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Top 10 Latest Smartphones under 15000 in India: Updated in November 2017

If you are looking for the best smartphone under 15000 in Indian with all the best specifications available in the market like camera, battery, performance, etc. then keep reading, and at the end of this answer, you will know which phone will suit you. Let’s take an overview at about what devices and points I would talk.

10- LG Q6 – (Best bezel-free budget smartphone.) [Any Offer Available on Amazon? Check now.]
9- Coolpad Cool 1 Dual- (Best smartphone, made with the joint effort of LeEco and Coolpad, under 15000.) [Any Deal Available on Amazon? Check now.]
8- Xiaomi Redmi 4- (Best smartphone to consider for Snapdragon 435 Processor.) [Any Discount available on Amazon? Check now.]
7- (Coolpad Cool Play 6- Best 4k video recording capable smartphone under 15k.) [Any Offer Available on Amazon? Check now.]
6- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4- (Best Xiaomi flagship smartphone with a Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU.) [Any Deal Available on Amazon? Check now.]
5- Honor 6X- (Best smartphone under 15k with a screen resolution of 1920 X 1080.) [Any Discount Available on Amazon? Check now.]
4- Honor 8- (Lightweight smartphone under 15k) [Any Offer Available on Amazon? Check now.]
3- Xiaomi Mi A1- (Best Xiaomi smartphone under 15k running on Noughat 7.1.2 OS.) [Any Deal Available on Amazon? Check now.]
2- Moto G5S Plus- (Best Motorola smartphone under 15k with front camera flash.) [Any Discount Available on Amazon? Check now.]
1- Lenovo K8 Note- (The Best budget smartphone with Dual Camera.) [Any Offer Available on Amazon? Check now.]

Let’s have a closer look at each of them.

10. LG Q6 Reviews: The New Model Smartphone with Latest News, Price, and Specifications

LG Q6 is a mid-range smartphone that comes with a smooth 18:9 screen aspect ratio that ensures live gaming, movie and browsing experience at a little cost.
LG Q6’s USP is its design and display. The smartphone comes with a metal unibody design and holds a 5.5 inches of FHD+ Full vision display with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, 442 PPI pixel density, and 16M color support.

Now, let’s talk about the specifications of LG Q6, the phone powers up by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor integrated with 3GigaBytes of RAM and 32GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB through a microSD card. The LG Q6 runs on the latest Android software 7.1.1, i.e., Android Nougat out of the box and stores a 3000miliAmpereHour lithium-ion battery.

Image of LG Q6 Mobile

As per mobile photography, the LG Q6 supports a 13MegaPixels of rear camera and a 5MP front shooter with 100-degree wide-angle lens. At the connectivity front, the LG Q6 offers support of dual GSM sim cards, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth version is v4.2, NFC which is an interesting only Android feature, Micro-USB with OTG support, and a 3.5mm audio headphone jack.

    What we didn’t like:
    The Phone does not supports screen mirroring or “Miracast” so you can not connect your TV to your mobile phone.
    The Battery is of 3000 mAH which sounds bit dull where we have phones with 4100 mAH battery in the same price segment.

Special Note:

The Lg Q6 is for users who want to enjoy an aspect ratio of 18:9 in a mid-range smartphone. This display enhances the multimedia experience and also facilitate larger screen real estate without compromising on one-handed usage.

9. Coolpad Cool 1 DUAL 4g Mobile Reviews and Specifications: The Latest Mobile of Coolpad Series

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The Coolpad Cool 1 is a joint venture of Coolpad and LeEco. The phone combines hardware and software vision of LeEco with engineering and manufacturing expertise of Coolpad. In India, it is available at 10929 INR, which is an entirely competitive price if we look at the specifications.

On the outside, the new Coolpad phone looks identical to most of the LeEco phones out in the market. On the inside, the Cool one dual equipped with the mighty Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor that’s coupled with 3GB or 4GB RAM depending on where you buy the phone.

The Cool 1 variant offline market will have 3GB RAM, while the one available in the online market has 4GB RAM. The storage is kept static at 32GB. There is NO microSD card slot on the handset, which is a limitation.

On the rear, the Cool 1 boasts dual camera setup. There are two 13MP sensors, one monochrome, and one color, and when used together they are capable of gathering more light for even more sharper details.

On paper, the handset looks very much similar to LeEco Le 2 but in comparison incorporates there is an improved camera, improved battery backup, more durable build and also has a 3.5mm headphone audio jack.

