TOP 10 Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India 2018

Last Updated on 2018-09-02 by Geetansh Arora

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It's the first half of the year 2018 and we have seen a lot of launches. That's why we have come up with the latest list of best smartphones under 15000 available in India as of 2018.

Latest phones like Realme 2, Asus Zenfone Max Pro, Nokia 6.1 plus which come with a notch or bezel-less displays and dual cameras have been added to our list. Nokia 6.1 Plus is a stunning looking smartphone and is one of our favorites. 

All the phones we have listed come with 3 or 4GB of RAM with 32 or 64GB of storage. Plus, most of the smartphones are running on Snapdragon 430, 625, 636 or Helio P60/X23 chipsets. Snapdragon 430 is an entry-level chipset and is not recommended for heavy gamers but other 2 chipsets are great and heavy users won't face any issues. Go with a phone with Snapdragon 636 or Helio P60 if you want to play heavy games like PUBG or Asphalt 9.

Plus, all the phones listed are 4G compatible so you won't face any issues with your Airtel, Jio, Vodafone 4G sim cards.

So let's take a look at the best smartphones under 15000. We have also included our favorite from this list of Best Smartphones under 15000 at the end.

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Here's the list of TOP 10 Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India 2018

1. 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. 16999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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2. Samsung Galaxy On6

Samsung Galaxy On6 is Samsung's budget phone priced under Rs. 15000 in India. It comes with the latest tall display, solid build, and good cameras. The display is 5.6 HD + sAMOLED Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The phone is lightweight and looks great overall. The build quality is excellent.

On6 is powered by1.6 GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 Processor which is a decent chipset to handle everyday usage like social media apps, casual gaming etc. There is 4GB RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage and expandable up to 256 GB with a MicroSD card. The hardware configuration is decent for most of the users. If you are a heavy user and play games like PUBG then you should go for powerful phones like Nokia 6.1 Plus or Asus Zenfone Max Pro. 

The battery inside is just 3000 mAh which is disappointing. With medium usage, you will get a battery backup of just a day. With heavy usage, you might need to charge it in the evening. 

The Samsung On6 has a very capable set of cameras. The rear camera is a 13MP shooter and the front camera is an 8MP sensor.  Both come with an enhanced f/1.9 aperture nice pictures in daylight and low light conditions. You can also use Live Stickers, Stamps, and Filters. 

 Samsung On6 has Face Unlock and Fingerprint Scanner for security. Fingerprint sensor works well. Face unlock is a hit or miss. 

Samsung phones are usually overpriced but On6 offers good value for money. So go for it if you are looking for a Samsung phone under 15000.

Samsung Galaxy On6 is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.6 inch Super AMOLED
ResolutionHD+ 720 x 1480 Pixels
Back Camera13MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
Processor1.6 GHz Exynos Octa Core
Weight154 gm
Pros
Solid Build
Nice Display
Good Cameras
4GB RAM
Cons
Average Battery

Price and Available Offers

The price of Samsung Galaxy On6 is around Rs. 13490. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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3. 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

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4. 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. 11999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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5. 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

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6. Oppo Realme 1 128GB

Realme is a new brand of Oppo. Realme has been launched by Oppo to compete with Redmi in India and the first phone Realme 1 is a solid offering at a great price.

Realme 1 has looks and build quality similar to Oppo F7. The phone is lightweight and easy to use. There is a diamond cut design on the back which is reflected differently at different angles. The front and back both are covered with glass. The display on the Realme 1 is 6 inches large 18:9 aspect ratio display. The display colors are nice and vivid. Viewing angles are decent as well.

Inside the Realme 1, there is MediaTek Helio P60 processor which is a very powerful processor. It even beats the Snapdragon 636 on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The phone can handle heavy applications and games with ease and you won't notice any lags during day to day usage. The P60 processor is very power efficient as well and even with just 3410 mAh battery, you will get 1 to 1.5 days of backup.

The camera on the back is 13MP and on the front is 8MP. The camera performance is good in outdoor conditions and average in indoor conditions. There is no fingerprint sensor on this device and you need to use the face unlocking feature which works very well. It can unlock the phone in just 0.1 to 0.2 seconds and is accurate as well.

There are 3 variants available: 3GB 32GB, 4GB 64GB and 6GB 128GB at 8999, 10999 and 13999 respectively. All variants are well priced by Oppo and offer very high value for money. If your usage is not heavy go for the 3-32GB variant. If you like to store a lot of apps and games and movies, music etc then go for the highest 6GB 128GB variant. 

