No major changes have been made to the subgroups. 10,000 segments. Motorola’s Moto G10 Power is the latest on our list, linked to other good offerings from Xiaom and Realmen. There are also a few special mentions on our list for those of you who are flexible with your budget. These special mentions are a little more expensive but worth it with the premium they command. Here are the best smartphones in India under Rs. 10,000 in any particular order.
Best phones under 10,000
|Phones under Rs. 10000||Gadget 360 Rating (out of 10)||Price in India (recommended)|
|Moto G10 Power||7||Rs. 9999|
|Moto E7 Plus||8||Rs. 9,499|
|Redmi 9 Prime||7||Rs. 9,499|
|Realme Narzo 30A||8||Rs. 8999|
|Realme Narzo 10A||8||Rs. 8999|
Moto G10 Power
Motorola’s latest addition to the G-Series, G10 power priced so that it is barely on this list. The Moto G10 Power features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC and is only available in one configuration. You get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the price is Rs. 9999
The Moto G10 Power has a 6.5-inch display with a dewdrop and a large 6000 mAh rechargeable battery. It has an IP52 rating for dust and water resistance, which is rare at this price point. The Moto G10 Power runs Android 11 with a few Motorola customizations that provide a smooth user experience.
With the Moto G10 Power, you get a four-camera configuration consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. These cameras worked well in daylight, but in low light performance was not the best. You get good battery life thanks to a bigger battery, and this phone would be a good choice for someone who prioritizes it. Moto G30 is a viable option with a more powerful processor if you are willing to go a little over budget.
Moto E7 Plus
Moto E7 Plus is another affordable offer from Motorola. It is priced at Rs. 9499 and packed to proper specifications. The Moto E7 Plus runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. It has a 6.5-inch screen with HD + resolution and a dew drop notch at the top. The Moto E7 Plus has enough performance to handle daily tasks as well as casual gaming. It has a fingerprint sensor mounted on the back that works well.
Motorola offers a 5000 mAh battery, but unfortunately this phone loses the USB Type-C port and has a Micro-USB port. Charging is slow because the included charger is only 10 W. You only get dual camera settings with the 48-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor. The cameras are capable of capturing good photos in daylight. Using the night mode, the Moto E7 Plus also takes decent pictures in low light.
The Moto E7 Plus offers a clean near-stock Android interface that isn’t very common at this price level. If you like a simple, easy-to-use interface, the Moto E7 Plus has it. Moto G9 and Moto G10 Power are suitable options.
Redmi 9 Prime
Redmi 9 Prime is a modified version of Redmi 9 with a higher resolution full-HD + screen. While most smartphones on this list have an HD + display, the Redmi 9 Prime has a 6.53-inch display with a dewdrop on top.
The Redmi 9 Prime also features the relatively powerful MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, which is bundled with 4GB of RAM, and you get 64GB or 128GB of storage, even though only the 64GB option is within that budget. Redmi 9 Prime runs MIUI 11 on Android 10 and comes with quite a few pre-installed bloatware programs.
The Redmi 9 Prime has a quad-camera configuration consisting of a 13-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The performance of the camera is average. You get good battery life thanks to the 5,020 mAh battery, but the included 10W charger is pretty slow. If you’re okay to spend a little extra, Redmi 9 Power appeals to you thanks to stereo speakers and battery life.
Realme Narzo 30A
Narzo 30A was launched in early 2021 and is Realme’s latest in the Narzo series. The price of the phone is Rs. 8999 and offers good value. It has a new design with a square camera module and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The screen size is a generous 6.5 inches, but it only has HD + resolution.
The Narzo 30A is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC and is available in two versions. The basic version has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the upper version has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. This phone uses the Realme interface on Android 10.
The Narzo 30A has a dual-camera configuration that produces decent photos in daylight, but in low light, camera performance is below average. If you want to take a lot of selfie, Realme Narzo 30A will keep you happy. A large battery also helps provide excellent battery life, but it costs the device big and big cost.
Realme Narzo 10A
Realme Narzo 10A is now a little older but still offers good value. It has a 6.5-inch screen with HD + resolution and is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 SoC. There are two versions of the Narzo 10A, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. 8999, and another with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which costs Rs. 9999
The Narzo 10A is packed in a 5000 mAh battery and offers good battery life. Behind it is a triple camera configuration consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 5 megapixel selfie camera. The Narzo 10A has a newer design than the Realme C3 and gets the fingerprint sensor on the back.
If you’re willing to stretch your budget and spend a little extra, Realme Narzo 20 is worth considering. For better cameras, a more powerful MediaTek Helio G85 SoC and a larger 6000 mAh, spend just Rs. 500 extra.