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10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (August 2015)

by Rahul DubeyAugust 1, 2015

Looking to buy a good phone around 15,000 Rs? Then it can be a very tedious task as it’s the most confusing price range where you have to choose among the good international brands or the powerful specs from Indo-Chinese brands. To ease out your confusion, I have written the latest ranking of 10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs. for the month of August. Read it and compare the phones and choose the best one for you. You can checkout best phones in other price ranges in our Buyer’s Guide.

Every month hundreds of readers of this blog comment and ask me which phone they should choose among the crowded market. Which has made me even better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So I am trying to make this list even easier for you by giving you appropriate information. You are always welcome to ask your queries.

So, let’s take a look at the Best Phone Under 15000 Rs:

[jumbotron heading=”#Please Read:”]We believe that specifications of the phones just tell the half story, a great user experience matters more than great specifications. So, while preparing this list we have considered everything, the specifications, hardware, software (UI), real-world performance, user experience, brand value, after sales service and more. We see a phone as a complete package which should at the end deliver great satisfaction to the user and our rankings are based on the same principles. We consider every phone from biggest to the smallest brands and give our honest opinions.[/jumbotron]

1. Moto G (3rd Gen):

A great fact is that, Moto G has been the most selling product across any category on any e-commerce platform in the history of Indian e-commerce. Well, it has a glorious past but, now let’s get started with the Moto G (3rd Gen). The phone has a very simple design from the front and a very classy curvy back which has a vertical strip which houses the camera, LED flash and the Moto logo, this strip looks very beautiful and adds uniqueness in the design of the phone. The phone is very comfortable to hold in hand and offers good grip. It sports a 5 inches HD screen with 294 ppi pixel density which is decent. It is powered by Quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 410 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM, it is definitely not for the heavy users but on a day-to-day basis it runs flawlessly and plays small to medium games very efficiently. It runs on the Latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with pure stock Android UI, which also makes the performance good. Great thing is that, it will always get the future Android updates that too faster than many flagship phones! For the last two Moto G’s camera was the weakest point, for the 3rd Gen it’s the strongest. It packs a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture lens, HDR & dual-LED flash. The 5 MP front camera comes with f/2.2 lens and a Field of view (FOV) of 72 degrees. Both the cameras are really good. An icing on the cake is it is water-resistant for upto 30 minutes, this IPX7 certification is provided by no phone in the near price range. It has 16 GB internal & upto 32 GB expandable storage, Dual Sim, 4G, and a very good battery life with the 2470 mAh battery. Overall, if you are not after heavy gaming, it is a great overall device to buy, it gives you the best experience.

Moto-G-3rd-Gen---Best-Tech-Guru - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICE
Rs 10,999 @   Rs 10,999 @ 
OSAndroid, v5.1.1 Lollipop
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYHD (720 x 1280 pixels), 294 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (GSM + LTE)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal Storage 16 GB, microsd expandable upto 32 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 155 grams, Thickness: 6.1-11.6mm (Curved Back)
OTHERSWater-resistant, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


2. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (2GB RAM):

The Zenfone 5 was a hit! Looks like that piece of success has given Asus the perfect sense of market demand. I am saying this because the newly launched Asus Zenfone 2 series is excellent and pretty much delivers everything that a user desires – Good Performance, Camera, Battery Life, Design, Latest Android and an overall good User Experience. Well, the Zenfone 2 is quite well-known for its 4 GB RAM but it starts from 19,999 Rs. but at under 15k we have got the Zenfone 2 ZE551ML with 2GB RAM (details about other variants here). It runs on Quad Core, 64-bit, 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor which is very powerful. It sports a 5.5 inches Full HD display which is very good and it is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone has a 13 MP rear & 5 MP front camera, the picture quality of both the cameras is very impressive. They are bright & colourful. It allows FHD video recording & produces good quality videos. It also has Dual-LED Flash and many other features. It runs on the Android v5.0 Lollipop with Asus’s ZenUI running on top of it. It supports Dual Sim & 4G (LTE). It is good on storage and has a good 3000 mAh battery with fast charging feature. When it comes to design, the phone looks very good and more importantly it’s different from other phones in the market. Overall, the Zenfone 2 at this price is a perfect all round device.

