India is a big market for phone companies. Hence, you will find plenty of mobiles in the range of 10000 to 15000 INR. In a country where new phones are introduced every day, choosing the best budget smartphone is not an easy task.
To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of top smartphones under 15000 Rs that provide excellent features for a budget price tag. Our list covers the best-selling or latest Asus, Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo, Oppo, CoolPaad, Huawei, and Samsung. The mobiles pack 4GB, 6GB or 3GB RAM and have good battery backup. They will impress you with their stylish design, good battery backup, and a great front/rear camera.
Most of the phones under 15000 Rs we’ve covered here feature Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection technology. Hence, the screen will last longer. They also include a fingerprint reader and Android Nougat or Marshmallow OS.
Best smartphones under 15000 Rs in India
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the latest and the best Asus mid-range phone in India. The new Asus handset is priced at 14999 Rs and it provides excellent features. Max Pro M1 has a 5.9 inches full HD Plus touchscreen display with 2.5D glass. The screen offers an impressive brightness level of up to 400 NITS.
M1 packs a powerful 64-bit 1400 MHz octa-core SD 636 microprocessor. It has a metallic back cover. The Asus Zenfone handset includes an Adreno 509 graphics processor and it provides 6GB RAM. It is loaded with Android 8.1 OS, high-quality speakers, 5000 mAh battery, 16MP + 5MP rear and a front 16MP resolution camera. This mobile supports 4G-LTE connectivity and VoLTE. It features 2 SIM card slots, fingerprint sensor, and an expandable 64GB internal storage memory.
Asus Zenfone Max Pro m1 has a high volume of RAM, powerful front camera, and a large capacity battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Note 5 Pro is the latest mobile phone from Xiaomi. Packed with an IPS technology based 5.9 inches capacitive touchscreen display with 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution, this handset runs on the Android Nougat OS based MIUI ROM. It is equipped with 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 636 1.9GHz processor, Adreno GPU, and 2 SIM slots.
Note 5 Pro encompasses a 20 megapixels front full HD camera and 12MP + 5MP back cameras that can record 30 FPS videos at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. This octa-core Xiaomi phone under 15000 Rs has a 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery. It weighs around 180 grams.
Xiaomi RN5P gives a decent talk time when you are using it on 2G, 4G or 3G networks. It features 64GB ROM, microSD slot, and 4GB system memory/RAM. The back side of this device also boasts a Xiaomi logo of small size. It supports 3G, Bluetooth, 4G-LTE, A-GPS, WiFi, EDGE, FM Radio, etc.
Because of its elegant design and suitable configuration, I have added Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro handset to our list of the best 4G phones under 15000 in India.
Huawei Honor 9N
Huawei 9N boasts a top class design and it provides amazing hardware configuration. 9N boasts a TFT-LCD touchscreen FHD+ display that has a brightness level of 300+ Nits.
The device has an excellent pixel density of 404. The screen is crystal clear. Hence, watching pictures and videos will be a good experience for the user. This phone from Huawei runs on Android 8 OS. It has an octa-core 2200 Megahertz Huawei Kirin 659 processor, 4GB RAM, 3340 mAh battery, 64GB ROM, and it lacks a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
The mobile packs a hybrid SIM module which can read MicroSD and nano-size SIM cards. It includes a fingerprint scanner and WiFi hardware. Honor 9N is 7.7 mm thin and it supports OTG technology.
Huawei Honor 9N offers dual rear cameras with 12MP and a 2MP sensor. It features a powerful selfie/front-facing 16MP resolution camera.
- One of the top phone brand in India.
- Flash system paired with powerful and high-resolution cameras.
- Android O OS with custom UI, which provides better features as compared to stock Android OS.
- Big battery ensures several hours of nonstop gaming, music, YouTube, internet surfing.
- Good sound clarity, modern processor, and latest GPU for mobile gaming.
Huawei Honor 9N is available for purchase for Rs 13000.
