Best Phones Under Rs 15,000 in India
Today the list of phones I am sharing for less than Rs 15,000 has some impressive handsets with good RAM and storage.
Today the list of phones I am sharing for less than Rs 15,000 has some impressive handsets with good RAM and storage. We also get 48 MP cameras and triple or quad-camera setups in several models here. Battery backup also isn't an issue either with all phones having a least 4,000 mAh batteries, and some having as high as 5,000 and 6,000 mAh too. So, let's check out the smartphones.
Redmi Note 7 Pro or Redmi Note 8
The Redmi Note 8 Pro basic variant price has gone up and doesn't sell in this price range. As an alternative, you now get the top variants of Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 8 in this range. The former may be a year-old device but is still a good option. The phone looks attractive and is protected against scratches by Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and the back. We get a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a drop notch. A competent Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC powers the device along with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.
There's a 5 MP depth sensor, for selfies and video calls there is a 13 MP front camera. This Xiaomi handset runs on Android Pie with MIUI 10 layer on top. Its 4,000 mAh battery runs over a day of moderate usage.
The Redmi Note 8 is just like the Note 7 Pro on most counts except two. First, it has a quite slower Snapdragon 665 SoC. Still, instead of two, you get four cameras at the back, which consists of a 48 MP primary shooter, 8 MP ultra-wide camera, 2 MP dedicated macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The rest of the specifications like the display, battery, storage, and OS are almost the same, and also the price.
Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 8 price: Rs 13,999 for 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage.
There is one more Xiaomi phone in the list but bit different. Mi A3 is the right choice if you like Xiaomi phones but do not like MIUI, and prefer stock Android. Mi A3 is an Android One device; you get stock Android UI and regular OS. The phone launched with Android Pie, the Android 10 update has just begun rolling out.
The Snapdragon 665 SoC powers the device and one get the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant in this budget. When compared to the above two Redmi phones, this phone has a smaller (6.08-inch) HD+ Super AMOLED display.
There's a triple camera setup for photography containing a 48 MP primary camera, 8 MP ultra-wide, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The performance is on par with the other Xiaomi phones in this list. The selfie camera has up to 32 MP. A 4,030 mAh battery that keeps the phone active for well over a day of moderate usage.
Mi A3 price: Rs 14,999 for 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage
Realme 5 Pro
Realme 5 Pro is another stylish phone that has quad cameras at the back. The rear camera combination is similar to the Redmi Note 8 (48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP). The cameras manage to capture excellent shots with a great amount of detail, accurate colours and sharpness. They do an excellent job with night photography as well and you have the Nightscape mode to take it a notch higher. The 16 MP front shooter impresses the selfie enthusiasts either.
The Realme 5 Pro looks beautiful because of the textured plastic back. To protect it from scratches, it has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3+. The Snapdragon 712 chip powers the device with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage that is expandable, with a dedicated microSD card slot. Its 4,035 mAh battery easily lasts for a day-long, and in case it is running low, it also has a 20 W fast charger with VOOC Charge 3.0 to charge the battery quickly. It runs Android Pie with ColorOS 6.0 user interface. An Android 10 update for the phone was released a few months back.
Realme 5 Pro price: Rs 14,999 for 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage
Samsung Galaxy M21
The new Samsung Galaxy M21 offers value for money. It is similar to Galaxy M30S with a higher resolution front camera. The prominent feature of this phone is its sharp 6.4-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with a drop notch. It flaunts three cameras at the back with a 48 MP primary shooter, 8 MP ultra-wide, and 5 MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is 20 MP at the front.
The Samsung Galaxy M21 is powered by an Exynos 9611 SoC, and its 6 GB RAM and 128 GB variant for Rs 14,999. Another vital feature of this phone is its large 6,000 mAh battery that lasts for two full days of moderate usage. The phone runs Android 10 with Samsung's One UI on top. This is a great all-round option for the brand-conscious buyers.
Samsung Galaxy M21: Rs 14,999 for 6 GB RAM / 128 GB storage
Vivo U20 is another good option in under 15K range those looking for a large display, and stable battery life. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC powers this device with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal (expandable) storage. It has a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a drop notch. The 5,000 mAh battery keeps the phone up and running for over a day and a half of moderate usage. It supports fast charging and also has an 18 W fast charger.
The Vivo U20 has three rear cameras of 16 MP (primary) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) lenses. Lighting is also good. This handset comes with a 16 MP front shooter for some crisp selfies and video calls. The phone runs Android Pie with a layer of FunTouch OS 9.2 on top.
Vivo U20 price: Rs 12,990 for 6 GB RAM / 64 GB storage