5 Best Smartphones Under Rs 15,000 in India 2018


With Rs 15,000 you have a wide range of budget smartphones you can choose from. But which is the best for you?

Find out the 5 best smartphones under Rs 15,000 to spend your money on. They all come as solid as a smartphones can get with impressive spec sheets and are reputed as the best-performing smartphones in the market for the money.

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5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Xiaomi is famous for creating iPhone-like Android smartphone with great spec sheets and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is no different. The phone comes with a body designed like an iPhone and comes with a massive display 5.5-inch full HD display screen.

Key features of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Processor: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor
Storage: massive 4GB RAM/64GB ROM
Sim: Hybrid sim
Android version: version 6
Battery capacity: 4100mAh
Camera: 13MP front and 5MP rear camera

Great build quality. Have an iPhone-like look
Excellent battery which can last a whole day even with heavy streaming or gaming.
It’s super fast and can pretty much handle the Android system without hang up.
Camera is super awesome during the day.

Does not support Quick charging technology.
Hybrid sim option. Allows you to use 2 Sims or a Sim and micro SD card.
Fingerprint authentication is quite slow
Lots of unwanted apps

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4. Lenovo K8 Note

We were very reluctant in including the Lenovo K8 Note in this list as some users complained about flickering screen problems but aside this concern; we can’t in good conscience exclude a phone with such great spec and design from this list.

So here it is. The Lenovo K8 Note is one of the very first smartphones from the company to offer splash-proof feature and comes with the best camera specs you can find amongst smartphones at the Rs 15,000 price point.

If you’re a selfie lover and at the same time desire a great looking phone with premium designs then Lenovo K8 Note is probably your best bet.

Key features of Lenovo K8 Note

Display: 5.5 Inch FHD IPS LCD Display
Camera: comes with a dual 13MP+ 5MP Rear camera and 13 MP Front Camera
Android version: Android Nougat 7
Battery capacity: 4000mAh
Storage: 4GB RAM and 64GB storage
CPU: 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X23 10-core

Premium design and build
Superb audio quality
Impressive dual rear camera
Comes with stock Android.
No bloated apps
Google assistant is inbuilt
Dedicated music button
Great battery life
Can play heavy games smoothly without any hiccups or lag

Comes with the less impressive MediaTek processor instead of the more faster Qualcomm’s
Heats up easily especially when using the camera and GPS
No NFC support
Limited fingerprint options. You can only use it to unlock the device, you can use it to unlock apps or take shots

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3. Moto G5s Plus

The Moto G5s Plus is a successor to Moto G5 Plus and a great phone that offers value for your money.

The phone come designed in an all-aluminum casing and with no trace of plastic. This gives the phone a lot weighty but durable look; so you don’t have to worry when it slips.

However, even with the all-metal casing, it is really lightweight. Its screen is 5.5 inches IPS LCD screen which is larger than the average smartphones out there.

Key features of Moto G5s Plus

Display: 5.5 inches IPS LCD screen
Camera: dual 13MP +13MP Rear camera and 8MP Front camera with dual flash
Android version: v7 Android Nougat
Battery capacity: 3000mAh. Supports quick charge.
Storage: 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM
CPU: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor

Super-fast fingerprint scanner
Water repellent technology
Comes with stock Android
Great camera performance
Impressive build and premium designs

Hybrid sim slots – allows the use of 2 Sims or 1 sim and a micro SD card
No compass sensor
Battery life is average. Can only last a day

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2. Honor 7x

One thing to be excited about Honor 7x is its impressive design and premium looks. The phone comes designed with an all-glass body with a little tinge of metallic shine.

With a minimal bezel front, the Honor 7x offers enough grasp room to hold the phone.

On the downside, this smartphone does not have any scratch-resistant technology and as such easily picks up scratches on its beautiful body, so you probably need to clean the phone from time to time.

Key features of Honor 7x

Display: 5-inch bezel-less display
Android version: Android Nougat 7
Camera: dual rear cameras 16MP + 2MP and front cameras 8MP
CPU: Kirin 659 chipset
Storage: 3GB RAM
Battery capacity: 3340mAh

Comes with the much-loved 18:9 display
Premium bezel-less design
Front camera performance is excellent
Smooth multitasking ability – no lagging
Excellent battery life

No water or scratch resistant technology
No NFC support
Comes with Android 7 nougat and you’ll have to upgrade to Android 8 Oreo.
Camera capabilities could still be improved

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1.Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the perfect phone at this price point. It has everything you will need, speed, good camera and above all a system devoid of bloated apps.

With the Xiaomi Mi A1, you don’t have to worry about a device lagging during heavy gaming sessions. It comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor this combined with the massive 4GB RAM gives you a super-fast smartphone capable of handling the Android system and its apps flawlessly.

Key features of Xiaomi Mi A1

Processor: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 super-fast processor
Storage: massive 4GB RAM/64GB ROM
Android version: v7 nougat
Battery capacity: 3080 mAH Battery
Camera: dual camera 12MP+ 12MP, 5 MP Front Camera
Display: 5.5 Inch FHD IPS LCD Display

Impressive camera performance. Perfect for Snapchat and Instagram fans.
Premium iPhone-like design with beautiful antenna lines
Comes with a very clean system devoid of unwanted apps.
Great battery life.
Supports heavy gaming without lagging or hang ups.

No fast charge support
No FM support
Battery life is average
No earphone in the box
No NFC support

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Quick questions before deciding on the smartphone

Choosing the right budget smartphone can be pretty difficult especially with the plethora of options available in the market.

Here are quick questions to ease the task for you. Firstly, what do you need the smartphone for? Are you looking for a smartphone that has a premium look with good battery life and premium picture quality? Then you should go for the Xiaomi Mi A1 or the Moto G5s Plus.

If you’re in the market for a budget smartphone designed specifically for gaming, then go for one with a good processor and battery like Lenovo K8 Note or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

Bezel-less smartphones are becoming the order of the day and if you desire one of those, then the Honor 7x is your best bet.

Overall these are the best under Rs15000 smartphones in India. You can pretty much buy any of them and you won’t be disappointed.