Low cost is not exactly LOWLY these days - especially in the smartphone arena. There has been a surge in the list of new devices that are affordable and high end at the same time. Some of the better options can be:
Meizu M3 Note
The phone has 3 GB RAM and that alone should be your prime reason for opting for this one. The phone is powered by Mediatek Helio P10. The 64 bit Octacore processor clocks at 1.8 GHz. The 5.5 inch IPS screen offers you a full HD display with a pixel density of 401 ppi. On the imaging front, you have a 13 MP shooter on the rear and 5 MP selfie camera. Meizu M3 Note comes with a 32 GB internal storage that can be expanded further up to 128 GB. We can safely say it is the best sub 10K phone as long as battery capacity is concerned. You get a whopping 4100 mAh battery capacity. The device runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 with customisation by Flyme OS 5.0. The phone does have a finger print sensor embedded within the Home button.
You can buy the phone at Rs. 9999.
Lenovo K6 Power
Launched in Jan, 2017 the Lenovo K6 Power boasts of a battery capacity of 4000 mAh. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, it has a 3 GB RAM. The 5 inch monster performer a full HD display at 1920 x 1080 pixels. You have a 13 MP camera on the rear, while the front camera has a resolution of 8 MP. The K6 Power has an internal storage capacity of 32 GB. You can expand it further up to 128 GB. It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.
The Lenovo K6 Power is priced at Rs. 9999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
This is the ultimate phone under Rs. 10000 by any standard. In fact, the phone has raised the bar for other manufacturers. The device is powered by Snapdragon 625 which clocks at 2.0 GHz. The powerful Adreno 506 GPU is a power performer when it comes to gaming. The Note 4 has a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display that offers you a full HD experience. You have a 16 GB internal storage that can be expanded to another 128 GB. For the photography fans, it offers a 13 MP rear snapper and 5 MP front camera. The 2 GB RAM can be a dampener, but still other specifications make it a force to reckon with. The Xiaomi Note 4 comes with a whopping battery capacity of 4100 mAh. The phone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1.
The 16 GB storage/2 GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 9999.
Xiaomi RedMi 3S Prime
This is yet another Xiaomi device that earns a place among the best smartphones under Rs. 10000. The phone is not easily available, but it is a good option with its 5 inch display at HD resolution. The device is powered by a 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 430 Octa core processor. For the photography enthusiasts, it comes with a 13 MP rear and a 5 MP front cameras. Quick finger print recognition is one of the winning points for this one. You have access to 32 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM. The Redmi 3S Prime has a 4100 mAh battery and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1.
The Redmi 3S Prime is priced at Rs. 8999.
Samsung On7 Pro
It is the latest Samsung smartphone that fits in the budget segment. If you are a Samsung fan and cannot afford the high end offerings from the maker, you can go for Samsung On7 Pro. It offers you a premium build that includes a leather back. The device comes with a 16 GB internal storage and a 2 GB RAM. You can expand the memory further by another 128 GB. The Samsung On 7 Pro offers you a HD resolution at 5.5 inch screen size. For the camera buffs, it has a 13 MP rear and a 5 MP front snapper. The battery capacity reads 3000 mAh and the smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.
You can buy it at Rs. 8990.
Coolpad Note 3 Plus
Coolpad Note 3 Plus is an upgraded version of Coolpad Note 3. The device is powered by MT6753 MediaTek octa-core processor. The clock speed reads 1.3 GHz. The Note 3 Plus comes with 5.5 inch TFT display with full HD display. The internal storage of the device is 32 GB with an expandable storage capacity of up to 128 GB. The RAM on board on the device is 3 GB. The cameras on the rear read 13 MP and 5 MP on the front. The battery capacity on the phone is 2500 mAh. You will get access to all the features like finger print scanner and 4G LTE support.
The smartphone is priced at Rs. 8999.
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