Buying Guide: Top 5 smartphones below Rs 10,000

By January 27th, 2014 AT 3:12 PM

The toughest competition exists in the budget smartphone segment. Thus, it is time to determine your best choices. Enlisted below are the top 5 smartphones in the price range below Rs 10,000.

Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi 535(Rs 9,999)


  • This smartphone comes with an IPS LCD touch display of 5.3 inches (960 x 540 pixels).
  • It is powered by MediaTek quad core processor of 1.2 GHz
  • Spice Stellar Pinnacle Pro Mi 535 functions on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
  • It features 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memoryand up to 32 GB expandable memory
  • 8MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera are the ones taking charge of the imaging department.
  • 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth see to it that you always stay connected
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)

Lumia 525/520 (Rs 9,699/7,999)

Nokia Lumia 525

  • 4 inch(800×480 pixels) capacitive display
  • Windows Phone 8
  • 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB/512MB RAM, 8GB internal and 64 GB expandable storage
  • 5MP rear camera without flash, no secondary camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for seamless connectivity
  • Single SIM

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2(Rs 9,899): 


  • 4 inch screen (800×480 pixels)
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but might not get upgraded as well
  • 1.2 GHz dual core processor
  • 768 MB RAM, 4GB internal storage capacity which can be expanded up to 64GB.
  • 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 3G for connectivity
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)

Xolo Q800 (Rs 9,700):



  • This smartphone comes with an IPS touch display of 4.5 inches (960 x 540 pixels)
  • It is powered by a MediaTek quad core processor of 1.2 GHz
  • Xolo Q800 functions on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
  • It features 1 GB RAM, 4GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.2MP front facing camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will be available to ensure that you remain connected at all times
  • Dual SIM (GSM+GSM)


Zen Ultrafone 701HD(Rs 8,299)



  • This smartphone comes with a capacitive touch display of 5 inches (1280×720 pixels)
  • Under the hood is a quad core processor of 1.2 GHz
  • Zen Ultrafone 701HD functions on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • It features 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB internal memory, up to 32 GB expandable memory
  • 8MP rear camera and 3.2MP front facing camera
  • Like all other budget smartphones, it  also features 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Our take: All the smartphones mentioned above make for pretty value for money buys. If you want a Windows Phone, your search stops at Lumia 520/525 and look no further. If you want a device from a renowned manufacturer and want an Android only, then the S Duos 2 is the right choice for you. The other 3 are pretty similar in specs with the Spice offering having an edge in the internal storage department but I’d suggest the Xolo Q800 because of a better quality and a better after sales as compared to the other two. Do let us know your opinion regarding the same. 

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Thank You ritij sir, As you include spice mobile handset. I purchased Spice ivory flow 450 in september. It is my first ever smartphone and it works fine. I just want mention Iphone 4 price @ 23k. And please do write an article about Lenovo Buying Google motorola for $2.9BN.


Lumia 520 any day. One can get it for as low as ?6500 in some areas.

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