Looking for the best phone under Rs. 15,000 and don’t know which one to buy? Well, you don’t have to feel bad. With a new phone launching every week, the smartphone market is flooded with options. Besides, marketing jargon such as quad cameras, perfect selfies, this chipset or that chipset, etc, end up creating chaos in a buyer’s mind.
Apart from the chipset used, RAM and Storage are highly regarded performance metrics. And for good reason too. Abundant memory, besides being convenient, can help preserve your phone’s performance in the long run. That is to say, if you own at least a 128GB mobile phone with ample RAM, there will be fewer chances of your phone slowing down over a period of time.
Not long ago, such specs were a luxury only reserved only for high-end smartphones. But as of today, you can easily get the same configuration without spending too much. Based on our experience with the current smartphones, we have narrowed your options down to the top 10 best smartphones under Rs 15,000 that you can consider buying today.
Best Phones Under Rs 15000 in India
1. Motorola Moto G30
Motorola has been putting lot of effort this year and it is visible from the kind of products it managed to introduce in India. The Moto G30 is a good offering from Motorola under Rs 15,000. It is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor which is paired with a 6.5-inch HD+ display.
Yes, its not the sharpest screen in this price segment but it makes up with accurate colors. For optics, it features a 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultra wide and two 2MP sensors one each for depth and macro.
2. Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G
Realme Narzo 30 Pro is another worthy smartphone under Rs 15,000. The Narzo phone aims to lure gaming enthusiasts with its 90Hz screen and capable chipset. Realme has packed a Mediatek Dimensity 700 chipset under the hood alongside 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB ROM.
The week point of Realme Nazro 30 Pro is its camera. While on paper it reads a quad-core setup with a 64MP sensor leading the way, the output isn’t really best in class. Having said that, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro with 65W Super Dart charging certainly tops the list of fastest charging phones under Rs 15,000.
3. Poco M3 Pro 5G
If you which to own a 5G phone under Rs 15,000 buck in that case the Poco M3 Pro 5G is a worthy consideration. The Poco M3 Pro ships with a 90Hz screen up front and an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset under the hood.
The phone comes with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. For photography enthusiasts it comes with 48-megapixel led triple camera setup. Poco has packed it with 5000mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging.
4. Redmi 10 Prime
Xiaomi’s latest offering in sub 15K section – the Redmi 10 Prime also makes it in our list. Starting at Rs 12,499 onwards, the Redmi 10 Prime comes loaded with features such as Helio G88 SoC, 90Hz screen, 50-megapixel primary camera, and a big 6000mAh battery.
Where it fell short against the competition is looks and feel. It doesn’t give you a premium in-hand feel. Build quality also doesn’t give us a lot of confidence.
5. Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G presents style by way of flashy design, and a full-view face with a punch hole for selfie camera. The phone boasts of a 90Hz FHD+ IPS LCD screen which has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield on top.
For the Realme 8 (review), the company has placed its trust in the MediaTek Helio G88 for powerlifting. It’s a capable SoC so you can be able to do casual gaming with ease. The phone comes running on Android 11 with Realme’s own custom skin on top.
6. POCO X3
Poco X3 is an exciting phone available for less than Rs 15,000. The phone packs excellent innards with a large battery that will last a day with ease. It features a 6.67-inch FHD+ screen that is capable of refreshing at 120Hz per second. It carries Widevine L1 certification which is essential to watch high-definition and HDR10 content on major streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Diseny+ Hotstar, YouTube etc.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 732G SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Poco has placed a 64MP led quad-camera setup at the back for photography enthusiasts.
7. 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 11 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.
8. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10s
Xiaomi continues the Redmi Note legacy with the Note 10S (review). This phone flaunts a 6.43-inch FHD+ LCD screen. Inside, you get a MediaTek Helio G95 silicon that’s based on an 12nm process. The internals also includes up to 6gigs of RAM, 128GB of storage (expandable). MIUI 12 based on Android 11 is the software.
Amongst other things, you get a 64MP quartet at the back, a 13MP front shooter, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, a 5020mAh battery, and 30W fast charger.
9. 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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10. Rdmi Note 10T 5G
Redmi Note 10T is yet another easy and affordable pick at this price bracket. It has an LCD display that measures 6.5 inches diagonally. There’s a punch hole cutout on the front housing an 8MP front camera. The rear end has a triple camera arrangement is also led by a 48MP sensor.
Unlocking the device using either face or finger gets you to Android 11 based MIUI software. Xiaomi offers the phone in up to 128GB storage and 4/6GB RAM combo. A huge 5000mAH battery keeps the phone running.
Best smartphones under Rs 15,000 in 2021
|Phones under 15000||Starting Price in India|
|Moto G30||Rs 13,999|
|Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G||Rs 14,999|
|Poco M3 Pro||Rs 14,999|
|Redmi 10 Prime||Rs. 12,499|
|Realme 8 5G||Rs. 14,999|
|Poco X3||Rs. 13,880|
|Samsung Galaxy M21 2021||Rs. 12,990|
|Redmi Note 10S||Rs 14,999|
|Realme 6||Rs 14,999|
|Redmi Note 10T 5G||Rs 14,999|
So, if you’re mulling over a new phone under Rs. 15000, these are your best choices.