Finding the gaming phone under 15000 today is a really painful process. Not because of the lack of smartphones in the price bracket, but because of so many good gaming mobile phones available. For all searching for the Best gaming phones under 15000, here I have prepared a list for you. Do read the list of Best gaming phones under 15000 and comment which one do you like the best. Let’s see which are the best smartphones for gaming under 15000.

 

Top 10 Best Gaming Phones Under 15000 In India With Review & Price


 

1. RealMe 2 Pro

The RealMe 2 pro is the real successor to the successful RealMe 1, bringing the specs of a higher end smartphone down under to the budget range. Clearing all the disappointments of RealMe 2, the pro version brings a lot to the table with the price tag that will shake the mid-range market surely. It is marketed clearly at the younger generation of consumers who care about aesthetics and the performance at the same time. The question is that can it justify the tag of “the new budget king” and “the best phone under 15000”. Let’s see how it fares under the different parameters.

Quick Review Of RealMe 2 Pro

Build Quality:

In this department, RealMe 2 pro ticks most of the boxes. With the teardrop notch display on the front and the multilayered polycarbonate at the back (which the company calls “crystal-like teardrop effect”), the phone screams premium. Although the back screen does look like glass, it doesn’t provide the scratch resistance that glass does but is a fingerprint magnet at the same time. It gets easily scratched and I recommend putting a case or a skin on. On the front it is protected with gorilla glass 3. Overall the design of the phone gets thumbs up from me.

Display:

RealMe 2 Pro has a 6.3-inch (1080×2340) LTPS IPS TFT display with the newly trending teardrop notch. The display must not be confused with the lower quality TFT panels. The LTPS IPS TFT panel is better than the regular TFT panels because it is more battery efficient and gets bright enough, even for the sunniest days. The display is color accurate and is good for media consumption. With a chin at the bottom, display to body ratio is 84% which is quite good considering today’s trend.

Camera:

It won’t be exaggeration to say that RealMe 2 pro has the best camera in this price range. On the back, it has a dual camera setup with a 16 MP, f 1.7 primary sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor which is used for portrait shots.

The primary sensor used on this device is the same which is used on the OnePlus 5t which explains the quality of the pictures taken from this phone. In daylight, the pictures taken are crisp and with details. Even the landscapes come out great. The problem comes when the light is out. In darkness, the picture has noise and comes out a bit grainy.

On the front RealMe 2 Pro packs a 16 MP f2.0 sensor which captures some beautiful shots. The phone can take portrait shots on both cameras with good edge detection. On video front, it does support videos up to 4K resolution but I would recommend using 1080p as image stabilization (EIS) is much better there.

Specifications:

The main attraction for the RealMe brand is the specifications it offers in the budget segment. It clearly has specs of Best gaming phones under 15000. On the model available for Rs. 13990, it has a snapdragon 660 soc (with lower clock speed) which should perform a little better than snapdragon 636 present in another phone in this budget. This processor is paired with Adreno 512 GPU, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage which is expandable using a micro SD card (yes, it has a dedicated micro SD slot). It has a non-removable 3500 mAh battery which can easily last entire day. It does support dual 4g volte for HD calls. On the specs side, this phone won’t disappoint you. The specifications alone should make it best gaming smartphone under 15000

Performance:

The phone has excellent specifications which show their equally good performance in real life. Multitasking and day-to-day works are no problem for it. It can play PUBG on medium graphic without any lag. Speaker is loud but can be easily covered while playing games or consuming media in landscape mode. Its gaming performance makes it one of the Best gaming phones under 15000.

Conclusion:

So, if you are okay with the little things that this phone does not have or does have (Color OS), this RealMe2 Pro is a steal which performs great on all the fronts. Overall considering all basis it is one of the best phones under 15000.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Best in class specifications

Really great camera for price range

Great screen with teardrop design

Cons:

Quirky Color OS

No notification light

No fast charge


 

2. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1(6 GB)

That sure sounds like a lot of words for a single smartphone name but it isn’t a typing error. That’s the name of the phone which Asus has put forward to compete against Mi Note 5 Pro (coming next in the list). To rule in the budget arena, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (let’s call it ZMP for convenience) packs all the right armaments. Let’s check how it fares in the real world.

