Ameya DalviJuly 7, 2021 11:16:10 AM IST
It’s time to reset our list of smartphones available for less than Rs 10,000 this month. While not much has changed since the last quarter in this segment, this time we have managed to include three phones with 48 MP cameras within this budget. As always, the chosen phones come with at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and they also have excellent battery life. So, it’s time to check out your top five options for less than 10K this month.
Best Phones to Buy for Under Rs 10,000 in India
Realme Narzo 30A
Realme is new Narzo 30A (review) is another comprehensive option on this list and comfortably holds its place. Like most of the Narzo series phones, it has an eye-catching design. You get a 6.5-inch HD + screen with a notch, but unlike its predecessor, there is no mention of Corning Gorilla Glass protection against scratches. In terms of processing power, this smartphone performs slightly better than the two phones mentioned above, courtesy of its Mediatek Helio G85 chip. You get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card.
The rear camera department includes a 13 MP main camera and a 2 MP monochrome camera. You get an 8 MP camera out front to handle selfies and video calls. The Realme Narzo 30A has a larger 6,000 mAh battery that can keep this phone powered up for up to two days of moderate use. It supports 18W fast charging and the package includes a fast charger. The phone runs Android 10 with Realme UI on top.
Realme Narzo 30A Price in India: Rs 9,999 for 4GB RAM / 64GB storage
Little M2 recharged
The Poco M2 Reloaded is practically a renamed Poco M2 /Redmi 9 Prime (review). I was scratching my head trying to figure out what ‘recharged’ on this phone. Nonetheless, it is still one of the best options available on this budget. It’s also one of only two phones on this list to get a Full HD + display. You get a sizeable 6.53-inch screen protected from scratches by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This phone comes equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery that lasts for a day and a half of moderate use. Run Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top.
The phone is powered by a Mediatek Helio G80 SoC and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable). This chipset is powerful enough for day-to-day tasks and can handle a bit of gaming on medium graphics settings, courtesy of the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. The Poco M2 Reloaded features quad cameras on the back, with a combination of a 13 MP main camera, 8 MP ultra-wide shooter, 5 MP macro camera, and 2 MP depth sensor. Image quality is perfectly acceptable for this segment. An 8 MP front camera handles selfies and video calls.
Poco M2 Reloaded Price in India: Rs 9,999 for 4GB RAM / 64GB storage
Micromax IN 1
The Micromax IN 1 is the other phone on this list that offers a Full HD + display. It has a larger 6.67-inch screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Like the Poco M2, it is powered by a Mediatek G80 SoC, and you get 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. A 5000 mAh battery keeps the phone running for more than a day and a half of moderate use and supports 18W fast charging.
You get triple cameras on the back of this Micromax phone, with a combination of a 48 MP main camera, 2 MP macro camera, and 2 MP depth sensor. An 8 MP selfie camera is built into a notch at the top of the screen. Works with Android 10. The X-shaped pattern on the back adds to this device’s style quotient. The Micromax IN 1 is the only phone on this list to offer both: a Full HD display. other a 48 MP camera.
Micromax IN 1 Price in India: Rs 9,999 for 4GB RAM / 64GB storage
Here’s another fancy phone for you, and this time, it’s from LG. The phone has modest processing power, but the camera department is packed. The LG W41 is powered by a Mediatek G35 SoC, which also comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded. It has a 5,000 mAh battery that keeps the phone powered up for almost a day and a half of moderate use. You get a 6.55-inch HD + screen with a hole for an 8 MP selfie camera.
You get a quad camera setup on the back consisting of a 48 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, a 5 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The LG W41 runs Android 10. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy M02s we included last quarter, this LG phone has a fingerprint sensor, making it a better all-round device for brand-conscious buyers on a budget.
LG W41 price in India: Rs 9,850 for 4GB RAM / 64GB storage
Motorola G10 Power
The Motorola G10 Power is the third phone on this list to feature a 48 MP rear camera, and here it also has quad cameras. The 48 MP lead company includes an 8 MP ultra-wide camera, a 2 MP macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. You get an 8 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls. The main camera captures some sharp shots in different lighting conditions that are more than satisfactory for this segment.
The phone is powered by a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC, and you get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD card. It has a 6.5-inch HD + screen with a notch. The Motorola G10 Power has a 6,000mAh battery that keeps it going for almost two days of use and supports 20W fast charging. The phone runs Android 11 out of the box and, like all Motorola phones, you get a user interface of Android almost available to accompany it. If you like the Android UI, this is the phone for you. The rest of the set features aren’t bad either, making it a great option on this budget.
Motorola G10 Power Price in India: Rs 9,999 for 4GB RAM / 64GB storage