Future-ready 5G smartphones on your radar? You don’t need to break the bank. We’ve rounded up some of the best smartphones under Rs 15,000 that give you all you need without cutting too many corners:
Samsung Galaxy M33 5G: The M33 5G is the follow up to the M32 5G and comes with quite a few enhancements, including the chic green colour option. Samsung has packed this device with an Exynos 1280 processor that also powers the pricier devices from its Galaxy A Series. This processor combines with a choice of 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB storage options. Other highlights include a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a versatile quad rear cam with a 50MP primary lens. The M33 5G costs Rs 14,999 and there’s a Rs 3,000 cashback as well.
Realme 9 5G: Realme calls it ‘Ripple Holographic Design’ it combines plasma atom-coating and UV-nano imprinting processes to create a stunning play between light and shadow. The Stargaze White variant adapts to the changing light creating a new experience each time. The Realme 9 5G comes with thoughtful design touches like a fingerprint scanner integrated into the power key. It weighs under 190 gm and is just 8.5 mm thin despite its 6.5-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate that stretches the screen: body ratio beyond 90 percent. At its heart is a MediaTek Dimensity 810 5G processor. Effective price starts at Rs 14,999, including a Rs 1,000 cashback.
Redmi Note 11T 5G: The 6-6-inch FHD+ display is one of the highlights of this device that offers an adaptive 90Hz refresh rate that also optimises battery usage. Battery life is solid thanks to the 5000 mAh battery and it powers up in quick time via the a 33W charger in the box. The device is IP53 rated for dust ingress and also features convenient add-ons like a 3.5mm audio jack and an IR blaster. The camera package includes a 16MP selfie shooter, a 50MP primary lens and a 8M ultra-wide cam. Effective price of Rs 14,749 with an instant discount of Rs 1,250.
POCO M4 5G: The M4 breaks the clutter with its unique design language that plays out particularly well in the brand’s trademark POCO yellow variant. It’s propelled by a MediaTek 700 processor and supports seven 5G bands, making it ready for the 5G super highway. Another standout feature is its 6.58-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The camera setup is headlined by a 50MP primary lens and it also includes an 8MP selfie shooter. Other hardware highlights include a 5000 mAh battery and expandable storage up to 512GB. It costs Rs 14,999 and there’s an additional 5 percent cashback offer.
iQOO Z6 5G: There are two key features worth highlighting on the Z6 – the display and the processing power. The Z6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor with 128GB of internal storage. iQOO offers a choice of three RAM variants (4GB/GB/8GB). The 6.58-inch FHD+ display (2408 x 1080 pixels) features a refresh rate of 120Hz. The Z6 comes with Android 12 out of the box and is backed by a solid 5000 mAh battery. The triple rear cam combines a 50MP primary lens with a 2MP macro cam and 2MP Bokeh camera. The Z6 costs 13,999 and that’s inclusive of a Rs 1,500 cashback.