Best Phones Under 15000 | 2020 | Marketarea

Best Phones Under 15000 | 2020 | Marketarea

Best phones under 15000 in India pack a lot more premium features good to do multitasking, higher resolution display FHD+, IPS screen, 3GB+ memory, 32GB+ ROM.

The best phones under 15000 come with triple or quad cameras with flash autofocus and a good camera app to use the hardware. Front selfie camera, expect 8+ MP. As it goes with most phone cameras, low light photos come out with a lot of noise. Wide angle cameras are good for landscape and group photos.

best phones under 15000 in india

SD card slot is useful for extra storage and space for extra applications. Check out reviews on select best phones under 15k from Samsung, Redmi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme and so on.

Check FAQs at the end of the recommendations for your questions. If you have further questions or suggestions drop us a message in the chatbot at bottom right corner. One of us at team Amsira Marketplace will respond back.

Top 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 15000 in India

2

Samsung Galaxy M21

3

Redmi Note 9

4

Redmi 9 Prime

6

Oppo A5 2020

10

Samsung M11

Best phones under 15000 in india Review :

1. Realme 6

Realme 6 from the sister company of OPPO has a very good smartphone in Realme 6, which was released in March 2020. It comes with a high performance Mediatek G90T chipset with Octa Core A76/A55 CPU and Mali G76 GPU. It is the best Realme phone under 15000 in India

Available in 4GB, 6GB and 8GB variants with 64GB or 128GB ROM storage options. Go with either 4GB or 6GB variants which are adequate for the rest of the hardware.

Standard IPS LCD capacitive display comes with an impressive 1080x2400 resolution. 90Hz screen refresh rate is the highlight of Realme, giving smooth video playbacks and hires graphics. Coupled with chipset Realme 6 is a very good smartphone for gaming at an attractive price point.

Realme 6 packs a quad camera 64+8+2+2 MP with wide and ultra-wide lenses. Front facing selfie camera is 16MP 26mm wide. Both rear and front cameras give an impressive opportunity to take good pictures in varying light conditions. Video recording support is also very impressive with 4K@30fps and 1080p@30/60/120fps.

None of the other smartphones give the higher frame rate. Use gyro-EIS to avoid shaky videos. Realme 6 stands out first amongst the best phones under 15000 in India.

Realme 6 has the finger-print sensor on the side, which may not be an ideal like on the back side with almost all cameras. Other than it comes with standard ports and sensors, with a Type-C USB. Performance wise as mentioned above make it an all-round feature rich smartphone. Good option along with the Redmi and Samsung smartphones.

Battery at 4300mAh is on the lower side, especially if the smartphone is running at a higher refresh rate and hires video playback/record. To make for it the 30W fast charger helps and according to Realme it can charge it in 55 minutes. Realme 6 is the best phone under 15000.

Realme 6
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T chipset Mali-G76 GPU
Display
6.5-inch, 1080 x 2400, 90Hz IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, Realme UI 1.0
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE), GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP B/W, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR panorama 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), HDR, panorama 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
4300mAH, 30W fast charger
Colours
Comet Blue, Comet White
Dimensions/Weight
162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm 191 gm

9.8

TOTAL SCORE

Realme 6 (Comet White, 64 GB) (6 GB RAM)

Value for money mobile under 15K
Our Rating
4.6/5

2 Samsung Galaxy M21 ​

Samsung M21 is one of the best value smartphones under Rs. 15,000. It comes with a 6.4” large display with Samsung’s Exynos 9611 chipset paired with Octa Core CPU. Both the available 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB memory variants are good buy.

Samsung M21 is best among Samsung phones under 15000. Note that the 6GB RAM variant will take you above the Rs. 15,000 by about 1K.

Samsung Galaxy M21 comes with its patented Super Amoled - Infinity U Cut Display at FHD+ 2340 x 1080p resolution. Expect to see one of the best displays in this price range, with vivd colours and smooth video playback at high resolutions.

