As we bid farewell to 2018 – that has been quite generous with smartphone launches – it's easier to be confused while looking for an upgrade. But year-end sales offering discounts on phones can be a good incentive to choose the right smartphone for you.
We witnessed some great smartphone launches throughout 2018 from almost all phone brands in India. If the new iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, 2018 Pixel-series, OnePlus 6 and 6T phones, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro made the headlines, Indian consumers did not lose focus of the budget segment, where brands like Xiaomi, Honor, Nokia, Asus and others ruled.
Flipkart is hosting its final sale for this year by offering steep discounts and offers on smartphones. It's called Flipkart Mobile Bonanza and runs from December 26 through 29. Shoppers can browse through the popular e-commerce website for the best deals, but if you're short on budget, we've handpicked the best smartphone deals under Rs 10,000.
Honor 9N (REVIEW) is available for Rs 8,999, which saves buyers Rs 3,000. The smartphone is certainly grab-worthy as it offers a tall notched display, dual rear cameras, 3,000mAh battery, Kirin 659 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage. It's a solid package for a budget phone and you cannot go wrong with it.
Honor 9 Lite
Another budget entrant by Honor, Honor 9 Lite, gets Rs 1,000 off to retail at Rs 9,999. The feature-packed budget smartphone is a combination of beauty and brains. With identical specs as the Honor 9N, Honor 9 Lite is for those who despise the notch.
Nokia 5.1 Plus
One of the most successful comeback brands is Nokia and it also has a smartphone that's selling at less than Rs 10,000 during Flipkart sale. Nokia 5.1 Plus can be picked up at just Rs 9,999. While there are many reasons to go for the Nokia 5.1 Plus, our favourite is that users get stock Android experience and a beautiful design paired with reliable performance and battery. It's indeed an all-rounder.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has been around for a while now and it has received a lot of positive reviews. For those who constantly complain about battery life, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the right choice. As a part of Flipkart sale, there's more reason to choose this smartphone as it is available for as low as Rs 8,999. Features like 5,000mAh battery, dual rear cameras, Snapdragon 636 make this a compelling choice.
If your budget doesn't let to go close to Rs 10,000 mark, Honor 7S offers compelling reasons not to ignore it. Priced at just Rs 5,999, Honor 7S is as worthy as it can be. You can read our full review of Honor 7S before making that decision.
If brand name matters, Samsung is the one you just cannot go wrong with. As a part of Flipkart's sale, Samsung's On6 smartphone is now listed under the budget sub-Rs 10,000 category. Buyers can pick up the Samsung smartphone for just Rs 9,990. Samsung justifies the price tag with its 4GB+64GB configuration, 5.6-inch display, 3,000mAh battery and much more.