With so many different smartphone brands to choose from, it has become a very difficult task to select the best phone which fits in our budget. Speaking specifically about mid-range phones, there are a variety of smartphones which offer great specifications and features. However, the biggest question is which one to choose. So, here we have a list of phones under Rs.15000 price bracket, which have the best configuration. This still doesn’t solve your problem completely, but narrows down your choice to a few phones.
The first on our list is Xiaomi Mi 3, which was recently launched in the Indian market for a price of Rs.13,999. I know you may be shocked to see a Chinese smartphone on top of the list. But believe me or not, it has great specification and is a reliable phone to buy. Xiaomi Mi 3 is in very high demand in India due to the amazing specs offered at this price range. Talking about the specifications it has a 5 inch full HD display with a pixel density of 441ppi. It boasts a 2 GB of RAM and is available in two variants of 16 and 64 GB of internal memory. The primary camera is of 13MP (4128 x 3096 pixels) with dual led and the front camera of 2MP (1080p). It runs on quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with snapdragon 800 chipset which will run everything smoothly. For gamers, it has Adreno 330 GPU to maximize the gaming performance. It also has NFC support with a long list of sensors. Speaking about the software, it runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat and has an out of the box with MIUI interface. To support all the high tech specifications we have a battery of 3050mAh, which easily helps phone to last for more than a day. These types of specs for a midrange phone are mouthwatering, but getting your hands on this device is a bit difficult due to the high demand in India. The disadvantages that I figured were; it has no expandable memory, single SIM and no 4G LTE support. But again expecting too much from a mid-range smartphone would be wrong. So if the brand doesn’t matter to you, then Mi3 is the best phone currently available in this price range.
Second in our list is the Moto G smartphone which captured the market of mid-range phones for a while. It has specifications which are rare to be seen in a mid-range phone. Let’s jump onto the specifications and see if it’s worth buying. Moto G has a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 326ppi. Phone comes with 1 GB of RAM and is available in two variants of 8 GB and 16 GB of internal memory. It has a primary camera of 5 MP which is a bit disappointing and front camera of 1.3 MP. Moto G has Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz with Snapdragon 400 chipset and Adreno 305 GPU to improve gaming performance. It has 2070 mAh battery which is enough to last for a day with moderate use. It does not have an expandable memory card slot, so you have to manage in 16 GB or use flash drive with USB-on-the-go feature. It can be upgraded to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat. Moto G would be recommended if you have brand issues. Motorola has a good build quality. Regarding the pricing, the initial cost for 16 GB version was Rs.14000, but now Motorola has slashed the prices and the handset is available for Rs.12000 approx. So grab it before the stock gets over.
Asus has entered the android smartphone market with its new Zenfone series. It has a 5 inch display with pixel density of 294ppi. It comes with 2 GB RAM and is available in two variants with 8 GB or 16 GB internal memory. It has an 8 MP primary camera with LED flash and front camera of 2 MP. It has a Dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Intel Atom chipset and PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU. It runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with new ZenUI that looks clean and decent. The advantage of Zenfone 5 over the other two handsets already discussed is that, it has an expandable memory card slot. The only disadvantage I felt is the battery which is only 2110mAh that cannot last a whole day with excess use. However, you can use the power saving option to save battery. The price of 16GB variant is Rs.14000 approx and it’s worth the value. If you have memory needs, and good looks then you can surely go for Asus Zenfone 5.
Android although has dominated the Smartphone market currently, Nokia has also come up with decent mid-range phones with Windows OS. The best buy within our budget will be Nokia Lumia 630. It is available in the market for around Rs.10000 approx. Lumia 630 has a 4.5 inch IPS display with pixel density of 218ppi. It has 8 GB internal memory with 512 MB of RAM which would be enough for the windows OS. Primary camera is of 5 MP with autofocus and no secondary camera, so disappointment for the selfie guys. It runs on Quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. It has Windows phone 8.1 out of the box. The most key feature of this phone is its battery backup, with a battery of 1830 mAh that can support your phone for more than one day. So if there is any windows phone lover out there, this phone is for you.
Last but not the least; we have an Octa-core phone manufactured by the Indian Company Karbonn with some noteworthy specifications. Karbonn titanium octane has a 5 inch display with pixel density of 294ppi. It has 1 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage that is expandable upto 32 GB. Primary camera is of 13 MP with LED flash and front is of 5 MP. It runs on octa-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Mediatek MT6592 chipset. The battery is powered at 2000mAh, which may be sufficient for a moderate use. The phone’s display is great, and other specs are also good. It is available for Rs.13000 approx in the market, which is quite cheap for this piece of hardware.
So these were some of the best smartphones that are available below Rs.15000 price bracket. You can choose among these models according to your needs and preferences. If you have any phone that suits this mid-range price and has great specs, do mention it in the comments section below.