Top 10 Best Smartphones Under 15,000 in India of September 2016

Smartphone industry just got more power than before. New, new innovations are taking place every day. New features and new kind of technology are introduced every day. Todays best smartphone become outdated even just after one month and some new phone takes that place. This is enough to show that how the smartphone industry improving. Thus, in this highly changing smartphone era this is very important to select a good phone under a price range which could able to beat with at least of 1 year. There are lots of choices available in each price range, thus it also very difficult to final a device which would fulfil all our expectation. In India 15000 INR is the just best price range to buy a good smartphone with full of features. So if you are looking for a best smartphone under 15000 then you are at right place. Here in this post I will share top 10 best smartphone under 15000 in India for September 2016.

This list is on the base of features, price and user satisfaction. So guys get ready for the best list of 10 smartphone under 15000 in India which you can buy this September 2016.

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Top 10 Best Smartphones Under 15,000 in India of September 2016

So the below are the my pick of 10 best smartphone under 15000 in India for September 2016.

Motorola Moto G4 plus

India loves Motorola Moto series smartphone especially the Moto G and Moto E series. They have launched some great devices in the both series, and most of them were the huge success in India. The newly launched Moto G4 Plus is the 4th edition of this series and for your information let me tell you that the last three devices in this series seen huge success in India. Everyone knows the secret behind the success of Moto G series; the balance between hardware, specification, and the price (which is obviously one of the key things for Indians). Moto G series software update is also a key to the success of all the devices in the Moto G series. Now coming to the device, the Motorola Moto G4 Plus is a phone with 5.5 Inches of full HD display and with a pixel density of 401 ppi.

The device is made of plastic but gives a premium feel thatn’s to its premium polycarbonate body. It lacks metal unibody which is now common in this price range, but the phone is crafted in a way to look and feel good in the hand. Motorola also for the very first time added a fingerprint scanner to its phone with the Motorola Moto G4 Plus. The fingerprint scanner is situated right below the screen and works pretty well.

In the hardware department, the Motorola Moto G4 Plus comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz. The processor is coupled with 2/3 GB of RAM and 405 GPU. It has two variants i.e. 16GB Internal storage with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM. Every Moto G devices come with the latest Android OS of that time and to carry forward this legacy the Moto G4 Plus runs on the latest OS of the current time i.e. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with stock Android UI. However, Moto has added some extra options in the UI like Moto Display and Moto Action.

Watch Moto G4 Plus Full Review

Now let’s talk about the camera: Camera is one of the strong zones for the Motorola Moto G4 Plus. There is some excellent smartphone under 15000 in India, but regarding the camera, none of them can compete with this phone. It supports a 16MP of rear facing camera with Laser autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Professional mode and Dual LED flash. The camera picture quality is amazing, produce perfect color, sharpness and even performs very well in low light. At the front, it got a 5MP Camera with f/2.0 aperture for better picture quality. The combination of both front and the rear camera is one of the best cameras in this price range. The Motorola Moto G4 Plus is powered by a Non-Removeable 3,000 mAh battery which is decent for a one-day full use. This phone also supports first charging via Moto’s turbo charger.

Motorola devices are all about the user experience and the trust of the brand. Not to forget about the steady software update, a decent hardware and most importantly the price range which is perfect for Indian buyers. The combination of all these factors makes this one of the best smartphones under Rs. 15, 000 in India for the month of September 2016. One advice for all the games out there, if you are buying this phone for gaming, then this might not be the best choice for you. It gets heat easily with large games so better look for other devices like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which I am listing below.

Buy 16GB-   13,499    Buy 32GB-   14, 999

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LeEco Le 2

LeEco is busy freezing its foot in India, and it is able to get some success especially with the LeEco Le 1s. The LeEco Le 2 is the successor to its popular Le 1s. Design wise there is some minor changes from its previous phone the Le 1s. It has same 5.5 inches full metal body which looks fantastic and gives a feel of a premium device. It supports 5.5 inches of full HD display with 403 pixels per inch which deliver a bright and vivid colors.

