Buying a smartphone can confuse a lot of people since in every price bracket there are 100s of options to choose from, you might never feel satisfied with your purchase so here we have compiled a list of some of the best smartphones you can get under the budget of 15000.
Every smartphone user has different needs so I have categorized smartphones accordingly. So here are the best smartphones under 15000 in India 2022.
Best Smartphone Under 15000 (Overall)
Samsung Galaxy M21
|Battery Capacity||6000 mAh|
This Samsung Galaxy M21 variant comes with Exynos 9611 processor,6 GB ram, and 128 GB storage. The cheaper variant comes with 4 GB ram 64 GB storage. Both m21 variants have a 6.4-inch 60hz display, Infinity U-cut notch, and 6000 mah battery.
The backside of this phone is plastic made and the fingerprint sensor is also on the backside of the phone, right where it usually is and should be but if you prefer an in-display fingerprint sensor then it might be a demerit for you. You get a USB type c 15w fast charger, documentation, and sim card ejector tool inside the box. Unfortunately, you do not get earphones and a case inside the box.
Although it takes 2 to 2.5 hours to charge but gives a battery backup of near about 2 days. The sAMOLED display and 91% screen-to-body ratio of this smartphone provide a great multimedia consumption experience. For gaming this smartphone is good but you might see overheating issues while playing games like PUBG and call of duty on ultra settings.
For the rear side, you get a triple camera setup, 48 MP main camera+8MP Ultra-wide camera +5MP depth camera and On the front side, you get a 20 MP camera. The battery backup, camera, storage, and processor make this phone the best smartphone under 15000 in India 2022
Ports and buttons
- Speaker grill
- Microphone port
- USB type c charging port
- 3.5 mm jack
- Volume and power button
- Noise cancelling
- 128 gb storage
- Exynos 9611 processor
- No earphones and case inside the box
- Takes 2 hours to charge
Samsung Galaxy M21 6GB RAM+128GB Storage
Samsung Galaxy M21 4GB RAM+64 GB Storage
Samsung Galaxy M32 6GB RAM+128 GB Storage
Redmi Note 10S
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G95|
|Battery Capacity||5000 mAh|
|Front Camera||13 MP|
Mediatek Helios G95 got an Antutu 9 score of 332472 while Exynos 9611 score of 201137 but still I kept Samsung m21 above Redmi note 10s well you might already know the reason – the fingerprint sensor of this phone is in its power button, well it’s not the real issue, I prefer more battery backup over performance and there are few more reasons, the screen guard you get with this phone is not good and the storage is also less.
Do not get me wrong it’s a very good phone. Under the budget of 15000, this is the phone that provides you best camera quality. For gaming, this phone is better than most of the phones on this list. This phone has a polycarbonate body and is very lightweight. You get a 60hz AMOLED display which is good but a 90 Hz display would have been better. Like Samsung M21 it has all the sensors that one might need.
- 5000 mah battery
- Best camera quality under 15000
- Best gaming performance under 15000
- 6 GB RAM
- Fingerprint sensor in power button
Best Smartphone Under 15000 (Gaming)
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G96|
|Rear Camera||50MP + 2MP + 2MP|
|Front Camera||16 MP|
This phone comes with 6.6 inches Full HD 120Hz display. The processor of this phone is perfect for gaming. You can play high-end games on high settings without any lag or heating issues.
For cameras, on the rear side, you get a 50 MP main camera +2 MP depth camera+2 MP macro camera. Its camera quality is good but you do not get an ultrawide camera sensor so you have to live without one if you want to buy this phone. Now on the front side, you get a 16 MP camera.
The battery backup of this phone is 1 to 1.5 days. Now, this phone gets an Antuntu score of 340965. For gamers, this phone is a better choice than the Redmi note 10s. So, this phone is the best Smartphone for gaming under 15000 in India 2022.
- 128 gb storage
- 120Hz refresh rate
- No Ultrawide sensor
Think before you buy these
|Front Camera||8 MP|
Oppo a31 is the cheapest phone available on this list. Its screen size and the display are good but it’s a non-IPS display. It comes with a 10 w charger and unfortunately, it’s not a fast charger.
For gamers, I would recommend Realme Narzo A or Redmi note 8 or Redmi note 9 or Samsung m21, etc. over this. But if you are buying it just because of the brand name, storage capacity, and screen at a cheap price then go for this one. But preferably I would not buy this when there are better alternatives available. Trust me it’s not a value for money phone and most of the Oppo phones in this price segment are not good enough to compete with competitors like Samsung Redmi Realme etc.
The camera quality of this phone is average but considering the price, it’s not that good there are many other phones that provide better camera quality, gaming performance, and similar storage capacity at a cheaper price or similar price. So, if you don’t care about the brand then some links are below consider those over this one.
- 128 gb storage
- Fingerprint sensor
- No cons
OPPO A31 6GB RAM+ 128GB Storage
Realme narzo 50A MediaTek Helio G85+4GB RAM+ 64GB Storage
Redmi Note 9 MediaTek Helio G85+4GB RAM+ 128GB Storage
Tecno POVA 2
|Front Camera||8 MP|
Tecno POVA 2 has many cons but still, it’s on this list just because of its few merits that make a huge difference lets talk about the cons first. The speaker quality of this phone is not good, it is neither loud nor clear. The HiOS is not optimized and you get tons of ads and only 1.5 ram is usable rest is occupied by HiOS and some unnecessary tasks but you can do some changes to get more useable RAM( more on that later). The size of this phone might be an issue for most people. Customer support service is bad so don’t expect much from the customer support.
You get a full HD+ display, USB type c cable, and 18 w charger with this phone. Antutu score of this phone is 216000. Gaming performance is average and you can play some high demanding games like PUBG at medium settings. The battery backup up of this phone is a bit more than 2 days and it charges within 3 hours. The camera quality of this phone is average. Now let’s see what you can do to overcome its cons.
Use headphones or Bluetooth earbuds to overcome the speaker problem. For OS and RAM, You can either root your phone or use the google play store to install your favorite OS For example Nova launcher from the play store, android for rooted phone, uninstall all the unnecessary apps that are consuming your RAM and you can get the most out of your phone. For cameras, there is nothing that you can do to improve.
- 7000 mah battery
- 6.9 inch Full HD+Display
- Flashlight on rear side and front
- Only 1.5 GB ram useable
- Too many ads
- HiOS is not optimized
- Bad speaker quality
- Customer care service is not good
There’s nothing particularly interesting about Tushar Sharma. He is a simple guy who loves gaming, traveling, and messing with new gadgets. After completing his engineering, he started working as an app developer and whenever he finds time, he’s here, reviewing games and gadgets.