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10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (July 2016)

by Rahul DubeyJuly 2, 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, we have written the latest ranking of 10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs for the month of July. Apart from the rankings, we 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 us which phone they should choose from the crowded market. Which has enabled us to better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So with this experience, we have tried to make this list even more helpful for you but, if you still have any question, please feel free to ask it 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.
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1. Moto G4 Plus:

One of the most awaited phones of the year – the new 2016 Moto G, which is called as the Moto G4 Plus is now launched. Those familiar with the Moto G phones know how popular these phones have been and those who are not aware of all this should know that the Moto G4 Plus is the 4th edition in the Moto G series and all the previous 3 generation phones have been extremely successful in India. Back in 2014, the Moto G was first launched in India, since then it has been the most selling phone in Indian e-commerce, it helped in spreading e-commerce in India by starting the ‘online exclusive’ and ‘flash sales’ trend. So, it has a great legacy to carry, now let’s talk about the phone. Starting with the design, the Moto G4 Plus comes with a polycarbonate body and everything is plastic here, the back has a leather like finish which feels good and the build quality is excellent. I won’t say the phone looks good, specially when you have many of the full metal unibody phones at the same or lower price but, it has good grip and feels comfortable to hold in hands. It sports a big 5.5 inches Full HD screen with very good display quality although, the screen is a fingerprint magnet. If we talk about the performance, it runs on the 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor coupled with 2/3 GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU, it can handle heavy usage and gaming but it heats up a little and also there are much better phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which deliver great performance, so the Moto G4 Plus is not recommended for heavy users. When it comes to the camera department, the Moto G4 Plus stands taller from the crowd. It features a 16 MP rear camera with Laser auto-focus, PDAF, ƒ/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash and the Professional Mode, the camera is really amazing, it has good colors, sharpness and performs very well even at low light conditions, it is by far one of the best camera you can get at this price. The 5 MP front camera with ƒ/2.2 aperture is also one of the best or probably the best at this price. As always the case for Moto phones, the Moto G4 Plus runs on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Stock Android UI, although Moto has added few helpful features like the Moto Display. And the phone will always get the latest Android updates for years. For the first time, the company has added a fingerprint scanner in its phone and it works well, it is placed below the screen. It is a dual sim phone with 4G support. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB storage options and is expandable upto 128 GB with a dedicated microSD slot. The phone is backed by a Non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery which gives decent battery life, it can last for a day with medium to heavy usage. It supports fast charging via Moto’s Turbo charger. Overall, when you talk about a Moto G phone, it is always about the user experience and the stability between hardware and software, and the Moto G4 Plus again achieves that, it runs smoothly. So, with latest software, great cameras, good performance and all the required features, it can be a great choice with closed eyes. And as a complete package, it is the best mobile under 15000 Rs. in India at present.

Moto-G4-Plus - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICE
2/16 GB - Rs. 10,499 @ Amazon                        3/32 GB - Rs. 13,699 @ Amazon
OSAndroid v6.0.1 Marshmallow, Android 7.0 Nougat update available | UI - Stock Android
CPU1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) Octa-core processor
RAM2/3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYFull HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 16 MP, Flash: Yes (dual-LED flash)| Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
SIMDual SIM (4G+3G)
STORAGEInternal: 16/32 GB, Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD
BATTERYNon-removable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery | Fast Charging: Yes (upto 6 hours of power in just 15 minutes)
BODYWeight: 155 grams, Thickness: 7.9 mm to 9.8 mm
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, Laser Autofocus, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB):

