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10 Best Phones under Rs. 10,000 – March 2015

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Nearly 2 years ago, we used to pay 20k for a phone with merely 512MB RAM. Today the scenario has changed. The phones have became much cheaper and still has great performance. Companies now focus on price to performance ratio. Some companies like Xiaomi, Motorola, Infocus, Micromax Yu (though it has a lot of issues) and Infocus has made really great phones at a lot cheaper price. A lot of you would be thinking that Xiaomi was the game changer in Indian market but it isn’t true. Google owned Motorola first released the best budget phone at that time in whole world including USA and Europe. Motorola launched two devices which were Moto G and Moto X. Moto G was a hit and crossed 25 million+ sales. Moto x was also a great phone and in its price range it was also a hit. Then after that came Xiaomi to India with Mi3 which you would be knowing how it ended up. It was one of the greatest hit in Indian market. So that was the beggining of the Budget smartphones with amazing performance. So talking about the good performes, we now start-up the list of 10 Best Phones under Rs. 10,000. 

10. Yu Yureka

Yu Yureka or rather say Micromax Yu Yureka was released in January 2015. It was live telecast and 23,000 people saw it. The phone was a hit as it had CynogenMod 11 which is a custom ROM and was having great specs. A lot of people bought it and I also did but it somehow didn’t go that well. It had some major software as well as hardware issues. It has a snapdragon 615 in it coupled with 2GB RAM. It has a 720p 5.5″ display. Yu Yureka is priced at Rs 8,999 at Amazon and has flash sales.

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Yu Yureka

Also Read: Yu Yureka Facing serious issues

Yureka has CynogenMod which has both Pros and Cons. For me if a person is able to do some tasks like opening a normal app, calling then he would be happy but Yureka’s OS has a lot of customization but due to its bugs, it is not usable sometimes. It is also facing a lot of heating issues.

9. Asus Zenphone 5

Asus Zenphone 5 is an evergreen phone. It was released more 7 months ago and is still good to buy. It has got the 1.6 GHz Intel dual core processor with 2 GB RAM which delivers exceptional performance and good multi-tasking. The 5 inches HD screen and the display is very good, it has also got the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. One more thing I loved about the phone is, it has increased display sensitivity so you can use the phone even while wearing gloves, this is great for winter season. The phone’s design is sleek and beautiful. It has got good camera and it runs on the Android Kitkat. This phone comes with two storage option 8 GB and 16 GB while both come with the expandable storage. Okay, now one thing I felt could have been better is the phone’s UI, it runs on Asus’s own ZenUI which is good but it can be made even more good-looking. Overall this phone has got most of the things right and gives a balanced user experience at this price. It costs Rs. 8,999.

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Zenphone 5

8. Microsoft Lumia 535

After the decline of Nokia, Microsoft took over it, after Microsoft took over, it is estimated that their was a rise of 20% sale. Mainly the credit for it goes to Lumia 535, it is one of the best windows phone one can get. It has a great display and a great build. It has a 5″ IPS display with a qHD Resolution. It has a 5MP Front and a 5MP rear camera. Lumia always has a great camera and Lumia 535 is no different from them. It has got windows 8 in it and it will be upgraded to windows 10 when it is available. It has a Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It has a 1950Mah battery and has 8GB internal memory. The best part is that you can add a memory card of upto 128GB.

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The spec seems good on paper and The phone is also that great. It is smoot and has that aesthetic feel of Lumia. It is one of the best lumia available.

7. Panasonic Eluga S

Panasonic Eluga S was released a month back and has got a great response. The phone is smartly priced under $170 (or Rs. 11,190). This phone will be an extension to their existing Eluga series. The smartphone will available to the Indian buyers starting next week. The phone is unique in a sense that it sports a Blink-Play feature that takes a selfie picture after an interval of 3 seconds when the user blinks. It has a 5″ full HD display with a corning gorilla glass protection. It has some good feature but the drawback is that it only has 1GB of RAM. It has a 8MP rear camera and 2100mAh battery which would give you atleast a day.

