Best Smartphones Under Rs. 15,000 in India 2016

Best Smartphones Under Rs. 15,000 in India 2016

Last Modified On: 25 January

Smartphone lovers in emerging markets like India are facing a problem of making a perfect choice of smartphone for them self, as there too many to choose from with smartphone makers offerings.

If you are looking for a smartphone under Rs.15,000, then it can be a very confusing task, as the price range of Rs.15,000 includes many good and different smartphones from the reputed international brands. There is nothing bad in having multiple choices but when it becomes difficult to decide one best for yourself, it turns up to be a problem. So to ease your problem, we have made a list of Top 10 smartphone under Rs. 15,000 which describes the latest ranking smartphones under the price bracket.

Check out these top 10 smartphones under Rs. 15000 in India.

Moto G 3rd Gen (16 GB)

Moto G 3rd Gen (16 GB) - Smartphones Under 15,000

Few years back Motorola slightly faded away from the Indian market due to less response and sales. The Motorola achieved huge success in India with all the moto series including Moto G, Moto E and Moto X and Moto G (Gen 1,2,3) series has been the most selling product across any category of smartphones.

The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen was launched on 28th July, 2015 with 8 GB variant and 16 GB variant. The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen is one of the best designed smartphones under 15,000. The smartphone features much improved, 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera, than its predecessor. When it comes to durability, the smartphone is scratch and water resistant which is an important factor as none of the smartphones under 15,000 offers being resistant to water. Plus, you can expect to get a well over a day’s battery life, like it is with the earlier Motorola Smartphones. Overall, if you want a waterproof, durable handset with great battery life, Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen is recommended.

Key Specs

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Processor: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53

Display: 5.0 inches (720 x 1280p), Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Memory: 1/2 GB RAM

Storage: 8/16 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP (4128 x 3096p), Secondary: 5 MP, auto-HDR

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

OS: Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery

Dimensions: 142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm

Weight: 155 g

SIM: Micro-SIM

Colour Variants: Black, White

Samsung Galaxy J7

Samsung Galaxy J7 - Smartphones Under 15,000

Samsung has again built its shares in the budget smartphones with the launch of Samsung new galaxy J5 and J7. Among the both, Galaxy J5 and J7, Galaxy J7 has improved specifications and features but with a higher price tag.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 has a decent design and built quality with chrome bezels and a plastic back with matte finish look. The smartphone spots a 5.5 inches Super AMOLED HD display which is quite vibrant and colorful. The great screen is even coupled with the 5MP selfie camera which comes with a LED flash and lots of tools for the selfie lovers. The Samsung Galaxy J7 runs on Samsung Touch Wiz UI based on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop. Even though Galaxy J7 has only 1.5 GB RAM, the powerful and Samsung’s own Exynos 7580 Octa Core Processor helps in enhancing the performance to give a good user experience. So, overall the smartphone with a powerful processor, decent body design, super AMOLED HD screen and a great selfie camera it becomes good smartphone under 15,000 for the selfie lovers.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs.14,999 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

 

Processor: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, Exynos 7580 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core 1.5 GHz

Display: 5.5 inches Super AMOLED (720 x 1280p)

Memory: 1.5 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB expandable up to 128 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP (4128 x 3096p), Secondary: 5 MP, LED flash

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, microUSB v2.0

OS: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

Battery: Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Dimensions: 152.2 x 78.7 x 7.5 mm

Weight: 171 g

SIM: Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: White, Black, Gold

Xiaomi Mi 4i (32GB)

Xiaomi Mi 4i (32GB) - Smartphones Under 15,000

The new Xiaomi Mi 4i is the flagship phone of Xiaomi in the Indian market and it was launched in an event held in New Delhi, shows how important is the Indian market for the Chinese company. This is the latest smartphone under 15000 price range.

The Mi 4i fills the gap between the Redmi Note 4G priced at Rs. 9,999 and Mi4 which is priced at Rs. 18,999 for the 16 GB version. The 5.5 inches smartphone which has a thickness of 7.8mm and a unibody design with polycarbonate body. The Xiaomi Mi 4i sports a sharp/full HD 5 inch display with a great 441 PPI pixel density and screen is even protected with scratch resistance Corning OGS glass. So, overall Xiaomi has only focused on the performance of the device to give a great user experience and it carries one of the best displays in this price range making it a great smartphone under 15,000.

Key specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 14,999 (32 GB)

Processor: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53

Display: 5.0 inches Full HD (1080 x 1920p), Corning scratch-resistant glass

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16/32 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP (4128 x 3096p), dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Secondary: 5 MP

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP

OS: Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery

Dimensions: 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm

Weight: 130g

SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: Dark Gray, Black, White, Yellow, Blue, Pink

Micromax Canvas Silver 5

Micromax Canvas Silver 5 - Smartphones Under 15,000

Micromax calls this the world’s slimmest smartphone at 5.1mm of size. Well, it may not be the thinnest smartphone as there are devices which have actually crossed the sub 5mm of size. What Micromax is claiming here is it is the world’s slimmest smartphones from end-to-end that means no bumps on the phone which other slim devices have not been able to avoid.

