There was a time in the near past when the smartphones that were available under INR 15k were quite notorious for the inferior quality build and specs. But not anymore, as the competition has toughened, it has put the biggest names under pressure to produce the phones that were as affordable as they were brilliant. The consumers have benefitted the most with this race and the market in the particular price segment blossomed which paved the way for some of the coolest smartphones that were almost impossible to imagine at such prices until a few years ago.
Best Smartphones Under 15,000 (INR)
If you happen to be looking around to buy the perfect smartphone catering to all your needs with the price well under 15k, you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of some of the most popular smartphones that you need to take a look at before making any decision. Let’s begin.
Xiaomi Mi Max
Running on Android 6.0, this little monster has become the favorite of lots with its strongest selling point being the solid 16 MP camera. The 5MP front camera is no less when it comes to clicking some gorgeous images. The internal storage space of 32 GB is a pleasant addition to the plethora of other cool features such as the 3 GB RAM, the 4850 mAh non-removable battery, and dual-SIM support. The full HD display has become quite a norm in the industry; this one is also having a 1080px by 1920px resolution which is quite satisfactory. The phone runs on the efficient Snapdragon 650 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72) processor which is a strong highlight of the product.
All in all, we can say that Xiaomi has made sure to make its presence felt in almost every section of the smartphone market and it is totally slaying it. The reviews have been quite good so far and there is a great chance that this phone is going to stay here for a long time.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Another Xiaomi product in the list is Note 3, which happens to have become one of the most widely sold smart phones of our times owing to the attractive specs and a very affordable price range. Weighing at mere 164 grams, this beast is quite popular with the young users. Xiaomi has played it quite right when it comes to arming the phone with a great rear and front camera that is 16MP and 5 MP respectively. The 5.5 inches IPS display produces high definition images and it looks beautiful. It comes with a memory card slot in case you want to go further from the 32 GB internal space the phone has been provided with. Laced with 3 GB RAM and a 4000 mAh battery, Note 3 is quite power packed and energy efficient phone. The battery runs longer than most smart phones in the same range, but that mostly depends on the usage, however.
Xiaomi has entered the Indian mid-range smartphone market and has scared the well-established companies. The Chinese giant has been quite popular and the high-end specs at a very affordable price are one of the top reasons for its roaring success in the Indian market.
Moto G4 Plus
With the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow as its OS, Moto G4 Plus is one another very strong player in the price range. The display is a 5.5 inches IPS at a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels. There are however two versions of the phone in the market with a slight price difference. One offers a 16 GB internal space while the other one comes with 32 GB internal memory. Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 617 processor is well worthy of a respectable mention along with the powerful battery of 3000 mAh. The phone is available in 2 RAM options, the 2 GB and 3 GB. The rear camera offers some great images at 16 MP while the front camera is selfie perfect at 5 MP.
There came a time when Motorola almost lost its charm in the phone market despite being one of the very first mobile phone manufacturers in the world. But the Moto series has helped it immensely in gaining back its momentum and its place in the list of ‘top 5 smart phones under 15k’ range is a testimony to that fact.
Moto X Play
Another Motorola entry in the list is the Moto X Play which boasts of more or less the same specs as the Moto G series but with some minor improvements. One such improvement is the camera, which stands at a chart topping 21 MP which is a rarity in the mid-range segment. The display resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels is still on the safer side of things and provides a decent and satisfactory visual experience to the users. The 2GB RAM works just well enough and the phone comes with the dual SIM slots, 4G LTE. The internal storage space provided with the phone is a decent 16 GB which is further expandable and the 3630 mAh non-removable battery works just fine and provides the juice to the phone for a good period of time.
Moto X Play comes in the phablet range with a massive screen size but the size doesn’t make it uncomfortable to carry around. The phone weighs 169 grams and runs on Android 5.1. There is a scope for some minor improvements though which may come with the later models. But for now, the phone is doing quite well as a mid-range phone.
ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML
ASUS Zenfone has also evolved as a reliable smart phone manufacturer in the recent years. Like every other brand, it has seen its own share of ups and down over the years and but now it stands here in our list. Zenfone 2 is a flagship ASUS model which is having Android 5.0 as its operating system and a Quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor. The storage space that comes in-built stands at 16 GB which can be further expanded. The display is 5.5 inches full HD and crystal clear images can be captured with an efficient rear camera of 13 MP and a front camera of 5MP. The phone offers a dual-SIM connectivity along with some other cool specs which makes the phone stand out among the rest. ASUS Zenfone 2 is one of the best selling smart phones presently and it certainly deserves that honor.
ASUS phones are known for the battery life. The 3000 mAh battery provides an above average time limit until it completely drains. ASUS can compete with Lumia phones on that front. It comes with a 4 GB RAM which means that the lagging days are behind and we are ushering into a new era of high-end features at a near impossible price range.