We have included only those smartphones in our list of best smartphones under Rs 10,000 which have given very strong performance in our review. We have selected these smartphones on the basis of their performance, battery life and cameras.
Best phones under 10,000
|phones under Rs 10,000||Gadgets 360 rating (out of 10)||Price in India (as recommended)|
|realme 5i||8||Rs 9,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M30||8||Rs 9,685|
|Realme U1||8||Rs 8,499|
|Redmi 8||7||Rs 8,999|
realme 5i Once again a part of this list. But the price of the device is no longer that. At the time of launch, the price of Realme 5i was Rs 8,999. But after the change in GCT rates, the price of this handset has increased. The price of 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variant of Reality 5i now starts at Rs 9,999, while the price of 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant has gone up to Rs 10,999.
Reality 5i was launched in early 2020. It comes with new design and it is captivating too. In this, four rear cameras have been given on the back. We found its primary camera to be completely capable. Especially back in the day, but the details could have been better. Ultra-wide-angle camera has been given in Reality 5i, due to which wide field of view is available. But the level of detail is nothing special, especially compared to the primary camera. Close up shots were good, but performance was disappointing in low light.
The battery life of Realme 5i is good. But there is no fast charger in it.
Samsung Galaxy M30
Samsung Galaxy M30 The smartphone is almost a year old and has become a part of the Rs 10,000 price segment due to several price cuts. It comes with a full-HD+ AMOLED display, which is not common for this price range. The Samsung Galaxy M30 is made from plastic, but it gives a solid build feel. Samsung sells this phone in many color gradients.
The Exynos 7904 processor has been used in the Samsung Galaxy M30, which is not the most powerful processor in this price range. You get two variants based on RAM and storage – 32 GB storage with 3 GB RAM and 128 GB storage with 6 GB RAM.
We liked the battery life of this phone, but the charging speed is extremely slow. The user interface is clean and easy to use. We found that the triple rear camera setup of the Samsung Galaxy M30 is fine. It took good pictures in daylight. But the performance could have been better in low light. As of today, you will get the initial variant of Samsung Galaxy M30 for less than Rs 10,000.
realme u1 There is another handset which has become economical with the passage of time. This phone is a bit old, but still workable today. The specification of the device is attention-grabbing. The Realme U1 comes with a full-HD+ display which is not common in this price range.
MediaTek Helio P70 processor has been used in Reality U1. It is capable of giving strong performance. It has a dual camera setup and it takes decent pictures in daylight. Its performance in low light disappointed us. Autofocus is also not very fast. The 25-megapixel camera given in Reality U1 takes good pictures in daylight. But the performance in low light is not praiseworthy.
redmi 8 Earlier it was part of the list of best smartphones under Rs 8,000. But after the change in GCT rates, it has become a part of this segment. The Redmi 8, which was launched as an upgrade to the Redmi 7, has a good build quality. The design is also beautiful and it has a USB Type-C port. Apart from this, the handset also supports 18W fast charging.
You get HD + screen in Redmi 8, but its processor is slightly weaker than Redmi 7. You will be able to play games on this phone. But its performance will lag in games with more powerful graphics. Camera performance is the same as the rest of the handset.
The only variant of Xiaomi Redmi 8 is available in the sale. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage and its price is Rs 8,999.