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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 May 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. Barring a few, all these phones are 4G compatible, so you can consider this list including the best 4G phones under Rs 15,000 as well.

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 mobile phones under Rs 15,000 in India | May 2016

 

ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

Best smartphones under 15000 rs 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

 

 

Moto X (2014)

best phones under rs 15,000 - moto x

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 144g

Pros

  • Processor
  • Android 6.0

Cons

  • Non expandable memory
  • Battery

 

 

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: 16/32GB  expandable, 2/3GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 650 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72), Adreno 510
  • Camera: 16MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 164g

Pros

  • Internal memory
  • Processor (among best in the budget)
  • Display
  • RAM
  • Camera
  • Battery

Cons

 

 

Moto G Turbo

best phones under 15000 - moto g

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,470 mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 155g

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Android 6.0

Cons

  • Display

 

 

OnePlus X

Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | oneplus x

  • OS: Android 5.1 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches (AMOLED)
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,525mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 138g

Pros

  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Front camera

Cons

 

 

Lenovo VIBE P1

Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | Lenovo VIBE P1
Features:

  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 32GB  expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP camera, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 5,000mAh battery
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 189g

Pros:

  • Battery
  • Internal memory

Cons:

 

 

Lenovo VIBE S1

Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | vibe s1
Features:

  • OS: Android 6.0 MarshMallow
  • Display: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5 inches
  • Memory: 32GB  expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6752 Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T760MP2
  • Camera: 13MP camera, 8 + 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,420mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 132g

Pros:

  • RAM
  • Internal memory
  • Android 6.0

Cons:

  • Battery

 

 

Xiaomi Mi 4i

Best smartphones under Rs 15,000 - mi 4i

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB  non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,120mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (3G+4G)
  • Weight: 130g

Pros

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

 

 

Lenovo K4 Note

Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | k4 note

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6753
  • GPU: Mali-T720MP3
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,300mAh non removable
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (3G+4G)
  • Weight: 160g

Pros

  • Battery
  • RAM

Cons

 

 

Huawei Honor 5X

Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | honor 5x

  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 158g

Pros

 

 

ASUS Zenfone 2 E551ML

Best smartphones under Rs 15,000 - zenfone 2

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixel, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16 GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z3560 Quad Core 1.8GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR G6430
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (3G + 4G)
  • Weight: 170g

Pros

Cons

 

 

Lenovo Vibe X2

Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | vibe x2

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches
  • Memory: 32GB  non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: MediatTek MT6595m True8Core Octa-core 2.0 GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR G600
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,390mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 120g

Pros

  • Internal memory
  • Price

Cons

  • Non expandable memory
  • Battery

 

 

ASUS Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL

Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | zenfone selfie
Features:

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP camera, 13MP secondary with flash
  • Battery: 3,000mAh battery
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight:170g

Pros:

  • Front camera

Cons:

 

 

Samsung Galaxy J7

Best smartphones under Rs 15,000 - best phones under Rs 15,000

  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 170g

Pros

Cons

  • RAM
  • Dispalay

 

 

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL

Best Smartphones under Rs 15,000 in India | Asus Zenfone 2 Laser
Features:

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP camera, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh battery
  • Weight:170g
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G

Pros:

  • RAM

Cons:

  • Display

 

 

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 video recording. Snapdragon 801 is among the best processors in this budget, while the SD 615 isn’t half as bad. 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.

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