If you are interested in buying a new smartphone, but want a slightly better device than an entry-level handset. So in the market for you 10,000 rupees to 15,000 rupees, there are many good options these days.
However, many of these devices lag behind their expensive variants and especially in the camera department. The overall performance of the smartphone included in our list is quite good and with regular online sales you will find many good options in less than Rs. 15,000.
We have made a list of top handsets coming in less than Rs. 15,000. As always, we have reviewed all these smartphones. And we also tested their batteries on all the parameters. All the phones included in this list are released in the last one year. And in almost all categories, their ratings are also good. In less than Rs 15,000, these are the best phones we have chosen.
1. Moto G5S Plus
Moto G has been capturing this series of handset handsets for a long time. And the Moto G5S Plus (review) is also no exception. The texture of the phone is very good and it is fast charged. However, during the phone the phone gets a little warm.
The 5.5 inch Full HD display offers 64GB of storage, 4 GB RAM and 2 GHz octa-core processor. Which means that you will not be disappointed in the hardware case. The dual camera setup is on the rear of the phone. The 3000 mAh battery may be slightly lower than you expected.
2. Xiaomi Mi A1
Xiaomi’s Redmi Series has strengthened the company’s position in the segment of less than Rs. 10,000. Along with Omer Xiaomi Me A1 (Review), the company has a very good option in less than Rs. 15,000.
Xiaomi Mi A1 phone is the same as the Moto G5S Plus. The overall overlay rating of the phone is great but the battery performance is poor. I A1 has a dual rear camera setup, 64 GB storage, 4 GB RAM and 2 GHz processor. And we thought the camera performance is quite good, especially considering the price. The performance could be improved in low light, but the camera app is a lot of work that will help new users.
3. Lenovo K8 Note
This device is a strong alternative and its performance is also good. Lenovo K8 Note has long been in this list. Lenovo’s fun Theatermax VR Fun feature is also in the phone, so you can experience virtual cinema in the phone.
Lenovo K8 note features a full HD 5.5-inch display. It also has 1.4 GHz processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage. It has a 4000 mAh battery and dual rear camera setup. The camera performance of the phone is also excellent in terms of minimum. However, performance could be better in low light.
4. Coolpad cool Play 6
Cool Play 6 is a great all-rounder coming with long battery life. This is a strong participant in this price. The camera could have been better but the speed of the phone and the battery life are both good. The fingerprint scanner of the phone also works fast.
Cool Play6 features a full HD 5.5 inch display, 1.4GHz processor and 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM. This is a good all-rounder, which proves to be a strong alternative with better performance.
5. Xiaomi Mi Max 2
This Xiaomi’s Fablet Camera makes poor skoo in the department and it was not about to be included in our list. But apart from this one defect, there are so many plus points in it that it can be included in this list. And its most attractive feature is that its battery life is very long. Regardless of the big screen, I’m good at seeing Max 2 (review) and it is convenient to catch. The handset’s performance is quite good for this price. And we would like to say once again that the battery life is the phone’s life.
It has a large 6.44 inch full HD display and has 2 GHz and 4 GB RAM. The price of 32 GB variants is Rs. 12,999 and 64 GB variants are included in the list with a price of Rs. 14,999. If your budget is around Rs. 15,000 then we would advise you to take a second variant, because this difference is very little for additional storage capacity. The phone has a 1200 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera with a large battery of 5300 mAh.