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5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (July 2014)

Looking to buy a mid ranged smartphone? Then it can be a very tedious task. As there are number of good phones in this range which make everybody confused and helpless. Don’t worry now, I am here to help you out. I have written the latest ranking of 5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs. for the month of July. Read it and compare the phones and choose the best one for you.

Last month hundreds of readers of this blog had commented and asked which phone they should choose among the crowded market. Which has made me better understand the requirements and view point of the buyers. So I am trying to make this list even easier for you by giving you appropriate information. You are always welcome to ask your queries.

There are many phones in this price range but there is one phone which dominates the list from last five months. So, which phone is this? Let’s find out in the list of 5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs. :

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1. Motorola Moto G:

If you wish to buy a phone around 15,000 Rs. then buy Moto G, its the best. I have recommended  Moto G to thousands of readers of this blog and many of my friends and not a single person has complained about the device. Five months after its launch in India, it has maintained its magic in the market. After the phone was launched at Flipkart, the 16 GB model went out of stock in just 15 minutes, the phone is a huge success now, not only in India but throughout the world. It has raised the standard in the 15,000 range. The phone runs on the very latest Android 4.4 Kitkat with promised updates to atleast few Android versions. Excellent build quality and amazing performance. The amazing Snapdragon 400 processor had made sure that my Moto G hasn’t lagged since I bought it four and a half months ago. The phone has very good screen and HD display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it has also got water repellent coating. It has got one of the best ratings and user reviews with thousands of users being very satisfied. Although its camera is just 5 MP, the phone is still the best overall package. Its worth to compromise over the camera. Another advantage to buy the Moto G is that, it is a very popular phone and it is always there in the news so, it will always get the attention of the developers and the company.

Motorola Moto G1 5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (July 2014)

8 GB 12,499 Rs. & 16 GB 13,999 Rs.
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
SCREEN4.5 inches, 326 ppi pixel density
DISPLAY720 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD Capacitive TouchScreen
CAMERA5 MP Rear Camera With LED Flash, 1.3 MP Front Camera
MEMORYInternal Storage 8/16 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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2. Micromax Canvas Turbo:

If you don’t want to buy Moto G for any reason, say you want a better camera, then the Canvas Turbo is another great choice for you. This is a real beauty from Micromax. The phone looks good, feels great and performs amazingly well. Also, it feels lighter in the hands than other phones. After its launch few months back, the phone has become very popular around the range of 18,000 Rs. But now after the launch of Canvas Knight, the price of Turbo has been significantly reduced to 14 thousands. And at this price point, it has amazing specifications and excellent performance.

micromax a250 canvas turbo 5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (July 2014)

Rs. 14,750
OSAndroid OS, v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
CPU1.5GHz Cortex-A7 QUad Core
SCREEN5.0 Inches
DISPLAY1080p IPS CGS (Continuous Grain Silicon)
CAMERA13 MP Rear Camera With LED Flash, 5 MP Front Camera
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD unexpandable
BATTERYLi-Ion 2,000 mAh battery
OTHERS3G,Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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3. Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro:

Many people find it difficult to buy Moto G or phones from Micromax and other Indian brands because they are concerned with the after sales service. And there is no doubt, Samsung and Nokia excels in the customer service department and that is the reason, people have strong trust on these brands. The Grand Quattro is there in the market for a long time now and is very successful. If you want a very reliable brand with good performance and an overall package then this is the one.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro 5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (July 2014)

14,483 Rs.
OSAndroid OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5, Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 Processor
SCREEN4.7 inches, TFT capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY480 x 800 pixels, 199ppi pixel density
SIMOptional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
CAMERA5 MP Primary Camera, 0.3 MP Front Camera
MEMORYInternal Storage 8 GB, microsd expandable upto 32 GB
BATTERYLi-Ion 2000 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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4. HTC Desire 516:

This is another phone launched to challenge the Moto G, and it also unsuccessful to match the level of the giant of this range – The Moto G. The screen resolution and ppi are much better in the Moto G moreover, the Desire 516 run on Jelly Beans 4.2.2 and the Moto G runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with guaranteed update to the next Android version. Apart from the comparison, let’s take a look at the Desire 516. It runs on 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200 Processor and 1 GB of RAM which gives good performance. The screen size of 5.0 inches is good but the screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels is disappointing. Both the front and rear cameras are good. The design and build quality is good and the phone looks beautiful. The phone has internal storage of only 4 GB which should have been atleast 8 GB but, it can be expanded upto 32 GB. If you don’t want to buy Moto G for any reason or you are a HTC fan, then this phone can be a good choice, although again it is an overpriced phone from HTC.

 5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (July 2014)

14,289 Rs.
OSAndroid OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, Capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY540 x 960 pixels, 220 ppi pixel density
SIMDual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
CAMERA5 MP Primary Camera, Secondary Camera: 2 MP
MEMORYInternal Storage 4 GB, microsd expandable upto 32 GB
BATTERYLi-Po 1950 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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5. Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus:

This phone was launched to challenge the Micromax Canvas Knight and now its price has been dropped and it costs just a little over 15,000 Rs. So now, the Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus becomes a good choice and it is better than any other octa core processor phone available in this range. The phone has very attractive top of the line specifications but be prepared to get a little less than what the specs promise to deliver. Anyways, at this price point, it can be good choice if you are looking for a phone with good, premium design and high performance. Note that it is not available in other stores as it is launched exclusively on Snapdeal, but not to worry they are delivering phones  in good condition and offering good services.

Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus 5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (July 2014)

15,499 Rs.
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
CPUOcta-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7 Mediatek MT6592 Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 ppi pixel density
CAMERA16 MP Primary Camera, Secondary Camera: 8 MP
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microsd expandable upto 32 GB
BATTERYLi-Ion 2000 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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75 Comments on 5 Best Android Phones under 15000 Rs (July 2014)

  1. Anand

    Hey Rahul

    I have a Nokia Lumia 920 running on Windows 8 which has this unique problem.

    - The SIM Card Detection piece suddenly stopped working. It would say “No Service” or “No SIM” . Same Micro sim would work ok in other phones.

    In some cases, the signal would show up for some time and then end up in No Signal Mode . This happened in a morning 4 days back though the phone was never dropped !!!

    Troubleshooting Tried:
    - Clean the SIM and try again
    - Try with different SIM
    - Reboot the phone
    - Soft Reset
    - Hard Reset (to factory state)
    - For Some SIMs, the SIM would indicate that signal is available, but outgoing /incoming calls cannot be made – stating as Call Dropped

    Still the problem prevails. I did not want to void the warranty by updating to 8.1 through developer edition.
    But I doubt if that can resolve the problem

    Other functionalities do work – like music, camera etc. But what’s the fun when the core functionality is failing :)

    Phone Warranty:
    The phone is less than 2 months old bought from the U.S… Nokia India has refused warranty support for phones
    purchased outside of India.

    Any help or information is greatly appreciated


  2. Umesh Shewate

    Hi Rahul,
    Just a querry…Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 seems to be better in all respect on Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro except Dual SIM. If that’s not the Key for me which one I should really go for? & why? Please suggest.. Thanks!!

  3. hii rahul, i am aman,i want to buy a phone under 12000 range with good HD display,good sound quality,good camera(dual),1 GB RAM with latest android version.Please suggest me between sony,micromax,motorola,samsung but avoiding nokia.

  4. Naeem Sutar

    hii rahul sir,
    i want to buy a phone having best camera quality, lag free, good battery life, shud play hd videos extremely well, there shud b no heating problem. please suggest me which phone shud i go for. my budget is around 12k to 14k.

  5. Pushkar Agrawal

    Got a clear view of what I want from the above rapid fire round. It helps me alot. Thanks to you Mr. Rahul. Keep it up !!! \m/

  6. Hi Sir, great article. Wanted to know which one would be better – Xiaomi MI3 or Moto G? On paper, the Mi3 has excellent specs – much better than MotoG, but MotoG is more popular. Which one to go for?

