Mid-range smartphone segment in India has particularly become a very competitive space, resulting in some great buying options for consumers. Apart from the battery, the other big draw for smartphone purchase is a camera. Some mid-range offerings have impressive camera modules that are able to take good quality photos and videos. While there are a host of good mid-range options priced under Rs. 15,000, there are only a few whose camera capabilities impressed us.
For those who want to see comprehensive lists, we’ve compiled an updated list of the best mobile phones under Rs. 15,000, and best mobile phones under Rs. 10,000 as well. The phones featured in the below article are the best camera phones from the former list that scored at least an 8 in the camera department as part of our comprehensive process. This means that we’ve restricted ourselves to phones under Rs. 15,000 that we’ve tested ourselves, and ones that scored 8 overall, which means you are getting a very good phone, no matter which option you pick.
Best camera phones under Rs. 15,000
|Phone under Rs. 15,000||Overall rating (out of 10)||Camera rating (out of 10)||Price in India (as recommended)|
|Redmi Note 7 Pro||9||8||Rs. 13,999|
|Mi A2||8||8||Rs. 11,999|
|Realme 2 Pro||8||8||Rs. 14,999|
|Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (6GB)||9||9||Rs. 12,499|
Redmi Note 7 Pro
Xiaomi, for the first time, debuted the Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review)) in India and then made it available in China a bit later. This India-first phone comes with a 48-megapixel main camera using the Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.79 aperture and 1.6-micron pixel size. It is accompanied by a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Up front is a 13-megapixel camera to take care of selfies. As far as features go, the list includes AI Portrait mode, AI Studio Lighting, AI Dynamic Bokeh, slo-mo video recording, and 4K video capture.