Samsung Galaxy On NXT
In 2015, a major news publication had reported that Samsung has lost 3% of its phone market share in our country. But after launching new Galaxy J series mobiles, the company was back on track. Last year, Samsung had introduced Galaxy On NXT. This handset has good specifications.
Samsung Galaxy On NXT is one of the top 64-bit handsets that you can buy for below 15k. The Samsung mobile offers a similar design as other devices in the Galaxy series, but it features the latest hardware for better performance and a smooth OS experience. The company has also added a TFT screen to On NXT.
Many Samsung phones priced above 15000 Rs use similar display technology (but they have a better resolution). On NXT edition packs 3GB RAM, Android M OS, and an Exynos 7000 series octa-core CPU. The UI of this mobile has many exciting features. On NXT features a 3300 mAh battery, Mali T830 GPU, and a full HD back 13MP camera that records 30 frames/second.
According to the manufacturer Samsung, the users of Galaxy On NXT will enjoy a talk-time of more than 15 hours. Samsung Galaxy On NXT features a 5.5 inch HD screen and it includes an 8MP front camera with wide-angle support. It is a 4G LTE phone with a good battery backup. The price of this Samsung handset is 13000. On NXT is priced at Rs 12900.
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We have added Nokia 6 to our list because of its spectacular features. N6 is an incredibly thin (7.8mm depth) mobile with a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor. It has two SIM card trays and Android 7.1 OS.
The Nokia phone ships with a 5.5-inch laminated display powered by 1080 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass. It has 32GB storage memory, 3GB RAM, 250+ pixel density, 16MP full high-definition front camera, and an 8MP HDR enabled camera that supports shooting from various angles. The N6 handset gets electric current through a 3000 mAh nonremovable battery.
Priced at 14300 Rs, the Nokia 6 handset gives a superb 7+ hours of talk-time and 300+ hours of standby time. You can add a 128GB MicroSD card to it for increasing the storage capacity. You can also activate a 4G LTE connection on it.
N6 includes several sensors including a fingerprint reader, gravity, proximity, and light sensor. This budget mobile has Bluetooth, WiFi, FM Radio, USB port too. For gaming at HD resolution, the handset has a Mali T860 GPU. N6 is the best Nokia phone under 15000 Rs budget. Its price is 13500 INR.
Moto G6 Play
The successor to the Moto G5 phones is now available in India. This Moto series device ships with a 5.7-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display that has a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 333+ pixel density. It is available with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage memory.
The users can expand the storage memory of their Moto G6 Play handset with a 256GB MicroSD card. G6P features a 13.0 Megapixel rear camera that supports Panorama, HDR, burst mode, Full HD video recording, etc. It packs an 85MP front-facing camera and supports PDAF technology.
The backside of Moto G6 Play is stylish. It boasts a LED-based flash system, which you’ll find below the back camera. G6P is backed up by a 4000 mAh battery that keeps it charged for up to 24 hours. It supports Motorola’s rapid battery charging technology. It features a customized notification panel that lets you control songs you play with an Android music player app. You do not have to unlock your phone to access this panel.
The handset features Android 8 operating system. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. The powerful Adreno 505 GPU handles the graphics department in this device. Thus, you can expect a smooth HD gaming experience with this device.
This handset supports GPS/GLONASS technology, FM Radio, 3G, 4G-LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth. It provides a fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, and ambient light sensors.
- Globally recognized smartphone brand.
- Android updates on a regular basis.
- Nice pair of cameras for video calling, photography, selfies, etc.
The price of this Motorola handset is 12400 Rs.
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Lenovo K8 Note
K8 Note is a dual SIM GSM + 4G LTE smartphone powered by one of the most powerful MediaTek processors; the 2300 MHz clock rate set ten-core MTK Helio X23 processor. It ships with a powerful Mali T880 MP2 graphics processor for handling games, videos, and images.