Quick Review Of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Build Quality:

The device is well built and feels sturdy to hold. Even with the whopping 5000mAh battery, the device doesn’t feel heavy and is well balanced top to bottom. It has a plastic back with a metallic finish which is a fingerprint magnet.

Display:

ZMP has a 5.99-inch 1080×2160 IPS LCD panel which is color accurate and great for media consumption. There’s no gorilla glass upfront so I would recommend putting up a screen guard.

The panel gets bright enough for broad daylight and should not disappoint the buyer.

Camera:

On the back, ZMP has dual camera setup with 16 MP f/2.0 as primary sensor and a 5 MP f/2.4 as a depth sensor. They give out decent shots in daylight and tend to give a cooler image with good details. At night, like all phones in this range, the camera does fall short but is still usable. While taking videos, it supports 4k but has no form of image stabilization. On the front, ZMP has a 16 MP module which performs good and has good color reproduction. Both front and back cameras support portrait mode with good edge detection.

Specifications:

The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC paired with Adreno 509 GPU. It is a respectable mid-range chip and should perform really well with the 6 GB of RAM. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a non-removable 5000 mAh battery which should easily last an entire day to the heaviest of user. It has all the sensors like proximity and gyroscope and the fingerprint sensor on the back is accurate and snappy.

Performance:

This phone from Asus is a beast and handles all the game you throw a t it with ease. Asphalt 9 run without any glitches and you can run PUBG on balanced graphics and high frame rates lag free. The big battery shows it’s use while multiple hours of gaming. The User Interface is close to stock and the ram is well optimized, so the phone will feel pretty great to use in day to day works.

 

Conclusion:

Asus Zenfone Max Pro is a budget phone for the sturdiest of user which can handle whatever you throw at it while maintaining a sleek profile. If you are planning to do gaming on your phone and not a lot of photography, then Asus Zenfone Max Pro is the one for you. Due to its long battery life I will think of it as a phone which is best for gaming and deserves to be on the list of Best gaming phones under 15000.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Huge 5000 mAh battery

6 GB of RAM under 15000

Close to stock android experience

Cons:

No Fast Charging

Cameras not as great as competition

No Gorilla Glass Protection


 

3. Redmi Note 5 Pro

The company with the highest sales in the budget segment in India brought this smartphone which sounded too good a deal to be true when it was launched. More than half a year has passed and this phone is still one of the best you can get under Rs. 15000. Coming from the success of Mi Note 4, there were many expectations from Xiaomi on how Note 5 Pro would pan out and they did not disappoint. Let’s see what makes this phone so popular.

Quick Review Of Redmi Note 5 Pro

Build Quality:

Redmi has believed to copy and bring as many flagships features they can bring in lowest cost possible. You can see that clearly on this device. With an 18:9 display on front and an iPhone like back (the camera placement is uncanny), Note 5 Pro feels comfortable in hand even with a big form factor. Do notice it has a huge camera bump at the back.

Display:

At 5.99 inches (1080×2160), the IPS LCD display is vivid and sharp. The 18:9 ratio seems pleasing as ever and the full screen gestures makes the most of that big screen. It’s great for media consumption.

Camera:

This is the place where the Redmi Note 5 Pro inches ahead of its competitors. On the back, with a dual camera setup including a 12 MP f/2.2 primary sensor and a 5 MP f/2.0 secondary sensor, it takes some of the best shots in daylight. In low-light, there’s some noise but the images produced are good enough seeing the price of the phone. The videos can be taken at a maximum resolution of 1080p with support for EIS which does a really good job. On the selfie front, it rocks a 20 MP f/2.2 camera which is pure awesome. The details are great as expected. It too does take portrait shots on both rear and front camera.

Specifications:

Redmi Note 5 Pro was the first phone in India which came out with the Snapdragon 636 SoC, which was a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 630. With 4 GB RAM to support it, the phone runs through all tasks smoothly. The 4000 mAh battery shows its worth while gaming, as it survives hours of playing.

