Top 10 smartphones under 15k-reviews,pros and cons

Top 10 smartphones under 15k ,reviews, pros and cons:

India being the consumer market which makes it attractive for each and every manufactures to fill the spaces of budget mobiles rather than flagships as the market for budget mobiles is one fast growing attractive segment as newbies to mobile start with these segments.Lets have a detailed crisp review on top 10 smartphones within 15k range in India currently.

With the Chinese players dominating the segment (Oppo , Vivo, Honor, MI)fighting  for the no1 spots with the market lead.. The diminishing market for the players like micromax, intex help the Chinese players to capture the market with aggressive market strategies and loads of foreign funds to do the needful .Choosing right category and adopting to changes fastly keeps them going.

Let’s have a look at the top 10 smartphones within 15k which are having good customer ratings and specs .

If your budget is under 10k, we’d recommend to go through this which we shared recently.

We are providing such mobiles with top specs and their main advantages/disadvantages. Ratings are taken from customer reviews.

Please note that we’ve left out Mi A1 which is really an incredible mobile, as it is no more available for sale and Mi A2 is about to launch.(click here to read more about Mi A2)

1) REDMI NOTE5 PRO:

[Xiaomi left no stones in this mobile to make it perfect budget mobile]

Redmi ( xiaomi) is holding the inevitable space with the budget segment and with the NOTE5 Pro it holds all the reasons to be on the top of the list.

 

CUSTOMER RATINGS: 4.6

PRICE STARTS AT: 13,999*

 

Key Specification:

  • Size: 99”inch (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio with 1080*2060Pixels)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Full touch, Gorilla glass Protection
  • Processor: 8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636(SDM636)
  • Gaming Processor: Adreno 509
  • RAM:  4 GB/6GB options
  • Memory: 64 GB variants
  • Expandable memory:  yes(uses 2nd sim car slot), upto 256GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm),Phase detection and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 20MP(F2.2,1/2.8”) led flash,1080P
  • Battery:4000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear mounted
  • Supports Fast charging:  Quickcharge 2.0 (5V/2A)
  • 5 mm jack: Yes
  • Available colors: Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold

Advantages:

  • Redmi 5PRO is one of the first device to adopt full screen display in mid range markets which gives it an advantage in terms of look.
  • Big battery (4000Mah) ,Supports fast charging which many other smartphones doesn’t have in it’s price segment.
  • Camera vertical dual cam and 20MP front facing for selfie lovers

What could have been better:

  • Availability: We can buy this device only in Amazon flash sale. You can use this trickto buy this product in amazon flash sales.
  • Hybrid sim slot: Could have dedicated separate micro SD card slot
  • These aren’t nowhere gonna affect much still nothing is perfect.

 

 

2) REDMI NOTE 5( The elder sibling of PRO still a best mobile in the range)

CUSTOMER RATINGS: 4.5

Price: Starts from Rs. 9999*

 Key Specification:

  • Size: 99 inch (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080pdisplay
  • Processor: 8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Gaming Processor: Adreno 509
  • RAM: 3 GB and 4 GB options
  • Memory:32 and 64 GB variants
  • Expandable memory:  yes(uses 2nd sim car slot), upto 128GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual: 12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4 μm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm) with LED flash
  • Front Camera:  13 MP with LED flash
  • Battery:4000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear mounted
  • Supports Fast charging: yes
  • 5 mm jack: Yes
  • Available colours: Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Magic Blue

 

Advantages:

  • 1080p Full screen display with aspect ratio 18:9
  • Camera
  • Fast charging
  • Advanced mid range processor
  • 4000mAh battery

What could have been better:

  • Availability: We can buy this device only in Amazon flash sale. You can use this trickto buy this product in amazon flash sales.
  • Hybrid sim slot: Could have provided separate micro SD card slot.

 

3) HONOR 7X ( Honor is so aggressive into the Indian budget segment)

CUSTOMER RATINGS: 4                                   PRICE RANGE: 12999*

Key Specification:

  • Size: 93 inch (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080pdisplay
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659- Octa-core processor
  • Gaming Processor: Mali-T830 mp2
  • RAM: 3 GB and 4 GB options
  • Memory:32 and 64 GB variants
  • Expandable memory:  yes(uses 2nd sim car slot), upto 256GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual: 16 MP (f/2.2,26mm) + 2MP with LED flash,AF
  • Front Camera:  8 MP with LED flash,1080p
  • Battery:3340 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear mounted
  • Supports Fast charging: No
  • 5 mm jack: Yes
  • Available colours:  Gold, Black, Magic Blue

 

Advantages:

  • 1080p Full screen display with aspect ratio 18:9- Beautiful design
  • Camera
  • Big Battery for Media lovers.

What could have been better:

  • Fast Charge would have been added advantage.
  • Hybrid sim slot: Could have provided separate micro SD card slot.

4) MOTO G5s PLUS

(Moto not ready to leave its market place with this they aren’t goin to )

CUSTOMER RATINGS: 4.2    

PRICE RANGE: 14390*

Key Specification:

  • Size: 5 inch (~71.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080pdisplay
  • Processor: 8 GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Gaming Processor: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3 GB and 4 GB options
  • Memory:32 and 64 GB variants
  • Expandable memory:  yes Dedicated Memory slot, upto 128GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual: 13 MP (f/2.0) with dual LED flash
  • Front Camera:  8MP f2.0 with LED flash
  • Battery:3000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Front home button.
  • Supports Fast charging: yes
  • 5 mm jack: Yes
  • Available colours: Grey , FineGold

Advantages:

  • Clean OS;
  • Fast charging
  • Faster OS updates.
What could have been better:

Its one of the oldest mobiles released comparing the above all 3 phones, Camera would have been more better

5) XIAOMI MI MAX2:

CUSTOMER RATINGS: 4.2                              PRICE RANGE: 15999*

One of the bigger mobiles as the name suggest not only the name it has a bigger display as well bigger battery. If you are a media lover and who runs with youtube always then this should be the own which comes for a day long battery .

