The best smartphones up to 10,000 rubles in 2019: ranking top 10

There is an opinion that for 10 thousand rubles you can’t buy a normal smartphone. Perhaps 5-7 years ago it was, but today, having the indicated amount, you can purchase a very good and high-quality smartphone. But which model to choose from a huge list? The choice is really not so simple, so we have prepared this rating for you.

Meizu M6s 32GB

Meizu M6s in the latest fashion received a frameless case and, accordingly, a large display with a diagonal of 5.7 inches. Interestingly, even though this model is budget-friendly, it uses a stylish metal case.

Where is the fingerprint scanner? Perhaps he is not at all? Yes, it’s just now located on the side.

The advantages, among other things, include good cameras by the standards of the class, as well as support for fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7872
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 16 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 7 3 / 32GB

Xiaomi Redmi 7 in the 3 / 32GB configuration can already be bought for less than 10 thousand rubles, although the “officials” at the time of this writing are slightly higher, but the difference is not significant. But version 2 / 16GB can be purchased cheaper, but is it necessary? After all, 2 GB of RAM is, so to speak, the minimum limit.

This model uses a plastic case, and the plastic is such that it can not be immediately distinguished from glass. The screen, of course, FullView, its diagonal reaches 6.26 inches, and the resolution is 1520 × 720 pixels. I am glad that Xiaomi continues to equip the series with capacious batteries – its capacity is an impressive 4000 mAh.

A comparatively powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor is used, there is a fingerprint scanner, a good dual main camera and classy body shades.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei Y7 (2019)

Although this smartphone from Huawei is budgetary, it resembles some older models with its appearance. The design is excellent, there are two colors to choose from – either black or a blue-green gradient. Of course, we like the second option more. In some markets there is still a red color, but this version is not supplied to us..

Huawei Y7 (2019) has what even a budget smartphone does not need: a frameless case, a large 6.26-inch display, a good “stuffing” based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset and 3 GB of RAM, a capacious 4000 mAh battery, dual main camera.

There is no NFC module, but this can be said to be the norm for this class of devices.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 8A

Many users are aware that in the budget class the NFC module is by no means found as often as we would like. And Honor decided to do what is called a knight’s move – introduced an inexpensive 8A model with NFC included!

Yes, there is no dual camera, but there is a cool case design, a rather large 6.09-inch display, as well as a fingerprint scanner on the back cover.

The battery capacity is not a record – 3020 mAh, but, according to reviews on the network, the battery life is quite normal for a smartphone with such a display.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ASUS Zenfone Max (M2) ZB633KL 3 / 32GB

When this smartphone went on sale, it cost almost one and a half times more expensive. And now? At the time of writing, even some “officials” sell it for 10 thousand! And it’s a great price.

In Zenfone Max (M2), you can highlight a decent platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chip and 3 GB of RAM, a 4000 mAh battery, a good main camera (dual, of course). We also note the back cover of metal – not everyone likes the glass case, as is done by some competitors.

Interestingly, the smartphone supports memory cards up to 2 TB.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Nokia 5.1 Plus

The Nokia 5.1 Plus smartphone has seriously fallen in price: if at the start of sales they asked for more than 15 thousand rubles, then at the time of writing this article – 10 thousand, or even less! Worth taking?

Nokia 5.1 Plus looks very cool – nothing extra, simple and stylish design, white, black or blue tint to choose from. The front is a 5.8-inch bezel-less display, and the back is a glass cover. The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 chip, the memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of main memory. Battery capacity – 3060 mAh.

You should not expect miracles from the device, but it is definitely worth the money: a good display, a cool design, a good platform, decent cameras for its price, a fingerprint scanner. Oh yes, it works on the basis of the stock version of the Android OS.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.8 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P60
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3060 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/5 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A10

The younger version (relevant at the time of writing) in the new A line from Samsung. Alas, in this version there is no fingerprint scanner, and the next model, A20, has not yet been included in our review because of the higher cost. But Samsung uses a large 6.2-inch display with a drop-shaped cutout at the top of the screen.

Also note the presence of a single main camera. Processor – Exynos 7884, the amount of memory – 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. Good battery capacity – 3400 mAh.

A choice of several shades of the body.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7884
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei Y6 (2019)

Y6 (2019) is a notch below Y7 (2019). The models have almost the same design (it’s not so easy to distinguish them even from close range), but this model has a smaller display (6.09 inches), a single main camera, 2 GB of RAM, less battery power, and the processor is used 4-core MediaTek Helio A22. Of course, Y6 (2019) is cheaper than Y7 (2019). But the fingerprint scanner is still here..

