Best Smartphones Under 10000 (October 2020)

Smartphones being the most essential for people nowadays are grabbing attention everywhere worldwide because of their enormous benefits. There are several smartphones available in different price ranges especially under Rs.10000.

The advancements in the mobile industries have made the best smartphones available for under Rs.10000. Features such as dual camera, quad rear cameras, fingerprint sensors, octa processors, best quality batteries and much more have started making their way to mobiles under 10,000 and so the the options for best smartphones under 10000 keep increasing.

Here is a quick look at the top phones under 10000

Best phones under Rs.10000Price in India (approximate)
Realme C3Rs.6,999
Vivo U10Rs.8,990
Realme 5iRs.8,999
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7SRs.8,999
Xiaomi Redmi 8A DualRs.6,499

Realme C3

Specifications

Battery5000 mAh Massive Battery, 10W charging
ProcessorHelio G70 Processor – Octa core 12nm
CameraAI Dual Camera (12MP + 2MP), 5MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorNo
Face UnlockYes
Display Size16.5cm (6.5″) Mini-drop Fullscreen
Display Aspect Ratio20:9
Weight195g
Storage2GB/32GB, 3GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
ColorsFrozen Blue, Blazing Red
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndriod 10, realme UI 1.0

The Realme C3 is emerging as one of the real quality and best budget smartphone pricing under Rs.10000. It majorly has everything that you would look for in a budget device. It comes in two models – the 3GB/32GB variant costs Rs 6,999 while the 4GB/64GB variant is priced at Rs 7,999 – in India. You get two colour options on the Realme C3, a Blazing Red model and a Frozen Blue model. It is offered in three memory configurations – 2GB/32GB, 3GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB. It is also the first smartphone to ship with Realme UI out of the box. The Realme UI is based on Android 10 and supports dark mode. For connectivity, it has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, 4G VoLTE, and Micro-USB.

Pros

  • Attractive look and style
  • The 5000mAh massive super long life battery has upto 30 days standby which supports reverse charging.
  • HD+ Mini-drop Fullscreen display provides clear and immersive experience for watcing movies, playing games or reading.
  • India’s first Helio G70 Processor phone providing seamless gaming experience.
  • Has the most powerful graphics rendering capability.
  • Has splash resistance which has undergone 10000 drop tests, 10000 usb tests and 100000 button tests.
  • Supports slow motion video recording and high definition video recording (1080P)
  • Camera provides high picture enhancement with more vibrant colors.
  • Its anti-fingerprint surface makes the phone easier to hold thereby preventing scratches.
  • Reduced app launch time and RAM usage.
  • Ports having dust proof net that prevents dust from entering inside.

Cons

  • Does not support Fingerprint unlock
  • No wireless charging support
  • Does not support Near field Communication (NFC) connectivity
  • Not waterproof

Vivo U10

Specifications

Battery5000 mAh, 18W fast charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665AIE
CameraAI Triple camera (8MP + 13MP + 2MP)
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size16.15cm (6.35″) Halo FullView Display
Display Aspect Ratio19.3:9
Weight190.5g
Storage3GB + 32GB/3GB + 64GB/4GB + 64GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
ColorsThunder Black, Electric Blue
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)

Vivo, the global innovative smartphone brand, is available as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs.10000. The U10 has been designed for the Unstoppable Generation that is always on the go and needs a device that complements their lifestyle. It has three variants – 3GB + 32GB, 3GB + 64GB and 4GB + 64GB variants (all variants have expandable storage) priced at INR 8,990, INR 9,990 and INR 11,990 respectively. It is equipped with best in segment battery and comes with fast charge inside the box. The U10 is the perfect integration of great power, performance, camera and design. The U10 ensures a lag free experience.

Pros

  • Elegant look and style
  • 18W fast charging capacity allows 4.5 hours talk-time just for 10 minutes charging.
  • Provides low blue ray game eye protections.
  • Allows Fingerprint unlock and face unlock
  • Triple camera that provides amazing and impressive photo shot experience.
  • Reduced frame drop and increased multi turbo technologies for good gaming experience
  • Advanced OS

Cons

  • No wireless charging support
  • Does not support Near field Communication (NFC) connectivity
  • No waterproof or dust-proof
  • No notification light
  • No type-c charging port

Realme 5i

Specifications

Battery5000mAh Massive Battery, 10W charging power
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE – Octa-core 11nm
CameraAI Quad Camera (12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP), 8MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size6.5” (16.5cm) Mini-Drop FullScreen
Display Aspect Ratio20:9
Weight195g
Storage4GB+64GB / 4GB+128GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
ColorsAqua Blue, Forest Green
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid P, ColorOS 6.1

Realme 5i, the phone with a quad rear camera that includes dedicated wide-angle and macro lenses has become one among the best smartphones to buy under Rs.10000. The big highlight of the phone is its massive 5,000mAh battery and the 6.52-inch display with a waterdrop notch. This phone comes with two variants – 4GB+64GB / 4GB+128GB pricing Rs 8,999 and Rs.9,999 respectively . Connectivity options on the device include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and GPS. It comes in two dashing colors there by providing a rich look and feel.

