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Best smartphones launched in 2016, under Rs. 10,0001 of 10

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Rs 9,999)

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 3  (Rs 9,999)

    The Redmi Note 3 is the best smartphone one can buy under Rs. 10,000 in India. The handset shares great looks and sports good build quality. In terms of specs, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 403ppi. It runs on Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow, skinned with MIUI 8.0 and is powered by a Hexa-core (4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72) Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 CPU along with Adreno 510 GPU. It uses 2GB RAM and has 16GB internal storage that can be expanded to 256GB using an external microSD card. At the back is a 16 Megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, where as the front comes with a 5 Megapixel camera on the front. It is paired with a Non-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh battery and has a rear mounted Fingerprint sensor.

  • Lenovo K6 Power (Rs 9,999)

    Lenovo K6 Power (Rs 9,999)

    Lenovo is one company that has happened to change the budget smarthphone game by rivalling Xiaomi, with its new handsets. The K6 Power is one such phone that turns out to be as good as Redmi 3S Prime. In terms of specs the K6 Power sports a 5.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that produces 1080 x 1920 resolution with 441ppi. It runs on the Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with a clocked speed of 1.4GHz, along with Adreno 505 GPU. The phone gets 2GB of RAM with 16GB storage, which can be increased to 256GB using a microSD card. Towards the back is a 13 Megapixel camera with LED flash and on the front is an 8 Megapixel camera for video calls. The phone powers on a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery that manages pushing out 33 hours of talk time. Other features include a rear fingerprint sensor and Dolby Atmos audio enhancement.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime (Rs 8,999)

    Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime (Rs 8,999)

    The Redmi 3s Prime is a yet another great smart phone from Xiaomi that fits the gallery. The phone offers great performance in the budget segment. In terms of specs, the handset comes with a 5.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and 294 ppi. The phone is powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CUP with Adreno 505 GPU. The handset gets 3GB of RAM with 32GB internal storage that can be increased using a microSD card to 256GB. At the back is a 13 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash, whereas on the front is a 5 Megapixel sensor. It gets a non-removable Li-Ion 4100 mAh battery and also has a fingerprint sensor mounted at the back.

  • Moto G Turbo (Rs 9,999)

    Moto G Turbo (Rs 9,999)

    The Moto G Turbo fairs well under this category. The phone sure is best in class in terms of software and optimization and shares decent specs too. The G Turbo comes with a 5.0 inch LCD display that manages to do 720 x 1280 resolution, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It runs on Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, which can be increased to 32GB using microSD card. At the back is a 13 Megapixel camera with dual LED flash and on the front is a 5 Megapixel sensor to click selfies. It has a non-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery and gets fast battery charging too.

  • Asus Zenfone Max (Rs 9,799)

    Asus Zenfone Max (Rs 9,799)

    The Zenfone Max is one budget phone that packs great battery life and smooth performance. The device features a 5.5 inch LCD display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The phone runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) skinned with Asus ZenUI and powers on an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with Adreno 405 GPU. The device gets 2GB of RAM with 32GB storage that is expandable to 64GB using microSD card. The primary camera of the phone composes of 13 Megapixel sensor with dual LED flash and a secondary 5 Megapixel camera. The biggest highlight is the non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery that delivers up to 914 hours of standby time on 3G network.

  • Meizu M3 Note (Rs 9,999)

    Meizu M3 Note (Rs 9,999)

    The M3 Note comes with a nice hardware and a great battery. The phone features a 5.5 inch LTPS IPS LCD touchscreen, protected with Dinorex T2X-1 scratch/shock resistant glass. Under the hood is an Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 processor with Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The phone gets 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage that can be increased to 256GB with microSD card. It has a 13 Megapixel camera at the back with dual LED flash, whereas on the front is a 5 Megapixel sensor. The phone has a front mounted fingerprint sensor and gets a non-removable 4100 mAh battery.

  • Meizu M3S (Rs 8,999)

    Meizu M3S (Rs 8,999)

    The M3S from Meizu is perhaps one of the best budget phones from the company. The handset offers consistent performance and comes with a 5.0 inch 720x1280 pixel display. It clocks at 1.5GHz and is powered by an Octa-core Mediatek MT6750 CPU, along with Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The phone gets 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be amplified to 256GB, using a microSD card. The M3S runs on Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)with Flyme 5.1 UI and for optics gets a 13 Megapixel camera at the back with dual LED flash and a secondary 5 Megapixel camera on the front. The handset gets a non-removable 3020 mAh battery and has a front mounted fingerprint sensor.

  • Lenovo Vibe K5 (Rs 7,500)

    Lenovo Vibe K5 (Rs 7,500)

    The Vibe K5 is another contender that fairs well in the budget phones category that comes with good audio. The phone holds decent specs, and comes with a 5.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 resolution and 294ppi. Running on Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), the phone comes with Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 CPU, paired with Adreno 405 GPU. The Vibe K5 gets 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage that can be increased to 32GB with microSD card. To click pictures and record videos, the device at the back comes with a 13 Megapixel sensor with LED flash and on the front is a 5 Megapixel camera for video calls. The Vibe K5 gets a removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery and also backs Dolby audio enhancement.

  • Coolpad Note 3s (Rs 9,999)

    Coolpad Note 3s (Rs 9,999)

    The Note 3S comes with a 5.5 inch scratch resistant glass and runs on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow). It is powered by an Octa-core (4x1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 CPU and Adreno 405 GPU. It gets 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage that can be increased to 32GB using a microSD card. Towards the back is a 13 Megapixel camera with LED flash and on the front is a 5 Megapixel front camera. It uses a non-removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery with a fingerprint sensor on the back.

  • Coolpad Note 3 Lite (Rs 6,999)

    Coolpad Note 3 Lite (Rs 6,999)

    This is perhaps one of the best value for money budget phones out there in the market. It sports a 5.0 inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a scratch resistant glass. The phone houses a 1.3 GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6735 processor with Mali-T720MP2 GPU. It has 3GB RAM with 16GB internal memory that can be increased to 32GB via microSD card. On the front is a 5 Megapixel camera for video calls and at the back is a 13 Megapixel primary camera with LED flash. It gets a rear fingerprint sensor and has a non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery.

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