For under Rs. 10,000 you can buy a really good handset in India. There are way too many options available but here are some of the best ones you can buy. Check out the best mobile phones you can buy in India for just under Rs. 10,000.

Before you buy any handset makes sure to select one based on your personal usage. Do not buy just because someone said so. Check the review on my site, check the sample images in case you are looking for a good camera, check battery performance, and then decided if you want to go for it or not.

1. Redmi Note 4

On the top the best one is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. This handset comes with a very good price tag and will also get the MIUI 9 update. Redmi Note 4 is Snapdragon 625 octa core powered and features a 5.5 inch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Key highlight about this handset is 4100 mAh battery, 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. You can check the review of Redmi Note 4 to get a better idea. This handset comes with different RAM / ROM size and price starts from Rs. 9,999.

Redmi Note 4 review

2. Xiaomi Redmi Y1 / Redmi 4

The Redmi Y1 handset was recently launched it is also a very good option and the other one is the Redmi 4. Both handsets come with same hardware and there are a few spec difference also screen size – Redmi 4 is with 5 inch HD screen and Y1 is with 5.5 inch HD screen.  Battery life is even better on the Redmi 4 cause of smaller screen and a bigger battery i.e. 4100, on the Redmi Y1 there is 3080 mAh battery.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 review

Redmi 4 5 inch HD screen

So based on your usage choose among the Redmi Y1 or the Redmi 4.

Check the Redmi Y1 review here and check the Redmi 4 review here.

3. Micromax Canvas Infinity

The Canvas Infinity is another really good handset that looks unique thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio screen. This handset is powered by snapdragon 425 quad core processor, features a 5.7 inch screen with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution and packed with 13MP rear, 16MP front camera. The Micromax Canvas Infinity houses a 2900 mAh battery. You can check the Canvas Infinity review here.

Micromax Canvas Infinity with 5.7 inch 2.5D screen with 1440 x 720p resolution

4. Redmi 4A / Redmi Y1 Lite

Among the Redmi 4A and the Redmi Y1 Lite you can choose any one. Both using same qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad core processor, but 4A comes with 5 inch HD screen whereas Redmi Y1 Lite comes with 5.5 inch HD screen.  It makes sense to buy the Redmi Y1 Lite as that is the latest and also note that both 4A and Y1 Lite does not come with finger print sensor, in case you are looking for that.

redmi 4a best smartphone in India for under Rs. 10,000

Redmi Y1 Lite launched in India

Check the Redmi 4A review here. I have still not done the review of Redmi Y1 Lite.

5. CoolPad Cool 1

This is still a very good option priced at under Rs. 9K. The only issue buying this handset is that you will not get any further updates. So in case you are happy with that and have no issues then you can go ahead. The advantage of Cool 1 is that it comes with dual cameras on the back and they really do a awesome job, check this Cool 1 review to know more.

Coolpad Cool Play 6 back panel

6. Zenfone 4 Selfie

Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie is a single camera handset, also a very good option for Rs. 9,999.

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  1. Gogiji, I am not able track my order on gearbest since last 2 days. Its been showing as therr is currently no tracking information. Please be patient. Please giude me about this.

    1. Anurag, it takes 30days to deliver in India. I bought a dual rear camera mobile (cost 6000/-) from China and I got it after 25days without any tracking details.

  2. Wow. Very useful article for many.
    Can you please add one more article with 10k – 20k price range.
    Thanks.

  3. Gogiji, I am not able track my order on gearbest since last 2 days. Its been showing as therr is currently no tracking information. Please be patient. Please giude me about this.

    1. Anurag, it takes 30days to deliver in India. I bought a dual rear camera mobile (cost 6000/-) from China and I got it after 25days without any tracking details.

  4. Wow. Very useful article for many.
    Can you please add one more article with 10k – 20k price range.
    Thanks.

  5. Yes I support Micromax Canvas Infinity the best smart phone .battery backup goods and looking nice

  6. Gogi bro y1 is good or micromax infinity which is 1k extra… Front selfi is same with 16mp , same dedicated card slot and extra 18:9 ratio big 5.7 inch screen, matel unibody… Pls reply

    1. Simple Bro, if u like 18:9 aspect ratio phone with good look then go with Micromax infinity otherwise Y1.

  7. As per your review Gogibhai i jad purchased MMX Infinity for my mom. Its really awesome the cam quality, battery backup, 18:9 aspect ratio of screen size. OS, Ram. Everything is the best as per your review. Thnks a lot for true n indepth review.

    1. Agree.
      Last few years I have bought all the phones based on Gogi Ji’s recommendation. Never regretted. The reviews are great balance of price, features, processor etc. It is not easy.
      Request to cover other lifestyle products regularly (or rankings) as well like bluetooth speakers, LED projectors, streaming dongles/ Android TV boxes etc.
      Regards

  8. I am using cool 1 and also redmi note 4. Like user interface and themes in note 4. But music in ear phone no one can beat cool 1. Amazing sound quality! I am using jet audio + music equalizer. Extra bass and treble. But sound still clear. In note 4 treble crashed with high end setting. Gigi bro plz tell me about other handset with such music quality via head phone Plz.

    1. Dipak, I am also using cool 1, but the problem is it has no video calling in default dialer, so please tell me what should i do?

  9. This is weird gogi ji, in the last top list you placed cool 1 dual (no 1) above redmi note 4 now you placed it down to lower than redmi 4, all because of software update

  10. Even u can add Infinix Note 4 VFM phone with excellent Camera, no heating issues like so called redmi note 4. . .red mi phones are oly gud in specs bt not in performance. . .

