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

by | Jan 11, 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. Realme 5 ProRunner-Up Pick
3. Vivo Z1 xBest Selfie Camera Smartphone
4. Poco F1Best all Round Smartphone
5. Oppo K1Feature Rich Android Smartphone
6. Samsung Galaxy M30sValue for Money Smartphone
7. Nokia 6.2Android One Smartphone
8. Motorola One PowerHonourable 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. Realme 5 Pro

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Powerful processor
  • Capable quadruple camera
  • VOOC fast charging

Realme had created a wave in the Indian smartphone industry by launching the Realme 1 which competed against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

The Realme 5 Pro is one of the latest flagship Realme devices retailing in the market as of now priced competently under Rs.15,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme 5 Pro has followed the footsteps of its elder sibling, the Oppo F9 and has a dewdrop inspired design.

The body of this smartphone is made of glossy plastic and has an interesting light reflective coating on top that makes this phone even more attractive in the daylight.

The screen up front and the back glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The buttons feel very tactile and responsive.

Display

The display on this updated Realme 5 pro is a large 6.3-inch full HD+ panel that comes with an interesting aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

The main USP of this device is the water drop shaped notch that houses the front camera.

This looks very special and makes the phone stand out from the crowd of notched display smartphones in the market.

The display is bright and the contrast levels are excellent. The colours pop out from the screen, thanks to the cartoony nature of the custom skin Color OS.

The Realme 5 Pro is one of the best phones with a large screen to body ratio in this price segment.

Processor and Performance

The Realme 5 Pro smartphone houses a Snapdragon 712 SoC which delivers excellent performance in the mid-range segment processor market.

The apps load faster and the multitasking is well within your reach no matter how many apps you have running in the background.

This phone has the Adreno 616 GPU inside, which will unleash the gamer in you.

This smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Camera

The Realme 5 Pro has a quadruple-camera in the rear that constitutes the 48MP primary sensor with an aperture size of f/1.7, wide-angle 8MP, 2MP macro and a 2MP portrait mode sensor.

In the front is a 16MP sensor that has AI-based portrait and beautification modes for better selfies.

Being an f/1.7 sensor, the low light photography is much more possible since this camera can gather much more light than a typical f/2.2 sensor.

The rear camera on this budget Android device supports super-slow-motion video capture at an astounding 960fps.

Battery Life

The Realme 5 Pro comes powered by a 4035 Li-ion battery. It is sufficient for this smartphone to last for over a day and a half comfortably with moderate to heavy usage.

It also supports VOOC fast charging to juice up the battery much faster than the competitors in the segment.

Verdict

The Realme 5 Pro is the best smartphone that you can purchase under a budget of Rs.15,000.

With the class-leading performance-oriented Snapdragon 712 SoC and a very capable camera, this phone is a very compelling purchase.

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Elegant and sleek design 
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Excellent display

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Type-C USB port

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Bloated UI

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Pie
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 712
Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear, 16MP Front
Battery4035mAh
Display6.3 inch Full HD+ IPS LCD 19.5:9

3. Vivo Z1 X

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Best Selfie Camera Smartphone
  • 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

4. POCO F1

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Best all-Around Smartphone
  • Powerful Snapdragon 845 processor
  • Gorgeous full HD+ display
  • Excellent battery life

As you might have already known, Pocofone is a new subsidiary of Xiaomi that was recently unveiled in the country.

The company’s first launch in the market, the Poco F1 is already the new talk of the town even before the device is being released to the hands of the public.

Build Quality and Design

For a premium budget smartphone priced under Rs.20,000, the Poco F1 has a decent build quality, to say the least.

The plastic body feels firm and easy to hold in hand.

The curved edges help this comparatively large device easy to hold and operate with a single hand.

The Poco F1 looks similar to many of the expensive flagships in the market with a vertical dual camera set up at the back and a notched display upfront.

What makes this device stand out from the pack is the inclusion of a liquid cooling technology that will avoid the device from getting hot while gaming or any other intense resource-hungry operations.

Processor and Performance

Most of the mid-range smartphones today feature perfectly capable, but not necessarily high-end processors.

The last greatest SoC to be used in a premium budget smartphone was the Snapdragon 660 which is powerful and efficient.

The absolute beasts like Snapdragon 845 were only reserved for the elite flagship smartphones that cost a fortune. But not anymore.

The Poco F1 comes with the top of the line Snapdragon 845 processor for under Rs.20,000.

This beast is supported by a fast LPDDRX 6GB RAM to chew through whatever apps or games you throw at it.

This device also comes with a 128GB storage and gives the option to increase the storage capacity by a hybrid SIM slot.

