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

by | Jun 21, 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. Realme 6Overall Best Pick
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 ProRunner-Up pick
3. Vivo Z1 ProFeature-Rich Smartphone
4. Samsung Galaxy M30sValue for Money Smartphone
5. Vivo Y19 No Fills Budget Smartphone
6. Motorola G8 PlusStock Android Smartphone
7. Mi A3Android One Device
8. Realme 5 ProHonourable Mention

 

Note: The price shown are the once when we reviewed the products. However, as the promotional offers changes on the given E-commerce sites, the price may vary. Bettershark is supported by it's readers. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

1. Realme 6

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Overall Best Pick
  • 90Hz full HD+ display
  • 4300mAh long-lasting battery
  • Powerful MediaTek G90T CPU

Realme 6 comes as a successor to the ever-popular Realme 5 which made waves in the budget smartphone market in India.

The Realme 6 packs in a lot of features which you won’t find on any other smartphones in India priced in the sub. Rs.15,000 category.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme 6 has a plastic back with a textured finish, which almost looks like glass from a distance.

The front display is protected with Corning gorilla glass 3 for scratch resistance. The plastic frame around the chassis blends well with the display, making it easy to hold the phone in hand.

The fingerprint sensor on this device is placed on the side which doubles up as a power button.

Realme 6 has a USB type C port for charging and data transfers located on the bottom portion along with the speaker grill and the 3.5 headphone jack.
The overall fit and finish of this device are one of the best in its price segment.

Display

This is one of the areas where Realme blows away the competition. It features a 6.5-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

Get ready to be surprised, this is a 90Hz refresh rate panel with ultra-fluid animations and a staggering 120Hz touch sampling rate for better touch response.

We bet you won’t find anything this significant in the sub Rs.15,000 price range.

The display has a pixel density of 409ppi, which looks crisp. The colours pop out, the blacks look deep and the brightness levels are on par with the competitors.

Be it for media consumption or gaming, this is the best in the business at the moment.

Processor

The Realme 6 is powered by the tried and tested MediaTek Helio G90T, that we are familiar with on the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

This octa-core 12nm chipset delivers the exceptional performance complimented by the 64GB UFS2.1 storage and the 4GB LPDDRX RAM.

As this is a gaming-oriented CPU, games like COD, PUBG and Fortnite run smoothly even at maximum settings.

Camera

The Realme 6 has a quad-rear camera setup including the 64MP main sensor with an aperture size of f/1.8, aiding better low light photography.
There is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor for capturing images with a wide field of view, a 2MP macro sensor for close-ups and a 2MP depth-sensing unit for portrait mode photos.

The camera app on the Realme OS is fully-fledged with pro mode, thanks to the Camera2 API support.

The images and videos come out very detailed, with natural colours and skin tones.

The front camera is a 16MP sensor which is housed in a punch hole on the display. This camera too performs well with selfies and has a wide-angle perspective for capturing more subjects.

Battery Life

To power such a performance-based CPU and the 90Hz display, Realme has included a 4300mAh battery inside.

This battery will easily last for a day with heavy usage. The company has also included a 30W VOOC fast charger in the box which is advertised to juice up the battery completely from zero to hundred in 2 hours.

Verdict

The Realme 6 is one hell of a deal for a budget under Rs.15,000. A powerful processor, quad-camera setup and a gorgeous 90Hz full HD+ display is quite a lot to ask for this price.

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Elegant design

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Quad rear camera

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Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

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Plastic back

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 10 Q
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G90T
Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear, 16MP Front
Battery4300mAh
Display6.5 inch Full HD+

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

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Runner-UP Pick
  • Powerful and efficient CPU
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Immersive full HD+ display

Xiaomi is known for regularly releasing smartphone models twice or even thrice in a calendar year.

The all-new Redmi Note 9 Pro comes as a successor to the Redmi Note 8 Pro. But is it an upgrade? Let’s find out.

Design and Build quality

The Redmi Note 9 Pro features a glass sandwich design with a plastic frame in the middle.

Both the front and back glass is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The fit and finish of this smartphone are miles ahead of its competitors, which we are familiar with their other products.

Two main differences of this smartphone with the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the camera design and the location of the fingerprint sensor.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a square-shaped camera module which not everyone might be a huge fan of.

The side-mounted fingerprint is easily accessible and doubles up a power button.

Display

The Redmi Note 9 Pro features is a 6.67-inch full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.

This display is a 20:9 aspect ratio panel with 395ppi pixel density. The colour and contrast levels are good but a step down from the Redmi Note 8 Pro, to be honest.

The punch hole display in the front allows in for immersive visual experience while watching movies or playing games.

