Best Smartphones under ₹15,000 in India

Going for buying a new smartphone? Here are the best smartphones under 15000 segment that delivers unmatched performance. Buying a flagship smartphone from different manufactures available could be difficult and tired some process. We aim to help you out with best phones in India presently in the market.

Our team has reviewed smartphones which fulfills our criteria and passed our assessment. You may not find the great phone with all required features but definitely it will give some idea.

On selecting the best android phone you have to rank your needs. Like you prefer to have best camera phone or lag free gaming performance. And if you wish to have best gaming smartphone than you might go for good internal memory. So after ranking you can find the great smartphone that suits you the best.

Most of the phones lags or hangs when you install too many apps or with extreme usage. So this is the list of the best phones which does perform fine even after heavy usage. So our main criteria for listing the better phones is the general performance.

If your budget is bit higher, check better phones mentioned in best smartphone under Rs. 20000 with premium looks and delivers splendor performance. You can also check top smartphone under Rs.18000 in India to meet your budget with great phone in your hands.

Best smartphones under ₹15,000 in India

Here the 4g phones under 15000 in India have been categorized on the basis of the overall performance. These are the best phones under 15000 with superior performance, durability & premium looks –

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Price :- Rs 11,999

redmi-note-3

 The Redmi Note 3 is the best smartphone under 15000 as this is the low cost smartphone from the Chinese company “Xiaomi”. The company is also referred to as “The Apple of the East”.

The company’s note series is focused for the mid-class people, moreover the company has also launched flagship phones as mi5. However with the low prices it has not lowered any of the features. The phone is same as the premium phones with lots of premium features. The phone comes with the metal body, fingerprint scanner and the fast octa-core processor and also comes with fast charging.

Display

The phone offers 5.5 inch screen and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The viewing angles are great. It also works fine with gyroscope and auto brightness. Screen is visible in the direct sunlight.

Camera

Camera performance is decent and works great in the direct sunlight. But there is some noise in artificial lightening. The rear facing camera is 16mp and the front facing camera is 5mp which is great for such a low priced phone. The phone does full hd recording i.e. 1080p.

Battery

Battery is just sort of extraordinary. The average screen on time you would get with 27% charge is 7hours. Phone comes with huge battery i.e. 4050 mAh battery which is non removable.

 Performance

The average performance is great. Running on miui 7 and octacore with qualcomm snapdragon 650 chipset is really fast. Doesn’t lags anywhere.

If you are heavy gamer then this is not the phone you are looking for as it struggles somewhat with the heavy games like NOVA 3. The game is really playable but can see lag here and there.

Battery

The phone under 15000 stand out if we talk about the battery in this list. If you doesn’t like charging phone twice a day then this is the great phone. Can last one and half day with heavy usage.

Specifications

Network GSM/ HSPA/ LTE

Dual Sim (Micro/nano)

Display IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen

403 ppi

Operating System Android OS, v5.1.1 (lillipop)

Snapdragon 650 chipset (64 bit)

CPU – Octa Core

Adreno 510

Memory Micro sd card supports upto 256gb

16 gb with 2GB RAM model

32 GB with 3GB RAM model

Camera Primary – 16mp, auto focus, phase detection, Dual LED         flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 5mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Fast Charging

Battery Non – Removable 4050 mAh


PROS:
  • Battery.
  • Supports VoLTE
  • Processor.
  • Build Quality is great.

CONS:
  • Average Camera.

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Motorola Moto G4 Plus

Price :- 14,999

Motorola Moto G4 Plus

Motorola Moto G4 Plus is device which has lots of the features. Motorola devices are compact and does includes almost all the sensors. This device was launched in May 2016. With the best rear camera, build quality and the overall performance the phone tops our list. Unlike other Motorola smartphones the build quality is great and feels good in hand. Motorola smartphones are the devices which gets frequent OT updates.

Display

Moto G4 Plus features 5.5 inch screen with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which is very responsive. It is full HD screen and it does supports multitouch. The screen is easily visible in the direct sunlight and the viewing angles are great.

Camera

Moto G4 comes with 16mp rear facing camera and 5mp front facing. The rear facing camera does decent job while clicking the some pictures. But front facing camera is not so great. If you love selfies then this is not the phone for you. With the motorola devices you get most of the features and also you get lots of options while clicking the decent pictures.

