Are you looking for the best phone under Rs 10,000? Hold on for a while, I have found out 10 best budget phones priced less than 10k and spec wise these are the best in market. Inclusion of Samsung Galaxy S Duos at the top definitely raises a few questions but let me tell you, it’s the best selling phone for more than a year now. The successor Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is here but it costs more than Rs 10,00. Therefore, it deserves a position. Specs are outdated for sure. But it still can handle casual gaming. You must check out 10 quad core phones under Rs 10,000.
Rest of the phones have at least dual core processor. Few quad core phones are also included in this list too. These are best in my opinion till January 2014.
10 Budget Smartphones under Rs 10,000
10 Budget Smartphones under Rs 10,000
Samsung Galaxy S Duos
It’s not a powerful smartphone by any means but it has been the best selling dual SIM smartphone all over the world for more than a year. Powered by single core 1 GHz Cortex A5 CPU, Aderno 200 GPU (Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon S1 chip) and 768 MB RAM S Duos is good if you have no intention of playing too many games in it.Otherwise, it feels good at hand. There is a 5 MP back camera. For video chat front facing VGA camera is there too. It’s a 3G supported smartphone equipped with 4 inch TFT LCD WVGA screen. It’s a dual sim phone with smart dual sim feature.
Price of Samsung Galaxy S Duos is Rs 9620/- on Flipkart. Buy it here.
Nokia Lumia 520
It’s the cheapest Windows Phone 8 smartphone that looks better than any other phone in this list. But few disadvantages are there like Windows Phone 8 OS, no front facing camera, no LED flash in rear camera etc. It sports brilliant 4 inch IPS LCD WVGA display. It’s Super Sensitive display that is found in other high-end Lumia series smartphones. Powered by dual core 1 GHz Krait Qualcomm MSM8227 Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC Lumia 520 has 512 MB RAM for multitasking. It comes with 8 GB internal storage and micro SD card slot for storage expansion.
Price of Nokia Lumia 520 is Rs 7899. Buy it now.
Xolo Q800 X-Edition
It’s really a good smartphone under Rs 10000. Powered by 1.2 GHz quad core Cortex A7 CPU, 286 MHz PowerVR SGX544MP GPU it supports 1080p FHD video recording and playback. It also has 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM and micro SD card slot for storage expansion. It also has a 8 MP back camera, 1 MP front camera. Q800 sports 4.5 inch IPS LCD qHD display. It runs Android 4.2 JellyBean and boasts Yamaha Audio amplifier.
Price of Xolo Q800 is Rs 9899. Click here to buy it.
Xolo Q700 is another budget friendly quad core smartphone running Android 4.2 JellyBean operating system. Powered by MediaTek MT6589M SoC it has 1 GB RAM for multitasking. Other features are 4.5 inch IPS LCD qHD screen, 4 GB ROM, micro SD card slot, 5 MP back camera, front camera, 2400 mAh battery, HSPA+ radio and more. It’s one of the best phones under Rs 10k with such a big battery.
Price of Xolo Q700 is Rs 9999. Buy it now.
It’s the successor of highly popular Canvas 2. It has quad core processor, 1 GB RAM and runs on Android 4.2 JellyBean out of the box. It has MediaTek MT6589 SoC with quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 application processor, PowerVR SGX544MP GPU clocked at 286 MHz. Therefore, the phone is capable of recording and playing 1080p FHD video at 30 fps. It has 8 MP rear camera, 4 GB ROM, micro SD card slot and of course dual SIM card slots with 3G support in one slot.
Price of Micromax A110Q Canvas 2 Plus. Buy it now.
It’s one of the few quad core smartphones coming under Rs 8000. It packs MediaTek MT6589M SoC with quad 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 application processor, PowerVR SGX544MP GPU clocked at 157 MHz. It flaunts 4.5 inch FWVGA display, 5 MP snapper, 4 GB ROM, micro SD card slot, HSPA+ radio. It’s a dual sim phone running on Android 4.2.1 JellyBean platform. Li-Po 2000 mAh battery is used in this phone. You can expect 10 hrs of talk time on 3G network.
Price of Xolo Q600 is Rs 7590 on Amazon India. Click here to buy it.
Lava Iris 458q
It’s another low-end quad core phone powered by MediaTek MT6589 SoC. It’s using MTK6589 SoC, 512 MB RAM combo for faster multitasking. ROM is 4 GB which leaves more than 1.2 GB free for apps and a GB and half for mass storage. Micro SD card slot is there for further storage expansion. It sports 4.5 inch FWVGA display, 8 MP back camera, front camera, 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery, HSPA+ modem and more.
Price of Lava Iris 458q is Rs 7949. Buy it now.
Spice Coolpad 2 Mi-496
It’s a 4.5 inch phone equipped with MediaTek MT6589 SoC, 1 GB RAM. It’s very good in terms of multitasking. Specs are upright. There is a 5 MP snapper at the back while the front facing VGA camera is useful for video calling. It supports qHD resolution. CoolPad Mi-496 packs 4 GB ROM and micro SD card slot in the storage front. It’s also a good music phone as it boasts DTS Surround Sound audio enhancement.
Price of Spice Coolpad 2 Mi-496 is Rs 6890. Buy it here.
Gionee GPad G3
Built on Android 4.2 JellyBean it’s a quad core phone running on MediaTek MT6589 platform. It comes with 5.5 inch touch screen display which means it’s very in the phablet category. Rest of the specs are quite similar to other phones in this list. Gionee is known for solid built quality and cutting edge design. Basically it’s a Chinese company but now it has good number of service centers across the country. GPad G3 sports 5 MP rear camera, 2250 mAh battery, 3G and all basic functionality of a smartphone.
Price of Gionee GPad G3 is Rs 9349. Click here to buy it.
10. Gionee Pioneer P3
Gionee Pioneer P3
It’s yet another quad core budget friendly smartphone from Gionee running on a MediaTek chipset. This time it’s MediaTek MT6582 which replaces the MT6589 series chips (MTK6589, MTK6589M, MTK6589T). This new quad core MTK chip has quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 CPU and Mali 400-MP2 GPU clocked at 500 MHz. But it has only 512 MB RAM. Other features of Pioneer P3 are 4.3″ WVGA touch screen, 5 MP camera, 1700 mAh battery, 4 GB ROM, micro SD card slot, dual SIM card slots etc.
Price of Gionee Pioneer P3 is Rs 7800. Buy it now.