Top Smartphones to choose under 10,000 in India 2016:

Choosing smartphones under budget price tag is very difficult! Do you have the same confusion? Then read this article, it may help you a lot. Today the trend of smartphone manufacturers move towards to produce budget-oriented smartphones for capturing the market. By the entry of Xiaomi, Coolpad, Asus etc., the smartphone market has completely changed its figure. A few years back, we used to spent nearly 40k-50k to get a flagship device but now for 15k we get a smartphone with decent specs. This article will provide you some information smartphone within 10K price. In this article, I gave more importance on battery performance. So let’s see about it.


Best smartphones to choose under 10K are:

  • Redmi 3s/Redmi 3s Prime
  • Moto E3 Power
  • Redmi Note 3 (16GB)
  • Moto G4 Play
  • Lenevo Vibe k5 plus
  • LeEco Le 1S Eco
  • Reliance LYF Wind 3
  • Samsung Galaxy On5
  • Micromax Canvas Juice 4G Q461
  • Asus Zenfone Max
  • Microsoft Lumia 540

Redmi 3S/ Redmi 3S Prime: (Reliance Jio Compatible):


Guess what, this time is for Xiaomi. By Make in India plan, Mi started a manufacturing plant in India. If you are looking for a mobile under 10K, then blindly go for Redmi 3s/Redmi 3s prime. Flipkart says that Redmi 3s/Redmi 3s prime is on the top of the list by possessing record-breaking sales within just 3 months. This mobile available only via Flipkart (weekly Wednesday) and Mi website.

Some of the key features are,

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5 Inch 720P HD screen 
  • 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Octa-Core processor
  • 2G/3G/4G LTE (VoLTE support)
  • 2GB RAM / 16GB Storage (Redmi 3s)
  • 3GB RAM / 32GB Storage (Redmi 3s Prime)
  • Fingerprint sensor (Redmi 3s Prime)
  • Rear 13MP camera (1080p video recording)
  • Front 5 MP Camera
  • MIUI 8 Support
  • IR and other basic Sensors
  • 4100mAh battery (Last for two days)

Cons: Hybrid Sim slot (Lets you use only second sim or Micro SD card)

Price : Redmi 3s (Rs.6,999/-) and Redmi 3s Prime (Rs.8,999/-)

Moto E3 Power:


The Second option, Motorola’s E3 power stands tall. This mobile was recently launched and received positive feedback from its users. It doesn’t have any cool features like Redmi 3s prime but it has good battery backup, elegant design.

Key features of Moto E3 Power:

  • Android V6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 5 Inch 720P HD Display
  • 2G/3G/4G LTE – (VoLTE support)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage – Micro SD slot available
  • Rear 8MP camera
  • Front 5MP Camera
  • Basic sensors
  • 3500 mAh battery (last for one-half day)

Cons: Average performance and battery backup

Price : Rs.7,999/-

REDMI NOTE 3 16GB :- (Jio Compatible)


Within 10K range, big size smartphones are also available. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 16GB variant available for Rs.9,999/-. For this price, it has awesome features. If you search the internet, most of the website suggest this mobile as best within 10k. Let’s see some of the features,

  • Android V5.1.1 Lollipop
  • 5.5 Inch 1080p HD Display
  • 2G/3G/4G LTE (VoLTE Support)
  • MIUI 8
  • Hexa Core Processor
  • 2GB RAM 
  • 16GB Internal Storage 
  • Finger print sensor
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • 16MP Rear camera
  • 5MP Front facing camera
  • IR blaster and other basic sensors
  • 4050 mAh battery (last for two days)

Cons: Hybrid SIM slot

Price: Rs.9,999/-

Microsoft Lumia 540:


Don’t forget about windows mobiles. Windows mobiles are known for their battery backup, camera and hard user interface. In budget smartphones category, Microsoft has done a decent job. Models like 540,535 etc, also appear in the list in many of online source.

Key features of Lumia 540:

  • 5 Inch Screen 720pixels HD Screen (Nokia’ Clear black technology)
  • Microsoft 8.1 (windows 10 upgradable)
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 2G/3G Network support
  • 8GB Internal Storage
  • 8MP Rear camera
  • 5MP Front facing camera
  • Basic sensors
  • 2300 mAh battery (last for one day)

Cons: No 4G support

Price : Rs.8,000/-

Apart from this, you can also choose Lenovo’s K5 Vibe plus or Asus Zenfone Max which are priced about 8k. But you will get only average performance and battery backup. Both these mobiles are having heat issues. I wrote this article based on my experience with these mobiles. I would suggest go for Redmi 3s or Redmi Note 3 (which is priced slightly higher). Give your opinion about these mobiles via comments. Stay here for more information by subscribing via facebook or twitter. 

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Keerthi Varman

Keerthivarman completed his graduate at PSG Tech, Coimbatore, TN and also a part-time blogger. He loves to dig into Android Apps, PC Suite and website design, explores everything and shares his knowledge with readers. He always looks forward to increasing productivity and being happy.

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