Performance

If you love stock like android experience then go for the motorola devices. Moto G4 Plus runs smoothly and doesn’t lags anywhere. With the great smartphone you also love consuming data internet. It opens every heavy website without any issues and jumping between tabs is also smooth.

The best smartphone has lot more to give and works fine with 4G i.e. LTE. If you are sort of the gamer then the device will not please you. It gets heated up a little bit with heavy games but other than that it handles games very smoothly. You will love to play graphic intensive game if heating doesn’t bothers you. You cannot have better phone than this budget smartphone under 15000 segment.

Battery

The device comes with 3000 mAH battery which is sealed inside. For such a big device it might be small but the battery performs well. With casual usage it can last upto full working day without any issues.

Specification

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

1080 p

Operating System Android OS, v6.0.1 Marshmallow, planned upgrade to 7.0 Nougat

Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Chipset

Octa Core CPU

Adreno 405

Memory microSD 256GB

16/32/64 GB, 2/3/4 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 16mp, laser auto focus, phase detection, dual LED Flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 5mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, proximity,

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 3300 mAh


PROS:
  • Supports LTE.
  • Camera performs good.
  • Build Quality is great.
  • Fastest updates.

CONS:
  • Front facing camera is in lower side.
  • Heating issues.

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Lenovo Zuk Z1

Price :- 13,499

Zuk Z1

Lenovo began selling its android smartphones in 2012 and acquired Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014. Lenovo has been pleasing its customers with the budget oriented smartphones. Low cost smartphones but doesn’t skips any of the features. Lenovo Zuk Z1 is one of the best smartphones under 15000 in tech market of India.

The company keeps working on the design of the smartphones. Lenovo Zuk Z1 comes in two color variants i.e. white and dark grey. The specifications of Zuk Z1 is same as that of the Redmi Note 3. But which one you want to buy? This review can clear up your odds.

Display

Screen you get with Zuk Z1 is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which is full hd. It supports 5.5 inch screen which is very vivid and colour reproduction is also great. But in direct sunlight you have to put the brightness in the extreme high, then the display is visible. Auto brightness also works fine with the device.

Camera

Lenovo is trying to market its phones as a great camera smartphones but the picture quality is not so great. Its not bad but not great too. The rear facing camera is of 13mp shooter and the front is of 8mp.

Both the camera’s can click decent pictures but you can’t expect more from the device.

In artificial or low lighting you can see some of the noise and the picture sometimes came out to be blurry. But in natural lighting the camera does a decent job. With both the camera’s you can record full hd video.

Performance

General performance of the device is good and gives tough competition to the other smartphones in the same price bracket. This mobile under 15000 comes with android Lollipop out of the box but is upgradable to marshmallow. If you are sort of guy who love to store lot of data then this phone may disappoint you.

As there is no card slot so you can’t expand your memory. It also does decent job in the gaming. There are glitches here and there if heavy games are played in max graphic setting. But in order to enjoy smooth gameplay you have to lower settings.

Battery

Lenovo Zuk Z1 features 4100 mAh battery which is non-removable. Battery is just great and there nothing to complain about the same. With extended gaming it can last upto full working day.

Specification

Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Display IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen

1080 p

Operating System Android OS, v5.1.1 Lollipop, planned upgrade to v6.0 Marshmallow

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Chipset

Quad Core CPU

Adreno 330

Memory no card slot

64 GB, 3 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 13mp, auto focus, dual LED Flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 8mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, proximity, Compass

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 4100 mAh


PROS:
  • Good Battery Life.
  • Decent performance.
  • Good screen.

CONS:
  • No Card Slot.
  • Only available though flash sales.

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Xiaomi Redmi Mi Max

 Price :- 13,000

Mi Max

Xiaomi has launched a big smartphone to compete in the mid range or budget smartphone category. Xiaomi new smartphone are offering good performance, battery life, camera, user interface with budget pricing. So if you are sort of Xiaomi fan then this is the best phone you can have. The smartphone has all the features to compete with every high end smartphone. Mi Max stands out if we talk about the display and battery.

Display

Mi Max features IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. Phone comes with 6.44 inch screen which is full hd. Colours are displayed accurately and the display is quite vibrant. The smartphone comes with protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 out of the box. Talking about the display its very visible also in the sunlight. Auto brightness works fine with the device. If you love to watch movies and consumes lot of media then the phone best suits you.

