Top 10 Best Phones Under 9000 in India 2019 (With Reviews)

Last Updated on 2019-07-30 by Shivam Setia

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This article for those who are looking for a new 4G mobile phone in a budget of Rs. 9000. The list contains the top 10 best phones under 9000 available in India as of August 2019. Best phones from brands like Motorola, Redmi, Samsung, Honor, Infinix, Nokia have been added to our list.

What to expect from a smartphone priced under Rs. 9000? First, the build of the most phone is solid with metal unibody design which has been a standard for a couple of years. The display on most phones is 6 or 6.2-inches. While some have regular 18:9 aspect ratio others have a 19:9 aspect ratio with a notch on top.

Inside, you will find 2 to 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB to 64 GB of storage on most of the devices. Option to increase internal storage is also available. If you use a lot of apps or games then going with a 3GB RAM phone is a better option. 32 GB storage should be enough for most users to store their data like images, videos, and documents.

The battery inside these phones varies from average 3000 mAh to massive 5000 mAh. If you need a smartphone under 9000 with excellent battery backup then go for the phone with 4000 or 5000 mAh battery. It will last for 2 to 3 days on a single charge which is exceptional.

On the camera side, 13MP or 16MP back cameras and 8 to 13 MP front cameras for selfies. Some of the phones with dual cameras take beautiful portrait mode pictures.

Now, let us take a look at the list and reviews of best phones under 9000 in India. We have also listed our favorite of all at the end of the article. 

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Here's the list of Top 10 Best Phones Under 9000 in India 2019 (With Reviews)

1. Infinix S4

Infinix S4 is has a 6.21-inch dewdrop notch display. It has an HD+ resolution and the sharpness and colors are decent. The back is made of polycarbonate with a gradient design looks which looks good but surely not premium as in other slightly costly phones.

The phone is powered with a Helio P22 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage. You can expand the storage up to 256 GB using a dedicated SD card slot. Infinix S4 offers decent performance and offers decent multitasking. The phone suffers some lag in high-end gaming and heavy apps but other smartphones like Realme 3, Redmi Note 7 in the similar under 10k price range have much-improved performance. 

Moving to the camera, we have a triple rear camera with 13 MP, 8 MP and 2 MP sensors. The front camera holds a 32 MP sensor. The camera quality is decent and supports AI features and beauty mode. The edge detection and detaining are fine and look like Infinix has tried to stuff a lot of things to make it look like a camera-centric smartphone.

The battery has a 4000 mAh capacity and has a micro USB port and a 10 W charger for charging. The box bundles a TPU case and a screen protector. The XOS  based on Android Pie powers the operating system and we can see a lot of bloatware apps preinstalled on the phone.

It is overall a decent smartphone under 9000 but there is nothing extraordinary. If you need a triple rear camera phone on a budget then go for it.

Infinix S4 is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display15.77 cm (6.21 inch) IPS
ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1520 pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP + 8MP
Front Camera32MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Pie 9.0
Processor2.0 GHz Helio P22 64-bit Octa Core
Weight155 g
Pros
Decent Display
Good Battery Backup
Good Camera Images
Cons
Average Processor
No Fast Charging

Price and Available Offers

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2. Redmi 7

Redmi 7 comes with a 6.26-inch display which is sharp and bright for under 8k price point. The build is of polycarbonate material but with the shine, it looks like glass. The design is also good for the price range as the phone competes with the Realme 3.

On the processor side, Redmi 7 brings in a Snapdragon 632 with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage which can be expanded up to 512 MB. The phone has an Antutu of 104862 which does not match to the competition of Realme 3. So the processor is not the best but is a decent choice for day to day tasks and medium level multitasking.

For the camera, Redmi 7 gets a dual rear camera of 12 MP primary sensor and 2 MP depth sensor. The front camera has an 8 MP sensor and the camera overall performs in a standard manner and does not offer anything extraordinary. The Redmi Y3 has a better selfie camera is a similar budget.

The battery is good with 4000 mAH rating and offers a backup of more than a day however the phone does not support fast charging. The software has MIUI 10 installed based on the Android Pie and has bloatware but offers many features.

Redmi 7 is not the best phone in the market and a slight budget increase can get you a much better phone. If you are looking for Redmi 7, you can increase your budget to Rs 9000 to get the 3GB RAM variant so it would be best if you can get the Redmi Note 7 with much better specifications.

Redmi 7 is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-2 GB
Display15.9 cm (6.26 inch) IPS LCD
Resolution720 x 1520$$Pixels
Back Camera12MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Pie 9.0
ProcessorSnapdragon 632
Weight180 gm
Pros
Sharp Display
Good Battery Backup
Good Looks
Decent Camera
Cons
Not The Best Processor
Not Value For Money

Price and Available Offers

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3. Vivo Y91i

Vivo Y91i is a nice looking phone from Vivo with a large 6.2-inch display. The display resolution is HD+ 720 and the aspect ratio is 19:9. The display has a V-shaped teardrop/dewdrop notch on top and the bezels are very thin all around. The screen to body ratio of this phone is around 90% which is excellent considering it is a budget phone.

