The best smartphones up to 10,000 rubles in 2018

Smartphones costing up to 10,000 rubles are one of the most popular categories of gadgets. And if just a few years ago you could get a simple smartphone for this amount, today it’s a device that often has a lot of expensive solutions. Mostly we are talking about Chinese smartphones (meaning Chinese manufacturers), which have occupied a huge part of this market. Now you will know for yourself – in front of you is our top rating.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 2 / 16GB

Let’s start with the Chinese company Xiaomi, which many have heard of. The line of its smartphones is growing every year and here is a new device called Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. This is a budget solution in which you will not find a metal case or a fingerprint scanner, but it has very good characteristics and low cost (much lower than 10 thousand rubles).

The 5.5-inch display received a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, the processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal. It is clear that such a bunch of stars from the sky is not enough, but at the same time it is important to note that the power of the device is enough in almost all cases.

The cameras have a resolution of 5 MP and 13 MP (front and rear, respectively), there is a slot for memory cards, support for 4G and two SIM cards, a capacious battery – at 3080 mAh. The case is plastic, but it looks nice.

An important feature is the slot, which supports the simultaneous operation of two SIM cards and a memory card.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3080 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M5c 16GB

Great budget from Meizu. This is a 5-inch smartphone with a plastic case. Since the body is monolithic, its rear part looks very stylish, and some confuse plastic with metal – it is of such good quality.

The resolution is quite standard – 1280 × 720 pixels. There is support for two SIM cards, 4G, memory card slots. Meizu M5c runs on the basis of the MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. Battery capacity – 3000 mAh.

This is a budget model, you can become its owner for 6-8 thousand rubles.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 135g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 3 / 32GB

One of the hottest new products of the new season is Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. At the time of writing, the average cost of the device is a little more than 10 thousand rubles, but there are shops ready to sell a smartphone just for the money. In addition, let’s not forget that Xiaomi touch devices are getting cheaper quickly..

So what’s new here? Of course, first of all, it is worth mentioning the frameless case, thanks to which the screen diagonal reaches as much as 5.99 inches! Moreover, the dimensions of the case is similar to Redmi Note 4.

The case is metallic, new shades have appeared. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus runs on the well-known Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and the memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal. The memory card slot is still here, as well as the fingerprint sensor.

Battery capacity – 4000 mAh. Nice cameras too, so this is a great choice for those looking for a smartphone with a good battery and camera.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei Nova Lite 2017

A very nice smartphone from Huawei with a metal case, but with plastic inserts. In our opinion, the version in gold looks great.

At the back you can observe the fingerprint scanner, as well as the camera. No, it is not double here, but single – the flash took the place of the second module.

The smartphone has a 5-inch display with HD resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. Good battery capacity – 3020 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max ZC520KL 16Gb

The inexpensive gadget from ASUS will delight its customer with several excellent solutions at once, to which we will primarily include a dual rear camera, as well as a capacious 4000 mAh battery.

The screen size is 5.2 inches with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. A smartphone based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor works, the amount of memory is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of the main.

There is a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone Live ZB501KL 32GB

A relatively new device from ASUS, which continues to expand the line of its smartphones. This model is interesting in that it is the first in the world optimized for online broadcasting in real time. The front camera has increased photosensitivity and a soft LED flash, although its resolution is small – 5 MP.

ZenFone Live ZB501KL has a metal casing, but, as is the case with many competitors, plastic inserts for antennas can be found behind. However, it is difficult to distinguish them from metal.

Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, rear camera with autofocus, low weight, nice color shades – all this is what ASUS ZenFone Live ZB501KL has.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 120g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2650 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Nokia 3

Much has been said about Nokia’s return to the market, and now it’s clear that the Finns have fewer fans, and given that Nokia smartphones are now based on Android, their number will increase.

As we have already written more than once, the company launched several models of various price categories on the market simultaneously. Nokia 3 is the youngest model in the line at the time of writing. It has characteristics similar to competitors: a 5-inch screen, HD resolution, a case with a metal rim and a plastic back cover, a good rear camera, a MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. No fingerprint scanner.

The device is far from the most powerful, but for the money it’s not bad.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 1
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2650 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 4X 32GB

Xiaomi Redmi 4X costs about 8.5-10 thousand rubles at the time of writing. It is interesting in that it uses more expensive solutions..

So, here you will find a metal case. On the back of the top and bottom there are plastic inserts needed for antennas. There is a black shade of the case, which was so lacking for many users.

