With the advent of Chinese smartphone makers such as Xiaomi, budget-friendly phones, especially under Rs 15,000 become one of the most competitive categories and caters to a wide range of customers.
These phones are not just well-priced but some of them can even match the performance of flagship smartphones. Some of these pocket-friendly phones sport some impressive features including 4G VoLTE connectivity, powerful processors like Snapdragon 636 and Helio P60, dual cameras, bezel-less display, fingerprint sensors, unibody design and metal builds.
Other than Xiaomi, Asus, Honor and Motorola have introduced new smartphones in this price range. Here is a list of top five smartphones under Rs 15,000 and offers value for money.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:
Priced at Rs 14,999, Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the best smartphones available under this category. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. The phone sports one of the best cameras under this price bracket and offers an excellent battery life. You can unlock the phone at a glance with Face Unlock system. The phone comes in two variants - 4GB RAM + 64GB storage / 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. It also has a taller display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
Realme 2 Pro:
The phone is priced at Rs 13,990 for the 4GB RAM variant. Realme 2 Pro features notched display and has a 6.3-inch FHD+ display. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 636 SoC. The phone comes with a 3,500mAh battery and Android 8.1 Oreo. The 6.3-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD screen is an edge-to-edge one, with a notch for the front camera. The Realme 2 Pro has a 16MP dual camera and another 16MP shooter up front. Priced at Rs. 10,990, Realme 2 64GB variant and Realme 1 128 GB variant which costs Rs 12,990 is also best options under this category.
Originally priced at Rs 13,999 for 3GB variant (now available in Flipkart for Rs 11,999), the budget smartphone under the Honor brand comes as one of the most affordable handsets with the notch display design. The phone features a dual camera setup on the rear and the glass design makes the handset look premium for its price range. The phone is powered by Kirin 659 Octa Core Processor and has a 3000 mAh battery.
The sixth generation phone from the Moto G family, Moto G6 is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 3GB variant. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and comes in a stunning glass design. G6 comes with Android 8.0 (Oreo) and users are likely to get an upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie). The phone sports a dual camera in the back and a single shooter for the selfie.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1:
Priced at Rs 12,999 (4GB variant), the phone comes with powerful internals. It is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor and offers stock Android 8.1 Oreo experience to the users. The phone sports 16-megapixel dual cameras at the back and 8 MP camera for selfies. Max Pro M1 comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery.
First Published: IST