10 Best Android Mobiles Below Rs 10000 India – 2020 Edition

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Top 10 Mobiles Under Rs 10000 In India (2020)

It is 2020, and we have plenty of good smartphones in the sub 10K price range. Let’s make a comparison of top mobiles and help you choose the best mobile-based on your needs and budget.

Buying Advice – I think you should look for latest OS (Android Nougat), good Qualcomm Processor, 3000 mAH Battery and 4G Volte support. Also, can look for features like a better selfie camera (8 MP) and a fingerprint scanner and 3 GB RAM in this budget.

Most of these smartphones are best sellers on websites like Flipkart and Amazon.  Let’s get started with a popular phone from Indian brand Micromax.

ASUS MAX PRO M2

Asus has launched the new Zenfone Max Pro M2 in India in 2019. The phone comes with incredible specs for the price and is available only on Flipkart. It is slightly over our budget of 10k and costs Rs. 11,999 but a worthy purchase if you are looking for a great phone.

Asus Zenfone Max PRO M2

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 offers fast performance as it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Processor and the Adreno 512 GPU. Also, there is a massive 5000 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day.

Also, the Dual rear cameras on the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 can click decent pictures even in the portrait mode. You can read more about the Zenfone Max Pro and can even check the camera samples.

Flipkart Rating 4.3/5 based on 10,857 reviews.

SPECS – ZENFONE MAX PRO M2

Specs Zenfone Max PRO
DesignMetallic
Display6.26-inch FHD+ Display (2280*1080 pixels)
ProcessorSnapdragon 660 Octa-Core, 2.2 GHz
RAM 3 GB – 6 GB Ram
Storage32 GB/ 64GB GB Internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo Stock
Rear Camera12 MP + 5 MP Camera, f/1.8 aperture. PD-AF
Front Camera13 MP with Beauty Mode
Battery Capacity5000 mAH
Fast Charging SupportNo
PortMicro-USB
Bluetoothversion 4.2
Face UnlockingYes
Fingerprint ScannerRear Facing
Thickness8.5 mm
Weight175 grams
PriceRs. 11,999, Rs 13,999

PROS – 6.26 Inch FHD+ Display, Fast SD 660 Processor. Massive 5000 mAH Battery.

CONS – No Fast charging.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is the latest mobile from Xiaomi that offers excellent specs and performance under Rs. 10,000 price range. It is one of the most affordable Android handsets in the market.

 

Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-8-Image
Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-8-Image

 

The mobile is available in two variants and is available for purchase for a price of Rs. 10.499 for the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage model and for a price for 12,999 you can get the 6 GB and 128 GB storage.

Redmi Note 8 has a 6.3 -inch IPS LCD screen with HD (1080×2340) resolution at 409 PPI pixel density. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection is used by the company.

The device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Quad-core chipset along with the Adreno 610 GPU. Whereas, it gets power from a 4000 mAh non-removable battery good enough to last a day quite easily.

For imaging, there is a 48 MP (f/1.8) + 8MP(f/2.2) +2MP (f/2.4) +2MP (f/2.4) depth sensor with PDAF and LED flash. On the front, there is a 13 MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie with the MIUI 11 skin on top of it.

Flipkart Rating 4.4/5 based on 1,22,609 reviews.

SPECS – XIAOMI REDMI Note 8

Specs Redmi note8
DesignPlastic
Display6.3-inch HD Display (1080*2340)
ProcessorSnapdragon 665 Quad-Core, 2.0 GHz
RAM 3-6 GB RAM
Storage64 Gb/128GB Internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB
OSAndroid 9.0 (pie)
Rear Camera48 MP Camera, f/1.8 + 8 MP(f/2.2) + 2 MP(f/2.4)+ 2 MP(f/2.4) aperture. PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera13 MP with f/2.0 aperture
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging Support18W
PortUSB Type C
Bluetoothversion 4.2
Face UnlockingNo
Fingerprint ScannerYes, Rear
Thickness8.4 mm
Weight190 grams
PriceRs10, 499

PROS – Value for money, 4000 mAh battery, fast charging, Good camera quality, FHD+ display.

CONS – Not really at this price point.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Excellent Dual Camera phone – The Redmi Note 6 Pro is now available for Rs. 10,999 after a price cut of Rs. 3000. You get 6 GB Ram and 64 GB storage for the budget price.