On the camera front M21 sports a triple camera 48MP (F2.0) Main Camera +8MP (F2.2) Ultra-wide Camera +5MP (F2.2) Depth Camera. Ultra-wide useful for getting impressive panoramic pictures.

The front selfie camera with wide 26mm is an impressive 20MP (F2.2) and surprisingly better low pictures with it. Performance is very good with rear cameras in lighted conditions. In low light conditions expect to see grainy pictures as with all smartphone cameras. Though you would see better results than other smartphones reviewed. Go with 1080p@30fps as it comes with image stabilizer for better videos than the 4k resolution.

Samsung M21 has a rear finger-print sensor and other standard sensors seen on other phones. It does not have IR remote which is supported on few Redmi smartphones reviewed here, in case IR remote is an important feature for you. Aside from that it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band; Bluetooth 5.0; USB type-c port

Performance wise this is one of the best smartphones in this range for multitasking with apps, faster multiple tabs browser performance and playing popular games like PUBG. Go for extreme settings for a better responsive game play.

Whopping 6000mAh gives a 2 to 3 days between charges with moderate usage. The 15W fast charger is a big plus. Surprisingly Samsung M21 is still lighter than some other smartphones. Except for high refresh rate of Realme 6, Samsung M21 is also the best mobile under 15000.

Samsung Galaxy M21
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Samsung Exynos 9611 chipset Mali-G72 GPU
Display
6.4-inch, 1080 x 2340, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, One UI 2
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE), GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
48 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.2, (depth) LED flash, panorama, HDR 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
20 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
6000mAH with 15W fast charger
Colours
Midnight Blue, Raven Black
Dimensions/Weight
164.4 x 75 x 9 mm mm 195 gm

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

Samsung Galaxy M21 (Midnight Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage)

Best Samsung mobile under 15000
Our Rating
4.8/5

3. Redmi Note 9

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 smartphone was launched in April 2020. Large FHD+ 6.53 inch display with Cortex-A53, Mediatek Helio G85 chipset and Mail G52 GPU gives it a performance edge. It is available in 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM variants. Would recommend 4GB or 6GB for better experience.

As with other Redmi smartphones it sports IPS LCD capacitive display but at FHD+ 1080x2340 resolution. Expect impressive smooth video playbacks of your OTT favorites.

Redmi Note 9 comes with 48MP+8+2+2 MP rear cameras with wide and ultra-wide lenses lets you take impressive photos in different light settings. However, expect below par grainy pictures in low light. Front selfie 13MP is good. The 1080p@30fps should have been supported with a stabilizer like the Samsung M21 to avoid shaky videos.

It comes with the standard rear fingerprint sensor and other sensors (see specs in table below). Dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and Type-C USB are key ports. As with the Redmi bonus, Redmi Note 9 has a IR remote support.

Performance wise the G85 chipset and Mali-G52 give it enough power to play games like PUBG, Asphalt and high-resolution video playbacks. Skip the 3GB and go with 4GB or 6GB RAM.

The 5020 mAh non-removable battery gives a long life between charges with moderate usage. It comes with an 18W fast charger, which definitely helps with the massive battery. It weighs almost 200gm at 199gm. In conclusion, Redmi Note 9 is the best Redmi mobile under 15000 from Xiaomi.

Redmi Note 9
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55), MediaTek Helio G85 chipset Mali-G52 GPU
Display
6.53-inch, 1080 x 2340, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, MIUI 11
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), IR port 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint rear, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR, panorama and 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
13 MP, f/2.3, 29mm, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
5020mAH
Colours
Aqua Green, Arctic White, Pebble Grey
Dimensions/Weight
162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9 mm 199gm

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

Redmi Note 9 - 48MP Quad Camera & Full HD+ Display

Best Redmi under 15000
Our Rating
4.8/5

4. Redmi 9 Prime

Redmi 9 Prime with its 6.53-inch smartphone launched in the market in August 2020. It has the Mediatek Helio G80 chipset with 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 and and Mali-G52 GPU makes it a very good fit multitasking applications and popular games.

