10 BEST Camera Smartphones Under 15000 India 2019

Last Updated on 2018-12-20 by Shivam Setia

Image of 10 BEST Camera Smartphones Under 15000 India 2019

In this article, we take a look at the 10 best camera smartphones under 15000 or 15k. These midrange phones offer the latest features with high value for money. In addition to dual rear cameras, you will see that these phones also have a nice design, latest bezel-less or notch displays with 18:9 or 19:9 aspect ratio. While most of the phones have metal unibody build, some also have glass design and look stunning overall. Honor 8X and Nokia 6.1 Plus are 2 phones which you should definitely consider if you need a gorgeous looking device.

The price of smartphones in this list varies from Rs. 10000 to Rs. 15000. The phones around 15000 mark have higher RAM, Storage, and better processors. Still, all these mobile phones are good for multitasking and gaming. You won't notice any lag while switching between various apps as most of the phones have 3-4GB of RAM with 32 or 64GB of storage. 

Dual camera setup on these phones is different in some cases. Most phones have a color+color sensor or a color+monochrome sensor or a color + depth sensor. We like to see dual cameras with a wide angle lens but you won't find those here. It will take a year or so before we start seeing wide-angle cameras in midrange smartphones.

Let's take a look at the list best dual camera phones under 15000.

Deals/Offers: Get Great Offers + 10% Extra Discount in Flipkart Home Appliances Sale. See Deals Now!

Here's the list of 10 BEST Camera Smartphones Under 15000 India 2019

1. Realme U1 64GB

Realme U1 is a selfie-centric budget smartphone from Realme. It comes with a design similar to that of Realme 2 Pro. There is a large 6.3-inch display with a dewdrop notch on top. The bezels are thin and screen to body ratio is above 90% which is excellent. The back has a reflective design and is made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate does help to keep the phone lightweight. 

Realme U1 is powered by Helio P70 chipset which was launched recently. Helio P70 is a very powerful midrange chipset and beats chips like Kirin 710 and Snapdragon 636-660 in Antutu benchmarks. The power efficiency is decent as well and it does not heat even with heavy usages. The battery inside is 3500 mAh so it will give a backup of 1 day with normal usage.

The rear camera on U1 is a dual 13MP+2MP setup where 2MP is a depth sensor for portrait mode pictures. The rear camera performance is just okay and not the best in the segment. On the front, we have a 25MP single sensor which takes excellent pictures. The large pixel size helps a lot in low light pictures. If you take a lot of selfies then you are going to love Realme U1.

The phone comes in 2 variants: 3GB RAM 32GB Storage and 4GB RAM 64GB Storage. There is a difference of Rs. 2500 in the two variants so if your usage is not that heavy and you are going to use just social media apps and take selfies from the front camera then go for the lower variant. If you use a lot of apps and games then go for the 4-64GB variant. 

Realme U1 64GB is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64GB-4GB
Display6.3 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 2340 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP+2MP
Front Camera25MP
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorHelio P70 Chipset
Weight168g
Pros
Beautiful Design
Powerful Chipset
Great Selfie Camera
Nice Display
Cons
Rear Camera is not great

Price and Available Offers

The price of Realme U1 64GB is around Rs. 14499. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Amazon Button for buying best mobile phones under 15000

2. Honor 8X

Honor 7X was a decent smartphone with a decent display, average camera and battery and looks were not that great as well. The Honor 8X improves in all areas and is a much better package. It comes with a large 6.5-inch notch display with very thin bezels all around. The overall size of the phone is the same as any other 5.5-inch phone with 16:9 aspect ratio display. The display is bright and sharp with good colors and viewing angles. For the price, it is a very nice display and won't disappoint you. 

The back of the Honor 8X is made of polycarbonate and has a reflective dual tone design which looks very cool. Design-wise, this is clearly the best smartphone under 15000. The in-hand feel is also good and the phone feels premium.

The Honor 8X is powered by Kirin 710 processor which is an octa-core chipset running at 2.2GHz. For multitasking, there is 4GB of RAM and for storing pictures, songs, videos there is 64GB of storage. The processor and RAM combination is sufficient for medium to heavy usage and the phone doesn't lag even while switching between a lot of apps. There is also a 128GB variant if you are someone who likes to store a ton of data on their phones.

