10 Latest Best Android Mobiles Under Rs 15000 (Top Phones 2020)

There are lots of options in the market for a budget of Rs. 15,000. In this article, we have handpicked some of the best selling and highly rated Android mobiles that you can buy.

Everyone has a different preference, so I have mentioned key highlights, pros, and cons of each phone to help you make the buying decision.

I would suggest you go through the specs and details of each phone and shortlist 2-3 phones that meet your criteria.

1. POCO X2 ( All-Rounder from Xiaomi)

Not fitting exactly under the 15000 bar, this phone is worth all the consideration because of the spectrum of features that it offers.

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It is available on Flipkart in the following three variants

  • 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage priced at Rs 15,999.
  • 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage priced at Rs 16,999.
  • 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage priced at Rs 19,999.

Key Highlights

FHD+ display, liquid cooling technology, quad-camera set up, dual in-screen camera, reality flow display, water-resistant body make it a premium option for budget-friendly buyers.

You can choose the color of your choice from the given options: Atlantis Blue, Matrix purple, and Phoenix Red.

Game lovers pay attention to the 120 Hz screen refresh rate that will make your gaming much more fun. It is backed up by Qualcomm SD 730G processor and Adreno 618.

This phone delivers you high resistance sound experience, power button fingerprint scanner, considerate battery life, and improved sensors.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for POCO X2:

  • Design: 3D curved Glass body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, embraced in an aluminum frame
  • Display: A FHD+ display of 6.67 inches IPS, LCD (Aspect Ratio 20:9), screen resolution 1080*2240 and 386 ppi.
  • Performance: It runs on Qualcomm SD730G, OctaCore processor clocked at 2.2GHz and Adreno 618.
  • Operating System: The operating system running the phone is Android 10.0, MIUI 11.
  • Camera: With a dual in-screen selfie camera with a 20MP lens and 2 MP depth sensor and front HDR, it captures your stunning shots. At the back is given a Quad set up of 64 MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2 MP Macro, and another 2 MP depth sensor. With AI Scene detection and improved sensors, it surely delivers amazing pictures.
  • Battery: This phone comes with a 4500 mAh Li-Po battery and also supports fast charging.
  • Storage: 64/128/512 GB Storage available via micro SD hybrid slot.
  • Connectivity: Dual Sim(4G, GSM/LTE)

Pros: Quad camera, battery life, SD 730G, and pocket-friendly.

Cons: No AMOLED Display, Low light video quality, bloatware and not very comfortable to hold.

Read More About the – POCO X2.

2. Redmi Note 8 Pro

Launched in October 2019, Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in 6/8 GB RAM. With curved design and neatly rounded corners on the glass body, it looks quite decent. However, it weighs around 200 gms which is quite heavy and has an 8.8mm thickness.

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Redmi-Note-8-PRO

The phone is available in an array of colors namely: Electric blue, Gamma green, Halo white, Pearl white, and Shadow black.

Powering the device is the OctaCore MediaTek Helio Processor and sporting powerful GPU, it also ensures powerful gaming experience. 

For imaging, there is a quad lens set up that offers features like AI Scene detection, Custom Watermark. It delivers high-resolution pictures.

For the first time, Built-In Alexa is introduced with Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for Redmi Note 8 Pro:

  • Design: A Glass body finish with rounded curved corners for enhanced edge protection. It comes with a DOT Notch HDR Display.
  • Display: The screen size sums to 6.53 inches with2340*1080 pixels. Aspect Ratio is 19.5:9 on the LCD Panel. 
  • Performance: It is powered by octa-core (2×2.05GHz + 6x2GHz) Media Tek Helio G90T processor and Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.
  • Operating System: Running the phone is Android 9 Pie and MIUI 10.
  • Camera: A Quad camera set up of 64MP(primary )+8MP(ultra-wide angle)+2MP(Macro)+2MP(Depth sensor) is available on the rear of the Phone while a 20 MP AI selfie camera sits on the front.
  • 4K Video recording feature at the back and 1080P front camera video recording is available.
  • Battery: Backed up by 4500 mAh Li-Po battery and 18W fast charging capabilities, forget the need to keep charging your phone throughout the day.
  • Storage: Internal storage of 64 and 128 GB is provided which is expandable up to 512 GB via microSD card given in a dedicated slot.
  • Connectivity: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Price: Depending on the variant and different sites its price starts from 13,999 INR.

