Best Mobile Phones Under 10000 in India 2018 (With Reviews)

Last Updated on 2018-09-02 by Geetansh Arora

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These days you can get a phone with 3GB or 4GB of RAM in under Rs 10000,  that's why we have come up with a list of best mobile phones under 10000 available in India as of 2018.

We have included only the latest phones and top phones with good specs and decent performance. Brands like Mi, Lenovo, Moto, Panasonic, Asus, and Infinix have been listed here. All these devices have 3GB or 4GB RAM and  3000-4000mAh battery which means you will get good battery backup from all these phones. All these mobile phones are dual sim devices and have 4G VOLTE so you will be able to enjoy 4G services from Jio, Airtel, and other network providers. Some of the phones also have a dual camera setup so those who take pictures should take a look at them.

Some of the smartphones have a Snapdragon processor and others have MediaTek chipset. MediaTek chipsets in this range are not powerful so it can't handle heavy games but for normal day to day use they work fine. The camera performance is decent for all these devices. Some of the mobile phones have front flash as well so selfie lovers can go for those options. Couple of phones with dual rear cameras have also been added to the list. Dual cameras are great for taking portrait mode bokeh/blur effect pictures. 

The display size of most of the phones is 5.5 inches and some phones have larger 5.7 or 6-inch bezel-less full view displays with 18:9 aspect ratio or notch displays with 19:9 aspect ratio. Latest phones also support Face unlocking feature so you can use fingerprint or face unlock or both.

So let's take a look at the best mobile phones under 10000 followed by our favorite from the list.

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Here's the list of Best Mobile Phones Under 10000 in India 2018 (With Reviews)

1. Infinix Note 5

Infinix has made a decent name in the Indian market by providing good quality products and Infinix Hot S3, Hot 6 Pro has received good feedback from its users. With Infinix Note 5, they look to further strengthen the user base in under 10000 range by competing with the likes to Redmi Note 5 and Oppo Realme.

Infinix Note 5 comes with a 5.99 inch IPS display which is bright and present good colours with proper viewing angles. The display is a bezel-less type with an 18:9 aspect ratio with a Full HD Plus resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels which is a great starting point for a phone under 10k. Secondly, the back is a glass design which looks superbly premium and shiny, you also get a transparent cover in the box to prevent fingerprint smudges.

Note 5 is powered by a MediaTek helio P23 Octa-core processor which scores around 61000 on the AnTuTu Benchmark. It is backed by a 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. There is a dedicated SD card slot to expand the storage by up to 256 GB so you can use this phone as a proper dual sim phone. The performance is decent for day to day usage but is not recommended to play heavy game continuously. 

On the camera side, you get a single 12MP rear camera which clicks decent pictures but some noise could be observed in the low light shots. On the front camera, you get a 16MP sensor, which clicks beautiful photos as well as portrait shots in the daylight but struggles a bit in the low light images. Overall, it is a decent camera for the pricing.

Infinix Note 5 runs on Android Oreo 8.1 and has stock android and comes under the Android One Program with guaranteed updates to Android P and Android Q. The UI is very smooth and has zero bloatware apart from the pre-installed Google apps. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back which is quick and accurate in unlocking. It also gets a humungous battery of 4500 mAh which translates to a battery life of around 2 days or even higher for moderate usage. Even with such a big battery, the phone does not weigh heavy in hand and is easy to work with.

Overall, for this cost of 10000, it is a decent phone for those looking for a stylish look and a huge battery life. The camera and performance are at par with other phones available in this price range.

Infinix Note 5 is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.99 inch IPS TFT
ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity4500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1.0
ProcessorMediatek helio P23 Octa core
Weight175 g
Pros
Glass Back Design
Full HD Plus Display
Battery Backup of 2-3 Days
Dedicated Sd Card Slot
Stock Android. Android One.
Cons
Low Light Images

Price and Available Offers

The price of Infinix Note 5 is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. Oppo Realme 2

Realme 2 is the successor Realme 1 which was launched in May 2018. The 2 is not really a successor of 1 as a lot of things have been downgraded. But, if you consider the under 10k pricing, it is not a bad phone at all.

