Top 5 Premium Quality Smartphones in India Under 15k | Feb-March 2016

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Indian smart phone market is lately buzzing with tons of newcomers and there are literally hundreds of options for every price segment ranging from a few hundred bucks to a few thousands. However, mid-range smart phones are still the hot cake for all the companies because phones in this price segment are quite affordable and feature packed compared to other price segments. These phones come at great price and almost premium features which no other price segment offers in terms of price over performance.

 

If you are looking to purchase a new phone in 2016 and looking for the best phone in less than 15,000 Rs, you need to look no further. This list will narrow down your search to the 5 best phones available in the market as of 17th Feb 2016. Here is our pick on top 5 smart phones available in India under 15k Rs based on their specs and performance over price.


1. Asus Zenphone Selfie


Asus overtakes all other brands in terms of specs and performance  over price with its premium quality selfie phone- Zenphone Selfie. It features a stylish body with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

 

Ideal for / USP:
Front camera / selfie & excellent touch

Pros:
No heating issue
Gorilla Glass 4 protection
Great screen
Great front camera
Beautifully functional ZenUI
Sensitive touch screen with glove mode

Cons:
Back camera produces a little noise in low lighting
Preloaded ASUS apps might be slightly inconvenient for newbies

 

Price: 14999 INR
Main camera: 13 MP
Front Camera: 8MP+2MP
Battery: 2420 mAh
Screen size: 5 inch
Resolution: 1920×1080
Screen type: Full HD IPS
RAM: 2 gb
ROM: 16 gb
Expandable: up to 128gb
Processor: Snapdragon MT6752 octa-core processor
Processor clock speed: 1.7GHz
Supports 4G: Yes
OS: Android v5 Lollipop
Sims: Dual (4G+4G)(GSM+GSM)

2. Lenovo Vibe S1


Lenovo’s Vibe S1 is a classy phone with very premium feel and its design resembles with One Plus X up to an extent which makes it feel quite lavish.

 


Ideal for / USP:

Both cameras & premium looks

Pros:
Rich design & look
Gorilla Glass 3 protection on front and back side of phone
Best in segment rear and front camera quality

Cons:
The only problem with this phone seems to be its battery which is lesser than other phones listed her. However, it can still last a day easily for an average user.

 

Price: 14,999
Main camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 13MP
Battery: 3000 mAh
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Resolution: 1920×1080
Screen type: Full HD IPS
RAM: 2 gb
ROM: 16 gb
Expandable: up to 128gb
Processor: Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
Processor clock speed: 1.7 gHz Octa-core
Supports 4G: Yes
OS: Android v5 Lollipop
Sims: Dual (4G+4G)(LTE+LTE)

3. Honor 5x
Huawei’s newly launched Honor 5x is the only full metal body phone available in this price segment worth its price. It feels very premium and it has a big size screen that gives it a rich look.

Ideal for / USP:
Finger print sensor & full metal body

Pros:
Brilliant display
Premium body and build quality
Excellent battery
Excellent back camera

Cons:
Heats up a bit sometime

 

Price: 12999 INR
Main camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 5MP
Battery: 3000 mAh
Screen size: 5.5 inch
Resolution: 1920×1080
Screen type:  IPS LCD
RAM: 2 gb
ROM: 16 gb
Expandable: up to 128gb
Processor: Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
Processor clock speed: 1.2Ghz + 1.5Ghz
Supports 4G: Yes
OS: Android v5.1 Lollipop
Sims: Dual (4G+4G)(LTE+LTE)

4. Moto G Turbo
Motorola’s newly launched Moto G Turbo has come up to be a solid competitor in less than 15k price segment. It has a very sturdy and premium build that is probably the best among all phones listed here.

Ideal for / USP:
Water & dust resistant, quick charging (6hrs battery life in 15mins charging)

Pros:
Excellent display
The only water resistant phone at this price range
Comes with fast charger and takes very less time to charge 100%

Cons:
Often complained for heating problem
Doesn’t have 1920×1080 resolution, while other phones listed here have

 

Price: 12999 INR
Main camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 5MP
Battery: 2470 mAh
Screen size: 5 inch
Resolution: 720×1280
Screen type: TFT LCD
RAM: 2 gb
ROM: 16 gb
Expandable: up to 32gb
Processor: Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
Processor clock speed: 1.5GHz octa core processor
Supports 4G: Yes
OS: Android v5.1 Lollipop
Sims: Dual (4G+4G)(LTE+LTE)

5. Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
If you are tired of Android OS, Microsoft’s Lumia 640 XL may prove a breeze for you. It is ideal phone for professional use and has alluring design and feel that comes at no less than the double of its original price usually.

 

Ideal for / USP:
Windows OS, display & unmatched front & back camera

Pros:
Very natural display
Beautiful camera output even at low light
Battery easily works a day or even two days at normal usage
Unique look and feel

 

Cons:
Windows OS may take a learning curve for newbies especially

 

Price: 13999 INR
Main camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 5MP
Battery: 3000 mAh
Screen size: 5.7 inch
Resolution: 720×1280
Screen type: IPS LCD
RAM: 1gb
ROM: 8gb
Expandable: up to 128gb
Processor: Snapdragon 400 quad core processor
Processor clock speed: 1.2GHz
Supports 4G: No
OS: Windows Phone 8.1 OS
Sims: Dual (3G+3G)(GSM + WCDMA)

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