The Honor 8X comes with a large 3750 mAh battery which would last for 1 to 1.5 days with medium usage. With low usage, you can get even 2 days of backup. 

On the camera side, we have a dual 20MP+2MP setup on the rear and 16MP camera on the front for selfies. Portrait mode pictures can be taken from both front and rear cameras. The camera performance in daylight conditions is good. Pictures look nice with good amount of details. Color reproduction is decent and edge detection also works well in portrait mode. The low light performance is good but not great. Honor has also added plenty of AI features which do improve the camera performance in certain cases. 

Overall, Honor 8X is a great smartphone and is priced very well. It offers great value for money and is one of our favorite in under Rs. 15000 category of smartphones.

Honor 8X is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64GB-4GB
Display6.5
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080P
Back Camera20MP+2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3750 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
Processor2.2GHz Kirin 710 Octa Core
Weight177g
Pros
Gorgeous Design
Nice Display
Good Processor
Big Battery
Decent Cameras
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 8X is around Rs. 14999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Amazon Button for buying best mobile phones under 15000

3. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 comes with a new design. The back is polycarbonate but it has a reflective back design which looks really nice. The dual camera setup is placed vertically on the top left and the logo and fingerprint sensor are placed at the center. On the front, we have a 6.26-inch Full HD+ notch display. The notch size is fine and it houses the front camera, flash, and speaker. The display has good color reproduction but the brightness isn't that great and you will notice that only while using the phone outdoors in bright conditions.

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. There are 3 variants available 3GB 32GB, 4GB 64GB and 6GB 64GB. If your usage is low, 3-32GB variant would be fine for you, for medium usage go for 4-64 and heavy users can go for 6GB RAM variant so get a smooth experience. Snapdragon 660 processor performs really well with Stock Android and you won't notice any lag during the day to day usage. Medium and heavy games also run fine on Zenfone Max Pro M2.

On the camera side, we have a dual camera setup on the back. Asus is using a 12 MP Sony IMX486 sensor which comes with F1.8 aperture, 6P Lens and 1.25 µm (micrometer) pixel size for photos that are bright and vibrant. EIS support is also there which would help in recording stable 4K videos. The 5MP secondary sensor is used to provide depth effect in portrait mode pictures. The edge detection is decent but not the best. Asus should improve this with a software update. On the front, we get a 13MP camera with flash for low light selfies. The performance of the front camera is good and it can take well-detailed pictures with good color reproduction. 

On the battery side, Asus has added a massive 5000 mAh battery which would last for 2 days on a single charge. Even with a big battery, the phone weighs 175g and is not that heavy.

Overall, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is an impressive mid-range smartphone. If you have a budget of Rs. 15000 then this is one of the best options available.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display15.9 cm (6.26 inch) IPS In-cell
ResolutionFHD+ 2280 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera13MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa Core
Weight175 g
Pros
Nice Design
Massive 5000mAh Battery
Good Camera Setup
Snapdragon 660 Processor
Stock Android
Cons

Price and Available Offers

The price of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is around Rs. 14999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Flipkart Buy Button of one of the best phones under Rs 15000

4. Redmi Note 6 Pro 6GB

Redmi Note 6 Pro is the successor of Redmi Note 5 Pro which was the bestselling dual camera phone of 2018. Note 6 Pro is very much like the 5 Pro and has some little improvements. The design and body are same as that of Note 5 Pro. The only major change in looks is that the display has a notch on the top. The dual camera placement on the back is still same as before.

The battery, processor and RAM/Storage configurations are also same as before. Note 6 Pro also gives excellent battery backup like Note 5 Pro. You can expect it to last for around 2 days with low to medium usage. The Snapdragon 636 processor with 4/6GB of RAM handles the multitasking well with no lag in the day to day usage. Games also run fine on the Redmi Note 6 Pro.

