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Best Mobile Phones Under ₹15000 in India


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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 that offer excellent value, are well priced and few of them will provide flagship-like performance.

A while ago we have done an 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 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.

List of Best Smartphones Under ₹15000 in India

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. Redmi Note 10

Redmi Note 10
Image Source – https://www.mi.com/in/redmi-note-10/specs

Redmi has recently updated its Note Series lineup with its 10th generation of devices. The Redmi Note 10 is the most affordable device among all of them. Everything, from design to specifications, has received a complete overhaul. The phone now features a plastic back with three color variant Shadow Black (Onyx Gray), Frost White (Pebble White), and Aqua Green (Lake).

On the front, it has a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. This is a major upgrade in the note series as all the previous-gen phones had IPS LCD. The display has a center punch hole notch for the front camera. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection also protects it.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 processor paired with 4 or 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of fast UFS 2.2 Internal Storage. On the software side, it runs on Android 11 based on MIUI 12 Skin. The performance on this device is amazing considering the price it comes at, great for everyday use and gaming.

The cameras here are also one of the best in this price range. On the back, it has a Quad camera setup with a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 13MP selfie camera. It can record 4K@30fps and support beauty mode, slow motion, night mode, and other features.

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The Redmi Note 10 has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock for security. It has a large 5000mAh battery inside, capable of giving you a full day of battery life on a single charge. It can also quickly recharge using the 33W Fast charger that comes inside the box.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SDM678 Snapdragon 678 (11nm)
RAM and Storage4GB RAM + 64GB | 4GB RAM + 128GB | 6GB RAM + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.43 inch (1080×2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front 13MP
Battery5000mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax | Bluetooth 5.0 | USB Type-C 2.0

2. Realme 8

Realme 8
Image Source – https://www.realme.com/in/realme-8/specs

Realme has upgraded its lineup with its latest Realme 8 series of smartphones. The Realme 8 is the most affordable smartphone among them and offers amazing value for money. The build quality of this smartphone is great, and it has shiny plastic back in Cyber Silver and Cyber Black with a bold Dare to Leap text on the back.

On the front, it has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. The display is very bright and also supports an Always-on display. Since it is an AMOLED display, Realme has added an Under Display Optical fingerprint sensor to secure the device. Just like the Note 10, it also has a punch hole notch.

The device is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 processor paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 Internal Storage. This is the most powerful device on this list, and pairing it with the new and improved Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11, the device feels very smooth. You can also expect great gaming performance on this device.

On the back, it has a Quad camera setup with a 64MP main sensor paired with an 8MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 16MP camera for taking selfies. The camera also features beauty mode, Night mode, Slow-motion videos, and many other features. You can also use the front camera for face unlock.

The Realme 8 has a 5000mAh battery inside along with 30W fast charging support. The phone can easily last you a full day on moderate usage, and you can quickly recharge it to 100% within 65 Mins. The only con of this device will be the slow under-display fingerprint scanner, which is a little hit or miss.

Technical Specifications

SoCMediatek Helio G95 (12nm)
RAM and Storage4/6/8GB RAM + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.4-inch (1080×2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front 13MP
Battery5000mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax | Bluetooth 5.1 | USB Type-C 2.0

3. Samsung Galaxy F12/Samsung Galaxy M12

Samsung has launched two new devices with the same specifications but on two different e-commerce platforms. The Galaxy M12 is an Amazon exclusive, while the Galaxy F12 is a Flipkart exclusive smartphone. The only major difference is in terms of the design. The Galaxy M12 comes with a plain back design, while the Galaxy F12 has a vertical striped back.

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They have a 6.5-inch PLS IPS Display with a screen resolution of 720×1600 pixels on the front. The display supports a 90Hz refresh rate and has a dewdrop notch for the front camera and speaker grille. The Corning Gorilla Glass protection also protects it. As other brands are offer AMOLED display, the 720P IPS LCD might be a bummer for some.

The Exynos 850 Processor powers both The Galaxy M12 and F12. You get 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of Internal Storage. The performance of these devices is decent, and they are only good for light usage and low multitasking. The device runs on Android 11 out of the box with One UI 3.1 skin on top and Go version of Google Apps.

The camera’s on these devices are a huge upgrade from the predecessor. They now pack a Quad camera setup with a combo of 48MP main sensor, 5MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has an 8MP camera for taking selfies. The camera performance on both devices is the same.

Moving on to the battery backup, it has a massive 6000mAh battery inside, which is good enough to last you an entire day on heavy usage. It comes with a 15W fast charger, so recharging the device will take some extra time. Choosing between these two phones comes down to your design and e-commerce platform preference.

