ION Picks: Top 5 smartphones under 15000

Smartphones Under 15000The smartphones under 15000 segment cater to a wide range of customers. These best smartphones under 15k are not just well-priced, but some of them can even outperform flagship smartphones. There are a lot of great phones available across different budgets, and if you’d like to get something for under 15k budget we have handpicked some of the devices that we found worthy to be a part of this list. Here’s a list a top 5 smartphones in no particular order that are high on performance but low on budget.

Moto G4 Plus

Moto G4 PlusThe Moto G4 is offering a Full HD screen, Snapdragon 617, a microSD card slot and a dual SIM support. The biggest problem, however, is that the new Moto G4 Plus is no longer quite as cheap as its predecessors. Also, the Moto G4 Plus does ten hot sometimes, but it would not be something that will bother most of the consumers. The competition is tough, but in our opinion, the Moto G4 Plus has enough merit to stand on its own feet – the biggest one being timely Android updates. The G4 Plus would have been even better though if it retained the water and dust protection of its predecessor. The camera on this device is impressive and Moto has finally proved that the company has the capability to incorporate a quality camera module. The Moto G4 Plus is slightly expensive than its competition, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or the LeEco Le 2. But if you are looking for a balance of build quality, camera and battery life rather than high-end performance, the Moto G4 Plus is the option to go for.

LeEco Le2

Leeco Le2
The LeEco Le2 is an admirable smartphone delivering strong package for INR 11,999.  The Le2 is a better smartphone among the listed smartphones in this category in terms of performance, display, and camera. When compared to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 though, things are a bit different. The Redmi Note 3 has turned out to be incredibly popular in India selling in excess of 1 million units within a few months of its launch. With Snapdragon 652 and 3GB RAM this device is a master of performance which outperforms the Redmi Note 3, which was our prime recommendation until Le2 was launched. So if you could survive without the 3.5mm jack and want a good looking phone with a good camera, fancy features like Type-C and also want a more secure device than Le 2 could become your next phone in a budget.

Coolpad Note 5

Coolpad Note 5The Coolpad Note 5 is just another device in this category that looks exactly similar to the Redmi Note 3. With Snapdragon 617, 4GB RAM, Full HD Display and 4,010mAh battery, it seems Coolpad is all set to redesign the budget smartphone market. Priced at INR 10,999 the Coolpad Note 5 is the cheapest smartphone in the list making no compromise in terms of build quality or hardware. Coolpad has done a pretty neat job of delivering a product that is very well balanced for the most part. The only downside of the device is the below average camera and UI. Overall the Coolpad Note 5 is a great device but considering smartphones like the LeEco Le2 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 get most things right, it is a no-brainer but to move on.

Redmi Note 3

Redmi Note 3
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has been ruling the Indian budget smartphone market for a while now and looks like Xiaomi has done the specs right to rule the segment. Redmi Note 3 is the fruitful successor to Redmi Note 4G in the budget phablet lineup. The updated smartphone comes with a full metal build having curved edges along with an obvious fingerprint sensor. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 with a 64-bit 1.8GHz hexacore CPU, Adreno 510 GPU, integrated X8 LTE with Cat 7 speeds, supporting VoLTE. Other specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM on the 16GB model and 3GB on the 32GB model, powered by a 4,050mAh battery. There’s no denying that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is a great deal in its homeland and the smartphone delivers plenty of value for its money. It has a great design and build quality, decent performance and an awesome battery life. But with a mediocre camera and usual hiccups in the software makes the survival of this device difficult in times where devices like LeEco Le2 offers a better package at the same price.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max

Asus Zenfone 3 Max
The new Asus Zenfone Max offers a better balance between design, performance and still being power efficient, unlike the last predecessor. Though it doesn’t scale much like the Redmi Note 3 which is cheaper in price but the MediaTek MT6737 SoC ensures the battery is never out until its max run. 3GB RAM makes everything well, and connectivity is not an issue. Asus Zenfone 3 Max have been priced at ₹12,999 takes a lead with its USP. It is close enough to Redmi Note 3 can be a better smartphone with a perspective. Buy it for the battery and do consider Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 once.

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