Top 5 smartphones below Rs 15,000 with at least 2GB RAM and a 13MP camera

Smartphones of today are progressing at quite a brisk pace. The fact of the matter is that today you can get some really good specs without burning a hole in your pocket. 1GB of RAM is slowly becoming a standard in budget handsets and as a result, 2GB of RAM is slowly making its way to the budget handsets as a benchmark for multitasking in the budget arena.

The smartphone cameras are constantly evolving and they have made the digital cameras go obsolete. So today we have for you a list of the smartphones which offer at least 2GB of RAM and a 13MP primary camera in the budget of Rs 15,000. You’d be surprised to see what Rs 15,000 can get you when it comes to buying a good smartphone that will easily last you a couple of years and won’t disappoint you in terms of imaging and performance. We have further added full HD display as a filter to get a list of devices which somewhat represent premium mid-range handsets. Here is our list of smartphones:

Xiaomi Mi 4 16GB (Rs 14,999)

Xiaomi Mi 4

This is probably the best buy in the sub Rs 15,000 range these days after the recent price cut it got.Let us quickly recap what it offers:

  • 5.0-inch IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Android 4.4 KitKat based MIUI 6.0
  • Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB/64GB of non-expandable internal storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 8-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Buetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS with GLONASS, microUSB 2.0 and FM Radio

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (Rs 14,999)

Asus ZenFone 2

The Asus Zenfone 2 comes across as quite a capable handset which focuses highly on giving a good user experience on a budget.

  • 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Glove Touch support
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with new Zen UI
  • Intel Atom 3560 SoC, 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage which is expandable with a microSD card (up to 64GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSUPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and
  • 3,000 mAh battery; 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm; 170 grams

Micromax Canvas Knight 2 (Rs 14,999)


The recently launch Micromax flagship puts forth a strong case in its favour due to its high level of build quality in addition to a powerful spec sheet. Here’s a recap of its specifications:

  • 5-inch AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and 1.0GHz quad-core CPU, 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable with microSD card (up to 32GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor,  Largan 5P lens
  • 5-megapixel front camera, Omnivision OV5648 sensor, Largan 5P Lens
  • Dual-SIM (4G + 4G), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with Agps
  • 2,260 mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi 4i (Rs 12,999)

Mi 4i

The slightly toned down version of the flagship Mi 4 gets 4G and  a bigger battery when compared to its elder sibling. Even though the Mi 4 is just a couple of thousand costlier, you can’t really ignore the Mi 4i when looking for a new smartphone on a budget which ticks the majority of the boxes on your checklist.

  • 5-inch IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 ppi, OGS (One Glass Solution)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop-based MIUI 6 with support for 6 Indian languages
  • 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor, 1.7GHz quad-core Cortex A53 CPU + 1.1GHz quad-core Cortex A53 CPU, Adreno 405 GPU, and 2GB RAM
  • 16GB non-expandable internal storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, dual-tone dual-LED flash, five-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
  • 5-megapixel secondary camera
  • Dual-SIM (4G + 3G/2G), Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS for connectivity
  • 3,120 mAh battery

Meizu M1 Note (Rs 11,999)


The recently launched Meizu M1 Note comes across as a good device too. The recently launched smartphone brings is among the cheaper ones of the lot and aims to give the customers a good big-screen experience on a budget.

  • 5.5-inch IPS display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Android 4.4 KitKat based Flyme OS 4
  • 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 SoC, 1.7GHz octa-core CPU, 600MHz Mali-T760 MP2 GPU
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture; 5-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture, 69-degree wide angle
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM
  • 3,140 mAh battery

Our pick of the lot will be Xiaomi Mi 4 16GB. Even though it misses out on 4G connectivity, it shouldn’t be a deal breaker for many as it is still a flagship smartphone and brings 3GB of RAM along with a really strong camera module to the table with it.

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December 24, 2016 7:42 am 7:42 AM

Where is Lenovo Vibe K5 note

Sumit gupta
June 22, 2015 1:35 pm 1:35 PM

Where the hell is yureka

June 22, 2015 12:29 pm 12:29 PM

off topic do lumia phones have trouble over wifi? i have lumia 640 xl and when i try downloading apps or using microsoft apps over any wifi they dont work and constant error messages appear that cannot connect to server at the moment or microsoft services are unavailable at the moment.i tried on nearly 6 wifi networks same thing.but works fine on cellular data.It cannot even download denim update.This is actually my third replaced phone from flipkart.Same problem

June 22, 2015 1:07 pm 1:07 PM

It is not because of the phone. Go to the console page of the modem or router. Then go to wireless settings. The channel must be set to AUTO. Or else you will face connectivity problems. Old routers do not have the AUTO channel selection option.

Check the router first. Try changing the router.

June 22, 2015 2:18 pm 2:18 PM

@Sudhakar,i have checked the router as well.all the other phones my laptop work perfectly fine.only problem comes on lumia phone.i also disabled by two step verification for microsoft account ,tried resetting it but still no store doesnt work on wifi on my lumia took 43 minutes to download simple whatsapp on it.always showing pending.but when i switch to cellular data it works fine.

June 22, 2015 4:39 pm 4:39 PM

Give it for service after resetting the data (to prevent misuse) at Nokia / Microsoft care.