While some companies have introduced new smartphones in the budget categories, others have dropped the prices of their smartphones to bring them into the list of smartphones under Rs. 10,000. From Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro to Realme C1, here are the top 5 smartphones that you can consider buying in January 2019.
Realme C1 is currently known to offer the best bang for your buck. It features a 6.2-inch notched IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720×1520 pixels. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU. It packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, which is further expandable using a microSD card. All of this comes in with a price tag of Rs. 7,499.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 was launched last year and has already received a successor. However, the phone still performs marginally well and offers great value for money. It does lack the new design trends, which include a notch and a glass sandwich design. In exchange what you get is a decent performing Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. The base variant of the smartphone is available for just Rs. 9,999 via Flipkart.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
In case you are looking for a notched display and decent performance in your next smartphone, the Redmi 6 Pro by Xiaomi is worth a look. It comes with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The smartphone runs on Android Oreo based MIUI 10 and will soon be updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is available at a starting price of Rs. 9,999.
Lenovo K9 is currently the only phone to offer USB Type-C port in the budget smartphone category. It comes with a MediaTek P22 processor and 3GB of RAM. It features a 5.7-inch HD+ display. The dual-SIM handset comes with 32GB of onboard storage, which is further expandable using a microSD card. Lenovo K9 is available at a price of Rs. 8,999.
Infinix Note 5
In case you are looking for a smartphone that runs on pure stock Android, the Infinix Note 5 might just be the right pick for you. It is powered by the MediaTek P23 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. It is a part of Google’s Android One program, which means updates will be quicker. Infinix Note 5 is available on Flipkart with a price tag of Rs. 8,999.