Buying a smartphone today is harder than a top-level multiple choice questionnaire because of the countless options available. Among all the smartphone markets, the budget segment has been crowded with a number of contenders catering different needs of the buyers.
Smartphones companies such as Realme, Xiaomi, and Asus have continuously competed against each other in the most popular sub-Rs 15,000 smartphone range. As all of the devices in this range come with the number of specifications and features, we have decided to help you with top five current smartphones available under Rs 15,000 in India.
Top 5 Players Under 15,000 Segment
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2
Here we have a budget all-rounder Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 running on Snapdragon 660 processor. A Full HD+ display of 6.3 inches protected by Gorilla Glass 6 is powered by a massive 5000mAh battery in Zenfone Max Pro M2.
With a dual-camera setup including 12MP and 13MP at the back, the device also has a 13MP front snapper. The device has Android Oreo out-of-the-box and comes in three different variants, all falling under Rs 15,000 including 3GB RAM and 32GB internal falling at Rs 12,999 and, 4GB RAM plus 64GB internal retailing at Rs 14, 999.
Redmi Note 6 Pro
Xiaomi is known for being a budget-killer and this device is no less. The new Redmi Note 6 Pro has a quad-camera setup, which is also the first time a Xiaomi phone has for cameras. The camera consists of a 12MP sensor and a 5MP at the rear end whereas, 20MP and 2MP lenses on the front. This device also has AI Portrait 2.0 for AI features in the cameras.
Under the hood, the smartphone carries a 4,000mAh big battery to light up a 6.26-inch Full HD+ notched display protected by a 2.5D glass layer on top. Running on Android Oreo with MIUI 10 over it, the phone is power driven by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB RAM plus 64GB internal storage.
Realme 2 Pro
Let’s talk about a trending dewdrop notch design on this new Realme2 Pro. The 6.3-inch Full HD+ display gets along with Android 8.1 Oreo on board and a glossy glass-like finish in the design on the smartphone.
Like the Zenfone Max Pro M2, it is also driven by the Snapdragon 660 SoC but we only have one variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The 16MP dual-camera smartphone is available at Rs 13,990.
Some major highlights of the camera include scene recognition, multi-frame noise reduction, and Google Lens support. You will also get Color OS skin over the stock android and the phone gets power from a 3,500mAh.
Xiaomi also introduced the second generation of their Mi A2 with Android One programme. Offering near-stock Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box, the smartphone will get regular security updates.
As part of the Android One programme, the device will get unlimited Google Photos storage. Getting fuel from a 3,010mAh battery, the Mi A2 runs with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.
Including an impressive 12MP and 20MP combination, the device has a dual-camera setup at the back. Impressing, even more, is the 20MP AI-powered lens at the front for selfies. To use all the eccentric features, you will get a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display. You can get your hands on the 4GB RAM and 64GB variant of the Mi A2 at incredible price of Rs 13,999.
One of the most underrated mid-range budget smartphones is Nokia 6.1 from HMD Global. The smartphone has everything of premium quality. To start with, you get one of the best designs available among Android devices.
Though Nokia 6.1 runs on Android 9 Pie, it also comes under the Android One programme. Power-driven by the Snapdragon 630 chip, the smartphone also houses Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3,000mAh big battery.
HMD Global wants the customers to capture every moment in detail and that’s why they bring the 16MP lens from ZEISS Optics at the rear end with dual-tone flash. The front of the phone houses an 8MP selfie camera on a 5.5-inch Full HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
The device comes in two variants of RAM including 3GB and 4GB. The first one costs Rs 13,499 whereas, the later one is priced at Rs 15,269. Both variants have similar 64GB of internal storage.
This article is to remove your confusion among top smartphones in the 15K price segment. And without stating them in any numerical order, we would say that you will not regret buying any of them.