Pros

  • A smartphone with a stunning visual experience
  • Quad camera support providing a great photography experience
  • 5000mAh long-life battery supports 30 days standby with reverse charging capability
  • Improved RAM performance
  • Splash resistant with airtight waterproof sealing all over
  • Supports system-wide dark mode
  • Supports fingerprint unlock and face unlock
  • Doesn’t gets heated very soon
  • It can play 360-degree videos
  • Supports wifi calling

Cons

  • No wireless charging support
  • Does not support Near field Communication (NFC) connectivity
  • No waterproof or dust-proof
  • No type-c charging
  • Does not support HDR10
  • No 5G support

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S

Specifications

Battery4000mAh High-capacity battery
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 – 14nm Octa-core Kryo
CameraAI Dual camera (48MP + 5MP) , 13MP selfie camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size16cm (6.3″) FullHD
Display Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Weight186g
Storage3GB+32GB / 4GB+64GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
ColorsOnyx Black, Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11

Xiaomi being the faster moving brand smartphone in India, keeps on launching best smartphones even for under Rs.10000 with many advanced features. The design style used by Xiaomi’s in this phone is impressive and delectable.  It comes with two variants – 3GB+32GB / 4GB+64GB pricing at Rs.8,999 and Rs.9,999 respectively. The Redmi Note 7S exhibits a clean design and the minimal bezels while the dot drop notch adds up to the overall looks. The Redmi Note 7S is available in India in three vibrant colours. Its build quality is great considering its price.

Pros

  • Elegant, stylish and attractive design with premium glass build
  • Supports fingerprint and face unlock
  • Has good build quality
  • Supports Type-C connector with reversible charging
  • Allows Night mode photography
  • Good performance
  • Fast Charging
  • Water repellant

Cons

  • No wireless charging support
  • Does not support Near field Communication (NFC) connectivity
  • No dedicated microSD slot, instead has hybrid SIM slot
  • Gets heated with extended gaming
  • No in-built Dolby Atoms.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual

Specifications

Battery5000mAh battery, 18W Fast charge
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 439 – Adreno 12nm
CameraAI Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), 8MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorNo
Face UnlockYes
Display Size15.8cm (6.22″)
Display Aspect Ratio19:9
Weight188g
Storage2GB+32GB & 3GB+32GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 512GB
ColorsSky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid 9 with MIUI 11

Xiaomi being the fast moving brand, its Redmi 8A Dual has attained its place in the list of best smartphones under Rs.10000. It comes in two storage variants. The base model packs 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, priced at Rs 6,499 and the top model sports 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard memory, costing Rs 6,999. It has a 6.22-inch HD+ display that is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass. It comes with three amazing colors. The smartphone runs Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10. The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack among other connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, and 4G VoLTE.

Pros

  • Attractive design and style
  • Supports noise cancellation
  • Allows face unlock feature
  • Allows split screen option
  • Contains Google lens
  • Fingerprint resistant with Aura XGrip Design
  • Built with splash proof technology
  • Has Type-C charging port
  • Features wireless FM radio

Cons

  • No fingerprint unlock feature
  • Doesn’t support wireless charging
  • Does not support Near field Communication (NFC) connectivity
  • No water/dust resistant
  • Not a heavy gaming device
  • Doesn’t support 360 degree videos.

Honorable Mentions

Phones Under Rs.10000Price in India (approximate)
Xiaomi Redmi 8Rs.8,999
Motorola One MacroRs.9,499
Realme 5Rs.8,999
Realme 3 ProRs.8,999
Nokia 6.1 PlusRs.8,990

Xiaomi Redmi 8

Specifications

Battery5000mAh High-capacity battery, 18W fast charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 439
CameraAI Dual Camera (12MP + 2MP), 8MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size15.8cm (6.22″) Dot Notch Display
Display Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Weight188g
Storage3GB+32GB / 4GB+64GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 512GB
ColorsSapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Onyx Black
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie) MIUI 11

If you are looking for a phone under Rs.10000, Redmi 8 would be a good choice. It has been priced at Rs.9,180 The Redmi 8 comes with high class 12MP AI Dual rear camera, industry leading edge detection which allows you to capture incredible pictures anywhere. 5000mAh High-capacity battery supports 18W Fast Charging with Type-C Port. It delivers a massive screen with the Dot Notch Design. The immersive display provides better picture quality and an improved viewing experience. The large screen now also allows for multitasking on the go with the split screen option with the stunning Aura Mirror Design. This gives Redmi 8 a trulypremium look. Additionally, the smartphone features nano-coating by P2i which makes the device splash-proof, safeguarding it against accidental spills.

