Best Smartphones Under Rs.15000

If you are interested in buying a new smartphone but want a slightly better device than an entry-level handset. So in the market for you 10,000 rupees to 15,000 rupees, there are many good options these days. However, many of these devices lag behind their expensive variants and especially in the camera department. The overall performance of the smartphone included in our list is quite good and with regular online sales, you will find many good options in less than Rs. 15,000.

We have made a list of top handsets coming in less than Rs. 15,000. As always, we have reviewed all these smartphones. And we also tested their batteries on all the parameters. All the phones included in this list are released in the last one year. And in almost all categories, their ratings are also good. In less than Rs 15,000, these are the best phones we have chosen.

1. Moto G5S Plus

Moto G has been capturing this series of handset series hands for a long time. And the Moto G5S Plus (review) is also no exception. The texture of the phone is very good and it is fast charged. However, during the use, the phone gets a little warm.

The 5.5 inches Full HD display offers 64GB of storage, 4 GB RAM and 2 GHz octa-core processor. Which means that you will not be disappointed in the hardware case. The dual camera setup is on the rear of the phone. The 3000 mAh battery may be slightly lower than you expected.

Moto G5S Plus full specifications


GENERAL

Release dateAugust 2017
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)153.50 x 76.20 x 9.50
Weight (g)168.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3000
Removable batteryNo
ColorsLunar Gray, Blush Gold

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x1920 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor2GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128

CAMERA

Rear camera13-megapixel
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera8-megapixel
Front flashLED

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 7.1

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.20
NFCNo
InfraredNo
USB OTGYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo

2. xiaomi Mi A1

xiaomi's Redmi Series has strengthened the company's position in the segment of less than Rs. 10,000. Along with xiaomi Me A1, the company has a very good option in less than Rs. 15,000.

xiaomi Mi A1 phone is the same as the Moto G5S Plus. The overall overlay rating of the phone is great but the battery performance is poor. Mi A1 has a dual rear camera setup, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM and 2 GHz processor. And we thought the camera performance is quite good, especially considering the price. The performance could be improved in low light, but the camera app is a lot of work that will help new users.

Mi A1 full specifications


GENERAL

Release dateSeptember 2017
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)155.40 x 75.80 x 7.30
Weight (g)165.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3080
Removable batteryNo
ColorsRose Gold, Gold, Black

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Aspect ratio16:9

HARDWARE

Processor2GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128

CAMERA

Rear camera12-megapixel
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera5-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 7.1.2

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.20
NFCNo
InfraredYes
USB OTGYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo

3. Lenovo K8 Notes

This device is a strong alternative and its performance is also good. Lenovo K8 Note has long been in this list. Lenovo's fun Theatermax VR Fun feature is also on the phone, so you can experience virtual cinema.

Lenovo K8 Note features a full HD 5.5-inch display. It also has a 1.4 GHz processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage. It has a 4000 mAh battery and dual rear camera setup. The camera performance of the phone is also excellent in terms of the minimum. However, performance could be better in low light.

Lenovo K8 Note full specifications

GENERAL

Release dateAugust 2017
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)154.50 x 75.90 x 8.50
Weight (g)180.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4000
Removable batteryNo
ColorsFine Gold, Venom Black

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI)441

HARDWARE

Processor1.4GHz
Processor makeMediaTek Helio X23
RAM3GB
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128

CAMERA

Rear camera13-megapixel
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera13-megapixel
Front flashLED

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.10
NFCNo
InfraredNo
USB OTGYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo

4. Coolpad Cool Play 6

Cool Play 6 is a great all-rounder coming with long battery life. This is a strong participant in this price. The camera could have been better but the speed of the phone and the battery life are both good. The fingerprint scanner of the phone also works fast.

Cool Play 6 features a full HD 5.5 inch display, 1.4GHz processor and 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM. This is a good all-rounder, which proves to be a strong alternative with better performance.

Coolpad Cool Play 6 full specifications


GENERAL

Release dateMay 2017
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)152.00 x 75.20 x 8.45
Weight (g)170.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4060
Removable batteryNo

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x1920 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor1.4GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 653
RAM6GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD

CAMERA

Rear camera13-megapixel
Rear flashDual LED
Front camera8-megapixel

SOFTWArE

Operating systemAndroid 7.1.1
SkinJourney UI

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
GPSNo
BluetoothYes, v 4.10
NFCNo
InfraredNo
USB OTGNo
Headphones3.5mm
FMYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GNo
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GNo
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No

SENSORS

Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeNo
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo

5. Moto G5S

The Moto G5S smartphone is a small variant of G5S Plus, and is similar to its name. This is a good all-rounder, but like the Mi Max 2 this phone also struggled in the camera department. G5S Plus is a much better option if the camera is your priority. If you are looking for a phone whose texture is good and convenient to hold, then the Moto G5S is a better option.

The 5.2-inch display size is great and has a 1.4 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. 3000 mAh battery is not very big but it works fine due to small screen size. With this, we liked the design of the phone too.

Moto G5S full specifications


GENERAL

Release dateAugust 2017
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)150.00 x 73.50 x 9.50
Weight (g)157.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3000
Removable batteryNo
ColoursLunar Gray, Fine Gold

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)5.20
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080x1920 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor1.4GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM4GB
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128

CAMERA

Rear camera16-megapixel
Rear flashLED
Front camera5-megapixel
Front flashLED

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 7.1

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.20
NFCNo
InfraredNo
USB OTGYes
HeadphonesYes
FMYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTENo
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo

So these were the best smartphones in less than Rs 15,000.

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