It has an attractive sleek design and looks prime quality, with a FHD+ (2340 x 1080) 6.53” IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3. Rear quad camera in 13+8+5+2MP sports wide on 13MP and ultra-wide 118o on 8MP camera. AI supported technology give quality all the time. As with all smartphones in midrange expect to see degradation in the low light pictures.

It comes with a rear finger-print sensor and IR remote, which is very handy but is rare to see on the latest smartphones. Look at the info table below for info on other sensor ports available on Redmi 9 Prime. The smartphone supports, type-c USB 2.0 and dual Wifi bands 2.5GHz/5GHz, dual Volte calling and VoWifi. See the list and product link below for more on the specifications.

Performance wise the Helio G80 chipset pushes up the relative performance by around 80%. Allows for playing popular games like PUBG, Asphalt 8 & 9. With a power efficient CPU and chipset, the mobile does not heat up too much while playing games. The 5020 mAh battery lasts longer between charges. The type-c 18W quick charger is a big plus even though the battery lasts for at least 2 days or more with moderate use.

Redmi 9 Prime is a smart choice phone in this price range in the current market. It is one of the best Xiaomi phones under 15000.

Redmi 9 Prime
Processor/Chipset
MediaTek Helio G80, octa-core processor 2X Cortex-A75 @2.0GHz 6X Cortex-A55 @1.8GH ARM G52 GPU @950MHz
Display
6.53-inch, 2340x1080 FHD+, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
128GB/4GB Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, MIUI 11
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.5/5GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP, LE, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint rear, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
AI assisted 13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR and 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
8MP f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
5020mAH 10W charger
Colours
Matte Black, Space Blue, Mint Green, Sunrise Flare
Dimensions/Weight
155.9 x 75.5 x 8.3 mm 165gm

9.6

TOTAL SCORE

Redmi 9 Prime Full HD+ Display & AI Quad Camera

One more value smartphone from Xioami!
Our Rating
4.8/5

5. Nokia 5.3

Nokia 5.3 fits into under Rs. 15,000 band in the mid-tier. Released in March 2020, it comes with Snapdragon 665 chipset, Octa core CPU paired with Adreno 610 GPU. It is available in 3GB, 4GB and 6GB variants with 64GB ROM for storage.

Like other smartphones in this segment it sports a large 6.55-inch IPS LCD capacitive display at 720x1600 resolution. Similarly, it has a quad 13+5+2+2 camera and video recording at 4k and 1080p@30fps.

Unfortunately, it does not have a gyro-EIS for image stabilization during video shoots. However, on the plus side, it supports wide, ultra-wide and macro lenses to give better flexibility in taking good pictures. Front selfie camera with a wide angle lens is good for those large group selfies.

On the connectivity front, aside from dual nano SIM in dual-standby, Nokia 5.3 has Wi-Fi, 4.2 Bluetooth and type-C USB. No dual band on WiFi. Interestingly it also includes NFC which is nice feature but not used in India yet. Rear fingerprint sensor and other standard sensors – see specs in table below.

Performance wise the CPU has enough power to play mostly 2D games. Lower resolution display and CPU power result in video frame drops for popular games like PUBG. Switching lower resolution may help play it better. It is adequately powered for daily tasks.

The 4000mAh battery will get you through the day with heavy internet use. It comes with 10W charges which takes about 2 hours to take it to full charge from an almost run-down battery.

Fast charger would have made the smartphone a bit more competitive with similar smartphones. Nevertheless this smartphone is the best mobile under 15K in India from Nokia.

Nokia 4.3 Specifications
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver), Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset Adreno 610 GPU
Display
6.20-inch, 720x1520, Gorilla glass 5, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64/3GB RAM, 64/4GB RAM, 64/6GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, Android One
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Rear Finger print, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF 5 MP, 13mm (ultrawide) 2 MP, (macro) 2 MP, (depth) LED flash, HDR and 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
8MP f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
4000mAh, 10W charger
Colours
Cyan, Sand, Charcoal
Dimensions/Weight
164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5mm 185gm

9.5

TOTAL SCORE

Nokia 5.3 Android One Smartphone with Quad Camera, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage - Cyan

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Our Rating
4.6/5

6. Oppo A5 2020

Oppo A5 2020 6.5-inch smartphone was launched in the market in the last quarter of 2019. It has an impressive classy look of an expensive smartphone, but you can feel the plastic back. Comes with Octa CPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset and Adreno 610 GPU. It comes in 3GB or 4GB RAM variants and 64GB or 128GB ROM storage for apps.

