Best non Chinese smartphone under 15000

If a Chinese phone is not what you want, then you must be looking for a good alternative. We have made it easy for you by listing the Best Non Chinese Smartphone Under 15000 in India.

Chinese phones like Xiaomi and Realme are known for offering compelling specifications for a lesser price.

Just because of the value they offer, these Chinese smartphone companies are ruling the Indian smartphone market.

So, does it mean that there aren’t any Non Chinese brands to compete with these companies? Are they impossible to compete?

Well…no. They aren’t anymore. 

There are some brands from Korea, USA, Europe, and Taiwan that can give them a run for their money.

So here are the Best Non Chinese Smartphone Under 15000 in India.

We keep updating this post regularly to let you know about the latest and best non Chinese smartphone under 15000 in the market.

What can you expect from a Non Chinese smartphone under 15000?

The expected specifications from a Non Chinese smartphone under 15000 are:

  • Minimum 6 inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080p) Display (LCD or AMOLED)
  • A capable processor to run day-to-day tasks, and games in low or medium graphic setting.
  • Dual or Triple rear camera setup
  • At least 4000 mAh battery.

Is it possible to get a good Non Chinese smartphone under 15000?

If you had asked the same question two years before, then our answer would have been No.

But now in 2021, it’s possible to get a good quality Non Chinese smartphone under 15000.

Just have a look at this list, and you get to know which is the best non-Chinese smartphone.

Best Non Chinese Smartphone Under 15000 in India

Without killing your time, let’s move to the list of best non Chinese smartphones under 15000.

1. Samsung Galaxy M32

Samsung Galaxy M32, Best Non Chinese Smartphone Under 15000 in India

When Samsung launched the Galaxy M42, we were disappointed with the specs and price. We have even covered the reasons for buying and not buying the Galaxy M42.

Later, Samsung knew that this phone was crummy.

But now,

Samsung has looked into the shortcomings of Galaxy 42 and launched the latest Galaxy M32.

No other Non-Chinese brand can compete with the Galaxy M32 as of now.

Looking at the specs it seems like Samsung has finally hit the right spot.

  • The 6.4 inches FHD+ sAMOLED display is one of its kind in this segment. Even a lot of Chinese smartphones don’t have AMOLED displays at this price.
  • What’s even better is the 90Hz refresh rate. The sAMOLED produces deep black and punchy colors, and the 90Hz refresh rate makes everything super smooth.
  • The processor used here is the MediaTek G80 which is not the latest, but way better than any Exynos processor. 
  • This processor can easily handle gaming and heavy tasks.
  • 4/6GB RAM combined with 64/128GB storage handles multitasking and storing photos/videos respectively.
  • The 6000mAh is a monster. You can easily get 1.5 days of battery on heavy use, and 2 days of battery on regular use.
  • One thing that disappoints us a little is the 15W charger. Charging such a huge battery can take 2 hours using this 15W charger. The phone itself supports 25W.
  • The main 64MP camera performs really great in every light. The photos taken using this camera turn out to be sharp and punchy.
  • The 8MP ultra-wide camera also performs well. The remaining 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensors do nothing special.
  • The 20MP front camera takes some sharp photos. The cameras are really great on the Galaxy M32.
  • The ONEUI 3.1 based on Android 11 feels smooth on this phone. Security features like Knox and AltZ are present here.

Considering the fact that it’s a non-Chinese smartphone, there are only a few corners left to complain about.

Have a look at the full specifications of this smartphone.

Main Highlight

BrandSamsung
Screen6.4 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
• 90Hz
• 800 nits brightness
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G80
Rear Camera64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera20 MP
RAM4/6GB
ROM64/128GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 1TB
Battery6000 mAh
OSAndroid 11 with One UI 3.1
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi
Other FeaturesDual Sim,
Dedicated card slot,
Fingerprint scanner,
Face unlock,
Widevine L1,
Knox & AltZ security

Pros and Cons

  • Great camera for photography
  • Gorgeous looking Super AMOLED display
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • Capable Helio G80 processor
  • Humongous battery
  • Good speakers
  • Well priced
  • A value for money non-Chinese smartphone
  • Plastic build (Acceptable for the price)
  • It would have been great if they had included a more powerful processor

2. Nokia G20

Nokia G20

Nokia needs no introduction as this used to be the most trustworthy brand. A lot of people have an emotional attachment to this brand.

But at the moment, Nokia has vanished from the market because their latest launches haven’t seen much success. 

