Best Refurbished Phones Under Rs.10,000 (Renewed & Certified )

by | Oct 10, 2019

Refurbished phones offer unprecedented value for money deals if chosen carefully.

A budget of Rs.10,000 is ideal for finding smartphones with modern hardware support and the latest operating systems.

In this article we bring you the best five refurbished smartphones priced under Rs.10000 that will save you a lot of money and time in the due process.

Sit tight and read on to find out the best deals for you.

Best Refurbished Phones Under Rs.10,000

1. OnePlus 3TOverall Best Pick
2. Mi A1Feature Rich Smartphone
3. Nokia 6.1Best Build Quality
4. Moto G5s PlusBest Budget Smartphone
5. Oppo F3Honorable Mention

1. OnePlus 3T

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Overall Best Pick
  • FullHD AMOLED display
  • Latest Android 9.0 OS
  • Excellent battery life

OnePlus has a humble beginning with the original OnePlus one smartphone and has come a long way since then to be a top contender in the flagship smartphone industry.

The OnePlus 3T is a refined and improved version of the original OnePlus 3 and was launched way back in november, 2016.

Design and Build Quality

The OnePlus 3T comes with an aluminium unibody design marked by subtle antenna lines which adds to the overall look and feel of the device.

Unlike the modern smartphones, the OnePlus 3T sports a front mounted fingerprint scanner below the display.

The front display of this device is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to prevent accidental scratches on the panel.

Overall, this device has an ergonomic design which makes it easy to hold in hand and has excellent build quality which screams premium.

Display

The OnePlus 3T features a 5.5-inch optic AMOLED full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This 16:9 aspect ratio display has a pixel density of about 401ppi which is still on par with many of the modern smartphones out there.

The images and letters appear sharp and crisp, the colours are vivid, brightness levels are high enough to be able to use the phone comfortably outdoors under direct sunlight.

Processor and Performance

The OnePlus 3T at the launch came with the then flagship grade processor – the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. Clocked at 2.35GHz, this quad-core processor is still capable of running apps and games just fine.

With 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, you can play some of the modern games effortlessly on this smartphone. Ample RAM aids in better multitasking as well.

Camera

This smartphone features a 16MP rear camera with assisted flash and a 16MP front camera for selfies and video calls.

The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps similar to the modern smartphones.

The quality of photos and videos from these sensors are excellent and has enough details and colour accuracy.

Battery Life

With the 3400mAh battery inside, OnePlus 3T can last for an entire day of heavy usage and then some.

The AMOLED display is power efficient and the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS brings in many power optimizations making the device last a lot longer.

Verdict

The OnePlus 3T is a steal for a budget under Rs.10,000. The AMOLED display, powerful processor and the latest Android update is enough to make this device top this list.

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Robust build quality

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Corning Gorilla glass 4

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Powerful processor

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No SD card slot

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 6, Upgradable to 9.0 Pie
Internal Memory64 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 821
Camera16MP Rear , 16MP Front
Battery3400mAh
Display5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED

2. Mi A1

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Feature Rich Android Smartphone
  • Android one device
  • Excellent display
  • Type C charging/data port

Xiaomi and Android One is a dream we all had. Then one fine day the company announced Mi A1. Rest is history.

The Mi A1 is the first Android One programme device from Xiaomi that was launched in september 2017 in association with Google.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi A1 features a unibody aluminium design with a 16:9 aspect ratio display in the front.

The quality of materials used in the construction is top notch as always with the Xiaomi phones and ensures durability.

The ergonomic design of this device is not only comfortable to use but also aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

Processor and Performance

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 inside the Mi A1 is a relatively powerful midrange chipset that will carry out resource-intensive tasks with relative ease. ‘

Multitasking and gaming will not be a showstopper on this device for sure.

Coupled with a 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, there isn’t much left worth asking for.

Display

The Mi A1 features a large 5.5-inch display with full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Being a 16:9 aspect ratio, this smartphone has a screen to body ratio of about 70% which is not at all bad for a two year old device.

With 401ppi, the display of Mi A1 is crisp and detailed with accurate colors and excellent contrast ratio.

Camera

Even though the USP of this smartphone from Xiaomi is its Android One tag, what makes it special is the optics used.

Xiaomi claims that this is one of the best camera phones available in the market at this price point.

The rear side of this phone features a vertically placed dual camera setup. This 12MP + 12MP setup provides some of the best shots, both in daylight as well as low light in the segment.

In the front, there is a 5MP camera that captures portrait selfies with decent details and saturation levels.

