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The range of smart­phones cost­ing up to 15,000 rubles is impres­sive. A huge num­ber of mod­els from dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers makes the buy­er think. How to choose the best smart­phone in the bud­get seg­ment that will cope with all every­day tasks, take pho­tos and shoot videos? We have pre­pared for you a rat­ing of the best phones under 15,000 rubles that you can buy in 2022.

It is dif­fi­cult to choose a smart­phone under 15,000 rubles, since all mod­els are very sim­i­lar. Source: gizguide.com

Samsung Galaxy A13

Galaxy A13 is new for 2022 from Sam­sung. The phone is equipped with an octa-core Exynos 850 proces­sor and a Mali-G52 graph­ics core. Their per­for­mance is not enough to run mod­ern games, but the device copes with oth­er tasks con­fi­dent­ly. You can sit in social net­works, watch YouTube, chat in instant mes­sen­gers and per­form oth­er dai­ly oper­a­tions.

The smart­phone has rather thick bezels around the screen. Source: gsmarena.com

The amount of RAM in a smart­phone depends on the ver­sion — there are options for 3, 4 and 6 GB. Per­ma­nent mem­o­ry can be 32, 64 or 128 GB, there is also a slot for a microSD card.

The phone was equipped with a fair­ly high-qual­i­ty dis­play for this seg­ment — this is a 6.6‑inch PLS-matrix with a res­o­lu­tion of 2408 x 1080 pix­els and a den­si­ty of 400 ppi. The max­i­mum bright­ness that can be set man­u­al­ly is 500 nits, and in auto­mat­ic mode in direct sun­light it can rise to 600 nits.

In good light­ing, the smart­phone takes high-qual­i­ty detailed shots. Source: gsmarena.com

The smart­phone has four sen­sors: a 50MP main lens, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a macro sen­sor and a 2MP depth sen­sor. The lat­ter is respon­si­ble for cre­at­ing the back­ground blur effect in por­trait shots. The self­ie cam­era has a res­o­lu­tion of 8 megapix­els.

Self­ie cam­era for its price seg­ment pho­tographs decent­ly. Source: gsmarena.com

The detail of the pic­tures tak­en on the main cam­era is of good qual­i­ty, but only in day­light con­di­tions. At dusk or indoors, the qual­i­ty of the pho­to is great­ly reduced.

When shoot­ing video, the max­i­mum res­o­lu­tion is 1080p or 720p, and the max­i­mum frame rate is only 30 fps. This lim­i­ta­tion is not due to firmware, but to the Exynos 850 chipset. Also, there is no sta­bi­liza­tion when shoot­ing video.

Xiaomi Redmi 10C NFC

This smart­phone has sur­passed its pre­de­ces­sor. It received a larg­er screen, updat­ed design, Snap­drag­on 680 chipset and 4 GB of RAM in all ver­sions. The amount of per­ma­nent mem­o­ry is 64 or 128 GB. Also, the phone was equipped with an NFC mod­ule for con­tact­less pay­ments and a fair­ly pow­er­ful bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 5000 mAh.

The back side of the case has a slight rib­bing. Source: walastech.com

The Snap­drag­on 680 chip is a good solu­tion for this price seg­ment. Its per­for­mance is enough not only to solve every­day tasks such as com­mu­ni­ca­tion in instant mes­sen­gers or social net­works, but also to run not the most demand­ing games.

Red­mi 10C has a 6.7‑inch IPS dis­play, but its res­o­lu­tion is quite mod­est – only 1650 x 720 pix­els. If you look close­ly, you can see the pix­e­la­tion. The afore­men­tioned Galaxy A13 does not have this prob­lem.

Dur­ing the day, the cam­era shoots well — detail­ing is at a decent lev­el. Source: walastech.com

The main cam­era mod­ule has a res­o­lu­tion of 50 megapix­els. It was sup­ple­ment­ed with a 2 MP depth sen­sor. In con­di­tions of high-qual­i­ty light­ing, good pic­tures are obtained — detailed, cor­rect­ly focused, sat­u­rat­ed. Night and even evening shots look much worse. Noise is notice­able in the pic­tures even at low ISO. Night pho­tos look like they were paint­ed with water­col­ors. But if you remem­ber the price seg­ment to which the Red­mi 10C belongs, there is noth­ing to be sur­prised about.

Night shots look very blur­ry. Source: walastech.com

Infinix Hot 11

Infinix Hot 11 is anoth­er bud­get smart­phone under 15,000 rubles. The man­u­fac­tur­er installed in it an IPS dis­play with a diag­o­nal of 6.82 ″ with a res­o­lu­tion of only 1640 x 720 pix­els. But the max­i­mum refresh rate of the screen is 90 Hz.

The design of the Infinix Hot 11 is the same as most state employ­ees: wide frames, thick chin. Source: 91mobiles.com

The device was cre­at­ed on the basis of an 8‑core Medi­aTek Helio G37 proces­sor. The amount of RAM, depend­ing on the ver­sion, is 2 or 4 GB. Per­sis­tent stor­age is 64GB or 128GB. The per­for­mance of the phone is not enough for mod­ern games, but it is enough for watch­ing YouTube, instant mes­sen­gers and social net­works.

One of the main com­pet­i­tive advan­tages of this smart­phone is a 6000 mAh bat­tery with 18 W fast charg­ing func­tion. But there is also a draw­back — the phone has an out­dat­ed microUSB pow­er con­nec­tor.

