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7 Best mobile phones under 15000 that doesn’t break your wallet

Did you know that 6.37 billion people in the world own smartphones today? That is 80.76% of the total world population! You are one of them. Aren’t you?

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives and are not a luxury anymore. With the leading brands churning new model after model almost every day, you are left wondering which one to buy.

A smartphone price may range from anywhere between Rs. 7000 to more than 2 lakhs! But many prefer in the range of 15,000 rupees because they are not only affordable but provide value for money too. We have rounded up the 7 best mobile phones under 15000 for you to choose from.

Looking for a mobile phone under 15000? Here are the top 7

Disclaimer: The price for each phone is the price at the time of writing this article. It is subjected to market competition and may change by the time you read this and head over to an ecommerce store. Any resemblance to the real price is purely coincidental.

Let’s get started, with the 7 best mobile phones under 15000, shall we?

1. Samsung Galaxy M32

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Samsung Galaxy M32 is a recent addition to the Galaxy M series. Released in June 2021, it supports 2 Nano SIMs. With a high-quality 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, it is perfect if you love to watch videos and movies on your phone. 

You can buy either the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage or the 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. If you need more space, you can extend up to 1 TB via a microSD card. Also, both the variants are priced below 15K.

Here are the rest of the specifications:

  • Display: 6.4 inches, 1080×2400 px
  • Camera: Front – 20MP and Rear – 64MP + 8MP + 2MP
  • Battery: 6000 mAh
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G80
  • CPU: Octa core 2 GHz
  • Android: v11
  • Price: ₹14,999 (6GB) and ₹12,999 (4GB)

2. Samsung Galaxy M12

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Image source: GadgetLoka

Launched in February 2021, Samsung Galaxy M12 is another member of the M series that provides value for money. It is a dual SIM and has a dedicated slot for MicroSD that supports up to 1 TB. Like the previous one, you can buy either 4GB or 6GB variants with 64 and 128 GB of internal storage respectively.

Even though it has 6.5 inches of AMOLED HD+ display, it is not that sharp and vibrant. But it makes up with its great battery life that can last for two days when used moderately. If you prefer battery backup over a great display, you can go with this.

Check out the rest of the specifications:

  • Display: 6.5 inches, 720×1600 px
  • Camera: Front – 8MP and Rear – 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • Battery: 6000 mAh
  • Processor: Exynos 850
  • CPU: Octa core 2 GHz
  • Android: v11
  • Price: ₹11,499 (6GB) and ₹9,499 (4GB)

3. Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 edition

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Image source: Samsung

We know what you are thinking. Yes, it was first released in March 2020. But we are talking about Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 edition that was released in July 2021. It has great battery life that can last for 49 hours of talk time, 121 hours of music and 29 hours of video. 

A hit among the millennials, Galaxy M21 has a great display of 6.4 inches and a Super AMOLED screen protected with Gorilla Glass 3. Like most smartphones nowadays, it supports dual Nano SIMs and microSD up to 512 GB. You can either buy the 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage or the 6GB RAM with 128 GB. 

Check out the rest of the specifications to make your decision:

  • Display: 6.4 inches, 1080×2340 px
  • Camera: Front – 20MP and Rear – 48MP + 8MP + 5MP 
  • Battery: 6000 mAh
  • Processor: Exynos 9611
  • CPU: Octa core 2.3 GHz
  • Android: v11
  • Price: ₹14,499 (6GB) and ₹12,499 (4GB)

4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S

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Image source: Mi official website 

Don’t want to buy a Samsung phone? No problem. You have got other options too. How about Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S? A part of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10 series, 10S has 6 GB RAM with two options for internal storage – 64GB and 128GB.

Note 10S has a great display of 6.43 inches with Super AMOLED protected by Gorilla Glass 3. You can take great pictures and shoot videos thanks to the quad camera. The price may seem a little over 15,000 but you can get it for a reduced price online during discounts and offers, especially with all the festivities around.

We will let the rest of the specifications speak for themselves:

  • Display: 6.43 inches, 2400×1080 px
  • Camera: Front – 13MP and Rear – 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G95
  • CPU: Octa core 2.05 GHz
  • Android: v11
  • Price: ₹14,999 (64GB) and ₹15,999 (128GB)

5. POCO M3 Pro 5G

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Image source: Mi official website 

Another one from Xiaomi is the POCO M3 Pro 5G. Yes, a 5G smartphone with affordable prices. You can either buy the 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM with internal storage of 64GB and 128GB respectively. It has a hybrid slot that supports up to 1TB of extra storage.

POCO M3 Pro has a sharp, full HD display of 6.5 inches covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3 but the brightness is comparatively low. Supported by fast charging, it is suited for game lovers with good battery life. But the downside is too much bloatware.

Here are the other specifications to make your choice:

  • Display: 6.5 inches, 2400×1080 px
  • Camera: Front – 8MP and Rear – 48MP + 2MP + 2MP  
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 700
  • CPU: Octa core 2.2 GHz
  • Android: v11
  • Price: ₹14,499 (4GB) and ₹16,499 (6GB)

6. Realme 8i

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Image source: Realme official website 

Released in September 2021, Realme 8i is a new addition to Realme’s 8 series. Like most phones, you can either buy 4GB or 6GB RAM with 64GB and 128GB internal storage respectively. Want more space? The dedicated card supports extra storage up to 256 GB. Also, it’s a dual SIM.

Realme 8i has an amazing IPS LCD display of 6.6 inches with great resolution. If you are an avid gamer or love to take photos, you can consider buying this. But it has a ton of bloatware that you need some patience to uninstall.

Here are the other specifications:

  • Display: 6.6 inches, 1080×2412 px
  • Camera: Front – 16MP and Rear – 50MP + 2MP + 2MP  
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G96
  • CPU: Octa core 2.05 GHz
  • Android: v11
  • Price: ₹14,499 (4GB) and ₹16,499 (6GB)

7. Nokia 5.4

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Image source: Nokia 

Last but not the least, how can we forget our old friend Nokia? Released in February 2021, Nokia 5.4 has an attractive design and build quality. Not surprising as Nokia is known for its sturdiness. It’s available in two variants – 4 GB and 6 GB RAM with 64 GB of internal storage. You can extend up to 512 GB via MicroSD and it supports dual SIM.

It has a good, bright display that supports HD+ but the resolution is not that great. But the great part is that it has stock Android and no bloatware – something we wish we had in the other phones. 

Below are the rest of the specifications:

  • Display: 6.39 inches, 1560×720 px
  • Camera: Front – 16MP and Rear – 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP 
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  • CPU: Octa core 2 GHz
  • Android: v11
  • Price: ₹15,999 (6GB) and ₹13,999 (4GB)

Which one to buy?

Even though the budget plays an important role in deciding on a mobile phone, that’s not it. There are other parameters to consider like the hardware specifications, dual SIM or not, storage, camera, display, audio quality and so on. 

Are you finding it difficult to understand the specifications and the technical terms? Don’t worry. Check out our guide on buying smartphones. You will not only understand the specs but will be able to make a decision based on the other parameters as well.

So, that was our list of 7 best budget-friendly mobile phones under 15000. Do you think any other phone should have made it to the list?  Which one are you planning to buy?

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