6 Best Smartphones Under ₹15000 in India [February 2019]

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If you are looking to buy a smartphone under ₹15,000 then there are a lot of options for you. The smartphone in this budget suits a wide range of customers. This is the most competitive category as well and you get smartphones which offer excellent value, are well priced and few of them will provide flagship like performance.

A while ago we have done the article about best smartphones under ₹10000 and if you can slightly increase your budget to ₹15000 then you can get more value for money smartphones. So we decided to do the same for ₹15,000 as well. So here are the best smartphones under ₹15,000 in India for 2018 that are the best bang for the buck.

PS: We may have missed some smartphones on the list but it doesn’t mean that they are not great. Let us know in the comments so that we can include them ASAP. We will also be updating the article frequently as new phones are released and are worth including in this list, so make sure to check back again before making a choice.

Best Smartphones Under ₹15000 in India 2019

Note: If you are not living in India then don’t worry many phones that are listed here are available worldwide, and you can easily order it online. These smartphones are neither in ascending or descending order. All of them are the best in this price range depending on your taste.

1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the best device you can get in this price range. It was launched in December 2018 and features a 6.22 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 Pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The front of the device has a notch design and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 while the back of the phone is complete plastic but still good looking.

The phone is powered by an Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Processor Paired with Adreno 512. This is the best performing device you can get in this budget. It comes in two storage and three RAM variant: 3 GB + 32 GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 64GB. The Max Pro M2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with pure stock and Android.

The device packs a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP camera paired with a 5 MP depth sensor while on the front it has a single 13 MP camera for taking selfies. It has a massive 5000 mAh battery which will easily last you a full day with heavy usage.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, Micro USB 2.0, and USB OTG. In terms of security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. This is the overall best value for money smartphone in this price range, you can go with the 4GB RAM variant.

Technical Specification

SocQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4/6 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.22 inches (1080 x 2280 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 5 MP | Front 13 MP
Battery 5000 mAh
Available atFlipkart

2. Realme U1

Realme U1

Launched in November 2018 the Realme U1 is another great device you can get in this budgets. The Realme U1 features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 409 PPI Density. The front of the device has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with a water drop notch on top which houses the front camera. The phone has minimal side bezels and a small bottom chin and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, it also has glass on the back and the gradient design make it look more premium.

The device is powered by an Octa-core Mediatek Helio P70 processor paired with Mali-G72 GPU. The device is running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with ColorOS 5.2 skin on top. It has a 3500 mAh battery which is good enough to last you a day on moderate usage.

The phone was launched in two storage variants 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB, the internal storage is further expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card. In terms of camera, the device has a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 13 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture paired with a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 25 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

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In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, micro USB 2.0, and USB OTG. Other features of this phone include a rear mounted Fingerprint scanner and a 2A/5A 10W fast charging. The phone comes in three color variant: Brave Blue, Ambitious Black, and Fiery Gold.

Technical Specifications

SocMediaTek Helio P70 (12nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.3 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 13 MP + 2 MP | Front 25 MP
Battery 3500 mAh
Available atAmazon

3. Honor 8x

Honor 8x

Launched in September 2018 the Honor 8X has a sleak design and a vibrant display. It is one of the best looking device in this price range. The back of the phone has a glossy glass body and a gradient colour scheme. The Honor 8X comes with a 6.5 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It has a notch design on front with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The device is powered by an Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor paired with Mali-G51 GPU. The device was launched in two variants: 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB and the internal storage can be further expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card slot. The Honor 8X runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with company’s own EMUI 8.2 skin on top.

The cameras on this phone include a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 20 MP primary sensor paired with a 2 MP depth sensor while on the front it has a 16MP camera for taking selfies. It has a large 3750 mAh battery and comes with four color variant: Blue, Black, Red, and Pink.

In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, FM Radio, and Micro USB 2.0. For security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. You can consider this phone if you are fine with the custom skin and need a good looking phone with a better camera.

Technical Specifications

SocHisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage4/6 GB & 64/128 GB
Display and Resolution6.5 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 20 MP + 2 MP| Front 16 MP
Battery 3750 mAh
Available atAmazon | Flipkart

4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The Redmi Note 6 Pro is an upgrade to the successful Redmi note 5 pros with improved cameras and a notch design to follow up the trend. The phone is similarly priced and the design resembles its predecessor. It has a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio. The front of the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The device is powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor paired with Adreno 509 GPU. It comes in three RAM and Storage variant 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 64GB. The Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 skin on top which adds a lot of additional features. Everything on this phone is backed up by a 4000 mAh battery.

