Our list will not change much in December as there are no notable launches we have tested. In November, the sub-Rs. The 10,000 smartphone segment has had some new additions to multiple launches over the past few months. Lockdown across the country and GST increase earlier this year made it harder for manufacturers to reach this target while it was a sensitive and strategic price point. While Xiaomi and Real are still battling it out in this segment, Motorola is also now in the ring.
The result is more choice for buyers who choose multiple options. Here are some of the best smartphones priced below Rs.50. 10,000 you can buy right now in India.
The best phones under 10,000
|Rs. 10,000||Gadgets 360 Rating (out of 10)||Price in India (Recommended)|
|Moto E7 Plus||8||Rs. 9,499|
|Realme Norjo 10A||8||Rs. 8,999|
|Realme C12||7||Rs. 8,999|
|Realme C15||7||Rs. 9,999|
|Redmi 9 Prime||7||Rs. 9,999|
Moto E7 Plus
The latest addition to the budget e-series from Motorola. The Moto E7 Plus It is priced at Rs. 9,499 and packs in some good hardware. It has a 6.5-inch display with HD + resolution and a dudrop on the top. The Moto E7 Plus runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor and is paired with 4GB of RAM. It provides enough performance to perform casual gaming in addition to daily tasks. It has a fingerprint scanner mounted on the back that quickly unlocks the device.
Motorola is packed with a 5,000 mAh battery that will last a long time before charging the smartphone. There is no USB Type-C port and the Moto E7 Plus has a micro-USB port. The bundled charger is only 10W and takes about two hours to fully charge the device. You only get the dual camera setup on the Moto E7 Plus. Basically it has a 48 megapixel sensor and a 2 megapixel depth sensor. Cameras are capable of taking good photos during the day. The Moto E7 Plus also takes some good low-light shots using night mode.
The Moto E7 Plus offers a very simple but clean near stock Android UI at this price level. If you like a simple, easy-to-use interface, the Moto E7 Plus goes for it. Rs. The 9,499 Moto E7 Plus is easy to recommend, but keep an eye out for the more powerful Moto G9, which is priced at Rs. 9,999 very often.
Realme Norjo 10A
The Realme Norjo 10A The RealMe can be seen as an alternative to the C3 because these two smartphones share a lot of hardware, with the exception of the latest design in the Narzo 10A, the macro camera and the fingerprint sensor. The phone has a 6.5-inch display with HD + resolution and is powered by MediaTek Helio G70 SoC. There are two variants of the Narzo 10A, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage priced at Rs. 8,999, and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage for Rs. 9,999.
The Norzo 10A packs in a 5,000 mAh battery and offers good battery life. On the back is a triple camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 5 megapixel selfie camera. The Narzo 10A has a new design compared to the RealMe C3.
The Redmi9 The successor to Redmi 8, it has been on our recommendation list for some time. Xiaomi made a few tweaks to the Redmi 9 with the switch back to the micro-USB port, which comes as a bit of a surprise as the Redmi 8 has a USB Type-C port. The Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch HD + display with a dudrop stripe at the top.
Xiaomi MediaTek has chosen the Helio G35 processor to power the Redmi 9 and pair it with 4GB of RAM. The Redmi 9 packs in a 5,000 mAh battery but only comes with a 10W charger in the box. Although the charging is a little slow, the battery life is great and you will be able to go beyond a day with regular use. Redmi 9 runs Android 10 with MIUI 12. The smartphone has a fair amount of bloatware and we encountered spammy notifications while using it.
On the back of the Redmi 9 is a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 5 megapixel front camera for selfies. Redmi 9 can handle everyday tasks, but heavy games may not run very smoothly.
Realme C12 and Realme C15
RealMe recently released two budget smartphones in its C-Series. The Realme C12 And Realme C15 Are very similar and share the same dimensions. Both smartphones feature 6.5-inch HD + displays with dudrop notches. Like the Redmi 9, the MediaTek Helio G35 processor has both.
Both the Realme C12 and Realme C15 are packed in 6,000 mAh batteries and have micro-USB ports for charging. RealMe bundles a 10W charger with the C12, while the C15 gets a better 18W charger. You only get the RealMe C12 in one configuration with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, while the C15 offers an additional 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option.
Realme C12 and Realme C15 both have square camera modules, but the setup has some differences. The RealMe C12 features a 13-megapixel primary camera camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The RealMe C15 features the same 13-megapixel primary camera as the 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, 2-megapixel monochrome camera and 2-megapixel retro camera. For selfies, the C12 has a 5 megapixel shooter and the C15 has an 8 megapixel front camera.
Redmi 9 Prime
The Redmi 9 Prime It looks similar to the Redmi 9 and has a similar 6.53-inch display. However, the display resolution is higher at Full-HD + than the HD + panel that the Redmi 9 has. Most manufacturers now offer low resolution Rs. Thanks to the 10,000 inflation, this is exceptional in this price range
The Redmi 9 Prime also features the powerful MediaTek Helio G80 Sosi. This gaming processor is paired with 4GB of RAM and you get 64GB or 128GB of storage, although only the 64GB option is in our budget. Redmi 9 Prime runs MIUI 11 on top of Android 10 and comes with pre-installed affordable bloatware.
The Redmi 9 Prime features a 13-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Camera performance overall average. You will get better battery life thanks to the 5,020 mAh battery, but the 10W charger supplied is much slower.