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Best Mobile Phones Under 10000: November 2019 Edition

Best Mobile Phones Under 10000 The sub-Rs. , the market has seen some of the trendiest smartphone launches this year. From Samsung Galaxy M in January this year to Realme just two months ago, we have had some great phones under released in. If you don t have the budget to spend over Rs. , these two phones and several other options make sure that you don t get a sub-standard experience. In this article, we have compiled our top picks for the best mobiles under Rs. , available right now.

As always, every phone that we are recommending has gone through our usual battery of tests. For this guide, we have restricted ourselves to the phones priced over Rs. , and under Rs. ,. If you have a budget less than Rs. , make sure to check out our updated guides on the best phones under Rs. , and the best phones under Rs. ,.

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The latest entrant in this list, Realme is one of the latest camera-focused smartphones from the Chinese smartphone maker. It looks nice, however, the size of the phone does make one-handed use quite cumbersome. It offers good performance with no issues with day-to-day performance.

Realme is the only smartphone with a quad-camera setup under Rs. ,, making it an interesting preposition. The primary shooter on the phone takes pleasing landscape photos however they lack detail in distant objects. Wide-angle shots have less details but provide an interesting perspective. The close-ups shots is one area where Realme really shines. The low-light images had weak details.

The smartphone dominated our HD video loop test and lasted for a solid hours and minutes, which is the best in this price segment.

Realme offers three variants of the Realme – GB + GB, GB + GB, GB + GB – however, only the base variant is available in this price segment.

Redmi

Redmi

It should come as a surprise to no one that Xiaomi knows how to make good budget smartphones. Thanks to such smartphones the company has managed to grab the top spot in the Indian smartphone market. This success hasn t gone to the company s head as it still continue to release good and affordable phones in the country. Redmi is one such phone. Released earlier this year in the country, Redmi offers a great performance and good battery life, and it s one of our picks in this list of best mobile phones under Rs. ,.

In our review, we found the Redmi to capable of providing a good experience, however we did face minor lag when calling up and scrolling through the app switcher. The phone lasted an impressive hours and minutes in our HD video loop test.

The camera performance of the Redmi is also decent and we like how our sample photos turned out. The photos taken under bright sunlight had sharp focus and subtle details within the focused area, though anything more than a few feet away looked a lot poorer. Low-light photos were also not a complete disappointment.

Xiaomi offers two variants of the Redmi in the country and both of the versions can be purchased under Rs. ,. However, we will recommend going for GB RAM variant of the Redmi for a better overall experience. Do note that though Xiaomi has released a successor to the phone in the form of Redmi , and it features in our list of best smartphones under Rs. ,.

Samsung Galaxy M

Samsung started this year with a pretty aggressive approach and brought its India-first Galaxy M-series to target the online smartphone buyers. The strategy seems to have been pretty successful for the company, as most of the Galaxy M-series phones have found favour with not only the reviewers but the consumers as well. Samsung Galaxy M is not different.

Samsung Galaxy M offers a decent experience and we didn t have any trouble using the phone for day-to-day tasks. The phone s display is bright and crisp with good viewing angles. It, however disappoints on the camera front. The photos taken with Galaxy M didn t lacked realistic textures and finer details. On the positive side, all shots were all in focus and colours were fairly vibrant.

Samsung Galaxy M lasted hours and minutes in our HD video loop test, which isn t too bad, but we were even more impressed with the phone s real-life battery performance.

Samsung offers two variants of the Galaxy M – GB + GB and GB + GB – however, only the GB RAM can be found under Rs. ,.

Nokia. Plus

Although HMD Global has struggled with some of its latest launches, the company s lineup is still going strong, including that Nokia. Plus that recently completed one year of its availability in the country. Like the Realme U, Nokia. Plus excels in pretty much all areas, except the cameras, which may not be great but still offer decent experience, making the phone enough of an all-rounder to feature as one our picks as the best phones under Rs. ,.

In our review, we found the Nokia. Plus to be sporting a stunning design with a good display. While the screen s HD+ resolution may not be appreciated by everyone, the display itself is not bad any means. The phone also provides good performance during day-to-day talks. The phone s rear cameras capture good details in landscape shots, however, they don t always get the exposure right, even with Auto HDR. In low light situations, focusing speeds of the cameras dip and landscape shots suffer the most.

Phone s battery is its strong point and it went on for hours and minutes in our HD video loop test.

HMD Global offers two variants of the Nokia. Plus in the country – GB + GB and GB + GB – however only the GB RAM variant is available under Rs. ,.

Redmi Note S

Xiaomi

Released as a variant of the Redmi Note, the Redmi Note S brings the -megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GM sensor from the Chinese variant of the Redmi Note with the rest of the innards from the India version of the same phone. In our review, we found the Redmi Note S to be a capable smartphone that can handle day-to-day tasks with ease. As it keeps the same design as the other Redmi Note -series phones, the phone looks premium in hand, however, it is a fingerprint magnet.

The Redmi Note S also delivers good battery performance and it ran for hours and minutes in our HD video loop test. The dual-camera setup on the back of the phone takes decent photos with good color reproduction. The low-light imaging performance is also decent, however, we were able to spot fine grain in the captures.

Xiaomi sells two variants of the Redmi Note S in the country – GB + GB and GB + GB – however, only the GB RAM variant of the phone is available under Rs. ,.

Realme U

Even though Realme U is getting close to the one-year anniversary of its India debut, the smartphone is still worth considering for anyone looking to buy a smartphone under Rs. ,. The phone impressed us in pretty much every aspect, except its cameras, which are also not a complete downer.

The smartphone s rear camera setup manages to take good photos under decent lighting conditions, however, it struggles in poor lighting situations. The auto-focus is also not the quickest on the phone. The -megapixel selfie shooter that is one of the highlights of the phone captures detailed selfies with good colors, however, like the rear shooters, it also performs poorly in badly-lit situations.

Realme U manages to get through the day-to-day tasks without issue and even games perform great. Battery life is another positive for the phone and Realme U lasted hours and minutes in our HD video loop test.

Realme sells three variants of the U in the country – GB + GB, GB + GB, and GB + GB, however only the GB RAM variants can be purchased under Rs. ,.

Redmi Note

Part of Xiaomi s much touted Redmi Note -series, Redmi Note is a decent option for anyone looking to buy a new phone under Rs. ,. While the phone doesn t sport an eye-catching design, Redmi Note packs a crisp full-HD+ screen that is bright enough for outdoor use. It is also good for entertainment experience.

In our review, we found the Redmi Note to be capable of providing a decent experience without any hiccups. The phone also offers a decent battery performance and it can easily get through the day. Redmi Note lasted hours and minutes in our HD video loop test.

In terms of the cameras, Redmi Note takes impressive photos and we were able to capture crisp and bright shots with very good detail. The low-light photos, on the other hand, turned out to be noisy and blotchy. Further, we had trouble with autofocus in poor lighting situations.

Xiaomi offers two variants of the Redmi Note in the country – GB + GB and GB + GB – however, only the GB RAM variant is available in this price bracket.

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When Samsung launched the Galaxy M earlier year, the company had released the phone in only two variants, one with GB of RAM and the other with GB of RAM, neither of which was priced under Rs. ,. However, thanks to Samsung s recent launch of a new GB RAM variant of Galaxy M in the country, we now have a variant priced under Rs. ,. Samsung Galaxy M had impressed us in our review with its crisp Super AMOLED display and solid battery life. The phone lasted hours and minutes in our HD video loop test.