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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:

Tecno Pova 2

Tecno Pova 2
Tecno Pova 2

The Tecno Pova 2 costs Rs 10,499 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage as a special launch price. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 12,499.

The phone features a 6.9-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display. It features a high 180Hz touch sampling rate, 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio and a peak brightness of 480 nits. An octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor powers the smartphone. The device comes with 4 GB / 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB / 128 GB of storage. For more storage, it features a dedicated microSD card slot.

It features a quad-camera set up in the rear camera. There is a 48 megapixels main camera with F1.79 Aperture, a 2MP macro sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP AI camera unit. For the front, there is an 8 megapixels sensor.

Moving on, the phone runs on HiOS 7.6 based on Android 11. A 7000mAh battery backs it with 18W fast charging support. The company claims to offer up to 46 days of standby time, up to 31 hours of video playback time, up to 49 hours of calling time. Further, the huge battery gives up to 20 hours of web browsing and up to 233 hours of music playtime.

Besides, it also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Side Fingerprint Unlock feature offers a 0.24 second fast unlock. Connectivity features are Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou, USB Type C.

Pros

  • Fast Charging
  • Big Display than competitors
  • Big Battery
  • Display with high touch sampling rate

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 10 Lite

Redmi Note 10 Lite

The phone is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version. The 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version will cost you Rs 15,999. The top-end variant with 6GB RAM with 128GB storage comes at Rs 16,999.

Redmi Note 10 Lite comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution. In addition, the display further comes with a 1500:1 contrast ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The Snapdragon 720G chipset is present under the hood of the Note 10 Lite. The processor is coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. There is also be a microSD card slot for more storage in the phone.

The phone packs a quad rear camera system with an LED flash. There is a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.89 aperture, LED flash. Then there is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with 119-degree FOV, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Further, on the front, the phone has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter housed in the punch-hole cutout in the display.

The device comes with a 5020mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. It runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 11 OS.

Pros

  • Fast charging and big battery
  • Storage Expansion
  • Superior processor compared to phones in this range
  • Quad Cameras

Cons

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

Realme Narzo 50A

Realme 8 5G

The Realme 8 5G 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

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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