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Top 10 smartphones under Rs 10,000

July 31, 2014 15:41 IST

Top 10 smartphones under Rs 10,000

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Shruti Puri

Sleek, smart and sexy: These ten come loaded with amazing features too.

Everybody wants a smartphone in their pocket these days and if you have a shoe-tight budget and still want a smartphone under Rs 10,000, then you are at the right place.

This list of the best smartphones available under Rs 10,000 can help you out to get the best value for your hard-earned money.

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Motorola Moto E (Rs 6,999)

This model entered the market at an exceptional rate and you can say it is the best pick under your desired budget if you want to experience the latest Android OS and some expectational feature set. It runs on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat version and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor.

Some other features include 5MP rear camera, 4GB internal memory with 32GB memory expansion support, 1GB of RAM and a basic set of connectivity features.

For a mobile with this price tag, the company has offered almost everything in the feature set and so is a plus point for the buyers.

At its launch, this phone led to a fierce competition in the budget-phone category by offering quality and quantity both and that too at such an affordable price tag.

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Image: Motorola Moto E
Photographs: motorola.in

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XOLO Q700

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The XOLO Q700 hosts a 4.5-inch IPS display with 540 x 960 pixels screen resolution. The pixel density of 245ppi (pixels per inch) aims to offer you a very bright and a clear on-screen view.

Further, its 5MP rear camera is just perfect for budding photographers and you can even go for video calling with apps like Skype, using its VGA front camera.

Some other features of this model include 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory and 1.2GHz MediaTek processor.

If you are wondering that 4GB offers less space to you, then nothing the handset comes with a microSD card slot that allows you to increase the storage space externally up to 32GB.

Not only this, the model also caters to almost all the basic connectivity features so that you are never disconnected from your circle. To support all these features, the model is shipped with a 2,400mAh battery, which keeps it fit and running throughout your working hours.

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Image: XOLO Q700
Photographs: xolo.in

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Micromax Canvas 2 (~Rs 9,300)

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This model may be old school, but is the best phone if you want to have a smooth Android experience in a Rs 10,000 price range.

This model has very stylish and trendy looks and it also provides a very solid feel when held in hands. The model is filled with features to the brim and you, surely, will be satisfied by its performance and your wise decision to buy it.

With this model you get a good set of basic connectivity features so that you are always connected to your near and dear ones.

Inside the body, this model is powered by a dual-core processor, which holds a great potential to run the latest apps of Google Play Store.

Lately, Micromax updated its OS from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

This is the best pick if you want to buy a perfect balance between power, looks, features and price tag.

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Image: Micromax Canvas 2
Photographs: micromaxinfo.com

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Micromax Unite 2 (~Rs 8,400)

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This is another strong competitor to Motorola Moto E, as it too is loaded with ample features that are not available in other contending smartphones. The touch of this model is very sensitive and smooth and you really are going to have a wonderful user experience with it.

Its 4.7-inch capacitive touch IPS display provides a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The device gets power from a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1GB RAM, which boosts the speed of the handset, thus increasing the response and performance.

For storage needs, the smartphone hosts 4GB of internal memory and has the microSD card slot for expanding the external storage capacity up to 32GB.

The best feature offered by this model is the access to 21 pre-loaded languages, which provides you the convenience of typing in your own language.

The presence of Reverie smartpad and PhoneBook also enhances the usability of the device. The 5MP rear camera offered by the model is really impressive and you may also go for life-like pictured with it, where the availability of flash enables the capturing of low light photography possible.

The front facing snapper of 2MP helps in video chats and selfies.

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Image: Micromax Unite 2
Photographs: micromaxinfo.com

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Nokia Asha 501 (Rs 3,999)

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This model is very well built and is designed for people who want to have smartphone-like functionalities in their budget phone. The touch of the model is very responsive and it just defies the notion that cheap mobiles come with bad touchscreens.

