The Best 4GB Ram Smartphones Under 15000 in India

by Oct 24, 2019

Smartphones under INR 15000 form a crucial niche of the Indian market as they are within the budget and purchasing limits of a large segment of the population.

The most popular brands have currently flooded the Indian market with attractive options of mid-range smartphones which vie with each other in terms of offering the latest features for the most tempting prices. Here’s a list of some of the most popular and dominant models that meet the cut.

The 5 Best 4GB Ram Smartphones Under 15000

1.

Mi A3

Mi A3
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.01" (720 x 1560)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Triple 48 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB | 6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4030 mAh

Overview

The Mi A3 is the logical successor of the Mi A1 and A2 as it rectifies the shortcomings of its predecessors. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor which offers a lag-free performance, be it while multitasking or playing games. This smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB.

Being a part of the Android One programme, it runs on stock android rather than MIUI. The screen with a dew-drop notch and thin bezels is 6.08 inches. The display supports good visibility both indoors and outdoors, but no option of adjusting the colour output is available. A rather surprising feature is that Xiaomi has downgraded the Mi A3 to support only an HD+ panel rather than full HD+.

The Mi A3 sports a triple camera setup. The rear camera setup supports 48MP, 8MP and 2MP sensors. A 32MP front camera is quite welcome at this price. The power of the Mi A3 is also enhanced by a 4,030mAh battery and the added feature of 18W fast charging, enabled by a type C port. An important aspect to consider while buying the A3 is that it supports hybrid dual sim facility without a dedicated slot for an SD card.

A glass-sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5, both on front and back, renders it quite sturdy and durable. The colour variants have interesting titles such as ‘Kind Of Grey’ and ‘Not Just Blue’.

Additional features

The Mi A3 features an in-display fingerprint scanner rather than a rear one. The top edge houses a 3.5mm headphone jack and a secondary microphone. Additionally, the smartphone also supports dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and 4G connectivity for both sim cards.

Verdict

Like most Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi A3 offers a powerful package at a reasonable price. It addresses the shortcomings of its predecessors by re-introducing the 3.5mm headphone jack and adding extra storage.

The step down to an HD+ panel rather than a full HD+ one, is definitely disappointing, especially when the Mi A3 is the latest addition to the series. The camera prowess, however, is sure to impress. In all, the Mi A3 is a great choice for those who desire a smartphone with good performance, endurance and premium photography within a restrictive budget.

What We Loved

  • Dual Gorilla Glass 5 design
  • Great camera prowess
  • Good battery endurance

What We Didn’t Like

  • Hybrid sim
  • No FHD+
2.

Realme 5 Pro

Realme 5 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Quad 48 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB | 6GB | 8GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4035 mAh

Overview

Since its inception in 2018, Realme has done a good job of keeping us on our toes by its back to back launching of competitive smartphones. Realme 5 Pro comes equipped with some of the latest features that Realme has to offer till date for budget smartphones.

The Realme 5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 712 processor. While the base variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, higher variant options of 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128GB are also available. In terms of performance, this smartphone stands true to its updated profile. No stuttering is encountered while running day to day applications and multitasking.

The Realme Pro 5 has especially impressed with its ability of lag-free gaming experience without heating up. The FHD+ IPS LCD panel of 6.3-inches offers a reasonable screen experience with vivid colours and sharp images. The bezels are some of the narrowest in mid-range smartphones and a waterdrop notch (decidedly smaller than its predecessors) covers the camera lens.

One of the most promoted features of the Realme 5 Pro is a Quad Camera setup at the back which is a combination of 48MP sensor with 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP Macro camera, and 2MP depth sensor. The front camera is 16MP. A 4,035mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging takes care of endurance. The Realme 5 Pro runs ColorOS 6 in place of stock Android.

The design with its glossy finish and diamond design pattern aim for a premium look etched on polycarbonate. The available design variants are Crystal Green and Sparkling Blue.

Additional features

The Realme 5 Pro houses individual slots for two Nano-SIMs and a dedicated microSD card on the left, and a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm audio socket, and a single speaker at the bottom.

A fingerprint sensor is incorporated in the rear, rather than embedded into the screen. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and Realme claims the smartphone to be splash resistant

Verdict

The Realme 5 Pro is undoubtedly worth considering if you are looking for a smartphone that offers a complete package of efficient performance, gaming abilities and superior camera within a restrictive budget.

It is in fact the cheapest smartphone that is equipped with a Snapdragon 712 processor. As with any other mid-range price smartphone, one might, however, have to make a few compromises with the display quality.

What We Loved

  • Latest Snapdragon 712 processor offers good performance
  • Quadcore camera set up
  • Good battery life
  • Dedicated SD card slot

What We Didn’t Like

  • Polycarbonate build
  • Display could be better
  • Common colour variants
3.

Redmi Note 7 Pro

 Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 48 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB | 6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Overview

The Redmi Note 7 Pro has all the important hardware features that are usually found in models that are priced significantly higher. It comes with all the logical and necessary upgrades following the Note 6 Pro.

With a 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor and a storage capacity of 64 GB, expandable up to 256 GB, the Note 7 Pro proves to be a solid smartphone geared for multitasking and offering super-fast performance whether you are gaming, watching videos or browsing the internet. A waterdrop notch display of 6.3-inch full-HD has good colour reproduction and viewing angles.

The dual rear camera setup with 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, plus an additional 13-megapixel sensor at the front (for selfies and video chat) provides a superior photography experience compared to a lot of other smartphones in the same price bracket. A 4,000mAh battery is optimized for fast charging.