It is worth noting an unusual version of the back cover, stylized “under the skin.” But you can choose a more familiar classic version..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio A22
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3020 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 7A 2 / 16GB

The new budget from Xiaomi. At the time of writing, its cost starts from just 6 thousand rubles! What can this device offer??

It is a recognizable appearance, for example. Of course, the back cover is made of plastic, but the smartphone does not look cheap. It has a 5.45-inch display with a sufficient resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM (for the indicated version), there is a separate slot for a memory card and two SIM cards. There is no fingerprint scanner in this version.

Separately, we note a powerful 4000 mAh battery – the battery life should be decent.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 7C 32GB

A relatively inexpensive smartphone from Honor, which, of course, boasts a frameless design and a large 5.7-inch display. And what else?

So, it uses a dual rear camera, a good platform based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. What is unusual for a budget class, there is NFC support.

The case is plastic, the color shade can be chosen upon purchase. The slot allows you to simultaneously use two SIM cards and a memory card.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi Play 4 / 64GB

Externally, Xiaomi Mi Play is very similar to the Redmi 7 model, especially in black, but the other bright body shades are original. In addition, there is a smaller display with a diagonal of 5.84 inches, but the resolution is much higher – 2280 × 1080 pixels. But the battery life is probably less, since the Mi Play uses a battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh versus 4000 mAh for Redmi.

The device works on a platform consisting of a MediaTek Helio P35 chip (MT6765), 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. The main camera is dual and judging by the quality of the photo, the same module is used. NFC, as they say, was not delivered.

On the back cover you can see a fingerprint sensor.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Alcatel 3V 5099D

Alcatel recently introduced its new budget employee – 3V 5099. Despite the low cost, the smartphone may surprise. With what? Yes, at least by design: look how cool the back cover looks, while it is not glass, but plastic.

Among other things, 3V 5099 will please its owner with a large screen with high resolution, a pretty decent rear camera for its class (using a dual module), a 3000 mAh battery.

But the characteristics of the “iron” of stars from the sky are not enough. On the other hand, let’s not forget that the 3V 5099 costs significantly less than 10 thousand rubles.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 155g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Mediatek MT8735
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/2 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei Y6 Prime (2018) 16GB

Model of last year. It is quite relevant, including due to its low cost.

The budget smartphone from Huawei, which received a large 5.7-inch FullView-display with high resolution. The case is plastic, it looks classic. Several shades are available. There is a fingerprint scanner.

Apparently, the bet here is on sound, as it is indicated that the speaker produces sound as much as 88 dB. Of course, it is unlikely that the speaker will be used as a replacement for a wireless speaker, but the fact itself is encouraging. In addition, the declared karaoke function – this mode can only be used when a headset is connected.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite 3 / 32GB

As you might guess, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is a simplified version of Xiaomi Mi A2, which costs significantly more.

Mi A2 Lite has one extremely important feature: if most Xiaomi smartphones work on the basis of MIUI firmware, then Mi A2 Lite, like Mi A2, is based on stock Android using the Android One program. This means that the smartphone is one of the first to receive the latest updates..

The case is made of plastic, the design is frameless, and therefore uses a large display with a diagonal of 5.84 inches. The rear camera is double. There is a fingerprint scanner, fast charging is supported.

And yet – a powerful battery with a capacity of as much as 4000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.84 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 178
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Meizu M6T 2 / 16GB

A budget from Meizu with a frameless design. The diagonal of the display is 5.7 inches. The case is plastic, but very high quality made, and its colors will please the future buyer.

Meizu M6T is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 processor, it has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. There is a less powerful version of the M6T, but, in our opinion, it’s better to overpay a little.

The camera is double, and immediately below the module is a fingerprint sensor.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Nokia 3.1

Nokia 3 has been updated and is now called Nokia 3.1. Although this is a budget model, in the hand the smartphone feels much more expensive than its value.

The updated device received a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels, a MediaTek MT6750 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM. The smartphone is distinguished by the presence of NFC, a decent screen, high quality workmanship, separate slots for two SIM cards and a memory card, good cameras (for the indicated price category, of course).

As such, there are no minuses, but the absence of a fingerprint sensor may push someone away from the purchase.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 138
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2990 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 6 4 / 64GB

Somewhat unusual is the fact that Xiaomi decided to abandon the metal back cover for the Redmi 6 model – now the cover is plastic, although the Redmi 5 had a metal one. Anyway, is happiness in the cap?

Redmi 6 turned out to be an inexpensive budget employee, although it has everything that is needed: a frameless case, a large display, a smart fingerprint scanner, a relatively powerful platform, and a dual rear camera.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio P22 (MT6762V)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes