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Best Smartphone Under 15000 [February]

Are you looking for best smartphone under 15000? The budget smartphone category has recently seen a lot of competition and many brands have come up with their offers. It’s very hard to decide as a consumer when deciding to buy one for yourself. So, this post will help you narrow out your choices and help you in finding the best budget smartphone that you could buy in under 15,000.

Moto G Turbo Edition

Moto G Turbo

First in the list is Moto G Turbo Edition, Moto G has been the most selling product in terms of the budget smartphone category. Motorola, now under Lenovo brand came up with a new variant of the Moto G 3rd Generation called as Moto G Turbo Edition. The new smartphone is same as it’s cousin but a comes with a more powerful Octa core processor, a better Adreno 405 GPU and TurboPower charging capabilities. The design of the phone is simple and round, same as the other Moto family phones.The textured back provides a very comfortable grip. It has a 5-inch HD screen with 294 PPI and is powered by 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM. Moto G Turbo Edition comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box and you might get an update to the latest version of Android i.e Marshmallow 6.0 at first start of phone. The good thing about Moto phones is that they don’t add any custom skin like other manufacturers and the updates are also much faster than that of the other branded phones. It packs a 13 MP rear shooter with f/2.0 aperture, HDR and dual-LED flash. On the front you get a 5 MP camera with f/2.2 lens and a field of view of 72 degrees(Good enough for wide angle shots).

The phone is IP67 certified which means that it can resist water upto 30 minutes. The phone comes with 2470 mAh battery which gives a decent standby time and TurboPower charging. It has 16Gb internal storage which can be expanded via Micro SD card to am maximum of 32GB. I’ve been a Moto user from a very long time and can assure you that they have some great devices. Moto G Turbo Edition is a great budget smartphone.

 

PRICERs 12,499
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery with TurboPower charging
BODYWeight: 155 grams, Thickness: 6.1-11.6mm (Curved Back)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
CPUOcta Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor
DISPLAYHD (720 x 1280 pixels), 294 ppi pixel density
OSAndroid, v5.1.1 Lollipop | UI - Stock Android
OTHERSWater & Dust Resistant, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DUAL SIMSim (LTE + LTE)
STORAGEInternal Storage 16 GB, microsd expandable upto 32 GB

  


 

Honor 5X

Huawei-Honor-5X

Honor 5X has been termed as the Budget Premium Phone, here at GadgetMiner(Read more about Honor5X).The Honor 5X packs a great premium metallic design which feels good in hands as well as looks beautiful & stylish. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 401 PPI. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core Processor out of which four cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz and the other four are clocked at 1.2 GHz. The phone comes with 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU, the overall performance of the phone is good and smooth but it may lag a little during heavy gaming. It sports a 13 MP rear shooter and a 5 MP front shooter, both have good depth and colors. The Honor 5X features a fingerprint scanner on the back below the camera, it is very fast and works with good accuracy. The phone runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 skin running on top. It is a dual sim smartphone supporting 4G on both the slots. It comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB. It is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery which gives average battery backup and will last for around a day. Overall, the Huawei Honor 5X offers very good design and a premium feel to the user. 

PRICERs 12,499
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|Fast charging: No
BODYWeight: 158 grams, Thickness: 8.15 mm
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
CPU1.5 GHz + 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core Processor
DISPLAYFull HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop | UI - EMUI 3.1
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
SIMDual Sim (4G + 4G)
STORAGEInternal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB with microSD

  


 

Lenovo K4 Note

Lenovo-K4-Note

Lenovo has been selling many budget phones in the recent past.It’s A6000 and A7000 were some of the best selling smartphones in the recent past. It has completely plastic build like its predecessor K3 Note but, it now packs a better looking design, it has got rounded corners, curved back panel and there is chrome finish on all the edges and also on a small unit on the back containing the camera and fingerprint scanner. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with good colour reproduction and viewing angles, it is a very good display overall. The  Lenovo  K4 Note is powered by the 1.3 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Mediatek MT6753 Processor coupled with 3 GB RAM and Mali T720-MP3 GPU, it delivers very good performance and handles gaming well. It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with Lenovo’s new Vibe UI 3.0 running on top. The phone has a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) and Dual-LED flash and takes good pictures. The 5 MP front camera is also good.

Another important feature is the fingerprint scanner which can be used to quickly unlock the phone even when the screen is turned off, it can also be used to take pictures. It also comes with two front facing Dolby Atmos speakers (placed above & below the screen) which have very good sound quality. The K4 Note is a Dual Sim phone, it also includes NFC for additional connectivity. It has 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 128 GB with the help of a microSD card. It is backed by a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery which gives a good battery backup and easily lasts for a day. The K4 Note is priced at Rs. 11,998 and the company is also offering ANT VR headset (costs 1,299) bundled with the K4 Note at just Rs. 12,499. Overall, the Lenovo K4 Note is a great phone with with decent performance as well as great media experience at a very good price. 

PRICERs 11,999
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 160 grams, Thickness: 9.1 mm
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (Dual-LED Flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
CPU1.3 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Mediatek MT6753 Processor
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 403 ppi pixel density
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop | UI - Vibe UI 3.0
OTHERSFingerprint scanner, NFC, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
SIMDual Sim
STORAGEInternal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD

  


 

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (2GB RAM)

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

The Asus Zenfone series has been one of the few brands that gave most of the features in a budget smartphone. The Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML comes with 2GB RAM, 64 bit Quad Core 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor. The phone has a 13 MP rear & 5 MP front camera, the picture quality of both the cameras is very impressive. The phone runs on the Android v5.0 Lollipop with Asus’s ZenUI running on top of it. I personally don’t like the custom skins but Asus’s Zen UI is quite okay with limited number of bloatwares that can either be un-installed or disabled. It supports Dual Sim & 4G (LTE). It is good on storage and has a good 3000 mAh battery with fast charging capability.

When it comes to design, the phone looks very good and more importantly it’s different from other phones in the market. Overall, the Zenfone 2 at this price is a very good all round device and can be a good choice. 

PRICERs 13,999
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 5 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash
CPUQuad Core, 64-bit, 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor
DISPLAY1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi pixel density
OSAndroid OS, v5.0(Lollipop)
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, NFC
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
SIMDual SIM (GSM + LTE) (Dual Active)
STORAGEInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD Expandable upto 64 GB

  


Conclusion

The growth of smartphone industry is exponential this means that there are numerous choice of smartphones for the customers. And when you have lots of choices, then it becomes very hard to find the right smartphone. In this post we filtered out some of the best budget smartphones and gave you some of their features which make them different. Hope we have helped you in getting your best smartphone under 15000.

If you have any suggestions or want to increase the list, then do drop a comment and we’ll add the phone in this list.

Jubin Mathai

Hi, I am Jubin Mathai a tech enthusiast, blogger, android developer and what not. People describe me as a workaholic and to an extent it's right. I love gadgets and hence I write for GadgetMiner. To know more about me follow me on the social media.

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