Are you looking for a smartphone with high-end features and you have a budget of up to Rs 15,000? Here’s we have shortlisted Top 5 popular smartphones available in India between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to make your buying decision easy. While compiling the list we have given due consideration to our own experience apart from features and brand value.
Nokia 5.1 Plus (3GB + 32GB)
The Nokia 5.1 Plus was launched back in September last year as a Flipkart exclusive smartphone for a launch price of Rs 10,999. Since then the Nokia smartphone has been updated to Android 9 Pie and has started selling offline for Rs 10,599.
The Nokia 5.1 Plus has a 5.86-inch HD+ display, 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor, 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via micro SD card slot. For the camera, the phone has dual rear cameras of a 13-megapixel primary and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. It’s fuelled by a 3,060mAh battery. The Nokia 5.1 Plus is an Android One device and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box but can be updated to Google’s latest Android 9 Pie right away.
Huawei Honor 8C (4GB + 64GB)
Huawei introduced its Honor 8C smartphone back in November for a launch price of Rs 12,999 for the 64GB storage variant. The smartphone can be purchased through Amazon India and HiHonor Store and will be available in Aurora Blue, Platinum Gold, Nebula Purple and Midnight Black.
The Honor 8C features a 6.26-inch HD+ notched display with a 1520 x 720 pixel resolution offering an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 80.4 percent. The smartphone is armed with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The smartphone comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup of a 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor along with an LED flash and support for AI face unlock. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS with EMUI 8.2 on top. It is fueled by 4,000mAh battery with support for 5V/2A charger.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (4GB + 64GB)
The Redmi Note 6 Pro was unveiled at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM version in India in November as a successor to the bestseller that was the Redmi Note 5 Pro. While the Note 6 Pro doesn’t essentially off an upgrade over its predecessor, it’s still a heavy competitor in the market, offering decent value for money in the sub-15k range.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro features a 6.26-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution and 86 percent screen-to-body ratio. It’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core processor with Adreno 509 GPU coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10 and the phone is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 support. Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with four cameras – a combination of 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor for depth sensing at the back; and a 20-megapixel camera and a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor on the front.
Realme U1 (4GB + 64GB)
Of the devices unveiled in November, the Realme U1 is among one of them as it released for a price of Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM version.
The Realme U1 comes with 6.3-inch Full HD+ dewdrop display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It has MediaTek Helio P70 2.1GHz octa-core processor and ARM G72 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The Realme U1 phone comes with a dual-camera setup at the rear panel with a combination of a primary sensor of 13-megapixel with an f/2.2 aperture and a secondary sensor of 2-megapixel with an f/2.4 aperture, coupled with an LED flash. On the front, the Realme U1 has a 25-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. It is fueled by a 3500mAh battery and it runs ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (4GB + 64GB)
The Zenfone Max Pro M2 is everything the Realme device is and a little more. The device is the latest in the list having launched only a month ago for a price of Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM variant.
The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for added protection. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with Adreno 512 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 5000mAh battery. It features a dual-camera setup with a combination of a primary sensor of 12-megapixel with Sony IMX486 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 27mm focal length, 6 element lens and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. For the front, there is a 13-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 26mm focal length, LED flash and face unlock.