Updated – 26/Oct/2017 – If you are planning to buy the latest best camera mobile in India, we have listed some of the lowest price best smartphones with exceptional camera quality below Rs. 10,000. Some of these phones come with a higher Megapixel camera and some with lower, though all of these offers good photography options.
We have kept most phones in the price range of 8k to 10k.
The image quality for all smartphone camera’s deteriorated with low light conditions. The images become more grainy and have more noise in artificial light. One more important thing to remember.
Higher Mega Pixel Count doesnot make a Camera Better .
I would suggest not to take higher Megapixel, as the only major factor while deciding on best camera mobile.
It is more important for the camera to render the captured image fast (a processor function), absorb more light using wider aperture lens, have fast autofocus system, to take great images.
Apple iPhone 6 still have an 8 MP camera but it captures great images, because of lens quality, higher aperture size and ability to process the absorbed light in the best possible way & to render the image fast. So it is not necessary that a 13 MP camera will take better images compared to an 8 MP camera.
7 Best Camera Smartphones Under Rs 10000 in India Worth Buying
8. Infocus M680
Infocus M680 gets you the best selfie camera in the Sub 10K price range with a 13 Megapixel front shooter. The phone is sleek looking and measures 7.25 mm in thickness with a body weight of 158 gram.
Infocus M680 comes with a 13 Megapixel front camera for taking selfies, but there is no front-facing flash. It also has a 13 Megapixel rear camera which comes with f/2.2 aperture and Samsung 3M2 lens. The camera can record Full HD videos and have the HDR mode to take better images.
The M680 is powered by the MediaTek Octa-Core processor MTK 6753 clocked at 1.3 GHz and also comes with 2 GB of Ram. The processor and ram configuration makes it a cool customer for multi-tasking and gaming.
The mobile has Dual Hybrid Sim support and 4G LTE connectivity in India. Infocus M680 comes with 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 64 GB using the micro-sd card.
The display is 5.5 inch in size and comes with Full HD resolution (1920*1080) pixels. The display is great for reading and watching videos with a high pixel density of 401 PPI.
The M680 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 along with Inlife UI. The battery capacity is 2600 mAH which is okay considering the thin size.
7. Micromax Yu Yureka Black
Micromax Yu Yureka Black is the recent addition to this list of great camera phones under Rs. 10,000 (it was launched in June 2017). The Yureka Black comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera with Dual Led Flash and a fast autofocus system. It has a Sony IMX258 sensor based rear camera which is a decent option to take images.
The front selfie camera comes with 8.0 Megapixel lens and there is also a dedicated front flash to improve the selfies in the low light conditions.
The Yu Black comes with 5 Inch Full HD Display with 2.5D curved glass and packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa Core processor.
The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and it comes with 32 GB of internal storage. Yureka Yu Black offers great specs for a price of Rs. 8,999.
Key Specs For Yu Black
- Display Size and Resolution – 5.0 Inch FHD Display with 443 PPi.
- Octa-Core Qualcomm SD 430 Clock Speed of 1.5 GHz.
- GPU – Adreno 505.
- Operating System – Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, can be upgraded to Nougat.
- RAM – 4 GB.
- Storage – Internal -32 GB, expandable up to 128 GB.
- Rear Camera – 13 MP primary camera with Flash and Autofocus.
- Front Camera – 8 Megapixel Selfie shooter.
- Thickness – 8.7 mm
- Weight – 150 grams
- Dual Sim support long with 4G VoLTE.
- Battery Size – 3000 mAh.
- Fingerprint sensor – Yes at the Front.
- Price Rs. 8,999 or $150.
6. Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
As the name suggests it uses the laser technology to get a sharper focus on the subject and offers good image quality. Asus launched the Zenfone 2 laser along with the Zenfone deluxe and Asus Zenfone Selfie back in August 2015.
The smartphone is available exclusively on Flipkart and is priced at Rs. 9,999. The Zenfone 2 laser comes with 13 MP pixel master f/2.0 aperture lens. It has Toshiba dual tone led flash, the video quality is quite stunning for the price range.
