In a country where the ideal range is considered 8k-15k, mobile companies have come a long way. Every day there are new phones being launched. The companies have started releasing more phones in that range rather than the flagship phones. New mobile companies have made their mark in the past year & half. Gone are the days people relied only on Samsung. Samsung recently announced a massive loss for the first time in their history. Here is a list of 5 phones which are best under the 15k price range.
1. Moto G4 plus:
It has a plastic build, removable back cover, 5.5-inch FullHD display, 401ppi, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset: quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53, Adreno 405, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, 16MP primary camera, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera, auto HDR, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 3,000mAh non-removable battery, Quick Charge supported, Turbo charger included & Fingerprint sensor. The recently launched smartphone has two variants which can be found available in the range varying from 13k-14k. The build quality is similar to the previous Moto phones. The camera is a massive improvement with a 16MP shooter which performs really well even in low light photography when considered in this particular price range. You get to enjoy the overall rich experience of Android which is packed up by Android 6.0. It also has a fingerprint scanner which is very useful. All in all, it’s a lovely phone with combination of all features.
2. Redmi Note 3:
It has an aluminum body, 5.5-inch, 1920×1080 IPS LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650; 2x 1.8GHz Cortex-A72 + 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53; Adreno 510, 2GB RAM with 16GB storage/3GB RAM with 32GB storage; microSD support, Dual SIM, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, IR, microUSB, 16 megapixel rear camera with PDAF, f2.0 aperture, dual LED flash, 5 megapixel front camera, f2.0 aperture, Fingerprint sensor, 4050mAh battery, Android 5.1.1 with MIUI 7. The phone has broken records of sales. Redmi announced that it sold over than 6 lac units in the past two months. This phone has received massive response & people are buying it without thinking twice. It packs a powerful processor with a massive battery. MIUI looks crisp & with regular updates, the customers are hooked. It has two variants & is available for 10k & 12k. It can be found on Amazon & Redmi’s official website.
3. Lenovo ZUK Z1:
It has a machined aluminium frame, Dual-SIM dual-standby capability 5.5″ 1080p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 401ppi, Quad-core Krait 400 CPU at 2.5GHz, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM, Snapdragon 801 chipset, 64GB of built-in storage, International version: Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop; Chinese version: ZUI (5.1-based)13MP camera with OIS (Sony IMX 214 sensor), f/2.2 aperture1080p@30fps video capture, 8MP front camera, 1080p video recordingCat. 4 LTE (150/50Mbps); dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot, Wi-Fi direct; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS/GLONASS; USB 3.0 Type C4,100mAh battery capacity, 3.5mm headphone jack, active noise cancellation with a dedicated micCat. 4 LTE (150Mbps); Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS/GLONASS; NFC; USB Type-C • port with USB host, Fingerprint sensor. Lenovo has made its mark in the market by getting the stakes in Moto. ZUK Z1 has many disadvantages. There is no NFC, no microSD card (but 64GB base storage sounds great), Non-removable battery (but 4,100mAh capacity is plenty), No fast battery charging technology. However if they don’t matter much to your needs, you can go with the phone!
4. Le Eco 1s:
Le Eco 1s is dual SIM phone, has an aluminum body with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 7.5mm profile, 169g, 5.5-inch, 1920×1080 IPS LCD, 2.2GHz 8-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage (25GB available to the user)Android 5.0LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C13MP rear camera with ISOCELL sensor, phase detect autofocus, EIS and 4K video recording, 8MP front camera, 3000mAh battery with Quick charging, Fingerprint sensor, IR Blaster for remote controlling appliances USB Type-C port, MHL 2.0. Le Eco is a wonderfully crafted phone & it has garnered a lot of positive response.
5. One Plus X:
It is metal frame + glass/ceramic back, 5″ AMOLED display with 1080p resolution; 441ppi; Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Snapdragon 801 chipset; CPU: quad-core 2.3GHz Krait 400; Adreno 330 GPU; 3GB of RAM, 13MP main camera with a LED flash, face detection, auto-focus; 1080p video capture at 30fps8MP front-facing camera, 1080p at 30fps video recording, Oxygen 2.1 OS based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 16GB of built-in storage; microSD expansion slot, Dual SIM, LTE Cat.4, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM radio, microUSB, Dual-microphone active noise cancelling feature. One Plus X is available in amazon & can be bought for as less around 15k. The design-build combined with the processor makes it an epic choice for the customer.
After reviewing all the 5 phones I mentioned, Moto G4 plus & Redmi Note 3 stand a level above the other phones. Moto G4 plus was recently launched with hopes of breaking Redmi’s strong hold for the past two months. Both phones are beautifully designed & packed with powerful processors. If you want a better camera & stock android experience, Moto G4 is meant for you. However, if you want better battery & design, Redmi Note 3 is the phone for you!