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Best Android Phones Under 10000 Rs/ $150 (November 2015)

Are you looking to buy an android smartphone under 10,000 INR? You might be confused with the great specifications offered by different companies, isn’t it? These days it is quite difficult to buy a mobile phone under Rs. 10,000 as companies are launching mobile phones under this price tag every other week. The most astonishing thing about these smartphones is that all of them offers great features. The price range of 10000 rupees or $150 is the most competitive as every single user can afford a phone under this price encouraging smartphone manufacturers to come up with good specification smartphones every other month.

Due to this competition, now you’ve numerous smartphones with great specifications under 10k INR making you helpless to choose either one of them. Don’t worry, I’ve especially written this guide to help you buy the best android phone under 10,000 Rs. In this article below, I’ve mentioned the huge list of best android phones under 10,000 Rs ($150) of November 2015 with their detailed review which offers the best value for your money. Read and compare the smartphones according to your needs and buy the one that fits best for you by clicking on the link provided.

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Even though I’ve tried my best to keep the information as detailed and easier as possible, but, I feel the real-world performance, user experience and after sales service matters the most. We’ve considered everything and reviewed hundreds of phones before preparing this list so that at the end you get the most valuable product for your money.

The smartphones in the below list are mentioned on the basis of their specifications such as  CPU, RAM, Display, Camera Quality, battery backup etc. We’ve mentioned all the best android phones under 10k INR having quad core as well octa-core processors, while some are running on Android v5.0 Lollipop others are still giving outstanding performance on Android v4.4 KitKat, RAM ranging from 1GB to 3GB, with rear cameras from 8MP-13MP and Secondary camera up to 5MP and over 2500 mAh batteries. The smartphones come with many more awesome features that you will get to know after going through the detailed reviews below.[/mks_pullquote]

 

Check Out Best Android Smartphones Below Rs. 10,000

After helping over numerous friends and many relatives to buy mobile phones with great user satisfaction, I think I’ve now learned the art of understanding the user requirements and how they exactly want their smartphones to work. So, with my previous experience, I’ve prepared this guide but if you still have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section below. So, without much further ado, let’s START.

1. Coolpad Note 3

Coolpad has launched their first ever smartphone in India, Dazen 1 which did a decent job for the company. Though Coolpad has been in India since 2009, they haven’t launched their own smartphone instead they are being sold are re-branded devices in India, Micromax’s YU Yureka is a re-branded Coolpad smartphone. Now Coolpad and Dazen have slipped their ways and have become two individual new identities, Coolpad has launched their first smartphone called the Coolpad Note 3 which is currently the hot talk of the town with a fingerprint sensor on board and priced at Just Rs.9K.

 

Coolpad Note 3 is powered with 1.3 GHz 64-bit Mediatek MT6753 Octa-core Processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM which is something out of the box and ensure a lag-free and smooth performance. Also, it is the only smartphone to come with 3 GB RAM and Fingerprint sensor under 10,000 INR price. It sports a 5.5 inches TFT IPS capacitive touchscreen (1280 x 720 pixels) display and 267 PPI pixel density. The dual SIM smartphone supports 4G on both the slots and runs on Cool UI 6.0 on top of the Android v5.1 Lollipop.

Apart from that, it has 16 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 64 GB with microSD cards. Along with that, the device is packed with 3000 mAh lithium-ion battery and you can expect a good battery backup from the device. The Coolpad Note 3 features a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5 element lens, and LED flash. It has got a 5 MP front-facing camera as well. The picture quality of both the cameras is really good.

Overall, the Coolpad Note 3 is a great dual SIM android smartphone with 5.5 inches HD display, 3000 mAh battery, 13 MP & 5 MP camera. But, what makes Note 3 really unique is the 3GB RAM and the only smartphone under 150$ to come with a fingerprint sensor. Also, it has an excellent build quality and design. I highly recommended this android device under 10,000 INR.

Coolpad Note 3 Complete Review

Coolpad Note 3 Features and Full Phone Specifications

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2. Micromax Yu Yureka Plus

Yu has proved itself to be the most successful series of Micromax. When the first handset of this series, Micromax Yureka was launched, it was a huge success. After about 6 months later, Yu came up with its iteration, Yu Yureka Plus which again proved to be a success for the company and now manufacturers have relaunched the smartphone with Full HD Display. Let’s have a look at the specifications of the device.

