Top 5 smartphones under ₹15000 | $225 – Feb 2017.

Smartphones under 15000

The smartphones market has become more competitive than ever, Companies are offering Massive batteries and capable chipsets that can handle any heavy task for Half the price it used to cost a couple of years ago.

15000 is the price range where you can get decent specs which can get you through a year or two without any issues.

Companies are trying to out do each other either by aggressive pricing or by putting features which can only be found on flagships devices into the midrange devices.

It can be difficult to pick a phone in this category especially when there are so many choices, we think we can help you make that decision.

Here are the Top 5 smartphones Under ₹ 15000 | $225:


5. ZTE Blade A2 Plus.

                                                ZTE Blade A2 Plus        ZTE Blade A2 Plus

  • 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Up to 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 13MP Primary Camera | 8MP Front
  • 5000 mAh Battery
  • MTK MT6750T Cortex A53 Processor

ZTE had a Huge success in the US and European Market in the Mid-range section and now it is coming to India.

This device sports a Massive 5000mAh battery which can easily get you through 2 days of normal usage and it can also act as a power bank to other phones.

We noticed a little lag while playing Nova 3 on this device but was smooth as a butter with other tasks like movies and multitasking. This device also has a Metal body which feels premium and has a fingerprint scanner at the back and chamfered edges.

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The 13 MP camera takes slightly better photos than K6 power but falls on its face during low light conditions, the 8 MP front facing camera helps you take well-lit selfies with the help of screen flash which is “inspired” by iPhone.

This device supports dual 4G sims with Dual standby and also has VoLTE but the slot is Hybrid type.

Price: 11,999     FlipKart Button

4. Honor 6X.

 Honor 6X


  • 3GB RAM| 32GB ROM| Expandable up to 128GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 12MP + 2MP rear camera|8MP front camera
  • 3340 mAh Battery
  • Kirin 655 octa-core processor

If you are a person who likes to take a lot of pictures then this is the phone for you. with dual camera setup, it takes the amazing depth of field shots.

This device sports a smaller 3400 mAh battery but makes up with fast charging which can help you top up your phone quickly. with normal usage, I got around 14 hrs on a single charge with wifi on all the time.

This device has Huawei made Kirin 655 processor which is slow compared to Snapdragon 625 or 650 but does its joy without causing any inconvenience. we noticed minor lag while multitasking on this phone with 2 games running in the background.

The device supports dual 4G sims with VoLTE. If you feel that 3 GB RAM is not sufficient then you can opt for 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM Model for₹3000 more.

Price: 12,999      Buy Button

3. CoolPad Cool 1.


CoolPad Cool 1

  • 4GB RAM|32GB ROM
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 13MP Primary Dual-Camera with Dual 6P lens| 8MP Front facing camera
  • 4000mAh Battery
  • Snapdragon 652 Octa-core processor
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Coolpad Cool 1 is the second phone in this list to have a dual camera setup, with a 13MP camera coupledwith6P Lense this phone takes best pictures during the day and during low light conditions it suffers a bit but manages to take acceptable quality pictures.

This phone also has a 4000mAh battery which can get you through a normal day of usage.

This device has a Snapdragon 652 processor which has a 28nm architecture, and heats up a lot while gaming or using the camera for a prolonged time, It gets quite uncomfortable to handle when it heats up. with chamfered edges and sleek metal body, this phone looks premium.

This device supports Dual 4G sim with VoLTE and there is no expandable memory slot.

Price: 13999      Buy Button

2.Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus.

Zuk Z2

Features :
  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable Up to 128 GB
  • 5 inch Full HD Display
  • 13MP Primary Camera | 8MP Front
  • 3500 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor

This device has 3500 mAh battery which can get you through a day of normal use easily, This device didn’t slow down even during the Prolonged session of gaming and audio playback.

This Phone has the Flagship Processor Snapdragon 820 which quite fast and has 14nm architecture. The phone didn’t slow down even during prolonged session of gaming and streaming media.

The design of this device feels flagship like and has a glass back with fingerprint scanner embeded in the home button. The camera takes okay shots during the day but at night time we can notice a lot of noise in the pictures. The 8 MP front camera will serve you well as a selfie camera.

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This phone supports Dual 4G sims with VoLTE but the sim slot is a Hybrid slot so, you can either use second sim or Micro SD card.

Price : 14,999      FlipKart Button

1. Redmi Note 4.


Redmi Note 4

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Up to 128 GB
  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • 13MP Primary Camera | 5MP Front
  • 4100 mAh Li-Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit Processor

Redmi Note 4 is the follow-up to last year’s Immensely popular Redmi Note 3. Xiaomi builds upon the foundation laid by Note 3 and improves the Note 4 with much-needed upgrades.

The Redmi Note 4 has the Flawless UI thanks to MIUI 8 which brings the finesse to the device.With Snapdragon 625 the device can handle heavy tasks without any hiccups and doesn’t heat up even during high graphic intense gaming sessions. The battery lasts long due to the 14 nm architecture built of the processor.

The 13 MP camera with larger pixels takes perfect photos with accurate color reproduction and During low light conditions, we can notice a little bit of noise in the pictures. 5 MP camera in the front serves it purpose and takes good selfies.

This device supports Dual 4G SIM with VoLTE but the Sim card slot is Hybrid.

Price: 12,999      FlipKart Button

These are the Top 5 SmartPhones under ₹15000|$225 you could buy in Feb 2017.

Honorable mention: Moto G4 Plus, Though it is a year old device it still is a very good device in this price range. The reason it is not on this list is the launch of Moto G5 and G5 Plus right after MWC 2017.