Best Smartphones Under 15000 (November): Note 8 Pro, Galaxy M30s, Realme 5 Pro, Mi A3, Vivo Z1 Pro, Moto G8 Plus, Realme 3 Pro

Looking for the best smartphones under 15000? Here’s a full list of the best smartphones available in India right now under 15000. The fight under 15000 range continues to intensify with more budget friendly smartphones entering the category.

Best Smartphones Under 15000 (November): Note 8 Pro, Galaxy M30s, Realme 5 Pro, Mi A3, Vivo Z1 Pro, Moto G8 Plus, Realme 3 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro triumphs the list with many first-time features in the range. 

The November edition of the top smartphones under 15000 have changed with new contenders entering the category. The list further have Mi A3, Realme 5 Pro, Vivo Z1 Pro, Moto G8 Plus, Galaxy M30s, Redmi Note 8 and more.

The smartphones under 15000 here are listed based on camera, gaming, multitasking, display, hardware and battery.


Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro is the currently best smartphone under 15000 in India. From camera to gaming to performance, Note 8 Pro excels in every department. It’s also the only smartphone under 15000 to come with the new 64MP Samsung camera. Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ screen offering an immersive 91.94 percent screen-to-body ratio with a 3D curved CG5 glass sandwich body

Redmi Note 8 Pro packs in a quad camera system at the back. Note 8 Pro comes with the 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens and 2cm Macro lens.

Under the hood, Redmi Note 8 Pro has the gaming-centric flagship MediaTek Helio G90T processor with upto 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and a larger 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging support (ships with 18W fast charger). The Redmi Note 8 Pro base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage starts at just Rs 14,999.

Realme 5 Pro

Realme 5 Pro is a good budget device with top features onboard. It comes with a high quality polycarbonate body with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. Realme 5 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 712 SoC, the same chip which powers Vivo Z1 Pro and Realme XT. It comes with 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

Realme 5 Pro features a quad rear camera system including a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor. The f/1.8 sensor couples with an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle with an f/2.25 aperture and a 119-degree wide-angle lens.

The last two lenses are a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel portrait lens with f/2.4 aperture. Realme 5 Pro runs on a sizable 4,035mAh battery supporting VOOC 3.0 fast charging along with the compatible 20W fast charger in the box. It’s now available starting at Rs 13,999 a piece.

Redmi Note 7 Pro

Even after Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro remains one of the best devices under 15000 rupees with top of the line mid-range features. Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a premium glass design body on the out sandwiched between Corning Gorilla Glass 5 body and a 6.3-inch Full HD+ notched display.

Note 7 Pro runs on the 11nm Snapdragon 675 processor with on MIUI 10 top based on Android 9 Pie (MIUI 11 now available) backed by a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charge (doesn’t ship with fast charger).

At the back, Redmi Note 7 Pro packs in a dual camera system comprising of the 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor as its primary lens coupled with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Upfront, Note 7 Pro has a 13MP sensor. Redmi Note 7 pro is available starting at Rs 13,999 via Flipkart.

Vivo Z1 Pro

The Vivo budget superstar continues to be a bestseller in India. Vivo Z1 Pro makes a great option under 15000. It houses a massive battery with fast charging, a triple camera system along, dot-hole display without any notch and enhanced gaming. Z1 Pro has a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a screen-to-body 90.77 ratio with a punch-hole. Vivo Z1 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 with a three camera system at the back panel.

Starting with optics, the triple camera system on Vivo Z1 Pro has a 16-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel super-wide secondary sensor and finally a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Upfront, the Vivo phone packs in a 32-megapixel selfie shooter.

Vivo Z1 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie with Funtouch 9.0 on top. As a big plus, Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a huge 5,000mAh battery. It supports 18W fast charging technology and also packs in a fast charger inside the box. It takes around 2 hours to fully charge from 0 to 100 perfect. After the recent price cut, Vivo Z1 Pro is now available starting at Rs 13,990.

Xioami Mi A3

The latest third generation Mi A3 has is now available starting at Rs 12,999 in India. With a very good 3D curved glass design on the out, Mi A3 feels very premium and compact. It features a 6.08-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a circular drop styled notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor, full-glass body with gradient finish and a triple camera system.

Xiaomi Mi A3 is powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Both the variants of the Mi A3 smartphones support UFS 2.1 storage capabilities making it a tough contender under 15000.

