Looking for a new smartphone, but don’t have the budget to go for a flagship? No need to worry. Thanks to a number of new launches over the past several weeks, the Indian market is flooded with some great mid-range smartphone (phones under Rs. 15,000). This price segment offers some really impressive smartphones that not only come with an amazing set of specifications for their price tag but also pack a smartphone experience that can no longer be dubbed sub-standard.
We have put these phones through our usual battery of tests to find which of the sub-Rs. 15,000 smartphones offer the best overall package. Also, for this list of best mobiles under Rs. 15,000, we’ve restricted ourselves to phones priced between Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 15,000 — if you are looking for even more affordable options, consider one of the options in our list of best mobile phones under Rs. 10,000or best mobiles under Rs. 8,000.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our updated picks for best phones under Rs. 15,000.
Best phones under Rs. 15,000
|Phone under Rs. 15,000||Gadgets 360 rating (out of 10)||Price in India (as recommended)|
|Realme 3 Pro||9||Rs. 13,999|
|Oppo K1||8||Rs. 14,990|
|Redmi Note 7 Pro||9||Rs. 13,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M20||8||Rs. 12,990|
|Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2||8||Rs. 13,999|
|Samsung Galaxy M30||8||Rs. 14,990|
|Realme U1||8||Rs. 13,499|
|Honor 10 Lite||8||Rs. 13,999|
Realme 3 Pro
Realme has introduced some impressive smartphones since its debut in India last year and the Realme 3 Pro is no different. A decent upgrade over its predecessor – Realme 2 Pro – the new Realme 3 Pro smartphone packs enough bells and whistles to make it our top picks in this segment. In our review, we found the phone to be a capable device with a solid performance. The phone didn’t show any signs of lag and the UI is speedy. Realme 3 Pro also provides great battery life and the phone ran for 14 hours and 13 minutes in our HD video loop test.
Realme 3 Pro’s dual camera setup captures good detail in images shot in daylight, however they lack a bit of sharpness. The low-light performance is average, and focus is often soft. Among the cons, the laminated back panels of the smartphone scuffs easily and the company is still sticking with Micro-USB port in the Realme 3 Pro.
Realme is selling three variant of the Realme 3 Pro – 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB – however, only the 4GB RAM variant is available in this budget.
Oppo K1 is the only smartphone in this price bracket to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Although the smartphone was launched with a price tag of Rs. 16,990, it has recently received a price cut to bring it under Rs 15,000. The phone packs a number of great features, which make a great option to anyone planning to get a new phone in this segment. In our review, we found the smartphone to be packing a bright display with saturated colours and good visibility under direct sun. The screen is great to consume media as the colours really pop of the phone and the black levels are satisfyingly deep.
The Oppo phone also provides a solid performance everywhere, whether it is gaming or day-to-day usage. Another positive for the phone is its battery life and the phone lasted for 12 hours and 36 minutes in video loop test. The onboard cameras are decent with main camera captured good details both in close-ups and landscape shots, however the low-light performance is average. A big annoyance with the Oppo K1 is the spam notifications being pushed by some of the pre-installed app on the phone.
Oppo is offering just one variant of the K1 in the county with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage…..Read More>>>