TOP 10 Best Smartphones Under 15000 in India 2019

Last Updated on 2018-12-19 by Shivam Setia

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2019 is here and we have seen a lot of launches recently in the budget and midrange category. That's why we have come up with the latest list of best smartphones under 15000 available in India as of 2019.

Latest phones like Realme U1, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, and 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 636 or 660 or Helio P70 chipsets. All these chipsets are powerful and with 4GB of RAM they can handle a lot of apps and games without any issues. On the camera side, you will see dual cameras on most of the phones. Some of the phones have really good front and rear cameras and take excellent pictures. Selfie lovers are also going to find plenty of options below with great front cameras.

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 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

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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

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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

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4. Motorola One Power

Motorola One Power is Motorola's Android One smartphone with a massive 5000 mAh battery. It is priced around Rs. 15000 and in India and comes with decent specs. Looks wise, Motorola One Power is a just like other smartphones in this range. It has a metal unibody design with a dual camera placed vertically on the back with fingerprint at the center. The display is 19:9 aspect ratio notch display and 6.2 inches large. The bezels around the display are narrow and overall size of the device is manageable. 

The device is a bit heavy at 205 gms. This is mainly because of the massive 5000 mAh battery inside the device. You can expect a backup of 2 days on a single charge with medium to heavy usage. With low usage, it can last for 2.5 to 3 days which is excellent. 

The One Power is powered by Snapdragon 636 chipset and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The OS is stock Android with no bloatware so 4GB RAM is able to handle multiple apps and games with ease. Regular day to day usage is a breeze. Since it is an Android One smartphone, the software updates should be pretty quick.

On the camera side, we have a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera setup and 16MP front camera. The MP numbers are great but the performance is average at best. If the camera is your priority then Moto One Power is going to disappoint you. It is not like the pictures are terrible, they look fine overall but you can get much better performance with phones like Redmi Note 6 Pro and Mi A2.

Overall, Moto One Power is a decent smartphone for those who need a smartphone with a clean Android experience and a massive battery. 

Motorola One Power is one of the best phones under 15000
Storage-RAM64 GB-4 GB
Display15.75 cm (6.2 inch) LTPS IPS
ResolutionFHD+ 1080 x 2246 pixels
Back Camera16MP + 5MP
Front Camera12MP
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Weight205 gm
Pros
Solid Build Quality
Excellent Battery Backup
Nice Display
Stock Android
Cons
A bit heavy

Price and Available Offers

The price of Motorola One Power 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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5. Redmi Note 6 Pro

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 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 Camera20MP + 2MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
ConnectivityDual Sim
SoftwareAndroid Oreo 8.1
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636
Weight181gm
Pros
Decent Display
Good Camera Performance
Excellent Battery Backup
No Lag
Fast Charging Supported
Cons
No Type C Port
Fast Charger Not Included

Price and Available Offers

The price of Redmi Note 6 Pro 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. 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

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7. 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. 11990. The prices keep changing so please check the latest price and available deals & offers at links below

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8. 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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9. 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

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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

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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 favorite:

Our Favourite Phone 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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