What are the Best Mobiles Under Rs 15,000? – I have Great Recommendations for you read on ….
There are lots of options in the market for a budget of Rs. 15,000. In this article we have handpicked some of the best selling and highly rated Android mobiles which you can buy.
Though everyone has a different preference and need, so I have also mentioned key highlights, pros and cons of each phone to help you make your buying decision.
I would suggest you go through the specs and details of each phone and shortlist 2-3 phones which meet your criteria. At the end of the article I have shared my Top 5 recommendations which I would buy if I have a budget of 15k.
1. Asus Zenfone 3s Max ( Price Rs. 12,999)
Good Long Battery Life Phone – Asus Zenphone 3s Max is recently launched in India. The Zenfone 3s Max was initially priced at Rs. 14,999 and recently has got a price cut of Rs. 2000 and now it is available for Rs. 12,999.
The Zenphone 3s Max is powered by the Mediatek Octa-Core 6750 Processor and comes with 3 GB of RAM. The Key Highlight is it’s premium design and massive 5000 mAH battery capacity which runs for 2 days.
The mobile also comes with the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS. The device offers 32 GB of internal storage and has support for 4G VOLTE, will work with JIO sim.
You can read the detailed review for the Asus Zenfone 3S Max .
Asus Zenphone 3S Max Price Rs. 12,999
|Design||Offers Premium Metallic build and is sleek considering large battery|
|Display Size and Type||5.2 Inch HD Display (1280*720), 282 PPI|
|Performance||1.5 GHz, MediaTek 6750, Octa Core, Mali T860, 3 GB RAM|
|Operating System||Android Nougat 7 with (Zen UI 3.0)|
|Camera||13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash and Autofocus & 8 MP front Camera|
|Battery Life||5000 mAH, Good Battery Capacity|
|Storage||32 GB onboard storage, expandable to 2 TB via micro SD card|
|Connectivity||Dual Sim(GSM+ 4G LTE/VOLTE).|
|Pros||Android Nougat, 5000 mAH Battery, Gorgeous Design|
|Cons||Only HD Display, Processor is Mediocre|
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Price Rs. 12,999)
The Ideal Phone for Gaming and Long Battery – The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a phenomenal smartphone which succeeds the Redmi Note 3. It is the latest mobile from Xiaomi and one of the best devices ever launched by the Chinese company in this price range.
So far Xiaomi has been able to sell over 50 lakh Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 mobiles in India. The 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 mobile 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 device 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 Megapixel 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|
|Performance||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clock Speed 2.0 GHz, Adreno 506 GPU, 4 GB RAM|
|Operating System||Android Nougat 7.1 with MiUi 8.0, upgradable to MIUI 9.0.|
|Camera||13 MP Rear Camera with LED flash and PDAF & 5 MP front Camera|
|Battery Life||4100 mAH, Good Battery Capacity|
|Storage||32 GB onboard Storage exapandable using micro-sd card.|
|Connectivity||Dual Sim support and 4G VOLTE.|
|Pros||Full HD Display, Fast Processor & fingerprint scanner, Excellent Battery|
|Cons||Camera is average|
3. Xiaomi Mi A1
Excellent Dual camera Phone Within 15K Budget: Xiaomi recently launched the Xiaomi Mi A1 in the Indian market priced at Rs. 14,999 ($230). The most notable feature of the Xiaomi Mi A1 is it’s Dual rear camera setup which has same cameras as the Xiaomi Mi6 with 12 Megapixel resolution.
The Mi A1 comes with a telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture and there is a standard 12 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture.
The second key highlight of the device is that it runs on the stock Android Nougat OS and is an Android One smartphone. It will also get the Android Oreo update and Android P update next year.
Mi A1 is available for purchase from mi.com or Flipkart for a price tag of Rs. 14,999. The mobile has USB Type C Port and it measures 7.3 mm in thickness and weighs 163 grams.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Priced at Rs. 14999
|Design||Metallic Design and Rear Cover|
|Display Size and Type||5.5 Inches Full HD (1920*1080) with 401 PPI, 2.5 D Glass|
|Performance||64 Bit Octa-Core Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM, Adreno 506|
|Operating System||Android Nougat 7.1.2 with stock Android.|
|Camera||Dual 12 MP Camera at the Back and 5 MP selfie camera|
|Battery Life||3000 mAH capacity battery.|
|Storage||64 GB internal Storage, support up to 128 GB micro SD|
|Connectivity||Dual Sim With 4G Support, USB Type C Port.|
|Pros||Great Dual camera setup, Stock Android, SD 625|
|Cons||Battery life could have been better.|
4. Motorola Moto G5s Plus
Moto G5s Plus is the successor to the popular Moto G5 Plus and comes with some enhancements. The mobile was launched in late August and has a price tag of Rs. 15,999.
