The days where you had to adjust for basic specs for a budget are way past. Now, you have a variety of smartphones to choose from that offer the best of specs at the budget you want. To make your choice easier we have handpicked 5 best smartphones between the price range of Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The Redmi Note 4 has been Xiaomi’s best seller in the budget segment since it was initially launched earlier this year and its popularity continues to persist. Sporting a 5.5-inch display with an FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the Redmi Note 4 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is backed by a 4,100mAh battery. Internally, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor that comes paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The phone is also available in the second variant of 3GB and 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. The primary camera on the Redmi Note 4 is a 13MP sensor with autofocus, face detection, panorama, and LED flash, while a secondary 5MP snapper sits on the front for selfies and video calls. The base model of the Redmi Note 4 is priced at Rs. 10,999.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Motorola has been keeping up with the competition and although it has replaced Moto G5 Plus with the G5s Plus, its budget offering to make our list is the Moto G5 Plus. The device features a metal unibody design and comes with a 5.2-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display topped with Corning Gorilla Glass for scratch resistance. The Moto G5 Plus packs a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM. The phone is available in storage variants of 16GB and 32GB that can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
This dual-SIM handset runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. It also comes with added features like Google Assistant, Moto Display, Actions, Twist Gesture, and more. The Moto G5 Plus features a 12MP main camera with autofocus, panorama, and digital zoom as well as a 5MP front camera for selfies. The smartphone is available at a price of Rs. 12,899.
Xiaomi Mi A1
The Xiaomi Mi A1 is yet another Xiaomi phone to garner quite a big fan following in just a few months. Internally powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset clubbed with 4GB of RAM. The Mi A1 offers a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display that comes with 32GB of internal storage. The phone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system and packs in a 3,000mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 supports dual-SIM compatibility along with 4G LTE. The device flaunts dual 12MP cameras on the rear with autofocus, digital zoom, bokeh effect, and video recording, while a 5MP selfie camera sits on the front. The Mi A1 falls just shy of the mark at Rs. 14,999.
The 10.or G, pronounced as ‘Tenor G’, sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920 X 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top for scratch resistance. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage onboard which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
The handset runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS and sips its juice from a 4,000mAh battery. The main cameras on the 10.or G are 13MP sensors with autofocus, face detection, and LED flash on the rear and there is also a 16MP front-facing camera for capturing selfies and making video calls. The 10.or G is priced at Rs. 12,999.
Lenovo K8 Note
Initially launched in August 2017, the Lenovo K8 Note comes with a 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS display with a pixel density of 401ppi. Under the hood, the phone packs a 2.3GHz deca-core MediaTek MT6797 processor, clubbed with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
The K8 Note runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. In the camera segment, the handset boasts of a dual camera setup with a 13MP and 5MP combination on the rear. The smartphone also comes with a 13MP secondary front shooter for selfies. The Lenovo K8 Note is available at a price of Rs. 13,999.