First let's talk about design which is the USP of this device. There is a large 6.2-inch notch display on the front with a screen to body ratio of around 90%. This is something we have never seen on under 10000 Rs phones. The display resolution is HD only but it looks decent with good color reproduction and brightness. The phone has a diamond cut design on the back which looks nice as well. Looks wise, this is the best phone under 10000 as of August 2018. 

Inside, there is a Snapdragon 450 chipset with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. The 3-32GB variant is priced at 8999 and 4-64GB is priced at 10999. The Snapdragon 450 is a good power efficient chipset with decent performance. With 4GB of RAM, you will see smooth multitasking and gaming. If you need more than 64GB storage then use the dedicated MicroSD slot provided. 

The rear camera is 13MP+2MP. The 13MP is a color sensor and the 2MP is a depth sensor for portrait mode pictures. The front camera is an 8MP shooter. The camera performance is good considering that this is a 10000 Rs. phone. Images look good overall with a decent amount of details and good colors.

The battery inside the phone is massive 4230 mAh which would last for 2 days on medium usage and 1.5 days on heavy usage. Thumbs up to Realme for adding a big battery and still keeping the phone lightweight and easy to use. 

If you are looking for a great looking phone with notch display and dual camera under 10000, then Realme 2 is great for you.

Oppo Realme 2 is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display6.2 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa Core 1.8 GHz
Weight168 g
Pros
Beautiful Design
Decent Display
Great Battery Life
Decent Chipset
Dual Cameras
Cons
HD Resolution

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo Realme 2 is around Rs. 8990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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3. Honor 9N

Honor 9N is very similar to Honor 9 Lite. The main thing that has changed is the display. Honor 9N comes with a notch display which is a trend these days. The display size is 5.84 inches and the resolution is Full HD Plus. It is a nice display with good colors and viewing angles. The overall glass design of the phone gives it a premium look. Because there is no metal and the battery capacity is just 3000, the phone is very lightweight and easy to use. The glass back looks great but it is very slippery so having a case would be a good choice to protect the phone.

The camera on the Honor 9N is a dual 13MP+2MP sensor for taking portrait mode bokeh effect shots. The front camera is a single 16MP sensor and it can also take bokeh effect pictures. The camera performance is good in good lighting conditions. Under low light indoor conditions, the performance is average.

The battery on this phone is 3000mAh and you can expect just a day of backup on a single charge. Heavy users might need to plug the device in the evening. 

The phone comes in 3 variants: 3GB 32GB, 4GB 64GB and 4gb 128GB. The first one is priced at 11999, second at 13999 and the 128GB storage variant is priced at 17999. The middle variant 4GB 64GB is the most balanced one and provides the best value for money. The Kirin 659 processor with 4GB of RAM is a good configuration to handle multitasking and gaming. Performance wise, the Kirin 659 chipset is similar to Snapdragon 625. 

Go for Honor 9N if you are looking for a notch display phone under 10000 to 15000 Rs. If notch display is not a requirement then Asus Zenfone Max Pro or Redmi Note 5 Pro are better options.

Honor 9N is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.84 inches TFT-LCD
Resolution2280 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorKirin 659 Octa Core
Weight152 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Good Display
Decent Camera Performance
Lag Free Multitasking
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 9N is around Rs. 11999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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4. Redmi Y2

Redmi Y2 is a camera smartphone from Xiaomi. Last year Xiaomi launched the Y1 with a great selfie camera. The Y2 gets dual rear camera as well so it is a good upgrade. The Redmi Y2 comes with a 6 inch 18:9 aspect ratio display of HD+ resolution. The build quality of the phone is solid. The design is same as other Xiaomi phones so nothing special there. It looks decent overall.

Redmi Y2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset which is the same processor we saw on various other Xiaomi phones like Note 4, Note 5, Max 2. Snapdragon 625 is a decent performer and is very power efficient. There are 2 variants available: 3GB-32GB and 4GB-64GB. Both variants perform well and are capable of handling multiple apps and games without any issues. If you are a heavy user, go for 4GB RAM variant.

The camera is the USP of Redmi Y2 so let's talk about it. The rear camera is a dual 12MP+5MP setup similar to what we saw on Redmi Note 5 Pro. The camera performs really well in outdoor conditions. Images are sharp with good colors. Portrait mode works great and edge detection is good with decent bokeh effect on the back. 

