Best Smartphones Under Rs.15,000 (March 2020)

by | Feb 27, 2020

I assume since you are reading this, you are planning to buy a smartphone under Rs.15,000. You may have found out that this price range is flooded with a number of smartphones.

It is undoubtedly the most competitive price range for smartphones in India.

We have analyzed all the phones currently available in the market, gone through a variety of expert opinions, scrub through numerous user reviews and came up with this shortlist of smartphones under Rs.15,000 to help you pick the best.

Best Mobile Phone Under Rs.15,000

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ProOverall Best Pick
2. Vivo Z1 xRunner-Up Pick
3. Samsung Galaxy M30sValue for Money Smartphone
4. Nokia 7.2Best Build Quality
5. Honor 9xBest Media Consumption Device
6. Mi A3Android One Device
7. Realme XTFeature Rich Smartphone
8. Motorola Moto One visionHonourable Mention

 

1. Redmi Note 8 Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • Powerful MediaTek G90T processor
  • Capable quad-camera setup
  • Long-lasting battery life

Redmi Note 8 Pro is the latest Redmi Note 8 flagship out there in the market.

The Redmi Note series is one of the best selling device lineups in the country with superior performance and value for money proposition, so this phone had a lot going for it and boy, it delivers.

Design and Build Quality

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has significantly improved the build quality and aesthetics this time to rival not only the other phones in the same price segment but also other higher-priced devices currently on sale in the market.

The glass sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and back with the gradient colour finish makes this device look premium.

The curved edges make holding this phone in the palm a bit less of a hassle considering it’s larger sized display.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro this time comes with a dedicated SD card slot along with two nano-SIM slots.

The downward-firing speaker is quite loud and clear and has no distortions even at higher volume levels.

Display

This device features a large 6.53-inch full HD+ IPS LCD panel with a pixel density of 397ppi.

The screen is very bright and can reach up to 500 nits of peak brightness for easy sunlight readability.

The colours look vivid and rich and the contrast levels are on par with other LCDs in the segment.

Processor and Performance

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the world’s first smartphone launched with the gaming-centric MediaTek G90T chipset.

This processor is custom made for performance in gaming and multitasking. Along with the 6GB LPDDRX RAM, this phone performs lightening fast – be it in gaming or handling resource-intensive apps.

Camera

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a quad-camera set up in the rear consisting of a primary 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor, 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh shots.

The front camera is a 20MP shooter which delivers selfies with rich details and natural colours.

The pictures and videos from the rear camera look very sharp and clean with a lot of details preserved, even in low light.

There are reports of working Gcam ports available for this device that might result in even better clicks in the future.

Battery Life

This budget Android smartphone features a 4500mAh Li-ion battery to power its internals. Redmi phones are known for their incredible battery life and the Note 8 Pro is no different.

You can get a screen on times of at least 7 hours, even with heavy usage.

It also comes with an 18W fast charger in the box to speed up the juicing process.

Verdict

The Redmi Note 8 Pro combines the best in many worlds and brings you a true flagship-grade experience under an affordable budget of Rs.15,000.

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Premium build quality

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Bright and vivid display

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18W fast charger in the box

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No OLED display

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Pie
Internal memory64 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorMediaTek G90T
Camera64MP+8MP+2NP+2MPRear, 20MP
Battery4500mAh
Display6.3 inch FHD+ IPS

2. Vivo Z1 X

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Full HD+ AMOLED display
  • A faster in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Powerful Snapdragon 712 processor

Vivo phones at the launch in the Indian market were dubious for pricing much higher than its competition for the given set of features.

However, later Vivo recognised its mistake and started offering devices with competitive specs under a budget.

The Vivo Z1 X is one such right step towards the future.

Design and Build Quality

The Vivo Z1 X comes with the regular glass sandwich design found on many mid-range smartphones currently retailing in the country.

The gradient paint job on the back makes this device look premium.

