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Top 10 budget smartphones that you can buy on Flipkart today

Budget smartphones in the ₹10K space are getting more and more exciting — all thanks to innovation and technology that gives you more from the phone for less. A whole new range of phones from the stables of Lenovo, Panasonic, Motorola, etc., offer fully packed features at wallet-friendly rates. Here’s a look at the 10 most affordable, yet power-packed smartphones that will surely appeal to both technophiles and the bargain hunters.

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Hunting for the perfect smartphone within the ₹10K price bracket? You have landed on the right page. Flipkart Stories looks at the top 10 newly launched budget smartphones that pack the best of tech and features for just under ₹10,000. Read on for a snapshot of the phones along with user reviews and ratings on Flipkart to give you the full picture. 

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Top 10 budget smartphones – the list


Honor Holly 3

Budget smartphones

The Holly 3 features a premium build with a large 5.5-inch HD display screen. The dual-SIM with 4G capability ensures superfast data transfer while the powerful 1.2 GHz Kirin 620 processor makes multitasking quick and easy. The phone features a 13MP primary camera, which incorporates image sharpness algorithms, five precision lenses, F2.0 wide aperture, 28 mm pantoscopic lens and an anti-reflective film that delivers great pictures. The front camera is a selfie lover’s delight and it packs an 8MP lens. There is adequate processing power supported by 2GB of RAM and an internal storage ensures of 16GB adequate space for apps, pictures and other multimedia content. If you want more, simply extend the storage by 128MB. The 3,000mAh battery ensures the phone lasts for a day with reasonable usage. 

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Panasonic Eluga Note

Budget smartphones

The Eluga Note features good built quality encased within a 5.5-inch Full HD display. The 1080 X 1920 pixel resolution features a 403 PPI pixel density. The 16.7 million color display is both bright and clear. Powering this phone is a 1.3 GHz Octa-core Cortex A53 processor with 3GB RAM. The internal storage of 32GB can be further expanded by 32GB with an external SD card. However, with 32GB of internal storage, you’re not likely to need the SD card. The 16MP rear camera with a F1.9 aperture lens features an LED flash for better low-light pictures along with smile shot, gesture shot and voice capture options that make clicking a good photo a total breeze. The secondary or selfie camera is a respectable 5MP unit. A 3,000mAh removable battery gives this phone a day’s usage in one charge. This dual-SIM enabled phones works with 4G network as well as a WCDMA, with a Micro- SIM and regular SIM usage options giving you the power to choose exactly what you want.

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Moto E3 Power

Budget smartphones

Launched in September 2016, this latest Moto E series phone has been a big hit since it entered the market. Moto announced that it sold 100,000 Moto E3 Power phones on the day of its release. It’s not surprising then that a certified buyer at Flipkart described his Moto E3 purchase as “simply great”. The highlight of this newest Moto is the incredible 3,500mAh battery, which is a tad bigger than the competition. Moto has taken the ‘power’ part of the device’s name seriously as the battery takes just 15 minutes of charge to provide up to 5 hours of use! The well-finished body is splash-proof, so water is not a threat to the screen, which is protected by a nano-coating. The 5-inch screen with 720 X 1280 pixel HD display and 294 PPI pixel density is a pleasure to view. The phone draws its working power from a 64-bit 1 GHz quad core MediaTek processor supported by a 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. You also have the option of using the SD card slot that can add up to 32GB storage. The dual-SIM setup comes with 4G LTE connectivity and VoLTE support with a 3G compatible SIM slot. The phone features an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging and panorama mode. The 5MP front camera comes with a beautification mode to ensure that your social media feed looks as good as you want it to!

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Redmi 3S Prime

Budget smartphones

This is the phone that got Redmi noticed in India. A feature rich device, the Redmi 3S Prime has capabilities that phones even a couple of notches higher cannot match. Since its launch in August this year, the phone has been flying off the shelves and for good reason. The slim metal body houses a 5-inch screen with 720 X 1280 pixel resolution and 294 PPI density. Powering this little wonder is a 1.4GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, which is supported by 3GB RAM. The phone’s 32GB internal storage can be extended by using one of the Hybrid SIM slots to expand storage by 128GB. The dual-SIM Hybrid slots work for both 4G and 3G networks. The 13MP rear camera with F/2.0 offers phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, panorama view and LED flash for brighter, better pictures. The selfie camera is a compact 5MP unit while the battery is a delightful 4,100mAh. Need we say more?

