Here Are The Top 5 Smartphones for Photography Enthusiasts Under 10K
The budget smartphone market has been booming with launches over the past few weeks, as the festive season is right around the corner. Users are on the lookout for a value-for-money device that combines optimized software, clear camera quality, multitasking capabilities, and more.
Today, every smartphone user is an amateur photographer in their own right, trying to find the best angles and lighting, all for the perfect shot to post online or to cherish memories with friends and family. This hobby deserves the right smartphone at a great budget, so, we’re here to help list the best camera-centric smartphones under Rs. 10,000, that cover all your photography needs.
Here are our Top 5 picks:
realme C33- INR 8,999
The recently launched realme C33 is our top pick for a great camera performance on a budget. It boasts a powerful 50MP AI primary camera and a 5MP selfie camera. realme has put extra emphasis on upgrading the camera software to provide vivid details and accurate colors. The C33 handles extra bright or low light conditions with finesse to deliver a sharp and punchy image. The C33 comes with a unique Boundless Sea design, inspired by the cool holiday vibe which is cased in a slim and light design. The smartphone is powered by a Unisoc T612 Processor and includes a 5,000 mAh battery and a 6.5’’ display with an 88.7% screen-to-body ratio. The realme C33 is available in three exciting colors – Sandy Gold, Aqua Blue, and Night Sea and comes in two storage variants, 3+32 GB priced at INR 8,999 and 4+64 GB priced at INR 9,999. It is available on their official website realme.com and Flipkart
Redmi 10A– INR 8,499
The Redmi 10A is another great option for the photographer in you. It flaunts a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP selfie camera. The handset is great at capturing pictures with clear details and delivering accurate colour production with its optimized software. The Redmi 10A is complimented by a smudge-free textured back design, for a comfortable grip that can be carried with style. The handset is powered by a Helio G25 Octa-core processor, a 5,000 mAh battery, MIUI 12.5 and a 6.53’’ IPS display. The Redmi 10A is available in three colours – Sea Blue, Slate Grey and Charcoal Black and comes in two storage variants, 3+32GB for INR 8,499 and 4+64GB for INR 9,499. It is available at their official website mi.com and Amazon
Lava Blaze- INR 8,699
The Lava Blaze is a feature-packed handset that comes with a 13MP triple AI primary camera and an 8MP selfie camera that showcases a well-designed user experience with 8 varied shooting modes that include night mode, beauty, portrait, and macro modes. The camera setup provides you with adequate options to explore your inner artist. The Lava Blaze flaunts a premium glass back and cutting-edge design that is bound to make a statement. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio processor, a 5,000 mAh battery, and a 6.5’’ HD+ IPS display. The Lava Blaze is available in four colors – Glass Black, Glass Green, Glass Red, and Glass Blue with 3+3*GB RAM (*Virtual RAM) and 64GB ROM for Rs. 8,699. It is available at their official website Lava mobiles.com and Flipkart
Infinix Note 12 -INR 9999
Infinix Note 12 comes with a 6.70-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 080×2400 pixels (FHD+). Infinix Note 12 rear packs a triple camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel camera, and a QVGA camera. The camera setup has autofocus and a single front camera setup for selfies, featuring a 16-megapixel sensor. The phone comes with a 6.70-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The smartphone has an octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 processor, which runs on Android 11 and is powered by a 5000mAh battery and supports proprietary fast charging. Infinix Note 12 launched in Aprill 2022 is available in two colors Force Black and Jewel with 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128 GB. It is available on Flipkart
Moto E40- INR 9,499
The Moto E40 aims to elevate your creativity with lesser lag and brilliant results with its 48MP triple camera setup for a primary shooter and an 8MP selfie camera. The camera on the Moto E40 captures sharp, bright, detailed, and professional looking images in any light condition. The smartphone showcases a carbon fiber design on the back for a sleek look and good grip. Powered by a custom Unisoc T700 octa-core processor, a 5,000 mAh battery, a 6.6’’ Max Vision HD+ display and a 90 Hz refresh rate, The E40 provides a faster performance and long battery life for a great user experience. The Moto E40 comes in two colours – Carbon Grey and Pink Clay and are available in a 4+64GB variant for Rs. 9,499. It is available on official website motorola.in and Flipkart
Infinix’s Latest Zero 20 Smartphone Goes on Sale on Flipkart
Unleash your creativity and capture your story with Infinix’s much-awaited Zero 20. Promising optimised detail, crisp colour in each frame, and sharp images even in motion, the latest entrant from the house ofInfinix, the Transsion brand, with a presence in over 70+ countries, goes live on Flipkart on December 29.
