best mobile phone under 10000 in India

If you are in the market and looking for the best mobile phones under 10000 in India (2020), chances are you will end up getting confused as there are so many options to choose from. Also, companies like Xiaomi, Realme, and Asus dominate the smartphone below Rs 10,000 price segment. These days, even affordable smartphones are offering such killer features what you expect from a flagship smartphone. And it’s a good thing that companies are taking the budget segment seriously and providing some flagship features like Quad camera, bezel-less display, fast charging, and a massive battery to phones under Rs 10000 range.

But having just good specs is not the only factor, one of the critical factors to consider is its price. So which one should you buy? So I created the list of best mobile phones under 10000 in India (2020) for you. Also, the list contains the best performance, battery life, and camera phones available in India under Rs 10000. Besides that, I’ve restricted this list to phones priced at between Rs 7,000 and Rs 10,000.

Note: This list will always be updated every time a new smartphone is launched under Rs 10,000 price segment.

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Top 10 Best Mobile Phones under 10000 in India (March 2020)

  1. Redmi Note 7 Pro
  2. Redmi Note 8
  3. Infinix S5 Pro
  4. Realme 5s
  5. Realme C3
  6. Vivo U10
  7. Redmi Note 7S
  8. Samsung Galaxy M10s
  9. Realme U1
  10. Motorola One Macro

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

Redmi Note 7 Pro - Best Phone under Rs 10000

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Key Specs
Display6.3-inch Full HD+
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)
RAM4 GB/6 GB
Storage64 GB/128 GB
OSMIUI 10; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera48 MP + 5 MP
Front Camera13 MP
Battery4000mAh
AnTuTu Score180754 (v7), 215308 (v8)

Xiaomi has recently reduced Redmi note 7 Pro price, and now it’s more affordable and is one of the best mobile phones under 10000 in India. It features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Also, the phone has an IPS LCD panel and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The front and the back of the mobile are made up of Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) which feels a premium on hand and also the display is sharp and crispy.

Coming to the performance part, Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and comes in the 4/6 GB RAM variant. So be it heavy multitasking or heavy games like PUBG Mobile or Call of Duty Mobile, the phone will barely struggle.

As for the software part, Redmi Note 7 Pro runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box.  You will get a lot of customization features in the MIUI but still comes with Ads in OS. The back camera on the phone takes beautiful pictures with good details. Also, the 13 MP selfie camera performs well.

A 4000 mAh battery on Redmi Note 7 Pro could last for one day or more. You also get the support of 18W Fast charging but you won’t get a fast charger inside the box, you have to purchase separately. In my opinion, Redmi Note 7 Pro is the best mobile phone in India available in the market currently under Rs 10000.

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2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8 - phone with best design under Rs 10000

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Key Specs
Display6.3-inch Full HD+
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
RAM4 GB/6 GB
Storage64 GB/128 GB
OSMIUI 10; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera13 MP
Battery4000mAh
AnTuTu Score141915 (v7), 161572 (v8)

For many months, Realme 5 was always the first choice for smartphones under 10000 in India. But after the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 smartphone, the game has changed, and it has become the best mobile phone under 10000 for many users. It features a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Furthermore, it comes with an IPS LCD panel along with protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

As for the performance, Redmi Note 8 comes with the same chipset as Xiaomi’s latest Android One smartphone – Mi A3. So you can expect great performance from the phone. Also, it comes in two variants: 4 GB RAM  with 64 GB Storage and 6 GB RAM with 128 GB Storage. Although Redmi Note 8 runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box, however, you will receive the MIUI 11 update before the end of this year or later.

Redmi Note 8 also features the Quad camera setup just like Realme 5. The camera can capture good images with more natural colors. Other than that, it is backed with a 4000 mAh battery and has the support of 18W Fast charging. You will also get a USB Type-C port, which is a good thing considering the price.

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3. Infinix S5 Pro

Infinix S5 Pro

Infinix S5 Pro Key Specs
Display6.53-inch Full HD+
ProcessorMediatek Helio P35 (12nm)
RAM4 GB/6 GB
Storage64 GB/128 GB
OSAndroid 10.0
Rear Camera48MP + 2MP + QVGA
Front Camera16MP (Motorized pop-up)
Battery4000mAh
AnTuTu Score90446 (v7), 117533 (v8)

Infinix S5 Pro is the latest smartphone from the Infinix and is the first smartphone in India that comes with a pop-up selfie camera under Rs 10,000 price segment. The camera performance is decent considering the price point. And since the phone has a motorized pop-up front camera, the display looks stunning. Even though the back of the phone is made up of plastic it still looks premium and comes in cool-looking forest green and violet colors.

