India is the world’s second-biggest smartphone market, but most of the action happens in the budget segment. The segment under Rs 15,000 is the hottest and there are a lot of options to choose from. While all of them have something good to offer, the best smartphones under 15,000 are true allrounders ensuring good performance, good cameras, and long battery life. Some even offer new stunning designs and high-end displays. All said and done, the best phones you get under Rs 15,000 can make an expensive flagship look pointless.

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is the latest addition to the ever-popular Note series from Xiaomi and is the best smartphone to pick up under Rs 15,000. It simply offers the best hardware and software combination right now, along with a new attractive design. The Note 9 Pro now features a punch-hole display that stretches all the way to the edges. It’s fairly bright indoors, but colors look faded out in the sun. But there’s Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides, along with reinforced edges and an ergonomic design that’s good for texting on the go.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is also quite powerful with the Snapdragon 720G at the heart of things. The variant under Rs 15,000 offers 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is good enough for basic users. The Note 9 Pro also lasts well over a day thanks to a large 5020mAh battery and even tops up with an 18W fast charger which you get out of the box.

As for the camera, the Note 9 Pro uses the new Samsung ISOCELL+ GM2 48MP sensor in the primary camera with f/1.79 with good results. Images look sharp and detailed at the default 12MP resolution. Xiaomi also employs its own set of algorithms that can enhance a typical landscape shot with more vibrancy and dynamic range. Additionally, there is an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro lens that lets you go as close as 2cm to the subject, and a depth sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP camera for selfies.
2. Samsung Galaxy M21


With the Samsung Galaxy M21, Samsung provides the powerful 6000 mAh battery along with all-round features comprising of a 48 MP rear camera in Triple camera set up and 20 MP front camera and an immersive AMOLED screen.
  • 48MP (F2.0) Main Camera +8MP (F2.2) Ultra Wide Camera +5MP(F2.2) Depth Camera | 20MP (F2.2) front-facing camera
  • 16.21 centimeters (6.4-inch) FHD+ capacitive touchscreen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution 16M color support
  • Memory, Storage & SIM: 6GB RAM | 128GB storage expandable up to 512GB| Dual SIM with dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • Android 10.0 operating system with 2.3GHz Exynos 9611-Octa Core processor
  • 6000mAH lithium-ion battery
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase
  • Box also includes: Travel Adapter, USB Cable, Ejection Pin, User Manual
  • Widevine L1 certification for HD streaming
3. Realme 5 Pro


Right from texting your buddies to clicking incredible pictures - the Realme 5 Pro lets you do more of what you love. Powered by a 10 nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE processor, this phone lets you multitask seamlessly. Thanks to the 48 MP AI Quad Camera, you can capture beautiful scenic views on the film. Watch everything on its 16 cm (6.3) FHD+ Mini-drop display come to life.
  • 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP rear camera | 16MP front camera
  • 16.002 centimeters (6.3-inch) Full HD+ capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 409 PPI pixel density
  • Memory, Storage & SIM: 4GB RAM | 64GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB | Dual SIM (nano+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • Android Pie 9.0 operating system with 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM712 octa-core processor, Adreno 616
  • 4035mAH lithium-ion battery. f/1.8 aperture
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase
  • Box also includes: Adapter (5V/4A), Important Info Booklet with Warranty Card, Quick Guide, SIM Card Tool, Screen Protect Film, Case
  • Powered by a 10 nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE processor
  • Display: 16 cm (6.3) FHD+ Mini-drop display
4. Samsung Galaxy M30s


With the Samsung Galaxy M30s, Samsung introduces a 6000 mAh battery for the first time in this price segment- along with all-round features comprising of a 48 MP rear camera in triple camera set up and an immersive AMOLED screen. This Device which comes in the color Opal Black is described on the Box as “Black”
  • 48MP + 8MP + 5MP triple rear camera | 16MP front-facing camera
  • 16.21 centimeters (6.4-inch) FHD+ capacitive touchscreen with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution 16M color support
  • Memory, Storage & SIM: 4GB RAM | 64GB storage expandable up to 512GB | Dual nano SIM with dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • Android v9.0 Pie operating system with 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz Exynos 9611 octa-core processor
  • 6000mAH lithium-ion battery with fast charging | 15W Type-C fast charger in the box
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase
  • Box also includes: Travel Adapter, USB Cable, Ejection Pin, User Manual
  • Brand customer care number: 1800-507-267-864
5. Vivo U20


The Vivo U20 smartphone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core processor with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB and UFS2.1 storage. It has a massive 5000mAh battery with 18W Fast Charging. 16MP+8MP+2MP AI triple rear camera with Sony IMX499 Sensor and Electronic Image Stabilization, 16MP selfie camera, and much more.
  • 16MP+8MP+2MP AI triple rear camera with Sony IMX499 sensor and electronic image stabilization| 16MP selfie camera
  • 16.58 centimeters (6.53-inch) with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, OTG Compatible: Yes
  • Memory, Storage & SIM: 6GB RAM | 64GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB | Dual SIM (nano+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)
  • Android Pie v9.0 operating system with Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE octa-core processor
  • 5000mAH lithium-ion battery with 18W fast charging | 18W fast charger in the box
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from the date of purchase
  • Box also includes: User manual, MicroUSB to USB cable, USB power, adapter, SIM ejector pin, and protective case
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