The Asha 501 design is inspired from the Lumia series and the functionalities stuffed in this handset, further, makes it an attractive phone. All the basic connectivity features -- local and global -- are available in the device, so that you never get cut off from your group.

Though Asha 501 is neither an Android device nor a Windows phone, the facilities it provides to its end-users are almost similar to the ones delivered by any entry-level smartphone.

The best part about this handset is that you can enjoy chatting on WhatsApp with your family and friends. The device is also theft-proof and damage-proof, thus making it a Super Smart Pocket Power.

The presence of Fastlane app makes everything within your approach that too on a single 3-inch screen.

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Image: Nokia Asha 501
Photographs: nokia.com

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Sony Xperia E Dual (Rs 7,990)

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This phone offers dual-SIM capabilities and is another fine phone if you want to have a seamless user experience with Android OS.

Its 3.5-inch HVGA display may seem small to you in this era of phablets, but once you work on it, you will realize that the screen size is just optimum and that you can read, write, play and watch anything for hours and that too strain-free.

With this model you get 2GB of user memory, but you can expand the external memory up to 32GB, using the microSD card slot. You also get a good set of connectivity features with this set so that you are always connected locally as well as globally. Not only this, the model packs a very stout battery with it, which takes care that you are not stranded amidst your working hours.

The 3.2MP rear camera is enough to satisfy your photography needs, as it comes with 4x digital zoom.

Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, the smartphone draws power from a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, coupled with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage capacity.

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Image: Sony Xperia E Dual
Photographs: sonymobile.com

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Gionee M2 (Rs 10,000)

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This model is known for its powerful configuration, massive battery and power bank feature. This company is pacing through the market at an exceptional speed and it is expected to soon list among the top leaders of this category.

The smartphone lacks nothing! It has sleek and sophisticated design and is totally feature-oriented.

Some features of this mobile include 1GB RAM, quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 5-inch screen, 8MP camera, 4,200mAh battery, etc. At this price tag, the company has tried to offer you maximum high-quality features.

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Image: Gionee M2
Photographs: gionee.co.in
Tags: RAM

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Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 (Rs 8,200)

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This model offers a premium design to its users with dual-SIM capabilities. Its 4-inch TFT touchscreen offers you a smooth user experience and in no way you will feel any lag in the response.

Inside, the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor which takes care that your apps run smoothly and lag-free.

With this model you get only 768 MB of RAM which is a bit less if compared to other brands in the same category and this is the only black point of this model.

Some major features include 5 MP rear camera, 0.3 MP front camera, 4 GB internal memory with a support of memory expansion up to 64 GB and a basic set of connectivity features.

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Image: Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2
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Sony Xperia M (Rs 9,400)

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Sony Xperia M is known for its bright and vivid display, massive storage and an awesome design.

Further, it is titled as the best phone around Rs 10,000 with 5MP camera. This model flaunts a 4-inch touchscreen with a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.

The display is very sharp and crisp and makes your on-screen view crystal clear.

Some major features include 1GB RAM, dual-core 1GHz processor, 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, and 4GB internal memory with 64GB of memory expansion support.

The best thing about this model is that it offers an advanced connectivity set which includes DLNA and NFC apart from 3G and Wi-Fi.

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Image: Sony Xperia M
Photographs: sonymobile.com

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Lava Iris X1 (Rs 7,999)

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This model is know for its premium, feature-packed design. There are many plus points for the smartphone like it runs on Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) OS, hosts a powerful 8MP rear camera with 2MP front camera, support dual-SIM capabilities and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz processor.

Some other major features of this model are 1GB RAM, 4GB of internal memory with 32GB memory expansion support, 1,800mAh battery and a basic set of connectivity features. This is the best pick for you if you are looking for a mobile for photography as well.

Also, its 2MP front camera allows you to go for clear selfies and grain-free video calling.


Image: Lava Iris X1
Photographs: lavamobiles.com
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