Top 5 Phablets Under ₹ 10,000 in India

As the tech revolution is underway in India led by handheld devices, the need for more sophisticated and feature-rich devices has become a necessity. The search for the perfect device between a smartphone and a tablet has led to the evolution of phablets.

Phablets are slightly bigger than smartphones and a little smaller than tablets. The screen size of phablets varies from 5.5 inches to 6.3 inches in the current mobile ecosystem. They are good for an amazing viewing experience, gaming and web browsing on the go. Here is the compilation of the top 10 Phablets under 10k in India.

1. Samsung Galaxy M30

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Although the Samsung Galaxy M30 is the most expensive smartphone featured in the Galaxy M series, you will be able to purchase its base variant for a very affordable Rs. 9,649. Powered by a robust Samsung Exynos 7 Octa processor, it is available in regal Stainless Black and Metallic Blue colors, and features 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage space.

The handset has a beautiful 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with Samsung’s Infinity U notch. Despite the large display, this phone is remarkably lightweight and compact. It also has an excellent 13 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP triple rear camera system with LED flash and a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. It also has a 16 MP sensor on the front, and is backed by a powerful 5,000 mAh battery. If you need additional storage space, you will be able to add a microSD card of up to 512 GB.

2. Vivo Y12S

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The Vivo Y12S belongs to Vivo’s Y series of smartphones and is available at a price of Rs. 9,990 and has a 6.51-inch Halo Fullview HD Plus display with a resolution of 1600 × 720 pixels. It comes with 3 GB of RAN, 32 GB of expandable internal disk space and an efficient MediaTek Helio P30 processor.

It is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery which also allows for reverse charging. The phone is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor, Micro USB port, Baidu, GPS, 4G, and Bluetooth 5.0. Speaking of its cameras, the Vivo Y12S has a dual rear camera setup of 13 MP and 2 MP lenses with AI support. It also has an 8 MP front camera. It is available in two attractive colors – Glacier Blue and Phantom Black.

3. Motorola Moto G10 Power

The Moto G10 Power is available at a price of Rs. 9,999 and has an Android 11 operating system, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage space (expandable up to 1 TB), and a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC processor. It has a luxurious 6.5-inch HD+ Max Vision display with a resolution of 720 × 1,600 pixels. It is equipped with a 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP quad rear camera setup, along with an excellent 8 MP camera sensor on the front for clicking selfies.

Apart from the regular 5,000 mAh battery on the original Moto G10, it also has an additional built-in battery of 1,000 mAh, thus having a total battery capacity of 6,000 mAh. Its connectivity options include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi, and 4G LTE. It is also equipped with a fingerprint sensor, along with other sensors like a proximity sensor, gyroscope, ambient light, and accelerometer.

4. Realme Narzo 30A

Priced at Rs. 8,999, the Realme Narzo 30A features a 6.5-inch mini drop full screen display with a resolution of 720 × 1,600 pixels. It has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256 GB. It is powered by a quality MediaTek Helio G85 processor, which is especially well known for its gaming support.

It works on Android 10-based Realme UI and a powerful 6000 mAh battery, along with a highly efficient 18W fast charger. Reverse charging is supported as well. The phone features a dual camera setup – a 13 MP primary camera and a secondary camera which is supported by a monochrome sensor. It also has a 8 MP front camera for video calling and selfies, and features the Portrait Mode, Super Night Mode, and Chrome Boost. It is also equipped with 3 card slots and a fingerprint detector. 

5. Tecno Spark 6 Go

The Tecno Spark 6 GO is priced at Rs. 8,499 and is equipped with HiOS 6.2, which is based on Android 10. It is available in three color variants (Mystery White, Ice Jade, and Aqua Blue) and has a beautiful 6.52-inch HD Plus TFT display, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It also has Wi-Fi, Micro USB, GPA/A-GPS, Bluetooth v4,2, 4G VoLTE, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio A25 processor and is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery. It weighs 193 grams, and has a dual rear camera system – with a 13 MP lens and an AI lens, along with an excellent 8 MP front camera. The cameras are equipped with various features like Auto Scene Detection, Boken, AI Beauty, and AI HDR.