The front selfie camera of the Redmi Y2 is a 16MP sensor with a Flash which helps to improve image quality in low light conditions. The Y2 can also take portrait mode selfies. Front camera uses AI Beautification to makes your images look better. You will be impressed by its performance. 

Redmi Y2 comes with a 3080 mAh capacity battery which will last for a day on a single charge. Redmi Y2 runs on MIUI 9.5 which is a skin based on the latest Android 8.1. Redmi Y2 is a great phone for those who take a look of pictures. It also performs well in other areas. 

Redmi Y2 is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.99 LCD IPS
ResolutionHD+ 720p
Back Camera12MP+5MP Dual Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3080 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 625
Weight168 gm
Pros
Solid Build Quality
Large Display
Great Camera Performance
No Lag
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
HD Resolution Display

Price and Available Offers

The price of Redmi Y2 is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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5. Honor 7C

Honor 7C is the budget phone from Honor in the under 10000 category. It comes with all latest features like an 18:9 aspect ratio bezel-less display and dual rear cameras. The build quality of the phone is decent and it is comfortable to hold. The display size is 5.99 inches and resolution is HD+. The resolution is just HD but images look good overall. Brightness under sunlight isn't great though. The 6-inch display size means you will be using both hands most of the time. 

The processor inside is Snapdragon 450 with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. There is a dedicated MicroSD slot so you can increase the storage by up to 256GB. The performance of the phone is good and it is able to handle all types of applications and games with ease.

The camera on the back is a dual 13MP+2MP camera capable of taking portrait mode pictures with depth/bokeh effect. The front camera is an 8MP sensor. Both front and rear cameras work well under outdoor conditions. Performance indoors under low light is just average. 

Overall, it is a good phone for the price. You get a nice large display, a decent dual camera setup and good performance under 10000.

Honor 7C is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32-3
Display5.99 LCD IPS
ResolutionHD+ 720p
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 450
Weight163 gm
Pros
Nice Design
Beautiful Display
Good Performance
Dual Rear Camera
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
HD Resolution

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 7C is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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6. Oppo Realme 1 64GB

Realme is a new brand of Oppo. Realme has been launched by Oppo to compete with Redmi in India and the first phone Realme 1 is a solid offering at a great price.

Realme 1 has looks and build quality similar to Oppo F7. The phone is lightweight and easy to use. There is a diamond cut design on the back which is reflected differently at different angles. The front and back both are covered with glass. The display on the Realme 1 is 6 inches large 18:9 aspect ratio display. The display colors are nice and vivid. Viewing angles are decent as well.

Inside the Realme 1, there is MediaTek Helio P60 processor which is a very powerful processor. It even beats the Snapdragon 636 on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The phone can handle heavy applications and games with ease and you won't notice any lags during day to day usage. The P60 processor is very power efficient as well and even with just 3410 mAh battery, you will get 1 to 1.5 days of backup.

The camera on the back is 13MP and on the front is 8MP. The camera performance is good in outdoor conditions and average in indoor conditions. There is no fingerprint sensor on this device and you need to use the face unlocking feature which works very well. It can unlock the phone in just 0.1 to 0.2 seconds and is accurate as well.

There are 3 variants available: 3GB 32GB, 4GB 64GB and 6GB 128GB at 8999, 10999 and 13999 respectively. All variants are well priced by Oppo and offer very high value for money. If your usage is not heavy go for the 4-64GB variant. If you like to store a lot of apps and games and movies, music etc then go for the highest 6GB 128GB variant. 

Overall, Realme 1 is a great phone under 10000 and 15000 and our favorite as well.

Oppo Realme 1 64GB is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM64-4
Display6 LCD IPS
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080p
Back Camera13 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity3410 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P60
Weight154 gm
Pros
Nice Design
Powerful Processor
Good Display
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
High Value for Money
Cons
No Fingerprint Sensor

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo Realme 1 64GB is around Rs. 10999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. Honor 7A

Honor 7A was launched as a budget smartphone in the last week of May and has a great value for money score. It has simple looks (nothing extraordinary) but the hardware configuration and performance is one the best for any phone priced under 9000.