After a long wait, Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 3 in India. The phone has been highly successful in China and with all the features it packs, the same success story seems to repeat in India as well. Starting with the design, the Redmi Note 3 boasts a premium metallic design and excellent build quality, it feels great and looks beautiful, while the curved edges on the back gives it a good grip as well. The phone has a 5.5 inches Full HD display with 401 ppi pixel density and has very good display quality but, it doesn’t come with Gorilla Glass screen protection. The Redmi Note 3 is powered by the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Processor which has 6 cores, out of which four are 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and the rest two are 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU’s which handle the heavy usage. The Redmi Note 3 is the world’s first phone to come with Snapdragon 650 processor, which is very powerful and delivers performance better than many flagship processors, it also doesn’t heat up much as well. The phone comes in two variants, one has 16 GB storage + 2 GB RAM and the other has 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM. It is equipped with a 16 MP rear camera which comes with PDAF and Dual-Tone LED Flash and clicks very good quality images. On the front, it has a 5 MP shooter which too is capable of clicking good quality selfies. Another highlight of the Redmi Note 3 is its fast fingerprint scanner which can unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds, the phone also includes Infrared Blaster which allows you to control your TV, AC, music system and many other electronic appliances. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Xiaomi’s beautiful MIUI 7 running on top. It is a dual sim phone with 4G and VoLTE support, it allows storage expansion and supports microSD cards upto 128 GB but, it has hybrid slot so at a time, you can either use the second sim or the microSD card. It is backed by a big 4050 mAh battery which gives a pretty good battery life, easily lasting for a day or even more. Also, despite a big battery and metal build, the phone weighs 164 grams and has a thickness of 8.65mm so, you get all the features without the added bulkiness. Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 delivers great flagship like performance, a good looking premium design and packs all the excellent features at a very good price, it is really a great buy and heavy users or gamers will love it. Although, it is at the 2nd spot in our list, it can easily be your preferred choice as it excels the Moto G4 Plus in many departments and also saves you some money. The Xiaomi Mi 4i can also be a good choice if you want a 5 inches phone.

Xiaomi-Redmi-Note-3 - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs - Best Tech Guru

PRICE
Rs 11,999 @ Flipkart Rs 11,999 @ Amazon Rs 11,999 @ Snapdeal
OSAndroid v5.1 Lollipop | UI - MIUI 7
CPU1.8 GHz 64-bit Hexa Core Snapdragon 650 Processor
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (Hybrid Slot)
CAMERARear Camera: 16 MP, Flash: Yes (Dual-LED Flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal: 32 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 164 grams, Thickness: 8.65 mm
OTHERSFingerprint scanner, 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, Infrared

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3. LeEco Le 2

LeEco is speedily extending its hold in the Indian smartphone market, be it in the hardware department or the entertainment packages, they offer a lot. The LeEco Le 2 is the successor to its popular LeEco Le 1s. Design wise, there are not many changes in the Le 2 from its predecessor. It packs a premium full metal body which is very well built. The rear camera housing on the back looks beautiful and adds a good look to the phone. It has a 5.5 inches Full HD display which has very good quality. The phone is powered by the new Snapdragon 652 Octa Core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM and delivers great performance, which is even a little better than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. You can play heaviest of the games without lagging and severe heating issues. The Le 2 features a 16 MP rear camera which has good sharpness, depth and an overall excellent picture quality. The 8 MP front camera is also very good. But the USP of the phone is, it is the first phone to ditch the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack and use the new CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio) technology using the Type-C USB port, which ensure high quality audio through the headphones. Thankfully, the company provides a Type-C USB to 3.5 mm jack adapter which will prove very handy when you don’t have the Type-C headphones and want to use the most popular 3.5 mm jack headphones. The phone runs on latest Android Marshmallow with company’s EUI running on top, the EUI is beautiful, stable and well optimized. The fingerprint scanner is fast and accurate. It is a dual sim phone with 4G support on both the slots. The Le 2 comes with 32 GB internal storage space, but sadly it doesn’t have a microSD slot so, those who love to plug in and out the microSD card frequently will be disappointed. The phone is backed by a non-removable 3000 mAh battery which comes with fast charging capability and charges the phone quickly. The battery life is decent. And, not to forget the company’s Supertainment package which includes subscription from many popular Indian media providers. If we talk about the downsides, the lack of microSD slot can be a disappointment for some, while the missing 3.5 mm headphone jack can be seen in both ways, early adopters will like it while, traditional users will find it a little annoying at stages. Also, beware that you won’t be able to charge the phone and use the headphones simultaneously as, there is only one port for both the jobs. Overall, the LeEco Le 2 is a complete smartphone, be it design, performance, multimedia or the camera, it is pretty good in almost every department. It directly competes with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and beats it in many departments. It is a great value for money at this price but, before you get too excited make sure you can live without the 3.5 mm headphone jack!