The most notable feature of the Note 6 Pro is it’s dual rear camera setup (12 MP + 5MP) that comes with a slightly improved set of cameras than the RN5 Pro.

Importantly, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with an F1.9 aperture lens for better low light imaging in comparison to f/2.2 on the predecessor.

Also, at the front, the phone has Dual Cameras (20 MP + 2MP ), which helps you click better selfies with background blur.

The second key highlight of the device is that it runs on MIUI 10 and the latest Android Oreo 8.1 OS.

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The Note 6 Pro comes with an impressive 6.26 Inch Display and has FHD+ resolution. The phone has a powerful SD 636 Processor, ideal for gaming and offers a large 4000 mAH capacity battery with fast charging support.

It is a robustly built (metallic) all-rounder around 10k.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

  • Design – Metallic Design, Robust Build.
  • Display Size and Type – 6.3 Inches Full HD+, with a notch (2280*1080) with 401 PPI, 2.5 D Glass.
  • Performance – 64 Bit Octa-Core Snapdragon 636, Adreno 512, 4/6 GB DDR4RAM
  • Operating System – Android Oreo 8.1 with MIUI 10.
  • Camera – Dual 12 MP Camera at the Back and 5 MP selfie camera. EIS, AI, Portraits.
  • Battery Life – 4000 mAH capacity battery. Fast Charging Support.
  • Storage – 64 GB internal Storage, support up to 256 GB micro-SD (Hybrid).
  • Connectivity – Dual Sim With 4G  Support, Micro-USB Port
  • Face and Fingerprint Unlock – Yes

Pros – Great Dual camera setup, Fast Performance. Cons – Not really at the price.

Samsung Galaxy A20

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Samsung Galaxy A20 was launched in India in April 2019. It is the successor of the high-selling Samsung Galaxy J7.

The phone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage at a price of Rs.10,990. It features a large 6.4 inches SAMOLED 19.5:9 display with a Full HD+ (720 x 1560 pixels) resolution at a pixel density of 268 PPI. Also, there is Corning Gorilla Glass3 for protection.

Samsung-Galaxy-A20

For photography, the mobile has a 13 MP (f/1.9) + 5MP (f/2.2) dual rear camera with PDAF and LED flash. Additionally, there is an 8 MP front camera for taking selfies.

The Samsung A20 gets power from a capable Exynos 7884 Octa-core processor along with a Mali-G71 MP2 GPU for handling graphics.

The mobile boots Android 9.0 (Pie) and is fuelled by a massive 4000 mAh non-removable battery which comes with 15W fast charging support.

Flipkart Rating 4.3/5 based on 14,899 reviews.

SPECS – Samsung a20

Specs Samsung Galaxy A20
DesignGlass front with plastic frame and ends
Display6.4-inch Full HD+ Display (720×1560), 19.5:9 ratio, 268 PPI
ProcessorExynos 7884 Octa-Core, 1.6 GHz
RAM3GB RAM
Storage32GB Internal storage, expandable up to 512 GB
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera13 MP (f/1.9)+ 5MP (f/2.2) dual camera. AF, LED flash
Front Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes
PortUSB 2.0 Micro-USB
Bluetoothversion 5.0
Face UnlockingYes
Fingerprint ScannerYes, Rear
Thickness7.8 mm
Weight169 grams
PriceRs. 10.990

PROS – Capable dual cameras, excellent SAMOLED display, great battery life.

CONS – 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage only and Average performance.

Realme 5i

Oppo launched Realme 5i in India in Jan 2020. The device comes in 2 variants and is available for purchase at a price of Rs. 8,999,  and Rs. 9,999 for 4 GB + 164 GB and 4 GB + 128GB internal storage variants respectively.

Realme-5-Pro

Oppo Realme 5i comes with a huge 6.52-inch IPS LCD screen with FHD+ 720*1600) 20:9 display with a pixel density of 269 PPI.

Powering the phone is a Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665  Octa-core processor coupled with an Adreno 610  for graphics.

For imaging, there is a quad-lens 12 MP (f/1.8) +8MP (f/2.3) + 2MP (f/2.4) + 2MP(f/2.4) camera that comes with PDAF and LED flash. For taking selfies, there is an 8-megapixel front selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Realme 5i runs on Android 89.0 Pie out of the box with ColorOS 6.0 skin on top of it. Additionally, the device packs a 5000 mAh non-removable battery which easily lasts around a day even with heavy usage.

