Buying Guide: Top 5 Android smartphones to look for under Rs. 10,000

By February 21st, 2015 AT 7:03 AM

Are you planning to buy an Android smartphone under Rs. 10,000 price range? Needless to say, you must be pretty confused as there are many choices under that category and it is definitely not an easy task to select the best phone, which can tick all your requirements. Keeping all that in mind, we decided to list 5 best smartphones under 10k  to make the decision easier for you (you can thank us later). Simply go through the list, compare the devices and choose the best one as per your requirement.

1. Micromax Yu Yureka (Rs. 8,999)

Yu Yureka

Micromax has indeed revolutionized the under 10k segment with its Yu Yureka. A year earlier, it would have been downright impossible to get a phone with such impressive specs and quality at an affordable price tag. The phone is powered by a powerful 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 2 GB RAM, which does a good job in keeping the operations smooth. It runs on the CyanogenMod 11, which ensures timely updates along with new features and enhancements.

The device sports a 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution at 267 ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front camera. In terms of storage, it has 16 GB of internal storage (12.5 GB user accessible), which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. The Yu Yureka is backed by a 2,500 mAh Li-ion battery. In terms of connectivity, it supports Dual SIM, 4G (Cat4), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0 port.

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G (Rs. 9,999)

Xiaomi Redmi Note

We all are aware of the kind of response that Xiaomi has generated in India, it literally took the Indian smartphone market by storm. The Redmi Note 4G is the third launch by Xiaomi and it has also followed a good response with its promising specs and performance.

The Redmi Note 4G is powered by a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM, which delivers smooth and fast performance. The phone has a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 267 ppi pixel density, which is decent enough in the given price. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera.

The Note 4G has 8GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. It supports connectivity options such as 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS. It is backed by a 3,100 mAh of battery, which delivers fine back up. Although it is a bit heavier at 199 grams, but it has a big screen and battery to justify it. Overall, the Note 4G offers a balanced and good performance in a budget-friendly price tag.

3. Asus Zenfone 5 (Rs. 9,999)

asus_zenfone_5In July 2014, Asus unveiled the new Zenfone series of phones. The Asus Zenfone 5 emerged as a major player in the budget smartphone market as it offered most at less price.

The phone is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel dual-core processor paired with 2 GB RAM, which delivers exceptional performance and smooth multi-tasking. It has 5-inch HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, Asus has also provided a ‘Glove Mode’ which spikes up the sensitivity so that the device will register even the slightest of touch. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat. It is available in two storage variants, 8GB/16GB and can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card.

The Zenfone 5 runs Asus’s in-house ZenUI, which has a decent visual appeal. more good-looking. In the imaging department, it sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-camera. The device supports connectivity options such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and A-GPS. Recently, Asus has also unveiled a new version of this phone at lesser CPU speed for Rs. 7,999.

4. HTC Desire 526G Plus (Rs. 10,000)



The Desire 526G Plus wins over with its impressive looks, which reminds of initial generation HTC smartphones. It is a Dual SIM and Android4.4 KitKat OS based smartphone.

The phone is powered by a 1.7GHz Octa-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It comes with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and 234 ppi pixel density. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front camera. It has 8GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB. In terms of connectivity, it supports 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, and GPS. The device is backed by a 2,000 mAh battery with a decent back-up.

Overall, HTC Desire 526G Plus is a good fetch from a reputed brand, HTC.

5. Huawei Honor Holly (Rs. 6,999)

Huawei Honor Holly

Huawei Honor Holly is a powerful device with impressive specs and ultra affordable pricing. It comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and is powered by 1.3Ghz MediaTek Quad-core processor paired with 1GB RAM.

Given the price, it surprises with its internal storage of 16GB, as usually many devices with such pricing offer 8GB storage only. The phone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash along with a 2-megapixel front camera. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with the Xiaomi’s in-house Emotion UI on top, which enhances the overall device experience as it improves multi-tasking and makes the device speedy. In terms of connectivity, it supports dual-SIM, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

Huawei has done a commendable job by making such an affordable and good performance device. Honor Holly indeed scores well in terms of its value for money appeal.

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Adding some more smartphones to the list which are also worth to go for :

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X Plus
Huawei Honor 4X
IBall Andi 5K Infinito 2

Check the complete list of smartphones under 10,000


Suggest me to buy tab with sim support.


Consider HP slate tablets. Best in its class

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