The LeEco Le 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The Adreno 510 GPU is taking care of graphics of this phone. The chipset and the GPU both are coupled with a 3GB RAM, which ensures a lag-free phone even while using heavy apps and games. The Le 2 is running on the latest Android v6 marshmallow on the top of EUI. Le 2 sport a 16MP camera at the back which comes with a dual-tone led flash. The camera features f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus. The camera produces excellent pictures with decent depth and color. The camera is also capable of recording 2160p and 1080p video at 30 frames per second and 720p video at 120fps. The front camera is an 8MP shooter which also produce good quality pictures in daylight.

The main attraction or the USP of this phone is its decision to ditch the 3.5 mm jack. Le 2 using the new CDLA (Continual Digital Lossless Audio) technology to deliver the audio via its USB type-C port. This new technology ensures a high-quality audio experience through the headphones. A blind experiment by NDTV shows how people like this new technology. Le 2 also ships a type-C USB to 3.5 mm jack cable along with the phone for people who wants to use their old 3.5 mm earphones.

The LeEco Le 2 comes with 32GB of internal storage with no option of expanding. 32Gb of storage is not enough especially when you have videos and movies worth GB’s. They could add either an expandable storage or a higher memory like 64GB. But we have to settle with this only, or you can use some OTG Pendrive like the Sandisk SDDDC-032G-G46 to expand storage. This is a dual SIM phone and support 4G on either SIM, but the problem is you can be active 4G on single at a time. There is a fingerprint scanner embedded right below the rear camera. That works well and easy to reach. A 3000 mAh non-removable battery is powering the device. The phone also comes with quick charging feature to charge up to 50% in 30 minutes.

Watch full Review of LeEco Le 2

LeEco Le 2 is a great device and priced for just Rs.11, 999 in India and available on Flipkart via the flash sale. A great value for money device designed to use at the extreme level. This is definitely the best phone under 15000 in India for this September 2016. A very healthy competition of this phone is Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

Buy Now from Flipkart   11, 999

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)

Finally Xiaomi has launched its ever waited smartphone the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 in India. The smartphone was a huge success in china and we can hope to see the same result in India too. It has all the high-end features that you may expect from any high budget devices. Let’s start from its body and design. The look of this phone is so awesome that it feels like a premium phone. Its premium metallic body with excellent build quality makes it look beautiful and gives a good grip. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has 5.5 inches of full HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels or 401 ppi resolutions. I was hoping a Corning Gorilla Glass protection, but unfortunately it doesn’t come with Gorilla Glass Protection.

This 5.5 inches smartphone is powered by a newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Processor which has 6 cores. Out of the 6 cores, 4 cores are 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and the rest two are 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU’s which are capable to handle heavy usages easily. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 is the new processor from Snapdragon, which is built to handle heavy games and apps easily and it doesn’t heat up much. The phone comes with two variants. One is with 16GB internal storage + 2GB RAM and 32GB storage + 3GB of RAM. At the back it has a 16MP of rear facing camera which comes with bunch features like PDAF and Dual-Tone LED flash. It is capable to capture very good images. At the front it got a 5MP of front facing camera which is taking some really good selfies.

Watch Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Review

Another big feature of Redmi Note 3 is its finger print sensor which is situated at the back of the phone. It is positioned right below the camera and it is easily reachable. The fingerprint sensor of Redmi Note 3 is known as one of the fastest fingerprint scanners with a response time of just 0.3 seconds. The Redmi Note 3 also supports external storage up to 128 GB. But it has a hybrid slot which means you can either use 2nd SIM or MicroSD card at the same time. The phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with MIUI 7 operating system. It supports a whopping 4000 mAh of non-removable Li-Po battery. Another interesting feature of this phone is its Infrared Blaster which allows you to control electronic appliances like TV, AC, music system and other appliances.

The price in which the phone offers all the above features are even more interesting. The phone is priced for just 10, 000 for 16GB+2GB RAM variants and 12, 000 for 32GB+3GB RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 got all the smart features that can beat some flagship devices easily. Even sometime it performs better than flagship devices. There is no doubt that this phone can be the best smartphone under 15000 in India for September 2016.

