Best Smartphones You can Buy for Photography

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Meta Description: Nowadays, with smartphones sporting impressive cameras, you no longer require professional-grade DSLRs for photography. Here are a few smartphones you can purchase if you are a photography enthusiast.

2020 so far has been an incredible year for smartphone brands and consumers. Between Samsung releasing the S20 series with 108MP rear cameras, and OnePlus going back to its roots and launching the newest flagship killer phone, the OnePlus Nord (or OnePlus Z), smartphone brands have upped their game in an effort to win over consumers, and establish their dominance in the global smartphone market.

Similarly, other brands like Vivo and Realme have also announced their flagship models, which come with state-of-the-art camera technology, such as 60x superzoom and gimbal technology for taking professional-grade photos and videos. Thus, one no longer requires a professional DSLR camera to capture stunning photos and videos, and can rely on their handy smartphones.

That said, one can purchase a good camera phone for less than Rs. 15,000. Here are a few options, if you are on the lookout for phones with the best cameras under 15,000 INR.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Priced below Rs. 15,000, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro finds itself in the list of best mobile under 15000 that are currently available in the market. While the smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core processor and comes with 6GB RAM, its real highlight is its camera quality. 

Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a quad-rear camera setup with a stunning 64MP primary camera along with dual LED flash. The smartphone also flaunts a 20MP pop-up selfie camera, enabling you to take stunning selfies, along with high-res photos and videos for your social media channels.

Samsung Galaxy M21

Samsung has been one of the leaders and pioneers when it comes to consumer electronics for a long time, and is one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. The Galaxy M21 from Samsung is one of the best smartphones currently available under Rs. 15,000, and the phone comes with a Super AMOLED display. 

On the camera front, the smartphone flaunts a triple-rear camera setup, with a 48MP primary shooter, making it the ideal mobile phone for photography lovers and enthusiasts. The smartphone also houses a 20MP front camera, which captures stunning images and videos, making it one of the best camera phones in its price range.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

Xiaomi is currently the most popular smartphone brand in the country, and for a good reason. The brand captured the highest market share during the first quarter of 2020, and is known to offer feature-rich smartphones at affordable prices. 

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is one such smartphone, and comes with a plethora of impressive features and excellent camera quality. Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a quad shooter configuration at the back, with a 48MP primary camera, along with 8MP wide lens, 5MP macro lens and a 2MP sensor. 

The phone also flaunts a punch hole at the front, which houses a 16MP selfie camera, enabling you to capture crisp and clear selfies.

Xiaomi Poco X2

If you are searching for a phone with best camera under 15000, you have to seriously consider buying the Poco X2. The smartphone from Xiaomi comes with a quad-rear camera setup in a 64+8+2+2MP configuration of sensors. If the 64MP primary camera doesn’t impress you, then the smartphone also sports a dual-front camera setup, with a 20MP selfie camera, making it the ideal smartphone for photography enthusiasts who want to carry a portable, mini camera in their pocket.


During the first quarter of 2020, OPPO was one of the big winners, as the brand continues to attract consumers by offering smartphones with excellent features and impressive cameras. OPPO F15 is a mid-range smartphone that comes with a quad-rear camera setup in 48+8+2+2MP configuration, along with a plethora of modes, such as photo, video, professional mode, panorama, portrait, night scene, time-lapse photography and slow motion, among others. The smartphone also houses a 16MP front camera for the user to take selfies with impeccable clarity.


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