Performance:

This phone can run all the game smoothly. PUBG runs on medium graphics lag free. It has a custom skin (MIUI) on it which is present on most of Xiaomi phones. It’s a personal preference on liking the skin or not. On one hand the skin does provide some great features like full screen gestures and face recognition but takes away the app drawer (which can be added back but isn’t that great). Anyways, you can always rock a launcher on it and it will all be fine.

 

Conclusion:

Redmi Note 5 pro’s success says enough about how good a phone it is. With a sleek look which is available in different colors, it is aimed at the youth which seem to love it. For a casual gamer who also wants to have a great camera, this Redmi device is waiting for you. This phone answers the question, which mobile is best under 15000?

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Great Cameras

Big 4000 mAh battery

Gorilla Glass Protection

Cons:

No Fast Charging

Hybrid SIM Slot

Big Camera Bump at the Back


 

4. Honor 7X (32 GB)

Honor 7X is one of the oldest phone on this list and still is one of the best devices when it comes to value for bucks. At a price of 11,999, which comes down to as low as 10,999 during Amazon sales, this phone surely is a steal. It was a winner for Honor and let’s see why.

Quick Review Of Honor 7X

Build Quality:

Honor 7X is pure class in the way it looks. The body is polycarbonate with a metallic finish that feels good to hold. Although the screen is big, the device is still single handedly operable due to its narrow width. The antenna bands are well muted and look really good especially in the blue color.

Display:

Honor 7X packs a 5.93 inches (1080×2160) IPS LCD panel which is color vibrant and crisp to look at.  There’s no gorilla glass protection and that’s a bummer. But on gaming and media front, the display works nicely.

Camera:

It has a dual camera setup at the back having a 16 MP f/2.2 as a primary sensor supported by a 2 MP depth sensor. In daylight, the camera shines and gives some beautiful shots. The videos are not stabilized and have a maximum resolution of 1080p. The front 8 MP f/2.0 camera , works as a charm. The colors are accurate and it takes some of the best portrait shots in this price range.

Specifications:

This phone is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset which is made by Huawei itself. It is power efficient and is perfectly matched with a MALI-T830 GPU. With 4 GB of RAM, the trio handles day-to-day stuff with ease. It houses a 3340 non-removable battery which will last an entire day for an average user but will come just short for a heavy user. Also, it doesn’t have a gyroscope but instead uses a mix of compass and 3-d accelerometer which doesn’t work perfectly.

Performance:

Honor 7X works smoothly, no matter what you throw at it. It plays games like pubg on low graphics but the experience is lag free with no frame drops which is the most important thing for the user. The custom skin on it (EMUI) is heavy but the ram management on the phone is really good. I personally prefer using a launcher over the EMUI, but it all depends upon the user’s preference.

 

Conclusion:

The phone packs impressive performance in a neat design. If you want to save some extra bucks while not sacrificing on the camera performance, Honor 7X is the phone for you.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Cheaper than its competition

Excellent Camera Performance

Sleek Aluminum Body

Cons:

Older Processor than the Competition

No Gyroscope

Only 32 GB Internal Storage


 

5. RealMe 1

Breaking into the mid-range segment, OPPO launched RealMe 1 with a clear nudge to its competitor in the name itself. The specifications it offers seem to be unbeatable at this price and would surely impress anyone. This device looks more like an introductory phone to create the buzz around the new brand name RealMe. Let’s see what is making this phone turn heads around.

Quick Review Of RealMe1

Build Quality:

The phone looks entirely different than we are used to see in this price bracket. With a nice reflective glossy back, this phone shines out of a crowd. It feels good to hold and is relatively light. The omission of the fingerprint scanner does make way for a cleaner look at the back but I still feel that having only face unlock on the phone is not the right path to go.

Display:

This phone packs a 6.0 inches (1080×2160) IPS LCD panel which is color accurate and does the job well. It is easily viewable in the sunlight and can get very dark when it is required.

