Diwali is just a few weeks away, and if you are still thinking whether to upgrade your smartphone, then the time is just right. Thanks to manufacturers catering every price category, there is no dearth of choices for you. After our recommendation in the sub-Rs 10,000 range, today, we are listing the top smartphones you can purchase for a budget of up to Rs 15,000.
Lenovo K8 Plus
The latest to join the dual-camera smartphone brigade, the Lenovo K8 Plus, is priced at Rs 10,999. There’s a combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors at the back for DSLR-like effect in your photos. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel camera. Given that it is a budget contender, other specifications of the phone are entry-level, such as 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a smaller 5.2-inch display. However, there’s a 4,000mAh battery, which also serves as the second highlight after the dual cameras. RELATED: Lenovo K8 Plus Review
The Moto G5s, priced at Rs 13,999, boasts a 5.2-inch full HD display, and is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable internal storage. Although there is no dual-camera setup on this one, you can still get decent results with its 16-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. The phone runs on stock Android Nougat out-of-the-box, and is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery. RELATED: Moto G5S Plus Review
Sitting right in the given price segment, the LG Q6 offers a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) FullVision display. Again, there is no dual-camera setup on the phone. There’s a single 13-megapixel camera sensor at the back, and a 5-megapixel camera up front. In addition to the edge-to-edge display, the smartphone runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box, and is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery. RELATED: LG Q6 review
Xiaomi Mi A1
Currently the leading model in the budget dual-camera phone segment, the Xiaomi Mi A1 brings the latest stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat experience at Rs 14,999. Being a part of Google’s Android One program, it is also set to get the Oreo update before the end of the year. It is equipped with a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom support at the back. There’s also 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of default storage. RELATED: Xiaomi Mi A1 review
From the affordable segment, the Nokia 6 boasts aluminium unibody design, and packs a 5.5-inch full HD display. There’s a single 16-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel camera up front. It runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB. RELATED: Nokia 6 Review