Top 7 Budget Phones Under Rs 15000 for February 2018

Krishanu Dutta

What a time for technology! Just under Rs 15000 ($233 approx), we can now get some of the best smartphones ever made. The word 'budget' has lost its derogatory tone and is instead being used to identify a price bracket that offers some of the best smartphone features.

In this post, we will check out 10 of the best budget phones available under Rs 15000.

Best Phones Under 15000

To be able to offer better Android phones with so many features at such a low price within such a short notice is no child's game. With each new model or series, smartphone developers such as Xiaomi, Motorola, Samsung, Lenovo, Huawei, and Huaqin Telecom reach greater heights. Each month, we have at least one new phone releasing in the market.

Here's the list of best budget smartphones under Rs 15,000 for February 2018.

1. Motorola G5s Plus

Motorola G5 S Plus

Motorola's first dual-camera smartphone, Motorola G5s Plus is a delight for shutterbugs. The Moto G5S Plus sports a dual-lens rear camera with two 13MP sensors (Monochrome and RGB) and an 8MP selfie camera with flash. With the addition of the dual-camera to the device, Motorola plans to take photography a notch above.

Specifications

ComponentsDetails
OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM3GB/4GB
Memory32GB/64GB (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card)
CameraRear: 13 MP, f/2.0 (Dual); Front: 8 MP, f/2.0 (Single)
Video2160p@30fps
Battery3,000mAh (Fast Charge)
Weight168 grams (5.93 oz)
SIM TypeDual SIM (Nano)
USB TypemicroUSB 2.0
SensorsFingerprint scanner (Front), NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor

2. Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi has released some of the best budget smartphones in the recent years. If you are looking for a smartphone with a dual-camera setup, pure Android experience with Android One, and a premium look, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is likely to fit the bill perfectly. Plus, the Gorilla Glass protection is the cherry on the cake.

Specifications

ComponentsDetails
OSAndroid 7.1.2 (Nougat) with Android One
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM4GB
Memory64GB (expandable up to 128GB)
CameraRear: 12MP, f/2.2, 26mm, 1.25 µm + 12MP, f/2.6, 50mm, 1 µm (Dual); Front: 5MP (Single)
Video2160p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Battery3,080mAh
Weight165 grams (5.82 oz)
SIM TypeDual SIM (Nano)
USB TypeUSB Type-C 1.0
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor

3. Honor 8 Lite

Honor 8 Lite New

The most attractive feature of the Honor 8 Lite is its photographic capability. It packs in a neat 12-megapixel camera with a PDAF fast focus speed of 0.3 seconds. This unique setup yields clearer and brighter pictures. Besides, the 8-megapixel front camera comes with a BSI CMOS sensor, which captures amazing pictures even in low-light conditions.

Specifications

ComponentsDetails
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat
ProcessorOcta core HiSilicon Kirin 655
RAM4 GB
Memory64 GB (expandable up to 128GB)
CameraRear: 12MP, f/2.0; Front: 8MP, f/2.0
Video1920x1080@30 fps
Battery3,000mAh
Weight147 grams (5.1 oz)
SIM TypeDual SIM (Nano)
USB TypeUSB 2.0
SensorsFingerprint scanner (Back), light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope

4. LG Q6

Lg Q6

Available in Astro Black, Ice Platinum, Terra Gold colors, LG's new budget offering is really popular among smartphone users. LG Q6 boasts a widescreen (18:9) and military-grade durability with Military standard 810G certification. It's also the company’s first mid-range device to sport the ‘FullVision’ display technology.

Specifications

ComponentDetails
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 435
RAM2GB/3GB/4GB
Memory16GB/32GB/64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
CameraRear: 13MP, f/2.2, 1.12 µm; Back: 5MP, f/2.2, 1.12 µm
Video1080p@30fps
Battery3,000mAh
Weight149 grams (5.26 oz)
SIM TypeDual SIM (Nano)
USB TypeUSB 2.0 (OTG)
SensorsNFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass

5. Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime

Samsung Galaxy On7 Review 9

With its array of smart features, the Galaxy On7 Prime is Samsung's latest budget offering. At 5.5-inches and a 16:9 screen aspect ratio, the Galaxy On7 Prime comes with a glass front and a metal unibody with curved corners. The back is smooth sports the camera module and the LED flash.

Specifications

ComponentsDetails
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor1.6GHz Octa-core Exynos 7870
RAM4GB
Memory64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
CameraRear: 13MP, f/1.9; Front: 13MP, f/1.9
Video1080p@30fps
Battery3,300mAh
Weight167 grams (5.8 oz)
SIM TypeDual SIM (Nano)
USB TypeUSB 2.0 (OTG)
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity sensor

6. Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Another one from the Chinese developers on this list of budget phones, Xiaomi's Mi Max 2 is a great multimedia-focused device. With its immersive speakers and the best battery life in this price bracket, it surely leaves you content. 

The Mi Max 2 sports an impressive design and packs a decent camera, 4G VoLTE support, and a great battery life.

Specifications

ComponentDetails
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM4GB
Memory32GB (expandable up to 256GB)
CameraRear: 12MP, f/2.2, 1.25 µm; Front: 5 MP, f/2.0
Video2160p@30fps
Battery5,300mAh
Weight211 grams (7.44 oz)
SIM TypeHybrid Dual SIM (Nano)
USB TypeUSB Type-C 1.0
SensorsFingerprint scanner (rear), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

7. Lenovo K8 Note

Lenovo K8 Note

The Lenovo K8 Note runs stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat, giving you the ultimatum Android experience. The fingerprint sensor is located on the rear panel. This new budget device comes in Venom Black and Fine Gold colors and supports 4G VoLTE.

Specifications

ComponentsDetails
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Processor2.3GHz Deca-core Mediatek Helio X23
RAM3GB/4GB
Memory32GB/64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
CameraRear: 13 MP + 5 MP, f/1.7 (Dual); Front: 13 MP, f/2.0
Video1080p@30fps
Battery4,000mAh
Weight180 grams (6.35 oz)
SIM TypeDual SIM (Nano)
USB TypeUSB 2.0 (OTG)
SensorsFingerprint scanner(rear), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass

Economic & Exciting! 

Low price never equals to low quality. This has become quite evident as the above smartphones could easily perform even the heavier tasks that are expected from an Android device.

Under Rs 15000, these budget offerings with their wide array of features, including dual camera, will surely satisfy even the more cynical Android users.

Let us know in comments which of these are you considering to buy or have already got your hands on.

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Krishanu Dutta

A proud grammar Nazi, Krishanu swears by his love of books and football. A black coffee-addict, he keeps his sugar intake low and the quality of tech content high.