There was a time when buying a budget smartphone meant compromising on build quality, specifications, and features. But with continuously increasing competition and entry of brands like Xiaomi, budget smartphones now not only looks premium but also offer above average specifications and some of the top-of-the-line features.

This is the reason we have compiled a list of 7 best budget Android smartphones under Rs. 15,000 that you can buy right now in the market. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

Note: This list is not in any particular order. You can go through the list and choose the one which suits your requirements the best.

Xiaomi Mi A1:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • Octa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • Dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with f/2.2 aperture and f/2.6 aperture, PDAF, 2x optical zoom, and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 3080mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • Octa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 2GB, 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 4100mAh battery
  • MIUI 8 based on Android Marshmallow (upgradeable to Nougat beta)
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Moto G5 Plus:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • Octa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, autofocus, and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (will be upgraded to Android Oreo)
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Xiaomi Mi Max 2:

 

  • 6.44-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • Octa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 5300mAh battery with fast charging
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat update available
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Lenovo K8 Note:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • Deca-core 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X23 processor
  • 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • Dual 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash
  • 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 4000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat (will be updated to Android Oreo)
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Honor 8 Lite:

  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display
  • Octa-core 2.1GHz HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Sony Xperia R1 Plus:

  • 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display
  • Octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with predictive phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 2620mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Fingerprint scanner

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LG Q6:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD FullVision 18:9 bezel-less display
  • Octa-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • No Fingerprint scanner

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Xiaomi Redmi 4:

  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD display
  • Octa-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
  • 2GB, 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 16GB, 32GB or 64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 4100mAh battery
  • MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (will be upgraded to Android Nougat)
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1:

  • 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display
  • Octa-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB storage (microSD card supported)
  • 13-megapixel rear cameras with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 3080mAh battery
  • MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Fingerprint scanner

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Huawei Honor 7X:

  • 5.93-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display (18:9 aspect ratio)
  • Octa-core 2.36GHz HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB storage (microSD card supported)
  • Dual 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear cameras with PDAF and LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 3340mAh battery
  • EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Fingerprint scanner

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These are the best budget Android smartphones under Rs. 15,000 selected by us. Share your views with us and if you like any other smartphone which did not make it to this list, do tell us about it in the comments section below.