Of late, every smartphone brand, whether it be Chinese or an Indian company have been heavily focusing on the budget segment or to be precise, the sub-Rs. 10,000 price bracket. It all started with the release of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which turned the tables for the company as well as the budget smartphone category in India.
Various brands such as LeEco, Coolpad, Lenovo, Motorola, and Xiaomi itself entered the space, but some were successful, and some weren’t. Last year, we saw phones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 1s, Coolpad Note 3, Motorola Moto E3 Power, etc.
Similarly, we’re not short of phones in the same price range this year as well. However, one feature that has become a norm for almost all the phones that are being launched these days is support for VoLTE. Here, we list the top five smartphones under Rs. 10,000 price bracket.
1) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Well, no smartphone could replace the budget Redmi Note 4, at least for the next four months. The device has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM paired with either 32GB or 64GB internal storage. Xiaomi managed to keep the price of the phone as low as Rs. 9999, which is the primary reason behind the device’s success.
It also has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front-facing camera. The Redmi Note 4 has support for 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It is armed with a 4100mAh battery, which lasts for two complete days on a single charge.
2) Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro
Samsung is riding on success with its Galaxy J and Galaxy On series budget smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro is a decent smartphone with a fairly good design. It offers stellar battery life, even though bearing a smaller 3000mAh battery.
The On7 Pro comes with a 5.5-inch HD display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It comes with support for 4G VoLTE and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
3) LYF Water F1S
Well, how come a list of 4G VoLTE smartphones qualifies without the inclusion of a phone from Reliance’s LYF brand. RJIL’s sub-brand LYF has decent smartphones under its product portfolio, and one of them is the LYF Water F1S.
The Water F1S is the cheapest smartphone to house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, clubbed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone rocks a 5.2-inch Full HD display and has a 3000mAh cell powering it. It also has support for 4G VoLTE and supports LTE-A network as well.
4) Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
The compact Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime with 5-inch HD display is another Xiaomi device in the list. It has a massive 4000mAh battery and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC.
The phone has an all-metal body, 13MP primary camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. All the connectivity options such as 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS chip are present in the phone. The device is currently selling for Rs. 8,999 in the country.
5) Lenovo K6 Power
Xiaomi’s counterpart, Lenovo is also doing an excellent job in India with its K series budget phones. The device has a 5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection atop. At the heart of the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, along with 3GB of RAM. There’s a 4GB of RAM variant as well, but it costs Rs. 10,999.
The Lenovo K6 Power also comes equipped with a 4000mAh battery that gives you one and a half day of battery life on a single charge.
Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.