In the past, the term 'best cheap phones' was usually a warning as smartphones used to offer limited functionalities. It’s 2019 now and under Rs 10,000, you will get the smartphones with unlimited features along with the improved camera. Here's the list of smartphones including Samsung Galaxy M10, Samsung Galaxy A10, Realme 3, Redmi Note 7S and Redmi Y3 that can be considered.
Realme 3 went on sale in March this year at the price of Rs 10,999. Realme 3 sports a 6.22-inch dew-drop design and is fuelled by a 4230mAh battery. Sensors on Realme 3 include accelerometre, ambient light sensor, digital compass, fingerprint sensor, and proximity sensor. Realme 3 is powered by a 12nm Helio P70 AI Processor.
On optics front, the smartphone is equipped with a dual-camera setup at the back with 13MP + 2MP camera lens with LED flash and Nightscape. For selfies, it boasts a 13MP AI camera lens for capturing clear and bright images in low light conditions. It comes in two colours—Dynamic Black and Radiant Blue. In terms of software, the Realme 3 runs ColorOS 6 UI based on Android 9 Pie.
Flipkart reveals that Realme 3 comes with a dual-camera setup at the back with 13MP + 2MP camera lens with LED flash and Nightscape. For selfies, it boasts a 13MP AI camera lens for capturing clear and bright images in low light conditions.
Samsung Galaxy M10
Samsung Galaxy M10 is priced at Rs 8,990. It comes with an Infinity-V display and sports dual 13-megapixel plus 5-megapixel rear cameras. The smartphone also comes with a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. Galaxy M10 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage.
Samsung Galaxy M10 runs on the new OneUI and is fuelled by a 3,400mAh battery. It is to be noted that the smartphone does not come with a fingerprint sensor and it relies on traditional on-screen unlock feature and a face unlock.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Y3 runs Android Pie with MIUI 10 on top and sports a 6.26-inch HD+ (720x1520 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 632 SoC and is paired with 3GB and 4GB RAM options.
On the optics front, the smartphone orts a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel secondary depth-sensing sensor. The phone has a 32-megapixel sensor at the front.
The Redmi Y3 comes with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage options that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB) with a dedicated slot. The phone is equipped with 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an IR blaster and rear fingerprint sensor. The phone is equipped with a powerful 4,000mAh battery.
As far as the pricing of the Y3 is concerned, the price for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model in India has been set at Rs 9,999. Its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option is priced at Rs 11,999. Both variants come in Bold Red, Elegant Blue, and Prime Black colour options.
Redmi Note 7S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S is priced at Rs 10,999 but its worth. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 3GB of RAM. It offers a dual-rear camera setup of 48-megapixel and 5-megapixel AI cameras. Redmi Note 7S comes with 6.3-inch full HD+ dot notch display and has 13-megapixel selfie camera. Redmi Note 7S is fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Galaxy A10 is priced at Rs 8,490. The smartphone comes with a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity-V display. It is featured with a single 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The device is powered by an in-house Exynos 7884 processor and packs 2GB of RAM with 32GB of in-built storage. It runs OneUI with Android Pie and is fuelled by a 3,400mAh battery.