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Consumers in India don’t suffer from a lack of choice when it comes to buying a phone. From the latest and greatest to the entry-level, there is something for everyone. Luckily for those on a tight budget, there are a lot of really good options available as well. Here’s a roundup of some of the best phones under 10,000 rupees in India.

The best phones under 10,000 rupees in India:

Editor’s note: We will continue to update this list of the best phones under 10,000 rupees as more become available.


Redmi 9 Prime

Xiaomi took the wraps off of a Redmi smartphone in India, which is basically the same as the Redmi 9 that the company released in Europe. Called the Redmi 9 Prime, the budget smartphone boasts a powerful chipset for the price, a large battery, and a quad-camera setup.

The name is inspired by Xiaomi’s first “Prime” branded made-in-India phone, the Redmi 2 Prime. The company later launched the Redmi 3S Prime and the Redmi 9 Prime is its third Prime series phone in the country. Xiaomi says that the Redmi Prime series will focus on mid-tier phones and sits somewhere between the Redmi Note series and the numbered Redmi series.

It’s another welcome return for Xiaomi to this price segment, and the 9 Prime is certainly one of the best phones you can get for under 10,000 rupees.


Redmi 9 Prime specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G80
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 13, 8, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,020mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Realme Narzo 30A

This budget phone maker isn’t leaving any stone unturned to capture as big a share of the Indian market as possible. Realme introduced a new line of smartphones in the ultra-affordable segment last year, and we are already at the third iteration with the Narzo 30A.

There’s not a lot that’s different when compared to the still excellent Narzo 20A. You get the same display, similar performance, and the same amount of RAM and storage. The Narzo 30A also shifts to a dual rear camera setup compared to the three cameras on the back of its predecessor. However, you get a better primary shooter this time around. The selling point here is the huge battery that you’ll get to keep everything running for days.

The Narzo A series has quickly become a staple of this list, and the Realme Narzo 30A is definitely one of the best phones you can get for under 10,000 rupees, even if it is an incremental update.


Realme Narzo 30A specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Mediatek Helio G85
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Cameras: 13 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Motorola G10 Power

Motorola has slowly but steadily been bolstering its entry-level and ultra-affordable portfolio in India over the past few years. Between the One, the G-series, and the E-series the company has a slew of excellent devices on offer. The latest to join Motorola’s portfolio is the Moto G10 Power.

The Moto G10 Power can actually be considered the spiritual successor of the E7 Plus. There’s a lot that’s common between the two, including the processing package, display size, and resolution. However, the G10 Power stands out with a nicer design, and a more capable camera setup on the back, now with four cameras. The phone also earns its name by packing a 6,000mAh battery, ensuring that you don’t have to worry about running out of power.

The Moto G10 Power is also one of the very few phones to come with Android 11 out of the box in this price range. This is the best option for anyone chasing the “latest Android” high, and is undoubtedly one of the best phones you can get in India for under 10,000 rupees.


Motorola G10 power specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Redmi 9 / Redmi 9i / Redmi 9A

The Redmi 9 and Redmi 9A are the company’s latest ultra-affordable smartphones in the country. As is usually the case with every iteration of these lines, the 9 and the 9A slot right into our list of some of the best phones you can get for under 10,000 rupees. Redmi also recently launched the 9i, which finds its place right in the middle of the 9 and the 9A.

A few things stay the same between the three. This includes the display size and resolution, battery capacity, the primary camera, and the front-facing shooter. However, the Redmi 9 tacks on a second depth sensor on the back, has a faster processing package with more RAM and storage, and comes with a fingerprint scanner. The Redmi 9i, on the other hand, is basically the 9A with more RAM and storage.

All three are excellent options in the budget category, but the Redmi 9 is definitely the best of the lot. However, you’ll be able to save around 1,000 rupees and 2,000 rupees with the 9i and 9A respectively, so they are worth considering as well.


Redmi 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G35
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 13MP and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Redmi 9i specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G25
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 13MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Redmi 9A specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G25
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Cameras: 13MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Realme C25

Realme and Redmi continue their intense rivalry across all price segments in India. The race heats up in the under 10,000 rupees category as well, with the Realme C25 ready to take on the Redmi 9 Prime.

The size and resolution of the displays are similar, and the design, with a square-ish camera bump on the rear, is familiar as well. You also get the same amount of RAM and storage for the price, and both feature quad-camera setups on the back. The Realme C25 stands out with its larger battery, but the Redmi 9 Prime has a faster processor.

Depending on what is more important to you, it’s truly a toss-up between the two latest ultra-affordable smartphones from the two rival phone makers.


Realme C25 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G70
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 13, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

That’s it for this roundup of the best phones under 10,000 rupees in India! Looking for more options? Be sure to check out our best phones in India guide, as well as our roundups of the best phones under 15,000 rupees, best phones under 20,000 rupees, best phones under 30,000 rupees, and finally, the best for under 40,000 rupees.