LeEco-Le-2---Best-Tech-Guru - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICE
32 GB - Rs. 11,499 @ Flipkart                 64 GB - Rs. 13,999 @ Flipkart
32 GB - Rs. 11,493 @ Amazon                 64 GB - Rs. 14,999 @ Amazon
OSAndroid v6 Marshmallow | UI - EUI
CPU1.8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 16 MP, Flash: Yes (dual-LED flash) | Front Camera: 8 MP, Flash: No
SIMDual SIM (4G+4G)
STORAGEInternal: 32/64 GB, Expandable: No
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery | Fast Charging: Yes
BODYWeight: 153 grams, Thickness: 7.7 mm
OTHERSType-C USB Headphones, Fingerprint Scanner, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS,


4. Lenovo Zuk Z1:

After a long delay, Lenovo has finally launched the first phone from its new brand Zuk in India, called as the Zuk Z1. The phone packs some interesting features for its price so, let’s get started. The Zuk Z1 comes with a metallic (aluminium) frame although, the company has used plastic in the curved back. The phone looks good, feels sturdy and has a very good overall build quality. It sports a 5.5 inches Full HD screen which has good colors, the viewing angles are also very good. The Zuk Z1 is powered by the old and popular Snapdragon 801 Quad Core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz and comes paired with 3 GB RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. The performance is good as expected and it can handle gaming also but the new Snapdragon 650 used in the similarly priced Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 performs much better. The phone packs a 13 MP rear shooter with Sony’s IMX 214 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, OIS and Dual-LED flash. Getting OIS at this price is amazing and the picture quality of the rear camera is also very good or one of the best at this price, it has natural colors, good saturation and good sharpness. The 8 MP front camera is also good. One of the Zuk Z1’s highlight is the OS on which it runs, which is the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Cyanogen 12.1 OS which is excellent, it comes with unlimited customizations, lots of interesting features and much more. The phones also includes a fingerprint scanner situated below the screen, integrated with the physical home button, it works well. It is a dual sim phone with 4G support on both the slots. It has 64 GB of internal storage space, which is just great at this price but, there is no microSD slot but as you get plenty of internal space, this shouldn’t be a problem. The phone is backed by a Non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery which gives very good battery backup. It also includes USB Type-C port fort fast charging and fast data transfer. The phone weighs 175 grams and is heavy but with its big battery, it’s acceptable. Overall, the Zuk Z1 might be a little older and has entered India late but the price at which it is offering these great features, makes it a killer deal. It is a really good buy at this price and you can pick it over the top phones without doubts.

lenovo-zuk-z1 - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICE
Rs. 13,499 @ Amazon
OSAndroid v5.1.1 Lollipop | UI - Cyanogen 12.1 OS
CPU2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core Processor
RAM3 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (dual-LED flash)| Front Camera: 8 MP, Flash: No
SIMDual SIM (4G+4G)
STORAGEInternal: 64 GB, Expandable: No
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery | Fast Charging: Yes
BODYWeight: 175 grams, Thickness: 8.9 mm
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, OIS, Type-C USB v3.0, 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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Topped this list for 1 month (Feb 16)

5. 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 a metallic frame and metallic edges but the back panel is plastic, it packs a good 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 decent performance and handles gaming well but can lag with high-end games. 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 and rich sound quality, you will just love it if you watch videos more often. 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 lasts for a day. Overall, the Lenovo K4 Note is a great complete package. It gives decent performance and a great multimedia experience, whether it is its dual front facing speakers or the VR mode, they are very good at a very good price, can be another great buying choice under 15000 Rs. The Lenovo Vibe P1 priced at Rs. 15,999 can be another good choice from Lenovo, it packs a huge 4,900 mAh battery and has premium metallic design, good performance and it also includes the fingerprint scanner. And if you are a fan of huge screen size, the Lenovo PHAB with 6.98 inches screen can be a good choice at Rs. 11,999 but, please first make sure you really want a 7 inches phone!