However, the glass back is a fingerprint magnet and the accompanied PU case in the box will help you in this regard.

That said, the construction quality is very good and the fit and finish of the device are without any major downsides.

Surprisingly, Vivo Z1 X comes with an extra hardware button to activate google assistant.

Display

This budget mid-range Android smartphone from Vivo comes with a small notch upfront on the display for housing the front camera.

This 6.38-inch FHD+ AMOLED display gets very bright and has excellent colour accuracy. Also, 83.3% screen to body ratio delivers an immersive media viewing experience unmatched in its category.

Processor and Performance

The Vivo Z1 X is probably the first smartphone in the country to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor.

Clocked at 2.3GHz, this processor is capable of all your daily tasks without breaking a sweat.

With the accompanied 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, yes you can play games like PUBG and Fornite without any lags or stutters.

Camera

The triple camera setup on the rear of this smartphone comprises of a main 48MP sensor assisted by a wide-angle 8MP sensor and 2MP unit.

The photos and videos coming out of this smartphone seem impressive, rich in detail and colour accuracy.

The front 32MP front camera lets you take beautiful selfies, thanks to its AI-powered features such as studio lighting effects.

Battery Life

Vivo has done almost everything right with this smartphone.

The included 4500mAh battery will easily last for a day and a half even for hardcore users.

The supplied 22.5W fast charger lets you charge the device considerably fast as well.

Verdict

The Vivo Z1 X is one of the best Android smartphones that you can purchase for a budget under Rs.15,000.

With its stunning display, a massive battery and the triple camera, you are getting most of the deal in its category.

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Elegant design

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AI Turbo modes for faster performance

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1-year warranty

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Bloated UI

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory128 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 712
Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP Rear, 32MP Front
Battery4500mAh
Display6.38-inch Full HD+ AMOLED

3. Samsung Galaxy M30s

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Value for Money Smartphone
  • Full HD+ AMOLED display
  • Massive 6000mAh battery
  • Dedicated SD card slot

Samsung usually reserves major technological breakthroughs for its high-end Galaxy S series and Note series smartphones.

But with the latest edition of Samsung Galaxy M30s, the company is introducing a battery life monster, which of course is its main selling point.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy M30s is gracefully designed to captivate the eyes as well as the minds with glass finish polycarbonate exteriors coated with slight gradient colours.

This colour scheme is the same Honor has been doing with their smartphones off late, but here in M30s, it comes with a more subtle effect.

This smartphone brags about having 84.2% screen to body ratio, and has minimal bezels at the sides of the display, making it look more awesome.

There is the newer USB type C charging port at the bottom, accompanied with the 3.5mm headphone jack ( Thank God!).

The rear part is where this phone starts to look unfamiliar. It features a triple camera setup arranged as a vertical strip with an LED flash beneath.

Display

The Samsung Galaxy M30s features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity U display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels.

Although, not as clear and crisp as those displays found on premium Galaxy S series lineup, this panel is sufficiently bright and has an impressive colour reproduction when compared with other phones in the similar price bracket.

With an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and pixel density around 403 ppi, watching media and playing games is a delightful experience.

The notch on this display is small and doesn’t feel obtrusive while watching media content on this smartphone.

Processor and Performance

Considering the price, the Galaxy M30s doesn’t feature the most powerful processor in its price category.

The octa-core Samsung Exynos 9611 SoC clocked at 2.3GHz perform well performs in normal conditions and won’t give any trouble for most of the people using it.

The 4GB RAM will be sufficient for most of the tasks you intend to perform on this mobile device, including some amount of casual gaming.

There is an inbuilt 64GB UFS 2.1 storage with a dedicated SD card slot for expanding the memory up to 1TB.

Camera

This is one of the biggest USP of this smartphone – having three cameras. No, not including the one in the front.

The tri-camera set up on the back has an interesting mix of sensors earmarked especially for various functions.

The first one is the 48MP primary shooter with f/1.7 aperture. This sensor has all the standard features such as PDAF found on almost all the mid-range smartphone cameras.

The second sensor is the 8MP ultrawide sensor with a 120-degree field of view. The last in line is a 5MP depth sensor for those bokeh and portrait mode photos.

The front camera is a 16MP shooter with beauty modes and AI integration for manipulating your photos to look better than ever before.

Apart from the physical hardware, Samsung has delivered a feature-rich camera interface with a multitude of functions for taking smartphone photography to the next level.

The photos and videos come out pretty clean and sharp. The shots taken are rich in detail as well.

Miscellaneous

This mid-range Android smartphone features a physical fingerprint scanner on the rear. It works very well and the accuracy is on par with fingerprint scanners found on similarly priced devices.

The Samsung Galaxy M30s is launched with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Samsung Experience UI on top.

Speaking about the connectivity, this device has the latest Bluetooth v5.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi capability.

Battery Life

Surprisingly, Samsung has started to include higher capacity batteries in its smartphones off late.

This Android smartphone is powered by a mammoth 6000 mAh Li-ion battery that will easily last for more than two days of intense usage.

Verdict

If you’re the kind of person for whom battery life is the most important aspect, the Galaxy M30s is the phone to go for.

With its Super AMOLED display and excellent build quality, there is much more than just the optics to cherish about this device.

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Minimal bezels

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Robust build quality

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A fast and accurate fingerprint scanner

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Slower software updates

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorExynos 9611 octa core
Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP Rear, 16MP Front camera
Battery6000 mAh
Display6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED

4. Nokia 7.2

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Best Build Quality
  • Android One device
  • HDR10 certified full HD+ display
  • Capable camera

Nokia 7.2 is the new refreshed version of the Nokia premium budget smartphone, the Nokia 7.1.

The Nokia 7.2 brings in a completely revamped design preserving all the stock Android goodness for a budget of Rs.15,000.

Design and Build Quality

As always, Nokia has reinforced its stature as a manufacturer producing smartphones with the best build quality.

This device has a glass front and back design with aluminium frame running around the chassis.

The buttons are also made of aluminium and feel and tactile.

Nokia has even given an aluminium ring around the otherwise plush fingerprint sensor in the back.

The Nokia 7.2 comes with a dedicated SD card slot for expanding the storage if you doing so.

The phone looks very sleek in hand but the glass back has to be taken care of from accidental falls.

Display

Nokia 7.2 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ drop notch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels.

The colour accuracy and brightness levels of this screen are excellent. Being an IPS LCD, there is no noticeable colour shift when viewed from extreme angles.

With a pixel density above 400ppi, the texts and visuals look sharp and vibrant even from close quarters.

The minimal bezels on the sides and the top portion contributes to the almost 82% screen to body ratio display.

Processor and Performance

The Nokia 7.2 is one of the first smartphones in the Indian market powered by the latest Snapdragon 665 SoC from Qualcomm.

The SD 665 is an incremental upgrade over the 660 and is made using a 14 nm process for better performance and battery efficiency.

This processor clocked at 2.2GHz is perfectly OK for intense multitasking and gaming without any lags in between.

The 6GB RAM coupled with the 64GB storage makes apps usage and data storage a breeze with this device.

Camera

Nokia has been cooperating with Zeiss optics for their camera lenses since time immemorial.

With the Nokia 7.2, the company has thrown in a triple 48MP+8MP+5MP sensor setup with Zeiss optics and a 20MP selfie shooter in the front.

The primary 48MP camera has an aperture size of f/1.8 and comes with PDAF support.

The 8MP sensor is a wide-angle shooter and the third 5MP camera captures depth information for bokeh and portrait mode photos.

The 20MP front camera takes detailed photos with good colours and saturation levels as well.

Battery Life

Nokia has included a 3500mAh Li-ion battery with the Nokia 8.1 which makes this device last comfortable over a day of medium to heavy usage.

With the bundled 9V/2A fast charger, you will be able to refill the juice from empty to full in just under 90 minutes.

Verdict

If you are looking for a well-built device with all the basic features loaded, the Nokia 7.2 is a solid choice for a budget under Rs.20,000.

Being an Android One device, you are assured to receive Android updates for the next two years and won’t be missing the upcoming features in this regard.

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Aesthetically pleasing design

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Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

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Dedicated SD card slot

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Slightly outdated processor

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Camera48MP + 5MP + 8MP Rear, 20MP Front
Battery3500mAh
Display6.3-inch Full HD+ Pure Display

5. Honor 9X

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Best Device for Media Consumption
  • Triple rear camera setup
  • Bright and vivid display
  • 128GB internal storage

The all-new Honor 9X is the latest mid-range Android smartphone from Huawei that comes with some noteworthy features rivalling the likes of Asus and Xiaomi.

This slim and elegantly crafted smartphone is perhaps the best looking device that you can purchase under a budget of Rs.15,000 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

Honor phones are known to be stylish and sleek. The Honor 8X features a glass back that reflects light off from it in a distinct style.

The outer shell cover is metallic and it makes the chassis feel much more durable and tough.

The device, despite its budget pricing, is very well built and looks like a premium flagship phone.

The full view display with really narrow bezels makes the front of this phone look like an endless slab of the display.

The back glass on this device is intrinsically designed with patterns that are only visible when light strikes the surface.

However, having glass on both sides has its problems. If the phone drops from your hand, there is a chance of glass breakage that wouldn’t end well with the pocket.

Display

The Honor 9X features a large 6.59-inch LCD that has a Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

The brightness levels are excellent, so is the colour reproduction and contrast ratio. Covered by the 2.5D glass upfront, the display certainly looks vivid and seamlessly integrated with the chassis.

The bezels on the sides of this 6.59-inch display are thin and unobstructive to the seamless viewing experience.

This 19:9 aspect ratio display with the notch up top gives this phone an impressive screen to body ratio of about 91%, which is quite unheard of in its segment.

The colours look very punchier straight out of the box. If you are a fan of a more natural colour tone, there is an option to adjust the colour profile built right into the EMUI skin.

Processor and Performance

The Honor 9x is powered by the latest HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor which is comparable with the Snapdragon 665.

This SoC which is built based on the 12nm architecture ensures excellent battery life and performance optimizations to the phone.

Daily apps and games run buttery smooth, thanks to the 4GB RAM and the ample 128GB storage that comes on board.

Supported by the patented turbo GPU technology from Huawei, the graphical performance of 8x is much more improved and refined than its predecessors.

Camera

Honor has been banking on its AI prowess a lot. The company has integrated AI not only to the camera app, but system-wide implementations are expected to hit more devices soon.

The triple rear camera unit houses a 48MP shooter accompanied by an 8MP super-wide-angle sensor and a 2MP depth-sensing camera for accurate portrait effects.

The 16MP motorized pop-up front camera is capable of taking some excellent snaps in good lighting conditions.

Talking about the video, even though the chipset inside supports 4K, the camera app limits the recording to a maximum resolution of full HD.

EMUI and Battery Life

Emotion UI is a custom skin from Huawei that has some nice tricks up its sleeve. The Honor 9X comes with the EMUI 9.0 on top of Android Pie OS.

EMUI adds a lot of useful features such as ride mode and a game mode that enhances the overall usability of this device.

What’s powering the Honor 9X inside is a 4000 mAh Li-ion battery. On our tests, the battery lasted easily for a day, thanks to the power-efficient Kirin 710F processor.

Even with the need to push pixels on to a large 6.5-inch full HD+ display, this phone gets an average screen on time of about 10 hours.

If you’re a casual user, this phone will last for 2 days on a single charge comfortably.

Depending on your usage pattern, the battery life may vary from time to time, so take our words for it with a pinch of salt.

