Top 5 Mobiles under Rs 15,000 (240 USD)


For those who can’t afford any high-end smartphones such as note 3, Lumia 1020 or HTC One, The mid-range market comes to their rescue which offers plenty of options to choose from the smartphones that are available under Rs. 15,000. These Mid-Range smartphones are day by day getting more popular as they provide the best value for money. Manufacturers have been trying their best to put a great deal into these smartphones which comes at an very affordable Price and offer great value for money. Moreover, frequent price drops also leave us with some good options in this price bracket. So Here We are listing The Top 5 Mobiles under Rs 15,000 for the month of March, 2014.

Sony Xperia M

Beautiful awe-inspiring design of Sony Xperia M is what that makes it stand out from the competition. No other smartphone in this range can match up to the looks the Sony Xperia M has got of which the handset frequently reminds its users through its LED notification light at the bottom which lit up in several colors. That LED notification light looks amazing in the Dark. The Xperia M is a mid range smartphone launched by Sony in Quarter 3, 2013 and has since been selling like hot cakes. Read our full Review here.


Sony Xperia M

Sony Xperia M Specification :

  • 4 Inch FWVGA (854 x 480 Pixels) Display
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 Processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • NFC enabled
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage (Expandable upto 32GB)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • VGA Front Camera
  • 1700 mAh Battery
  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS (v 4.2 for Xperia M Dual)

The Good – Omni Balance Design, LED notification Light, Responsive Touch
The Bad – Lacklustre Camera Performance, Low Internal Storage
Price – 11,000-12,00 INR (180-200 USD)

Micromax Canvas 4

Canvas 4 was launched by the biggest domestic player in India Micromax after the success of their hugely popular Canvas HD handset. The Micromax Canvas 4 comes in a sleek anodized aluminium body which also acts as an antenna which company claims helps in better call reception. This 5 inch phablet device from micromax has a corning gorilla glass which prevents you from freaking out every time you drop your phone (no assurance though). Canvas 4 has been packed with a 13MP Rear Camera, 5 MP Front Camera and a 2,000 mAh Battery inside.

Cnavas 4

Micromax Canvas 4

Micromax Canvas 4 Specification :

  • 5 Inch IPS LCD HD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 10GB Internal Storage (Expandable upto 32GB)
  • 13 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • Full HD Recording
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 2000 mAh Battery
  • Android v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS

The Good – Anodized Aluminium Body, Battery Life
The Bad – Average Camera for a 13MP Sensor,  Too much Bloatware
Price – 13,000-14,000 INR (210-230 USD)

Motorola Moto G

I know you all were expecting to see this one in this list and here it is. The Moto G is a budget smartphone developed and manufactured by Motorola Mobility when the brand was owned by Google Inc. The device was first launched back in november, 2013 in Europe and has been launched in India recently. Moto G is the only smartphone in this list to run on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat version. The device has been a huge hit and is available exclusively from online retailer Flipkart[Affiliate] in the country.

Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G Specification :

  • 4.5 inch HD Display
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB /16GB Internal Storage
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • 1.3 MP Front Camera
  • 2070 mAh Battery
  • Android v4.4.2 (Kitkat) OS

The Good – Screen, Latest Android, No Bloatware
The Bad – Mediocre Camera Performance, No microSD Card Slot, Non-Removable Battery
Price – 12,500-14,00 INR (205-230 USD)

Huawei Ascend G700

The G700 is a great offering in the budget segment from the chinese manufacturer Huawei. The phone features a 5 inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Mediatek Processor inside. It is the only smartphone with 2GB of RAM to be featured in this list. The phone has 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB via micro SD card.

Ascend G700

Huawei Ascend G700

Huawei Ascend G700 Specification :

  • 5 Inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen (294 ppi pixel density)
  • 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad Core  Mediatek MT6589 Processor
  • PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • Dual SIM
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Storage (Expandable upto 32GB)
  • 8 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • 1.3 MPFront Camera
  • 2150 mAh Battery
  • Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)

The Good – Build Quality, Design, Battery Life
The Bad – Unsatisfactory Camera Performance, Little Expensive
Price – Around 15,000 INR (240 USD)

Nokia Lumia 525

Looking to switch to a Windows Phone? Yes! If so then Nokia Lumia 525 might just be the perfect phone for you to enter into the Windows Phone World. It is an upgrade of the cheapest and the most selling Windows Phone device till date the Nokia Lumia 520, which we reviewed last year. Despite being the most selling windows Phone device till date the Lumia 520 has one shortcoming in the RAM department which has now been rectified by Nokia with the launch of the Lumia 525 which fixes that shortcoming by simply bumping the RAM to 1GB. Lumia 525 comes in exciting black, white, orange, and yellow colors which can be swapped via removable shells.

Nokia Lumia 525

Nokia Lumia 525

Nokia Lumia 525 Specification :

  • 4 Inch LCD Touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB Internal Storage (Expandable Upto 64GB)
  • 5 MP Rear Camera
  • 1430 mAh Battery
  • Windows Phone 8 OS (Windows Phone 8.1 rumored later this year)

The Good – Refreshed Design and exciting Color Options, No Lag, Great Camera for the Price
The Bad – Limited number of Apps in Windows Phone Store, No Flash, No Front Camera
Price – 10,000-10,500 INR (160-170 USD)

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