Technical Specifications

SoCExynos 850 (8nm)
RAM and Storage4GB RAM + 64GB | 6GB RAM + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.5-inch (720×1600 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front 8MP
Battery6000mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax | Bluetooth 5.0 | USB Type-C 2.0

4. MOTOROLA G40 Fusion

Moto G40
Image Source – https://www.motorola.in/smartphones-moto-g40-fusion/p

The MOTOROLA G40 Fusion was recently unveiled and finally a device worth recommending in the budget segment. The G40 Fusion has a new and improved design, and it has a plastic back with a gradient color finish. There are two color variants to choose from Dynamic Gray and Frosted Champagne. The camera bump also has a different color finish which makes it look attractive.

On the front, it has a large 6.8-inches IPS LCD with a screen resolution of 1080×2460 pixels. It supports HDR10 and has a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Overall, the device feels very smooth, and you can also play games that support a high refresh rate. It has a center punch hole notch for the front camera and has a water-repellent coating.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.1 Internal Storage. The device runs on Android 11 out of the box with Stock Android. This is one of the major advantages, you don’t have to experience ads and bloatware slowing your device.

On the back, it has a Triple camera setup with a combo of 64MP main sensor, 8MP ultrawide lens, and 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 16MP camera for taking selfies. The fingerprint scanner is mounted inside the Moto logo, and it also supports face unlock.

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The phone can easily last you an entire day on heavy usage thanks to the massive 6000mAh battery. It supports 20W Quick Charge 4.0; however, refilling the massive battery will take some extra time. The Moto G40 fusion is a great choice if you specifically look for a clean Android experience with regular Android and Security patch updates.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G (8nm)
RAM and Storage6GB RAM + 64GB | 6GB RAM + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.8-inch (1080×2460 pixels)
CameraTriple Rear 64MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front 16MP
Battery6000mAh
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax | Bluetooth 5.0 | USB Type-C 2.0

5. Redmi Note 9 Pro

Redmi Note 9 Pro
Image Source – https://www.mi.com/in/buy/product/redmi-note-9-pro

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is the latest smartphone in the Note 9 Series followed by two other smartphones. This one falls in the middle and packs some slight upgrades when it comes to design, camera, and battery. However, performance is a little downgrade from its predecessor. The device has front and back glass and comes in three color variant Tropical Green, Glacier White, and Interstellar Gray.

On the front, it has a 6.67 inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels. The screen has the 20:9 aspect ratio design with a punch-hole notch and very minor bottom bezels. Although it is not an AMOLED display. the screen quality is great, and you get Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and back.

The device is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset paired with Adreno 618 GPU. The performance here is top-notch, especially in this price range. It is great for all day to day tasks as well as heavy gaming. You get 6GB of RAM and 64/128GB of Internal Storage. On the software side, you get MUI 11 Skin on top of Android 10.

The Cameras on the device are also amazing in this price segment. You get a Quad rear-facing camera setup with a combo of 64MP Primary sensor, 8MP Ultrawide Sensor, 5MP Macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP camera for taking selfies. Some other features of the camera include LED flash, HDR, Beauty Mode, and Night Mode.

Connectivity features on this device include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, IR Blaster, USB 2.0, and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. In terms of security, you get a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock. The device has a large 5020 mAh battery inside along with 30W Qualcomm Fast Charging support.

Technical Specifications

SoCQualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
Ram and Storage6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.67 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP | Front 16 MP
Battery 5020 mAh

6. Realme 7

Realme 7
Image Source – https://buy.realme.com/in/goods/236

Realme has launched a couple of new smartphones recently, and Finally, Realme has tried something new with the design, and it can be seen with the Realme 7 Series of Smartphone. This time you get a Dual toned back design that comes in Mist Blue and Mist White color variant. Both the color variant looks amazing.

On the front, you get a 6.5 inch IPS LCD with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The display has a punch hole notch for the front camera, and it also has the 90 Hz Refresh Rate. The display is bright with 480 nits of brightness, and it is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

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The device is powered by the newly launched Mediatek Helio G95 Processor Paired with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. The performance on this device is slightly improved as compared to its predecessor. It runs on Android 10 Based on Realme UI Skin on top, and you can grab this phone in two variants 6GB and 8GB RAM with 64 GB or 128GB Storage.

Cameras are also improved, and this time you get a Quad Camera setup on the back with a 64MP Main sensor, 8MP Ultrawide sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP Macro Lens. On the front, you get a 16MP selfie camera. The camera also features an LED flash, HDR, 4K Recording with gyro-EIS.

Connectivity options here include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. To secure the device, it has a Side-mounted Fingerprint scanner and Faces Unlock. Finally, coming to the battery backup, it has a massive 5000 mAh battery along with 30W Fast Charging Support.

