Here’s a list of our favourite budget smartphones under Rs. 10,000 with best overall performance that came out this year.

 

1. Coolpad Note 3 — Rs 8,999

CoolPad-Note-3

CoolPad was another Chinese company to make its debut in India. One of the best smartphones under Rs. 10,000 if you are looking for abundance of premium features. It is the first smartphone in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment in India to boast a fingerprint scanner and 3GB of RAM. Priced at Rs 8,999, it features a 5.5-inch 720p display, MediaTek MT6753 64-bit octa-core processor, 16GB internal storage and microSD card slot. It also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, 3,000mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, and 4G LTE support. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

 

2. ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser — Rs 9,999

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser

 

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser joined the fast-growing budget smartphone race in India with main emphasis on the camera feature. It features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with real tone flash and laser auto focus and a 5MP front snapper. It also features a 5.5-inch 720p HD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. It also features a 5-megapixel selfie camera, 2,070mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, and Dual 4G LTE support. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop wrapped under ZenUI.

 

3. Yu Yureka Plus — Rs 8,999

yu yureka plus

YU is now counted among the most prominent smartphone brands in India. Micromax-backed YU launched the Yureka phablet, which is available at Rs 8,999. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and microSD card slot. It also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, 2,500mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, and 4G LTE support. On the software front, it runs on Android Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS.

 

4. Lenovo K3 Note — Rs 8,999

Lenovo K3 Note

One of Yureka Plus’ closest competitors is the Lenovo K3 Note, which is priced at Rs 9,999. At the time of launch it briefly held the crown of the cheapest smartphone in India with a 1080p display. It features a 5.5-inch display, 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 64-bit octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, and a microSD card slot. It also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, speaker with Dolby Atmos sound technology, 3,000mAh battery, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, and 4G support. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Lenovo’s VibeUI.

 

5. Meizu M2 Note — Rs 9,999

Meizu M2 Note

Meizu unveiled its M2 Note smartphone in India to join the fast-growing budget smartphone race and grabbed sizable attention. The handset features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13MP primary camera with flash and 5MP front snapper. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage and Android 5.0 Lollipop based Flyme 4.5 OS. The handset packs an impressive 3,100mAh battery to offer 27 hours of talk time.