The Software is the same old EUI, but there are no ‘Supertainment’ content streaming apps in Coolpad Cool 1 Dual.

    What we didn’t like:
    There is no scope to expand the memory as there is no microSD card.
    The device runs on Android version 6.0 Marshmallow, and there are no signals from the company of any future upgrades to Noughat, and its already time for Android Oreo, so expect few bug fixes, the phone won’t receive any significant software upgrades.

8. Xiaomi Redmi 4 Review and Price in India: Consider These 32gb and 64gb Smartphone Before Buying Online

Xiaomi Redmi 3s’s successor Redmi 4 is now officially launched in India. The phone comes in 3 variants of 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, and 4GB RAM with 64GB Rom. The prices of these options are Rs. 6999, Rs. 8999, and Rs. 10999.

When compared to Redmi 3s prime, the changes in the Redmi 4 are only cosmetic. The corners are rounded; the speaker shifts to the bottom along with the microphone, and a 2.5D glass curves on the edges. These are all the elements we saw on the Redmi Note 4.

The chipset also enjoys a minor upgrade. The Redmi 4 has a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor (Snapdragon 430 was in Redmi 3s Prime). The phone’s screen size is the same 5-inch HD screen and the same front camera (5MP) and back (13MP) cameras as in Redmi 3s/ 3s Prime.

Image of Xiaomi Redmi 4

The phone packs a powerful 4100 mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based MIUI 8 out of the box. However, users will also get an upgrade to Android Nougat in MIUI9 based Preview build of MIUI8 (which isn’t as stable).

Xiaomi has announced the name of Redmi 4X ( the Chinese variant of Redmi 4) in its list of getting the MIUI9 upgrade. Because of the Hybrid Sim Slot, two sim cards and a micro-SD card can’t be used simultaneously.

    What we didn’t like:
    The battery is massive which can handle a whole day usage in a single full charge. But there is a high need for fast-charging as it takes 4 hours for the phone to charge fully.
Special Note:
The Lg Q6 is for users who want to enjoy an aspect ratio of 18:9 in a mid-range smartphone. This display enhances the multimedia experience and also facilitate larger screen real estate without compromising on one-handed usage.

7. Coolpad Cool Play 6 Review: Coolpad Mobile Features, Price, and Specification

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Coolpad brought its new flagship smartphone in India, the Cool Play 6. After Coolpad Cool 1, this smartphone is the second mid-range device from Coolpad to come with a dual-rear facing camera.

The Cool Play 6 rear-camera holds a 13MP+13MP Monochrome and RGB color sensors, respectively, with f/2.0 aperture, with dual-LED flash, in addition to HDR and 4K video support. For the selfie, there is an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.

If we talk about the other specifications of Cool Play 6, the smartphone has a 5.5inch HD display, an embedded fingerprint scanner at the back panel of the phone which is very much quick and responsive. The rear panel is in all metallic-body finish.

Now for the most exciting part, the Coolpad Cool Play 6 currently operates on Android 7.1.1 Noughat and can be upgraded to Android 8 OREO in the upgrade expected to be released in December 2017.

On the performance part, the Cool Play 6 is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 653 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, which is expandable via a hybrid micro-SD card.

If we talk about the battery performance, the Cool Play 6 packs a humongous 4000 mAh battery which gives a day’s power on a single charge.

Cool Play 6 supports 4G LTE hybrid dual-sim, VoLTE service, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/AGPS and comes with a USB-Type C port for charging and data transfer.

    What we didn’t like:
    Although there is a vast memory of 64GB on the phone, there is no dedicated micro-SD card.

Special Note:
The device from Coolpad comes in straight competition with budget smartphones like Redmi Note 4, Moto G5 Plus, and Lenovo K8 Note.

6. Redmi Note 4 (64gb + 32gb) Review: Redmi Note 4 Specifications, Features and Where to Buy Online

After the overwhelming response on its home ground, Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi finally released its much-awaited smartphone, Redmi Note 4, in the Indian market. The Redmi Note 4 is among one of the company’s flagship Redmi Note series and is a successor of the widely successful Note 3.

Now, if we talk about the specifications, the Note 4 features a 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor paired with an Adreno 506 GPU.
The phone features a uni-metal design along with a 2.5D glass on top and a 5.5-inch full HD display as its predecessor. Redmi Note 4 boots to Android Marshmallow, MIUI 8 skin.