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PRICERs 14,999 @  Rs 14,999 @  Rs 14,999 @ 
OSAndroid OS, v5.0(Lollipop)
CPUQuad Core, 64-bit, 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor
RAM4 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAY1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi pixel density
SIMDual SIM (GSM + LTE) (Dual Active)
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 5 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD Expandable upto 64 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, NFC


3. Samsung Galaxy J7:

Samsung is very determined to get back its share in the budget smartphone market. With the launch of the new Galaxy J5 & J7, we now see a completely refreshed line-up of phones spread across every price in the budget to mid-range segment. Among the Galaxy J5 and J7, the J7 packs better features and off-course higher price. Design wise, the J7 looks good, it has got chromium bezels on the side and the plastic back with sort of matte finish, the build quality is decent. It sports a 5.5 inches HD Super AMOLED display and although it’s just 267 ppi pixel density, the Super AMOLED display is quite vibrant & colourful, it will not disappoint. It runs on Samsung’s own 1.5 GHz Exynos 7580 Octa Core Processor coupled with 1.5 GB of RAM, the phone actually has a good performance and it handles games well. Cameras have been the strength of Samsung phones, the J7 packs a 13 MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and the camera is very good. A great news for selfie lovers, the 5 MP front camera of the phone also comes with a LED flash and lots of tools which make it a very good phone for selfie lovers. It runs on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI on top of it. It has 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto whooping 128 GB’s. The phone supports Dual sim and 4G. The 3000 mAh battery gives it a very good battery life. Overall, the Galaxy J7 offers all the latest features and with a great selfie camera it becomes a complete package with the trust of Samsung, a very good buy at this price. Also, the old yet powerful Galaxy S4 is also available at this price, it can still be a very good choice.

Samsung-Galaxy-J7 - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICERs   @  Rs @  Rs 13,490  @ 
OSAndroid OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
CPU1.5 GHz Exynos 7580 Octa Core Processor
RAM1.5 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYHD (720 x 1280 pixels), 267 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (LTE + GSM)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: Yes
STORAGEInternal Storage 16 GB, microsd expandable upto 128 GB
BATTERYLi-Ion 3000 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 171 grams, Thickness: 7.5 mm
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


4. Xiaomi Mi4 (16 GB):

“Power” & “Simplicity” are the two words which describe the Mi4 entirely. It runs on the very popular and very powerful Snapdragon 801 Processor which was used in almost all the last generation flagship phones. To make the performance even greater it has got 3 GB RAM. So, there is no need to describe the performance, you yourself can imagine how fast and fabulously it will perform. It sports a 5 inches Full HD display which is also pretty good and bright. The things we should discuss in details is the camera performance of the phone. It has got the Sony IMX 214 CMOS sensor which is quite advanced. The camera quality is pretty good, it is capable of recording 4K videos, the Autofocus of the phone is pretty fast (0.3 Seconds) and decent and works quite well. The camera works quite well at night also, it has High Dynamic Flash which takes two photos one with flash and one without flash and then mixes the colors in both the photos so, the image gets natural colors. The 8 MP front camera is equally good. The battery life of the phone is very good. Its design is simple but the metallic bezels gives it a premium and stylish touch. It runs on the custom Android skin of Xiaomi which is the MIUI V6 which is quite beautiful. The Infrared blaster in the phone might be quite useful to control TV, AC, etc. Overall, it’s the beast of the phone and is certainly a great choice for camera lovers or power-hungry users but it has two downsides also – it is a single sim phone and there is only 16 GB storage which can’t be expanded, although you can go for its 64 GB version priced at 17,999 Rs. If you like the Mi 4 but dual sim is a must you can also buy a refreshed version of it – the Xiaomi Mi 4i which comes with dual-sim and also has a bigger 32 GB storage.

Xiaomi Mi4 - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICE16 GB - Rs. 14,999 @             64 GB - Rs. 17,999 @

16 GB - Rs. 14,999 @             16 GB - Rs. 14,999 @ 
OSAndroid v4.4.4 (KitKat), Planned upgrade to Android v5.0 Lollipop
CPUQuad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Processor
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 ppi pixel density
SIMSingle Sim (Micro-SIM)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Front Camera: 8 MP, LED Flash: Yes
MEMORYInternal Storage 16/64 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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5. Lenovo Vibe X2:

This is the phone with lots of innovation. The company calls it the “World’s First Layered Smartphone”. So, let’s come straight into its layered design. The phone has uniquely designed layers which you can attach to the phone, to simplify, these layers are actually just cases or covers. The first is the battery layer or the battery case which can be considered as a power bank of 2300 mAh capacity. All you have to do is just attach it to the phone like normal covers and your phone will start charging. You can get this case on Flipkart for 1,999 Rs. Another layer for this phone is the case with built-in JBL speakers which you can attach to the phone just like the battery case. The JBL speaker layer is an actual portable speaker which connects to the Vibe X2 with Bluetooth, the speaker is very loud and it also has its own battery so the phone’s battery is not used. This case also acts like stand and holds the phone in a perfect tilted position to watch movies. The other specifications of this phone are also powerful. It has good performance with 2 GHz Octa Core MediaTek 6595M Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. It has great Full HD display & good cameras. Overall, the Lenovo Vibe X2 offers a unique and interesting layered concept, which is actually good and the phone itself is packed with amazing features. So, it can be a very good buying choice. If battery is your main concern, at the same price the Lenovo P70 with 4,000 mAh battery can be a great choice, it just has an HD display and rest specs are powerful.

Lenovo Vibe X2 -Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICERs   @  Rs 15,000  @  Rs @ 
OSAndroid v4.4 (KitKat) OS, upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPUOcta-core 2 GHz MediaTek 6595M Processor
RAM2 GB RAM
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 441 ppi pixel density
SIMDual SIM
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, LED Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 5 MP, LED Flash: No
MEMORYInternal Storage 32 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 120 grams, Thickness: 7.27 mm
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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Rahul Dubey
Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog.
59 Comments
  • May 30, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Great writing it is such a good and nice idea thanks

  • April 22, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Your blog is very nice and I like it your blog keep sharing with your new article….

  • karan
    April 21, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Le 1s smart phone kesa hi lena chahiye ki nhi

  • shubham sharma
    December 28, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Htc is best phone

  • Harsh
    September 7, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Mr. Rahul I m looking for a all rounder phone under 15k
    – smooth performance/ no lags
    – good intrnal storange and Sd card slot
    – good camera both rear and front
    – good battery life
    – good built up quality/ display
    – no other issues like hanging, heating, audio jack, speaker etc..
    – overall very good user exp
    some of phones i have in my mind are moto g3, asus zenfone 2, samsung J7
    I heard moto g3 has heating issue and… please give your opinion… Thanks

  • Shakti
    August 31, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Hey Iam looking to buy a new phone.
    Which one is better Mi4i or Zenfone 2 ?

  • Chirag S
    August 30, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Rahul!!
    Mi4 or Honor ?

  • Chirag S
    August 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Hey Bob
    I was thinking of buying either the honor 6 or mi4. Which is better according to you!?

  • Hussain
    August 30, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Hello, I want to purchase 1st smart phone. With d specification shd hv good quality of call and audio, video. Camera shd be good, it shd b 4g, price range between 7k- 12k. I m interested in redmi prime2, moto 3gen (4g), Samsung j5, asus laser zenfone2, Lenovo 7000, micromax 4g model. I hv read few cons on non removable battery issues. Based on that I’m confused in choosing smart phone. I am very new in this phone technology. Plz help me which model is best to buy.

  • Abhijit
    August 29, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Please tell me release date of sony xperia m5

  • Shubham Singh
    August 27, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Sir I want to buy a smart phone which is under 12k .I want 4g , slim and a good battery life with a display size not ĺess than atleast 5″ . plz suggest me a phone that can fulfill my need.

    • chinmay
      August 27, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      zenphone 2 laser or samsung galaxy j5 by zenphone for laser autofocus or buy samsung for brand and super amoled dispay both have 4g lte support (i saw on youtube that m4i not mi4 heats a lot now they fixed the issue but performence is effected)

  • lalit
    August 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    i an confuse betn moto g3 2gb ram & xiaomi mi4i .

  • stush
    August 26, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Pls help me out! Lenovo k3, Moto g and Yu Yureka plus Which phone camera(basic need) response best among them or other feautres too? reply asap!

  • Dishin
    August 26, 2015 at 12:07 am

    WHat about Lava pixel v1

  • Akhilesh Kumar
    August 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Plz suggest me best smart phone under 15 k nd under 20 k…

    which brand is best moto g (3d gen) yeha ASUS ZENFONE 2 ZE551ML yeha sony xperia z1

    thankx in advance

  • Sanjay
    August 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    i m confused in between
    Lenovo P70,
    Lenovo K3 Note,
    Philips i908
    Infocus m530
    Micromax yu yureka

    • Abhay
      August 25, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Don’t buy Infocus m530 it get’s heated. One of my fiend bought it. Instead buy lenovo k3 note, it is the best phone under 10k currently available in the market.

  • August 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Hi,
    Which is best android phone for emails (except blackberry)
    Pls advise.

    Regards
    Shivaraj

  • rahul
    August 24, 2015 at 3:12 am

    hi i am purchassing A new smartphone .p/s tell me ,which phone i should buy???

  • Jignesh
    August 22, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Hello im confused between k3 vs asus zen2 2 gb.

    The problem with k3 is too comamon phone so need fresher and asus is like new
    But also confuse on its battery , its changeable at service center ?

  • apurav sood
    August 20, 2015 at 11:51 am

    really amazing phone……….. happy to spend 15k

  • divya
    August 17, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Hi m confused between k3 note and redmi note 2 which one to buy. Get me out of it.

  • Amit Singh
    August 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    hi,i m confused b/w Mi4i nd zenfone 2 (2 GB)
    plz, tell me which one is best one in camera,battery backup,

  • Amit Singh
    August 17, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    hi,i m confused b/w Mi4i nd zenfone 2 (2 GB)
    plz, tell me which one is best one in camera,battery backup,

  • ajay
    August 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    hie sir i want beast mobile for gaming and camera upto 17 thousand .without hanging problem

  • pankaj deshmukh
    August 15, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Sir which phone is best motor g3 asus z2 xiomi mi 4i k3 note

  • venkat
    August 15, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Hi, I am looking for best phone under 15k with best camera and performance and i am struck between mi4 and motog3.Please suggest one which has better performance and camera quality.

  • Sibani
    August 15, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    i m confused in between
    Asus Zenfone 2 e551ml,
    Asus Zenfone5 ,
    Lenovo k3 Note
    Samsung j7,
    mi4i,
    motoG3

    Please suggest which one to take ?

  • Parveen Kumar
    August 15, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Am confused in buying Moto G 3Gen , Asus genfone 2, samsung J7 under 5k as concerned with Best Camera quality and Battery backup + net speed

  • Manoj Andraskar
    August 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    My mobile given to service centre for water damage (water damage not covered under warranty) but before getting back due to heavy rainfall full shop gone under water and all mobile sunk. My phone is under warranty. Please tell what I should do now?

  • madhu
    August 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    want to buy a phone for my dad..which one will be better buy Mi 4 or moto g…it should nt be delicate….he will not change his phone for many years so niche girne se bikhre naaa 😛

  • tarun pagal
    August 13, 2015 at 6:11 am

    i want to purchase nokia 1133 can u help me with that

  • shalaan khazi
    August 12, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    hi, everyone
    can u people suggest.me a cell below 15k .. i have planed to buy huawie honor 6 but iam confused..
    so do u people have any good suggestion abut phone??
    pleas do tell me

  • Ahmed
    August 12, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Hi,
    I’m torn between the moto g and the zenfone 2 . I don’t play many games but browse the net a lot . Keeping this in minnd can you suggest me which is better

  • Ruchika Parwani
    August 12, 2015 at 2:19 am

    Hi Rahul,

    Please suggest which phone should I buy out of these considering the best camera performance.
    I was planning to buy J7.

  • Vinodh
    August 10, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Hi,

    I see that ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML has better specs compared to Moto G (3rd Gen). I’m really confused on which of these two to buy. I would like to know what makes the Moto G (3rd Gen) NO. 1 in this category.

    Thank you.

    • Nitish chauhan
      August 12, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      u should buy moto g because of its user complatibility. the both have same specs nearly but moto g performance is better and it will also offer u latest android m

    • krishnamurthy
      August 13, 2015 at 10:21 am

      MOTO G 3rd comes with Water resistant an extra feature where as asus doesn have

  • sapna tiwari
    August 10, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    sir i want to purchase a phone for my dad he will use it for long time should i go with mi 4 or mi4i or anyone else pls suggest me

  • syed minhaj
    August 10, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    You didnt give about infocus I want to buy infocus m530 its specs are excellent but need your review it cost 10000/-

  • rahul gupta
    August 9, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Hi sir mai samsung galaxy j7 lene chahta hu but moto g ka feature dekhane k baad samj nhi aa rha ki kon sa best h.

  • yeshwant shedde
    August 8, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Hi, can you pl clarify what happens when the battery fails to support after a year or so. The emedded battery is not replaceable in moto g and some other models. Are we to discard the handset altogether or is there a way to salvage it? Appreciate ur comment.

  • Ash
    August 8, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Hi sir! Please suggest me best phone under 15k heavy gaming and dayto day use i am bit confuse between moto-g3/asus zenfone 2/xiomi mi4i.Please do reply

  • FAIZAN
    August 6, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    plz Suggest me best Mobile phone under RS15000

  • Yogesh
    August 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Hello.
    Actually mene infocus m530 liya he… Or abhi ye 7 days k period me he pls tell ki ye shi decision he mera ya nhi…
    Mujhe sirf 1 issue lag rha he 2 din se touch ka.
    Its not proper

    • August 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Hi, usse kafi achhe phones usi price me available hai, agar aap return krne ka trouble manage kr skte hai to phn change kr k yureka plus ya k3 note le le.

      • Mohd Zaid
        August 14, 2015 at 1:45 am

        Hi, Kya aisa ho skta h ki hmne ek phone liya aur 7 Days k Under agr psand na ho return ho kr koi aur sa phone le sake???
        if yes to kis Site pr?

  • guru
    August 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    yaar ye batao moto g 3rd / samsung galaxy j7 / samsung galaxy s4 mein se koun sa mobile achha hai or lena chahiye.

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