But what most of the users would be worried about is the phone’s processor. It has an Helio P35 chipset which is a decent processor. Whereas phones like Redmi Note 8, 7 Pro and Realme 5s are offering a much better and powerful processor than Infinix S5 Pro. But still, you will be able to perform day to day tasks easily but don’t expect high performance while playing heavy games like PUBG Mobile or COD Mobile.

As far as the battery is considered, it has good battery life and will easily last a day. But the sad part is you won’t be getting fast charging support and also it comes with MicroUSB 2.0 port. If you are looking for best looking smartphone and amazing display with pop-up selfie camera then Infinix S5 Pro is the best mobile phone under 10000 in India.

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4. Realme 5s

Realme 5s mobile phone under 10000

Realme 5s Key Specs
Display6.5-inch HD+
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
RAM3 GB/4 GB
Storage32 GB/64 GB/128 GB
OSColorOS 6.0.1; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera13 MP
Battery5000 mAh
AnTuTu Score139103 (v7), 168635 (v8)

Realme 5s is another best mobile phone under 10000 in India is which is a successor of Realme 5 and has the same specs like Snapdragon 665 processor, ColorOS 6, 5000 mAh battery and so on. The phone comes in three variants: 3 GB RAM with 32 Storage, 4 GB RAM with 64 Storage and 4 GB RAM with 128 Storage. There is also a dedicated microSD card slot that can be expanded up to 256 GB.

For people who are heavy users or play heavy games like PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9 and so on, Realme 5s is a go-to phone which won’t disappoint you. Coming to the camera part, Realme 5s features a Quad camera setup like Realme 5 with bunch sensors like a wide, ultrawide, macro lens and depth sensors, which are useful, making Realme 5s among the best camera phone under 10000 price.

Furthermore, Realme 5s is packed with a massive 5000 mAh battery. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support fast charging. Also, the phone will easily last for a day and a half or even more in one charge.

You can also consider Realme 5i, the only difference between Realme 5s and 5i is the rear camera. Realme 5i features a 12 MP main camera compared to 48 MP in Realme 5s. Also, it is cheaper than the Realme 5s.

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5. Realme C3

Realme C3 - Best gaming mobile phone under Rs 10000

Realme C3 Key Specs
Display6.5-inch IPS LCD
ProcessorMediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
RAM3 GB/4 GB
Storage32GB/64 GB
OSRealme UI; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera12MP + 2MP
Front Camera5MP
Battery5000 mAh
AnTuTu Score192223 (v8)

Realme C3 is the latest smartphone from the Realme. It comes with many great features, and one of the biggest highlights of the device is its processor. Realme C3 is the first device in India to come with MediaTek Helio G70 chipset. This processor is one of the powerful processors in this list, not only it beats the Snapdragon 439 processor but even Snapdragon 665 in the AnTuTu benchmark score. Furthermore, the processor can easily run heavy games like PUBG Mobile or COD Mobile. Realme C3 is the best gaming mobile phone under Rs 10000 in India.

As for the design & display, the phone comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel that is protected via Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The back has a unique color effect and is made up of Polycarbonate. Realme C3 is also the first device to come with its latest Realme UI out of the box. As for the camera, it features a dual 12MP + 2MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Moreover, it comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery.

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6. Vivo U10

vivo u10 Best feature pack smartphone under Rs 10000

Vivo U10 Key Specs
Display6.35-inch HD+
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
RAM3 GB/4 GB
Storage32 GB/ 64 GB
OSFuntouch OS 9.1; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera13 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery5000 mAh

The Vivo U10 is another contender for the best mobile phones under 10000 in India. It features a 6.35 inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1544 pixels. Although there are few phones which offer Full HD+ display at this price segment still you won’t be disappointed with the display.

Just like Realme 5s, Vivo U10 is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, which can give you all-day performance. The phone comes in three variants: 3 GB RAM with 32 GB Storage, 3 GB RAM with 64 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB Storage variants. You can also expand the storage via microSD card up to 256 GB.

Like other Vivo smartphones, this too runs on Funtouch OS. It runs on Funtouch OS 9.1 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). I am not a huge fan of Vivo’s Funtouch OS but there may be few people who love it so it entirely depends on the user’s preference. 

Coming to the camera part, Vivo U10 comes with a triple camera setup at back, which we have seen coming to almost all phones under 10000 price. The back camera comes with useful features like wide, ultrawide, and depth sensors. Note that the phone does not come with any Night mode for clicking brighter images in low light conditions. Overall, the cameras perform well under good light but struggle to capture good details in low light.

