What goes inside a smartphone has changed leaps and bound in the past few years. However, if there is one area where entry-level smartphones have seen least innovation, it has to be aesthetic. Having said that, there are few phones that try to break the monotony and come up with interesting design every now and then. Smartphone manufacturers generally reserve the best of their design for the premium segment but with time, some of those premium elements make it to the budget devices. If you are also someone who admire aesthetics and is searching for the best-looking smartphone under Rs. 10,000, here are a few options to consider.
HMD Global’s first smartphone in India is technically the Nokia 3 (even though Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 were launched alongside). The entry-level smartphone is quite slim and has a unique full metal back. The phone looks and feels solid in hands. On the front, a 2.5D glass is layered on the display. Overall, if you are a basic user looking for a good looking smartphone for under Rs. 10,000, Nokia 3 is worth considering.
Redmi Note 4
Redmi Note 4 (2GB + 32GB) is right on top of the ladder when it comes to powerful yet good looking smartphones under 10,000 INR. This Xiaomi phone flaunts a metallic body with curved edges and fancy 2.5D curved glass. It packs full HD screen, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4000mAh battery and fingerprint sensor. Recently, Xiaomi also confirmed that it will be upgrading it to Android Nougat soon.
Redmi 4 should be noted as a compact device. This latest sensation from Xiaomi’s affordable lineup not only looks good but also performs well. It comes with Anodized aluminum back and 2.5D screen protection. The 5-inch display phone, comes with 13-megapixel primary camera and 5-megapixel front camera, along with support for 4G VoLTE. Xiaomi has also partnered with Jio to offer double data on Redmi 4.
Lenovo Vibe K5 Note
It’s not exactly a new phone as it has been in the market for some time now. Still, if you go by the looks, Vibe K5 Note is clearly one of the better-looking phones in its budget. It features full metal unibody construction with a fingerprint sensor, rear camera, flash, and brand logo all aligned symmetrically. In terms of performance too, it’s decent enough to feature in the list.
The Moto G4 still does fairly well in terms of both design and camera performance. The phone comes with Excellent build made of high-quality material. It comes with a sharp display, a very good 13MP camera for the price, and a removable back. If you decide to buy Moto G4 today, 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant should be the one you should opt.