For cameras, the device sports a dual camera setup on both front and back, on the back it has a 12 MP sensor and a 5 MP secondary depth sensor while on the front it has a 20 MP primary sensor paired with a 2 MP depth sensor. In terms of security, the phone has a fingerprint scanner and face unlock. It also comes in a variety of color variant: Black, Blue, Rose Gold, and Red.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, USB OTG, and micro USB 2.0. This phone is very much similar to its predecessor and if you don’t like notched display then you can go for the Redmi Note 5 Pro which will also give you a massive 5000 mAh battery.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4/6 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution6.26 inches (1080 x 2280 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 5 MP | Dual Front 20 MP + 2 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon

5. Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi A2 was launched in July 2018 and it’s a budget device in the Mi lineup and comes with Android One program. It has a 5.99 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 Pixels and 18:9 Aspect ratio. The design is similar to the Redmi note 5 pro and comes in four color variant: Black, Blue, Rose Gold, and Red.

The phone is powered by an Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes in three storage variant 4GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 128GB the storage is further expandable up to 256 GB via a Dedicated Micro SD card. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and has already received an update to Android 9.0 Pie, it will continue receiving updates in future because of the Android One program.

Cameras in this phone are great. You get a dual rear-facing camera setup with a 12 MP primary sensor and a 20 MP secondary sensor. On the front, it has a 20 MP selfie shooter with front LED flash and Auto HDR. The phone also has a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and face unlock feature. The 3000 mAh battery in this phone is the only downside but it will easily last you throughout the day on moderate usage.

Connectivity options in this phone include Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, and USB Type C. The phone has all the basic sensors including Gyroscope, Compass and an Infrared sensor. The Mi A2 also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage4/6 GB & 32/64/128 GB
Display and Resolution5.99 inches (1080 x 2160 pixels)
CameraDual Rear 12 MP + 20 MP| Front 20 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Available atAmazon

6. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro was launched in October 2018 and offers great value for money. It has got great specifications in its price range. The phone packs a 6.26 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 Pixels. The front of the device has a notch design and 18:9 aspect ratio and 403 PPI density. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The phone is powered by an Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. It comes in two storage and three RAM variants mainly: 3GB + 32 GB, 4GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 64GB. The storage is further expandable up to 256 GB via a Micro SD card. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Miui 9 Custom Skin in the top.

For taking pictures the phone packs a Dual camera setup on both front and back. On the front, it has a 20 MP primary sensor and a 2 MP secondary depth sensor. On the rear, it has a 12 MP primary sensor paired with a 5 MP depth sensor. The battery on this phone is a 4000 mAh one and will easily last you a full day on mild usage.

In terms of connectivity, the phone has Wifi, Bluetooth, FM radio, GPS, USB OTG, and Micro USB 2.0. In terms of security, the phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock and it comes in four color variant: Black, Blue, Red, and Rose Gold. The phone comes well under Rs 13,000 and if you can slightly increase the budget then you should go with the Note variant.

Technical Specifications

SocQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (14 nm)
Ram and Storage3/4 GB & 32/64 GB
Display and Resolution5.84 inches (1080 x 2280 pixels)
CameraRear 12 MP + 5 MP| Front 5 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Available atAmazon

Final Words

So this was our top 5 pick for the best smartphone under Rs 15000. We will keep updating this list as new phones will be releasing so keep visiting this page. Most of the smartphones in this price range have similar specifications so you can decide on various factors like Design, Cameras, and Software.

Few of these smartphone features custom Skins like Miui, EMUI, and Color Os while the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with Pure Stock Android so if you are looking or a phone with pure stock Android then you can go for it. In case you are okay with Custom Skin and need a Good looking phone and better cameras then you can go with Realme U1 or Honor 8X.

According to us the Great Bang for your bucks will be the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 which has a Great Design, Good Camera and also performs well. We hope this article was helpful for you in choosing the best smartphone for your need. In case we missed something or if you have a suggestion then don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.