While it is true that we have always been budget-conscious consumers, 2020 in particular has been rough. Amidst the economic uncertainty, it is understandable that we do not want to splurge money on any product. Furthermore, we have more options today than at any other point in the past. This is true in every industry; whether we talk about smart TVs, refrigerators, washing machines or smartphones, we have the luxury of picking and choosing a model that best fits our requirements, without spending beyond our means.
If you are someone that does not need a whole lot with respect to features and specs on their smartphone, then there are a wide range of options currently available in the market. With brands like Xiaomi, Samsung, Realme and Vivo offering exceptional smartphone models in the budget segment, there is no shortage in terms of options and preferences. Some of the best smartphones below Rs. 10,000 come with faster processors, higher RAM size, more storage space and better features.
To help you with your purchase, we have curated a list of the best smartphones that are priced below Rs. 10,000.
Redmi 9 Prime
Redmi’s reputation as the king of budget smartphones isn’t unfounded, and the Redmi 9 Prime stands as a testament to the brand’s commitment to offering powerful phones at pocket-friendly prices. This smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor, and is the ideal budget phone if you are into gaming.
The phone flaunts a 6.53-inch full HD+ LCD display, and comes with 4GB RAM, while housing a quad-rear camera setup with a 13MP primary shooter. On the front, the camera sports an 8MP selfie camera, which ensures that you can take selfie shots and group photos that come out with incredible detail. Redmi 9 Prime also houses a powerful 5,020mAh battery under the hood, which assures you of the phone’s long-lasting performance.
Apart from Xiaomi and Realme, Vivo is one other brand that the consumers have fallen in love with over the past couple of years. The Vivo U10 is an exquisitely designed smartphone that is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor, and comes with a 2.0GHz clock speed and an Adreno 610 GPU, making it the best Vivo mobile under 10000 INR, and one of the best budget smartphones available today. It also houses a mammoth 5,000mAh battery under the hood, and flaunts a 6.35-inch IPS LCD panel. As for the cameras, it comes with a triple-rear camera array with a 13MP primary sensor, and an 8MP selfie camera, enabling you to take picture-perfect shots.
Xiaomi Redmi 9
Yet another Redmi phone that promises a power-packed performance is the Redmi 9, which sports the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset under the hood. The rest of the features and specs of Redmi 9 are similar to Redmi 9 Prime, and because of the processor that isn’t as advanced as the Helio G80 SoC offered by Redmi 9 Prime, this smartphone is cheaper, but offers a similar user experience. This smartphone also comes with 18W fast charging feature, which lets you charge the phone quickly.
Realme Narzo 10A
Realme, similar to Xiaomi has established itself as the go-to brand for budget-conscious consumers, and the Realme Narzo 10A is arguably the best gaming smartphone in the budget segment. Powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 octa-core processor, Narzo 10A ensures that the phone is responsive, and offers exceptional performance. It flaunts a 6.52-inch display, and comes with 3GB RAM. On the camera front, it houses a triple-rear camera array with a 12MP primary sensor, and sports a 5MP selfie camera to boot. This smartphone also packs a 5,000mAh battery under the hood, and lives up to the billing of being the best gaming phone under Rs. 10,000.
Apart from the smartphone and its features, you don’t have to pay the entire amount upfront to purchase this mobile phone. Instead, you can buy this Vivo mobile on EMIs, and repay the amount in convenient monthly instalments by either using your credit card, or your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card.