Which mobile phone can be regarded as the best option under Rs. 15,000? It’s a hard decision considering the past few months saw quite a few exciting and value-for-money handsets launching in that price range. The trend of bringing premium internals and design elements to a mid-range segment began earlier this year and has seen several brands competing in the same space to offer the best value proposition to Indian customers. Many of these brands are primarily focusing on the best smartphone under Rs. 15,000 considering the sheer demand for phones in that price bracket.
With new launches from the likes of Nokia and Realme, the amount of choices in the market are aplenty. The smartphones listed below have been tested by Gadgets 360 and put through our usual routine of tests — we don’t recommend phones that we haven’t tested ourselves. So without further delay, here are the best mobiles you can buy under Rs. 15,000 right now.
Best phones under Rs. 15,000
|Phone under Rs. 15,000||Gadgets 360 rating|
|Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1||9/ 10|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro||8/ 10|
|Realme 2 Pro||8/ 10|
|Honor 8X||8/ 10|
|Nokia 5.1 Plus||8/ 10|
|Realme 1||8/ 10|
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Having been in the Indian market for several months now, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 ₹ 8,199 (Review) still remains one of the top picks in the sub-Rs. 15,000 price segment, and Asus’ best budget smartphone till date. In our review, we noted that the smartphone has a great display, a dedicated microSD card slot for external storage, sleek design, and clean stock software. However, the real-life battery experience was slightly underwhelming despite the large 5,000mAh unit.
The base variant of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is priced at Rs. 10,999 and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The mid-tier variant with 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 12,999 and the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant sports a price tag of Rs. 14,999. The model with 4GB RAM is the most value-for-money pick, however the 6GB RAM variant can also be considered given the refreshed selfie camera and two extra gigabytes of RAM in a Rs. 2,000 uptick.