Want to buy a good reasonably priced phone under Rs 15,000 and don't know which one to buy? No need to worry as Indian smartphone market is flooded with numerous options. Every second day the new phone models are being launched, hence providing ample options to the consumers. The smartphone manufacturers want to sell their devices using all sorts of marketing jargon like dual cameras, moonlight selfie flash, perfect selfie expert etc creating lot of confusion in consumer's mind. We have narrowed down the options to the top 5 budget smartphones under 15,000 INR which can be considered for buying.
1. Lenovo K8 Note (Rs 12,999)
After K6 Note, Lenovo has come with its another flagship killer Lenovo K8 Note. The company just skipped K7 Note as it did not find it special. K8 Note flaunts a dual rear camera, dedicated microSD card slot, Turbo charging, supports Dolby Atmos sound effects, has a 4000 mAH battery and runs on pure Android Nougat OS with latest security patch from Google. However, it has robust configuration with MediaTek Helio X23 chipset paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage. It delivers amazing gaming experience owing to its clear sharp display with high pixel density.
Pros : Fast processor, Fingerprint sensor, great battery life, excellent cameras, bright display
Cons : Non-removable battery
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Rs 10,999)
Redmi Note 4 features a 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU. The users can play high end games and enjoy multitasking apps without any lag. It supports a premium uni-metal design along with a 2.5D glass on top and features the 5.5-inch full HD display like its predecessor. Along with that, the Redmi Note 4 boots Xiaomi's Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 skin. They have three variants having 32GB/64GB storage capacity as well as 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB RAM options. In terms of camera, the device comes with a 13MP autofocus primary camera having a 77-degree wide angle lens and a f/2.0 aperture along with a 5MP rear camera having the same aperture. Redmi Note 4 is one of the perfect allrounder handset for every smartphone buyer.
Pros : Aggressive pricing, powerful configuration, superb battery life, impressive camera performance.
Cons : Non-removable battery, Hybrid SIM slot, No Quick charge.
3. Moto G5 Plus (Rs 14,999)
Moto G5 Plus sports a 5.2-inch full HD LCD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels and 401ppi pixel density ensuring sharp and crisp picture quality. The screen is provide protection by Gorilla glass 3 and runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS out of the box. In terms of hardware specs, it is powered by a 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB/ 4GB RAM and 16GB/ 32GB ROM variants. The camera performance is decent with 12MP rear camera (having f/2.0 aperture) and a 5MP front camera having a f/2.2 aperture. The 3000 mAH battery comes with turbo charging which charges the device to full capacity at a superfast speed in very less time. It is a great phone to buy if you are looking for power packed performance with latest features.
Pros : Bright and sharp display, powerful processor, front flash, turbo charging support, fast fingerprint scanner.
Cons : Low inbuilt memory, Average battery backup, no USB Type-C port.
4. Vivo V5s (Rs 15,100)
Vivo V5s has become quite popular because of its excellent selfie camera. It flaunts a 5.5-inch display with a 2.5D curved glass on the top and is powered by MediaTek MT6750 chipset paired with 4GB RAM like its predecessor. Apart from this, the device boots on Android Marshmallow-based FunTouch OS (version 2.6) and is fuelled with 3000 mAH battery supported by turbo charging. It sports a 13MP primary camera with Sony IMX376 1/2.78″ sensor and 20MP selfie camera with front moonlight flash and an f/2.0 aperture lens. Vivo V5s is an excellent phone and a worthy value buy with powerful processor, ample RAM, superb front camera and fingerprint sensor, though lack of full HD display is a slight disappointment.
Pros : Amazing front camera, good inbuilt storage, powerful configuration.
Cons : Low pixel density, No full HD display.
5. Huawei Honor 8 Lite (Rs 14,400)
Honor 8 Lite is a complete powerhouse with Kirin 655 chipset made with a 16nm process where the first half is clocked at 2.1GHz whereas the other half clocks in at 1.7GHz frequency. It also supports 4GB RAM coupled with Mali T830-MP2 GPU and massive 64GB internal storage memory an runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS based EMUI. With 5.2-inch FHD display and 12MP rear and 8MP front camera offers great visual experience to the smartphone user.
Pros : Superb display, elegant design, huge internal storage, dual camera.
Cons : Hybrid SIM slot, non-removable battery.