Best budget phones available in India under Rs. 10,000
Just weeks into 2019 and we are already flooded with new smartphones - from flagships to foldable phones and budget offerings to 5G-ready handsets.
However, given the cut-throat competition, budget phones are quite interesting. They offer newer designs, improved cameras, bigger batteries, faster processors and still carry affordable price tags.
So, here's a list of the latest budget phones available under Rs. 10,000.
Realme 3: Price starts at Rs. 8,999
Realme 3 features a 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) DewDrop display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 3D curved body, and a gradient design on the rear casing.
It is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 processor, paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable upto 256GB).
Under the hood, the phone packs a 4,230mAh battery and runs Android Pie-based ColorOS 6.0.
Realme 3: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
Realme 3 sports a dual rear camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/1.8) main sensor, paired with another 2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. Up front, the phone offers a 13MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper which supports AI Beautification, HDR, and AI Face Unlock.
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Samsung Galaxy A10: Priced at Rs. 8,490
The Galaxy A10 sports a 6.2-inch Infinity-V display with an HD+ resolution and a plastic body.
It is backed by an Exynos 7884 chipset, 2GB RAM, 32GB of built-in storage (upto 512GB of storage) and a 3,400mAh battery.
The budget-friendly phone runs Android Pie-based One UI and relies only on Face Unlock for unlocking the device (no fingerprint sensor).
Samsung Galaxy A10 offers a single rear camera only
On the back, the Samsung Galaxy A10 houses a single 13MP camera with an f/1.9 aperture. Up front, the phone gets a 5MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture and support for face unlock.
Redmi Note 7: Price starts at Rs. 9,999
Redmi Note 7 comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides.
It is backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of built-in storage (expandable upto 256GB).
Further, the phone houses a 4,000mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4 and runs Android Pie-based MIUI 10.
What's the camera like on Redmi Note 7?
The Redmi Note 7 gets a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP main sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. Up front, it offers a 13MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper which supports AI Beautification, HDR, and AI Face Unlock.
Samsung Galaxy M10: Price starts at Rs. 7,990
The Samsung Galaxy M10 features a 6.2-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) Infinity-V display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 90% screen-to-body ratio.
It comes with an Exynos 7870 processor, paired with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage (expandable upto 512GB).
Lastly, the phone packs a 3,400mAh battery and runs on Android Oreo 8.1-based Samsung Experience 9.5 UX.
Samsung Galaxy M10 offers dual rear cameras
•The Galaxy M10 sports a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/1.9) main sensor, paired with a 5MP ultra-wide angle sensor. Up front, the phone has a 5MP (f/2.0) selfie snapper with in-display flash.
Our pick: Redmi Note 7
Of all the aforementioned options, the Redmi Note 7 comes across as a complete package.
It offers a full-HD+ display, a more premium and superior Gorilla Glass 5 protection, as well as solid cameras. Moreover, a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset, a 4,000mAh dependable battery, and the latest connectivity options together make it worth the money.
Winner: Redmi Note 7.
Redmi Note 7
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Galaxy M10
AI Face Unlock
Android Oreo 8
Android Pie-based ColorOS 6
Android Pie-based MIUI 10
Android Pie-based One UI
Gorilla Glass 3
Gorilla Glass 5
MediaTek Helio P70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Quick Charge 4
Samsung Experience 9
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