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

Last Updated on 2018-12-17 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. All the latest phones launched in India under 9000 and are good value for money have been covered in our list.

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. 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. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. 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

The price of Redmi 6 32GB 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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. 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 9000
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 9000
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

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8. Smartron t.Phone P

Smarton t.Phone P, is a budget segment device, with similar specification as offered by other phones in this price point but offers a USP of battery life. It offers decent performance and usage experience if we compare with other smartphones but has a very high battery backup of almost 2 days.

Smartron t.Phone P is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.2 inch IPS
ResolutionHD 1280 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera13MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa Core
Weight160 g
Pros
Excellent Battery life
Stock Android
Decent Performance
Good Build Quality
Cons
Average Camera

Price and Available Offers

The price of Smartron t.Phone P 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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9. Samsung J3 Pro

Samsung J3 Pro is one of the cheapest smartphone from Samsung but it does not look cheap at all. The design is nice and build is solid. The Super AMOLED display is beautiful and power efficient. Overall the phone performs well and is a good option for Samsung lovers who need a phone under 10000.

Samsung J3 Pro is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM16 GB-2 GB
Display5 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionHD 1280 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera8MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Lollipop 5.1
ProcessorSpreadtrum Quad Core 1.5GHz
Weight138 g
Pros
Decent Design
Super AMOLED Display
Decent Performance
4G VOLTE
Solid Build
Cons
Average Speakers
Average Battery Backup

Price and Available Offers

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10. Moto G5S

Moto G5S is the lower version of G5S Plus with a smaller 5.2 inch screen size, Full HD Display,4GB RAM, 32GB storage and Snapdragon 430 processor. The hardware configuration is decent to handle day to day tasks with ease. You won't experience any lag even while using a lot of apps because of the 4GB RAM which helps a lot.

The build quality of the smartphone is great and it feels good in the hand. The 5.2-inch screen size allows one hand usage. The display is crisp with good colour reproduction and decent brightness. 

Snapdragon 430 is a power efficient chipset so even with a 3000 mAh battery you can expect decent battery backup from this device.

 

Moto G5S is one of the best phones under 9000
Storage-RAM32 GB-4 GB
Display5.2 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera16MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7
ProcessorSnapdragon 430
Weight159gm
Pros
Premium Metallic Build
Decent Display
Stock Android
Fast Charging
Cons

Price and Available Offers

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So that was all we had on best phones under 9000 in India. 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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