There are many mobile phone users in India who have limited budget and are looking for best smartphones for under Rs. 10,000. So here are some handsets that you can buy in October 2016.

Best budget friendly smartphones in India

Redmi Note 3

Since the launch for Redmi Note 3 we have not yet seen its competitor, in terms of specifications and price.  This is the most powerful low cost smartphone till date. Initially when the handset was launched it was difficult to get one, but as of now it is easily available.

Do check the Redmi Note 3 review – this handset is available in 2GB/16GB option for Rs. 9,999 (now available) and the 3G/32GB version will go over Rs. 11,999. The 2GB version for Rs. 9,999 is more than enough.

Redmi 3S/ 3S Prime

These are the best handsets after Redmi Note 3, you can check the review of Redmi 3S prime. Now the 3S prime comes with finger print sensor and price is very close to Note 3 i.e. 3S prime is for Rs. 8,999 and the Redmi Note 3 is for Rs. 9,999 a Rs. 1,000 difference. It makes sense to go for Note 3 based on your requirements.

best smartphone under Rs 10000 as on October 2016

The Redmi 3S without the finger print sensor is a very good buy for Rs. 6,999. The problem with Redmi 3S / 3S prime is that these are not easily available, but after few weeks you should be able to get it easily.

LeEco Le 1s

This Le 1S handset is also a good buy using Helio X10 processor. This handset is priced at Rs. 9,999.

Samsung Galaxy On7

The On7 price has now dropped you can get it for Rs. 8,990. Check the Galaxy On7 review here.

Lenovo Vibe K5

This is another handset that you can consider in case you are in a hurry and not able to get the above listed handsets. You can check the Vibe K5 review. This handset is available for Rs. 8,999.

Moto G Play 4th Gen

This handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor. It is priced at Rs. 8,999.

Other 4G smartphones for under Rs. 5K

If you are looking for low cost 4G handsets for price under Rs. 5,000 here is the list. If you are planning to use Reliance Jio SIM you need 4Ghandset and for voice call you need VoLTE. If there is no VoLTE on the phone you will need to use Jio Voice app, check this post on how to make calls on non-VoLTE phones.

Alcatel Pixi4 – Rs. 4,999
Intex Aqua 4G Strong – Rs. 3,777
Intex Aqua 4.5 Pro – Rs. 3,989
LYF Flame 8 (VoLTE) – Rs. 4,199

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -