Best smartphones under Rs 10,000: Redmi Note 5, Oppo Realme 1 to Moto G5s, here are the top 10

Aug 02, 2018, 05:54 PM IST

Smartphone market in India has witnessed a double-digit growth at the end of second quarter, expressing that consumers have picked up new devices in big numbers. The smartphone market registered 18 percent y-o-y growth after a flat growth in the first quarter, said a BGR report, citing Counterpoint Research. South Korean firm Samsung also regained leadership from Xiaomi, but the latter saw triple-digit growth in its shipments. The research has also stated that increased shipments mainly belonged to the sub-Rs 10,000 price segment. If you are looking for a smartphone under Rs 10,000 price segment, here are 10 smart devices that you can go for.


1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Launched in early 2018, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is one of the best selling smartphones in this price segment. Xiaomi claims to have sold over 5 million units of the device since its launch. The Redmi Note 5 builds on the success of Redmi Note 4 with a larger display and support for taller aspect ratio. Image source: website


2. Xiaomi Redmi Y2: If you want a selfie-centric smartphone and dual camera module, this Xiaomi phone can be a better option. Updated version of last year’s Redmi Y1, the device comes with thin bezel design and an improved selfie camera. It also boasts of a 5.99-inch HD+ display and is powered by the same Snapdragon 625 SoC found under the hood of Redmi Note 5. This smartphone comes with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and option for 32Gb or 64GB of internal storage. There is a dual-camera setup at the rear comprising 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors and a 16-megapixel front shooter. The smartphone is backed by a 3,080mAh battery and it runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Image source: official website


3. Oppo Realme 1: If you want premium design without shelling a lot of money, Oppo Realme 1 will be the right choice. This phone is all about design with premium metal casing and a diamond-finish back that screams premium right out of the box. The smartphone, priced at Rs 8,999, comes with a 6-inch display, MediaTek Helio processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. Featuring a single 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera, it lacks a fingerprint sensor, runs Android Oreo and packs a 3,410mAh battery. Image source: official website


4. Honor 7A: Honor has emerged as a formidable challenge to Xiaomi in India. Under Rs 10,000 segment, the tech firm offers Honor 7A and Honor 7C. The Honor 7A is priced at Rs 8,999 and comes with a 5.7-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The smartphone has 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front camera. The smartphone runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. Image source: official website 


5. Infinix Hot 6 Pro: S sub-brand of Transsion Holdings, Infinix is emerging as a strong contender in the online smartphone segment. Launched recently with a price tag of Rs 7,999, the new Infinix Hot 6 proffers the right mix of features and specifications to compete against Xiaomi and Honor. Featuring a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio, this device can be configured with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB storage along with Snapdragon 425 chipset. This phone offers dual-camera setup at the rear with 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors, and a 5-megapixel front camera. It has a 4,000mAh battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo with its own software called XOS Hummingbird. Image source: official website


6. Xiaomi Redmi 5: This is another smartphone that offers great value. Starting at modest price of Rs 7,999, it features a 5.7-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 450 CPU, 2GB or 3GB or 4GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB internal storage. It has a 12-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera, and runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat and is upgradeable to Android Oreo. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 3,300mAh battery. Image source: official website


7. Honor 7C: Priced a bit higher than Honor 7A, Honor 7C comes with a price tag of Rs 9,999. The smartphone offers 5.99-inch HD+ display, upto 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, and is powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo, and boasts of a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual-camera setup at the back and an 8-megapixel camera at the front. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Image source: official website


8. Moto G5s: Motorola's Moto G5S still seems to have a value for purchase. It has a 5.2-inch Full-HD display, Snapdragon 430 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage. Offering a 16-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, the Motorola smartphone runs Android Oreo and packs a 3,000mAh battery. Image source: official website


9. Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro: Although Samsung is not able to match Chinese smartphone makers in terms of price, products of the South Korean firm offer value and are popular in the offline retail segment. The Galaxy J3 Pro is one of the best selling smartphones priced at Rs 6,490. Featuring a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 410 chipset, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, the smartphone has an 8-megapixel camera at the back and a 5-megapixel camera at the front. There is WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE for connectivity and is backed by a 2,600mAh battery. Image source: paytm website


10. 10.or G: This is a smartphone crafted especially for Amazon India, with a price tag of Rs 7,699. It has a 5.5-inch Ful- HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Boasting of dual 13-megapixel rear-camera setup and a 16-megapixel front shooter, the smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and is priced at Rs 9,699 for the premium model. Image source: official website