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Top 10 smartphones under Rs 15,000

Last updated on: August 05, 2014 20:32 IST

Top 10 smartphones under Rs 15,000

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Shruti Puri

Smartphones are getting cheaper and better by the day. If you are ready to invest up to Rs 15,000, then you have a pretty good range of smartphones to choose from.

We bring you some of the top phones that are available under Rs 15,000 and have garnered good acclaim from the market for their performance and speed.

1. ASUS Zenfone 5 (16GB: Rs 13,999)

This model hosts a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution and a pixel density of 294ppi (pixels per inch).

These features aim to offer a splendid and a stunning viewing experience.

Further, this model offers a 2GB RAM, which assures that you can easily go for high-end games and heavy multitasking.

Other best feature includes 8MP Pixel Master camera, which supports auto focus. Along with this, you can go for super-clear video calling and selfies, as it supports a 2MP front camera.

The device draws energy from a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor and holds 16GB of internal memory with memory expansion support up to 64GB plus 5GB of ASUS Web Storage.

In terms of connectivity, the handset sports dual-SIM support along with a gamut of connectivity options. It runs on Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS, upgradeable to v4.4 (KitKat) OS.

The 2,110mAh sounds enough to keep the handset working for a complete day with a single charge.

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Image: ASUS Zenfone 5
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2. Motorola Moto G (16GB: Rs 11,999)

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The smartphone is feature-filled and is very pocket-friendly. It hosts a 4.5-inch edge-to-edge display with 720p HD screen resolution.

Further, its pixel density of 329ppi makes the onscreen view very sharp, crisp, crystal clear and vivid. With such an onscreen view, regular activities like reading, texting, surfing, watching videos or playing games become very strain-free and comfortable.

The Moto G also gets a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, which offers a clock speed of 1.2GHz. Such powerful configuration makes sure that you don't feel any lag or lapse while browsing or switching between the apps.

Further, its GPU, Adreno Graphics 305, allows you to go for graphic-heavy games seamlessly. If you are a dedicated shutterbug then its 5MP rear camera with features like burst mode, auto HDR, panorama and slow motion video are really going to impress you.

It also offers a 1.3MP front camera for clear and grain-free selfies and video calling.

Other features supported by Moto G include dual-SIM facility, 8GB/16GB internal memory with 50GB of extra space free on Google Drive for two years, a basic set of connectivity features and Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS.

This model is pumped up with a powerful 2,070mAh battery, which gives up to 24 hours of mixed usage so that you can stay connected all the time.

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Image: Motorola Moto G
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3. Lenovo P780 (~Rs 15,000)

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Lenovo P780 also holds a strong potential to give a tough competition to the models in this price range, for it is too feature-packed and is way under the budget. The device offers a 5-inch IPS display with HD resolution.

The best feature about its screen is that it offers a 178-degree viewing angle so that you can read or watch videos from any angle that suits you the best. Its quad-core processor is clocked at 1.2GHz and makes sure that to bring out super responsive and lag-free smartphone while playing games or using heavy applications.

With P780, you need not worry about the storage space for by default you get 4GB of internal memory with external memory expansion support of up to 32GB. This is not it!

To kindle your photography passion, the company has provided the phone with a an 8MP rear camera that supports both auto focus and LED flash.

This feature has surely given an edge to it in the market.

On top of this, you can also go for video calling and selfies with its 0.3MP front camera. Although there is nothing special about the front camera, as many competing brands do offer a better one!

The handset runs on Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS and is powered by a massive 4,000mAh battery.

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Image: Lenovo P780
Photographs: shopap.lenovo.com

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4. Nokia Lumia 625 (~Rs 14,000-15,000)

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This smartphone is the best pick if you are looking forward to buy a Windows Phone under the price range of Rs 15,000. The handset is sturdy, powerful, stylish, feature-packed and budget-oriented.

As usual, this Lumia model also exudes a super sensitive 4.7-inch touchscreen that offers 480 x 800 pixels of resolution.

Also, this screen makes sure that you can scroll easily even if you are wearing gloves or you are using your fingernails.

Its 5MP rear camera comes with full HD recording capabilities and is one of the plus points of this model. Lumia series has excelled in offering class-apart cameras and this model too is not an exception!

Another plus point of the device is the HERE maps from the Nokia Store that helps in an easy navigation of the places. The best thing about this app is that you can download the frequently used sections and store them offline so that you can use them on daily basis without adding up your data charges.

For a seamless user-experience, the company has packed Lumia 625 with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Along with 8GB internal memory you can expand the external memory up to 64GB using microSD card.

The 2,000mAh battery does not seem to be enough to support heavy multitasking on the handset, thus you might need to charge the device twice a day.

