Flipkart The Big Billion Days sale: why Vivo Z1x, Realme 5 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro are best buys under Rs 15k

With the festive season coming up, it’s a great time for those looking for discounts on products they’ve had their eyes on for a long time. Flipkart is all set to kick off its incredible annual shopping festival called Big Billion Days, which will run from September 29th to October 4th. And it will have a range of exciting offers lined up for you during this time.

These include 10 percent instant discounts to Axis Bank credit and debit cardholders as well as ICICI credit cardholders. Upon purchase of smartphones during this period on Flipkart, you’ll also get Complete Mobile Protection, which covers not just software issues, but hardware damages as well. There are exciting exchange offers too, which offer additional cashback over and above the price of the regular exchange. That’s not all, you’ll also earn more during these days if you make transaction(s) on Flipkart partners such as Oyo Rooms and Zomato. Instead of 5 SuperCoins on every Rs 100 spent, you’ll get four times more (i.e. 20 SuperCoins). Sweetening the deal further is the fact that if you make any transaction on a partner app during the Big Billion Days sale, then you’re eligible to become a Flipkart Plus member that offers benefits like free shipping and exclusive discounts among others.

Of course, there will also be plenty of deals on great smartphones during this period. Among them, we’ve decided to highlight the Vivo Z1x, Realme 5 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro, three smartphones that are easily the best buys under Rs 15,000. This price point is also the most active among the lot, which gives us all the more reason to help you find out the best options out there. So without further ado, let’s begin.

Realme 5 Pro

The Realme 5 Pro is an excellent all-rounder. It offers super-fast performance with its Snapdragon 712 chipset. A quad-camera setup on the back and powerful performance make it a loaded smartphone. Let’s take a closer look at its salient features:


This phone ships with India’s first 48MP quad-camera module on its rear panel that allows you to capture images in a number of scenarios. Along with this, the ultra wide-angle camera allows you to capture wider frames, which makes a ton of difference when you’re clicking landscape shots. With a Super Macro lens, you can capture images of tiny subjects to explore a whole world of new possibilities.

Powerful performance

The 10nm Snapdragon 712 chipset grants you the power of a 2.3GHz octa-core processor with 8GB of RAM, which makes for a powerful combination.

Flash Charging support

The 20W fast charging technology that comes with the VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 technology allows the phone to go from 0 to 55 percent in just 30 minutes.

Stunning display

Thanks to the presence of the Mini-drop design, the Realme 5 Pro is able to offer an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 90.6 percent. This allows the 6.3-inch full HD+ panel to deliver an immersive viewing experience.

Splash-resistant build

The airtight, water-resistant sealing of this phone makes sure that your device will stay unaffected if it gets accidentally splashed with water. This will definitely give you more liberty to use it in difficult scenarios where most people prefer to keep their devices in their pockets.

Intuitive ColorOS 6

Based on Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6 delivers a seamless user interface that makes using the smartphone an extremely smooth experience.


During Flipkart’s Big Billion Days, this feature-packed offering will be made available at a net effective price of Rs 12,999 with Rs 1,000 discount on all bank cards. Given the range of features, this phone makes for a great purchase at this price point.

Vivo Z1x

The ‘fully loaded’ smartphone comes with 48MP triple rear cameras, and a 4,500mAh battery that makes for an enviable purchase, especially for the price tag it’ll be offered at during The Big Billion Days. Here’s a summary of its key features:

Vivo FlashCharge

Vivo’s very own FlashCharge technology allows you to charge the device’s battery at a whopping 22.5W speed. Using the bundled charger, you can juice it up for three hours of talktime within just 5 minutes.

Powerful battery

The Z1x comes with a massive 4,500mAh battery to ensure that you never run out of juice in the middle of the day.

In-display fingerprint sensor

Usually available in upper mid-range and flagship smartphones, Vivo has brought the in-display fingerprint scanning technology to the Rs 15k segment with the Z1x.

Super AMOLED Halo FullView Display

The Z1x has a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED panel with Halo FullView Display technology along with a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent for an immersive visual experience.

AI-powered triple camera

This phone ships with a triple-camera module that includes a 48MP main sensor that’s paired with an f/1.8 lens for better low-light photography. There’s an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera accompanying it as well, which provides you with a 120-degree field-of-view. Lastly, the phone also offers a 2MP depth sensor for delivering excellent portrait effects.

Powerful processor

The Snapdragon 712 chipset powers this handset with 6GB RAM. With the benefits of its 2.3GHz processor and its Adreno 616 GPU, multi-tasking, as well as gaming, is a treat on the Vivo Z1X.


During the upcoming Big Billion Days sale, Vivo’s Z1X will be made available at a net effective price of Rs 14,990, with Rs 2,000 discount on all bank cards. The 6GB RAM version with 128GB of built-in memory will cost Rs 18,990 during the sale.

Redmi Note 7 Pro

With the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi has kept up its streak of introducing excellent smartphones in the Note series. It’s among the best value for money phones in the market right now. With incredible battery life, fast performance and a range of advanced features, the Redmi Note 7 Pro makes for a great proposition.

Solid hardware

Thanks to the Snapdragon 675 chipset, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is able to offer high-grade performance without putting much strain on the battery. It offers a 2GHz octa-core processor that works in tandem with up to 6GB RAM to render smooth performance.

Powerful cameras

The Redmi Note 7 Pro features a 48MP snapper on the back that’s capable of capturing high-res images. It’s paired with a 5MP depth sensor for rich and varied portrait effects. This phone’s camera also includes EIS support that’s meant to offer steady shake-free videos. The Note 7 Pro also comes with a dedicated night mode, which combines multiple images into a single high-quality photograph.

Selfie enthusiasts also have a lot to look forward to on the Redmi handset. Its 13MP front camera that sits inside its notch, captures brilliant selfies in all lighting conditions.

FHD+ Dot Notch display

A 6.3-inch full HD+ panel dominates the fascia of this smartphone. Xiaomi calls it the Dot Notch Display as it’s a tiny cut-out available on top of the display, which ensures that users get an immersive experience while using the Note 7 Pro.

A high-capacity battery

It’s no surprise, given Xiaomi’s reputation that a 4,000mAh battery has gone inside the Note 7 Pro. It lasts for a while and the Quick Charge 4 feature comes in handy for a swift charge.

Sturdy and elegant design

The phone has a reflective glass back as well as a Corning Gorilla Glass 5-protected panel for protection from falls. The entire body is splash-proof as well, which means that you don’t have to worry about light splashes of water falling on it.


During the Big Billion Days sale, it will be made available at an eye-grabbing effective price of Rs 10,990, apart from Rs 1,000 off on exchange.

If you are looking to buy a reliable smartphone without putting a dent in your pocket, then Flipkart’s Big Billion Days Sale is a great time to buy one. The mentioned deals on feature-packed phones from popular brands are available exclusively during the sale.