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Top 10 smartphones under Rs 10,000

Last updated on: May 31, 2013 20:38 IST

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These are the best ones in terms of features and performance.

Smartphones are becoming more and more powerful, but on the other end of the spectrum, they are also becoming cheaper. We’ve seen the recent spate of budget phablets, which bring quad-core processing and high-resolution displays to the forefront. However, what about consumers who want something even cheaper?

Our top 10 list focuses on smartphones prices below Rs 10,000, looking at the top ones in terms of features and performance.

1. Lava Iris 454
Price: Rs 7,999

With a dual-core Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1 GHz, the Lava Iris 454 has a fair bit of processing power.

It comes with 512 MB of RAM and around 2 GB of internal storage. A microSD slot provides up to 32 GB more space however. It measures 0.39-inches thick and weighs 155 grams, and features a 4.5-inch IPS display, with a 960x540 resolution.

The rear camera has 8 megapixel sensor with auto focus and flash, and can perform Panorama shots along with HD video recording. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the default OS.


Image: Lava Iris 454
Photographs: lavamobiles.com

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2. LG Optimus L3 II
Price: Rs 7,899

LG's update to the regular Optimus L3 features a 1 GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM. The IPS display is 3.2 inches, but features a 320x240 resolution.

Internal storage is 4 GB, though only 1.75 GB is available, along with a microSD slot for up to 32 GB more.

The 3-megapixel camera features fixed focus and auto review along with video recording at 640x480 resolution.

It weighs 107 grams and measures 0.47 inches thick. Along with Android 4.1 Jellybean, the smartphone features Optimus UI 3.0 which brings Quick Memo for note taking and other features.

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Image: LG Optimus L3 II
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3. Sony Xperia E
Price: Rs 9,990

As part of Sony's new Xperia line-up that also includes the Xperia Z/ZL and L, the Xperia E features a translucent bar running across its chin. This lights up differently for different notifications such as missed calls, messages and more.

It features a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. A microSD slot allows for up to 32 GB more space.

The 3.5-inch TFT display features a 480x320 resolution with a scratch resistant glass.

A 3.2 megapixel rear camera is present with auto-focus and 4X digital zoom, though video recording is limited to 640x480 resolution.

It ships with Android 4.1 Jellybean and the TimeScape UI, weighing 116 grams and measuring 0.43-inches thick.

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Image: Sony Xperia E
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4. Lava XOLO A700
Price: Rs 8,000

Lava's other line of smartphones use Cortex CPUs instead of Intel.

The XOLO A700 has a dual core CPU clocked at 1 GHz with 512 MB of RAM. Internal storage is 4 GB, with 2 GB available to the user, but a microSD slot takes care of any space issues.

The 4.5-inch display features IPS technology and a 960x540 resolution. It also has a rear 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, HDR and HD video recording. The A700 measures 0.36-inches thick and weighs 115 grams.

It comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but can be upgraded to Jellybean when the update becomes available.

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Image: Lava XOLO A700
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5. Samsung Rex 90
Price: Rs 5,870

Samsung's budget handset features a customized version of TouchWiz for Android.

It has a 3.5-inch display with 480x320 resolution, and measures 0.47-inches thick.

A 3.2 megapixel camera rests on the back and is capable of capturing video along with images. Although processing power isn't as high as other budget mobiles in this range, it still runs TouchWiz capably.

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Image: Samsung Rex 90
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6. Karbonn Titanium S1
Price: Rs 9,990

Karbonn's budget quad-core handset features a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A5 CPU and 4 GB internal storage along with a microSD slot.

The display is 4.4-inches with a 960x540 resolution.

It measures 0.36-inches thick, and features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and auto focus.

The Titanium S1 also has a good amount of connectivity options, including Dual SIM functionality. Android 4.1 Jellybean is the default OS.

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Image: Karbonn Titanium S1
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7. Celkon A225
Price: Rs 9,499

Despite being a relatively new contender, Celkon's smartphones have brought a fair amount of good features.

The A225 features a dual core 1 GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM. Internal storage is 4 GB with a microSD slot for up to 32 GB more.

The 4.7-inch display features IPS technology and an 853x480 resolution. It also has an 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel secondary camera for video conferencing. The device features Android 4.1 Jellybean OS.

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Image: Celkon A225
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8. Micromax A88 Canvas Music
Price: Rs 8,499

Featuring a 1 GHz dual core CPU and 512 MB of RAM, Micromax's A88 Canvas Music features several music-related features. This includes FM radio support and the ability to play MIDI, WAV and MP3 files.

The device only has 503 MB of internal space but also has a microSD slot for 32 GB more space. It has a 4.5-inch TFT display with an 854x480 resolution, and a 5 megapixel rear camera with auto focus, dual LED flash and HD video recording.

It also ships with Android 4.1 Jellybean and measures 0.45-inches thick.

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Image: Micromax A88 Canvas Music
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9. Huawei Ascend Y300
Price: Rs 7,890

Huawei's budget handset sports a clean look and features which includes running Android 4.1 Jellybean.

It has a dual-core Cortex A5 CPU along with 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of internal storage. A microSD slot increases this by 32 GB.

The 4-inch TFT display has an 800x480 resolution. Though it measures 0.44-inches thick, it weighs about 130 grams.

The camera has 5 megapixel sensor with auto focus, but only records videos at 854x480 resolution.

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Image: Huawei Ascend Y300
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10. Lava XOLO X500
Price: Rs 8,499

The Lava XOLO X500 is the only Intel CPU smartphone on this list but this doesn't diminish its power.

The Intel Atom features a 1.2 GHZ clock speed along with Hyper Threading for using multiple cores. It also has 512 MB of RAM with 4 GB internal storage and a microSD slot for 32 GB more.

The device measures 0.49-inches and weighs just 132 grams.

The 3.5-inch IPS display features a 480x320 resolution.

The 5 megapixel camera comes with auto focus and other features like Burst Mode and Panorama. Though it ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the X500 can be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jellybean.

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Image: Lava XOLO X500
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