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Reliance LYF smartphone explodes: Here are the best budget alternatives you can buy

Reliance LYF smartphone reportedly exploded yesterday while surfing the internet. The incident is catching the attention of media and people alike. The Reliance smartphones are considered cheaper and come with Reliance Jio SIM that offers free internet, calls and messages for 90 days. But since the smartphone is now added to the list of exploding phones, here are the alternatives you can consider buying. These handsets will cost you under Rs. 10,000.

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime (Rs. 8,999)

Xiaomi is best known for budget smartphones, even the first smartphone that Xiaomi launched in India was a budget smartphone. Xiaomi by keeping this ritual alive, released Redmi 3S Prime which is again a budget smartphone with some good hardware for the best mobile experience you can get in Rs. 8,999.

Redmi 3S Prime comes with a big 5-inch display with HD resolution so you can watch Full HD movies. The 3 GB RAM and quad core processor are enough to fulfill your gaming needs and multitask smoothly. For unlimited apps and games, the inbuilt 32 GB memory is sufficient which is expandable up to 128 GB using the SD card slot.


  • 5 inch HD Display
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB ROM expandable up to 128 GB
  • 13 MP primary camera and 5MP front camera
  • 4100 mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow


  • Battery backup is good
  • Soon will get MIUI 8 update


  • MIUI 7 is not stable
  • Heats up while gaming

Coolpad Mega 2.5D (Rs. 6,999)

Coolpad Mega 2.5D comes with a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with the 2.5 D curve which can give you an immersive multimedia experience. For better quality pictures, Coolpad Mega is fitted with 8 MP front and 8 MP back camera with LED flash at the back.

Coolpad Mega 2.5D runs on Cool UI which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for smooth and fast performance. Coolpad Mega 2.5D comes with a quad-core processor and 3 GB RAM so it won’t disappoint you in terms of performance. For a day-long multimedia experience, Coolpad Mega 2.5D comes with a big 2500 mAh battery for 8 hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time.


  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1.3 GHz Quad core processor
  • 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM
  • 8 MP camera at front and back
  • 2500 mAh battery


  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Good display


  • Cool UI is laggy

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2016 (Rs. 9,890)

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro 2016 is the refreshed edition of the Galaxy J2 which was released before. Now J2 comes with a new feature called Smart Glow, which is quite similar to the notification LED just this one is in the form of a ring and placed at the back of the phone around the camera module.

This 4G enable smartphone comes with 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor and 2 GB RAM to perform as you want. The Turbo Speed Technology (TST) keeps the RAM free and prevent phone to lag while gaming or multitasking. The 2600 mAh battery is capable enough to keep that big 5 inches Super AMOLED display glowing for the whole day.


  • 5 inches Super AMOLED Display
  • Turbo Speed Technology and Smart Glow
  • 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM
  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 2600 mAh Battery
  • 8 MP Rear & 5 MP Front Camera


  • Smart glow feature is better than notification light
  • Turbo Speed Technology keeps the phone lag free


  • Lots of bloatware installed

Samsung Galaxy On7 (Rs. 9,690)

Samsung Galaxy On7 is a budget smartphone from Samsung’s On series smartphones. It comes with a 5.5 inches HD display for bigger gaming and movie experience. The processor is 1.5 GHz quad core and paired with 1.5 GB RAM for lag-free user experience. 13 MP rear and 5 MP front facing capture good quality pictures and wider selfies.

Samsung’s official Touch Wiz UI and Android 5.0 Lollipop can give you smooth and fast user experience and makes multitasking easier and quicker. 3000 mAh battery can give you total 8 hours of talk time and 150 hours of standby time.


  • 5.5 inch HD Display
  • 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM
  • 13 MP primary camera and 5MP front facing camera
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop


  • Performance is good (no lags or frame drops)
  • Camera is good


  • RAM could be better than 1.5 GB

InFocus Bingo 50+ (Rs. 7,999)

InFocus Bingo 50+ is a budget smartphone with good hardware which can give you decent performance. For best multimedia experience, a 5.5 inches big display with HD resolution has been added with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. A 13 MP shooter camera is fitted at the back and 8 MP at the front with autofocus in both cameras.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow run even smoother in 1.3 GHz Mediatek 6735 quad-core processor and 3GB RAM. The 16 GB internal memory can be expanded up to 128 GB using the micro SD card provided. The 2600 mAh battery can provide you talk time of 12 hours and standby time of 480 hours.


  • 13MP primary camera and 8MP front facing camera with Auto Focus
  • 5.5-inch HD IPS display with 1280X720 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek 6735 quad-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM
  • 2600 mAh battery


  • Good performance
  • Big display


  • Lacks fingerprint sensor


Buying a smartphone with Rs. 10,000 budget is now easier because we narrowed options for you. We hand-picked best budget smartphones providing the best possible hardware which you can expect in this price range. Samsung J2 Pro and Redmi 3S Prime could be the best options if you believe in brand name more than numbers.