Choosing the best budget handset is one of the hardest task 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 on the basis of the customer reviews. All of the below Asus, Xiaomi, Motorola, Micromax, Huawei, Karbonn, Sony, Samsung and Lava XOLO Android smartphones under 15000 rs (especially the 1st 7 phones) are highly recommended to our readers as they offer excellent features at a budget price around 10000, 12000, 13000 or 14000 Rupees.
Asus Zenfone 2: 2 models (ZE550ML, ZE551ML) of Asus Zenfone 2 have been listed on flipkart. ZE550ML is priced below 13000 and it is the cheapest 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 technology supporting touchscreen display. ZE550ML comes with a the latest Intel atom quad-core 64 bit 1820 MHz microprocessor. The Asus Zenfone 2 includes PowerVR G-series graphics processor and 2GB RAM.
This Asus 13000 Rupees handset features a special coating on its touchscreen. This coating prevents scratches when the phone is dropped accidentally or when the screen comes in contact with dust particles. Asus Zenfone 2 is loaded with Android 5.0 lollipop OS, sonic-mastic sound technology, 3000 mAh battery and pixel-master cameras of 13.0 MP & 5.0 MP sensors. This mobile supports wide-angle shooting, GSM + 4G-LTE connectivity. It features 2 SIM card slots and expandable 16GB internal storage memory.
Price: Within 12500 to 13000 Rs. Buy Zenfone 2 here.
Motorola Moto G 2nd generation: This smartphone under 15000 from Motorola comes with a HD LCD 5.0” IPS capacitive touch screen display that has a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. It has a 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal data storage memory which can be expanded further by a 32GB MicroSD card. The display of Motorola Moto G 2nd generation uses the latest Corning gorilla glass 3 protection, hence it’s scratch resistant. It features a 8.0 Megapixel rear (with LED flash, Panorama, HDR, burst mode, HD quality video recording…etc) and a 2.0 MP front facing camera.
This mobile is backed up by a 2070 mAh battery which keeps the Moto G 2nd Gen charged up-to 24 hours. It features Android Kit kat 4.4.4 operating system. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Graphics department in this device is handled by powerful Adreno 305 GPU hence, you can expect a smooth gaming experience with the Motorola Moto G 2nd generation. It supports GPS with Glonass technology, FM Radio, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth. It comes with useful sensors like Accelerometer, light, hall, proximity and magnetometer. As it has every useful and top class features, Moto G is undoubtedly the best mobile under 15000 Rs for 2015.
Price in India:- Below 11000 Rs. Buy Moto G 2nd generation here (In stock).
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 flash light system paired with 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: Under 13000 Rupees. Buy Mi 4i here.
Huawei Honor 4x: Quad-core 1.2 GHz MSM8916 processor equipped Huawei Honor 4x features Android 4.4 operating system. It has Emotion 3.0 user interface, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, microSD card slot. This Huawei smartphone under 12000 Rs has 13MP rear, 5MP front facing cameras with features like BSI sensor, LED flash, image smart engine, F/2.0 Aperture. A 3000 mAh battery powers the Huawei Honor 4X.
It has a 5.5 inch full 720p LCD IPS capacitive touchscreen display. This mobile supports 3G, Bluetooth, 4G-LTE, EDGE, WiFi network connectivity. Honor 4X also includes USB connectivity, GPS/ AGPS, 3.5 mm Audio jack,…etc. Honor 4x is 8.7 mm thick and it has decent weight around 169.9 grams. 4X packs with compass, proximity, light, hall and gyro sensors. It is one of the best smartphones under 12000 from Huawei.
Price: In 10000 to 11000 Rs range. Buy Honor 4x here.
Sony Xperia Z Ultra: 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 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm processor, Adreno 330 GPU and Android lollipop 5.0 OS (you’ll have to update the OS over the Air). Sony Xperia Z Ultra features a highly responsive touchscreen 6.2 inch IPS display with FHD resolution. This display is beautiful. This Sony smartphone under 15000 Rs has a 2.0 MP front, 8MP rear camera with LED flash and Exmor sensors.
The back camera supports useful features like red eye reduction, HDR, sweep panorama, touch focus, fast launch, image stabilization,…etc. The battery backup of Sony Xperia Z ultra is impressive as it includes a 3050 mAh battery which gives around 800 minutes of talktime to this mobile. Ultra comes with a 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM, microSD card slot, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, WiFi, FM Radio, DLNA, NFC support. This mobile also has sensors like eCompass, accelerometer gyro, proximity, light and magnetometer. One of the best alternatives to this Sony phone is the HTC Desire 516. Isn’t it Sony’s best mobile under 15000 Rs?
Price in India: Within 13000 to 14000 Rs. Buy Z Ultra here.