Available at an introductory price of 15999, the futuristic device comes with the world’s first Vlogger-friendly 60MP+OIS Front Camera, a large AMOLED display, an aesthetically pleasing light-weight metal-frame design and TÜV Rheinland Security Certified 45W Super Charging support.With the debut of the Zero 20 this holiday season on Flipkart, Infinix’s premium brand has elevated its premium smartphone class. The smartphone includes two years of security updates, one Android upgrade, and low-cost EMI options from all banks.
Infinix’s Zero 20 features a 6.7” AMOLED cinematic display with a 90 Hz Refresh Rate, allowing users to enjoy an advanced audio-visual experience. The Ultra-high front camera resolution of Zero 20 is paired with OIS to provide realistic shots with hallmark image stabilisation and quick autofocus, allowing users to shoot clear and crisp videos and images. Meanwhile, its 108 MP rear camera with Quad LED Flash lets users capture touching details with its 10X zoom feature.
Backed by industry vanguard technology, the smartphone is powered by a 6nm MediaTek Helio G99 Processor that ensures ultra-efficient performance while saving tonnes of power. The powerful 4G chip allows users to meet their requirements seamlessly. Moreover, the 4500 mAh battery of Zero 20 can be charged to 75% in just 30 minutes (in lab conditions) with the TÜV Rheinland Security Certified 45W Super Charging support. This makes it a dream gadget of every video and photo content creator using their phone for long hours.
To keep the device comfortable to hold and aesthetically pleasing, the Infinix Zero 20 comes in a Metal-frame Tech shape with a futuristic mechanical texture, making the device extremely lightweight, especially while vlogging or capturing on the move.
Operating on the latest Android 12 with XOS 12, the smartphone promises lag-free content consumption with 128 GB storage space. The extended RAM capacity enables the in-house 8GB RAM to be extended up to 13GB by integrating RAM and ROM, effectively improving speed and performance across all usage scenarios.
Realme 10 Pro Series Launched in India, All Details Here
Realme introduced its latest Youth Flagships smartphones – the realme 10 Pro+ 5G and realme 10 Pro 5G.The realme 10 Pro series 5G has been crafted with excellence, bringing an amazing Display, a flagship camera, powerful 5G processors to deliver par excellence performance, and realme UI 4.0 out of the box. With the latest addition to its Number series, realme is once again providing users with the leap-forward all-encompassing experience while also growing its presence in the mid-to-high-end segment.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Madhav Sheth, CEO realme India, VP, realme, and President, realme International Business Group said, “The realme Number series has been one of the most adored and adopted series amongst our users, in India as well as globally. Keeping our commitment to empowering youth through leap-forward technologies, we have always offered at least one leap-forward feature with every Number Series product, which is the absolute best in its price segment. With the realme 10 Pro series 5G, our aim is to bring more market-defining features to the Number series and bring to it a certain level of premiumness in features for users. Both these smartphones are equipped with flagship-level displays, and powerful 5G processors, reiterating our commitment to democratizing 5G in India. We have successfully reached 50 million number series users globally out of which 30 million users are from India and undoubtedly our users will find realme 10 Pro series 5G to be a fantastic one as well.”
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Kiran Thomas, CEO, Jio Platforms Limited, said “We are very excited with yet another milestone partnership with our key partner realme. The true power of a powerful 5G smartphone like realme 10 Pro+ can be unleashed by a True 5G network like Jio. This is exactly what this partnership will showcase. Jio True 5G is the most advanced network not just in India, but in the world.