Camera:

RealMe 1 has a single 13 MP f/2.2 camera at the back. It is capable of taking some good shots in natural lights. As all the phones in this price range, it is pretty common to expect not so great low-light imaging and this device is no exception. The bokeh effect on the rear camera does seem to be a little unnatural. On the front the 8 MP f/2.2 sensor works well and takes some detailed selfies. The bokeh effect on the front is relatively better than that in back camera.

Specifications:

Specifications are the things upon which the whole phone was modelled. With a powerful yet battery efficient Helio P60 chip and a MALI-G72 GPU to support it, RealMe 1 already rises above of its competitors. It packs 6 GB of RAM which results in smooth multitasking. The 3410 mAh battery does last an entire day for an average user but it is nothing exceptional. The best part about this phone is that it comes with a huge 128 GB internal storage.

Performance:

The phone crushes the day-to-day tasks with ease. A game like PUBG runs smoothly until the phone starts to heat up (which generally happens after 30 minute of intensive use) and the chip throttles down. The Color OS does bring a lot of features but feels a bit tedious to use. Overall for a more than average user, this phone will run lag free.

 

Conclusion:

For most of users except the heaviest of gamers, this phone will be one of the best you can get (if you have no problem with color UI). It’s really good for multimedia consumption especially with that massive storage. Since it is relatively cheaper, I think it is best mobile for gaming in its category.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Powerful Helio P60 Chipset

6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage

Distinctive back design

Cons:

Has Some Heating Issues

No Notification Light

Quirky Color UI


 

6. Redmi 6 Pro

In India, Redmi holds a tight grip over the budget segment and it drops a lot of phones to continuously achieve that. This device is one of them (an aesthetic upgrade over the old champion formula of specs). But the question is will it succeed with old trick when so many new competitions have poured in. Is it is a good contender for Best gaming phones under 15000?

Quick Review Of Redmi 6 Pro

Build Quality:

This is the parameter where this phone has taken a rise over its predecessor. With a notch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, this phone does look modern. For the notch haters, it does have an option to hide it. The back is metal finished with plastic on top and bottom for signal reception. The weight is pretty balanced and feels good to hold.

Display:

It has a 5.84 inches(1080×2280) IPS LCD panel with a pixel density of 432 ppi, which means a sharper image in all light conditions. The display is color accurate although the viewing angles could have been better.

Camera:

Redmi 6 Pro packs a dual camera setup with a 12 MP f/2.2 as primary module and 5 MP f/2.2 as the secondary depth sensing module. This device does support HDR imaging, so that is a plus. While capturing videos, the phone supports EIS which is great seeing the price of the phone. On the front it has a 5 MP camera which is not mind blowing but is good enough for some selfies. Both front and rear does support the bokeh effect and the edge detection is fine. But all good things must come to an end, and they do when the sun falls. Under lowlight, the images are grainy and even barely usable.

Specifications:

Here lies the old trick I was talking about at the start. Powered by a Snapdragon 625(more than an year old chipset) coupled up with 4 GB of ram, this phone chunks out day to day performance easily. The 4000 mAh battery does perform well and lasts a day easily.

Performance:

Overall, this device will breeze through the tasks of an average user. Multitasking is good and switching through apps feels smooth. But for a serious gamer, the performance might not be the best. PUBG runs on low graphics with a little bit of frame drops. Full screen gestures of MIUI 9.6 work great.

 

Conclusion:

So who is the target audience for this phone? It is aimed at an user who does not perform much gaming on their phone, takes occasional snaps and to whom it matters a lot how their phone looks. So if you match the above mentioned criteria, you have found your match.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

HDR support on rear with EIS

Good Display

Good Battery Life

Cons:

Old Processor

Weak Front Camera

Lower Performance than Competition


 

7. Honor 9i

Not much to say here. Think of the Honor 7X with a better front facing camera and here you have the Honor 9i. It is a good contender for Best gaming phones under 15000. Aimed at a camera audience, let’s see how it fares. Is it is a good contender for Best gaming phones under 15000?

