10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 15000 (4G, Excellent Camera)

10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 15000 (4G, Excellent Camera) – March 2017 – The list includes best latest mobiles in India priced below Rs. 15000.  I have included smartphones with 3 or 4 GB RAM, excellent Rear and Front Camera, Battery life, 4G LTE/ VOLTE. There are 100’s of smartphones in the market with so many features and specs, it is really confusing to pick the best one.

I am sharing here some of the best recommendations for overall best smartphones if you have a budget of Rs. 15,000.

As a general guide I take many things in consideration while choosing the best Smartphones:

  1. Value for Money,  2. Specs, Features, OS , Camera Quality, battery life & User Experience , 3. After Sales Service and Reliability

Specs and Camera Resolution can be really misleading at times and we have seen many smartphones, which boast of excellent specs but fail to deliver in real life.  It is not necessary that a 13 Mp or even a 20 MP camera on a smartphone will take better images than an 8 MP Camera.

Apple iPhone 6 has an 8 MP camera and still it takes great pictures.

The aperture size, processor, software optimization, capturing right amount of light, exposure, color saturation all make a huge difference in image quality.

These are the Top 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 15,000 in March 2017, lets begin with Asus Zenfone 3S Max.

1. Asus Zenfone 3s Max ( Price Rs. 14,999)

Long Battery life Phone under 15K – Asus Zenphone 3s Max is recently launched in India and will go on sale in Feb 2017.

Asus Zenfone 3s Max

The smartphone is powered by the Mediatek Octa-Core 6750 Processor and comes with 3 GB of RAM. The Key Highlight of the smartphone is it’s premium design and massive 5000 mAH battery capacity which runs for 2 days.

The Asus Zenfone 3s Max also comes with the Latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS. The smartphone comes with 32 GB of internal storage and has support for 4G VOLTE, will work with JIO sim.

It will be shortly listed on Flipkart and Amazon for purchase, You can read the detailed review for the Asus Zenfone 3S Max .

Specs

Asus Zenphone 3S Max Price Rs. 14,999

Design Offers Premium Metallic build and is sleek considering large battery
Display Size and Type 5.2 Inch HD Display with 282 PPI IPS LCD display
Performance 1.5 GHz, Mediatek 6750, Octa Core, Mali T860 , 3 GB RAM
Operating System Android Nougat (Zen UI)
Camera 13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash and Autofocus  & 8 MP front Camera
Battery Life 5000 mAH , Good Battery Capacity
Storage 32 GB internal Storage expandable to 2 TB via micro SD card
Connectivity Dual Sim(GSM+ 4G LTE/VOLTE) , 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support
Pros Android Nougat, 5000 mAH Battery , Gorgeous Design
Cons  Only HD Display, Processor is Mediocre 

Read More about the Asus Zenfone 3s Max.

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Price Rs. 12,999)

4 GB RAM Gaming Smartphone – The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a phenomenal smartphone which succeeds the Redmi Note 3. It is the latest smartphone from Xiaomi and one of the best devices ever launched by the Chinese company in this price range.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Launched With 10 Core Processor 3GB RAM

Best Gaming Smartphone, a performance beast under Rs. 15,000 – Redmi Note 4 comes with a premium metallic build, there is Full HD Display with a 5.5 Inch screen and 2.5 D curve glass.

It has got a massive 4100 mAH battery capacity yet is light weight (165 grams). The smartphone has a thickness of 8.4 mm.

The key highlight is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and Adreno 506 GPU which makes it super fast for all tasks and gaming. The processor also offers great battery life as it is quite energy efficient.

The smartphone has got 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage plus option to expand the storage using micro-sd card upto 128 GB. Redmi Note 4 comes with a Fingerprint Scanner at the back and has a 13 Megapixel rear camera and a 5 Mega pixel front selfie shooter. Can Read Detailed Review for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 here

Specs 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Price Rs. 12,999

Design Excellent Design, Metallic Premium build
Display Size and Type 5.5 Inch Full HD Display with 401 PPI IPS LCD display
Performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 Ghz, Adreno 506 GPU, 4 GB RAM
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0 with MiUi 8.0
Camera 13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash and PDAF  & 5 MP front Camera
Battery Life 4100 mAH , Good Battery Capacity
Storage 32 GB internal Storage cannot be expanded using micro SD card
Connectivity Dual Sim(4G+ 4G) LTE and VOLTE, 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support
Pros Full HD Display , Fast Processor & fingerprint scanner, Excellent Battery
Cons  Camera is average

Check Latest Price for Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

3. Yu Yunicorn Best Selling Micromax Phone

4 GB Ram affordable Micromax Mobile – The Yu Yunicorn is the latest smartphone which got launched in June 2016. The smartphone is sold by Yu Tele-ventures and is a subsidiary of Micromax India. The smartphone comes with aggressive specs and has a very affordable price of Rs. 12,999.

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The key highlight of the smartphone is Helio P10 processor which is excellent for multi-tasking as well as gaming. The Yu Yunicorn also adorns a full metallic build and looks decent with gold finish. The smartphone has 4 GB RAM which is again good to have in a sub 15K smartphone.

