To make it easier for you to pick and choose between the various different phones price under Rs 15,000, we’ve listed down the best here.
1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the best device you can get in this price range. It was launched in December 2018 and features a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 Pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The front of the device has a notch design and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 while the back of the phone is complete plastic but still good looking.
The phone is powered by an Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Processor Paired with Adreno 512. This is the best performing device you can get in this budget. It comes in two storage and three RAM variant: 3 GB + 32 GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 64GB. The Max Pro M2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with pure stock and Android.
The device packs a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP camera paired with a 5 MP depth sensor while on the front it has a single 13 MP camera for taking selfies. It has a massive 5000 mAh battery which will easily last you a full day with heavy usage.
Connectivity options in this phone include Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, Micro USB 2.0, and USB OTG. In terms of security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. This is the overall best value for money smartphone in this price range, you can go with the 4GB RAM variant.
|Soc||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)||3/4/6 GB & 32/64 GB|
|Display and Resolution||6.22 inches (1080 x 2280 pixels)|
|Camera||Dual Rear 12 MP + 5 MP | Front 13 MP|
A part of Xiaomi’s much-loved Redmi Note lineup, the Redmi Note 7 Pro was highly anticipated in the run-up to its launch and the phone didn’t disappoint, making it one of our picks as one of the best phones under Rs. 15,000. In our review, we found the phone excelling in pretty much everything except the software, which continues to be a downer because of Xiaomi’s love for bloatware and advertisements.
The phone sports a premium design and offers great performance as well as good imaging experience. Additionally, the Redmi Note 7 Pro’s 4,000mAh battery provides a stellar uptime. In our HD video loop test, the smartphone lasted for an impressive 19 hours and 23 minutes.
Xiaomi has launched two storage variants of the phone in the country – 4GB of RAM + 64GB of onboard storage and 6GB of RAM + 128GB of onboard storage, however it seems the company is only offering the 4GB RAM variant of the phone right now in the country.
3. Realme U1
Launched in November 2018 the Realme U1 is another great device you can get in this budgets. The Realme U1 features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 409 PPI Density. The front of the device has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with a water drop notch on top which houses the front camera. The phone has minimal side bezels and a small bottom chin and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, it also has glass on the back and the gradient design make it look more premium.
The device is powered by an Octa-core Mediatek Helio P70 processor paired with Mali-G72 GPU. The device is running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with ColorOS 5.2 skin on top. It has a 3500 mAh battery which is good enough to last you a day on moderate usage.
The phone was launched in two storage variants 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB, the internal storage is further expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card. In terms of camera, the device has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture paired with a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 25 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB OTG. Other features of this phone include a rear mounted Fingerprint scanner and a 2A/5A 10W fast charging. The phone comes in three color variant: Brave Blue, Ambitious Black, and Fiery Gold.
|Soc||MediaTek Helio P70 (12nm)|
|Ram and Storage||3/4 GB & 32/64 GB|
|Display and Resolution||6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)|
|Camera||Dual Rear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 25 MP|
4. Honor 8x
Launched in September 2018 the Honor 8X has a sleak design and a vibrant display. It is one of the best looking device in this price range. The back of the phone has a glossy glass body and a gradient colour scheme. The Honor 8X comes with a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It has a notch design on front with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The device is powered by an Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor paired with Mali-G51 GPU. The device was launched in two variants: 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB and the internal storage can be further expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card slot. The Honor 8X runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with company’s own EMUI 8.2 skin on top.
The cameras on this phone include a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 20 MP primary sensor paired with a 2 MP depth sensor while on the front it has a 16MP camera for taking selfies. It has a large 3750 mAh battery and comes with four color variant: Blue, Black, Red, and Pink.
In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, FM Radio, and Micro USB 2.0. For security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. You can consider this phone if you are fine with the custom skin and need a good looking phone with a better camera.
|Soc||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)|
|Ram and Storage||4/6 GB & 64/128 GB|
|Display and Resolution||6.5 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)|
|Camera||Dual Rear 20 MP + 2 MP| Front 16 MP|
5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
The Redmi Note 6 Pro is an upgrade to the successful Redmi note 5 pros with improved cameras and a notch design to follow up the trend. The phone is similarly priced and the design resembles its predecessor. It has a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The front of the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The device is powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor paired with Adreno 509 GPU. It comes in three RAM and Storage variant 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 64GB. The Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 skin on top which adds a lot of additional features. Everything on this phone is backed up by a 4000 mAh battery.
For cameras, the device sports a dual camera setup on both front and back, on the back it has a 12 MP sensor and a 5 MP secondary depth sensor while on the front it has a 20 MP primary sensor paired with a 2 MP depth sensor. In terms of security, the phone has a fingerprint scanner and face unlock. It also comes in a variety of color variant: Black, Blue, Rose Gold, and Red.
Connectivity options in this phone include Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, USB OTG, and micro USB 2.0. This phone is very much similar to its predecessor and if you don’t like notched display then you can go for the Redmi Note 5 Pro which will also give you a massive 5000 mAh battery.
|Soc||Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)|
|Ram and Storage||3/4/6 GB & 32/64 GB|
|Display and Resolution||6.26 inches (1080 x 2280 pixels)|
|Camera||Dual Rear 12 MP + 5 MP | Dual Front 20 MP + 2 MP|
According to us the Great Bang for your bucks will be the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2which has a Great Design, Good Camera and also performs well. We hope this article was helpful for you in choosing the best smartphone for your need. In case we missed something or if you have a suggestion then don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.