We saw several interesting affordable smartphones launch this year, particularly in the price range of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,0000. Specs and features like 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, Full metal-unibodies, full-view screen, etc. that were erstwhile available only on high-end flagships somehow made it to the affordable and most competitive segment in the market.
Not only the hardware but OEMs also paid due attention to uplifting software and overall experience on their competitively priced devices. We have compiled a list of best phones of 2017 priced under 15,000 that impressed us the most.
In this budget, Honor 7X is the handset which offers good display and great selfie camera as well. It comes with 5.93 inch full HD+ display, 16 + 2 MP dual rear cameras, 8 MP front facing shooter, 3340mAh battery and dual SIM + a microSD card slot. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS with EMUI 5.1.
Its 32GB storage version is available for 12,999 INR and 64GB storage variant costs at 15,999 INR.
Xiaomi Mi A1 is the first Android One smartphone from Xiaomi and also has a great dual rear cameras, launched couple of months back in India. It was launched at 14,999 INR, but now it is priced at 13,999 INR and offering dual 12 MP rear cameras (1 color and 1 monochrome) and a 5 MP selfie snapper as well. There is 5.5 inch Full HD display, Octa Core Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory and 3080mAh battery.
LG had launched Q6 in August this year with full view display. The design and build quality of this smartphone is too good and it also offers great specifications. The only drawback of this device is it doesn’t come with fingerprint scanner. It has 5.5 inch full HD+ 18:9 display, Snapdragon 435 processor, 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera. It also has 3000mAh battery, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, dual SIM support and Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. You can purchase this smartphone for 13,990 INR from Amazon.in.
Moto G5S is another choice in this budget range. It also has 5.2 inch full HD display, 4GB RAM +32GB storage, Snapdragon 430, 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP frontal sensor and 3000mAh battery with fast charging support. It costs at 13,999 INR.
While, it’s another version, Moto G5S Plus is also a good option with 13 MP dual rear cameras, 64GB storage and 5.5 inch FHD display. You also have the option to pay 2K more for this plus version.
Coolpad Cool Play 6
Cool Play 6 offers you 6GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt memory and 4000mAh battery just for 14,999 INR. Other specifications include Snapdragon 653 chipset, 13 MP dual rear cameras with dual LED flash and 8 MP front camera, fingerprint scanner and dual SIM support. It is exclusively available on Amazon.in.