List of best, top 10 Smartphones available under ₹15,000 in India

The Smartphone Market in India is growing day by day. On the back of the popularity of budget phones and vendors increasing their focus to making phones as well as high-value components locally despite pressure on margins. Under the ₹15,000 mark, smartphones have a number of a variety of range options. That is why we have made you a list of the top smartphones you can get in India under ₹15,000.

Here are the top ten Smartphones ranked from 10 to 1 under ₹15,000 in India (August 2018):

Mi A1

The Xiaomi Mi A1
The Xiaomi Mi A1

The Mi A1 was one of the reasons Xiaomi was able to capture the Smartphone Budget market in India. The A1 launched in September 2017, sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, resolution of 1080×1920 pixels as well as 401 pixels per inch. It is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor which is paired with 4GB RAM. Furthermore, it has an internal storage of 64GB which can be expanded up to 128GB. It features a 12MP+12MP dual rear camera along with an MP front camera.

A powerful 3080mAh battery backs up the smartphone. The MI A1 runs Android Nougat, which is upgradeable to Android Oreo and going on will receive the Android Pie update. This dual sim smartphone has connectivity options in Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. The Mi A1 is available in Black, Gold and Rose old colours for 15,400 on Flipkart.

Release date September 2017
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Processor 2GHz octa-core
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, expandable up to 128GB
Rear camera 12MP
Front camera 5MP
Operating System Android 7.1.2
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 3080 mAh

Honor 7X

The Honor 7X
The Honor 7X

Huawei Honor 7X beats the Redmi A1 to settle for the ninth place in the top ten smartphones under 15,000. Honor 7X sports a 5.93-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels as well as 407 pixels per inch. Powered by an Octa-core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor the Honor 7X is paired up with 4GB RAM. Furthermore, it has 32 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. Camera wise it does well with a 16MP+2MP dual rear camera as well as an 8MP front camera for selfies.

Honor 7X runs Android Nougat based EMUI 5.1, upgradeable to Android Oreo. The dual sim smartphone has connectivity options in Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. It is available in Black, Blue and Gold and priced at 10,999 on Amazon India.

Release date October 2017
Screen size (inches) 5.93
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Processor 1.7GHz octa-core
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 256GB
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 8MP
Operating System Android 7.0 based EMUI 5.1
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 3340 mAh

Vivo Y83

The Vivo Y83

The Vivo Y83 was launched in May 2018. It sports a 6.22-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution a 720×1520 pixels as well as 270 pixels per inch. At 6.22-inch, Vivo Y83 comes with the large display for a smartphone under 15000 rupees. A 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 is paired up with 4GB RAM to run the smartphone smoothly. Furthermore, it has an internal storage of 32GB, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. It packs a decent 13MP camera with LED flash as well as an 8MP front camera.

Vivo Y83 runs Android Oreo-based Funtouch OS. The dual sim phone runs on a moderate 3260mAh battery and has connectivity options in Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and USB OTG. VivoY82 is available in Black and Gold colours and is priced at 14,990 along with 10% cashback on Paytm. 

Release date May 2018
Screen size (inches) 6.22
Resolution 720×1520 pixels
Processor 2GHz octa-core
Chipset MediaTek Helio P22
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 256GB
Rear camera 13 MP
Front camera 8MP
Operating System Android 8.0 based Funtouch OS
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIMYes
Battery 3260 mAh

Honor 9 Lite

Honor 9 Lite

Coming at Seven in our list of Top ten under 15000 is the Huawei Honor 9 Lite. Launched in December last year, the Honor Lite sports a 5.64-inch IPS LCD display, a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels as well as best in class 427 pixel per inch. It runs on a 1.7GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659. Furthermore, it has 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB. Coming to the camera, it has a 13MP+2MP dual rear camera alongside a decent 13MP front camera for selfies.

The dual sim smartphone runs Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 skin and is backed up by a 3000mAh battery. In connectivity, it has options for Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G. The Honor 9 Lite costs 14,020 along with a cashback of 2524 on Paytm. 

Release date December 2017
Screen size (inches) 5.65
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Processor 1.7GHz octa-core
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
Rear camera 13MP
Front camera 13MP
Operating System Android 8.0 based EMUI 8.0
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 3000 mAh

 

Nokia 6.1

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Nokia launched the Nokia 6.1 smartphone in July 2018, therefore becoming the latest smartphone launched in our list of Top ten under 15,000. The 6.1 sports a 5.8-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display alongside a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and 401 PPI. It runs on 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor. It has two Variants Available- 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. Furthermore, both the variants have the option to expand until 400GB. The Nokia 6.1 similar to most Nokia phones, has a great camera in 16MP camera as well as a decent 8MP Front camera for clicking selfies.

A 3060mAh battery backs up the smartphone. It runs on Android Oreo and the dual Sim smartphone supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G connectivity. The Nokia 6.1 is priced at 15,200 for the 3GB RAM variant and 15,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. Both are available in Black Copper, Blue Gold and White Iron colours on Amazon India.