The battery life of the smartphone is also decent considering it houses a 4000 mAH capacity battery. Overall a decent phone from Yu , available online on Flipkart exclusively.

Specs 

Yu Yunicorn Price @ Rs. 12,999

Design Metal Uni-body Design, With Front FingerPrint Scanner
Display Size and Type 5.5 Inch Full HD Display with 401 PPI , 2.5 D Glass
Performance 64 bit MTK Helio P10 Processor and 4 GB RAM
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera 13 MP Rear Camera & 5 MP front Camera
Battery Life 4000 mAh all day battery
Storage 32 GB internal Storage, support upto 128 GB micro SD
Connectivity Dual Sim 4G , 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support
Pros 2.5D Full HD Display , Good Performance, Low Price
Cons Camera is not that great.

Check Latest Price for Yu Yunicorn 

 See Also – Yu Yunicorn launched on Flipkart Price Rs 12999

4. Motorola Moto G4 Priced Rs 12,499 

Moto G4 Powered By Snapdragon 617 And 2 GB Ram Launched

Best value for Money Smartphone Good Camera , Battery Life and Reliable Brand : The latest edition to our list is the recently launched (22 June 2016) Moto G4 smartphone. The Motorola Moto G 4th Gen brings a mix of good build quality , decent camera and specs. Best thing about the Moto G4 or the Moto G4 Plus is robust build quality and delivering a balanced all around performance rather than overdoing in one area and falling short in other.

Moto G4 is a very well balanced smartphone for the price.

It has the perfect contours & curves, very easy to use and handle. The pure Android Marshmallow 6.0 experience is quite similar to the experience on a Google Nexus Device.

The battery life is great with Motorola’s optimization of software and hardware. The camera quality is also good with the new 13 MP rear camera for taking day light/low light  images. It is one of those smartphones you would like to buy if you are interested in best user experience and willing to pay a little extra for the great build quality and experience.

Specs

Motorola Moto G4 Price Rs. 12,499

Design Design is as elegant with rugged Matte back.
Display Size and Type 5.5 inch IPS LCD display , with FHD 1920*1080 resolution , 401 PPI.
Performance 64 Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor Clocked at 1.5 Ghz.
RAM 2 GB RAM
GPU Adreno 405
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Pure Stock Experience.
Camera 13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash and Autofocus  & 5 MP front Camera.
Battery Life 3000 mAH  Battery Capacity, fairly good.
Storage 16 GB internal Storage expandable to 128 GB using micro SD card.
Connectivity Dual Sim (4G+WCDMA) , 4G LTE  2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support.
Pros Design is good, reliable brand, Excellent build quality, best user experience.
Cons A little expensive , only 2 GB RAM, No Fingerprint scanner

Check Latest Price for Moto G4

The Moto G4 Plus comes with all the features you can expect and have 1 GB of extra Ram and the fingerprint scanner and slightly better camera, priced Rs. 2500 extra compared to the Moto G4.

5. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

The Samsung J5 2016 was launched in May 2016 and is one of the best Samsung smartphones you can purchase below Rs. 12,000 currently. The Samsung J5 2016 is the successor to the popular Samsung J5 2015.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Launched Price Rs 13990

The Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with 5.2 inch HD AMOLED display. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and comes with 2 GB Of Ram.  The smartphone offers 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using the micro-sd card. It runs on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS along with the Samsung Touch Wiz UI.

The Galaxy J5 comes with decent 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera for clicking selfies. Best Samsung Phone below Rs 12000.

Specs

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Price Rs. 12,000

Design Polyplastic Design , available in Gold and Black colors
Display Size and Type 5.2 inch AMOLED display , with HD 1280*720 resolution , 278 PPI
Performance Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor , 2 GB RAM
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0
Camera 13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash and Auto-focus  & 5 MP front selfie camera.
Battery Life 3100 mAH  Battery Capacity.
Storage 16 GB internal Storage expandable to 128 GB using micro SD card.
Connectivity Dual Sim (GSM+WCDMA) 4G, 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support.
Pros 4G LTE NFC Support , Decent build quality and Camera , Latest OS
Cons  Processor is modest. No Fingerprint scanner.

Check Latest Price for Samsung J5 2016.

6. Motorola Moto G4 Plus

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Moto G4 Plus – Best Camera Mobile Under 15k : Looking for a performance smartphone below 15,000 the latest Motorola Moto G4 Plus rings all the right bells as far as sophisticated looks and high end specs are concerned. The Moto G4 Plus launched in May 2016, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz and comes in 2 variants.

  • Moto G4 Plus 16 GB storage and 2 GB RAM – Price Rs. 13499 (Check Price).
  • Moto G4 Plus 32 GB storage and 3 GB RAM – Price Rs. 14999 (Check Price).
Like the Moto G4 it also offers a good mix of performance , camera quality , decent design and affordable price.

It is an ideal smartphone for daily usage, office goers and even for students. The smartphone comes with a gorgeous 5.5 inch screen with Full HD display and offers good 401 PPI pixel density. The Moto G4 Plus come with a fast fingerprint scanner at the front of the device. Apart from having dual sim, it also comes with a dedicated micro-sd card slot.