The back of the phone has a gradient design with 2 colors. The phone is made of polycarbonate but feels good in the hand. On the back there a single 13MP camera and on the front there is a single 5MP camera sensor. Both cameras perform well in outdoor conditions where lighting is good. Indoor performance of the cameras is just average.

The phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with 2GB of RAM. The internal storage is 32GB and can be expanded by up to 256GB with a MicroSD card. The slot is dedicated so you can use 2 Sim cards with a MicroSD card. The chipset and RAM combination is good for basic use but not for heavy gaming use. If you are going to use the phone for taking pictures and using social media apps then there is no problem. If you need a phone for gaming then this phone will lag a bit and is not recommended.

The battery inside the phone is 4030 mAh and would last for 1.5 days on a single charge. There is no fingerprint sensor on this phone but you can use the Face unlock feature instead of a PIN.

Overall, this is a nice looking affordable phone from Vivo under 8000 and 9000 Rs. in India.

Vivo Y91i is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-2 GB
Display15.8 cm (6.22 inch) IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720 pixels
Back Camera13MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity4030 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorMTK Helio P22
Weight163 g
Pros
Nice Design and Display
2 Day Battery Life
Decent Camera
Cons
2GB RAM

Price and Available Offers

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4. Samsung Galaxy A10

Samsung Galaxy A10 is the most affordable smartphone of the Galaxy A series and is priced around Rs. 8000 in India. Like other A series phones, the A10 comes with a large 6.22-inch HD+ display with an Infinity V notch on top which also houses the front 5MP camera. The back of the A10 is very basic and has a 13MP single rear camera with a flash.

The phone comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. There is also a dedicated MicroSD card to increase storage. The 32GB storage is fine for most users but the 2GB RAM can act as a bottleneck if you use a lot of apps and games. 3GB here would have made the experience much more smooth. The processor is Exynos 7884 which is Samsung's own processor and is a decent performer. 

The phone takes decent pictures in outdoor and indoor conditions but phone like Realme 3 perform a lot better in the camera department. The battery inside the phone is just 3400 mAh and would last for a day with medium usage. 

The phone comes installed with the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Samsung has good after sales service which is another positive for this phone. 

Overall, it is a good phone under 8000 and 9000 Rs if we consider the brand value of Samsung. If you can go for other brands then go for Realme 3 which provides much better performance at just Rs. 500 extra.

Samsung Galaxy A10 is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-2 GB
Display15.75 cm (6.2 inch) TFT
ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1520 pixels
Back Camera13MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Pie 9.0
ProcessorExynos 7884
Weight168 gm
Pros
Beautiful Display
Solid Build
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Good After Sales Service
Cons
Only 2GB RAM

Price and Available Offers

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5. Redmi 6 Pro

Redmi 6 Pro is a solid budget phone from Xiaomi and is priced around Rs. 10000 in India. It comes with a 5.84-inch Full HD+ notch display which has good colors and viewing angles. The sunlight legibility is average though. The processor is Snapdragon 625 which is a good performer and was seen on Redmi Note 4 and Note 5. There is 3 to 4GB of RAM and 32 to 64GB of storage. The RAM handles multitasking well and there's almost no lag on normal usage. You can play normal games without any issues as well.

The camera on the rear is 12MP+5MP dual setup. The camera performance is one of the best you will see on phones in this range. The front camera is 5MP and its performance is average though.

The battery inside the 6 Pro is 4000 mAh and would last for 2 days on a single charge. The charger inside the box is normal 5V 2Amps 10W charger which takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge the device.

Overall, Redmi 6 Pro is a really good option under 10000 which offers excellent battery backup and great camera performance.

Redmi 6 Pro is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display14.83 cm (5.84 inch) IPS LCD
ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2280 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Weight170 gm
Pros
Good Full HD Display
Efficienct Processor
Excellent Battery Backup
Good Camera Performance
Cons
Average Front Camera

Price and Available Offers

The price of Redmi 6 Pro 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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6. Realme 3

Realme 3 is the 4th smartphone launched by Realme for an under 10000 budget in last 1 year. Realme 3 comes with an upgraded processor and camera sensor for a price of just Rs 8999.

It has a 6.22-inch HD+ display with a dewdrop notch design. The back is build of polycarbonate and not the glass as seen in the Redmi Note 7. This smartphone is powered by the new MediaTek Helio P70 which was also seen in the Realme U1 and is a very powerful processor. Realme 3 scores 1,37,901 on the Antutu which is just short of the  Redmi Note 7.

The rear camera has a 13 MP primary sensor and 2 MP depth sensor to support the portrait shots. For the front camera, we get a 13 MP sensor. The camera performance looks good as the image captured has natural colors and decent detailing. The portrait shots somewhat faced some issues but overall the camera worked decently well for the price range.

There are two variants available with 3GB-32GB priced at Rs 8999 and 4GB-64GB configuration priced at 10999. Realme 3 holds a 4230 mAh battery and can easily work for more than 1.5 days. Despite a high rated battery, the phone feels light in hand. We have both the fingerprint and face unlocking on the phone and they work extremely fast and are accurate. The software is upgraded to the Color OS 6.0 which is a custom skin based on Android 9.0 and they introduced app tray in this new UI but has some bloatware as well.