Notably, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the phone, and it also comes with a face unlocking mechanism.

Flipkart Rating 4.4/5 based on 8192 reviews.

SPECS – OPPO REALME5I

Specs Realme 5i
DesignFiberglass
Display6.52-inch Full HD+ Display (720*1600), 20:9 ratio, 269 PPI
ProcessorQualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665  Octa-core, 2.0GHz
RAM3GB / 4GB RAM
Storage32GB/ 64GB Internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear Camera(12+8+2+2) MP Camera. PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportNo
PortMicro-USB
Bluetoothversion 5.0
Face UnlockingYes
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Thickness9.3 mm
Weight195 grams
PriceRs. 9848 onwards

PROS – Excellent design, large display, Fast SD665 processor, Quad camera setup from audio jack and updated MicroUSB2.0

CONS – little uncomfortable to hold, no FHD+, No Fast charging

Oppo A7

Oppo A7 was launched in India in Nov 2018. It is one of the cheapest dual-camera Android phones currently. The phone comes in 3 GB RAM + 64 GB and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage variants and is priced at Rs. 8,990 and Rs. 9,990 respectively.

Oppo-A7

Oppo A7 features a 6.2-inch IPC LCD FullView display with an HD+ (720 x 1520) resolution at a pixel density of 271 PPI. Also, its screen has a modern 19:9 aspect ratio.

For clicking photos, there is a dual 13 MP + 2 MP rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture value and comes with AF and LED flash. For selfies, the phone has a 16 MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. Moreover, the phone comes with a face unlocking feature for unlocking it quickly.

The mobile gets power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core chipset along with Adreno 506 for assuring smooth graphics performance.

Oppo A7 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top it. Also, it packs anon-removable 4230 mAh Li-ion battery.

Amazon Rating 4.5 based on 12,030 ratings.

SPECS – Oppo A7

Specs Oppo A7
DesignPlastic body
Display6.2-inch HD+ Display (720*1520 pixels), 19:9 ratio, 271 PPI
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core, 1.8 GHz
RAM3GB / 4GB RAM
Storage32GB/ 64GB Internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Rear CameraDual 13 MP + 2 MP Camera, f/2.2 aperture. PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera16 MP (f/2.0)
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
Fast Charging SupportNo
PortMicro-USB2.0
Bluetoothversion 4.2
Face UnlockingYes
Fingerprint ScannerYes, Rear
Thickness8.1 mm
Weight168 grams
PriceRs. 8,990, Rs. 9,990

PROS – Dual camera setup, large screen, good battery.

CONS – Only HD Display, No fast charging, spam.

Oppo A31

Oppo A31 was launched in India in Feb 2020. It will be available on Flipkart and other sites for a price of Rs. 11,490.

It has 4GB of RAM and 64 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 256 GB.

Oppo A31

The mobile comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ (720*1600 pixels) resolution at 270 PPI pixel density.

The phone carries a dual 12 MP(f/1.8) + 2 MP (f/2.4) + 2MP (f/2.4) rear camera and LED flash for taking photos. Also, it has an 8 MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The mobile will compete with the other dual-camera phones in the price segment.

Oppo A31 houses a Mediatek MT6765V/CB Helio P35  Octa-core chipset coupled with PowerVR GE8320 GPU to handle graphics and gaming. Additionally, the mobile packs a non-removable 4230 mAh battery.

Its Flipkart rating is 4.9/5 based on just 10 ratings yet.

SPECS – Oppo A31

Specs Oppo A31
DesignPlastic body
Display6.5-inch HD+ Display (720*1600 pixels), 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
ProcessorMediatek MT6765V/CB Helio P35  Octa-core, 2.3GHz
RAM3 GB RAM
Storage64/128GB internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear CameraTriple 12 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Camera, f/2.2 aperture. PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera8 MP (f/2.0)
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
Fast Charging SupportNo
PortMicro-USB2.0
Bluetoothversion 5
Face UnlockingYes
Fingerprint ScannerYes, Rear
Thickness8.3 mm
Weight180 grams
PriceRs. 11,490.

PROS – Display, rear camera setup, face unlocking.

CONS – Fast charging, water/dust resistance, average processor.

