2017 had seen some of the best mobile phone launches. Smartphone companies have made sure they cater to buyers from all the price segments. This year once again we saw the trend of budget and mid-range phones getting powerful , affordable and match up to performance of high-end flagship phones. This year we saw Xiaomi become the household name replacing Samsung and becoming the major Smartphone market share in India. Let’s have a look at some best and affordable Smartphones under 10k.

1. Redmi Y1 by Xiaomi

This phone was launched with a lot of teasers on all the social platforms with the main highlight being the super amazing Selfie photos. At the launch we saw a new Brand Ambassador with this Redmi Y1 series – The Bollywood Actress – Katrina Kaif. The main highlight feature is the 16mp front facing camera with LED Selfie Light, Other specs include a 5.5inch HD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection powered by a Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor with a 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage and 3080 mAH setup. Storage lovers rejoice!   😀 it comes with a micro SD expansion slot up to 256GB.

Pros : Pixel powerful front facing camera with LED flash, Expandable storage apart from dual sim capability.

Cons: Rear camera not that great.

Price: 8,999 INR

2. Canvas Infinity by Micromax

The main highlight of this is the latest trend of 18:9 aspect ration screen with close to bezel-less body. 2017 has seen this trend with the screens stretching more and more out and the aspect ration being upped from 16:10 to 18:9. Canvas Infinity is the first smartphone by Micromax offering the capabilities of a higher end phones in such an affordable price range. It comes with a Snapdragon 425 processor and an 5.7 inch 18:9 aspect ration screen, with a 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage and 2900 mAH setup. This one also comes with a micro SD expansion slot up to 128GB. In the camera department it houses 13mp rear and 16mp front facing camera.

Pros : Close to bezel-less screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, Expandable storage

Cons: Disappointing 2900mah battery considering it has an 18:9 aspect ratio screen

Price: 9,999 INR

3. K6 Power by Lenovo

It comes with a Snapdragon 430 processor and an 5 inch FullHD screen, with a 3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage and massive 4000 mAH battery setup. This one also comes with a micro SD expansion slot up to 128GB via SD card. Also featuring are 13mp / 8mp rear and front camera shooter.

Pros : Massive 4000mAH Battery, Display, Android 7.0 out of the box

Cons: Hybrid Sim Slot ( means you can either use SIM slot 2 OR micro-SD card)

Price: 9,900 INR

4. Redmi Note 4 by Xiaomi

This one is officially termed as the best budget smartphone of 2017. When it comes to creating THE smartphone with the right specifications and price point balance ( considering its for the Indian consumers ), Xiaomi knows the RIGHT recipe to create one. It comes with 5.5 inch 1080 display and 625 processor is the one powering it. It has 3 RAM variants ti choose from – 2/3/4 GB while the storage options include 32 & 64GB only. Other features include 4G LTE connectivity, dual sim support (hybrid SIM tray), 13 / 5mp rear & front camera setup and this whole configuration is supported by a massive 4100 mAH battery along with fast charging support.

Pros : Massive 4100mAH Battery, Display, Android 7.0 out of the box, Powerful mid-ranger processor

Cons: Hybrid Sim Slot ( means you can either use SIM slot 2 OR micro-SD card)

Price: Starting from 9,000 INR

5. E4 Plus by Moto

This phone is packed with a 5.5 inch HD screen with a mediatek processor. It also sports a 13mp / 5mp rear and front camera combination and is available in 2 variants – 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. Its main USP is its 5000mAH battery pack. 😈

Pros : Splash-proof body, .Monster battery backup, supports rapid charging, fingerprint sensor

Cons: Lacks FullHD display and little heavy in terms of weight.

Price: Starting from 9,599 INR

6. Redmi Y1 Lite by Xiaomi

It comes with a Snapdragon 425 processor and an 5.5 inch FullHD screen, with a 2GB RAM / 16GB internal storage and massive 3080 mAH battery setup. This one also comes with a micro SD expansion slot up to 128GB via SD card along with dual sim capabilities. Also featuring are 13mp / 5mp rear and front camera shooter.

Pros : Good Display, Great performance in multitasking / gaming considering its price range.

Cons: No fingerprint scanner

Price: Starting from 6,999 INR

7. Redmi 4 by Xiaomi

It comes with 5 inch display and 435 processor is the one powering it. It has 3 RAM variants ti choose from – 2/3/4 GB while the storage options include 16/32 and 64GB only. Other features include 4G LTE connectivity, fingerprint sensor, 13 / 5mp rear & front camera setup and this whole configuration is supported by a massive 4100 mAH battery.

Pros : Good Display, Great performance in multitasking / gaming considering its price range. great battery backup

Cons: No fast charging, hybrid sim slot, comparatively bulky.

Price: Starting from 6,999 INR

Sagar contributes insightful articles covering all the technology stuff especially mobile technology and is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast. Besides all things tech, Sagar is very passionate about mobile phones and games. You will see him switch between different mobile handsets every six months. Also loves to binge watch shows, movies and travel randomly.

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