Best Smartphones Under 10000 Rupees In India | GeekStar Best List

India is a budget-centric smartphone market & many of the people are actually looking for a nice smartphone that fits under 10K yet gives great features. Selected by our top tech experts, these are the best smartphones under 10000 rupees in India.

Redmi Note 7 (3GB + 32GB)

The Redmi Note 7 is definitely one of our top choices for this under 10K list. It has a stylish build with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. It also has USB-C with support for Quick Charge 4 and a decent pair of Cameras. So, let’s have a look at the specifications first.

Redmi Note 7 Specifications

Display: 6.3 inches, FHD+, IPS LCD

SOC: Snapdragon 660, Octacore, up to 2.2 GHz

RAM: 3GB, 4GB

Internal Storage: 32GB, 64GB

Rear Camera(s): 12MP, f-2.2 + 2MP, f-2.2 (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 13MP, f-2.0

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz/5 GHz

Bluetooth: 5.0

Battery: 4000 mAh (USB Type-C)

OS: Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10

The 3 GB, 32GB model of the Redmi Note 7 retails for 9999 INR. For that price & it’s overall feature set, this is a very hard competitor in this segment.

Galaxy M20 (3GB+32GB)

Samsung is really trying to catch up with the Indian smartphone market. Their new range of M-series of budget-oriented smartphones are really targeted towards that approach & the M20 is the perfect middleman. A decent set of Cameras, the new Notch (Infinity V) Display, the above average SOC is really giving Samsung some attention when it comes to the under 10K segment.

Samsung Galaxy M20 Specifications

Display: 6.3 inches, FHD+, IPS LCD

SOC: Exynos 7904, Octacore

RAM: 3GB, 4GB

Internal Storage: 32GB, 64GB

Rear Camera(s): 12MP, f-1.9 + 5MP, f-2.2 (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 8MP, f-2.0

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz

Bluetooth: 5.0

Battery: 5000 mAh (USB Type-C with 15W Quick charge)

OS: Android 8.1 Oreo

The Galaxy M20 retails for 9999 for the 3GB, 3GB model. The price tag goes nicely with the specifications & the brand value of Samsung.

Zenfone Max Pro (M2) (3GB+32GB)

The Zenfone Max Pro (M2) is a strong contender for the budget Battery phone segment. But, alongside that giant 5000 mAh Battery, it has a good set of Cameras, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection & Stock Android. Here are the specifications,

Zenfone Max Pro (M2) Specifications

Display: 6.26 inches, FHD+, IPS LCD, CGG 6

SOC: Snapdragon 660, Octacore

RAM: 3GB, 4GB, 6GB

Internal Storage: 32GB, 64GB

Rear Camera(s): 12MP, f-1.8 + 5MP, f-2.4 (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 13MP, f-2.0

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz

Bluetooth: 5.0

Battery: 5000 mAh

OS: Android 9 Pie

The Zenfone Max Pro (M2) has a lot of bells & whistles & it starts at 9999 as well.  So, many people who prefer Stock Android & do like a big Battery may find this phone interesting.

Realme 3 (3GB + 32GB)

The Realme 3 is the device that is kinda keeping Realme alive in the under 10K price segment in 2019. This isn’t the best of any world but, the overall package is kinda compelling.

Realme 3 Specifications

Display: 6.22 inches, HD+, IPS LCD

SOC: Helio P70, Octacore

RAM: 3GB, 4GB

Internal Storage: 32GB, 64GB

Rear Camera(s): 13MP, f-1.8 + 2MP, f-2.4 (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 13MP, f-2.0

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz

Bluetooth: 4.2

Battery: 4230 mAh

OS: Android 9 Pie

The Realme 3 retails for 8999 INR. At that price, it’s definitely one of the compelling deals but, people who don’t want a Mediatek processor in 2019, may not be interested in this one.

Zenfone Max M2 (3+32): 8499

Zenfone Max (M2) is the only phone as of now that costs under 8.5K & it’s also running stock android. The decent SOC, the 4000 mAh Battery & the f-1.8 aperture on the main camera is definitely what keeps turning eyeballs.

