With lockdown 4.0, e-commerce companies have begun delivering phones across the country except in containment zones. This will fulfill the pent-up demand for phones, which are essential for connectivity, entertainment, commerce, and work. So you can finally replace that faulty, damaged, old handset of yours which you’ve been eagerly waiting to upgrade.
But, while doing so, you might want to consider few things:
- It’d prudent to spend less and go with something well under budget. You have plenty of good phones in the sub-15k price ceiling.
- Next up, for safety reasons, it’s better to do online shopping than going out in the open and into the crowded offline stores. You might even get some discounts and offers while brands try to sell their piled-up stock and make room for new products. Lately, there have been reports that offline retailers have partnered with cost-effective O2O outlets to push their sales.
Now, taking all these into account, we have cherry-picked the best phones that will be easy on your pocket as well as are available online.
List of Best Phones Under Rs 15000
1. Samsung Galaxy M21
Galaxy M21 (review) sports a monstrous 6000mAh battery, which is miles ahead of its counterparts. Upfront, you have a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ panel. Unlock the phone using face unlock or the rear fingerprint scanner to interact with Android 10 based OneUI. This is running on top of Exynos 9611 chip, which sports four heavy lifting cores, unlike the two performance cores in chips within its peers.
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi continues the Redmi Note legacy with the Note 9 Pro. This phone flaunts a 6.67-inch FHD+ LCD screen. Inside, you get a Snapdragon 720G silicon that’s based on an 8nm process. The internals also includes up to 6gigs of RAM, 128GB of storage (expandable). MIUI 11 based on Android 10 is the software.
Amongst other things, you get a 64MP quartet at the back, a 16MP front shooter, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, a 5020mAh battery, and 30W fast charger.
3. Realme 6
Realme kills in the display front as it brings the coveted 90Hz refresh rate to the sub-15k slab. That’s a 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD panel. Unlock using the side-mounted reader or your face to use the Android 10 based Realme UI.
The Realme 6 (review) packs the gaming-centric MediaTek G90T chipset, up to 8GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable), and a 4300mAh battery. The latter is underpinned by a 30W high-speed charger. You also get a 64MP quad-camera setup by the back and a 16MP sensor on the front.
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4. Honor 9X Pro
Honor 9X Pro presents style by way of a pop-up camera, a flashy design, and a full-view face. The incumbent of that mechanical module is a 16MP sensor. Flip to the back, and within the oblong lies a 48MP triple camera setup.
It’s the first phone in the country to feature AppGallery, Huawei Mobile Services, and lots of new EMUI thingies on the software side. This fork of AOSP Android is laid on top of 7nm based Kirin 810. You can pick up to 6GB RAM and 256GB storage (expandable).
5. Vivo U20
Vivo U20 (review) is yet another easy and affordable pick at this price bracket. It has an LCD display which measures 6.53 inches diagonally. The U-shaped cutout houses a 16MP front camera. The rear triple camera arrangement is also led by a 16MP sensor.
Unlocking the device using either face or finger gets you to Android 9 based FunTouch UI. Vivo offers the phone in 64GB storage and 4/6GB RAM combo. A huge 5000mAH battery keeps the phone running.
Best sub 15k smartphones in 2020
|Phones under 15000||Starting Price in India|
|Samsung Galaxy M21||Rs. 12,699|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro||Rs. 13,999|
|Realme 6||Rs. 13,880|
|Honor 9X Pro||Rs. 14,999|
|Vivo U20||Rs. 11,990|
So, if you’re mulling over a new phone under Rs. 15000, these are your best choices.