Are you looking for a smartphone with high-end features and you have a budget of up to Rs 15,000? Here we present the top 5 smartphones with features that offer good performance and camera output available in India between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to make your buying decision easy. While compiling the list we have given due consideration to our own experience while reviewing the devices apart from features and brand value.
Honor 9 Lite was launched in India last month in two variants. The smartphone is exclusively available on Flipkart and it is priced at Rs 10,999 for the 3GB RAM variant, while the 4GB RAM option comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999.
The Honor 9 Lite comes loaded with a dual selfie camera with a combination of 13MP + 2MP along with f/2.0aperture. The secondary lens is used to create abokeh effect. The phone comes with automatic beautifications, gesture control and moving pictures with the front camera.The smartphone comes with a 13MP + 2MP rear dual-lens camera along with update ISP (image signal processing) chipset, HDR mode, Phase-detection autofocus and LED flash.
The phone comes with a glass body. The back gives a mirror-like effect and there is a 2.5D glass both on the front and back panel. The phone comes5.65-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and it bears an aspect ratio of 18:9.
The smartphone is powered by company’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor and the phone is backed by a 3GB and 4GB of RAM along with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card slot.
The Honor 9 Lite is backed by a 3000mAh battery and it runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, which is based on EMUI 8.0. The latest UI comes loaded with home shortcut submenu by a simple touch and hold to an app to add a shortcut in India. The company has two new features that will be rolled out via OTA update. First one is Honor Ride Mode and the second one is Smart Integration with Paytm.
The phone supports 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, dual-SIM and micro USB port. The Honor 9 Lite measures 151 mm × 71.9 mm × 7.60 mm and weighs 149 grams.
Xiaomi Mi A1 was company’s first Android One smartphone, which was developed in partnership with Google. The smartphone recently received a price cut and it is now available for Rs 13,999. This means you get the powerful hardware from Xiaomi and pure Android experience from Google, making it probably one of the best smartphones in this price range. Not to forget that the smartphone has recently received the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update and it will be one of the first devices to come with upcoming Android P version.
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The major highlight of the device is the dual rear cameras, which comes with a combination of 12-megapixel sensors. The primary sensor sports a wide-angle lens, while the secondary camera offers telephoto lens. The phone support 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. Further, it comes with stereoscopic imaging and deep learning algorithm to deliver impressive portrait shots.
The device sports a metallic unibody and features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels along with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The device is just 7mm thin and weighs 168 grams. Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor along with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It comes with dual graphite sheet, which decreases the temperature by 2-degree. On the audio front, it features 10V smart PA for high-quality audio.
On the battery front, it supports 3080mAh battery with USB Type-C port and the company says it has customized a 380V charger for India for power spikes. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back panel and an IR blaster on the top of the device. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB Type-C port and dual-SIM support.
Motorola Moto G5S Plus (Specs)
Motorola Moto G series is one of the highest selling series in India. The company has earned some good respect from its customers with the G-series and it has done the same thing with the Moto G5S Plus. The smartphone follows the same design language as we have seen in Moto G5 Plus, but it comes with some incremental updates. Yes, we are talking about the dual rear cameras. This coupled with some really good hardware specifications gives a stiff competition to its rival.
The smartphone has received permanent price cut of Rs 1,000 on Amazon India and Moto Hub stores. After the price cut, the Moto G5S Plus is available for Rs 14,999, which makes a pretty deal for those who want to experience stock Android without spending too much on a smartphone. The Moto G5S Plus comes in Lunar Gray and Blush Gold colours.
The major highlight of the Moto G5S Plus smartphone is the dual-camera setup at the rear panel. The device has two 13-megapixel sensors placed horizontally and has aperture f/2.0. The dual rear cameras can be used to bokeh effect for portraits, selective black and white colouring and replace background mode. For the front, there is an 8-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera along with LED flash and a new panoramic mode.
The Moto G5S Plus packs a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which is also present in the Moto G5 Plus. It comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage and 128GB expandable memory.
The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes loaded with some interesting features like Night Display and Quick Reply. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery along with Turbo charging technology. On the connectivity front, the device supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual-SIM, 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port.
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime (Specs)
There is no denying that Samsung Galaxy On-series is company’s one of the best-selling series. And finally, Samsung brought some premium design along with some interesting specifications with the launch of Galaxy On7 Prime. Samsung has recently launched Galaxy On7 Prime 3GB and 4GB variant for Rs 12,990 and Rs 14,990 respectively. The smartphone is exclusively available via Amazon India.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime has a full metal unibody and a 5.5-inch full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor. The smartphone comes in two memory variants – 3GB of RAM with 32GB internal memory and 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal memory, both supporting 256 GB expandable memory via micro SD card slot. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system and it is backed up by 3300mAh battery.
The Galaxy On7 Prime boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera and a same 13-megapixel front camera with f//1.9 aperture. For connectivity features, the smartphone will likely offer Dual SIM, 4G with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/ GLONASS, 3.5mm audio jack and a micro USB 2.0 port.
The smartphone also comes with Samsung Pay Mini support to make instant payments using UPI and leading mobile wallets. Apart from this, the smartphone also features Samsung Mall, which lets you search for items across multiple online stores in one app. The company has partnered Jabong, Tata Cliq and Shopclues for Samsung Mall feature.
Coolpad Cool Play 6 (Specs)
Coolpad Cool Play 6 comes loaded with some reallygood specifications for its price. The device is priced at Rs 14,999 and is available exclusively on Amazon for sale.The Cool Play 6 has a metal unibody with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) in-cell display. It has an octa-core Snapdragon 653 processor (Quad 1.95GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.44GHz A53), which is paired with Adreno 510 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. It has 6GB RAM, and 64 GB of internal storage, but it doesn’t have a microSD expansion slot.
The smartphone has 13-megapixel dual rear cameras which come with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual tone LED flash on the back, while in its front lies an 8-megapixel snapper with a f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling. The smartphone comes packed with powerful 4000 mAh non-removable battery which claims to offer up to 252 hours on standby, up to 9 hours of internet browsing, 8hours of video watching and 6hours of extreme gaming.
The smartphone has a fingerprint sensor on the back panel located just under the rear cameras. This dual SIM device offers 4G with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 ac/a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and USB Type-C port. The handset measures 152 x 75.2 x 8.45mm and weighs 170 grams.