This price range is the most competitive price range and every company tries to put its budget-oriented smartphone in this price range. Under this budget, you can get all the necessary feature, but no high-end specs. Different people have different requirements, and with this tight budget, you will surely not going to get a perfect smartphone. So you will have to pick as per your requirement that which one suits you best.
The user’s opinions play an important role in decision-making. In this post, we have included phones between ₹7000 to ₹10000. In case you have a further lower budget then see our post on Best Android Phones Under ₹7000.
The purpose of this post is not just to describe a phone’s specs. It’s rather pointless to compare the specs only, we will look at how the phone perform in the real world, whats good and whats bad about a particular phone. We will also see if a phone satisfies your needs and will also look at the best alternative to that phone. The phones listed here are not in any particular order, every phone has its own drawbacks so we leave it up to you to decide which one is the best for you. Although we listed all the latest and best phones only.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 [2GB]
The Predecessor Redmi Note 3 was extremely successful in India, and Xiaomi has sold the most unit of any of their device they have ever made India. With the same hope, they have launched the successor Redmi Note 4. It does have few minor changes but is not so significant that you need to upgrade from Redmi Note 3 to 4.
As always Xiaomi has sold their unit through flash sales this time there is no bummer. Now they are selling them on Flipkart and Mi.com exclusively. So if you want it you have to go through really frustrating sales because the product that you get is really worth waiting for.
The strongest part of Redmi Note 4 is its battery life. Redmi Note 4 is backed by a massive 4100 mAh battery which gives a very good battery life. It can easily last for 2 days with moderate usage and a full day for heavy usage. In spite of huge battery, the phone is really thin with a thickness of 8.30mm and weighs just 175 gm. It does not have any kind of fast charging.
The phone has 5.5 inches Full HD display which come with 401 PPI pixel density. The manufacturers have not specified any particular type of protection but it does have a kind of scratch proof protection. It has high brightness and color saturation and has great visibility under sunlight.
It has a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF and Dual-Tone LED Flash. On the front, it has a 5 MP shooter. The only reason to blacklist this phone is the image quality. While testing its camera struggle to take high-quality photos even after having a 13MP camera. As like Redmi Note 3 fails in this department same is the case with Redmi Note 4 it has got a significant upgrade in camera but will not be able to compete with other in the same price range. But under this tight budget, you are getting a good camera.
The Redmi Note 4 is powered by the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor which has 8 cores. The processor is clocked at 2GHz combined with Adreno 506 GPU. On paper, it is a downgrade from previous Redmi Note 3 Processor Snapdragon 650 but on practical usage, you will not see any difference. The Snapdragon 625 chip is based on 14 nm process that means it is very power efficient, with the same battery capacity this processor increase the battery life up to 18 percent when compared to Redmi Note 3.
With this budget, the Redmi Note 3 delivers a performance like a flagship device. With Good built quality, nice battery life, and fingerprint sensor. It is a complete package for a phone under ₹10000.
Xiaomi Redmi 4
As Xiaomi has initiated a trend of launching their phones in India on 23 third of every alternate month, they have now launched the successor of highly successful Redmi 3s Prime. Earlier in the month of January on 23, they have launched the most anticipated phone of Xiaomi in India that is Redmi Note 4, On March 23 they have launched Redmi 4A which is also budget oriented device and now on 23 of May the have launched Redmi 4 which is a slightly upgraded version of Redmi 4A.
The main USP of Redmi 4 is its large 4100mAh battery. As like its predecessor, it also has same battery capacity but battery life is slightly improved because of an upgraded processor.
It is 5-inch IPS display and has 2.5D glass on the front. We generally don’t see 2.5D glass on budget oriented device but Xiaomi has done a really good job here. Due to smaller screen size battery life is certainly improved here.
The camera is the major department where Xiaomi always has issues. But here the camera quality hs improved a lot. It can be said that under the price tag of 10000 it hs the best camera. it has a 13-megapixel rear camera with features like PDAF (phase detection autofocus), f/2.0 aperture, HDR mode, 1080p video recording, and a LED flash and 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Redmi 3S Prime is powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 435 processor with 3 GB of RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. The MiUi on top of Android 6.0.1 run decently on this device. With 3GB of RAM, we get 1.2GB RAM free most of the times.
Xiaomi has always shown that how budget phones can perform in the market. They always offer a great deal which enforces the user to buy their product rather than phones of another brand. Redmi 4 has again set a standard for other smartphones in the same price band.
Lenovo K6 Power
Lenovo’s market has been increasing in India for its series of budget phones. It has the gain popularity for its good specs and low-value product. Lenovo K6 Power has got a metallic body
It is backed by a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery which gives a nice battery backup. It can easily last for 2 days on normal and even on heavy usage. It also doesn’t support fast charging
It has 5 inches Full HD display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has good color reproduction and viewing angles. The display on this phone is not great but pretty decent. Overall you are getting a very good display at this price.
The phone has a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF and Dual-LED flash which takes good photos under good lighting conditions. The 5 MP front camera is good but it doesn’t match up with current market standards.
The Lenovo K4 Note runs on the 1.4 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor with 3 GB RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. It comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Lenovo’s new Pure UI running on top. Its performance is decent but has some lags while playing high-end heavy games. Otherwise, it works absolutely fine.
The Lenovo K6 Power is the successor of the popular Lenovo K5. It includes NFC for additional connectivity and Dolby Atmos which you will not find on any device in this price range. Also, you cannot expect quicker Android updates because Lenovo doesn’t provide that so early.