Top Smartphones Under 15000 (August): Poco M2 Pro, Realme 6i, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Realme 6, Narzo 10, Galaxy M30S, Note 8 Pro, Vivo Z1 Pro
Best smartphones under 15000? Top mobiles under 15000? Here’s a list of all the top smartphones under 15000 you can buy in August 2020. All the devices listed here are priced under 15000 picked on the basis of the best features based on performance, display, gaming, camera, battery and more.
The latest to join the top smartphones under 15000 list are Poco M2 Pro, Realme 6i and Redmi Note 9.
The August 2020 edition of the best smartphones under 15000 has changed slightly with the new price hikes as well. The best smartphones under 15000 include the likes of Poco M2 Pro, Realme 6i, Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Realme 6, Narzo 10, Galaxy M30S, Realme 5 Pro, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Mi A3, Vivo Z1 Pro and more.
Here are the top smartphones under 15000 you can buy in August 2020.
Poco M2 Pro
Available now starting at Rs 13,999, the Poco M2 Pro shares a similar design as the already available Redmi Note 9 Pro. The device dons a glass back with dualtone finish of either black, green or grey. The device has a textured finish on the lower side. Poco M2 Pro comes with a similar 6.67-inch LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate.
Poco M2 Pro runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G coupled with Adreno 618 GPU. The new Poco smartphone will have 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage with support for expandable storage.
Poco M2 Pro runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10 and upfront Poco M2 Pro features a 16-megapixel selfie camera inside the punch-hole. The whole system is backed by a 5,020mAh battery supports whopping 33W fast charging, the fastest you can get at this price.
Redmi Note 9 Pro
The much-new Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a new design on the out made out of glass featuring a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display on top offering Full HD+ resolution. It’s a 60Hz display but offers 120Hz touch sampling rate with a punch hole camera at the top centre of the display.
Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 720G, the new mid-range gaming-centric chip by Qualcomm. Redmi Note 9 Pro packs the new 48-megapixel Samsung GM2 sensor.
It is further helmed by an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera offering 120-degree field of view, a new 5-megapixel macro sensor. Redmi Note 9 Pro packs a massive 5,020mAh battery this time supporting 18W fast charging. Redmi Note 9 Pro price now starts at Rs 13,999 post GST price hike.
Realme 6 comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display running on the MediaTek gaming-centric processor, the Helio G90T SoC. The G90T pairs with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, storage expandable via a microSD card up to 256GB. Realme 6 comes with a quad camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel main f/1.8 sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle f/2.3 sensor, a 2-megapixel macro f/2.4 sensor, and a 2-megapixel monochromatic f/2.4 sensor.
Upfront, Realme 6 comes with a single 16-megapixel front camera housed in the punch-hole. Realme 6 is backed by a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging running on the new Realme UI. Realme 6 new price starts at Rs 13,999 post the GST hike on mobiles.
A toned-down budget successor to Realme 6, the new Realme 6i with a couple of compromises is now available starting at Rs 12,999. Realme 6i is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T SoC with a four camera setup at the back featuring a punch-hole display upfront. Realme 6i packs a 4,300mAh battery with support for 20W fast charging technology. Realme 6i runs on the latest Android 10 with Realme UI on top with latest customisations and optimisations.
Realme 6i price in India starts at Rs 12,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and internal 64GB storage. While the top-end Realme 6i variant features 6GB RAM and 64GB on-board storage is priced at Rs 14,999.
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Redmi Note 8 Pro new price starts at Rs 15,999 onwards, increased by minimum Rs 1,000 from Rs 14,999. From camera to gaming to performance, Note 8 Pro excels in every department. 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 now starts at Rs 14,999.
Realme 5 Pro
Realme 5 Pro new price starts at Rs 13,999, increased by minimum Rs 1,000, up from the earlier price of Rs 12,999. Realme 5 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display, 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.
It includes 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.
Redmi Note 9
Redmi Note 9 has been launched in India starting at Rs 11,999. Redmi Note 9 in India will join the Redmi Note 9 series with Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. In India, Redmi Note 9 price starts at Rs 11,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage. Redmi Note 9 features a 6.53-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with a punch-hole cutout upfront, but on the corner unlike the Redmi Note 9 series.
Redmi Note 9 is powered by Helio G85 chipset, the first smartphone to run on the new MediaTek chip. At the back, Redmi Note 9 packs square shaped quad camera design.
The four camera setup on Redmi Note 9 sports a primary 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Redmi Note 9 runs on Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top. Redmi Note 9 houses a 5,020mAh battery with support for improved 22.5W fast charging. The 22.5W fast charger will ship with the device inside the box.
Vivo Z1 Pro
Vivo Z1 Pro new price starts at Rs 13,990, 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. Vivo Z1 Pro is now available starting at Rs 13,990 for the base model.
The latest third generation Mi A3 has is now priced at Rs 12,999 in India post GST hike. The device sports a good 3D curved glass design on the out, featuring a 6.08-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a circular drop styled notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi Mi A3 is powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC.
It couples with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. At the back, Mi A3 has a triple camera setup.
The setup comprises of a 48MP primary Sony IMX 586 sensor, an 8MP secondary sensor 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.
Realme Narzo 10
The just launched Realme Narzo 10 comes with a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a water drop notch on top running onMediaTek Helio G80 SoC. The chip couples with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage onboard. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB with an external memory card. For optics, Realme Narzo 10 features a quad rear camera setup.
It comprises of a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with 119-degree field-of-view, 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 lens, and a 2MP mono sensor with f/2.4 lens. M
Realme Narzo 10 upfront features a 16MP shooter for selfies. Realme Narzo 10 is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging via a Type-C port. Narzo 10 packs in Realme UI with Android 10 on top. Realme Narzo 10 price in India is priced at Rs 11,999 for the single 4GB RAM variant offering 128GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy M30s
Samsung Galaxy M30S new price starts at Rs 14,749, increased by Rs 750. Samsung Galaxy M30s was earlier priced at Rs 13,999. 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).
Redmi Note 8
Redmi Note 8 is a perfect budget smartphone. Now priced at Rs 12,799 after another price revision, Redmi 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 and a 2cm Macro lens.
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. Android 9 Pie based MIUI 11 is now available. Redmi Note 8 is available via Amazon India and Mi online store.
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Even after Redmi Note 8 and Note 9 series, Redmi Note 7 Pro remains one of the best devices you can buy 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 a 48MP Sony IMX586 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 now available starting at Rs 10,999 via Flipkart and Mi.com.
Realme 3 Pro
Realme 3 Pro is now available starting at Rs 13,999 post GST hike on Mobiles. Realme 3 Pro scores high in almost all the departments. It 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.
The setup includes 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 13,999 via Flipkart, 64GB base model.