In the last few weeks, we have quite a few interesting budget smartphone launches. However, the newly announced price drop on a few of the older smartphones makes the deal even sweeter. Below is the list which also a few of the newly launched smartphones along with the best selling smartphones under Rs 10,000.
Samsung Galaxy M10
Samsung Galaxy M10 is the most affordable smartphone in the new Galaxy M lineup. It came in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants priced at Rs 7,990 and Rs 8,990. Now, the company announced a price cut of Rs 1,000 on both the variants. The price drop announcement came just after Xiaomi announced to launch its new entry-level smartphone Redmi 7A in India. The 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB storage variants of the Galaxy M are already available at revised prices on Amazon.in and Samsung India online store. It comes with a 6.22-inch Infinity-V display with HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The smartphone is powered by the 14nm Exynos 7870 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G71 GPU. As mentioned earlier, the 2GB and 3GB RAM variants come with 16GB and 32GB of internal storage respectively. There is also a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion up to 512GB. It sports dual rear cameras featuring a 13MP camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, the Galaxy M10 offers a 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5 out of the box. The device is backed by a 3,430mAh battery and lacks fast charging support.
The LG W30 is one of the best value for money smartphones we have in recent times. It comes with the sturdy build quality and sports modern looking waterdrop notch display on the front. The glossy finish device comes in Thunder Blue, Platinum Grey, and Aurora Green color options. At Rs 9,999, the LG W30 is one of the cheapest triple camera smartphones we have ever seen. On the rear, it sports a 12MP primary camera along with a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth camera. There is a 16MP selfie camera on the front which can also be used for face unlock.
On the front, there is a 6.26-inch Dot FullVision display with HD+ (1520 × 720 pixels) resolution. The device comes powered by the 12nm MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. It is packed with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It supports dual SIM dual standby using the hybrid SIM card slot. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie and uses stock UI instead of the custom LX UX UI. There is also a circular fingerprint scanner on the rear. It is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery and comes with a 5V/2A power adapter. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.
Xiaomi Redmi Go
If you are a feature phone user and looking to switch to a smartphone, then the Android Go smartphone is the best way to try out Android. It’s cheap and most efficient way to use Android for first smartphone users. Xiaomi recently launched the 16GB storage variant of the Redmi Go smartphone in India for Rs Rs 4,799. It is available on Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. However, it looks old school with a bulky polycarbonate body and 5-inch 16:9 display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution.
The device comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 308 GPU. It packs just 1GB of RAM and should be good enough Android Go apps which also come in small sizes. While there is 16GB of onboard storage, the users can expand up to 128GB using the MicroSD card slot. It runs on Android Oreo Go Edition instead of the latest Android 9.0 Pie Go Edition. The Redmi Go sports an 8MP camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery and comes with a 5W power adapter for charging.
The Nokia 2.2 is the company’s latest smartphone for the Indian market. It comes with a removable polycarbonate cover and the company also mentioned to soon sell the Xpress-on covers in Pink Sand, Ice Blue, and Forest Green color options. It sports a 5.71-inch HD+ (1520 x 720 pixels) display with 19:9 aspect ratio. There is also a 2.5D curved glass laid on the top. Under the hood is the 12nm MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz and comes paired with PowerVR GE6320 GPU. The device comes in 2GB and 3GB RAM variants with 16GB and 32GB of internal storage respectively.
There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expanding the storage up to 400GB. In the camera department, the Nokia 2.2 is equipped with a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture. Since there is no fingerprint scanner, the users can opt for the face unlock using the front camera. It is also part of Android One family and runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The company also promises two major Android updates and three years of security patch updates. The Nokia 2.2 with 2GB and 3GB of RAM is still retailing for Rs 6,999 and Rs 7,999 respectively.
Last year’s Honor 8C has recently received a price cut of Rs 1,000. The base variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage is currently available for just Rs 8,999. However, there is no change in the price of the 4GB RAM variant. At Rs 8,999, the Honor 8C is the most affordable smartphone to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform. Talking about the other specifications, the Honor 8C comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ (1520 × 720 pixels) display and offers 19:9 aspect ratio. The 14nm Snapdragon 632 Mobile Platform comes paired with Kryo 250 CPU and Adreno 506 GPU.
It comes with a 13MP 2MP dual rear cameras with f/1.8 aperture and an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Both the front and rear cameras are accompanied by a LED flash. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 out of the box. The device comes with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and also supports face unlock. It is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and measures just 7.98 mm in thickness. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The Honor 8C comes in Aurora Blue and Midnight Black color options.
As of now, these are the best and newly launched smartphones priced under Rs 10,000. Share your favorite smartphone in the comment section below. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for the latest updates about the upcoming smartphones!