The phone has a 5 Megapixel wide angle front facing camera and is well suited to take some cool selfies. The laser Autofocus technology help in quick focus in less than 0.4 seconds.
The mobile is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and comes with 2 GB of Ram. The screen size is 5.5 inches and has HD resolution. The battery capacity is also ideal with 3000 mAH capacity.
The Zenfone 2 laser comes with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
5. Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro (New Addition)
Samsung has launched the Galaxy On7 Pro in the month of July 2016. The Samsung Galaxy On7 and On5 both offer good camera quality at an affordable price range.
The Samsung galaxy On7 Pro comes with a 13 megapixel Rear camera with Auto-focus and Led flash.
The camera can record Full HD videos and offers great features like – fast Autofocus, Beauty Face, Continuous Shot, Interval Shot, Panorama, One Touch Shoot and gesture support to take selfies.
The front camera is also a wide angle (120 degrees) 5-megapixel shooter. The phone is currently priced at Rs. 10,990.
The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 410 processor and comes with 2.0 GB RAM. The mobile runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 along with TouchWiz UI.
The screen size is 5.5 inches and with HD (1280*720) pixels resolution. The battery capacity is also decent with 3000 maH battery capacity.
The Samsung Galaxy On 7 Pro comes with latest OS Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the touch wiz UI. The On7 also comes with S-Bike Mode which offers worry-free driving experience.
4. Infocus M535
The Infocus M535 got launched in late 2015 and the phone comes with decent rear & front camera.
Price Rs. 9,999
The Infocus M535 boasts of a 13 MP rear and a 8 MP front camera that too in a very affordable Rs. 9999 price.
If you are looking for the best camera phone around 9K to 10K, you can consider this. The camera offers Dual Tone LED flash to make the colors look more natural in low light images.
The camera offers features like – continuous Shooting, Digital Zoom, Digital Image Stabilization, Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch Focus, Face Detection which is common in most good camera mobiles.
It comes with a decent Quad Core Mediatek 6735 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and is coupled with the 2 GB RAM, good for playing games and multitasking.
The Infocus M535 runs on Android Lollipop OS 5.1 along with the custom InLife UI 2.0. The Infocus M535 has an HD display 1280*720, with a 5.5 inches screen size. The display is good however, some smartphones also come with Full HD display in this price range.
The Battery life is just okay for the mobile with 2600 mAH battery capacity, you may not be able to squeeze all day on a single charge.
The internal storage is 16 GB, which can be further expanded to 64 GB via micro SD card slot.
The Infocus M535 comes with Dual Sim Support (hybrid Sim) and also supports 4G /3G /2G bands in India.
It is thin and lite weight, gorgeous looking metal unibody mobile, measures 7.25 mm in thickness and weighs 158 grams. The design language is a subtle representation of iPhone 6.
Overall a decent purchase if you are into clicking numerous selfies, and loading Mark Zuckerberg’s servers with tons of images.
3. Lenovo K6 Power
The Lenovo K6 Power is one of the top selling phones from Lenovo in Sub 10k price range and offers great specs for the price. The Lenovo K6 Power comes with a 13 Megapixel rear camera and also supports PDAF, autofocus and offers Dual Led Flash.
The front camera is also decent and comes with the Sony IMX219 sensor which is good for clicking selfies. It also comes with several features to enhance selfies. The Key highlight of the Lenovo K6 Power is the battery life (4000 mAH capacity battery). The battery can easily last all day with extensive usage.
Lenovo K6 Power Specifications
- Display: FHD Display with 5.0 Inch Screen Size. (Compact Phone).
- Processor: Powered By Qualcomm SD 430, Clock Speed of 1.4 GHz (Octa-Core).
- GPU – Adreno 506.
- Ram Size: comes with 3 GB Ram and 4 GB Ram versions.
- OS – Android Marshmallow, can be upgraded to Nougat.
- Storage: 32 GB storage, expandable memory with microSD
- Primary Camera – 13 MP rear sensor with PDAF and autofocus.
- Selfie Camera: 8 MP Selfie camera.