Android One

Xiaomi usually uses MIUI custom skin on top of Android releases with their phone.

But with Android One programme, the device receives a stock Android OS with no or minimal changes from the manufacturer.

How does it benefit the end customers?

Phones under Android One programme receive updates and security patches directly from Google.

Unlike Xiaomi, which decided whether to upgrade a phone to the next Android version, Google assures that you will at least get two major OS upgrades for the device.

Newer updates mean more features and better security. Who wouldn’t want that?

Battery Life

Now coming to the battery, this device packs 3080mAh Li-ion cell inside. This will last for a day of moderate to heavy usage.

And with Qualcomm quick charge support, you can use a compatible charger and juice up this device pretty quickly.

Verdict

The Mi A1 is probably the best refurbished camera phone that you can purchase at this price point.

The exceptional build quality and the stock Android OS with promised Google updates makes this phone one of the most desirable piece of gadget.

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Excellent build quality

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Amazing optics

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Android One device

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No dedicated SD card slot

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 7, Upgradable to 9.0 Pie
Internal Memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Camera12MP+12MP Rear, 5MP Front
Battery3080mAh
Display5.5-inch Full HD

 

3. Nokia 6.1

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Best Build Quality
  • Guaranteed software updates
  • USB C port
  • Solidly built smartphone

Nokia isn’t the old Nokia anymore. With HMD making the Nokia phones rather than the Microsoft, they’ve decided to go en route Android.

With a few phones such as Nokia 7 Plus priced under Rs.25,000 creating ripples in the market and the Nokia 6.1 is no different.

Design and build quality

Machines out of series 6000-grade Aluminium, the Nokia phones offer the best build quality in the market. They are built solid and feels extremely durable in hand.

The Finnish design exudes confidence and stands on par with the design of any other smartphone available at this price range.

The Nokia 6.1 comes with an edge to edge display that is protected by 2.5D curved Gorilla glass that blends in with the chassis seamlessly.

The back side of the chassis is adorned by a vertically placed dual camera module followed by a flash and a fingerprint scanner.

Having a USB C port for budget phones is still considered a luxury by many smartphone brands, but not Nokia.

Overall, the Nokia 6.1 is definitely one of the phones with the best build quality available in the market.

Performance

The Nokia 6.1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC which is one of the mid-range champions when it comes to the efficient mix of performance and battery life.

With 4GB high-speed LPDDR RAM on board, this device can blaze through apps and can handle multitasking without any sort of lags or stutters.

The Adreno 508 GPU inside lets you play high-end games but at low graphics settings.

The built-in 64GB ROM provides you with a sufficient starting point to store all your data – be it movies or songs on the phone offline, without the fear of running out of memory too soon.

This device also comes with a hybrid SD card slot which is another luxury that we are used not to expect from budget smartphones nowadays.

Display

The Nokia 6.1 features a 5.5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

This display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and has a pixel density of around 403 ppi.

The colours appear vivid and the contrast levels despite being an LCD display is excellent. The texts appear sharp and clear so does the images.

This being an IPS LCD, the viewing angles are great and there is no colour shift when viewed from extreme angles as well.

Camera

The Nokia 6.1 comes with a single 16MP rear camera.

On the front, there is an 8MP shooter which has autofocus capabilities and an aperture size of f/2.0.

The pictures from both the front and rear cameras come out detailed and colourful in daylight conditions but suffer from oversharpening in photos shot at low light environments.

Battery life

The Nokia 6.1 is powered by a non-removable 3000 mAh Li-ion battery which easily lasts over a day of moderate to heavy usage.

The Snapdragon 630 is very much an energy efficient processor and combined with the stock Android OS running on this smartphone, energy consumption is very minimal when sitting idle.

Verdict

The Nokia 6.1 is a great contender to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro and even trumps the device in certain aspects such as running a stock Android OS.

For those who love Nokia, this device is definitely one of the best devices that the company has launched this year.

Under Android, One programme promised future updates will make this device one of the most desirable gadgets to own in its price segment.

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Excellent build quality

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Android One device

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Elegant design

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Comparatively smaller battery capacity

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndorid 8.1, Upgradable to 9.0 Oreo
Internal Memory32 GB
RAM3 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 630
Camera16MP Rear, 8MP Front
Battery3000mAh
Display5.5-Full HD

4. Moto G5S Plus

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Best Budget Smartphone
  • Excellent quality display
  • Splash and dust resistant
  • Dual LED dual tone flash

Moto G5s Plus is a budget smartphone release in April 2017 from Motorola.
This smartphone comes as a successor to the Motorola G5s and brings in some much needed improvements from its predecessor.