It has a 5.7-inch HD+ display and has an aspect ratio of 18:9 (bezel-less display). It is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Chipset and is backed by 3 GB of RAM. It scores around 45000 on the Antutu Benchmark which is a good score for a smartphone in this price range. The performance is smooth and it can very well handle all the day to day tasks or watching video or playing some low to medium end games. It is not meant for high-end gaming as the processor and the GPU does not support it and affects the performance.

It has 32 GB of inbuilt storage and can be expanded by up to 256 GB. On the camera side, it has a dual rear camera with 13 MP and 2MP sensor and on the front, it has an 8 MP sensor. The images from both front and rear are both up to the mark given the price range and the camera performs equivalently to the competitors in this price range. It also supports portrait/bokeh shots from the rear camera and it works well.

This smartphone runs on EMUI 8.0  which is a custom skin based on Android Oreo. The UI is responsive but has some bloatware which cannot be removed. It has a battery rated at 3000 mAH which keeps the phones backed up for a day easily.

Honor 7A is a complete budget smartphone and is a good option for a pricing of under 9000.

 

Honor 7A is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.7 inch GFF
ResolutionHD+ 1440 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera8.0MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon Octa Core
Weight150gm
Pros
Sleek and Lightweight
Dedicated MicroSD slot
Decent Chipset - Snapdragon 430
Dual Rear Camera - Portrait Shots
Cons
Low Light Images.
No Stock Android

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 7A is around Rs. 8999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. Redmi Note 5 32GB

Redmi Note 5 is the successor of Redmi Note 4 which was launched last year in 2017. Xiaomi has upgraded the display and the camera in 2018. The Redmi Note 5 has a large 6 inch bezel-less full view display on the front which looks gorgeous. The chipset and battery inside are the same as last year.

The camera resolution is the same 12MP but the sensor has changed so you can expect better pictures.

This 3GB 32GB variant is priced at 9999 only. The overall performance of the smartphone is great and it handles multitasking and gaming really well.It is one of the best smartphones you can get under 10000.

Redmi Note 5 32GB is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.99 inch IPS (in-cell)
ResolutionFull HD+ 2160 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera12MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1.2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Weight
Pros
Beautiful Display
Excellent Battery Backup
Good Processor
Lag Free Experience
Decent Camera
Cons
Hybrid Sim Slot

Price and Available Offers

The price of Redmi Note 5 32GB is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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9. Honor 9 Lite

Honor 9 Lite is the best budget smartphone with Dual camera on both front and rear. It is the first bezel less phone from Honor at this price point and offers a great multitasking experience. It looks beautiful with glass at back and truly offers a great value for money.

Honor 9 Lite is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.65 inch IPS LCD
Resolution2160 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP + 2MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorKirin 659
Weight149gm
Pros
Dual Rear and Front Camera
Bezel less Display
Beautiful Glass Design
Value for Money
Smooth Multitasking
Cons
Hybrid Sim Slot

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 9 Lite is around Rs. 10999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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10. Lenovo K8 Plus 3GB

Lenovo K8 Plus has a metal build with 2.5D glass on the front. The phone looks great and is easy to use because of its 5.2 inch screen size. The dual camera on the back is the USP of device which helps to take pictures with depth effect. The overall performance of the device is good and you won't face any issues. In this range it is one of the best dual camera phones.

Lenovo K8 Plus 3GB is one of the best phones under 10000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.2 inch TFT LCD IPS
ResolutionFull HD 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 5MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
ProcessorMediaTek MTK Helio P25 Octa Core 2.6 GHz
Weight158g
Pros
Solid Build Quality
Dual Camera Setup
Front Flash
Good Processor
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
No Notification LED

Price and Available Offers

The price of Lenovo K8 Plus 3GB is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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So this was our list of best mobile phones under 10000. We hope the list was helpful to you and you were able to choose the best smartphone according to your needs and budget. If you are confused then take a look at our favorite:

Realme 2 is our favorite phone under 10000. It comes with a notch display on the front and a diamond cut design on the back. There is a big battery inside which will give you 2 days of backup. Camera performance is good as well. Here's the link to buy it:

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