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10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (October 2015)

10 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (October 2015)

by Rahul DubeyOctober 1, 2015

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 October. 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:

[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 hundreds of phones, from biggest to the smallest brands and come with our honest rankings every month.[/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 2GB 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 efficiently. 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 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, and based on the user experience and satisfaction, it is the best mobile under 15000 Rs.

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

Rs 10,999 @   Rs 10,999 @ 
OSAndroid, v5.1.1 Lollipop
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor
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 the camera app has many other features. The phone 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 capability. 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 and can be a great choice. The Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (3GB RAM) priced at Rs 13,999 and Asus Zenfone Selfie (2GB RAM) priced at Rs 15,999 can be great choices as well, but they are yet to become available.

asus_zenfone_2_ze551ml_2gb_ram - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

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
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

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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 edges 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  @ 
OSAndroid OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
CPU1.5 GHz Exynos 7580 Octa Core Processor
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 Mi 4i (32 GB):

The Xiaomi Mi 4i is the Flagship phone of Xiaomi in its Indian portfolio. Xiaomi launched the phone globally at an event in New Delhi, a first of its kind event for Xiaomi. The Mi 4i has a 7.8mm thickness and a unibody design with polycarbonate body, it also has a soft touch matte finish with an anti-grease coating. Even though it’s a plastic body, it looks and feels good. It runs on the 2nd generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 1.7GHz. The Snapdragon 615 processor already has a good performance and on top of it, the 2nd generation 615 processor used in this phone is even better in terms of speed and performance. The phone also has a 2GB LPDDR3 RAM. It sports a 5-inch Sharp/JDI Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution which turns out into a great 441 PPI pixel density, the screen is protected with scratch resistant Corning OGS Glass. The screen also offers better readability under direct sunlight. The Mi 4i features a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras, Xiaomi has used f/2.0 & f/1.8 aperture lenses respectively, which click better and cleaner images. The phone also houses a dual-LED flash at the back. It is a Dual Sim phone and supports 4G on both the Sim. It comes with two internal storage options 16GB and 32GB however, it misses out on the microSD slot, so buying the 32GB variant will a much wiser decision. It runs on MIUI 6 on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It has a 3120 mAh battery with fast charging technology & other battery saving features. Overall, the phone has a very good performance with one of the best displays in this range, it just lacks the microSD slot, if it’s fine with you, it can be another great choice under 15000 Rs. The Xiaomi Mi4 with Snapdragon 801 Processor and 3GB RAM is a performance powerhouse and is available at 14,999 Rs. for 16GB storage and 17,999 Rs. for 32GB storage, it can also be a good choice but it misses out on Dual Sim, microSD slot and 4G.

Xiaomi Mi 4i 32GB Black - Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs

PRICERs 11,999 @  Rs 11,999 @  Rs 11,999 @ 
OSAndroid v5.0.2 (Lollipop) | UI - MIUI 6
CPU1.7GHz Octa Core, 2nd-Gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning OGS Glass
DISPLAY1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes (dual-LED flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal: 16/32 GB | Expandable: microSD not supported
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 130 grams, Thickness: 7.8 mm
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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5. Huawei Honor 6:

The Honor 6 is an amazing phone from Huawei. It is packed with great hardware and an amazing design with good built quality. It weighs just 130 grams and has a thickness of just 7.5 mm, it feels premium and comfortable in hand. The phone features a 1.7 GHz Octa-Core processor and 3 GB RAM which makes the performance of the phone truly great. You just can’t get the lags with such powerful specs! The phone sports a 5 inches screen with Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels screen resolution which turns out a great 445 ppi pixel density. The phone has very good 13 MP primary camera with Sony’s BSI sensor and Dual-LED flash, the picture quality is very good. It also has a 5 MP front facing camera. It has 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 64 GB. And it has a very good battery life with the Li-Po 3100 mAh battery. The only downside of the phone is that it is a Single SIM device. Overall, this is another great alternative for those who need power for heavy gaming or multitasking, you can get full value for your money with this phone.