Micromax Yu Yureka Plus

Yu Yureka Plus is a 64-bit device powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor clocked at 1.5 GHz which causes some heating problem, but now this issue has been fixed up to some extent with software optimizations. The device comes with 2 GB of RAM which is a plus point and makes multitasking and high-end usage smoother. Yureka Plus runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop, based on CyanogenMod 12 OS which allows you to make desired customizations in the device. The device is very well built with 5.5 inches IPS LCD touchscreen protected by Gorilla Glass 3. As I earlier mentioned, Yureka plus has got full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 401 PPI pixel density.

The device comes with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB. The user can initially access only 12.5 GB and the rest is consumed by the operating system. Another important feature of a smartphone is its camera and Yureka plus has got good picture quality with 13-MP Primary Camera and a 5-MP Secondary Camera. It is powered by 2500 mAh Li-ion battery which gives a moderate battery backup to the user.

Overall, the Micromax Yu Yureka Plus is a great device with great specifications. If you’re looking for a smartphone under 10,000 rupees with a sturdy design, big screen, lots of customization facility and decent battery backup, this device is a good choice. Otherwise, keep reading and have a look at the other smartphones as well.

Micromax Yu Yureka Plus Video Review

Yu Yureka Plus Features and Full Phone Specifications

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3. Lenovo A7000

Lenovo A7000 is one of the best android mobile phones under 10,000 price segment. Since, the beginning of 2015, Lenovo has launched devices with great specifications back to back such as Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, Lenovo A1900,  Lenovo A5000, Lenovo A6000, A7000 and recently they came up with Lenovo Phab and Phab Plus smartphones.

Lenovo K3 Note

Lenovo A7000 smartphone is powered by MediaTek (MT6752m) chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz Octa-core processor. The device is equipped with 2 GB RAM which makes it capable of handling heavy applications and games without lagging. It runs on Android v5.0 with Lenovo’s custom UI known as Vibe 2.0. Lenovo A7000 has got 5.5 inches screen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 267 PPI pixel density (a bit less than Yureka Plus) but the display quality is great.

The handset comes with 8 GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB with microSD. Out of 8 GB storage the user can access only 4.82 GB of internal memory and the rest is used by operating system and applications. Apart from that, it comes with 2900 mAh Li-ion removable battery giving you around 10 hours of backup for calling. It is the first ever smartphone that is loaded with Dolby Atmos Sound System.

It is equipped with 8-MP primary camera (with LED Flash) and 5-MP rear camera. The only problem with the smartphone is its underwhelming camera. Under the 10000 price segment, there are many smartphones with a good camera and this is the reason that this device wasn’t much noticeable. The camera quality is good but not up to the mark which can’t be ignored as the camera is an important feature of a smartphone.

If we sum it up, the device, Lenovo A7000 is fairly awesome with great features (except the camera). Anyone looking for a lightweight device with a big screen, decent battery backup, and a lag-free experience can straight away go for it. I highly recommend this handset because I personally use it daily and I’m really satisfied with it.

However, Lenovo has launched a successor to A7000 smartphone, the A7000 Plus. For more details, you can read Lenovo A7000 plus review here.

Lenovo A7000 – 4G Android Phone Review

Lenovo A7000 Features and Full Phone Specifications

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4. Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL)

Zenfone range has been an ultimate success for Asus. They company have manufactured so many different variants of Zenfone 2 with different chipsets, RAM, storage, camera and resolutions that it has become confusing to choose one out of the box. Some of the mobile phones from these series are Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML) and Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550CL). Now let’s dig into Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) price, specifications, and features.

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser

Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) is powered by 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM whereas you also get Snapdragon 615 powered option with 3 GB RAM, both offering smooth and lag-free experience. Like Lenovo, it also runs on Android v5.0 Lollipop with Asus’s own custom ZenUI. The device has got 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels along with 267 PPI pixel density.

It comes with 16 GB Internal Storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB with microSD. The Zenfone 2 (ZE550KL) has got 13 PM rear camera with dual-LED flash and a 5 MP front-facing camera which lets you click the nice pictures. The camera itself is decent in both well-lit and darker indoor settings but tends to produce washed-out images in daylight. This can be fixed to some extent with the use of HDR mode and some careful focusing. However, the rest of the color range is good, and sharpness and detail and adequate according to the price segment.

The dual SIM handset offers 4G Support on both the SIMs which is also a unique feature under the Rs 10,000 price range. The device is packed with Li-ion 3000 mAh battery which gives outstanding battery backup making its way into the best battery life smartphones under 10k INR.

Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550KL) is a stylish device with a great camera, lag-free performance, decent internal storage and outstanding battery backup. It is overall a complete mobile package and anyone who is not looking for full HD display can buy this device. You can also buy its variant with 5 inches screen if you’re not comfortable with a large screen.