As far as the camera is concerned, the Redmi Note 4 features a 13MP primary camera having a 77″ wide angle lens and a f/2.0 aperture along with a 5MP fixed focus rear camera again with a f/2.0 aperture, like the one on the back.

Image of Redmi Note 4

The Redmi Note 4 comes in three variants differing on their storage capacity as well as RAM. These are the RAM/ROM:
3GB/32GB, 4GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB. We are listing the 4GB/64GB model here.

    What didn’t like:

    The Hybrid sim slot restricts the usage of two sim-cards along with a micro-SD card.

Special Note:
Redmi Note 4 is an excellent smartphone for budget users. Redmi claims to sell 1 million devices in a month. It is a device worth spending the bucks.

5. Honor 6X Review: The Best Camera Smartphone under 15000 – Honor 6X 64gb Specifications, Price in and where to Buy Online in India

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The Honor 6X is another excellent all-rounder smartphone from Honor that offers the much-in-trend dual camera setup quite a reasonable price. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with an attractive metal uni-body design.

The Honor 6X is powered by:
2.1GHz Kirin 655 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and it runs on the latest Android Marshmallow based EMUI software.

The rear camera is a 12MP shooter paired with a 2MP depth sensor that senses the depth of image objects and for blurring anything in background or foreground.

The overall camera performance is pretty decent. The camera app includes a pro mode- which is a feature that is usually available for high-end devices, night mode, HDR mode and Pro video mode among other incredible features.

The smartphone gets its power from a 3340mAh battery that can easily last for more than a day with relatively heavy usage. A quick look at other features includes 4G VoLTE, Hybrid dual SIM tray, USB OTG support, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

    What didn’t like:

    Speakers of the smartphones are not loud enough when compared to those of Redmi and Lenovo.

4. Honor 8 (Lite) Price, Review: The Honor 8 Specifications, and User Reviews

The Honor 8 Lite, as per the name clears, is a trimmed, ‘lighter’ version of the company’s widely popular Honor 8 smartphone. The Honor 8 Lite permanently retains most of the features of the Honor 8 along with the addition of a new feature, 2.5D layered glass on top.

If we talk about the specifications, the Honor 8 Lite comes with a Kirin 655 chipset made with a 16nm process where the first half clocks in at 2.1GHz whereas the other half clocks in at 1.7GHz frequency. The smartphone also boasts of a Mali T830-MP2 GPU along with 4-gigs of RAM to support the same.

Operating on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, the phone comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display and carries a 3000mAh battery to keep things afloat all day long. Along with that, the Honor 8 Lite comes with a 32GB primary memory that can be expanded up to a maximum of 128GB by using a microSD card.

Image of Honor 8

Huawei has ditched the dual camera setup of Honor 8, and in the Lite version, they have settled with a single camera. The Honor 8 Lite is equipped with a 12MP camera with LED flash on the rear, alongside an 8MP selfie snapper, for photography. The phone has been launched in India in 4 color variants: Blue, black, white, and gold.

    What didn’t like
    Though all the sensors are present in the phone, still you can not find the compass in the device, which although doesn’t bother much.
Special Note:

If you are looking for a lightweight, ultrathin smartphone under your budget, then Honor 8 Lite is the best-suited choice for you.

3. Xiaomi Mi A1 Mobile Review: The Specifications, Features, Pros, and Cons

Image of Xiaomi Mi A1

After a massive success of Redmi Note 4 and Redmi 4 in the Indian market, Xiaomi recently launched two of its recent devices, Mi A1 and Mi Mix 2. Where Mi Mix 2 is the successor of Mi Mix and a high-end device, Mi A1 is targeted for budget smartphone users.

The all-new Xiaomi Mi A1 has a couple of things first to boast – this is the first Xiaomi India device to have dual-rear cameras and the first to deliver a stock Android experience without any custom MIUI skin layered over it.

The Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on a well-optimised Android Nougat 7.1.2 OS, with no MIUI9 (Xiaomi’s homegrown software with Android Noughat) strings attached to it. The phone comes wrapped in an all-metallic unibody design with a stylish 2.5D glass on the front and two antenna bands placed at the back.

To make a simple visualization, the design reminds you of iPhone 7 Plus.

A quick look at the specification sheet, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is boasted with Snapdragon 625 chipset, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space (which can be expanded to 128GB via hybrid sim slot). The phone wraps a 3080mAh non-removable battery, which can last for a day, with no fast charging support.