Pros: Long Battery Life, Powerful processor and GPU, Enhanced Edge Protection and Excellent Camera.

Cons: Quite bulky, AMOLED still the desired add on and prominent camera bump on the rear.

Read More About the – Redmi Note 8 PRO.

3. VIVO Z1 PRO

Showcasing a series of promising specifications, Vivo Z1 pro becomes quite an impressive option under 15k budget-bar. Launched in July 2019, this phone is available on various online sites at considerable discounts.

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It runs on SD712and is available in 4 GB and 6GB RAM variants. Available color options are Sonic Blue, Mirror Black, and Sonic Black.

Punch hole front camera and a triple camera lens at the rear will deliver awesome pictures. Offering massive battery and notch-less display you would not want to take your hands off this phone.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for VIVO Z1 Pro:

  • Design: Embraced in plastic frame and back is a glass front with a capacitive touchscreen display.
  • Display: IPS LCD-display of 6.53 inches. It comes with a 1080*2340 pixels screen resolution. It has 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio and 395 ppi.
  • Performance: It is powered by Qualcomm SD712 Octa Core 2.3 GHz and Adreno 616.
  • Operating System. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9 operating system.
  • Camera: A triple camera lens sits on the rear i.e. 16MP main camera+ 8MP Ultra-wide lens +2 MP depth sensor. The front camera is a 32 MP In-display camera. The main video recording is 2160p@30fps while the front video recorder is 1080p@60fps.
  • Battery: Bulky 5000mAh Li-Po battery is embedded and an 18W fast charging capacity is provided.
  • Storage: 64/128 GB onboard storage variants are available with expandable storage capacity up to 256 GB via dedicated microSD.
  • Connectivity: Dual Sim (4G Volte, 4G LTE)
  • Price: The base variant is priced at Rs 12,999.

Pros: Massive battery and decent cameras and performance.

Cons: The Funtouch OS takes a while to be familiar and a bit bulky.

4. Honor 9X

The successor of Honor 8X, Honor 9X offers a better display, faster processor and enhanced overall performance. It was announced in Oct 2019 in two variants of 4 GB and 6 GB.

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Honor-9X

Color options include Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue.

A 16 MP pop up selfie camera and a 48 MP AI Triple camera configuration is set on this phone. A full HD+ notch-less display makes it look premium.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for Honor 9X:

  • Design: Glass Design in an aluminum frame is the USP of this phone. It has got a flattering 3D geometric pattern on the back panel. The Back tends to create an X when light falls at it at different angles.
  • Display: With 6.9″ and full-screen notch-less IPS LCD it will give you cinematic viewing experience. Screen resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels (Aspect Ratio -19.5:9) and 391 ppi density.
  • Performance: It is equipped with Kirin 710F Octa-core processor and Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. 
  • Operating System: The operating system used in EMUI 9.1 based on Android Pie9
  • Camera: A pop up 16 MP selfie camera that takes better pictures when AI features are not used. A camera trio is set up at the back with 48 MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle camera and 2 MP depth sensor will give you satisfactory but not excellent results. Video recording is at 1080p @30/60 fps.
  • Battery: The battery power is 4000 mAh and is a Li-Po battery that comes with a 10 W charger.
  • Storage: Sitting on the phone is 128 GB internal storage capacity expandable up to 512 GB with a microSD card.
  • Connectivity: GSM/HSPA/LTE- Hybrid Dual Sim
  • Price: It is priced at Rs 12,999 on Flipkart.

