In the past decade or so, mobile phones first learned to bend and fold, then they gained intelligence and earned the moniker of smartphones. Then they doubled up as atlases and roadmaps, after which they learned to be our television screens. They’ve even learned to dive (supposedly) or at least offer some level of being waterproof.

Phones grew slimmer and slimmer, then longer and slimmer — we’re still talking about phones, don’t go picturing runway models. They had a camera, then two; now they have five. People forgot about them being able to bend and fold, so now they’re showcasing their acrobatic abilities once again, only this time, we’re talking bendy screens!

So today we have smartphones that are intelligent, acrobatic and water-proof. However, most still cannot last more than 24 hours (although some manufacturers claim 48-hour battery life) without being charged. That’s right, they are geniuses and acrobats; they are sleek and have all sorts of “exciting features” but they cannot do a simple 2-day “fast”. They have to be fed all the time. Despite all their supposedly hard-core features.

The truth of the matter is that over the years, smartphone manufacturers, across the board and with no exception, all use the same Lithium-ion batteries. But with increasing demands for phones that charge faster and stay charged longer from an extremely demanding, extremely impatient smartphone buyer’s market, smartphone manufacturers have heard the message loud and clear. Research into how batteries can be made more efficient has been underway, publicly for at least 4 years.

The results are out too. There is an increasingly loud buzz about Graphene-powered batteries for upcoming phones. The benefits being touted in tech magazines, websites and discussion boards are: quicker charging, the ability to hold more charge and the ability to hold and dispense that charge over longer periods.

They’re talking about full charge in 30 minutes and charge that lasts more than a day, though the specifics of the latter are yet to be released. In fact, although smartphone companies are making a big noise about their buffet of upcoming phones including graphene battery-powered models, there is very little specific data available.

Samsung, Xiaomi and Huawei are all said to have plans for graphene battery-powered upcoming phones.  There is no name or model number revealed yet, but Samsung is working on a model that will allegedly charge in less than 30 minutes. Similarly, there is talk that the Huawei P40’s 2021 edition model will have a graphene battery. Xiaomi has announced that its M10 Ultra will come with a “graphene-based lithium-ion battery”.

These are most likely all going to be high-end models, given that demand for graphene powered phones will initially exceed supply. You can totally imagine the new, “does not need to be charged for two days or more” phone being the new cool thing.

For  those of us that cannot wait until whenever these models are released, those of us who are not sure we would want to break the bank for them, and those among us who would rather see other people use the phone first, just in case it gets too hot, you will be happy to know that some of the under 10000 best mobile also boast the ability to stay charged for 20+ hours. We’ve lined up some of the best phones under 10,000 INR in this category for you.

You may not have much of a brand choice beyond Realme, Xiaomi or Samsung, but you do have a choice between three of the best phones under 10,000 INR that won’t die on you. These include:

  • Realme C15, priced at between Rs 9,900 and 10,000
  • Realme C12, priced below 9,000
  • Realme Narzo 10A, also priced below 9,000

Nobody deserves to sit in an awkward position while letting their phones charge, particularly in the work-from-home environment. Pay in easy instalments for these high battery power phones by opting for the EMI feature that is available on most e-commerce platforms today.


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