Xiaomi Redmi 6 to Realme 2: Top 5 phones in India under ₹10,000
Looking for a phone under ₹10,000? Here are our top five picks.
The sub- ₹10,000 segment for smartphones in India has become increasingly competitive over the years. With new companies like Realme and Infinix entering the segment with some solid phones, consumers now have more choices. Xiaomi, however, still leads the pack with capable phones like Redmi Note 5 and entry-level Redmi 6A.
India's budget smartphone segment is no longer just about the top-of-the-line specifications. Now, you have phones with really good looks and much better design, and even iPhone X-like notch display. The battery life and overall software experience have also improved.
If you're planning to buy a new smartphone and don't want to spend more than 10,000, here are the top five phones worth considering.
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Xiaomi's latest budget Redmi series consists of Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro and Redmi 6A. Here, Redmi 6 is available at ₹7,999 (2GB+32GB) and ₹9,499 (3GB+64GB) in India. The smartphone doesn't have a notch like the Redmi 6 Pro, but its 5.45-inch display offers an aspect ratio of 18:9. Redmi 6 sports dual 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras, and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. The smartphone is equipped with a 3,000mAh battery, and runs on Helio P22 processor.
Redmi Note 5
Almost a year old, but Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 still stands strong as the top budget phone in India. Redmi Note 5's base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at ₹9,999. The smartphone comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 processor paired with a 4,000mAh battery. It has a 5.99-nch Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.
Lenovo K9 was launched last week at ₹8,999. The smartphone will go on sale soon with an introductory price of ₹7,499. Lenovo K9 looks dated up front but features a glass back design. It comes with a USB Type-C port along with support for dual 4G VoLTE. Under the hood, it runs MediaTek's Helio P22 processor paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. On the software front, it runs an almost-stock Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery.
Infinix Note 5
Infinix Note 5 runs on Google's Android One programme. The smartphone offers fluid Android experience along with regular security updates. In terms of specifications, Infinix Note 5 has a 2.5D curved glass body with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display. The smartphone boasts a 4,500mAh battery, and offers dual 4G VoLTE support. Infinix Note 5 Pro is priced at ₹9,999 and comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.