Design and Build Quality

G5s Plus is crafted out of a metal unibody. Its design looks immaculate and will nicely fit in your hands.

The moto logo on the back and the dimple gives it a classy finish.

The aluminum back body feels tough and durable. This device is splash and dust resistant and withstand minor abuses without affecting the usability.

Display

Moto G5s Plus also comes in 5.5-inch Full HD display. This 16:9 display has an excellent pixel density of 424ppi making the images and text look sharper and crisp.

Its display quality and screen quality are superb.

The auto brightness feature works seamlessly while shifting from low brightness to high brightness areas.

This display is protected by Corning Gorilla glass 3 to prevent accidental scratches on the panel.

Processor and Performance

Moto G5s Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and Adreno 506 GPU. They can perform tasks that require heavy graphics seamlessly. It can multitask apps and run games without overheating.

The 4GB RAM is enough even today for running your favourite apps and games.

Out of the 64GB internal storage, 51GB is available after system memory.

This phone comes with a hybrid slot which may cause problems for those users who want to store huge amounts of data and need to use two SIM cards.

Camera

The Motorola G5s Plus features a 13 MP RGB sensor and another 13 MP monochrome sensor, both having ƒ/2.0 aperture and work together to click amazing pictures.

Its 8MP front camera can click beautiful selfies with features like panorama mode.

This phone is touted as one of the best camera phones out there in this price range.

Battery Life

Moto G5s Plus is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable Lithium-ion battery.

It can last nearly a day for an average user. As it is supporting fast charging, you can turbo charge your phone when in need.

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Premium design and build quality

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Fast charging support

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Stock Android experience

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No compass sensor

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 7.1, upgradable to Oreo 8.1
Internal Memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Camera13MP+13MP Rear, 8MP Front
Battery3000mAh
Display5.5-inch Full HD

5. Oppo F3

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Honorable mention
  • Dual front camera
  • Full HD display
  • USB OTG support

Oppo has had relatively a success streak in the Indian market with their smartphones.

The company has been concentrating on its products advertising its selfie prowess and things have started to change.

The Oppo F3 is a mid- range Android smartphone that was priced just below Rs.18000 at the time of the launch.

Design and Build Quality

Oppo phones are known for their sharp edges and boxy designs.

The F3, however, breathes fresh air into the dull design budget smartphone market with its notched design.

The back shell is made of aluminium that has amatt textured design which improves the grip.

The build quality is on par for the asking price. The device feels solid and well made in the hand.

What made us happy is that Oppo went with a dedicated SD card slot along with the dual sim connectivity option.

Display

The Oppo F3 features a 5.5-inch display that has a 16:9 aspect ratio.

This is a full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which amount to 401ppi pixel density.

The display is adequately bright and the text and images appear sufficiently sharper and vibrant.

If you’re the one who loves to watch a lot of media content on your smartphone, this display would be the one you’ll love.

Processor and Performance

Oppo usually favours MediaTek processors in their smartphones.

This device comes with the MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz.

The chip itself is OK for causal used and mild multitasking but will likely face some troubles with intensive multitasking or heavy gaming.

With 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, you won’t find it difficult to multitask or run casual apps with this smartphone.

Camera

The Oppo F3 features a single rear camera with portrait mode support.

The photos come out as expected with good details and accurate colours. But the quality of low light photos is questionable.

The magic happens at the front where it has a dual 16MP+8MP sensor for lifelike selfie photos.

Battery Life

What’s powering the Oppo F3 inside is a 3200 mAh Li-ion battery.

This battery is sufficient enough to make the phone last for a day comfortably even with heavy usage.

Since the processor and display resolution is on the lower side, the battery life is very impressive when compared to other phones with similar capacity battery.

Verdict

If you are in search of a budget smartphone with a better selfie camera, the Oppo F3 is your best bet.

The full HD display with Corning Gorilla glass 5 is yet another reason you want to check out this smartphone.

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Robust build quality

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Front mounted fingerprint sensor

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Dedicated SD card slot

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Outdated OS

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 6 Marshmallow
Internal Memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorMediatek MT6750T Octa Core
Camera13MP Rear, 16MP+16MP Front
Battery3200mAh
Display5.5-Full HD
This list for the five best refurbished smartphones under Rs.10000 ends here. We have carefully selected the best ones from the rest keeping your use cases and budget in mind.

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