Processor and Performance

Redmi has gone the Qualcomm route with the Note 9 Pro. This device packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset clocked at 2.3GHz.

This is an 8nm chipset compared to the 12nm G90T on Redmi note 8 pro. So when it comes to power efficiency, the Redmi Note 9 Pro has some serious advantage.

When it comes to the day to day performance and gaming, this CPU flies. You can multitask, play games or use resource-intensive apps with no stutters or lags whatsoever.

The UFS2.1 64GB storage and the 4GB LPDDRX RAM works well in tune with the G90T to make the performance of this smartphone top-notch.

Camera

The Redmi Note 9 Pro features a quad-camera system in the rear. The main 48MP sensor has an f/1.9 aperture and takes some of the detailed shots in its segment.
Rest of the camera is the same from the Note 8 Pro, including an 8MP wide-angle sensor, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth-sensing unit for bokeh mode shots.

The camera output quality is generally good with good amounts of details in favourable lighting conditions.

The rear camera of this smartphone is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps.

One main factor differentiating the Redmi note 9 pro from the Note 8 Pro is that the camera app comes with manual controls for the video as well.

The front 16MP shooter is a wide-angle sensor which delivers good results.

Miscellaneous

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is one of the first devices in the market with support for the NAVIC system.

NAVIC is an indigenous positioning system similar to GPS and GLONASS and delivers faster satellite lock and accurate positioning in the Indian subcontinent.

Battery Life

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by a beefier 5020mAh battery inside which is rated to last for a day and a half with heavy usage.

Expect this phone to last for around three days with light to medium usage as well. Redmi shits a 30W fast charger in the box to juice up the device faster.

Verdict

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is a feature-packed device for those who want a versatile smartphone that can do multiple things without compromising much on the build quality.

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Corning gorilla glass 5 protection

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NAVIC positioning system support

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Fast fingerprint sensor

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Heavily skinned MIUI with ads

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 10 Q
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Camera64MP+8MP+5MP+2MP Rear, 16MP
Battery5020mAh
Display6.67 inch Full HD+ IPS

3. Vivo Z1 Pro

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Feature-Rich Smartphone
  • Triple rear camera
  • Powerful processor
  • Excellent battery life

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 Pro is one such right step towards the future.

Design and Build Quality

The Vivo Z1 Pro 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 Pro comes with an extra hardware button to activate google assistant.

Display

This budget mid-range Android smartphone from Vivo comes with a punch-hole display for housing the front camera.

Somehow we feel that a punch-hole cutout is a much better solution to attain a higher screen to body ratio than pop-up cameras or an ugly notch up top.

This 6.53-inch FHD+ display gets very bright and has excellent colour accuracy. Also, the 90.77% screen to body ratio delivers an immersive media viewing experience unmatched in its category.

Processor and Performance

The Vivo Z1 Pro 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 64GB 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 16MP 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 5000mAh battery will easily last for a day and a half even for hardcore users.

The supplied 18W fast charger lets you charge the device considerably fast as well.

Verdict

The Vivo Z1 Pro 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 and attractive design

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Fast charger and earphones in the box

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Dedicated Google Assistant button

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No USB C

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The glass back is a fingerprint magnet

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory64 GB
RAM6 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 712
Camera16MP + 8MP + 2MP Rear, 32MP Front
Battery4500mAh
Display6.53-inch Full HD+

4. 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

5. Vivo Y19

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No Fills Budget Smartphone
  • Long-lasting 5000mAh battery
  • Gorgeous Full HD+ display
  • 18W fast charger included in the box

Vivo Y series phones are aimed at youth, looking for an elegant looking device with value for the money feature set.

The Vivo Y19 is one of the budget smartphones priced under Rs.15,000 delivering a pleasant usage experience, thanks to the decent internal specs and the display.

Design and Build Quality

Vivo smartphones look stunning when it comes to the colour options they are available in.

The gradient bright colour finishes at the back are one thing that makes these devices look unique.

This device comes with a glass front and a plastic back with a plastic frame in between.

Even though the backside is of plastic, the gradient colour scheme helps this smartphone look premium.

This is a dual SIM smartphone with a dedicated SD card slot for easier storage expansion.

One significant letdown of this smartphone is that it comes with an outdated micro USB charging and data syncing port instead of the newer USB type C.

Display

The Vivo Y19 features a 6.5-inch full HD+ waterdrop notched display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

This panel has a screen to body ratio of 84.4% and comes with a respectable 395ppi pixel density.

The display is bright and vivid and has adequate brightness for outdoor usage under direct sunlight.

Processor and Performance

This budget smartphone from Vivo is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset clocked at 2GHz.

This CPU with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage provides a pleasant user experience without any issues when it comes to day to day usage.