Like Realme 5s, Vivo U10 has a massive 5000 mAh battery only difference is you are getting an 18W fast charging support, which makes Vivo U10 best battery phone under 10000 price. Also, the phone will easily last for a day and a half or even more in one charge.

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7. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7s

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7s mobile phone under 10000

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S Key Specs
Display6.3-inch Full HD+
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
RAM3 GB/4 GB
Storage32 GB/64 GB
OSMIUI 10; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera48 MP + 5 MP
Front Camera13 MP
Battery4000 mAh

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S smartphone features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. Also, the front of the phone is an IPS LCD panel and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. What you will like about Redmi Note 7S is its premium looks and feel because of the small notch at the front and the back is made up of glass.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage. Comparing to Vivo U10 and Realme 5 which are offering Snapdragon 665 chipset at almost the same price, a kind of make Redmi Note 7S’s Snapdragon 660 look fragile. But don’t worry Note 7S will still offer great performance and you will not feel any sort of lag while playing hardcore games. Redmi Note 7S runs on MIUI 10 skin based on Android 9.0 (Pie).

As for the camera department, Redmi Note 7S comes with a dual-camera setup. The back camera features a 48 MP + 5 MP lens and the front camera comes with a 13 MP Selfie camera. It can capture great details during daylight but you will notice slightly noise during low light.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S is backed with a 4000 mAh battery with support of 18W Fast charging. You also get Type-C port, which you will hardly find any brand would offer in this price range.

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8. Samsung Galaxy M10s

Samsung Galaxy M10s - Best phone under Rs 10000 with good display

Samsung Galaxy M10s Key Specs
Display6.4-inch HD+
ProcessorExynos 7884B (14 nm)
RAM3 GB
Storage32 GB
OSAndroid 9 (Pie)
Rear Camera13 MP + 5 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery4000 mAh

Samsung has recently started concentrating on budget smartphones, and the Galaxy M10s is among them. Samsung Galaxy M10s is currently the only phone to have a Super AMOLED display under the 10000 price segment. It also has a 6.4-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels. And By offering the Super AMOLED display, Samsung has done a great job for those who want great screen quality at an affordable price.

Samsung Galaxy M10s is powered by Exynos 7884B processor with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Though Exynos 7884B processor is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 665 processor, still you won’t feel any compromise in performance but don’t expect any hardcore games to run smoothly.

As far as the camera is concerned, Samsung Galaxy M10s has a decent camera performance and don’t expect it to capture details photos as compared to other phones like Vivo U10, Realme 5 and Redmi Note 7S. Galaxy M10s houses 4000 mAh battery with support of 15W Fast charging, and the good thing is that you get USB Type-C.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy M10s offer great features only downside I feel is the processor which again is not a big issue considering the price point. But if the display is your top priority, then Samsung Galaxy M10s is the best mobile phone under 10000 in India.

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9. Realme U1

Realme U1

Realme U1 Key Specs
Display6.3-inch Full HD+
ProcessorMediatek Helio P70 (12 nm)
RAM3 GB/4 GB
Storage32GB/64 GB
OSColorOS 6; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera13 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera25 MP
Battery3500 mAh
AnTuTu Score144436 (v7)

Realme U1 smartphone features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Although Realme U1 is a kind of old phone compared to other phones in this list, still offers great value. You also get a Full HD+ display which is rare in Rs 10,000 price segment with a great processor and awesome selfie camera.

As usual, Realme U1 runs on ColorOS 6 based on Android 9.0 (Pie). Coming to the camera part, Realme U1 back camera can capture good quality images and the same goes for a selfie camera. By offering a 25 MP front camera, Realme U1 is the best selfie camera phone under 10000 price. Furthermore, Realme U1 is backed with a 3500 mAh battery and it lasts about one day. Unfortunately, the phone doesn’t support fast charging and comes with a MicroUSB port.

Overall Realme U1 is a great phone and offers great value given its price. The phone comes in 3 variants: 3 GB RAM with 32 GB Storage, 3 GB RAM with 64 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM with 64 GB Storage and I would recommend you to go with 4 GB + 64 GB variant if possible. If you are on a tight budget and want to have a good camera, display, performance, and battery life then the Realme U1 (3 GB + 32 GB) variant is the best mobile phone under 10000 in India.

