Best Budget Smartphone under ₹15000 (2019 Edition)

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These days you don’t always need to buy a premium smartphone, cheap smartphones are getting good. The price to performance ratio of smartphones is improving day by day.

So, if you have 15000 INR in your pocket and you’re looking for a smartphone, then you are at the right place.

In this article, we will try to cover the best smartphones under 15000 rupees. We will also categorize the specialty of each smartphone, like the best camera smartphone, best gaming smartphone, etc.

Best Camera Smartphone For 15000

1 – Xiaomi Note 7 Pro

The Note 7 Pro comes with a 48 MP primary camera with a 5 MP depth sensor. The primary camera uses the Sony IMX586 sensor which is a flagship camera sensor. It also comes with a 13 MP front camera.

It comes with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). You can record 4k video in 30 FPS, 720p slow-motion videos at 120fps and 1080p slow motion at 120fps.

Specifications

Processor Snapdragon 675
Screen Size 6.3 Inch
Screen Resolution 1080×2340 (Full HD+)
RAM 4GB/6GB LPDDR4X
Battery 4000 mAh; Quick Charge 4
Camera 48 + 5 MP Primary
Front Camera 13 MP
Storage 64/128 GB
Operating System MIUI 10
Price 13,999 INR

 

2 – Samsung M30

The M30 comes with the triple camera setup. It houses a 13 MP primary sensor at f/1.9 aperture combined with 5 MP depth sensor and the third 5 MP ultra-wide lens. It has a pretty cool camera setup, and you can expect some crisp shot with these cameras. The front camera is a 16 MP shooter. You can expect some great selfies with this camera.

Specifications

Processor Exynos 7904 SoC (Similar to Snapdragon 636)
Screen Size 6.4 Inch Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution 1080×2340 (Full HD+)
RAM 4GB/6GB
Battery 5000 mAh; Fast Charging
Camera 13+5+5 MP Primary
Front Camera 16 MP
Storage 64/128 GB
Operating System 8.1 Oreo Samsung UI
Price 14,990/17990 INR

 

3 – Honor 10 Lite

The honor 10 lite comes with a 13 MP (f/1.8 aperture) primary camera with a 2 MP depth sensor for your portrait shots. The Huawei camera app has lots of features when compared to other camera apps. It has an AI support which enhances the colors of the photo. The post-processing of pictures in honor devices is excellent. I have personally used one.

For the selfie camera, the honor 10 lite has a 24MP which is the Sony IMX 576 sensor. It does a great job in the day time, the night time selfie has some amount of noise, but overall it does a decent job.

Specifications

Processor Kirin 710 (Similar to Snapdragon 660)
Screen Size 6.1 Inch
Screen Resolution Full HD+
RAM 4GB/6GB
Battery 3400 mAh; Fast Charging
Camera 13+2 MP Primary
Front Camera 24 MP
Storage 32/64 GB
Operating System  Android Pie (9.0) EMUI 9
Price 13,999/17999 INR

 

Best Gaming Smartphone Under 15000

1 – Xiaomi Note 7 Pro

The note 7 pro is currently the best phone available in this price range. The price to performance ratio of this device is excellent. It comes with a Snapdragon 675 which is an octa-core processor. Note 7 Pro comes with Adreno 612 GPU.

This processor shares the same A76 architecture which is found in the flagship Snapdragon 855 processor.

Here are the best features of Xiaomi Note 7 Pro

  • Gorilla glass 5 both front and back.
  • Supports Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack and a USB C port.
  • FHD+ display.
  • Supports quick charge 4.0

Specifications

Processor Snapdragon 675
Screen Size 6.3 Inch
Screen Resolution 1080×2340 (Full HD+)
RAM 4GB/6GB LPDDR4X
Battery 4000 mAh; Quick Charge 4
Camera 48 + 5 MP Primary
Front Camera 13 MP
Storage 64/128 GB
Operating System MIUI 10
Price 13,999 INR

 

2 – Honor Play

Finally, the price of Honor play has been dropped to 15,000. Earlier it used to sell for above 20k. Honor play is the complete package for gaming.

It comes with the powerful Kirin 970 CPU which is found in the Huawei P20 Pro. It is a flagship-grade processor.

Honor Play is specially optimized for gaming; it comes with GPU Turbo tech, meaning there is no compromise in gaming. You can expect a great gaming experience.

Specifications

Processor Kirin 970 (Flagship Grade CPU)
Screen Size 6.3 Inch
Screen Resolution Full HD+
RAM 4GB/6GB
Battery 3750 mAh
Camera 16+2 MP Primary
Front Camera 16 MP
Storage 64 GB
Operating System  Android 9 based on EMUI 9.0

 

Price 14,999/17999 INR

 

3 – Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (6 GB RAM)

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 is the most value for money smartphone available in this price bracket.

It comes with a Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, 5000 mAh battery so you can play your games for long hours. The best part is it is very aggressively priced, especially the 6 GB RAM variants come for only 14,000 INR.

A very good deal if you’re super low on budget.

Specifications

Processor  Snapdragon 660
Screen Size 6.2 Inch
Screen Resolution Full HD+
RAM 6GB
Battery 5000 mAh
Camera 12+5MP Primary
Front Camera 13 MP
Storage 64 GB
Operating System  Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
Price 13,999 INR

 

Best Battery Backup Smartphone Under 15000

1 – Samsung Galaxy M30

Comes with a 5000 mAh battery and a near stock android experience. You can easily expect day and half battery life from this device. With such huge a battery it will take hours to charge your phone, but Samsung got you covered with a quick charger.

Another plus point of this device is a great triple camera, Super AMOLED Display, and decent performance.

2 – Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Again, this device comes with a 5000 mAh battery and pure stock Android experience. The only thing lacking is quick charging, so you might have to spend 2.5 – 3 hours charging this device.

Another plus point is it comes with gorilla glass coating on the front side, Full HD plus display and a decent camera.

3 – Samsung Galaxy M20

This device also comes with 5000 mAh battery and quick charge support.

A very budget oriented device which starts from 11,000 INR for 3 GB RAM variant. Although I would recommend to the get 4 GB RAM variant which costs 13,000 INR.

It comes with Samsung’s Exynos 7904 which is similar to Snapdragon 636 in terms of performance.

It has a decent camera performance and beautiful design.

Conclusion

So the best all-rounder smartphone under 15000 is Redmi Note 7 Pro. It comes with the latest Snapdragon 675, a great camera with EIS and best value for money. it is great for photography, gaming, and multitasking.

The best tight budget smartphone is Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (6 GB RAM). It comes with Snapdragon 660, 5000 mAh battery and pure stock experience. It’s is great for gaming and multitasking.

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