Micromax IN Note 1: Rs 9,999 / 4 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage
Micromax IN Note 1 is a bit difficult to find in certain places these days but it is still a very good option in this budget. It is one of the very few phones under 10K that flaunts a Full HD+ display. The 6.67-inch screen here has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, and a small punch hole at the top hosts a 16MP selfie camera.
The phone is powered by the Mediatek Helio G85 chip, which is quite powerful for the segment, and you get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded with a microSD card. The Micromax in Note 1 packs four rear cameras including a 48MP primary camera, a 5MP ultrawide shooter, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. There is a 5000 mAH battery, and also supports 18W fast charging. The phone runs Android 10.
Infinix Hot 11: Rs 9,999 / 4 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage
The Infinix Hot 11 is another phone in this list with a Full HD+ screen, and it is easily available in all the places. It has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS display. The phone is powered by Mediatek Helio G70 SoC, which is not a bad choice at all in this budget.
The phone also offers you 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which can be further expanded using a microSD card. You get a 13MP primary camera which is assisted by a depth sensing module. The 8MP front camera is good enough to handle selfies and video calls. This phone has a battery of 5200 mAH. Infinix Hot 11 runs on XOS 7.6 based on Android 11.
Motorola G22: Rs 9,999 / 4 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage
Motorola G22 is quite interesting in this budget. It is almost impossible to find some of its features, let alone all of them at once. For starters, there’s a 50MP primary camera, along with an 8MP ultra-wide snapper, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The 16MP front camera is bound to please selfie enthusiasts.
The phone has a 6.5-inch HD + IPS LCD display with 90Hz refresh rate. Yes, we are still talking about phones under Rs 10,000. The Motorola G22 is powered by a Mediatek Helio G37 chip, and you get 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 1 TB with a microSD card. and can be extended.
The phone packs a 5000 mAH battery which makes it last for around two days of standard usage, and even better, it supports 20W fast charging. The phone runs the latest Android 12.
Poco C31: Rs 9,499 / 4 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage
Poco C31 is another good budget smartphone that is making its way into this list. It has a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and a modest MediaTek G35 SoC. You also get 64 GB of internal storage here with 4 GB of RAM, which can be expanded further.
This phone also packs a 5000 mAH battery which powers it for around two days of moderate usage. You get three rear cameras with a combination of 13MP primary camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. Poco C31 runs Android 10.
Redmi 9 Active: 8,999Rs / 4 GB RAM / 64 GB Storage
The Redmi 9 Active is just like the Poco C31 without the macro camera and some cosmetic changes. And it sells on Amazon India for less than Rs.500. It also sports a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels and is powered by Mediatek G35 chip. You get 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal expandable storage, a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 5000mAH battery with the same battery backup.
You get two cameras at the back consisting of a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The 5MP selfie camera takes care of selfies and video calls. Redmi 9 Active runs Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top.