The first quarter of 2019 has seen quite a few smartphone launches in different categories in India. Many of these were for the budget category as well. Companies like Samsung, Xiaomi and Realme unveiled their latest budget competitors.
Here are some of the best performing smartphones under the ₹10,000 mark:
Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7 sits just a rupee below ₹10,000 mark, with its base model starting at ₹9,999 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone boasts a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, and a 4,000mAh battery.
In terms of optics, the Redmi Note 7 has 12MP and 2MP dual rear cameras and a 13MP selfie clicker. The smartphone runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. It also comes with USB Type-C port for charging.
Starting at ₹8,999, the Realme 3 comes with an Helio P70 chipset paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It is lit by a 6.2-inch HD+ display and is backed by a 4,230mAh battery. The smartphone sports a 13MP+2MP rear camera configuration and a 13-megapixel selfie camera.
Samsung Galaxy M10
The Samsung Galaxy M10 is the cheapest offering in Samsung’s new budget series. The Galaxy M10 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with Samsung's new Infinity-V cutout. IT is powered by the company's in-house Exynos 7870 processor armed with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. Memory and storage options in the Galaxy M10 go up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It offers dual 13-megapixel plus 5-megapixel rear cameras. It has a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. On the software front, it runs on the new OneUI. The smartphone packs a 3,400mAh battery. It, however, lacks a fingerprint sensor with face unlock being the only conventional biometric option.
The Galaxy M10 is priced at ₹8,990 and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 from Asus is almost a year old now, but it still stands as one of the best performing budget phones. The smartphone has a 6-inch Full HD+ display and is powered by Snapdragon 636 processor. Its dual camera module at the back comprises 13MP and 5MP sensors. The front of the smartphone bears no notch and packs an 8MP selfie camera.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 packs a large 5,000mAh battery. Don't be fooled by its dated looks and lack of notch— the phone is a tested performer.
Samsung Galaxy A10
The Galaxy A10 is the second Samsung smartphone to make it to this list. A part of the revamped Galaxy A series, Galaxy A10 comes with a refreshed design and upgraded specifications. The smartphone is similar to the Galaxy M10 with a 6.2-inch HD+ display with Infinity-V cutout. The V-shaped notch hosts a 5MP selfie camera. At the back, it has a single 13-megapixel rear camera. Under the hood, it rocks the Exynos 7884 processor and packs 2GB of RAM with 32GB of in-built storage. The smartphone is backed by a 3,400mAh battery and runs OneUI with Android Pie out-of-the-box.
The Samsung Galaxy A10 is priced at ₹8,490 and comes in Red, Blue, and Black colour options.