In 2018, we have been seeing a lot of new smartphones getting launched in India with attractive pricing. These new devices have been not just about pricing alone, but they provide great hardware at an affordable price segment as well. So if you are looking for a new smartphone in the Rs 15,000 segment, there are a lot of choices available. So here is a list of best smartphones below Rs 15000 in India (December 2018).
1. Redmi Note 6 Pro
The device comes with 6.26-inch Full HD+ resolution display and comes in 2 variants, the 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM. It is the first smartphone to power the Snapdragon 636 Octa-core processor and comes with MIUI9.2 on top of Android 8.1. It comes with a 12-MP(f/1.9, 1.4-micron) primary camera and a 5-MP secondary camera on the rear and on front camera, it has 20-MP(f/2.0, 1.8-micron) primary camera and a 2-MP secondary camera. The Snapdragon 636 is one of the really powerful chipsets for the price segment and offers great gaming experience. The device packs a 4000mAh battery and is priced at Rs 13,999.
2. Honor 8X
The device has a 6.5-inch Full HD+ resolution display and is powered by Kirin 710 Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM along with 64GB. It also has a 20+2 Dual Camera along with 16MP selfie camera. The device has Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box along with EMUI 8.2. The device packs a 3750mAh battery. The device is priced at Rs 14,999.
3. ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1
The ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one of the most popular smartphones in the sub 15k segment and it also packs a 5000mAh battery. The device has stock-like UI with no customizations. The phone also comes with the dual camera set up and has Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor with either 3,4 or 6GB RAM and 64GB storage offered. The device is priced starting Rs 10999 and goes up to Rs 14,999 for the top end variant. It has a 5.99 inch Full HD+ display.
4. Realme 2 Pro
Realme 2 Pro is the latest smartphone announced by Realme in India and the successor of Realme 1. The device has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ resolution display and is powered by Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 6GB RAM, and 8GB RAM along with 64GB and 128GB storage. It also has a dual camera set up(16+2) along with 16MP selfie camera. The device has Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box along with Color OS. The device packs 3500mAh battery. It is priced at Rs 13,990.
5. Realme U1
It features a huge 6.3-inch IPS LCD and HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system and 2.1 GHz Octa-core Processor which seated upon MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, but another variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is also available. It comes with a 13-megapixel (f/2.2) primary camera and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary camera on the rear and a 25-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The device packs a 3500mAh non-removable battery. It is priced at Rs 11,999.
6. Nokia 5.1 Plus
Featuring a 5.86-inch display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1520 pixels, the device runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo). It is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. It has 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 400GB via a microSD card. On the imaging front, it comes with a 13-megapixel (f/2.0) primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. It packs a 3060mAh non-removable battery. It is priced at Rs 10,999.
5.1 Plus is for me, planning to gift the phone for Christmas to my mom.