Welcome to our another installment of smartphones under a particular price. This time I’m bringing you the top 5 best smartphones under 15000 rupees that you can buy. This list has been carefully carved thinking about uses of an average Indian consumer and what features he expects to see in smartphones under 15000.
15,000 Rupees is a sweet spot where you’ll find some great features from the company’s flagship smartphones that fit right into your budget.
I had mentioned it earlier and let me say it now once again, I have been to various electronics stores that have smartphones on display where I spend a little good time with several smartphones, and then made this list. I even went through reviews and videos posted about these smartphones to get an idea what the big guns of the tech industry have to say about them.
The List was made based on Build Quality, Screen Quality, OS and its operations, Processing Power, UI Performance and some more crucial factors.
This list was not made just by looking at specs sheet but on how a smartphone actually works!
Best Smartphones Under 15000 Rupees
So without wasting much time, let’s start.
Number 5: Xiaomi Mi4
Xiaomi has really got into the nerves of the Indian buyers and with the Xiaomi Mi 4, they have further proven their approach to the Indian market. The Mi 4 is one of the best smartphones in the 15,000 budget. It only costs 14,999/- and comes with tons of features. The FullHD display adds value to the smartphone.
With a powerful process, great camera and tons of other features, I would definitely put it into our recommended list to buy in 2015.
The specs of the smartphone do pack a punch. With a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor, the smartphone has everything you can ask for. The processor is powered by the MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 GB of RAM. Impressive indeed!
On the other hand, it offers 5-inch of IPS display, capable of 441 PPI pixel density display, capable of rendering HD quality. The internal memory of the smartphone is also not disappointing. With 16 GB of internal memory and 64 GB of external memory support, you can always find a lot of space to do anything.
Camera quality is above average. According to the specification, it comes with 13 Mp off back camera and 8 MP of front camera. The camera can shoot at HDR and records HD videos at ease.
On the software front, Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with Android KitKat 4.3.
PRICE – Rs. 14,999/-
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“The smartphone is mainly aimed at anyone who is looking for performance and want to use their budget to the maximum. With a great processor and RAM, you will not be disappointed in this price range. All games run smooth and battery backup is just right.”
Number 4: Micromax Yu Yureka
Micromax Yu Yureka has seen it all. It came with a bang, but later on people didn’t love the battery and its proximity sensor.
Still, it is a great price for the price it is coming for.
The built quality of the smartphone is great and perfect for any smartphone under 15000. You get a great finish.
Coming to hardware, this smartphone under 15000 hosts a Quad-core 1.7Ghz and 2 GB of RAM. The MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 powers the device and is one of the most impressive ones out there.
Display wise it is quite vibrant and offers a 5.5-inch resolution with a rendering of 720×1280 pixels one. On the camera front, it offers 13 MP primary camera for great pictures. The rear camera is powerful during the day but fades away in the night. The quality is just good in the night.
Moreover, it offers 5MP for front-end camera for taking selfies.
With Cyanogen powering the smartphone, it has one of the most customizable operating systems out there.
The battery life is disappointing as it offers only 2500mAh battery. The battery can drain fast and it is advisable to buy a power bank for better endurance.
PRICE – Rs. 8,999/-
“Yu Yureka is one of the best smartphones under 15,000. With great build quality, decent battery and powerful processor, you will not regret a single moment with the smartphone. But if you are a power user, it is better to buy a power bank or get a smartphone with better battery backup.”
Number 3 – Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML(2 GB)
Asus Zenfone is no stranger for many. It is seen as one of the best smartphones under 15,000 and lately have proved one of the best options for the users.
Asus has always dominated the mid-range segment. Their previous phone, Asus Zenfone 5 has really proved a lot in the past and now comes the Asus Zenfone 2. There are currently 2 variants out there. The first one is 4 GB, which cost 19,000 INR. On the other hand, 2 GB comes under 15K and you should be really excited about it.
The phone is powered by a Quad-Core 1.8 Ghz processor and 2 GB of RAM. The other specifications are also great. It offers Gorilla Glass 3 and have a 5.5-inch wide screen.
The Camera is good as it offers 13 MP rear camera for taking excellent photos. For selfie lovers, the smartphone offers 5 MP camera. Other than that it comes with dual-sim and runs Android Lollipop. Overall, a great all-rounder.
“Asus Zenfone 2 is one of the best phones out there. Its build is amazing and with an excellent screen, you can do whatever you want to do. That is play games, watch movies and do some work. The hardware is also powerful and the presence of Lollipop makes it a great buy.”
Number 2 – Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung is one of the oldest players who are in the market for long. But, what makes them so different. Their premium phone are costly and not in the budget of mid-segment buyers. That’s going to change with Samsung Galaxy S4. The features of premium smartphones are now available for only 15,999 INR.
With a 5-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy S4 offers decent screen at this price point. The screen offers full-HD and and body is also strong and durable.
The OS is quite old related to the current trend in smartphones. It offers Android v 4.2.2, which is not a bad deal as you can always update the operating system of your smartphone. Another point that I must make is that the smartphone is single-sim and only comes in Deep Black.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by quad-core 1.2 cortex A7. Other variants come with Quad-Core 1.6 Ghz Cortex A-15. The liquid memory of the samrtphone is 2 GB, which is more than enough for normal usage.
Internal storage of the smarphone is good and offers 16 GB of internal memory. For heavry users, the smartphone offers 64 GB of external memory. The battery is 2600 mAH and is quite good for medium smartphone users.
“If you love Samsung brand and is looking for a smartphone that is under 15,000 INR then Samsung Galaxy S4 is your best bet. It comes with Full HD display and great camera features. To keep things simple, the smartphone is just great with a single drawback — single sim. If you are in single sim phone then the smartphone has no drawbacks at all.”
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Number 1: Xiaomi Mi 4i
Again Xiaomi? That’s sound quite surprising. Don’t be suprised as Xiaomi is released some of the best smartphones under the 15,000k price tag. The Xiaomi Mi 4i is targetted for users who are looking for something similar to Mi3 and Mi4.
Specification wise, the smartphone is just great. The hardware is quite amazing to say the least. The smartphone is powered by Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 and runs on top of the Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset. Both of them are helped by the internal 2 GB RAM.
In terms of internal storage, the smartphone offers 16 GB of internal storage. The only downside is that there is no external memory. But, overall this is the best bang for buck under 15,000 price tag.
The smartphone offers HD display and comes with corning gorilla glass 3. It is also very light and is only 130 g.
On the software front, it comes with MiUI, which is one of best-customized user-interface for android smartphones.
“Xiaomi is strong and they are releasing some of the best phones. The Xiaomi Mi 4i is undoubtedly one of the best smartphone out there. It is light-weight and offers sufficient processing power to do anything you want. Great smartphone indeed.”
I certainly believe you would have liked the list. And you would have unlocked the First Position. I’ve tried my best to include the best smartphone in this price sensitive segment. If you do have any complains about the list, make sure you leave a comment below. Or any other smartphone you believe should have fit the bill? Let me know. And don’t forget to share. Have a great day!