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With the rising competition amongst smartphone manufacturers, we have seen a number of new entries in the sub-15,000 category in the last few months. Surprisingly, some of these new entrants give even the flagships a run for their money. It is a big leap forward from the earlier days when even the best smartphones under 15,000/- used to lag.
Following are five of the best smartphones under Rs. 15,000/- available in India at present, in no particular order.
Oppo RealMe 1
RealMe 1 from Oppo is available from Rs. 13,990/- onwards. It sports a 6” FHD+ IPS LCD display that offers a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. It comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt memory and is powered by a 3410mAh non-removable battery. In terms of camera, it comes with a 13MP primary camera and an 8MP front camera. It ships in with Android Oreo 8.1 and has a dedicated SD card slot. RealMe 1 runs on a MediaTek 6771 Octa core processor that clocks 2.0GHz.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi is available from Rs. 14,990/- onwards. It comes with a 5.99” FHD+ IPS LCD Display offering a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 636 Octa-core processor clocking 1.8GHz. For imaging duties, it has a 20MP primary camera and 12 MP selfie camera in the front. Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB in-built memory, with a hybrid sim slot. Running on Android Nougat 7.1 this smartphone runs on a 4000mAh non-removable battery.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Zenfone Max Pro M1 from Asus is available from Rs 10,990/- onwards and comes in two variants – 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. It is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery and runs on a Snapdragon 636 Oct-core processor clocking 1.8 GHz. The device sports a 5.99” FHD+ IPS LCD display offering a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. It comes with a dedicated SD card slot and runs on Android Oreo 8.1. IN terms of camera, Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a 13MP primary camera and an 8 MP front camera for selfies.
Huawei Honor 9 Lite
Honor 9 Lite from Huawei is available from Rs. 10,990/- onwards an is available in two variants – 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. It sports a 5.65” FHD+ IPS LCD display and offers resolution of 2160×1080 pixels, in terms of processors it runs on Kirin 659 Octa Core processor and has Mali T830MP2 for graphic support. It is powered by a 3000 mAh non-removable battery and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. It possesses dual primary cameras (13+2MP) and dual front cameras (13+2MP) and sports a hybrid sim slot.
Samsung J7 Max
J7 Max from Samsung is available from Rs. 14,990/- onwards. This smartphone is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery and runs on a MediaTek MT 6757 Helio P20 Octa-core processor clocking 2.4GHz. It sports a 5.7” FHD+ IPS LCD display and offers a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. It is available in a single variant of 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM. For imaging duties, it sports a 13MP primary camera and a 13MP secondary camera. Samsung J7 Max ships in with Android 7.0 Nougat and has a dedicated SD card slot.
So what are you waiting for, take your pick and experience the power of performance.