Top budget phones under Rs 10,000 to buy in June 2019

Top budget phones under Rs 10,000 to buy in June 2019

Unlike other markets such as the US or Europe, you don't need to shell out a bomb to get the hands on a good phone in India. There are more than 150 brands vying to get a big slice in the world's second-biggest market, where more than 500 million people are yet to buy a touchscreen phone.

With so many choices, there is bound to be confusion among prospective consumers on which phone model to buy; to help you make an informed decision, DH lists top mobiles that offer well balanced specs-to-price ratio under Rs 10,000 price-bracket.

Redmi Note 7
6.3-inch full HD+ display with dot-notch design, 2.5D Glass cover, P2i water-splash proof coating (front & back)

Android Pie-based MIUI 10

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core

3GB RAM + 32GB storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD)

Main: 12MP+2MP dual camera with LED flash

Front: 13MP AI selfie snapper

Battery: 4,000mAh with fast charging support

Add-ons: Dual-SIM slots (type- nano), fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, FM Radio

Price: Rs 9,999

Samsung Galaxy M20:


Galaxy M20; picture credit: Samsung India

6.3-inch full HD+ (2340x1080p) Infinity-V full HD+ display , more than 90-percent screen-to-body ratio, 409 ppi (pixels per inch), 19.5:9 aspect ratio

Android Oreo ( Android 9 Pie update released)

14nm class Samsung Exynos 7904 octa-core (1.8Ghz Cortex A73 x 2 + 1.6Ghz Cortex A53 x 6) + Mali-G71 MP2

3GB RAM + 32GB storage (expandable up to 512GB storage)

Main: 13MP (F1.9 aperture) with Live Focus feature (to adjust blur effect)+ 5MP (with 120-degree) ultra-wide angle lens

Front: 8MP (F2.0 aperture) with in-display flash

Battery: 5,000mAh with fast charging. 10 minutes of charging offers 3 hours of video playing

Add-ons: Face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Dual-SIM slots, Widevine L1 Certification and Dolby ATMOS

Price: Rs 9,990

Xiaomi Redmi 7


Xiaomi Redmi 7; picture credit; KVN Rohit/DH Photo

6.26-inch HD+ Dot Notch display

Android Pie-based MIUI 10

Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core

2GB/3GB RAM (933MHz LPDDR3) + 16GB/32GB storage (eMMC 5.1) + expandable up to 512GB via microSD

Main: 12MP + 2MP AI dual camera with LED flash

Front: 8MP AI selfie snapper

Battery: 4000mAh battery 

Add-ons: 2+1 card (SIM 1+ SIM 2 + microSD) slots, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio

Price starts Rs 7,999 (2GB RAM +16GB storage) & Rs 8,999 (3GB RAM +32GB storage) 

Read more: Xiaomi Redmi 7 review

Redmi Y3


Xiaomi Redmi Y3; picture credit: KVN Rohit/DH Photo

6.26-inch HD+ (1520x720p) with 2.5D curved glass screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 shield 

Redmi Y3 comes with P2i certification, meaning it can survive water splashes and also the rain 

14nm class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core with Adreno 506 GPU, 2GB/ 3GB RAM, 16GB/ 32GB storage and Android Pie-based MIUI 10

Main: Dual-primary camera — 12MP (with 1.12µm pixel size, F2.2 aperture) + 2MP depth sensor with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), AI scene detection, dual-LED flash and full HD 1080p video recording.

Front: 8MP selfie snapper with AI Portrait mode, AI beauty 4.0 and palm shutter.

4,000mAh battery 

Add-ons: Dual-SIM slots, face unlock and fingerprint sensor

Price: Starts at Rs 9,999

Read more: Xiaomi Redmi Y3 review

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1


Zenfone Max Pro (M1); picture credit: Asus India

5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) IPS display with 2.5D curved glass cover, 18:9 aspect ratio

Android Pie

14nm class 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core with Adreno 509

3GB RAM + 32GB storage (expandable up to 2TB)

Main: 13MP + 5MP with LED flash, phase detection autofocus, Artificial Intelligence (AI) scene detection, portrait mode, HDR

Front: 8MP with soft light LED flash

Battery: 5,000mAh 

Add-ons: Three card slots ( SIM 1+ SIM 2+ microSD), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, fingerprint sensor, FM Radio

Price: Rs 8,499

Nokia 2.2 Android One


Nokia 2.2 Android One; picture credit; KVN Rohit/DH Photo

5.71-inch HD+ display with 400 nits brightness and 19:9 aspect ratio.

Android Pie ( Android Q update confirmed to be released by the end of 2019)

MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor

2GB RAM + 16GB storage/ 3GB RAM + 32GB storage

Back camera: 13MP with Autofocus, F2.2 aperture,1/3-inch lens, F2.2 aperture, LED flash, HDR (High Dynamic Range), panorama, support Google Lens, and time-lapse.

Front: 5MP with fixed focus, beautify apps, support face unlock

Battery: 3,000mAh

Price: Starts at Rs 6,999

Read more: Nokia 2.2 Android One first impression

Redmi 6A


Redmi 6A; picture credit: Xiaomi

5.45-inch HD+ (1440x720p) display, 295 ppi (pixels per inch), 1000:1 contrast

Android Oreo

MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor

2GB RAM + 16GB storage (expandable up to 256GB)

Main: 13MP with F2.2 aperture, PDAF, HDR, LED flash

Front: 5MP with HDR, HD video recording, face unlock, age recognition and more

Battery: 3,000mAh

Add-ons: Three card slots ( SIM 1+ SIM 2+ microSD), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, GPS/GLONASS

Price: Starts at Rs 5,999

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