Pros: Full-screen Display, AI Signal Enhancement, premium design

Cons: Large size that makes it uncomfortable to hold, Bloatware, Average GPU and cameras.

Read More About the – Honor 9X.

5. Realme XT

Realme XT was launched in September 2019 and is now available on Flipkart and other sites. Compared to previous models this phone offers a 10% improvement over the processor, fast charging, camera capabilities, and overall performance.

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Realme-XT

With 91.9% screen to body ratio and glass design, it makes it look very impressive. It has AMOLED Display protected by Gorilla Glass 5.

It is available in 4/6/8GB variants with Snapdragon 712 AIE. Color options are limited to Pearl Blue and pearl white.

64 MP Quad camera set up with Dual Lens Distortion Correction captures stunning shots.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for Realme XT:

  • Design: It has a hyperbola curved fluid glass design within a plastic frame. Splash resistant body also makes it more durable.
  • Display: Screen size is 6.4 inches with a 1080*2340 screen resolution. A full HD+ Super AMOLED Display with 403 ppi and Aspect Ratio(19.5:9) will deliver a dramatic viewing experience.
  • Performance: It is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Octa-Core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 616 GPU. 
  • Operating System: The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie based on Realme UI.
  • Camera: It boasts a quad-camera set up of 64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP as main, ultra-wide, macro and depth sensor lens on the rear. Video recording at max 2160 p@ 30fps and lower resolutions is available. A 16 MP front camera is a great selfie snapper and can record videos at 1080p@30fps. Large sensors, hardware-based bokeh, four in one pixel binning allow super impressive detailed clicks.
  • Battery: It is loaded with 4000 mAh Li-Po battery and sports 20W fast VOOC Flash charging.
  • Storage: The storage capacity is 64 GB and 128 GB which can be increased up to 256 GB through a dedicated microSDXC slot.
  • Connectivity: Dual sim with following network support: 4G VoLTE, WCDMA, GSM
  • Price: This phone is currently available for Rs 14,999 on Flipkart.

Pros: Super AMOLED Display, VOOC Fast charging, impressive portrait & landscape camera shots, premium design, high-grade CPU

Cons: Lacks a few sensors like barometer, temperature sensor, no wireless charging, camera bump on the back.

Read More About the – Realme XT

6. Oppo F11 Pro

Although the Oppo F11 pro falls slightly out of the budget bracket but given its overall performance we would like to tour you through its specs.

It is available since March 2019 in two color options: Aurora Green and Thunder Black. From glass-design to pop up selfie camera, set up it becomes a must-consider option. It has 6 GB RAM and runs on the Octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor. 

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Oppo-F11-Pro

The dual camera set up at the back and oppo and the pop-up selfie camera will produce very detailed perfect shots every time, day or night.

Impressive Display and durable battery life are other features being served.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs of OPPO F11 Pro:

  • Design: The front is a 3D gradient glass finish while the rear and sides are plastic. It has a curved sided body with 90.9% screen to body ratio.
  • Display: This phone comes with a 6.5-inch capacitive touch screen LCD and displays FHD+. Screen resolution is 2340 x 1080 pixels ( AR 19.5:9) and 397ppi.
  • Performance: The phone’s processor is MediaTek Helio P70 Octa Core clocked at 2.1 GHz and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.
  • Operating System: Oppo F11 Pro runs on Color OS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. ColorOS 6 has a built-in program that studies the nature of users’ application usage and accordingly freezes them after 2 weeks. Face Unlock and fingerprint scanner will impress you with their response timing.
  • Camera: It has a dual camera set up at the back: 48MP( main) and 5MP depth sensor. You will get a PDAF and led flash. Although it will produce a 12 MP resolution picture as it combines 4 adjacent pixels into 1. With AI Scene detection and features like HDR and bokeh, you will get quite satisfactory results. At the front, there is a 16 MP pop up camera but you might miss Autofocus and ED Flash. We can record videos at 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: Li-Po 4000 mAh battery is given that can be charged using a 20W VOOC3.0 fast charger.
  • Storage: To storage options are made available for this model: 64GB and 128 GB, expandable up to 256 GB via microSDXC.
  • Connectivity: Dual Sim (4G, Volte)
  • Price: It is available on Flipkart for Rs 15,999.