Display

The Poco F1 features a large 6.18-inch full HD+ display that reproduces stunning lifelike images with true to life colours.

This IPS display has excellent viewing angles and gives a sharp and crisp output, thanks to the 403 ppi pixel density even with this large size.

The display has a notch up top, which is fairly big.

If you don’t like the intrusion of a notch, you can technically turn it off in the settings but with a slight reduction in screen real estate.

Camera

The Poco F1 comes loaded with a rear dual camera setup that has a 12MP+5MP setup of which a second lens is a depth-sensing unit.

Along with the physical depth calculations, the AI integration that the company has built-in will give you possibly one of the best image output in the segment.

The front camera is a 20MP shooter assisted with infrared sensors to give clear selfies even in low-light environments.

The only gripe we had with the camera department is that there is no Optical Image Stabilization available.

Battery Life

The Poco F1 has 4000mAh Li-ion battery inside which will easily last over a day even with heavy use.

Xiaomi is already known for including higher capacity batteries on their certain models such as the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

This time the company has even bundled a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 certified fast charger that will let you charge the device even faster.

Verdict

If you can get a hold of a unit while the lottery-like flash sales in Flipkart, this might be the best mobile money can buy in recent times.

The absolute beast of a performer, the Snapdragon 845 is the centrepiece of all attractions and definitely won’t fail your expectations – be it multitasking or gaming.

With the slightly modified, less cartoony MIUI interface, you are going to get a plethora of customization options as well.

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IR assisted front camera

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OTG support

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Regular MIUI updates

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No dedicated SD card slot

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.1
Internal memory128 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Camera12MP + 5MP Rear, 20MP Front
Battery4000mAh
Display6.18 inch Full HD+ IPS

5. Oppo K1

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Feature-Rich Android Smartphone
  • Powerful mid-range processor
  • Excellent display
  • Dedicated SD card slot

Oppo stunned the smartphone world with the release of the Oppo Find X which featured an industry first motorized sliding camera.

The company is again at it with a new design ideology dubbed as the waterdrop notch.

The Oppo K1 is a budget mid-ranger priced just under Rs.20,000 following the new design strategy and has respectable internals that makes it one of the best in the business in its class.

Design and Build Quality

The Oppo K1 has a very eye catchy design that looks amazing at the first look.

The back is made of polycarbonate but has a gradient glossy colour design with a diamond-cut texture which looks similar to those in the budget Realme devices.

The back is susceptible to scratches so do remember to use a transparent case if you want to conserve the style and that pristine look on your smartphone.

The waterdrop notch is very stylish and masks the ugliness of the notch (our opinion!) to an extent.

Display

The Oppo K1 features a tall 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.

This amounts to about 409ppi and the visuals and text appear sharp and detailed.

Since the display is of 19:9 aspect ratio, the phone doesn’t feel too much oversized to use with a single hand.

This display offers great contrast levels and deep blacks.

The colours are much more natural and vivid as well.

This panel also gets sufficiently bright up to 430 nits which are enough for good sunlight legibility.

The waterdrop notch can’t be hidden via software and there isn’t a need for that as well.

Performance

The Oppo K1 is powered by the powerful midrange SoC, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.

With 4GB of RAM, multitasking is great and the device breaks no sweat processing two resource-intensive apps side by side.

The device comes with 64GB of inbuilt memory and has a dedicated SD card slot that takes up to 256GB in case you yearn for more space to store your photos and files.

In-display Fingerprint Scanner

The Oppo K1 is perhaps one of the cheapest smartphones which come with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Even though this technology is in the nascent stage, it works relatively well but not as fast as conventional fingerprint sensors.

Camera

In the rear, the Oppo K1 features a 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup of which the secondary 2MP is a depth sensor.

The pictures taken using this rear camera comes out nice in daylight and has very good details and less noise.

The front camera is a 25MP shooter which can take amazing quality portrait selfies and the edge detection works just fine.

Battery life

The Oppo K1 has 3600mAh Li-ion battery inside which delivers excellent battery life.

Under heavy usage, this phone will last over a day comfortably with enough juice to spare for a couple of hours.

Not only that, Oppo supplies a fast charger with the box, certified to be VOOC enabled, which is the companies answer to Oneplus’s Dash charge feature.

This charger charges the battery up to 56% in just under 30 minutes.

Verdict

The Oppo K1 is a mid-range smartphone with capable internals that justifies its price point.

What makes this device stand out from the rest is the design. The phone is a stunner when it comes to the looks and is sure to turn some heads in the crowd.

Value-added features such as bundling the fast charger with the device make this a much more compelling option worth purchasing.

