Best Phones Under 15000 in 2018

Buying the best phone under 15000 Rs can be a tricky task as there are ample of options.  If you ask which is the best smartphone under 15000?  There will be no particular one, it all depends on your priorities. Few users might prefer camera over battery & performance and there will be people looking for the well-balanced smartphone and so on. By considering all the necessary factors we have listed the best phones under 15000 Rs.

Best Smartphones under 15000 Rs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Xoaomi is the leading smartphone brand in India, last year’s Redmi Note 4 was the best selling smartphone. 2018 started with the launch of Redmi Note 5 Pro with a fresh design. The Note 5 Pro is arguably the best phone under 15000 with well-balanced specifications.  The camera setup resembles the iPhone X which reflects the current trend.  The smartphone comes with an 18:19 aspect ratio FHD+ display with a screen size of 5.99-Inch.  On the top, it gets the 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass support.

Xaiomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is capable of performing at a blazing speed which is loaded with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor. If you are gaming lover then Adreno 509  GPU will take care of a gaming performance. There are two variants, a 4 Gigabyte RAM model and other is 6 Gigabyte with 64 GB of internal storage. Unlike Xiaomi Mi A1, this gets the taste of Android Nougat 7.1 on top of MIUI 9. Let’s talk about the camera, for the first time ever Xiaomi has introduced dual camera setup in the Redmi series. The rear camera comes with a 12 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel with LED flash support and an amazing 20 Megapixel selfie camera with front flash support. The dual rear camera quality is nothing short of excellence, the portrait mode works amazingly well just like we have seen on Xiaomi A1. Surprisingly, you can portrait selfies as well but lacks the edge to edge detection. Over-all the Note 5 is one of the best camera phones under 15000 Rs.

The Xiaomi Smartphone houses a 4000 mAh battery but skips fast charging and USB Type-C.  The battery life is can last a typical working day without any issues.


  • Excellent performer
  • Dual camera setup with portrait mode
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • 20 MP selfie camera


  • Poor video quality
  • No fast charging
  • Portrait mode on the Front camera isn’t that great

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus surprised me with the Zenfone Max Pro 1, never thought they gonna price it lower than Redmi Note 5 Pro. The smartphone is the battery and performance powerhouse which stands out from the crowd. As soon as the sale started, it went out of stock in just a few seconds just like we have seen in any Redmi Flash sale.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 powers a 5000 mAh battery which is the highlight of this device.  The battery performance is insane with over 2 days battery backup on normal usage. It can easily last for a day on heavy usage like playing HD games, continuous browsing, and Video playback. If you are looking for the best phone under 15000 Rs with long lasting battery backup then this one is for you.

The Max Pro M1 comes with a 5.99-Inch 1080P display ( 18:9 aspect ratio ).  The display is pretty good where colors pop out really well.  When it comes to the chipset, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. It performs quite well for a sub 15k range smartphone and doesn’t lag much. Surprisingly the phone runs on Stock Android Oreo 8.1 with minimal bloatware. The UI is clean and smooth which offers high-end user experience.


  • Insane battery life
  • Stock Android experience
  • Great pricing
  • Face unlock
  • Smooth performer


  • Poor selfie camera
  • Sluggish Fingerprint sensor
  • The smartphone feels slightly heavy due to 5k battery

Realme 1

Realme is the sub-brand of Oppo which recently launched the Realme 1 in India.  It sounds more like “Redmi” which shows the Xiaomi’s brand influence in India. Oppo tied up with Amazon to launch Realme smartphones via online strategy. The company surprised everyone with the pricing of this smartphone, starts only at Rs 8999.

Realme 1 offers a unique design which is different from other brands,  the back has a glossy effect which looks like a diamond cut design. Initially, it looks like a metal finish but its actually a plastic fiber which isn’t a bad thing. It has a 6-Inch 1080P display with 18:9 aspect ratio and thankfully there is no “Notch” as such.  The look and feel are classy which is perfect for any midrange smartphone. When it comes to the software, it runs on Android Oreo 8.1 on top of Color OS 5.0. Not a big of Oppo’s Color OS but it does the job well in most tasks. The most talking point about this device is the processor, it comes with the MediaTek’s latest Helio P60 octa-core at 2 GHz + Dual core Ai processor. The chipset is hyped well by the Youtubers recently, the performance is pretty good although not a big fan of MediaTek. Oppo tried to showcase Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) in most features which indicate more of a marketing gimmick. The smartphone packs a 3450 mAh battery with AI battery management. The company says the AI battery management consumes less power than a traditional battery.

Realme 1 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with AI Bokeh effect and an 8-megapixel selfie camera with AI beauty. To my surprise, the camera performed really well on both rear and front.


  • Beautifull looking glossy design
  • Value for the money
  • Face unlock
  • The performance is quite well
  • Triple sim slot


  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Color OS
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