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) Unboxing

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser(ZE550KL) Features and Full Phone Specifications

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5. Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen)

Even though I ain’t obsessed with Motorola but I think it is the only manufacturer out in the market that believes in providing greater user experience and value for your money instead of filling the smartphone with unlimited unnecessary features. Earlier in 2014, when Moto G was launched, it was simply the best possible choice you could get but, unfortunately, many of the android smartphones that have launched under Rs 10,000 have proven to be better as Moto G had plenty of things to work upon which its competition swooped in and grabbed.

So, in September 2014 Motorola came up with the successor of Moto G, Moto G (2nd Gen). It also created a hype when launched and was able to provide user satisfaction. Let’s get into the Moto G (2nd Gen) price, specifications and features.

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G2 is powered by Quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. The device comes with Android v4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed and can be upgraded to v5.0 Lollipop and is planned to receive Android v6.0  Marshmallow update.  It sports a 5 inches IPS Capacitive TouchScreen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels HD display. The device also has a water-resistant nano-coating.

The mobile phone has 16 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB with micro SD. It has a 8 MP Primary camera with LED flash and 2 MP secondary camera. Though the camera is not very good, you can expect a decent picture quality. Along with that, it comes with non-removable Li-ion 2070 mAh battery which might seem less but gives a decent battery backup.

With Moto devices, you can expect regular software updates and optimizations, faster than anyone else. If you believe in quality over quantity like Motorola, Moto G(2nd Gen) is a good to go android device up to Rs 10,000. It offers smooth lag-free experience, decent camera and battery backup, enough internal storage and gets regular updates. What more does a general user need in a $150 budget smartphone?

If you can increase your budget by Rs. 3,000, then you must go with Moto G(3rd Gen) which  sports a 5 inches screen with 2GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 13+5MP camera, 2470 mAh battery and many more features.

Motorola Moto G2 Unboxing and Review

Moto G (2nd Gen) Features and Full Phone Specifications

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6. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G

Xiaomi has come with the masterpiece again and again since when it has started selling in India. Whether it’s Redmi 2 or Mi 4, Mi Pad or Mi Band, all the devices of Xiaomi are simply awesome. Redmi Note 4G is one such device which was launched last year at a price of Rs 9,999. After a whopping price drop of 2000 INR, the device is now available at Rs. 7,999.

Redmi Note 4G is also an amazing device which is powered by Quad-core 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM which offers a smooth and fast performance. The mobile phone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat optimized with MIUI version 5. It sports a 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1280×720 HD 720p resolution and 267 PPI pixel density.

It comes with 8 GB of internal storage and can be expandable up to 64 GB with a micro SD card. You can expect a good battery backup from Redmi Note 4G as it has got 3100 mAh battery which makes it one of the best android phones under 10000 Rs.

The device has got 13 MP primary camera with LED flash and 5 MP secondary camera. The camera quality is really very good (best-in-class). The device supports 1080p full HD video recording with the rear camera and 720p HD video recording with the front camera.

Overall, it’s a nice phone with a big screen, long battery backup, and the outstanding camera. The only drawback of this device is that it is Single SIM. If it doesn’t bother you much and you want a smartphone with a great camera and battery backup, you can buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Honest Review

Redmi Note 4G Features and Full Phone Specifications

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7. Lenovo K3 Note

Another masterpiece from Lenovo under Rs 10000 is Lenovo K3 Note. It was the first phone to offer full HD display along with 4G, Octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM and much more. So, without wasting much time, let’s get straight to the specifications.Buy Lenovo K3 Note in India

Lenovo K3 Note is powered by 64-bit Octa-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6752 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. Though it offers a great processor but still it is unable to offer you a completely smooth and lag-free experience (not too much). That’s the only drawback of this smartphone. The device runs on Android v5.o Lollipop OS with its custom UI, Vibe 2.0. K3 Note has a 5.5 inches IPS capacitive screen with full HD display and a pixel  density of 401 PPI.

The handset comes with 16 GB internal storage and is expandable up to 32 GB. Along with that, it has got Li-Po 2900 mAh battery offering you a decent backup. It has got some big numbers in camera as well. With the Primary camera of 13 MP and Secondary camera of 5 MP, you can expect some sharp and high-quality images.

If you’re not much obsessed with completely lag-free experience, you can go for Lenovo K3 Note with a great camera, battery backup, and display. This device has completely revolutionized the Rs 10,000 price segment.

