Android phones are not just connecting devices, they are not merely entertainment devices; these Smartphones are your style quotient, an extension of your persona. However, we often want the best phone that surpass our budget, especially when it comes to Android phones. However, Android must be given credit for powering a number of low-end Smartphones that satisfy consumers with a small budget and huge technical know-how on Android. Here is a list of ten such excellent Android phones that are available under 10,000 INR.
Sony Xperia Tipo
Although most ‘top 10 Smartphones’ list features Samsung and HTC at the top, at this moment, Sony Xperia is reigning the low-end Smartphone market. Xperia Tipo comes with a Cortex A5 CPU clocked at 800MHz, 2.9GB internal storage and 512MB RAM. It has a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 320x480p and pixel density of 180ppi. The 3.15MP camera may not be a winner, but the battery life is quite good compared to most Smartphones these days which makes it the best Android phone under 10000 INR.
Overall, there are three big ticks in Tipo’s favour: stable performance, Android ICS and the battery life. However, the camera might be a downer for a lot of photography enthusiasts.
Price of Sony Xperia Tipo: 9499 INR
Buy it here : Flipkart
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
Another phone of the Sony Xperia series has clinched the second best spot in the list and for very good reason. The stylishly designed phone has a modest 3-inch LED backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen with 320x480p resolution and 192ppi pixel density. Again, it too has 512MB of RAM. The Scorpion CPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset form a powerful combination that is supported by a standard Li-ion 1200mAh battery. A 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash is a decisive improvement from Xperia Tipo.
Xperia Mini has a custom, imaginative UI, the clean and classic Sony looks and 1GHz processor. However, as a GPS device and a camera phone, it is still not the best.
Price of Sony Xperia Mini: 9799 INR
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HTC Wildfire S
Wildfire S has the looks of a much more expensive phone because it is almost mimicry of the high-end HTC Desire C and it is the 3rd best Android phone under 10000 INR. . It has a 320 x 480p TFT capacitive touchscreen of 180ppi pixel density. The 5MP camera has a neat autofocus feature and LED flash. The ARM 11 CPU with Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset provides ample power to this Android Gingerbread phone. It has RAM and ROM of 512MB each. The standard Li-ion 1230mAh battery doesn’t disappoint which certainly makes it one of the best Android phones under 10000 INR.
The phone has provides a good Android experience, the HTC Sense UI is a treat and the screen resolution is decent. However the small form concedes some loss in functionality.
Price: Rs. 9,917
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Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2
Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2 is surprisingly big for its budget; in fact, it can be termed as a phablet with its 5 inch IPS capacitive display of 854x480p resolution. Powered by a 1GHz dual core processor, it has 512MB RAM. The primary camera is of 8MP and has a decent auto-focus feature and an LED flash. It also has a secondary 0.3MP front camera for video chatting. It also has a fantastic 2000mAh battery.
The phone scores high with the IPS display, dual core processor and 8MP camera. While it is flying high on all aspects, absence of JellyBean is disappointing.
Price of Micromax A110 Superfone Canvas 2: 9999 INR
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This Android ICS phone has a 4.4-inch IPS display of resolution 480x800p that affords wide viewing angles. It has a 1GHz Ultra Fast processor with 512MB of RAM. It has a 5MP camera with LED flash and features like autofocus, face detection and burst mode. There is a secondary camera for video calling too; it is of 1.3MP. The 1500mAh battery gives you a full day of moderate phone usage.
The display of Karbonn A18 is one of the best in the range, the features are quite high-end too and in the price bracket, it performs exceedingly well. However, battery charging is quite time consuming.
Price of Karbonn A18: 9738
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Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos
Samsung has designed the phone with such finesse that you could easily take it to be a low-end BlackBerry in a fleeting glance. It has a 2.4-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen of 320 x 240p resolution. A primary camera of 3.15 MP and a secondary VGA camera are present in the device. The 832MHz processor backs up the Android Gingerbread OS equipped with 384MB RAM. The standard Li-ion 1350mAh battery may not seem a lot, but it is sufficient for the phone.
Smasung TouchWiz UI, QWERTY keypad and optical trackpad- all three work in favour of the phone. However, the small screen is a letdown when you use apps.
Best Price of Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Duos: 7790
Buy it here: Adexmart
LG Optimus L3 E400
An entry level Smartphone, LG Optimus L3 E400 has a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive display of 240 x 320MP QVGA resolution. It runs on a 800MHz processor, has internal storage of 1GB, 384MB of RAM and is decked up with a 3MP camera. This Android Gingerbread device from LG has a 1500mAh battery.
It is a low-key phone, but the preloaded apps, the battery life and stylish look work for the device. The camera is disappointing to many.
Best Price of LG Optimus L3 E400: 6690 INR
Buy it here: Adexmart
Motorola Milestone XT800
Motorola Milestone XT800 has a nice, rounded off look. It has a 3.7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 854p resolution. The 512MB RAM works well with the 550MHz Cortext-A8 CPU. It has a 5MP camera with dual LED flash and a secondary camera with 5x digital zoom. It has a Li-Po 1390mAh battery.
Although the camera, battery life and display is quite good, the OS (Android Éclair) is very outdated.
Best Price of Motorola XT800: 8600 INR
Buy it here: Flipkart
Spice Mi-355 Stellar Craze
Spice Mi-355 Stellar Craze has a 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 320 x 480p resolution and 165ppi pixel density. This phone from Spice has a 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a 5MP camera. The Li-ion 1420mAh battery is actually quite good.
The three big pros are: sturdy battery life, Android Gingerbread and the 5MP camera. But audio quality through headphone is a letdown.
Best Price of Spice Mi-355 Stellar Craze: 6499 INR
Buy it here: Naaptol
A wonderful Android ICS phone at reasonable price, Micromax Canvas A100 has a 5-inch multi-touch display with sleek design. It has 512MB of RAM with a 1GHz Scorpion CPU. It has a 5MP camera with Night mode and 4x zoom and a front facing 0.3MP camera for video chatting. It has a powerful 2000mAh battery that delivers 5 hours of talk time.
The biggest pro of the Micromax Canvas A100 phone is Android ICS, along with a steady battery life and camera. However, the multi-touch allows error due to unintentional touch on the screen.
Best Price of Micromax A100: 9,199 INR
Buy it here: Sulekha
Mobiles under Rs 10,000
- Micromax Canvas 2
- Micromax Canvas Juice
- Xolo Q700s
- Nokia Lumia 510
- Nokia Lumia 520
- Panasonic T31
Above mentioned mobile devices also come under the price bracket of Rs 10,000. We have excluded them from our top 5 list because of many factors. The most common factors can be battery backup, built quality, average camera,software backwardness, absence of proper support and much more.
However, the devices are good at some points but quite much bad at various aspects. The top devices we have listed are among the best till now and can be considered as the key players of devices under Rs 10,000 tag
I would certainly choose Xperia Tipo as the best phone available under 10K INR. It has a reasonable price tag, but even for a budget phone it has not compromised quality. The look is certainly not comparable to Xperia Mini’s, but in terms of performance, it outdoes all the other contenders on the list. However, if you are picky about camera and audio quality, I would have to point you to HTC Wildfire S.