    • Hi, there is not doubt the Mi3 is a better phone but your usage and performance will matter to decide over the two. The Moto G is much popular, a very trusted (in performance and service) and a good all round phone. The Mi3 has got top end specs but Xiaomi is relatively new in India and there are clouds over their service. So now, if your usage is average go with Moto G and if you need a more powerful phone go with Xiaomi.

    • Hi, its front camera is good. Skip the Xolo’s and depending on your usage you can choose between Moto G and Xiaomi Mi 3. If you want a very good and dependable phone you can go with Moto G and if you want a high end phone which has excellent performance go with Mi 3.

  7. juby

    hi, xiaomi Mi3 is priced Rs.13900 only and it has very good specifications compared to moto g………what do u think?even it excels comparing with htc desire 816 in specifications… it a wise buy rahulji??

  8. Sumit Basu

    Hi Rahul, really Appreciate your effort . thx for the list. However Now there are few more phone has came in the market which are yet to launch . my budget is around 15k.
    I want a phone which is 1) lag free smooth, 2) good display 3) at least 16 Gb memory 4) Will be using the phones mostly for Internet surfing , internet based free calls/msg/video chat 5) standard gaming .

    My pick list are as below
    a] Moto G
    b] Asus Zen 5
    c] Xiamo Mi3
    d]S4 Mini etc….please add your views you may add one or more suggestion based on my above requirement .

  9. naveen

    hi rahul , how about Mi 3 getting launched on 22 july having best features in this prize range . i thought of having that could you please advice me in this aspect

  10. virender

    I want to buy a phone but I confuse that which one I should buy Moto G or HTC Desire 516.
    I want mobile to be Good on camera ,As well as the screen size,Performance and battery life must be good.Please tell me which one is best
    My other question is, Is MOTO G waterproof?

    • Hi, go with Moto G its a better phone than Desire 516. And it is not waterproof but it is water resistant meaning it can survive in little water but in no way you can take it for a swim!.

  11. Ajay

    plz help me in deciding between MOTO G , lenovo P780 and New LAVA iris X1….camera is something which i use more often and my internet usage is only to check my mails & whattsapp

  12. Aarif

    Hi Rahul.. I am planning to buy phone under 15000 range.I want mobile to be Good on camera ,As well as the screen size,Performance and battery life must be good.Please tell me which one is best.I am confused between HTC Desire 516,MOTO ,MOTO E,HTC one X(released in 2013 or 2012),Please suggest me ASAP

  13. Apeksha

    I want to buy the MOTO G but I am Skeptical about buying it online. My concerns are what happens if the instrument is defective will it be replaced also I don’t the service center for Motorola Phones.
    My other question is, Is MOTO G waterproof?

    • Hi, don’t worry, you can buy products online. If you get a defective piece, it will be replaced for sure. Motorola has service centers at most big cities across India. And it is not actually waterproof but its water resistant meaning it won’t survive in a bucket full of water but it can survive in light rains or if little water falls over it.

  14. anne romatowski

    i need a phone which has camera of 8-13 mp but of a gud reliable comp nt lyk micromax or smthg wt can I do??

  15. shailesh navlakha

    rahul sir,
    i want to buy a smart phone, i just saw ur article about 5 BEST ANDROID PHONES UNDER 15000/- . I also want to buy a good smart phone and i m confused, because i want a good camera phone i want minimum 8-13 megapixel camera phone so please suggest me which phone should be best for me by the camera point of view also it should be under 15000/- can i buy micromax doodle or canvas 117 ? please suggest me.whatever brand u think regarding this view.
    here i m waiitng for ur reply. so please must reply me.
    shailesh navlakha

  16. Ravish Dahiya

    Hi, How will you rate Xolo Q1000s or Intex Aqua i7 HD against Moto G? Do you think Moto G should be preferred above these two also?

    • Hi, yes Moto G will better as, when we actually use the phone, we never bother about the specs but what matters is the best user experience and performance and Moto G is the best in that.

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