At the back, Mi A3 has a triple camera setup featuring the 48-megapixel primary Sony IMX 586 sensor, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with a 118-degree and a wide-angle 2-megapixel tertiary sensor. Upfront, Mi A3 features a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The device is backed by a 4,030mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging (ships with standard 10W charger in the box).

Realme 3 Pro

Realme 3 Pro is now available at an unbelievable price under 10000. Launched at Rs 13,999, Realme has now permanently slashed the price Rs 9,999 only. Realme 3 Pro is a super budget smartphone scoring high in almost all the departments. Realme 3 Pro comes with a high quality polycarbonate body featuring a 6.3-inch full HD+ water drop notched display with Gorilla Glass 5 and a gradient design at the back.

At the back, the smartphone has a dual camera setup featuring a 16MP Sony IMX 519 sensor. The main sensor has an f/1.7 aperture coupled with a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It’s the same camera as OnePlus 6T. Up front, Realme 3 Pro uses a 25MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture.

Running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, Realme 3 Pro available in two variants with ColorOS 6.0 on top based on Android 9 Pie. The whole Realme 3 Pro package is backed by a 4,045 mAh battery supporting VOOC 3.0 fast charging (20W) with a Micro USB powered brick inside the box. Realme 3 Pro is available starting at Rs 9,999 via Flipkart, 64GB base model.

Redmi Note 8

The all new Redmi Note 8 have some good features onboard to challenge devices under 15000. Redmi Note 8 is available starting at Rs 9,999, but it’s good enough to take on some top mid-range stalwarts. Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen offering 90 percent screen-to-body ratio sporting a glass sandwich body with Gorilla Glass 5 support on the front and back as the previous generation Redmi Note 7 series. 

The four camera system on Redmi Note 8 features a primary 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor with f/1.79 aperture, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens with 120-degree depth view and a 2cm Macro lens. Upfront, Redmi Note 8 comes with a 13MP selfie camera.

Under the hood, Redmi Note 8 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. The smartphone will come with the same 4,000mAh battery with support for fast charging (18W charger included) and USB Type C port.  Note 8 will soon get the Android 9 Pie based MIUI 11. Redmi Note 8 is available starting at Rs 9,999 with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM.

Moto G8 Plus

The new Moto G8 Plus has been launched in India at a price of Rs 13,999 for the single 64GB variant. A first of its kind, Moto G8 Plus comes with stereo speaker setup tuned by Dolby. Moto G8 Plus  on top has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with narrow bezels with a water drop notch. The notch packs a 25-megapixel selfie camera.

Moto G8 Plus comes with a 48-megapixel multi camera system including top features and a segment-first stereo speaker setup. 

Moto G8 Plus runs on the much-new Snapdragon 665 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It’s a good chip capable of running day to day tasks with ease. Moto G8 Plus comes with a 48-megapixel quad-pixel camera system, powered by a 4,000mAh battery with support for 15W TurboPower fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy M30s

The latest variant of the hit Galaxy M30, the Galaxy M30S is a top smartphone under 15000. An upgrade over the predecessor, Galaxy M30S comes with a humongous 6,000mAh battery, 48MP powered triple camera system, new Exynos 9611 chip and more. Galaxy M30s dons a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display featuring a water drop notch on top called the Infinity-V display.

On the outside, it’s a high-quality plastic polycarbonate body with gradient finishes. It runs on Samsung’s own in-house Exynos 9611 SoC octa-core chip coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.

The triple camera system on Galaxy M30 features a 48MP primary shooter coupled with an ultra-wide lens and a third depth lens. Galaxy M30s runs on Android One UI backed by a mammoth 6,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging (ships with the fast charging supported 15W adapter in the box). Galaxy M30s is available at the old M30 price at Rs 13,999.

Realme 5

Realme 5 still is the most affordable quad camera smartphone in India. Realme 5 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, Realme 5 come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, built on the 11nm process. The memory can further be expanded via microSD card with a dedicated slot. Coming to the USP of the device, Realms 5 packs in a quad camera system at the back.

The four camera system features a 12-megapixel f/1.8 primary Sony IMX 363 primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and two 2-megapixel 4CM macro and depth sensors.

Up front, Realme 5 features an AI-backed 13-megapixel sensor. The whole package is backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery. The device runs on Android 9 Pie powered ColorOS 6 skin. It has a 3D-cut polycarbonate body on the out with the fingerprint sensor placed at the back. Realme 5 is now available starting at Rs 8,999 via Flipkart.

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