Also referred to as budget smartphones, such handsets that can be acquired for Rs 10,000 and below tend to offer excellent value to their users. Especially today, there are phones that are quite cheap and deliver a satisfying ownership experience with decent displays, camera and software updates.
Let’s take a look at various options that seem to offer the best bang for their buck.
Redmi Y2 | Rs 9,999
Redmi Y2 is recently launched device by Xiaomi keeping budget segment in mind. The Y2 is the successor to Redmi Y1 that was launched last year. The device sports a 5.99-inch HD+ 18:9 full-screen display. The device has a dual camera setup which is 12MP + 5MP and powered by AI. The phone has 3080mAh lithium-polymer battery. Talking about the processing power the device has Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor. The device is available on Amazon and Mi.com for 9,999.
Also Read: Redmi Y2 Overall Review
Honor 7C Black 9,999
Honor 7C sports a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The device has 13+2 MP dual camera and has 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The display is 720 x 1440 pixels resolution with 268 PPI. The device has Android EMUI v8.0 on top of Oreo. Talking about the processing power the device is powered by 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. The device is available in 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB (dedicated slot). The device Supports both face and fingerprint unlock. The smartphone has 3000mAh lithium-polymer battery.
Also Read: Honor 7C Overall Review
Redmi 5 | Rs 8,999
Redmi 5 was launched this year by Xiaomi adding to its Redmi lineup. The device comes with 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The device also has 2.5D curved glass which looks premium. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. For the camera, the device has a 12MP Primary camera. The device has a 5MP front camera with LED Selfie flash. The device comes in 3GB RAM with 32GB storage expandable up to 128GB. The phone packs a 3300 mAh large battery.
Also Read: Redmi 5 Pros and Cons
Sony Xperia R1 Dual | Rs 9,473
The Sony Xperia R1 is a 5.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The device has 13MP primary camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. The system is powered by 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB. The battery is 2620mAH lithium-ion.
Lenovo K8 Note | Rs 8,829.00
The Lenovo K8 Note sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 with Gorilla Glass protection. The device has a 13+5MP dual back camera and 13MP front-facing camera with flash. The device is powered by powerful 2.3GHz Helio X23 deca-core processor. The smartphone has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB. Talking about the battery it has 4000 mAh battery with 15W Turbo Charging. The Lenovo K8 Note is perfect for those who need a budget phone for gaming.
Samsung On7 Pro | Rs 7,990
The Samsung On7 Pro is a budget device and has some really decent features. The device comes with a 13MP primary camera with auto mode, beauty face, continuous shot, interval shot, panorama mode and 5MP front-facing camera with palm gesture selfie and 120-degree selfie mode. The display is 5.5 inch TFT capacitive with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. The storage option includes 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB. The battery is Li-Ion 3000 mAh which is user replaceable.
Redmi Note 5 | Rs 9,999
Redmi Note 5 is one of the latest smartphones from Xiaomi for the budget-oriented buyers. The phone starts at a price of Rs 9,999 for the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant. It sports a generous 5.9 inches of Full HD+ (1080p x 2160p) IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 12 MP main camera with f2.2 aperture and Phase Detection Autofocus as well as a 5 MP front camera. The body is made of metal with some plastic inserts. Redmi Note 5 is available in 3 colors – Black, Gold, and Blue.
Also Read: Redmi Note 5 Pros & Cons
MOTO C PLUS | Rs 6,999
Moto C Plus is seemingly a very good value for its price, which is Rs 6,999. The C Plus comes with Android Nougat, delivers HD resolution on a 5-inch display and is powered by the 64-bit MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor. What’s more, it also gets 2 GB of RAM with an internal storage of 16 GB (expandable up to 32 GB). The main camera is a decent 8 MP unit with an aperture of f2.2. At the front, there is a 2 MP camera doing the duty. However, the single most impressive feature in the Moto C Plus is the 4,000mAh battery.
REDMI NOTE 4 | Rs 8,999
Redmi Note 4 is available at a number of places at varying prices and it can be had at the lowest price of Rs 8,999 (3 GB RAM variant). The handset has a unibody aluminium construction with a 2.5D front glass. The IPS LCD display is quite big at 5.5 inches delivering a Full HD resolution. What is impressive is that the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor while it runs Android Marshmallow. The primary camera is a 13 MP unit with an f2.0 aperture and it also gets Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF). Lastly, a fingerprint sensor also makes its way into the Redmi Note 4.
Also Read: Redmi Note 4 Review
MOTO E4 PLUS | Rs 8,690
Moto E4 Plus is one more alternative from Motorola available at Rs 8,690. It a good option for people who can spend a bit more money (over Moto C Plus). The display is slightly bigger than the C Plus at 5.5 inches but delivers the same HD resolution. The two Motorola handsets also share the same MediaTek processor. However, the Moto E4 Plus gets a better 13 MP main camera with an f2.0 aperture.
NOKIA 3 | Rs 8,499
Nokia 3 comes with a price tag of Rs 8,499. But we have a very good reason to include this phone in this list. At the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC), HMD Global announced that all phones from Nokia 3 onwards will come under the Android One program. Which means that Nokia 3 and all phones above it will receive the fastest updates from Google for 3 years. And as far as the spec sheet is concerned, Nokia 3 gets an aluminium frame which houses a polycarbonate body making the phone quite rugged and good to hold. There is a 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display which is polarized for better viewing experience under direct sunlight. The phone runs Android Nougat and gets the processing power from the MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor along with 2 GB of RAM. The back and front camera are both 8 MP with an aperture size of f2.0.
Also Read: Nokia 3 vs Redmi 4 Comparison