Camera

Rear facing camera you are getting with the phone is of 16mp shooter. With lots of features and the video you can record is upto 1080p which is full hd. The front camera is of 5mp which does a decent job in taking selfies. You can take good pictures in the natural lighting. But camera struggles a little bit in the low lighting condition. Camera performance is not bad but average.

Performance

Overall performance of the phone is great, so we have included this in our list. This comes in three colour variants i.e. gold, silver and gray. Talking about the general performance the phone is lag free in most of the part. Also in the extreme usage we can’t see any of the lag.

Booting time is great and switching between the apps is also smooth. The phone comes with all the basic sensors which are very responsive. RAM management is great in the phone.

Redmi Mi Max struggles a little with the heavy games. So if you are sort of a gamer then you might not be pleased. The general performance of the phone is great. We can say its a huge Redmi Note 3.

Battery

Xiaomi phones under 15000 now days are coming with great battery backup. Most of the Xiaomi devices can also last upto two days. This phone comes with 4850 mAh battery which is a huge battery as expected. Beside the large screen size battery performs well. With huge battery the device doesn’t feels heavy in hand. Weight is adequately distributed.

Specification

Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Display IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

6.44 inch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 4

1080p

Operating System Android OS, v6.0 Marshmallow

Qualcomm Snapdragon 650

Hexa/Octa Core CPU

Adreno 510 GPU

Memory microSD 256GB

32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM

128 GB, 4 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 16mp, auto focus, phase detection, dual LED Flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 5mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, Compass

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 4850 mAh


PROS:
  • Overall performance is good.
  • Vivid and huge Display.
  • Works great with reliance Jio VOLTE.

CONS:
  • Sound quality with headphone jack is not so loud.
  • Two handed device.
  • Low front facing camera.

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Price :- 7,499

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Lenovo has made in our list of best smartphones under 15000 with superior quality. Lenovo has also launched an online-only sub-brand for its smartphones called Zuk in China. Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is the cheapest in our list but gives tough competition to other phones in this list.

Phone is an impressive engineering feat, but unless you don’t have any problem with Mediatek chipset and Mali GPU which are a bit outdated. As today almost every smartphones comes with Snapdragon chipset with Adreno chipset. But these doesn’t make much difference in the performance of the device.

Display

Lenovo has offered 5.5 inch screen with which is ofcourse multitouch. Offering LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is quite vibrant with resolution of 1080p. The display is very good and the colour reproduction is also nice. Screen has no issues when in direct sunlight, viewing angles are great.

Camera

Talking about the camera, company is making frequent changes in camera. Vibe K5 Note features 13mp rear facing camera and 8mp front shooter for selfies. Camera does a decent job but you can’t expect miracle from it. Decent pictures with decent sharpness and does not over saturates the color Vibe K5 Note is average camera phone.

Performance

Lenovo smartphones  does an all round performance. One an only purpose of phone is voice calls, here Lenovo does an excellent job. As the sound clarity over the voice calls is great. And if you are a sort of music lover then Lenovo gives a function of Dolby Atmos audio enhancement.

Though this flagship phone from Lenovo does have outdated chipset but it doesn’t hangs or lags anywhere. If you love to watch youtube 360 videos then the phone is right for you. All the necessary sensors are in the mobile under 15000 and works fine. Price to performance ratio of this best android phone under 15000 is great.

For gaming the phone is able to handle all the casual games. But for graphic intensive games you have to lower the setting for having a smooth gameplay. Also the it doesn’t heats on extended gaming.

Battery

Battery performance is also great. It can last upto full working day without any issue if you are a power user. With the device you get 3500 mAh battery which is non-removable.

Specification

Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display LTPS IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen

5.5 inch screen

1080 p

Operating System Android OS, v5.1 Lollipop

Mediatek Chipset

Octa Core CPU

Mali- T860MP2 GPU

Memory microSD 256GB

32 GB, 3/4 GB RAM

Camera Primary – 13mp, auto focus, phase detection, dual LED Flash, geo tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panaroma, touch focus

Secondry – 8mp

Video – Full HD 1080p

Features Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, Compass

SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail

Battery Non- Removable 3500 mAh


PROS:
  • Overall performance is good.
  • Vivid Display.
  • Works great with reliance Jio VOLTE.
  • Sound Quality.

CONS:
  • Average camera.
  • Outdated OS

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