Best Budget Mobile Phones Under Rs 10000: Realme C21, Micromax In 1, Redmi 9 Prime and More

The category of budget smartphones under Rs 10000 have strong options from the likes of Redmi, Realme, Samsung, Micromax, Poco and more.

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Budget smartphones under Rs 10,000 are understandably among the most popular devices in the Indian smartphone market. With the category attracting the highest volumes in terms of shipments, most smartphone makers are naturally vying for a slice of this category, with increasingly competitive prices and more impressive specifications with each passing day. Today, if you’re looking to buy a budget smartphone without spending too much, your options can range from the likes of Redmi, Realme, Poco, Micromax, Motorola, Samsung and even Infinix. With this in sight, here’s taking a look at the best budget smartphones under Rs 10,000 that you can buy in India right now.

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Best budget smartphones under Rs 10,000 in India

  1. Redmi 9 Prime
  2. Realme Narzo 30A
  3. Micromax In 1
  4. Motorola Moto G10 Power
  5. POCO M2
  6. Samsung Galaxy F02s
  7. Realme C20
  8. POCO C3
  9. Realme C21
  10. Infinix Hot 10

Also Read: Best Gaming Smartphones Under Rs 20,000: POCO X3 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Realme X7 5G, More – MySmartPrice

Redmi 9 Prime

redmi 9 prime featured

The Redmi 9 Prime comes from one of the most popular budget phones of all time, which also happen to be among the best budget smartphones under Rs 10,000 in India. It features the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, 4GB RAM, up to 128GB storage, a 6.53-inch display, 13MP quad rear cameras and a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

Price in India

The Redmi 9 Prime costs Rs 9,499 for 4GB + 64GB, and Rs 10,999 for the 4GB + 128GB variant.

Availability

The Redmi 9 Prime is available for purchase on Amazon India and Xiaomi’s own online store.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Good overall specs Spammy software
Good battery life Basic camera output

Realme Narzo 30A

Realme Narzo 30A

The Realme Narzo 30A is the entry level of offering of Realme’s latest series of Narzo phones. The device features the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, up to 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a 13MP dual rear camera, and a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging as well as reverse charging.

Price in India

The Realme Narzo 30A costs Rs 8,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant, and Rs 9,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant.

Availability

The Narzo 30A can be bought on Flipkart, Realme and affiliate offline stores.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Good performance Weak cameras
Great battery life Unimpressive display

Micromax In 1

Micromax In 1

The Micromax In 1 is among the Indian phone maker’s return to the market, and has ranked itself among the best budget smartphones under Rs 10,000 that you can buy. It features a 6.67-inch full HD+ display, runs on the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, offers up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, a 48MP triple rear camera and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

Price in India

The Micromax In 1 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 4GB + 64GB, and Rs 11,499 for the 6GB + 128GB variants.

Availability

The In 1 can be bought on Flipkart, the official Micromax site and local stores.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Class-leading specifications Lacks finesse
Good camera Average performance

Motorola Moto G10 Power

Moto G10 Power, Moto G30

The Moto G series no longer holds the same esteem in the budget smartphone market the way it once did. Nevertheless, it’s still a decent choice to consider. The phone features the Snapdragon 460 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a 48MP quad rear camera, a 6,000mAh battery and a much more mature design language than before.

Price in India

The Moto G10 Power is priced at Rs 9,999 for the single variant.

Availability

The G10 Power can be purchased on Flipkart.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Looks good Not the best performance
Good cameras No fast charging support

POCO M2

POCO M2 featured image

The Poco M2 features a 6.53-inch full HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, 6GB RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage, a 13MP quad rear camera setup, an 8MP front camera, a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, and P2i splash resistance coating – hence making it one of the most well rounded smartphones of its category.

Price in India

The Poco M2 costs Rs 9,999 for the 64GB storage variant, and Rs 10,999 for the 128GB one.

Availability

The Poco M2 can be purchased online via Flipkart.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Good overall specs Lacklustre camera
Good display Boring design

Samsung Galaxy F02s

The Samsung Galaxy F02s features a Snapdragon 450 SoC, with a choice for 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It also gets a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a 13MP triple rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support, and also a 3.5mm audio port.

Price in India

The Galaxy F02s costs Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 9,999 for the 4GB RAM variant.

Availability

The smartphone is available via Samsung India and Flipkart.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Smart looks Not the best performance
Decent battery life Plaid front camera

Realme C20

The Realme C20 features MediaTek Helio G35 inside, along with only one 2GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. The smartphone caters to first-time smartphone buyers looking for a basic experience and offers a single 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It also gets a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a 3.5mm audio port and a 5,000mAh battery with a microUSB port for charging.

Price in India

The Realme C20 costs Rs 6,999 in India.

Availability

The smartphone can be purchased via Realme or Flipkart.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Good features for basic users No USB-C in this era
Wired audio port No fast charging

POCO C3

The Poco C3 targets the same user metric as the Realme C20, but chips in with better performance at a slightly higher price. It features the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, along with two variants with either 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It has a 6.53-inch HD+ display, a 13MP triple rear camera setup, and a 5,000mAh battery.

Price in India

The Poco C3 costs Rs 7,499 for the 3GB variant, and Rs 8,499 for the 4GB variant.

Availability

The Poco C3 is available on Flipkart.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
No compromises made for basic buyers Slightly expensive in terms of specs
Decent camera for price microUSB port

Realme C21

Realme C21

The Realme C21 features the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, a 6.5-inch HD+ display, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, a 13MP triple rear camera, a 5MP front camera, a physical fingerprint sensor, a 5,000mAh battery with a 10W charger, and still a microUSB port for charging and connectivity.

Price in India

The Realme C21 costs Rs 7,999 for the 3GB variant, and Rs 8,999 for the 4GB variant.

Availability

The smartphone can be purchased via Realme and Flipkart.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Acceptable performance for its category microUSB port
Good battery life Bleak camera performance

Infinix Hot 10

The Infinix Hot 10 offers an interesting set of features for its price. It gets the Helio G70 SoC from MediaTek, a 6.78-inch HD+ display, 4GB or 64GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB storage, a 16MP quad rear camera setup, 8MP front camera with dual LED front flash and a 5,200mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Price in India

The Infinix Hot 10 is priced at Rs 9,499 for the 4GB variant, and Rs 10,999 for the 6GB variant.

Availability

The Infinix Hot 10 can be purchased on Flipkart.

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
Decent overall specs Older generation chipset
Good front camera Bulky build

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Lots of good options and I am confused between In Note 1 and Narzo 30A because of the Helio G85 chipset. Both look good.

  2. I think Realme Narzo 30A is the currently the best option in budget segment with a Helio G85 chipset and a powerful 6000mAh battery at the low cost.

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