April 15th, 2020
Best smartphones under Rs 15000 in India for February 2020? It always has been an uphill challenge for OEMs to provide value for money smartphones for consumers. Considering the reach and popularity of the price segment below Rs.15,000 in India, it has been crucial for the Indian smartphone industry. Over the years, we have seen several manufacturers trying to capture this segment by offering better processors, good cameras, and bigger batteries. To be the best and attract the customer in this segment, manufacturers have flooded the mid-segment of 15,000 with a range of good smartphones.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, which was previously exclusive for smartphones above Rs. 20,000 is now available under Rs. 15,000 You can also find more powerful processors such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 and MediaTek Helio P70 at this price, which gives users powerful hardware at a bargain price.
Good camera technology has also reached the midsegment up to Rs. 15,000 over the years, giving people the option to capture good photos without paying a bomb for the flagship devices. Few of the recent smartphones that we have currently launched in this price package on a 48 or 64-megapixel sensor. With plenty of options in the market, buying a smartphone is not easy for consumers. So we have put together a list of the best smartphones under Rs. 15,000 for you. As usual, we have limited ourselves to smartphones that have had good results in our review process and had got good reviews from customers.
1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro:
Xiaomi has been delivering blockbusters over blockbusters with its Redmi Note line in India, and that also seems to be true with the Redmi Note 8 Pro. After offering massive improvements in terms of images with the Redmi Note 7 Pro at the beginning of This year, Xiaomi has focused on improving game performance with the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
by the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset, the Redmi Note 8 Pro lives up to expectations and delivers a fluid performance. The liquid cooling technology, a massive 4,500 mAh battery, 18 W fast charging and the 64MP quad cameras on the back seal the deal quite well.
Redmi Note 8 Pro specification : Screen size: 6.53-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: MediaTek G90T | RAM: 6/8GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 4500mAh | Rear camera: 64 + 8 + 2 + 2MP | Front camera: 20MP|Weight: 200g | Dimensions: 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm | OS: Android 9.0 |
Pros: Impresive design, Good quad camera, Good gaming performance, Dedicated micro SD slot with dual-SIM,18W fast charging
Cons: Heavy, Ads in UI
Rating: 4.5/5 Price: Rs. 14,999/- (6+64GB variant)
The new Vivo Z1 Pro is the most aggressively specified Live phone with the most disruptive price in India to date and is a phone that pays special attention to the needs of the games. The all-around performance takes Vivo Z1 Pro makes an ideal choice in this segment. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 712, which is similar to Snapdragon 710 but with CPU and GPU cores with a slightly higher clock.
We would say that it is one of the best chipsets available for phones under 15k and that, together with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage, is what makes the Vivo Z1 Pro an ideal choice for consumers who prioritize the games.
Vivo Z1 Pro Specification : Display 6.53-inch LCD Full HD+ 19:5:9 aspect ratio|Processor 2.3 GHz Octa-core SD12, Adreno 616 |RAM 4/6GB |Storage 64/128GB, microSD, up to 256 GB |Battery 5000mAh with 18W Dual-engine fast charger |Front Camera 32MP, f/2.0|Rear Camera 16MP (f/1.8) +8MP (f/2.2) +2MP (f/2.4) |Software Android Pie-based Funtouch OS |Dimensions and weight 162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm; 206 grams.
Pros: full-view Full HD+ display, excellent performance, a mammoth battery, fast charging, a dedicated SD card slot, and retains the audio jack.
Cons: Under optimized User Interface, lack of Type-C port or lack of HD streaming.
Rating: 4.3/5 Price: Rs. 13,990/- (6+64 GB variant)
3.Xiaomi Mi A3:
Xiaomi smartphones had been a success in the mid-budget segment and that trend has continued for years. However, many users does not like MIUI and Xiaomi has recognized and addressed the feedback with the launch of its Android One smartphone series.
The Mi A3 is the latest in this line of Andriod One smartphones. It runs on clean & stock Andriod and should receive updates faster than other phones. It also offers a decent camera experience, a fingerprint sensor on the screen and a large battery at very aggressive prices, making it a great option if you want all these features.
Mi A3 Specification: Screen size: 6.01-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1560 pixels |Dimensions: 153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm | OS: Android 9.0 Pie | CPU: Snapdragon 665 | RAM: 4/6GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 4030mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front camera: 32MP|Weight: 173.8g |
Pros: In-display sensor for fingerprint , 48MP main camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, Decent memory and storage, God battery,
Cons: 720p HD AMOLED display, procesor.
