Best Phones (Top 5 Smartphones) Under 15000 in India for January 2019

New Year has started and as said earlier, we are here with a list of India’s best mobiles this month. Every other day, a new phone is being launched in Indian market with amazing specifications and eventually it becomes hard to decide on what to purchase. So, here we are assisting you to make a decision. Today we’ll tell you about 5 best smartphones under Rs 15000 present in Market as of January 2019.

1. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

After a big success of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Asus has recently launched its successor. It’s the best phone that Asus has in its catalogue in mid-price segment. An upgrade over Max Pro M1, it is powered by Snapdragon 660 Chipset coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. It features a 6.26 inch full HD (2280×1080 pixels) display with 19:9 aspect ratio and is empowered by 5000 mAh battery. Currently it’s available in Blue color only. It has 2 variants: 3GB/32GB priced at Rs 12999 and 4GB/64GB priced at Rs 14999.

Asus zenfone max pro m2

THUMB’S UP:
Stock Android Experience
Great design
Best processor in this price range
Storage expandable upto 2TB
Great Battery Life
THUMB’S DOWN:
Okayish Camera quality
Back panel is prone to scratches

 

2. Redmi Note 6 Pro

Redmi Note 6 Pro was launched in November last year and as its predecessor, it’s a blockbuster too. Redmi Note 6 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 636 Chipset, coupled with Adreno 509 GPU and features a 6.26 inch full HD (2280×1080 pixels) display with 19:9 screen aspect ratio. It is empowered by a 4000mAh battery that supports fast charging. It runs on Android Oreo based MIUI 10. It comes in two variants 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB and is available in Black, Blue, Red and Rose Gold colors. 4GB variant costs Rs 13999 while 6GB variant costs Rs 15999.

Redmi note 6 pro

THUMB’S UP:
Great Battery Life
Reliable Performance
Good build quality
Good Camera quality
THUMB’S DOWN:
No real upgrade over Redmi Note 5 Pro
Fast charger not bundled
MIUI Operating System
No dedicated slot for MicroSD card.

 

3. Honor 8X

Honor 8X is powered by Kirin 710 which is manufactured by Huawei itself. Kirin 710 is as powerful as snapdragon 636. It features a 6.5 inches screen with 2340 x 1080 Pixels with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and is empowered by 3750 mAh battery. It’s available in 3 colors Red, Midnight Black and Navy Blue. It has 3 variants: 4GB/64GB priced at Rs 14999, 6GB/64GB priced at Rs 16999 and 6GB/128GB priced at Rs 18999. It also has Dual VoLTE feature.

honor 8x

THUMB’S UP:
Dual VoLTE
Premium look and good in hand feel
19.5:9 Display
Light Weight
Powerful processor
THUMB’S DOWN:
Okayish Battery Life
No fast charging
Okayish Camera quality

 

 4. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

It’s the best phone that Asus has in its catalogue in mid-price segment. Similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro, it is powered by Snapdragon 636 Chipset coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. It features a 5.99 inch full HD (2160×1080 pixels) display and is empowered by 5000 mAh battery. It’s available in three colors i.e. Black, Blue and Grey. It has 3 variants: 3GB/32GB priced at Rs 9999, 4GB/64GB priced at Rs 11999 and 6GB/64GB priced at Rs 13999.
6GB variant has 16MP + 5MP Dual Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera while other variants have 13MP + 5MP Dual Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera.

THUMB’S UP:
Stock Android Experience
Dedicated MicroSD card slot
Storage expandable upto 2TB
Great Battery Life
THUMB’S DOWN:
Okayish Camera quality
Okayish Display Quality

 

 5. Realme 2 Pro

After parting ways with Oppo, Realme as a separate brand has gained a lot of attention. Realme 2 Pro was launched in October 2018. It is packed with Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. It has a 6.3 inches display with 2340 x 1080 pixels and is powered by 3500 mAh battery. It’s available in two colors i.e. Blue Ocean and Black Sea. It comes in three variants: 4GB/64GB priced at Rs 13990, 6GB/64GB priced at Rs 15990 and 8GB/128GB priced at Rs 17990.

realme 2 pro

THUMB’S UP:
Bezel-less Screen with good pixels
Dual VoLTE
Fast processor
Expandable Storage
THUMB’S DOWN:
Poor build quality
Slow charging
Okayish Camera Quality

 

Feature comparison

  Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Redmi Note 6 Pro Honor 8X Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Realme 2 Pro
Color Variants Blue Black, Blue, Red and Rose Gold Red, Midnight black and sapphire blue Black, Blue and Grey Black Sea and Blue Ocean
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Kirin 710 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Processor Octa core (1.95 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260) Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260) Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260) Octa core (1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
RAM/Storage 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB
Display 6.26 inch (2280 x 1080 Pixels) 6.26 inch (2280 x 1080 Pixels) 6.5 inch (2340 x 1080 Pixels) 5.99 inch (2160 x 1080 Pixels) 6.3 inch (2340 x 1080 Pixels)
GPU Adreno 512 Adreno 509 Mali-G51 MP4 Adreno 509 Adreno 512
Operating System Stock Android Oreo 8.1 MIUI 10 (Based on Android Nougat 8.1) EMUI 8.2 (Based on Android Oreo 8.1) Stock Android Oreo 8.1 ColorOS 5.2 (Based on Android Oreo 8.1)
Primary Camera 12MP + 5MP 12MP + 5MP 20MP + 2MP 16MP + 5MP 16MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera 13MP 20MP + 2MP 16MP 16MP 16MP
Flash Rear and Front Flash Rear and Front Flash Rear Flash Rear and Front Flash Rear Flash
SIM Slot Dedicated Dual Sim Hybrid Dual Sim Dedicated Dual Sim Dedicated Dual Sim Dedicated Dual Sim
Expandable Upto 2 TB Upto 256 GB Upto 400 GB Upto 2 TB Upto 256 GB
Battery 5000 mAh 4000 mAh 3750 mAh 5000 mAh 3500 mAh
USB Type C No No No No No
Fast Charging Yes Yes No Yes No
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer Sensor, E-Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope Fingerprint Scanner, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E Compass, Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, Gyroscope Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, Gravity Sensor, Phone Status Indicator Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer Sensor, E-Compass, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyroscope Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Face Unlock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weight 175g 182g 175g 180g 174g

 

Final Verdict

  Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Redmi Note 6 Pro Honor 8X Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Realme 2 Pro
Performance 1 3 2 4 5
Camera 3 2 1 4 5
Battery  1 2 5 3 4
Software (OS) 1 4 3 2 5
Value for Money 1 2 4 3 5
Overall 1 2 3 4 5

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