- Check out the currently trending smartphons below Rs 10000
- Samsung Galaxy M10 is a mid-range smartphone, falling into the affordable phones category
The Samsung Galaxy M10 aka Samsung M10 which was very recently launched in India undoubtedly falls into the budget (value-for-money) smartphone segment. Now, the Samsung M10 is priced at Rs 7990 (starting price) and offers both 2GB as well as 3GB variants; with both of these featuring an Infinity V Display. The Samsung Galaxy M10, with its less than Rs 10000 price tag comes after a really long time, to cater to the budget smartphones segment which was nearly on the verge of being abandoned by the major brands.
With the Galaxy M10 having been launched, and due for commercial release from February 5 2019, the going in India for the smartphone may be really tough considering the fact that of late the budget (and value-for-money) segment has seen devices (minor numerically) which offer both modern technical specifications as well as value-for-money; these could ensure tough times for Samsung’s latest offering. Hence, it becomes imminent to check out the five potential biggest competitor smartphones to the Galaxy M10 in India; from all angles - technical specifications, brand value, and value-for-money:
- Realme C1 2019: Like the Samsung Galaxy M10, the Realme C1 2019 was launched in 2019 and the biggest USP of this handset is its octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC that comes with 2GB/GB RAM onboard and Adreno 506 GPU under-the-hood. These in tandem should offer comparatively better gaming experience, as well as HD games, are concerned. The phone also offers a 6.2-inch screen, and triple cameras viz 13MP + 2MP front and 5 MP rear snappers. The handset is priced at an affordable Rs 7499 like that of its predecessor, the Realme C1 2018.
- Oppo A3s: The Oppo A3s also incorporates an octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC and 2GB RAM, in tandem with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone is driven by the ColorOS 5.1 that is based on Android 8.1 (Oreo). Pricing of the A3Ss starts from Rs 8990 (offline) in India. Gauging reaction from the retailers, the smartphone is apparently a “preferred device” and could pose intense competition to the Samsung M10 when it comes to value-for-money. The former also provides triple cameras and a 4230 mAh fixed battery.
- Xiaomi Redmi 6A: The Redmi 6A, though a quintessential low-end phone, could pose competition to the Samsung Galaxy M10 in the first-time buyers’ segment. Now, these are people (millennials as well) preferring to invest in their first pure Android smartphones after having used feature-phones/legacy smartphones (such as Windows Phones). Considering Xiaomi’s dominance in the Indian market, and word-of-mouth factor, the Redmi 6A theoretically has an edge over the Galaxy M10 as the former features similar technical specifications as that of the latter and is priced at an ultra-affordable Rs 6000.
- Nokia 3.1 Plus: Now, there is nostalgia here like the good old days where the mobile phones segment in India essentially saw the Nokia vs Samsung battle intensively; for years together. The new Nokia 3.1 Plus (owned by HMD Global) is priced at Rs 9600 (online), and its biggest USP is the Nokia branding and 6-inch screen that has resolutions of 720 x 1440 which should enable decent amateurish photography. The phone is also eligible for Android 9.0 OS update in due time.
- Samsung Galaxy J4 Plus: Samsung’s own J4 Plus, priced at Rs 9000, could serve as healthy competition to the Galaxy M10 in terms of pricing and technical specifications. The former features a 3300 mAh non-removable Lithium-Ion battery but comes with only a 13MP rear camera, unlike the Galaxy M10 that features twin cameras viz 13MP + 5MP.
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