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Top 10 Best Smartphones Under 15000 with Awesome Specs -2017

We have prepared a curated list of the best smartphones under 15000. You might be familiar with many names in this segment already, however choosing the best out of them is a very complicated process, but we have finally managed to make a good list. If we rewind to the previous year, there were not many big names in phones under 15000, but now it looks like every smartphone manufacturer is trying their hand at this segment since it is the most popular price segment in the Indian smartphone market. Without any further delay, let’s start with the list now.

Top 10 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 15000 list

1. LeEco Le 2

LeECo has recently launched its budget device in India, named Le 2. The device comes under lower mid-range segment with high-end features. It has a super powerful processor in its price range, which is really helpful in performing heavy multitasking. We have tested many games and they run very smoothly on this phone. Some of the new features on Le 2 like USB Type C headphone jack is really impressive at this budget. Take a look at the detailed specifications below.

The LeEco Le 2 is the successor for Le 1s and Le 1s Eco. It accompanies an all metal body and elements a unique fingerprint sensor on the back. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) screen display, which is very crisp and clear. The smartphone is boosted by a Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor timed at 1.8GHz. This processor is one of the latest processors from Qualcomm in the Indian market, it scores more than 80K on Antutu benchmark, that is the highest from most of Android smartphones under 15000 in our curated list, and it can handle everything, including heavy games, multitasking, graphics intensive apps, etc. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB optional inbuilt storage, which is non-expandable via microSD card. In the camera division, the Le 2 includes a 16MP rear camera with PDAF and f/2.0 lens.

It has an 8MP front-facing camera for taking selfies. In the battery section, it has a 3,000mAh battery, with quick charging technology. It also has a dual SIM support with 4G LTE.


Key Specifications

  • Android 6.0 with Own UI 5.6
  • 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) ISP screen display
  • 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • 32GB storage

 Rs 11,999

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2. Lenovo Z2 Plus

The Lenovo Z2 Plus is yet current best smartphones under 15000 from Lenovo present in India. The device offers some impressive high-end specifications, which is usually not seen in Lenovo’s budget smartphones. So without wasting any time, let us check out the specs below.The Lenovo Z2 Plus runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and supports 4G LTE along with 3G in one SIM slot. The dual SIM device sports a 5-Inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display screen, while the screen density is of 441ppi pixels.

It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash,PDAF, LED flash, and also it has electronic image stabilization (EIS). It features an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with flash and an f/1.9 aperture lens.

In the engine, it is boosted by a Qual Snapdragon 820 processor, which is the highlight of this smartphone, with the help of this processor you can play any game available on the play-store. If we compare with other phones under 15000 in our list, then you are not going to get that much powerful processor. It is powered by 3GB which is also a good point of this smartphone.

The device offers 32GB of inbuilt storage; that is not expandable via microSD card: however, 32GB will be enough to store your inventory. In the battery department, it is fueled by a 3500mAh battery; will be good for one day use if you are an average user. It measures 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1mm and weighs 158 grams in hands. Why you should buy this device right?, yes you should buy this smartphone if you are love power because it has SD820 processor, The camera of this smartphone also looks good and also it is a device from well-reputed brand Lenovo so that you can get excellent service, etc.

Key Specifications J5 (2016)

  • 3GB RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
  • 3500mAh battery
  • 13-MP rear camera, 8MP front
  • 5-inch Display
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 32GB storage

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3. CoolPad Cool 1

The Cool 1 is a new smartphone from CoolPad which is acquired brand of LeEco. The device is recently launched for Indian markets with a price tag of Rs 13,999. The main highlight of this smartphone is its dual cameras, from which you can take images like DSLR, and it’s also a one and only phone under 15000 with dual cameras. We have tested its dual camera, and it has got some quality.

The Cool 1 has a 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD screen display, which looks pretty bright and responsive. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset alongside it has 4GB of RAM. This amount of RAM and this particular processor can handle best games and other multitasking operations without any issue which makes it one of the best smartphones under 15000. It offers 32GB of Inbuilt storage, which in not expandable via MicroSD. The phone additionally has a unique fingerprint scanner at the back.

The Cool 1 rocks dual 13-megapixel rear cameras with PDAF, Aperture f/2.0, LED flash. It comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, which can capture excellent selfies and help in great video calls, the front cam can record 1080p videos as well. Let’s check out the network connectivity options now. It has 4G LTE (supports all Indian 4G bands) and USB Type C for quick charging. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with its own EUI 5.6.

The dual SIM Cool 1 is fueled by a massive 4,000 mAh battery, the battery of this smartphone will charge extreme fast because it also has fast charging technology inside. If we look into it feels unique concept, and not used in any of the best Android phones so far. So if you want a smartphone under 15000 with good performance, and awesome camera with dual cam capability you can go for this device.

Key Specifications

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EUI 5.6
  • 13-megapixel dual rear cameras
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
  • 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full HD screen
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB inbuilt storage

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4. Lenovo Vibe K5 note

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is the latest budget flagship smartphone under 15000 in India from Lenovo. This smartphone is the successor of the extremely popular and effective K4 Note and packs some truly astonishing specs, that too at an exceptionally aggressive price.


