Top 5 Mobile Phones under Rs 15000 in 2020.

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The ₹15,000 price segment has always been important  in the Indian market. This price segment allows mobile companies to offer better product to the audience than they could get with entry-level phones. We have seen some best smartphones launching in this price range, and we have even witnessed multiple battles between Redmi, Realme, Vivo, Oppo, Nokia and Samsung in the past. All of this  resulted in consumers getting a good value for their money.

If you have set a budget of ₹ 15,000 for getting a new smartphone, we have done the homework  for you. After reviewing multiple smartphones in this price segment, here are the models that are somehow above the rest. Let’s check them out.

The Realme 6 is powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T which is a powerful gaming processor and is capable of delivering a good performance. Realme offers three RAM and storage variants: 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage.

The phone also having  a 64MP quad camera setup with an 8MP ultrawide camera, 2MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor, and sports the punch-hole camera design with the screen stretching all the way to the extreme edges.

Now, take a look in its special  10 specification.

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)

Android 10, Realme UI

Chipset- Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T (12 nm)

CPU- Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)

GPU- Mali-G76 MC4

64GB , 4GB RAM,

128GB,  4GB RAM,

128GB , 6GB RAM,

128GB , 8GB RAM

MicroSD Card Dedicated Slot

Rear cameras

64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.75µm
2 MP B/W, f/2.4, (depth)

Front Camera

16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm

LED Flash, HDR, Panorama

Video- 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Non-removable Li-Po 4300 mAh battery

 

162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm (6.38 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)

Weight:- 191 g 

8.9mm thickness

Fast charging 30W

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Protection:- Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Splash resistant

FM radio

Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is one of the best  camera phones under Rs 15,000.  It’s still one of the most impressive device you can buy under Rs 15,000. The Note 9 Pro offers a large 6.7-inch LCD display with a punch hole camera. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 720G along with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage in the entry variant under Rs 15,000. The phone also offers a 48MP quad camera setup.

On the front, you will get a 16MP front camera. The Note 9 Pro comes with a large 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging. And there’s Gorilla Glass 5 covering the front, back as well as the camera glass.

Now Let’s see details of its 10 specifications.

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

6.67 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)

Android 10, MIUI 11

Chipset- Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)

CPU- Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)

GPU- Adreno 618

64GB 6GB RAM,

128GB 6GB RAM

MicroSD Card (Dedicated Slot)

Rear cameras

64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Front Camera

16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.1″ 1.0µm

LED Flash, HDR, Panorama

Video- 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Non-removable Li-Po 5020 mAh battery

165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm (6.53 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)

Weight:- 209 g 

8.9mm thickness

Fast charging 30W

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5)

Glass back (Gorilla Glass 5),

Splash resistant

FM radio, recording

Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Vivo’s first online exclusive smartphone, the Vivo VZ1 Pro has an eye-catching design and a gradient finish at the back. Vivo has opted for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE which is capable of handling daily tasks quite well. We did not notice any stutter or lag with the smartphone when we used it. The Vivo VZ1 Pro packs in a 5,000mAh battery and is a little bulky at 201g.

The Vivo VZ1 Pro has a hole-punch display which is slowly becoming common in this price range. The panel is sharp and has great viewing angles. The Vivo Z1 Pro has a triple camera setup at the back which takes good photos in daylight with good detail, however shots taken with the wide-angle camera lack detail. Low-light camera performance is also good.

Vivo Z1 Pro is available in  4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage variant  in this price range.

Now Let’s see details of its 10 specifications.

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)

1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)

Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, Funtouch 10

Chipset- Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)

CPU- Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)

GPU- Adreno 616

64GB 4GB RAM,

64GB 6GB RAM,

128GB 6GB RAM

MicroSD Card (Dedicated Slot)

Rear cameras

16 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, AF
8 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Front Camera

32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm

LED Flash, HDR, Panorama

Video- 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery

162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm (6.39 x 3.04 x 0.35 in)

Weight:- 201 g 

8.9mm thickness

Fast charging 18W

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame

FM radio

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

The Galaxy M30s is an updated version  to the Samsung Galaxy M30.  This new smartphone packs in a 6,000mAh battery which is its highlight feature. We were impressed with the AMOLED display on this smartphone as it was crisp and had good viewing angles. The 6.4-inch display also got bright enough when outdoors.

Samsung has picked the Exynos 9611 SoC to power the Galaxy M30s.There are two variants of the Galaxy M30s, 4GB RAM with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. 

The Galaxy M30s has a triple camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.  Video recording tops out at 4K but lacks stabilisation. On the other hand, videos shot at 1080p were stabilised.

Now Let’s see details of its 10 specifications.

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)

1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)

Android 9.0 (Pie), One UI

Chipset- Exynos 9611 (10nm)

CPU- Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPU- G72 MP3

64GB 4GB RAM,

128GB 4GB RAM,

128GB 6GB RAM

MicroSD Card (Dedicated Slot)

Rear cameras

48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)

Front Camera

16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm

LED Flash, HDR, Panorama

Video- 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery

159 x 75.1 x 8.9 mm (6.26 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)

Weight:- 188 g

8.9mm thickness

Fast charging 15W

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame

FM radio, RDS, recording

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

The HONOR 9X Pro comes with the 7nm Kirin 810 AI chipset. It means that this Octa-Core-SoC is a mid-range, yet very powerful and among the top flagship-level chipsets available in the market. Therefore, the HONOR 9X Pro will be able to seamlessly run all your favourite apps and games. The smartphone can run your favourite mobile games without any lags, and while consuming a lot less battery power. 

That’s not all, the AI-driven Kirin 810 AI chipset supports GPU Turbo 3.0 technology that enhances your gaming experience even further. The technology can help maximize chipset performance, leading to better graphics and an enhanced overall experience well suited for gamers of all levels.

On the latest HONOR 9X Pro, you can experience the company’s dedicated app distribution platform – the all-new AppGallery. The platform brings a lot of your favourite apps, much more global and local applications for you to explore, and is expected to provide you the best apps marketplace experience in a secure yet fun way. The AppGallery is new to India yet very promising as it already brings 2 years of global experience. However you may miss the play Store.

Now Let’s see details of its 10 specifications.

LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

6.59 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~84.3% screen-to-body ratio)

1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density)

Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1

Chipset- Kirin 710F (12 nm)

CPU- Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPU- Mali-G51 MP4

64GB 4GB RAM,

128GB 4GB RAM,

128GB 6GB RAM

Rear cameras

48 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Front Camera

Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.0µm

LED Flash, HDR, Panorama

Video- 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm (6.44 x 3.04 x 0.35 in)

Weight:- 196.8 g (6.95 oz)

8.8mm thickness

Charging 10W

Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame

FM radio

Pop up Selfie camera

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

These are 5 best available options under 15000. Now make your choice and grab one. Have a nice day.