The number of Custom UI lovers have decreased significantly & now many people have started to look for Stock Android-powered smartphones. Manufacturers are embracing this trend more & more these days and we’re seeing a lot of stock android phones in the market. So how about a list of the best of the best at the under 15000 price segment? Sounds good? Well, let’s get started then!
Zenfone Max Pro (M2)
The Zenfone Max Pro (M2) is at the top of this list for several different reasons. First, it’s based on AOSP so, it’s pure Android all over, Second, it has a really good set of Cameras, Third, it has a 5000 mAh Battery & Fourth, it is the only phone with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on top at this price segment.
The hardware is pretty good actually. There is a 6.2-inch Full HD+ Display, Snapdragon 660 (slightly underclocked), 3/4/6 GB RAM options, 32 GB/64 GB Memory options & 5000 mAh Battery. The device starts at 9999 for the 3GB, 32GB variant. If you want the 4GB, 64GB or 6GB, 64GB variants, they cost 10999 & 13999 INR respectively.
Nokia 6.1 Plus
The Nokia 6.1 Plus was a surprise entry from Nokia at a kinda impressive price point. Right now it costs even less & it runs on the same Android One program like all the other Nokia phones that HMD Global is making. Also, it has the Notch design & a Dual Camera setup. One thing it does better than others is getting fast software updates.
Hardware elements include a 5.8-inch FHD+ IPS Display, Snapdragon 636, 4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage & a 3060 mAh Battery. The device currently sells for 12,999 on Flipkart. So, at that price, this might be a reasonable pickup if you want faster software android updates.
The Mi A2 has a kind of a dated look compared to the previous two devices. But, the reason it’s still on the list is its SOC. It has a Snapdragon 660 but, unlike the Zenfone Max Pro (M2), it has a full-fledged 660 running at its full clock speed. The cameras in this one are pretty decent too. Also, it is also a part of Google’s Android One Program so, its running stock android as well.
On the Hardware side, it has a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS Display, Snapdragon 660, 4GB RAM, 64GB Internal Storage, 20MP f-1.75+12MP (Telephoto) dual rear camera, 20MP Front Camera & a 3010 mAh Battery. Though it kinda launched at a higher price point, it currently sells for 11,999 on Flipkart. For that price, it may be worth a shot.