The widely observed and much-celebrated festival of lights—Diwali is just around the corner, and the season of exchanging gifts has already begun. Apart from the ordinary sweets and chocolates, there are several options that you can opt to gift your loved ones. And a smartphone is one such gift you would like to present to your close ones.
So for your loved ones who really deserve something that’s more than just a namesake present, here is a list of smartphones under Rs 15,000 that you can gift to your siblings, family or your best friends without burning a hole in your pocket:
Xiaomi Mi A1
The smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999 and is one the best smartphone the Chinese giant has produced. The device sports a 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection and has a metallic body. The black variant also comes with anti-fingerprint coating for hiding the smudges.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, which can be expanded externally up to 128GB of storage. It boasts a dual camera setup with one 12MP telephoto lens and a 12MP wide-angle lens, each with 1.25-micron pixels. The dual-SIM smartphone is juiced by a 3080mAh battery.
Starting at Rs 12,999, the smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and sports a 5.2-inch full-HD display. It has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC clocked at 1.4GHz at its heart and is backed with 3GB of RAM. The Moto G5S comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage and expandable to up to 128GB.
In the photography department, the smartphone has a 16MP primary rear sensor with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a 5MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens and LED flash support. The smartphone draws power from a 3000mAh battery with support for Turbocharging.
The smartphone is currently available at a price of Rs 9,999 for the 3GB/32GB variant and is one the best phones in this price segment. It features a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution and a 2.5D curved glass protection.
The device is powered by company’s own Kirin 655 octa-core (4 cores at 2.1GHz + 4 cores at 1.7GHz) processor. It has an expandable memory up to 128GB using a microSD card.
Optics wise, the Honor 6X packs a dual camera setup comprising of 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor and 2MP standard sensor on the rear panel, while there is an 8MP front-facing shooter onboard as well. To fire up the device there is a 3340mAh battery.
Lenovo K8 Note
Selling at a starting price of Rs 11,999, the Lenovo K8 Note is one the most competitive smartphones launched in the recent times. The smartphone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 441 pixels per inch.
It runs on 1.4GHz MediaTek Helio X23 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card. It boasts a 13MP dual camera setup, while there is a 13MP front-facing camera tucked in for selfies.
Starting at Rs 10,999, the 10.or G has taken the Indian market by surprise by offering a brilliant dual camera at a budget price.
As for the specifications, the smartphone packs a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Running this machine is an octa-core Snapdragon 626 processor. It also has an expandable memory up to 128GB via microSD card.
Camera wise, you get a dual camera setup comprising of a 13MP + 13MP rear camera with autofocus and dual tone LED flash. It also has a 16MP front camera with LED flash. The smartphone draws power from a massive 4000mAh battery.