Samsung Galaxy M30, Redmi Note 7 Pro to Realme 3: Top smartphones in India under 15,000

    Planning to buy a new smartphone under 15,000? Here are top value-for-money mid-range phones in India.
    By: KUL BHUSHAN
    | Updated on: Apr 21 2020, 05:44 PM IST
    Here are top smartphones in India under Rs 15,000
    Here are top smartphones in India under Rs 15,000 (Realme)
    Here are top smartphones in India under Rs 15,000
    Here are top smartphones in India under Rs 15,000 (Realme)

    Budget and mid-range smartphones in India are getting better especially in terms of design and camera capabilities. Most of the latest budget phones feature glass or glass-like back panel with gradient design, mimicking the premium smartphones which usually cost the double.

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    As far as cameras go, dual-cameras have become pretty much a standard feature on the budget and mid-range smartphones. There's also an increased focus on machine learning-integration to deliver better system optimisation, camera features and portrait photos.

    If you're planning to buy a new smartphone under 15,000, here's our top five list.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

    Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro is available in India at a starting price of 13,999. The biggest feature of the Note 7 Pro is a 48-megapixel rear camera based on Sony's IMX586 sensor. As explained in our detailed review, Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the best camera phones in the market right now.

    Apart from solid camera experience, Redmi Note 7 Pro offers the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor, 4,000mAh battery, and gradient reflective glass back finish.

    Realme 3

    Realme is known for phones with near-excellent design and high-end specifications. Its latest mid-range smartphone Realme 3 is no exception. Available at a starting price of 8,999, Realme 3 comes with next-gen 3D unibody gradient design and a 6.2-inch HD+ notch display.

    It uses a capable MediaTek Helio P70 processor with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It has the latest Android Pie software and an impressive 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear camera setup. Its 13-megapixel selfie camera is also quite impressive.

    Realme 3 comes with an improved screen design
    Realme 3 comes with an improved screen design (HT Photo)
    Realme 3 comes with an improved screen design
    Realme 3 comes with an improved screen design (HT Photo)

    Samsung Galaxy M30

    Samsung is also stepping up its game with its brand new Galaxy M series. From a glossy back panel to improved AMOLED display with a new Infinity notch, Samsung's latest Galaxy M30 checks all the right boxes for a 2019 mid-range smartphone.

    The smartphone comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity U Super AMOLED display. It sports 13MP f1.9, 5MP depth and 5MP 123degree lenses, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. It's powered by a 5,000 mAh battery. Galaxy M30 is also among the cheapest Samsung phones to support USB Type-C port. The smartphone is available at a starting price of 14,990.

    Honor 10 Lite

    Honor 10 Lite is a new mid-range smartphone with AI-powered dual-rear cameras. The smartphone is powered by Kirin 710 processor with 4GB/6GB of RAM. The phone comes with up to 64GB of built-in storage.

    The rear-camera setup includes a 13-megapixel sensor and 2-megapixel secondary sensor. On the front it has a 24-megapixel selfie camera. It's powered by a 3,400mAh battery.

    Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

    Asus' Zenfone Max Pro M2 is an all-round performer with a big 5,000Ah battery. It also comes with improved back panel and overall design. The smartphone has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. It also runs Qualcomm's one of the best mid-range processors, Snapdragon 660.

    In the camera department, Zenfone Max Pro M2 has 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras. It has a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is available in India at a starting price of 12,999.

     

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    First Published Date: 11 Mar, 12:08 PM IST
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