The camera has some big improvements. The dual camera sensor on the back is still 12MP+5MP but has a larger aperture and bigger pixel size which helps a lot in low light photography. General pictures taken indoors look way better as compared to the pictures takes on Note 5 Pro so that a plus. On the front, Xiaomi has added a secondary sensor with the main 20MP sensor and the selfies also come out good with proper edge detection. You can also change the amount of bokeh after taking the pictures.

Overall, Redmi Note 6 Pro is a well-balanced device with great camera performance. If you are a Redmi fan and need a good camera phone then go for it, otherwise, take a look at Realme 2 Pro and Honor 8X which look much better than Note 6 Pro but cameras aren't that good.

Redmi Note 6 Pro 6GB is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-6 GB
Display15.9 cm (6.26 inch) IPS (In-cell)
ResolutionFHD+ 2280 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP + 2MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Weight181 gm
Pros
Good Cameras
Decent Display
Excellent Battery
Fast Charging
Lag Free Multitasking
Cons
No Type C Port
Comes with normal charger

Price and Available Offers

The price of Redmi Note 6 Pro 6GB is around Rs. 15999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Flipkart Buy Button of one of the best phones under Rs 15000

5. Mi A2

Mi A2 is the successor of last year's Mi A1 which was Xiaomi's first Android One phone. It came with stock android, great camera, nice design and a great price. Mi A1 was one of the bestsellers in India and this year Xiaomi has launched the Mi A2. 

Mi A2 has a similar metal unibody design like the Mi A1. The display on the front is now 5.99 inches 18:9 aspect ratio display. The display is of good quality with nice colors, good contrast and saturation. The display is covered by Gorilla glass which will protect it from scratches. 

This time Xiaomi has placed a 20MP+12MP dual rear camera on the Mi A2. There is no telephoto lens like there was last time so you cannot zoom in without losing quality. The front camera is 20MP sensor. Like Mi A2, Mi A2 also takes great pictures with a lot of details, good colors. Portrait mode also works well with good edge detection. 

The Mi A2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset which is a powerful midrange processor. There is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Powerful processor, plenty of RAM and stock android makes the phone very fluid. It can handle multiple apps and games with ease. You can also play heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 9. 

Mi A2 has some negatives as well. First one is that it does not have a headphone jack. The second one is that it does not have a MicroSD slot to increase storage and the third is the average battery. The battery is just 3010 mAh and would last for a day on low to medium usage. With heavy usage, you will exhaust the battery in the evening which isn't great. 

Go for Mi A2 if you need a great camera, stock Android experience under 15000 to 20000 Rs.

Mi A2 is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.99 IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080p
Back Camera20MP+12MP Dual Camera
Front Camera12MP
Battery Capacity3010 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 660
Weight166 gm
Pros
Nice Display
Powerful Processor
Great Cameras
Stock Android
Cons
Average Battery
No Headphone Jack
No MicroSD Slot

Price and Available Offers

The price of Mi A2 is around Rs. 15999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Flipkart Buy Button of one of the best phones under Rs 15000
Amazon Button for buying best mobile phones under 15000

6. Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia 6.1 Plus is a stunning looking phone and is priced around Rs. 15000 in India. The design and display on this phone are just gorgeous. Nokia has gone with a notch display this time and it looks great. It has a 19:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ display. It is one of the best displays in under 15000 category smartphones.

The phone has a glass design and is very well built. Because of 5.8 inch display and thin bezels, the overall size of the device is small compared to other 6 inch phones like Redmi Note 5 Pro. You won't face any trouble with one hand usage. 

Inside the Nokia 6.1 Plus, we have a Snapdragon 636 chipset which is a great performer. The RAM is 4GB and storage is 64GB. The phone runs on stock android with no bloatware at all. Overall performance is very snappy with no lag whatsoever. You can play heavy games on it or use a ton of apps and this device will be able to handle it. 

The camera on the rear is a 16MP+5MP dual sensor for portrait mode pictures. The front selfie camera is a 16MP sensor which can also take portrait mode pictures and is also used for Face unlock. The camera performance is great in outdoor well-lit conditions. Camera performance is more or less the same as Redmi Note 5 Pro. 

