Top 5 Smartphones Under 15,000 You Can Buy in Jan 2021
Not to offend any Apple fans but which sensible minded person waits for an entire year for a new phone? Especially one which has pretty much the same specs as the last one; when you can spend a fraction of that amount on the wide variety of Android phones that release one after the other in a single year? In a country like India where disposable incomes are not high but people are getting increasingly tech-savvy, the under Rs.15,000 bracket is very crucial.
Over the years, many manufacturers have attempted to foray into this market by offering a slew of tempting features like faster processors, bigger batteries, and better cameras. But what looks good on paper needn’t materialize in real life. So here I am, giving you a low-down of some of the best budget smartphone you can purchase for under Rs.15,000:
Realme Narzo 20 Pro: This smartphone has a lot of impressive features at this price point, such as 65W fast charging support along with great performance thanks to the MediaTek Helio G95 processor and excellent battery life. This phone will also give you a display with a 90Hz refresh rate which is pretty good to have at this price. The camera performance especially during the daylight is excellent although the low-light performance could be a little better. The Narzo 20 Pro offers great value for money and you can’t go wrong with this one.
Realme 7: This one has a lot of features in common with the Narzo 20 Pro, such as the processor MediaTek Helio G95 that performs really well. Its camera and build quality are superb although it is a bit heavy, so one-handed use may not be suitable for everyone. Further, it supports 30W fast charging which will give you excellent battery life. You can pretty much open up any game or app and expect it to run smoothly. The phone hits all the right marks and makes a great case for itself.
Poco M2 Pro: This one isn’t wildly different from other smartphones of the same range but with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, decent cameras, good battery life, and good value for money, it does have quite a few things going for it. The fast charging support is a plus as is the POCO launcher. Again, this phone is a bit bulky which restricts one-handed use for some people and the low-light photo quality can definitely be improved. Overall, the Poco M2 Pro hits all the right spots for the perfect budget phone experience.
Redmi Note 9: This is another good option and you can even purchase it for under 12K. Under the hood lies the Mediatek Helio G85 processor which is capable of running games at high graphics settings. The Redmi Note 9 offers a long-lasting battery life and it has P2i splash-resistant design and fast charging to juice up the device rather quickly. It offers decent camera performance, especially during the day. One thing to keep in mind, you get a slice of spammy notifications so if you’re okay with that, go for it. The Redmi Note 9 is a solid budget smartphone that will impress you with its performance, premium design, and display.
Realme 6i: It is the most affordable smartphone keeping in mind the features, the processor, the graphics, and overall value for money. With the 6i, you get a reliable processor, good battery life, and impressive camera performance. In case you’re looking for a phone for gaming, this one is a good option as it offers a good refresh rate of 90Hz which is crucial for gaming. It has decent daylight camera performance with its wide-angle camera offering crisp details in every shot which makes it an attractive buy. It comes with a 20W charger for quick charging.