Verdict

If you’re interested in an elegant looking smartphone with a notch design under Rs.15,000, the Honor 9X is your best bet.

This device has got the looks of a premium flagship smartphone and offers decent performance along with a gorgeous 19:9 display and excellent battery life.

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Motorized pop-up front camera

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GPU Turbo feature

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Powerful processor

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No dedicated SD card slot

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory128 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorHisilicon Kirin 710F Octacore
Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP Rear, 16MP Front
Battery4000mAh
Display6.59 inch Full HD+ 2340 x 1080 pixels

6. Mi A3

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Android One Smartphone
  • Best in class camera
  • Guaranteed future android updates
  • Powerful Snapdragon 665 processor

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

Rest is history.

The Mi A3is the successor of the famous Mi A2 which sold like hot cakes in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi A3 has significant improvements in design and form factor over its predecessor, the Mi A2.

The new Mi A3 comes with the now industry-standard 19:9 display. The glossy glass back is retained with this release.

The orientation of the camera is now vertical, resembling that of iPhone X. That said the Mi A3 resembles closely to Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The build quality is superb with the quality material used for the construction.

Display

The Mi A3 features a 6.08-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1560 x 720 pixels.

This is a downgrade from the full HD+ displays that its predecessors had, but the AMOLED goodness makes up for it.

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 triple camera setup. This 48MP + 8MP + 2MP setup provides some of the best shots, both in daylight as well as low light in the segment.

The 48MP shooter uses pixel binning technology to enhance the low light photos by reducing the noise of the processed image.

In the front, there is a 32MP AI camera that captures portrait selfies with excellent details and saturation levels.

Processor and Performance

The Snapdragon 665 is a very 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 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, there isn’t much left worth asking for.

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 a 4030mAh Li-ion cell inside. This will last for two days 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 exceptional build quality and the stock Android OS with promised Google updates makes this phone one of the most desirable piece of gadget.

If you can live with the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, don’t think twice.

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Excellent build quality

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Amazing optics

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Android One device

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The display is not full HD

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory128 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665
Camera48MP + 8MP+2MP Rear, 32MP Front
Battery4030mAh
Display6.08-inch HD AMOLED

7. Realme XT

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Feature-Rich Smartphone
  • Latest powerful processor
  • An optical in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Gorgeous full HD+ AMOLED display

Realme is fighting tooth and nails with the Redmi lineup it seems. Whenever Redmi comes up with a smartphone that awws the market, Realme quickly follows the same.

This time the Realme comes with the Realme XT which is a direct competitor to the much-hyped Redmi K20 Pro.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme XT features a refreshing design which differs from the recent glass-backed design trend plagued in certain aspects.

Yes, the Realme XT also features the gradient coloured glass back, but subtle changes like the camera placement make the device much more pleasing to look at.

The fit and finish of this mid-range Android smartphone are excellent for its price. The overall construction seems to be of good quality, which Realme phones are famed for, starting from the original Realme 1.

Display

The Realme XT features a large 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

This display, thanks to the pop-up camera extends almost all across the front. The 3D curved bezels make the display blend with the chassis seamlessly.

The quality of the display is excellent. With deep blacks and high contrast ratio, the visuals look stunning with this smartphone.

The pop up front camera helps this display to achieve an impressive screen to body ratio of 91.2% resulting in immersive media viewing and gaming experience.

Processor and Performance

This mid-range Android smartphone packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor clocked at a respectable 2.2GHz.

With 4GB of RAM and 46GB of UFS 2.1 storage, the performance is blazing fast and smooth.

UFS 2.1 storage is a faster storage technology which considerably improves the read/write speeds resulting in faster performance.

Be it games or resource-hungry apps, the Realme XT cuts through them effortlessly.

Camera

The Realme XT has a quadruple rear camera setup mounted in the centre vertically. The primary sensor is a 64MP sensor with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor for photos with an enhanced field of view.

