best phones under 10,000 rupees

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.

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.


1. Redmi Note 8

best phones under 10,000 rupees -- xiaomi redmi note 8Xiaomi

There may be a lot more competition in the ultra-affordable segment now, but Xiaomi continues to rise to the challenge. The company raised the bar once again with the Redmi Note 8, which brings with it a series of first to the under-10,000 rupees price range.

The device offers more RAM, more storage, and a higher resolution display than most of the competition in this price range. It’s also one of the few to come with a quad-camera setup, a macro lens, and the first to feature a 48MP primary shooter, fast-charging capabilities, and a water-repellent coating. Xiaomi has always blurred the lines as far as price vs specs and features are concerned, and the Redmi Note 8 is another fantastic example of this.


Redmi Note 8 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. Realme 5s

Realme 5S witha price tag of under 10,000

Realme continues to expand its budget-friendly portfolio with the Realme 5s. While it doesn’t replace its namesake, it makes the Realme 5 somewhat irrelevant. Starting with the similarities, the 5s retain the same processing package, display, and battery found in the Realme 5. In fact, both even look identical, with varying colorways the only way to really distinguish between them.

The difference comes in the form of the camera setup. The Realme 5s brings the camera of the excellent 5 Pro to a more affordable package. The Realme 5s is the best option of course, but if you’re looking to save some money, the 5i more than gets the job done.


Realme 5s specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 655
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. Samsung Galaxy M30

samsung galaxy m30 -- best phones under 10,000

The introduction of the Samsung Galaxy M30s in India has pushed the Galaxy M30 into the ultra-affordable price range, which is fantastic news for consumers. The Galaxy M30 remains an extremely capable device since it is, after all, still a 2019 release.

It comes with a higher resolution display than most of the phones on this list, and Samsung’s display prowess tends to shine through regardless of the resolution anyway. A mid-range processing package, an impressive camera setup, and a huge battery round out what is one of the best phones you can buy for under 10,000 rupees.


Samsung Galaxy M30 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 7904
  • RAM: 3/4/6GB
  • Storage: 32/64/128GB
  • Cameras: 13, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4-5. Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A Dual

Redmi 8 best phone under 10,000 rupees

The Redmi Note series may have snuck into this price range as well, but Xiaomi’s main ultra-affordable offerings are the Redmi and Redmi A devices. The latest editions — the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A Dual — retain what makes these phones great, while introducing a slew of features that go far beyond what their price points would suggest. They are definitely some of the best phones under 10,000 rupees you can get.

There isn’t a whole lot of difference between the two phones this time around. In fact, the design and the internals of the Redmi 8 are almost a carbon copy of the Redmi 8A Dual. All that’s different is a fingerprint sensor on the back and an option with more RAM. The Dual edition of the Redmi 8A removed another difference between the two, with the cheaper device now also coming with a dual rear camera setup (hence the name).

If you’re okay without the extras, the Redmi 8A helps you save a decent chunk. However, even with its higher starting price, the Redmi 8 is one of the most affordable phones you can buy in India.


Redmi 8 specs:

  • Display: 6.22-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 439
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Cameras: 12MP and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Redmi 8A specs:

  • Display: 6.22-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 439
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Cameras: 13MP and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. Realme C3

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Realme isn’t leaving any stone unturned to capture as big a share of the Indian market as possible. While it has made it’s home in the sub-20,000 rupees segment, the company is now foraying into both the budget-friendly flagship and the ultra-affordable sectors. Leading in charge in the case of the latter is the Realme C3.

The C3 ticks all the ultra-affordable smartphone boxes. A decent processing package, dual rear cameras, a large HD screen, and a huge battery round out this device. There are few key upgrades over its predecessor, particularly in the battery and camera departments, despite the quick turnaround between editions. What’s in favor of the Realme C3 is the fact that it runs Android 10. Even though all the devices on this list are relatively recent releases, the C3 is the only one to feature the latest version of the OS.


Realme C3 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G70
  • RAM: 2/3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Cameras: 12MP and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10


7. Motorola One Macro

best phones under 10,000 -- Moto One Macro

In a category where designs, specifications, and features are seemingly becoming identical, smartphone makers are pushing their boundaries to offer something unique to the consumer and to stand out in the ever-growing crowd. The One Macro is Motorola’s attempt.

The specs and design of the phone don’t do much to differentiate it from all the others in this price range. What does though, and also gives the phone its name, is the macro camera that Motorola has added to the rear camera setup. This allows users to get as close as two centimeters (0.8 inches) to a subject for some pretty impressive close-up shots.


Motorola One Macro specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • Cameras: 13MP and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


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.