Vivo Y12

Vivo Y12 was launched in India in June 2019. It is available on Flipkart and other sites at a price of Rs. 9,990 for 3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage models. The phone features a glass-plastic design and comes with a fingerprint scanner located at the backside.

Vivo Y12 Image
Vivo Y12

The device comes with a 6.35-inch IPS LCD HD+ (720 x 1544  pixels) display with a pixel density of 268 PPI and a 19.3:9 aspect ratio.

For photography, it comes equipped with a triple-camera. There is a 13 MP(f/2.2) + 8MP(f/2.2) +2 MP (f/2.4) rear camera that comes with PDAF and an LED flash and an 8MP(f/2.2) front selfie camera.

Powering the phone is a Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core chipset, coupled with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU for enhanced gaming and graphics performance. Also, the mobile packs a non-removable 5000 mAh battery to make sure that it lasts a whole day on a single charge.

Flipkart Rating 4.4/5 based on 6711 ratings.

SPECS – Vivo y12

Specs Vivo Y12
DesignGlass-plastic body
Display6.35-inch HD+ Display (720 x 1544 pixels), 18:9 ratio, 268 PPI
ProcessorMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-core
RAM3/4 GB RAM
Storage32/64 GB Internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Rear CameraTriple 13 MP + 8MP +2 MP Camera, f/2.2 aperture. PDAF, LED flash
Front Camera8 MP selfie camera
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportNo
PortMicro-USB
Bluetoothversion 5
Face UnlockingYes,
Fingerprint ScannerYes, Rear
Thickness8.9 mm
Weight190 grams
PriceRs.10,490

PROS – Dual camera setup, large screen, OS, Massive battery and memory.

CONS – No fast charging.

Samsung M20

Samsung M20 was launched in India in Feb 2019. It has a plastic build.

The mobile comes with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage and is available for purchase at a price of Rs. 10,499 and 11,999 from Flipkart and Amazon apart from Samsung store itself.

Samsung-M10-Images

The device features a 6.3 inches PLS TFT display with an HD (1080 x 2340 pixels) resolution and a pixel density of 409 PPI.

Powering the phone is an Exynos 7904 Octa-core processor along with Mali-G71 MP2 GPU. The Samsung M20 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and gets fuel from a 5000 mAh battery.

Talking about its camera, the mobile has a dual-lens 13 MP (f/1.9) + 5MP(f/2.2) rear camera that comes with PDAF, face detection, HDR and LED flash. Also, its secondary camera is an 8 MP (f/2.0) selfie shooter.

It is not a highly rated device on the websites where it is available to purchase.

SPECS – GALAXY M20

Specs Galaxy M20
DesignPlastic body
Display6.3-inch HD Display (1080 x 2340), 409 PPI
ProcessorExynos 7904 Octa-core, 1.8GHz
RAM3/4 GB RAM
Storage32/64 GB Internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Rear Camera13 MP Camera, f/1.9 + 5MP, f/2.2 aperture  PDAF, panorama, HDR, LED flash
Front Camera8 MP (f/2.0) with HDR
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes
PortMicro-USB
Bluetoothversion 5
Face UnlockingNo
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Thickness8.8 mm
Weight186 grams
PriceRs.11,447

PROS – Massive Battery, Design, Android Oreo, Fast charging.

CONS –   No notification Light, Average Selfie camera, Not suitable for heavy gaming.

Samsung A10s 3/32 GB

Samsung A10s 3/32 GB comes with a premium glossy finish and is available for purchase from Flipkart and is priced at Rs. 9,499 for 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage model. Its internal storage is expandable up to 512 GB.

The phone comes equipped with a 6.2-inch PLS TFT  HD+, Infinity-V display. It has a dual 13 MP(f/1.8) + 2MP(f/2.4) rear camera which comes with an LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera.

Samsung-A10s
Samsung-A10s

A MediaTek MT6762 Processor Octa-core processor powers the mobile along with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU to ensure the graphics performance. The biggest highlight of this phone is its massive 4000 mAh battery.

The phone boots Android 9 Pie out of the box. Additionally, it comes with a rear fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device.

4000 mAh is more than sufficient for a phone with such specs and will offer enough juice on a single charge even for hard-core users.

Flipkart Rating 4.3/5 based on 43832 ratings.

