The Forgotten Price Segment: Best Mobiles In INR 10K – 15K Price Range

We list out best mobile phones in the forgotten price segment of 10K to 15K price range.

Our focus shifts to Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6, HTC One M9 which are so called high-end smartphones. While we see a lot of advertisements about these devices wherever we go, we generally forget smartphone which fall in the range of $ 200 to $ 300. This is the price range where in the list changes from month to month as new phones are coming up every day.

Best Mobile Phone Under Rs 15K

In India there are plenty of smartphones in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 and here I list down those smartphones which are forgotten or under estimated. These smartphones can be value of your money. Do check it out –

Asus Zenfone 5

Asus with Zenfone series has marked a surprise entry in mid-range smartphone as 5-inch Zenfone 5 smartphone is as impressive as any another flagship phones. The device comes with 5-inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD display, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 8 mega pixel camera with LED flash, 2 mega pixel front camera, Android 4.4 Kitkat upgradeable software and 2110 mAh Li-ion battery.
The phone is priced at Rs 8500 in India. [Buy Now]

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G is one of the big names to consider at this price tag. The device is one of the most selling mobile phone in the price tag at Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 in India.

Lenovo S850

Lenovo S850 is with impressive 5-inch display, 13 mega pixel camera, 1.3 Ghz Mediatek Quad core processor with 1 GB RAM, 5 mega pixel camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, 2000 mAh Li-ion battery, Mali 400 MP2 GPU, 16 GB internal memory.
The device is available at Rs 13,000 in India.

BlackBerry Z3

A huge price drop of flagship BlackBerry Z3 has taken it to be among the top 5 budget smartphone available in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000.

The device comes with 5-inch 540×960 pixels display with 12 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, BlackBerry 10.2.1 OS out of box, 5 mega pixel primary camera, 2500 mAh Li-ion non-removable battery.
It’s priced at Rs 15,500 in India.

Nokia Lumia 625

Nokia Lumia 625 makes to the list as one of the viable option for those who trust the brand Nokia. Not many will prefer to go with Windows Phone as Android is talk of the town.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro

Galaxy Grand Quattro is certainly a viable option if you are limited in budget of Rs 15,000. The device is however available at Rs 13,000, you get power of quad core processor although Cortex A5 clocked at 1.2 Ghz on top of 4.7 inch 480x 800 pixels display(that something you won’t like). The device houses 5 mega pixel primary camera, 0.3 mega pixel primary camera and name is enough for Samsung to sell this smartphone.


As of January 2014, these phones were popular –

Nokia Lumia 620

The Lumia 620 forms the newest member of the Lumia family; with very aggressive pricing and offering the serene Windows Phone 8 experience without burning a hole in your pocket. The Nokia Lumia 620 price in India would be around INR 14,000 when it launches late next month. The design on this one has been kept minimalistic; it sports a colorful chassis allowing 6 colors that can be used to customize its ultra-trendy look. Although the plastic shells are very tricky to change and remove, they provide a fancy look and protection from knocks and bangs.

The Lumia 620 is basically relatively good phone offering a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 305 GPU and 512 MB of RAM. It has a 3.7-inch capacitive multitouch ClearBlack screen. What’s impressive is, even at the low pricing, connectivity features are not cut back which includes Wi-Fi b/g/n, A-GPS, Bluetooth and Micro USB port. It basically supports all the basic communication levels without any hassles, and even features the NFC technology. The Lumia 620 in a nutshell is everything that the Nokia Lumia 820 is minus the wireless charging option, and more tough internal components.

Sony Xperia U

The Xperia U is a very cool and funky looking phone with flash of bright colors and multicolor LED light at the bottom of the phone which changes colors according to the colors in the screen. This helps Xperia U from setting it apart from most of stereotypical smartphones available today. The transparent strip present at the bottom of the screen lights up every time you touch the capacitive buttons.