The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note features a full metallic body, which gives it an incredibly premium look and feels. It comes with a 5.5-inch FHD (1920X1080 pixels) IPS screen display. The smartphone is boosted by a smart octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755M processor for graphical experience and it comes with Mali-T860 GPU. The K5 Note is available in two RAM variations: 3GB and 4GB, which is extremely useful for the user, when you’re getting a smartphone under 15000 with 4GB RAM. The gadget also offers an incredible 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further overhauled up to 128GB using microSD card.

It has a 13MP rear shooter with PDAF. On the front, it has an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The device runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. It is fueled by a 3500mAh battery, which ought to last over a day for moderate to overwhelming usage effortlessly. It has a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device and also rocks Dolby Atmos sound for an enhanced audio experience.

The Lenovo K5 Note has priced Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM model and Rs. 13,499 for the 4GB RAM model, but both makes it to our curated list of best smartphones under 15000. It can be purchased in dark gray, white, and gold color variations.

Key Specs

  • 3 and 4GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear and 8MP front cam
  • 32GB internal space
  • Helio P10 MT6755M processor
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3500mAh battery

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5. Motorola Moto G4 Plus

It is one of the best devices from Motorola named Moto G4 Plus, the smartphone is also listed on some top sites like Gadgets 360 as one of the best smartphones under 15000 sports a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS screen display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display also has a pixel density of 401 PPI. It is boosted by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 64-bit processor, clocked at (1.5 GHz + 1.2 GHz) alongside Adreno 405 GPU for gaming and other heavy multitasking. It has 3GB of RAM and Motorola has provided 32GB of storage space in it, which can likewise be further upgraded up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.


The Moto G4 Plus rocks a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, OmniVision sensor, 1.3 µm pixel size, Laser Auto Focus, and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus). It also supports Full HD 1080p video recording. The camera is magnificent, and you can take good shots, and thus it is among the best in all other smartphones under 15000. On the front, it rocks a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with some great features like OmniVision OV5693 sensor and 84-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. It has 4G LTE with Dual SIM support, also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio.

Other than 4G the Moto G4 Plus comes with 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet is fueled by a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood with Turbocharging support, which will offer 6 hours of usage with only 15 minutes of charging. This feature is very common in Moto smartphones.

Key Specs

  • Snapdragon 617 64-bit processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16-MP camera
  • 32GB storage
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 5.5-inch Screen display

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6. ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini

It is the most recent and fresh smartphone in India from ZTE which a well-known and one of the biggest smartphone makers in the world. The device got some premium looks and specifications too, which makes us put this device on the list of best smartphones under 15000, looking in the Z11 Mini cell phone from Nubia is boosted by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor.

3GB of RAM powers the smartphone, and for gaming and graphical experience it has an Adreno 405 GPU. The new ZTE device offers 64GB of inbuilt storage, which you can expand it up to 200GB via microSD card, which feels good. The gadgets also have USB OTG support. It sports a 5 inch Full HD display with the protection of Gorilla Glass 3.


The Nubia Z11 Mini rocks a 16MP camera at the rear with Sony IMX298 sensor (6p focal point) and has PDAF, f/2.0 aperture lens OIS. On the front, the gadget has a 5MP optional shooter for selfies and video callings. The front camera has f/2.4 opening and 80-degree wide view edge.

The handset is fuelled by a 2800 mAh non-removable lithium- polymer battery, which also comes with quick charging, that can charge your device faster than any other usual device, while it also has a USB Type-C port for charging. In the network department it comes with, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/air conditioning (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C. While we are also impressed with its looks and it can beat any Android phone under 15000 regarding looks, which you can also look at the image.

Key Specs

  • 2800 mAh non-removable
  • 5-inch Full HD display
  • Android v5.1.1
  • 16MP back and 5MP front camera
  • 3GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor

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7. Xiaomi Mi Max

Mi Max is Xiaomi’s one of the biggest and best phablet Phones under 15000. It has a massive 6.44-inch Screen Display. However in terms of looks it feels very good, but if you are the person with smaller hands and want to hold this best smartphone under 15000 in your hands, then you may get little difficulty. The device is not only big in terms of size it is also very big phone in terms of specifications which you can look below.


The device sports a 6.44-inch Full HD screen display, in hand it is just 203 grams and measures only 7.55mm in thickness. The smartphone has a fingerprint scanner at the back. It is boosted by a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa Core Processor. 3GB of RAM powers it. The dual SIM Mi Max also supports 4G LTE network. There’s no NFC however. It runs on Android 6.01 Marshmallow out of the box. For the storage, it has 32GB of inbuilt memory which you can expand it up to 128GB via MicroSD. It is fueled by large 4850 mAh Li-Polymer Battery, which can last long for one full day easily.

The Mi Max rocks a 16-megapixel back camera with PDAF, it can record videos up to 1080p and slow motion videos up to 720p, other features include HDR mode, Panorama mode, Face Detection, Real-time Filters, and Burst mode. In the front, it has a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video callings.

