8 Best Smartphones Under 10000 (10k) in 2019

Smartphones have now become a very essential part of our lives, they are just like our family members. Nowadays, we can see every other person has a smartphone, people use it for different purposes, some use it for their work, some for education, some for entertainment, and some use it just to pass their time. No doubt, there are many people who would go mad if they are made to survive without their smartphones even for a single day. So, as we already know the impact smartphone carries on our lives, now the question arises which smartphone to buy under 10000 budget price? Well, no doubt there are many options available, but this article is all about the best smartphone one can have at the lowest possible price, as we know, there are many people who cannot afford to shell out heavy bucks for a smartphone, so without any delay let me quickly explain to you.

Here are some smartphones, best under the 10,000 price category in India for those looking for a budget-friendly smartphone on this festive season.

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S:

Talking about the phone, this is one of the best in the 10000 budget category, it comes packed with some of the best features which are even absent in some flagship models of other brands. The most distinguishing feature is the presence of 48-megapixel camera at the back which helps you capture some of the best shots, there is also an additional 5-megapixel camera at the back to assist it. Moreover, the gorilla glass 5 ensures your phone remains safe, the whole glass design also gives a premium look to the phone.

Fingerprint sensor, face recognition feature, etc monitor the security of your phone. 4000 mAh battery ensures that your phone has enough juice left before the day is over, the phone supports quick charging. This beauty quickly transforms into a beast, when we talk about the performance of the phone; you can fulfil your entertainment desires completely with it, almost all the games can be played in it without lagging.


The only shortcoming is that if you play any high-intensity game like PUBG, then this phone heats up after 20 minutes of playing, but considering its price point, it is of no surprise. So, this is one of the best budget phones.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S key specifications:

  • 6.3-inches screen
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 4*2.2 GHz and 4*1.8 GHz octa-core processor
  • Qualcomm snapdragon 660
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt and 4 GB RAM, 64 GB inbuilt (expandable up to 256 GB)
  • Rear camera: 48 MP plus 5 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 4000 mAh battery

2)  Realme 3

This is another 10000 budget smartphone option we have and believe me it also has a lot to offer. This smartphone comes with a 6.22 inch HD display, and if you love watching movies, videos, or web series, then you can buy it right now. It has a 13 MP plus 2 MP rear camera which helps you take some decent snaps, the front 13 MP camera also ensures your selfies are up to the mark. Multitasking is fun in this phone, as it does not lag or heats up, while you browse through the net or even if you are busy in your so-called world of social media. Watching videos is really fun, thanks to the big screen.


This phone can handle all the games you throw at it, high-intensity games like Asphalt 9, PUBG, etc can be played without any lag and you can bring out the wild gamer in you, thanks to the big screen and lag-free experience, the only shortcoming here is that if you try to play the high-intensity games in maximum settings then you might notice slight lags, but considering the price point, this can be neglected. So, this phone has something for everyone.

Realme 3 Key Specifications:

  • 6.22-inch HD display
  • Rear camera: 13 MP plus 2 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 64 GB inbuilt (can be expanded up to 256 GB)
  • 4320 mAh battery
  • 1 GHz MediaTek Helio Octa-core processor
  • Android 9.0

3) Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Asus is also a big player when it comes to the 10k category, this model of Asus is a fierce competitor, but does it has the capability to outshine others, let us find out. This is also a big phone, having a screen size of 6.26-inches, the shiny exterior makes it easy to recognise from the crowd and adds a premium feel to its design.

The fingerprint scanner is perfectly placed, moreover, it comes with a corning gorilla glass 6, and Asus is the first to have it in this price segment. Though the phone does not support rapid charging, the big 5000 mAh battery ensures that you do not run out of power and lasts for a full day in moderate to heavy use.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 budget 10k smartphone

Considering the price point, it offers good performance, thanks to the fast processor and stock android. The camera performs above average, you can get good shots but don’t expect too much from it.

Coming to gaming, there is good news for gaming geeks out there, this is no less than a monster when it comes to gaming, almost all the games can be played in this gadget without any issues, while there is no problem at all with mid-range games, but while playing high-intensity games, the phone gets a little warm after 20 to 30 minutes, rest all is fine.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Key Specifications:

  • 6.26-inches full HD display
  • 3 GB/ 4GB/ 6 GB RAM
  • 32 GB/ 64 GB inbuilt memory ( can be expanded up to 2 TB)
  • Rear camera: 12 MP plus 5 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
  • Android 8.1

4) Realme 5

This one is an advanced version of Realme 3, and slightly expensive than it. The most distinguishing feature is the large size of this phone, it comes with a superb 6.5-inch display, which is a real paradise for all the people who are addicted to movies, videos, web series, YouTube, etc. People who are addicted to it and are on a tight budget should buy it with closed eyes. The diamond design at the back differentiates it from the crowd and makes it look more attractive. It comes with burning gorilla glass 3.


The fingerprint sensor, face recognition system are quick and responsive. Talking about the performance, there are no heating issues while playing games, but you might notice some lags while playing high-intensity games like Asphalt 9 at a high setting. But considering the price segment, it is not at all a big deal and this gadget is really nice for gaming geeks, thanks to its big size.

Another important feature is the big 5000 mAh battery, and last but not least the presence of four cameras make this phone worth buying, as it is the only phone in this price segment to have it.

Overall, this one is a good package and if you are ready to shell out rupees one thousand more and are a Realme fan, then I recommend you to buy this one and not Realme 3.