The camera performance on Mi A1 is thrilled by two cameras at the back ( like the way they are placed in iPhone 7). The two cameras are of 12MP+12MP, one with a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and the other with a telephoto lens of f/2.6 aperture. On the front, there is a 5MP camera that is coupled with real-time beautification setting.

Regarding connectivity, the Xiaomi Mi A1 supports 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a fingerprint sensor, placed at the back of the phone, for security purpose.

    What didn’t like
    The Hybrid sim slot brings disappointment.
Special note:

It is a device for teens who want to experience dual camera with a powerful processor of Snapdragon 625, as performance matters to them along with style. It is a beast for budget phones.

2. Moto G5S Reviews: The Best 16gb Smartphone of Motorola with Specifications, Pros, and Cons

The special edition of Moto G5s Plus is a successor of Moto G5 Plus that was launched earlier this year. The new Moto G5S Plus is a slightly bigger smartphone thanks to the 5.5 inches full HD display. However, the real standout feature of the Moto G5S Plus is its dual-camera setup on the rear.

The dual 13MP camera in Moto G5S Plus dual are inspired from Huawei dual cameras as it also uses an RGB + Monochrome combination.

Th phone camera is preloaded with software features like beautify effect for selfies and professional mode that lets you adjust shutter speed, white balance, ISO to capture best pictures.

We have seen in the past about the ported Apk of Moto camera for custom ROMs so that the camera can be used in other smartphones as it comes loaded with multiple modes including an iPhone like portrait mode. While on the front we have 8MP selfie shooter with LED flash.

Image of Moto G5S

Inside, the Moto G5S Plus employs Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. The phone runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.1 and gets its power from a 3000 mAh battery with turbocharging support.

Moto G5S Plus available connectivity options are dual-sim 4G VoLTE support along with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, and NFC.

From the outside, the Moto G5S Plus has a full metallic body that comes in two fabulous color options – Lunar Grey and Fine gold. As always, the fingerprint scanner stays right below the display on the front.

    What didn’t like:

    The Hybrid sim slot restricts usage of two sim cards with a microSD card at the same time.

Special Note:

Moto G5s plus is one of the best in the class smartphone with a dual camera, and a front LED flash.

1. Lenovo K8 Note Reviews: The Best 4G Smartphone under 15000 with Price, Features, Specifications

Image of Lenovo K8 Note

Lenovo recently hits the Indian market with its new #killerNote – the K8 Note. Ideally, it has to be the K7 Note’s turn, but as per Lenovo, it was not killer enough, so it was decided to ditch it for the K8 Note.

It’s a head-on collision with the current market leader, as far as the mid-range segment is concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, and to be very honest, K8 Note beats Note 4 in all the aspects and emerges as a beast.

The most significant talk of the town for the K8 Note is its OS. When you unbox it, you find the phone running on stock Android Nougat. Lenovo ditched not only K7 Note but also its Pure User Interface, VibeUI, to offer unadulterated Android experience.

Let’s have a quick look at what’s inside the all-metal body; it is powered by a MediaTek MT 6797 Helios X23 deca-core chipset and aided by a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU along with 3GB/4GB RAM (Here we will be talking about the 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM variant)./

Lenovo has done another appreciable job by making K8 note, the first K series phone to come with splash resistant. Lenovo has taken the protection point as one of its primary focus, that is why K8 Note is given Gorilla Glass protection and oleophobic coating on top of the display.

The camera is another area where the device received incremental upgrades. It features a 13MP + 5MP rear cameras set up where the 5MP camera is used for depth sensing. Up front, there is a 13 MP selfie camera with LED flash for self-portraits which is an excellent experiment as we saw in the previous K5 Note that carried a 5MP front camera, which was a bit disappointment for social butterflies.

    What didn’t like
    The design of the smartphone is average. Holding the phone doesn’t feel rich as it thinks in Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 which comes with 2.5 curved glass on top.
Special Note:

Lenovo has always satisfied its customers in its mid-range smartphone section. The specifications of K8 Note are best in class, and the price is 1000 bucks lower than our 15k threshold.

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About Mark Hanson

Hi, this is Mark Hanson, a financial advisor, tech geek and the chief editor of https://www.justinrange.com/ from Tempe, Arizona. Our aim is to provide you with genuine information, guide and reviews about the best products you wish to buy and help to save your hard-earned money. We review honestly to ensure that you may select the right product that could fulfill your requirements.

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