Top 5 Smartphones to Buy Under ₹15,000 [August 2014]

Welcome guys for another smartphone related article, as I believe that the smartphone is a necessity for this generation, so to rescue you from the confusion of 'Which smartphone to buy?' I'm back with a new article listing five of the best and affordable smartphones under the price tag of ₹15,000 in India. This article will include smartphones which showed up this year up to August, so if you looking for a pocket friendly smartphone this August then reading this article will surely help you in making the decision.

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Moto G

Here in this article, I will list some top trending and performance based smartphones which are under ₹15,000 and are making headlines in Tech magazines and columns. I will list some of their top features and the market price according to the online e-commerce websites Flipkart and Amazon. I'm writing this article keeping Indian customers in mind and I will be listing the price in Indian rupees and US Dollar. If you are not from India, then still you can read this article to find out the Best Budget Phones and then order them using Amazon or other websites.

Top 5 Smartphones to Buy Under ₹15,000 in India

Everybody wants a phone which can make life easier and using which they can eliminate the use of other devices like camera, computer, music player etc. But everyone cannot afford to buy high end flagship phones, as they are extremely priced at the range of ₹30,000 to ₹45,000 which is quite a huge amount. So I came up with this article which will list some phones which carry almost same hardware and features as the high end phones but are way cheaper. Some of the brands listed below might be unheard but the quality and performance they deliver is almost same as the ones with big names.

1. Xiaomi Mi3

If you ask me to suggest one phone which is under ₹15,000 then the first name you'll hear from me will be Xiaomi Mi3. The Mi3 is a smartphone from the Chinese Smartphone company Xiaomi. The hardware and performance of this device is way better than some of the devices with price tag of ₹20,000. The Mi3 packs hardware which is almost similar to the one in Samsung Galaxy S5. The performance is very good and the battery life is just amazing. The phone packs a full HD Display with 13 Megapixel camera.

top 5 smartphones under 15000

Best Features
  • 5 Inch IPS LCD Display with Full HD Resolution
  • 13 Megapixel Camera with Full HD Video recording
  • Qualcomm MSM8274AB Snapdragon 800 Chipset
  • 2.3 GHz Quad Core Krait 400 CPU, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU
  • Android OS v4.4.2 KitKat
  • 3050 mAH Battery

Market Price (August 2014): ₹13,999

Xiaomi Mi3 is the best phone you can get under ₹15,000, with its amazing performance and looks, Mi3 will surely win your hearts. The only drawback is that this phone is exclusively available at Flipkart and you cannot buy it from stores.

In the past I've written a bunch of articles on Xiaomi Mi3 including its pros, cons, comparisons and reasons whether to buy it or not. So instead of rewriting them here, I will just post links for detailed articles which you can refer for further study.

2. Moto G

This was strong comeback of Motorola in India, Motorola launched its Moto series smartphones in India with an affordable price tag and overnight became a best seller in Indian market. The Moto G is a perfect phone with great hardware and features.

top 5 smartphones under 15000

Best Features

  • 4.5" Inch IPS LCD Display with 720x1280 Resolution
  • 5 Megapixel Camera with 720p HD Video recording
  • Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 Chipset
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU, 1GB RAM, Adreno 305 GPU
  • Android OS v4.3 JellyBean (Upgradable to v4.4.4 Kitkat)
  • 2070 mAH Battery

Market Price (August 2014): ₹11,999

3. XOLO Q1010i

XOLO is another new comer to the Indian market, it has been a few years now and the quality of phone has improved. XOLO is known for great hardware phones at low price. XOLO Q1010i is a new smartphone from the company and is reasonable priced at ₹10,500. The phone packs awesome features and the performance is really great for the price point.

top 5 smartphones under 15000

Best Features

  • 5.0" Inch IPS LCD Display with 720x1280 Resolution
  • 8 Megapixel Camera with 1080p Full HD Video recording
  • Mediatek MT6582 Chipset
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core CPU, 1 GB RAM, Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • Android OS v4.2 JellyBean
  • 2250 mAH Battery

Market Price (August 2014): ₹10,500

4. BlackBerry Z3

BlackBerry is always known as one of the best selling brand in India, a few years back when BlackBerry launched its Curve 8520 phone, it was selling like hot cakes and every other guy was using it. BlackBerry changed the way how business phones used to be, their Z series contains one of the best business smartphones which are as good to be used as personal devices. In BlackBerry Z3 we see the new design and premium looks with a spice of great hardware and the same old Blackberry charm.

top 5 smartphones under 15000

Best Features
  • 5.0" Inch Capacitive Touch Display with 540 x 960 Resolution
  • 5 Megapixel Camera with 1080p Full HD Video recording
  • Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon 400 Chipset
  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, Adreno 305 GPU
  • BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS
  • 2500 mAH Battery

Market Price (August 2014): ₹15,000

5. Lenovo S850

Lenovo S850 is a great budget smartphone with premium looks. The biggest attraction of this device is its backlit logo which can be used for LED Notifications. The S850 is a Dual SIM phone which means you can activate two phone numbers simultaneously.

top 5 smartphones under 15000

Best Features
  • 5.0" Inch Capacitive Touch Display with 720 x 1280 Resolution
  • 13 Megapixel Camera with Video recording
  • 5 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM Phone
  • Mediatek MT6582 Chipset
  • 1.3 GHz Quad Core CPU, 1 GB RAM, Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • Android OS v4.4 KitKat
  • 2000 mAH Battery
  • Lenovo backlit logo with LED Notifications

Market Price (August 2014): ₹14,600

If you are looking for a smartphone which delivers high performance and fits in your budget then do give a look at these out standing devices. Well I suggest you to go for the Xiaomi Mi3, but if you are facing problems buying from Flipkart sale then go for other alternatives listed in this article. I hope this article was interesting to read, do share it with friends.

About Jimmie Luthra

Jim Luthra is a Third Officer in Merchant Navy and Chief Editor of, He is a Blogger, Guitarist, Painter, Book Lover, Tech Geek, Basket Ball Lover, Traveller and Fitness Freak. He loves Traveling and Adeventure Sports.
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