Best smartphones under Rs 15000 in India (September 2016): Price and specs

If you are looking for smartphones under Rs. 15000 then we are here for help you out for choosing one of those out there, by narrowing your search. We tried to list one smartphone from each manufacturer so you can choose one even if you are a brand lover. All the smartphones listed here were released recently to make sure that whatever smartphone you are choosing will provide you with the latest hardware and software.


55 Xiaomi Mi Max (Rs. 14,999)

Xiaomi Mi Max is the biggest smartphone of this year in terms of form factor. It comes with a massive 6.44 inches display with Full-HD resolution and 342 ppi pixel density. Mi Max runs on MIUI 7 which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and soon will get the latest MIUI 8 update.

The 16 MP camera is sitting in a corner at the back with a dual LED dual tone flash for color crisp pictures and 5 MP front facing camera is for bright selfies. Xiaomi installed a 1.8 GHz 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor for multitasking or gaming or both at the same tie. To keep this massive smartphone going, Xiaomi installed a 4850 mAh battery for a daylong power.


  • 6.44-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 342 ppi pixel density
  • 4850 mAH battery
  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow with MiUi7
  • 1.8GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Cortex A72 A53 hexacore processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 16MP primary camera and 5MP front facing camera


  • Big screen
  • Premium look
  • Good performance


  • No NFC
  • Icons are too big because of big display
5. Xiaomi Mi Max (Rs. 14,999)

44 Motorola Moto G Plus 4th Gen (Rs. 13,499)

Motorola Moto G Plus 4th Gen is the first smartphone from Motorola with the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor is located below the 5.5 inches full HD display with 401 ppi pixel density and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Motorola smartphones always come with stock Android software and Motorola mobile computing system. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor with clock speed of 1.5 GHz is enough to drive the stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow lag free. To keep the smartphone up all day, a 3000 mAh non-removable battery is fitted.


  • 16 MP primary camera and 5 MP wide-angle front camera
  • 5.5-inch full HD display and 401 ppi pixel density
  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 1.5 GHz MSM8952 Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 617 octa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB
  • 3000 mAh


  • Value for money
  • Front facing fingerprint scanner


  • Pathetic after sale service
4. Motorola Moto G Plus 4th Gen (Rs. 13,499)

33 Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (Rs. 13,499)

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is a VR-enabled smartphone from Lenovo (you have to buy ANT VR separately), TheaterMax software comes prebuilt in this smartphone. The phone look premium in gold color with fingerprint sensor at the back of the smartphone. Above fingerprint scanner, you will see the 13 MP shooter camera with dual LED dual tone flash.

Lenovo added the latest Helio P10 64-bit Octa-core processor with 1.8 GHz frequency and 4 GB RAM. The display is 5.5 inches with full HD resolution and 401 ppi pixel density. Vibe K5 Note runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with the tweaked user interface.


  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB ROM
  • Expandable up to 128 GB
  • 13 MP primary camera and 8MP front
  • 3500 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow


  • Fingerprint scanner
  • VR ready


  • RAM management is bad
  • Battery drain
3. Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (Rs. 13,499)

22 LeEco Le 2 (Rs. 11,999)

LeEco is a Chinese smartphone company recently came up with a series of budget smartphones which are exclusively available on Flipkart. LeEco Le 2 smartphone is the first one which lacks a 3.5 mm jack instead LeEco provide a USB Type C to 3.5 mm converter to deliver a more immersive audio experience.

LeEco smartphone sports a 5.5 inches LCD display with full-HD resolution and 403 ppi pixel density. The camera is 16 MP shooter capable of shooting 2k videos at 30 frames per second. LeEco added Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 octa-core processor with clock frequency of 1.8 GHz. The 3000 mAh battery is nonremovable but capable of giving you a talk time of 8 hours nonstop.


  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB ROM
  • 16 MP primary and 8 MP front facing
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow


  • IR blaster
  • Full HD display


  • Battery backup is not good
2. LeEco Le 2 (Rs. 11,999)

11 Samsung J5 2016 (Rs. 12,990)

Samsung J5 2016 is the refreshed version with new hardware and user interface. Samsung added a new lightweight TouchWiz UI to increase the performance and make multitasking faster. The 5.2 inches HD display is good enough for gaming and movies.

Samsung added a 13 MP camera at the back and 5 MP camera for the front, LED flash is located both sides for crisp pictures. The Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8916 processor and 2 GB RAM provides better performance. The 3100 mAh battery last long a whole day with minimal usage.


  • 5.2 Inches HD display
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB ROM, expandable up to 128 GB ROM
  • 13 MP primary and 5 MP secondary camera
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow


  • Good build quality
  • Lightweight user interface
  • Front facing camera


  • Battery backup is not good


Xiaomi Mi Max will be a good choice for you if you are looking for a smartphone with a large display (you won’t get any bigger than this). For best performance, Motorola Moto G Plus is the best pick among these five smartphones because of the stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and future updates ready. You can consider Samsung from these smartphones for best build quality and after sales service but do not expect much from Samsung’s budget smartphones.

1. Samsung J5 2016 (Rs. 12,990)



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