Motorola One Macro

Specifications

Battery4000mAh, 10W fast charging
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P70 processor
CameraAI triple rear camera (13MP + 2MP + 2MP), 8MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size15.75cm (6.2″) Max Vision HD+ display‚Äč
Display Aspect Ratio19:9
Weight186g
Storage4GB + 64GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 512GB
ColorsSpace Blue, Ultra Violet
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie)

Motorola One Macro has accounted as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs.10000. It has a dedicated macro vision camera which captures extreme close-up shots with a beautiful bokeh effect. The AI camera system was built up with laser auto focus. It offers a memory of 4GB and storage of 64GB for photos, music, movie and more. Its fast and power efficient  AI-enabled octa-core processor loads apps without wait. Its 6.2″ max vision HD+ display provides immersive viewing experience. It has got a massive 4000mAh battery which can extend upto two days on a single charge. This high performing smartphone has been priced at Rs.9,499.

Realme 5

Specifications

Battery5000mAh, 10W fast charging
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE Octa-core 11nm
CameraAI Quad Camera (12MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP), 13MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size16.5cm (6.5-inch) mini-drop fullscreen
Display Aspect Ratio20:9
Weight198g
Storage3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
ColorsCrystal Purple, Crystal Blue
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid P ColorOS 6

Realme 5 with Quad camera has got its place in the list of best smartphones under Rs.10,000. It comes with the massive 5000mAh battery, the largest battery life ever in realme. It comes in two variants – 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB pricing at Rs.8,999 and Rs.9,999 respectively. The AI cooling and screen power saving come together to prolong the battery duration. Its super clear camera with smart 4-in-1 super pixel technology makes every shot brighter and sharper. It consists of high performance Snapdragon 665 AIE processor. Its 6.5″ inch full screen mini-drop provides large views with immersive viewing experience. The system supports data sharing limit via portable hotspot, fingerprinting to quickly enter the privacy space, and more interesting AR Core.

Realme 3 Pro

Specifications

Battery4045mAh
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE 10nm
CameraAI Dual Camera (16MP+5MP), 25MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Display Size16cm (6.3 inches) Dewdrop Full Screen
Display Aspect Ratio19.5 : 9
Weight172g
Storage4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 256GB
ColorsLightning Purple, Nitro Blue, Carbon Grey
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0

The Realme 3 Pro has a fast and powerful Snapdragon 710 SoC with high performance starting at a price range of Rs.9,999. The Realme 3 Pro, in particular, also comes with a great dual camera setup and a long-lasting battery, which still makes it one of the best phones to buy under Rs 10,000. The device comes in 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage configurations. The dual rear camera setup includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front, there is a 25-megapixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. It runs Android 9 Pie-based ColorOS 6 out-of-the-box. The handset packs a tall 6.3-inch IPS LCD 2.5D curved display along with full HD+ resolution. It is kept alive by a 4,045mAh battery under the hood.

Nokia 6.1 Plus

Specifications

Battery3060 mAh
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
CameraDual Camera (16 MP + 5 MP), 16MP Selfie Camera
Fingerprint SensorYes
Face UnlockNo
Display Size(5.8″) LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio19:9
Weight151g
Storage4GB + 64GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 400GB
ColorsBlue, Black, White
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano SIM
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10.0

Nokia 6.1 Plus smartphone is backed by 3060mAh battery. It comes with 5.8″ FDH+ notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio. It offers 16MP front camera for selfies. There is a dual lens camera setup at the back consisting of 16MP + 5MP rear cameras. It is an Android smartphone running with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 high performing processor. It comes with an in built storage of 4GB+64GB which can be extended upto 400GB with a microSD slot. With all its good specifications and performance, it has become one of the best phones to buy under Rs.10,000 which is currently priced at Rs.8,999.

Undoubtedly, buying a smartphone under Rs.10,000 nowadays is not a big deal as the options are high, they offer very good features and all the essentials of a smartphone in an affordable budget. There are smartphones with much better specs too compared to the above ones. If you are ready to spend a little extra to buy a best smartphone, we have the list for best smartphones under Rs.15000, best smartphones under Rs.20000, best smartphones under Rs.25000, and best smartphones under Rs.30000. Check out and make your choice.