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 after our analysis of high quality mobiles that were launched by top brands.
All of the below Asus, Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo , HTC, 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.
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 a 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. Graphics department in this device is handled by 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 2015. 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:- Below 13000 Rs. Buy Moto G 3rd generation here (In stock).
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.
It 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, high quality sound system, 3000 mAh LIPO 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. 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 13000 to 14000 Rs range. Buy Zenfone 2 Laser here.
Samsung Galaxy J7:
A few days ago, 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 similar design as other devices in Galaxy series but it features latest hardware for good 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 for Nov 2015 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 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: Within 12000 to 13000 Rupees. Buy Mi 4i here.
Xiaomi Mi4 16GB
Quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor equipped Xiaomi Mi4 features Android 4.4 operating system. It has the classic MIUI 6 user interface, 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM. This Xiaomi smartphone under 15000 Rs has 13MP rear, 8MP front facing high resolution cameras that feature BSI sensor manufactured by Sony, LED flash system, powerful filters, 0 shutter lag, image smart engine, F/1.8 Aperture. A 3080 mAh battery powers the Xiaomi Mi4 handset for more than 250 hours.
This phone has the same 5 inch screen as the Mi4i. It supports 3G, Bluetooth, 4G-LTE, EDGE, WiFi network connectivity. Mi4 also includes USB connectivity, GPS/ AGPS, 3.5 mm Audio jack,…etc. It is 8.9 mm thick. It has decent weight around 149.9 grams. Mi4 packs with compass, proximity, light, hall and gyro sensors. Along with the above device, Mi4 is also one of the best smartphones under 15000 from Xiaomi.
Price: In 15000 Rs range. Buy 16GB Mi4 here.
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 touch screen display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
Lenovo Vibe P1 includes a 2GB primary memory(RAM), 32 GB internal storage ROM which can be extended further by a 128 GB via MicroSD card. This handset has 2 cameras of 13 and 5.0 MP 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 lasing battery. It gives a good talktime 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.
HTC Desire 626G+:
Packed with an IPS panel 5.0 inch HD capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 626G plus from HTC runs on v4.4.4 of Android Kit Kat OS. 626G+ is equipped with 1.7 GHz octa core MTK6572 Mediatek processor, MALI T760 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 139 grams, this octa core HTC smartphone under 15000 Rs has a 2000 mAh lithium polymer battery.
626G plus gives a decent talk-time when you’re using it on 2G networks. This phone features 16GB on-board ROM, microSD slot and a 1GB of system memory or RAM. As you can see in the above image, 626G plus has stylish looks. Unlike many phones, its back sensor is fitted to the corner. The flash system is positioned below this sensor.
The back side of this device also boasts a HTC 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 626G plus from HTC to this list of best mobiles under 15000 in India for 2015.
Price: Around 13000 Rs. Buy Desire 626g+ 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 X2 gold: This Android device is considered as one of the top device in 13000 to 16000 Rs price range because of its top class design and amazing features. I have added it to this list as its price has been slashed from 17000+ to 15K. Vibe X2 Gold is a full HD handset with a 5.0 inch IPS touchscreen display.
The device has an excellent pixel density of around 398. The screen is crystal clear and watching pictures and videos will be a good experience for the user. This phone from Lenovo runs Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS. It has a true octa core Mediatek 2.0 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 2500 mAh battery, 32GB ROM and microSD expansion slot.
Lenovo Vibe X2 gold comes with 1080p 13.0 MP rear and 5.0 MP front facing camera. It has a weight of 120 grams. It is a 4G ready phone with good talk time and decent standby time. X2 Gold has 2300 mAh battery.
Price: around 15000 Rs. Buy X2 gold here. K3 note is the best Lenovo phone under 10000 Rs. Thus we’ve not added it to this list.
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