Best smartphones up to 10,000 rubles

The content of the article:

  • Smartphones with a diagonal of 5 inches
    • ZTE Blade A6
    • Xiaomi Redmi 6
    • ZTE Blade V9 Vita
    • Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018
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  • Smartphones with a diagonal of 5.5 inches
    • Meizu m6t
    • Honor 7C
    • ZTE Blade V9
  • Large smartphones from 6 inches
    • Samsung Galaxy A10
    • Nokia 3.1 Plus
    • Asus zenfone max m2

The times when budgetsmartphones brazenly braked and equipped with terrible cameras. Today, they instantly adopt fashion trends, take off well during the day and cope with some tasks no worse than top flagships. So why pay more? In this article, we have collected the best inexpensive smartphones that can be bought at around 10,000 rubles (or so).

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Smartphones with a diagonal of 5 inches

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With powerful battery: ZTE Blade A6


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Against the background of the popularity of smartphones with extendedscreens of old devices of a classical format began to become cheaper, than practical buyers safely use. If earlier our view did not linger on ZTE Blade A6, then after reducing the price to more acceptable 10 000 rubles the situation has changed. For this money we get a good device with a rustic design, but with a good “iron” and a 5000 mAh battery.

ZTE Blade A6 is equipped with 5.2-inch IPS-screen with HD-resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels and not the highest brightness (with the resulting weak visibility in the sun). The heart of the smartphone was the eight-core Snapdragon 435 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, built-in - 32 GB. Not bad for the money. It is only necessary to take into account that when installing two SIM cards, you cannot insert a microSD card, the slot is hybrid. For its segment, the rear 13-megapixel camera is good, although there are no miracles, and with poor lighting, the detail drops. The front 5-megapixel camera has its own flash, selfie lovers should like it.

Powerful 5000 mAh battery provides twodays of work with active use, in a more benign mode, the charge can actually stretch for another day or two. The smartphone is controlled by the operating system Android 7.1 Nougat. Upgrading to Oreo is not planned, but it can be survived.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • metal case
  • good autonomy
  • good camera
  • old android
  • not the brightest screen

ZTE Blade A6

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The ideological heir of the best-selling Redmi 4X with an even more powerful 5000 mAh battery. Unpretentious in appearance, but it works for a long time on a single charge.

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With a good camera: Xiaomi Redmi 6


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The sixth generation of state-owned Chinese companyit turned out ambiguous, because in some moments the new models are inferior to their predecessors. But if we talk about the quality of shooting, there is noticeable progress. Xiaomi Redmi 6 produces more realistic colors in comparison with Redmi 5, the dynamic range has become wider, and in poor light the picture is less noisy (but in order for the photo not to blur, you need to try not to move while shooting). There are two cameras on the rear panel - the 12-megapixel module is supplemented with the second one with 5 megapixels for the bokeh effect. The front 5-megapixel camera is not bad; it supports software blurring the background on a selfie and even unlocking it in the face. The latter function does not work in the dark, however, the smartphone has a fingerprint scanner.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 is equipped with an elongated 5.45-inch display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio and HD resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels. The screen is average in quality, in sunny weather the stock of brightness may not be enough. Responsible for the performance of the eight-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor with a clock frequency of 2 GHz and PowerVR GE8320 graphics. RAM 3 GB, built-in - 32 GB plus a slot for microSD cards (important: in the version for the Chinese market it is a hybrid). The smartphone pulls PUBG Mobile and “tanks” at medium-low settings with rare FPS drawdowns. The 3000 mAh battery lasts for a standard day of work, Xiaomi no longer pleases us with state employees with large batteries. The developers managed to roll out the update to MIUI 10 with gesture control, but this is still Android 8.1 Oreo.

The case of Redmi 6 is plastic, which is expected. But the location of the speaker on the back panel is unsuccessful - when the device lies with the screen up, the sound is noticeably muffled. Issue price - 10 000 rubles.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • double camera, which is not ashamed
  • good hardware stuffing
  • microSD slot
  • rear speaker
  • plastic after metallic redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi 6

Low cost smartphones are getting better

Screaming Xiaomi Redmi 6 for downgrade after a verysuccessful Redmi 5, users miss one important detail - the camera. She got even better and got support for portrait mode with high-quality blurring of the background. As a result, we get a good smartphone, which became a victim of high expectations of fans.

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If you need NFC: ZTE Blade V9 Vita


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NFC-chip is rarely found in cheap smartphonesfor contactless payments, but there are also pleasant exceptions. For 9000 rubles, you can buy Nokia 5, only this device is rather slow in everyday use. We recommend you add another 500 rubles and buy ZTE Blade V9 Vita with a more advanced filling, although not with such interesting materials. Instead of metal in the case, plastic is used, three colors are offered to choose from: calm dark blue, more cheerful mint and muted pink.

