A large number of new mobiles have been launched in recent days with latest configurations and aggressive pricing. The likes of Samsung, Intex, Xiaomi, Motorola, Xolo, HTC, Asus etc are competing aggressively to woo over the customers in almost all the segments ranging from Budget to Premium.
In this article we will present and compare some to the latest phones in the price range of 12k to 15k.
With the forecast of growing sales and reach of smartphone, there is a huge potential in Indian market still left to be tapped. Companies are always in hot pursuit to tap it effectively and swing the sales into their favor. The range of 12k to 15k is a big segment for the companies and they are making last inch effort to maintain hold on to it.
Here we will present the comparison of some of the best phones in 12k to 15k Category. We have Shortlisted some of the best and latest smartphones, which offer good specs, camera quality and value for money to the Buyers.
Top 10 Latest Smartphones Price Rs 12K to 15K India
- Infocus M810.
- Xioami Mi4
- Zenphone 2 ZE551ML
- HTC Desire 626G+
- Samsung Galaxy E5
- Xioami Mi4i.
- Moto G 3rd Gen.
- Samsung Grand Max.
- Apple Iphone 4s and
- Xolo Black
The Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 15,000 segment offers a wide range of phones with a good hardware configuration with processors ranging from Snapdragon 410, 615, 801 etc.
RAM ranging from 512 MB to 3GB, supported by internal memory ranging from 8 GB to 32GB. Most of the phone in this category supports 4G LTE connectivity with the exception of few like Apple iPhone 4s, HTC Desire 626 G+ and Samsung Galaxy E5.
To ease the classification and comparison, we have further divided this segment into two groups of 12k-14k and than in 14k-15k category.
In the category of 12k to 14k phones, we have compared 5 top smartphones which you can buy.
|Top 10 Latest Smartphones Price Rs 12K to 15K|
|Specs||Xioami Mi4i||Moto G 3rd Gen||Samsung Grand Max||Iphone 4s||Xolo Black|
|Chipset||Octa Core – Qualcomm Snapdragon 615||Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410||Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410||Apple A5 Dual Core||Octa Core – Qualcomm Snapdragon 615|
|Frequency||1.7 GHz||1.4 GHz||1.2 GHz||1 GHz||1.7 Ghz|
|GPU||Adreno 405||Adreno 306||Adreno 306||PowerVR||Adreno 405|
|RAM||2 GB||1 GB||1.5 GB||512 MB||2 GB|
|Internal Memory||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||8 GB||16 GB|
|Expandable||_||32 GB (microSD)||64 GB (microSD)||_||32 GB (SIM slot)|
|OS||Android Lollipop (v5.0.2) MIUI||Android Lollipop (v5.1.1)||Android Kitkat 4.4.4||iOS 5, upgradeable to iOS 8||Android Lollipop (v5.0)|
|Connectivity||4G LTE/3G/2G||4G LTE/3G/2G||4G LTE/3G/2G||3G/2G||4G LTE/3G/2G|
|Rear Camera||13 MP||13 MP||13 MP||8 MP||13 MP + 2MP (Dual camera)|
|Front Camera||5 MP||5 MP||5 MP||VGA||5 MP|
|Screen Size||5 inch||5 inch||5.25 inch||3.5 inch||5.5 inch|
|Resolution (Pixels)||1080 x 1920||720×1280||720×1280||640×960||1080×1920|
|Weight/Dimension||130 gms||155 gms||161 gms||140 gms||165 gms|
|Color Available||Pink, Dark Gray, Black, Blue,White, Yellow||White, Black||White, Gray||White, Black||Black|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh||Non-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh||Li-Ion 2500 mAh, Removable||Non-removable 1432 mAh||Li-Po 3200 mAh|
The Top Contenders in the above category are Mi4i , Moto G Gen 3 and the Samsung Grand Max.
Xioami Mi4i – is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 quad-core processor clocking at the speed of 1.7 GHz and supported by Adreno 405 GPU. Processor is well supported by the 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory.
Though memory cannot be expanded but 16 GB is more than enough to carry a good volume of your favorite apps, games, songs, movies etc. Phone runs on Android Lollipop OS which is complimented by MIUI 6.0 interface. Display size is of 5 inch and resolution full HD.
Device come fitted with high end premium rear camera of 13 MP and Front Camera of 5 MP.
Moto G 3rd Gen 16 GB is comparable to Xioami Mi4i on most of the parameters with some noted difference in the processor configuration as it come fitted with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 running at a speed of 1.4 GHz and has Adreno 306 GPU.
RAM capacity is also less of 1GB. External memory can be expanded upto 32 GB with the help of microSD slot.
Samsung Grand Max in this category comes 3rd with configuration parameter similar to “Moto G 3rd Gen 16 GB” with some noted difference with less processor speed of 1.2 GHz and less RAM capacity of 1.5 GB.
