Best Gaming Smartphones under ₹15000 in India

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If playing high-end games in your low chipset-powered gaming phone is something that you are impassioned about, then this article is perfect for you. I think every gaming enthusiast is trying to checkmate their AI opponents in mobile games. But, a flawless gaming smartphone with a super AMOLED display, a blazing fast processor, and an efficient GPU and RAM costs almost Rs. 40,000, leaving it beyond the reach of common people.

This is not a reason to get upset though. If you are looking for a gaming-centric smartphone with high-end features, and you have a budget of up to Rs. 15,000, then we give you a better suggestion. In the last few months, companies like Realme, Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo, and Vivo have completely updated their product portfolio with the launch of a bunch of lower mid-range phones. Smartphones under Rs.15,000 now come with a super performing chipset as well as lag-free multitasking.

You can now see blazing-fast processors like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 675, 710, 730G and MediaTek Helio P70 and G90T at this price point, giving users a portable handheld gaming console at a bargain price.

These best phones under 15,000 are not just best-priced, but can even offer solid build quality, premium glass designs, latest OS version, and even longer battery life.

Here, we have shortlisted the best gaming phones available in the Indian market between Rs.11,000 to Rs.15,000. But just FYI, mobile manufacturers recently increased the price of its products with the government raising GST rates to 18 percent from 12 percent. It will be effective from April 1, 2020.

POCO F1

Phone Model POCO F1
Display 6.18-inch (1080×2246) Full-HD IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 6GB/8GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB
GPU Adreno 630
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 11
Camera Dual Rear Camera with 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors

Front Camera: 20-megapixel

Connectivity Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support
Colours Graphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition
Dimensions 155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 182 Grams
Price Rs. 15,499

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Phone Model Redmi Note 8 Pro
Display 6.53-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and water drop display.
Processor Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm)
RAM 6GB/8GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB/128GB
GPU Mali-G76
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 11 (upgradable to Android 10)
Camera No.1 Rear Camera: 64-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.

 

No.2 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.3 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

No.4 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

Front Camera: 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Network 4G with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery with 18W fast charging technology support
Colours Electric Blue, Gamma Green, Halo White, Shadow Black
Dimensions 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 200 grams
Price Starting from Rs. 14,999

Vivo Z1 Pro

Phone Model Vivo Z1 Pro
Display 6.53-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and Punch hole display.
Processor Snapdragon 712 (10nm chipset) Octa-Core processor with a clock speed of 2.3GHz.
RAM 4GB / 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM
Internal Memory Storage 64GB / 128GB (UFS) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB via a microSD card.
GPU Adreno 616 GPU
Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie) with Vivo’s proprietary Funtouch OS 9 UI skin.
Camera No.1 Rear Camera: 16-megapixel main sensor with Sony IMX499 sensor, f/1.78 aperture and LED flash.

 

No.2 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel 120° super wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.3 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

Front Camera: 32-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack, Micro USB, and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Network 4G with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
Colours Sonic Blue, Sonic Black and Mirror Black
Dimensions 162.39 x 77.33 x 8.85mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 204 grams
Price Rs. 13,990 / Rs. 14,990

Realme 6

Phone Model Realme 6
Display 6.53-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen and Punch hole display.
Processor Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm)
RAM 4GB/6GB/8GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB/128GB
GPU Mali-G76
Operating System Android 10 with Realme UI
Camera No.1 Rear Camera: 64-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and LED flash.

 

No.2 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.3 aperture.

 

No.3 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

No.4 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel depth sensor camera with f/2.4 aperture.

 

Front Camera: 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery 4300mAh with 30W fast charging support
Colours Comet Blue, Comet White
Dimensions 162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 191 grams
Price Starting from Rs. 13,999

Honor Play

Phone Model Honor Play
Display 6.3-inch (1080×2340 pixels) Full-HD+ display with 19.5:9 ratio and 409 PPI density
Processor Hisilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm)
RAM 4GB/6GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB
GPU Mali-G72
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1
Camera No.1 Rear Camera: 16-megapixel main sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and LED flash.

 

No.2 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

Front Camera: 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS + GLONASS, a 3.5mm audio jack, Micro USB and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery 3750 mAh battery with 18W fast charging support
Colours Midnight Black, Navy Blue
Dimensions 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 176 grams
Price Rs. 14,999

Samsung Galaxy M31

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy M31
Display 6.4-inch (1080×2340 pixels) Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
Processor Samsung Exynos 9611 (10nm)
RAM 6GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB/128GB
GPU Mali-G72
Operating System Android 10 with One UI 2.0
Camera No.1 Rear Camera: 64-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and LED flash.

 

No.2 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.3 Rear Camera: 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

No.4 Rear Camera: 5-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

Front Camera: 32-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, FM radio, a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 6000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support
Colours Ocean Blue, Space Black
Dimensions 159.2 x 75.1 x 8.9mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 191 grams
Price Rs. 14,999

POCO X2

Phone Model POCO X2
Display 6.67-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) full-HD+ display with HDR 10 support, 120Hz display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
RAM 6GB/8GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB
GPU Adreno 618
Operating System Android 10 with MIUI 11
Camera No.1 Rear Camera: 64-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.

 

No.2 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.3 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

No.4 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.1 Front Camera: 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.2 Front Camera: 2-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.4 aperture.

Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, FM radio, a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port and side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4500mAh battery with 27W fast charging support
Colours Atlantis Blue, Matrix Purple, Phoenix Red, Phantom Red
Dimensions 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 208 grams
Price Rs. 15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Phone Model Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Display 6.67-inch Full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
RAM 6GB/8GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB/128GB
GPU Adreno 618
Operating System Android 10 with MIUI 11
Camera No.1 Rear Camera: 64-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.

 

No.2 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.3 Rear Camera: 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

No.4 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.1 Front Camera: 32-megapixel selfie camera

Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port and side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging technology support
Colours Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black
Dimensions 165.5 x 76.7 x 8.8mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 209 grams
Price Staring at Rs. 14,999

Realme XT

Phone Model Realme XT
Display 6.4-inch (1080×2340) Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)
RAM 4GB/6GB/8GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB/128GB
GPU Adreno 616
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie with Realme UI, upgradable to Android 10
Camera No.1 Rear Camera: 64-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and LED flash.

 

No.2 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.3 aperture.

 

No.3 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

 

No.4 Rear Camera: 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

 

No.1 Front Camera: 16-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture

Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS + GLONASS, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port and in-display fingerprint scanner
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charger
Colours Pearl White, Pearl Blue
Dimensions 158.7 x 75.2 x 8.6mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 183 grams
Price Rs. 14,999

These were some of the best bargains that you can grab at INR 15000/- or even lesser. Coming in handy with brilliant features and designs, these gadgets can be classified as the best buys for users looking for something out-of-the-box without paying top dollar.

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