It is the first Dual camera phone from Motorola in India, and comes with Dual 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. The Dual rear camera allows you to click great portrait shots.
Moto G5s Plus is a very well balanced Mobile for the price.
The front camera is also better when compared to the Xiaomi Mi A1 and comes with an 8 MP lens and dedicated flash. The mobile runs on the Android Nougat 7.0 and will also get the Oreo update.
Powering the Moto G5s plus is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-Core Processor and Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 4 GB of Ram and has 64 GB of internal storage. It comes with 128 GB expandable storage option.
Specs Moto G5s Plus
Moto G5s Plus Price Rs 15,999
|Design||Metallic Build and Robust Build|
|Screen||5.5 inches FHD (1920×1080), 2.5D Curved Glass|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 2.0 GHz. (8 Cores).|
|GPU||Adreno 506 GPU|
|Operating system||Android Nougat 7.1 With Stock UI.|
|Camera||Dual 13 MP Rear cameras & 8 MP selfie camera.|
|Battery||3000 mAh, Turbo Charging support.|
|Storage||64 GB onboard, expandable up to 128GB|
|Connectivity||4G VOLTE support, Dual Sim.|
|Pros||Great Dual Rear camera, Good Experience.|
|Cons||Not really at this price point.|
5. Samsung J7 Prime 32 GB
Samsung’s J7 Prime is the first budget Samsung phone to feature an all-metal back. The design seems to be generic but feels sturdy enough.
It features a 5.5-inch FHD PLS TFT display with 2.5D curved glass on top. There’s also a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button flanked between the capacitive back and recent button.
Samsung J7 Prime sports their in-house Exynos 7870 CPU with Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. The mobile comes in 2 storage variants – 16 GB, priced at Rs. 15,490 and the 32 GB priced at Rs. 16900. Both the version have 3 GB Ram and are available for purchase on Flipkart.
The phone does have a dedicated micro SD card slot which allows the user to expand the storage up to 256GB.
Optics are also above average as it flaunts a 13MP rear and 8MP front with f/1.9 sensors.
Powering the device is 3300mAh battery with 5V/2A charging output. It sports micro-USB port at the bottom instead of the latest USB type-C.
Samsung J7 Prime Price Rs 15,490
|Design||Metallic sleek body|
|Screen||5.5-inch PLS TFT display|
|Operating system||Android M with TouchWiz|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 8 MP front with f/1.9 aperture.|
|Battery||3300 mAH, above average battery life|
|Storage||16 GB /32 GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support.|
|Pros||Great display, Great camera, Good battery life|
|Cons||TouchWiz, less internal storage|
6. Motorola – Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5 Plus – Best Camera Mobile for 14999: Looking for a performance Moto G5 Plus below 15,000 the latest Motorola Moto G5 Plus rings all the right bells as far as sophisticated looks and high-end specs are concerned.
The Plus variant flaunts a metallic back with less plastic used when compared to the standard G5.
The Moto G5 Plus launched in March 2017, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and comes in 2 variants.
- Moto G5 Plus 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM – Price Rs. 14999.
It is an ideal smartphone for daily usage, office goers and even for students. The G5 Plus too has a dedicated micro SD card slot. When it comes to the optics, the G5 Plus has an upper hand and is leaps and bounds ahead of the standard G5.
It features a 12 MP with f/1.7 aperture at the back. The front features a 5 MP f/2.2 sensor.
The Plus variant flaunts a 5.2-inch display with mono speaker embedded under the earpiece up top.
Powering the phone is the same 3000 mAH battery found on the G4 Plus last year. Similarly, the G5 Plus too comes with turbocharging feature through its micro USB port.
7. Samsung On8
Top Selling Samsung mobile 10k to 15k Price range – Samsung’s long list of budget mobiles also includes a new category, the “On” series.
The Samsung On8 is not as premium as the Samsung J7 Prime. The device is also priced much lower compared to the J7 Prime.t’s priced aggressively at Rs 13,490, compelling to compete with the Redmi Note 4, Moto G5, Honor 6X.
The On8 sports a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display, with a home button at the chin; which sadly doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor.
It is powered by slightly slower Exynos 7580 CPU and Mali-T720MP2 GPU. The processor is coupled with 32 GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. Like the J7 Prime, the On8 has a dedicated micro SD card slot.
While the On8 features a similar 13 MP f/1.9 rear camera setup, the front is changed to 5MP with similar f/1.9 aperture and a LED flash.
The On8 is powered by the same 3300mAh battery capacity with the standard charging output.
