Best non-Chinese smartphones under Rs 15,000 available in India right now

These smartphones compete against the Redmi Note 9 Pro, Realme 6 series, and other popular Chinese phones in India

Highlights
  • The list of non-Chinese smartphones under Rs 15,000 includes models by Samsung, Nokia, and LG
  • These phones will be competing against some of the most popular Chinese smartphones in the category such as Redmi Note 9 Pro, POCO M2 Pro, and Realme 6 series 

Although Chinese smartphones have over 70 percent share in the Indian market, there are still a handful of good non-Chinese phones available in the market right now. We’ll be looking here at the non-Chinese smartphones under Rs 15,000. The list includes phones from Nokia, Samsung, and LG, which will be taking on the likes of some of the popular Chinese phones in the sub-Rs 15,000 category such as POCO M2 Pro, Realme Narzo 10, and Redmi Note 9 Pro. Samsung and LG both hail from South Korea, while Nokia is a Finland-based firm owned by HMD Global. Without any further ado, let’s begin with the list of the best non-Chinese smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India:

Samsung Galaxy M21 – Rs 14,499

Samsung Galaxy M21 specifications

  • 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U display
  • Exynos 9611 SoC
  • 48MP triple rear cameras
  • 20MP front camera
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • Android 10-based One UI 2.0

The Samsung Galaxy M21 is among the best non-Chinese phones you can buy under Rs 15,000 in India right now. The handset has been priced starting at Rs 14,499. The phone is powered by tried and tested Exynos 9611 SoC coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option. The Samsung phone runs Android 10-based One UI 2.0 out of the box and rocks 48MP triple rear cameras. The phone comes in Blue and Black colour option and is available for sale via both offline and online retail stores in the country.

Nokia 7.2 – Rs 14,697

Nokia 7.2 specifications

  • 6.39-inch FHD+ PureView display
  • Snapdragon 660 SoC
  • 48MP triple rear cameras
  • 20MP front camera
  • 3,500mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie

Though launched at a starting price of Rs 18,599, this non-Chinese stock Android smartphone is currently selling for as low as Rs 14,697 in India. The Nokia 7.2 is among the best-looking smartphones in the category. The phone features a polymer composite chassis and a 6.3-inch PureView display with FHD+ resolution and waterdrop notch. Additionally, the phone packs 48MP triple rear cameras and run Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood. The Nokia 7.2 comes in Charcoal and Cyan Green hues and is available for sale via major e-stores across the country.

Samsung Galaxy M11 – Rs 10,999

Samsung Galaxy M11 specifications

  • 6.4-inch HD+ Infinity-O display
  • Snapdragon 450 SoC
  • 13MP triple rear cameras
  • 8MP front camera
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • Android 10-based OneUI 2.0

If you’re a little tight on budget, the Samsung Galaxy M11 is a compelling non-Chinese smartphone in sub-Rs 15,000 segment right now. The highlights of the phone include a 6.4-inch HD+ LCD Infinity-O display, Snapdragon 450 SoC, 5,000mAh battery, and 13MP triple rear cameras. The Samsung Galaxy M11 is available in metallic blue, black and violet colours.

Nokia 6.2 – Rs 12,499

Nokia 6.2 specifications

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ PureView display
  • Snapdragon 636 SoC
  • 16MP triple rear cameras
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3,500mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie

The Nokia 6.2 is selling in India right now at Rs 12,499. Like Nokia 7.2, this non-Chinese smartphone is also an stock-Android offering and comes clad in polymer composite unibody design with a waterdrop notch display. The handset sports Snapdragon 636 SoC under the hood, a 6.3-inch PureView FHD+ display, and triple rear cameras with 16MP primary sensor. The Nokia 6.2 can be fetched in Ceramic Black and Ice colour options from Amazon.in and other major e-commerce platforms.

LG W30 Pro – Rs 13,499

LG W30 Pro specifications

  • 6.21-inch HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 632 SoC
  • 13MP triple rear cameras
  • 16MP front camera
  • 4,050mAh battery
  • Android 9 Pie

The LG W30 Pro is a comeback device from LG in India that was introduced last year. The handset takes on its Chinese counterparts with Snapdragon 632 SoC, 6.21-inch HD+ waterdrop notch display, triple rear cameras, and a 4,050mAh battery. The LG W30 Pro is selling via Reliance Digital Store at Rs 13,499.