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Best Mobile Phones Under Rs 15,000 in India

Updated on : Nov 29, 2019 2:12 PM
Best Mobile Phones Under Rs 15,000 in India

It is not any hidden fact with regards to budget smartphones have created their own market among the Indian audience. What truly entices people to look out for budget smartphones that one can truly find great all in one feature in this range such that these phones excellent value and features like - fingerprint sensor, 4000mAh battery, AI cameras, dual sim capabilities, great quality of sensors, decent MP camera, reduced noise, great ISO values to list a few features. Finding phones below 15000 INR can certainly be one of the brilliant purchase options that include comprise of dual cameras, long battery life, 4GB RAM, ample of internal storage and of course quick charging etc. Based on the Mouthshut reviews and reviews from technical website like Gadget360, GSM Arena etc, below are some of the great options that one ought to consider before buying smartphone under 15000.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro 4GB Photo1
Rating and Reviews
8,543 Votes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro 4GB has a stunning look with an all-glass design which is quite exquisite overall. It comes with fairly thin side bezels and 6.3inch bezel-less display LCD screen with a screen resolution of 1080x2340 px, 409 PPIIPS. It comes with 13 MP Front Camera and 48 MP + 5 MP Dual Primary Camera. It supports storage of 64 GB + 256 GB that is easily Expandable. It has a hybrid dual sim and its configuration is quite good to perform well. Its camera top-notch with a huge 48MP sensor which can easily shoots 12MP at default settings and give good colours in contrast. One can get sharper 12MP photos with less noise even at high ISO values compared to the regular 12MP sensors.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Pros: Its powerful Snapdragon 675 SoC makes sure that the device runs super smooth overall to give the user a comprehensive experience. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro Cons: However, it is a bit bulkier weighing 186grams and its custom skin overlay, MIUI interface is loaded with pesky ads which can be disabled.

Realme 3 Pro 4GB Photo1
Rating and Reviews
3,570 Votes

Realme 3 Pro 4GB that was launched on April 29 2019 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 that never fails to give it a trendy look.  It comes with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display having a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels with a pixel density of 409 PPI. It can provide an excellent viewing experience over the bezel-less display. It has a battery capacity of 4045mAh and OS version of Android 9 Pie with Front Camera that is exceptional at 25MP and Rear Camera of 16MP + 5MP with 6GB RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Realme 3 Pro Pros: It is a mid-range device that comes with a powerful configuration that shows no sign of a glitch. It is best suited for all the movie lovers since one can watch movies and play games with natural colour reproduction. It offers a speedier CPU and a more vibrant display as compared to Xiaomi`s Redmi Note 7 Pro. Not only does it have a Great display but also is known for its Amazing cameras along with Ample battery backup overall. Its backup is also very reliable and that makes it a perfect handset at its range.

Realme 3 Pro Cons: It is shipped with dated micro-USB port and its Build quality is not that great.

Vivo Z1 Pro 4GB Photo1
Rating and Reviews
557 Votes

Vivo Z1 Pro 4GB is the first Z-series model from Vivo which not only marks the debut of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC in India but also one of the four highly desirable value-for-money smartphones in the market. It comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. It has a big 6.53-inch display and a hole-punch front camera and has notch less screen with a punch-hole for the front camera and has a great performance advantage overall. It has a 5000mAh battery with support for quick charging, and three rear cameras. There are three variants: 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. It has 32 MP Front Camera and 16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Primary Camera. It comes with dual sim card flexibility along with a Fingerprint sensor. Overall, it has Good configuration and is also very quick charging overall.

Vivo Z1 Pro Pros: It is an all rounder in terms of capturing graphics benchmarks and it can very well-run games without any stutters. Also, after playing games, it does not warm after just 10 minutes. It can run 18 hours and 32 minutes for video battery loop test since it has a massive battery. T does not show a fast battery drop even after playing videos for long time. It specifically promises great cameras, battery life, and processing power for games.

Vivo Z1 Pro Cons: It is bulkier than all the other smartphones in comparison to its competitors like Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro and Samsung M40 etc.

