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Looking for the best phones under Rs 15,000? Here’s a list of what we think are the best mobile phones under Rs 15,000 in India for December 2016 based on their specs. These are the best phones available in the market right now for this budget, including Android and Windows Phone handsets and should give you great value for money. All these phones are 4G compatible, so you can consider this list including the best 4G phones under Rs 15,000 as well. These phones offer features like 3GB RAM, excellent camera and processor, long battery life and latest OS version.

Also, check out the best smartphones under Rs 12,000 and best smartphones under Rs 18,000. Also, check our recommendations at the bottom. We’ve provided links to Amazon and Flipkart pages, since these are the best places to shop phones online. So, here are the best smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India.

 

Best phones under Rs 15,000 in India for December 2016:

  • Xiaomi Mi Max

    best phones under Rs 18,000 - mi max

    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6.44 inch – IPS
    • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 650 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72)
    • GPU: Adreno 510
    • Camera: 16MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,850mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 203g
    Pros
    • Battery
    • Processor
    Cons
    • Size
  • LeEco Le 2

    best phones under Rs 15,000 - leeco-le-2

    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
    • Memory: 32GB  non expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 652 quad 1.4GHz +quad 1.8GHz
    • GPU: Adreno 510
    • Camera: 16MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 153g
    Pros
    • Processor
    Cons
    • Non expandable memory
  • Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

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    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6.4 inch – IPS
    • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: MT8783 Octa-core 1.3 GHz (A53) MT8783
    • GPU: Mali-T720
    • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,050mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 218g
    Pros
    • Battery
    Cons
    • Size
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

    Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | redmi note 3

    • OS: Android 5.1
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
    • Memory: 32GB  expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 650 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72)
    • GPU: Adreno 510
    • Camera: 16MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 164g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Battery
    Cons
    • Android 5.1
  • Moto G4 Plus

    best phones under Rs 15,000 - moto g4

    (32GB/3GB RAM)

    (16GB/2GB RAM)

    • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
    • Memory: 16GB/32GB  expandable, 2GB/3GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 617  quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
    • GPU: Adreno 405
    • Camera: 16MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 155g
    Pros
    • Android 7.0 confirmed
    Cons
  • Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

    best phones under Rs 15,000 - Vibe K5 Note

    4GB RAM

    3GB RAM

    • OS: Android 6.0
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch – IPS
    • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB/4GB RAM
    • Processor: Mediatek 6755 Octa-core 1.8 GHz
    • GPU: Mali-T860MP2
    • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,500mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 165g
    Pros
    • Battery
    • RAM
    Cons
  • ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

    Best smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | zenfone 2

    • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
    • Body: 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm
    • Weight: 170g
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch – IPS
    • Memory: 16GB expandable, 4GB RAM
    • Processor: Quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560
    • GPU: PowerVR G6430
    • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    Pros
    • RAM
    Cons
    • Internal memory
  • Moto G4

    best phones under Rs 15,000 - moto g4

    • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
    • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB
    • Processor: Snapdragon 617  quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
    • GPU: Adreno 405
    • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 155g
    Pros
    • Android 7.0 confirmed
  • Samsung Galaxy On8

    Best smartphones under Rs 18,000 in India | galaxy-j7-prime

    • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch IPS
    • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Exynos 7570 Octa 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
    • GPU: Mali-T720MP2
    • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,300mAh
    • Connectivity: 4G, dual SIM
    • Weight: 169g
    Pros
    Cons
  • Moto X Play

    Best smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India |moto x play

    (16GB with Turbo charger)

    (32GB with Turbo charger)

    • OS: Android 5.1.1 (Android 6 confirmed)
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch – IPS
    • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7GHz & quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53
    • GPU: Adreno 405
    • Camera: 21MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,630mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 169g
    Pros
    • Battery
    Cons
    • RAM
    • Internal memory (16GB)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

    best phones under Rs 15,000 - galaxy j7

    • OS: Android 5.1
    • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
    • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
    • Processor: Exynos 7870 1.6GHz octa core
    • GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
    • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,300mAh
    • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 170g
    Pros
    • Battery
    Cons
    • Display
    • Android 5.1
    • Internal memory
    • RAM
  • Lenovo ZUK Z1

    best phones under 15000

    • OS: Android 5.1
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
    • Memory: 64GB non expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz Quad Core
    • GPU: Adreno 330
    • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,100mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 175g
    Pros
    • Internal memory
    • Battery
    Cons
    • Android 5.1
  • ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KL

    Best smartphones under Rs 15,000 zenfone 2

    • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
    • Body: 164.6 x 84 x 10.6 mm
    • Weight: 190g
    • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6 inch – IPS
    • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB RAM
    • Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 616
    • GPU: Adreno 405
    • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,000mAh
    • Dual SIM, 4G
    Pros
    Cons
    • Android 5.0
    • Size

 

Features to expect in the best phones under Rs 15,000:

You can expect the best phones under Rs 15,000 to come with 1080p displays and support 1080p/4K video recording. Snapdragon 801/652 are among the best processors in this budget, followed by the Snapdragon 650 and 617. The SD 615 is the bare minimum. We don’t recommend Snapdragon 410 in this budget (that leaves the Samsung Galaxy J5 and the Moto G3). You will also find models that come with 3GB RAM, which future proofs the device a bit.

Again, go only for 4G phones. You will also find a few models with 32GB internal storage, which is a plus. In terms of software, get something with atleast Android 5.0 that is expected to be updated to Android 6.0. Lastly, don’t blindly run after the megapixel count on the camera sensor. It doesn’t matter that much.

Happy shopping.