Specs

Motorola Moto G4 Plus Price Rs. 14,999

Design Design is as elegant with rugged Matte back.
Display Size and Type 5.5 inch IPS LCD display , with FHD 1920*1080 resolution , 401 PPI.
Performance 64 Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor Clocked at 1.5 Ghz.
RAM 3 GB RAM
GPU Adreno 405
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Pure Stock Experience.
Camera 16 MP Rear Camera with LED flash and Autofocus  & 5 MP front Camera.
Battery Life 3000 mAH  Battery Capacity, fairly good.
Storage 32 GB internal Storage expandable to 128 GB using micro SD card.
Connectivity Dual Sim (4G+WCDMA) , 4G LTE  2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support.
Pros Design is good, reliable brand, Excellent build quality, best user experience.
Cons Not Much to say here, processor could have been better. 

Check Latest Price for Moto G4 Plus.

Related – Moto G4 Plus 3 GB RAM 16 MP Camera Price 14999 Launched

Lets look at the two latest additions to the  list of 10 Latest Android Smartphones Under Rs 15000.

7. Samsung Galaxy J7 2016

Samsung may not be leading when it comes to selling budget smartphones below 15K, but the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 offers great value for money (Price Rs. 15,990) and is one of the top selling smartphone for Samsung. The smartphone has great display, design and camera quality and comes with a big brand name.

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 is powered by the latest 1.6 (Exynos 7870) Octa Core Processor by Samsung which is less prone to heating and offers great performance. The smartphone has great quality 13 Mega Pixel rear camera which performs much better compared to lot of cheap 13 MP camera mobiles.

The Samsung J7 has uber cool battery life with Super Amoled HD screen getting power from a massive 3300 mAH battery. It is one of the best Samsung smartphones if you are willing to shell out a little extra money and want a branded Quality mobile below 16K. The smartphone is currently priced at Rs. 15,990.

Key Specs for Samsung Galaxy J7 2016

Specs 

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Price Rs. 15,990

Design Polyplastic Design , available in Gold and Black colors
Display Size and Type 5.5 inch AMOLED display , with HD 1280*720 resolution , 263 PPI
Performance 1.6 (Exynos 7870) Octa Core Processor , 2 GB RAM
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0, Touch Wiz UI
Camera 13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash and Auto-focus  & 5 MP front selfie camera.
Battery Life 3300 mAH  Battery Capacity.
Storage 16 GB internal Storage expandable to 128 GB using micro SD card.
Connectivity Dual Sim (GSM+WCDMA) 4G, 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support.
Pros 4G LTE NFC Support , Decent build quality and Camera , Latest OS
Cons  No fingerprint scanner, No FHD display

Check Latest Price for Samsung J7 2016

Next on our list is one of the top selling smartphone by Huawei in India.

8. Huawei Honor 6X Dual Camera Smartphone

Dual Camera phone Below 15K – Huawei Honor 6X is the latest smartphone which comes with full metal body design and Dual Rear Camera setup.  The Huawei Honor 6X succeeds the popular selling Honor 5X.

Best smartphone under 15K

The Huawei Honor 6X comes with 12 Mega pixel rear camera and there is also a 2 Mega pixel camera to capture depth of field. Both the Dual cameras work together to create a bokeh like effect and help in deeper background blur.

The smartphone also has a decent 8 Mega Pixel front selfie camera. Huawei Honor 6X has a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device for quick unlocking. The smartphone comes with great battery life with it 3450 mAH capacity battery.

Huawei Honor 6X is powered by the new Kirin 655 Octa-Core Processor clocked at 2.1 Ghz. It is quite fast and has comparable performance to Snapdragon 625 used in Redmi Note 4.

It comes with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant priced at Rs. 12999 and the 4 GB Ram / 64 GB storage version is priced at Rs 15999. The mobile runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the Huawei EMUI 4.1.

Huawei Honor 6X has a 5.5 inch display with  Full HD (1920*1080) resolution and 403 PPI.  You can read a detailed article on the Huawei Honor 6X 

Key Specs for Huawei Honor 6X

Specs

Huawei Honor 6X Price Rs. 12,999

Design Metallic Build – Great Looks , 164 grams , 8.4 mm
Display Size and Type 5.5 inch display with FHD resolution of 1920*1080, 401 PPI
Performance 64 Bit Kirin 655 Octa Core Processor, 3 GB / 4 GB RAM.
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS with EMUI 4.1.
Camera 12 MP and 2 MP Dual Rear Camera, Autofocus Dual Led Flash, 8 Mega Pixel Front Cam
Battery Life 3450 mAH  Battery Capacity.
Storage 32 / 64 GB internal Storage can be expanded to 128 GB using Micro-SD card
Connectivity Dual Sim (GSM+WCDMA) , 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth. Supports 4G LTE , VOLTE
Pros Great Camera, Fast processor, Good display, Battery Life
Cons Design may not excite everyone , no real con for price

 

Check the Latest Price for Huawei Honor 6X.


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