Xiaomi has been the leader when it comes to best smartphones under Rs. 10,000 in India but players like Asus, Realme and Honor have started giving Xiaomi a tough competition. Let’s look at our top picks for best budget smartphones in India for January 2019.
1. Asus ZenFone Max M2
Last year with the ZenFone Max M1 and ZenFone Max M1 Pro, Asus started offering competitive smartphones in the Indian market. While the Asus ZenFone Max M1 was not the best smartphone at the time, the ZenFone Max M2 is a much-improved successor.
At a price of Rs. 9999, Asus Zenfone Max M2 comes with a Snapdragon 632 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and a massive 4,000mAh battery. Asus has also provided with a display notch to make it look more modern.
2. Xiaomi Redmi Y2
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 or as known as Redmi S2 in China is Xiaomi’s selfie-centric smartphone with some great specifications for the price. The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant is available at a great price of Rs. 8,999 and for those who need more can go with the 4GB RAM variant at Rs. 10,999.
The smartphone is one of the best camera smartphone under Rs. 10,000. The good old Snapdragon 625 processor keeps the smartphone smooth all the time and the 3080mAh battery can easily last you a day.
3. Infinix Note 5
Infinix Note 5 comes with an all-glass design and a MediaTek MT6763T processor. At a price of just Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 9999 for the 4GB RAM variant, Infinix Note 5 is value for money.
The smartphone comes with a 18:9 aspect ratio display without a notch at top and houses a massive 4,500mAh battery with fast charging support. Unlike the competition it houses only a single 12-megapixel camera at the back.
4. Xiaomi Redmi 6
Xiaomi’s latest budget smartphone Redmi 6 comes with a MediaTek chipset for the first time and offers some decent specifications for a price of Rs. 8,499.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is powered by the Helio P22 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It houses a dual rear camera setup and comes with AI Face Unlock via the 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
5. Realme 2
While many tech-enthusiasts consider Realme 2 as a failure due to an unconventional naming strategy by Realme but the smartphone does offer some really good specifications for a price of Rs. 9,499.
The smartphone comes with the latest notch styled display and is powered by the Snapdragon 450 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
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