When it comes to budget phone segment, there are a lot of smartphones to choose from. You can play games on any device, but we choose the ones that come with the best processor and most RAM. PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty: Mobile are currently the two most popular games that are quite power-hungry. So these require a good set of specs for an enjoyable experience, and big batteries to run long sessions.

Xiaomi recently launched its Redmi Note Pro smartphone, which packs a Mediatek G90t gaming chipset, 6GB RAM as well as massive battery. There are other phones too in the market that offer a powerful processor, a beefy battery and more. If you are looking for the best budget (gaming) phone, then check out our list of 5 best mobile phones under Rs 15,000 to play PUBG and other games.

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5 best mobile phones under Rs 15,000

Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Redmi Note 8 Pro offers a 6.53-inch display with a 91.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. It features a 3D curved glass display and will be available in a new Jade Green color option. The Pro version of the Redmi Note 8 flaunts a diamond cut grade texture at the back. It is built around a Mediatek G90t gaming chipset. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 64-megapixel camera, and is one of the best budget phones.

FeaturesXiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
PriceRs 14,999
ChipsetMediatek G90T SoC
OSAndroid 9 Pie
Display6.53-inch FHD+
Internal Memory6GB RAM with 64GB storage
Rear CameraQuad – 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery4,500mAh

The Chinese company says that the f/1.7 image sensor should offer customers better shots. Furthermore, one will be able to shoot at a maximum 9248 x 6936 resolution. Apart from the 64-megapixel main sensor, the other sensors are the same as the standard version. It also offers support for slow-motion video recording. On the front, you get a 20-megapixel selfie camera. Lastly, Xiaomi has added a massive 4,500mAh battery inside the Redmi Note 8 Pro phone.

Poco F1

The Poco F1 has been the most popular smartphone since launch. It comes with a flagship Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset. The handset comes with two cameras at the back, and a beefy 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support. After the recent price cut, the Poco F1 is available at a price of Rs 14,999. The Poco F1 was launched in the year 2018, and is still a good option for those who are looking for a powerful smartphone at a really affordable price.

FeaturesXiaomi Poco F1
PriceRs 14,999
ChipsetSnapdragon 845 octa-core SoC
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Display6.18-inch Full HD+-2160 x 1080 pixels
Internal Memory6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage
Rear Camera12MP + 5MP
Front Camera20MP
Battery4,000mAh

Realme 5 Pro

The Realme 5 Pro is the spiritual successors to the Realme 3 Pro that was launched earlier this year and qualifies as a gaming smartphone. You get a 6.3-inch FHD+ screen. It runs at a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Realme 5 Pro draws its power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC made on 10nm process. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

In the photography department, you get quad cameras, just like the Realme 5. The setup remains the same, except for the primary sensor. The “Pro” model comes with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 aperture. For selfies and video calling, you get a 16-megapixel front snapper. To keep things ticking, the Realme 5 Pro is armed with a 4,035mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. A 20W charger is also bundled in the box. The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie OS with Color OS skin on top.

FeaturesRealme 5 Pro
PriceRs 13,434
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC
OSAndroid 9 Pie with ColorOS 6
Display6.3-inch FHD+-2340x1080pixels
Internal Memory4GB RAM + 64GB storage
Rear CameraQuad cameras – 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery4,035mAh

Vivo Z1 Pro

The Vivo Z1 Pro flaunts a 6.53-inch full Full HD+ display 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset, Adreno 616 GPU, paired with 6/8GB RAM, and 128GB storage or 64 GB storage and, 6/4GB RAM. The internal memory can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.

For photography, there is a triple-camera setup at the back that features a combination of 16-megapixel, f/1.8, (wide), 8-megapixel, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide) and 2-megapixel, f/2.4, depth sensor. On the front is a 32-megapixel f/2.0 selfie camera. Making sure everything ticks is a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. On the software front, the device runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with Funtouch 9 on top.

FeaturesVivo Z1 Pro
PriceRs 13,868
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core
OSAndroid 9 Pie with Funtouch OS 9
Display6.53-inch Full HD+, 19.5:9 aspect ratio-1080 x 2340 pixels
Internal Memory4GB of RAM with 64GB storage
Rear Camera16MP + 8MP + 2MP
Front Camera32MP
Battery5000mAh

Samsung Galaxy M30s

The Samsung Galaxy M30s is one of the best budget phones, and is an ideal gaming smartphone because it comes with a 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with Infinity-U notch that houses the front camera. Under the hood is an Exynos 9611 octa-core SoC. In the photography department, the smartphone comes with a triple camera setup at the back comprising of a 48-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.9 aperture).

It is paired with a 5-megapixel depth sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. To keep things ticking, the smartphone is armed with a massive 6,000mAh battery and comes bundled with a 15W fast charger in the box. Charging and data transfer takes place using the USB Type-C port. In terms of security, the smartphone comes with face unlock using the front camera, and a fingerprint scanner placed at the back.

FeaturesSamsung Galaxy M30s
PriceRs 13,999
ChipsetExynos 9611
OSAndroid 9 Pie with OneUI
Display6.4-inch FHD+
Internal Memoryup to 128GB, up to 6GB RAM
Rear CameraTriple – 48MP+5MP+8MP
Front Camera16MP
Battery6000mAh