Even though smartphones have become an essential part of our lives, people still don’t want to spend a lot of money on them. As a result, the price segment of around 15000 INR has become a new standard for budget phones.
Now, I am not saying that Rs. 15000, by any means, is a small amount. But, if you want a functional phone with modern technologies that should stay usable for a few years down the road, I believe that’s a perfect budget for buying a smartphone in 2020.
If you’re spending that much, you want to make sure that the phone you get is the best of the lot. In this article, we’ll help you with exactly that. In this roundup, we discuss the best phones you can buy under 15000 INR.
Best Phones Under 15000 In India – August 2020
Please note that the list isn’t in any specific order. Plus, there are literally hundreds of phones in this price segment & picking the best of the best is a difficult task. All the phones mentioned here are totally a bang for your buck; just pick one and you won’t be disappointed.
1. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
The Rs. 15000 price segment is ruled by the Redmi smartphones, and with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ screen, Snapdragon 720G, and a 5000+ mAh battery with fast charging, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is one of their best offerings.
The Octa-core processor and Adreno 618 make sure that you don’t face any kind of issue while playing heavy games on this smartphone.
The front-facing camera is 32 megapixels which can record videos at [email protected] On the back, it comes with a quad-camera setup. A 64 MP (wide), 8 MP (ultrawide), 5 MP (macro), and a 2 MP (depth) to be exact.
Moreover, the front, the back, as well as the camera glass is covered by Gorilla Glass 5.Buy on Amazon
2. Samsung Galaxy M31
We all know that Samsung is known for its Flagships – the S series and the Note series. But, Samsung has played around in the mid-range market for quite a while. And, with the M series, they’ve hit quite a homerun.
With a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, a 9611 Exynos processor, a 6000 mAh battery with quick charging support, and a Quad camera setup, the Galaxy M31 is one of the best phones under 15000.
The back camera comprises a 64 MP primary sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 5 MP depth sensor. And, the front-facing camera is 32 MP.Buy on Amazon
3. Redmi Note 9 Pro
The Redmi Note 9 Pro is quite similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. In fact, all the specs in these two phones are exactly the same; other than the camera.
And, by “exactly the same”, I mean – same processor, same RAM, same storage, and even the same build quality.
The Pro version has a 48 MP camera as compared to the 64 MP camera of the Pro Max. Next, the front-facing camera, too, is of a lower resolution.
There’s a price difference of Rs. 2000 between both the phones. If you are okay with the less powerful camera setup, then this phone is a total steal for the price.Buy on Amazon
4. Realme Narzo 10
Another Realme phone in this segment is the Realme Narzo 10. The phone is a decent phone under the 15,000 price range and is powered by the Helio G80 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM and packs a powerful 5000 mAh battery. Talking about the screen, it comes with a 6.5-inch 720p display. The phone has a quad-camera setup with 48+8+2+2MP sensors.
In the front, it comes with a 16MP selfie camera. In the software department, it comes with the latest Android 10 with Realme UI 1.0 on top. Realme Narzo 10 supports fast-charging up to 18W and has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well.Buy on Flipkart
5. Realme 6i
Realme is popular for its budget-to-mid-range segment smartphones. Moreover, the company packs in all the latest features at an affordable price. Realme 6i is the latest mid-range smartphone from the company which is released very recently. At present the phone is available for a price of INR 12,999.
So what do we get for a price of INR 12,999? Well, this phone has a lot to offer. Firstly, it is powered by the Helio G90T chipset, which is coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM. It offers up to 64 GB of onboard storage. Talking about the display it sports a 6.5-inch 720p screen which comes with Gorilla Glass 6 protection.
In the camera department, the phone packs a quad-camera setup with a 48 MP primary lens. The second camera is an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth, and a macro sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP selfie camera. Under the hood, the phone comes with a 4300 mAh battery that supports fast charging at 30W. However, the phone ships with a 20W fast charger. In the software front, it comes with Android 10 out of the box with the company’s latest Realme UI on top.
Talk about connectivity features, it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, and USB Type-C port for charging. It also sports the side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well.Buy on Flipkart
6. Samsung Galaxy M30S
Another Samsung phone in the best phones under 15000 list? If it wasn’t for the M series, I would have been shocked. I believe that with the Galaxy M series, Samsung has proved that it can produce high-quality phones for those with a budget constraint.
The M30S shares a lot of features with the M31. The big difference is the camera.
To keep things simple – the M31 has a better camera. The M30s costs Rs 2000 less. You decide what’s more important for you.
7. Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro is available for grabs for around INR 13,999. Now for this price, you get a lot of features. Under the hood, it is powered by the Snapdragon 720G processor coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM. The phone offers up to 128GB of onboard storage. It is powered by a massive 5000 mAh battery and supports fast charging up to 33W.
In the camera department, Poco M2 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup with a 48 MP primary lens, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. It sports a 6.67-inch display at the front, which has Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5) and offers 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio and 395 PPI density.
Coming to the software, it comes pre-installed with the latest Android 10 OS with MIUI 10 on top. Moreover, it soon will be getting updated with MIUI 12 which is rolling out by Xiaomi.Buy on Flipkart
8. Poco X2
Poco X2 is the brand new successor of the Poco F1, the phone that took the smartphone industry by storm. How? By packing in kickass specs and keeping the price low. In fact, they went the route that made the first OnePlus device popular.
After way more than a year, the Poco X2 has been launched to carry forward the reputation of the Poco brand.
The phone offers high-quality hardware protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on all sides, a 6.6 inch 120 Hz screen, and a 4500 mAh battery with 27W fast charging that can go from 0-100 % in just 68 minutes.
The phone is being touted as a gaming beast thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor under the hood. To accompany that, the phone offers 64/128/256 GB of UFS 2.1 storage and 6/8 GB RAM.
The back of the phone hosts a quad-camera setup with a 64 MP (wide), 8 MP (ultrawide), 2 MP (macro), and 2 MP (depth). The camera can record videos at the following rates:
The front-facing camera is a dual setup with a combination of 20 MP (wide) and 2 MP (depth) sensors and can record a video at [email protected]Buy on Amazon Buy on Flipkart
Do you know what the best part of this phone is? You can get it for just Rs. 15999.
The thing with smartphones is that there’s always a better one; thanks to the advancement in technologies. Due to this, the specs of a flagship from 2 years ago can be found in a mid-range device today.
Well, to conclude, As MKBHD says, Cheap smartphones are getting good, and good smartphones are getting cheap.