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10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (June 2016)

by Rahul DubeyJune 3, 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 June. 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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Topped this list for 3 months (Mar-May 16)

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 not find anything better than this at this price range. 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. 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. 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 customisations, 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 2 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)

4. 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 phones!

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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5. YU Yunicorn:

YU, the Micromax’s subsidiary has launched its new smartphone YU Yunicorn, which it touts as the phone ‘Redefining Flagships’, let’s see how good the phone is. If we talk about the design, it comes with a full metal unibody, a brushed aluminium back and a 2.5D curved glass on the front, it looks very beautiful and feels very premium and it is by far the best designed phone Yu or Micromax has ever built so, full marks in design. The Yunicorn sports a 5.5 inches Full HD screen with 401 ppi pixel density and the display is very good. It is powered by the 1.8 GHz MediaTek Helio P10 Octa Core Processor coupled with 4 GB RAM and MALI-T860 GPU. Well, it gives a good lag free performance with normal usage but it lags in high-end games, it would have been great if the company used more powerful processor like the Snapdragon 617 (used in the Moto G4 Plus, has better performance than Helio P10). The phone packs a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) and Dual-LED flash, it takes decent pictures but the colors are little washed out, better camera phones like the Moto G4 Plus are available at this price. Same is the case with the 5 MP front camera. The Yunicorn runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based company’s new Android on Steroids (AOS) OS which has nearly stock Android like UI but has few added features, it also comes free of bloatwares. The phone also includes company’s Around YU platform, which allows you to book cabs, hotels, flights, order food and much more and, now it also includes a wallet so you can recharge your mobiles, DTH, etc. right from your homescreen and you can do all these without installing any apps like Ola, Uber, Foodpanda, Freecharge, PayTM, etc., just swipe left from the homescreen and the single platform does all these, it is very useful. It includes a fast fingerprint scanner situated below the screen, integrated with the home button. It is a dual sim phone with 4G support, comes with 32 GB internal storage and is expandable upto 128 GB via microSD card but, uses a hybrid slot. It includes a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery which gives a good battery backup. Accompanying this big battery, the phone has maintained itself slim with a thickness of 8.5mm, it weighs 172 grams and feels heavy but with this big battery it is totally acceptable. Overall, the YU Yunicorn packs a great premium design and good software with useful features and can be another good choice at this price. If you want an even bigger phone, you can go with YU Yureka Note with 6 inches screen at Rs. 14,299. Micromax’s new Canvas 6 is also a good phone but is lost in the competition.

Yu-Yunicorn---Best-Tech-Guru - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICE
Rs 9,499 @ Flipkart Rs 10,989 @ Amazon
OSAndroid v5.1.1 Lollipop | UI - Android on Steroids (AOS)
CPU1.8 GHz MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) Octa Core Processor
RAM4 GB RAM
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS LCD touchscreen
DISPLAYFull HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), 401 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (dual-LED flash)| Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
SIMDual SIM (4G+4G)
STORAGEInternal: 32 GB, Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD (Hybrid Slot)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 172 grams, Thickness: 8.5 mm
OTHERSFingerprint Scanner, 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.
26 Comments
  • abhishek
    July 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    moto g4 plus for sure best among all

  • akhilesh bagre
    July 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Only moto g4 plus is everything but yu can think about yu note also

  • akhilesh bagre
    July 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Only moto g4 plus is everything dears

  • S.Himawanth
    June 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    If redmi note 3 is good is performance and battery and moto g4 is low in performance and battery, and both are equal in camera ,storage,screen,then 2 points are more for redmi note3 then red I gets first position naaaaa

    • abhishek
      July 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      moto g4 plus has better camera and gaming reviews . and moto g4 plus have fast charging too ,, i have high camera back 16 mp where redme have 13mp only .. motog4 plus is fastest in updates and have latest OS mashmaloow 6.0.1
      but red me have loolipop lol

  • June 29, 2016 at 8:37 am

    which phone is best for me fully features under 15000

  • Rajesh
    June 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Actually moto G4 plus would be everybody’s choice considering the camera , Batterylife and good Gaming

  • tharun
    June 21, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    frnds tell me which phone is good at price 15000

  • rushikesh
    June 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Which is better moto g4 plus or redmi note 3 ?
    Would redmi note 3 is durable ,would it work as good as now even after 6 months same for moto g4 plus..? Please let me know

  • vaishnavi
    June 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    hello.. which phone has the best camera? thats my only priority.

  • rishabh
    June 16, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Hello ser plz tell me which is best phone in moto g plus, xaoimi red note 3 and lenevo zuk z1

  • Samvid Goel
    June 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Hi, I would like to know which mobile would be better for games….I know RN3 is the clear winner but certain things like not waterproof (I have read in reviews) and no Gorilla Glass screen protection sounds like deal breaker to me cuz I am quite clumsy with phones.

    Is the difference between the performance of MOTO G4 plus and RN3 significant or minimal? At the moment I have moto G 1st gen and even though it falls at least once on daily basis it has yet to give me any troubles. So my top priorities are gaming and robustness.

  • June 16, 2016 at 3:09 am

    I have checked but I am confused on select mobile could you please help me to buy best mobile in 15000 segment. which one BEST (moto g4plus, yunicorn and redmi note3 )if i purchased i have to satisfy 100%. And my children will be enjoy with that phone

    So Please help me on this and do the needful.

  • June 16, 2016 at 3:00 am

    I have checked but I am confused on select mobile could you please help me to buy best mobile in 15000 segment. which one BEST (moto g4, Yunicorn or reminote3) if i purchased i have to satisfy 100%. And my children will be enjoy

  • Uday Naik
    June 14, 2016 at 11:27 am

    hi sir, very much impressed by your analysis on 10-best-android-phones-under-15000-rs-june-2016, very useful article. I am looking for great camera phone under Rs.15000/-. kindly suggest me. Impressed and thinking about MOTO G4 Plus or should I wait for some time for new phone? what are the specs should look for selection of good camera phone?

    • Raj
      June 14, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      If u are looking for a good camera and u are not a heavy gamer then u should go for lenovo zuk z1

  • June 12, 2016 at 11:04 am

    hi can u tell me
    whch is best redme note3 or g4 plus.
    thanku

  • June 10, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    i want to buy smartphon under 15000 plz tell me anyone which i will buy

  • June 10, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    i want to smartphon under 15000 plz tell me anyone which i will buy

  • June 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    i want to smartphon under 15000 plz tell me anyone which i will buy

  • June 8, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Nice article, I think Sony Xperia E5 should also be added to the list.

  • dangraous
    June 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    hu is a best smart phone under the 15000one n only

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