Top 10 Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India (2017) – 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. 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.

To help you understand which processors are faster than others, we have created a post that benchmarks the SoCs found in these phones. 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 (2017):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 15,000*

 

1. Mi A1

Mi A1

  • OS Android 7.1.2 – Nougat
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP (26mm, f/2.2)+12MP (50mm, f/2.6)
  • Secondary camera 5MP
  • Battery 3,080mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0
  • + Dual cameras
  • + RAM
  • + Internal memory

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2. Lenovo Z2 Plus

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(64GB/4GB RAM version)

(32GB/3GB RAM version)

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Snapdragon 820 Quad-core (2×2.15GHz Kryo & 2×1.6GHz Kryo)
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2, 1/2.6″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Non expandable memory

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3. Moto G5 Plus

best phones under 15000 - moto g5 plus

32GB, 4GB RAM

  • OS Android 7.0 – Nougat
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0
  • + Rear camera aperture
  • – Internal memory

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Honor 8 Lite

best phones under 15000 - Honor 8 Lite

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 147g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Octa-core 1.7GHz octa-core Kirin 655
  • GPU Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal storage
  • + RAM
  • + Android 7.0

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LG Q6

lg q6

  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core 1.4GHz (A53) Snapdragon 435
  • GPU Adreno 505
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP
  • Secondary camera 5MP
  • Battery 3,000 mAh non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.1

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

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3GB RAM/ 32GB storage

4GB RAM/ 64GB storage

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2GHz (A53)
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 2GB/3GB/4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,100mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo K8 Note

best phones under 15000 rs in India - Lenovo k8 note
3GB RAM, 32GB

4GB RAM, 64GB

  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Weight 180g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Helio X23 deca-core 2.3 GHz (A53)
  • GPU Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera Dual 13MP + 5 MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary Camera 13MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,000 mAh, removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.1
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Dual camera

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Honor 6X

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(4GB RAM, 64GB)

(3GB RAM, 32GB)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 162g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Kirin 655, Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB/4GB
  • Camera 12MP+2MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,340mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Dual camera
  • + Internal memory
  • + Processor
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Lenovo P2

best phones under 15000 -lenovo p2
(32GB/4GB RAM version)

(32GB/3GB RAM version)

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 177g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP
  • Secondary camera 5MP
  • Battery 5,100 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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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.