India being an economic smartphone market, one question we are often asked about is “Which is the best phone under Rs. 15,000”. In fact, this is the sweet spot to invest on a smartphone as you get almost all the feature that you get on high-end devices, but with very few compromises.
However, there are lots of phones available from various manufacturers around the world that outdo one another in various departments including performance, camera and much more. Having said that, it’s not an easy task at all to select a smartphone from thousands.
But, in order to make your work easier and help you in the selecting, we have compiled a list of 10 smartphones that might help you in this process. In this guide, we took factors like User Experience, Performance, Camera, Value for Money, VoLTE, OS updates, after sales in consideration before jotting down the list. Also, the below phones are not listed in any order. Do swirl through the below list.
Note: If we have missed out any important information by any chance, do let us know by putting a comment below. We have considered smartphone in between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000.
The Moto G5 is a decent successor of the last years Moto G4 at a price of Rs. 11,999 with a fingerprint scanner and a better build quality. Even though the performance is good, the phone tends to heat up during heavy gaming at times. As per the specs sheet, the Moto G5 comes packed with 5-inch Full HD display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) processor, 2GB /3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128 GB with microSD, 13MP/5MP camera setup and 2800mAh battery. The Moto G5 is currently available exclusively on Amazon.in. You can read the review here.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi launched the successor of the Redmi Note 4 in three variants in India. It is priced at Rs. 9999 for the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage version, Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version, while the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 12,999. This device comes with a good build quality, improved battery life, better performance, and camera.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes packed with the 5.5-inch 1080p screen, powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 SoC, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with MIUI 8 top, has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It will be available exclusively from Flipkart and Mi.com. You can read the review here.
This smartphone comes with lots of camera features including light painting, foods, and much more. Apart from this, the Honor 6X has an impressive battery life and a solid build quality coupled with decent performance as well.
At a starting price of Rs. 12,999, the Honor 6X comes packed with 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 655 16nm processor, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1. It has a 12-megapixel camera with LED flash and a secondary 2-megapixel for achieving the depth of field and background blur. It also has an 8-megapixel camera on the front and has a fingerprint sensor on the back that can unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds. It is powered by a 3340mAh battery with fast charging technology. The Honor 6X starts at Rs. 11,999 and is available exclusively on Amazon.in. You can read the review here.
These days, it’s so rare to get a smartphone with a combination of good display, performance, and a huge battery life. Lenovo P2 is one such phone that has a mix of everything at price worth buying. If you are a power user, who needs to stay online 24X7, then this device is your answer. As per the specifications, it packs a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED screen, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor, 13MP/5MP camera module, and 5100mAh battery as well. You can buy it exclusively on Flipkart. Read the review here.
Lenovo Z2 Plus
High-end specifications under Rs. 15,000? Of course, it is possible with Lenovo Z2 Plus. This compact phone houses a powerful Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood. It has a unibody glass and metal design prone to fingerprint magnet. You can buy the 32GB of this smartphone at a price of Rs. 14,999. At this price, the Z2 Plus offers good battery life, fast fingerprint scanner, decent performance and below average low light performance. It is available from Amazon.in. Check out the review here.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus is the synonym of the high-quality budget smartphone. It maintains the high standard set by its predecessors and improves in meaningful ways which include its build quality, improved camera, and performance as well. In terms of specifications, this device comes packed with 5.2-inch Full HD display, Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, Android 7.0 (Nougat), 12MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera. You can buy it exclusively on Flipkart (3GB RAM version currently out of stock). You can also read the Review here.
Samsung Galaxy On8
This mid-range smartphone has seen some improvements in terms of design, display, and front facing LED flash which is the most noticeable feature here. On the performance, it fares in most of the part when it comes to the mid-range segment. In terms of specifications, this device comes packed with 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, is powered by an Octa-Core Exynos 7580 processor and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Samsung’s own UI on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that also has a LED flash. You can buy it exclusively on Flipkart
Coolpad Note 5
The Coolpad Note 5 has a high-quality Full HD display, 4GB of RAM and ensuing performance in addition to the attention to design. This product from the Coolpad is a very well balanced one for the most part. Moving on to the specifications, this device has a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 78% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 617 processor and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Cool UI on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. You can buy it Exclusively from Amazon.in
Nubia M2 Lite
Priced at Rs. 13,999, the Nubia M2 Lite has a 5.5-inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 processor, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Nubia UI 4.0 on top. It has a 16MP front facing the camera with 79.8-degree wide angle lens for selfies and 13MP rear camera with LED flash on both the sides. It has a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button that can unlock the phone in 0.15 seconds and packs a 3000mAh battery. You can buy it exclusively on Amazon.in.
Asus Zenfone 3
This device succeeds in terms of looks, performance, and of course the camera as well. The hardware looks great and so does the screen. We also observed that battery life was absolutely amazing. In terms of specifications, the Zenfone 3 comes with 5.2-inch Full HD display,
2GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor, 3GB of RAM with 32GB storage (ZE520KL), Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Zen UI 3.0, a 16MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, 8MP front-facing camera, and Fingerprint sensor. You can buy it on Amazon.in. Check out the review here.