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Image: Nokia Lumia 625
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5. Sony Xperia L (Rs 14,490)

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Xperia L is slim and flaunts a light-weigh design. Its 4.3-inch display offers a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels with a clear and a bright on-screen view.

The USP of this model is its powerful 8MP rear camera with Exmor RS that supports HD recording and offers numerous camera functions like Auto Focus, Geo-tagging, Face and Smile Detection, Sweep Panorama, etc.

Further, the smartphone comes with 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, which helps in speeding up the processing and the multitasking capabilities. It also supports Battery STAMINA Mode, which allows your smartphone to last more than a day.

Basic features include 0.3MP front camera, 8GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 1GB RAM and Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. Its 1,700mAh battery is a drawback for the handset as it drains out faster than the battery offered by its rivals.

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Image: Sony Xperia L
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6. Lenovo S660 (Rs 12,999)

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S660 hosts almost everything that you wish to have in your smartphone. This model is just 9.95mm thick and incorporates a brushed metal design.

Its 4.7-inch display offers a screen resolution of 960 x 540 pixels with a 180-degree Wide Angle View. Such a screen is simply ideal for reading, texting, surfing, playing games and watching videos.

Another plus point of the handset is that it is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor with a clock speed of 1.3GHz.

With this processor, you can easily enjoy lag-free multi-tasking, heavy-games and HD videos.

A huge bundle of pre-loaded Lenovo apps are also available in this handset, which makes the user experience further interactive.

Its 3,000mAh extra long battery keeps the device active throughout the day with a single charge. Other features include 8MP rear and 0.3MP front camera, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory slot, 1GB of RAM, a basic set of connectivity features, dual-SIM facility and Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS.

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Image: Lenovo S660
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7. Xiaomi Mi3 (Rs 13,999)

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This model is the fastest selling phone from this company with a very powerful and outstanding feature set.

One of the major features of this phone is its quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with a huge clock speed of 2.3GHz. This configuration is the best in the market till date.

Another plus point of Mi3 is its 13MP rear camera with dual-LED facility. The handset also supports a 2MP front camera for super clear video calling and selfies.

On top of this, both the cameras support 1080p HD video recording.

Further, its 5-inch screen supports Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a heavy pixel density of 441ppi.

Xiaomi Mi3 offers 2GB RAM with an internal storage capacity of 16GB. A stout 3,050mAh Li-ion battery keeps it alive throughout the working hours in a day.

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Image: Xiaomi Mi3
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8. Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 (~Rs 13,000)

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This smartphone too offers a premium design and comes with dual-SIM capabilities.

Its 5-inch IPS touchscreen offers you a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with a super responsive touch experience. The major plus point of this model is its 12MP rear camera with LED facility and a digital zoom up to 4x.

A 2MP front camera for super-duper video chats and clear selfies. To offer a lag-free user experience, the company has packed this model with a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, which again adds to its plus points.

Some other major features include 4GB ROM and 1GB internal memory with a microSD card slot that supports memory expansion up to 32GB, 1GB of RAM, a basic set of connectivity features, a 2,000mAh battery and Android v4.2 (Jelly bean) OS.

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Image: Micromax Canvas Magnus A117
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9. Micromax Canvas HD Plus A190 (~Rs 12,000)

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It offers a very vivid and a bright on-screen view with its 5-inch display, exuding a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

The unique selling point of this model is its hexa-core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz and is coupled with 1GB RAM.

Another advantage of this device is its 8MP rear camera and its 2MP front camera for clear and grain-free video chats and selfies.

Some major features included in its feature set are 8GB ROM with 4.76GB of mass storage, provision of microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB, 2,00mAh powerful battery, dual-SIM facility and Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) OS.

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Image: Micromax Canvas HD Plus A190
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10. XOLO Q1200 (Rs 13,999)

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XOLO Q1200 is sure to impress you with its unique advanced features. The best thing about this model is that you can enjoy the functions like Cold Screen Access, Gesture Control, Dual Window and Voice Recognition and that too at reasonable prices.

Further, with dual speakers and Dolby Digital Sound Technology, you get a feel of live music and in combination with its 5-inch big HD IPS display, it seems that you have a mini-home theatre right in your hands.

The 8MP rear camera with Exmor R Sensor and a 2MP front camera make the smartphone one of the best among this category. Its 1.3GHz quad-core processor makes sure that you experience a fast processing time with a quicker response time.

In addition, XOLO Q1200 sports 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, microSD slot, 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, upgradeable to v4.4 (Kitkat) OS, etc. The 2,000mAh battery provided to the device is capable of delivering a long talktime and standby time with mixed usage.


Image: XOLO Q1200
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