Jio True 5G has a three-fold advantage that makes it the only TRUE 5G network in India:
1. Stand-alone 5G architecture with advanced 5G network with Zero dependency on 4G network
2. The largest and best mix of 5G spectrum across 700 MHz, 3500 MHz, and 26 GHz bands
3. Carrier Aggregation that seamlessly combines these 5G frequencies into a single robust “data highway” using an advanced technology called Carrier Aggregation
realme 10 Pro+ 5G, the best mid-premium curved display 5G smartphone brings a holistic experience for users
The realme 10 Pro+ 5G is the segment’s First smartphone equipped with Flagship-level 120Hz Curved Vision Display with India’s first 2160Hz PWM dimming. The smartphone is only 2.33mm, realme’s Narrowest Bottom Bezel on a Curved Display Smartphone with a 93.65% Screen-to-body ratio. It’s the world’s First OLED Display to receive a TUV Rheinland Flicker Free certificate. The realme 10 Pro+ 5G comes with an attractive hyperspace design with an ultra-light body that weighs only 173g and boasts a 5000mAh battery allowing the smartphone to charge up to 50% in just 17 minutes. The smartphone is powered by Dimensity 1080 5G Chipset with a 6nm TSMC High-efficiency Processor with a 5,20,000 AnTuTu Benchmark. It sports a Flagship-level 108MP ProLight Camera with Nonapixel Plus Technology making pictures clearer and brighter along with the latest photography features such as Super Group Portrait, One Take, and Street Photography Mode 3.0 with Watermark to take stunning photos.
Flagship-level 120Hz Curved Display with world’s narrowest bottom bezel of any curved smartphone: realme 10 Pro+ 5G comes with curved display, segment’s First smartphone equipped with Flagship-level 120Hz Curved Vision Display which encompasses 950nits peak brightness, 61 degree Precision Curvature, 93.65% Screen-to-body ratio and received a HDR 10+ certification. The smartphone has the side bezels as thin as 1.41mm, and the bottom bezel is only 2.33mm, combined with the super symmetrical curved design on the front and back, providing a bezel-less visual experience and comfortable grip. The smartphone features India’s First 2160Hz PWM Dimming DISPLAY, In dark environments (brightness below 90 nits) where DC dimming can’t work, the smartphone will automatically switch to 2160Hz PWM dimming mode to maintain accurate colors on display with a more comfortable eye experience. The dimming efficiency is increased by 4.5 times compared to the conventional 480Hz PWM in most smartphones. Dimming Efficiency Improvement Compared with 480Hz Higher Frequency than IEEE International lighting Standard 1250Hz Built-in Eye Protection. It has world’s First OLED Display to receive TUV Rheinland flicker free certificate
Hyperspace Design with massive battery: The realme 10 Pro+ 5G features Hyperspace Design and is the incredible combination of thin body and lightweight. The smartphone is 7.78mm thin and weigh just 173g. The realme 10 Pro + 5G is equipped with a 5000mAh battery which is further supported with realme’s 67W dart charging solution, enabling the smartphone to charge up to 50% in 17 minutes and also has 38 layers of charging safety protections. The incredible combination of thin body, lightweight, and 5000mAh large battery makes realme 10 Pro+ the thinnest 5000mAh battery smartphone ever released globally.
Dimensity 1080 5G Chipset with superpowered 5G Speed and Efficiency: realme 10 Pro+ 5G is powered by Dimensity 1080 5G Chipset with a 6nm TSMC High-efficiency Process. The powerful processor provides a higher and more stable gaming frame rate and overall gaming experience on mainstream games. The smartphone has received 5,20,000 AnTuTu Benchmark and has Dual SA modes and supports 44 streaming bands.
Smart interaction and seamless experience: realme 10 Pro+ 5G equipped with Smart Music AOD with two taps, users can easily control the audio on AOD, and get recommendations for music playlists based on their preferences. It has customized AOD which provides users with a wide variety of styles to choose from, which makes your realme phone both unique and artistic.
The realme 10 Pro 5G is powered by Snapdragon 695 5G processor with 6nm process technology and features a 120Hz Boundless Display with 1mm Ultra-slim Side Bezels makes it stand out from its counterparts and provides a flagship-level immersive experience. The smartphone is powered by RAZR Technology, and High refresh rate. It sports a 108MP ProLight Camera with a 16 MP Selfie Camera along with the latest photography features such as Super Group Portrait, One Take, and Street Photography Mode 3.0 with Watermark to take stunning photos. realme 10 Pro 5G comes with a classic Hyperspace design with an 8.1mm Ultra-slim body, a 5000mAh battery supported by 33W Dart Charge, and Dual Stereo Speakers capable of bringing up the volume to 200% through software.
Key highlights: realme 10 Pro 5G
120Hz Boundless Display: realme 10 Pro 5G features a 120Hz boundless display with 1mm side bezels, makes it stand out from its counterparts and provides a flagship-level immersive experience. With the latest RAZR technology including InSeal Technology, TopNotch Technology, Active Antenna Switching, realme 10 Pro 5G comes with 1 mm side bezels and 1.15mm top bezel.
