Best Camera Smartphones Under Rs 10,000 (September): Realme 5, Redmi Note 7S, Galaxy M20, Realme U1, Redmi Y3

Finding a good camera smartphone under 10000? Here’s a complete list of the best camera smartphones you can buy under Rs 10,000. Realme 5 is the new champ in the most competitive block of the Indian smartphone market. Xiaomi has Redmi Note 7S to bring it to the under 10,000 bracket, the most-affordable 48MP smartphone in India right now.

Best Camera Smartphones Under Rs 10,000 (September): Realme 5, Redmi Note 7S, Galaxy M20, Realme U1, Redmi Y3

The list has some of the best quality camera budget smartphones as Galaxy M20, Redmi Y3 and Realme 3.

The smartphones here in the list of the best camera smartphones under 10000 not only excel in camera performance, but also offers overall good usability including daily performance, display, processor, hardware performance, gaming and battery backup. Here goes our latest list of the top camera smartphones under 10000 rupees.

Only the best camera smartphones under Rs 10,000 are listed based on camera performance, outdoor quality, low light shots, sensors for different purposes and image processing.

Realme 5

The list is topped by the newly launched Realme 5 smartphone. It’s the only smartphone in the list to come with a quad camera setup. Realme 5 series became the first budget series in India to come with quad camera smartphones. The device sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood Realme 5 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, built on the 11nm process. The memory can further be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot.

Realms 5 packs in a quad camera system at the back featuring a 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary Sony IMX386 camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and two 2-megapixel 4CM macro and depth sensors. Up front, Realme 5 features an AI-backed 13-megapixel sensor.

Camera Performance: All the four lenses do their bit well. Ultra wide sensor comes handy, while the portrait and macro sensors take some great pictures. Low-light performance is good for the price, while the shots taken by the sensors in different lighting conditions justify the quad camera setup, especially the ultra-wide sensor. 

The whole package is backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery. The device will run on Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6 skin. It has a 3D-cut polycarbonate body on the out and a fingerprint sensor. You can get the base model of the Realme 5 smartphone at under Rs 10,000 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

Redmi Note 7S

Redmi Note 7S takes is the latest to enter the top smartphones under 10,000 list. The new Note 7S from Xiaomi is currently the cheapest 48MP camera smartphone available in India. It packs in the same 6.3-inch Full HD+ notched display in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The same level of protection is available on the other side. Redmi Note 7S is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with upto 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

At the back, Redmi Note 7S comes with a dual camera setup featuring a 48MP main sensor coupled with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Do note, it’s the Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48MP sensor, and not the Sony IMX 586 one.

Up front, Note 7S sports a 13MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture supporting AI Beautification, HDR and more.

Camera Performance: In broad daylight the shots come out well offering a lot of details and good contrast. The colors are a bit artificial and are without any noise. Overall, it’s good even it artificial and low light. There’s also a special dedicated night mode for long-exposed shots. 

The smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging (without the brick inside the box) running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10. You can get the base model at under 10,000 rupees after the recent permanent price cut.

Realme 3

Up next on our list, we have the bestselling budget hero from Realme. The Realme superstar packs in a punch with some above average specs, available starting at just Rs 8,990. The smartphone runs on Mediatek’s flagship Helio P70 chip, built on a 12 nm process. Realme 3 has a 6.22-inch only-HD+ display with a water drop notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

At the back, it has a dual camera system featuring a 13MP primary sensor and a secondary 2MP shooter with a 13MP shooter upfront.

Camera Performance: Daylight photos come out sharp and well detailed with top contrast and almost accurate colors. The HDR mode works well adding details in shadows and highlights, while the Chrome Boost helps to improve the dynamic range.

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.

Realme U1

The first Realme U series smartphone from December last year still remains a viable option at under 10,000 rupees. The selfie-focused Realme U1 currently retails starting at a discounted price of Rs 9,999. Realme U1 features a AI-powered 25MP sensor upfront. On top the smartphone runs on MediaTek Helio P70 chip, the latest 12nm chip.

Realme U1 comes with a Sony IMX 576 25MP sensor upfront backed by AI features and capabilities. At the back, Realme U1 has a 13MP primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2MP f/2.4 lens.

Camera Performance: The shots taken by the 25MP selfie camera are wide and has good details. The rear photos are great with a lot of details and good contrast. While the light drops, the noise levels rise with softness around the corners.

On top Realme UI comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a water drop notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.2. The Android Pie-based Color OS 6.0 has now been released, and you can enjoy the new UI on the device. The company also added a new Realme U1 variant with 64GB storage and 3GB RAM at Rs 10,999.

Samsung Galaxy M20

The Samsung bestseller, the Galaxy M20 is another mid-budget powerhouse available in the country under Rs 10,000 rupees. Galaxy M20 sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ offering a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a Infinity-V styled notch on top in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio and glossy plastic back. Samsung Galaxy M20 runs on Exynos 7904 chip coupled with 3GB or 4GB RAM with 32GB and 64GB of storage respectively.

At the back, Galaxy M20 comes with a dual camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/1.9) main sensor coupled with a 5MP ultra-wide angle sensor. Up front, the Samsung smartphone has an 8MP (f/2.0) sensor with an in-display flash. 

Camera Performance: In terms of imaging quality, M20 performs above-average. Color reproduction is good with a fast autofocus. The indoor shots come out good as well, and HDR helps to add details. The ultra wide shots come out well.

The storage can be further expanded up to 512GB with an external microSD card. Galaxy M20 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with One UI on top backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging (ships with the adapter in the box). The base model of the smartphone currently starts at only Rs 9,990 a piece.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3

Xiaomi recently launched its third generation Y series smartphone, the Redmi Y3 starting at Rs 9,999 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Redmi Y3 is a perfect camera smartphone under Rs 10,000. The smartphone sports a 6.26-inch HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top running on Snapdragon 632 SoC with 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage. 

Redmi Y3 runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. The storage can be further expanded up to 512GB via an external memory card.

Camera Performance: The Redmi Y3 32MP front camera uses with the 4-in-1 oversampling technique to take some great shots. In broad daylight, Redmi Y3 captures detailed selfies at the full sensor resolution. The rear dual camera captures ample light and landscapes take in good detail, while HDR and macros got the colours almost right.

Being a selfie-focused smartphone, the company has put a super 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.25 aperture with EIS support. At the back, Redmi Y3 has a dual camera system featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor backed by a huge 4,000mAh battery.

Redmi 7

Just like Redmi Y3, Redmi 7 also comes with a streak of similar specifications backed a new gradient design sporting a 6.26-inch HD+ only display with a dot notch on top with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Under the hood, Redmi 7 runs on the same 14nm Snapdragon 632 octa-core SoC with 2GB or 3GB RAM. As of now, are two storage variants available in India: 2GB RAM with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB storage.

Redmi 7 comes with the same 12MP primary snapper with 2MP secondary depth sensor rear camera combination as Redmi Y3.

Camera Performance: The daylight performance is quite well with vibrant and saturated pictures and HDR rescuing images from being blown out. The dynamic range is good with sharp details and struggles in low lighting conditions.

Up front, Redmi 7 has an 8MP selfie shooter. Redmi 7 will run on MIUI 10 skin based on Android 9 Pie with a triple SIM slot (2+1) housing a 4,000mAh battery unit starting at Rs 7,999. On a budget, the new Redmi 6 successor offers some great performance coupled with strong imaging capabilities. 

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