoint you. This phone also comes with a massive 5000mAh battery with a 10W fast charger.

The colors available are really cool and attractive, very flashy ones. The 3/32GB variant is priced at Rs9990.

9. Realme C15

Realme C15

We back again at a Realme smartphone. The Realme C15 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 processor, which pretty powerful. You can do some lightweight gaming, and daily tasks are easy for this chipset. This phone comes with a big 6.5in 720 x 1560 HD 20:9 dewdrop display. It is protected by Gorilla glass.

C15 comes with a quad-camera setup — 13MP primary, 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP monochrome sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor for portraits. It also has an 8MP wide selfie camera. This phone comes with the massive 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charger. 

The Realme C15 is priced at Rs9999 for 3/32GB.

10. Moto E7 Plus

Moto E7 Plus

Moto E7 Plus is fueled by the Snapdragon 460. It is a decent processor, slightly better than the snapdragon 439. Day to day tasks can be easily handled, and low-level gaming is possible. This phone comes with a 6.5inch 720 x 1600 HD 20:9 dewdrop display. The display is decent, and it has a good amount of brightness for outdoor usage and entertainment.

The Moto E7plus has a dual camera setup — 48MP primary and a 2 MP depth sensor for portraits. It also has an 8MP selfie camera. This phone also has a 5000mAh battery with a 10W fast charger.

This phone is priced at Rs9499 for 4/64GB variant. Sadly, it has a hybrid sim slot, so either one sim and SD card or two sims and no SD card. This phone is also known as the most affordable 48MP camera smartphone. 

I hope that this article was helpful in finding the right smartphones under Rs 10000.

Vishak
Vishak
Meet Vishak, TechLog360's Content Editor and tech enthusiast. With a Computer Science degree and a passion for all things tech, Vishak delivers the latest in hardware, apps, and games with expertise. Trusted for his in-depth reviews and industry insights, he's your guide to the digital world. Off-duty, he's exploring photography and virtual gaming landscapes.

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