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Gone are the days when to get a decent phone you had to shell out big amounts. Thanks to companies such as Xiaomi, Motorola, Lenovo that the sub Rs. 15000 segment has excellent phones now.

Full hd screen, 4GB RAM, 32 GB memory, 13 MP camera is the norm here something which was earlier reserved for flagships. Let’s have a look at the best smartphones under 15000.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

This smartphone has the right mix of good design, efficient processor, good camera and a very large battery. It should be the first choice for anyone wishing to spend about Rs 15000.

Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit
  • Dual 4G Sim (Only one can have 4G at at time)
  • Hybrid slot expandable upto 128 GB
  • 5 inch 1080p screen
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 13 MP / 5 MP camera
  • FHD recording at 30 fps
  • 4100 mah battery
  • Colors : Black, Dark grey, Gold

Pros:

  • Excellent battery backup
  • Efficient processor
  • Good Camera
  • Cheap memory increase options
  • Premium built quality
  • Highly customizable MIUI

Cons:

  • Very difficult to buy
  • Fast charger not included

Price:

  • 2 GB/ 16 GB : Rs 9999
  • 3 GB/ 32 GB : Rs 10999
  • 4 GB/ 64 GB : Rs 12999

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Coolpad Cool 1 (3 GB / 32 GB)

Coolpad is not a very familiar name among Indian smart phone buyers. But in the online market, it has carved a niche. This is a camera centric phone which delivers on all other fronts too.

Specifications:

  • 13MP + 13MP Dual Rear Camera with 6P lens
  • 4K recording support
  • Snapdragon 652
  • Dual Sim with 4G
  • 5 inch FHD screen
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4000 mah battery

Pros:

  • Best in class camera
  • 4K video recording
  • Great battery life
  • Good built quality

Cons:

  • No memory card support
  • No fast charging
  • Old android version

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Honor 6X (Grey, 32GB)

Huawei launched this phone under the Honor sub-brand. What separates this phone from other phones in this price range is its dual camera setup containing 12 MP and 2 MP cameras.

Specifications:

  • 5 inch FHD screen
  • (12 MP + 2 MP) back and 8 MP front
  • Kirin 655 octa core processor
  • Android EMUI4.1 v 6.0.1
  • Dual SIM dual-standby (4G+4G) with VoLte support
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 3340 mAH lithium-polymer battery
  • 15 months manufacturer warranty for device and 30 days screen breakage warranty

Pros:

  • Great camera
  • Good battery life
  • Extra warranty than normal
  • Good built quality

Price : Rs 12999 (3 GB/ 32 GB )

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Lenovo’s phones have improved a lot over the past few years and Vibe series is a testimony to this. This phone generally retails for Rs 13,499 but is being sold at dirt cheap price of Rs 11,499 on Flipkart for 4 GB/ 64 GB version.

Specifications:

  • Helio P10 64-bit Processor at 1.8 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 128 GB | Hybrid sim slot
  • 5 inch Full HD Display
  • Android Marshmallow 6
  • 13MP Rear Camera | 8MP Front Camera
  • 3500 mAh Li-Ion Polymer Battery
  • 3-array Microphone System (High-spec)| Single Rear Speakers | Dolby Atmos Support
  • Color : Gold, Grey, Silver

Pros:

  • Impressive performance
  • Good gaming performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good built quality

Cons:

  • No fast charging
  • Average camera

Price : Rs 11,499 (4GB / 64 GB)

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Moto G5 (3 GB/ 16 GB)

When Moto G was first launched, it has caused quite an uproar in the budget segment. Times have changed but G5 is still a value for money proposition.

Specifications:

  • 5 inch FHD screen
  • Dual 4G sim support
  • Qualcomm 430 processor
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 13 MP / 5 MP
  • Android v7.0 Nougat OS
  • Expandable memory upto 128 GB
  • 2800 mah battery

Pros:

  • Stock Android
  • Up-to-date Android version
  • Good camera
  • Metal build

Cons:

  • Old processor
  • Heating problem
  • Costlier

Price : Rs 11,999 (Rs. 1000 off for prime members)

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Xiaomi Redmi 4 (New Launch)

Xiaomi launched this phone on 16th May and this is certainly a budget champion. At Rs 10999 for 4 GB/ 64 GB version, this is the cheapest phone offering such memory configuration.

Specification:

  • 7cm (5) HD display,
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Snapdragon 435 octa core processor
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1
  • 4100 mah battery with fast charging support
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual sim with hybrid slot, expandable upto 128 GB
  • 13 mp back camera, 5 mp front camera
  • 1080p/720p video, 30fps
  • 11 b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi

Pros:

  • Good built quality
  • Great battery life
  • Very cheap 4GB/ 64 GB option

Price

The price is same as last year’s Redmi 3S. The base model starts at Rs 6999 and goes up-to Rs 10999.

  • 2 GB/ 16 GB : Rs 6999
  • 3 GB/ 32 GB : Rs 8999
  • 4 GB/ 64 GB : Rs 10999

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If you want to slightly increase your budget, have a look at our pick of 5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000.

Please share your views about these phones and any other phone you feel should be in this list.

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