Lenovo K8 Note runs on Android Nougat OS and it has a brilliant 5.5-inch IPS LCD-TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a pixel density of over 380 and 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
Lenovo K8 Note includes 4GB RAM and a mighty 64GB storage memory (ROM), which you can expand by a 128GB MicroSD card. This handset has a front 13MP camera and dual rear cameras with 13 and 5MP sensors.
The rear sensor of this smartphone supports autofocus technology. Below it, you’ll find a LED flash system. K8 Note is backed up by a 4000 mAh long lasting battery. It gives a good talk time and standby time on 4G-LTE, 2G, and 3G networks. It supports VoLTE, and it has Bluetooth, WiFi, EDGE, FM Radio, fingerprint sensor, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The price of this Lenovo handset is Rs 11800.
Octa-core 1400 MHz processor Snapdragon 435 equipped LG Q6 features Android 7.1 operating system. It has 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. Q6 has a single rear camera with 13MP. It also includes a 5MP front-facing camera for clicking selfies.
A 3000 mAh Li-Po battery provides power to the Q6 handset for more than 260 hours on a single battery charge. This LG device has a high-end Adreno GPU for HD gaming experience. It has a speaker unit and a microphone system.
Priced under 14000 Rs, Q6 has a 5.5 inches in-cell Full Vision display with a 1080p vibrant resolution, and 443-pixel density. It includes Gorilla Glass protection. The phone supports 3G, Bluetooth, 4G-LTE, EDGE, WiFi network connectivity.
Q6 from LG includes USB port, GPS/A-GPS, 3.5 mm Audio jack, FM Radio, Finger Print sensor, etc. It is 8.1 mm thin. It weighs about 150 grams. LG Q6 packs a proximity, light, hall, e-Compass, and gyro sensor. This LG phone offers a great battery backup.
- Superb design and latest hardware components.
- Latest OS and a modern graphics processor.
- A large volume of RAM to support all games and apps available on the Google Play Store.
- High capacity storage for saving 1000s of small or medium size files.
The price of the LQ Q6 mobile is INR 13991.
A83 is a powerful handset from Oppo that offers plenty of features. This mobile provides 2 SIM card slots. It features an octa-core MediaTek 6735 processor, Mali G71 GPU, and Android Nougat OS.
Oppo A83 features a responsive touchscreen 5.7 inch IPS display with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution. This display is beautiful and sharp. Priced under 15000 INR, this handset has a 13MP rear camera with F2.2 Aperture. It includes an 8MP front camera with 4P lens. The handset has LED flash. It can play and record 1080p resolution videos.
The back camera is enabled with an AF system. It supports features such as HDR, digital zoom, panorama, bokeh effect, etc. The front camera is perfect for selfie lovers.
The backup power offered by A83 is impressive as the phone includes a 3180 mAh battery, which gives around 500+ minutes of talk-time and excellent standby time.
The Oppo phone lacks a fingerprint sensor. However, it supports face unlock technology. Oppo A83 provides 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. It supports 4G-LTE, 3G, VoLTE Bluetooth, GPS/Assisted GPS, and WiFi. This mobile also includes a Gravity, Distance, light, and geomagnetic sensors.
- A fast-growing company in India. Well established brand in China.
- Several sensors sensor, great cameras.
- Premium design and latest Android OS.
Apart from the above features, this Oppo device has a MicroSD card reader and it is 7.7 mm thin. Oppo A83 is priced at 12400 Rs.
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Coolpad Cool Play 6
This beast from the Chinese phone manufacturer Coolpad is a powerful device. It packs a Snapdragon 653 1.96 GHz 64-bit processor from Qualcomm. CP6 is a mobile that can take your gaming experience to the next level as it features an Adreno 510 GPU and has 6GB RAM.
The phone boasts a 1080p touch screen 5.5 inches display, which has an excellent pixel density of 403. CP6 is fitted with two 13MP cameras at the backside. It supports AF technology, HDR and offers LED flash system. For selfie lovers, this device features a front camera of 8 megapixels.
