2014 saw a major change in the mobile industry in India. Previously, the entry level or the budget category was a segment where OEMs were not really focused and many of the smartphones which were launching had either poor hardware or out-dated software. But things have changed drastically in the second half of 2014 when ASUS and Xiaomi announced their budget phones with mid range specs and half the pricing.
Xiaomi continued their excellent pricing with Redmi Note as well. Meanwhile Micromax announced new brand Yu in partnership with Cyanogen and launched Yureka. Other Indian OEMs like XOLO also made an impact in budget segment with some great phones.
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So here is a list of best gaming smartphones (above 5 inch and HD display) below a price of Rs 10000 in India.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
The Redmi Note 4G comes with comes with a 5.5 inch HP display with IPS technology and is powered by a 1.6Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305. The device has 2GB of RAM and also comes with 8GB internal storage which is expandable to 64GB via microSD card. The phone also comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP camera for video calls and Selfie.It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI and also has 3200mAh battery. The device supports only single SIM. It comes in White colour and is priced at Rs. 9999.
Micromax and Cyanogen launched the the YU smartphone, the only one that can run the Cyanogen OS in this country, in New Delhi last month. The device sports 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by Snapdragon 615 Octa Core processor and runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. On the camera end it comes with 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. It also features 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with expansion slot and also packs 2500mAh battery. The device comes with a price tag of Rs 8999.
ASUS Zenfone 5
The ASUS Zenfone 5 comes with pretty impressive specs for its price point and features a 5 inch HD display with 1280 X720p. The device is powered by a dual core Intel Atom processor and has 2GB of RAM which is first of its kind in a device which is priced low when it was released last year.
The phone also has 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera. The phone ships in 8GB and 16GB variants and also comes with 2110mAH battery.
Xolo Omega 5.5
Xolo has launched the Omega 5.5, and the device comes with a 5.5 inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592M processor with Mali 450 GPU and runs Android 4.4 (KitKat)-based HIVE UI. The company has promised Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update for all HIVE UI devices. On the imaging front 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony EXMOR RS sensor, 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The device also features 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage with expansion slot. The device is priced at Rs. 9,999 and comes in black color.
Alcatel One Touch Flash
Alcatel One Touch sports a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS Full lamination display. The device is powered by a Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592M processor and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). On the imaging front, It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which is expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD. The device supports Dual SIM with dual standby and packs 3200mAh battery. The Alcatel One Touch Flash comes with a pricetag of Rs. 9,999 in India and comes in Crystal White and Gun Grey colors.