Day­time shots look good, but the detail is not up to par. Source: themobileindian.com

The res­o­lu­tion of the main cam­era is 50 megapix­els, but by default it shoots at 12.5 megapix­els. Visu­al­ly, the dif­fer­ence between the frames is imper­cep­ti­ble. The pic­tures are quite fad­ed — there is not enough sat­u­ra­tion. Small details like tree branch­es are also poor­ly trans­mit­ted, but do not for­get about the bud­get cost of the gad­get.

You won’t be able to take a good pic­ture at night. Source: themobileindian.com

Night shots are very noisy and “water­col­or” — no bet­ter than the afore­men­tioned Red­mi 10C. The max­i­mum video qual­i­ty is 1080p, and the max­i­mum fre­quen­cy is only 30 fps. The front cam­era has 8 megapix­els. Pic­tures on it are not very detailed and slight­ly soapy.

Oppo A55

Oppo A55 is a smart­phone that replaced the A54. It has become bet­ter in all respects, although for some time the phones were sold in par­al­lel. The nov­el­ty was equipped with a 6.51-inch IPS dis­play with a res­o­lu­tion of 1600 x 720 pix­els, a Medi­aTek Helio G35 proces­sor that is not bad for the bud­get seg­ment, 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of stor­age. The pow­er of the smart­phone is enough even to run mod­ern games such as PUBG Mobile, but at low and medi­um set­tings.

The smart­phone screen has good view­ing angles. Source: gadgetpilipinas.net

The smart­phone has three cam­eras on the back of the case. The main sen­sor received a res­o­lu­tion of 50 megapix­els, and it is com­ple­ment­ed by a 2‑megapixel macro lens and a depth sen­sor (respon­si­ble for the bokeh effect in por­trait shots). There is no ultra-wide mod­ule. On the front side of the smart­phone is a self­ie cam­era with a fair­ly high res­o­lu­tion of 16 megapix­els.

The cam­era pro­duces good detail, but only in good light­ing. Source: gadgetpilipinas.net

The main cam­era, by the stan­dards of com­peti­tors in its seg­ment, shoots with high qual­i­ty. Detail, sat­u­ra­tion, col­or repro­duc­tion at a high lev­el. There is a night mode with increased shut­ter speed. It adds noise and small arti­facts, but by the stan­dards of smart­phones up to 15,000 rubles, the result is not bad. The front cam­era is also at the prop­er lev­el, the back­ground is blurred quite accu­rate­ly.

In night mode, the detail of the pho­to drops a lot. Source: gadgetpilipinas.net

A 5000 mAh bat­tery was installed in the smart­phone with­out sup­port for the fast charg­ing func­tion. From 0 to 100%, the bat­tery is restored in an hour and a half.

Realme C25s

The next phone under 15,000 rubles that hit our top is the Realme C25s. It has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of stor­age. The man­u­fac­tur­er installed a 6.5‑inch IPS dis­play with good col­or repro­duc­tion and bright­ness, thanks to which it is con­ve­nient to use the phone even on a bright sun­ny day.

The advan­tage of a smart­phone is its styl­ish design. Source: manilashaker.com

The Medi­atek Helio G85 chipset is respon­si­ble for the per­for­mance of the smart­phone, which ensures smooth oper­a­tion of the inter­face and allows you to run any appli­ca­tion. There is enough pow­er even for games, but not at high set­tings.

The realme C25s main trump card is a 6000 mAh bat­tery that pro­vides high auton­o­my. A fast charg­ing func­tion is pro­vid­ed, plus an 18 W pow­er sup­ply is includ­ed in the kit.

Dur­ing the day, the detail and sat­u­ra­tion of frames is at an aver­age lev­el. Source: manilashaker.com

The main cam­era with a res­o­lu­tion of 48 megapix­els was installed in the phone, which, in good light, pro­duces high-qual­i­ty detailed pic­tures. The col­or ren­di­tion is cor­rect, there is no noise. Shoot­ing becomes more dif­fi­cult in low light con­di­tions. The footage is noisy and soapy. The smart­phone also shoots video medioc­re­ly, although unlike many com­peti­tors, 60 fps mode is sup­port­ed.

The smart­phone takes mediocre self­ies. Source: manilashaker.com

The res­o­lu­tion of the front cam­era is 8 megapix­els. The mod­ule is quite sim­ple, so you can’t count on high-qual­i­ty self­ie frames.

Comparison of state employees

As a con­clu­sion, we cre­at­ed a com­par­i­son table with rat­ings for all the smart­phones reviewed. It will help in choos­ing the right mod­el:

Mod­el Galaxy A13 Red­mi 10C Infinix Hot 11 Oppo A55 Realme C25
Dis­play eight 6 7 6 6
Per­for­mance 7 6 7 6 7
RAM eight 7 7 eight 7
Per­sis­tent mem­o­ry eight eight eight eight eight
auton­o­my 7 7 9 7 9
Cam­era eight 6 7 6 7
Total score 7.7 6.7 7.5 6.8 7.3

The table shows that all phones are very sim­i­lar, with the excep­tion of some details. For exam­ple, if auton­o­my is in the first place, you need to choose Realme C25s or Infinix Hot 11, and if you want to cre­ate bet­ter pho­tos, Galaxy A13 is bet­ter. In terms of the amount of per­ma­nent mem­o­ry, all smart­phones are the same — all have a max­i­mum amount of 128 GB. In terms of RAM, the Galaxy A13 and Oppo A55 are in the lead — they have 6 GB ver­sions. The proces­sors in all gad­gets are approx­i­mate­ly the same, it is dif­fi­cult to sin­gle out clear favorites among them.

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