The negative point about Nokia 6.1 Plus is the battery. It is just a 3060 mAh battery which would last for a day on medium usage. The phone does support QuickCharge 3.0 so you will be able to charge your phone quickly if you have a fast charger.

Overall, it is a great phone from Nokia with gorgeous design and excellent performance. The pricing is really good and it gives tough competition to phones like Asus Zenfone Max Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is our favorite phone in this range.

Nokia 6.1 Plus is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.8 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFHD+ 2280 x 1080 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 5MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3060 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1.0
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octacore
Weight151 gm
Pros
Stunning Design
Gorgeous Display
Stock Android
Great Performance
Good Cameras
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Nokia 6.1 Plus is around Rs. 15999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Flipkart Buy Button of one of the best phones under Rs 15000

7. Honor 9N

Honor 9N is very similar to Honor 9 Lite. The main thing that has changed is the display. Honor 9N comes with a notch display which is a trend these days. The display size is 5.84 inches and the resolution is Full HD Plus. It is a nice display with good colors and viewing angles. The overall glass design of the phone gives it a premium look. Because there is no metal and the battery capacity is just 3000, the phone is very lightweight and easy to use. The glass back looks great but it is very slippery so having a case would be a good choice to protect the phone.

The camera on the Honor 9N is a dual 13MP+2MP sensor for taking portrait mode bokeh effect shots. The front camera is a single 16MP sensor and it can also take bokeh effect pictures. The camera performance is good in good lighting conditions. Under low light indoor conditions, the performance is average.

The battery on this phone is 3000mAh and you can expect just a day of backup on a single charge. Heavy users might need to plug the device in the evening. 

The phone comes in 3 variants: 3GB 32GB, 4GB 64GB and 4gb 128GB. The first one is priced at 11999, second at 13999 and the 128GB storage variant is priced at 17999. The middle variant 4GB 64GB is the most balanced one and provides the best value for money. The Kirin 659 processor with 4GB of RAM is a good configuration to handle multitasking and gaming. Performance wise, the Kirin 659 chipset is similar to Snapdragon 625. 

Go for Honor 9N if you are looking for a notch display phone under 10000 to 15000 Rs. If notch display is not a requirement then Asus Zenfone Max Pro or Redmi Note 5 Pro are better options.

Honor 9N is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.84 inches TFT-LCD
Resolution2280 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorKirin 659 Octa Core
Weight152 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Good Display
Decent Camera Performance
Lag Free Multitasking
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 9N is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Flipkart Buy Button of one of the best phones under Rs 15000

8. Redmi Y2

Redmi Y2 is a camera smartphone from Xiaomi. Last year Xiaomi launched the Y1 with a great selfie camera. The Y2 gets dual rear camera as well so it is a good upgrade. The Redmi Y2 comes with a 6 inch 18:9 aspect ratio display of HD+ resolution. The build quality of the phone is solid. The design is same as other Xiaomi phones so nothing special there. It looks decent overall.

Redmi Y2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset which is the same processor we saw on various other Xiaomi phones like Note 4, Note 5, Max 2. Snapdragon 625 is a decent performer and is very power efficient. There are 2 variants available: 3GB-32GB and 4GB-64GB. Both variants perform well and are capable of handling multiple apps and games without any issues. If you are a heavy user, go for 4GB RAM variant.

The camera is the USP of Redmi Y2 so let's talk about it. The rear camera is a dual 12MP+5MP setup similar to what we saw on Redmi Note 5 Pro. The camera performs really well in outdoor conditions. Images are sharp with good colors. Portrait mode works great and edge detection is good with decent bokeh effect on the back. 

The front selfie camera of the Redmi Y2 is a 16MP sensor with a Flash which helps to improve image quality in low light conditions. The Y2 can also take portrait mode selfies. Front camera uses AI Beautification to makes your images look better. You will be impressed by its performance. 

Redmi Y2 comes with a 3080 mAh capacity battery which will last for a day on a single charge. Redmi Y2 runs on MIUI 9.5 which is a skin based on the latest Android 8.1. Redmi Y2 is a great phone for those who take a look of pictures. It also performs well in other areas. 

