Top 5 best Android One smartphones under 15000

Last year, it was Xiaomi who put Google’s Android One program back on track with Mi A1. Since then several brands came up with their own Android One smartphones in the market, especially in the budget segment.

In this post, we are going to look at the best Android One smartphones under 15000.

One of the key reasons as to why Android One smartphones have become popular is because of the pure stock Android, regular security patches and major updates which are exclusively available to Pixel smartphones only.

For instance, the Mi A1 smartphone from Xiaomi has started getting Android Pie (v 9.0) update which is impressive, given the fact that the smartphone was launched running on Android Nougat (v 7.1.2).

In contrast, if you look at other smartphones in the same price segment, you won’t find many smartphones getting major Android updates and regular security patches.

So, without further ado, here are the top 5 best Android One smartphones under 15000:-

best android one smartphones under 15000- Mi A2

#1. Xiaomi Mi A2

The Xiaomi Mi A1 was one of Xiaomi’s best-selling smartphones in 2017. This year, the company introduced its successor; the Mi A2.

In comparison to the Mi A1, the Mi A2 comes with a lot of new changes which includes a massive screen having full HD+ resolution.

Apart from the bigger screen, the Mi A2 also houses a powerful Snapdragon 660 chipset.

In fact, the Mi A2 is only Android One smartphone available under 15K featuring the Snapdragon 660.

The 660 chipset is coupled with 4/6 Gigs of RAM, 64/ 128 Gigs of storage. And for handling gaming, you get the Adreno 512 GPU. High-end games like PUBG, Asphalt 8, NOVA 3 can be played on this device without facing any lags or frame drops.

Coming to the camera section, the rear of the Mi A2 device features a 12 MP + 20 MP dual-camera setup, whereas in the front you get a 20 MP single camera.

When it comes to taking snaps, without a doubt the Mi A2 is one of the best camera smartphones under 20K segment. Both the front and the rear takes some outstanding photos. The rear camera excels during low-lighting conditions, which is excellent.

Like its predecessor, the Mi A2 also features the same 3010 mAh battery, which can easily last one full day on a single charge.

Apart from the fingerprint sensor, the Mi A2 also has face unlock feature. Anyways, one of the cons of the device is the lack of 3.5 mm audio jack and a microSD card slot which is a setback considering the fact last year’s Mi A1 had all the features.

Overall, at the given price range, the Mi A2 is the best Android One smartphone to buy under 15K.

specs:

General
Device name Mi A2
Release Date July 2018
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano
Weight 166 g
O.S Android v8.1(Oreo)
Display
Screen Size 5.99 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Hardware
Processor 2.2 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
GPU Adreno 512
RAM 4/6 GB
Internal memory 64/128 GB
Expandable memory No
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer
Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Compass
Camera
Primary Camera 12(f/1.8) + 20(f/1.8) MP
Secondary Camera 20(f/2.2) MP
Video 4K recording at @30fps
Features LED flash, touch focus,
face detection, Geo-tagging
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth v 5.0
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack No
USB Type C
Battery
Capacity 3010 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable No
Talk Time NA
Store & Price
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best android one smartphones under 15000-Motorola One Power

#2. Motorola One Power

The past year hasn’t been a good year for Motorola, despite launching a couple of smartphones, due to the overpricing Motorola failed to woo the customers.

But, last year, in the end, the company launched a new smartphone in the market; the One Power, the ‘One’ signifies that it’s an Android One device.

Compared to other Motorola smartphones, this device certainly packs all the key features that are needed to be a fierce competitor in this segment. The device houses a massive 6.2-inch screen having a resolution of (1080x2280p).

Underneath the display, you get a Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor coupled with 4/6 Gigs of RAM, 64 Gigs of ROM, and an Adreno 512 GPU for handling graphics-intensive tasks.

Courtesy of stock Android, the phone performs really when without any lags or shutters.

At the rear of the One Power, you get a 16 MP + 5 MP dual-camera setup; the picture quality is quite good.

However, the bokeh effect isn’t the best. At the front, there is a 12 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture which getting assisted by an LED flash. The front LED flash helps in out in taking clearer photos in low-lighting conditions.

Besides being an Android One device, what makes the Motorola One Power one of the best Android one smartphones under 15000 is its battery.

