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

Last Updated on 2019-03-17 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 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 from 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 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 cameras side, 13MP or 16MP back cameras and 5 to 8 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. 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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2. 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

The price of Realme 3 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. Redmi 6 32GB

Redmi 6 is a budget phone from Xiaomi with decent specs and is priced under Rs. 10000 in India. It comes with a 5.45-inch display and has a resolution of HD+. It is a tall display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display quality is just okay and there's not much to write about it. The phone looks very average overall.

The phone is well built and feels very solid. It follows the same metal unibody design approach which you must have seen on other Redmi phones. Inside the phone, we have a 3000 mah battery which provides 1-day battery backup with normal usage. 

Redmi 6 is powered by 2.0 GHz MediaTek P22 Octacore processor which is built on 12nm technology and provides good performance. There is 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of storage. The phone is able to handle multitasking and you won't feel any lag in the day to day usage. 

On the rear, Redmi 6 has a dual camera setup of 12MP + 5MP with 1.25um pixel size. The camera performance is actually good if you consider the price segment. The pictures look nice with good colors and saturation. The portrait mode pictures also look nice and edge detection is good because of the 5MP depth sensor. 

The phone comes in 4 colors: Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold. The Rose Gold color looks really nice and is our favorite. 

Redmi 6 at this price isn't the best option available as of now. Phones like Realme 2 and Asus Zenfone are much better options. 

Redmi 6 32GB is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display13.84 cm (5.45 inch) Capacitive
ResolutionHD+ 1440 x 720 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
Processor2.0 GHz Mediatek P22 Octacore
Weight146 g
Pros
Solid Build
Decent Processor
Good Camera
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

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6. 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

The price of Infinix Note 5 is around Rs. 7999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. 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 one of the best phones under 10000 as of Q4 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 9000
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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8. 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 9000
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. 8999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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9. 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 9000
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

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10. 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 9000
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

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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

Oppo Realme 2 is a great budget smartphone with a good hardware configuration and a nice notch display with diamond cut design on the back. It is a great value for money phone with 3 GB RAM, 32GB Storage, and a great battery.

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