    1. I have never faced heating issues in my Redmi Note 4.. Maybe it’s an issue in other Redmi models, but certainly not in Redmi Note 4.

    2. because it has miui rom which is heavy. but things will change after miui 9 as they said that it is responsive just like stock android.

  11. I would Rate Coolpad Cool 1 as Number 1 and best smartphone, The features and battery backup is better then any smartphone under 10K.

  12. Yes I support Micromax Canvas Infinity the best smart phone .battery backup goods and looking nice

  13. Gogi bro y1 is good or micromax infinity which is 1k extra… Front selfi is same with 16mp , same dedicated card slot and extra 18:9 ratio big 5.7 inch screen, matel unibody… Pls reply

    1. Simple Bro, if u like 18:9 aspect ratio phone with good look then go with Micromax infinity otherwise Y1.

  14. Gogi ! No 1 pe cool1 hona chahie tha priece or performance k hisab se camera and sd 652 better hai redmi note 4 se

      1. Root kar ke update nahi karte Root kar ke custom rom install kar sakte jo sabhi mobiles me kar sakte jiske liye custom roms available ho.But we r talking about Official updates on stock.

  15. As per your review Gogibhai i jad purchased MMX Infinity for my mom. Its really awesome the cam quality, battery backup, 18:9 aspect ratio of screen size. OS, Ram. Everything is the best as per your review. Thnks a lot for true n indepth review.

    1. Agree.
      Last few years I have bought all the phones based on Gogi Ji’s recommendation. Never regretted. The reviews are great balance of price, features, processor etc. It is not easy.
      Request to cover other lifestyle products regularly (or rankings) as well like bluetooth speakers, LED projectors, streaming dongles/ Android TV boxes etc.
      Regards

  16. I am using cool 1 and also redmi note 4. Like user interface and themes in note 4. But music in ear phone no one can beat cool 1. Amazing sound quality! I am using jet audio + music equalizer. Extra bass and treble. But sound still clear. In note 4 treble crashed with high end setting. Gigi bro plz tell me about other handset with such music quality via head phone Plz.

    1. Dipak, I am also using cool 1, but the problem is it has no video calling in default dialer, so please tell me what should i do?

  17. This is weird gogi ji, in the last top list you placed cool 1 dual (no 1) above redmi note 4 now you placed it down to lower than redmi 4, all because of software update

    1. Yeap. I bought Lenovo K4Note in August,2016. And it’s performance is so poor.The set gets hanged every now and then. It is needed to get formatted atleast every 3 mths.as it gets slow on speed. A hopeless name in mobile phones.

    2. True, I bought Lenovo P2 and man this phone gets into coma sometimes, no response, you keep on touching and nothing happens. Sometimes I can’t even pick or make a call, only after some seconds it responds. Lenovo Phone TAUBA! TAUBA!, isse accha toh MMX hai

  18. Gogi sir, you said y1 lite comes with 5.5 inch FHD screen… but I think its HD screen only not full hd

    1. Lenovo Smartphones I had bought for review, the company does not send me review units so I buy and last two handsets that I bought, were not worth it. I doubt the quality of Lenovo, moreover the models I have listed are the best in terms of quality, performance and camera.

      1. One may buy Motorola from lenovo but forget just ‘lenovo’ mobiles else you will regret a lot due to performance & limited software updates (which again are glitch prone )

  19. Even u can add Infinix Note 4 VFM phone with excellent Camera, no heating issues like so called redmi note 4. . .red mi phones are oly gud in specs bt not in performance. . .

    1. I have never faced heating issues in my Redmi Note 4.. Maybe it’s an issue in other Redmi models, but certainly not in Redmi Note 4.

    2. because it has miui rom which is heavy. but things will change after miui 9 as they said that it is responsive just like stock android.

  20. I would Rate Coolpad Cool 1 as Number 1 and best smartphone, The features and battery backup is better then any smartphone under 10K.

  21. Gogi ! No 1 pe cool1 hona chahie tha priece or performance k hisab se camera and sd 652 better hai redmi note 4 se

    1. Yes and at 9k you get dual camera better processor updates to root kar k bhi kar sakte h

      1. Root kar ke update nahi karte Root kar ke custom rom install kar sakte jo sabhi mobiles me kar sakte jiske liye custom roms available ho.But we r talking about Official updates on stock.

    1. Yeap. I bought Lenovo K4Note in August,2016. And it’s performance is so poor.The set gets hanged every now and then. It is needed to get formatted atleast every 3 mths.as it gets slow on speed. A hopeless name in mobile phones.

    2. True, I bought Lenovo P2 and man this phone gets into coma sometimes, no response, you keep on touching and nothing happens. Sometimes I can’t even pick or make a call, only after some seconds it responds. Lenovo Phone TAUBA! TAUBA!, isse accha toh MMX hai

  22. Gogi sir, you said y1 lite comes with 5.5 inch FHD screen… but I think its HD screen only not full hd

    1. Lenovo Smartphones I had bought for review, the company does not send me review units so I buy and last two handsets that I bought, were not worth it. I doubt the quality of Lenovo, moreover the models I have listed are the best in terms of quality, performance and camera.

      1. One may buy Motorola from lenovo but forget just ‘lenovo’ mobiles else you will regret a lot due to performance & limited software updates (which again are glitch prone )