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Top 5 smartphones 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:

Realme Narzo 30 5G

Realme Narzo 30 5G announced with Dimensity 700, 5,000mAh battery, 48MP triple cameras

Realme Narzo 30 5G 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant was launched in India last year. This model comes at Rs 13,499. The 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option comes at Rs 15,999.

Realme Narzo 30 5G sports a 6.5-inch full-HD (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with a 90Hz screen refresh rate, 90.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The smartphone is powered by a Dimensity 700 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. You also get a microSD card support of up to 1TB.

On the back, you get a triple camera setup 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. In addition, it has a 16-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls.

For security, it comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock as well. It is backed by a 5000mAh battery that comes with 18W quick charge support. The handset runs on Realme UI 2.0 based Android 11 OS.

Pros

  • 90Hz refresh-rate display
  • Excellent battery life
  • 5G support

Cons

  • No ultra-wide camera
  • Charges slowly

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 11

Redmi Note 11 price

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 11 smartphone in India earlier this year. The 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs 13,999. The 6GB+ 64GB variant and 6GB + 128GB variant of the Redmi Note 10S are priced at Rs 14,999 and Rs 15,999 respectively.

The Redmi Note 11 features a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a screen resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels along with a DCI-P3 colour gamut and 1000 nits peak brightness. The Redmi Note 11 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor along with Adreno 610 GPU. The phone comes with up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage.

The Redmi Note 11 has a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture. Other sensors include an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 118-degree FoV and f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro shooter.

On the front, the Redmi Note 11 has a 13MP f/2.4 sensor that can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps.  It is backed by a 5000mAh battery cell which support 33W fast charging.

Pros

  • AMOLED Display
  • Latest Processor
  • Fast charging and big battery

Cons

  • Average cameras
  • MIUI bloatware

Poco M4 Pro 5G

Poco M4 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

The next phone under the top 5 smartphones list under Rs 15,000 is the Poco M4 Pro 5G. It is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB + 64GB, Rs 16,999 for the 6GB + 128GB. The 8GB + 128GB model will costs you Rs 18,999.

The phone sports a 6.6-inch full-HD LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display also comes with DCI-P3 wide colour gamut. Further, it is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC and has a dynamic RAM expansion feature. In addition, the phone supports a microSD card of up to 1TB.

For optics, the new Poco phone sports a dual rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a 119-degree lens. In addition for selfies and video chats, Poco M4 Pro 5G is equipped with a 16-megapixel front camera.

Poco M4 Pro 5G has 33W fast charging and is backed by a 5,000mAh battery. In addition, the phone runs on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 out of the box.

Connectivity options include a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and more. The phone also comes with an X-axis linear motor, Stereo Speakers and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Pros

  • Big Battery
  • 5G
  • Decent refresh rate panel

Cons

  • Plastic Build
  • Decent Cameras

Realme Narzo 50A

This Realme phone comes in two variants. The 4GB+64GB is priced at Rs 11,499 and 4GB+128GB is priced at Rs 12,499. Realme Narzo 50A sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1,600 pixels ) display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 88.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. It has a water-drop style notch housing the front camera. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G85 SoC coupled with an ARM Mali-G52 GPU and 4GB RAM. There’s up to 128GB of internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB.

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

The Realme Narzo 50A has a triple rear camera setup. This includes a 50-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 2MP f/2.4 B&W portrait lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, the Realme Narzo 50A gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The Realme Narzo 50A is backed by a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. Connectivity options include USB Type-C port, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual-SIM slots. The smartphone runs on Realme UI 2.0 based on Android 11.

Pros

  • Big battery
  • Android 11
  • Storage Expansion

Cons

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

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