The Indian smartphone market was extremely competitive, especially the entire segment from £ 10,000 to £ 20,000. The market is full of so many options that it can often be challenging to choose the best smartphone for your needs. This guide is about the sweet spot – the best phones under £ 15,000. By 2019, most of these phones will be shipped with large batteries, notched displays, and multiple cameras. Some brands now offer quick-charging features, as well as flagships.
While Xiaomi has long dominated the 15,000-pound smartphone segment, players like Realme, Asus and even Samsung have a hard time. Let's take a look at the best smartphones in India at £ 15,000 in August 2019, without losing any more time.
Realme 5 Pro
Weight: 184 g | Dimensions: 157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 | Screen Size: 6.3 inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 712 | R.A.M: 4/6/8GB | Camp: 64 / 128GB | Battery: 4035mAh | Backup camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP
Snapdragon 712 chipset
Charge 20W VOOC
USB Type C
Heavy Software Skin
Realme seeks the market share that Redmi smartphones currently have. To do this, the company launched the Realme 3 Pro with the Snapdragon 710 chipset. Realme 3 Pro is aimed primarily at users who like to play and are looking for a good option in the budget segment.
Aside from its gaming abilities, the Realme 3 Pro also looks good with its water-drop-like notch and shiny design on the back. This is rounded off by the low performance of the camera, the battery life and the display quality.
The Realme 5 Pro has just been announced in India, bringing with it the Snapdragon 712 chipset and an interesting quad-camera setup. Comes only 4 months after the Realme 3 Pro, but is definitely an improvement of the game.
The processor is pretty good for tasks like heavy games and the performance was also very consistent. Combined with a 4035 mAh battery with fast charging support, this is a simple recommendation
Check the rating: Realme 5 Pro
Samsung Galaxy M30s
Weight: 188 g | Operating system: OneIU via Android 9.0 | Screen Size: 6.4 inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Exynos 9611 | R.A.M: 4 / 6GB | Camp: 64 / 128GB | Battery: 6000mAh | Backup camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP
6,000 mAh battery
15W fast charge
Super AMOLED display
Triple camera setting
Samsung is back in the budget segment with another outstanding offering, this time with the Galaxy M30s. Main theme is the gigantic 6,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging of 15 W via USB Type C.
Other Samsung staples such as a Super AMOLED display, an Exynos processor, triple cameras consisting of a primary, an ultra-wide and a depth sensor, and OneUI make the cut. For anyone looking for a phone from a reputable brand, The M30s is a breeze.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Weight: 186 g | Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 | Screen Size: 6.3 inches | Resolution: 2340 x 1080 pixels | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 675 | R.A.M: 4GB / 6GB | Camp: 64 GB / 128 GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Backup camera: 48MP + 5MP | Front camera: 13MP
Impressive front camera
Value for money
Hybrid SIM card slot
Ads in MIUI
Xiaomi has long dominated the budget and entry-level smartphone segment. This is no different this year – the introduction of the Redmi Note 7 Pro has changed the market dynamics again. The Redmi Note 7 Pro was the first choice when it came to offering a high-resolution, high-quality 48-megapixel camera at reasonable prices.
In addition to its imaging capabilities, the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers great value for money thanks to the great display, well-balanced chipset and battery life we all have come to expect from Xiaomi's Redmi Note series.
The whole thing is rounded off by the glass design, which gives it a first-class look.
It's good value for money, so the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the phone to buy.
Read our full review of the Redmi Note 7 Pro
Vivo Z1 Pro
Weight: 201 g | Dimensions: 162.4 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 | Screen Size: 6.53 inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 712 | R.A.M: 4 / 6GB | Camp: 64 / 128GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Backup camera: 12MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front camera: 32MP
Micro USB port for charging
Vivo has expanded its play in the budget and mid-range segment in India in recent months. While some other smartphones are aimed specifically at a younger audience, Vivo has tried to offer a more rounded package with the Z1 Pro.
The Z1 Pro is also one of the few smartphones in this price range that have a pothole notch. If you're looking for a smartphone that offers a very long battery life, the Z1 Pro with its massive 5,000 mAh battery will not let you down. The display, the camera and the glossy design complete the remaining important aspects.
Affordable smartphones have never looked so good
Weight: 164 g | Dimensions: 154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm | Operating system: Android 9 | Screen Size: 6.21 inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Kirin 710 | R.A.M: 4 / 6GB | Camp: 64 / 128GB | Battery: 3400mAh | Backup camera: 24MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front camera: 32MP
Striking design for the price
Runs on Android 9
The micro USB port is outdated
Camera images overly processed
If you are looking for a smartphone in the € 15,000 price range that looks fantastic, the Honor 20i is for you. Apart from its appearance, it also has a very good display and three decent cameras. Battery backup is also above average. However, the performance and fluidity of the user interface leaves something to be desired.
Read our review of the Honor 20i
A promising phone with a reliable name
Weight: 180 g | Dimensions: 154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm | Operating system: Android 9.0 Pie | Screen Size: 6.1-inch LCD | Resolution: 2280 x 1080 pixels | CENTRAL PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 710 | R.A.M: 4 / 6GB | Camp: 64 GB / 128 GB | Battery: 3500mAh | Backup camera: 12MP + 13MP | Front camera: 20MP
Robustly built and built
Not the latest design
The Nokia 8.1 was launched in the premium segment last year, but a few price reductions have not made it a compelling budget offer. Equipped with a Snapdragon 710 and 4 GB of RAM, the phone offers excellent performance, also thanks to the Android One operating system.
The unique feature that no other phone in this segment offers is the HDR display, which delivers incredible color, brightness and contrast. Add to that the legendary build quality of Nokia, which is unrivaled in this segment.
Read our review of the Nokia 8.1
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