Best 3G smartphones under Rs 10,000  

The Indian smartphone market is flooded with 3G enabled smartphones. These smartphones are available at a very reasonable prices.

Many smartphone vendors have launched their cost effective 3G smartphones, thanks to the competition.

These smartphones offer 3G connectivity with other essential features of a smartphone.

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3G allows user to surf internet at a higher speed and loads data faster than the 2G speed. These phones can be purchased at a low cost.

Here is a list of 3G smartphones under Rs 10,000:

Xiaomi Redmi 1S

The device is selling at a price of Rs 5,999.

Redmi 1S

Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a Dual SIM smartphone which boasts a 4.7 inch 720p IPS display with Gorilla Glass 2 protection.

It is powered by a 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor paired with 1GB RAM.

The smart phone sports a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and 1.6MP front camera with 8 GB internal memory expandable up to 64 GB via micro SD card.

The Device supports Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with MIUI v5 skin on top and Dirac technology for sound enhancement.

It is fueled up by a 2000mAh battery. connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.

Panasonic P55

It is available at a price of Rs 7,999.

panasonic p55

It sports a 5.5 inch HD IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by a quad core processor paired with 1GB RAM.

The smartphone runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. The new device is 7.9-mm thick with 13.9-cm.

The P55 boasts an 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and a 2MP front-facing camera. It has 4GB internal memory which can be further extended to 32GB via microSD card.

On the connectivity front, the P55 has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, and 3G and is juiced by a 2500mAh battery.

ASUS Zenfone 5

The 16GB variant of the phone is selling at a price of Rs 9,999.

Asus Zenfone 5

ASUS ZenFone 5 features 5-inch IPS panel with HD 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 Processor running at 1.6 GHz with 2GB RAM.

It boasts an 8 MP Pixel Master main camera with image stabilization and 2 MP front camera for selfies.

It runs on Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS. It has an internal storage of 8GB and expandable storage capacity of 64GB.

Connectivity options include HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & microUSB. It houses a non-removable Li-Po 2110 mAh battery.

Microsoft Lumia 535

Lumia 535 is the first Microsoft branded smartphone. It is available at a price of Rs 8,000.


The device boasts a 5 inch qHD IPS LCD display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution and 220 ppi. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 and has 1 GB RAM. It comes with internal memory of 8 GB.

It features Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 O.S with Lumia Denim update and supports Cortana voice assistant and also supports HTML5 browser.

Lumia 535 sports a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfie fans. It can shoot video at 848x480p resolution.

On the connectivity front it has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS. It is fueled up by a 1905mAH battery.

LAVA Iris X1

The smartphone is selling at a price of Rs 7,849.

LAVA Iris X1 smartphone with  8 GB memory

The Lava Iris X1 is a dual-SIM device that runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The smartphone has a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with pixel density of 218 PPI.

It has an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front camera. The device is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Broadcom processor.

It has 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB using the microSD card slot.

Connectivity options include 3G, WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0. The device is fuelled by a Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery.


Considering the price and features of these smartphones, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S comes out as the best value for money. It offers all the features at a price of Rs 5,999.

It has a powerful 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor which is better compared to other phones in this segment.

Both Redmi 1S and Zenfone 5 offer external memory storage of 64GB which is higher than their competitors.

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S uses Dirac technology for sound enhancement, while other phone does not have any sound solution integrated.


Vishal Kawadkar


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