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Top 5 smartphonesphones under Rs 15,000

There are a bunch of budget options available in the market when it comes to phones. Here are the top 5 smartphones under Rs 15,000 for you to buy.

Smartphones are a vital part of our lives and one needs to find the smartphone that suits them the best. While it might be a bit easy to choose a flagship smartphone, the situation gets difficult in the budget segment as there are a lot of options available. So here are the top 5 smartphones under Rs 15,000 that one can currently consider if they are in the market for a new smartphone:

Moto G40 Fusion

Moto G40 Fusion
Moto G40 Fusion

The Moto G40 Fusion comes in two variants including the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB model which is priced at Rs 14,499 and the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage priced at Rs 16,499. Moto G40 Fusion features the 6.8-inch display with HDR10 support as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC.

The phone runs Android 11 out-of-the-box and is packed with a 6000mAh battery with fast charging. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It also comes with support for Business-Grade Security with ThinkShield for Mobile.

The phone has a triple camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera sensor, 8MP ultra-wide sensor with macro, 2MP depth sensor. For the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

Connectivity options include Dual Sim, 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, and NFC. The handset measures 169.6 x 75.9 x 9.8mm, and weighs 225 grams.

Pros

  • Fast Charging
  • Latest Android 11
  • Big Battery

Cons

  • No wide-angle sensor
  • LCD display where competitors are even offering AMOLED

Samsung Galaxy M32

galaxy M32
Samsung Galaxy M32

The Samsung Galaxy M32 is one of the top 5 smartphones under Rs 15000 we would recommend. It is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage variant. The 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage variant is priced at Rs 16,999.

The Galaxy M32 comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 800 nits. The device is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G80 chipset paired with 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage which will be expandable via microSD.

In terms of optics, the phone sports a quad rear camera setup, with a 64-megapixel primary Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and two 2-megapixel depth and macro sensors. The device has a 20-megapixel front camera for selfies.

The phone packs a 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. The Galaxy M32 runs Android 11 with OneUI on top. Galaxy M32 also comes with Dolby Atmos support while using earphones for a surround sound effect.

The phone measures 160 x 74 x 9mm and weighs 196 grams. Connectivity features are Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio jack.

Pros

  • High refresh rate display
  • AMOLED display
  • Big battery
  • Android 11

Cons

  • Slow charging compared to competitors

Redmi Note 10S

Redmi Note 10S
Redmi Note 10S

The Redmi Note 10s is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and Rs 15,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model.

The Redmi Note 10S sports a 6.43-inch FHD Super AMOLED display with 20:9 AMOLED screen, up to 1100 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 and is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.

The phone draws power from the MediaTek Helio G95 SoC paired with the Mali-G76 3EEMC4 GPU. The smartphone comes with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB storage which is expandable up to 512GB via MicroSD card. The phone also features IP53-rated dust and water resistance.

The phone sports a quad-camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, it features a 13-megapixel selfie shooter housed in a punch-hole.

The Redmi Note 10S smartphone also features Hi-Res Audio dual-stereo speakers, splash-proof design, Z-Axis Haptics, 3.5mm headphone jack and an IR Blaster. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well.

Pros

  • Fast charging and big battery
  • AMOLED display
  • IP53 rating
  • 6GB RAM for base model
  • IR Blaster

Cons

  • MIUI hasn’t been a great performer over time in our testing

Realme 8 5G

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

The Realme 8 5G comes in three variants. The 4GB + 64GB model is priced at Rs 13,999. The phone costs Rs 14,999 for 4GB + 128GB variant and Rs 16,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant.

Realme 8 5G sports a 6.5-inch full-HD (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with a 90Hz screen refresh rate, 90.5 per cent screen-to-body ratio, 405ppi pixel density, and 600 nits of peak brightness. It is powered by a Dimensity 700 SoC coupled with up to8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

It is backed by a 5000mAh battery that comes with 18W quick charge support. The phone runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Read More: Realme 8 5G vs Redmi Note 10S: Which is the best?

On the back, you get a triple camera setup. It is led by a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 lens, a 2-megapixel f/2.4 monochrome portrait lens and another 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro lens. The Realme 8 5G has a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls.

Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, a USB Type-C port for charging, and 4G LTE apart from 5G support. The phone measures 162.5×74.8×8.5mm and weighs about 185 grams.

Pros

  • 5G at low price
  • Big battery
  • Android 11
  • High refresh rate display

Cons

  • Slow charging compared to competitors
  • No wide-angle sensor

Poco M3 Pro 5G

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

The next phone under the top 5 smartphones list under Rs 15,000 is the Poco M3 Pro 5G. It comes in two variants – 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,999 respectively.

The M3 Pro 5G by Poco features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixel) LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate panel and DynamicSwitch feature that is capable of adjusting to content automatically (30Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz). Powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, the phone has up to 6 GB of RAM and with up to 128 GB of UFS 2.2 storage.

It runs MIUI 12 based on Android 11 and packs a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Poco M3 Pro 5G, along with AI Face Unlock support.

Connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, IR blaster, NFC, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone is 8.92mm thin and weighs 190 grams.

In the camera department, the phone comes loaded with a triple rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel main camera with an f/1.79 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro camera with an f/2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It features a front camera of 8-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.

Pros

  • Big Battery
  • 5G
  • High refresh rate panel

Cons

  • Slow charging compared to competitors
  • No wide-angle sensor

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