Samsung On8 Price Rs 13,490
|Design||Generic looking design|
|Screen||5.5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display|
|Processor||Exynos 7850, Octa-Core, 1.6 GHz.|
|Operation system||Android M with TouchWiz|
|Camera||13 MP rear Camera and 5 MP front with f/1.9 aperture|
|Battery||3300 mAh, above average battery life|
|Storage||32 GB onboard, expandable up to 256GB|
|Connectivity||Support for 4G VOLTE.|
|Pros||Decent performance, Good display, Good camera|
|Cons||Build quality, No fingerprint sensor|
8. Huawei Honor 6X
Dual Camera phone by Huawei for 10 to 15k budget – Huawei Honor 6X is the latest phone which comes with full metal body design and Dual Rear Camera setup. The Huawei Honor 6X succeeds the popular selling Honor 5X.
The Huawei Honor 6X comes with 12 Mega pixel rear camera and there is also a 2 Mega pixel camera to capture the 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 mobile 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 with a price tag of Rs. 10999 while the 4 GB Ram / 64 GB storage version is priced at Rs 12999. The mobile runs on the Android Nougat 7.1 along with the EMUI 5.1. The Honor 6X will also get the Oreo Update.
The mobile comes with a large 5.5 Inches Full HD display which is of top quality. You can read a detailed article on the Huawei Honor 6X.
Key Specs for Huawei Honor 6X
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 Nougat 7.1 OS with EMUI 5.1.|
|Camera||12 MP and 2 MP Dual Rear Cameras, 8 Megapixel Selfie Shooter.|
|Battery Life||3450 mAH Battery Capacity.|
|Storage||32 / 64 GB onboard Storage, expandable.|
|Connectivity||4G VOLTE, 3G, 2G support.|
|Pros||Great Camera, Fast processor, Good display, Battery Life|
9. Asus Zenfone 3 Laser
Asus Zenfone 3 laser comes with improved front and rear cameras, and offer premium design with balanced specs. The Zenfone 3 laser comes with better processor and ram to ensure faster performance while gaming and multitasking.
The highlight of the smartphone is its premium metallic design which looks great and exquisite. The Zenfone 3 laser has 13 Megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and also has 3 Axis Electronic Image Stabilization.
The Asus Zenfone 3 laser comes with a decent 8 Megapixel front selfie camera and both the camera’s on the device offer good image quality. The mobile also has a fingerprint scanner at the back.
The smartphone was earlier priced at Rs. 14,999 but now has reduced to Rs. 12,999, a good deal for many buyers.
Key Spec for Asus Zenfone 3 Laser
Asus Zenfone 3 Laser
|Design||Premium Metallic Design, Sleek|
|Display Size and Type||5.5 inch Full HD Display (1920*1080) Pixels|
|Performance||1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Processor|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Operating System||Android Marshmallow 6.0 with Zen UI 3.0 upgradable to Android Nougat 7.0.|
|Camera||13 MP Rear and 8 MP front facing Camera Autofocus Dual Led Flash, Good Low-Light Performance|
|Battery Life||3000 mAH Battery Capacity.|
|Storage||32 GB internal Storage cannot be expanded.|
|Connectivity||Dual Sim (GSM+WCDMA), 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, VOLTE Wifi, Bluetooth.|
|Pros||Great Front and Rear Camera, Good Looking Phone.|
|Cons||Processor could have been better.|
10. Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Good Full HD Large display Mobile Phone – Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is in its own league and comes with a massive 6.44-inch display and a monstrous 5300 mAH battery capacity.
If you like the large screen size mobiles with good display the Mi Max 2 is best suited for you. Though the Mi Max 2 crosses our 15k price threshold, and is available for Rs. 15,999.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with several upgrades compared to the Xiaomi MIi Max. It has got a better display with 2.5D Curve glass and Corning gorilla glass 3 protection.
The Mi Max 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and Adreno 506 GPU. The phone offers ultiamte gaming and multimedia experience.
The large display Phablet also comes with a decent Sony IMX 386 sensor camera with 12 Megapixels resolution.
The Mi Max 2 also has a Fingerprint scanner and runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 along with MIUI 8.0. Xiaomi has also launched a 32 GB storage version of the Mi Max 2 Priced at Rs. 12,999.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Priced @ Rs. 16,999
|Design||Metallic Build, Weighs 212 grams, 7.6 mm|
|Display Size and Type||6.44 inches Full HD 1080P resolution, 2.5D Curved Glass, 342 PPI.|
|Performance||4 GB RAM, SD 625, Adreno 506.|
|Operating System||Android Nougat 7.0, MIUI 8.0. (upgradable to MIUI 9.0)|
|Camera||12 MP rear camera, f/2.2 SONY IMX 386 sensor, 5 Megapixel front selfie camera.|
|Battery Life||5300 mAH Battery Capacity with fast Charging. (Enormous back up)|
|Storage||64 GB internal Storage expandable to 128 GB.|
|Connectivity||Dual Sim With 4G Volte and USB Type C Port.|
|Pros||Good Battery Life, Large Full HD Display, Great Performance.|
|Cons||Bulky and Large to Carry in Pocket.|
11. Oppo A57
If you are inclined to buy a selfie smartphone in 15K price range the recently launched Oppo A57 is a decent option. The Oppo A57 is slightly cheaper when compared to the Oppo F1 S or the Oppo F3.