The IPS-LCD display at 6.5 inches with Gorilla Glass is bright and clear but resolution is at 720x1600. Adequate for videos and not great for games at higher resolution.

The Quad cameras are 12+8+2+2 MP with wide lens on the 12MP are adequate for photo in regular lighting conditions. In low light expect softness and grainy photos. Front camera 8MP and good. Overall camera performance in this price band is very good.

It comes with a finger-print sensor on the back and other standard sensors. Wifi and USB Type-C ports are supported. See the specifications below for more details.

Performance wise you can do multitasking with multiple browser tabs. Can play popular games like PUBG and Asphalt limited by the low-resolution display and just enough CPU power. The 5000 mAh battery lasts longer for 2 to 3 days with average use time on browsing, playing videos and games.

Ease of use is okay. With a large display, one hand operation will be difficult. Also, it is on heavier side at 195gm. Good smartphone and if you want to go for 4GB/64GB or 4GB/128GB versions for good experience. It is the best Oppo mobile phone under 15000.

For more info on ports check table below and also click on the product link to view further details and similar models.

Oppo A5 2020
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver), Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset Adreno 610 GPU
Display
6.5-inch, 720x1600, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB/3GB, 64GB/4GB 128GB/4GB Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 8.1 (Oreo), ColorOS 5.2
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint rear, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF 8 MP, 13mm (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR, Panorama 4k@30fps, 1080p@30fps video gyro-EIS
Front Camera
8MP f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
5000mAH
Colours
Mirror Black, Dazzling White
Dimensions/Weight
163.6 x 75.4 x 9.1 mm 195 gm

9.5

TOTAL SCORE

OPPO A5 2020 (Dazzling White, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers

Best value phone from Oppo!
Our Rating
4.7/5

7. Vivo U10

The Vivo U10 released in Sept 2019 is one of the popular smartphones in under Rs. 15,000 price range. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, Octa-core CPU paired with Adreno 610 GPU. Available in 3GB and 4GB variants was released in 2019 but still it gives a tough comto go for the 4GB RAM/64GB ROM variant to get the best performance the 665 chipset can provide.

Like most other smartphones Vivo U10 comes with IPS LCD capacitive 6.35-inch display at 720x1544. Triple rear camera 13+8+2MP with wide and ultra-wide gives okay photos in adequate light. Front selfie 8MP camera works well, but would have been better with a wide angle lens.

Connectivity includes dual SIM in dual standby, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and microUSB 2.0 port. Sensors include the rear finger-print sensor along with other standard smartphone sensors.

Vivo U10 with average performance is ahead of the Samsung M11. It is good for daily tasks and with 4GB RAM gets good performance for multitasking. Except for 2D games, this smartphone is not a good option for playing the popular games like PUBG or Asphalt.

Large batteries are becoming a defacto standard for smartphones. Vivo U10 gets a 5000mAh battery along with 18W fast charger. It should last 2 to 3 days with moderate use. Vivo U10 is the only Vivo mobile below 15000.

Vivo U10
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset Adreno 610 GPU
Display
6.35-inch, 720x1544, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB/4GB Shared slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 9.0 (Pie), Funtouch 9.1
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (microUSB), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Rear Finger-print, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth LED flash, HDR and 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
8MP f/1.8, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
5000 mAH 18W fast charger
Colours
Thunder Black, Electric Blue, Black, Blue, Red
Dimensions/Weight
159.4 x 76.8 x 8.9 mm 190.5 gm

9.5

TOTAL SCORE

Vivo U10 (Thunder Black,5000 mAH 18W Fast Charge Battery, 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage)

The smartphone under 15000 from Vivo
Our Rating
4.5/5

8. Oppo A5S

The new Oppo A12 6.22-inch smartphone launched in the market in April 2020. Comes with 2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 and Mediatek Helio P35 chipset and PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

It comes with all the standard features you would see in next price band smartphones like, dual rear cameras, finger-print sensor on the back and other sensors. However, it sports a lower resolution @720x1520 IPS LCD Gorilla glass 3 display and microUSB port.

