Here are the top 4G phones launched in 2017 under Rs 15,000
While the Moto G5 Plus has good specifications, build quality for a phone priced under the Rs 15,000, the Oppo A57 offers good front and back cameras and the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has the best battery life.
- Moto G5 Plus a top pick below Rs 15,000
- Oppo A57 for those looking for a good selfie camera
- Xiaomi Mi Max 2 for great battery capacity and large display
There are mobile phone manufacturers which launched their smartphones during the month of May. Many of the smartphones launched in India during the month were in the price range under Rs 15,000 and come with some of the best specifications.
This mid price range is being one of the most popular choice for people in India as falls in the affordable range and is not too highly prices for customers. As a result many manufacturers are introducing smartphones in this range and providing some of the top end specifications.
Here are top 5 4G phones launched in 2017 under Rs 15,000:
Motorola Moto C and C Plus:
Motorola launched the Android entry-level smartphone the Moto C and Moto C Plus this month priced at Rs 6,200 and Rs 6,900, respectively.
The Moto C comes with a 5-inch FWVGA display and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. The smartphone is powered by a 1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core Cortex-A53 processor.
Both the 3G and 4G variants of Moto C comes with a 1 GB RAM. In terms of storage the Moto C comes in a 8GB internal memory variant and 16GB internal storage variant. It has the option to expand the memory to 32GB via microSD card.
The Moto C has a 5-megapixel camera sensor on the rear and has a 2 megapixel selfie camera in the front. It has a 2350mAh battery and comes in colours such as metallic cherry, pearl white, fine gold and starry black.
The Moto C Plus comes with a 5-inch display and is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor. It has 2GB RAM and has a 16GB internal memory.
In terms of the camera it has 8 megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, a LED flash and more. The Moto C Plus has a 4000mAh battery.
Currently, the phone will hit only selective markets such as Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The smartphone will enter other markets such as India by June.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2:
Launched just yesterday, this is one of the top picks in this price range. Though it is priced at CNY 1,699 (about Rs 16,000) it is expected that the smartphone will be at a Rs 15,000 price range when it comes to India.
The smartphone comes with a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. However, the key highlight of the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is the massive battery capacity and display size. It has a 5300mAh battery and a 6.44 inch full HD display ultra thin bezels.
It has QC 3.0 with parallel charging capabilities and stereo speakers. In terms of the processor it has the Snapdragon 625 SoC model. It has a full metal unibody.
The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 comes with a 12 megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX386 sensor. It has a Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) support and enhanced quality for low lighting. In the front it sports a 5 megapixel camera.
Moto G5 Plus:
It is one of the top picks in the price range of under Rs 15,000. Launched in India two months ago it is priced at Rs 14,999.
It has 3GB RAM with 16GB internal memory and comes with the Snapdragon 625 processor.
It has a 3000mAh battery, 5.2 inch display, 13 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera.
The smartphone will come with a metal body design. Both offer extendable memory options via microSD card up to 128GB.
The Moto G5 Plus runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The Moto G5 and G5 Plus will also get Google Assistant, a feature which is exclusively available on Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:
Launched in January this year and it is already one of the highest selling smartphones in the country. Priced between Rs 9,999 to Rs 12,999 this 4G smartphone offers people some of the top specifications.
Redmi Note 4 2GB RAM with 32GB ROM is priced at Rs 9,999 while Redmi Note 4 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM is available at Rs 10,999. Redmi Note 4 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM is available at Rs 12,999.
The internal memory of all variants of Redmi Note 4 is expandable up to 128GB. It is equipped with 5.5 inch full HD display screen with 13MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera. The smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 64-bit Processor.
Chinese-based smartphone brand Oppo has usually been in the higher end spectrum from Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. However, with demand growing in the below Rs 15,000 smartphone segment it launched the Oppo A57.
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This 4G smartphone is a selfie camera at the price of just Rs 14,990. Some of the specification include 16MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture, beautify 4.0 and Oppo's "Screen Flash" feature for clicking clear photos in low-light conditions.
At the back, the 13MP rear camera uses a Sony IMX258 sensor paired with a large F2.2 apertures. The Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) delivers an auto focus time as little as 0.1 seconds and Ultra-HD mode allows users to capture stunningly detailed 50MP images.
The device has a flagship-level solid-state fingerprint reader that uses a hydrophobic zirconium surface which gives the sensor a boosted success rate even when fingers are moist.
The A57 cruises on an octa-core processor and 3GB RAM, ensuring snappy performance and seamless multi-tasking. It has a triple-slot card tray for two Nano-SIM cards and a MicroSD card.
A57`s 32GB of onboard storage can be expanded by an additional 256GB with an SD card. The 5.2-inch 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display device packs a 2,900 mAh battery and it runs on ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 6.0.