Realme 5 Key Specifications

  • 6.5-inches HD display
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB inbuilt memory ( which can be expanded up to 256 GB)
  • 5000 mAh battery
  • Rear camera: 12 MP plus 8 MP plus 2 MP plus 2 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • 2 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon processor
  • Android 9.0

5) Realme U1

This is the third model of Realme under 10000 budget in the list, but this one is very different from the others, I know you might be thinking how? Well, let me explain to you. It comes with a decent design, the display is normal, the viewing angles are also fine. The front 25 MP camera ensures your selfies are better compared to other phones in this category, the night shots from front camera are above average compared to others in this category. The rear camera also performs its job well and captures fine shots.


Coming to gaming, again all the games can be played with this gadget and believe me, all the gamers out there will be happy to know that there are no heating issues, and the phone does not lag while playing high-intensity games, but if you play them at maximum settings then you might notice some lags, but at this price point it is not bad. Thus, this one is a good package from Realme which is made for both gamers and photographers.

Realme U Key Specifications:

  • 6.3-inches display
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB inbuilt memory
  • 1 GHz quad-core processor plus 2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Rear camera: 13 MP plus 2 MP
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • 3500 mAh battery

6) Samsung galaxy m10

Samsung enters this category with this device, it has a 6.22-inches screen and a normal design. One of the biggest drawbacks of this phone is that it does not have a fingerprint sensor, which is present in almost all its rivals of this price range. The performance of this phone is also disappointing, the slow face recognition, lagging of phone while multitasking between heavy apps, etc are also very bad.

The gaming experience is also not that good, while mid-level games can be played normally, but if you try to run high-intensity games like Asphalt 9 or PUBG or any other game of this type, you will be completely disappointed.


The camera performance is satisfactory considering the price point and manage to take decent shots, 3400 mAh battery lasts for a day on moderate use. Overall this phone has a lot of drawbacks, and there are plenty of better options available, I included it in my article only because this phone is for those who just want to have a smartphone for normal use and are Samsung fans.

Samsung galaxy m10 Key Specifications:

  • 6.22-inches display
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB inbuilt memory
  • 13 MP plus 5 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • Android 8.1
  • 3400 mAh battery

7) Xiaomi Redmi Y3

The second Xiaomi model in this 10000 budget smartphone list cum article but having its distinguished set of features, let us find out what this gadget has to offer. The prism-based design looks quite attractive and gives this handset a premium-quality feel. The fingerprint sensors are placed at the right spot and are easily accessible and are also quick in action.

The infrared emitter enables this device to control IR devices such as TV, ACs, etc. The corning gorilla glass 5 ensures the safety of your device, it has a white LED at the bottom for notifications and to display charging status. The face recognition performs fine though it is not that quick.

Coming to the performance, multitasking is smooth in it and the gaming geeks out there might be impressed to know that it is a real powerhouse when it comes to gaming, while mid-range games are as smooth as butter, but while playing high-intensity games, you will notice that the phone gets little warm and also lags a lot only if you try to play your favourite high-intensity game at maximum settings, and again this is not at all bad considering the price of this phone.

Now, coming to the best feature of this device is the presence of a 32 MP front camera, it easily outshines the Realme U1 in this segment. The selfies are of better quality compared to other phones in this category having almost every details, the night shots are also outstanding, the rear camera also captures decent photos.

To summarize, this is a great device and if you love clicking selfies and taking pictures, believe me, this device will bring out the real photographer in you.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Key Specifications:

  • 6.26-inches HD display
  • Rear camera: 12 MP plus 2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB inbuilt memory (which can be expanded up to 512 GB)
  • Snapdragon 632 Qualcomm processor

8) Realme 3I

The 6.26-inches monster comes protected with corning gorilla glass 3, under 10000 budget price. It has a diamond pattern design is decent and makes the device look stylish and cool. Both the fingerprint sensors and face recognition are quick and responsive. The camera is of decent quality and manages to take good shots during the day time with little details present, but at night the camera struggles to capture good shots but still, they are average.

Though there is no option of rapid charging, the phone lasts for a day on moderate use. Coming to the performance, multitasking is smooth and fun, the gadget does not lag while browsing the net, passing your time on social media, gaming is also really fun in it. While mid-range games can be played without any issue, but the high-intensity games like PUBG lag when played at maximum settings, the phone warms up after thirty minutes of gaming, but all these shortcomings are acceptable at this price point.

To conclude, this one is a nice package from Realme and should be in your wishlist if you want to buy a smartphone with decent features but are on a tight budget.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 budget smartphone 10k

Realme 3I Key Specifications:

  • 6.22-inches HD display
  • Rear camera: 13 MP plus 2 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • 4320 mAh battery
  • 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB inbuilt memory ( which can be expanded up to 256 GB)

Thus, these are the eight best smartphones which come under the ten thousand rupees category and have something to offer for everyone. Choosing the correct smartphone is a big hectic process as there are so many options available and a lot are coming every other week. Not only that, but money is also one of the most important factors that play a major role while buying a smartphone, and almost every other person buys a smartphone for his/her needs.

These needs vary from person to person, some are gaming geeks, while some are movie/videos/web series, lovers, and there are others who are social media guys and so on and on. In this article, I have included smartphones for everyone and you can check out which one suits best for you, and if you are thinking to buy a smartphone and are on a tight budget and also confused on which one is the best for me? Believe me, after reading this article you will end up buying one.