- Battery: 4,000 mAh non-removable.
- Dual Sim 4G VOLTE compliant.
- Weight: 145 g
- Thickness – 8.7 mm.
- Price Rs. 9,999 or Rs 10,999. ($150)
The K6 Power is an excellent battery phone which comes with a decent set of rear and front cameras. The phone is compact has an FHD 5.0 Inch display and is very easy to use.
2. Huawei Honor 5C
Huawei Honor 5C is one of the latest mobiles which is priced below Rs. 10,000 and offers excellent Front and Rear Camera Quality. It has a 5 MP Samsung/OV(Omni Vision) lens front camera with fixed focus, the camera is excellent and takes selfies with good clarity.
The Front camera is capable of recording 720P videos @ 30 FPS without staggering. You can easily do video chat using Skype or Google hangouts video call feature using 3G network.
Price Rs. 8,999 –Date: 30/July/2015
The Rear Camera is a 13 MP Auto Focus camera with HDR, LED flash, Geo-tagging, Face detection, and Panorama.
The rear camera has Sony Sensor (aperture Size f/2.0) with an ability to take good low light images and record Full HD Videos with 30 FPS. The image exposure and colors are good for the photographs taken using Huawei Honor 4C.
The Huawei Honor 4C is priced at Rs. 8,999 and exclusively available on Flipkart. Other Specs are also impressive, it has 5.0 inch HD (1280*720) resolution screen with 294 PPI.
The mobile runs on Android Nougat 7.0 and Emotion UI 5.0. HiSilicon Kirin 620 Octa-core processor is at the heart of Honor 4C along with 2 GB of Ram which makes excellent for multitasking and playing games.
The internal storage is 8 GB, expandable to 32 GB via Micro-SD card. The battery capacity is 2550 mAH which is adequate for the smartphone. Overall an excellent device with decent build quality and user experience, camera quality under Rs. 10,000.
1). Huawei Honor 6X
Honor 6X is a bit old now as Huawei has already launched the Honor 7X in China which comes with an improved pair of Dual cameras. Having said that, for the current price tag of close to Rs 12000 the Honor 6X is still a steal deal. The phone excellent Dual Rear camera setup, optimized battery and flawless display.
Huawei Honor 6X Technical Specifications
- Processor – Kirin 655 Octa-Core processor with clock speed of 2.1 GHz.
- GPU Used – Mali T830-MP2
- Internal Storage – 3 GB RAM and 32 GB Storage or 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage.
- Expandable up to 128 GB using the Hybrid Sim Slot.
- Display and Resolution – 5.5-inch FHD Display with 401 PPi.
- OS – Android Nougat with EMUI 5.1.
- Primary Rear Camera – 12 Megapixel. Secondary Rear camera – 2 MP.
- Selfie Camera – 8 MP, no dedicated front flash.
- Thickness – 8.2 mm; Weight – 162 grams
- Fingerprint sensor present at the back side.
- Dual Sim With 4G support.
- Battery Capacity – 3340 mAH battery with support for fast charging.
- Price Rs. 10,999 or $165.
Aforesaid, the phone has a Dual Rear camera with a 12 MP sensor and a 2 MP sensor. The rear camera comes with a 6P lens and has a large 1.25um pixel sensor. You can click images with Bokeh effect using the Dual rear cameras something similar to the Xiaomi Mi A1.
Furthermore, there’s a 8MP front-facing camera to take care of the selfies and video calls.
The Honor 6X is powered by the Hi-Silicon Kirin 655 processor (made by Huawei) clocked at 2.1 GHz and comes with 32 GB of storage as well as 3 GB Ram.
There are many good smartphones in this list which come with the decent camera (rear and front). But at the end it is your choice, what you wish to have in your next mobile, besides a good camera.
Some readers may want a branded mobiles like the Samsung On7 Pro while others may want a good selfie camera like the Infocus M680 or the Asus Zenfone 2 Laser.
I think the best way of picking the right phone is first to write down what specs and feature you want in your smartphone and then choose the right device.
If you still need any guidance or have some thoughts to share please share in comments below.