ZTE Blade V9 Vita meets 5.45-inch HD + screen with an 18: 9 aspect ratio. The device is built on an eight-core Snapdragon 435 processor. There are 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. MicroSD cards are supported, they occupy the second nano-SIM slot. On the back side is a dual 13 + 2 megapixel camera with support for blurring the background. During the day she shoots quite well, although the owners complain about the poor sound quality when recording video. The 8 megapixel selfie camera is average.

The battery capacity of 3200 mAh is designed for a daynormal use. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 OS Oreo. In addition to payment through Google Pay, work with transport cards is supported. Price - 9500 rubles.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • dual camera
  • not boring colors
  • NFC
  • microSD hybrid slot
  • sound in video

ZTE Blade V9 Vita

NFC for cheap

ZTE is not the most famous brand of smartphones inRussia, but with the right pricing policy, the company has every chance of success. ZTE Blade V9 Vita fits well in the hand and practically in no way inferior to its counterparts in the workshop, and the support on the contactless payment became the cherry on the cake.

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Smartphone A-brand: Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)


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If you are looking for a compact and inexpensive smartphoneeminent manufacturer, the choice is narrowed down to two Samsung state employees - Galaxy J2 (2018) and Galaxy J3 (2017). Of these, the “troika” looks a bit more interesting, but since it has practically disappeared from the sale (the last copies can be snatched at the MTS for 7,000 rubles), let’s look at a more recent model.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) equipped with a 5-inchAMOLED screen with a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels. Inside - a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor and only 1.5 GB of RAM. The drive is 16 GB, there are separate slots for microSD and two SIM-cards. The main 8-megapixel camera tolerably shoots in the afternoon, but the detail of the images will be lower than that of competitors with 13-megapixel modules. The front 5 megapixel camera has its own flash.

Behind the rear panel of the plastic case is a removable battery with a capacity of 2600 mAh. It provides a day and a half battery life in mixed mode.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • Super AMOLED
  • microSD + 2 SIM cards
  • removable battery
  • competitors have more interesting stuffing
  • no fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)

Classic Korean state employee

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) has passed the trend for a “frameless” design and has rather modest characteristics, but this is unlikely to stop fans of the brand. Like fans of AMOLED displays.

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Smartphones with a diagonal of 5.5 inches

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With dual camera: Meizu M6T


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Official Russian partner of the companyslightly reduced prices for the Meizu M6T, and we could not pass by. In the Connected version of 3/32 GB will cost 9000 rubles. We will talk exclusively about the top configuration, because 2/16 GB of memory in the basic version in 2019 is not enough for everyone.

Meizu M6T with high 5.The 7-inch HD + screen is encased in a plastic case, but it looks more expensive than its price. Not the last role in this played a good choice of colors, and there are as many as four: black, gold, blue and red. The device is built on the already middle-aged eight-core Mediatek MT6750 processor, which is hardly given modern games with heavy graphics. PUBG Mobile will slow down, but for World of Tanks Blitz at low performance graphics settings is enough.

The main camera of the smartphone is double: The 13-megapixel module is paired with a 2-megapixel module to create a bokeh effect in the pictures. During the day, the picture quality is decent, with low light noises appear. 8 megapixel front camera.

Fingerprint scanner located on the backpanels. The battery capacity of 3300 mAh - you can count on a full day of work. Meizu 6T comes with Flyme 6 proprietary shell based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

2 reasons to buy:
3 reasons not to buy:

  • looks beautiful
  • good camera
  • microSD / Nano-SIM hybrid slot
  • the processor is not gaming
  • Android 7.1

Meizu m6t

Cute dual camera smartphone

Meizu can't give up the habitPutting MediaTek chipsets in low-cost models, but what the company doesn’t take away is a sense of style. Meizu M6T is one of the most beautiful smartphones up to 10,000 rubles, despite the completely plastic case.

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Alternative: Honor 7C


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Really good smartphones "up to dozens"so much. In the Huawei sub-brand lineup, there is Honor 7A Pro for 8,000 rubles, but due to the small memory capacity, it is difficult to recommend it to those who plan to use their device in full. A more demanding audience is better suited to Honor 7C, which, in addition to better hardware, offers support for contactless payments. The device has recently fallen in price to 10 000 rubles and now fits into our budget. In addition, when you buy in the official Huawei store, you can get branded headphones as a gift (they haven't been put in a box to state employees for a long time) or a selfie stick.

