Best smartphone under 10000? Top mobiles under 10000? Here’s a list of all the top smartphones you can buy under 10000 in May in India. We picked the best devices evaluating the best features based on performance, display, gaming, camera, battery and more.
The recent GST hike on mobiles has led to a shuffle in the list, and all the prices in the list are updated.
The May 2020 edition of the best smartphones under 10000 has changed slightly with the new price hikes. The best smartphones under 10000 include the likes of Realme 5i, Redmi 8, Vivo U10, Galaxy M30, Moto One Macro Realme C3 and more.
Here are the best smartphones under 10000 listed based on usability, camera performance, gaming, multitasking, display quality and battery performance.
Realme 5i features a 6.52-inch HD+ display offering a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels with a water drop notch on top. Under the hood, Realme 5i is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC, paired with upto 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Realme 5i dons a quad camera system at the back.
The four camera setup features a 12-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel depth sensor and finally a 2-megapixel macro sensor.
Upfront Realme 5i comes with an 8-megapixel selfie lens. Realme 5i is backed by the same 5,000mAh battery as Realme 5 with a 10W wired charger in the box. Realme 5i now starts at Rs 9,999 post the hike. The smartphone was earlier launched starting at Rs 8,999, now increased by a minimum of Rs 1,000.
Samsung Galaxy M30
The resized 32GB model of the Samsung Galaxy M30 is now available under Rs 10,000. Samsung Galaxy M30 features a triple camera setup, a Super AMOLED display and a big battery. Galaxy M30 dons a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display featuring a water drop notch on top called the Infinity-V display.
On the outside, it’s a high-quality plastic polycarbonate body with gradient finishes. M30 runs on Samsung’s own in-house Exynos 7904 SoC octa-core chip coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
The triple camera system on Galaxy M30 features a 13-megapixel f/1.9 primary shooter coupled with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a third 5-megapixel depth lens. Galaxy M30 runs on One UI, backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging (ships with the fast charging supported adapter in the box).
Realme 5 new price starts at Rs 9,999 post the GST hike on mobiles, increased by a minimum of Rs 1,000. Realme 5 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, Realme 5 come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, built on the 11nm process. The memory can further be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot. Coming to the USP of the device, Realms 5 packs in a quad camera system at the back.
The four camera system features a 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary Sony IMX 363 primary 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. The whole package is backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery. The device runs on Android 9 Pie powered ColorOS 6 skin. It has a 3D-cut polycarbonate body on the out with the fingerprint sensor placed at the back. Realme 5 is available via Flipkart and Realme online store.
Vivo U10 new price starts at Rs 9,990 post the GST hike on mobiles, increased by a minimum of Rs 1,000. Vivo U10 is available under 10,000-segment and the device offers an array of premium features at a budget pricing. Vivo U10 comes with a 6.35-inch Halo FullView HD+ IPS display with a water-drop notch on top. It has slim bezels with a thick chin at the bottom.
Coming to optics, Vivo U10 features an 8MP front camera inside the notch. The other optics include a rear triple-lens setup featuring a primary 13MP camera coupled with 8MP ultra wide angle sensor and a 2MP depth sensor.
Under the hood, Vivo U10 packs a dependable Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. The chipset couples with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory. The system runs on Vivo’s own UI based on Android 9 Pie. U10 is backed by a massive 5,000 mAh battery with support for fast-charging. The company includes an 18W fast charger in the box.
The bestselling budget hero from Realme, the Realme 3 is now available starting at just Rs 8,499 post GST hike on mobiles. Realme 3 runs on Mediatek’s flagship Helio P70 chip, built on a 12 nm process. At the back, it has a dual camera system featuring a 13MP primary sensor and a secondary 2MP shooter with a 13MP shooter upfront.
Realme 3 has a 6.22-inch only-HD+ display with a water drop notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The whole Realme 3 package is backed by a massive 4,230 mAh unit running on the latest Android Pie OS with Color OS 6 skin on top. Under 10,000 rupees, you can avail the base Realme 3 variant. The 32GB Realme 3 model now will sell at Rs 8,499 and the 64GB model at Rs 10,499. Both versions support expandable storage via microSD card.
Moto One Macro
Motorola has a good budget smartphone available under 10000. Moto One Macro is now available starting at just Rs 9,499 post GST hike on mobiles under 10000 with some good features onboard. The device primarily focuses on the macro camera with decent specs to offer on a budget.
Moto One Macro features a 6.2-inch HD+ Max Vision display with a water shaped notch on top. One Macro has an 8MP front camera.
At the back, there’s a triple-lens setup on Moto One Macro featuring a 13MP primary shooter with two 2MP sensors, one being the dedicated macro shooter. Under the hood, Moto One Macro runs on MediaTek Helio P70 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, backed by a 4,000mAh battery.
Redmi 8 new price starts at Rs 8,999 onwards, increased by a minimum of Rs 1,000 from Rs 7,999. The device comes with an aura design on the out featuring a 6.21-inch HD+ water drop notched display, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 processor. The hardware pairs with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage, supporting additional storage.
Coming to optics, Redmi 8 will come with a dual camera system featuring a 12MP main camera and another 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. Up front, Redmi 8 will come with an 8MP single wide camera.
Redmi 8 runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10.0.1.3 on top. The device packs a larger battery this time. The whole package will be backed by a 5,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging sporting a USB Type-C port for charging (ships with 10W standard charger in the box).
The toned-down Realme 3 variant, Realme 3i packs in some good features under Rs 10,000. With a plastic body on the out, Realme 3i sports a 6.22-inch HD+ display in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It’s a large edge-to-edge display with minimal bezels and a thin chin. It does offer some great performance on a budget with additional gaming features.
Under the hood, Realme 3i is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 SoC with upto 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It’s the flagship predecessor P70 chip by MediaTek.
The device supports additional storage via an external memory card. Realme 3i packs in a rear dual camera system comprising of a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor running on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie, backed by a massive 4,230mAh battery. Realme 3i is available starting at Rs 8,499 via Flipkart and Realme online store.
Redmi 8A Dual
Redmi 8A Dual comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ display with dual Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides with splash-resistant coating. The major USP on the Redmi 8A Dual is dual rear cameras. The Redmi smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel primary shooter coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Upfront, 8A Dual has a 8-megapixel selfie shooter with AI Scene Detection and AI Portrait Mode features.
Redmi 8A Dual phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC with a dedicated microSD card slot. The device supports dual VoLTE and VoWiFi. The system is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for reverse charging. The Redmi 8A Dual new price starts at Rs 6,999 onwards, increased by Rs 500 from Rs 6,499.
The entry-level budget smartphone ny Realme stands strong at under 10,000. Realme C3 comes with a 6.52-inch HD+ ‘MiniDrop’ display featuring a MediaTek G70, gaming-centric budget chip. It comes with upto 4GB RAM with 64GB storage supporting expandable storage up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card. Realme C3 runs on Realme UI out of the box based on Android 10.
Realme C3 packs a dual camera system at the back consisting of a primary 12-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture and fast PDAF and a 2-megapixel secondary camera.
Upfront, Realme C3 features a 5-megapixel camera. The major USP of Realme C3 is it’s the big battery. Realme C3 comes with a massive 5,000mAh unit which the company claims can run upto six movies on a single charge with a 30-day standby. Realme C3 new price starts at Rs 7,499 by minimum Rs 500. Earlier starting price was Rs 6,999.