Choosing the best budget handset below 15000 is one of the hardest tasks to carry out as there are 100’s of devices available under different price ranges. Thus to make it easier for you to choose one, we’ve shortlisted the top 10 best mobiles under 15000 Rs in India. The list has been generated after our analysis of high quality mobiles that were launched recently by top brands.
All of the below Asus, Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo, Micromax, Sony and Samsung devices are the best smartphones under 15000. They’re highly recommended to our readers as they offer excellent features at a budget price around 10000, 12000, 13000 or 14000 Rupees. The 2GB and 3G RAM smartphones will impress you with their stylish design, good battery backup and amazing camera specs. Most of them feature Corning gorilla glass technology.
Motorola Moto G 3rd generation 16GB
The successor to the 1st and 2nd gen Moto G phone is now available on flipkart. This smartphone under 15000 comes with an HD LCD 5.0” IPS capacitive touch screen display that has a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. It has 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal data storage memory which can be expanded further by a 32GB MicroSD card.
The display of Motorola Moto G 3nd generation uses the latest Corning gorilla glass 3 protection, hence it’s scratch resistant. The phone features a 13.0 Megapixel rear that offers for Panorama, HDR, burst mode, FHD quality video recording,…etc. There’s a 5.0 MP front facing camera.
The backside of Moto G3 is stylish. It flaunts a dual LED light based flash system which has been aligned beautifully between the sensor and Motorola Logo in a clearly visible strip.
This Motorola mobile is backed up by a 2470 mAh non removable battery which keeps it charged for up-to 24 hours. It features a customized notification system that allows you to control music. To access this panel, you don’t have to unlock your phone.
The handset features Android 5.1.1 operating system (this is the latest Android release by Google). It is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. Its graphics department in this device is handled by the powerful Adreno 306 GPU. Thus you can expect a smooth HD gaming experience with the Motorola Moto G 3rd generation. As it passed the IPx7 tests, G3’s internal component will not be damaged when water is accidentally spilled on the screen or any other part of the phone.
This handset supports GPS with Glonass technology, FM Radio, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth. It comes with useful sensors like Accelerometer, proximity and ambient. It is 6.1 millimeter thin. As it has many useful and top class features configured for a perfect experience, 3rd Gen Moto G is undoubtedly the best mobile under 13000 Rs for 2016. Some phones in this list have better specifications, but if you want a great experience, Moto G3 is the best option for you.
Price in India:- 11000 Rs. Buy Moto G 3rd generation here (In stock).
Note: Motorola has launched the octa-core version of the above G3. The phone, Moto G Turbo edition has Snapdragon 615 processor and it has turbo charging mode for faster battery charging. Apart from these 2 features, there are no major differences between the 2 devices. Turbo is priced at 12500 Rs and you can buy it only on flipkart. Buy Moto Turbo here.
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
Several new mobiles in Asus Zenfone 2 series have been listed on flipkart. Laser is priced within 13000 and 14000 and it is the cheapest Asus 3GB RAM mobile device you can buy. This version of Zenfone 2 is based on ergonomic design. It has a high-definition 5.5 inch wide-angle lens installed touchscreen display. Laser comes with the 64 bit 1501 MHz octa core microprocessor. The Asus Zenfone 2 includes Adreno 300 series graphics processor and 3GB RAM.
Asus Zenfone 2 is loaded with Android 5.0 lollipop OS, high quality sound system, 3000 mAh LIPO battery and pixel-master cameras of 13.0 MP & 5.0 MP sensor. This mobile supports wide-angle shooting, GSM + 4G-LTE connectivity. It features 2 SIM card slots and expandable 16GB internal storage memory. Laser is one of the best smartphone under 15000 because of the high volume of RAM and good quality cameras that won’t disappoint you.
Price: In 11000 to 12000 Rs range. Buy Zenfone 2 Laser here.
Samsung Galaxy J7:
A few months back, a major news publication has reported that Samsung has lost 3% of its phone market share in our country. But if it keeps launching good handsets like Galaxy J7, the company will bounce back soon.
Well, the Samsung Galaxy J7 is one of the latest 64 bit handset that you can buy for below 15k. This phone from Samsung comes with a similar design as other devices in Galaxy series, but it features latest hardware for better performance and smooth OS experience. The company has also added a sAmoled screen to galaxy J7.