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Budget smartphones

A definitive budget smartphone from Lenovo, the K5 Plus features a crisp 5-inch full HD display, has a 441 PPI pixel density and comes with a wide viewing angle, which makes reading the screen oh-so-easy. Its 16 million colors simply jump off the screen, giving you a better-than-most viewing experience. The phone comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop as stock with a thin Lenovo VibeUI cover. An Octa-core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor provides all the power the phone needs and is aided by the 3GB RAM. Storage is decent at 16GB and can be increased by 128GB through a dedicated SD slot. A 13MP rear camera gives you good picture quality and is aided by LED flash. Features like Geo-tagging, touch to focus, face detection, panorama shots, etc. further help to better the photo quality. A 5MP camera takes care of selfie lovers. A removable 2,750mAh battery provides power and depending on usage, should last a day. This dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE connectivity and also comes with VoLTE support.

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Redmi Note 3

Budget smartphones

Another bang-on product from Redmi that offers great features at an unbeatable price, the Redmi Note 3 stands out with its 5.5 inch screen. Its metal body is well finished and the phone fits well in the hand. The IPS LCD display has a 1080 X 1920 pixel resolution with 404 PPI pixel density. The Note 3 is powered by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor, which provides quick uninterrupted performance. The phone has 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory and comes with 4G connectivity on its two SIM slots. Its 16MP primary camera has a F2.0 aperture as well as phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. For the selfie seekers, the phone houses a 5MP front camera. A large 4,050mAh un-removable battery further supports fast charging, so if you’ve used it all up, you know you be back on the move soon!

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LeEco Le 1S Eco

Budget smartphones

The Le 1S Eco is well kit out and a worthy contender in the affordable smartphone market amongst models offered by Redmi, Lenovo and Moto. Powered by Android, this all-metal phone has a 5.5-inch full HD LCD screen with 403 PPI pixel density. The screen comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and offers both brightness and clarity. A 1.85 GHz Mediatek processor powers the phone, supported by 3GB RAM. The internal storage is an ample, but limited 32GB. The dual-SIM slots support 4G LTE connectivity as well as VoLTE calling. The main camera is a 13MP unit with auto focus and LED flash. A 5MP front camera takes care of selfie duties. A 3,000mAh non-removable battery ensures the phone is powered through the day.

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Asus Zenfone Max

Budget smartphones

Find your Zen in the soothing orange back cover with a leather-like finish! We’re talking about the Asus Zenfone Max — a phone that prides itself in its better-than-the-rest non-removable 5,000mAh battery. If you find yourself often looking for a charging cable past noon, this affordable smartphone has been designed for you. The glossy black finish on the front comes with the trademark Asus wave finish at the bottom. The 5.5-inch HD screen with 720 X 1280 pixels is an IPS TFT display with 267 PPI pixel density. The phone is powered by a 1.5 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor supported by 2GB RAM. In addition the phone gets 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by 64GB via the dedicated SD card slot. For pocket photographers, the phone houses a 13MP rear camera with F2.0 aperture, auto focus and dual tone flash. The selfie whizzes get a 5MP front camera that does the job perfectly. Furthermore, the phone offers two SIM slots with 4G LTE and CDMA support.   

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Samsung Galaxy On7

Budget smartphones

With a delightful build quality, a leather-like rear panel finish and a light gold hue, the Samsung Galaxy On7 passes off as a higher priced phone. The 5.5-inch screen with 720 X 1280 pixels and a 267 PPI pixel density provides for a good display. Running on a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 chipset with support from 1.5GB RAM, the phone is adequately powered. The 8GB internal memory can be expanded by 256GB ensuring enough space for all your pictures, music and videos. The rear camera is a 13MP unit with LED flash and auto focus. A 5MP camera takes care of selfie duties. The phone also comes with a wide selfie option as well as the palm gesture feature to simplify getting the best selfie possible. The dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE connectivity as well as VoLTE.

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LYF Water 7

Budget smartphones

The newest brand in smartphones, LYF also has a potent phone in the affordable price range category. Like all the phones from LYF, the Water 7 runs on Android. The 5.5 inch Full HD, IPS LCD screen comes with 1920 X 1080 pixels with a 400 PPI pixel density. Powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, the phone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. The storage can be expanded by 128GB through a dedicated SD card slot. A 13MP rear camera offers LED flash, High Dynamic Range, Panorama shooting mode, White Balance and an 88 degree wide shooting angle to fulfil any photographer’s requirement. For the selfie addict a 5MP front camera does the job. The dual-SIM slots support VoLTE and 4G connectivity.  

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