Samsung Galaxy M30 4GB Photo1
Rating and Reviews
2,335 Votes

Samsung Galaxy M30 4GB comes with a class-leading 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a tiny waterdrop notch that is powered by octa-core 1.8GHz Exynos 7904 chipset. It has a pretty vibrant screen that offers pretty satisfactory legibility indoors and outdoors. It is good for someone who is considering looking for a phone with big battery and good camera. It has an excellent unibody design and a powerful build design that is quite similar to its cousins - the M10 and M20. One of the best parts is that its back panel doesn't attract fingerprint smudges as much as M20. It has a triple 13MP + 5MP + 5MP rear cameras at the back and a 16MP front-facing lens which clicks amazing and brightest selfies. It also comes with digital zooming technology which ensures even the smallest details are visible. It comes with with a Nano SIM. Connectivity options included 3G, 4G-VoLTE, Bluetooth, WIFI, GPS, Glonass, USB Type-C in terms of connectivity features.

Samsung Galaxy M30 Pros: It is known for its Long battery life and a Bright Super AMOLED display. In terms of software use, its Samsung Experience UI is quite nice and well-optimized.

Samsung Galaxy M30 Cons: It Performance is not that great since it makes use of Android 8.1 Oreo off the box which is not that updated overall. It comes with pre-loaded bloatware apps though like My Galaxy, Dailyhunt, Amazon which may bring along lots of spam notifications. It does not have 4k video recording or stabilisation at 1080p.

Oppo K1
Oppo K1 Photo1
Rating and Reviews
242 Votes

Oppo K1 comes with 6.4 inches long display. It was launched in February 2019 & runs on Android 8.1 OS. It provides the photographers out there with great camera features with 25 MP Front Camera and 16 MP + 2 MP Dual Primary Cameras. Its non-removable 16 MP + 2 MP Dual Primary Cameras is 3600 mAh. Its overall configuration is strong that can provide users with a great processing speed overall. Its huge AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels supports not only Full HD+ display but also gives sharpness of 403 PPI pixel density that will provide a treat for the eyes. It comes with 4 GB ram and 64 GB storage. It comes in Blue, Red colours. Not only does it have primary security feature but also comes with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi Bluetooth capabilities. 

Oppo K1 Pros: It is known for its overall Good general performance and its under-display fingerprint sensor at a low-price range. It comes with a better chipset, larger battery capacity, and better camera performance.

Oppo K1 Cons: It comes with Android 8.1 Oreo based ColorOS 5.0 and Low light camera performance that is not worth it to shoot pictures in low light mode. If you happen to use the phone without a case, then in that case it does pick up fingerprints quite easily. One hand operation is not that easy as it may feel a bit large to do so. It is also stuffed with ad notifications from Oppo's custom app store and custom browser. It does not have a good light performance for both the rear cameras and the selfie camera.

Honor 20i Photo1
Rating and Reviews
5 Votes

Honor 20i that comes with 64 GB Internal Memory And 6 GB Ram. was launched in June 2019. It comes with 3G, 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi Bluetooth capabilities in terms of establishing connectivity. It comes in a host of colours that include radiant Blue, Gradient red, Magic Night Black. It is powered by 2.2 GHz Octa core Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm) Processor. It's 6.21-inch screen comes with IPS LCD display having a resolution of 1080 X 2340 at 415 pp. In terms of camera, it has dual primary camera of 24 + 8 + 2 megapixel and 32-megapixel front Camera. 

Honor 20i Pros: It has a great support for supports Face Detection and high dynamic range (HDR) imaging which makes it very different in terms of its uniqueness. It comes with a glossy back of course attracts smudges and fingerprints. It is known for its 'Smart Resolution' mode, which automatically adjusts the screen resolution to save power. Its front 32-megapixel camera takes good selfies with enough details that is powered with support software-based portrait mode overall. 

Honor 20i Cons: Although the camera is of decent quality it is not the best available in this price bracket since its ultra-wide camera is average and can possibly produce distorted 8-megapixel images details of which along with textures and sharpness is just average. It is not the fastest charging since it takes about 2 hours to go from 0 to 100%.

Vivo Y15 Photo1
Rating and Reviews
8 Votes

Vivo Y15 which was launched in May 2019 not only comes with 4GB of RAM but also is powered by a 5,000mAh battery. It comes with a 6.35-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1544 pixels. It packs a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a third 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture for its rear camera while for the front camera, it has 16-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture. It offers 64GB of inbuilt storage and a dual-SIM comprising of GSM and GSM. It offers Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, USB OTG, FM radio, 3G, and 4G for its connectivity. It measures 159.43 x 76.77 x 8.92mm and weighs around 190.50 grams and is available in Burgundy Red and Aqua Blue colours as of May 2019. It has an on-board storage is at 64 GB with the option to expand the memory by Yes Up to 256 GB. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor.