SPECS – Samsung A10s

Specs Samsung A10s
DesignPlastic body
Display6.2-inch HD+ PLS TFT Display
ProcessorMediatek MT6762 Helio P22  processor
RAM3GB RAM
Storage32GB Internal storage, expandable up to 512 GB
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera13 MP + 2 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash
Front Camera8 MP selfie camera
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportNo
PortMicro-USB2.0
Bluetoothversion 4.2
Face UnlockingYes
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Thickness7.8 mm
Weight168 grams
PriceRs.8,499

PROS – OS, Huge 4000 mAh battery, large display.

CONS – Plastic body, average camera, No fast charging.

 Oppo A3s

Oppo A3s is sold on Flipkart, Amazon, etc and comes in 2-4 GB RAM +16/ 32/64 GB internal storage and costs Rs. 8000, Rs 7,999 and Rs. 15,000 respectively.

Oppo-A3s
Oppo-A3s

The phone has a plastic body and features a 6.2-inch HD+ (720 x 1520) IPS LCD display and comes with Gorilla Glass 3 Protection.

Talking about its camera department, it has a 13 MP(f/2.2) + 2 MP(f/2.4) dual rear camera that with LED flash and a 8 MP(f/2.2) front camera.

Powering the phone is  Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU. A massive 4230 mAh battery is there to fuel the device. Also, the mobile runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) based on ColorOS 5.1.

Amazon Rating 4.3/5 based on 24,339 ratings.

SPECS – Oppo a3s

Specs Oppo A3s
DesignPlastic body
Display6.2-inch  HD+ IPS LCD Display, Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 450  Octa-core processor
RAM2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM
Storage16/32GB/ 64GB Internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Rear Camera13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera with LED flash
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity4230 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes
PortMicro-USB2.0
Bluetoothversion 4.2
Face UnlockingYes
Fingerprint ScannerNo
Thickness8.2 mm
Weight168 grams
PriceRs.6,990- Rs.9,990

PROS – Excellent processor, Huge 4230 mAh battery, OS, Face unlock.

CONS – Average resolution, Missing fingerprint sensor.

Note on buying 4G LTE and VOLTE smartphones.

For Non-VOLTE supported phones, you will have to download the Join JIO App from the Android play store which works as an independent dialer.

You will have to use this App to make calls, in my experience it is not the best solution if you are buying a phone for JIO Sim make sure that the phone has VOLTE.

Most LTE phones have got an update from manufacturers to enable VOLTE in India but can check before buying.

Conclusion

The smartphones are evolving and getting better and cheaper every day. Brands like Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo and Realme offering quality offerings at a budget price.

Note – There are no 5G smartphones under 10k available as of now but we can expect some 5G phones to launch by the end of 2020.

Written By – Harpreet Kaur

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170 COMMENTS

  1. Thanx a lot for a very well written and presented article Kanuj. It would be nice to see a post on Android Go powered smartphones as well. Lava Z50 and Nokia 1 2018 have already been launched and I guess Britzo also unveiled a mobile in this segment. Plus, there are talks about Android Go mobiles in the pipeline by Meizu, Samsung, Huawei and several other companies. This may heat up the competition in the lower end of the smartphone market.

    • Thanks, Dinesh, Sure I wrote a post on the Android Go Smartphones and How they are important – https://candytech.in/android-go-smartphones/ – I have added this to my do list will do more research and add up the latest Android Go Phones. Also, haven’t heard of the Britzo brand before will check that out too …

  2. Hello i m very confused in redmi 4 and moto e4 plus which should i buy ?
    By virtual i can configure pls help me in regarding this
    i want to have following in my phone
    1) good build quality (in case fall down)
    2) sun readability (screen should appear in sunlight)
    3) max video playback time

  3. Pls suggest Best phone under 13000 Rs in india for FATHER (Age 70 Plus) and MOTHER. Good Battery life at least 3000, Good Loudspeaker, At least 32 GB, HEARING Issue, Screen Size 5’2 or less , Good Camera pls help
    shall i buy Panasonic Eluga Ray Max Flipkart, price Rs. 10,499 or Xiaomi Redmi 4 or Yu Yureka Black or WHICH ONE TO BUY ??.

    Pls ans ASAP
    sorry we removed your email so you dont get email from other readers

  4. Probably missing out on the Redmi 4 3GB variant priced at 8999 on a list of top 20 phones under 10k is a gross omission. Don’t u think so?

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