Lenovo K3 Note Full Video Review

Lenovo K3 Note Features and Full Phone Specifications

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8. Meizu M2 Note

Meizu is another brand after Xiaomi and One Plus which has entered the Indian smartphone market recently. It has come up with some great smartphones such as Meizu M1 Note and Meizu M2 Note. The new Meizu M2 note is packed with great specifications at a reasonable price which is the key factor of its success.

Meizu M2 Note is powered by 64-bit Octa-c0re 1.3GHz MT6753 processor paired with 2GB RAM which guarantees a smooth and lag free experience. It runs on Android OS v5.1 Lollipop and Flyme 4.5 OS on top of it. The device sports a 5.5 inches IGZO capacitive touchscreen with full HD 1080p display and 403 PPI pixel density offering you a sharp viewing angle.

The M2 Note comes with 16GB internal storage memory which can be expanded up to 128GB with the help of microSD card. The device is packed with 3100 mAh battery and you can expect a good backup from the handset.It has a 13-MP rear camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture, 5-element lens, 4X digital zoom, 300° panoramic lens, Blue glass IR filter and Dual LED flash and a 5-MP front camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture, 4-element lens, 69° wide angle and Face AE face light boost. The camera is really fast and offers a great picture quality.

The Meizu M2 Note has excellent build quality and great design. Overall the M2 Note, which is also popular as the iteration of Meizu M1 note is a great device packed with a variety of amazing features.

Meizu M2 Note Honest Review

Meizu M2 Note Features and Full Phone Specifications

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9. Huawei Honor 4X

Huawei is another Chinese company which is continuously trying to dominate Indian Mobile phone market by launching some great smartphones every now and then. One such android phone under 10000 budget segment is, Huawei Honor 4X. It has some really great specifications.

It is powered by 64-bit Quad Core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and you can expect a smooth performance from the Honor 4X. As it is powered with Snapdragon processor, you can expect a little bit of heating of phone. The device runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat. It has 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1280x720p resolution and 267 PPI pixel density which ensures a great display. Also, the dual SIM smartphone offers 4G support on both the SIM slots.

Along with good processor and display, the device comes with 8GB internal storage out of which only 4.82 GB is user accessible and rest is used by operating system. Apart from that, it is packed with 3000 mAh Li-Po battery which might offer you a backup of 8-1o hours on normal usage. It has a 13-MP rear camera and 5-MP front camera, both allows you to click sharp images. Other features of the smartphone are Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS etc.

Overall, Huawei Honor 4X is powerful and sensibly priced handset with lots of specifications. If you’re not comfortable with 5.5 inches screen, you can go with Honor 4X variant, i.e. Huawei Honor 4C which is a 5-inches smartphone with Octa core processor.

Huawei Honor 4X Complete Review

Honor 4X Features and Full Phone Specifications

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10. Lava Pixel V1 (Android One 2.0)

Lava is undoubtedly one of the great smartphone manufacturers in India. Last year, Google in partnership with local manufacturers like Micromax, Karbonn & Spice launched its Android One program in India to give a pure Android experience with decent hardware at a low price. Unlike other Android One smartphones, Lava Pixel V1 seems promising.

The device is powered by 1.3 GHz paired with 2 GB RAM which provides a decent performance for normal daily usage but is not appropriate for heavy usage or high-end gaming. Lava Pixel V1 runs on Android v5.1.1 Lollipop with Stock UI. Devices with Android One also ensure that you get guaranteed Android upgrade for next 2 years. 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen protected with Dragon Trail Glass. The display is of 720 x 1280 pixels resolution with 267 PPI pixel density.

The dual SIM smartphone comes with 32 GB of internal storage which is something beyond expectation under the 150$ price segment. Also, it is expandable up to 32 GB. The Lava Pixel V1 is packed with 2650 mAh Li-Polymer battery which according to me is enough for such a smartphone. Other features of the smartphone are Bluetooth, wi-fi, GPS but sadly the handset misses out on 4G. 🙁

Overall, this device is a good to go if you’re a moderate user and need a android phone under 10000 INR for simple daily usage.

Lava Pixel V1 Hands On Review

Lava Pixel V1 Features and Full Phone Specifications

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These were some of the best android smartphones under Rs 10,000 of November 2015. That’s all for this time, but we promise that we will keep updating by adding the best latest android mobile phones of the year as soon as they’re launched.

We’ve tried our best to keep the information as easy and detailed as possible but if you still have any questions in your mind, feel free to ask us in the comment section. Also, comment which android phone you liked the most.

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