Quick Review Of Honor 9i

Build Quality:

Much like the Honor 7X, it has a metal build quality. The body is polycarbonate with a metallic finish that feels good to hold. Although the screen is big, the device is still single handedly operable due to its narrow width. But there is no gorilla glass protection available.

Display:

It has a beautiful 5.9 inch (1080×2160) screen which is very bright. Even while keeping it on auto brightness, the device was easily viewable even in direct sunlight. The display is sharp and has good viewing angles.

Camera:

It has a dual camera setup on both front and rear. For static pictures, it has one of the best in this price. In the rear it sports a 16 MP plus 2 MP dual camera setup which is pure awesome and lives to the promise. It even performs well in low-light. At the front, it has a 13 MP plus 2 MP setup, which again is really good for the price. The video is where the camera falls short. It has stabilization but it is not as good as competition.

Specifications:

It has Kirin 659 processor with 4 GB of RAM and it is almost identical to Honor 7X based on how it performs. Even the battery is of same capacity at 3340 mAh which has enough juice for a single day but it also does not support fast charging.

Performance:

This phone is a real good all-rounder. Multitasking is easy and day-to-day tasks are no problem. It does lag a little while playing heavy games like PUBG but is still playable. It can heat after half an hour of playing but it can’t be considered as overheating. There’s again an EMUI skin as a=every Honor and Huawei phone has, on which I just prefer putting a launcher on.

 

Conclusion:

If you are a camera fanatic and love to take still shots and want a solid performance in a budget, then you have found your match.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Great Screen for multimedia

Good Cameras

Good Build Quality

Cons:

Lower Graphics as compared to competition

Slow Charging

No Gyroscope


 

8. Honor 9N

Honor 9N came out as an aesthetic update to the successful camera phone Honor 9i.This phone is a good contender for best smartphone under 15000. Promising a value like its predecessor, here is how it performs in the real world. Is it is a good addition to the list of Best gaming phones under 15000?

Quick Review Of Honor 9N

Build Quality:

Build is the area where this phone has majorly upgraded. Coming with a notch design which is relatively narrow with a thin chin, this device feels premium to hold and see at the same time. It can easily be mistaken for a higher priced Honor 10, which is a great thing. The back is also glass which looks good but is a fingerprint magnet like all other glass back phones.

Display:

Honor phones always have good displays and this phone is no different. With a 5.834 inches (1080×2280) display, the phone is really good for media consumption. The colors are bright and vivid and have good viewing angles. The display gets bright enough for the sunniest of days.

Camera:

Like the Honor 9i, the phone is aimed at camera fanatics. At the rear it has a dual camera setup including a primary 13 MP sensor with a secondary 2 MP depth sensor. They work surprisingly good and even give out good photos in low-light considering its price. On the front, it has a 16 MP shooter which takes some sharp pictures with good details. The portrait mode on both cameras works real well. While taking videos on front camera, the face is well exposed and comes out good. But on the back, there is no EIS and the videos are shaky.

Specifications:

The phone has a HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset with a Mali-T830 GPU. With 4 GB RAM, it will smoothly go through the business of a normal user. Although the 3000 mAh battery does seem short on paper, it performs relatively well in real world and should easily churn out a day of juice for an average user.

Performance:

For an average user, the combination of chipset and the RAM will do wonders. The phone rarely lags and the beautiful display makes the experience enjoyable. But this phone isn’t for the heaviest of gamers. It can run PUBG on low graphics but expect no more.

 

Conclusion:

So if you are someone who is looking for a smaller size phone with good camera performance and premium build and all of that in a budget, then this is the one for you. Honor 9N delivers on all the promises it makes.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Premium Build

Good Cameras

One Hand Usable

Cons:

No EIS Stabilization

Below Average Gaming Performance

Hybrid Dual SIM Slot


 

9. Nokia 6.1 Plus

Nokia is a company that carries a legacy and from the time that it has entered the Android arena, it is trying to prove its mettle. This Nokia 6.1 Plus is an upgrade over Nokia 6 and it seems to be a good competitor looking at the price.