6. Xiaomi Redmi 9i

The Xiaomi Redmi 9i is available for a price of Rs. 8,299. It supports dual sim and has a MIUI 11 operating system with Android 10 (which you can upgrade to MIUI 12). Backed by a powerful 5,000 mAh battery with 10 watts charging, it weighs 194 grams and has dimensions of 164.9 × 77.07 × 9 millimeters. It is optimized for connectivity and is equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack, Micro USB, FM Radio, GPS, Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Dual 4G VoLTE. By virtue of its P2i coating, the phone is splash-proof as well.

The Redmi 9i features a stunning 6.53 inch (1600 × 720 pixels) HD+ display having an aspect ratio of 20:9. It is powered by a 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 processor and IMG powerVR GE3220 GPU for graphics. It comes with 4 GB RAM and internal storage options of 64 GB and 128 GB, expandable up to 512 GB using a microSD card. It has a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5 MP front camera for clicking selfies. Apart from this, it supports face unlock as well.

7. Infinix Hot 10

Priced at Rs. 9,999, the Infinix Hot 10 features an expansive 6.78 inch HD+ IPS display, powered by an efficient octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 processor. It has 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB by using a microSD card.

It runs on an Android 10 operating system, and is equipped with a quad rear camera setup – a low light sensor, 16 MP primary sensor, 2 MP depth sensor, and 2 MP macro sensor. It also has a 8 MP front camera for video calling and clicking selfies. The phone is powered by a 5200 mAh battery with 18 watt fast charging. According to Infinix, the battery can provide up to 31 hours of 4 G talk time after being fully charged.

8. Micromax In 1b

The Micromax In 1b is available in the form of two variants – one priced at Rs. 6,999 with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage space, and another one priced at Rs. 7,999 and having 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Both these variants support a microSD card of up to 128 GB and have a regal 6.52-inch HD+ display, with a display resolution of 720 × 1600 pixels.

The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G35 processor. The phone runs on Android 10 and can be upgraded to Android 11 or Android 12. It is backed by a 5000 mAh battery with a USB Type-C port and fast charging. It has a 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera system and a 8 MP front camera for clicking selfies.

9. Realme Narzo 20A

Priced at Rs. 8,499, the Realme Narzo 20A is arguably the most economically priced smartphone in the Realme narzo 20 series. It features a 6.5 inch minidrop full screen display and is powered by a robust Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. It comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card.

The Realme Narzo 20A also has another model with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which is priced at Rs. 9,499. The phone is equipped with a triple rear camera setup with a 12 MP primary camera. It also has a HD front camera for selfies. Powered by a 5000 mAh battery, the phone supports reverse charging and runs on Android 10 based Reality UI. It is available in two color variants – Glory Silver and Victory Blue.

10. Samsung Galaxy M02s

The Samsung Galaxy M02s has an Android 10 based Samsung One UI. It features a 6.5-inch TFT display having a resolution of 720 × 1560 pixels. Powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor, it also has an Adreno 506 GPU for optimal graphics. It has 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 1 TB with the help of a microSD card. The phone is powered by a 5000 mAh battery with 15 watt fast charging. Apart from this, the Samsung Galaxy M02s is also equipped with a headphone jack, GPS, Bluetooth, and 4G. It possesses a 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP triple rear camera setup, and a 5 MP front camera for clicking selfies. The camera is also equipped with a number of cool features, such as digital zoom and auto HDR. The Samsung Galaxy M02s has two variants – a 3 GB + 32 GB variant available at Rs. 8,999 and a 4 GB + 64 GB variant available at Rs. 9,999. It is also available in three colors – Red, Blue, and Black.

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