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Best Smartphones Under Rs 10,000 in India (June 2015)

by MeenakshiJune 28, 2015

A couple of years ago, the budget smartphone category was dominated by domestic players such as Micromax, Lava and Karbonn. Now with big players such as Motorola and Nokia making their presence felt in this section, we are spoilt for choices. If you are planning to buy a smartphone under Rs. 10,000, you have plenty of choices. Take a look at best 5 smartphones under Rs. 10,000.

1.  Nokia Lumia 638

The sturdy build and trendy looks aren’t the only features that impress us. There is more to this phone that makes it an affordable buy. It features a 4.5 inch IPS screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It comes with the latest Windows 8.1 and is available for Rs. 5,499.

Specification

PriceRs 5,499
OSMicrosoft Windows Phone 8.1
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
RAM8 GB, 1 GB RAM
SCREEN/SIZE4.5 inches (~64.6% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY/DIMENSIONS129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm (5.10 x 2.63 x 0.36 in)
SIMMicro-SIM
CAMERA5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus
BATTERYLi-Ion 1830 mAh battery (BL-5H)
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

2. Yu Yureka

Take OnePlus and Xiomi and combine them together, you get Yu Yureka by Micromax. This is easily one of the best smartphones in the budget section. It offers a cynogen experience like that on OnePlus but at half the price. What’s more is the 13 MP camera and 16GB internal storage. It is available for Rs. 8,999.

Specification

PriceRs 8,999
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
CPUQuad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM16 GB, 2 GB RAM
SCREEN/SIZE5.5 inches (~69.1% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY/DIMENSIONS154.8 x 78 x 6-8.8 mm
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
CAMERA13 MP, 4208 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
BATTERYLi-Po 2500 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

3. Asus Zenfone 5 (16GB)

If you find Windows phones a little too complicated, you should opt for Zenfone 5.If somebody would have said Asus and Intel would come together to build one of the best smartphones, we would have definitely rolled our eyes. But they did and the result is amazing! It is powered by a 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Atom Z2560 chipset. The 5 inch IPS screen offers good display. The 8MP rear camera is a blessing which isn’t offered by many in this price bracket. It is available for Rs. 8,499.

Specification

PriceRs 8,499
OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
CPUDual-core 2 GHz
RAM8/16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
SCREEN/SIZE5.0 inches (~63.9% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY/DIMENSIONS148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3 mm (5.83 x 2.87 x 0.41 in)
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
CAMERA8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2110 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

4. Xiomi Redmi 2

A smartphone that not only feels good, looks good and provides a power packed performance. It is fast and can take good shots. What’s more is that it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. Available only at Rs 6,999 , Xiomi Redmi 2 is worth every penny.

Specification

PriceRs 6,999
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
RAM8 GB, 1 GB RAM/ 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
SCREEN/SIZE4.7 inches (~67.6% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY/DIMENSIONS134 x 67.2 x 9.4 mm (5.28 x 2.65 x 0.37 in)
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
CAMERA8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
BATTERYLi-Po 2200 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

5. Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) LTE

Given that it is Motorola, we certainly have high expectations. This one has a better build than its predecessor and is more powerful as well as offers some corrections. Add to that the brand value of Moto and you have a superior smartphone at just 8K.

Specification

PriceRs 7,999
OSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to v5.1 (Lollipop) - only XT1527
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 - 3G model
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 - LTE model
RAM8 GB, 1 GB RAM
SCREEN/SIZE4.5 inches (~64.3% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY/DIMENSIONS129.9 x 66.8 x 12.3 mm (5.11 x 2.63 x 0.48 in)
SIMMicro-SIM
CAMERA5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, check quality
BATTERYLi-Ion 2390 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
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