If you think that a good high end 4g mobile will burn a deep hole in your wallet, here’s a list of the best smartphones to buy that cost less than ₹10,000, in no particular order, really:
- Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
One of the top rated phones under Rs. 10,000 in the market; though the Vibe K5 doesn’t really stand out when it comes to the specifications, it is a consistent performer across different categories and is a nice looking phone with a good display. Barring the battery life, this is a phone that really stands out among the budget smartphones. Lenovo has some good smartphones that are functional & will fit your budget.
- LeEco Le 1s Eco
Good performance, and a number of content freebies make the LeEco Le 1s Eco a good bet, and at 9,999 this phone just squeaks in under the price limit we’ve set here. The camera and battery may leave a bit to desire but it’s one of the most value-for-money offerings on the list.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi’s popularity is soaring and the Redmi Note 3 took the budget market by storm. It is probably one of the best mobile phone under Rs. 10,000. In terms of performance. The Snapdragon 650-powered device outperforms many devices priced well above its price range too. It also has very reliable battery life, comes with an all-metal construction, along with a fingerprint sensor at the back. Service and warranty are some of the cons that users have complained about though.
- Meizu M3 Note
The Meizu M3 Note offers good hardware for a sub-10K smartphone, including an octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The real game changer though is the 4100mAh battery inside, which provides more than a day’s usage if battery life is your main concern. The 13MP rear camera on the M3 Note takes good photographs, and the all-metal unibody build makes it look premium among smartphones under Rs. 10,000.
Launched in September 2016, the LYF Water 11 smartphone comes with a 5 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 294 pixels per inch. The LYF Water 11 is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735A processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LYF Water 11 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. It would be safe to say that this is definitely one of the best phone under Rs 10,000.
LYF is Reliance Retail’s brand of smartphones that was launched in India in 2016 and now these phones are available with free Reliance Jio SIM and its preview offer. LYF phones come preloaded with Reliance Jio apps like My Jio, Jio Xpress News, Jio Chat, Jionet Hotspot, and others. All LYF smartphones launched as of 2016 run Google’s Android operating system. The company launched 4g mobiles under four sub-brands – Earth, Water, Wind, and Flame.