The 5-inch display has HD resolution, the processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 435, the amount of RAM and internal memory is 3 GB and 32 GB, respectively. The battery capacity is 4100 mAh. Memory cards are supported, a fingerprint scanner has appeared, good cameras are used for this price segment.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M5s 16GB

A similar device from Meizu. If you look at the back cover, you can catch the similarities in design with Xiaomi smartphones. There is nothing to be done, both companies play in the same segment and are the main competitors, so similar solutions should not surprise you.

The case is metal, but not monolithic – on the back cover in the upper and lower parts there are plastic inserts. The diagonal of the display here is slightly larger – 5.2 inches, although the resolution is unchanged – 1280 × 720 pixels.

As the processor MediaTek MT6753 is used, the amount of RAM – 3 GB, ROM – 16 GB.

One of the features of this smartphone can be safely considered the presence of a quick charge function, which is still rare in the class of low-cost smartphones.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6753
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG K10 (2017) M250

LG smartphones are usually a bit more expensive than their competitors when it comes to Chinese companies. At the same time, Koreans often offer interesting solutions that competitors do not have. Such is the LG K10 (2017) M250.

The first interesting feature is the back cover is removable, and not just removable, under it are slots for memory cards and SIM cards. The battery can be removed and replaced – for some users it is very important.

Non-standard display diagonal – 5.3 inches, resolution – HD.

The third feature is the emphasis on the front camera. It uses a module with wide-angle optics, resolution – 5 MP. But the rear camera is good for this price category, its resolution is 13 MP.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Alcatel A3 XL 9008D

Alcatel A3 XL 9008D is interesting in that it offers a “lot” of a smartphone for little money, and to be precise – a 6-inch display. Suitable for those who like more screens.

Since this is a budget device, then you should not wait for any special solutions. Display resolution – HD, processor – Mediatek MT8735, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, a slot for a memory card, battery capacity – 3000 mAh.

A choice of several shades of the body.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Mediatek MT8735
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 3 / 16GB

And we … Back to Xiaomi again! And what if Xiaomi with Meizu are the leaders in the segment of low-cost smartphones?

Redmi Note 4X is the “big brother” of the Redmi 4X model, only bigger and more interesting. So, the screen diagonal of the smartphone reaches 5.5 inches, while the resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels. The device is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The latter is easy to increase due to the slot for a memory card.

There is a fingerprint scanner, a nice metal case, a capacious 4100 mAh battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M5 Note 16GB

A similar device from Meizu falls into the category of up to 10 thousand. This is also a 5.5-inch smartphone with Full HD resolution and a metal body. That’s just the last monolithic, there are no plastic inserts and because of this, the smartphone looks much more expensive than its cost.

Meizu M5 Note runs on the MediaTek Helio P10 processor (MT6755), the amount of memory is quite standard for this class – 16 GB of ROM and 3 GB of RAM. We note the presence of a fingerprint scanner in the Home button, and not on the back cover, like most competitors, as well as the presence of a quick charge function.

And Meizu M5 Note can be called a smartphone with a good camera and battery. The capacity of the latter is 4000 mAh, the resolution of the rear camera is 13 MP. She shoots well, but, of course, for this price category.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Honor 6A

Not so long ago, Honor introduced its new low-cost smartphone 6A. First of all, it pleases with its cool design: yes, the case is made of metal with plastic inserts, but look how successful the design came out.

Display – 5-inch, resolution – 1280 × 720 pixels. Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory + slot for a memory card. A fingerprint scanner is clearly visible behind. Battery capacity – 3020 mAh, autonomy, taking into account other characteristics, at a high level.

Good for this segment shoots the rear camera, so Honor 6A can be called a smartphone with a good battery and camera. And at the cost of.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) SM-J320F / DS

Need Samsung in the price range up to 10 thousand rubles? Alas, the choice is small. Rather, there is a choice, but these are very budget devices. Our review includes Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) SM-J320F / DS – a model of the generation before last, which is unlikely to surprise you with anything.

The 5-inch display received HD resolution, the processor – Spreadtrum SC8830, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, a memory card slot.

It’s clear that it’s not worth talking about any fingerprint scanners and other chips – they are available from more expensive smartphones of the company.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 138g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC8830
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1.5 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Motorola Moto E Gen.4

The budget device from one of the most famous companies in the world of mobile technologies Motorola.

The smartphone turned out to be inexpensive, but it looks more expensive than it costs – thanks for this unusual large die of the rear camera eye, as well as the metal back cover. Also, someone might be surprised by the presence of a fingerprint scanner, which does the honor of Motorola Moto E Gen.4, given its cost.

The processor uses MediaTek MT6737, the memory capacity is 2 GB and 16 GB (RAM and ROM, respectively). Battery capacity – 2800 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes