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10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (February 2016)

10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (February 2016)

by Rahul DubeyFebruary 4, 2016

Looking for the best smartphone under 15000 Rs? Then it can be a very confusing task as the 15000 Rs price range includes many good and different types of phones from reputed international brands as well as the popular Indo-Chinese brands. Actually, having lots of choices is a good thing but it also makes it difficult to decide the best one. So to ease out your confusion, I have written the latest ranking of 10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs for the month of February. Apart from the rankings, I have also mentioned which phone will be suitable for which types of users so, read it and choose the best one for you.

Checkout best phones in other price ranges and many other gadgets in our Buyer’s Guide.

From the last 2 years, every month hundreds of readers of ‘Best Tech Guru’ comment and ask me which phone they should choose from the crowded market. Which has enabled me to better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So with this experience, I have tried to make this list even more helpful for you but, if you still have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section at the end. 🙂

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

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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 hundreds of phones, from biggest to the smallest brands and come with our honest rankings every month.

1. Lenovo K4 Note:

Lenovo is on fire in India, it is launching back to back hit and great value for money phones in the budget segment. After the Vibe P1 and Vibe S1, the Lenovo K4 Note is their latest offering in the 15k price segment. Starting with the design, it has completely plastic build like its predecessor K3 Note but, it now packs a better looking design, it has got rounded corners, curved back panel and there is chrome finish on all the edges and also on a small unit on the back containing the camera and fingerprint scanner. It features a 5.5 inches Full HD display with good colour reproduction and viewing angles, it is a very good display overall. The Lenovo K4 Note is powered by the 1.3 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Mediatek MT6753 Processor coupled with 3 GB RAM and Mali T720-MP3 GPU, it delivers very good performance and handles gaming well. It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with Lenovo’s new Vibe UI 3.0 running on top. In the version 3.0, Lenovo has quite improved its Vibe UI, it now comes with more features and also includes the option to arrange your icons in an App drawer like Stock Android. The phone has a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) and Dual-LED flash and takes good pictures. The 5 MP front camera is also good. Another important feature is the fingerprint scanner which can be used to quickly unlock the phone even when the screen is turned off, it can also be used to take pictures. It also comes with two front facing Dolby Atmos speakers (placed above & below the screen) which have very good sound quality. The K4 Note is a Dual Sim phone, it also includes NFC for additional connectivity. It has 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 128 GB with the help of a microSD card. It is backed by a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery which gives a good battery backup and easily lasts for a day. The K4 Note is priced at Rs. 11,998 and the company is also offering ANT VR headset (costs 1,299) bundled with the K4 Note at just Rs. 12,499. Overall, the Lenovo K4 Note is a great complete package. It gives good performance as well as great media experience at a very good price. It is undoubtedly the best mobile under 15000 Rs. The Lenovo Vibe P1 priced at Rs. 15,998 can be another great choice from Lenovo, it packs a huge 4900 mAh battery and has premium metallic design, good performance and it also includes the fingerprint scanner. 

Lenovo-K4-Note - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

Rs 10,999 @ Amazon
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow) | UI - Vibe UI 3.0
CPU1.3 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Mediatek MT6753 Processor
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 403 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (Dual-LED Flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery | Fast charging: Yes
BODYWeight: 160 grams, Thickness: 9.1 mm
OTHERSFingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos, NFC, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


2. Moto G Turbo Edition:

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. Carrying forward that legacy, Motorola has launched a new variant of the Moto G (3rd Gen) called as Moto G Turbo Edition. The new Moto G Turbo Edition comes with the same design of Moto G (3rd Gen) but comes with a more powerful octa core processor, better Adreno 405 GPU (than Adreno 306 in Moto G3) and TurboPower charging capability, rest all the features remain the same. So let’s get into details of the new phone. It 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 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor coupled with 2GB RAM, so those who loved Moto G (3rd Gen) but wanted more power for gaming and multitasking can now rejoice. It runs on the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with stock Android UI, which also makes the performance good. Great thing is that, it will always get the future Android updates and that too faster than many flagship phones! For the first two generation Moto G’s, camera was the weakest point, but now 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 IP67 certification is provided by no phone in the near price range. The 2470 mAh battery gives a good battery life and with TurboPower charging, it can be used for 6 hours from just 15 minutes of charging, claims the company. It has 16 GB internal & upto 32 GB expandable storage, Dual Sim & 4G. Overall, it is a very popular phone and gives a great user experience and satisfaction and now when the Moto G comes with an Octa Core processor it gives a pretty good performance as well. It is a great overall device to buy. If you don’t have heavy usage the Moto G (3rd Gen) at Rs. 10,999 is a great choice as well.

Moto G Turbo Edition - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs - Best Tech Guru

Rs 9,999 @ Flipkart Rs 9,735 @ Amazon Rs 9,000  @ Snapdeal
OSAndroid, v5.1.1 Lollipop | UI - Stock Android
CPUOcta Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor
SCREEN5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYHD (720 x 1280 pixels), 294 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (LTE + 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 with TurboPower charging
BODYWeight: 155 grams, Thickness: 6.1-11.6mm (Curved Back)
OTHERSWater & Dust Resistant, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


3. Lenovo Vibe S1:

Surprised to see another Lenovo phone in this list? The Lenovo Vibe P1 and Vibe S1 both come from Lenovo’s Vibe series and are offered at the same price but they are completely different from each other and are targeted towards different types of users. So, listing both the phones separately was necessary. There are two USP’s in the Vibe S1 – Design & Front camera. Starting with the design of the Lenovo Vibe S1, it looks really beautiful and feels premium, it has got metallic body and curved glass on the back (which attracts fingerprints easily though!) and with its 5 inches screen and 7.8mm thickness it feels compact and comfortable in hands. It is offered in Dark Blue & White color variants, in Dark Blue it looks more premium & different. Design wise, it is one of the finest phone around this price and feels much better than a typical 15-16k phone. The Vibe S1 features a 13 MP rear camera with PDAF, dual-LED flash and has decent picture quality but when it comes to the front, it boasts of Dual Selfie cameras, one of 8 MP and other of 2 MP and both work together. The 8 MP front camera comes with f/2.2 aperture & BSI sensor and captures the selfies as usual whereas, the 2 MP front camera captures the DOF (Dept of Field). Basically, it can differentiate between the subject and background and once you click a selfie, you can blur the background (with many creative effects) and it also allows you to cut out the subject and change the background. Overall, it will be a great fun experience for selfie lovers. A 1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6752 Octa Core Processor paired with 3 GB RAM gives a good performance to the phone. The 5 inches Full HD display with 441 ppi pixel density is very good. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covers front and rear glasses. A 2420 mAh battery powers the phone, it doesn’t provide a great battery life but will run throughout the day. Overall, the Lenovo Vibe S1 is a premium compact phone with good performance & great features for selfies lovers, can be a very good choice at this price.

Lenovo-Vibe-S1 - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICERs. 12,999 @ 
OSAndroid v5.0 Lollipop| UI - Vibe UI
CPU1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6752 Octa Core Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 441 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (dual-LED flash) | Front Camera: 8MP + 2MP (Dual selfie camera), Flash: No
SIMDual Sim
STORAGEInternal: 32 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD (uses second sim slot)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2420 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 132 grams, Thickness: 7.8 mm
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


4. Huawei Honor 5X:

Huawei has finally launched their much awaited smartphone the Honor 5X in India. The Honor 5X packs a great premium metallic design which feels good in hands as well as looks beautiful & stylish. It features a 5.5 inches Full HD display with 401 ppi pixel density and has good display quality, the viewing angles are also good. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core Processor out of which four cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz and the other four are clocked at 1.2 GHz. The phone has got 2 GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU, the overall performance of the phone is good and smooth but it may lag a little during heavy gaming. It sports a 13 MP rear and a 5 MP front camera, both have good depth and colors. The Honor 5X features a fingerprint scanner on the back below the camera, it is very fast and works with good accuracy. The phone runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 skin running on top. It is a dual sim smartphone supporting 4G on both the slots. It comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB. It is backed by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery which gives average battery backup and will last for around a day. Overall, the Huawei Honor 5X offers very good design, decent performance and impressive features like the fingerprint scanner. It is a good package at this price. If you need more power, you can also go with the Huawei Honor 6.

Huawei-Honor-5X - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICERs 12,999 @  Rs 12,999 @ 
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop | UI - EMUI 3.1
CPU1.5 GHz + 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core Processor
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
SIMDual Sim (4G + 4G)
STORAGEInternal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB with microSD
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|Fast charging: No
BODYWeight: 158 grams, Thickness: 8.15 mm
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

5. Micromax Canvas 5:

Micromax has recently launched the flagship phone of its Canvas series, the Canvas 5. It looks beautiful and comes with a metallic frame on the sides and a leather like textured plastic back panel which is removable. The phone is slim and comfortable to hold and has decent overall build quality. It sports a 5.2 inches Full HD display with 423 ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, the display quality is very good. The Canvas 5 runs on the 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6753 Octa Core Processor paired with 3 GB RAM and delivers good performance. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and the company has promised Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the phone. Micromax has installed lots of bloatware on the phone but most of them can be uninstalled. It features a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera and both come with a LED flash and deliver good picture quality. The camera app also comes with lots of settings and choices to let you customize your photos the way you want. It comes with a cool ‘Picture-in-Picture’ feature which clicks pictures with the front and rear camera at the same time in a single image. It is a dual sim smartphone with 4G support. The phone has 16 GB internal storage which can be expanded upto 64 GB with the help of a microSD card. It is backed by a non-removeable Li-Po 2900 mAh battery which delivers decent battery backup. Overall, the Micromax Canvas 5 packs decent set of features at a very good price point, it can be another good buying choice.

Micromax-Canvas-5 - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

Rs   @  Rs @  Rs 7,599  @ 
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop
CPU1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6753 Octa Core Processor
SCREEN5.2 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 423 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: Yes
SIMDual Sim (GSM + LTE)
STORAGEInternal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 64 GB via microSD
BATTERYLi-Po 2900 mAh battery
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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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.
  • February 28, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Leeco le 1s is good phone or not please tell me any good phone under 14000

  • vikas
    February 28, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    hi sir,

    plz suggest me, can i buy MI4i or other phone… the phone having heating prb???? is it true???

  • Aman Sharma
    February 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    i want to purchase new phone under Rs 15000./ plz suggest the best phone which dnt hang.

  • Suresh
    February 22, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Which is the best phone for audio and display quality under 15K?

  • shalini
    February 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    hi sir,

    can you please tell me which mobile is best under 15000?

  • Nihar
    February 19, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    HI….Rahul…I want to buy a phone under 15 k..which one will be better in 15k with a good front and rear camera as well as other features…pls suggest

  • Piyush
    February 17, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Hi Rahul.. I am confused between Lenovo K4 and Mi 4. Please suggest me which phone should I buy? Apart from that plz also suggest me a phone under 10000 Rs.

  • pramod
    February 17, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    mr.rahul can you suggest with best camera phone under 20k

  • Sunder
    February 17, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Hi Rahul ji I want to buy a latest phone under the range Rs 15000 please suggest me the best phone with good configuration and battery life

  • Parul Singh
    February 13, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I have heard that Lenovo phones lag right from the beginning. Is this true?
    (This fact alone is keeping me from buying Lenovo Vibe S1)

    • Arjun
      February 17, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Bro yeah its true even i have gone through these problems . I had bought LENOVO A6000 plus for my dad on his birthday and when it came he was really happy , the looks were good even the specs were but after one or two days of usage it started lagging like hell , first I thought my dad was not able to use it because he has changed from blackberry curve which was a qwerty phone to a touch phone but then i had checked it out then i was like HOLY F**K when i’m trying to pick up a call its not responding when i want to click a picture then it doesn’t allow you to (sometimes),then once you lock the screen then i cant open it directly , I have to open the back panel the open the battery then start it .
      It does not happen every time but sometimes it does and my dad is not satisfied with his gift.

  • Parul Singh
    February 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Hi Rahul!
    Can you please tell me if the Coolpad Note 3 Lite is a good phone if I want:
    1. Decent music quality
    3. A screen which does not crack easily on falling.

  • Rahul n
    February 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    which is the best? lenovo k4 note or leco 1s

  • Syed Adnan
    February 12, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Which one is better Moto G turbo edition or Honor 5X??:-)

  • [email protected]
    February 12, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Pls dont buy Lenovo phones, its the worst phone ever, its validity is only one Year. you ll get lots of Trouble.

  • rizwan
    February 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    is lenevo k4 note will available for offline purchase ??

  • Pradeep
    February 11, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Rahul, I’m cönfused.. Which one is best to buy Htc 820s or Samsung J7 or should I go with Moto X..??

  • ashish
    February 11, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Rahul i Want a reliable company phone so should I go for j7 or k4?

  • Hasan Abbas
    February 10, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Hi ,I just want to ask that is moto g turbo a good phone to buy or I would go with lenovo k4 note

  • Pranav
    February 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I am looking for a branded big screen mobile under 20000 pls help me

  • Revathi
    February 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Hi rahul , this is revathi my husband wants to buy smartphone under 15000,and we dont want to buy samsung ,htc other than these can u suggest me any phone with latest android version and good features because he is doing marketing

  • Krishna
    February 9, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    should i go for le 1s or k4 note …..or any other in comparision to it …..or wait fo mi note 3

  • deepak
    February 9, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    do lenovo vibe s1 have a led notification light?

  • Dinesh
    February 9, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Which is better lenovo 4k note or honor 5x?

  • Dinesh
    February 9, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Hi Rahul! Which is better lenovo k4 or honor 5x????

  • Sunny parihar
    February 9, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Hey Rahul will u plz help. Me i m searching for a new smartphone in the price segment of 13000
    I like the specs of Lenovo k4 note but can u plz tell me do it get heated when playing or doing multi tasking bcauz i dont want any trouble like that after buying that one
    And if u can suggest me other mobiles also so plz do

    • February 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

      Hi, no the Lenovo k4 Note doesn’t have the heating issue. It gets warm while using or playing game but doesn’t heat much. You should go with it, its the best currently.

  • uttam
    February 9, 2016 at 7:24 am

    What about vibe s1 my requirement is good battery camera no hanging prob…better look and build quality

  • ajay
    February 8, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    moto turbo edition is the best

  • parthiban
    February 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    hai rahul I want new mobile which is best lenovo k4 note vs galaxy j7

  • chandan kumar
    February 8, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I am planning to buy Lenovo Vibe S1. Kindly give your feedback on this or else what company phone would be better under Rs. 15000/-.

  • satish
    February 7, 2016 at 7:44 am

    I think k4 note camera is not that great compared to honor or moto. Can you pinpoint a good camera phone with 4G,good display, 16GB, 3GB Ram, metal body, fingerprint scanner, good ui, clear call quality, nice audio, good net speed, lasting battery, and is under 12k? 🙂

  • Dheeru
    February 7, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Hi!!… I want to buy lenovo k3 note but i m not able to convince my brother… As he thinks that lenovo has launched a phone for the very first time. Si he worried about the quality. So wat shud i tell him???!!

    • February 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Hi, tell him that Lenovo has entered India back in 2012 and in current time it has emerged as the most prominent and most trending smartphone manufacturer in India. Also tell him that Lenovo has bought Motorola and since then there have been lots of improvements in the quality of their smartphones.

  • uma
    February 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    hiii i want to buy a mobile under 15000can u suggest which one is best now a days with all the features

  • Dr. Aman
    February 6, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Which is better ??? Lenovo k4 note or Letv Le1s

  • zizi
    February 4, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    No place for Le 1S…strange.

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