The best smartphones up to 15,000 rubles in 2019: ranking top 10

In our opinion, 15 thousand rubles is the amount possessing which you can become the owner of an excellent smartphone. Of course, this will not be a flagship device (with the exception of the flagships of past years), but very worthy. So which phone is better to buy for the money? See our top ranking.

Samsung Galaxy A30 32GB

Interestingly, while the older A40 model from Samsung received a 5.9-inch display, the younger A30 got a 6.4-inch display. Paradox? Rather, they are designed for different audiences, because the body of the A30 is much larger. Should I point out that both models use a display with AMOLED technology?

Here you will find a dual main camera, Exynos 7904 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, a capacious 4000 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, and also, importantly, an NFC module.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7904
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/5 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 3 / 32GB

Despite the fact that we have in fact a budget smartphone, the manufacturer decided to make a back cover of glass, which deserves praise. You can choose from several pleasant body shades, including gradient colors.

This model uses a 6.3-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 340 × 1080 pixels, and the resolution of the main dual camera is 48/5 MP. The camera shoots very well during the day for its money.

The processor is the well-known Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, the amount of memory in this version is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of core. Battery capacity – 4000 mAh.

Alas, NFC is not here.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 186 g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 48/5 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 8X 4 / 64GB

Honor 8X – the solution is not new, but very relevant. And why? Yes, because at the time of release this device was much more expensive, but now it has seriously fallen in price.

Yes, there is no incredible camera here, but she is working out her money quite herself. The 8X has an excellent 6.5-inch display, and its resolution reaches 2340 × 1080 pixels. There is glass at the back, but in general the device looks very good, especially in a bright blue or red tint.

The well-proven HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor is used, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. Pay attention to the capacious battery capacity of 3750 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3750 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi8 Lite 4 / 64GB

Some stores have already started selling Xiaomi Mi8 Lite for less than 15 thousand rubles, which is undoubtedly a very interesting purchase. Why?

It’s simple: it has an excellent 6.26-inch display, a cool appearance, a good 12/5 MP rear camera, a fairly powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset and 4 GB of RAM.

Battery capacity – 3350 mAh, supports fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.26 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3350 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Memory card support: no

Samsung Galaxy A40

Samsung’s new A-Series lineup is clearly in high demand. Galaxy A40 – middling with a great 5.9-inch display. Maybe this is not such a big screen, like some competitors, but the smartphone can be safely called compact by current standards.

At the top of the display is a drop-shaped neckline that has already become traditional, and the case is made of polycarbonate. In fact, it became difficult to distinguish plastic from glass.

The device is based on the Exynos 7904 chip, the memory capacity is 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. A dual camera, an NFC module, a fingerprint sensor, a 3100 mAh battery are installed.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.9 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7904
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/5 MP
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 10 Lite 3 / 32GB

Like large displays and unusual body colors? Consider buying a Honor 10 Lite. It looks very cool, and the body in a white-silver shade looks absolutely amazing!

On the front panel is a 6.21-inch display with a high resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels. There is no “bangs” here, but a small drop-shaped neckline appeared, where cameras and sensors were collected.

There is a dual rear camera, a good platform based on the HiSilicon Kirin 710 chip and 3 GB of RAM, a 3400 mAh battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 162g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P Smart (2019) 3 / 32GB

If you look at Huawei P Smart (2019) and Honor 10 Lite, then these smartphones will seem very different – at least externally. And both, it should be noted, look very cool.

But if you look at the documentation, you will be very surprised at how similar their characteristics are: the same 6.21-inch display, HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM, a rear camera resolution of 13/2 MP … And all because that Honor and Huawei belong to the same company, hence the similarity when creating some models of the same class.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Mi A3 4 / 64GB

The fact that the Mi A3 was created under the Android One program should attract attention. What does it mean? This means that the Xiaomi Mi A3 works on the basis of the stock version of Android, and is one of the first to receive updates. Yes, the well-known MIUI firmware is not used here, which cannot but please some customers.

For the specified amount, the user receives: a cool appearance, a frameless case, a large 6.09-inch display, a decent main camera, a decent stuffing, consisting of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. There is even a quick charge function.

Why not? NFC module and 3.5mm headphone jack.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.09 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1560 × 720
  • Weight: 174g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4030 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 48/8/2 MP
  • Front camera: 32 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A50 64GB

If you try, you can find on sale the Samsung Galaxy A50 for 15 thousand rubles and, obviously, in the future this model will become cheaper even.

This is a great smartphone with a cool design, a chic 6.4-inch display with a high resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, a very decent main camera for its class, a fairly powerful platform based on the Samsung Exynos 9610 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. The fingerprint sensor in this model is built into the display. As for the design, it is made in the style typical of the A line.

For the money, this is one of the best deals in the class..