Performance wise the Helio P35 chipset, has enough power to play mostly 2D games. You can play other popular games like PUBG, but expect to see frame drops due to lower resolution display and CPU power. To play PUBG comfortably enough one of the latest midrange smartphones would work well. With a power efficient CPU, the 4230 mAh battery lasts longer between charges.

This is a good budget smartphone in this price range in the current market, if you are not into games. Drawbacks are low-resolution display, lower performance CPU for popular games like PUBG and camera quality. It is one more Oppo mobile phone under 15000.

Oppo A12
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset PowerVR GE8320 GPU
Display
6.22-inch, 720x1520, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB/4GB Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 9.0 (Pie), ColorOS 6.1
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (microUSB), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint rear, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
13 MP f/2.2 PDAF and 2MP f/2.4 LED flash, HDR and 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
5MP f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
4230mAH
Colours
Black, Blue
Dimensions/Weight
155.9 x 75.5 x 8.3 mm 165gm

9.4

TOTAL SCORE

OPPO A12 with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers

One more value smartphone under 15000 from Oppo
Our Rating
4.6/5

9.Oppo A31

The new Oppo A31 was released in February 2020 is completely different from the 2015 version. It comes with Mediatek Helio P35 chipset, Octa Core CPU paired with PowerVR GE8230 GPU. You get 4GB and 6GB RAM with 64GB or 128GB ROM.

Large 6.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive display at HD+ 720x1600 is similar to others in the second tier smartphones under Rs.15,000. Good for playing high resolution movies is a breeze on this one.

Oppo A31 triple camera 12+2+2MP may be a bit lower on resolution but it gives very good pictures in adequate lighting. 2MP macro lens option is a plus for this phone. Few more post process features with the camera app make it an attractive option against similar smartphones. Front selfie 8MP with wide lens rounds it off as a good camera phone.

It comes with all the standard features you would see in next price band smartphones like, finger-print sensor on the back and other sensors. Wifi dual band, Bluetooth 5.0 and microUSB with dual nano SIM are the connectivity features on this smartphone

Performance wise the Helio P35 chipset, has enough power to play mostly 2D games. You can play other popular games like PUBG, but expect to see frame drops due to lower resolution display and CPU power. With a power efficient CPU, the 4230 mAh battery lasts longer between charges.

Oppo A31
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset PowerVR GE8320 GPU
Display
6.5-inch, 720x1600, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/6GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 9.0 (Pie), ColorOS 6.1
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (microUSB), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint rear, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR and 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
8MP f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
4230mAH
Colours
Fantasy White, Mystery Black, Lake Green
Dimensions/Weight
163.9 x 75.5 x 8.3 mm 180gm

9.4

TOTAL SCORE

OPPO A31 (Mystery Black, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) Without Offer

Good mobile under 15K
Our Rating
4.6/5

10.Samsung M11

Samsung M11 is an average performance smartphone and a good value for money. If games are one of the key requirements for you, then skip this one and check out other smartphones. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset and Octa-core 1.8Ghz Cortex-A53 paired with Adreno 606 GPU. You have memory variants 3GB RAM/32GB ROM and 4GB RAM/64GB ROM. If this smartphone is your selection, go for the 4GB/64GB version as it would last longer in terms of performance.

The Samsun M11 display is a PLS TFT capacitive 6.4-inch screen. It is one of the smaller screen smartphones we have reviewed here. The resolution 720x1560 is quite good for this screen size. Performance is adequate for video playback but not for any gaming.

