“These are the best value-for-money phones under Rs 15,000”

Nowadays people are spoilt for choice while figuring out an ideal smartphone priced under Rs 15,000. With the influx of Chinese brands, the segment is now flooded with a lot of options. So, to help you pick out a perfect daily driver, we have put together a list of the top five phones priced under Rs 15,000. 

Xiaomi Mi A1 (Rs 14,999) 

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The Android One-powered smartphone from Xiaomi runs a stock version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat, marking it brand’s first offering sans MIUI. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD display, and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. However, the highlight of the handset is its dual camera setup, which is possibly the best in this segment. The camera module consists of two 12-megapixel sensors, with one wide-angle and another telephoto lens, letting you optically zoom up to 2x along with offering the portrait mode. 

Related read: Xiaomi Mi A1 review 

Lenovo K8 Note (Rs 12,999 onwards)

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After a deep slumber this year, Lenovo recently launched a smartphone in its Killer Note series. The K8 Note marks a significant upgrade so much so that the Chinese brand skipped the K7 Note. The USP of the smartphone is its stock Android and a pair of cameras at the back. Up front, the Lenovo K8 Note packs a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The device also tops several benchmarks, thanks to the powerful deca-core MediaTek MT6797 SoC, which is mated to either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The brand also promises Android Oreo update for the phone in June 2018. 

Related read: Lenovo K8 Note review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Rs 9,999 onwards)

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 had its task cut out as it had to carry forward the legacy of the highly-successful Redmi Note 3, and it seems to be doing that quite well. Xiaomi has announced three different variants of the Redmi Note 4 in India – 2GB RAM / 32GB storage, 3GB RAM / 32GB storage and 4GB RAM / 64GB storage. These models are priced at Rs 9,999, Rs 10,999 and Rs 12,999 respectively. Xiaomi has replaced the Snapdragon 650 octa-core chip inside the Redmi Note 3 with a more efficient Snapdragon 625 processor. Combined with its beefy 4,100mAh battery, the phone delivers impressive battery life. For photography, it comes with 13MP f/2.0 unit with Phase Detection Autofocus sensor and dual-tone LED flash. It packs a 5MP f/2.0 front camera for selfies.

Related Read: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review

Moto G5 Plus (Rs 13,999)

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The Moto G5 Plus was unveiled at MWC 2017 held at Barcelona. The device comes with a 5.2 inch full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. Powering the G5 Plus is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor and 3GB RAM. As for storage, it comes with 32GB of internal memory along with support for microSD cards. The USP of the Moto G5 Plus is its Sony IMX362 backed 12MP f/1.7 rear camera. This shooter comes equipped with a PDAF sensor and a dual-LED flash. Apart from that, the smartphone packs a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging, and promises fast Android updates. 

Related Read: Moto G5 Plus Review

Coolpad Cool Play 6 (Rs 14,999)

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Without beating around the bush much, Cool Play 6’s headlining features is its impressive 6GB RAM despite being a budget smartphone. If we talk about other specifications, it sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display and runs Journey UI based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It’s powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 653 processor. Apart from this, the handset comes with a dual-camera setup consisting of two 13-megapixel sensors on the back, with f/2.0 aperture. Lastly, it houses a large 4,500mAh battery that should keep things running for a long time on a single charge. 

These are the top 5 smartphones that have been priced under Rs 15,000 or have slipped in this segment owing to price cuts. If these handsets do not meet your requirements, give a look at the Lenovo P2 (review) as well, which brings forth an impressive battery life. What are your thoughts on these devices? Let us know in the comment box below.

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