The device packs a 5000 mAh battery and comes with a 15W turbocharger, thereby letting you charge the smartphone in a short amount of time.

Once fully charged the device can easily last two working days before running out of juice. However, the massive 5000 mAh battery does increase the weight of the device, making it weigh at 205 grams.

specs:

General
Device name Motorola One Power
Release Date August 2018
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano
Weight 205 g
O.S Android v8.1(Oreo)
Display
Screen Size 6.2 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080×2246 pixels
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Hardware
Processor 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPU Adreno 509
RAM 4/6 GB
Internal memory 64 GB
Expandable memory Yes, expandable up to 256 GB
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer
Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Compass
Camera
Primary Camera 16(f/1.8) + 5(f/2.2) MP
Secondary Camera 12(f/2.0) MP
Video 4K recording at @30fps
Features LED flash, touch focus,
face detection, Geo-tagging
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth v 5.0
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack Yes, 3.5 mm
USB Type C
Battery
Capacity 5000 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable No
Talk Time NA
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 14,999Click here to buy

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best android one smartphones under 15000- Nokia_6.1_Plus

#3. Nokia 6.1 Plus

After Xiaomi introduced the first Android One smartphone in the Indian market, Nokia went a step ahead by stating that all their new smartphones will be Android One devices.

Fast forward, back in August the company launched the Nokia 6.1 Plus, based on the looks, the device has to be one of the best-looking smartphones available in the 15K segment.

The device comes with 5.8-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display.

Like the Motorola One Power, the Nokia 6.1 Plus also features a notch, so for those who are looking for the best Android one smartphones under 15000 with a notch, then the Nokia 6.1 Plus should be the pick.

Under the hood, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with the favorite Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, bundled with 4 Gigs of RAM, and 64 Gigs of internal storage.

When it comes to handling games, the Adreno 509 GPU does a decent job.

At the rear of the Nokia 6.1 Plus, you get a 16 MP + 5 MP dual-camera setup with EIS support, and at the front, you get a 16 MP camera.

As far as picture quality is concerned, the Nokia 6.1 Plus rear camera produces images with excellent color accuracy and details.

Although sometimes the lens fails to get the right exposure, overall, the camera doesn’t disappoint.

And when it comes to the front camera, the 16 MP lens takes decent selfies and keeps the color tone precise.

Coming to the battery, the Nokia 6.1 Plus packs a 3060 mAh battery, which is on a full charge can last up to full day before running out of juice.

If you are someone who is looking for a good looking Android one smartphone under 15K, then Nokia 6.1 Plus should be your pick.

specs:

General
Device name Nokia 6.1 Plus
Release Date August 2018
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano
Weight 151 g
O.S Android v8.1(Oreo)
Display
Screen Size 5.8 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080×2280 pixels
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Hardware
Processor 1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
GPU Adreno 509
RAM 4/6 GB
Internal memory 64 GB
Expandable memory Yes, expandable up to 400 GB
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer
Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Compass
Camera
Primary Camera 16 (f/2.0) + 5 MP
Secondary Camera 16(f/2.0) MP
Video 4K recording at @30fps
Features LED flash, touch focus,
face detection, Geo-tagging,  EIS
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth v 4.2
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack Yes, 3.5 mm
USB Type C
Battery
Capacity 3060 mAh (Li-Po)
Removable No
Talk Time NA
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 14,999Click here to buy

Also, read: Full specs, price and things to know about Motorola One Vision

best android one smartphones under 15000-infinix_note_5

#4. Infinix Note 5

As mentioned earlier, several brands this year came up with Android One smartphones, and Infinix is one of those brands.

A couple of months ago, the brand launched the Note 5 in India, which happens to be an Android One device.

The device is currently available in two variants; the lower variant comes with 3 Gigs of RAM, 32 Gigs of ROM presently priced at Rs. 7,999.

On the other hand, the higher variant features 4 Gigs of RAM, 64 Gigs of ROM currently priced at Rs. 9,999.

The Note 5 houses a 5.99-inch full HD+ IPS LCD display which is impressive considering the pricing.

The screen looks good and has got nice viewing angles courtesy of the IPS LCD panel.

