Buy a Smartphone – The Smart Way
Buying a smart phone can be a task in itself. A new smartphone is launched in the market almost every month, and each model is equipped with same specs if not more. While buying one may sound easy, the process of deciding which one to buy may be difficult. The market is flooded with so many features and configurations that anyone can find it difficult to find the right pick. All phones are loaded with features, some may have an excellent camera while another may be suited for gaming. In such a scenario, only knowing the options well can help you make the right decision. Nowadays, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the best and latest smartphone, you are spoilt for choice, and here is a quick review of best budget smartphones under Rs. 15,000.
Smart phones priced below Rs. 15,000
1. Moto G Turbo Edition
It is the next in series of the most sold Moto G that rocked the numbers on the e-commerce platforms. From the design perspective, it is simple yet catchy and offers a good grip. While the front design is simple, the back side is a show stealer with a classy curve. It has 16 GB internal storage and up to 32 GB expandable storage. It can house two sim cards and supports 4G. Moto G Turbo edition is a good deal with following features:
Performance: 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 octa core Processor and 2GB RAM makes it a good pick for those who are fond of gaming. This version has better CPU than the previous versions. It also has Android 5.1.1 Lollipop coupled with UI based on stock Android that makes it a star performer.
Display: 5 inches display screen in HD.
Camera: Has 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera.
Battery: The 2470 mAh battery coupled with Turbo Power charging feature helps 15 minutes of charging provide a backup of up to 6 hours.
Price: Rs. 12,999
Others: Water & dust resistant, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS.
2. Micromax Canvas 5
This phone has good looks with framing in metal and textured back panel. It is a dual sim smartphone with 4G support. It has 16 GB internal storage. It can further be expanded up to 64 GB using the micro SD card. Micromax Canvas 5 comes packed with following features:
Performance: 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6753 Octa Core Processor and 3 GB RAM makes it a good performer. This phone is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with lot of bloat wares. Most if not all of them can however be uninstalled.
Display: The 5.2 inches display is Full HD protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Camera: This phone has a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera.
Battery: The non-removable Li-Po 2900 mAh battery provides reasonable backup.
Price: Priced at Rs. 11,580
Others: GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi
3. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (2GB RAM)
The Asus Zenfone 2 series is an outstanding phone and meets user expectations in terms of performance, battery life and design, to name a few. It has unique looks in comparison to the other phones in the market. It supports Dual Sim and 4G. From the design perspective, the phone looks unique.
Performance: It comes with 2GB RAM and is powered by Quad Core and powerful1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor. It is based on android v5.0 Lollipop with Asus’s ZenUI running on top of it.
Display: The 5.5 inches display is Full HD and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Camera: The phone has a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera.
Battery: The 3000 mAh battery is capable of quick charging.
Price: Asus Zenfone Selfie (2GB RAM) is available for Rs. 14,999 while another variant with 3GB RAM is priced at Rs. 12,999
Others: GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC
4. Xiaomi Mi 4i
This phone comes with a good looking polycarbonate body in matte finish. Unlike most other phones, this phone’s screen offers good readability even under direct sunlight. It can house two sims and 4G is supported on both of them. Although it comes with two internal storage options of 16GB and 32GB, there is no micro SD slot. Therefore, you will have to gauge your requirement before deciding upon the variants. The features common between both these variants are:
Performance: It has 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core processor (second generation) which boasts of extraordinary performance in terms of speed.
Display: The 5-inch Full HD display is made of Corning OGS Glass having scratch resistant properties.
Camera: It has good quality 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera.
Battery: It has 3120 mAh battery is powered with fast charging technology & other battery saving features.
Price: Rs. 14,999
Others: GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi
5. Obi Worldphone SF1
This phone wins big for its design. It has a unique ‘floating glass display’ design. The floating display causes the display of the smartphone to appear popped out 0.2mm from the body of the phone. While it definitely looks different, you may choose to call it good, bad or ugly. It has a plastic body with top and bottom metallic edges. There are two memory size options of 2 GB and 3 GB RAM available in the market. The former variant comes with 16 GB internal storage while the latter one comes with 32 GB internal storage. The micro SD card can help expand memory up to 64 GB using the second sim slot. Obi Worldphone SF1 has following features:
Performance: The phone is powered with 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 Processor. The phone has Android v5.0.2 Lollipop.
Display: The phone has 5 inches Full HD display.
Camera: The 13 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras are good in quality.
Battery: Non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Po battery with Quick Charge features.
Price: 16 GB variant is priced at Rs. 11,999 while the 32 GB variant is priced at Rs. 13,999.
Others: GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi
In order to make a good buying decision, it is important to first identify your needs. Once you know what your requirements are, it becomes easy to compare products and pick the best. For example, someone looking for a great battery backup during travel should pick Moto G Turbo edition while a selfie lover should go for Asus Zenfone 2. Whether you are fond of great design, efficient camera or gaming, there is a smartphone that you will love to have.
Pick your favorite one, today!