Updated: Aug 28, 2019
Planning to purchase new mobile phone with a price point of 15000? This is a mid segment in which you have products of different manufacturer who offer great processor like snapdragon 675, and 660 along with MediaTek Helio P70, also this price range offers some triple camera setup and upto 48-megapixel sensor.
But picking a smartphone is never a easy job as you have number of options available in the market, today let us look our (tech2d.com) top 7 pick, which will enable you to simplify your decision making.
1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Whether it’s work or entertainment, the Redmi Note 7 Pro challenges all odds and provides a truly immersive and enriched smartphone experience. Its 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor makes multitasking easy and it also comes with a (48 MP + 5 MP) dual-rear camera and a 13 MP front camera which let you click truly beautiful pictures. What’s more, the Face Unlock features makes unlocking this phone a piece of cake. It's time to go big with the Redmi Note 7 Pro's 16-cm (6.3) FHD+ Dot Notch display. Powered by a 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and 4 GB of RAM, this smartphone lets you experience the next level of performance and control. With a (48 MP + 5 MP) dual-rear camera, a 13 MP front camera, and features such as Face Unlock and 4K Video Recording, the Redmi Note 7 Pro truly puts a new spin on your smartphone experience. Enjoy a seamless and efficient smartphone experience, thanks to the powerful 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor. Whether you're playing games, watching videos, or browsing the Internet, the Redmi Note 7 Pro delivers a super-fast performance. It also comes with 64 GB of storage capacity, so you can store all your pictures and music with ease.
2. Realme 3 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage)
The Realme 3 Pro is the company's latest flagship. It features some new colors options and the same small notch and slim bezels as its predecessor. The 6.3-inch full-HD+ IPS display produces vivid colors and is very legible under direct sunlight. You also get two Nano-SIM slots and a dedicated spot for a microSD card.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC is an efficient chip built on the 10nm fabrication process and features a better GPU, which shows in benchmarks and games. The phone is available in two variants -- 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. ColorOS 6 is based on Android 9 Pie, which runs smoothly and also gives you plenty of shortcuts and gestures.
App and gaming performance is very good. The phone doesn't heat up during regular use and even with gaming, barely gets warm. The main 16-megapixel sensor captures detailed landscapes and macros under good light. The secondary 5-megapixel sensor is also good at edge detection. At night, images are generally soft but the Nights-cape mode helps in bringing out better detail in objects. Videos can be recorded up to 4K resolution but without stabilization. Finally, the 4045mAh battery will last you a full day on one charge and a VOOC 3.0 fast charger is bundled in the box.
3. Samsung Galaxy M30
The Galaxy M30 is Samsung's offering in the sub Rs. 15,000 segment and sports a Super AMOLED display. We liked the full-HD+ panel which was crisp and got bright enough when outdoors. Powering the phone is a Samsung Exynos 7904 SoC which offers acceptable performance for the price. The processor can handle light to medium tasks but warms up under load. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It has a dedicated microSD card slot which helps expand storage by up to 512GB. There is a triple camera setup 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel at the back which clicks good photos and so does the selfie camera of 16-megapixel. The 5000mAh battery offers good battery life. The top variant comes with the configuration of 6 GB ram and 128 GB of internal storage.
4. Oppo A9
The A9 is a budget smartphone from smartphone maker Oppo. It has a big 6.5-inch fullHD+ display at the front with a water-drop notch. The display to be crisp and have good viewing angles. The Oppo A9 has a fingerprint scanner at the back which is easy to reach and is quick to unlock the smartphone. It also has face unlock which uses the 16-megapixel selfie shooter.
Oppo has opted for the MediaTek Helio P70 Soc to power the A9. It is available with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Games like PUBG Mobile, Oppo A9 managed to run it at the medium settings. Storage is expandable via the hybrid dual SIM slot.
The Oppo A9 packs in a 4020mAh battery that manages to deliver very good battery life. We could go beyond a day and a half on general use. Oppo only supplies a 10W charger in the box which is a little slow to charge the device. The smartphone runs ColorOS 6 on top of Android 9 Pie and comes with some amount of bloatware pre-installed.
At the back, the A9 has a dual-camera setup consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera managed good photos in daylight and the AI does help to set the scene before taking the shot. Camera performance drops slightly in low-light.
5. Honor 20i
Honor 20i comes with a powerful AI triple rear camera setup. 24MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide lenses with 120 degree field of view and the third 2MP camera is a depth sensor to capture everything exactly as users see it with their eyes. Honor 20i is also supported by AIS (Artificial image stabilization) for best and sharp night shoots. The AI-enabled camera is capable of recognizing over 500 scenes in 22 categories, automatically applying the best settings to the perfect shot. With 3D curved design, Honor 20i features rounded corners, allowing the device to fit comfortably in the palm. This phone is powered by Kirin 710 chipset and GPU Turbo 2.0 and 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory.
It also offers a decent screen of 6.21 inches with a 2340 x 1080 resolution and 3400mAh battery which offers about a day of life.
6. Xiaomi Mi A3
The Mi A3 is the third smartphone in the series of Android One smartphones from Xiaomi. It sports a 6.08-inch display with HD+ resolution. The display puts out less than 300 pixels per inch and the device does not let you tweak the color settings of the display. We found the panel to be slightly boosted for our liking. The Mi A3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC and comes in two variants, 4GB RAM with 64GB of storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB of storage. You do have the option to expand storage further as the phone has a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
The Snapdragon 665 to be powerful enough to handle day-to-day tasks and also games like PUBG Mobile without any lag or stutter. The Mi A3 packs in a 4,030mAh battery and has a USB Type-C port. It delivered good battery life and we could go on for close to a day and a half without needing to be charged. Xiaomi claims that the Mi A3 has support for 18W fast charging but it only gets a 10W charger in the box.
Xiaomi offers a triple camera setup on the Mi A3 consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor with a 118-degree field-of-view, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, it has a 32-megapixel selfie shooter. The camera performance to be quite good in different lighting conditions.
7. Oppo K1
Take the smartphone experience to the next level with the Oppo K1. While the In-display Fingerprint Sensor lets you unlock the phone in a jiffy, the 3D Gradient Body exudes elegance. Watch everything on its 6.4 AMOLED waterdrop Screen display. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE Mobile Platform, along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which is expandable to 256 GB, delivers a seamless performance.
It offers a dual camera setup with 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel and a massive front selfie camera with 25-megapixel both the camera clicks decent photos. The 3600mAh battery if sufficient to last a long day.