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10. Motorola One Macro

Motorola One Macro - Stock Android phone

Motorola One Macro Key Specs
Display6.2-inch HD+
ProcessorMediatek Helio P70 (12 nm)
RAM4 GB
Storage64 GB
OSAndroid 9
Rear Camera13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery4000 mAh
AnTuTu Score139869 (v7), 159405 (v8)

Motorola One Macro smartphone features a 6.2-inch HD+ and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 processor coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB Storage. Well, the performance of the phone is good, you won’t find any lag whether it a multitasking or playing games. You also get almost stock android with a few of Motorola’s features.

What really will surprise you is the Motorola’s 2 MP macro lens, which will give you beautiful and detailed macros shots. The main and selfie camera also performs well. Motorola One Macro comes with a 4000 mAh battery. Good thing is that you are getting a USB Type-C port, however, the phone doesn’t support fast charging.

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11. Realme 3i

Realme 3i

Realme 3i Key Specs
Display6.2-inch HD+
ProcessorMediatek Helio P60 (12 nm)
RAM3 GB/4 GB
Storage32 GB/64 GB
OSColorOS 6; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera13 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera13 MP
Battery4230 mAh

Realme 3i smartphone features a 6.2-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and has a water-drop notch design. The handset ships with MediaTek Helio P60 chipset that can handle day-to-day tasks easily.

The Realme 3i comes in two variants: 3 GB RAM with 32 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM with 64 GB Storage and I would recommend you to go with 64 GB variant as it would give slightly better performance. If you run out of space, you can expand the storage via microSD up to 256 GB.

Like Other Realme smartphones, Realme 3i also comes with ColorOS skins. Given its price, you won’t be disappointed with the camera performance of both front and rear cameras. Realme 3i is powered with 4230 mAh which will last for about one day and yes it doesn’t support fast charging.

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12. Infinix S5 Lite

Infinix S5 Lite

Infinix S5 Lite Key Specs
Display6.6-inch HD+
ProcessorMediatek Helio P22 (12 nm)
RAM4 GB
Storage64 GB
OSXOS 5.5; Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear Camera16 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera16 MP
Battery4000 mAh

Infinix S5 Lite smartphone features a 6.2-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and has a waterdrop notch design. The handset ships with MediaTek Helio P60 chipset that can handle day-to-day tasks easily.

If you are looking for a big screen with a punch-hole display, then Infinix S5 Lite is a phone for you. It features a 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The phone looks gorgeous and feels a premium on hand even though the back of the phone is made up of Plastic.

In terms of performance, Infinix S5 Lite can provide a decent performance. You will be able to play games like PUBG Mobile or Call of Duty Mobile but in the low graphics. It comes in only one storage option – 64 GB, which can be expanded via a MicroSD card up to 256 GB.

Infinix S5 Lite runs on XOS 5.5 over Android 9.0 (Pie) and comes with some pre-installed apps that can be uninstalled manually. Whereas Camera performance on Infinix S5 Lite smartphone is decent. The front and back cameras can capture good images under normal lights but struggles in low light areas.

A 4000 mAh battery on Infinix S5 Lite will easily last a full day of usage if used moderately but the only downside is you are getting 6W charger inside a box which will take a long time to charge the smartphone.

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Summary list of Best Mobile Phones under 10000 in India (March 2020)

Best Mobile Phones under 10000 in IndiaPrices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 ProRs. 9,999
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8Rs. 10,499
Infinix S5 ProRs. 9,999
Realme 5sRs. 9,999
Realme C3Rs. 6,999
Vivo U10Rs. 8,990
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7SRs. 8,999
Samsung Galaxy M10sRs. 8,499
Realme U1Rs. 7,999
Motorola One MacroRs. 8,999

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General FAQ

Which phone has the best display under 10000?

Samsung Galaxy M10s has the best display which comes with a Super AMOLED display. It also features a 6.4-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels.

Which phone has the best design under Rs 10000?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is the best-looking smartphone that comes with a glass back and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which feels premium on hand.

Which phone has the best processor under 10000?

When it comes to performance, Redmi Note 7 Pro is the best on this list. You may also consider Realme C3 which comes with less price too.

Which is the best camera phone under 10000?

If you are looking for a smartphone with the best camera, then Redmi Note 8 is the best phone here. The rear camera features a Quad camera setup consisting of 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP camera while the front camera features a single 13MP selfie shooter.

Which smartphone has the best battery life under 10000?

If you want a phone with a good battery backup and have fast charging support then Vivo U10 is the best mobile phone under Rs 10000 in India. It has a massive 5000 mAh battery that comes with 18W fast charging support.

Which is the best mobile phone under Rs 10000?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is certainly the best smartphone even though it is a slightly old model. But when it comes to performance, camera, display quality and other categories it ticks all the boxes.

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