An important feature that gives the Redmi Note 7 Pro the look and feel of a more expensive smartphone is its glass sandwich design which at the same time also makes it durable. In terms of looks, this smartphone gets its much-needed design make-over and offers refreshing options such as Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red.

However, the performance-oriented nature of this smartphone sometimes makes it prone to over-heating. Again, like other Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi Note 7 Pro too comes with a plethora of bloatware that can occupy significant space as well as annoy some with constant ads and notifications.

Additional features

This smartphone possesses a hybrid dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) tray which can also take a microSD card, on the left side. A 3.5mm headphone jack sits is housed on the top. The speaker and USB Type-C port (a much welcome change), are placed on the bottom edge.

Some futuristic features that make this smartphone stand out are the face unlock feature and the second-space feature which lets users create a second user profile that requires a specific password to open it.

Verdict

In all, Redmi Note 7 Pro is an excellent buy if you are looking for a smartphone that can boast of the latest technological features, provides optimal performance and possesses the look and feel of a premium smartphone, albeit for an affordable price.

The display, although perfectly usable, is definitely not the best that this price can offer, especially compared to the AMOLED panels being offered by Samsung.

What We Loved

  • Good performance
  • Updated with the latest features
  • Affordable

What We Didn’t Like

  • Overheating
  • Display could be better
4.

Samsung Galaxy M30

Samsung Galaxy M30
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Triple 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB | 6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

Overview

Samsung introduces the Galaxy M30 to compete with brands such as Xiaomi and Realme in the mid-range smartphone market. It comes in two variants: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. This smartphone is powered by an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7904 processor and runs on an Android 8.1 Oreo operating system topped with Samsung One UI.

Performance-wise, although the M30 doesn’t suffer from any serious lags or halts. However, some delayed response while toggling between applications is witnessed under strained usage. This smartphone promises adequate mid-level gaming. One of the winning features of the M30 is its bright 6.4-inch AMOLED FHD+ display enhanced by Samsung’s Infinity U notch. The display can be adjusted to various modes such as AMOLED Cinema, AMOLED photo and Basic mode according to one’s needs.

The M30 comes with a triple rear camera set up with a 13MP primary sensor, a 5MP secondary ultra-wide sensor, and a third depth sensor. The front camera of 16MP is surprisingly better than its rear counterpart. Apparently, this smartphone runs behind its competitors in terms of camera specifications. Nevertheless, the images are adequate with sufficient colour and brightness.

The Samsung Galaxy M30 packs an impressive 5000 mAh battery with 15W fast charging support that provides excellent endurance. In terms of design, the M30 goes for the currently popular gradient look over a plastic body and comes in options of Gradation Blue and Gradation Black. The smartphone is sleek and light despite the massive battery and feels good on the hands.

Additional features

The M30 has a dual-sim setup and a dedicated slot for a microSD card. On the top sits a microphone slot while the 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and loudspeaker are all placed at the bottom.

It also has an oval fingerprint scanner on the back. Apart from the fingerprint scanner there is also face recognition which uses the selfie camera to unlock the phone.

Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy M30 packs a decent package for a mid-range phone. It especially stands out among its contemporaries when it comes to a superior display. However, it falls behind in terms of performance and software, which although not underwhelming is definitely not up to the mark of its contemporaries.

What We Loved

  • Superior AMOLED display
  • Excellent battery endurance

What We Didn’t Like

  • Performance lags
  • Less powerful camera compared to contemporaries
  • Moderate gaming experience
5.

Vivo Y17

Vivo Y17
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.35" (720x1544)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Triple 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5000 mAh

Overview

Vivo is one of the fastest-growing brands in India and has managed to acquire quite a fan base thanks to its grand publicity campaigns. The Y17 is its latest offering in the range of mid-level smartphones. This smartphone is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P35 processor, usually found in smartphones that are priced significantly lower.

It comes with a configuration of 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which can be expanded to 256GB. It runs the Funtouch OS 9, based on Android 9.0. The Y17 performs moderately well and can run the regular applications smoothly, but is definitely not cut out for intense multitasking. High-end games can only be played on medium to low settings.

The ample amount of storage provided is undoubtedly a strong suit. The 6.35-inch IPS LCD display with a waterdrop notch delivers well upon colour, brightness and viewing angles, but doesn’t support full HD resolution. The smartphone supports a triple rear camera with a 13MP primary rear camera, secondary 8MP wide-angle camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.

The rear camera configuration doesn’t impress especially when we look at mid-range smartphones as those offered by Xiaomi and Realme. The front camera of 20MP, however, captures good selfies. A 5000 mAh battery and 18W fast charger cut a good deal.

Yet, the massive battery makes the phone somewhat heavy and chunky. The Vivo Y17 certainly looks classy with its glossy gradient design inspired by the interplay of water and light. The colour options are Mineral Blue and Mystic purple.

Additional features

The Vivo Y17, besides slots for two individual Nano-Sims, also has a dedicated microSD card slot. The bottom edge houses a 3.5mm headset socket and a single speaker apart from a Micro-USB port. It also supports dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, and FM radio. Vivo comes with its own basic smart assistant called Jovi.

Verdict

The Vivo Y17, in all, is certainly worth considering, especially for those who are not too focused on specifications. It has ample storage and a powerful battery. However, it fails to deliver, a cutting-edge competitive package that could stand at par with its competitors.

What We Loved

  • Classy design
  • Excellent battery endurance
  • Large storage capacity

What We Didn’t Like

  • Performance is just adequate
  • Lesser features in comparison to competitors