The year is about to end and would be remembered as one of the most dynamic years for the smartphone industry. The growth in the Indian market has been tremendous especially in the last quarter of 2019 where about 46.6 million phones were shipped. Such a record-breaking figure and 9.3% y-o-y growth India is definitely not a market to be missed is clear to all smartphone companies. No wonder, all the brands vie for the Indian market and want to increase their share by the day.

The budget segment makes the biggest chunk of the Indian mobile business where every brand wants to offer the best. Better cameras and batteries, quad-camera setups, notched displays, quality processors and what not? So much so that features like Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, MediaTek Helio P 70, 48 MP camera which was exclusive to the 20,000 plus range earlier were also introduced in this segment now.

With so many available options, choosing the right smartphone under Rs 15,000 becomes a daunting task, but Fret not! We bring to you a list of smartphones which are clear winners in this category.

Find out which are these smartphones and choose the one that fits your needs the most –

1 Redmi Note 8 pro –

Known to bring the best budget smartphones to the Indian market, a brand like Xiaomi needs no introduction. So, in continuation of their Redmi Note series, Xiaomi brings another wonderful phone Redmi Note 8 pro in this segment. A 64 MP quad-camera set-up, power-packed 4500 mAH battery, 18 W fast charging and a powerful MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, it is one of the fastest phones which also has an in-built Alexa that can allow you to control your home appliances hands-free. That’s too much for too little cost. Isn’t it? If Redmi note 7 pro was launched with improved imaging experience, note 8 pro is about the improved gaming experience.


2 Samsung Galaxy M30S –

A feature-packed budget phone that can last the whole day because of the huge 6000 mAh slim form battery, this phone from Samsung is worth noticing and appreciating. A triple camera setup, impressive Amoled display, an Exynos processor, it seems Samsung is ready for the war against other important rivals like Xiaomi and Realme in this segment.


3 Realme 5 Pro –

A brand that has been giving Xiaomi a tough fight, Realme launched their next potent variant Real me 5 Pro recently. Powered with 4035 mAh battery and fast charge support, Snapdragon 712 chipset, quad-camera set-up, the phone has all that is required for smooth performance on some of the most demanding game titles. So, if Gaming is one of the important criteria for you, this is THE phone you should go in for in this price segment.


4 Moto G8 Plus –

This could easily be called a comeback phone for Motorola which had lost its dominance in the market in this price segment after ruling it for years. The phone has been launched with great features like Dolby-backed stereo speaker, efficient battery life even with high usage, above-average camera quality with an impressive night mode, fast processor and crisp display. It’s a phone that looks solid and has all the essential features required on a daily basis.  


5 Vivo Z1 Pro –

Known for focusing on the camera phones, Vivo for once focused on other features as well and launched an all-rounder phone in the form of Vivo Z1 pro. The phone brings with it a great display, powerful camera, modified processor and long-lasting battery in this price range. A triple camera set-up, 5000 mAh battery, sharp & crisp notch-less display, it is also the first smartphone which features snapdragon 712 chipsets in this segment.

To have a glance at all the important features of these phones, just check out below.

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