Top Phones Under 15000 From 2020: Micromax In Note 1, Poco M2 Pro, Narzo 20 Pro, Realme 7, Realme 6, Redmi Note 9, Note 9 Pro, Note 8 Pro
2020 has been an interesting year in terms of budget phones. From an increase in prices to Coronavirus pandemic, the world of budget phones saw a massive change. We handpicked the best devices under Rs 15,000 from 2020 evaluating the best features based on performance, display, gaming, camera, battery and more.
The 2020 edition of the best smartphones under 15000 has some big names from top brands.
The best smartphones under 15000 from 2020 include the likes of Micromax In Note 1, Poco M2 Pro, Narzo 20 Pro, Realme 7 Realme 6i, Redmi Note 9, Note 9 Pro, Realme 6, Galaxy M30S, Note 8 Pro, Vivo Z1 Pro and more.
Here are the top smartphones under 15000 from 2020.
Micromax IN Note 1
Micromax IN Note 1 comes with a 6.67-inch 1080p LCD. It has a punch-hole setup and an ultra-bright technology. IN Note 1 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor. It pairs with up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with support for microSD card. The device has a fingerprint sensor at the back. Micromax IN Note 1 price in India starts at Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage option and the 4GB RAM model with 128GB storage version costs Rs 12,999.
In terms of photography, the IN Note 1 has a 48MP main camera, a 5MP secondary camera, and two 2MP cameras on the back. The front sensor is a 16MP camera. Micromax IN Note 1 packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging with reverse charging support.
Realme Narzo 20 Pro
The top of the three Narzo models, the Realme Narzo 20 Pro comes with a 6.5-inch 1080p display with 90Hz refresh rate. Screen-to-body ratio on Narzo 20 Pro is 90.5 percent and there is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Narzo 20 Pro has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor inside the power button. Realme Narzo 20 Pro is powered by an octa-core 2.05GHz MediaTek Helio G95 processor, same as Realme 7 with Mali-G76 engine for graphics. Realme Narzo 20 Pro runs on Android 10-based Realme UI.
In terms of optics, Realme Narzo 20 Pro has a 48-megapixel primary sensor at the back with an f1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultrawide angle lens with a field of view of 119 degrees and an aperture of f2.3, a 2-megapixel black-and-white sensor with f2.4 aperture, and a 2-megapixel macro camera with f2.4 aperture.
For selfies, Realme Narzo 20 Pro has a 16-megapixel primary camera with f2.1 aperture inside the punch-hole setup. Realme Narzo 20 Pro is backed by a 4500mAh battery with 65W SuperDart Charge technology support. The 65W charging will top up the battery in less than 40 minutes via the USB-C port on the Narzo 20 Pro. Realme Narzo 20 Pro price starts at Rs 14,999. The 6GB RAM Narzo 20 Pro base model with 64GB storage costs Rs 14,999.
Realme 7 has been priced starting at Rs 14,999 in the country. Realme 7 comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS display offering a resolution of 1,080 × 2,400 pixels, 90Hz refresh rate, and 120Hz touch sampling rate. It is powered by MediaTek’s latest Helio G95 chipset. The device runs on Realme UI based on Android 10. At the back Realme 7 sports a quad-camera setup. It packs in a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP 119-degree ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
Upfront Realme 7 features a 16MP front snapper. Lastly, Realme 7 comes with a huge 5,000mAh battery with 30W Dart charging support. The device can be charged upto 50 percent from 0 percent in 26 minutes.
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.
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.
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).
Realme Narzo 20
Narzo 20 is a toned down model of Narzo 20 Pro. The device packs in a 6.5-inch LCD display offering 720p resolution powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor. It has a fingerprint sensor on the back.
For optics, the three rear sensors include a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f1.8 aperture. The primary lens is further supported by a 8-megapixel ultrawide angle one with FOV of 119 degrees and f2.3 aperture and a 2-megapixel f2.4 aperture for macro photography.
Upfront, the Narzo 20 has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera inside the water drop notch. Narzo 20 is expandable up to 256GB and the smartphone runs Android 10-based Realme UI.
Narzo 20 is backed by a larger 6,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. Realme Narzo 20A price starts at Rs 8,499 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model. The 4GB RAM Narzo 20A model with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 9,499. Realme Narzo 20A will come in Glory Silver and Victory Blue colours. Narzo 20A is available via Flipkart and Realme online store.
Poco M2 has a plastic body with an ergonomic build. The device comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display offering 1080p resolution. Under the hood, Poco M2 packs in a budget MediaTek Helio G80 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM offering up to 128GB of storage. Poco M2 design is much similar to Poco M2 Pro featuring a two-tone pattern design. Poco M2 has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. Poco M2 also sports P2i coating on top to make it splash-proof. Poco M2 price in India starts at Rs 10,999 for the 64GB base model.
Memory on Poco M2 can be expanded to 512GB with an external MicroSD card. Poco M2 has a dedicated microSD card slot with dual-band WiFi connectivity and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Poco M2 runs MIUI 12 out of the box with the Poco Launcher on top.
Coming to optics, Poco M2 features a quad camera set-up at the back. The four camera system comprises of a primary 13-megapixel sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 5-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Lastly, the new Poco phone is backed by a sizable 5,000mAh battery. The device supports 18W fast charging technology. Poco M2 charging time will vary between 100 to 110 minutes.