Budget smartphones that score high on performance

Budget smartphones that score high on performance

By Taru Bhatia | | 3 September, 2016

Everyone is talking about high-end smarthphones these days. The kind that offer top specifications in exchange for top dollar. But there’s a world beyond super-expensive gadgetry. 

Features like a 16MP rear camera, full-HD display, fingerprint sensing, waterproofing, long battery life are all available in more affordable segments of smartphone technology. 

Presented here is a list of some of the best-performing smartphones all of which cost under Rs 10,000. Many of these are now hugely popular, thanks to their high affordability quotient that’s achieved without making any compromises on the hardware front. 


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a powered device which comes with 16GB version priced at Rs. 9,999. Redmi Note 3 is powered by a 1.4 GHz Hexa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. The phone features 5.5 inch Full HD laminated Sunlight Multi touch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 403 ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection and fingerprint sensor. The phone also includes inbuilt sensors such as accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and Light. 


Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus launched with 3GB and 4GB RAM versions. The device also comes with 32GB storage is expandable to 128GB via a microSD card and has a metal unibody design. Vibe K5 also supports VR headset, Dolby Atmos sound and TheatreMax technology which makes this phone a stand out in the market. Lenovo Vibe K5 also has 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus comes at only Rs. 7,999. 


Moto G4 Play will be launched in India on September 6 with the price of Rs 9,000. The phone will support Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and will come with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The phone will include 5-inch screen with 720p resolution, 8-megapixel rear camera with F2.2 lens, 5-megapixel front camera. The device will also have Nano coating which will make the phone a waterproof device. The company before has also launched G4 series at the similar price. Motorola still rule the mainstream market with its Moto Series. 


Coolpad Note 3 Lite comes with the 5-inch HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 268 pixels per inch. The device is powered by 1.3 Ghz quad core MediaTek MT6735 processor and it comes with 3 GB of RAM.  The phone comes with the features like fingerprint sensor and good battery life. The handset remains one of the best pick in the under Rs 10,000 price list.  The Note 3 Lite comes with fantastic 13MP shooter camera with Auto Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Geo-tagging and Video Recording. 

LeEco LE 1s ECO

LeEco LE 1s eco is priced at Rs 9,999 is the most slick phone with little sharp at its edges. The device runs on octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 and is integrated with PowerVR G6200 GPU. It is powered by Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal memory, 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel selfie camera with 1.4µm large pixels. It runs on 3,000mAh battery with fast charging support. The handset comes with unique USB Type-C audio port featuring Continual Digital Lossless Audio technology in place of the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack redundant.


LG K7 LTE is available at a price of Rs 7,995. The device is powered by 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and it comes with 1.5GB of RAM and has a 5.00-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 854 pixels. LG K7 LTE is packed with a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The phone also includes Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. 

With all these amazing phones with great features under Rs 10,000, are the best deals to grab. It adjust to the pocket and definitely feels worth buying. 

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