After the entry of Motorola in India last year, prices of phones haven’t been the same. Earlier we used to have many homegrown brands such as Micromax, Karbonn, Spice etc. which offered value for money phones but then most of these phones had average build quality and the after sales services were really poor. Also, when an international brand like Motorola was offering a phone for such reasonable cost, why wouldn’t it be people’s first choice. Seeing the success of Motorola in India, other companies such as Asus, Gionee, Huawei started targeting India as a potential market to sell their phones. This has made the sub Rs. 15000 price range very competitive. So which are the best phones under 15000 Rs.? Let’s find out.
List of Phones under 15000 Rs
Moto G (3rd gen)
Price – Rs. 12,999
The Moto G3 is the latest smartphone from Motorola and uses roughly the same proven components like its predecessor theMoto G 2nd Gen. The Moto G3 which is the successor to the Moto G 2nd Gen is the latest smartphone from Motorola and uses roughly similar components like it. The Moto G 3rd Gen maintains the Snapdragon 410 processor which can be bought with either 1GB or 2 GB of RAM. For multi tasking and smooth running of the phone, we would recommend buying the 2GB variant. The phone has a 13 megapixel camera along with a 5 megapixel front facing camera. The phone runs on Android Lollipop which is really close to stock. With great support from Motorola, one can expect the G3 to get an update to Android Marshmallow soon.
Coolpad Note 3
Price – Rs. 8,999
Fingerprint Scanner is one of the coolest thing a phone can have these days. Popularised by the iPhone 5S, finerprint scanners have become a need for everyone looking to purchase a smartphone now. And, after using this feature as your security measure, you might feel outdated going back to the pattern or PIN code lock. But what if you’re looking for this feature in a phone within your budget? You can pick up the Coolpad Note 3. The device is the lowest priced phone in the market with a fingerprint scanner. And it’s not only the fingerprint scanner which is the highlight, the internals of the device are pretty spectacular too. It comes with MTK 6753 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Also in comparison to the other skins, the Cool UI is much better than what other Android manufacturers plant on top of their Android devices in this price range. The phone is aggresively priced at Rs. 8,999 and is an online exclusive product.
Samsung Galaxy On7
Price – Rs. 10,990
Samsung which is known for its killer flagship phones like the recent Galaxy Note 5 Edge or the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has not forgotten the lower end market and, it has clearly proved it by launching Samsung Galaxy On7. Samsung is back in the game with the On5 and On7. At the first glance, the On7 slightly resembles the Galaxy Note 4 with faux metal and leather construction but plastic being the core material. The phone comes with a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. The On7 comes with a whooping 3000 mAh battery which would last you for more than a day! If you’re looking for a budget phone from a trustworthy seller and having reputable after sales service than the On7 is a pretty much perfect device for you.
Price – Rs. 14,999
Who doesn’t like to click a selfie? With Selfie phones trending, the Asus Zenfone Selfie will catch your eyes. As the name goes, the phone comes with a stunning 13 MP front facing camera with a Dual LED flash, it also comes with several interesting features like the Beautification Mode which will make taking selfies more fun. The primary camera is a 13 MP camera, too. The phone is a 5.5-inch display with a 720P display. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 615 chipset and is a value for money.
Price – Rs. 14,999
The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is famous for for having record time flash sales because of its previous phone the Xiaomi Mi3. Mi4 made the matters worse by being a value-for-money product.
The only thing differentiating the Xiaomi Mi4 from the Xiaomi Mi3 is the build quality. It poses a iPhone like build quality, has chamfered edges and the good thing is that the Mi4 is physically smaller which makes it more easier to hold. The phone has a 13 MP primary camera and is capable of shooting in 4K resolution and has dual LED flash. The front facing camera is an 8 MP wide angle sensor which will help clicking group selfies.
The phone is powered by a Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM onboard. The device runs MIUI on top of Android 4.4.3 Kitkat. It has a non-removable battery with a adequate capacity of 3080 mAh.
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All in all, these are the best phones under 15000 rupees that you should consider buying. None of these will leave you disappointed.
Updated on 17th November, 2015.