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6 Best Smartphones under Rs. 10,000

The under Rs. 10,000 smartphones segment hasn’t seen the upgrades the high end in the past two years until few months ago the highest specification phone you could get in that segment was with 600MHz CPU like HTC Explorer and Samsung Galaxy Y.

India’s domestic smartphone manufacturers a Karbonn, Spice and Micromax have launched pretty decent phones lately, the Karbonn A18, Spice Stellar Mi425, Micromax A84, A87 and A56 and we also Have Sony’s newly launched Tipo Dual.

Top 6 Phone under Rs. 10000 in India

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Top 6 Smartphone under Rs.10,000 Prices India
Store Sony Tipo Karbonn A18 Spice Mi-425 Micromax A84 Micromax A87 Micromax A56
Smart  9,849 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Yebhi  10,299 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Saholic  10,299 N/A  9,100  9,999  5,899  5,349
HomeShop18  10,299  9,699  9,199  9,999  6,049 N/A
BuyThePrice N/A  9,649 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Flipkart N/A  9,790 N/A  9,999  6,049 N/A
Infibeam N/A  9,810  9,499 N/A  6,149 N/A


Considering screen size and resolution the Karbonn A18 is leading the pack with a 4.3Inch screen and a resolution of 480 x 800px. Bigger screens means better user experience while watching movies, playing games larger keys on the keyboard which makes it easier to type. The Spice Mi-425 and Micromax A84 also have the same resolution as the A18 but on a 0.3inch smaller display, Same resolution on a smaller display equals higher PPI (pixel per inch) that is lesser pixelation. Hence even if you go for a 4inch screen it has it’s perks. But 3.2inch Screen in the Sony Tipo is way to small for the smartphone to be fun.

Winner: Karbonn A18


Karbonn A18, Spice Mi-425 and the Micromax A85 all three have a 5MP camera with LED flash and VGA video Recording, the front camera can be the deciding Factor here, the A18 has 1.3MP front camera where as the other two have a VGA camera.

Cameras on Sony’s phones are known for their Quality so the 3.2 MP camera will give you it’s money’s worth but it doesn’t have flash. But then again in this segment you really can’t expect a lot for the phone’s camera.

Winner: Karbonn A18

Memory & RAM

More memory translates into more space for your applications, games, movies, documents, etc. and more RAM adds to smoother performance and better Multitasking so it clear from Above that Sony Tipo is the clear leader with 512MB RAM and 2.9GB of Internal memory + 32GB Expandable memory.

Winner : Sony Tipo


Every one in the above list Except Sony Tipo and Micromax A56 have a 1GHz processor which is crucial when you want lag free gaming and movie watching experience but in day to basic usage there will be a difference but negligible.

Winner : Karbonn A18, Spice Stellar Mi425, Micromax A84 & A87

Operating System

Having the Latest operating System is always better, and when it’s Android 4.0 over Android 2.3 always prefer Android 4.0 as it’s faster and has a better user interface. Sony has it’s on Skin over the Android OS, some prefer the the default Android version like in the Karbonn A18 while some prefer Custom Skins.

Winner: Sony Tipo and Karbonn A18

Battery Life

No matter what phone you use battery life is crucial factor of the device you can buy a high end device with lot of power but cannot enjoy it if it doesn’t have the battery life to support it. The Spice Mi425 has the biggest battery in the segment of 2000mAh which ca give you 6Hrs of Talk time and approximately 8Day standby time.

Winner : Spice Stellar Mi425

Value For Money

All the phone in the above list cost alteast above Rs. 9000 but new phones that Micromax Recently launched, Mircomax A87 and A56 just cost under Rs. 6000 with very competitive specifications.

Winner: Micromax A87 and Micromax A56


Phone Score Categories
Sony Tipo 2 Memory & RAM
Operating System
Karbonn A18 4 Display
Operating System
Spice Stellar Mi425 2 Battery
Micromax A84 1 CPU
Micromax A87 2 CPU
Value For Money
Micromax A56 1 Value For Money

If you are looking for a big device with performance Karbonn A18 is the Phone for you, if you are looking for a budget friendly phone with decent performance then Micromax A87 & A56 should be in your preference. But if you want device from a big brand phone with looks latest OS and better after sale service and don’t mind sacrificing little performance and screen size then you should buy the Sony Tipo.

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