Zenfone Max (M2) Specifications

Display: 6.26 inches, HD+, IPS LCD

SOC: Snapdragon 632, Octacore

RAM: 3GB, 4GB

Internal Storage: 32GB, 64GB

Rear Camera(s): 12MP, f-1.8 + 2MP (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 13MP, f-2.0

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz

Bluetooth: 4.2

Battery: 4000 mAh

OS: Android 9 Pie

Right now the Zenfone Max (M2) sells for 8499 INR. At that price, it is also one of the only devices to run stock android. So, it might be a worthy option if you’re into Stock Android  & a wider aperture Camera.

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) (3GB + 32GB)

The Zenfone Max Pro (M1) is the predecessor of the Zenfone Max Pro (M2) that we were talking about earlier.  It’s more than a year old at this point. But, after the price cut, it’s actually one of the best values in its price segment.

Zenfone Max Pro (M1) Specifications

Display: 6 inches, FHD+ (18:9), IPS LCD

SOC: Snapdragon 636, Octacore

RAM: 3GB, 4GB, 6GB

Internal Storage: 32GB, 64GB

Rear Camera(s): 13MP, f-2.2 or 16MP, f2.0 (6GB variant) + 5MP f-2.4 (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 8MP, f-2.2 or 16MP f-2.0 (6GB RAM variant)

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4 GHz

Bluetooth: 5.0

Battery: 5000 mAh

OS: Android 9 Pie

The Zenfone Max Pro (M1)’s starting price has been reduced to 8499 INR but, in sales, the price comes down to 7999 INR which makes the complete package a steal deal at this price. Also, this is also one of the only devices running stock Android at this price point. So, that’s kinda cool too.

Redmi Y3 (3GB + 32GB)

The Redmi Y3 is in this list for one reason only. There is a 32MP Front Facing Camera in this device. Other specifications are pretty mediocre here.

Redmi Y3 Specifications

Display: 6.26 inches, HD+, IPS LCD

SOC: Snapdragon 632, Octacore

RAM: 3GB, 4GB

Internal Storage: 32GB, 64GB

Rear Camera(s): 12MP, f-2.2 + 2MP (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 32MP, f-2.2

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth: 4.2

Battery: 4000 mAh

OS: Android 9 Pie

One thing I need to mention here is that there is a USB Type-C port but, there is no support for Fast charging. But, they do have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. People into very high-res selfie cameras may be into this device as well. The Redmi Y3 retails for 9999 INR.

Redmi 7 (3GB + 32GB)

Redmi 7 Specifications

Display: 6.26 inches, HD+, IPS LCD

SOC: Snapdragon 632, Octacore

RAM: 2GB, 3GB

Internal Storage: 32GB

Rear Camera(s): 12MP, f-2.2 + 2MP (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 8MP, f-2.0

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth: 4.2

Battery: 4000 mAh

OS: Android 9 Pie

So, the Redmi 7 is kinda like the Redmi Y3 minus the 32MP front-facing camera & the USB-C port. However, that brings the cost down by 1000 rupees. The Redmi 7 currently sells for 8999 INR. If you don’t want a couple of extra features of the Y3, you can have a look at this one.

Realme C2 (2GB + 16GB)

The Realme C2 is a complete Wild-card here. There are no fancy features but, they are actually offering all the basic needs alongside a new gen Notch Display.

Realme C2 Specifications

Display: 6.26 inches, HD+, IPS LCD

SOC: Helio P22, Octacore

RAM: 2GB, 3GB

Internal Storage: 16GB, 32GB

Rear Camera(s): 13MP f-2.2 + 2MP f-2.4 (Depth Sensing)

Front Camera: 5MP, f-2.2

Cellular: Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth: 4.2

Battery: 4000 mAh

OS: Android 9 Pie

The Realme C2 is on the list because of its affordable pricing. It retails for 5999 which is a great value for what it offers. It might be suitable for those who are moving from a feature phone to a smartphone.

So, that was our list for the best smartphones under 10000 rupees in India. In case you have any questions, do share with us in the comments section below. Also, share this article with anyone who might be looking to purchase a new smartphone within this budget.

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