The Micromax Canvas Silver 5 is the latest flagship by the company which looks really slinky and is very well crafted with aircraft grade aluminum. Micromax has managed to pack in a 3.5mm audio jack port into this smartphone which weighs in at just 97 grams, making it the slimmest and possibly the lightest device in the market today. Plus, the built quality of the phone is excellent with the corning Gorilla Glass and the aluminum bezel all around which holds the 4.8-inch 780p display. Micromax has done a good job launching the slimmest and lightest phone in the world, without compromising anything, which delivers a great user experience. So, overall the people who were looking for a lightweight phone with all the new featured smartphone priced under 15,000, Micromax Canvas Silver 5 can be a good choice for them.

Key specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 15,499 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

 

Processor: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

Display: 4.8 inches (720 x 1280p) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB

Camera: Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448p, Secondary: 5 MP

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0

OS: Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)

Battery: Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Dimensions: 5.1 mm thickness

Weight: 97 g

SIM: Nano-SIM

Colour Variants: Black, white, Gold

Lenovo Vibe X2

Lenovo Vibe X2 - Smartphones Under 15,000

Lenovo is working hard to become a top seller smartphone maker and in order to achieve that it’s been experimenting with screen sizes, material choices and customizations for quite some time. This effort of making something good has led Lenovo to this, Lenovo Vibe X2. The Lenovo Vibe X2 is fun and fresh with lots of innovation. The company calls it “world’s first layered smartphone” as the phone sports a multi-layered design with its bezels giving the impression of different layers stacked together. The device packs some impressive hardware under the hood at a very attractive price. It ticks almost all the right checkboxes when it comes to hardware specifications and at the price under Rs. 15000 is worthy of being referred to as a value for money Phone. So, Overall the Lenovo Vibe X2 offers a unique and interesting layered concept, which is actually great and the phone itself is packed with amazing features.

Key specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 14,759 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

 

Processor: MediaTek MT6595M, Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A17 & quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7

Display: 5.0 inches Full HD (1080 x 1920p)

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 32 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP, (4160 x 3120p), LED flash, Secondary: 5 MP

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual band, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE

OS: Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)

Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery

Dimensions: 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.3 mm

Weight: 120 g

SIM: Micro-SIM – Single SIM modelDual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: White, Gold, Red, Charcoal

HTC Desire 626g Plus

HTC Desire 626g Plus - Smartphones Under 15,000

The HTC Desire 626g Plus has a plastic body, carrying forward the new design of the mid-range devices like HTC Desire 826. It does not only have a great design but the HTC Sense UI is also beautiful. The HTC Desire 626g plus comes with an amazing 13 MP camera coupled with a 5 inch full HD screen making it look more beautiful. A powerful processor, dual SIM capability, high definition image and video quality delivers a great user experience. Plus, the device packs some impressive hardware under the hood at a very attractive price.

This smartphone under Rs. 15000 is worthy of being refereed as a value for money phone as the attractive looks and the trimmed body design, with a powerful under the hood hardware is a perfect combination for any of the HTC lovers. So, overall the phone looks great with both the colors available, blue lagoon and white birch, and is a good offer for HTC lovers.

Key specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 14,990 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

 

Processor: Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6752 processor

Display: 5.0 inches Full HD (720 x 1280p)

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 8 GB expandable up to 32 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP (4128 x 3096p), Secondary: 5 MP, 1080p

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, apt-X

OS: Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)

Battery: Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Dimensions: 146.9 x 70.9 x 8.2 mm

Weight: 138 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Colour Variants: White Birch, Purple Fire, Blue Lagoon

Gionee Marathon M4

Gionee Marathon M4 - Smartphones Under 15,000

Smartphones these days are getting slimmer, to improve the usage efficiency. Which is a sudden cause to smaller batteries, making the phone last less. Well, Gionee Marathon M4 is named right, ‘Marathon’, for their long-lasting batteries.

The Gionee Marathon M4 at the thickness of 10.1mm and 176g in weight does not mold in the highly competitive market. But when it comes to the processing power, Gionee Marathon M4 is slightly better than some of the good phones. It easily handles Full HD and 3D games without any lags. The M4 has lower Megapixel rear camera than the Asus and Panasonic smartphones under 15000 range. Last but not the least, the best part of this Gionee smartphone is, it sports a 5000mAh battery which is capable of giving over two days of service at a single charge. Overall, you can buy the Gionee Marathon M4 if you want a device with top-class battery life that runs at least for a couple of days.

