best phones under 10,000 rupees

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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 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 edition — the 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. It is definitely one of the best phones under 10,000 rupees you can get.

The design and the internals of the Redmi 8A Dual are almost a carbon copy of the Redmi 8. 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).


Redmi 8A Dual 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

Realme Narzo 10A

Realme Narzo 10A color options

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 to help the company get a stronger foothold in the ultra-affordable segment. Leading the charge in the sub-10,000 rupees category is the Realme Narzo 10A.

However, something to keep in mind is that the Narzo 10A is essentially a variant of the also affordable Realme C3. In fact, if you’re looking for more RAM, the C3 has a 4GB variant. The same processing package, display, and battery capacity are found with the 10A. However, the new release tacks on a third camera to the rear camera setup. Whether it’s the C3 or the Narzo 10A, it’s no surprise that Realme finds a second device on this list of the best phones under 10,000 rupees in India.


Realme Narzo 10A specs:

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

Motorola G8 Power Lite

moto g8 power lite

Motorola has slowly but steadily been bolstering its entry-level and ultra-affordable portfolio in India over the past few years. Between the One and the G-series of smartphones, the company has a slew of excellent devices on offer. One of its latest in the country is the Motorola G8 Power Lite.

The multiple suffixes have a purpose beyond just making the name long and confusing. The phone earns its Lite tag as it is a watered-down version of the Moto G8. While not as powerful or packed with features, its large display and triple rear camera setup are impressive for the price point. Similar to other Power devices from Motorola, this phone also comes with a huge battery that should keep it running comfortably for a long time.


Motorola G8 Power Lite specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P35
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 16, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • 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.