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Top 5 Android Smartphones Under Rs 10,000 From Honor, Realme, Xiaomi And More to Buy This Christmas

If you are looking to buy a smartphone with decent features without investing more than Rs. 10,000 then, here is a list of top 5 phones all available under your budget via online and offline stores.


Updated:December 13, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
Top 5 Android Smartphones Under Rs 10,000 From Honor, Realme, Xiaomi And More
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With a number of affordable Android smartphone options available in the Indian market, it can be an intimidating assignment as to which phone suits your needs best. As technology continues to become more affordable with each passing month, features such as 16MP rear cameras, FHD+ displays and fingerprint sensors have started making their way to mobile under 10,000. This ‘young’ customer is looking for phones mainly under Rs 10,000 that satisfies their needs of social media apps and staying in touch with friends/family. Here, we bring you 5 budget smartphones (under Rs 10,000) that have optimum firepower in them and can be your best buy this winter.

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Realme 2:

The Realme 2 features a 6.2-inch HD+ display that runs at a resolution of 720x1520pixels and a pixel density of 271ppi. The display also comes with a notch on top, giving it an aspect ratio of 19:9. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB/ 4GB RAM, and 32GB/ 64GB of onboard storage which can be expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Realme 2 runs ColorOS 5.1 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box and comes with 4230mAh battery.

In terms of optics, the Realme 2 houses dual rear cameras that come with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone features AI Beautification 2.0, real-time AR Stickers, front camera HDR and bokeh mode. Connectivity options on the dual-SIM phone include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/GLONASS support, OTG support, FM radio, a microUSB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Honor 7A:

The Honor 7A features a 5.7-inch Honor FullView display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 OS on top and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 430 chipset from Qualcomm coupled with Adreno 505 GPU for graphics as well as 3GB of RAM.

In terms of optics the device sports a dual 13-megapixel plus 2-megapixel rear camera setup and is equipped with AI-based camera features. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor coupled with a soft LED flash. Honor 7A comes with 32GB of inbuilt memory that can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card and houses a 3000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, and GLONASS.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2:

The Redmi Y2 features a 5.99-inch HD+ display with a tall 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor and packs a 3,080 mAh battery. The device houses a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. Further, it has a 16-megapixel sensor on the front with supports features such as AI Portrait Mode, AI Smart Beauty, Front HDR, and Face Unlock.

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 also supports Group Portrait selfie mode. Redmi Y2 dual rear cameras come with large 1.25-micron pixels for better for low-light photography, claims Xiaomi. Redmi Y2 runs MIUI 9.5, which is based on Android Oreo.

Honor 7C:

Honor 7C sports a 5.99-inch display with 1440x720 pixels resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC and carries a 3GB/ 4GB RAM along with 32GB/ 64GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei's own EMUI 8.0 on top.

As for its optics, the Honor 7C comes with a dual camera setup at the back that includes a 13-megapixel lens coupled to a 2-megapixel lens for depth effect. The camera also comes with PDAF and an LED Flash. At the front, the smartphone sports an 8-megapixel for selfies that also comes with LED Flash.

The Honor 7C is backed by a 3000 mAh battery and comes with connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB 2.0 and more.

Lenovo K9:

Lenovo K9 has metal body with a 2.5D glass on the front and back in two colour options of black and blue. Unlike most new smartphones, Lenovo K9 doesn’t sport a notch display. It has a 5.7-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Interestingly enough, Lenovo K9 comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. USB-C ports are common only in premium smartphones and a few mid-range budget devices. It also comes with support for Dual 4G VoLTE.

Under the hood of the smartphone runs MediaTek MT6762 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. For photography, Lenovo sports a dual-camera module at the rear and front. The setup comprises 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors with flash on both ends. Lenovo K9 offers AI-based bokeh, beautify, low-light and back-light.

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