Many brand new mind-blowing smartphones have been listed on the online shopping portals since GS content management team did the last article on the best smartphones under 15000 Rupees. This article features some of the best smartphones, launched in the medium budget range in recent weeks.
In the Indian market, the price range of 7000 to 15000 Rupees is apparently most sought category. In fact, the shift in the leadership position from one brand to another brand is more frequent in this category only.
Let us now see the trendy and hottest smartphones below 15000 Rupees in the Indian market. Read also Xiaomi Metal Smartphones in 6500 to 9000 Rupees.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Exclusively launched on Flipkart, the Note 4 model is yet another wonder from Xiaomi after huge success with the Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime. The Xiaomi phone is an impeccable choice currently. Once again Xiaomi got right with all aspects of the phone, that too keeping it price-wise competitive.
Priced at just 13000 Rupees, the Note 4 is a fabulous smartphone. In fact, no other smartphones in the same price group can match its performance and the delivery it offers in term of users experiences.
The mantra has not been the same. Much like Redmi 3S series phones, the Note 4 is all about branded hardware in advanced form and thereby ensuring more in-hand resources for the end users.
Metal build, Snapdragon processor, DDR3 4GB RAM, and long-lasting battery backup are some key features of the new Xiaomi flagship smartphone. IR-blaster features, too, given here for its growing important in terms of remote control accessibility to homes appliances.
While not a benchmark setter, Xiaomi never disappointed users with the features on its smartphones. Actually brilliant performance by Xiaomi smartphones is oblivious because of the use of reliable hardware. Therefore, the 13MP and 8MP Cameras of the Xiaomi Note 4, too, perform well.
Strong Camera Features: Record HD Video in DSLR Quality
Having a dedicated sensor in both front and rear camera makes the Note 4, a really special device in the Indian smartphone market under 15000 Rupees. The phone comes with an 13MP primary camera, wherein the sensor is EXMOR-RS CMOS sensor, a reliable Sony product for helping users to capture DSLR-type videos and images. Dual-tone Color LED flash is for ensuring users capture brilliant shots even in low light.
If you are looking for a smartphone for crazy clear selfies, then also, this Xiaomi smartphone is a brilliant choice at present. Its 8MP front camera is based on a CMOS sensor, providing privileged tools to capture right-angled accurate single and group selfies. While the rear camera is based on digital ZOOM and auto flash, the selfie camera has no flash and is fixed focus optimized.
Such reliable Camera hardware is the first time case on budget smartphones. No doubt Xiaomi Note 4 is the choice if one looking for a Camera smartphone under 15000 Rupees.
Recording high definition videos at 120 frames per second – is something very unique for a 13000 Rupees smartphone. A video file at 120 frames per second means it would have DSLR type clarity and color tone. I have to agree, when comes to camera performance, Xiaomi has given more than expected at this price point.
My concerns with the Note 4
Slowly Smartphone ecosystem is giving importance to the fast charging. Then this was expected from Xiaomi, it would introduce the same into the budget segment of smartphones. Note 4 lacking fast charging thus is a disappoint as this new method to fuel up battery is going to be a prominent feature much like 2GB RAM, Full HD recording, HD display and other features now.
I am currently using Asus Max; honestly, I am very happy that Asus keeps its user interface with the Android OS neat and simple. On the other hand, Xiaomi has repeatedly disappointed its smartphone users with the too dense user interface, which reserves resources by default than to give out to the device owners. Xiaomi Note 4 comes with lots of preloaded unwanted applications. The phone suffers from bloatware issue. Possibility Xiaomi makes money out of this.
All said and done, Xiaomi Note 4 is an unbeaten smartphone under 15000 Rupees. Is this is a surprise? No, Xiaomi has always surprised the Indian consumers with innovative and budget-friendly gadgets. Read also 6 Best Android Apps This Year: Free and Paid Android Application List.
|Features||Dual SIM, Android Marshmallow, 4G, 3G, 2G, VoLTE|
|Body||165 Grams weight; 8.4mm Thickness; Metal Body|
|Display||5.5inch, Full HD, 401PPI, IPS LCD, 72.5% Screen-to-Body Ratio|
|Performance||Snapdragon 625 Processor, Octa core, 2 GHz, 64-bit Architecture; Adreno 506; 4GB RAM|
|memory||64GB, upgrade up to 128GB, USB OTG Support|
|Primary Camera||13MP; Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor, 2.0F Aperture, Dual Color LED Flash, Full HD & HD Recording|
|Front Camera||5MP Camera; CMOS Sensor, 2.0F Aperture, Fixed Focus|
|Battery Capacity||4100 mAh; Li-Po|
|Communication||1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, GPS|
Lenovo Z2 Plus
Lenovo is desperate but follows the right path to be the number one smartphone brand in the Indian market. This Chinese brand, which also owns Motorola proudly has launched more smartphones than any other brand did last year and expected to continue with the same trend this year as well.
Although the Z2 Plus qualifies to be a part of the list of top smartphones under 20000 Rupees, however, the recent price cut making it feasible for buyers of budget smartphones as well. We have already reviewed the Z2 Plus for its features, Pros, and Cons. Access the exclusive article at 5 Best Smartphones with Best Battery Life This Month.
Lenovo K6 Power
The K6 Power comes with some remarkable features and promising performance. At present what makes it one of the best smartphones under 10000 Rupees – is its price of just 9999 Rupees. Further, the 5-inch screen makes it an easy-to-hold smartphone. Read also Lenovo LeEco Micromax Smartphones with Hot Camera.
Exclusively available at Flipkart, the fabulous smartphone consists of Snapdragon 4G processor, long-lasting battery, decent display, and pretty fast 3GB RAM. Its build is metal and it looks stylish, too.
Because of few nifty features, the K6 Power is one and only the device offers true multimedia and gaming experience to users. As it is 4G network compatible, it is the device to enjoy buffer-free videos on 4G networks for a long duration.
Let's first see what this Lenovo champ has to offer when comes to full on entertainment. Internal memory 32GB wherein 25GB remains free in all Android Smartphones, then support to OTG means access to unlimited memory on demand, and Snapdragon processor and 3GB RAM to manage & process it all. Dual Dolby ATOMS is the feature makes this Lenovo device special one. Because of loud & clear audio, playing movies, songs, and videos offers a great melodious experience to users. One never need a loud speaker set when this device is in their pocket.
The users of Lenovo’s K6 Power are rating it with high numbers for gaming performance. It could play hard action games with lots of ease. Indeed great news for those wants to experience best of Android Games on a low budget smartphone.
Excellent Battery Life
Whether it is multimedia or gaming or photography, to run a smartphone for a long duration requires lots of battery fuel onboard. Fortunately, 4000 mAh or more is becoming a must-have feature in 10000 Rupees phones. The Lenovo K6 Power, honoring its name, comes with massive 4000 mAh battery and offers three to four days of backup on a regular use. Heavy users would get at least two days of backup.
On the front of Camera, Lenovo K6 Power fails to surprise because lacking branded image sensor in there. Record full HD videos and images and even take good quality selfie – all these are possible by this Lenovo phone. A good alternative for this phone, the Asus Zenfone Max offers full HD recording by 13MP primary, which is based on a CMOS image sensor.
The K6 Power is a 4G smartphone and it is optimized for LTE-TD and LTE-FD networks. This means it will easily work with the 4G networks in India.
Conclusion!!! For 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon Processor, support to all 4G networks, dual loud & clear Dolby ATOMS speakers, and metal build, the Lenovo K6 Power is a genuine choice under 10000 Rupees and a true alternative under 15000 Rupees. Read also Best Smartphones with 6GB RAM From Premium Brands.
|Features||Dual SIM, Android Marshmallow, 4G, 3G, 2G, VoLTE; Dolby Atmos Dual Speaker|
|Body||145 Grams weight; 9.3-mm Thickness; Metal Body|
|Display||5.0-inch, Full HD, 441PPI, IPS LCD, 69% Screen-to-Body Ratio|
|Performance||Snapdragon 430 Processor, Quad Core, 1.4GHz, 64-bit Architecture; Adreno 505; 3GB RAM|
|memory||32GB, upgrade up to 128GB, USB OTG Support|
|Primary Camera||13MP; Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor, 2.0F Aperture, Dual Color LED Flash, Full HD Recording|
|Front Camera||8MP Camera|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh; Li-Po|
|Communication||3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, GPS|