Many Samsung high-end phones use similar display technology (but they’ve better resolution). There’s 1.5 GB RAM, Lollipop OS and an Exynos 7000 series octa core CPU. The phone’s UI has some cool features. J7 features 3000 mAh battery and a full HD back 13.0 MP camera that records 30 frames/second.
According to the manufacturer Samsung, Galaxy J7 will have a talk-time in excess of 15 hours. Samsung galaxy J7 features 5.5 inch HD screen, 5 MP front camera with wide-angle support and it is priced within Rs 14000 to 15000. It has 4G LTE support too.
Price: Below Rs 15000. Buy galaxy J7 here.
For more Galaxy series budget phones, please go through our 7 Best Samsung Phones below 10000 in India article.
Xiaomi Mi 4i
Well, this beast from the Chinese phone manufacturer is a powerful device. It is packed with a Snapdragon 615 1.7 GHz quad-core chip from Qualcomm. The clock speed has been set low to avoid overheating issues.
This phone can take your gaming experience to the next level as it features an Adreno 405 GPU and a 2GB of RAM. Xiaomi Mi 4i boasts a 1080p touchscreen 5 inch display manufactured by Japan Display Inc (JDI). MI 4i from Xiaomi comes fitted with a power LED flashlight system paired with a 13 MP rear camera.
This shooter uses the CMOS sensor and it has a F/2.0 aperture. For selfie lovers, this device features a front snapper of 5 megapixel. Xiaomi Mi 4i runs Google Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. It has a 3100 mAh battery and a decent storage hardware of 16 gigabytes. Mi3 uses Xiaomi’s MIUI user interface. It features accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, proximity, light, touch sensors. It comes loaded with Mi cloud messaging app.
Price: Within 12000 to 13000 Rupees. Buy Mi 4i here.
Lenovo K4 Note
Octa-core Mediatek processor equipped Lenovo K4 Note features Android 5.1 operating system. It has 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM. This Lenovo smartphone under 15000 Rs has 13MP PDAF technology based rear camera and a 5MP front facing fixed focus high resolution cameras. A 3300 mAh non removable battery powers the Lenovo K4 Note handset for more than 260 hours. K4 Note has a 0.4 GHz Mali GPU (T720 MP3 series). It has a dual 1.5 Watt speaker supported by Dolby Atmos sound technology and high quality Microphone system which is powered by the Wolfson sound technology.
This phone has a 5.5 inch screen which is larger than that of the Mi4i. The screen has 1080p vibrant resolution. It has CG3 protection. The phone supports 3G, Bluetooth, 4G-LTE, EDGE, WiFi network connectivity. K4 Note also includes USB connectivity, GPS/ AGPS, 3.5 mm Audio jack, FM Radio, Finger Print sensor, NFC…etc. It is 9.1 mm thick. It has normal weight of around 159 grams. K4 Note is packed with compass, proximity, light, hall and gyro sensors.
Price: In 12000 to 12500 Rs range. Buy 16GB k4 Note here (available with our without the Virtual Reality module).
Huawei Honor 6
As its price has dropped to below 15000, we’ve added the Huawei Honor 6 phone to our list because of its spectacular features and lightweight 130 grams body. This is an octa-core 1.7 GHz chipset powered single Sim Kit Kat mobile that comes with a 5 inch 1080 pixel JDI glass equipped touchscreen display. Honor 6 has 8 GB storage, 3GB RAM, 420+ pixel density, 5.0 MP FHD front camera and a 13.0 MP Sony back illuminated sensor that supports shooting from various angles. Huawei Honor 6 gets electric current through a 3100 mAh battery.
This Android Kit Kat smartphone under 15000 Rupees gives a superb 10 hours of talk-time and 300+ hours of standby time. You can add a 64 GB MicroSD card to it for increasing the storage capacity. You can also activate a 4G LTE connection on it. Honor 6 features sensors like gravity, proximity and light sensor. This budget mobile has Bluetooth, WiFi, FM Radio, USB port too. For gaming at HD resolution, there’s a quad-core MALI GPU packed within this Huawei phone.