Triple cameras 13+5+2 with wide and ultrawide are good from a hardware standpoint. With a low powered chipset, do not expect very good quality photos except for under good lighting conditions. Same applies to the front selfie 8MP camera. Video 1080p@30fps is good but the quality also depends on how loaded the CPU can get. Low light photos are not good and would require post processing once uploaded.

Rear finger-print sensor is a good feature Samsung has incorporated for this camera. Rest of the sensors are standard ones as on other smartphones. Wi-Fi, 4.2 Bluetooth and USB type-C are the connectivity ports.

Performance wise, Samsung M11 is good for daily tasks, not for multitasking or games. It is a bit heavy at 197gm. The large 5000mAh is good if you are not overloading the CPU with too many tasks. 15W fast charger will be quite handy in case you forget to charge or run out of battery charge sooner. It is one Samsung under 15000 to consider.

Samsung M11
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset Adreno 506 GPU
Display
6.4 inches, 720x1560, PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen
Memory (ROM/RAM)
32GB/3GB, 64GB/4GB Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, realme UI 1.0
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Finger-print rear, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
13 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), PDAF 5 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR and 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
8MP f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
5000mAH
Colours
Black, Metallic Blue, Violet
Dimensions/Weight
161.4 x 76.3 x 9mm 197gm

9.2

TOTAL SCORE

Samsung Galaxy M11 with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers

Value phone from Samsung
Our Rating
4.8/5

Conclusion

All of the smartphones reviewed here have very good performance in the under Rs. 15,000 segment. However, there is a distinct difference in the performance, features and value proposition. Realme 6, Samsung M21 and Redmi Note 9, are the top three amongst the top 10 mobiles under 15000.

Realme 6 with its fingerprint sensor on the side may take a while to get used to if you have been using a rear mounted sensor. However its 90 Hz display gives it an edge over the other two smartphones. It is best phone under 15000

In fact Samsung M21 with its Super Amoled screen makes it a tie for the first place.

Performance wise all the top 3 pack good punch on key areas chipset, GPU, display and cameras. Picking anyone one of them would be a good choice. These are best phones under 15K.

Redmi 9 Prime with its G80 chipset and FHD+ display makes it a close second, with the top 3 in one group. Followed by Nokia 5.3, Oppo A5 2020, Vivo U10 in the next group with Snapdragon 665 and HD+ display. Vivo U10 comes with a fast charger which is a plus for it, but sports only a triple camera.

Oppo A12 and Oppo A31 with their P35 chipset and HD+ display, are in the following group. Note that some of the raw performance numbers of chipsets may get a better or worse overall performance in how the rest of the hardware is put together. Samsung M11 with its relatively underpowered chipset still makes it a good buy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Which is the best mobile upto 15000 ?

Realme 6 is the best mobile under 15000.

Which are the best phones under 15000 in India ?

Realme 6, Samsung M21 and Redmi Note 9 top the list of best smartphones under 15000.

Which are the best new phones under 15000 ?

Realme 6, Samsung M21, Redmi phones Note 9, Prime 9 and Oppo A12 are the latest phones under 15000.

Which is the best camera smartphone under 15000 ?

Realme 6 is the best camera phone under 15000. Samsung M21 is the best samsung camera phone under 15000. Redmi Note 9 also comes with the best cameras.

Which are the best phones under 15000 in India for pubg ?

Our top 3 smartphones easily fit in as the best gaming phone in India under 1500. Realme 6 with its 90Hz refresh rate display is the best budget gaming phone.

Which are the phones with fingerprint sensor under 15000 ?

There are multiple phones with fingerprint scanner under 15000. Includes the phones from Samsung Redmi (Mi), Oppo and Vivo.

Are there any Samsung best phones under 15000 in India ?

Samsung phones under 15000 are Samsung M21 and M11. Samsung M21 is one of the best phones under 15000. Samsung M11, a bit underpowered but also a good option to consider.

Which is the best phone under 15000 in India with 4gb RAM ?

Top 4 mobiles in the review above include options with 4GB RAM. Oppo A5S ranked further down in the list of best phones under 10K, has an option with 4GB RAM memory.

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