time almost everyone owns a smartphone. Technology is not only becoming better
but cheaper by the day. Today we can get a smartphone under Rs 10,000 that
outperforms the flagship devices that were launched 2-3 years back. Since this
price bracket is a very pocket friendly one, it is cluttered with more devices
than you can keep track of. While this is great and offers a wide variety of
choice, it can be confusing for some. We will try to make it somewhat better
for you by bringing you the Top 5 Smartphones that you can get under Rs 10,000
(as of October 2016).
5. Coolpad Note 3 Plus
Note 3 Plus is an updated version of the Note 3. It now comes with a Full HD
display instead of an HD one. While this may not be a big change, the Note 3
Plus is being sold at the same price at which the Note 3 was being sold. The
display is a 5.5inch IPS LCD panel and it comes with a 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6753 processor and a Mali-T720MP3 GPU. There is also 3GB of RAM and to make sure day to day
usage is smooth and even some heavy games play at decent frame rates. Another
great thing is the availability of a fingerprint sensor and a scratch resistant
glass at this price point. Add to that a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing
camera and you have a solid package!
4. LeEco Le 1s Eco
While the Le
1s Eco shares a lot of specs with the Coolpad Note 3 Plus there are a few areas
where it trumps the Note 3 Plus. There is a superior 2.2GHz Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10 porocessor with PowerVR G6200.
Although there is no expandable storage, the 32GB of onboard storage would be
enough for many. The Le 1s Eco also gets the new Android Marshmallow. You can
also shoot 4k videos on the 13MP rear camera of this device which is pretty sweet.
3. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
Lenovo has been bring great products lately and the Vibe K5 Plus is no
exception. The biggest highlight here would be the VR capabilities of the
device. Other than that you get a Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor coupled
with Adreno 405. The processor has 4 high performance cores and 4 cores clocked
at a lower speed to save battery. The onboard 16GB storage along with a
dedicated slot for an SD card only makes the deal even sweeter. The reason why
it is called the Vibe K5 'Plus' is because the 5inch screen on this device now
packs 1080p resolution . This makes the display on the Vibe K5 one of the best
amongst the contenders in this list. The only big hassle here would be that it
runs on Android v5.1 (Lollipop).
2. Moto G4 Play
The Moto G4 Play is the cheapest Moto G device till date. That does not
mean that there have been any compromises. It comes with a 5 inch HD display
and Android v6.0.1 and is sure to get upgraded to newer versions as well. Moto
G devices have always enjoyed that luxury. You get a 1.2GHz quad core
Snapdragon 410 processor and Adreno 306 GPU. While these may not be the best
numbers they do perform very well in day to day usage. The G4 Play shines when
it comes to storage as you can expand the memory to upto 128GB with a dedicate
slot for memory card. Two versions are available, one that has 8GB internal
storage with 1Gb of RAM and the other with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM.
1.(The Best) Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
This Chinese manufacturer has taken the Indian market by storm due to
its budget friendly devices offering the performance and features of some of
the very expensive flagship phones out there. The Redmi Note 3 boasts a 5.5inch
Full HD display and a Qualcomm
MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor combined with Adreno 510 graphics
processor. The sub Rs 10,000 version comes with 16GB of onboard storage that
can be expanded via an SD card and 2GB of RAM. If however you are willing to
spend a little moe you can get the version with 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. The camera
department is handled by a 16MP rear and
a 5 MP front shooter. The large 4050mAh battery also lasts you
throughout the day. Although this phone is also not without its shortcomings.
The Android v5.1.1 on the Redmi Note 3 is not the latest one and there is also
no dedicated slot for the SD card.