BEST CAMERA MOBILE PHONES UNDER 15000 IN INDIA

Here’s a list of the best camera phones in India priced under Rs. 15,000. The below list has been sorted as per the camera review rating, with the highest rated camera smartphone on top, as well as release date, with the newest phone shown on top. The phones on this list have received a camera score of at least 7 out of 10 in our review; thus, you can be assured that the photo and video quality of these devices is above par. Do note, that the quality of both front and rear camera setups of the smartphones are reflected in our camera score.

You can also be assured that the devices in the below list of best camera phones under Rs. 15,000 will offer a great experience overall, because we have only listed those models that received an overall score of 8 or above in their Gadgets 360 review. Lastly, the phones shown in this list are currently available to buy in India, and were launched no earlier than 18 months ago. Alongside each phone, you will see their camera rating and key specifications, apart from links to its full specifications, its full review, and other phones by the same manufacturer.

If you were looking to buy a great camera phone with a budget of Rs. 15,000, you’ve come to the right place. If you didn’t find what you were looking for on this page, try our other useful camera phone pages – Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 20,000, Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 25,000, and Best Camera Phones Under Rs. 30,000. You can also check out our helpful Compare Phones and Phone Finder tools.

Motorola Moto G52 Specifications
Display 6.60-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Moto G51 is Motorola’s budget 5G smartphone and is the second 5G smartphone in the G series after Moto G 5G. Motorola’s budget 5G smartphone may have arrived quite late in 2021, but it has a few things going for it that make it special.

It has a unibody design that’s made of polycarbonate and is quite heavy at 208g, but it also comes with an IP52 rating against dust and water, which the competition does not offer.

Software performance is smooth and fluid and most of this is down to the choice of near-stock Android software, with a few Motorola-specific customisations. The 120Hz high refresh rate display also plays a part in making the software experience appear quite fluid.

Gaming performance is a bit disappointing, and this is an area where the competition performs better. There’s three rear-facing cameras and they do a decent job with daylight photos but perform poorly in low light.

Battery life is quite good and lasts about a day and half with regular use. The phone comes with a 20W charger in the box, which takes about two hours to charge the smartphone to 100 percent.

Motorola Moto G51 Specifications
Display 6.80-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 13MP

Realme 8i Specifications
Display 6.60-inch, 1080x2412 pixels
Processor MediaTek Helio G96
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Redmi 10 Prime carries the family look and sports a big 6.5-inch full-HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that’s on the plastic frame and quad-camera system at the back.

The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 SoC and has either 4GB or 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB and 128GB of storage respectively. The phone packs in a 6,000mAh battery and is capable of 18W fast charging. It runs MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11.

The Redmi 10 Prime packs in a quad-camera setup consisting of a 50-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Daylight camera performance was average but lowlight camera performance was below average. The Redmi 10 Prime offers better performance than its predecessor but does not offer the same value.

Redmi 10 Prime Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Helio G88
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 6000mAh
Rear Camera 50MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 8MP

Realme’s Narzo 30 5G offers some great hardware but cuts corners in some areas to make it all happen. The smartphone uses a vibrant and sharp full-HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also offers a maximum 180Hz touch sampling rate, which combined with the MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, makes for a decent gaming smartphone. Realme UI 2.0 runs smoothly with everyday use but comes with several pre-loaded third-party apps. The Narzo 30 5G, just like the Narzo 30 does not offer an ultra-wide-angle camera, which you did get with the previous Narzo 20 series. Out of the three rear cameras, only two are accessible to the user, as the 2-megapixel monochrome camera is only activated when using the Portrait mode. The performance of these cameras is also quite average. Video recording is limited to 1080p @30fps, which is a bit disappointing, given that the more affordable Narzo 30 offers better options. Battery life is quite good, but charging this phone using the bundled 18W charger takes over two hours.

Realme Narzo 30 5G Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Dimensity 700
RAM 4GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Realme Narzo 30 is a good budget smartphone keeping in mind the hardware that it offers and its competitive price. The design and finish are a big leap from its predecessor, the Narzo 20, and this phone looks attractive despite being made from plastic. The 90Hz display is a nice addition and makes the software experience fluid. The Narzo 30 is good enough for mid-level gaming, handling most graphics-intensive mobile titles well. However, the phone does get quite hot when stressed. Camera performance is quite average for its segment. The Narzo 30 can take good photos in daylight, but only manages noisy and murky shots in low light. Video performance is decent at best when shooting in 4K. The Narzo 30 with its 5,000mAh battery offers good battery life, managing 1.5 days on a single charge. Charging is relatively quick, going from a dead battery to a full charge in 1 hour and 10 minutes using the bundled 30W charger.

Realme Narzo 30 Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Helio G95
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP

The Moto G60 s the first Motorola smartphone with a 108-megapixel camera and is priced quite aggressively. The Moto G60 is a big and bulky phone measuring 9.8mm in thickness and has a weight of 225g. This makes single-handed use a little tough. It has a big 6.8-inch LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It has a hole punch at the top that houses the 32-megapixel selfie camera. 

Moto G60 is powered by the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor and delivers good performance. It has only one variant in India offering 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Storage is further expandable using the hybrid SIM slot. The Moto G60 houses a 6,000mAh battery which makes it bulky. The battery offers a day and a half worth of battery life but charging time is long as the phone only gets a 20W charger in the box.

The Moto G60 has a triple camera setup at the back but does the job of four cameras. It has a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera that also clicks macros, and a depth sensor. Photos clicked from the Moto G60 were average and not as sharp as some of the other competition in daylight. The ultra-wide angle photos are upscaled to 12-megapixels and had some distortion. 