You can game on this phone but with medium or low settings to have an enjoyable experience.

The apps open fast, multi-tasking works okay and the UI feels smooth and responsive.

Camera

The Vivo Y19 features a triple rear camera system. The main sensor here is the 16MP shooter with an aperture size of f/1.8 followed by an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro mode sensor.

The camera performance is decent with colour accurate shots having a good amount of details in natural lighting conditions.

This device is capable of recording full HD videos at 30fps as well.

Speaking of the front camera, the Vivo Y19 has a 16MP shooter with HDR support. The camera app is robust with tons of beauty modes and AI processing to make you look prettier than ever.

Battery life

The Vivo Y19 is powered by a 5000mAh battery which will last for two days on medium usage.

The box package includes an 18W charger which helps in reducing the charging times significantly.

This device also features reverse charging, where the phone battery can charge other devices at 5W maximum.

Verdict

The Vivo Y19 is a no-frills device with decent specs and excellent battery life for a budget under Rs.15,000.

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Elegant design

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Reverse charging

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Dedicated SD card slot

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Outdated micro USB charging port

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory128 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P65
Camera16+8+2MP Rear, 16MP Front
Battery5000mAh
Display6.53-inch FHD+

6. Motorola Moto G8 Plus

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Stock Android Smartphone
  • Perfect for one-hand usage
  • Ultra-wide action camera
  • Bundled earphones is a bonus

Moto G8 Plus is the latest G series device from Motorola launched with exciting features, most importantly under an affordable budget.

Design and Build Quality

Aesthetics and build quality are where the Moto G8 Plus trumps its competitors in the market.

The glass back and the curved sides are worth drooling about.

Even the textured power buttons scream premium.

We, at bettershark, feel the Moto G8 Plus is a phone with one of the most aesthetically pleasing designs in the segment.

Display

Design aspects aside, the Moto G8 Plus features a 6.3-inch full HD+ 19:9 display which the company fondly describes as the Max-vision panel with a dewdrop notch up top.

This display offers great visuals with lifelike colours and details that won’t disappoint you.

The entire body is covered with a water repellent coating, much like the p2i splash resistance offered by the likes of Redmi Note 8 Pro in this segment.

The construction feels robust and durable. The curved edges make holding this phone in your palm an effortless affair.

Processor and Performance

The 2019 Moto G8 Plus comes with a Snapdragon 665 octa-core SoC inside clocked at a respectable 2Ghz.

The Snapdragon 665 is a mid-range champion with enough firepower to blaze through modern games and is capable of handling multitasking and other resource-heavy apps.

With the 4GB of RAM inside and 64GB of internal storage, the performance of this smartphone is miles better than its predecessor, the Moto G7.

Miscellaneous

This phone features USB C port instead of that weary outdated micro USB that many competitor models in this list possess.

Motorola has packed some fine little touches into this sensor for enhanced usability of this device in the form of moto actions such as shake to turn on the camera and chop to turn on the flashlight.

The navigation gestures feature is a very much welcome move from the company. This saves a lot of screen real estate.

Camera

There is a 48MP+5MP+16MP triple camera setup for the hidden photographer in you to explore.

The 48MP sensor is the primary camera for photos assisted with the 5MP sensor for depth and bokeh mode shots.

The 16MP action camera is one of the first in the segment which provides a birds-eye perspective of the surroundings.

The front camera is a 25MP shooter which delivers decent quality selfie pictures and videos in suitable lighting conditions.

The camera app has undergone a major overhaul as well.

Motorola has added a pro mode that lets you maximize the potential of the cameras on this device.

Battery Life

The Moto G8 Plus comes with a 4000mAh battery inside. This is smaller when compared to today’s standards where phones are powered with batteries up to 5000mAh.

Thanks to the stock Android 9.0 Pie battery optimizations, the Moto G8 Plus lasts for a day worth of heavy usage.

Verdict

Summarizing, we feel that the Moto G8 Plus is a very good attempt from Motorola to compete with the cut-throat competition from the likes of Xiaomi and Realme.

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Great design and build quality

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USB C

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Stock Android OS

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No dedicated SD card slot

 Specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Internal memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665
Camera48MP + 5MP + 16MP Rear, 25MP Front
Battery4000mAh
Display6.3-inch Full HD+ Display

7. Mi A3

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Android One Device
  • 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 4GB RAM and 64GB 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 memory64 GB
RAM4 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 665
Camera48MP + 8MP+2MP Rear, 32MP Front
Battery4030mAh
Display6.08-inch HD AMOLED

8. Realme 5 Pro

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Honourable Mention
  • 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.12,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme 5 Pro has followed in 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 9.0 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

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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