Galaxy Grand Max:
This is the only Samsung 64 bit handset that you can buy for below 15k. S3 neo is a good and cheaper alternative to this mobile but if you want a latest Samsung phone with better design, you should consider buying Grand max. This phone from Samsung has 1.5 GB RAM, Kit Kat 4.4 OS and a quad core CPU. It features 2500 mAh battery and a full HD back 13.0 MP camera that records 30 frames/second. Samsung galaxy grand max features 5.2 inch HD TFT display, 5 MP front camera with wide angle support and it is priced within Rs 14000 to 15000. This phone was earlier priced at 18K.
Price: Below Rs 15000. Buy grand max here.
Micromax Canvas Nitro: This is an octa-core 1.7 GHz Mediatek chipset powered dual Sim Kit Kat mobile under 12000 Rs. It comes with a 5 inch 720 pixel IPS panel equipped touchscreen display, 8 GB storage, 2GB RAM, 5.0 MP FHD front camera and a 13.0 MP Sony sensor that supports shooting from various angles. Micromax Canvas Nito gets electric current through a 2500 mAh battery.
This Android Kit Kat smartphone under 15000 Rupees gives a superb 10 hours of talk-time and 300+ hours of standby time. Micromax Canvas Nitro features sensors like gravity, proximity and light sensor. This 3G 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 micromax phone.
Price in India: In 10000 to 12000 Rs range.
Alcatel One Touch Idol X+: This Android device was launched last year and it is still considered as one of the top device. I have added it to this list as its price has been slashed from 17000+ to 14K. Idol X+ is a full HD handset with a 5.0 inch IPS touchscreen display with dragontail glass. The device has a excellent pixel density of around 440, hence its video playback quality is expected to be excellent. This phone from Alcatel supports Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS. It has ture octa core Mediatek 2.0 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 2500 mAh battery, 16GB ROM, microSD card slot and Corning gorilla glass 2 screen protection. Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ comes with 1080p 13.0 MP rear and 5.0 MP front facing camera. It has a weight of 125 grams.
Price: below 14000 Rs.
Karbonn Titanium Octane plus: A smartphone with a 5.0’’ IPS full high-definition capacitive touch screen display, Karbonn titanium octane plus is powered by Mediatek MT6592 1.7 GHz octa-core processor. It has a rear camera with 16 MP sensor (with Auto-focus and LED Flash) and a front snapper of 8.0 MP that can be used for video calling. Octane plus comes with a 2 GB of RAM (like all of its other top contenders in this list) and a 16 GB internal expandable storage memory. It is backed up by a 2000 mAh battery. It features the latest Android Kit Kat operating system, A-GPS navigation and multi-core image processor. Thus making it to this list of best Android smartphones under 15000 in India.
Price:- Within Rupees 10000 to 11000.
XOLO Play 6X-1000: This is DUAL SIM GSM Smartphone powered by a Mediatek 6591 hexa-core 1.5 CPU. It comes with Mali 450 image processor for handling graphics. XOLO play 6X-1000 runs Android Kit Kat 4.4 OS. This device has a 5/0 inch IPS capacitive touch screen that has a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.
It includes a primary memory(RAM) of 2 GB, 8 GB internal storage ROM which can be extended further by a 32 GB via MicroSD card. 6X-1000 has a rear camera of 8 MP (with LED flash and auto focus) and a 2 MP front camera. This Xolo smartphone under 15000 Rs is backed up by a 2100 mAh battery. It gives a good talktime and standby time on 2G networks. It supports 3G connectivity and has Bluetooth, WiFi, EDGE, FM Radio and 3.5 mm audio jack.The specifications of this phone are up to the mark and hence XOLO Play 6X-1000 makes it to this list of the best smartphones under 15000 Rs in India.
Price:- Within 11500 to 12000 Rs.
Lenovo S860: Packed with an IPS panel 5.3 inch 5 point multi-touch HD capacitive touchscreen display, S860 from Lenovo runs on v4.2 of Android jelly bean OS. S860 is equipped with 1.3 GHz quad-core MT6582 mediatek processor, MALI 400 MP2 GPU, 2 SIM slots. This titanium color phone encompasses 8 megapixel rear auto-focus camera with LED flash, 1.6 MP front camera. It supports high quality FHD video recording. Weighing around 190 – 191 grams, this quad-core Lenovo smartphone under 15000 Rs has a 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery.
S860 gives a staggering talk-time of 42.9 hours on 2G networks. Lenovo S860 features a 16GB of on-board ROM, microSD slot and a 2GB of system memory or RAM. This dual Sim mobile within 15K supports 3G, Bluetooth, A-GPS, WiFi, EDGE, FM Radio and a lot more interesting features. Thus making it to this list of best mobiles under 15000 in India.
Price: Within 14000 to 15000 Rs.
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