Redmi 8 on table showing display and notch

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 (4GB RAM)

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 raises 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
  • Rear camera: 48MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. Samsung Galaxy M30 (3GB RAM)

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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
  • Rear camera: 13MP, 5MP, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. Realme 5

Realme 5 bis one of the best phones under 10,000 rupees in India

Realme is only a little more than a year old, but the company has made a huge splash in a very short time. With fantastic devices spread across the price spectrum, it’s no surprise that it also has quite a few great options in the sub-10,000 rupees category. Headlining the company’s ultra-affordable portfolio is the Realme 5.

The Realme 5 has a lot going for it. It was the first to bring quad-cameras to this price range, and manages to stand out from the crowd with Realme’s signature diamond-patterned back. Completing the excellent package is the solid performance, versatile cameras, and impressive battery life.


Realme 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 655
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64/128GB
  • Rear camera: 12MP, 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. Vivo U10

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Vivo is looking to gain a foothold in the ultra-competitive sub-10,000 rupees segment with its latest affordable smartphone — the Vivo U10. Like most of the phones on this list, the U10 comes with specifications and features that go far beyond what its price point suggests.

The U10 ticks all the right “ultra-affordable phones in India” checkboxes. You get a solid mid-range processor, gradient colors on the back, multiple rear cameras, the expected RAM and storage variants, and a huge battery with fast-charging capabilities. More important than anything else though is the fact the phone remains quite cheap even with all that it has to offer.


Vivo U10 specs:

  • Display: 6.35-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 665
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Rear camera: 13MP, 8MP, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


5. Samsung Galaxy M10s

samsung galaxy m10sSamsung

The Galaxy M-series goes to a whole other level with the “s” iterations of Samsung’s popular smartphones. Even Samsung’s entry-level offering gets the same treatment, with the Galaxy M10s leading the charge in the ultra-affordable category.

These aren’t minor upgrades either. The Galaxy M10s comes with a larger display that’s of the Super AMOLED variety, which is truly impressive at this price point. You also get a faster processor, a better selfie shooter, and a larger battery. The Galaxy M10s is a pretty big step up from its namesake, but Samsung still manages to get the pricing just right, making for a very compelling device.


Samsung Galaxy M10s specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Exynos 7884B
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Rear camera: 13MP and 5MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6-7. Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A

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 — retain what makes these phones great, while introducing a slew of features that go far beyond what their price points would suggest, and are definitely some of the best phones under 10,000 rupees you can get.

There isn’t a whole lot different 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. All that’s new is a secondary rear camera and a fingerprint sensor. The phone also loses the 8A’s Aura Wave Grip design and instead adopts the Aura Mirror design with a gradient finish.

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
  • Rear camera: 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
  • Rear camera: 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


8. Motorola One Macro

The Motorola One Macro.Motorola

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 stand out in the ever-growing crowd. The One Macro is Motorola’s attempt.

The specs and the design of the phone don’t do much to differentiate this phone 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
  • Rear camera: 13MP and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


So 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 20,000 rupees, best phones under 15,000 rupees in India, the best phones under 30,000 rupees, and finally, the best for under 40,000 rupees.

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