Here are seven of our picks for which you won’t be disappointed if you spend a little extra. As always, we have included only those handsets that we have reviewed in this list of smartphones under Rs 15,000. Our in-depth review process makes it impossible to make a direct comparison. That is, the specifications of some phones may look attractive but if we have not tested them, then they will not find a place in our list.
Also, the smartphones included in this list are not more than a year old. We have included these smartphones in the list of smartphones priced below Rs 15,000.
Gadgets 360 rated phones under Rs 15,000:
Moto G5 – 7/10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4- 8/10
Honor 6X- 7/10
Lenovo P2- 7/10
Lenovo Z2 Plus- 8/10
Coolpad Max- 8/10
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime – 8/10
1. Moto G5 (3GB)
Launched in February, the Moto G5 (3GB RAM variant) is a great value-for-money option in the under Rs 15,000 category. The phone’s software is great and acts like a great all-rounder in every department.
Talking about the most important feature of the phone, getting free backup of full-resolution photos through Google Photos for two years. Apart from this, the lightweight and convenient design of the phone is also its main selling point. The phone heats up a bit which is not good.
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Like its smaller variant, the Redmi 4, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is a great budget smartphone. The phone has been launched at a very affordable price. The battery performance of the smartphone is great and the overall performance is also good.
Camera is the weakest feature of this smartphone and we get to see this deficiency in most of the budget smartphones. But the rest of it makes the phone a great device and one of our top picks for the price.
3. Honor 6X
Launched in January, the Honor 6X is a decent all-rounder with some really cool features that make it a strong option at this price. Camera performance is its weakness, but it’s neither too bad nor too great.
On the other hand, the build quality and performance of the phone is decent. The display is bright and the battery life is also long. The fingerprint sensor given in the phone is reliable and the phone has 5.5 inch full HD display, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage and 3340 mAh battery.
4. Lenovo P2
A powerful smartphone at an affordable price, the Lenovo P2 offers decent performance and great battery life. It is a great value for money option and most importantly the metal body gives a premium feel.
With its history as a dedicated battery smartphone, the Lenovo P2 smartphone continues this tradition. The phone feels heavy due to the fast charging support and the large battery, but with the large 5100 mAh battery, many will love this phone. Overall, it is a very strong option for under Rs 15,000.
5. Lenovo Z2 Plus
Lenovo’s second phone which is included in this list is Lenovo Z2 Plus. Lenovo Z2 Plus performs brilliantly in every department except the camera. This smartphone is good to see and this Lenovo phone offers long battery life.
With good overall performance and great software tweaks, this affordable handset is a good choice in the under Rs 15,000 category. But the phone doesn’t come with a fast-charger and it doesn’t support expandable storage. This can be a problem for some people.
6. Coolpad Max
Although, the Coolpad Max is a bit old, but we have included this phone in this list because the phone has become affordable due to the low price. The premium metal body and good camera performance make this phone definitely worth buying.
The custom software is a bit of a letdown, but the phone has a decent battery and great performance. Which makes it a better option for less than Rs 15,000.
7. Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Launched at Rs 20,000, the price of Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has now dropped to less than Rs 15,000. Due to which this phone also joins the list of less than Rs 15,000. The phone has great specifications and looks good too, so it is definitely a good choice.
On the flip side, the fingerprint sensor is sometimes not accurate and the camera performance in low light is disappointing. The screen of the phone is great and the battery life is also good. So if the Samsung’s design is great, it’s a strong choice.
The Honor 8 Lite was launched in January and is a good option for under Rs 15,000 if design and cameras are what you are looking for. Overall, it is a bit weak compared to other phones included in this list. That’s why we have not included it in our list. But if the phone appeals to you, it’s not a bad option. Also the recently launched new Honor Holly 3 with 3GB RAM for Rs 12,999 is also an option.
So these were the best smartphones under Rs 15,000. Are you going to buy any of these smartphones? If you want to buy any other phone which is not included in our list, you can tell us by commenting below.