The mid-range segment in the Indian market has been one of the most hotly contested price brackets in the Indian market since the last couple of years. A majority of smartphone makers who want to capture the market have continued to launch new smartphones with improved hardware, and an increasing list of features at an ever affordable price.
Here is our list of Best smartphones under 15000 in India if you are planning to buy a device in this budget range in the month of May 2019.
Realme 3 Pro
Former Oppo sub-brand Realme has just launched its latest, top-of-the-line, Realme 3 Pro. The device is powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC, comes with up to 128GB internal storage, up to 6GB RAM dual rear cameras, 25-megapixel selfie snapper, and Android Pie-based Color OS 6 operating system. The base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 13,999, whereas the top-end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 16,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro is the top-end device from the latest Redmi 7 lineup that Xiaomi launched in the Indian market this year. The device comes with an updated design with near bezel-less design, 6.3-inch IPS LDC display, and the “dot notch”. The device is powered by Snapdragon 675 SoC with up to 6GB RAM while running on a 4,000mAh battery. The main highlight of the device is the 48 MP primary camera sensor on the back and a secondary 5 MP in the front for depth mapping. Xiaomi has priced the device starting from Rs 13,999. The company has also launched a cheaper Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 in the market which starts at Rs 9,999. Users who are interested in better selfies can look at the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Y3 which is priced starting from Rs 9,999.
Nokia 6.1 Plus
Ever since HMD Global landed on the scene with the Nokia brand, the company has been churning out some great smartphones and the Nokia 6.1 Plus is one example of that.
The quick and regular software updates by HMD Global can’t be ignored either, which makes the phone a standout in this list of best mobiles under Rs. 15,000. The Nokia 6.1 Plus delivers a smooth and consistent experience to the end-user. The camera performance of the phone is also decent; however, the low-light imaging is kind of a mixed bag as the images are taken from the phone have adequate detail but the camera struggles with autofocus at times.
HMD Global is offering just one variant of the phone with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 starts at Rs 11,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Digging a bit deeper in for the specifications of the device, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a 6.26-inch display with Snapdragon 660 AIE, up to 6GB RAM and up to 64GB internal storage. It runs on a 5,000mAh battery while sporting a dual camera setup on the back with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor for depth mapping.
Samsung Galaxy M30
The base model of Samsung Galaxy M30 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs 14,990. Taking a look at the specs, the device sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Exynos 7904 SoC and up to 6GB RAM. Samsung has added a triple camera set up on the device with a primary 13-megapixel sensor, a secondary 5-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens and a third 5-megapixel sensor for depth mapping. It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery out-of-the-box.
Honor 10 Lite
Honor 10 Lite is the first device from Honor, the sub-brand from Chinese electronics and telecommunications giant Huawei. The company has priced the base model of the device with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage at Rs 11,999. The 10 Lite comes with a 6.21-inch display with HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, up to 6GB RAM and up to 64GB internal storage while running on a 3,400mAh battery. The device sports a dual camera setup on the back with a 13-megapixel sensor on the back with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 24-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies.
Xiaomi Mi A2
The Xiaomi Mi A2 follows a similar pattern to what we have seen on other Xiaomi devices where the company offers great hardware at affordable pricing. Talking about the specifications, the device sports a 5.99-inch display while running on Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC with 3,010mAh battery, and a dual camera on the back.
The highlight of this device is the Android One software, which means that the device runs stock Android out-of-the-box with no advertisements or bloatware apps. The base model of the device with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage starts from Rs 11,999 making it an attractive offering.
Honor 8X was launched back in October last year. The smartphone will soon be available at a discounted price at the Amazon Summer sale. The smartphone comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ with a notch on top running on an octa-core Kirin 710 12 nm processor.
Honor 8X runs on Android 8.1 Oreo as its main UI with EMUI 8.2 on top.
At the back, the Honor 7X successor features a 20-megapixel primary rear camera coupled with a secondary 2-megapixel camera and a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
Honor 8X offers a massive display with amazing full-screen panoramic viewing experience backed by a huge 3,750 mAh battery with some great camera performance.
Thee first Realme U series smartphone from December last year still remains a viable option at under 15,000 rupees. The first selfie-focused series from Realme, the Realme U1 currently retails starting at a discounted price of Rs 9,999. The smartphone is currently available at a flat Rs 1,000 discount on Realme India online store.
Realme U1 features an AI-powered 25MP Sony IMX 576 sensor. On top, the smartphone runs on MediaTek Helio P70 chip, the latest 12 nm chip.
The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Color OS 5.2. The Android Pie-based Color OS 6.0 update will arrive by June. The company also added a new Realme U1 variant with 64GB storage and 3GB RAM.
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