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 166g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 9610
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: triple 25/8/5 MP
  • Front camera: 25 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Huawei P smart Z 4 / 64GB

An interesting smartphone from Huawei, which, as you already understood, also falls into the “fifteen thousandth” category. And the bet here is hardly made on the design – Huawei can immediately guess here, although we will not see anything new. A feature of the P smart Z is a large 6.59-inch display, which takes up almost all the space on the front panel, and the front camera is hidden inside the case and drives out using the mechanism as needed.

Huawei P smart Z has a good battery life, a cool display, a good platform based on the well-known HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor and 4 GB of RAM, the main camera, which in the presence of enough light allows you to get good pictures.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.59 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2340 × 1080
  • Weight: 197g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/2 MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro 3 / 32GB

Redmi Note 6 Pro has finally hit the market. The model was very interesting. For example, a frameless case is used here, a dual front camera (rear, of course, too). The design was very cool, although it was made in the style of the latest Xiaomi smartphones.

Pay attention to the large 6.25-inch display – it occupies 86% of the entire surface of the front panel, which is an excellent result. It is also worth recalling the battery – its capacity reaches 4000 mAh.

A fingerprint sensor is visible on the back cover, but the display can be unlocked by scanning the face of the owner.

Nice purchase with a good camera and powerful battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.25 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2280 × 1080
  • Weight: 182g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 12/5 MP
  • Front camera: dual 20/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Meizu 15 Lite 4 / 32GB

Meizu 15 Lite is a less expensive version of the Meizu 15 model. Of course, its specifications are simpler, but very interesting.

The back cover and side faces are made of aluminum. The edges are rounded, the device lies well in the hand. Since we are talking about the back of the smartphone, let’s say that on the cover you will not find a fingerprint scanner – it is located on the front panel under the screen.

The rear camera is single, but you should not worry – it removes decently for its price category. The same can be said about the front camera.

The pluses include good sound in the headphones and speakers, as well as decent battery life.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.46 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 145g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 12 MP
  • Front camera: 20 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ASUS Zenfone Max (M2) ZB633KL 3 / 32GB

New from ASUS with a very nice price and features.

The model received a 6.3-inch display, however, with not the highest resolution of 1520 × 720 pixels. The case is made of metal and plastic, the design resembles the ZenFone Max Pro M1 model. A new chip is used – Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, the amount of memory – 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. The battery capacity is high – 4000 mAh, fast charging is supported. Rear Camera – Dual.

High-quality display, good sound from the speaker, high battery life, low cost.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1520 × 720
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Samsung Galaxy A6 + 32GB

Galaxy A6 + has already managed to get cheaper and is sold in some places even for less than 15,000 rubles, which cannot but rejoice – after all, the smartphone turned out to be very cool.

So, here is a very cool AMOLED display, high build quality, metal case, stylish design, decent rear camera for this class, decent sound both in the headphones and from the speaker. Needless to say, the Galaxy A6 + has a fingerprint scanner? Incidentally, it is gracefully located on the back cover. NFC support available.

And although this is not a new model, it is still relevant..

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2220 × 1080
  • Weight: 168g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/5 MP
  • Front camera: 24 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 7C 32GB

An inexpensive device from Honor. Yes, this is a budget smartphone that can attract attention with a low cost, as well as a frameless design.

The case is plastic, matte, fingerprints are invisible on it, while the Honor 7C looks by no means cheap. In addition, there is a fingerprint scanner on the back cover, and the main camera received a dual module. Separately, we note a separate slot for a memory card and SIM cards, as well as NFC support, which is rarely seen for this money.

The platform is also not bad: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor works with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

ZTE Blade V9 32GB

Inexpensive smartphone from ZTE, which impresses with its appearance: the back panel is glass and cool shimmers in the sun.

According to the latest fashion, the device has a frameless case, the display diagonal is 5.7 inches. The rear camera is dual, allowing you to get good quality pictures. It is also worth noting the advanced settings of the camera itself.

What else? There is NFC, support for DTS Sound, as well as the ability to unlock the desktop using face recognition (a fingerprint sensor is also available).

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 16/5 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Sony Xperia XA1 Dual

Although this is not the newest smartphone, but it seems to us that it turned out to be very interesting: the design alone is worth what! Pay attention to the design of the case: the side frames are thinnest, although the frames on the top and bottom are relatively large.

The advantages of this smartphone include high-quality materials and excellent build, smart interface, normal battery life, a good camera, good sound in the headphones, quick charge function.

What may surprise is the lack of a fingerprint scanner.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 143g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P20 (MT6757)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Rear camera: 23 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Honor 9 Lite 32GB

Perhaps the main feature of Honor 9 Lite can be considered the presence of two dual cameras at once. Yes, yes, you read everything correctly: here both the rear module is dual and the front. The cameras themselves are not bad, but you should understand that for such money you should not wait for the level of flagship devices.

In addition, Honor 9 Lite can please its owner with a pleasant price, a very stylish case design, a decent 5.65-inch display, good sound, enough autonomy.

Honor 9 Lite runs on a proprietary chipset HiSilicon Kirin 659. The memory capacity is 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. There is support for fast charging.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.65 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 13/2 MP
  • Front camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes