If you’re in the market for a new smartphone under Rs 10,000, then you might want to consider this list of options below.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A
Xiaomi has today replaced its most popular Redmi 5A smartphone with the new Redmi 6A. The new smartphone is aimed at first-time smartphone users, and is similarly priced at Rs 5,999 for the 16GB+2GB variant, and Rs 6,999 for the 32GB+2GB variant. For this price you get a device with a 5.45-inch tall 18:9 display, MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core SoC, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and 3,000mAh battery.
The Realme 2 is the newest device in this list, and went on sale for the first time today. The smartphone’s prices start from Rs 8,990, and its talking points are the stylish design and trendy features. It comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a notch at the top, Snapdragon 450 SoC under the hood, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, dual rear cameras, 8-megapixel selfie camera, and a 4,230mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Y2
If you are looking for a selfie-centric smartphone then very few come close to the Xiaomi Redmi Y2. With prices starting from Rs 9,999, the device comes with a tall 5.99-inch display, dual rear cameras, a 16-megapixel selfie camera with AI-based Beautify 4.0 mode, face unlock feature, and a 3,080mAh battery.
The 10.or D2 launched in India with one aim in mind, to challenge the dominance of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A in the affordable segment. The smartphone, priced at Rs 6,999, takes on the Xiaomi smartphone with features like 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 display, Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3,200mAh battery. Another talking point is the fact that the device runs a near-stock version of Android Oreo.
Micromax has made a comeback of sorts by launching a new smartphone under its YU sub-brand. The new YU Ace is priced at Rs 5,999, and it comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 display, MediaTek MTK6739 quad-core SoC, 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras, 4,000mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, and face unlock feature. The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box, but is slated to receive Android Pie update in November.
Infinix Smart 2
The Infinix Smart 2 has managed to stand out in this crowded segment of affordable smartphones. With prices starting from Rs 5,999, it comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 display, MediaTek MT6739 SoC, 3,050mAh battery, 13-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The Honor 7C, with prices starting from Rs 9,499, offers some competitive features, including a dual-camera setup (13-megapixel + 2-megapixel) at the back. The smartphone also comes with a 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 display, Snapdragon 450 SoC, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint sensor, face unlock feature, and a 3,000mAh battery. On the software front, the dual-SIM smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo wrapped under EMUI 8.0.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is among the most popular devices in India right now. With prices starting from Rs 9,999, the smartphone comes with a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint sensor, and a 4,000mAh battery. On the software front, it runs Android Oreo.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core
The Galaxy J2 Core is the first-ever device from Samsung to be a part of Google’s Android One program. This means, the entry-level device runs Android Oreo (Go Edition), and is in line to get regular software updates. Priced at Rs 6,190, the smartphone features a 5-inch qHD display, quad-core Exynos SoC, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a 2,600mAh battery.
The Nokia 2.1 is another Android One smartphone running Android Oreo (Go Edition). With a price tag of Rs 6,999, it is essentially meant for those looking for a reliable entry-level smartphone. The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 425 SoC, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras, and a large 4,000mAh battery under the hood.