10 Latest Android Smartphones Under Rs 15000 (Excellent Camera, Battery)

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.

Asus Zenfone 3s Max

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 .

Specs

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.

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

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.

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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.

Specs

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

 

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).
RAM 4 GB
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.

Samsung J7 Prime

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.

Specs

Samsung J7 Prime Price Rs 15,490

Design Metallic sleek body
Screen 5.5-inch PLS TFT display
Processor Exynos 7870
RAM 3GB
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
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.

Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Specs Price India Launch

 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.

Samsung On8 launched on Flipkart Price Rs 15900

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.

Specs

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.
RAM 3 GB
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
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.

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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

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 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 

Specs

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.

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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.

Specs

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.

Oppo A57 5.2 Inch HD Display 16 MP Selfie Camera Launched

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.

Specs

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
RAM 3GB
GPU Adreno 505
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.

zte-nubia-n1

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.

Specs

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.
Cons Bit Bulky.

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:

  1. 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 NoSmartphone Key SpecsPrice
1Asus Zenfone 3s Max5000, mAH Battery, 5.5 Inch FHD Display 12999
2Moto G5s Plus Dual Rear Camera, SD 625, 3000 mAH Battery15999
3Xiaomi Mi A1Stock Android,Dual Camera, SD 625, 4 GB RAM14999
4Honor 6X Android Nougat 7.1, Dual Camera, 4 GB RAM12999
5Samsung J7 Prime5.5 Inch FHD Display, 3GB RAM, 13 MP Camera15990
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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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