Apparently, this is the time of the year when the previous year smartphone hit the sales discount, and the newest smartphones are unveiled. A 15,000 rupees is a good budget for mid-range smartphones in India, even few local high-end flagships would be available within this budget that offer very good specifications, features with latest updates. If you had been looking for a good looking smartphone to buy in June 2016, then here’s our list of top 10 smartphones below Rs. 15,000 in India.
1. Motorola Moto G4 Plus
The Moto G4 Plus comes with Snapdragon 617 CPU and 3 GB of RAM – that’s an intense upgrade as you can see. The OS is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It comes with a 5.5 inch 1080×1920 pixels display. The phone has 16/32GB internal storage, and expansion slot for microSD cards. The battery is 3000 mAh. Price: Rs. 14,999.
2. Samsung Galaxy J7
The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is one of the bestselling smartphones of this year. This handset has a 5.5 inch display with 720×1280 pixels resolution that offers 267 PPI pixel density. The cameras on this handset are 5MP front nd 13MP rear. Internal storage is 16GB with microSD expansion slot, and the RAM is 1.5GB. CPU on the Galaxy J7 is Snapdragon 615. Price: Rs. 13,199.
3. Asus Zenfone Max
This bar type Android smartphone is intended to go the extra mile in a typical day by the insanely bigger 5000 mAh battery. Even under heavy usage, this handset will last a full day. The display is 5.5 inch TFT with 720×1280 pixels, and it’s an IPS LCD panel. The cameras on this handset are 5 MP front and 13 MP rear. It has Snapdragon 615 CPU underneath. Price: Rs. 13,199.
4. Gionee M5 Lite
The Gionee M5 Lite comes with dual SIM connectivity, both with 4G LTE support. The battery is 4,000 mAh for whole day’s juice. It has 8MP rear and 5 MP front camera. Display is 5 inches with 720×1280 pixels resolution. Gionee M5 Lite has 32GB ROM with an external memory card slot. The CPU underneath is 1.3 GHz Mediatek with 3 GB of RAM. Price: Rs. 12,999.
5. OnePlus X
Despite being released last year, the OnePlus X is still a very worthy smartphone for its price. The SIM card slot is hybrid on this device. The CPU is Snapdragon 801 with 3 GB of RAM. It has 16 GB internal storage. Operating system on the OnePlus X is Android 5.1 Lollipop. OnePlus X has all standard connectivity options but NFC. Price: Rs. 14,800.
6. Xiaomi Mi4
There are two memory variants of the Xiaomi Mi4 – 16GB and 64GB, but no memory expansion. It is powered by 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3 GB of RAM. The cameras are 13MP rear with dual flash, and 8MP front. The out of the box OS on this handset is Android 4.4.3 KitKat. Price: Rs. 14,490.
7. HTC Desire 820G Plus
If you value performance over latest releases, then the HTC Desire 820G Plus would be a better option in June 2016. This handset has a 5.5 inch display with 720×1280 pixels resolution. The CPU is 1.7 GHz Mediatek octa-core with 1 GB of RAM. The cameras on this smartphone are 13 megapixel rear and 8 megapixel front. It’s a dual SIM handset. Price: Rs. 13,999.
8. Micromax Canvas 6 Pro
Micromax Canvas 6 Pro is huge, falls in the phablet category. The 6 inch display offers 1080×1920 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio CPU and 4 GB of RAM. The internal storage is only 16 GB but can be expanded using microSD cards. Cameras on this handset are 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera. The battery is huge as well, the capacity is 3,000 mAh. Price: Rs. 12,799.
9. Lenovo Vibe S1
Lenovo Vibe S1 has two SIM card slots, both with 3G support. The display is 5 inches IPS LCD panel with 1080×1920 pixels resolution. This handset is powered by 1.7 GHz Octa core CPU. On the memory end, it comes with 32 GB internal storage and expandable up to 128 GB using microSD cards. The battery is 2,420 mAh – should have been slightly larger. Out-of-the-box OS on Lenovo Vibe S1 is Android 5.1 Lollipop. Price: Rs. 12,999.
10. Huawei Honor 5X
Huawei has earned reputation for manufacturing quality smartphones lately. The Huawei Honor 5X isn’t the latest handset, yet it offers one of the best qualities in the market. The CPu is Snapdragon 615 with 2 GB of RAM. The cameras on this device are 13 MP rear and 5 MP front. It has 16 GB ROM with expandability via external microSD card, up to 128 GB. The display is 5.5 inches with 1080×1920 pixels. Price: Rs. 12,999.
Many handsets in here are flagships or high end smartphones from previous years, a few are latest releases as well. If you are looking for a handset to use for around a year or two, consider going for an older flasgship.