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

PRICE
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
RAM3 GB RAM
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

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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.
36 Comments
  • Sanjana
    August 6, 2016 at 2:03 am

    I m confused between HTC desire 826 ,Samsung j5 ,Samsung a5 which one is better or suggest your own ….as my requirement is duble sim & memory card with great
    features in Moto g4 heat up issue

  • AMIT MISHRA
    July 29, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Sir , according to lasting which phone is better? Up to 10-12000

  • ankita
    July 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    hi I want to purchase Samsung j 7 its good or not but I m confused between Samsung & honor c tell ma na which cell best

  • sumit
    July 27, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I wanna purchase a android mobile in max 18000 range I want performance multitask camera most

  • Surendra
    July 26, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Hi Raul , im confused between Redmi note 3 and Le2 , please suggest which one s best?

  • July 24, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Hi, Let know why you omitted Redmi MI Max? I think it’s also an awesome mobile i’m searching for! But thanks for the info. After all searches I’m going to take redmi note 3 from your suggestion.

  • Amit
    July 22, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Which one is better 2 gb redmi note 3 or 3 gb version plz tell me…

  • Amit
    July 22, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Which one is better 2 gb redmi note 3 or3 gb version plz tell me…

  • subham sharma
    July 15, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I bought mi max phone plz suggest.its. The really excellent features

  • RAJEEV
    July 14, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    confused between lenovo k4note and redmi note 3,,plz suggest

  • amit
    July 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Confusion b/w
    redmi note 3 and moto g4
    Pls suggest

    • techbech
      July 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      if you are a heavy gamer then redmi note3
      otherwise moto g4 plus ites

    • siva kalyan
      July 15, 2016 at 8:31 am

      If you are a gamer prefer redmi note 3 if you want cam prefer moto g4 if you want to be updated every android release prefer g4 if its not an issue and wanna enjoy MIUI prefer redmi note 3

  • July 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I am confused between moto g4 plus and samsung j7. I am not a heavy user, from very little to medium user. So can anyone please
    tell me which one would be the best.

  • bunny
    July 10, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Hello sir, I am confused between lenovo zuk z1 and moto g4 which phone should i go with ??

    • Ashu
      July 27, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Zuk z1 plays on 32 bit processor, although it is good but not future proof. moto g4 plus has SD-617 which is 64 bit processor and capable of handle future apps and games. although it has some overheating issues but moto may fix this by 1 or 2 OTA updates. i recommend you to go with moto g4 plus.

  • bunny
    July 10, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Hello sir, I am confused between lenovo zuk z1 and moto g4 which phones should i go with ??

  • saurabh
    July 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    On the basis of camera performance which phone is better btw redmi note 3 and moto g4 plus… Or any phone in asus under 15000.

  • Md Arshad
    July 9, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Hi I am confused between Redmi note 3 and Le 2 camera + heavy gaming i want both the features

  • Srinivas P j
    July 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Hi i use a phone and download many pdf files etc .which is the phone which will not hang

  • Abdul Muyeen
    July 6, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Hi, I’m looking for a smartphone with good decent camera and decent general performance. My choice is redmi note 3 but camera seems to be not good. Pls suggest me should i go for moto g4 plus or redmi note 3. With moto g4 plus lot of negative reviews about its heating issue and cant use its cam for more 10 mins or so as gaming as well. I’m confused here. Pls advice.

  • Puneet kumar
    July 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    hlo sir i would like to ask a phone under 15k with good performance as i play a lot of games (intense one)
    plz give some suggestions

  • meghasyam
    July 5, 2016 at 5:39 am

    I have a small confusion buy motog 4 or xiomi note3 ..I play games through out the day

    • July 5, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Hi, if you play small to medium games then you can go with the Moto G4 Plus and if you play more graphics intensive games like Asphalt 8, Mortal Combat 5 then the Redmi Note 3.

  • Gurpreet singh
    July 4, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Hello sir
    Under 10000 best smartphone kon sa rhega?

  • kartik
    July 4, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I am confused between moto g4 plus and lenovo zuk z1. I am not a heavy user, from very little to medium user. So can anyone please
    tell me which one would be the best.

    • July 4, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Hi, go with the Moto G4 Plus.

    • Charli
      July 4, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      Moto G4 Plus is the best phone. Once you start use this phone, you must will not leave it. The oldest company offers the Phone with it’s lowest price range comparing to the softwares/Apks. battery backup is also decent. I am using 4 Nos Moto series Phone in our family since 2014 in a hassle free way. All are running smoothly. It’s Corning Gorilla Glass is amazing. The company provides regular updates through air, which improves the phone very effectively.

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