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Bundled fast charger

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Waterdrop notch

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Excellent battery life

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No USB C

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid Oreo 8.1
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660
Camera16MP + 2MP Rear, 25MP Front
Battery3600mAh
Display6.41 inch AMOLED

6. 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 micro 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 x 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

7. Nokia 6.2

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Android One Smartphone
  • Timely software updates
  • Triple rear camera with AI
  • Decent battery life

Nokia isn’t the old Nokia anymore. With HMD making the Nokia phones rather than the Microsoft, they’ve decided to go en route Android.

With a few phones such as Nokia 7 Plus priced under Rs.25,000 creating ripples in the market, Nokia is now back with a new offering – the all-new Nokia 6.2.

Design and Build Quality

Machined out of series 6000-grade Aluminium, the Nokia phones offer the best build quality in the market.

They are built solid and feels extremely durable in hand.

The Finnish design exudes confidence and stands on par with the design of any other smartphone available at this price range.

The Nokia 6.2 comes with an edge to edge display that is protected by 2.5D curved Gorilla glass that blends in with the chassis seamlessly.

The backside of the chassis is adorned by a vertically placed dual-camera module followed by a flash and a fingerprint scanner.

Having a USB C port for budget phones is still considered a luxury by many smartphone brands, but not Nokia.

Overall, Nokia 6.2 is one of the phones with the best build quality available in the market.

Processor and Performance

The Nokia 6.2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC which is one of the mid-range champions when it comes to the efficient mix of performance and battery life.

But to be honest, there are other smartphones in the same price category with much more powerful processors out there.

With 4GB high-speed LPDDR RAM onboard, this device can blaze through apps and can handle multitasking without any sort of lags or stutters.

The Adreno 509 GPU inside lets you play high-end games but at low graphics settings.

The built-in 64GB ROM provides you with a sufficient starting point to store all your data – be it movies or songs on the phone offline, without the fear of running out of memory too soon.

This device also comes with a dedicated SD card slot which is another luxury that we are used not to expect from budget smartphones nowadays.

Display

The Nokia 6.2 features a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

This notched display has a 19:9 aspect ratio and has a pixel density of around 400 ppi.

The colours appear vivid and the contrast levels despite being an LCD is excellent. The texts appear sharp and clear so does the images.

This being an IPS LCD, the viewing angles are great and there is no colour shift when viewed from extreme angles as well.

Camera

The Nokia 6.2 comes with a triple rear camera setup which constitutes of a 16MP primary sensor accompanied by a 5MP depth-sensing unit for accurate edge detection and portrait mode photos along with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor.

On the front, there is an 8MP shooter which has autofocus capabilities and an aperture size of f/2.0.

The pictures from both the front and rear cameras come out detailed and colourful in daylight conditions but suffer from oversharpening in photos shot at low light environments.

When it comes to the video, this phone does support gyro EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) for smoother video recording with minimal shakes.

Battery Life

The Nokia 6.2 is powered by a non-removable 3500 mAh Li-ion battery which easily lasts over a day of moderate to heavy usage.

The Snapdragon 636 is very much an energy-efficient processor and combined with the stock Android OS running on this smartphone, energy consumption is very minimal when sitting idle.

Verdict

For those who love Nokia, this device is one of the best devices that the company has launched this year.

Under Android, One programme promised future updates will make this device one of the most desirable gadgets to own in its price segment.

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Robust build quality

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Elegant, stylish design

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Stock Android OS

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Outdated processor

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Camera16MP + 5MP + 8MP, 8MP Front
Battery3500mAh
Display6.3 inch 1080 x 2280 19:9 Full HD+

8. Motorola One Power

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Honorable Mention
  • Assured 2-year software updates
  • Excellent 5000mAh battery
  • Capable processor

Motorola has been receiving a lot of flak for its pricing strategy as well the choice of the processor on their latest G6 series phones.

The company, it seems has understood the mistake and is back in business with an Android One powered device, the One power which is exclusive to the Indian market.

Design and build quality

The Motorola One Power has a metallic unibody design with a large 18.7:9 display upfront.

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 much heavy.

Display

The display on this device is a 6.2-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 18.7:9 aspect ratio display has a huge notch in the front which some people may like and some won’t.

The pixel density of 402 ppi means the images and texts will appear sharp and less pixelated.

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 Power comes with s Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 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 16MP 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

As the name suggests, the Motorola One Power is indeed a powerhouse.

Powered by a massive 5000mAh battery, this device will last easily over two days 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 power ticks almost all the right boxes for a phone priced under Rs.16,000.

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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USB C

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Great display

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Moto action gestures

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The notched display might not be everyone’s cup of tea

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorSnapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Camera16MP + 5MP Rear, 12MP Front
Battery5000mAh
Display6.2 inch1080 x 2246 IPS

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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