Battle of Midrange Smart Phones... Price Around INR 15k

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The present situation of midrange smartphone market in India is really a good sign for customers as they get to chose a phone with great hardware without much of a compromise due to the lesser price.

But at the same time, the competitive market has also increased the confusion for customer to choose. This the first time there are almost 5-6 great phones in mid range phone segment which are good in many terms.

So I have compared 5 of such great phones that provide very good value for money. The phones have many variants in terms of Ram and Storage but I chose ones price around 15k for easier and balanced comparison.

Battle Round

Without further ado let’s get into the comparison.

FeatureAsus Zenfone Max Pro M1Nokia 6.1 PlusRedmi Note 5 ProMotorola One PowerRealme 2 Pro
Display5.99″ Full HD+ IPS Display with 18:9 Aspect Ratio5.8″ FHD+ IPS Display with 19:9 Aspect Ratio5.99″ Full HD+ IPS Display with 18:9 Aspect Ratio6.2″ FHD+ IPS Display with 19:9 Aspect Ratio6.3″ FHD+ IPS Display with 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio
Screen to Body Ratio~76.2%~81.5%~77.4% ~81.7%~90.8%
ProcessorSnapdragon 636Snapdragon 636Snapdragon 636Snapdragon 636Snapdragon 660
GPUAdreno 509Adreno 509Adreno 509Adreno 509Adreno 512
Memory64 GB + Dedicated SD card upto 2TB64 GB + hybrid slot for SD card upto 400GB64 GB + hybrid slot for SD card upto 128GB64 GB + Dedicated SD card upto 256GB64 GB + Dedicated SD card upto 256GB
Camera16MP + 5MP Rear | 16MP Front Camera16MP + 5MP Rear | 16MP Front Camera12MP + 5MP Rear | 20MP Front Camera16MP + 5MP Rear | 12MP Front Camera16MP + 2MP Rear | 16MP Front Camera
Battery5000 mAh3060 mAh4000 mAh5000 mAh3500 mAh
SoftwareOreo 8.1 with close to stock Android experienceOreo 8.1 with Android One (Stock Android)Oreo 8.0 with MIUI Oreo 8.1 with Android One (Stock Android)Oreo 8.1 with Color OS
Dimensions (W x H x D) mm76 x 159 x 8.46
70.98 x 147.2 x 7.9975.35 x 158.58 x 8.0576 x 156 x 8.9874 x 156.7 x 8.5
Weight180 g151 g181 g205 g
174 g
PriceINR 14,999/-INR 15,999/-INR 14,999/-INR 15,999/-INR 15,990/-
Pros1. 6GB Ram
2. Large Battery Capacity
3. Close to Stock Android
4. Dedicated SD card upto 2TB
5. No Notch
6. Durable build
7. Lower Price
8. Decent Camera
1. Small Form Factor
2. Android One- Stock Android with regular updates
3. Premium Build quality
4. Supports Quick Charge 3.0
5. EIS till 1080p recording
6. Can capture video from both cameras at a time
7. Decent Camera
8. Gorilla Glass 3
1. Good overall Camera performance
2. Higher Battery capacity
3. Supports Quick Charge 2.0
4. EIS till 1080p recording
5. Has gorilla glass on top (Not sure if 2 or 3)

1. Large battery capacity
2. Android One- Stock Android with regular
3. Turbo charging
4. Dedicated SD card upto 256GB
5. Moto Features – Active display, screen off gestures
6. Gorilla Glass 3
1. Beautiful Display (Tear Drop)
2. 6GB Ram
3. Faster Processor
4. Premium Looks
5. Dedicated SD Card
6. Slim Bezels
7. EIS till 1080p recording
8. Value for Money
9. Good Rear Camera performance
10. Gorilla Glass 3
Cons1. No Fast Charging support
2. Micro USB instead of Type C
3. No Video Stabilization (can be activated by some tricks but still not great)
4. Avg. looks – Older Design
5. No Gorilla Glass
1. Glass black (Not so durable)
2. Small Battery
3. 4GB Ram
1. Slower software updates
2. MIUI Customization (not a con for everyone)
3. Slightly Heavier
4. 4GB Ram
5. Avg. looks – Older Design
1. Heavier of all
2. Avg looks- Thick bezels
3. 4GB Ram
4. No EIS Support
5. Avg Camera Performance (hopefully Updates will improve this)
6. No dual active 4G

1. Color OS- Clustered and slower updates
2. Plastic Back
3. Over processing of Selfie pictures
4.No Fast Charge
5. No LED Notification


It is very difficult to chose one best phone of all. Looking at the specs it looks like Realme 2 Pro is the best but it has its own downsides. So it all boils down to personal preference. Choose the best one that sets your proprieties in Pros and not in cons.

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