Price in India: 14000 to 15000 Rs. Buy Honor 6 here.
Lenovo Vibe P1
This is DUAL SIM GSM Smartphone powered by the latest model of Snapdragon 615 octa-core 1.5 CPU. It comes with a 550 megahertz Adreno 405 graphics processor for handling games, videos and images. Front side of Vibe P1 features the strong gorilla glass layer of protection. P1 runs Android 5.1 OS. This device has a brilliant 5.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
The back sensor is accompanied with LED flash and it supports PDAF technology. This Lenovo smartphone under 15000 Rs is backed up by a 4900 mAh long lasting battery. It gives a good talk time and standby time on both 2G and 3G networks. Vibe P1 supports 4G connectivity and IT has Bluetooth, WiFi, EDGE, FM Radio and 3.5 mm audio jack.
The specifications of this phone are up to the mark and hence Lenovo Vibe P1 makes it to this list of the best mobiles under 15000 Rs in India.
Price:- Around 15000 Rs. Buy Vibe P1 here.
Micromax Canvas 5:
Packed with an IPS panel 5.2 inch FHD capacitive touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, Canvas 5 from Micromax runs on v5.1 of the Android Lollipop OS. It comes equipped with 1.7 GHz octa core MTK6573 Mediatek processor, MALI GPU and 2 SIM slots.
This phone encompasses 5 megapixel front full HD camera and 13 MP back camera that has the ability to record 30FPS at 1920 x 1080 pixel video resolution. Weighing around 141 grams, this octa core Micromax smartphone under 15000 Rs has a 2900 mAh lithium polymer battery.
Canvas 5 gives a decent talk-time when you’re using it on 2G, 4G or 3G networks. This phone features 16GB on-board expandable ROM, microSD slot and a 3GB of system memory or RAM. As you can see in the above image, Canvas 5 has killer looks and amazing features.
The back side of this device also boasts a Micromax logo of medium size. This dual Sim mobile within 15K supports 3G, Bluetooth, A-GPS, WiFi, EDGE, FM Radio and a lot more interesting features. Because of its elegant design and decent configuration, I’ve added Micromax Canvas 5 to this list of the best mobiles under 15000 in India for 2016.
Price: Around 12000 Rs. Buy Canvas 5 here.
Sony Xperia C3 Dual: A brand like Sony can never be ignored when we talk about the best mobiles under 15000 Rs budget. This mobile comes with 2 GSM network compatible SIM card slots. It comes with a quad core Qualcomm processor, Andreno GPU and Android Kit Kat 4.4 OS. Sony Xperia X3 dual features a highly responsive touchscreen 5.5 inch IPS display with 720p resolution. This display is beautiful. This Sony smartphone around 15000 Rs has a 5.0 MP front, 5MP rear camera with LED flash and FHD support.
The back camera supports useful features like red-eye reduction, HDR, image stabilizer, digital zoom,…etc. The battery backup of Sony Xperia C3 dual is impressive as it includes a 2500 mAh battery which gives around 1000+ minutes of talk-time to this mobile.
C3 dual comes with a 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, MicroSD card slot, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, WiFi and FM Radio support. This mobile also includes basic sensors that are found in other Android handsets.
Price in India: 15000 to 16000 Rs. Buy c3 dual here.
Lenovo Vibe S1: This Android device is considered as one of the top devices in 13000 to 16000 Rs price range because of its top class design and amazing hardware. Vibe s1 is a full HD handset with a 5.0 inch IPS touchscreen display.
The device has an excellent pixel density of around 438. The screen is crystal clear and watching pictures and videos will be a good experience for the user. This phone from Lenovo runs Android Lollipop OS. It has a octa core Mediatek 1700 MHz processor, 3GB RAM, 2420 mAh battery, 32GB ROM and MicroSD expansion slot.
Lenovo S1 gold comes with 1080p 13.0 MP rear and dual selfie (8 + 2MP) front facing camera. It has a weight of 132 grams. It is a 4G ready phone with good talk time and decent standby time.
Price: around 15000 Rs. Buy Vibe S1 here. K3 note is the best Lenovo phone under 10000 Rs. Thus we’ve not added it to this list.
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