Rating: 4.1/5 Price: Rs. 14,999/- (6+64 GB variant)
4.Realme 5 pro:
Realme has been constantly looking for the market share that Xiaomi smartphones currently enjoy. To achieve the same, the company recently launched the Realme 5 Pro with the Snapdragon 712 chipset. The Realme 5 Pro is targeted at users who like games and want a good option in the budget segment.
In addition to the Snapdragon 712 chipset, the Realme 5 Pro offers an interesting configuration of quad cameras. The device, launched only a few months after Realme 3 Pro, is a very good option in the mid-budget segment.
The processor is decent for tasks like HD grafic games, daily uses and performance is also very consistent. The device, powered by a good 4,035 mAh battery with fast charging support, however, ColorOS could be a concern for some.
Realme 5 pro: Screen size: 6.3-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels | Dimensions: 157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm | OS: Android 9.0 | | CPU: Snapdragon 712 | RAM: 4/6/8GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 4035mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP|Weight: 184g |
Pros: New Snapdragon 712 chipset, Good Quad camera, 20W VOOC charging, USB Type-C,
Cons: Old built quality with plastic back, Under optimised User Interface.
Rating: 4.5/5 Price: Rs. 13,999/- (6+64 GB variant)
5.Samsung Galaxy M30s
After losing a significant market share to Chinese smartphone OEMs, Samsung comebacks with new devices in the Galaxy M series. The company's latest offer, the Galaxy M30s is the successor to the Galaxy M30 and comes with several updates on its predecessor The main topic of conversation is the giant 6,000 mAh battery with support of fast charging of 15 W along with a USB Type-C port.
Other basic Samsung features, such as a Super AMOLED screen, triple cameras consisting of a primary sensor, an Exynos processor, an ultra-wide and one deep sensor with OneUI make the cut. If you are looking for a budget device full of features that lasts more than a whole day, it is worth considering the Galaxy M30s.
Samsung M30s Specification: Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels |OS: OneIU over Android 9.0 | | CPU: Exynos 9611 | RAM: 4/6GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 6000mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP|Weight: 188g |
Pros: Giant 6,000mAh battery, 15W fast charging, Super AMOLED display, triple camera setup, plenty storage.
Cons: Plastic build.
Rating: 4.6/5 Price: Rs. 14,999/- (6+128 GB variant)
6.Motorola One Vision
Motorola One Vision comes with a robust and well-built configuration with its sufficient RAM, which provides the user with turbo performance without obstacles. These things help in online games, multitasking. This phone also comes with an elegant and striking design that has a perforated screen, which can be counted as a positive point considering the budget. In terms of optics, it is provided with front and rear high megapixel cameras that produce detailed images. However, there is a problem that can be cited as the presence of a hybrid slot.
Motorola One Vision Specification: Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels |OS: OneIU over Android 9.0 | | CPU: Exynos 9611 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 3500mAh | Rear camera: 48MP + 5MP | Front camera: 25MP|Weight: 180 g |
Pros: Elegant design, Android One certified and Sharp low-light mode sensor, .
Cons: Warm tinge in HDR photos, HDR playback not on Netflix and Amazon Prime, Punch-hole is bigger as compared to other phones.
Rating: 4.1/5 Price: Rs. 13,990/- (4+128 GB variant)
Only a couple of months after the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy A30, its successor, the Galaxy A30s, was recently made available in the Indian market. Like the Galaxy A30, the Galaxy A30 can be promoted as a cousin with its own unique peculiarities, some better, some not. But the final question remains, is it a good buy as a segmented mid-range smartphone?
The Samsung Galaxy A30s is a slight review of the Galaxy A30 that was launched in early 2019. The new phone comes with an advanced processor in the form of the Samsung Exynos 7885. There is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The phone has a plastic body and works with a 4000 mAh battery. There is also 15-watt adaptive fast charge compatibility. Notable connectivity features include A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi b / g / n / ac, Google Cast, FM Radio, USB Type-C port and a 3.5-inch headphone jack mm and a microSD card slot.
Key Specification of Samsung Galaxy A30s: Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1560 px, 268 pixels per inch (ppi), AMOLED |OS: Android v9.0 (Pie) | UI: One User Interface | CPU: Exynos 7904 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64 GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 25MP + 8MP + 5MP | Front camera: 16MP|Weight: 166g
Pros: A good battery backup, great cameras, decent storage capacity and excellent hardware configuration.
Cons: Low Screen Resolution, No Snap Dragon
Rating: 4.4/5 Price: Rs. 14,999/- (4+64GB variant)