It is a well-known fact that manufacturers around the world are now stressing immensely on the camera department. We have seen many smartphones which banks heavily on the camera features and it is also a known fact that there are a plethora of smartphones available in the market that too under a budget of Rs 15,000.
It becomes a mountain tasks to select the best smartphones for those who love the joy of clicking photos from their devices as almost of them offers similar megapixel counts. But don’t worry, our motive is ‘help you choose’ and that why we have handpicked smartphones which come with some good camera performance. So without further ado, here is the list of top 5 camera smartphones under Rs 15,000
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor recently unveiled Honor 6X, which becomes an instant hit, all thanks to its dual-camera setup at the back. The rear camera comes with a 12-megapixel sensor and other being a 2-megapixel sensor. This allows the camera have an enhanced depth of field which in turn helps in creating a bokeh effect. The shot taken from the camera came out to be of good quality, especially when you get the shallow depth of field, giving a blur background effect, however, you have to be careful at times to get a perfect shot.
The camera UI is pretty neat and simple to use, which adds some more brownie point in favour of Honor 6X. Under the low light, the performance of the camera is impressive as well. For the front, there is an 8-megapixe shooter, which gives some decent selfies under broad daylight.
As far as other specifications are concerned, Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI v4.1 on top. Other than that, it comes with a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass protection. On the inside, the device is powered by a Kirin 655 octa-core (4 cores at 2.1GHz + 4 cores at 1.7GHz) chipset with Mali-T830MP2 GPU paired with 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. In both the cases, the internal storage is expandable via microSD card. There is 3340 mAh battery inside and the smartphone also offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Compass etc. So if you want to do some good photography, then this is the option you are looking for.
Xiaomi latest smartphone can be considered as one of the best ‘value of money’ smartphones available in the market, all thanks to its some top-of-the-line specs and design at an affordable price range. The phone come in different configurations starting with 2GB RAM + 32GB internal storage for Rs 9,999, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage Rs 10,999 and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage for Rs 12,999.
But what makes it interesting is the camera performance. To start with, the device comes loaded with a 13-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash. The camera offers some interesting modes including as Panorama, Manual Mode, HHT (handheld twilight) mode, beautify mode and other various filters. Coming to the camera performance, the device manages to give some good colour reproductions and crisp photos in broad daylight, however, it struggles a bit when clicked under low light condition.
Coming to the front camera, the device sports a 5-megapixel shooter, which is quick to capture and the photos come out to be decent as long as it is taken under good lighting conditions.
Apart from this, the device is loaded with some interesting specifications, which makes it an all-around performer at this price point. It comes with a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved glass display, which gave some decent performance in our testing period. For hardware, it is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU, which is enough to handle most of the tasks including high-end games, streaming, multitasking without breaking a sweat.
On the battery front, the device comes with 4100mAh battery, which gives a decent output all thanks to the Snapdragon 625 processor which is battery efficient. It comes Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-loaded and supports connectivity options like 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS with AGS/GLONASS and USB Type C. The handset measures 151 x 76 x 8.35mm and weighs 175 grams. So if planning to buy a new smartphone for the One, then you should consider this one.
Motorola recently launched the Moto G5 Plus in India. The device was earlier unveiled during Mobile World Congress (2017). The smartphone comes loaded with some interesting features and one of them is the camera. To start with, the device comes loaded with a 12-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/1.7, 1.4-micron pixels, dual AF pixels and LED flash. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling.
The primary camera comes with a large f/1.7 aperture, meaning that it can take 25 per cent more light than its predecessor, which makes it easier to click photos, without losing much detailing, under low-light conditions. The device got some good reviews internationally as well for sporting a good camera. The camera UI is typically very simple and minimalistic. The front camera also took some good photos during our brief testing period, which makes it a complete package. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999 for 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and is available from Flipkart.
For the specifications, the Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone comes in two options—3GB/16GB variant along with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage model. There is also a microSD card slot through which one can expand storage up to 128GB. The phone is backed by 3000mAh battery and support connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC and micro USB port. The phone measures 150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm and weighs 155 grams.
The Lenovo K6 Note comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front shooter. The device’s performance in the camera department is fairly good. It comes with a Smart Composition tool which is helpful in different lighting conditions. The camera UI is pretty neat and you get a lot of modes including Pro, Panorama, Nightscape, HDR, fast-motion and slow-motion and it also has the ability to turn clips into GIFs, which is again a welcome move.
Coming to the camera performance, the device took good low-light shots, which is again a good thing as most of the smartphones struggles a bit under low lighting condition. Apart from this, Lenovo K6 Note features a 5.5-inch full HD display with (1080×1920 pixels) resolution. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and Adreno 505 GPU. The K6 Note comes in two variants – 3GB and 4GB RAM.
The K6 Note runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and comes with a 4000 mAh battery, two of the most notable improvements over the K5. Besides, the Lenovo K6 Note offers 32GB of internal storage and 128 GB micro SD card slot. For connectivity the smartphone has 4G/LTE, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), micro-USB port, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS/A-GPS
The Coolpad Note 5 has a 13-megapixel auto-focus camera that comes with CMOS Sensor and f2/2 aperture. The rear camera comes with HDR, panorama, watermark, GIF, professional mode and various features. The front 8-megapixel selfie camera comes with f2/2 aperture and has the backing of a LED flash light as well. The front camera allows creating GIFs and Water Mark the photos. Besides, it has HDR, Beauty levels and various filters for the front camera. Both front and rear cameras can record videos in full HD, HD and 480p resolution. The phone comes with a front LED flashlight as well to help users take selfies in low light conditions.
Coolpad Note 5 has a metal unibody and a 5.5-inch display that comes with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (full HD). It has the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor which is paired with Adreno 405 GPU GPU, 4GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The phone can hold a micro SD card of up to 64GB. The Note 5 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and has a customised user interface – Cool UI 8.0. Most importantly, it has a huge 4010 mAh battery. The smartphone also comes with dual-system (dual space feature) feature, same as of older Coolpad Max, which allows its users to have two accounts on WhatsApp, Facebook, Line, BBM, and other social media applications on a single smartphone with a BiLogin feature and the phone has a multi-screen feature as well.
The Coolpad Note 5 also has a fingerprint scanner, which is placed on its back panel, and as per the company, it is quite fast and can unlock the phone in just 0.5 seconds. The handset comes with hybrid dual SIM and support for a 4G network with VoLTE. Besides, the smartphone offers WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG, Geomagnetic Sensor Proximity Sensor, and Light Sensor. The handset measures 152*75.7*8.85mm and weigh 173.4 grams.