The Best Samsung Mobiles Between 5000-10000 in India

by Oct 15, 2019

Smartphones today have become a necessity due to the pace of this ever advancing world. Due to such high demands of a product like mobile phones, it has become necessary for the producers to launch more & more of these in a cheap yet efficient manner. Thousands of producer in the market are coming up with their own respective piece of technology making it difficult & confusing for the consumer to differentiate between them.

When it comes to the smartphone industry, Samsung is one of the biggest in the game. Launching its first smartphone back in 2009, it has established itself as one of the most reliable brand. After competing in the high range mobile phone segment, it has simultaneously entered the budget market and has taken its competitors by surprise.

In recent years it has introduced a bunch of smartphones which are not only pocket friendly but also offer a lot of premium features.The tech giant has taken steps in a new direction capturing a new set of customers.

Now if you are looking for a good Samsung device below Rs. 10000, here is a well thought out detailed list of devices which will help you decide which one is suitable for you along with the pros and cons of each device.

The 7 Best Samsung Mobiles Between 5000-10000

1.

SAMSUNG GALAXY A10

SAMSUNG GALAXY A10
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.2" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3400 mAh

The galaxy series was recently extended from premium flagships to budget smartphones. Now when it comes to this series by Samsung , no introduction is needed as samsung has already established it as one of the most advanced and reliable handset hardware.

Released in March,2019 and powered by the Exynos 7884 processor, Samsung Glaxy A10 phone is a beast at this price range.The screen size is 6.2 inches equivalent to the mighty samsung galaxy s8+. With such sleek design and the latest specs at such mouth watering price, there is no denial that such a phone is bound to sell fast.

Features

  • Networking: This phone can support GSM / HSPA / LTE.
  • Processor & OS: This phone has an octa core Exynos 7884 which is good for handling several applications at once. The phone comes pre installed with the current latest android version that is the Android 9 Pie. Not only that, but it includes the sweet samsung custom ONE UI skin.
  • Display & Dimensions: The phone has a 6.2 inches display made up of IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and has a max screen resolution of 720×1520 pixels. It has a glass front panel along with a plastic back like most of the smartphones in this range.Dimension wise it is 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.9 mm and weighs around 168 grams. It has a front glass panel and a plastic body.
  • Memory: It has an internal memory of 32 gigabytes along with a 2 gigabyte ram and has the option to increase storage with the help of an external memory card upto 1 TB.
  • Camera: The back camera is a 13 megapixel wide angle camera with f/1.9 Aperture which takes stunning and crystal clear photos.The back camera can capture videos at a maximum 1080 pixels capped at 30 frames per second. Coming to the front/selfie camera, it is a 5 megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture which is good for taking selfies.
  • Battery: A 3400 mAh non removable battery has been installed in the device which can last for around 12-15 hours on an average.
    The SAMSUNG GALAXY A10 is currently available in 4 colors: Red,Gold,Black and Blue.
  • Additional Features: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, LED flashlight, Active noise cancellation with dedicated microphone.

 

VERDICT

Being priced at ₹ 7,990, this phone is a good deal for people wanting access to latest smartphone software at a low price and and an overall smooth phone experience. The ONE UI is like a cherry on the cake.

What We Loved

  • Dedicated memory card slot
  • Latest operating system
  • Sleek design
  • Samsung’s Custom ONE UI

What We Didn’t Like

  • Battery could have been bigger.
  • Screen resolution could have been bumped up to 1080p
2.

Samsung Galaxy M10

Samsung Galaxy M10
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.22" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3400 mAh

The recently introduced smartphone to the galaxy series is the samsung galaxy m10. It is the smaller brother to the samsung galaxy m20 which is a bit pricier. This phone entered the market in February of 2019.Coming with a tear-drop notch , its sleek design makes it a good competitor in the budget smartphone market.