The pricing and brand name along with large chain of distribution and service centers made us add the lone Samsung Device.
Next category we will discuss are for phones priced between 14K to 15K. Following tables refers the top smartphone that can be bought in this price range.
|Best latest Smartphones For Rs. 14K to 15k|
|Specs||Infocus M810||Xioami Mi4||Zenphone 2 ZE551ML||HTC Desire 626G+||Samsung Galaxy E5|
|Chipset||Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801||Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801||Intel Atom Z3560||Octa- Core Mediatek MT6752||Quad Core Snapdragon 410|
|Frequency||2.5 GHz||2.5 GHz||1.8 GHz||1.7 Ghz||1.2 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 330||Adreno 330||PowerVR G6430||Mali-T760MP2||Adreno 306|
|RAM||2GB||3GB||2 GB||1 GB||1.5 GB|
|Internal Memory||16 GB||16 GB||16 GB||8 GB||16 GB|
|Expandable||microSD to 64 GB||_||64 GB microSD||32 GB microSD||64 GB microSD|
|OS||Android 5.0||Android Kitkat 4.4.3||Android Lollipop (v5.0)||Android Kitkat 4.4.4||Android Kitkat 4.4.4|
|Connectivity||4G LTE/3G/2G||4G LTE/3G/2G||4G LTE/3G/2G||3G/2G||3G/2G|
|SIM Type||Dual SIM||Micro SIM||Dual SIM||Dual SIM||Dual SIM|
|Rear Camera||13 MP||13 MP||13 MP||13 MP||8 MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP||8 MP||5 MP||5 MP||5 MP|
|Screen Size||5.5 inch||5 inch||5.5 inch||5 inch||5 inch|
|Resolution (Pixels)||1920 x 1080||1080 x 1920||1080 x 1920||720×1280||720×1280|
|UI Standards||InLife UI||MIUI 5.0||Zen UI||HTC Sense 6.0||TouchWiz|
|Weight/Dimension||156 gms||149 gms||170 gms||138 gms||155 gms|
|Color Available||Gold||White, Black||Black ,Grey White, Red||Blue, White, Purple Fire||Black, White, Brown|
|Battery||Li-ion 2600 mAh||Li-Ion 3080 mAh||Li-Po 3000 mAh||Li-Po 2000 mAh||Li-Ion 2400 mAh|
With the above comparison table, in terms of specification, there is a tie between Infocus M810 and Xioami Mi4i. In the price range of 14k-15k, these phone offers best of hardware, with good screen size and high resolution cameras.
These phones can be the first preferences for those who are not brand conscious and want the best of hardware to support their mobile needs like image processing, gaming experience and camera needs.
Xioami Mi4 – is comparable to InFocus M810 in terms of processor configuration with the exception of higher RAM capacity of 3 GB and Mi4 runs on Android Kitkat OS v 4.4.3. It’s a single SIM device and has MIUI 5.0 User interface installed on it. Xioami Mi4’s battery capacity is good as compared to InFocus M810.
Infocus M810 is a recently launched phone from US electronic manufacturer is powered by best of class Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocking at 2.5 GHz with 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory.
Smartphone runs on Android Lollipop v 5.0. It’s a dual SIM device supporting 4G LTE connectivity. The recent price drop for the smartphone from Rs. 14,999 to Rs. 12,999 makes it an ideal candidate to feature in this list.
Display is of 1920 x 1080 supported by in-house build UI interface called InLife UI. Phone comes fitted with 13 MP rear and 5MP front cameras. Phone has very good looks and a fine metal finish.
Zenphone 2 ZE551ML is the next ranked phone in 14-15k price segment. It is powered by Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor running at the speed of 1.8 GHz, with PowerVR G6430 GPU.
Processor is supported by 2 GB RAM. Zenphone 2 has 16 GB internal memory which can be expanded to 64 GB with the help of microSD card.
Device runs on Android Lollipop v 5.0 with Zen UI. It’s a dual SIM phone supporting 4G LTE connectivity.
Honoree mention Apple iPhone 4s – With all that we should mention about Apple Iphone 4S as Apple is a premium brand and to own a piece though an old model is always a matter of pride. Apple Iphone 4s is very behind in the race on the specifications and the features as it is powered by Apple A5 processor running at the speed of 1 GHz supported by 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal memory.
It runs on iOS 5 which is up gradable to iOS 8, though I would not recommend, the update due to lag issues on newer version of iOS for old hardware.
Nevertheless it offers great user experience and using it is insanely easy.
Overall, 12k to 15k is a wide segment offering an array of good quality phone from many different brands. This article attempts at providing a glimpse of some of the top models and help our readers make an informed choice before making actual purchase. If you still need some help you can share your thoughts in comments below.
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