In terms of features and specifications, expensive smartphones tend to be more interesting, but the real demand comes from the budget segment. Now that mobile data is more affordable, more Indians can afford smartphones. Affordable smartphones have all the features you’d expect on more expensive devices, such as excellent cameras, fingerprint sensors, and 4G connectivity. Here is a list of top affordable smartphones – priced under Rs. 10,000 – that you can buy right now.
The Realme 3 is an interesting new launch, but some of the best options on the market. Asus, Nokia, Honor, Lenovo, and Infinix, to name a few, top our list of the best devices you can purchase today for under Rs. 10,000. We have limited this list to smartphones between Rs. 7,000 and Rs. 10,000 that we have reviewed for SV Tech World
We’ve picked our favorite phones under Rs. 10,000 below.
Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A has a dual design with diagonal lines on the bottom third, and a plain upper third. Furthermore, you’ll find a well-positioned and easily accessible fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone. Additionally, the volume and power buttons are strategically placed on the side.
Realme Narzo 30A features a 6.5-inch display with a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. The SIM tray is located on the left side of the frame, along with two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated slot for expanding the storage. The Narzo 30A weighs 207g and has a large 6,000mAh battery.
In addition, Realme Narzo 30A comes with an 18W charger. The device is available in two color options: Laser Black and Laser Blue. Depending on which variant you choose, you’ll get either 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. In each case, the storage capacity is 32GB or 64GB. MicroSD cards can expand storage space up to 256GB.
The Narzo 30A should not disappoint you if this is your typical usage pattern. The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner was quick at authentication, and face recognition too did not need more than a single attempt to unlock the smartphone. An unspecified number of megapixels is available on the Realme Narzo 30A’s main camera. For selfies, an 8-megapixel camera is available on the front. In most shooting conditions, the rear camera performance was average, but the phone produced decent selfies.
Moto E7 Plus
Moto E7 Plus combines good hardware with clean software in an affordable smartphone, part of the Motorola E series. With its 6.5-inch display, Moto E7 Plus contains a selfie camera in a small dewdrop notch. With its 20:9 aspect ratio, it has a tall display.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC powers the Motorola Moto E7 Plus. . The processor consists of eight cores and the RAM is 4GB. The storage capacity is 64GB. In addition to a 48-megapixel primary sensor, the Moto E7 Plus has a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In daylight, the camera performs well, but in low light, it is average. In low light, the dedicated light mode performs much better.
Micro-USB port and 5,000mAh battery are included in the Moto E7 Plus. As a result, it does not support fast charging, and comes with a 10W charger that takes a long time to charge the phone. On the phone, Motorola ships Android 10 with its My UX UI. This UI has just a few useful features and is very minimalistic. The user experience is improved because there are no preloaded apps.
Realme Narzo 10A
A major update to the Realme C3 on the Narzo 10a is not a bad thing at all since the C3 has performed extremely well in our tests. There’s a fingerprint sensor in the Narzo 10a, which solves one of our biggest complaints about the C3, as well as a macro camera on the back whose use is mostly whimsical rather than practical. Even with today’s heavy games, you can get a decent gaming experience thanks to the MediaTek Helio G70 processor. Low light causes the quality of the cameras to dip a lot. Despite casual usage, we were able to get two full days of battery life from one charge. Symbolizing the brand’s individuality, the Realme logo is embroidered across the back of this phone in two different shades of white and blue. The configuration available is the 3GB/32GB configuration.
Sunrise design is featured on the Realme C3 smartphone from Realme. Frozen Blue and Blazing Red are the two colors available. There is a large 6.5-inch display with a 20:9 ratio on this smartphone. This smartphone features a 5,000mAh battery which is one of its highlights. As a result, it is quite heavy at 195g.
Mediatek Helio G70 is at the heart of the Realme C3, which comes in two variants. Both variants come with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage; however, the base model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. This dual-sim phone supports both 4G and VoLTE. Based on Android 10, it runs the Realme UI 1.0.
There are two cameras on the back: a 12-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. However, it could benefit from improvements in low-light.
Budget smartphones rarely make waves, and the Realme C25 is no exception. This one has a chubby, yet sturdy plastic unibody. There are some trade-offs with every budget smartphone. Despite the new processor, the Realme C25 does not have a wide-angle camera like the Realme C15, which belies the C25’s gains in processing power. However, most smartphones in this segment already offer good battery life. The performance of the camera is passable and appears adequate for a phone designed for those who want to run apps and do day-to-day tasks. In sum, the Realme C25 is a good choice for budget-conscious consumers who care mostly about battery life.
Motorola Moto G10 Power
Moto’s G10 Power smartphone comes with a big battery and is priced close to Rs. 10,000. The diagonal 3D texture on the back certainly makes it look better than the Moto E7 Plus. Alternatively, the HD+ display looks cheap, with jagged edges on icons and slight bands of colors in some gradients in photos.
Snapdragon 460, which is neither the fastest nor the most powerful SoC in this segment, powers the Moto G10 Power. The Motorola Android experience has been excellent for years, and it’s still the same. Due to the underpowered SoC, you’ll have to be patient when opening the system menus or switching between apps. It remains charged for two full days with the 6,000mAh battery, and this is with arduous usage.
As the other cameras aren’t quite as good as the 48-megapixel primary camera, you’ll want to use it most of the time. HDR, details, and colors were decent in daylight shots. Details are much softer on the main camera in low light. Even though night mode fixes exposure, it doesn’t improve detail much.
Its battery life is better and its charging time is quicker than that of the Moto E7 Plus. Alternatively, you can get the Moto G30 (Review) or the Narzo 30A if you need better gaming or system performance at this price level.
XIAOMI REDMI 9 PRIME 64GB
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime, which comes with the capable MediaTek Helio G80 SoC and 4GB of RAM, is a good value for money smartphone under ten thousand dollars. In the under 10K price range, it is one of the few phones capable of handling high-intensity gaming without too much deterioration of the graphics.
Its large 5,020mAh battery and Full-HD+ display make it an interesting budgetary offer. Although it is slightly heavy at 198g, the phone’s body is curved on the sides, making it easier to hold and grip. It comes with a well-positioned fingerprint sensor at the back. It comes in 64GB and 128GB storage options.
The former is available for less than 10K. As is typical of Xiaomi devices that run MIUI, the phone runs MIUI on top of Android and comes with a fair amount of bloatware. The Helio G80 SoC does decently well, the device scored a decent 197012 on AnTuTu and it runs games such as COD adequately well for the price.
The battery life is pretty great as well, however, the provided 10W charger makes for some veryThe phone supports 18W Fast Charging, but you will need to purchase it separately.