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Lenovo ZUK Z1

ZUK is the new series of smartphones by Lenovo, which was announced back in September 2015. It took a while to launch the phone in India, but finally, Lenovo made it. The first phone in ZUK series is called Lenovo ZUK Z1. The Lenovo ZUK Z1 is available Rs. 13, 499 in India and packs some impressive features. The Lenovo ZUK Z1 stands strongly in the battle of best smartphone below 15000 in India. So, let’s get started with its features. Let’s first talk about design. Lenovo ZUK Z1 comes with the aluminum metallic frame with plastic at the back. The phone looks great, especially with that curved back panel. It looks and feels amazing.

It features 5.5 inches full HD LCD panel display with 401 PPI density. It produces a good color and brightness even at the direct sunlight. It might not be as good as AMOLED panel but it certainly not that bad. The Lenovo is powered by the latest chip of that time the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz Quad Core processor. The processor is coupled with Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It can handle some heavy apps and games with ease. The 3GB RAM does help you to do multitasking smoothly.

The camera is an important aspect of every phone. The Lenovo ZUK Z1 sport a 13MP rear facing camera which has Sony IMX 214 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization, and Dual-LED flash. Optical Image Stabilization(OIS) comes handy when you have a shaky hand. The picture taken on this phone turns to the best in class with good color, exposure, and saturation. The 8MP front facing camera also works great and ideal for the selfie and video calling. In the software department, the Lenovo ZUK Z1 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based on Cyanogen 12.1 operating system. The Cyanogen OS is the most attractive feature on this phone as the Cyanogen is one of the best Android OS, which comes with tons of customization and cool features.

There is a fingerprint scanner included on this phone. The fingerprint scanner is situated right below the screen embedded in the physical home button. I personally love the phone which includes fingerprint scanner at the front of the phone, and you? Let me know in the comment section. There is a 4100 mAh  non-removable battery underneath of the phone which is powering the whole device. A 4100 mAh battery is awesome especially when yu have a big 5.5 inches display. The Lenovo also-also included a USB Type-c port, which is ideal for fast charging and first data transfer.

Watch Lenovo ZUK Z1 Full Review

The phone has arrived little late in India but still it is a great deal. The combination of specs and price makes this a considerable device. This phone is ideal for those who loves to customize their phone with tons of new feature. The Cyanogen OS is also developer friendly, so if you are one who loves to play with the system, then this is the perfect smartphone under 15000 that you could buy now.

Buy Now from Amazon   13, 499

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Xiaomi Mi Max

Xiaomi has seen some serious success in India. Xiaomi is now trying to capture Indian market in every segment be it a lower end budget or mid-range and even high-end budget. This time, they targeted those people who love to have a bigger phone with a screen like a Tablet. Recently Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi Max in India. The phone supports a huge 6.4 inch full HD display with 342 PPI density. A 1080p display for a 6.4-inch phone is not a good move but anyway Xiaomi has decided to go with this. Display produce a decent color, brightness and viewing angle. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 to protect you from scratches. The Mi Max sport a beautiful metallic unibody design and has a thickness of just 7.5 mm. The design and the thickness of this phone give it a premium look and feel.

The Xiaomi Mi Max is powered by the Hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. The processor is coupled with a 3GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. The combination of RAM, Processor and GPU is very similar to the Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 and gives the same performances. The Mi Max is running on the latest Android v6.0 Marshmallow on the top on MIUI 7.

The Xiaomi Mi Max features a 16MP camera at the back. The rear camera comes with features like f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual-tone dual-LED flash. There is also a 5MP front facing camera for capturing selfie and doing videos calls. Right below the rear camera, there is a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner added on this phone is quite fast and helps you to unlock your phone in less than a half seconds. The Mi Max supports a 32GB od internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card. Xiaomi is using a hybrid slot for the SD card like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. There is also an infrared sensor included in this phone.

A big phone like this need a big battery. Xiaomi didn’t compromise here. The Xiaomi Mi Max packs a 4850 mAh of non-removable battery. And the Xiaomi claims to be last for several days. I was hoping a fast charging features, but unfortunately, the Mi Max doesn’t support first charging. This is a dual SIM 4G device and support 4G on both SIM. The Mi Max is currently available for 14, 999 in India. Considering the specs the price seems to be decent.