The realme 10 Pro 5G is equipped with a 6.72” display and offers a refresh rate of 120Hz, the highest refresh rate in this segment. With a touch sampling rate of 240Hz and a screen-to-body ratio of 93.76%, the smartphone provides a smooth visual experience. The realme 10 Pro 5G display supports 6 levels of refresh rate – 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 60/90Hz, 90Hz/120Hz – which means the display can save high energy levels, elongating users’ usage periods. The smartphone has received TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification, reducing 13% software-level blue light to provide comfort to the eyes.
High performance with Snapdragon 695 5G Processor: realme 10 Pro 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G processor, which uses a 6nm process to deliver improved performance and ensure power efficiency with a 15% improved CPU performance over its predecessor. realme 10 Pro shows a higher and more stable gaming frame rate, such as Arena of Valor, MLBB and Free Fire with up to 30% GPU performance improvement from the previous generation, thereby resulting in a smooth user experience.
Design: realme 10 Pro 5G features an incredible combination of thin body and lightweight. The smartphone is 8.11mm thin and weigh just 190g
Mega-battery with Dart charging support: realme 10 Pro 5G houses a 5000mAh battery which is further supported with a 33W dart charging solution, enabling the smartphone to charge up to 50% in just 29 minutes. The realme 10 Pro 5G features Safe charging. The Intelligent four-core chip identifies charging condition, adapter and interface overload, also protects overcurrent and battery fuse.
Common features of the realme 10 Pro+ 5G and realme 10 Pro 5G
Camera: Coming with 108MP Prolight camera, realme 10 Pro+ 5G is the first smartphone in realme number series to go with HyperShot Imaging Architecture which includes the latest AI photography Engine, such as QuickShot Acceleration Engine, Image Fusion Engine, and Super Nightscape Engine. realme 10 Pro features a 16MP front camera with Ultra – clear Fusion Algorithm and AI Beauty Mode.Both the smartphone comes with the latest photography features such as Super Group Portrait, One Take, and Street Photography Mode 3.0 with Watermark to take stunning photos.
realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13: The realme 10 Pro+ 5G and realme 10 Pro 5G will be the first realme smartphones to come with realme UI 4.0 based on Android 13 out of the box. The new realme UI 4.0 adopts a card-styled layout, clustering different segments of information, as well as the new control center in these ‘cards’.
vivo Y02 Make in India Smartphone launched in India with Price Tag INR 8999
vivo, the innovative global smartphone brand, today further expanded the Y Series portfolio with the launch of Y02 in India. Y02 aims to bring a complete experience with its stylish youthful design, MediaTek octa-core processor paired with a long-lasting 5000mAh battery. Priced at INR 8,999 the new vivo Y02 will be available in two vibrant colors – Orchid Blue and Cosmic Grey on vivo India E-Store and across all partner retail stores.
Immersive Fun Experience
Featuring a unibody design with a flat frame and a slim 8.49 mm body, vivo Y02 offers a comfortable grip in a strikingly attractive body design. It comes with a 16.55 cm (6.51-inch) Halo Full View Display with HD+ resolution that also offers Eye Protection Mode for an optimal viewing experience. vivo Y02 also comes powered by a MediaTek octa-core processor that offers reliable and efficient performance all the time.
The smartphone runs on Funtouch OS 12 and is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage that can be further expanded by up to 1TB. For additional security and convenience, Y02 also comes with a lot of important features and apps such as Electronic Compass for GPS accuracy, Face Wake, EasyShare, iManager etc. Additionally, Y02 has undergone rigorous quality tests that make it a durable and reliable companion for all times.
Big Camera Design with a Large Battery
Featuring a distinctive big camera design, Y02 comes with an 8MP main camera and a 5MP front camera that helps capture everyday moments with ease. It also brings a range of other camera features such as Time-Lapse, Bokeh Mode and Face Beauty for capturing stunning portraits and pictures. For long-lasting power, vivo Y02 boasts a powerful 5000 mAh battery that offers uninterrupted all-day usage.
Like all vivo devices, vivo Y02 follows vivo’s commitment to ‘Make in India’ and is manufactured at vivo’s Greater Noida facility that employs around 10,000 men and women, ensuring all vivo devices sold in India are made by fellow Indians.