There is a dedicated SD card slot so you can expand the memory along with dual sim usage. The phone has a micro USB port and does not support fast charging.  For pricing under 10000, the phone looks decent but not a great value for money given what Redmi Note 7 offers at Rs 1000 extra pricing.

Realme 3 is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display15.8 cm (6.22 inch) IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720 pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Pie 9.0
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P70 Octa Core 2.1 GHz AI
Weight175 gm
Pros
Powerful SoC
Good Camera Performance
Dedicated SD card Slot
Improved UI
Huge Battery Backup
Cons
HD+ Display

Price and Available Offers

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7. Samsung M10 32GB

Samsung M10 is Samsung's budget phone to compete with brands like Redmi and Realme. It comes with great looks and large display and doesn't look like a budget phone at all. The display is 6.2 inches large and the resolution is HD+. It has a tiny waterdrop notch on top. Samsung calls it Infinity V display. The bezels are thin and the screen to body ratio is above 90%.

There is a dual camera setup on the back and single front selfie camera. The rear setup is 13MP+5MP where 13MP is a color lens and 5MP is ultra wide angle lens to capture a wider field of view. The front camera is a normal 5MP sensor. The camera performance is quite good considering the device is priced at less than Rs. 8000 and there's not much to complain. 

The phone is powered by Samsung's own Exynos 7870 chipset and comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The price difference is just 1000 so it makes sense to go for the higher variant as extra RAM will be useful in multitasking and extra storage is always great to store more music, videos, and other files. There is a dedicated MicroSD slot available as well to increase the storage by up to 256GB. 

The battery inside the M10 is 3400 mAh and would give a backup of 1 day with normal usage. With low use you can get around 1.5 days on a single charge. 

Overall, M10 is a solid offering from Samsung in the budget segment and competes with phones like Realme C1, Realme 2 and Redmi 6. It is the best phone under 9000 from Samsung in India.

Samsung M10 32GB is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display15.8 cm (6.22 inch) IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 720p
Back Camera13MP+5MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorExynos 7870
Weight163 gm
Pros
Nice Design
Decent Display
Good Camera Performance
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung M10 32GB 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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8. Asus Zenfone Max M2

Asus Zenfone Max M2 and Max Pro M2 are the successors of Zenfone Max M1 which was one of the bestsellers in the under Rs. 15000 segment. The M2 and M2 Pro packs improvement in the processor, camera, and design and look like good upgrades.

The Zenfone Max M2 is the budget variant and comes with a simple design and Snapdragon 632. The back design is the same as Zenfone Max Pro M1 and on the front, there is one minor change which is that now we have a notch display. The display resolution is just HD which is a bit disappointing because it is a large 6.3-inch display and if you are used to high-resolution displays, this is going to look pixelated. If you are not used to high-resolution displays then you won't probably notice it.

The processor inside the Zenfone Max M2 is Snapdragon 632 with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. There is a difference of Rs.2000 in the two variants and if you are a heavy user, go for the 4-64GB variant. The Snapdragon 632 is a good processor and power efficient as well. It will handle switching between apps and games without any issues. The battery inside the phone is 4000 mAh which means you can expect a backup of 1.5 to 2 days on a single charge.

The camera on Zenfone Max M2 is probably the best camera on an under Rs. 10000 smartphone. On the rear, we have a dual camera system (13 MP + 2 MP) that will help you take bright photos any time of the day, or even at night. The 2 MP camera is a depth sensor for bokeh/portrait mode pictures. The 13 MP primary camera has a wide F1.8 aperture, 1.12 µm (micrometer) pixel size, and 0.03S PDAF for clear and vibrant photos in almost any lighting condition. Plus, it has EIS and you can record up to 4K UHD videos. Asus has also added some AI features which help to detect scenes and improve performance.

Overall, Zenfone Max M2 is a well-balanced smartphone under Rs. 10000. It has a good processor, it can take great pictures and the battery backup is excellent as well.

Asus Zenfone Max M2 is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display15.9 cm (6.26 inch) IPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720 pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 632 Octa Core
Weight160 g
Pros
Excellent Battery
Good Processor
Stock Android
Good Camera Performance
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
HD Display

Price and Available Offers

The price of Asus Zenfone Max M2 is around Rs. 8499. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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9. Honor 9N 64GB

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 Rs. If notch display is not a requirement then Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 or Redmi Note 5 Pro are better options.

Honor 9N 64GB is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 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
Gorgeous Design
Good Display
Decent Camera
No Lag
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 9N 64GB 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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10. 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 9000
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

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So that was all we had on best phones under 9000 in India 2019. We hope it was helpful and you were able to find a new smartphone. If you are still confused then go with our favorite:

Our Favorite Smartphone Under 9000

Honor 9N is a great budget smartphone with a good hardware configuration and a nice notch display with a reflective design on the back. It is a great value for money phone with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and nice cameras.

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If you can increase your budget, take a look at the best smartphones under 10000 and 12000 in India.