Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 is now the best smartphone to buy under Rs 10,000. In terms of performance, the Snapdragon 625-powered device outperforms almost all devices in its price range. It also has very reliable battery life, comes with an all-metal construction, along with a fingerprint sensor at the back. Overall, it offers the best performance and battery life among mobile phones below Rs. 10,000 in India.
Xiaomi Redmi 4
While the Redmi Note 4 is the best phone under Rs. 10,000, the next spot in this list is also taken by another Xiaomi phone, the Redmi 4. This Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 powered device may not be as powerful as the Redmi Note 4, but it still offers dependable performance. However, it’s main feature is the long lasting battery life. The device features a 4100mAh battery, which not only matches older Redmi 3S Prime but beats every other phone by a large margin in its price category. Fingerprint scanner comes as an added bonus.
Micromax Canvas Infinity
If you are looking for the best looking phone under 10000, then you should get the Canvas Infinity from Micromax. Micromax has managed to offer an LG Q6 like display in an more affordable form factor and offering better overall performance. In the addition both the front and rear cameras on the phone are one of the best we have seen in the category.
Yu Yureka Black
The Yu Yureka Black combines the tried and tested power of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and premium looking design, offering one of the best phones in the budget category. The phone is only available in black colour and is made primarily out of metal. You get 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage on-board, which should be enough for all kinds of users.
Lenovo K6 Power
The Lenovo K6 Power is a close competitor to the Redmi 4. Following the same recipe as the Redmi 3s Prime, the K6 Power also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which can be extended further via a microSD card. However, the 5-inch phone packs a 1080p display, and a good 13MP rear camera.
Moto E4 Plus
The Moto E4 Plus brings the same tried and tested formulae of a large battery life and adequate battery life to the table. Moto claims that the large 5000mAh battery, allows for multiple days of usage on a single charge. The 13MP rear camera on the phone also seems really promising.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A
The Xiaomi Redmi 4A is essentially a toned down version of the Redmi 4A. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, it is not as powerful as other Redmi phones, but it can hold its own. If your budget can’t go beyond 6K, this is the phone to buy. It compromises on a smaller 16GB storage and has 2GB of RAM. However, if you are looking for a good battery life on tight budget, this is quite good.
The humble Moto G4 reserves its spot in this list for its best in class software support and best in class optimization. Even though the phone uses yesteryear’s Snapdragon 617 SoC, thanks to Motorola optimization, the phone performs better than most of the phones out there. The Moto G Turbo boasts a good display and has a decent camera as well. However, the best part of the phone is its UI which is clean and almost unadulterated Android.
The Meizu M5 is not particularly a phone we would recommend right away, but the fact of the matter is, it is a good option if you can’t buy the Xiaomi phones coming earlier in this list. The phone stays true to the simple design we have seen on previous Meizu devices and even with a plastic shell, the build quality is quite good. The performance is as good as the Xiaomi Redmi 4A, although the camera is a little inconsistent across various light conditions. It comes with a fingerprint sensor and the 3070 mAh battery should last most users at least a day.
Moto G4 Play
The iconic budget moto in its budget avater is not the best performer considering the competition, although it is still a good buy. The phone relies on a tried and tested Snapdragon 410 SoC, which is paired with 2GB of RAM and can handle day to day tasks with ease. It is well built and is one of the most ergonomic device among its peers. The phone also provides a decent battery life and the phone lasts a day.