10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 15000 (4G, Excellent Camera)
10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 15000 (4G, Excellent Camera) – May 2017 – The list includes best latest 4G 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:
- 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.
Mega pixel is not everything, Apple iPhone 6 has an 8 MP camera and still it takes great pictures.
The aperture size, processor, software optimisation, capturing the right amount of light, exposure, colour saturation all make a huge difference in image quality.
These are the Top 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs 15,000 in May 2017, let’s begin with Asus Zenfone 3S Max.
Long Battery life Phone under 15K – Asus Zenphone 3s Max is recently launched in India and will go on sale in Feb 2017.
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 .
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.
Best 4 GB RAM Gaming Smartphone Under 15K- 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.
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 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 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|
3. Yu Yunicorn Best Selling Micromax Phone
Best Smartphones Under Rs 15000: 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.
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.
Yu Yunicorn Price @ Rs. 12,999
|Design||Metal Unibody 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 up to 128 GB micro SD|
|Connectivity||Dual Sim 4G, 2G, 3G, WIFI, Bluetooth support|
|Pros||2.5 D Full HD Display, Good Performance, Low Price|
|Cons||Camera is not that great.|
4. Motorola Moto G5
Motorola has released successful iterations of the Moto G4 series. While the G5 Plus is the more powerful and expensive version. The smartphone was launched on 4th April 2017.
The standard G5 is a budget friendly smartphone priced at Rs 11,999. It is slightly smaller compared to the plus variant and comes with some compromises.
Moto G5 is a very well balanced smartphone for the price.
It has a metallic back with top and bottom plastic plates. It features a smaller form factor with 5-inch FHD display. The overall design language resembles the Moto Z series to an extent.
Fortunately, it still retains the front-facing speaker embedded with the earpiece. The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SOC with Adreno 505 GPU.
It comes with 16 GB of storage and 3 GB of RAM for smooth, lag-free performance. Surprisingly, it does have a dedicated micro SD card slot which means, one can expand the storage along with using 2 SIM cards.
It features a 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture rear camera. While, the front flaunts a 5MP, f/2.2 selfie shooter.
Powering the device is rather a decently sized 2800mAh battery with the turbocharging capability. Now users can quickly top up the battery.
The G5 and G5 Plus ships with Android Nougat and gives the users a near stock experience.
Specs Moto G5
Moto G5 Price Rs 11,999
|Design||Metal back with rounded edges|
|Screen||5 inch (1920×1080) FHD IPS LCD|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|Operating system||Android N v7.0 with pure stock experience|
|Camera||13 MP with f/2.0 rear camera and 5 MP with f/2.2 front camera|
|Battery||2800 mAh, above average battery life|
|Storage||16 GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Connectivity||Dual Sim, 4G LTE 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support.|
|Pros||Stock Android experience, Good build quality|
|Cons||Less internal storage|
5. Samsung J7 Prime
Samsung’s J7 Prime is the first smartphone from them 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 smartphone 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 Under 15k: Looking for a performance smartphone 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 16 GB storage and 3 GB RAM – Price Rs. 14999.
- Moto G5 Plus 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM – Price Rs. 16999.
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.
Let’s look at the more latest additions to the list of 10 Latest Android Smartphones Under Rs 15000.
7. Samsung On8
Samsung’s long list of budget smartphones also includes a new category, the “On” series.
The Samsung On8 is not as premium as the Samsung J7 Prime. The smartphone 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 16GB 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 display|
|Operation system||Android M with TouchWiz|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 5 MP front with f/1.9 aperture|
|Battery||3300 mAh, above average battery life|
|Storage||16 GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE, VOLTE, 2G, 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth support.|
|Pros||Decent performance, Good display, Good camera|
|Cons||Build quality, No fingerprint sensor|
Next on our list is one of the top selling smartphones 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.
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 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
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|