The term VoLTE or Voice-over-LTE has become famous in the Indian market soon after the launch of Reliance Jio 4G. 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 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.
2. Moto G5
The Moto G5 is a decent 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.
3. Honor 6X
If you are the one who loves to click varieties of pictures with phones, then Honor 6X is your answer. 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. 12,999 and is available exclusively on Amazon.in. You can read the review here.
4. Asus Zenfone 3s Max
If you are more concerned about the battery life, then Zenfone 3 Max is your answer. This compact smartphone comes powered by a humongous 5000mAh battery for all-day usage. Talking about the specifications, the Asus Zenfone 3 Max comes packed with 5.2-inch HD display, Octa-Core MediaTek MT6750 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB, Android 7.0 (Nougat) with ZenUI 3.0, 13MP/8MP camera module on back and front. You can buy this at Rs. 14,999, and available on offline and online retailers in India such as Flipkart and Amazon.in. You can read the review here.
5. Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime
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.
6. Lenovo P2
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.
7. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
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. 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 will be available from Amazon.in. Check out the review here.
9. 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 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.
10. Lenovo K6 Note
At a price of Rs. 13,890, the Lenovo K6 Note is a decent smartphone with good build quality, decent display, and VR support. Moreover, it offers very good battery life with 4000mAh power that can easily last for a day on heavy usage. The Lenovo K6 Note comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 processor, has a fingerprint sensor, 3GB /4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB, 16MP/8MP camera module. It comes in Dark gray, Gold and Silver colors as well. You can buy it from the offline store. Read the full review here.