There have been some exciting smartphone launches in the year 2017. While some upcoming smartphones from companies like HMD Global and OnePlus are still on the line, a few already launched smartphones might spark your interest and can potentially be a good buy for you. Here we bring you the latest top 5 budget smartphones under the price range of Rs 15,000.
1. Moto G5 Plus
(Starting Price: Rs 14,999)Moto G5 Plus. (Image: Siddhartha Safaya/ News18.com)
Moto G5 Plus was showcased at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. In just a couple of weeks the phone landed on to the Indian shore and created a lot of buzz.
The metal body smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display.
Moto G5 Plus takes the stage when it comes to the OS. It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
The smartphone carries a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual autofocus, 4K video recording capabilities, a f/1.7 aperture and dual-LED flash. It also features a 5-megapixel front camera.
Sadly, the Moto G5 Plus scores low on the battery backup as it uses just a 3,000 mAh battery.
The Moto G5 Plus comes in 3GB RAM/16GB Storage and 4GB RAM/32GB Storage versions.
2. Smartron SRT
(Starting Price: Rs 12,999)
The Sachin Tendulkar Android phone, called the SRT (Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar) Phone offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D Glass.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with 4GB of RAM. It runs on a near stock Android Nougat and is available in 32GB internal storage for Rs 12,999 while the 64GB storage variant costs Rs 13,999.
The SRT smartphone includes a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF along with a 5-megapixel front camera. It is powered by a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support and USB Type-C charging.
Additional features of the phone include a dual SIM support with Jio VoLTE connectivity.
The smartphone also comes with additional back covers featuring the autograph of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar.
The Smartron SRT comes at a starting price of Rs 12,999.
3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
(Starting Price: Rs 9,999)
The much-awaited smartphone from Xiaomi features a metal uni-body design with 151 x 76 x 8.3mm dimensions and weighs 165 gram.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) and is topped with 2.5D curved glass IPS display with a 401ppi pixel density. It supports dual-SIM (Micro+Nano).
The rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with phase detection autofocus, an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, along with dual-tone LED flash. The front snapper sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens.
Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration. The device also boasts of a massive 4,100 mAh battery.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 was launched at a starting price of Rs 9,999 for 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM version in January. The Redmi Note 4 also comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM and costs Rs 12,999 and a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM version at Rs 10,999.
4. Honor 6X
(Starting Price: Rs 12,999)
Honor 6X was launched in India with a USP of a Dual-Camera system and sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920X1080p) display and a full metal slim body design (8.2mm thick) with 2.5D glass on the front and curved panel on the back.
The two primary cameras, a 12-megapixel sensor for capturing images and another 2-megapixel sensor for adding depth effect to the images help the Honor 6X to click images with a bokeh effect.
The Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 3,340 mAh battery, much less than its direct competitor, the Redmi Note 4.
The smartphone is localised for the Indian users with EMUI availability in 14 local languages( Hindi, Bengali, Telegu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Maithili & Nepali) and comes with the SOS button which will act as an emergency
alarm and send an SMS to preset numbers and also provide location information.
The Honor 6X smartphone in India starts at a price of Rs 12,999.
5. Asus Zenfone 3S Max
(Starting Price: Rs 14,999)Asus Zenfone 3S Max. (Image: Siddhartha Safaya/ News18.com)
Asus launched the Zenfone 3S Max with a massive 5,000mAh battery and runs on ZenUI 3.0 OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat.
The all-metal phone with a 5.2-inch HD display has been topped with a 2.5D contoured glass.
On the camera front, Asus Zenfone 3S Max has a 13-megapixel rear camera along with phase detection autofocus. It also features an 8-megapixel front snapper.
Zenfone 3S Max houses the capacitive buttons onscreen and is powered by MediaTek 64-bit MT6750 octa-core SoC coupled with at 1.5GHz. It has 32GB on board storage with 3GB of RAM.
The Dual-SIM smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999.