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 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. POCO X3
Poco X3 is an exciting phone available under 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-defination 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.
2. Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro is another worthy phone under Rs 15,000. The Narzo phone aims to lure gaming enthusiasts with its 90Hz screen and capable chipset. Realme has packed a Mediatek Helio G95 chipset under the hood alongside 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB ROM.
The week point of Realme Nazro 20 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 20 Pro with 65W Super Dart charging certainly tops the list fastest charging phone.
3. Realme 7
Realme 7 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 7 (review), the company has placed its trust in the MediaTek Heli G95 for powerlifting. It’s a capable SoC so you can be able to do casual gaming with ease. The phone comes running on Android 10 with Realme’s own custom skin on top.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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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7. Vivo U20
Vivo U20 (review) is yet another easy and affordable pick at this price bracket. It has an LCD display that 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 2021
|Phones under 15000||Starting Price in India|
|Poco X3||Rs 13,999|
|Realme Narzo 20 Pro||Rs 14,999|
|Realme 7||Rs 13,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M21||Rs. 12,699|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro||Rs. 13,999|
|Realme 6||Rs. 13,880|
|Vivo U20||Rs. 11,990|
So, if you’re mulling over a new phone under Rs. 15000, these are your best choices.