Redmi Y2 is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.99 LCD IPS
ResolutionHD+ 720p
Back Camera12MP+5MP Dual Camera
Front Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3080 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorSnapdragon 625
Weight168 gm
Pros
Solid Build Quality
Large Display
Great Camera Performance
No Lag
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
Cons
HD Resolution Display

Price and Available Offers

The price of Redmi Y2 is around Rs. 9999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Flipkart Buy Button of one of the best phones under Rs 15000
Amazon Button for buying best mobile phones under 15000

9. Moto G6

Moto G series phones have been our favorite phones over last few years. Motorola has done well with the design time and the Moto G6 looks like a premium device thanks to the glossy reflective back panel and large 18:9 aspect ratio display on the front with Full HD resolution. The display panel is sharp with good color reproduction.

The Moto G6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset which is the latest chipset in 400 series and its performance is similar to Snapdragon 625 processor. There are 2 variants: 3GB-32GB and 4GB-64GB. The software is stock android with almost no bloatware so even the 3GB RAM variant works smooth and you won't face any lags. Games also run fine on both variants. However, if you are going to use a lot of apps and games then we recommend the 4GB 64GB variant of the Moto G6.

The Moto G6 comes with a 12MP + 5MP dual camera on the back side and a 16MP camera sensor on the front for taking selfies. Both cameras perform really well outdoors. Indoor performance of cameras is just decent. The camera interface is slow and can be frustrating at times. 

Moto G6 is a balanced smartphone overall. It looks great and performs well. We would have loved a more powerful processor here like the Snapdragon 636 which would have made it a great deal.

Moto G6 is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM32 GB-3 GB
Display5.7 IPS Display
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080 x 2160 Pixels
Back Camera12MP+5MP Dual Camera
Front Camera16MP
Battery Capacity3000
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo v8.0 Oreo
ProcessorSnapdragon 450
Weight150 gm
Pros
Beautiful Design
Nice Display
Good Camera Perormance
Dedicated MicroSD
Stock Android
Cons
Slow Camera

Price and Available Offers

The price of Moto G6 is around Rs. 13999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Flipkart Buy Button of one of the best phones under Rs 15000
Amazon Button for buying best mobile phones under 15000

10. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro was launched as a Flipkart exclusive smartphone. It has a 5.99 inches Full HD Plus display which is very bright and clear and one the top-notch quality in this pricing. It is packed with performance as it is powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which has an Antutu Benchmark score of 110000 and has 4 GB of RAM. It can easily handle games at highest graphics setting and multiple apps together. 

In the camera department, it has a dual rear camera having 13 MP and 5 MP sensors which clicks beautiful photos which are crisp and sharp. It also clicks beautiful portrait shots. On the front camera, we have an 8 MP sensor which is not the best and struggles a lot in the low lighting conditions. It has a storage of 64 GB onboard which can be expanded up to 2 TB via the dedicated MicroSD card slot. 

It has a battery rated at 5000 mAh which lasts for more than 1.5 days and can even extend up to 2 days. Another positive point about this laptop is that it runs on Stock Android with Android Oreo 8.0 with assured updates of Android P and Q versions.

This phone also comes in a variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32 of internal memory priced at 10999 and can be checked here.

So if you do not click a lot of selfies and are looking for a powerful phone with huge battery backup, then this phone is one of the best phones for a budget of under 15000.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.99 inch IPS LCD
ResolutionFull HD+ 2160 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 5MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Weight
Pros
Powerful Processor Snapdragon 636
Full HD Plus Display
Stock Android
Huge Battery Backup
Value For Money
Cons
Front Camera Images

Price and Available Offers

The price of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is around Rs. 12999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

Flipkart Buy Button of one of the best phones under Rs 15000

So this was our list of 10 best dual camera smartphones under 15000. We hope you were able to find a smartphone which suits your usage and budget. Let's take a look at our favorite dual camera phone under 15000

Our Favorite Camera Phone Under 15k

Mi A2 is our favorite camera phone. It will cost you a little above 15000. Here's the link to buy it:

Buy Mi A2

 

Source of list: Top Dual Camera Phones under 15k