Huawei-Honor-6-Best-Tech-Guru - Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs

PRICERs. 14,999 @
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
CPUOcta Core, 1.7 GHz Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 445 ppi pixel density
SIMSingle Sim, GSM
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Front Camera: 5 MP, LED Flash: Dual-LED flash
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microsd expandable upto 64 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery
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.
  • sayam
    November 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

    after reading ur artical i like lenovo vibe p1 ,honer 6 , hawai p8 lite, Xiaomi mi4 n asus zenfone 2 plz suggest me which one is best

  • Krishna
    October 30, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Sir what about Wammy TITAN 5

  • alka vaghela
    October 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I want to buy phone with best camera quality and 5.0 inch display.. with good performance.. my budget is 15000 please suggest me.

  • Narasimha
    October 21, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    HI Rahul

    Iam planning to buy a Mobil right now iam having a Samsung note 2 so I planning to change the mobil which one is best to buy with in 15k please suggest me.

  • Sunil
    October 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    looking for a good performance phone around 15K, please suggest between Asus Zenfone or Mi4 or any other suggestion. I have been using iPhone 5s so far

  • vikas varma
    October 18, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    hi rahul,
    i want a fone with best hardware & extremly durable with excellent call quality & reception capabilities. A fone which can last for years to come without any issues.

  • anupam saikia
    October 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    K3 note lenovo is the best, it is fully loaded with features and i am very happy with this phone.

  • simran
    October 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Can u please tell me which one is best among them? Samsung galaxy j5,htc desire 620g,lava pixel v1,xiomi redmi note 2 prime or htc desire 626g?? I am really confused.

  • ankit kumar
    October 11, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Hi rahul bhayia
    I want a smart phone to access best Internet and to watch movies. Figured, I need a phone with good processor, good storage capacity, Camera , battery and etc features. My budget around Rs 15,000. Pls suggest mee

  • param
    October 11, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    who is best camera lenovo k3 note or moto g2

  • param
    October 11, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    who is best camera lenovo k3 note or moto g2

  • Irfan
    October 11, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Rahul,
    I am already using Moto G 1st gen & want to change with Either Moto G 3rd gen or Asus Zenfone 2 or Something else…
    I want your precious advice on the same …

  • Tony
    October 10, 2015 at 9:26 am

    i am planning to buy mi4i bt i watch the reviews in youtube they said it heats alot.So am i go for this phone???or moto g3…please help me

  • vaibhav
    October 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Rahul..i’m planning to new mobile under 15K..which should i go for it?in mobile i want good camera,battery backup,and little bit app such like whatsapp,sykpe etc..please suggest any good mobile..thanks in advance..

  • Ravi
    October 7, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Rahul, enjoyed reading your analysis / articles on the smart phone. Just one query for you given the budget of Rs.10000/- which phone would you buy now. Thanks in advance. Pls do express your valuable opinion.
    Regards Ravi

  • Manisha
    October 7, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Pls advice which will b best phone under 15k???

  • Bandan Vikash
    October 6, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Hi Rahul. I am planning to buy either Xiaomi mi4 or Huawei Honor 6. I have almost decided to go for mi4 but then I started having second thoughts about it. The reason being its overheating issue which I’ve been hearing a lot lately. This is where I need your help. Should I go for it or should I buy the Huawei Honor 6 instead? The only thing which I care about in general while buying a phone is it’s performance. What should I do? Performance wise,is honor 6 as good as the mi4 considering the fact that both have are having 3GB RAM?

  • rocky
    October 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    which is better micromax yu phoria plus or moto g3

  • rocky
    October 5, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    does moto g3 hang since g2 hangs a lot

  • Potu Gadu
    October 5, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Hello Rahul,

    I want a smart phone to access best Internet and to watch movies. Figured, I need a phone with good processor, good storage capacity, Camera , battery and etc features. My budget around Rs 15,000. Please keep in mind the flipkart sale that is going to come around. After offer price around 15,000.

  • Praween
    October 4, 2015 at 2:56 pm


  • Aditya
    October 4, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Does moto g 3rd gen have heating problem and any other cons

  • Aditya
    October 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Does moto g 3rd gen have heating problem and are there any more cons abt moto g 3rd gen

  • Ajay
    October 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    who is best mobile under 15k with good camara quality and good brighter displey..
    Please help me to choose bettar option.

  • shailesh
    October 1, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Is k 3 lenovo is good phone to buy at 10000 or sir or any other phone can u suggest me

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