We have included only those smartphones which have given the very strong performance in our review in the list of best smartphones available under Rs 15,000.
It is true that in today’s time, you don’t really need to spend a lot of money to buy a smartphone equipped with premium features. Samsung, Xiaomi, and Realme are continuously launching Value for Money smartphones under Rs 15,000. There are many smartphones from Realme Narzo 10 series, Samsung Galaxy M21 to Redmi Note 9 Pro, and Vivo Z1 Pro, which will give you great specifications and features at a low price. We bring you the guide of the best smartphone every month, which according to our review, the list of the smartphone which has got a good score is given. We have updated this guide once again and added a few other smartphones to it including Reality Narrows 10 and Samsung Galaxy M21.
Realme launched its Youth-Centric Narzo 10 Series in India. At the same time, Samsung launched the new Galaxy M21 in the Indian market. There are also some older models, which were included in our previous guide and have retained their place in the June 2020 list. These include Vivo Z1 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Note 8 Pro, Vivo U20.
If you have a budget of Rs 15,000 to buy a new smartphone, then you do not have to do research everywhere. We have brought here a list of some of the best smartphones for you, which will fit within your budget. Gadgets 360 has reviewed all these smartphones and they have not disappointed us in our testing.
|Phones under Rs. 15,000||Gadgets 360 rating (out of 10)||Price in India (as recommended)|
|Samsung Galaxy M21||7||Rs. 13,199|
|Realme Narzo 10||8||Rs. 11,999|
|Redmi Note 9 Pro||8||Rs. 13,999|
|Realme 6||8||Rs. 13,999|
|Vivo Z1 Pro||8||Rs. 13,990|
|Redmi Note 8||7||Rs. 11,999|
|Vivo U20||8||Rs. 11,990|
Samsung Galaxy M21
We were quite surprised at how similar the Galaxy M21 as compared to the Samsung Galaxy M30s. In fact, apart from a high-resolution selfie camera on the new model, the two phones are almost identical. The best part is that the price of the Samsung Galaxy M21 has been kept lower than the Galaxy M30S, which makes it a better option.
Some of the strong points of the phone include its excellent AMOLED display, low weight, very good battery life, and decent app performance. It runs on Samsung’s One UI 2.0 interface based on Android 10. It works on the Exynos 9611 chipset, which is not the most powerful chipset, especially if you have better Qualcomm and MediaTek chipsets available on some smartphones in the same segment. Still, for general use and light gaming, the Eginos 9611 chipset performs well.
Triple rear cameras work fine during the day, but they struggle a bit in low light. The 20-megapixel selfie camera is a nice improvement over the Galaxy M30s. Photos taken during the day bring good detail and even low light shots cannot be called bad.
The 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants of the Samsung Galaxy M21 are sold in India for Rs 13,199 and its high-end variant comes with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, priced at Rs 15,499.
Realme Narzo 10
Realme recently launched its Narzo 10 series. The Realme Narzo 10 smartphone is a good offer for under Rs 15,000. Realme is looking to focus on the youth here. Therefore, the company teases the phone for better gaming performance. The Narzo 10 includes the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, which handles games well and is solid in terms of app loading and multitasking performance as well. This smartphone also has good battery life.
The main area where the Narzo 10 could do better is its cameras. Daylight performance was good with all the rear cameras and the same front, but the low-light performance did not please us much. The camera app could have been a bit more intuitive. Realme UI looks fresh and interesting but still comes with lots of bloatware.
It has only one configuration with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. It costs Rs 11,999. Narzo 10 minor issues can be forgiven at this price.