At the heart of the device, there is a MediaTek Helio P23 octa-core processor bundled with 3/4 Gigs of RAM, and a Mali G71 GPU, given the fact that the device features a MediaTek chipset people may doubt about its performance.

However, the reality is the device performs really well when it comes to daily multitasking and handling high-intensive games like Asphalt 8, PUBG, Modern Combat 5, etc.

When it comes to the camera section, the Infinix Note 5 is the single Android one smartphone which lacks a dual-camera setup.

The Note 5 comes with a 12 MP single rear camera with a LED flash, but the good thing is thanks to AI, you do get portrait images, but they don’t produce perfect portrait images, daylight pictures comes with right amount detailing and accuracy.

At the front, you get a 16 MP camera which takes good selfies.

One particular area which makes the Infinix Note 5 one of the best Android One smartphones under 15000 is its battery.

The Infinix Note 5 comes with a massive 4500 mAh battery, and on top that you get a fast charger with the box.

Now, this is something which is not common for a 10K smartphone. On a full charge, this device can easily give two days of backup.

specs:

General
Device name Infinix Note 5
Release Date September 2018
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano
Weight 173 g
O.S Android v8.1(Oreo)
Display
Screen Size 6.0 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Protection NA
Hardware
Processor 2.0 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23
GPU Mali G71
RAM 3/4 GB
Internal memory 32/64 GB
Expandable memory Yes, expandable up to 128 GB
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer
Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Compass
Camera
Primary Camera 12 (f/2.0) MP
Secondary Camera 16(f/2.0) MP
Video HD recording at @30fps
Features LED flash, touch focus,
face detection, Geo-tagging
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth v 5.0
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack Yes, 3.5 mm
USB Type C
Battery
Capacity 4500 mAh (Li-Po)
Removable No
Talk Time NA
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 7,999Click here to buy
flipkart Rs 9,999Click here to buy

 best android one smartphones under 15000-nokia_5.1_plus

#5. Nokia 5.1 Plus

In 2016, when HMD global launched the Nokia 6, fans were excited and disappointed at the same time; and throughout 2017, HMD global received a lot of criticism for overpricing their smartphones.

Fast forward, this year didn’t repeat the same mistake, and the recently launched smartphones tell the whole story.

For its pricing, Nokia 5.1 Plus has to one of the best value for money Nokia device, and also one of the best Android One smartphones under 15000 that you can get.

The device perhaps is one of the underrated Nokia smartphone available in the market today.

At the front, you get a beautiful 5.8-inch HD+ IPS LCD panel with 2.5D curved glass which also makes it one of the good-looking smartphones under 10K segment.

Due to aggressive pricing, HMD Global drops down display protection on the device. Therefore you need to get a tempered glass for safety.

The Nokia 5.1 Plus is getting powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, alongside with 3 Gigs of RAM, and 32 Gigs of ROM.

The device offers a silky smooth gaming experience courtesy of Mali-G72 GPU.

As far as the camera is concerned, at the rear, you get a dual-camera setup featuring a 13 MP + 5 MP depth-sensing camera, on a broad daylighting the camera takes some good snaps with a decent amount of detail, the bokeh effect is also decent.

The portrait mode is also available with the front 8 MP camera. Overall, you won’t be disappointed with the results.

Moving on, let’s discuss the 3060 mAh battery, the Nokia 5.1 Plus battery life is good, and in fact, 10-watt chargers help in charging up the device a bit faster.

If you love a big brand, then the Nokia 5.1 Plus is the best Android One smartphone under 10K.

specs:

General
Device name Nokia 5.1 Plus
Release Date July 2018
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano
Weight 160 g
O.S Android v8.1(Oreo)
Display
Screen Size 5.86 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 720×1520 pixels
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Hardware
Processor 1.8 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P60
GPU Mali G72
RAM 3/4 GB
Internal memory 32/64 GB
Expandable memory Yes, expandable up to 400 GB
Sensors Proximity, Accelerometer
Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Compass
Camera
Primary Camera 13(f/2.0) + 5 MP
Secondary Camera 8 (f/2.0) MP
Video Full HD recording at @30fps
Features LED flash, touch focus,
face detection, Geo-tagging
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth v 4.2
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack Yes, 3.5 mm
USB Type C
Battery
Capacity 3060 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable No
Talk Time NA
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 9,999Click here to buy

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