Looking for the best phone to buy under Rs. 15,000? There are several options to choose from. You’ll get brands such as Realme, Xiaomi, and Poco with their multiple contenders under the Rs. 15,000 price bracket. While some models in the price segment have promising camera experiences, you’ll also have options with higher RAM capacity, and newer processors. With so much variety, picking the most appropriate option isn’t that easy. On this episode of Orbital, host Akhil Arora brings in Gadgets 360 reviewer Aditya Shenoy and deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo to discuss the best phones under Rs. 15,000.
We spoke about what people’s expectations should be when looking at phones under the Rs. 15,000 bracket. Finding an all-rounder in this segment is difficult as some have a powerful processor, while the others come with good cameras. Companies like Realme and Xiaomi nowadays are bringing features such as AMOLED displays with 90Hz refresh rate and multiple rear cameras. However, people buying a phone under Rs. 15,000 aren’t likely to get features like stereo speakers, waterproofing, and wireless charging.
We also talk about the things you need to look for in this price segment and the marketing buzzwords and jargon that the companies often use to attract customers, with good stuff they’ve seen from the likes of Realme, Xiaomi, and Motorola. Poco has also brought some re-badged Redmi phones under the Rs. 15,000 bracket to offer the same hardware of the Xiaomi portfolio but with a distinct user experience.
Plus, what are the the brands that offer better longevity under Rs. 15,000? And what upcoming phones that could be worth waiting for?
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