It sports the same metal back and has the similar button and port placements. It’s priced aggressively at Rs 14,990.
It sports the same metal back and has the similar button and port placements. It’s priced aggressively at Rs 14,990.
Oppo A57 features a 5.2 inch 720p HD IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass on top. There’s an oblong shaped home button with fingerprint sensor integrated under it.
The A57 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SOC, which is a slight upgrade over the SD 430 CPU. Along with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and Adreno 505 GPU.
The storage can be expanded by using the second sim slot. Since the phone is focused on capturing brilliant perfect selfies, the primary camera has less megapixels compared to the secondary camera.
The phone features a 13 MP f/2.2 camera and a 16 MP f/2.0 selfie shooter which has 1.12 µm pixel size and can record upto 1080p as well.
The phone is powered by a decent 2900 mAh battery which doesn’t support Oppo’s VOOC charging. Although the great build quality, great camera sensors make up for it.
Oppo A57 Price at Rs 14,990
|Design||Looks sleek and attractive|
|Screen||5.2 inch 720p HD IPS LCD display|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435|
|Operating system||Android M with Color OS 3.0 on top|
|Camera||13 MP, f/2.2 rear and 16 MP, f/2.0 front|
|Battery||2900mAh, average battery life|
|Storage||32GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support.|
|Pros||Attractive design, Great camera, Fingerprint sensor|
|Cons||Color OS, No fast charging|
12. ZTE Nubia N1
Great Battery life Mobile with 5000 mAH Battery (12k to 15K) budget – Nubia N1 is an extraordinary mobile with 5000 mAH battery capacity and a 13 Mega pixel front selfie camera. The affordable price of Rs. 11,999 makes it a great deal. The N1 is available to purchase from Amazon India.
The Nubia N1 is powered by Octa-Core Helio P10 clocked at 1.8 GHz and comes with the Mali T820 MP 2 along with 3 GB RAM. The device has a 5.5 inch display and comes with Full HD resolution with 401 PPI.
It is one of the best battery smartphones under 15K and also boasts of a good selfie camera.
ZTE Nubia N1 Price Rs. 11,999
|Design||Comes with Metallic design with red circle home button|
|Display Size and Type||5.5 inch, Full HD 1080P resolution , 401 PPI.|
|Performance||1.8 GHz, Helio P15 Octa-Core 1.8 GHz Processor, 3 GB RAM|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|GPU||GPU Mali T820-MP2|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow – Android OS (Nubia UI 4.0)|
|Camera||13 MP Rear Camera & 13 MP front Selfie Camera.|
|Battery Life||5000 mAH Battery Capacity, Exceptional.|
|Storage||64 GB Onboard Storage, Micro-sd Card Supported ( upto 128 GB)|
|Connectivity||4G, 3G , 2G Support (Dual Sim).|
|Pros||Great Battery Life, 13 MP selfie camera, 64 GB Storage.|
Hope the article helped you make up your mind which is the best smartphone for you, read the pros and cons carefully. Some mobiles are bulky others have poor battery life, choose what you believe is right for you.
As a general guide I take many things in consideration while choosing the best smartphones:
- Value for Money, 2. Specs, Features, OS, Camera Quality, battery life & User Experience, 3. After Sales Service and Reliability
Specs and Camera Resolution is not everything sometimes a 13 MP or even a 20 MP camera on a smartphone will not take better images than an 8 MP Camera.
Mega pixel is not everything, Apple iPhone 6 has an 8 MP camera and still it takes great pictures.
The aperture size, processor, software optimization, lens used can make a lot of difference.
As Promised Here are the Top 5 smartphones I would like to buy in this budget
|Summary - These are Best Smartphones Under Rs 15000 in India|
|S.R No||Smartphone||Key Specs||Price|
|1||Asus Zenfone 3s Max||5000, mAH Battery, 5.5 Inch FHD Display||12999|
|2||Moto G5s Plus||Dual Rear Camera, SD 625, 3000 mAH Battery||15999|
|3||Xiaomi Mi A1||Stock Android,Dual Camera, SD 625, 4 GB RAM||14999|
|4||Honor 6X||Android Nougat 7.1, Dual Camera, 4 GB RAM||12999|
|5||Samsung J7 Prime||5.5 Inch FHD Display, 3GB RAM, 13 MP Camera||15990|
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Go through detailed specs, and more reviews before ordering online, even if you have purchased the smartphone and you don’t like it you can always return to Flipkart, Snapdeal or Amazon if the return policy allows.
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