When it comes to India, people always prefer pocket friendly items, be it buying a phone online in the annual sale for cheap or getting a tooth brush in 1+1 offer. The major segment of India is dominated by budget friendly items which fits anyone and everyone, and for this, team Cashify is here to help you choose the best smartphones in the pocket friendly budget segment of INR 10,000. Here’s our best pick, have a look.
- Redmi Note 3
When we speak about budget smartphones, the first name which comes to mind is Xiaomi and this device from the company is a perfect fit for this niche. Xiaomi Redmi 3 features a full-metal body design and is also accompanied by a rear fingerprint sensor. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD display and packs a Snapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core processor, clocked at 1.8 GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. Though there is a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM variant also available, but at a higher price. The device further comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone is 4G VoLTE enabled and offers dual-SIM support. The smartphone can give 7 hours screen on time and is good for more than a day of battery backup with its 4,050 mAh battery. The 2GB RAM variant is priced at INR 9,999.
- Redmi 3S/ 3S Prime
Another smartphone with great looks and good specification from the same vendor is Xiaomi Redmi 3S/ 3S Prime. As you people would have already made a guess that the device has two variants like the previous. Redmi 3S prime is priced at INR 8,999 while the latter is priced at INR 6,999. The Prime version adds up a finger print scanner fitted to the back and upgrades the RAM to 3GB and storage to 32GB while the Redmi 3S just has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Other than that, both device features a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. Storage can be expanded in both versions using micro SD card. It comes with a 13-megapixel rear shooter with LED flash accompanied with a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual hybrid SIM slot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11n. It also supports VoLTE. It is backed up by a 4,100 mAh battery which keeps it alive for almost 2days.
- ASUS Zenfone Max
Battery is one key feature for smartphone these days and the device is known for that. This ASUS device flaunts a 5.5-inch HD (720p) IPS display. Under the hood, this device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit Quad-Core processor which has Adreno 306 /405 GPU and 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and ROM option of 16GB which can be further expanded via SD card. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. For selfies, it flaunts a 5-megapixel front camera. Getting powered by a 5,000 mAh battery, this device comes with dual SIM compatibility and 4G LTE support. On connectivity front it has Bluetooth V4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB OTG, and GPS. It is priced at INR 8,999.
- LeEco Le1s Eco
With Xiaomi dominating the Indian Market, another Chinese vendor has opted to give better specs at low prices. Yes, we’re talking about LeEco. This device features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek X10 64-bit octa-core Helio SoC with its processor clocked at 1.85 GHz and paired with 3GB of RAM. It includes 32GB of internal storage. For shutterbugs, LeEco Le1s Eco offers a 13-megapixel rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with LeEco’s custom EUI. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and GPS. The smartphone has a 3,000 mAh battery that comes with fast charging based on USB Type-C. It claims to offer up to 3.5 hours of usage within five minutes of charging.
- Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
Lenovo has also offered a good smartphone in the same niche. The Vibe K5 Plus features a 5-inch HD (1080p) display and is powered by Snapdragon Octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM storage which is expandable up to 128GB. It sports a 13-megapixel rear shooter with auto focus and LED flash. For selfies, it comes with a 5-megapixel fixed focus front camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual SIM support, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and GPS. The smartphone gets power from 2,750 mAh battery and is priced at INR 7,999. Special mention for the smartphone is the presence of rear stereo speakers with Dolby ATMOS audio.
Our team has selected the best picks among all the possible pocket friendly smartphones available in the market. If one needs to buy something other than these, keep a note that a 2GB RAM and a 16GB ROM is a must have for devices these days and at the same time there should be 4G connectivity with a good battery. A finger print scanner would be a plus surely.
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