Release date July 2018
Screen size (inches) 5.80
Resolution 1080×2280 pixels
Processor octa-core
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, expandable up to 400GB
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 16MP
Operating System Android 8.1
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 3060 mAh

Lenovo K8 Note

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Lenovo launched K8 note back in August 2017. Therefore becoming the oldest phone Smartphone launched in our list of Top ten under 15000. Despite that, it beats most phones on the list. K8 note sports a 5.50-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display alongside a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and 401 PPI. It runs on a Deca Core (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A72 + 1.85 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.4 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 MediaTek Helio X23 Processor. It has two Variants Available- 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. Furthermore, both the variants have the option to expand until 256GB. It features a 13MP +5MP dual rear camera as well as a decent 13MP Front camera for clicking selfies.

It runs on Android Nougat and is upgradeable to Android Oreo. The dual Sim smartphone supports Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G connectivity. The K8 Note is priced at 8,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and 12,459 for the 4GB RAM variant. Both are available in Venom Black and Fine Gold colours on Amazon India.

Release date August 2017
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Processor 1.4GHz
Chipset MediaTek Helio X23
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 128 GB
Rear camera 13MP
Front camera 13MP
Operating System Android 7.1.1
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 4000 mAh

Moto G6

Moto G6
Moto G6

Motorola launched Moto G6 in April 2018 and sports a 5.70-inch IPS LCD display, a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels along with 424 PPI. A powerful 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 runs the G6. The Moto G6 has two Variants Available- 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. Furthermore, both the variants have the option to expand until 256GB. Coming to the camera, Moto G6 has a 12MP +5MP dual rear camera as well as a 16MP Front camera for clicking selfies.

It is the only phone on the list which runs the Android Oreo inbuilt and can upgrade to Android Pie when it will be available. The dual Sim smartphone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G connectivity. A 3000mAh battery backs up the smartphone. The Moto G6 is priced at 14,275 for the 3GB RAM variant and 15,873 for the 4GB RAM variant. Both are available in only Black colour on Flipkart.

Release date April 2018
Screen size (inches) 5.70
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Chipset Snapdragon 450
RAM 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256GB
Rear camera 12MP
Front camera 16MP
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 3000 mAh

Redmi Note 5 Pro

Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Redmi Note 5 pro is the third best available smartphone under 15000. The 5.99-inch smartphone was launched in February 2018. The Display is an IPS LCD screen and has a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels therefore 403 ppi. The phone is powered by the best processor in the range in 1.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 and paired with 4GB RAM. It has a decent internal storage in 64GB, expandable up to 128 GB. It has a decent 12MP+5MP dual rear camera as well as one of the best in class front cameras in 20MP.

The dual sim phone runs Android Nougat and also is upgradeable to Android Oreo. A powerful 4000mAh battery backs up the Note 5 Pro. In connectivity, it has Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue and is available at 15,299 on Paytm.

Release date February 2018
Screen size (inches) 5.99
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 4GB
Storage 64 GB, expandable up to128 GB
Rear camera 12MP
Front camera 20MP
Operating System Android 7.1.1
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 4000 mAh

Realme 1

Realme 1
Realme 1

Oppo launched Realme 1 recently in May 2018. The 6-inch smartphone has a unique design and a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels as well as 402 pixels per inch. It runs with a superpowerful 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor. Furthermore, the Realme 1 is one of the rare smartphones to provide 6GB RAM under 15000. It has a 128GB storage which is further expandable up to 256GB. For Photography, it packs a 13MP primary camera which can record HD videos. On the front, it has an 8MP camera to click selfies.

A 4010mAH battery backs up the dual sim smartphone. In connectivity options, it includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G. Oppo has set the price of Realme 1 at 13,990.00. It is available in solar red, Diamond Black and silver colours on Amazon India

Release date May 2018
Screen size (inches) 6.00
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Processor 2GHz octa-core
Chipset MediaTek Helio P60
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB, expandable up to 256GB
Rear camera 13 MP
Front camera 8MP
Operating System Android 8.1 Based ColorOS 5.0
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 3410 mAh

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

The Asus Zenphone is the best smartphone under 15000. It packs a too good for its range Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 processor. Max Pro M1 alongside Oppo Realme 1, are the only smartphones which provide 6GB RAM within the 15000 budget. Furthermore, it has an Internal storage of 32GB, which can be expandable to 2TB. It also features a 16MP+5MP dual camera and a 16MP front camera which clicks great selfies. The Phone that only released in April 2018, runs the latest Android Oreo. It sports a 5.99-inch display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels as well as 403ppi. A humongous 5000 mAh battery backs up the phone.

In connectivity options, the dual-sim smartphone includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is available in black and Grey and will be coming soon in the stores at ₹14,999. It has 2 more variants available in 3GB RAM at ₹10,499 and 4GB RAM at ₹12,499 on Flipkart.

Release date April 2018
Screen size (inches) 5.99
Resolution
1080×2160 pixels
Processor Octa-Core
Chipset Snapdragon 636
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 2TB
Rear camera 13MP
Front camera 8MP
Operating System Android Oreo 8.1
Dual Sim Yes, Nano-SIM+Nano-SIM
Battery 5000 mAh

So, here was the list of top Ten Smartphones Under ₹15,000. If you have any query or suggestions, please write in the comment box.

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