Looking to buy a best Android smartphone with decent features and large screen, but you have a budget between Rs. 10000 – 15000 in your pocket? Then this article will help you to select a good smartphone that fits your requirements perfectly.
Before buying a smartphone in this price range, It’s very important to think about what you want in smartphone. Here we have listed the ten best smartphones under Rs. 15000.
All these phones have 5-inch plus display, decent hardware, Camera, latest OS, best front facing camera to take good selfies and basic connectivity features like Dual SIM with dual Standby, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, WiFi Direct, USB OTG, GPS, A-GPS + GLONASS, FM Radio and 3.5mm audio jack.
Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen
The Moto G 2nd Gen smartphone has recently received official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA update, which makes it the best affordable Lollipop smartphone. If you want to buy a pure Android smartphone that doesn’t have bloatware, then Moto G 2nd Gen. is the only smartphone in this list. It is priced at Rs. 12,999.
The phone features a 5-inch HD screen @ 294PPI and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS (upgraded) and powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with an Adreno GPU and 1GB of RAM.
It has 8-megapixel Priamry Camera with LED flash, 2070mAh battery and 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot. Its Primary Camera is not Full HD, but has 720p resolution @ 30fps. The front of the Moto G 2nd Gen. has a 2-megapixel camera and dual-speakers. The Dual SIM phone offers 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS connectivity features. It is 10.9mm thick and weighs 149 grams.
Price : Rs. 12999
Asus Zenfone 5 (A501CG) 16GB
The Zenfone 5 has been a very popular budget smartphone since its launch. Its 5-inch HD display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone comes with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor with 2GB RAM and 8/16 built-in storage with an option for storage expansion via microSD card. It is fueled by a 2110 mAh battery and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS skinned with the Zen UI. The Asus Zenfone has a 8-Megapixel rear camera, LED flash, Full HD video recording and 2-Megapixel front camera with 720p recording. It is 10.34mm thick and weighs in at 145 grams.
Price : Rs. 9999
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Asus zenfone 6 (A601CG) 16GB
If you are in search for a big display smartphone with decent hardware, then Zenfone 6 is the best phone for you. This handset comes with a 6-inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, is powered by a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM and PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU. The Dual SIM (micro SIMs) phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat + Zen UI. To buy this phone you will need to stretch your budget to Rs. 15999 , but it’s not bad.
The Primary Camera of the smartphone has a 13-Megapixel sensor with LED flash, while the front has a 2-Megapixel Camera. The phone packs a 3300 mAh battery and also has an 16GB internal storage with an option for expansion via microSD card. It weighs 196 grams and measures 9.9mm thick body.
Price : Rs. 15999
Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo (GT-I9300I)
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo had received a price cut in January 2015, it is now retailing at Rs. 12499. It was launched with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS in India in April 2014 at Rs 25499, later the phone received an OTA update to Android 4.4 KitKat. The phone doesn’t have a larger 5-inch screen, but it has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2100mAh battery and 1.5GB of RAM with 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot. The Galaxy S3 Neo sports an 8MP primary camera with LED flash and 1.9MP front camera and also has IR LED (Remote Control). It is 8.9mm thick and weighs in at just 132 grams.
Price : Rs. 12499
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
The Galaxy Grand Prime has a 5-inch qHD display with 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal memory with microSD card slot. It has 2600mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It is equipped with an 8-Megapixel camera with LED flash on the back and a 5-Megapixel camera on the front. The device measures 8.6mm in thickness and weighs in @ 156 grams.
Price : Rs. 13466
HTC Desire 526G+ Dual Sim
The Desire 526+ is the latest affordable Octa-Core smartphone from HTC. Based on Android 4.4 KitKat OS with sense UI, the Desire 526+ has a 1.7GHz Octa-Core processor with 1GB of RAM and comes with a 4.7-inch 960 x 540p qHD screen with a pixel density of 234PPI. The phone features 2000mAh battery, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot. For photography, it packs an 8-Megapixel full HD 1080p camera with LED flash on the rear, while the front has a 2-Megapixel HD 720p camera. The HTC Desire 526G+ Dual SIM has 9.8mm thick body and weighs in at 154 grams. The phone cost Rs. 10400.
Price : Rs. 10400
Micromax Canvas Gold A300
It is a good phone for those who want Octa-Core SoC, large amount of RAM, long battery life and large storage on their smartphone. The Micromax Canvas Gold A300. features a 5.5-inch full HD display, a 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek processor and runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS and it will get update to Android 5.0 Lollipop (Expected). It comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory with microSD card slot. It has 16-Megapixel auto-focus camera on the back and the front has a 5-Megapixel shooter. The smartphone packs a 2300mAh battery.
Price : Rs. 14649
Intex Aqua Xtreme
The Intex Aqua Xtreme is a good option available in the market. The phone sports a 5-inch HD screen protected by scratch resistant Dragontrail Glass and Powered by a 1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek processor along with 2GB of RAM and fueled by a 2000mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS and it will also get Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update. The phone has 32GB internal storage with microSD card slot, 13-Megapixel Primary Camera and 5-Megapixel front Camera.
Price : 10750
Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus
Titanium Octane Plus is also a good option available in the smartphone market. It packs a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, Mali 450-MP4 GPU and runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS. This phone will work well for multitasking, gaming and Movie watching. The front of the Titanium Octane Plus has a 5-inch full HD IPS display and an 8-Megapixel Camera, while the rear of the smartphone has a 16-Megapixel auto-focus Camera with LED Flash. You will also get 16GB internal memory with support for microSD card. It has a 2000mAh battery and the phone measures 7.6mm in thickness.
Price : Rs. 10938
Gionee Marathon M3
If you are looking for a smartphone with a very maximum battery life, then opt for the Gionee Marathon M3. The phone offers quad-core MediaTek processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and Mali 400 GPU. Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the phone comes with a 5000 mAh battery which is claimed to provide up to 32.8 days of standby and up to 32.46h (3G)/51h (2G) talk time. The Gionee Marathon M3 sports a 5-inch HD display, 8-Megapixel rear camera, LED flash, 2-Megapixel front camera and 8GB built in storage with microSD card slot (support up to 32GB). The Dual SIM phone is 10.4mm thick.
Price : Rs. 11699
The Blackberry Z3 is the best phone for those who want robust e-mail support with messaging. It is not an Android phone, but it support Android Apps and the phone has its own App Store called “Amazon Appstore”. The Blackberry Z3 offers a 5-inch qHD (960 X 540 pixels) screen, is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked @ 1.2GHz, with an Adreno 305 GPU and it support a wide range of audio and video formats. It has 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB built-in storage with microSD card slot.
The phone runs on a 2500 mAh non-removable battery and comes pre-loaded with the Blackberry OS 10.2.1 and has a bunch of Apps such as BBMessenger and Documents to GO. It also has a proprietary virtual keyboard to improve text prediction. The Blackberry Z3 doesn’t have an impressive camera, but it has a 1.1-Megapixel front shooter and a 5-Megapixel rear camera with LED flash capable of Full HD (1080p) video recording. It is 9.26mm thick and weighs 164 grams.
Price : Rs. 12999