Best budget smartphones for 2019

Smartphones are characteristically priced towards the pricier side. But with the variety that one nowadays comes across, finding affordable selections is simplified.

A number of consumers prefer to go for budget smartphones, priced below Rs.15, 000. The phones deliver high performance. A user also has a number of choices at his disposal for a budget phone that meets his requirements in the best of ways.

Budget smartphones easily meet the essential requirements that one expects from smartphones. Alternately, they come with some premium features such as the finest of cameras, metal builds, a unibody design, and fingerprint sensors. Smartphones priced under Rs.15, 000 hence deliver value for money.

Let us take a look at some of the finest phones priced below 15K in India:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro


The Redmi Note 7 Pro is pretty much complete and features Snapdragon 675 and a 48 MP camera. The design is fascinating, while the gaming performance is high. But the phone’s camera is the kind that makes it truly worthy of a purchase.

It is cited to be the best mid-range phone to purchase for the present time. The IR blaster allows a user to control home appliances like TV and AC.

Realme 3 Pro


For Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme 3 Pro is the best alternative. Powered by Snapdragon 710, it is a prime performer. One can play high-end games over the phone, and its battery life is reasonably long. The camera in Realme 3 Pro is the same as the one in OnePlus 6T. Its imaging capabilities are pretty good. The night mode performance is high.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S has some similarities with Redmi Note 7 Pro and some with Redmi Note 7. The hardware has similarities with either of the devices. While being a mid-ranger, it is both powerful and affordable. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S also has the same battery as Redmi Note 7, 4,000 mAh with support for 18W fast charging. But the camera is similar to Redmi Note 7 Pro, a 48MP sensor. The night mode helps click fine photographs when the image quality is poor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Even while Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 does not have a 48MP camera, the overall user experience is pretty much refined. Fresh gradient colors and an exquisite new display are its crowning glory. While the hardware is pretty much the same as that of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, it comes with a smaller 4,000mAh battery. The overall performance hence pretty much matches up with the Asus phone. The performance is the best among smartphones powered by Snapdragon-660, which are available in India.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

This meets the bill nicely for a consumer who is looking to invest in a powerful mid-range phone. The performance is steady, and the phone handles both everyday tasks and heavy gaming nicely. A 5,000mAh battery ensures that it lasts really long. Stock Android interface makes it come across as a good purchase. The phone operates without any hitches whatsoever and charges fast as well. EIS helps record videos nicely. Both front and back cameras feature portrait mode and AI scene detection.

Samsung Galaxy M30

Samsung Galaxy M30 has come to fore as resulting from the company’s efforts to infuse more life into mid-range phones. The triple camera setup is one of the prime features of the phone. Another one of the top features is the vivid AMOLED display, which demarks the device. A wide-angle camera offered by the phone is a photographer’s delight. The camera quality may be found to be lagging as compared to Galaxy S10. But it is an excellent alternative for catching videos. Widevine L1 certification allows a user to stream content from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.