Best Budget Smartphones in India for 2016

By DigitUpdated 29 - Jan - 2016

List of best budget phones in India for 2016 across various brands. It has a mix of highest rated smartphones priced around Rs 15,000 in India. Our Top 10 list gives best options for buyers wanting a smartphone priced under a budget of 15k offering best possible value in terms of specs, features and build quality.

  • 1LeEco Le 1S

    LeEco Le 1S

    The Le 1s has shot to the top of the table with its smart pricing strategy and supreme performance in this price category. The only thing the phone lacks is a good camera but if a camera isn’t important to you, then the phone offers everything you might need and more from a budget performer — a Mediatek Helio X10 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. All this, makes it the best phone under Rs. 15,000 in India.

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  • 2Xiaomi Mi 4i

    Xiaomi Mi 4i

    Priced at Rs. 13,999, the Asus Zenfone 2 is the affordable yet very capable version of the popular 4GB based Asus Zenfone 2. While this model has 2GB RAM, the Zenfone 2 still offers great specifications and a smooth lag free performance. This is one of the fastest smartphone under Rs. 15,000 in India.

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  • 3Lenovo Vibe K4 Note

    Lenovo Vibe K4 Note

    The Xiaomi Mi 4i is an excellent choice for a smartphone under Rs. 15,000. It offers long battery life, good performance and the best camera of all phones under Rs. 15,000.

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  • 4Moto G Turbo

    Moto G Turbo

    This year Lenovo launched the successor to the K3 Note conveniently calling it the Vibe K4 Note. One can certainly see the design reference taken from Motorola phones, with its slightly curved back. Offering the performance of an octa-core processor and a fingerprint sensor at the back, the K4 Note is a good phone to buy in a sub-15k budget.

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  • 5Meizu M2 Note

    Meizu M2 Note

    Motorola has been keeping it simple with just one phone in each price category but in 2015 the company has expanded its portfolio and the Moto G Turbo brings the processing power of the Moto X Play to the water-resistant form factor of Moto G (3rd gen). The phone recently got a price cut which makes it an attractive proposition.

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  • 6Yu Yureka Plus

    Yu Yureka Plus

    Meizu M2 Note can only be described as the best overall phone you can buy currently in the sub-10K price category and so, we think it stands a chance to take on the sub-15K heavy-weights as well. The phone has a beautiful IGZO display and a commendable performance.

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  • 7Moto G (3rd Gen)

    Moto G (3rd Gen)

    After trying for years, Acer has finally come out with two brilliant phones, the Liquid 530 and this, the 630s. The 630s might not have a 13MP shooter at the back, but the rest of the specifications comprises of an octa-core SoC, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, which makes it a good buy.

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  • 8Lenovo K3 Note

    Lenovo K3 Note

    Lenovo may have launched the K4 Note but the K3 Note is still a good buy if you are looking for an all-rounder performing device. The phone has a powerful octa-core SoC, good display and decent audio output.

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  • 9Coolpad Note 3

    Coolpad Note 3

    The Coolpad Note 3 has one of the fastest and most accurate fingerprint scanners we have seen in the recent past in this price bracket. The phone sports an octa-core processor and one of the best battery backups in its category.

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  • 10Microsoft Lumia 640XL Dual SIM

    Microsoft Lumia 640XL Dual SIM

    If you are one looking to invest in a Windows Phone, the Lumia 640XL can be your weapon of choice. For its price, the smartphone has a good build, gives users a full day battery life and has a good rear camera. The device houses a 5.7-inch 720p display.

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    LeEco Le 1S
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    LeEco Le 1S

    The Le 1s has shot to the top of the table with its smart pricing strategy and supreme performance in this price category. The only thing the phone lacks is a good camera but if a camera isn’t important to you, then the phone offers everything you might need and more from a budget performer — a Mediatek Helio X10 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. All this, makes it the best phone under Rs. 15,000 in India.

    Xiaomi Mi 4i
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    Xiaomi Mi 4i

    Priced at Rs. 13,999, the Asus Zenfone 2 is the affordable yet very capable version of the popular 4GB based Asus Zenfone 2. While this model has 2GB RAM, the Zenfone 2 still offers great specifications and a smooth lag free performance. This is one of the fastest smartphone under Rs. 15,000 in India.

    Moto G Turbo
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    Moto G Turbo

    This year Lenovo launched the successor to the K3 Note conveniently calling it the Vibe K4 Note. One can certainly see the design reference taken from Motorola phones, with its slightly curved back. Offering the performance of an octa-core processor and a fingerprint sensor at the back, the K4 Note is a good phone to buy in a sub-15k budget.

    Meizu M2 Note
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    Meizu M2 Note

    Motorola has been keeping it simple with just one phone in each price category but in 2015 the company has expanded its portfolio and the Moto G Turbo brings the processing power of the Moto X Play to the water-resistant form factor of Moto G (3rd gen). The phone recently got a price cut which makes it an attractive proposition.

    Yu Yureka Plus
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    Yu Yureka Plus

    Meizu M2 Note can only be described as the best overall phone you can buy currently in the sub-10K price category and so, we think it stands a chance to take on the sub-15K heavy-weights as well. The phone has a beautiful IGZO display and a commendable performance.

    Moto G (3rd Gen)
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    Moto G (3rd Gen)

    After trying for years, Acer has finally come out with two brilliant phones, the Liquid 530 and this, the 630s. The 630s might not have a 13MP shooter at the back, but the rest of the specifications comprises of an octa-core SoC, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, which makes it a good buy.

    Lenovo K3 Note
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    Lenovo K3 Note

    Lenovo may have launched the K4 Note but the K3 Note is still a good buy if you are looking for an all-rounder performing device. The phone has a powerful octa-core SoC, good display and decent audio output.

    Coolpad Note 3
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    Coolpad Note 3

    The Coolpad Note 3 has one of the fastest and most accurate fingerprint scanners we have seen in the recent past in this price bracket. The phone sports an octa-core processor and one of the best battery backups in its category.

    Microsoft Lumia 640XL Dual SIM
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    Microsoft Lumia 640XL Dual SIM

    If you are one looking to invest in a Windows Phone, the Lumia 640XL can be your weapon of choice. For its price, the smartphone has a good build, gives users a full day battery life and has a good rear camera. The device houses a 5.7-inch 720p display.