ZenFone Max Pro M2, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Galaxy M20: Best smartphones under Rs 15,000
The smartphone market has seen a lot of activity recently in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment. Various manufacturers have been actively launching new smartphones with new features borrowed from premium segments. We have got glass rear panels, advanced dual camera systems, narrow-bezel screens and powerful processors. In fact, these phones offer so much value that it sometimes makes no sense to invest in a higher spec smartphone.
If you are in the market looking for a value-for-money smartphone under Rs 15,000, these are some of the best options.
Redmi Note 6 Pro (from Rs 13,999)
The Redmi Note 6 Pro (Review) is presently one of the best camera smartphones under Rs 15,000. With a pair of 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera setup for the rear and a 20-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual selfie camera setup, the Note 6 Pro combines Xiaomi's AI algorithms to deliver some great results from its camera. With a Snapdragon 636 and a 4000mAh battery, the phone runs fairly well on a daily basis. It's easily a very dependable smartphone you can buy right now.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (from Rs 12,999)
The ZenFone Max Pro M2 (Review) is one of the most powerful smartphones with stock Android. With a Snapdragon 660 and at least 3GB RAM, the Max Pro M2 is a dependable performer thanks to a bloat-free stock Android interface. Paired with a 5000mAh battery, the Max Pro M2 can easily last an entire day after a day with several gameplay sessions and regular smartphone stuff.
Xiaomi Mi A2 (from Rs 13,999)
The Mi A2 (Review) offers a Snapdragon 660 and an Android One ROM this is enough to make it one of the smoothest performers in its category. It does lose out on a headphone jack, but it makes up for it with its 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel dual camera system with Sony sensors. The front has a 20-megapixel camera with an LED flash. The Mi A2 also supports Quick Charge 4, which fills up the 3000mAh battery rather quickly.
Nokia 5.1 Plus (from Rs 10,599)
The Nokia 5.1 Plus (Review) is an option for those who want an elegant smartphone without spending a bomb. With a glossy plastic rear that imitates a glass-bodied smartphone, the 5.1 Plus is surely a looker. A MediaTek Helio P60 chip offers more than enough power for your casual PUBG sessions. New variants with up to 6GB RAM are now available as well along with more storage. With Android One, the 5.1 Plus is already running on Android Pie and will get the Android Q update as well. In fact, the phone is available at Rs 9,999 on Flipkart, which makes it an even more attractive option.
Samsung Galaxy M20 (from Rs 10,990)
The Galaxy M20 (Review) is easily the only choice if you want a great viewing experience. The Infinity-V display with extremely narrow bezels and chin makes it immersive while the TFT panel renders vibrant colours. The 13-megapixel primary camera is accompanied by a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera, which is unheard of in this segment. Additionally, the 5000mAh battery is good enough to make it last an entire day easily under normal usage.