Budget smartphones are dime a dozen, but not all of them are made equal. Xiaomi has been ruling the roost when it comes to best budget smartphones in India, but its rivals like Samsung and the new kid on the block, Realme, are giving it a tough fight. Add the rather short product refresh cycles to the mix, and we get new budget smartphones every month.As a result, there are several great options when it comes to phones under Rs 10,000. In such a scenario, finding the best phone that suits your needs while still offering great value for money can be a bit of a task.Worry not, though, if you want to know what are the best phones under Rs 10,000 in India, we are here with a few answers.
Here are the best phones under Rs 15,000 in India for August 2019
The Realme 5 came just a few months after the Realme 3, but brought upgrades in almost all segments.The biggest update comes with the quad-camera setup on the back, which is pretty rare in this price segment, as is the Snapdragon 665 chipset powering it.The big 5,000 mAH battery coupled with the efficient processor and low-res display make for great battery life.Read our full review of the Realme 5
Samsung has been doing a tremendous job with its M series of budget phones, and thus, the Galaxy M10s gets a spot on our list.It brings a newer, bigger, higher-resolution display, an ultra-wide camera and a beefy 4,000 mAh battery that has fast charging on board. The Galaxy M10s may not be the most powerful smartphone in this segment, it should attract users who want a decent smartphone from a reliable brand.
The Redmi Note 7S replaces the Redmi Note 7 and offers 48MP camera under Rs 10,000. It features the same gradient glass back design, waterdrop notch and a bright high-quality display at the same time.When you also consider the massive 4,000mAh battery and the updated MIUI skin, the Redmi Note 7S sounds like a very good proposition.
Xiaomi has a slew of options for users across several price ranges. The standard Redmi series slots in the sub-Rs 10,000 range, sometimes conflicting with the base Redmi Note phones and the entry-level Redmi A series.For a starting price of Rs 8,999, the Redmi Y3 is one of the best selfie-centric cameras in this segment, with a 32MP shooter on the front.The Snapdragon 632 and 3GB of RAM should combine to give great performance, and the 4,000 mAh battery should suffice most users.
Just like its predecessor, the Honor 10 Lite features a great design, giving it a very premium look that belies the price.The tall FHD+ display is vibrant and is reason enough to buy this phone. The performance is just average, but the battery backup was excellent, along with support for 10W charging.Read the full review: Honor 10 Lite review
Xiaomi offers great value for money with its hardware, but its MIUI skin has its share of critics. For such users, the company has a line-up of Android One smartphones that offer the stock Android experience coupled with the value for money factor that Xiaomi smartphones are known for.The Mi A2 might seem a little old at this point, but if you are looking for that smooth, stock Android experience under Rs 10,000, the Mi A2 is what you need.
Samsung has been trying to reinvent itself in the budget segment for a while now, and the Galaxy M series is a good testament of the company’s efforts. The Galaxy M20 offers a good balance between power, performance and battery life.The Galaxy M20’s understated, minimalist design coupled with the waterdrop notch, a bright display and the massive battery help it get into this list. If you want a Samsung phone under Rs 10,000, the Galaxy M20 is a good option.
Best phones under Rs 15,000 in India for 2019