Key Specification:

  • Size: 44 inch (~7.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080pdisplay
  • Processor:  Snapdragon 625- Octa-core processor
  • Gaming Processor: Adreno 506
  • RAM:  4 GB options
  • Memory:32 , 64 and 128 GB variants
  • Expandable memory:  yes(uses 2nd sim car slot), upto 256GB
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.9mm),AF
  • Front Camera:  5MP f2.0
  • Battery:5300mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: No
  • Supports Fast charging: Yes, Quick charge 3.0
  • 5 mm jack: Yes
  • Available colours:  Gold, Black,

Advantages:

  1. Big battery
  2. Big screen if you love such
  3. Quick charge

 Disadvantages:

Difficult for one hand use.

6) SAMSUNG J7 MAX: (Samsung has one in the range with the recent price cut seems a good buy)

Customer ratings: 4.3                    

Price: 14900**

 

Key Specification:

  • Size: 7 inch (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080pdisplay
  • Processor:  Mediatek MT6757 (Octa core 1.4ghz cortex A-53)
  • Gaming Processor: Mali-T880Mp2
  • RAM: 4 GB options
  • Memory:32GB variant
  • Expandable memory:  yes Dedicated Memory card slot, upto 256GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP (f/1.7) with smart glow.
  • Front Camera:  13MP F1.9 (with led)
  • Battery:3300 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Front home button.
  • Supports Fast charging: No
  • 5 mm jack: Yes
  • Available colours: Black, gold

Advantages:

Smart glow distinctive feature,

4Gb Ram , USB on the go

Disadvantages:

Lack of snapdragon make sit a little sl–oopy for high intensive games.

7)HONOR 9 LITE

Customer ratings: 4.4                                   Price : 10999*

Key Specification:

  • Size: 65inch (~75.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080pdisplay
  • Processor:  HISilicon kirin 659(Octa core,cortex A-53)
  • Gaming Processor: Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM: 3 GB and 4 GB options
  • Memory:32 and 64 GB variants
  • Expandable memory:  yes Nano SIM/ Memory card slot, upto 256GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual: 13Mp + 2MP LED flash, touch focus
  • Front Camera:  13MP + 2 mp
  • Battery:3000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear Mounted
  • Supports Fast charging: No
  • 5 mm jack: Yes
  • Available colours: Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Grey,Migic nightfall

Advantages:

Sleek desing,
Dual camera on front and back

What could have been better:

Custom OS as lots of bloatware included

8) NOKIA 6 (Brand obsessed with decent build quality )

CUSTOMER RATINGS: 4.2                        PRICE RANGE:12999*

 

  Key Sepecification:

  • Size: 5 inch (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080pdisplay
  • Processor:  Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Octa core 1.4ghz cortex A-53)
  • Gaming Processor: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 3 GB and 4 GB options
  • Memory:32 and 64 GB variants
  • Expandable memory:  yes Nano SIM/ Memory card slot, upto 256GB
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP (f/2.0) with dual LED flash with phase detectin
  • Front Camera:  8MP f2.0
  • Battery:3000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Front home button.
  • Supports Fast charging: No
  • 5 mm jack: Yes
  • Available colours: Black, Matte Black, Tampered Blue, Silver,Copper

Advantages:

Brand
Decent Camera

Build Quality.

What could have been better:

Better Screen ( 18:9 display)

9) Lenovo K8 plus: Customer reviews (4/5)

Price: Starts from Rs. 9999

Key Specification:

  • Size: 5.2 inch (~68.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 potection
  • Processor: Octa-core Mediatek MT6757 Helio P25
  • Gaming Processor: Mali-T880MP2
  • RAM:  3 GB and 4 GB options
  • Memory: 32 GB
  • Expandable memory:  yes(dedicated slot), upto 128GB
  • Rear Camera:  13 MP + 5 MP Dual camera, f/2.0 with dual LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera
  • Battery: 4000 mAh Non-removable Li-Pobattery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear mounted
  • Supports Fast charging: No
  • 3.5 mm jack:  Yes
  • Available colours: Venom Black,Find Gold

Advantages:

  • Dual Camera and Dual flash
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Dual Atmos sound system
  • Dedicated memory card slot
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3

What could have been better:

  • Doesn’t support fast charging

10) Honor 8 Lite

Customer reviews (4/5)

Price: Starts from Rs. 11,300

Key Specification:

  • Size: 5.2 inch
  • Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080p display
  • Processor: Kirin 655 Octa-Core CPU
  • Gaming Processor: Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM:  4 GB
  • Memory: 64 GB
  • Expandable memory:  yes(hybrid slot), upto 128GB
  • Rear Camera:  12MP camera with 1.25μm pixels
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera
  • Battery: 3000 mAh Non-removable Li-io battery
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear mounted
  • Supports Fast charging: No
  • 3.5 mm jack:  Yes
  • Available colours:Black, White, Gold, Blue

Advantages:

  • Premium Look
  • 4 GB RAM

What could have been better:

  • Doesn’t support fast charging
  • No Dedicated memory card slot
  • No Gorilla Glass

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