Fewer people are not using smartphones now. Even small children now have a smartphone. Since 1991, ideas for smartphones running on mobile computing platforms have emerged. The first smartphone, the ABM Simon Personal Communicator, was launched in 1994. The term smartphones was coined by Ericsson in 1997. It’s true that most people in our country are ordinary people and there is no way they can buy a phone for a large sum. But in the current scenario, the smartphone is the inevitable one. A smart phone is a must. Ordinary people prefer smartphones below Rs 10,000. So when buying, we should pay attention to buy a good product at a low price. Let’s look at a few phones like that. Let’s look at 5 phones below Rs 10,000.
1. Infinix Hot 9 Pro Smartphone
Infinix Hot 9 Pro Smartphone was launched on 29th May 2020. The phone comes with a 6.60-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Infinix Hot 9 Pro is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The Infinix Hot 9 Pro runs Android 10 and is powered by a 5000mAh battery. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Infinix Hot 9 Pro on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture; a second 2-megapixel camera and a third 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus.
It sports a 13-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/1.8 aperture. The Infinix Hot 9 Pro runs XOS 6.0 is based on Android 10 and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB) with a dedicated slot. The Infinix Hot 9 Pro is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. It was launched in Pink and Blue colors. Connectivity options on the Infinix Hot 9 Pro include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Infinix Hot 9 Pro supports face unlock.
The Vivo U10 is an entry-level model aimed at the online-only market, and will compete with offerings from Xiaomi and Realme. Vivo is offering a large 5000mAh battery, three rear cameras, and the relatively powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. Design isn’t a strong point, and the U10 looks a lot like several other Vivo models. The 6.35-inch HD+ screen has a waterdrop notch for the front camera. This phone is relatively bulky and not everyone will find it easy to hold and use.
You can get this phone with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage. All the basics are covered, including a fingerprint sensor on the rear, and you even get 18W fast charging which is good for the budget segment. Performance is pretty good overall, and very competitive for the price. The cameras aren’t very versatile and photo quality is just average. Battery life was excellent in our tests. The lowest price of Vivo U10 is ₹ 9,990 at Amazon on 22nd February 2021. This smartphone is available in 2 other variants like 3GB RAM + 64GB Storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage with color options like Electric Blue and Thunder Black.
Xiaomi has taken its base Redmi series in a new direction, with a weaker processor than the previous model but improvements overall in terms of design and features. The company is hoping to deliver a more rounded experience, so while gamers might be disappointed, there’s enough for most people to be satisfied. The Redmi 8 feels great in the hand, with a relatively sober exterior and a choice of three jewel-toned colors. The build quality is excellent, and you won’t find a rough edge anywhere. However, this phone does borrow a lot from its less expensive sibling, the Redmi 8A.
The Snapdragon 439 SoC is relatively underpowered but there’s 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB of storage. You also get a 5000mAh battery and support for 18W fast charging, though only a 10W charger is included. The HD+ screen measures 6.22 inches and is decent for a phone at this price. While general performance was good for day-to-day use, the cameras were disappointing. Images didn’t always come out looking sharp, and photo quality was especially poor at night. Xiaomi’s MIUI software is also full of bloatware and ads. Overall, this is a good phone to buy if you want a polished experience, but you might need to spend a bit more if you need raw performance.
4. Realme 5i
Octa core (2 GHz, Quad Core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
4 GB RAM
6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
270 PPI, IPS LCD
60 Hz Refresh Rate
12 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP Quad Primary Cameras
8 MP Front Camera
5. Realme Narzo 10
The Realme Narzo 10 is a low-cost phone that claims to offer a great experience for young gamers thanks to the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. It has an interesting look with subtle stripes down the back that appear to shift as you turn the phone under the light. It feels well built but is a little heavy thanks to the 5000mAh battery. The 6.5-inch display is quite good and the HD resolution won’t stress the processor too much, but some might prefer a crisper full-HD panel at this price. There are no variants, so you can only get this phone with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage in India. Gaming performance is quite good, though we did feel the upper rear get a bit warm while playing heavy games. Battery life is excellent and you can get well over a day of usage out of each charge. The cameras are largely average, with the primary one doing well in the daytime but the wide-angle and macro cameras feeling a little sub-par. Low light photography isn’t great, and video is also limited in quality.