Deciding to pick a new budget smartphone under Rs 15,000? Well, here we have done the job for you. Here are top 10 budget smartphones under Rs15,000 that pack in both features and performance.
1. Moto G (Gen 2) - Rs 12,999
The Moto G2 still rules the budget smartphones category, scoring the top spot on our list this month as well. The handset sports a 5-inch IPS multi touch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and runs Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS out-of-the-box. An 8MP primary snapper and the 2MP selfie camera perform decently. The phone is slightly bigger than the Moto G and also sports two front speakers for enhanced sound output.
2. Panasonic P81 - Rs 13,100
After a steep price cut, the P81 is surely a worthy pick. The design, however, is low-key but the 13 MP rear camera captures brilliant low-light shots, the 5.5.inch screen is quite vibrant and the 1.7GHz processor alongside 1GB RAM makes the Android experience seamless. So, if you are looking for the best camera phone under 15,000, then this should be your pick.
3. Micromax Canvas Nitro - Rs 13,050
Canvas Nitro scores in design, software and unbeatable battery life. At full charge the phone can go through more than 2 days with maximum usage, thanks to its massive 2500mAh battery unit. Don't expect much from the camera. Although it is 13MP, the performance is just not that great; it's decent. There's a 5MP front camera as well. There's a 5-inch 720x1280 display and the machine is powered by 1.7GHz processor mated with 2GB RAM. It comes pre-loaded with Android KitKat 4.4.
4. Karbonn Titanium S6 - Rs 7,799
The Titanium S6 comes with a 5 inch full HD (1080p) capacitive display screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. There's a stylus to assist your typing and usage. The whole package is powered by a 2GB RAM and a Qualcomm snapdragon quad core processor. The phone handles multitasking in a wink. Android v4.2.2 OS (Jellybean) comes pre-loaded. There's 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a front 2MP camera. 2200 mAh battery is pretty hefty as well.
5. Sony Xperia E3 - Rs 12,370
Xperia E3 sports a 4.5-inch screen, 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB RAM, 5 MP Camera, 4 GB internal memory and 2330 mAh battery. The phone comes pre-loaded with Android 4.4 Kitkat. There's a shatter-proof screen guard as well. The phone scores high on design and build quality. The performance is seamless and offers best build quality in this segment.
6. HTC Desire 516 - Rs 9,479
The Desire 516 features a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Processor with 1 GB RAM, a 5 inch screen with 540 x 960 pixel resolution and 220 ppi pixel density. There's a 5 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera and both perform decently. HTC which has its own customized UI of Android, but it's nothing completely different. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Beans comes pre-loaded and Blinkfeed, a popular HTC device feature has also been included.
7. Micromax A190 Canvas HD Plus - Rs 10,086
The Canvas HD Plus packs in a Hexa-Core processor (only on this list) which is clocked at 1.5 GHz. And that promises exceptionally fast multitasking. There's a 5-inch screen, 720 x 1280 pixels HD Resolution screen that looks brilliant, 1 GB RAM, 8 MP Rear and 2 MP Front Camera with LED flash, 8 GB internal storage, Android Kitkat and 2000 mAh battery. The design and build quality is also up to the mark.
8. Xiaomi Redmi 1S - Rs 5,999
The Redmi 1S makes a comeback on our list, yet again. And why not, the phone packs in everything that has never been offered before at such an affordable price. Just like the Mi 3, the Redmi 1S also packs in more than value for money features. The handset sports a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display screen with a 720x1280 display resolution and a pixel density of 312ppi. What's better is its powerful 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC mated with 1GB of RAM. It also sports an 8MP rear camera coupled with LED flash and a decent 1.6MP front facing camera.
9. Intex Aqua Y2 - Rs 4,330
The Intex Aqua Y2 packs in a 4-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and a pixel density of 245 ppi. The IPS multi touch panel ensures clear visibility from various angles. It runs Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS out-of-the-box and is powered by a 1.2GHz Dual Core processor mated with 512MB RAM. There's a 5MP rear shooter and a 1.3MP selfie camera. The 1,500mAh Li-ion battery running the show promises to deliver up to 5 hours of talktime and up to 180 hours of standby.
10. XOLO Q2100 - Rs 13,499
The recently launched Q2100 is one phone to look out for. The phone sports a finger print sensor, is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor coupled with 1 GB RAM and runs Android v4.4 KitKat. The built quality is fantastic and the phone looks sleek. Its 8 MP rear camera is fitted with Sony Exmor R Sensor and Dual LED Flash. The 2MP front camera performs decently as well. The package is juiced by 2800 mAh Battery and supports Dual SIM (3G+2G).