CP6 runs on Android 7.1 OS and it is loaded with Journey UI. It has a 4000 mAh battery and a decent storage hardware of 64 gigabytes. It features an accelerometer, fingerprint scanner, E-compass, proximity, and light sensors. Cool Play 6 has an amazing configuration. Its price is Rs 14999.
Conclusion: Nokia 6, Coolpad Cool Play 6, OPPO A83, Huawei Honor 9N, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Lenovo K8 Note, LG Q6, Moto G6 Play, Samsung Galaxy On NXT, and MI Redmi Note 5 Pro are the best phones under 15000 in India.
I am looking for a phone with primarily 4 points. Good battery, good camera, slim and lightweight and ram around 4gb. Which phones would you suggest me based on the above parameters. Also the price should be within 15k. Redmi and j7 are pretty bulky and heavy. Ditto honor 6x.
I am a college student. I need a phone which has good battery backup, less heating issue on heavy use. My budget is under 15k.
Redmi note 4 vs Coolpad cool 1 vs leEco le 2 vs Samsung j7(2016) vs honor 6x vs mi 4i vs moto g4 plus vs moto g4 vs nubia ZTE Z 11 mini. Which is the best phone?
Is it true that Zenfone 3 max does not have VoLTE support for India?
Yes, you’re right. A moderator of the Asus forums has confirmed that the Zenfone 3 Max phone doesn’t support VoLTE. You can check the reply here –
Buy the latest Motorola phone.
please suggest me leeco 2 or moto g?
I want to purchase le2 should there are better option then this in the budget of 13000 plz suggest me I have confused after reading so many reviews
Xiaomi is slow in releasing android updates. This may infuriate users who want to use the latest OS. Moto G4 has Android M. If you want to enjoy new software features, go with Moto G4 2016 else buy the Redmi Note 3.
I wanna buy MI Redmi Note 3 32GB. Should I buy?
Yes, I’m still using Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. It is a phone with the best camera, battery life, etc. I love this phone.
many of them are saying that moto 3rd gen has mother board problem
is it true
I wanted to buy good smartphone with good camera, dual sim, memory and battery backup. Thought of going for Redmi Note 3 but it has memory card/ dual sim issue. Either one can only be used. So thought of buying HTC Desire 728. Is it worth the buy? Kindly suggest .
It’s not a bad choice, but there are better phones than Desire 728. Ex: Galaxy J7 2016, Le 1s, Lenovo Zuk Z1. J7 has CMOS sensor and 3100 mAh battery. Z1 has 4100 mAh battery and a lot of RAM. Buy one of these two instead of Desire 728
If you are willing to buy a good smartphone then buy Oppo f1. F1 is really good. I am using it for 3 months and till now I have not got any problem with my phone. Initially, the phone will give low battery backup and heating problem but it won’t affect the performance of this phone. When you update the software of the phone, its performance increases. The software fixes the phone hanging and heating issues.
mi a1 4GB RAM 64GB INTERNAL MEMORY WITTH DUAL CAMERA
Mi4i because the UI and cameras are awesome.
I want to buy I phone under the range of 15k with good camera quality, good battery backup, no heating issue and no hang issue. I am confused between Samsung j7, honor 6, and Asus selfie. Which one should I buy?
Asus selfie generates good quality pictures, but many users are not happy with the phone’s performance after a few months of usage. Honor 6 is better than Galaxy J7. It is powerful than Zenfone Selfie. Thus Buying the Honor 6 will be a good decision.
I think you should buy the newly launched honor 7x (4GB+32GB) with dual rear camera (16MP+2MP) and 8MP front camera, a decent battery of 3340mAh. It costs 13k.
OR Lenovo k8 note (4GB+64GB) with a dual rear camera (13MP+5MP) and 13MP front camera, a very good battery of 4000mAh. It costs nearly 13k.