Overall, Realme 1 is a great phone under 10000 and 15000 and our favorite as well.

Oppo Realme 1 128GB is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM128-6
Display6 LCD IPS
ResolutionFull HD+ 1080p
Back Camera13 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity3410 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P60
Weight154 gm
Pros
Nice Design
Powerful Processor
Plenty of RAM and Storage
Dedicated MicroSD
Good Display
Cons
No Fingerprint Sensor

Price and Available Offers

The price of Oppo Realme 1 128GB is around Rs. 13999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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7. Vivo Y83

Vivo Y83 has an amazing design with a notch display. It looks amazing and has minimum bezels all over the periphery. It has a 6.22-inch HD+ full view display which is bright and good to use. The back of the phone is made of metal with matte finish.

It is powered by the MediaTek Helios P22 chipset and has 4 GB of RAM and scores around 70000 on the Antutu. It has 32 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 256 GB using a dedicated SD card slot. It is not the best performer in this segment of under 15K and is not meant to play high-end games but the basic day to day usage with decent multitasking and mid-level games are handled easily.

The rear camera has a 13 MP sensor while the rear camera has an 8 MP sensor. Both front and rear camera click decent pictures like other smartphones in this price range but struggles a bit in low light and have some noise in the images. Vivo Y83 has a battery rated at 3260 mAH and lasts for about one day.  It also supports both face and fingerprint unlocking and both of them works perfectly fine and are accurate with no sluggishness. 

This smartphone runs on FunTouch OS which is a custom skin based on Android Oreo but has some bloatware and has been designed to look like iOS. If you have a budget of under 15000 and want a smartphone which performs decently well in all the departments, then you can look at it but other smartphones like Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 have better value for money and offer a lot better performance.

Vivo Y83 is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM32 GB-4 GB
Display6.22 inch IPS In-cell
ResolutionHD+ 1520 x 720 Pixels
Back Camera13MP
Front Camera8MP
Battery Capacity3260 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorMediatek Helio P22
Weight151 g
Pros
Amazing Design and Looks
Sleek and Light Weight
Face Unlocking
Dedicated SD card slot
Cons
Low Light Images.
Bloatware Installed

Price and Available Offers

The price of Vivo Y83 is around Rs. 13990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. 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

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9. Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the Pro variant of Redmi Note 5 and is a lot more powerful than the Note 5. 

The overall design and display is same as Redmi Note 5 but the processor inside the dual camera on the back and front selfie camera are much better. Inside you have Snapdragon 636 which is 80% more powerful than Snapdragon 625 on Redmi Note 5. Apps open and close very fast and overall experience is very snappy. 

The cameras have received a major upgrade as well. There is a dual camera on the back with 12MP+5MP sensors. The camera takes beautiful photos with depth/blue effect also known as portrait mode.

The front selfie camera is also great. It is a 20MP camera sensor and takes beautiful shots. It can also take portrait mode pictures.

Overall, it is the best phone under 15000. A dedicated MicroSD slot would have made the deal even better.

Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.99 inch IPS (in-cell)
ResolutionFull HD+ 2160 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Nougat 7.1.2
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Weight
Pros
Beautiful Design
Large Bezel-less Display
Excellent Chipset
Excellent Battery Backup
Great Dual Camera
Cons
Hybrid Sim

Price and Available Offers

The price of Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB is around Rs. 13999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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10. Honor 9 Lite 64 GB

Honor 9 Lite comes with Dual camera at both front and back. It looks truly beautiful with a glass back, infinity display and offers a great multitasking experience. We think, at this price point, the user experience is mesmerising and comes as a strong competition to Mi A1.

Honor 9 Lite 64 GB is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display5.65 inch IPS LCD
Resolution2160 x 1080 Pixels
Back Camera13MP + 2MP
Front Camera13MP + 2MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8
ProcessorKirin 659
Weight
Pros
Fullview display
Dual Camera at front and back
Smooth Multitasking
Beautiful looks
Cons
Hybrid Sim Slot

Price and Available Offers

The price of Honor 9 Lite 64 GB is around Rs. 14999. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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So this was our list of best smartphones under 15000 in India. We hope the list was helpful to our users. If you are confused then take a look at our favourite:

Our Favourite Under 15000

Our favorite smartphone under 15000 is Nokia 6.1 Plus as it offers stunning design, powerful processor, and great performance. It has an excellent configuration for this pricing. Here's the link:

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