After Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Realme 3, the game for smartphones under the Rs 10,000 have changed drastically. With some new entrants, there are now some awesome smartphones available under 10,000 rupees.
Asus also silently decreased the price of its bestselling Max Pro M2.
Led by the likes of Realme, Xiaomi, and Asus, the under Rs 10,000 category now boasts some top class smartphones. Not only performance or cameras, the budget smartphones now excel in every department.
Let’s check out the top smartphones you can buy under 10,000 rupees in March 2019.
Top Smartphones Under Rs 10,000 | Best Smartphones Under 10,000
All the smartphones in the list are chosen on basis of performance, battery, cameras, display, UI and user experience (not necessarily in the order).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Starting with Redmi Note 7, we have the budget beast on top. This new smartphone from Xiaomi came as a big surprise, especially it’s price. Backed by some of the top features like Snapdragon 660 SoC, a glass body and a 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen with a dot notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides.
At the back, Redmi Note 7 fires up a 12MP + 2MP dual camera setup with a 13MP selfie camera up front.
Redmi Note 7 is splash-proof and houses a massive 4,000 mAh battery with USB Type-C and fast charging support. Redmi Note 7 also runs on the latest Android Pie OS with MIUI 10 skin on top. At Rs 9,999, you get 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage variant with support for extended storage.
Up next on our list, we have another budget beast. The newly launched smartphone from Realme packs in a punch, available starting at just Rs 8,990. The smartphone runs on Mediatek’s flagship Helio P70 chip, built on a 12 nm process. At the back, it has a 13MP + 2MP dual camera system with a 13MP shooter upfront.
Though, Realme 3 has a 6.22-inch only-HD+ display with a water drop notch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The whole package will be backed by a massive 4,230 mAh unit running on the latest Android Pie OS with Color OS 6 skin on top. For Rs 8,990, you can grab the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model, with support for extended storage.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Asus silently has decreased the price of Zenfone Max Pro M2 after the launch of Redmi Note 7 and Realme 3. The smartphone is now available at under 10,000 rupees, directly challenging Redmi Note 7. The Asus device sports a 6.26-inch Full HD+ notched display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top. While it’s actually better in a lot of ways if compared to Redmi Note 7.
Max Pro M2 also runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with stock Android UI with Oreo 8.1 OS. The Android Pie update will be available very soon.
At the back, you get a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera system including a Sony IMX 486 sensor. With a 13MP front camera, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 packs up a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery. Available at Rs 9,999, you get 3GB RAM and 32GB storage with support for expandable memory.
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung is working really hard to be back in the game. It recently revamped its2 whole budget smartphone lineup with three new Galaxy A and Galaxy M smartphones each. Galaxy A10 is one of the best current Samsung budget smartphones you can buy under Rs 10,000. The smartphone features a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity V display with a water drop notch.
At the back, Galaxy A10 sports a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP front camera with face recognition feature.
Samsung Galaxy A10 runs on in-house Samsung Exynos 7884 octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. The whole package is hacked by 3,400 mAh battery and three color options to choose from. Galaxy A10 is priced at Rs 8,490 with 32GB storage and support for expandable memory.
Asus Zenfone Max M2
We have another Asus smartphone in the list with some great specs and features. Launched with Max Pro M2, the toned down Max M2 is a great budget option available at under 9,000 rupees. Asus Zenfone Max M2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor.
The smartphone features a 6.26-inch only HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 X 720 pixels in a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Asus Zenfone Max M2 comes with a rear dual camera setup comprising of a 13MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture and secondary 2MP depth secondary shooter. Up front, it has an 8MP camera, backed by a huge 4,000mAh battery. You can grab a Asus Zenfone Max M2 for Rs 8,499 with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage with expandable memory support.
The most affordable notched display smartphone from last year is now available at under Rs 10,000. The smartphone comes with a 2.5D glass on top with a mirror-like gradient finish on the back. The smartphone comes with a 5.84-inch Full HD+ notched display in a 19:9 aspect ratio.
Honor 9N is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 659 octa-core SoC with a standard 3,000 mAh battery.
At the back, the smartphone comes with a 13MP + 2MP dual camera system, and a 16MP camera up front. Honor 9N runs on Android Oreo with an EMUI 8.0 skin on top. While it may not be best in the list, but is definitely stylish and compact. For Rs 8,999, you can grab the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model.
Motorola Moto G6
We are ending the list with a Motorola phone from last year. If you are someone who doesn’t want a notch, Motorola Moto G6 will be perfect for you. The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD+ 18:9 widescreen display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. Moto G6 runs on Snapdragon 450.
At the back, the smartphone comes with a dual camera system components of a 12MP + 5MP setup with decent low-light performance.
Moto G6 offers a near-stock Android UI experience, currently running on Android Oreo. For Rs 9,699, you can grab the base variant comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 256GB.