This dual sim octa core processor phone packs a bunch of features which are as follows:

FEATURES

  • Networking: GSM / HSPA / LTE is supported by this smartphone
  • Processor and OS: The phone has an octa core 1.6 Ghz Exynos 7870 processor.By default, it comes pre installed with Android 8.1 Oreo which is further upgradable to Android 9 Pie on which the custom Samsung One Ui skin is present.
  • Display and Dimensions: The galaxy m10 has a 6.22 inch screen having 82.6% screen to body ratio.The display is PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen. The maximum resolution which the phone can display is 720p. ( The resolution being 720x1520). It has the same dimensions as the Samsung Galaxy A10.
  • Memory: It has a 16 gigabyte as well as 32 gigabyte variant having 2/3 gigabytes of ram respectively.It also has a dedicated memory card slot which supports a memory card up to 1 terabyte.
  • Camera: The galaxy m10 packs a dual camera setup having a 13 megapixel wide angle camera and a secondary 5 megapixel ultrawide camera having f/2.2 aperture.The camera has the capability of capturing High Definition Range (HDR) photographs which is a great deal.The selfie camera is also great. Specifications wise its a 5 megapixel normal angle camera having f/2.0 aperture. Both the front and the back cameras can capture videos at 1080p capped at 30 frames per second.
  • Battery: The battery is the same as the Samsung Galaxy A10. It is a non removable 3400 mAh battery which being honest is a little less compared to other phones at such range.
  • Colors: Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue.
  • Additional Features: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Face scanner, Active noise cancellation, Flash Light, FM Radio.

 

VERDICT

This phone is a blessing for people wanting a good camera quality at a low price. Although the phone does not come with the latest software, its hardware is pretty solid. It is priced at ₹8,935.The fact that it can be upgraded to the latest up to date Android adds to the list of why you should buy the device.

What We Loved

  • Good screen to body ratio
  • Classic Design
  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot

What We Didn’t Like

  • Old Android Firmware
  • Small Battery
  • No Finger-Print Scanner
3.

Samsung Galaxy J6

Samsung Galaxy J6
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.6" (720 x 1480)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy J6 is a relatively older samsung smartphone which was released back in May of 2018.In India this phone is better known as the Samsung Galaxy On 6. Weighing around 153 grams , this phone still has the capacity to compete in today’s highly competitive market. Here are its features:

FEATURES

  • Networking: This smartphone can run on GSM / HSPA / LTE.
  • Processor and OS: The galaxy J6 has an octa core Exynos 7870 processor which is good for handling multiple applications.By default its has the Android 8.0 Oreo which is further upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie with Samsung’s custom One UI.
  • Display and Dimensions: This phone has a 720p display which is really low compared to today’s smartphone offering 1080p display.However it has a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The display resolution is 720x1480 pixels. It has a 5.6 inch screen which really doesn’t match today’s design of the sleek smartphones.The following are its dimensions: 149.3 x 70.2 x 8.2 mm.
  • Memory: This phone has two storage as well as two ram variants which are as follows:
    A 32 gigabyte storage with 3 gigabytes of ram or a 64 gigabyte storage with 4 gigabytes of ram.
  • Camera: It has a single 13 megapixel wide angle camera. However the picture quality speaks volumes and is at par with the dual camera phones. The selfie/front camera is an 8 megapixel lens with f/1.9 aperture which is quite good considering other phones which mostly offer a 5 megapixel camera.
  • Battery: The Galaxy J6 is beaten in this segment. It only has a 3000 mAh battery with a maximum talktime of 21 hours(3g).
  • Colors: Black, Blue and Gold
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity Scanner, Stereo FM Radio.

 

VERDICT

The phone being priced at around ₹10,490 in my opinion is not a good deal when a number of worthy opponents are available in the market.The Galaxy J series needs a massive overhaul if it wants to compete with its own parent company devices let alone the other competitors in the market.

What We Loved

  • Dual Sim
  • Corning Gorilla Glass

What We Didn’t Like

  • Poor design
  • Small Battery
  • Low Display Resolution
4.

Samsung Galaxy M20

Samsung Galaxy M20
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

Released in February of 2019, this samsung budget phone is the closest to the premium flagships because of its features .Successor to the Samsung Galaxy M20, this phone is a great competitor in the budget smartphone market. Available in 2 different colors , this phone is Samsung’s latest entry in the budget smartphone industry. Here are it’s features:

FEATURES

  • Networking: This phone can utilize GSM / HSPA / LTE with the best speed.Also support of VoLTE is there.
  • Processor and OS: The galaxy M20 has the Exynos 7904 processor which is an octa core(2x1.8 Ghz Cortex-A73). It also has a GPU which is the Mali-G71 MP2, which is pretty good for running games on the device. On launch, the phone is available with Android 8.0 Oreo which is upgradable to Android 9 Pie , needless to say which has the Samsung’s own custom skin “ONE UI”.
  • Display and Dimensions: This phone has a massive 6.3 inch display with 83.6
    % screen to body ratio which practically means it has very less to no bezels , and thus shows a really sleek and supreme design. Also the display is a PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1080x2340 pixels.Its a dual sim phone with a plastic body with the body dimensions being 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8mm.The teardrop notch makes its design feel trendy and latest.
  • Memory: The galaxy m20 has two variants: A 3gb 32gb variant and a 4gb 64 gb variant.
    It also has a dedicated memory card slot which can support a memory card up to 1tb.
  • Camera: The camera in this phone is magical. It is a vertical dual camera with setup with a 13 megapixel and 5 megapixel rear camera. The 13 megapixel camera has f/1.9 aperture and the 5 megapixel camera is an ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture. Being a 1080p display , it can even record upto 1080p videos at 30 frames per second which are real and not upscaled. The front/selfie camera is a beautiful 8 megapixel with f/2.0 aperture and is a wide angle camera which captures sharp and crystal clear photos.It can also capture photographs at high definition range and can record videos at 1080 pixels at a maximum of 30 frames per second.
  • Battery: The best part about this smartphone is its battery and its charging rate. It has a massive non removable 5000 mAh battery which is honestly even crazy to think about at this price range. Not only that , but it also supports fast charging.
  • Colors: Charcoal Black and Ocean Blue.
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Fingerprint Scanner, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Fast charging, Dolby Atmos Sound.

 

VERDICT

This in my opinion is the best samsung budget smartphone. Priced at ₹ 9,990.00 it has everything one can hope for: Great design , good camera, good processor, ONE UI etc. It is a real steal deal.

What We Loved

  • Fast Charging
  • Huge Battery
  • Great Camera Quality
  • Good GPU

What We Didn’t Like

  • Not preinstalled with the latest software
  • Plastic Body
5.

Samsung Galaxy J4

Samsung Galaxy J4
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 2GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

The samsung galaxy J4 is a smartphone which was released before the market shifted to sleek bezel less designs and thus it lacks in that area. It is not the most beautiful looking smartphone but its hardware is what carries the device forward. Released in May of 2018 , this dual sim smartphone packs a lot of features which are as follows:

FEATURES

  • Networking: This phone also supports GSM / HSPA / LTE.
  • Processor and OS: Being old, this phone has a slower processor compared to the other phones in this range. It has a quad core Exynos 7570 which will struggle to multitask the latest applications. The GPU which is Mali T720 is suitable for light games only.
    It comes pre installed with Android 8 Oreo with no further upgradable options.
  • Display And Dimensions: It has a small 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a maximum screen resolution of 720x1280 pixels with a 71.2% screen to body ratio which makes the design feel really old, heavy and clunky. It has a plastic body with the following dimensions: 151.7 x 77.2 x 8.1 mm.
  • Memory: This phone also lacks in the storage department. It comes in two variants-
    2 gigabytes of ram along with 32 gb/64 gb. It is the 2 gigabyte ram which holds the device back from multitasking and gaming.
  • Camera: The Samsung Galaxy J4 has a single rear 13 megapixel camera with no optical image stabilization and EIS. It takes good photos and is perfect for an average camera user but not for photography enthusiasts. The front camera is a 5 megapixel f/2.2 aperture wide angle camera which captures 720 p photos and doesn't have an option to capture photographs at high definition range. The front camera can capture upscaled 1080 p videos capped at 30 frames per second.
  • Battery: It has a removable 3000 mAh battery which is not really great as other options in this range offer much better battery range and quality. It does not support fast charge and has a maximum talktime of 20 hours on 3g.
  • Colors: Black , Blue and Gold.
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor.

VERDICT

In my opinion , the price of this phone really does not back it up with it’s specifications. There are a lot of other smartphones offering better specs at the same price or even lower price. However if you just wish to use minimal features and do not care much about running heavy applications , this device is suitable for such purposes.

What We Loved

  • Dual Sim
  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot

What We Didn’t Like

  • Small Battery
  • Slow Processor
  • Old Software
6.

