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Redmi Note 4 to Mi Max: 5 Xiaomi smartphones to buy in India under Rs 15,000

If you are looking for a Xiaomi device, here is a list of smartphones you can look at under Rs 15,000.

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It would be an understatement to say that Xiaomi has taken the Indian smartphone market by storm. Despite starting off with an online-only presence, the company has built on its strengths, and now is among the top-three smartphone companies in India with a market share of 14.2 percent. With a mix of aggressive pricing and top specifications, the company has surely struck a chord among Indian buyers. In case you are in the market for a budget smartphone, there’s no ignoring Xiaomi, and here’s a look at five smartphones in the sub-Rs 15,000 bracket.

Xiaomi Mi Max (Rs 14,999)

xiaomi-mi-max-9The Mi Max has 6.44-inch full HD display, and was launched in two variants — one with 32GB onboard storage, Snapdragon 650 processor and 3GB of RAM, and another with 4GB of RAM, 128GB onboard storage and Snapdragon 652 processor. Right now only the Snapdragon 650 with 3GB RAM variant is available. The phablet sports a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It is powered by a 4,850mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge support. It offers connectivity options like dual-SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and Bluetooth. RELATED: Xiaomi Mi Max Review: Gulliver in the land of Lilliputs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (64GB) (Rs 12,999)

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 features a 5.5-inch 1080p display covered under 2.5D curved glass. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM options, and 32GB/64GB storage options. The smartphone also features a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF support, 5-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint sensor, and a 4,100mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots (hybrid setup), 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth, and on the software front, it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based on MIUI 8. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Review

Xiaomi Redmi 4 (64GB) (Rs 10,999)

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The Xiaomi Redmi 4 flaunts a 5-inch HD (720p) IPS display. Under the hood is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 octa-core SoC. The base variant comes with 16GB storage and 2GB of RAM, the mid variant comes with 32GB storage and 3GB of RAM, while the more expensive variant comes with 64GB storage and 4GB of RAM. The internal memory can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. For photography, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and PDAF support. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel snapper for selfies. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots (hybrid setup), 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth, and on the software front, it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based on MIUI 8. It comes with a 4,100mAh battery. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Review: Big on everything, small in size

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime (Rs 8,999)

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The Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime comes with a 5-inch HD display. It runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and it comes with 32GB built-in storage, 3GB of RAM and a fingerprint scanner. It includes a 4,100mAh battery, and connectivity options such as dual-SIM card slots (hybrid setup), 4G LTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. The smartphone is priced at Rs 8,999, and it stands out among the entry-level smartphones with its all-metal unibody design, which reminds one of the Redmi Note 3. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime Review: The holy grail of smartphones

Xiaomi Redmi 4A (Rs 5,999)

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The Xiaomi Redmi 4A sports a 5-inch HD (720p) IPS display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core chipset paired with Adreno 308GPU. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card. The Redmi 4A is equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera with aperture f/2.2 and 5-element lens, accompanied by a single LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie camera up front with an aperture of f/2.2. Unlike the Redmi 3s series, the Redmi 4A doesn’t come with a huge battery. Instead, there is a 3,120mAh unit underneath. There’s also no fingerprint sensor onboard. Other connectivity options include 4G with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8. The smartphone also comes with an Infrared sensor, allowing you to use it as a remote for your audio and video equipment, air conditioner, television sets and more. RELATED: Xiaomi Redmi 4A Review: The new king of affordable smartphones