Pros: Pop up selfie camera, VOOC 3.0 fast charging, dual gradient design finish,

Cons: N0 4K recording, average features for this price, Micro USB.

Read More About the – Oppo F11 PRO.

7. SAMSUNG M30s

Samsung M30s is available from September 2019. It is available in 4/6 GB RAM capacity and has a series of color variations to choose from- Black/Blue/Gradation Black/Gradation Blue.

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Samsung-M30s-Image

Price 

  • 4 GB Ram and 64 GB storage – Rs. 12,999
  • 6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage – Rs. 14,999

It comes with a full HD+ AMOLED Immersive Display in a plastic body. A triple camera is based on the rear and a 16 MP on the front.

A super battery will keep you glued to the phone all day and it even comes with fast charging support.

The overall performance is quite impressive under this budget.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for Samsung M30s:

  • Design: Samsung M30s has a curved rounded uni plastic body that’s quite likable. It also has a small teardrop notch, narrow bezels, and Infinity-U Display.
  • Display: It has a sharp and crisp FHD+ AMOLED display on the 6.4″ screen. The screen resolution offered is 1080*2340 p and 403 ppi (AR 19.5: 9).
  • Performance: Powering the phone is an octa-core Samsung Exynos 9611 processor, with 2.3 GHz clock speed and Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. 
  • Operating System: Based on One UI it has Android 9.1 (Pie) which is thankfully upgradable to Android 10.0.
  • Camera: A Triple camera set up sits on the rear: 48 MP (Primary) +8MP(Ultra-wide) + 5MP(depth sensor) The pictures clicked had nice details and HDR, PDAF, Live Focus, Blur Control add to the quality of results. A 16 MP front camera also clicks great selfies with edge detection. The video recording offered is at 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: A massive 6000 mAh battery, best in class battery back-up. Additionally, we have USB Type-C 15W fast charger.
  • Storage: Storage options are 64/128 GB which can be expanded up to 512GB using the dedicated microSD card slot.
  • Connectivity: Two 4G enabled nano Sim (LTE/Volte).
  • Price: The base model is the lowest priced at Rs. 13999 on Amazon.

Pros: Impressive super AMOLED display, Huge battery, Good Brand and after-sales service.

Cons: Processor is not the fastest, Slightly average low light camera performance. 

8. SAMSUNG Galaxy M31

Samsung has launched the new Galaxy M31 in March 2020 and it is the latest mobile we can buy from Samsung in sub 15k price. It is available in 4/6 GB RAM capacity and has a series of color variations to choose from- Black/Blue/Gradation Black/Gradation Blue.

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Samsung-Galaxy-M31

Price 

  • 4 GB Ram and 64 GB storage – Rs. 14,999
  • 6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage – Rs. 16,999

The key highlight of the Galaxy M31 is the presence of Quad Rear cameras and the 64 MP primary camera. Also, there is a 32 MP Selfie camera at the front.

Also, the phone comes with a Super AMOLED Full View display and has a massive 6000 mAH battery capacity.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for Samsung M31:

