These days one can really get confused between so many options around when buying a budget smartphone. Conditions are just perfect for a customer to feel like a king but spoilt with so many choices, though it may be very difficult to choose your final pick from so many choices.
“Lesser the budget more the compromises, more the budget lesser the compromises”
We have curated a list of 5 best android phones under 15000 which make perfect use of the right kind of hardware and software. All of them excel at one particular domain so you can choose the one that appeals you the most.
1. Lenovo Z2 Plus
BGR declared it as the best phone under 15000 in value for money category 2016. Zero1 awards and Techi.e awards gave Lenovo Z2 the award for best smartphone under 15000 which goes to show why Lenovo has made it to top of this list.
Lenovo Z2 rocks Snapdragon 820 chipset pumping great power, graphics, connectivity , photography and battery efficiency. The chipset is further bonded with 4GB DDR4 RAM which makes the lenovo bring fluidity while switching between apps. For health conscious people the Z2 comes with an inbuilt app called U health that tracks all your footsteps, measures distance and speed all the time. You won’t be carrying any fitness band if you buy this phone as the Z2 uses pro-grade sensors to keep track of all the fitness.
It’s hard for a phone to not refine their selfie camera, this alone can seal the deal for many smartphone buyers. Lenovo has 13MP camera with hybrid focus that can also do 4K recording. Front camera is a 8MP camera with large 1.4µm pixel. It is a great camera that can do low light photography.
Coming at a price of 14,999 for 64GB version and 12,499 for 32GB version. The phone comes in two colors -black and white. If you want a smartphone under 15000 which has great specs and to top it all has powerful sensors making it do the job of a health sensor as well then this is the right pick for you.
2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 is successor of the very popular Redmi note 3. The new Redmi Note has a 5.5” screen with 2.5D curved glass and sports the right amount of elegance letting you feel like you are handling a premium phone. But keeping in mind the old Note 3 we would have loved to see a much more improvised upgrade in both the hardware and the software.
Inside the phone is Snapdragon 625 processor powering whatever you see on its 5.5” screen, the chipset is enough to run and switch 10+ applications on the phone. Redmi Note 4 comes with a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Powering this beast is a 4100 mAh battery which shall easily last for a day or two with regular internet usage.
If you are someone who wants a phone that won’t hang, click nice pictures, pack in a day’s battery and feel like a more expensive phone then Redmi Note 4 is the best android phone you can get!
As we speak the phone is not available because it gets sold out in every flash sale. It is getting a game of luck more than you wanting to buy the phone. Currently the you can see for it on Flipkart available for (2GB+32GB)@9,999 INR, (3GB+32GB)@10,999 INR and (4GB+64GB)@12,999 INR.
3. Honor 8 lite
As the name suggests, Honor 8 lite is a lighter version of the Honor 8. Despite being light Honor 8 lite is a strong phone under 15k category. Under the hood is a powerful kirin octa core CPU with LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB ROM. All of it work under the 5.2” display which is just .5” shy of Honor 8’s 5.7” screen.
The display has a very neutral color reproduction but you will be able to enjoy your movies and games with ease. For camera lovers the phone has 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. Pictures captured come very crisp and what works the best is PDAF(phase detection autofocus) that adjust focus accordingly. The focus is very quick allowing the user to take stable photos without actually touching the object. On the software front the phone ships with Android Nougat which is really interesting considering most phones these days ship with android Marshmallow.
The phone has a very lucrative design and is among the few to come in glass. Honor 8 lite comes in two colors- blue and black. The phone retails for INR 14,950 and is for those who want a phone with good performance and looks great in hand with the glass design.
You can buy it from Amazon.
4. Motorola G5 Plus
Over the years Motorola has had a successful series with both mid ranged smartphones and low budget smartphones. Following the trend they have recently launched the Motorola G5 plus which is like a special version of the G5.
Moto phones look robust and very sturdy and this time round the design is not much similar to G4+ rather it feels like a true upgrade. Moto G5+ has a 5.2” display that packs 424 pixels per inch. Screen is very bright and shows the correct amount of colors while playing movies and games.
Under the phone is a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor working in tandem with 4GB RAM. It comes with an internal storage of 32GB and can be expanded till 128GB. For photo junkies the phone has 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. G5+ is powered by 3000mAh battery and should last a day after internet usage and playing a few games. The best part is turbocharge which is a feature that should be made mandatory in every phone.
For someone who likes near to pure stock android experience packed with the right amount of battery and has a great build quality then you should definitely go for Moto G5+.
5) Samsung Galaxy J7
Launched in june of this year Samsung Galaxy J7 is a very elegant device that comes with a 5.5” screen and is powered by 1.6Ghz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor merged with 3GB of RAM.
The phone comes with Samsung essential apps which are very handy and useful at times. What stands out is the display of the phone. It is very vibrant and among the best phone under 15000. You will enjoy watching movies and playing games on the J7. In the camera front J7 has 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. The camera quality is very nice and videos recorded feel quite crisp for the budget of this phone.
The name goes a long way so if you were ever a Samsung fan or want to buy a phone which performs great and has a nice display with good battery then this should be your pick.
Available for 15,990 you can buy this phone at Flipkart.