Lowlight photos were also average as the phone failed to get the colour tone right. Night mode does not return a brighter image but fixes the colour tone issue. Motorola ships the Moto G60 with Android 11 with only the Facebook app pre-installed. This is a big plus considering most of the completion has spammy bloatware preinstalled. 

Motorola Moto G60 Specifications
Display 6.80-inch, 1080x2460 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 6000mAh
Rear Camera 108MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera 32MP

The Redmi Note 10S is a slightly more powerful version of the Redmi Note 10 and both these devices are identical to look at. It has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Redmi Note 10S has stereo speakers and an IR emitter that’s not common on budget smartphones.

The Note 10S packs a MediaTek Helio G95 along with 6GB of RAM, and you get to choose between 64GB and 128GB storage options. It runs MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11. It does have a fair amount of preinstalled apps that occasionally push spammy notifications. The Note 10S has a 5,000mAh battery and comes with a 33W charger in the box.

Xiaomi offers a quad-camera setup on the Redmi Note 10S with a 64-megapixel primary sensor. Daylight shots were average but oversharpened and distant objects appeared blotchy. Close-up and macro shots fared better. Low light shots appeared flat and grainy but had some improvements with Night mode. Overall, the Redmi Note 10S is worth buying over the Redmi Note 10 only for its improved performance.

Redmi Note 10S Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor MediaTek Helio G95
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 13MP

The Redmi Note 10 isn't pathbreaking in terms of features and specifications for the sub-Rs. 12,000 segment, but it does cover all the bases and offer a few nice extra touches. It's slimmer and lighter than the Redmi Note 9, and debuts a new 'Evol' design language which makes it look quite smart. The 6.43-inch full-HD+ AMOLED screen is a major highlight, producing crisp details and colours that pop. You get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC which is powerful enough for casual gaming as well as everyday tasks. Battery life is good enough to get you through at least a full day, and charging is quick. The cameras are quite ordinary, with the 48-megapixel primary one taking good shots in the daytime ad acceptable ones at night. The ultra-wide and selfie cameras are also serviceable, but the macro one is just for amusement. MIUI is still full of promotional content and ads, but the company promises to remove these with a future update.

Redmi Note 10 Specifications
Display 6.43-inch, 1080x2400 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 678
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 13MP

Motorola G30 was alongside the Moto G10 Power and is targetted at the budget segment in India. The Motorola Moto G30 has a new design, it has a 6.5-inch display with a dewdrop notch at the top. The frame of the Moto G30 is made of plastic and all the buttons are on the right side.Its volume buttons are higher, and the Google Assistant button is right on top, making it somewhat hard to reach, Motorola offers an IP52 rating for water resistance and the SIM tray has a rubber seal.

Motorola has picked the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC and offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You can expand storage using the hybrid SIM slot. The Moto G30 has an HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It has a 5,000mAh battery and gets a 20W charger in the box. Motorola ships the G30 with Android 11 out of the box with a few customisations. The software is clean with no bloatware apps preinstalled on it. Battery performance too is good and the phone can go beyond a day and a half quite easily.

Motorola has equipped the Moto G30 with a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.. Daylight photos clicked from the primary camera had good detail. The ultra-wide angle camera offered a wider field of view but at a loss in details.. the Macro camera lets you go close to the subject but was limited in terms of resolution. Lowlight camera performance was decent in regular mode with some loss in details in the shadows. Night mode was too aggressive making the image unusually bright with blown-out highlights. Video recording tops out at 1080p for the primary as well as the selfie shooter and had stabilisation.

Motorola Moto G30 Specifications
Display 6.50-inch, 720x1600 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 5000mAh
Rear Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 13MP
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Poco M3

The Poco M3 is a budget smartphone and is priced under Rs.15,000. It has a 6.53 inch full-HD+ display with a dewdrop notch at the top. It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and an IR emitter to control appliances. This smartphone has a triple camera setup at the back. It is quite well designed and looks far more premium than it is actually priced. The rear panel has a textured finish which helps keep fingerprints away.

 

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor and gets 6GB of RAM. There are two storage variants available, 64GB and 128GB. Storage is expandable via dedicated microSD card slot and it accepts cards up to 512 GB. It packs in a 6000 mA battery which is good for the price. It has support for 18W charging and gets a 22.5W charger in the box. 

 

The Poco M3 is capable of handling day to day tasks and the battery managed to last for a day and a half. The big battery does help with battery life, but it takes over two hours to charge it completely. With 6GB of RAM onboard it is capable of multitasking very easily. You can play most games but with heavier games, it tends to get warm to the touch. You get a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the Poco M3. The camera performance was average overall with the phone managing decent photos in daylight but lowlight performance wasn’t impressive. The Poco M3 does click better photos with Night mode enabled, but it takes about four seconds to take a shot.

Poco M3 Specifications
Display 6.53-inch, 1080x2340 pixels
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 6000mAh
Rear Camera 48MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera 8MP

Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 15000 in India (26 May 2022)

Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 15000 in India Price in India
Motorola Moto G52 Rs. 14,499
Motorola Moto G51 Rs. 12,999
Realme 8i Rs. 13,475
Redmi 10 Prime Rs. 11,499
Realme Narzo 30 5G Rs. 14,999
Realme Narzo 30 Rs. 13,499
Motorola Moto G60 Rs. 14,999
Redmi Note 10S Rs. 12,999
Redmi Note 10 Rs. 13,499
Motorola Moto G30 Rs. 10,999
Poco M3 Rs. 11,499
List of Best Camera Mobile Phones Under 15000 in India, last updated on 26 May 2022
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