Quick Review Of Nokia 6.1 Plus

Build Quality:

Build is the thing that makes this device special. When the world is following the trend of making everything bigger, Nokia takes a step back and makes a phone with trademark quality build on a smaller frame size. The phone looks beautiful and premium at the same time. The device is awesome for one hand usage.

Display:

It packs a 5.8 inches (1080×2280) IPS LCD display. It has a notch on the top (which you can’t hide). With high pixel density, the display is crisp and sharp. It does tend to show a little bit of blue hue but it isn’t a deal breaker.

Camera:

This is the only department where this Nokia device falls a little short. On the rear side it packs a dual camera setup which includes a 16 MP f/2.0 primary sensor and a 5 MP f/2.4 secondary sensor. It takes some good daylight pictures but it is not as great under artificial light. The videos aren’t as great either. It does have EIS but even at 1080p recording, the video flickers a bit. On the front it has a 16 MP f/2.0 camera which performs like its back camera, average in daylight and below average in lowlight.

Specifications:

This Nokia Smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC with an Adreno 509 GPU. This chipset is supported by 4 GB of RAM which is followed by some aggressive RAM management. It is all working on 3060 mAh battery which surprisingly lasts long. It has all the sensors required for a good experience, although the auto brightness sensor is a bit buggy.

Performance:

The Snapdragon 636 chipset is now well tested and is a pretty well mid range chip. It can play games like PUBG easily on medium graphics. It is supported by android one program, so confirm updates for 2 years.

 

Conclusion:

So if you are a user who prefers a phone with a small chassis, this might be the one for you. Nokia has delivered a phone that has some shortcomings but at the same time appeals to a different audience and has some different USP.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Great Build Quality

Good Performance

Cons:

Average Camera

Auto Brightness Sensor Buggy


 

10. Moto One Power

After a not so successful G6, Moto One Power is the redemption of Motorola to its loyal customers. It does look like a good Smartphone from the spec sheet. Let’s dive in and answer that whether it is best mobile for gaming or not.

Quick Review Of Moto One Power

Build Quality:

Like all Moto devices, this device too is very well made. The cornered edges make it easy to hold. The Moto logo imprinted on the fingerprint scanner looks really cool. It has a notch on the front with a chin on bottom with brand name imprinted on it which looks a little weird at first but the look grows on the user. The phone weighs at 205 g which is a bit on heavier side for this price.

Display:

It has a 6.2 inch (1080×2246) LTPS IPS LCD display which is just great for an IPS display. The colors are bright and the picture just pops out from the screen and feels immersive. It is protected by gorilla glass. Although the version is unspecified, it will be good enough to survive minor scratches.

Camera:

It too, like most phones on this list packs a dual camera setup at the back. With a 16 MP f/1.8 primary sensor and a 5 MP f/2.2 depth sensor, it takes some decent shots in daylight. With HDR on board, the images have good color reproduction. It performs well in videos too. The EIS is good and is on par with competition. On the front it has a 12 MP f/2.0 camera which is good for taking sharp selfies. Both front and rear support portrait shots which are mostly good.

Specifications:

It has specifications like other good phones in this range. Powered by a Snapdragon 636 and an Adreno 509 GPU, it can take on most of games with ease. Supported by 4 GB of RAM, multitasking is smooth. And all of these specifications take their juice from its mammoth 5000 mAh battery which leaves an impression on its name.

Performance:

The UI is almost stock and is very light which results in smooth and lag-free performance. It runs on android d 8.1(Oreo) and is planned to get android 9.0(Pie) under Android One program. It can run PUBG on medium graphics without any lag. The Dolby Audio is icing on the cake as it can be really loud and still be clear at the same time.

 

Conclusion

If you don’t mind paying a little extra, in exchange for a good battery and good speakers along with the standard configuration for this price, Moto One Power is a really good choice. It is a good contender for Best gaming phones under 15000.

PROS & CONS

Pros:

Great Battery

Good Cameras

Turbo Charging

Cons:

Mushy Buttons

No Face Unlock and Full Screen Gestures

Bulky Design


 

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