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The Mi Max is not for everyone. This is especially for those who doesn’t mind to sacrifice the comfort for the sake of big display. It will also suit people who mostly use their phone for Movies, Gaming and documents edit. If you are one of those people who either like the larger phone or use their phone for movie, gaming and office work, then this could be the best phone below 15000 for you.

Flipkart   14, 999

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Lenovo K4 Note

Lenovo is the brand that is getting popular day by day. India is a country where people are always looking forward to buy smartphones with all latest features under a decent price range. Lenovo took this as an advantage and producing smartphones that suits Indian customers. Lenovo K series is one of the popular series from Lenovo. The previous model of this series i.e. Lenovo K3 Note was a great device, and this time Lenovo took this series to another level by introducing Lenovo k4 Note. This is the perfect smartphone that you can buy under Rs.15000 in India. The Lenovo K4 Note got all the features that you may find only on devices with more than 30K price tag.

The very first impression for any device is its look. The Lenovo K4 Note gets full mark for its design. It’s  got a unique plastic body with curved back panel, round edge corner with chrome finish. Overall the device looks just fantastic. Another highlight of this smartphone is its fingerprint sensor which is situated right below the back camera. The fingerprint sensor is positioned in the perfect place. Anyone can reach this easily. Now coming to the display, it features a 5.5 inches of full HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution (403 ppi). The color reproduction is just awesome with perfect viewing angles. The Lenovo K4 note is powered by 1.3 GHz, 64-bit Octa Core Mediatek MT6753 processor and coupled with 3GB of DDR3 RAM. The combination of both RAM and Processor gives a smooth running to the device.

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At the back of this device, it supports a 13MP of camera with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) feature and Dual-LED flash. At the front it has 5MP of a front facing camera. Both of the cameras produce good photographs. The Lenovo K4 Note supports 16GB of internal storage and can be expanded upto 128GB with the help of MicroSd card. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop on the top of the Lenovo Vibe UI. For connectivity it has 4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPRS and NFC. There is 3300 mAh of Li-Po non-removable battery which is powering this device.

If you have a tight budget then this is the right device for you. It’ got all the features and priced for just Rs 11, 999. Isn’t it awesome? The specs that the phone is offering under this price range is just incredible and get the top position for best smartphones under 15000 in India for September 2016.

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Motorola Moto G Turbo

The G series from Motorola is dedicated for mid-range smartphone. All the G series smartphones are introduced in a budget range of 20,000. They have already introduced some of the best devices in this budget range and most of them were accepted by the users. Now, Motorola has introduced another good phone in this price range that is Motorola Moto G Turbo. Motorola has all the premium specs which are capable to make this smartphone one of the best smartphones under 15000 now in India.

It has some powerful specification which makes this phone worth considering. It has 5 inches of IPS LCD display with 720 x 12280 pixels resolution and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Motorola Moto G Turbo edition is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and coupled with 2GB of RAM.

It got 16GB of internal storage and if you think it is not enough for you then you can always use an external SD card to increase its storage. It supports SD card up to 32GB. At the back, it has a 13MP of camera with dual tone dual-LED flash. The 13MP camera is capable to record videos of 1080P at 30 frames per second. At the front it has 5MP of camera with auto-HDR feature. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and can be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Motorola Moto G Turbo edition is powered by a 2470 mAh non-removable battery which gives a decent battery backup of almost one full day.

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition

The Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition was first launched for Rs. 12, 499 but now its price has been reduced to Rs. 11, 299 only. The price and specs make this phone one of the best smartphone for 15000rs budget.

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OnePlsu X

OnePlus is a Chinese brand which is known for producing high-end smartphone within a cheap budget. Both of their previous models were a huge success. After getting success with their flagship devices, they came up with another smartphone. This time, it is OnePlus X which is mainly designed for providing premium looking and powerful phone on a mid-range budget. It features 5 inches of full HD AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The AMOLED display produces a bright and crisp images.

It looks and feels awesome with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on bothe front and back of the phone. It is also a lightweight phone with just 138grams and a thickness of just 6.9mm. The OnePlsu X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor the same which is powering the flagship killer OnePlus 2. But unlike OnePlus 2 here they are using a quad-core CPU instead of Octa-core, which is clocked at 2.3 GHz. The CPU is coupled with a 3GB RAM. The combination of both RAM and CPU makes this phone powerful to handle all the heavy tasks. In the Camera section, this phone supports a 13MP of camera at the back with f/2.2 aperture which clicks some great images. At the front, it has an 8MP of front facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. It’s back, and front cameras are capable of recording video at 1080p and 720p respectively.