There is a 2MP macro sensor for close up shots and the regular 2MP depth-sensing unit for accurate bokeh shots.

The main sensor captures four images of 16MP each and stitches them together to deliver a crisp and clean final image output.

The macro shots from this unit deliver greatly detailed photos with excellent colour accuracy.

The front camera is a 16MP sensor with a 70-degree field of view to capture more subject in the frame.

This camera pops-up when required from the top portion of the chassis.

Battery Life

What powers the Realme XT is 4000mAh Li-ion battery which is advertised to last for a day and a half with moderate to heavy usage.

Realme has also included a VOOC enabled fast charger in the box to juice up the device as quick as it can.

Verdict

The Realme XT delivers one of the best premium smartphone ownership experiences under a budget of just Rs.15,000.

With an excellent screen and processor, this is one of the best devices you can grab at this price point.

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Elegant design

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Robust build quality

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VOOC fast charging

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No stock Android UI

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 712
Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP , 24MP Front
Battery4000mAh
Display6.4 inch Full HD+ AMOLED”

8. Motorola One Vision

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Honorable Mention
  • Android one device
  • Turbocharger included in the package
  • Robust build quality

Motorola has been receiving a lot of flake for its pricing strategy as well the choice of the processor on their latest G7 series phones.

The company, it seems has understood the mistake and is back in business with an Android One powered device, the all-new Motorola One vision.

Design and build quality

The Motorola One Vision has a metallic unibody design with a curved glass back.

The backside of the device resembles the Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi due to the vertical dual camera placement.

Even though the bezels are thin around the display, there is a considerable lower chin on the front which houses the Motorola brand name.

The rear-mounted fingerprint has the famous Motorola logo embossed on it.

Overall the build quality feels very premium and the device doesn’t feel too heavy.

Display

The display on this device is a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels.

The display is sharp and vivid with accurate colours. The brightness and contrast levels are excellent as well.

The 21:9 aspect ratio display has a centre-punch camera hole similar to the ones found on expensive Samsung devices.

Performance

Motorola has been notorious for including outdated SoC in their newer gen smartphones and selling at exorbitant prices.

This time around, the Motorola One Vision comes with a Samsung Exynos 9609 octa-core processor which is a budget powerhouse.

Accompanied with 4GB of RAM, this device can handle multitasking very well. Games like PUBG plays smoothly and notably, without any overheating.

Camera

This device has a dual rear camera setup which constitutes of a 48MP main unit and a supplementary 5MP depth sensor for that accurate portrait mode clicks.

The front 12MP shooter lets you take good quality selfies even under low lighting conditions.

The rear camera supports 4K recording and even supports 1080p recording at 60 fps.

Miscellaneous

One of the main USP of this device is that it comes under the Android One programme.

This means that you get the stock Android experience just as on Google’s hardware, the Pixel phones and assured software updates up to two years.

Battery

Powered by a 3500mAh battery, the Motorola One vision will last easily over a day of moderate to heavy usage, especially with the pure stock Android OS.

The company bundles the fast charger with the box always and this will let you charge the device faster than from a normal charger or a power bank.

Verdict

It seems Motorola has got it right this time around.

With a great display on a well-built chassis, powered by a powerful processor, the Motorola One vision ticks all the right boxes for a phone priced under Rs.20,000.

The long-lasting battery makes this a media consumption device without having to worry about the device getting turned off amidst your favourite show.

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Minimal centre-punch camera cutout

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Ample 128GB internal memory

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3.5mm headphone jack

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Average low light photos

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory128 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 9609
Camera48MP + 8MP+5MP+2MP Rear, 25MP Front
Battery3500mAh
Display6.3-inch Full HD+ Display

This sums up our list of the best mobile phones under Rs.15,000.

We hope that we have helped you pick the right product.If not, do check out out list for the best smartphones under Rs.20,000. You might find a match there.

If you have any queries or if you think we have left out any great mobile phone under Rs.15,000, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

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