Budget smartphones have flooded the Indian market in recent years. Brands such as Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme, and OPPO, Samsung to name a few have launched feature-rich phones with high resolution displays, good cameras, fingerprint sensors and more storage space, along with features that you can find in a premium smartphone. 

While it can be a daunting task to choose the best one for your needs and requirements, we have curated a list of the top 5 mobile phones available under Rs. 10,000, to help you make a more informed decision. 

The best handsets in the budget smartphone segment available in the market today include:  

Realme Narzo 10A 

Realme Narzo 10A delivers excellent performance, owing to the MediaTek Helio G70 chipset. It comes with a powerful battery and a long battery life, and can go up to 2 full days with casual use. Furthermore, the phone’s macro sensor at the back is impressive, as it allows you to take good photos even in low light conditions.

Redmi 9 Prime 

Powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, Redmi 9 Prime can handle high intensity gaming effortlessly. It has an AI quad-rear camera setup, and comes with a FHD+ LCD touch screen to boot. The smartphone also provides up to 48 hours of talk time.


The best OPPO mobile under 10,000 INR is the OPPO A12, which flaunts a 6.22-inch HD+ waterdrop screen display, along with a decent 13MP + 2MP dual camera set up at the back, and a 5MP selfie camera. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

Redmi 8 

One of the best budget-friendly smartphones released this year, Redmi 8 is the perfect phone for gamers. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Octa-Core processor and houses a 5,000mAh battery under the hood. It is available for just 7,999 INR, giving you the best value for your money. 

Realme C12 

This elegantly designed smartphone is a 6000mAh battery phone, ensuring your phone remains operational for a long time with a single charge. It also comes with a 13MP + 2MP + 2MP rear-camera set up and a 5MP front camera. The camera is backed by AI beautification features offering a studio-like image quality. This smartphone is available for 9,299 INR and is one of the few smartphones that offer the best bang for your buck.


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