The Smartphone market is a very competitive world. Smartphones are available in many price ranges ranging from just 5k to mighty 60k. We have some cheap phones from companies like Intex, Spice etc. and we have some costly phones from companies like LG, Apple etc. The under 15k price range is considered as the most competitive category as users wish to have a powerful and beautiful phone at this price. This price category is neither too high nor too low. There are thousands of smartphones in this category but, we will discuss only those which are making some buzz and are selling like hot cakes. In this post, we are going to compare the top 5 smartphones and will tell you why these smartphones are considered as the top 5 smartphones under 15k.
1. Xiaomi Mi4i – 12,999
Xiaomi is a Chinese company and is a big hit in India. Mi3 was a massive hit and Redmi series completely changed the scenario of cheap yet powerful smartphones in the country. It is simply the best looking phone in this category and has got excellent specs. Powered by 1.7GHz 2nd Gen. Snapdragon 615 Octa Core processor and a 2GB RAM, the phone delivers excellent multitasking and performance. It features a 5” full HD display and internal memory of 16GB. There is no microSD card slot but, there is no need of one. There is a 13MP rear camera which is capable of recording full HD videos and 5MP front camera. The phone is backed up by a 3120mAh of battery and offers a long battery backup.
2. Asus ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML): 14,999
Latest Android Lollipop, brand new design, Dual SIM, 4G support, Intel Atom Quad Core Processor and a 5.5” Full HD is what makes Asus ZenFone 2 a masterpiece. Asus ZenFone series was a big hit and is still very much popular among users. Asus ZenFone 2 has got a new design with volume rocker placed at back side below the camera, a concept introduced by LG. It is equipped with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The phone is known for its fresh new Zen UI and offers expandable storage of up to 64GB, with 2GB of RAM. It is fuelled by a 3000 mAh of battery.
3. HTC Desire 626G+: 14,597
HTC is known for its design and finish. Available in four different amazing colors, HTC Desire 626G+ is a decent smartphone under 15k. The phone has got an Octa Core processor with clock speed of 1.7GHz. It features a 5” long HD screen. It is a dual SIM phone which runs on Android v4.4.4 and offers expandable storage up to 32GB. The 13MP and 5MP camera delivers good quality image. The phone is slim, sleek and compact in design.
4. Moto G 2nd Generation: 10,999
Motorola came with a bang with Moto G and Moto X. While both the phones were a tremendous hit, company decided to come up with a better version and now, we have Moto G, 2nd Generation which carries all the positive points of Moto G and has left behind the issue that were there in the 1st generation. The expandable storage is now there along with internal storage. The phone do look weak in terms of specs but, it can give tough competition to any flagship device in terms of performance. The screen has also got an upgrade and it is now 5” HD screen.
5. Microsoft Lumia 640XL: 14,890
The only Windows phone in this list. Powered by 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB RAM, this phone features the biggest screen in this list of top 5 smartphones under 15k. The phone got the stylish looks and Windows OS looks stunning on it. The main thing about this phone is its mammoth 3000mAh battery which can deliver up to 2 days of backup at normal usage. The camera is also worth mentioning which is 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.
Tabular Comparison of Top 5 Smartphones under 15k:
|Name||Xiaomi Mi4i||Asus ZenFone 2||HTC Desire 626G+||Moto G 2nd Gen.||Microsoft Lumia 640 XL|
|Resolution||1920×1080||1920×1080||1280 x 720||1280 x 720||1280 x 720|
|Processor||1.7 Ghz 2nd Gen. Snapdragon 615 Octa Core||1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560, Quad Core||1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa Core||1.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core||1.2 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|ROM||16 GB, Not expandable||16 GB, expandable up to 64GB||16 GB, expandable up to 32GB||16 GB, expandable up to 32GB||8 GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|GPU||Adreno 405||Gfx 6 Series Graphic Chip||Mali-T760MP2||Adreno 305||Adreno 305|
|OS||Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop)||Android v5 (Lollipop)||Android v4.4.2 (KitKat)||Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), Upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)||Windows 8.1|
|Battery in mAh||3120||3000||2000||2070||3000|
|Rear Camera||13 MP||13 MP||13 MP||8 MP||13 MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP||5 MP||5 MP||2 MP||5 MP|
|Price in INR||12,999||14,999||14,597||10,999||14,890|
The comparison is there and all the specs are there in the post. Xiaomi M4i and ZenFone 2 are there on the top of the list while others phone are also capable of delivering good performance. All the phones are available on Flipkart and Amazon. Do let us know which one is your favorite and why.