Technical Specifications

SoCMediatek Helio G95 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage64GB + 6GB RAM | 128GB + 8GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.5 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP | Front 16 MP
Battery 5000mAh

7. Realme Narzo 20 Pro

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Image Source – https://buy.realme.com/in/goods/248?id=677

Narzo is a fairly new series from Realme, and within a short time, they have launched more than five smartphones. The latest and greatest from the Series is the Realme Narzo 20 Pro, which packs very similar specs as the Realme 7. You get a Plastic back with a color shift design, available in White Knight and Black Ninja color variant.

On the front, it has a 6.5 inch IPS LCD with a Screen Resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels. The display is improved from the previous version and is very bright. It has a punch hole notch for the front camera. You also get Corning Gorilla Glass protection for the screen.

The device is powered by the Mediatek Helio G95 Chipset Paired with Mali G76 MC4 GPU. You can buy this phone in two variants 6GB + 64GB and 8GB + 128GB. On the software front, the device runs on Android 10 with Realme UI Skin on top. The performance here is top-notch for all day to day task and heavy gaming.

Now talking about the camera, it has a Quad Camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultrawide sensor, 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. You also get LED flash, HDR, 4K Video Recording, and Gyro-EIS. On the front, it packs a 16MP camera for taking selfies.

Connectivity options on this phone includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM radio USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go. Then you get a Side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock. Talking about battery backup, it has a 4500 mAh battery along with 65W fast charging support.

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Technical Specifications

SoCMediatek Helio G95 (12 nm)
Ram and Storage64GB + 6GB RAM | 128GB + 8GB RAM
Display and Resolution6.5 inches (1080 x 2400 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 48MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP | Front 16 MP
Battery 4500mAh

8. Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31
Image Source – https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-m31-m315f-6gb/SM-M315FZBDINS/

The Samsung Galaxy M31 is an upgrade to the Galaxy M30. This device has a very similar specification as compared to other devices in this budget however the major difference on this device is the huge battery. If you are someone who loves watching movies and tv shows and doesn’t want to care about charging then this device deserves a closer look.

On the front, you get a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The display has a water drop shaped notch for the front camera and very minor bezels around the screen. It also has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection. Since it is an AMOLED display viewing experience is going to be great.

Powering up the device is the company’s own Exynos 9611 processor paired with Mali-G72 GPU. The phone performs great for everyday tasks however don’t expect high-end gaming. Talking about the memory you get to choose between 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. Samsung has really improved its software, One UI 2.0 Skin based on Android 10 is what you get out of the box.

Samsung device always features the best in class cameras. On this device, you get a Quad rear-facing camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultrawide sensor, 5MP macro lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 32MP camera for taking selfies. Some other features here include LED Flash and HDR.

Connectivity options on this device include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, FM radio, RDS, recording, USB 2.0, and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Now coming to the best part, This phone packs a massive 6000 mAh battery inside along with 15W Fast Charging Support. This phone will easily last you 2 days on heavy usage.

Technical Specifications

SoCExynos 9611 (10nm)
Ram and Storage6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB
Display and Resolution6.4 inches (1080 x 2340 pixels)
CameraQuad Rear 64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5MP | Front 32 MP
Battery 6000mAh

Final Words

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, One UI, and Realme UI while the Moto G40 Fusion comes with Pure Stock Android so if you are looking or 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 8 or Redmi Note 10.

According to us the Great Bang for your bucks will be the Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Realme 8 which has a Great Design, a Good Camera, and also performs well. We hope this article was helpful for you in choosing the best smartphone for your needs. In case we missed something or if you have a suggestion then don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

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Summary List of Best Mobile Phones Under 15000 in India

Best Mobile Phones Under 15000 in IndiaPrice
Redmi Note 10₹ 12,499
Realme 8₹ 14,999
Samsung Galaxy F12/Samsung Galaxy M12₹ 10,999
MOTOROLA G40 Fusion₹ 13,999
Redmi Note 9 Pro₹ 13,499
Realme 7₹ 14,999
Realme Narzo 20 Pro₹ 13,999
Samsung Galaxy M31₹ 15,499

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Mehul Borichahttps://techrrival.com
Mehul Boricha is the founder of Tech Arrival & Astute Links. He is a computer and smartphone geek from Junagadh, Gujarat, India. He is a Computer Engineer by Education & an Entrepreneur by Passion. Apart from technology geek, he is an audiophile & loves to connect with people.

5 COMMENTS

    • Hello Veera,

      That’s a really great question. The Nokia 6.1 maybe a bit expensive if bought for 15k, it comes with Snapdragon 636 and now a lot of phone with the same chipset comes under 10k ????

  1. Thanks for the great collection. This post helped me to find the best smartphone. Keep posting. Please let me know for the upcoming posts.

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