When it comes to smartphones, people are mostly looking for smartphones under 15,000 to 20,000 INR (USD $300). In this price point, you will get a well-performing device with decent camera performance. After having a hands-on number of smartphones, I have spotted top smartphones under the budget of INR 15,000.
What Did We Consider?
Similar to our regular purchase, we are listing the smartphone after reviewing the smartphones best under the display, Specification, Camera & Features. We make sure that all the smartphones that we mention below should justify the price you are paying for.
Redmi Note 5 Pro
|Good Battery Life||It supports Hybrid Slot|
|Value For Money||Traditional Looks|
Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the best options in the price range. The smartphone comes with a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 Pixels. This is one of the few smartphones that has the FHD display in this price point. This smartphone comes in a 4GB RAM (Also comes with 6GB RAM for a higher price) with internal 64GB storage which is expandable up to 128GB. Looking at the processor, it has the Snapdragon 636 clocked at 1.8GHz.
The smartphone comes with a dual lens on the back with 12MP + 5MP camera lens & on the front, it has a huge 20MP camera, which is quite sufficient to click amazing selfies. Along with such decent specification, the smartphone also comes with an amazing battery life. It has a 4000 mAh Li-Polymer Battery that can easily lats for a day or two.
With this decent specs, it also supports the fingerprint unlock your phone, which is placed on the back.
Color Options: Black, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold
Zenfone Max Pro M1
|Great Display||No 5 GHz Wi-Fi Band Support|
|Stock Android||Front Camera Sucks In Low-light|
|Good Day Light Shots (both Front & Rear cameras)||Very Average Storage Speeds|
|Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE||Inconsistent Face Unlock|
|Excellent Battery Life|
|Great Audio Quality|
|Promised Updates Till Android Q|
After such a long time, we got to see some amazing product from ASUS for a very reasonable price that was the Zenfone Max Pro M1. This smartphone is really good in terms of price and the specification it loads.
The smartphone comes loaded with a 5.99-inch FHD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. In the hardware front, it comes loaded with Snapdragon 636 processor with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM variant. The smartphone also has a decent camera with dual 13MP+5MP camera & an 8MP selfie camera.
One of the best parts of this smartphone is the amazing battery life with 5000mAh battery that can easily last for 2 days on heavy usage. Along with that it also comes with loaded with Android Oreo & is said to support till the Android Q.
|Powerful Spec||Plastic Body|
|AI Feature||Poor Camera Performance|
|Amazing Battery life||No Fingerprint unlock|
RealMe1 is one of the best budget smartphones launched in 2018 & it comes loaded with the best specification. The only drawback of this smartphone is that most of the parts are made up of plastic, which gives it a cheap feel.
The RealMe1 features a 6-inch FHD display with the resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. This is of the few phones that comes with 6GB RAM in the price point of INR15,000 & supports internal 128GB which can be expandable up to 256GB. It does not support the Snapdragon processor but has a powerful Helio P60 processor. Looking at the camera, it features a single 13MP camera on the back & 8MP selfie camera.
The RealMe1 comes with a decent battery to last throughout the day. It powers a 3410mAh battery that has a 30 hours long talk time. One of the best parts is that the smartphone comes in 3 variant for the different budget segment, where the top end model comes below 15,000 INR.
|Good Camera||Heavy UI|
|Well priced device||Not a great battery|
|Good display quality|
The Honor 7X is a well-priced device that features almost everything that one is looking for. It has an amazing display with quite a decent performing camera.
The smartphone powers a Snapdragon 659 processor supported with a 4GB RAM & internal 64GB storage. It comes installed with the latest Android Oreo & is expected to receive the Android 9 too. It has a huge 5.93-inch FHD display with 407ppi. This smartphone supports almost all the features like fingerprint unlock, facial unlock and others that we find in a flagship smartphone.
This smartphone has a very decent camera. On the front, it has the 8MP selfie camera & rear dual camera with 16MP + 2MP camera lens. On the battery side, it powers a 3340mAh battery, which is decent enough for a day, but we have seen that battery consumption is very quick.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
|Good Built Quality||Not good Selfie camera|
|Amazing battery life|
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a very decent smartphone & has an amazing battery backup, which is best suitable for travel or anyone who take the most use of their smartphones.
Starting with the camera, the smartphone features a 12MP single camera on the rear with Sony IMX386 sensor having the 6 element lens. Similar to other Xiaomi smartphones, it has a low 5MP selfie camera, which can be a disappointment if you are looking for a selfie oriented smartphone.
This smartphone has an amazing 6.4-inch FHD display smartphone with 16:9 aspect ratio. Looking at the processor, the smartphone features a mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM & internal 64GB storage (128GB expandable). Now, talking about the coolest thing about this smartphone is the battery. The Mi Max 2 comes with a huge 5300 mAH battery that can easily last for 2 days with heavy usage.
Xiaomi Mi A1
|Good Camera||Poor Battery Performance|
|Stock Android||Low front selfie camera|
|Good Built Quality|
We know that the Xiaomi Mi A1 is quite an old device now, but this smartphone still comes under the best smartphone under 15,000 & the reason being its balanced hardware with stock Android. This smartphone is also one of the best Android One devices.
This smartphone doesn’t have the Notch or an 18:9 display. It has it’s standard 16:9 aspect ratio FHD display with 1920X1080 resolution. The best part of this smartphone is the camera & it comes loaded with dual 12MP+12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. The selfie camera does the work but is not that great, but it has a better rear camera. The camera performance on this device is quite awesome (Remember after the latest update the camera has a focusing issue).
Looking at the hardware side, the smartphone features a Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB RAM and has a storage of 64GB (internally), which can be expandable up to 128GB. One drawback of this smartphone is the battery. The smartphone comes with a 3080mAh battery that can last for 8-10 hours in a stretch. 4