The Xperia U runs on Android 4.0 ICS, its seamless multitasking and smooth flow makes this device one of the best performers on this price range. The 5 megapixel camera comes with LED flash and HD video recording with continuous autofocus so that the pictures come out very sharp and crisp. The display comes with a scratch resistant coating making it ideal for worry-free usage. The 1300 mAh battery is one of the best performers allowing the phone to take run 2 days easily in normal usage scenario. It supports all the GSM bands along with 3G compatibility making it hassle free in this context. It supports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack and Micro USB port. With an affordable price tag, the Xperia U is a very refreshing change without much to sacrifice on the performance but it lacks a micro SD card slot so you are left with measly 4 GB of internal storage which might be too limiting for some.

Lenovo S560

Lenovo has finally entered the Indian smartphone market after a long speculation period on the flagships advent into this area. It has come up with some interesting phones which are bound to prove its metal and plant its feet in this market. The S560 is a music centered device aimed to target the youth. The S560 is bar shaped phone sporting a 4 inch QVGA capacitive multitouch display. There is nothing iconic about the form except its soft rubbery feel which helps hold the phone better with an average display. A chrome strip is sandwiched between two slabs of black plastic, while the black plastic is fine but the chrome strip is of poor quality and looks cheap.

The S560 is quite decent in its performance due to its 1 GHz dual core processor from MediaTek which has 2 ARM Cortex A9 CPU cores and PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. Running on Android 4.0 ICS, this allows the phone open to a host of applications but not smooth enough to run heavy games. The primary camera is 5 MP with autofocus lacks a LED flash and takes very average shots. The camera can record only VGA videos in spite of having dual core processor. The S560 comes with Dolby digital plus sound options making this phone ideal for playing videos and music. This phone features a Behemoth 200 mAh battery making it ideal for lasting a complete day of heavy usage. The S560 offers premium connectivity options making it support all the GSM frequency 3G bands. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth and Micro USB. The S560 placed in the price range which is quite affordable but faces a huge competition from other brands.

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos

The Galaxy Ace Duos is a dual SIM Smartphone looking a lot similar with its predecessor the Galaxy Ace. The Ace Duos is a very compact and stylish looking smartphone which is very easy to carry owing to its sleek looks and light weight of approx. 122 g. This phone has a 3.5 inch capacitive LCD screen with multitouch and a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.

This phone runs on Android 2.3 with the help of its 832 MHz processor. Although the 5 megapixel autofocus camera and lacks LED flash but takes pretty average pictures. The videos are restricted to a 30 fps VGA quality output which is really lackluster compared to its competitors. Given the price segment, the features are not really promising with it. Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos has ample connectivity options such as 7.2 Mbps 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 3.5 mm jack and Micro USB port. The Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos have much to offer with dual SIM but even much to give up on regarding performance. Although the phone doesn’t look good on paper, it is still one of the most selling dual SIM phones in the market due to constant advertising and trusted brand as well as stable software/battery performance.

Motorola Defy XT

The Motorola defy XT is a reasonably priced smartphone meeting the everyday needs of people looking for a decent phone which can be taken outdoors very comfortably. The Defy XT is a sleek phone boasting of a 3.7 inch FWGA display. The exterior is rubbery to manage a good grip and a lot of thought was put into this because the phone is dust and water resistant apparently.

The performance on this one is a little laggy, which is the one inevitable compromise which has to be made. The 5 megapixels camera takes images that aren’t sharp and crisp. But the battery efficiency is what takes this smartphone on top-notch and this plays an important role in lending the phone an outdoorsy appeal. The phone is compatible with every GSM band and offers fast browsing due to its HSPA support, and contains all the required connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro USB support, making it very efficient and not leaning towards any connectivity hassles. Very effectively priced DEFY XT has a rustic charm to it and is very useful for people who would like to bring their phones outside to play.

This great post is written by Asif Iqbal Shaik a blogger and tech enthusiastic, plus some editing done by Karshim Kanwar in order to keep pace with technology.

About Author: Asif Iqbal Shaik is a Consumer Electronics Expert with MySmartPrice, which is the best price comparison website in India. I am a computer sciences graduate and I have been closely following consumer electronics space from last 6 years. I am a technology blogger from past 3 years.

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