Samsung Galaxy On Max

Samsung Galaxy On Max
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.7" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3300 mAh

Also known as the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max , this is an old smartphone released back in June of 2017. This budget smartphone excels in the photography department. The different thing in this phone is that it is made up of aluminium and not plastic. Here are its features:

FEATURES

  • Networking: GSM / HSPA / LTE is supported on this phone with the latest 4g(LTE) band being 40(2300).
  • Processor and OS: It has an octa core Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 processor. The phone comes preinstalled with Android 7 Nougat and can be further upgraded to Android 8 Oreo.
  • Display and Dimensions: This phone has a 5.7 inch PLS capacitive touchscreen. The maximum screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. Being made up of aluminum the phone weighs around 179 grams. The body dimensions are 156.7 x 78.8 x 8.1 mm.
  • Memory: It has a 32 gigabyte variant which has 4 gigabytes of ram which makes it easier to multitask. It also has a dedicated microSD card slot which supports a memory card of maximum 256 gigabytes.
  • Camera: This is a smartphone for photography enthusiast. It has a rear camera of 13 megapixels with f/1.7 aperture. Not only that , but it also has a front camera which is also a 13 megapixel lens with f/1.9 aperture capable of capturing stunning selfies. It is also capable of capturing 1080 pixels videos at 30 frames per second.
  • Battery: It has a non removable 3300 mAh battery with a max talktime of 20 hours on 3g and a maximum music playback time of 72 hours.
  • Color: Gold
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity scanner, Compass, FM Radio.

 

VERDICT

Again considering the price point which is ₹8,990, this phone has a lot of better competitors and thus is not recommended. On the positive side , it offers a really good camera and is suitable for camera enthusiasts . The camera on this device is kind off the sole selling factor in this day and age.

What We Loved

  • Dual Sim
  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot
  • Gyroscope for Gaming
  • Great Camera Quality

What We Didn’t Like

  • Small Battery
  • Old software
  • Heavy In Weight
7.

Samsung Galaxy J2

Samsung Galaxy J2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    4.7" (540 x 960)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 5 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    1GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    2000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy J2 is a really old samsung smartphone which was released back in September of 2015.The galaxy J series has come a long way since the release of this phone. Talking about this smartphone in 2019, we really can’t expect it to compete against today’s budget smartphones which offer a huge number of features at the same price. Well nonetheless, it paved the way for phones we see today and here are its features:

FEATURES

  • Networking: LTE on this phone goes upto the lte band 28(700) but needless to say it supports all GSM / HSPA / LTE.
  • Processor and OS: It has a quad core Exynos 3475 processor which was good back then but today will really struggle to launch heavy applications let alone multitask. One can not expect to run games on it too. It comes pre installed with the iconic Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and has no option to further upgrade.
  • Display and Dimensions : It has a 4.7 inch display which is a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. Since it was launched back in late 2015 it didn’t really have a bezel less sleek design and thus the screen to body ratio was 64.7%. It has a plastic body with the following dimensions : 136.5 x 69 x 8.4 mm. Maximum screen resolution is 540 x 960 pixels
  • Memory : It has a gigabyte of ram and 8 gigabytes of rom. Again , this can’t be measured with current applications as they are optimised for high memory usage and thus it won’t be able to handle them.
  • Camera: The rear camera is a 5 megapixel f/2.2 aperture lens and the front camera is a 2 megapixel f/2.2 aperture lens. This really needs no explanation and it can be said that this camera is not suitable at all and won’t fulfil the demands of this generation.
  • Battery: It has a removable 2000 mAh battery which offers around 11 hours of talktime.
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES: Ultra Data Saving Mode, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor.

 

VERDICT

At this point of time, buying this smartphone is not at all recommended. Its price of ₹6,799 is not at all worth it.

What We Loved

  • Amoled Screen
  • Dedicated MicroSD Card Slot

What We Didn’t Like

  • Slow Processor
  • Poor Resolution
  • Very less RAM
  • Poor Camera

Why choose Samsung when there are “n” number of competitors in the budget market?

Samsung in recent years have fallen a little in profits because of which it entered the budget section mainly to recapture the market and are gradually becoming successful.This shows their willingness to provide supreme quality products. They are trying to revolutionize the complete market to gain first hand access.

New budget smartphones vs old flagships, which one is better?

One of the biggest confusion the customers face today is whether to go for a new budget smartphone or go for a more known old flagship?This has a simple answer: It depends on how old the flagship is. A recent study showed how today’s budget smartphones are much better than the old flagships due to stiff competition. These budget phones have come a long way and now have a bunch of features which even the old flagships did not have like AI Face Scanner, better camera, greater storage etc.