Vivo Y15 Pros: It has latest android version of Android v8.1.0 operating system. It also comes with a split-screen feature that may be enabled by swiping up with three fingers.

Vivo Y15 Cons: The mobile functioning starts to hamper as soon as one starts to play heavier games. It allows the users to clone apps very well for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S 4GB Photo1
Rating and Reviews
593 Votes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S 4GB was launched in February 2019 is a 6.3 inch long phone and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery and it has 48 MP + 5MP rear camera setup, assisted by dual-LED flash that has a 16 MP selfie snapper and supports Face Unlock feature.It measures 159.43 x 76.77 x 8.92mm and weighs around 190.50 grams. It is available in Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black, Ruby Red colours. It runs FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the software end, it is supported with Android 9.0 Pie-based Funtouch OS 9. It comes with Dual-LED flash, HDR, and panorama features. It has batteries in two variants- 2 variants, one is 6GB of RAM with 128GB of internal storage and a second variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S Pros: It comes with a varied range of sensors on the phone that include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope etc. It also supports a wide range of optimized apps overall. It also supports Face Unlock feature along with AI Beauty for enhanced selfies. It can take classic videos at 1080p@30fps.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S Cons: There is a lag while switching between the apps if one of those apps happens to be the camera app. The gaming performance for demanding titles like PUBG is not so smooth overall.

Realme 2 Pro 4GB Photo1
Rating and Reviews
5,687 Votes

Realme 2 Pro 4GB has three internal memory options that are 4GB, 6GB and 8GB and there are two internal storage options: 64GB and 128GB. Its front side carries the selfie camera and the earpiece inside the notch. It comes with a 6.3-inch(16cm) FHD+ full screen with 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. Its UI is not only simple and easy to navigate through and the smartphone doesn't come bundled with bloatware. It is packed with Snapdragon 660 processor and 8GB RAM. the phone is capable of filling the whole room with sound that distorts a little at maximum volume. It features a 16MP AI-powered dual camera setup with an aperture of F1.7 and a front camera of 16MP with F2.0 aperture.

Realme 2 Pro Pros: It is known for its butter smooth performance due to its super-fast Snapdragon 660 processor. For all the photographers out there, it allows strong image output in both good lighting conditions, as well as indoors. 

Realme 2 Pro Cons: if one doesn't use a protective cover, there are chances that one may find themselves cleaning the rear panel multiple times throughout the day and that may lead to time wastage. Its display is not so flawless overall. Its rounded bezels hide a little bit of content at the two bottom corners of the LCD panel. Its Color OS is not the most refined and as a result it lags a little behind stock Android, or MIUI phones in this price bracket. Also, it comes with slight UX quirks.

Samsung Galaxy M20 4GB Photo1
Rating and Reviews
2,396 Votes

Samsung Galaxy M20 4GB features a 6.3" (16 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It comes with a 13 MP + 5 MP camera rare camera and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. It is powered by Octa core (1.8 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. It is 8.8 mm slim and weighs 186 grams. It comes with 5000 mAh battery and charges very quickly. It comes with a dual sim and has dual volte. Its RAM is 3gb is fast enough. It comes with 4GB ram and 64GB internal memory. It is available in colours like Charcoal Black, Ocean Blue and also comprises of fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature. Alongside, it also comes with connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi Bluetooth capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy M20 Pros: It's on board storage is at 64 GB which can also be expanded to 512 GB. One can play 3 hours videos and 11 hours of music can be played in loop continuously.  It also supports Face Detection and high dynamic range (HDR) imaging. 

Samsung Galaxy M20 Cons: Its overall design is conflicting. Its design isn't quite as premium as the Honor 10 Lite, Nokia 5.1 Plus. It does not offer the best dynamic range in terms of camera quality. At this price range, its 8MP selfie camera is average too.

Here's The Summary List of Best Mobile Phones Under 15000

1.Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro 4GB
2.Realme 3 Pro 4GB
3.Vivo Z1 Pro 4GB
4.Samsung Galaxy M30 4GB
5.Oppo K1
6.Honor 20i
7.Vivo Y15
8.Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S 4GB
9.Realme 2 Pro 4GB
10.Samsung Galaxy M20 4GB