Top 10 Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India (2016) – Best Gadgetry

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Which is the best phone under 15000 in India?

The days when even the best mobiles under Rs 15,000 used to lag are way past. Instead, we’ve handpicked the 10 best smartphones under Rs 15,000 available in India for this month which are no slacker by any means. We’ve considered the specs, as well as the brand value and after sales service to give you the best phones this budget can get. Some of these will also be getting updated to Android 7.0. Just to clarify, phones with hybrid SIM slot allow you to either place a second SIM or a microSD card, but not both at the same time, so it’s a disadvantage.

Most of these handsets are 4G compatible, so consider these as the top 4G phones under Rs 15,000. Also, check the best smartphones under Rs 20,000 and the top 10 smartphones under Rs 12,000Read  more about the camera specifications for these phones at the bottom of the post. Also, we’ve highlighted our top 3 picks in this budget at the beginning of the list. So here are the top 10 mobile phones under 15k (click on any phone in the list to see its detailed specs along with pros and cons below):

 

These are the 10 best 4G phones under Rs 15,000 in India (2016):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 15,000*

 

1. Xiaomi Mi Max

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 203g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 6.44 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid slot
  • Processor Snapdragon 650 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary Camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,850mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
  • – Size

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2. Moto G4 Plus

best phones under Rs 15,000 - moto-g4-plus
(16GB/ 2GB RAM)

(32GB/ 3GB RAM)

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 617
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 2GB/3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary Camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons

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3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

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2GB RAM/ 16GB storage

3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

  • OS Android 5.1
  • Weight 164g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 650 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary Camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor (among best in this budget)
  • + Battery
  • – Android 5.1
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Best phones under Rs 15,000 - Vibe K5 Note
(3GB RAM)

(4GB RAM)

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 1.8 GHz Mediatek 6755 Processor
  • GPU Mali-T860MP2
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary Camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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LeEco Le 2

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  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 153g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Snapdragon 652 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & quad-core 1.8GHz (A72)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary Camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor

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Moto X Play

5 best smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India - moto x play
(16GB with turbo charger)

(32GB with turbo charger)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches,
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 + 1GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 615
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0, 1/2.4″ sensor
  • Secondary Camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,630 mAh (non removable)
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – RAM
  • – Internal memory (16GB)
  • – Android 5.1
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

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  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 218g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 6.4 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 1.3 GHz (A53) MT8783
  • GPU Mali-T720
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 4,050 mAh (non-removable)
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)
  • – Size

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Samsung On8

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  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight N/A
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, AMOLED
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 Processor
  • GPU Mali-T720
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – Internal memory

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Lenovo ZUK Z1

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  • OS Android 5.1
  • Weight 145g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801
  • GPU Adreno 330
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2, OIS
  • Secondary Camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 4,100 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal memory
  • + Battery
  • – Android 5.1

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Moto G4

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(16GB/2GB RAM variant)

(32GB/3GB RAM variant)

  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 617
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 2GB/3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary Camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above. We’ve listed the specs as (megapixels), (aperture), (OIS-if present), (sensor size). Generally speaking, bigger the aperture and sensor size, better is the camera. Which means smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. Also 1/2.2″ is a bigger sensor than, say, 1/2.6″. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images. It also produces a better brokeh. Also, OIS refers to optical image stabilisation, which helps in reducing blur.