Still, the brand is trying to be alive and launching a few entry-level smartphones, and the Nokia G20 is their latest attempt. But is it really worth a look?

  • Starting with a design, it’s similar to other Nokia phones that we have seen so far. It’s made of polycarbonate. Even then, the in-hand feel isn’t that bad, to be honest.
  • The phone flaunts a 6.5 inch HD display which seems underwhelming at this price. But in person, the screen delivers a decent experience without any lack of sharpness.
  • The colors on this display are a little washed out, and the outdoor visibility is also an issue because the display isn’t that bright.
  • Nokia G20 is powered by the MediaTek G35 CPU. We have seen this CPU in action on budget smartphones like POCO C3, and that phone costs way less than what the G20 goes for.
  • The day-to-day performance is good, but once you put the CPU to its limit, you will start to see lag. The overall experience is average.
  • Playing less demanding games is perfectly fine, but playing heavy games isn’t a joyful experience.
  • The cameras on this phone are average at best. The 48MP camera captures good images in daylight but struggles a lot in low light.
  • 5MP ultra-wide camera also does the job, but don’t expect anything wow from it. The other two cameras, 2MP Macro and 2MP depth, are there to increase the camera count.
  • The same stories continue for selfies too. Selfies taken by the 8MP front camera turn out to be average at best. 
  • However, the 5050 mAh battery really shines, and easily lasts for two days. Charging it up using the included 10W charger will take 3 hours.
  • One area where Nokia G20 beat the competition is the software. It’s an Android One phone that offers a clean bloat-free user interface.   

Main Highlight

BrandNokia
Screen6.5 inch HD+ LCD
• 60Hz
• Teardrop notch
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G35
Rear Camera48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera8 MP
RAM4GB
ROM64GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 1TB
Battery5050 mAh
OSAndroid 11
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi
Other FeaturesDual Sim,
Fingerprint scanner,
Widevine L1,
2 years of OS updates

Pros and Cons

  • Decent primary camera in daylight
  • Mostly good display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Acceptable speakers
  • Clean stock Android with guaranteed 2 years updates
  • A good non-Chinese smartphone
  • Plastic build (Acceptable for the price)
  • Not so good cameras in low light
  • Underpowered processor
  • The display isn’t that bright

3. Motorola G40 Fusion

Moto G40 Fusion

Before you ask that Motorola is owned by Lenovo, which is a Chinese company, we want to tell you that Moto G40 Fusion is specially made for India.

Yes, Motorola is owned by Lenovo, but it still works as an independent company. It means only some profit share (not all) goes to Lenovo. But, as Motorola works in the US, you can trust their smartphones.

Now coming to the phone itself, it’s made for those who love the clean stock UI. Not only the UI but other specifications are also capable enough to make you love this phone.

  • The biggest talking point is the Display. This phone houses a 6.78-inch Full HD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10.
  • Overall colors are punchy, and the high refresh rate makes everything silky smooth. You are going to love this display for sure.
  • The Snapdragon 732G Processor is great for daily tasks. Even gaming can’t make this CPU sweat. Performing day-to-day tasks on this phone is a no-brainer.
  • The Triple camera setup is inadequate. The main 64MP camera clicks some good pictures in daylight, but the remaining two (8 MP wide, 2MP macro) are average at best. The overall camera quality is good but not impressive.
  • The 16MP selfie snapper captures good photos in the appropriate lighting conditions.
  • The 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant is a good option, while the 6GB RAM variant seems overpriced.
  • Another exciting feature is the battery. The Moto G40 has a humongous 6000mAh battery. This battery lasts for two days easily, even after keeping the 120Hz refresh rate turned on.
  • Note that this smartphone has a hybrid slim slot. So you have to compromise on a second sim if you want to use an SD card. 

Other features like a fingerprint scanner, near-stock Android 11 OS, water-repellent coating are there to offer more convenience to end users.

Main Highlight

BrandMotorola
Screen6.78 inch FHD+ Display
• 120Hz
• HDR10
ProcessorSnapdragon 732G
Rear Camera64MP+8MP+2MP
Front Camera16 MP
RAM4GB
ROM64GB
Expandable MemoryYes
Battery6000 mAh
OSAndroid 11
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi
Other FeaturesDual Sim,
Fingerprint scanner,
Face unlock,
Widevine L1

Pros and Cons

  • Great display 
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good speakers
  • Great performance
  • Clean stock UI with no bloatware
  • Average cameras
  • Feel bulky because of big battery

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4. Samsung Galaxy M31

Samsung Galaxy M31, Best Non Chinese Smartphone Under 15000

The predecessor of M32, the Galaxy M31 is also one of the best non Chinese smartphones available in the market right now.

This smartphone is priced at less than 14K, which makes it an excellent buy.

Why?

Because it offers some great specs at this price point.

Galaxy M31 comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with 404 PPI6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 2.3GHz + 1.7GHz Exynos 9611 Octa-core processor.

This processor is capable of handling day to day tasks easily. The performance is smooth, and there is no lag. This processor can also play high-end games at lower settings.

On the camera department, Galaxy M31 shines. It comes with 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP quad rear camera, and 32MP front-facing camera.

The primary camera captures some great shots in daylight and decent ones at night. The ultrawide camera also performs great in daylight. Other remaining cameras do their job decently.

The battery is also humongous, which is 6000 mAh. You will easily get 1.5 days of battery backup with heavy usage.

The plastic build is a downside, but you can’t expect a glass body from Samsung even at a 20k price.

Due to very competitive specifications, Galaxy M31 is easily one of the best non Chinese smartphones under 15000 in India.

Main Highlight

BrandSamsung
Screen6.4 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display
Processor2.3GHz + 1.7GHz Exynos 9611 Octa core
Rear Camera64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP
Front Camera32 MP
RAM6GB
ROM64GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 512GB
Battery6000 mAh
OSAndroid 10 with One UI 2.0
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi
Other FeaturesDual Sim, Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock, Widevine L1, Dolby ATMOS 360 surround sound

Pros and Cons

  • Good camera in daylight
  • Gorgeous looking Super AMOLED display
  • Huge battery
  • Good speakers
  • Good performance
  • Current pricing is great
  • A value for money non-Chinese smartphone
  • Plastic build
  • Front camera in low light is hit and miss

5. Micromax IN Note 1

Micromax was vanquished by the Chinese company a few years back. There was no chance for Micromax to stand against these companies. 

But after looking at the India-China situation, Micromax stood back to the ring to fight. To fight against Chinese companies, they launched Micromax IN Note 1.

The Micromax IN Note 1 is a good value for money smartphone. The base variant starts from Rs 10,999.

The specs of IN Note 1 are great for the price. It comes with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ Display, 4GB + 64/128GB storage, and MediaTek Helio G85 12nm Processor.

This processor is capable of playing high-end games in medium settings.

It comes with a 5000 mAh battery, that can give one day of use easily.

The cameras might be the strong point of IN Note 1. It comes with 48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear camera, and 16MP front Camera.

All cameras perform adequately well in good lighting conditions. But they don’t perform as expected in low light. The lack of details is visible in all cameras.

To be honest, the cameras are decent, but aren’t anything to write home about.

This smartphone offers a nearly stock Android experience (Except for the notification shade), which is just great.

If you particularly looking for an Indian brand, then Micromax IN Note 1 is a good option. 

Main Highlight

BrandMicromax
Screen6.67 inch FHD+ Display
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G85 Processor
Rear Camera48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
Front Camera16 MP
RAM4GB
ROM64/128GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 256GB
Battery5000 mAh
OSAndroid 10
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi
Other FeaturesDual Sim, Dedicated Micro SD card slot, Fingerprint scanner, Dedicated Google Assistant button

Pros and Cons

  • Good value for money
  • Fast Processor
  • Decent Cameras
  • Large battery
  • Pure Android experience
  • The cameras quality could have been improved a little
  • Display brightness could be an issue in sunlight 

6. Samsung Galaxy M21

You might be thinking why there are so many Samsung smartphones on this list?

It’s because Samsung is offering too many options in this segment, and most of the options are worth buying.   

For the price of under Rs 13k, Samsung Galaxy M21 is a great option to buy.

It comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ display, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and Exynos 9611-Octa Core processor.

Galaxy M21 comes with a whopping 6000 mAh battery, that can you two days of battery life easily.

The main highlight of this phone is the camera. It comes with 48MP main camera + 8MP ultra-wide camera + 5MP depth camera. The selfie camera is 20MP.

For the price, all the cameras perform well. You will not be having much complaints with this camera system.

This smartphone is one of the most popular smartphones under Rs 15000 because it’s priced well, offers good specs, and most importantly, people are loving it.

