Despite the fact that Chinese smartphones account for more than 70% of the Indian market, there are still a few good non-Chinese phones available right now. We’ll be looking at non-Chinese smartphones under Rs 15,000 in this section. The list includes phones from Nokia, Samsung, and LG, which will compete with popular Chinese phones in the sub-Rs 15,000 price range, such as the POCO M2 Pro, Realme Narzo 10, and Redmi Note 9 Pro. Samsung and LG are both South Korean companies, whereas Nokia is a Finnish company owned by HMD Global. Without further ado, here is a list of the top non-Chinese smartphones in India around Rs 15,000.
Nokia 6.2 – Rs 12,499
The Nokia 6.2 is currently available in India for Rs 12,499. This non-Chinese smartphone, like the Nokia 7.2, is a stock-Android product with a polymer composite unibody build and a waterdrop notch display. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC, has a 6.3-inch PureView FHD+ display, and three back cameras, one of which has a 16MP main sensor. Amazon.in and other major e-commerce platforms sell the Nokia 6.2 in Ceramic Black and Ice colour variants.
LG W30 Pro – Rs 13,499
The LG W30 Pro is a reintroduced device from LG in India last year. With a Snapdragon 632 SoC, a 6.21-inch HD+ waterdrop notch display, triple rear cameras, and a 4,050mAh battery, the handset competes with its Chinese peers. The LG W30 Pro is available for Rs 13,499 at Reliance Digital Store.
Nokia 7.2 – Rs 14,697
This non-Chinese Android smartphone is currently available for as little as Rs 14,699 in India, despite having been introduced at a starting price of Rs 18,599. The Nokia 7.2 is one of the category’s most aesthetically pleasing smartphones. The phone boasts a polymer composite body and a 6.3-inch display with FHD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. Moreover, the device is equipped with 48MP triple back cameras and a Snapdragon 660 SoC. The Nokia 7.2 is available in Charcoal and Cyan Green across the nation’s leading online retailers.
Samsung Galaxy M11 – Rs 10,999
The Samsung Galaxy M11 is now the most enticing non-Chinese smartphone in the sub-Rs 15,000 price range. The phone features a 6.4-inch HD+ LCD Infinity-O display, Snapdragon 450 SoC, 5,000mAh battery, and 13MP triple rear cameras as its standout features. Metallic blue, black, and violet are the colour options for the Samsung Galaxy M11.
Samsung Galaxy M21 – Rs 14,499
The Samsung Galaxy M21 is currently one of the best non-Chinese smartphones available in India for less than Rs 15,000. The initial pricing of the device is Rs 14,499 The phone is powered by a tried-and-true Exynos 9611 SoC and is available with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The Samsung smartphone ships with One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 and 48MP triple rear cameras. The phone is available for purchase at the country’s offline and online retail stores in the colours blue and black.