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, HTC, 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.
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 support support 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
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: In 12500 to 13000 Rs range. Buy Zenfone 2 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 module too.
Price: Below Rs 15000. Buy galaxy J7 here.
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.
This is DUAL SIM GSM Smartphone powered by the latest model of Snapdragon 615 octa-core 1.5 CPU. It comes with 550 megahertz Adreno 405 graphics processor for handling games, videos and images. Its both sides feature the strong gorilla glass layer of protection. XOLO black runs Android 5 OS. This operating system is assisted by the stylish UI named Hive Atlas. This device has a brilliant 5.0 inch IPS capacitive touch screen that has a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
Black includes a primary memory(RAM) of 2 GB, 16 GB internal storage ROM which can be extended further by a 32 GB via MicroSD card. This handset has 2 rear cameras of 13 and 2.0 MP resolution. The cameras are connected with each other via XOLO’s Ubifocus technology. The back sensor is accompanied with LED flash and it supports AF mode. This Xolo smartphone under 15000 Rs is backed up by a 3200 mAh battery. It gives a good talktime and standby time on both 2G and 3G networks. XOLO black 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 XOLO bLACK makes it to this list of the best smartphones under 15000 Rs in India.
Price:- Within 12800 to 13K Rs. Buy Xolo Black 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: Within 15000 to 16000 Rs. Buy Desire 626g+ here.
Sony Xperia E4: 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 1.5 GHz Mediatek 64 bit processor, Mali GPU and Android lollipop 4.4 OS. Sony Xperia E4 features a highly responsive touchscreen 4.7 inch IPS display with qHD resolution. This display is beautiful. This Sony smartphone under 12000 Rs has a 2.0 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 E4 is impressive as it includes a 2300 mAh battery which gives around 650+ minutes of talk-time to this mobile. E4 comes with a 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, microSD card slot, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, WiFi, FM Radio and 4G LTE network support. This mobile also has also includes basic sensors that are found in other Android handsets.
Price in India: Within 11000 to 11500 Rs. Buy E4 dual 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.
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