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In the software department, this phone is currently running on OnePlus’s own Oxygen OS 2.2 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The Oxygen OS is very much similar to stop Android UI with some added customization options. The OnePlsu X comes with 16GB of internal storage which also can be expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card. This phone supports hybrid slot which means you can either use 2nd SIM or micro SD card at the same time.

This is a dual SIM smartphone with 4G support on both of the SIM. The phone houses a non-removable 2525 mAh of a battery which is powering this device. This is an excellent smartphone and definitely one of the best smartphone under 15000 rs in India for September 2016. The only thing that is missing on this phone is a fingerprint sensor. If you are one who looks for a good looking and stylish phone and at the same time you don’t want to compromise with specs, then this budget smartphone is the best buy under 15000 in India.

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Lenovo Vibe P1

Lenovo Vibe P1 is the new smartphone from Lenovo. It has a lot of features to talk about. The main and the most important part of this device is its battery life. The Lenovo Vibe P1 got a 4900 mAh battery that gives an awesome battery backup. It also support first charging that can fully charge the battery within 60 minutes and on the top of it you can use this phone to charge other phone. The aluminum body of this phone gives a premium look to this phone. Lets talk about about its another big feature, that is its fingerprint sensor. It has a physical home key at the bottom of the screen which also act like a true fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor can give an extra layer of security to your phone.

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It got a 5.5 inches of full HD display with 401 ppi resolution. There is a Snapdragon 615 64-bit process which is coupled with 2GB of RAM. The combination of both gives a smooth user experience. It is a dual SIM device and both of the SIM supports 4G LTE. It has a 32GB internal storage and can be expanded by 128GB of external storage. It has  a 13MP of camera with dual LED flash on the back and on the front side, it got a 5MP of front shooter camera. The Lenovo Vibe P1 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

This is probably the best smartphone for September 2016 to buy. The Lenovo Vibe P1 is priced for Rs.15, 499. It might sound expensive, but believe me, it’s worth paying 15, 500 for a phone that got almost everything.

Rs. 15,499 at Flipkart

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Huawei Honor 5X

Finally the most waited Huawei Honor 5X has been released in India with a price tag of 12, 999. Like other smartphone manufacturer, Huawei also trying to capture the Indian smartphone market. Huawei has been releasing smartphone back to back in India for different price range. The Huawei Honor 5X is the latest smartphone by Huawei, which is dedicated to the people who are looking for smartphone under 15000 in India.

With Huawei Honor 5X, the company is trying to grab attention of peoples. This device got almost all the features that you may expect from a 20k smartphone. Its premium metallic body gives a stunning look to this phone. The phone looks beautiful and comfortable to hold. It features a 5.5 inches of full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution (401 ppi). The display is producing stunning picture quality and best viewing angles. The Huawei Honor 5X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Octa Core Processor where 4 cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz and the next four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. The powerful processor is coupled with 2GB of RAM. The combination of processor and RAM gives a smooth running to the phone.

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There is 16GB of internal storage and external storage is expandable upto 128GB. The Huawei Honor 5X has a 13MP of rare and 5MP of a front facing camera, both camera captures good quality of picture. Right below the rear camera, there is a fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint scanner gives an extra layer of security to your device and this thing is becoming a must nowadays.

The beast runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s own EMUI 3.1 skin UI. For connectivity, the Huawei Honor 5X supports Dual SIM4G3GWiFiBluetooth and GPS. There is a 3000mAh of Li-ion non-removable battery which is powering this smartphone. Huawei priced this smartphone at Rs 12, 999 and available at both Flipkart and Amazon.

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So this was my list of Top 10 Best smartphone under 15000 of this September 20152016. You can find thousand of phone under this price range, but I found these 10 as better than all other phones in term of performances, look and popularity. I think you liked my pick and got what you are searching for. If you have some other smartphone under 15000 that you think can be in this list, then let me know in your comment. I would love to add them.

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