Main Highlight

BrandSamsung
Screen6.4 inch FHD+ Display
ProcessorExynos 9611 Octa Core processor
Rear Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP
Front Camera20 MP
RAM4GB
ROM64GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 512GB
Battery6000 mAh
OSAndroid 10 with One UI 2.0
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi
Other FeaturesDual Sim, Fingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos, Face unlock

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent bang for your buck
  • Good cameras
  • Fast processor
  • Great battery life
  • Good display
  • Plastic body
  • Charging time is around 2.5 hours

7. Motorola One Fusion Plus

The Motorola One Fusion Plus was launched at Rs 17,499, but now the price has been reduced.

Now you might be thinking, if this phone cost more than 15k, then why did we add this smartphone to the list of best non-Chinese smartphones under 15000?

It’s because if you pay a little extra, then you will get an amazing value for money smartphone from a trusted brand.

Allow us to explain why.

Moto One Fusion Plus comes with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Processor.

This processor is capable of playing high-end games without any lag.

When it comes to the camera department, Moto One Fusion Plus holds it strong. It comes with 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP quad rear cameras, and 16MP front Pop-up camera.

The camera quality is great overall.

Either it’s low light or daylight, you will love playing with this camera because the quality is great for the price.

Yes, it’s not up to the mark with similarly priced Chinese smartphones like Mi 10i 5G, but it’s still good.

You will get one day of usage easily with the 5000 mAh battery. Another great feature of this phone is the clean stock Android.

Because of the features this smartphone offers, it’s worth to pay a little extra.

Main Highlight

BrandMotorola
Screen6.5 inch FHD+ Display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730G Processor
Rear Camera64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Front Camera16 MP
RAM6GB
ROM128GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 1TB
Battery5000 mAh
OSAndroid 10
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi
Other FeaturesHDR10 certified display, Water repellent design, 18W turbo charger, Dual Sim, Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock

Pros and Cons

  • Excellent value for money
  • Modern look with bezel-less design
  • pop up camera
  • Great processor
  • Good cameras
  • Good battery life
  • Slightly heavy
  • Airtel VoLTE doesn’t work in some areas

8. LG W30 Pro

LG is also a well-known brand in India, but not for the smartphones.

But still, there are good smartphones from LG that you can buy under Rs 15000.

For LG fans, LG W30 Pro is a good option to buy. This phone is priced under Rs 12.5k.

It comes with a 6.21-inch HD+ display, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor.

Camera is the main reason to buy this smartphone. It has 13MP + 16MP + 5MP triple rear camera, and 16MP front camera. 

The camera quality is acceptable for the price. It’s not the best, but not the worst either.

4050 mAh battery will give you one day of use easily.

The specs are decent considering that it’s a non-Chinese phone, and hence you can buy this phone.  

Main Highlight

BrandLG
Screen6.21 inch HD+ Display
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 632 Processor
Rear Camera13MP + 16MP + 5MP
Front Camera16 MP
RAM4GB
ROM64GB
Expandable MemoryUp to 512GB with dedicated card slot
Battery4050 mAh
OSAndroid 9
Connectivity4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi
Other FeaturesDual Sim, Fingerprint scanner, Face unlock, LG Super Pulse sound

Pros and Cons

  • Good Cameras
  • Good battery life
  • Decent phone for the price
  • Only HD+ display
  • 4 years older processor

Final Verdict on Best Non Chinese Smartphone Under 15000 in India

All the smartphones listed here are worth buying. Despite being Non-Chinese, you can still get great features on these phones.

Still, if we had to recommend one, then we would have suggested the Samsung Galaxy M32. It’s the best smartphone under 15k with some attractive specifications.

On the other hand, If you are a stock Android lover and prefer the clean UI, then Motorola G40 Fusion also deserves a look.

FAQs

Is it worth to buy a non-Chinese smartphone?

Yes, it is. There was a time when non-Chinese manufacturers were not known for providing the value for money smartphones.

But now, many non-Chinese companies like Samsung, Asus, Nokia are giving tough competition to Chinese companies.

Now you can get value for money non-Chinese smartphones. That’s why you can buy a non-Chinese smartphone without any doubt.

Which non-Chinese smartphone brand is best?

Currently, Samsung is on the top in the list of non-Chinese smartphone makers in India.


But other companies like Nokia, Moto, and Asus are also trying to provide value for money smartphones. We hope to see some good smartphones from these companies in future.  

Why there are limited options in non-Chinese smartphone categories?

All Non-Chinese brands can’t make good smartphones at a cheap price because of R&D, Advertising, etc.

That’s why there are only a few companies in the Non-Chinese category.

So these are the best non Chinese smartphone under 15000 in India.

Do you agree or disagree with this list? Do let us know.

If you still have any queries, then feel free to ask in the comments.

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