Key Specifications

  • 6.44-inch FHD screen
  • 4850 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • Camera: 16 MP back and 5MP front
  • 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexa Core Processor
  • Dual Sim (GSM + LTE)
  • Android v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) OS
  • Storage Capacity of 128GB
    Rs. 14,999

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8. Asus Zenfone 3 Max

The ASUS Zenfone 3 Max is a monster from ASUS in terms of performance and specs to price ratio. The smartphone is the successor to the previous Zenfone Max. This one comes with upgraded specifications, and thus we have put this device as one the best smartphones under 15000. So without wasting any time, let’s check out the specifications.

For the specifications, the new Asus Zenfone 3 (ZC520TL) comes with 3GB RAM for a price of Rs. 12,999. The new Zenfone Max is powered by a Quad Core Mediatek MT6737M processor. It packs 32GB of inbuilt space for storage, that can be extended upto 32GB. The new upgraded ZenFone 3 Max runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, which looks really very good in terms of smoothness. The device is now available in more colours, including white, black, gold, and silver.zenfone-3-5-5-inch
Rest of the details of the Asus Zenfone 3 (ZC520TL) are same as the first model. The greatest highlight of the ZenFone 3 Max 5.2 is its 4130mAh battery, which gives massive battery backup, and it’s really good to see a phone packed with such a large battery, you can also use the device as a power-bank for your other smartphones. It comes with a reversible charging mode through which you can charge other devices too, as we have mentioned earlier. However, the battery on the handset is non-removable. The company guarantees that the ZenFone 3 Max will provide up to 914 hours of standby time, and you will get up to 38 hours of talk time.

The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS TFT screen display. The handset packs in 4G connectivity with support for Indian LTE bands. It packs in an accelerometer, compass, vicinity and encompassing light sensors.

The Zenfone Max comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and Laser Auto-Focus highlight. It additionally has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Other connectivity includes 4G LTE, GPRS/EDGE, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. So if you love performance and battery backup altogether, you can purchase this smartphone under 15000 without any hesitation.

Key Specifications

  • 3GB RAM
  • Quad Core Mediatek MT6737M processor
  • 4100mAh battery
  • 13-MP camera
  • 5.2-inch Display
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
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9. Vivo V3 

Vivo is well-established smartphone brand in India; they had launched many successful devices in India. The VIVO V3 is one of the best smartphones under 15000 you can get in India.

vivo-v3-front-back-sideIt comes with a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS screen display. It has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 64-bit processor, it is powered with 3GB of RAM. The device has 405 GPU for graphical experience and offers 32GB of inbuilt storage space which can be extended up to 128GB via microSD card. It runs on Funtouch OS 2.5 with of Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out the box. It has a full metal body and accompanies a 360-degree unique fingerprint sensor at the back that promise to open the smartphone in just 0.2 seconds, which looks the fasted among all best phones under 15000.

The V3 rocks a 13 megapixel back main camera with LED flash, aperture f/2.2 lens and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). It has an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. It supports Dual SIM and accompanies AK4375 sound chip for an upgraded sound quality.

The V3 offers 4G with VoLTE support, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS as availability alternatives. The phone is fueled by a 2,550 mAh battery in the engine.

Key Specifications

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS screen display
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
  • 13-megapixel back camera, and 5MP front
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB space

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10. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

The device has finally landed in India, and it took around 4 months to come to India from China. The Redmi Note 3 comes in two variants – one is with 2GB RAM and another has 3GB RAM. The 3GB RAM variant will be preferred by us as best phone under 15000 because for 3GB variant you have to pay just around Rs. 12000. Take a look at more detailed specifications below.

The device is boosted by a Hexa core Snapdragon 650 processor from Qualcomm. In the storage section for 3GB RAM variant, it has 32GB inbuilt space, which you can further expand up to 128GB via MicroSD. It is fueled by a massive 4050mAh non-removable battery, which is the best in our curated list. If we talk about the look and feel of the device, it gets some well-crafted metal body design, which looks very premium in hands. Most of the people are curious to know about the best camera smartphones under 15000 as well, this device might solve your problem, as it has a 16MP well performing rear camera. It can take very decent images. You can also read our review about Redmi Note 3.


Key Specifications

  • hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor
  • dual SIM 4G
  • 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels), full-HD IPS display
  • 4000mAh bigger battery
  • 16-megapixel back camera, 5MP front
  • fingerprint scanner
  • 3GB RAM

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Hope you have liked our list of best phones under 15000 in India. Let us know in the comments section below, if you have purchased any device from our curated list of smartphones under 15000. Also, tell us if you would like us to include any other smartphone in this list.

Also see:-

  1. Smartphones Under 20,000
  2. Best Smartphones Under 10000
  3. Samsung Smartphones under 15000

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Sachin Bhatt

He is the Founder of Tekz24. A big technology fanatic who is always on the lookout to learn something new in the field of Technology. He is also a big time Cricket lover who plays the sport in his free time. You can also follow him on Facebook.


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