Top 10 VoLTE smartphones under Rs. 15,000


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The term VoLTE or Voice-over-LTE has become famous in the Indian market soon after the launch of Reliance Jio 4G with preview offer, which will now be extended till March 31st, 2017 as a part of Happy New Year offer. Since the inception of Reliance Jio network, there has been lots of excitement as it offers free calling and 4G data for specific time period.

Unlike other networks, Reliance Jio 4G network works only on 4G enabled smartphones. Additionally, you need VoLTE enabled in your phones to enjoy phone calls without enabling data. Fortunately, you can make free calls on your 4G enabled smartphone (if not VoLTE enabled) just by downloading a Jio 4G voice app.

For those who are looking out for a new smartphone with 4G VoLTE, we have curated a list of 10 smartphones under the mid-range category or under Rs. 15,000. In this list, you can expect a decent smartphone with good performance and specs as per the price range. Do swirl through.

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

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At a price of Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 11,999, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 smartphone is definitely a bang for a buck. Launched in March this year, it comes in two variants 2GB RAM/3GB RAM under the hood. As per the IDC report, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has become the highest shipped smartphone in Indian online market in any given quarter.

The Redmi Note 3 packs a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, is powered by a Hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 processor, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with MIUI 8 on top, a 16MP/5MP camera package and juiced with 4000mAh battery with fast charging support.

You can buy it on Flipkart and Amazon. You can read the review here.

2. Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime

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Looking out for a metal body designed smartphone under 10k? Here is the answer — Redmi 3s Prime. If you want a smartphone for day-to-day usage with some good performance and amazing battery life, this is your best bet.

This 5-inch smartphone comes with full metal magnesium alloy unibody design along with Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 SoC and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with MIUI 7 on top. It also has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera.

The above hardware is powered by a 4000mAh battery and also has a fingerprint sensor on the back. It is now available at Rs. 8,999 on Flipkart. You can read the review here.

3. Moto G4 Plus

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This is one of the best smartphones till date in Motorola mid-range lineup. The Motorola Moto G4 Plus is a worthy successor to the Moto G (3rd Gen) with lots of improvements and refinement.

This smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner and the performance is pretty good as well. The Moto G4 Plus starts at Rs. 13,499 for the 2GB RAM with 16GB storage variant and the 3GB RAM with 32GB version is priced at Rs. 14,999.

In terms of specifications, this smartphone comes packed with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 SoC, run Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and features a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera. You can buy it now on Amazon India with Rs. 1000 discount. You can read the  review here.

4. LeEco Le 2

One of the first smartphones to be launched without 3.5mm audio jack in India, the LeEco Le 2 has the so-called Continual Digital Lossless Audio (CDLA) audio standard for lossless audio through USB Type-C port, ditching the 3.5mm audio jack,

It comes in a metal unibody design packing a 5.5-inch display, powered by Snapdragon 650 processor, 3GB RAM, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), has a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and an 8MP front snapper.

The LeEco Le 2 comes in gold and gray colors and now available at Flipkart at Rs. 11,999. You can read the review here.

5. Honor 5X

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Honor 5X is one of the few smartphones available in the market currently with all rounding performance. This metal-clad smartphone comes packed with 5.5-inch IPS display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset and 2GB RAM under the hood.

It also has a 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The Honor 5X is juiced with 3000mAh battery with smart power 3.0 technology.

You can buy it on Amazon India at Rs. 12,999 in Gold, Silver, and Grey color variants. You can read the review here.

6. Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note smartphone comes with a solid build, good display, offers good performance on day-to-day usage and audio output as well. Priced at Rs. 11,999, this smartphone is available on Flipkart in Gold, Grey and Silver color variants.

This smartphone packs a 5.5-inch display, powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Lenovo’s custom Vibe UI on top. It has a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera.

Like other Vibe smartphones, the Vibe K5 Note supports TheaterMax technology, for an immersive VR experience when combined with ANT VR headset. You can read the review here.

7. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

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Known for its design and build quality, the Galaxy J5 (2016) now retails at Rs. 11,990 on Flipkart in Black and Gold color variant. This smartphone comes with S-bike mode and Ultra data saving (UDS) mode that compresses cellular data across all contents.

In terms of specifications, the Galaxy J5 (2016) comes packed with 5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED display, powered by Quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset clubbed with 2GB RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage.

It also features a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front snapper under the hood. You can read the review here.

8. Xiaomi Mi Max

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Looking out for a big screen boy with competitive hardware under the hood? Well, here is your answer — Xiaomi Mi Max. Amidst large display, the company has created the device in such a way that it fits perfectly in hands.

It has a full metal body with 4850mAh battery and fingerprint sensor on the back. On specs sheet, it has a 6.44-inch display, powered by an Hexa-Core Snapdragon 650 SoC, runs on MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It has a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and a 5MP front snapper.

You can get your hands on Mi Max at Rs. 14,999 on Flipkart. However, at the time of writing this article the stock is not available. You can get notified by registering your email id. You can read the review here.

9. Coolpad Note 5

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Launched under mid-range category, the Coolpad Note 5 smartphone serves true to its purpose. With good display and battery life, Note 5 is definitely in the good books. This smartphone now retails at Rs. 10,990 on Amazon India in Royal Gold and Space Grey variants.

Specs wise, it packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display, powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 processor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI on top. Further, it comes equipped with a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera.

It is juiced with 4010mAh battery with up to 14 hours of talk time and up to 350 hours standby. You can read the review here.

10. Moto E3 Power

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The Moto E3 Power comes juiced with 3500mAh battery with support for 10W rapid charge, making it one of the first budget phones with fast charging. It also has water-repellent nano-coating so it is splash proof.

It has a 5-inch HD screen, is powered by a MediaTek MT6735P chipset and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Moreover, it comes equipped with a 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera.

Coming in white and black color variants, the Moto E3 Power is priced at Rs. 7,999 and is available on Flipkart. You can read the hands-on impressions here.

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