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 6. Infocus M2

It is the most cheapest devices in the least and it costs nearly half than the other phones in the list. It costs just Rs. 4,999. It has a 4.2″ 720p HD Screen with a ppi of 355. This is not just that, It also ot a 8MP front and 8MP rear camera with flash on both sides. Yes, you heard it right, it has flash on rear side as well as on front side. It has a 1.3 GHz Quadcore Mediatek processor with 1GB of RAM. It has INLIFE UI based upon Android 4.4.2. It is a dual Sim phone with 3G on both Sims. It has 8GB internal memory and can support Memory Card with upto 64GB.

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Phone has a ergonomic Design and feels great in the hand. It has a plain back and is available in Black and white colour.

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5. Lenovo A6000

The A6000 is a quintessential budget smartphone, priced at exactly what the Moto E had been launched at, Rs. 6,999. Lenovo added the flash sale elements in order to create hype and give its supply chains some relief. So, yes, this phone will not come to the market in big numbers in the foreseeable future, irrespective of what we may think about it. Lenovo A6000 has 1 Gb of RAM and a Snapdragon 64 bit 410 Soc. It has a & 720p HD 5″ screen which any circumstances perform great. Lenovo A6000 has a great built and an average battery life. The 8 megapixel camera is also not at all bad. This is one of the good phones in this range if you want to get a decent phone and save some money to buy grocery for next 3 weeks.

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 4. Motorola Moto G (GEN 2)

You may think that Moto G is above Rs. 10,000 and yes it is, So why is it on this list? This is because Moto G deserves it, it was the best phone last year before or after Mi3 launched. It has a great build quality, great speakers and a average camera. The Moto G 2nd Generation phone comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, It is running Android Kitkat out of the box, and you will immediately get Lollipop update so it runs Lollipop!. Apart from the internal storage space, the Moto G comes with a MicroSD slot that allows you to expand your storage even further. This phone comes with a proximity sensor which turns off the display when you are on a call. The accelerometer controls the orientation of the phone and helps with motion gaming. The ambient light sensor adjusts the screen’s brightness for optimal viewing in different conditions. It also has a magnetometer for navigation apps. Moto G is also Water Resistant.

 

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3. Motorola Moto E (2015)

Motorola’s revision to last year’s budget phone, the Moto E, is out and while it’s still called the E, it does have some second gen features to boast. The newer Moto E comes with a beefier set of specifications and not a whole lot of change in pricing. A new front camera, a larger 2390 mAh battery and an all new rear shell that truly is unique to the new Moto E. The Moto E is priced at Rs. 6999 and comes with Android 5.0 out of the box, yes just like its predecessors it’s stock android, with a bunch of Motorola apps on there. It has a Snapdragon 200 processor which is a major drawback and 1GB of RAM. It has a average 5 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera (really moto?). It is on 3rd number because of its stock experience. I am personally a Moto X user and I know the fluidness and smoothness in th OS. It has a low 960 x 540 resolution, which ends up making text, photos and just about everything else a tad less sharp than on other smartphones mentioned above.

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2. Redmi Note 4G

Redmi Note 4G is one of the best phone in 9k-10k range, it has great specs, great built as well as great battery life. What else you want! It has a 720p HD 5.5″ display with corning gorilla glass 3. It has Snapdragon 400 quadcore processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It has one of the best camera under 17k, a 13MP Sony shooter with flash. On the front, it has a 5MP shooter. The phone can record upto 1080p from both of its camera (I see u moto e! :p ). It also has MIUI 6 which is a cherry on top. I am a user of stock android as I stated above, but when you use MIUI 6, you will definitely fell in love with it. It is smooth and out performs any other Custom ROM. The bezels of the phone are though really huge and it sometimes make trouble, but MIUI 6 solves it with one hand use, so a big thumbs up to Xiaomi.

