Diwali is around the corner and you are still looking to buy the best gift for your loved one? Are you planning to buy a good smartphone under Rs. 10,000? If yes, then we are going to help you out in making the best choice.
We have curated a list of feature-packed smartphones that will make the festival of lights more joyful for your dear ones. Scroll down to check out these devices.On a funny note, if you're looking for a phone that could also work as a fire cracker - the Galaxy Note7 would make the best choice.
Redmi Note 3
The Redmi Note 3 has been recently crowned as the best selling mobile phone in India. As per a tweet by Xiaomi, Around 2.3 million units of the Redmi Note 3 have been sold to date. Xiaomi claims that Indian sales of the Redmi Note 3 averaged one sale per 7 seconds. Last month, Xiaomi announced that it had shipped 1.75 million units of the Redmi Note 3 in a period of five months.
The Redmi Note 3 supports all the LTE bands made available in India – Band 3, Band 5, Band 40, and Band 41. It also comes with VoLTE support. Snapdragon 650 chipset powers it. It is available in two variants – 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The device runs MIUI 7 based on Android Lollipop and supports dual 4G SIM cards (Micro + Nano). The handset packs a 4050mAh battery with fast charging support. On the camera front, the Redmi Note 3 sports a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and two-tone flash along with a 5MP front camera. The 2GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, while the 3GB variant is priced at Rs. 11,999.
Redmi 3S Prime
The Redmi 3S Prime is yet another device by Xiaomi that comes with good specs along with 4G LTE connectivity. It supports these LTE bands made available in India – Band 3, Band 5, and Band 40. It also supports VoLTE. It is an upgraded version of the Redmi 3S, integrated with a fingerprint scanner, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage. It comes embodied in magnesium alloy unibody and is backed by a 4,100mAh battery. It features a 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and is powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with Adreno 505 GPU. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based MIUI 7. It is currently retailing at Rs. 8,999.
In case you want to save some money for more festivities then you can go for a lighter variant - the Redmi 3s. The difference between both the variants is that the non-Prime version comes with 16GB storage and 2GB of RAM.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
Vibe K4 Note is yet another value for money smartphone from Lenovo. It has also been included in the list of Jio’s list for VoLTE supported smartphones. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI skin on top. This dual-SIM, dual-4G Lenovo K4 Note boasts of a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 401ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC, coupled with 3GB of DDR3 RAM. Located at the rear is a 13 MP camera with PDAF autofocus, a f/2.2 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. At the front, there is a 5MP camera for selfie takers. Regarding storage, the device comes with 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. The device is backed by a 3300mAh battery with fast charging, which promises to offer 265 hours of 3G standby time, and 22 hours of 3G talk-time. It is currently retailing at Rs. 9,999.
For the ones who can stretch their budget by another 3k, can also go for Lenovo K4 Note’s successor – the Vibe K5 Note.
LeEco Le 1s Eco
The Le 1s Eco features a 5.5-inch full-HD In-cell IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixel and 500-nit brightness. It comes powered by a 1.8GHz 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based EUI, and sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with flash, along with a 5-megapixel front snapper. There is 32GB of internal storage onboard, and a mirror-surfaced fingerprint sensor. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery, which is integrated with a SuperCharge feature that is claimed by the company to provide 3.5 hours of talk time in 5 minutes of charge.
The device comes pre-loaded with support for 10 Indian languages – Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Malayalam, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi and Odia. Also, it comes pre-loaded with entertainment channels such as Eros Now, YuppTV, and Hungama. On the connectivity front, the device supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, Infrared, and 3.5mm audio jack. For the buyers who do not mind shelling 3k extra, can also go for the LeEco Le 2, which is an enhanced version of the Le 1S Eco.
Meizu M3 Note
The Meizu m3 Note is a good fit for those who want to buy a device under an even lesser budget. It is available at Rs. 9,999 and is power-packed smartphone. It comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display. It is a Hybrid dual-SIM smartphone, which is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset. On the software front, the device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Flyme OS skin on top. In the imaging department, the m3 Note sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, and phase detection autofocus (PDAF) that focuses on the subject in just 0.2 seconds. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera onboard with f/2.0 aperture and 4P lens.
Furthermore, the Meizu m3 Note also features an mTouch 2.1 fingerprint sensor, which is integrated into the Home button that unlocks the device in just 0.2 seconds. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers Hybrid dual-SIM, 4G LTE with voLTE, 3G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. It is backed by a 4,100mAh of battery, which is touted by the company to provide up to 17 hours of video playback.
For the ones who are looking to buy from physical stores rather than online, we would like to suggest:
These were the top five smartphones that we thought would make the best buy under 1ok as a Diwali gift. We would love to read your feedback on the list. Let us know if you have any other suggestion for the under-10k category. Hit the comment section below to share your views.