Key specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 13,999 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

 

Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7

Display: 5.0 inches HD (720 x 1280p)

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB expandable up to 32 GB

Camera: Primary: 8 MP (3264 x 2448p), Secondary: 5 MP

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v2.0, A2DP

OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)

Battery: Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

Dimensions: 144.7 x 71.2 x 10.2 mm

Weight: 176 g

SIM: Dual SIMColour Variants: Black, White

Xolo Black

Xolo Black - Smartphones Under 15,000

Xolo Black is the first smartphone from Xolo that is part of the black series of smartphones, aimed at online retail markets. The Xolo new smartphone exclusively comes in black and it makes perfect sense to release the phone just in black as the brand itself is known by the same name. Xolo states that the main reason for choosing the Black as the label and color is, it associates with the premium feel as compared to any other color.

The Xolo Black has a design that is quite similar to the Sony Xperia smartphones, largely because it uses glass on both, the front and the back. However, you don’t have to worry about scratches as the bot, the front and rear glass is made of Coring Gorilla Glass 3. The devices runs on a powerful snapdragon 615 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM delivering good performance, the phone can handle mid-level games pretty well although it lags in heavy games. The Xolo Black has two rear cameras of 13 MP and 2 MP camera and both works simultaneously. The 5 MP front camera also comes with front LED Flash. Overall, the Xolo Black is a very good package, it has a great design and good features and can be a good buying choice.

Key specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 12,999 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

 

Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615

Display: 5.5 inches Full HD (1080 x 1920p)

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB expandable up to 32 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP + 2MP (Dual camera) (4128 x 3096p), Secondary: 5 MP, LED flash

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0

OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)

Battery: Non-Removeable Li-Po 3200 mAh battery

Dimensions: 155.5 x 76.6 x 7.3 mm

Weight: 165 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM)Colour Variants: Black

Nokia Lumia 1320

Nokia Lumia 1320 - Smartphones Under 15,000

Nokia has never offered a big screen phone, before the Nokia Lumia 1320. The Nokia Lumia 1320 Windows 8 phone joins the rank of smartphones under Rs. 15000 range. The super-sized phablet offered by Nokia targets the premium and value-conscious buyers.

The Nokia Lumia 1320 is more for the people who just want to own a large phone than for those who might actually benefit from a high-resolution screen or powerful internals. This time, Nokia has gone with a matte finish. Unlike most covers which pop off from the back, this one creeps around the four sides and must be peeled off from the lower left front corner. This device sports a large 6 inch LCD display and Nokia has given its budget friendly super-sized phablet a 720p HD screen. Overall the phone looks great with elegant design, matte finish and the huge display.

Key specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 18,406 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

 

Processor: Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 with Qualcomm MSM8230AB Snapdragon 400 (3G model)/ MSM8930AB Snapdragon 400 (LTE model)

Display: 6.0 inches HD display (720 x 1280p)

Memory: 1 GB RAM

Storage: 8 GB expandable up to 64 GB

Camera: Primary: 5 MP (2592 х 1944p), Secondary: VGA

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE/ apt-X after WP8 Denim update

OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradeable to v8.1

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery (BV-4BW)

Dimensions: 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm

Weight: 220 g

SIM: Micro-SIMColour Variants: Yellow, white, black, red

Micromax Canvas Knight 2

Micromax Canvas Knight 2 - Smartphones Under 15,000

Micromax has launched Canvas Knight 2, the successor to its premium flagship phone, Canvas Knight. Seems like Micromax is been using Samsung’s strategy of releasing as many smartphones as possible, in order to maximize reach in sales. In past few months itself, Micromax has launched multiple devices.

Talking about the Micromax new phone, Canvas Knight 2. The very first thing to notice about the phone is its stunning design. Micromax has really upped its designing standards. The built quality of the phone is great, it measures just 6.3mm thick and has an all metal and glass build. Plus, for the protection of the body, it has got Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on both front and back of the phone. The metallic side bezels holding the 5 inch AMOLED HD display makes the phone look more stylish. So, overall the phone looks great, packs decent features and a great design so, if you really want a greatly designed slim phone, Micromax Canvas Knight 2 can be a good choice.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs.14,997 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

 

Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615

Display: 5.0 inches Super AMOLED (720 x 1280p)

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB expandable up to 128 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP (4128 x 3096p), Secondary: 5 MP

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, microUSB v2.0

OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2260 mAh battery

Dimensions: 6.3 mm thickness

Weight: 171 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: White, Gold

Which of the listed smartphones gained your interest? Will you buy any of the phones mentioned here? Leave a comment below. You can even check the list of latest Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000.