Top 5 Mobiles under Rs 10,000 (160 USD)


For those who can’t afford any high-end Smartphone costing more than Rs. 10,000. The mid-range market comes to their rescue with plenty of options to choose from the Smartphones that are available under Rs. 10,000. These Smartphones are not anywhere near those flagship devices, But Boasts every Basic Feature you expect from a smartphone. As Manufacturers have been trying their best to put a great deal into these smartphones which comes at an very affordable Price and offer User the Best Value For Money. Moreover, frequent price drops also leave us with some good options in this price bracket. So Here We are listing The Top 5 Mobiles under Rs 10,000 for the month of December, 2013.

1. Nokia Lumia 525 – Coming Soon (Expected from 1st week of Jan, 2014)

Nokia Lumia 525 is a successor of a already Very Popular budget Device – The Lumia 520 which boasts Some Really Good Features. To Keep it Simple the only Difference between lumia 520 and lumia 525 is in the Ram department as Lumia 525 boasts a whooping 1GB of RAM Compared to only 512MB available in lumia 520 and That is the reason why we chose lumia 525 over lumia 520. Minor Changes in Design Can also be Noticed in the Lumia 525. The build quality is pretty solid and the battery life is not great but acceptable for a smartphone. The UI is pretty cool as has been the case you know with all other windows phone devices out there, so nothing to complain here. Camera is pretty awesome too. Only Downside I believe is the lack of Apps in the windows Phone Marketplace. From What we have heard it will be launched at around Rs. 10,000 in the first week of January 2014.


Lumia 525 Specifications:

  • 4-inch Super Sensitive Capacitive Touch screen
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core Processor
  • 5 MP Rear Camera
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 64 GB and 8 GB Internal Memory
  • Location and navigation apps: HERE Drive, HERE Maps, HERE Transit
2. Xolo Q700 – Rs. 9,499 (154 USD)

Xolo Q700 is definitely among the better-looking budget Devices Out There With a Solid Performance. We dare to say, that Xolo Q700 is best performing Android device in this range, You can forget about the specs  as what really matters is the performance in real life and Xolo Q700 offers just that, though it misses out on a No. 1 Spot due to the lackluster After Sales Service of Xolo. But At this Price  it is an excellent Budget Buy handset.

Xolo q700

Xolo Q700 Specifications:

  • 5 MP with BSI Sensor
  • MediaTek MTK6589W-M 1.2 Ghz Quad-core ARM Cortex A7
  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 4.5-inch OGS Display
  • Slim and Lightweight Design

Best Deal Online at Time Of Publishing of this Article – Rs. 9,499 from Amazon

3. Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 – Rs 9,999 (160 USD)

Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 should be a sure shot choice for anyone who is looking for a big screen SmartPhone at an affordable price as it sports a large 5.3 inch FWVGA (480×854 Pixels) display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor. The smartphone comes with a stylus for you to scribble around and an 8MP snapper at the back.  It Runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and provides a very decent experience.

Canvas Doodle A111

Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 Specifications:

  • Qualcomm 8225Q – 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 8 MP Primary Camera
  • 2 MP Front Camera
  • 5.3-inch Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Fast Connectivity with the 3G and Wi-fi Capability
  • 2100 mAh Battery

Best Deal Online at Time Of Publishing of this Article – Rs. 9,999 from Flipkart

4. Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 S7582 (160 USD)

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 S7582 is a successor to the Well Known Galaxy S Duos which was when launched at first was the cheapest dual sim offering from Samsung. The smartphone is powered by 1.2GHz Dual Core application processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Though, there are no special features in this device to mention but one cannot ignore it, as it is being offered by the world’s Most Trusted brand when it comes to Android Smartphones – Samsung.

S Duos 2

Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 S7582 Specifications:

  • 1.2 GHz Dual CoreApplication Processor
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • VGA Front Camera
  • 4-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • HD Recording
  • Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS

Best Deal Online at Time Of Publishing of this Article – Rs. 9,999 from Yebhi

5. Lenovo IdeaPhone A706 (148 USD)

The Lenovo IdeaPhone A706 runs Android 4.1 and features a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor, 1 GB RAM and a 4.5″ Capacitive Touchscreen Display. We would say Lenovo IdeaPhone A706 has a display that is sharp and excellent. Sleek and slim Design and Dolby digital plus rocks are just few of the Pros of A706 over the cons like Average Battery Backup and Poor Camera. We Only Included this phone in this list based on it specs on the paper, but we would advice you to consider above 4 options first before jumping on to this one.

 Lenovo a706

Lenovo IdeaPhone A706 Specifications:

  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 4.5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • Wi-Fi Enabled

Best Deal at Time Of Publishing of this Article – Rs. 9,133 from IndiaTimes Shopping

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1 Comment

  1. Please include newly launched Micromax A77 canvas .Price 8000/- INR .Although its not in market currently.

    3000mah battery
    1GB Ram
    5 inch screen
    mali GPU


    2 touch only

    apps cant be transferred to micro SD without rooting.