Alright, a new month has arrived, and it’s time for a list of best VoLTE smartphones to purchase. Last month, several smartphones were launched in the Indian market, especially under the Rs. 15,000 price bracket. Some smartphones launched long back are still remained as the best ones.
Here are the top five smartphones with VoLTE support under Rs. 15,000 in the Indian market.
Lenovo K8 Note
Lenovo’s latest budget smartphone has received a warm reception from the audience. The Lenovo K3 Note created a disruption in the Indian market. Lenovo did not enjoy success until now with the K4 Note, K5 Note, and K6 Note. But the Lenovo K8 Note is a smartphone which fills the shoes of Lenovo K3 Note.
The smartphone has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, metal unibody design, dual cameras, MediaTek Helio X23 processor, 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage, and more importantly, it runs a stock version of Android. The highlight of the smartphone is the dual camera setup, stock Android, and of course the price of Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM option.
Coolpad Cool Play 6
Coolpad upped the ante by releasing a 6GB RAM smartphone under Rs. 15,000. The Cool Play 6 (first impressions) will be up for sale exclusively on Amazon India on September 4. The smartphone has everything which a budget buyer looks for.
The Cool Play 6 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 653 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot), dual 13MP cameras, Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Jupiter UI, and a 4000mAh battery. Seems like a complete package, isn’t it?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
This list will be an incomplete one without a Xiaomi’s budget smartphone. The Redmi Note 4 is the first Xiaomi smartphone to launch in India this year. It was launched in India back in January 2017 and still remains as one of the best budget smartphones of the country.
Xiaomi has sold over 5 million units of Redmi Note 4 in India since its launch. The brand even introduced a new Lake Blue colour variant of the smartphone yesterday.
For the unaware, the Redmi Note 4 rocks a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, Android 7.1 Nougat based MIUI 8, and a 4100mAh battery. The device carries a price tag of Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB/32GB variant, Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB/32GB option, and Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB/64GB storage model. Xiaomi is selling a total of four colour models of Redmi Note 4 in India- matte black, lake blue, gold, and silver.
Huawei Honor 6X
Huawei’s Honor 6X smartphone is still the best smartphone in India at the moment. Nonetheless, the smartphone justifies the asking price. Recently, the Honor 6X got a price cut and is now available at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB/32GB option and Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB/64GB storage model.
This smartphone from Honor also features a dual camera setup and 5.5-inch Full HD display. Powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core chipset, the Honor 6X runs Android 7.1 Nougat and is backed by a 3340mAh battery.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Motorola recently launched the Moto G5S Plus smartphone in India for Rs. 15,999, and dropped the price of the standard Moto G5 Plus to Rs. 14,999 for the premium 4gigs and 32GB storage option. The Moto G5S Plus, without any doubt, is a better smartphone any day when compared to the G5 Plus, but the additional Rs. 1000 bucks keep it away from this list.
For those who’re looking for the same raw power as the G5S Plus in a compact form factor can get the G5 Plus. The G5 Plus has a compact 5.2-inch display and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. Sadly, it has a 32GB internal storage, but there’s a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.
The G5 Plus has a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. It runs stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has a 3000mAh battery.
Note: These are the five best smartphones under Rs. 15,000 to purchase in India at the moment. There are some notable additions such as Lenovo P2, LG Q6, Nokia 6, Lenovo Z2 Plus, and LeEco Le Max 2. These smartphones miss out on the list due to some issues. For example, the Lenovo P2′ software is not optimised perfectly, whereas LG Q6 and Nokia 6 has just design as their standout factor.
Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.