Best budget smartphones in India under Rs 10,000 for February 2020

The Indian budget smartphone segment is one fire, with decreasing differences between them and those slightly more expensive. The shorter product refresh cycles have also made consumers very fortunate to always get the latest possible specifications at never-before-seen prices. Performance, battery life and camera features have taken massive strides.

As a result, there are several great options when it comes to phones under Rs 10,000. In such a scenario, finding the best phone that suits your needs while still offering great value for money can be a bit of a task.

Worry not, though, if you want to know what are the best phones under Rs 10,000 in India, we are here with a few answers.

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Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual is one of the most affordable smartphones by Xiaomi with 5,000mAh battery, dual-camera setup, new mesh textured design, fast charging support, Gorilla Glass 5 layer and more, in a compact 188-gram body.

This phone has been designed for entry-level users or people looking for a secondary phone. With Snapdragon 439 onboard, you can expect a decent performance and 18W fast charging support means the phone can top-up much faster than before. It is priced starting at Rs 6,499 in India.

Realme C3

The Realme C3 is quite possibly the most powerful phone you can get under Rs 10,000, powered by the all-new MediaTek Helio G70 gaming chipset. It is paired with up to 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of storage.

It also focuses on media consumption, with a big 6.52-inch HD+ display with a small notch and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The battery, which is rated at 5,000mAh, should easily last for a day. The Realme C3 can also reverse charge other phones.

For a starting price of Rs 6,999, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better smartphone.

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The Realme 5 was launched just a few months after the Realme 3 but brought upgrades in almost all segments.

The biggest update comes with the quad-camera setup on the back, which is pretty rare in this price segment, as is the Snapdragon 665 chipset powering it.

The big 5,000 mAH battery coupled with the efficient processor and low-res display make for great battery life.

Read our full review of the Realme 5

Samsung has been trying to reinvent itself in the budget segment for a while now, and the Galaxy M series is a good testament of the company's efforts. The Galaxy M30 offers a good balance between power, performance and battery life.

Add to it, Samsung's excellent Super AMOLED display, a massive battery that can last for a couple of days on a single charge and a wide-angle camera, you have a recipe for a great phone that has a competitive advantage over its competitors.

Read our review of the Samsung Galaxy M30

The Redmi Note 7S is the successor of the Redmi Note 7 and offers a 48MP camera under Rs 10,000. It features the same gradient glass back design, waterdrop notch and a bright high-quality display at the same time.

When you also consider the massive 4,000mAh battery and the updated MIUI skin, the Redmi Note 7S sounds like a very good proposition.

Unsurprisingly, Xiaomi appears on this list once again with its new Redmi 8. On paper, it's very similar to the Redmi 8A, with a Snapdragon 439 chipset, a 6.2-inch HD+ display and a big battery. 

It has a glossy back that mimics glass and looks rather premium, offers a dual-camera setup on the back and also provides a physical fingerprint scanner.

The 5,000 mAh battery is one of the biggest in this segment, and the 18W fast charging over USB Type-C will help future-proof this phone.

Just like its predecessor, the Honor 10 Lite features a great design, giving it a very premium look that belies the price.

The tall Full HD+ display is vibrant and is reason enough to buy this phone. The performance is just average, but the battery backup was excellent, along with support for 10W charging.

Read the full review: Honor 10 Lite review

Xiaomi is no stranger to bringing incredible phones at rock-bottom prices, and the Redmi 8A is the perfect example of that.

It brings quite a few firsts in this price segment, including a USB Type-C connector, 18W fast charging and a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery.

Along with that, we get the Snapdragon 439, 2 or 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 12MP camera on the back and a 6.2-inch display with a dot notch.

With a starting price of just Rs 6,499, it is the one for the masses.

Read our thoughts on the Redmi 8A

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