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Best smartphones under Rs 15,000

Buying a smartphone on a tight budget is always difficult. You want to get the best at the cheapest price possible. Besides, given the wide of range of good smartphones at tempting prices in the market, choosing the right budget-phone becomes all the more harder.

Rd. Alexander

Buying a smartphone on a tight budget is always difficult. You want to get the best at the cheapest price possible. Besides, given the wide of range of good smartphones at tempting prices in the market, choosing the right budget-phone becomes all the more harder.

Given below is a list of trending smartphones with their specifications and are temptingly priced below Rs 15,000 considering their amazing features. Not necessarily in order of their popularity, these listed smartphones are a great choice for those looking under the given price range. However, their prices can vary depending on the sellers and the discounts offered.


Undoubtedly the most popular of all budget-phones right now, Moto G is available exclusively on Flipkart for Rs 12,499 for the 8GB variant and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB variant.

Display: 4.5 inches IPS LCD panel, 280x720 resolution (326ppi)
Operating system: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
CPU: 1.2GHz quad-core with Snapdragon 400
Storage: 8GB/16GB
Camera: 5MP rear with LED flash, 1.3MP front
Battery: 2070mAh


The Chinese 'iPhone' Xiaomi Mi3 is the latest entry into the Indian smartphone market and its features have impressed critics and fans alike. Available exclusively on Flipkart, the online retailer claimed it got 100,000 booking the phone and the site crumbled within an hour of it going on sale. And for a smartphone priced at Rs 13,999 for such features, one understands why.

Display: 5-inch LCD display with 1920x1080 resolution and 441ppi
Operating System: Android 4.4.2
Processor: 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB Quad Core Processor
Camera: 13MP primary with 5-piece lens and 2MP front-facing camera
Memory: 16GB internal
Battery: 3050 mAh that promises 25hrs talktime (2G), 50hrs music playback, 21hrs internet usage and 500hrs of standby.


The top PC makers of the world ventured into the smartphone market and they have indeed impressed all. Lenovo smartphones are known for the sturdy built and strong battery life. Lenovo S660, available for as low as Rs 11,500, is one such phone to look out for.

Display: 4.7-inch Capacitive Touchscreen with 960 x 540 (qHD) resolution
Operating System: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1.3 GHz Media Tek 6582m Quad Core Processor
Camera: 8MP back camera with LED flash and 0.3MP front-facing camera
Memory: 8GB internal, expandable to 32GB with microSD card
Battery: 3000 mAh Lithium Polymer that promises upto 35 days active standby, 36hrs of talktime (2G) and 20hrs on 3G.


Taiwanese mobile company HTC has been one of the strongholds of Indian smartphone market. Known for their sturdy built besides their high technical specifications, HTC smartphones are some of the best that are available in the market, especially the Desire variants, considering their price too which stands at Rs 13,600 only.

Display: 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with 540x960 resolution (220ppi)
Operating System: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Processor
Camera: 5MP back camera and 2MP front-facing camera
Memory: 4GB internal expandable to 32GB via microSD card
Battery: 1950 mAh Li-Po battery that assures 9hrs of talktime on 3G


It was Lumia 520 that popularised budget-phones and keeping up with the trend, Finnish phone maker came up with Lumia 630 which has been doing very well in the Indian smartphone market. Available in both single and dual-SIM variants, Nokia Lumia 630 is priced at just about Rs 10,000.

Display: 4.5-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen (FWVGA, 854x480 resolution)
Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1
Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core Processor
Camera: 5MP with HD recording
Memory: 8GB internal expandable to 128GB via microSD card
RAM: 512 MB
Battery: 1830 mAh which gives 16hrs talktime on 2G and 13hr on 3G with 648hrs of standby

Micromax Canvas Turbo

The leading smartphone maker of India, Micromax has been giving tough competition to foreign companies such as Samsung, Apple with its high specifications smartphones but cheap prices. Currently the second highest smartphone maker in India after Samsung, Micromax Canvas Turbo is one smartphone that is a tough competitor.

Display: 5-inch HD display with 1920x1080 resolution
Operating System: Android v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor: 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT 6589T Quad Core processor
Camera: 13MP with LED flash and front-facing 5MP camera
Memory: 16GB
Battery: 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery with 7hrs of talktime and 105hrs of standby

Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro

After the success of Samsung Galaxy Grand, the South Korean tech giants came up with the Galaxy Grand Quattro, considered the younger brother. Though it wasn't as successful as its predecessor, it stood the ground on its own and did well. Available for about Rs 12,800 in the market, it is one of the best smartphones under the Rs 15,000 price tag.

Display: 4.7-inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 resolution
Operating System: Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor: 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5, Quad Core with Adreno 203
Camera: 5MP with LED flash and a front-facing 0.3MP camera
Memory: 8GB internal expandable to 32 via microSD card
Battery: 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery that assures 11hrs of talktime (2G) and 210hrs of standby

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