On a budget but still need a swanky smartphone? Well, fret not. Here we have hand-picked the top 10 budget smartphones under Rs 15,000. Check out what suits you the best.
1) Lenovo A6000- Price: Rs 6,999
The phone packs in a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display, 1.2 GHz 64 -bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU coupled with 1GB RAM and runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS out-of-the-box. The phone also supports Dual SIM and surprisingly, 4G connectivity. There's an 8MP A/F rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front camera and 8GB (32GB expandable) internal storage. The whole package is juiced by a massive 2300 mAh battery.
2) Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime - Price: Rs 13,999
Samsung’s new offering packs in a 5-inch 540x960 display and is powered by a 1.2GHz processor mated with 1GB RAM. The phone stands a brilliant multi-tasker and is pretty rugged as well, so you wouldn’t have to worry about it being accidently dropped. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED and an impressive 5MP selfie camera. The set runs Android 4.4 out-of-the-box and is powered by a mammoth 2000 mAh battery.
3) Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) - Price: Rs. 12,999
Since its very launch, the Moto G2 has proved to be one of the best budget phones. The G2 sports a 5-inch 720p HD IPS display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Two front stereo speakers for better sound output and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor mated with 1GB of RAM respectively ensures best sound quality and multitasking. Also, the G2 packs in an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing snapper.
4) Micromax Yu Yureka - Price: Rs 12,499
Yureka sports a 5.5-inch HD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen with a 720x1280 pixel resolution and 1.5GHz Octa core processor mated with 2GB RAM. For the photographer in you, there's a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. Inbuilt storage capacity is 16GB and the 2500 mAh battery claims to deliver a whopping 210 hours of standby time.
5) Micromax Canvas Nitro - Price: Rs 11,003
Canvas Nitro not only scores in design but also in terms of software and undying battery life. Micromax claims 2 days standby time on full charge with at maximum usage, thanks to its massive 2500mAh battery. Its 5-inch 720x1280 display looks stunning and the whole package is powered by a 1.7GHz processor mated with 2GB RAM. It runs Android KitKat 4.4 out-of-the-box.
6) Lenovo S660 - Price: Rs 8,349
The Lenovo S660 is unbeatable when it comes to battery life. Its 3000 mAh Li-Po battery can make the phone sail through days on single charge. There's a 4.7 inch IPS display with resolution of 960X540 pixels. While the front VGA camera is nothing great, the 8MP rear snapper captures pretty decent shots. 8GB internal storage can be amped up to 32GB.
7) Asus Zenfone 5 - Price: Rs 8,499
The Zenfone 5 packs in a massive punch for the price it is offered at. The handset has 2GB RAM, a 5 inch HD display and 1.6 GHz Intel dual core processor. Both the 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera perform pretty impressively in different light conditions. Moreover, the rear camera is capable of recording full HD 1080p videos at 30fps. Android Jellybean can now be upgraded to Android KitKat.
8) Panasonic P81- Price: Rs. 14,900
The phone has a 5.5 inch screen, 1.7 GHz True Octa Core Processor mated with 1GB RAM. While the finish of the phone is not as good, its 13MP camera is pretty brilliant and can pull of some brilliant low light shots.
9) Lava Iris Fuel 50 - Price: Rs 7799
On our list once again, the Lava Iris Fuel 50 features a 5-inch FWVGA IPS display and runs on a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM. 8GB internal memory is expandable up to 32 GB via MicroSD and it runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. There's an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP front camera. There's a massive 3000 mAh battery, which sails the phone through almost 2 days of heavy usage. Gesture features on a phone adds another plus to this feature-rich phone.
10) Karbonn Titanium S6 - Price: Rs. 6,555
The handset packs in a 5 inch full HD (1080p) capacitive display screen with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Under the hood is a Qualcomm snapdragon quad core processor mated with 2GB RAM. There's a stylus to assist your typing and usage, but we don't think it's of much use. The phone is an ace at multitasking and runs Android v4.2.2 OS (Jellybean). There's 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a front 2MP camera. 2200 mAh battery is pretty hefty as well.
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