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Finally we are on the last one, and till now you would have thought of it, Yes you heard it write it is-

1.Redmi 2

Redmi 2 is a sequel of Redmi 1S or say Redmi 1, It has snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and a Adreno 306. It is based on Android 4.4.4 and is running MUI 6 which is a custom UI for Xiaomi. Redmi 2 is slim and has a Ergonomic design. It has a matte back and is sold with a white back cover only. You can buy external covers from flipkart later. It has a a 720p 4.7″ HD screen with dragon tail protection on it. It is a dual sim phone 4G enabled. Redmi 2 handles almost anything you put upon. It has the best camera you can get under 10k. It has 8GB internal memory and is expandable upto 32GB. After defeating all the phones, Redmi 2 became the best phone you can buy under Rs, 10,000 till date.

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Fix – OnePlus 7T not charging

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The OnePlus 7t is one of the best phones available in the sub 600$ range. It provides great build quality, awesome display, and best specs at a decent enough price. With this, it improves upon the OnePlus 7 with a 90Hz refresh rate screen, some camera improvements, and faster charging. There are tons of other minor improvements, and it all makes up for a more refined and reliable overall smartphone. The 7T is an excellent low-cost flagship. However, some users suggested that they were facing charging issues on their OnePlus 7T. So we are going to have a look at how to fix OnePlus 7T not charging.

Solution – Fix OnePlus 7T not charging

Method 1 – Restarting your 7T

One of the best solutions for your device not charging is to just restart it. Even with OnePlus sometimes the software can become buggy, it can hang and just not accept any charge. The first solution is to restart your 7T by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds and press on shut down. Once it restarts, chances are, your phone will charge as usual.

Method – 2 – Installing any Pending Updates on OnePlus 7t

As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending updates. If yes, then update it. These are the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.

Method 3 – Changing the Cable | OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus is another apple in a lot of terms and After Apple, OnePlus is known for week charging cables. The USB C cable can often fry at the ends and can cause the cable to dis-function. A bad cable can also short circuit the phone’s USB C port so it is best to use the cable in its best condition and replace whenever necessary. If your OnePlus 7T not charging, try charging it with another cable or another adapter. To be honest, the quality of the OnePlus cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.

Also Read: Asus ROG Phone Review

Method 4 – Turning on USB Debugging on the OnePlus 7T

If the restarting of the phone has not worked and It is not the cable then you should try the third method. This works only if your phone is turned on. Go to about phone in settings. Tab build number seven times until you see the dialog saying you are now a developer. After that go back to settings and now you will see developer options. Go to developer options and check the option saying USB Debugging. This will force the phone to accept everything from the USB port. This even though is used by app developers but can fix your issue.

Method 5 – Clean the USB – C port

Phones are often kept in our pockets and a lot of times pockets have lint in them. The lint can then build up in the speakers, mic jack or the USB port. Before going to a service center or doing an experiment yourself, just take a toothpick or a paper clip and try to get all your lint out. This will take some patience but there is a high chance it might work. This is because when lint is present inside the port, the cable is not able to get inside completely and proper contact between the pins is not made. So it is suggested to clean the port thoroughly.

Method 4 – Replacing USB C Port | OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus 7T not charging

If your phone is still not charging then its the port on your phone that has gone bad. If you are not comfortable opening your phone then it is best to visit the service center. You can find the nearest service center from here. If you don’t mind tinkering with your phone then here is the link for the USB port of OnePlus 7T. Buy it and replace it on your 7T. You can consult this guide for disassembly of your phone.

 

Were you able to fix your phone? Let us know in the comment section below 😀

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How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

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The OnePlus 8 is no more an affordable flagship in 2020. It is though cheaper than the main flagships, it still costs a lot. While its design refinements borrow elements from other flagships, it’s an undeniably sleek phone, with waterfall display edges and a punch-hole for the front-facing camera. It comes with a Snapdragon 865 and up to 12GB of RAM, the phone is high-performance despite costing notably less than most flagships, making it the cheapest 5G phone in many markets. Today we will show you the best way by which you can Screen record OnePlus 8. There are a couple of methods to Record Screen on OnePlus 8. One Uses OnePlus’s own screen recorder other uses an app. With Screen recording you can record gameplay eg recording PUBG, CNN, you can also record other videos you find on social media as well as you will be able to record stories of other people on WhatsApp/Facebook or Instagram. Having a way to Screen Record on your phone gives you a lot of opportunities to use it. Here are the methods by which you can Screen Record on OnePlus 8-

How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

Method 1 – Using Oxygen OS’s screen recorder

Notice: You will need an Updated OnePlus 8 to do this as Old version’s of Oxygen OS does not support this. If you have older Oxygen OS, try the method 2

Steps

  1. Open you quick settings from the notification bar
  2. You will find a pencil icon with which you can edit it
  3. Find the Screen Recorder option
  4. drag it to your Active Quick Settings box
  5. Press Back to Save the settings
  6. Not Press the Screen Recording Icon and you should be able to record your Screen on OnePlus 8.

