The budget smartphone which is priced under 15,000caters to a wide range of customers who are looking for something which is not only priced well but also performs well.Today, the phones present in this category have almost all the new features that come bundled with high-end phones. We have shortlisted a set of 5 smartphones that are available in India between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to make your buying decision easy.
Announced in July, the Vivo Z1 Pro comes in a4GB + 64GB configuration for a price of Rs 14,990. For the price, the device offers a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 712 processor along with Adreno 616 GPU and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
The Vivo Z1 Pro runs on Android Pie based Funtouch OS 9. The device equips a 32-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture inside the hole-punch display. For primary imaging, the Z1 Pro features a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.78 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
Pros: Powerful performance, large battery with fast charging, good display
Cons: Smudge attracting body, the UI leaves something desirable, camera not up to the mark
The Nokia 4.2 was launched in May for aprice tag of Rs 10,990.Thedevice is equipped with a 5.71-inch HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels and 270ppi pixel density. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 439 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie and it comes with Android One branding and is juiced up by a3000mAh battery.
There’s a dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 13-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture coupled with a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For selfies, it is loaded with an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The company has also added a Google Assistant button, which is situated at the left side of the device.
Pros:Dedicated Google Assitant key, Android One experience, Large display
Cons: Plastic body, Slowest precessor in the range, Average camera performance
Samsung announced theGalaxy M30earlier this year for a price of Rs 14,990 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage model. The device features a 6.38-inch Full HD+ infinity-V display with a screen resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7904 processor and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung Experience 9.5. The device is fuelled by a 5000mAh battery with fast charging.
In terms of imaging, the device comes with a triple rear camera setup with primary sensor sport a 13-megapixel resolution with f/1.9 aperture, a 5-megapixel secondary shooter with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel third sensor with f/2.2 aperture. For the front, there will be a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Pros: Samsung’s AMOLED display, Daylight camera, Large Battery
Cons: Notifications are spammy, Not good low light camera, sluggish performance
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Proin February this year in a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant for a price of Rs 13,999. The device features a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution and a small waterdrop style notch housing the front camera. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor with Adreno 612 GPU.
The device comes withdualrear camera with a 48-megapixel primary sensor with LED Flash, f/1.79 aperture, Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. For the front, it has 13-megapixel AI camera for selfies. It runs Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 and is fueled by 4000mAh battery with support for Quick charge 4.0.
Pros: Better mid-range performance, Consistent camera, Glass design
Cons: Annoying and repititive ads, Bloatware, overheating issues
The Oppo K1 was launched in February this year and is currently available for a reduced price of Rs 13,990 on Flipkart. Itfeatures a 6.4-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and a 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The Oppo K1 ispowered by a Snapdragon 660 processor with Adreno 512 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
On the camera front, the Oppo K1 comes with a dual rear cameras with a combination of 16-megapixel primary lens and a 2-megapixel secondary shooter. For the front, there is a 25-megapixel selfie camera.It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the company’s own ColorOS 5.2 interface on top and isfuelled by a 3,600mAh battery
Pros: Cheapest phone with AMOLED display, good day-to-day performance, decent selfie camera
Cons: Main camera could be better, still runs Android 8.1 Oreo, mediocre battery