  • Design: The Galaxy M31 is made of polycarbonate and comes with a glossy surface. Also, at the front, it has a water-drop notch housing the selfie camera.
  • Display: A brilliant FHD+ AMOLED display – 6.4″ screen size. The resolution is 1080*2340 and 403 ppi (Aspect Ratio 19.5: 9).
  • Performance: It runs on similar processor as the M30s – There is Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9611 processor, with 2.3 GHz clock speed and the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. 
  • Operating System: Based on One UI 2.0 it has the latest Android 10 (Q).
  • Camera: A Quad camera set up sits on the rear: 64 MP (Primary) +8MP(Ultra-wide) + 5MP(depth sensor) + 5 MP Macro lens. Night Mode, Portrait More, HDR. The front side has a 32 MP Selfie camera also clicks great selfies with edge detection. 
  • Battery: A massive 6000 mAh battery, best in class battery back-up. Additionally, we have a USB Type-C 15W fast charger.
  • Storage: Storage options are 64/128 GB which can be expanded up to 512GB using the dedicated microSD card slot.
  • Connectivity: Two 4G enabled nano Sim (LTE/Volte).
  • Price: 4 GB and 64 GB for Rs. 14,999 and the 6 GB and 128 GB for Rs. 16,999.

Pros: Impressive super AMOLED display, Huge battery, Better cameras than the predecessor, Good Brand and after-sales service.

Cons: The processor is not the fastest.

9. Samsung Galaxy M21 (Price Rs. 12,999)

Samsung M31 is launched on 23rd March 2020 in India. The Samsung Galaxy M21 is a power packed mid ranger that is available in 6GB and 4GB RAM and up to 128 GB internal storage. The look and feel of the M21 is kept similar to Galaxy M31. It shows a water drop notch design. The phone will be available via online sale on Amazon for just Rs 12,999. The color scheme for this phone is Midnight Blue and Raven Black. 

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Samsung-M21

For the chipset, it has Octa-Core Exynos 9611 and latest Android 10.0. For photography it comes with triple rear cameras. The camera set up is 48+8+5 MP and a 20 MP selfie shooter. 

The battery is enormous i.e. 6000 mAh capacity that can last almost 2 days.

Specs-smartphones -iconSpecs for Samsung M21:

  • Design: A Glass front within a plastic frame and the protection used is Corning Gorilla Glass3. The phone is ~188 grams and thickness is 8.9mm.
  • Display: It has 6.4” Super AMOLED Screen and 1080 x 2340 pixels screen resolution and 19.5:9 Aspect ratio and ~403 ppi density.
  • Performance: It comes with Octa-Core Exynos 9611 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and Mali G72 MP3. 
  • Operating System: The Operating system is Android 10.0 based on One UI 2.
  • Camera: It has a triple 48MP main camera with PDAF and f/2.0 + 8MP Ultra wide camera with f/2.2 + 5MP Depth sensor with f/2.2. It sports a Led Flash and HDR. The front has a 20 MP widelens with f/2.0 and HDR.
  • Battery: It displays a monster battery power of 6000 mAh. The battery is non removeable Li-PO battery and comes with a15W fast charging capacity.
  • Storage: The memory capacity of the phone is 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Another variant is 6GB and 128 GB storage.
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM ( Nano-Sim and dual standby)
  • Price: Available on Amazon for  Rs 12,999.

Pros: Impressive super AMOLED display, Huge battery, Good Brand and after-sales service.

Cons: The processor is not the fastest, design is basic.

Here is the Summary of Best Smartphones Under Rs. 15,000 for Feb 2020:

Sr. NoSmartphonePrice Unique FeaturesAvailable On
1Xiaomi Poco X2Rs. 15,999 or Rs. 16,999Photography, Fast Performance, Great Battery LifeFlipkart
2Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 PRORs. 13,999Great Camera, Performance and BatteryFlipkart
3Realme XTRs. 14,999Fast Performance, Great Design, and Good Display.Flipkart
4Vivo Z1 PRORs. 12,999Long Battery, Fast Performance, Good DesignAmazon
5Oppo F11 ProRs. 15,999Best Seller, Good Display, DisplayFlipkart
6Honor 9XRs. 12,999Large Storage, 48 MP rear, Pop-up selfie cameraAmazon
7Samsung Galaxy M30sRs. 12,999Best Battery Life, Excellent DisplayAmazon

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