Hopefully, Screen Record on OnePlus 8 should now be possible, if not follow the method 2 below-

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Method 2 – Using 3rd Part App

  1. Click here to download the recommended app for your OnePlus 8. This is a screen recording app which is supported by your phone.
  2. Now after installing the app, you will get a screen like this.
  3. Click on the Small Circle which has appeared on your Left side of the screen. Now what you’ll get is this.
  4. Click on the Center circle with the camera icon.
  5. Now click on Start on your phone.
  6. The video should start recording.
  7. To stop the recording, Go to your navigation bar and click on Stop.

Also Read: Best Bluetooth Speaker in budget

View the video you just recorded – Screen Record on op 8

Go to the gallery.

  1. In Albums, Go to the folder named Collection.
  2. Now you can share your video from here itself.

How to edit your Video you just recorded – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

  1. Go to Playstore and download Quik by GoPro.
  2. Now just select your video and start editing it!
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Fix Charging issues on Galaxy A50

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Galaxy A50 is one of the best mid-rangers out there. With a 6.4-inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It comes with Android 9.0 out of the box though it can be upgraded to Android 10. Samsung always fits the phone with the best hardware available on smartphones. When we reviewed the A50, we termed it as the Best Samsung midranger you can get. Recently, our A50 was starting to get some troubles charging and today it completely stopped charging. When searched online we found that many other users were also facing the same issue. We were able to get a solution and today we will be sharing how to fix the Charging issues on Galaxy A50.

There is no simple solution that works for all. You would have to go through all the solutions to see which one works for you.

Method 1 – Restart the phone – Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Well, this might sound simple but the One UI of Samsung could have a couple of bugs. I have gone through many situations where things like camera stopped working and with just a restart it starts working again. So one of the best options you have is to just go ahead and do a restart. When you restart your A50, it will first stop all the running operations including the ones stopping you from charging. When the phone is again turned on, all the tasks start from the startup position which hence clears the error that might be coming.

Note: If your phone is not responding, you have to do a hard reset. This can be done by holding the Power Button for 7 seconds or until your phone switches off. This, however, will delete any of unsaved data that you might be working on at that time.

Method 2 – Update the phone – Charging issues on Galaxy A50

As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending update. If yes, then update it. This is the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.

Method 3 – Charge while switched off

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

If your phone is not getting charged while it is on, try to charge it while it is switched off. This actually worked for a lot of people and could work for you as well. Sometimes the wall charger is not able to provide sufficient voltage to charge. As the phone requires energy to run, If the voltage is not enough, It will just not accept the charge. The best way to check this is by charging while the phone is switched off. If it is able to charge, then maybe try using a different wall outlet. You can also wait for some time as it is possible that the grid is doing some technical work because of which the voltage is low. By this time, you should have a reason as to why your phone was not charging. If not then continue reading below 🙂

Method 4 – Change the Adapter/ Cable

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Galaxy A50 Picture

This may sound obvious but the culprit could be your adapter or the cable. To be honest, the quality of the Samsung cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.

Method 5 – The USB – C Port

With time often the USB – C port gets a lot of lint stored up in it. As the phone is always kept in our pocket, it pickups up little garbage from our pockets. To clean this, you can try blowing air onto your USB C port. If you are certain that the port is clean but it is still not working, it might just be that the port is damaged. For this, you can either go to Samsung service centre. You can locate a nearby store from here or if you are someone who likes to tinker with stuff, maybe try to replace it by yourself. You can get a full daughterboard for less than 5$ from Aliexpress.

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