The following are the bestselling phones in India currently having good user reviews and built quality. If you are planning to buy a phone around 15k, have a look at the following gadgets.
1) Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:
The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, like the Redmi Note 5, runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. It too sports a 5.99-inch full-HD (1080×2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 450-nit brightness, 83 percent NTSC colour gamut, and 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, clocked at up to 1.8GHz, coupled with the Adreno 509 GPU and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. It is claimed to be the first device in the world with the Snapdragon 636 SoC and makes it the “fastest Redmi Note ever” with an AnTuTu score of 109,692. It bears a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
You can buy it in flash sales in Flipkart and MI website.
2) Realme 1
The Realme sub-brand is an attempt by Oppo to take on Xiaomi in the highly competitive budget segment. The Realme 1 has a fibreglass body with a glossy diamond-cut effect on the back that helps it stand out from the hordes of metal-clad smartphones out there. The performance is also great thanks to the powerful MediaTek Helio P60 chipset and so is the battery life.
The variants with 3GB and 4GB of RAM, which are priced at Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 10,999 respectively, offer tremendous value for money, making the Realme 1 as one of the best phones .Oppo also offers a variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage that goes by the price of Rs13990.
3) Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1:
Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 159 x 76 x 8.5 mm | OS: Android 8.1 Oreo | Screen size: 5.99-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160p | CPU: Snapdragon 636 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 5MP | Front camera: 8MP Price:₹10999
Plus points in Asus Zenfone Max pro M1 is
- Humongous battery
- Powerful chipset
Minor Minus point is
- Mediocre camera quality
It has everything that the Redmi Note 5 Pro has, and it offers slightly better battery life, plus, a stock Android experience. The camera is where the device loses some points, it doesn’t impress in comparison to the Note 5 Pro, which is the only issue.
4) Honor 9 Lite:
.Honor 9 Lite comes in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM – priced competitively at Rs 10,999 and Rs 14,999, respectively. The smartphone comes with the quad-camera setup with 13MP+2MP sensors on both sides. The rear-facing main camera has PDAF and LED flash. The camera is also equipped with AI-based features that will identify your subject while shooting a photo.
The Honor 9 Lite throws a premium look with its glossy metal and glass fusion design, complete with an 18:9 aspect ratio display measuring 5.65 inches diagonally. The handset is powered by Huawei’s proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core chipset, a 3,000mAh battery and Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. The handset sports a fingerprint sensor on the back, supports dual SIM cards, microSD card and all standard connectivity features including 4G VoLTE. You can buy Honor 9 Lite here
5) Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant. Colour options are Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold. It has been on sale from February 22 via Flipkart, Mi Home, and Mi.com. The smartphone has also go on sale via all of Xiaomi’s offline retail partners. As for launch offers, the smartphone comes with an ultra-slim case bundled, Jio will be giving cashback worth Rs. 2,200 and 100 percent additional data on buying the new Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones.
6) Xiaomi Mi A1:
Part of Google’s Android One program, the Mi A1 is the most premium smartphone you can buy. It is priced at Rs 13,999, but more than justifies that cost.5iaomi Mi A1 runs the latest Android Oreo, and it is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset, which is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. The optics are quite good on the phone, which is taken care by two 12MP lenses at the back and a 5MP selfie snapper.To read about upcoming MIA2 click here.
The Mi A1, like others in the same range, features a fingerprint scanner, and sports a reasonable 3,080mAh battery. You can buy Mi A1 here.
7) Honor 7X:
It is priced at Rs 10,999 and features a 5.65-inch Full HD display, 16MP+2MP rear camera setup, an 8MP front hooter, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Honor 7X is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset, which is same as the Honor 9 Lite, and comes with 3GB/4GB RAM options for 32GB/64GB storage models. The handset sports a 3,340mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat EMUI out-of-the-box. You can buy Honor 7X here
8) Moto G5S Plus:
The Moto G5S Plus is still a relevant choice in the sub-Rs 15,000 price category. Priced at Rs 12999, the Moto G5S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, dual cameras at the back with two 13MP sensors, and an 8MP selfie snapper.
The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage. The phone has a 3,000mAh battery under the hood with Android 7.1 Nougat running the show. There’s a fingerprint sensor to authenticate the user of the device. You can buy Moto G5 Plus here