In Honor 7C installed 5.7-inch IPS-display 18: 9 with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels. Eight-core Snapdragon 430, 3 GB of RAM and a 32 GB drive - this is quite enough for applications and most games, if not unscrew the graphics settings to the maximum. The main dual camera at 13 + 2 MP is able to blur the background in the pictures. She takes decent photos during the day, but in low light it is better not to turn it on. The front 8-megapixel camera is complemented by a flash and allows you to unlock the smartphone face.

On the back of the plastic case there is a scannerfingerprints. The battery capacity is 3000 mAh, in terms of autonomy again without any records. On a single charge, the Honor 7C usually lives until the evening, in a more benign mode - up to one and a half to two days. Two SIM cards are supported, a separate microSD slot. On board Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI shell of the same version.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • NFC
  • microSD does not occupy the second SIM card slot
  • fast fingerprint scanner
  • so so camera
  • slippery plastic

Honor 7C

A handy smartphone that has (almost) everything

The appearance of the Honor 7C does not cause brightemotions, but it is a good "workhorse" for every day. Huawei could work a little more on cameras - the Honor 8C costs only a few thousand more, and shoots much better.

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Beautiful and fast: ZTE Blade V9


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Initially, ZTE Blade V9 played in the segment to 15000 rubles, and even then he did not look like a poor relative among competitors. Now you can grab a smartphone for 10 000 rubles, and this is a great offer. For a little money, you get one of the most beautiful state employees with good performance. It is equipped with an elongated 5.7-inch display 18: 9 with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels and an eight-core Snapdragon 450 processor, which copes with any applications and shows itself well in games. RAM 3 gigabytes, drive 32 gigabytes. There is also an option for 4/64 GB, but you will have to pay a couple thousand more for it. With a lack of free space in the younger version, you can insert a microSD card (occupies the second SIM card slot).

The main camera is double: The 16-megapixel module with f / 1.8 optics and phase autofocus is supplemented with a 5-megapixel sensor, it is needed to create a bokeh effect in portrait mode. Alas, when blurring the boundaries of the object is not always determined correctly. Apart from this moment, the quality of shooting during the day is not bad for a state employee. In the evening, the software overestimates the ISO sensitivity, losing all the details in the picture along the way. The situation is slightly better in Pro-mode with manual settings, but then the photos turn out to be dark, and they need to be processed in the editor. Most will not bother so, so the camera can not be called the strength of the model. Especially given the quiet sound and "walking" autofocus in the video, which owners complain about. The front 13-megapixel camera is not bad by the standards of the class. It supports unlocking in the face, however, the rear fingerprint scanner works faster.

ZTE Blade V9 is enclosed in a glass case withmetal frame and spectacular modulations on the back. Despite the oleophobic coating on both sides, all this beauty is stained - you have to either regularly wipe your smartphone, or hide it in a case. The battery with a capacity of 3200 mAh provides a full day of work, if not to get involved in games. Fully charging the battery (via good old Micro USB) takes about two hours. Wi-Fi 5 GHz is not delivered, but there is an NFC-chip. The operating system uses a virtually untouched Android 8.1 Oreo.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • looks stylish
  • smart processor
  • NFC
  • average main camera
  • or microSD, or second SIM card

ZTE Blade V9

Bright glass budget

ZTE Blade V9 offers (practically) completea set of features that you expect to see in a modern smartphone. It looks good in hand, does not slow down and makes quite tolerable pictures in good light. And thanks to NFC, the user can safely leave the house without a wallet and pay at the store, simply by attaching the device to the terminal.

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Large smartphones from 6 inches

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If brand is important: Samsung Galaxy A10


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Among the devices of famous brands stood out twomodels of the South Korean giant. Last year’s Galaxy J6 + had an NFC chip, but because of the old four-core Snapdragon 425 chip, the device wasn’t too smart. Another alternative to Chinese state employees is the Samsung Galaxy A10 with a trendy design. The smartphone uses a 6.2-inch IPS-display with HD-resolution and a drop-shaped cut-out for the front 8-megapixel camera. It supports facial recognition, but the usual fingerprint scanner is not. The eight-core Exynos 7884 processor allows you to run modern games, but in daily work, performance drops. Apparently, 2 GB of RAM played a role - after all, in 2019, it is desirable to have 3 GB of RAM on board. 32 GB flash drive, also has a triple tray for microSD card and two nano-SIM.

