Whether you want to upgrade your existing smartphone, or plan to purchase your first smartphone, chances are you have already done your homework, and know what your budget is to buy a new phone. Thanks to brands like Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo and OPPO, we can now purchase feature-rich smartphones at extremely affordable prices. There is intense competition between smartphone brands when it comes to budget and mid-range segments, resulting in smartphone companies offering impressive models at pocket-friendly prices.
While the premium segment is dominated by Apple and Samsung, the budget and mid-range segments account for a significantly large portion of the Indian smartphone market. Thus, even brands like Samsung are now unveiling budget-friendly smartphones, in an attempt to cater to the budget and mid-range consumer segment.
We have curated a list of the most affordable smartphones currently available in the market, to help you with your next purchase.
- Realme Narzo 10A
Considered by many to be the best mobile under 10000, Realme Narzo 10A is an update to Realme C3, and sports a fingerprint sensor, along with a macro camera at the back. Furthermore, the smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 SoC, which makes it the ideal smartphone for gaming. Narzo 10A comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage capacity, and on the camera front, sports a triple-rear camera setup with 12MP primary shooter, and on the front, houses a 5MP selfie camera. The smartphone also flaunts a 6.5-inch display, and is backed by a powerful 5,000mAh battery, assuring you of its long-lasting performance.
- Realme C3
Realme has made a big splash in the Indian smartphone market, providing feature-rich phones with extremely attractive price tags. One of their most popular offerings is the Realme C3 smartphone, which sports a sunrise design, and comes in two colours — Frozen Blue and Blazing Red. When it comes to the smartphone’s appearance, the mobile phone comes equipped with a 6.5-inch display, with a 20:9 aspect ratio. Coming to the phone’s specs and performance, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 chipset, which assures you of a lag-free and impressive gaming experience. Realme C3’s base variant comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage capacity, while the phone is also available in a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. On the camera front, the smartphone sports a dual-rear camera setup with a 12MP shooter, and houses a 5MP selfie camera on the front.
- Vivo Y11
During the first quarter of 2020, Vivo’s performance was the talk of the town, with the brand growing by 48.9 percent, from 4.5 million smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2019 to 6.7 million shipments in 2020. Furthermore, Vivo’s smartphones also helped the brand capture a market share of 19.9 percent. One of those models that made Vivo a popular brand among the consumers is the Vivo Y11 smartphone, which comes with an impressive dual-rear camera setup with 13+12MP, and an 8MP front camera. The mobile sports an elegant 6.35-inch HD+ display, and comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage capacity, making it one of the best mobiles under 10,000 INR. Furthermore, the phone is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 octa-core processor, and runs on 5,000mAh Li-ion battery.
- Infinix Smart 4 Plus
One of the newest smartphones in the market is the Infinix Smart 4 Plus, which is powered by MediaTek Helio A25 processor, and comes with XOS 6.2 OS based on Android. This smartphone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. Coming to its appearance, Infinix Smart 4 Plus sports a massive 6.82-inch HD+ drop-notch display, giving it a stunning look and a premium feel. On the camera front, the smartphone packs a 13MP camera on the rear along with a depth sensor and an LED flash, and flaunts an 8MP front camera, making it one of the best budget smartphones in the market today.
- Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung is now focusing on the budget and mid-range segments to capture a larger market share, and one of the best Samsung phones under 15000 is the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy M01s. This latest offering from Samsung comes with a 6.2-inch full HD+ TFT Infinity V display, and the smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor. Coming to its features, the mobile phone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card. The smartphone also flaunts a dual-rear camera setup with a 13MP primary shooter, and an 8MP front camera to capture crystal-clear selfies.