The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the government of India to introduce a complete lockdown in the country, which essentially meant that buyers were so far not able to get their hands on the choice of their smartphones. Several smartphone launch events were also postponed until further notice. All of this, however, appears to have calmed down a bit, as the government has now given certain relaxation towards e-commerce. People living in areas which are deemed relatively safe, are open for e-commerce from now on.
If you are one of those who wanted to buy a smartphone, you can do the same now. Today, we will restrict our focus to the 5 best mobile phones under Rs 10,000, which you can buy via Amazon or Flipkart in India. So, without waiting any further, let’s jump right into our list.
5 Best Mobile Phones that You Can Buy Under Rs 10,000 in India
1. Redmi 8
Starting with Redmi 8, the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant of the device is priced at Rs 8,999 in India. The device sports a 6.22-inch HD+ Dot Notch display, which has a waterdrop notch at the top.
Speaking of the notch, the Redmi 8 comes with an 8MP AI selfie camera at the front. Moving around on the rear of the device, the Redmi 8 sports a dual rear camera setup, which includes a 12MP Sony IMX363 camera and a 2MP secondary lens.
The Redmi 8 display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Under the hood, the Redmi 8 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, which is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The internal storage of the device has scope for further expansion with the help of an external SD card. As far as OS is concerned, the Redmi 8 ships with Android 9 Pie out of the box with the company’s in-house MIUI skin baked on top of it.
As far as the battery of the device is concerned, the Redmi 8 features a 5,000mAh battery, which has scope for 18W of fast charging over a USB Type-C port. The Redmi 8 comes with an IR Blaster and wireless FM Radio. There is a fingerprint scanner and scope for facial unlocking as well. To learn more about the Redmi 8, you can head to our previous coverage for the same.
2. Realme 5i
The Realme 5i is available at Rs 9,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant. The device features a 6.52-inch IPS LCD panel with an HD+ resolution.
The Realme 5i features a waterdrop notch at the top of the display, which makes room for an 8MP selfie shooter. At the back, the Realme 5i features a quadruple rear camera setup, which includes a 12MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
The device features a rear-mounted physical fingerprint scanner.
Powering the Realme 5i is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. On the software side of things, the Realme 5i ships with Android 9 Pie out of the box with ColorOS 6 atop.
As far as the battery of the device is concerned, the Realme 5i sports a large 5,000mAh battery. Connectivity features of the device include dual-SIM, 4G, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v5.0, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB port.
3. Redmi Note 7S
The Redmi Note 7S is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and Rs 9,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option. The device comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch at the top.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 7S is powered by a dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. In the software realm, the Redmi Note 7S runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI skin on top of it.
In the camera department, the Redmi Note 7S sports a dual rear camera setup, which includes a 48MP primary lens and a 5MP secondary shooter. At the front, the Redmi Note 7S also features a 13MP unit.
Coming to the battery of the device, the Redmi Note 7S boasts a 4,000mAh battery with scope for up to 18W of fast charging.
4. Vivo U10
Coming to the Vivo U10, the device is priced at Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. The device features a 6.35-inch HD+ Super AMOLED panel with a waterdrop notch at the top. The Vivo U10 measures 15.9 x 0.9 x 7.7 cm and weighs in at 191 grams.
Under the hood, the Vivo U10 comes equipped with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which is paired with up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. The Vivo U10 runs on Android 9 Pie OS with FunTouch OS skin cooked on top of it.
For photography enthusiasts out there, the Vivo U10 features a triple rear camera setup – 13MP + 8MP + 2MP. At the front, the device sports an 8MP selfie shooter.
Connectivity features of the device include dual-SIM, GPS, Music Player, Video Player, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, e-Compass, Virtual gyroscope, Fingerprint sensor.
5. Infinix S5 Lite
The Infinix S5 Lite is priced at Rs 8,499 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant. The device features a 6.6-inch TFT panel with a HD+ resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. The Infinix S5 Lite comes with a single punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera.
Powering the Infinix S5 Lite is a MediaTek Helio P22 processor, which is clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box.
In the camera department, the Infinix S5 Lite sports a triple camera setup at the back, which consists of a 16MP primary sensor, a secondary 2MP depth sensor, and a third low light sensor. At the front, the device features a 16MP selfie shooter.