The quality of shooting younger Samsung showconfident average. In the afternoon, the 13-megapixel module with f / 1.9 optics does a good job, but in the evening and at night the main camera “soap”. The battery capacity of 3400 mAh is enough for a day of work with 5-6 hours of active screen, with smaller loads Galaxy A10 lives up to two days. A choice of three body colors: black, blue and red. Keep in mind that the back panel of glossy plastic is easily scratched and collects prints. Wireless technologies include Wi-Fi without support for 5 GHz networks, Bluetooth 5.0 and FM radio (wired headphones act as an antenna). The main speaker is at the back, and it's time to get rid of such a decision. The operating system is Android 9.0 with the proprietary One UI shell, which is better adapted for one-handed control.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • high-quality screen
  • decent work time
  • microSD slot
  • only 2 GB of RAM
  • no fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy A10

The best "only non-Chinese" smartphone up to 10 000 rubles

Immediately after the launch of the Galaxy A10, it took the leadsales in Russia. Samsung has really turned out a good budget with a nice design and good autonomy. Still not the "killer" of Chinese devices, but not a waste of money for the nameplate on the case. The Korean company is moving in the right direction.

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Optimal choice: Nokia 3.1 Plus


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Perhaps modern Nokia smartphones are missing“Light”, but with Nokia 3.1 Plus, the manufacturer hit the bull's-eye. In the segment up to 10,000 rubles, this is one of the most balanced devices with a high-quality case, a processor no worse than that of the Xiaomi, good autonomy and NFC. An elongated 6-inch IPS display is devoid of any cuts. And, despite the HD resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels, some of the friability of the fonts is noticeable only in direct comparison with Full HD screens. Inside - the eight-core chipset Helio P22, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. A microSD card does not interfere with the use of two SIM-cards.

Behind is a dual camera with the main13-megapixel module (f / 2.0) and 5-megapixel “depth sensor”. On a sunny day, you get good photos, blur in portrait mode is processed with almost no errors, but with a lack of light, the detail drops immediately, noise gets out, and autofocus becomes sluggish. The application itself for shooting does not start too quickly. Perhaps this will be corrected in the updates. Thanks to the program Android One, they come out regularly. Although we have to admit that the “clean” system still does not guarantee the absence of problems with software. At the start, Nokia 3.1 Plus was unstable, users often complained about the proximity sensor glitches. Gradually, the situation has improved, however, the developers have not yet managed to defeat incomprehensible brakes in the YouTube application (a similar story was with Redmi 6 on early firmware, and then everything worked out).

3500 mAh battery charging is realstretch for two days, however, with the active use of the device can be "planted" in the evening. The back panel of the case is made of metal, there are plastic inserts on the top and bottom. Wi-Fi 5 GHz is not supported, but there is NFC.

At present, the recommended price for Nokia 3.1 Plus is 10,000 rubles, and in some places it can be bought a thousand cheaper.

4 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • solid case
  • good autonomy
  • microSD slot
  • NFC
  • software roughness
  • you need a better camera

Nokia 3.1 Plus

Maximum chips for minimum money

Nokia 3 output.1 Plus in the Russian market went almost unnoticed - there were not many people willing to give up the starting 13 thousand rubles for the device of the “not the same” company. After the price adjustment, the state employee started playing with new colors. Few people can offer good performance, decent battery life, a beautiful body and support for NFC-payment in the initial segment. “Nokia” was able to.

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The most powerful: Asus Zenfone Max M2


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Initially, Asus Zenfone Max M2 was worth 13 thousand, andNow the price has fallen to a more democratic 10,000 rubles. Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer got a good screen, a very good camera, vigorous processor and a battery of normal capacity. How can you not be tempted?

Asus Zenfone Max M2 got 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 1520 × 720 pixels and a notch on top. The IPS-panel is quite bright and does not give the blue, like some other state employees. Inside, an eight-core Snapdragon 632 processor works. It allows you to run even the most demanding games. Sometimes you have to confine yourself to low graphics settings, but there will be no brakes and twitches (what the Qualcomm chips do with the four-hundredth series). The memory configuration is standard for this segment - 3 GB RAM, 32 GB drive. Special thanks for the triple tray for two SIM-cards and microSD.

The rear camera shows good results during the day,and even with poor lighting, you can get a decent shot. The main 13 megapixel module works in tandem with the second 2 MP to blur the background. The possibility of recording 4K-video is declared, but because of the low detailing there is not much point in this. The 8 megapixel selfie camera also got a flash.

From the battery capacity of 4000 mAh, we waitedthe best result. With the active use of the full charge is enough for a day and a half. The figures are above average, but some competitors work with the same battery for two days. In Asus Zenfone Max M2, the manufacturer abandoned the proprietary shell, using almost “pure” Android 8.1 Oreo. The NFC-chip is in the older model with the Pro prefix, but it will cost 18 thousand.

3 reasons to buy:
2 reasons not to buy:

  • sensible processor
  • nice camera
  • you can use two SIM cards and microSD
  • video recording quality
  • average autonomy for 4000 mAh

Asus zenfone max m2

Almost perfect budget

Asus Zenfone Max M2 - inexpensive and fastSmartphone with good autonomy and decent camera. But without NFC. Whether the company simply flawed, or decided not to spoil sales of more expensive models.

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