With Moto G selling like hot cakes, the phrase “Value for Money” has been redefined. Value for money phones include smartphones which offer standout features for their respective prices. Here is the list of smartphones under 15,000 INR which you can choose from for a wholesome smartphone experience for a reasonable price tag.

Moto G


The Moto G was one of the most awaited phone in India which is self evident from the phenomenal demand which led to stocks running out in matter of Minutes. The phone offers dual SIM connectivity, Android 4.3 Jelly bean with KitKat update in the pipeline, Sharp HD display and copious battery backup from its 2070 mAh battery.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 400 processor backed by Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB RAM- all for a starting price of 12,499. The phone offers some serious value for money, even more than the nexus line and will soon be available on Flipkart. For better insight in to the hardware, you can jump to our Moto G Quick Review.

Key Specs

Model Moto G
Display 4.5  inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Internal Storage 8 GB/ 16 GB
OS Android 4.3
Cameras 5 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 2070 mAh
Price Rs. 12,499/ Rs. 13,999

Nokia Lumia 525


Nokia Lumia 520 is the best selling Windows phone with around one third of the market share of Windows phone.Its Successor, Nokia Lumia 525, with double the amount of RAM is a very interesting proposition as it provides future proofing with regards to various software updates for rolled out Lumia series. The 1 GB RAM already entitles it to several cool features in Nokia Lumia Black Update which is already rolling out globally. As the phone runs on Windows Phone O.S., it performs admirably even with apparently feeble spec sheet.

The Lumia 525 (Quick Review) packs a 4 inch super sensitive IPS LCD panel with WVGA resolution, 1 GHz Dual Core processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 1450 mAh battery. The imaging hardware is also decent with 1/ 4 Inch 5 MP camera sensor capable of Full HD video recording. Lumia 525 is one of those phones which will offer you premium smartphone experience, only for Rs. 9,748.

Key Specs

Model Nokia Lumia 525
Display 4  inch, WVGA
Processor 1 GHz Dual Core
Internal Storage 8 GB, Extendable to 64 GB
OS Windows Phone 8
Cameras 5 MP
Battery 2070 mAh
Price Rs. 9,748

Xolo Q1100


The Xolo Q1100 (Quick Review) has been recently announced and the MRP price of 14,999 does seem slightly high on the first glance, but the phone offers some serious value for Money. The Xolo Q1100 features Snapdragon 400 quad core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB expandable internal storage. Xolo is also offering Android 4.3 jelly bean, which is still a rare sight in Domestic branded devices.

The phone will offer you a larger 5 inch HD display, 8 MP/ 2 MP imaging hardware and 2250 mAh battery. Xolo Q1100 comes as an only competitor from Moto G and we expect the best buy price to be lesser than the listed price of 14,999.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Q1100
Display 4.5  inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.3
Cameras 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2250 mAh
Price Rs. 14,999

Micromax Canvas Magnus A117


The processing power of 1.5 GHz MT6589 Turbo chipset coupled with HD resolution for a budget price is what brings Micromax Canvas Magnus (Quick Review) to this list. The phone has managed to garner enough hype owing to an impressive hardware spec sheet and commendable performance scores.

The Micromax Canvas Magnus offers a 5 inch HD display, MT6589T 1.5 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage expandable to 32 GB. The 12 MP/ 2 MP camera combination is also above average considering the price range. The battery backup remains 2000 mAh, similar to most other Canvas series devices. You can buy Micromax Canvas Magnus A117 from Amazon for Rs. 12,143.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas Magnus A117
Display 5  inch, HD
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad Core
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 12 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 12,143

Micromax Canvas HD A116i


Micromax Canvas HD A116 was one of the best selling smartphones of 2013 and the phone which shot Micromax to great heights, because it offered great value for money. The Micromax has now introduced Micromax Canvas HD A116i (Quick Review), which is similar in features to the predecessor except for enhanced software and Android 4.2 jelly bean (instead of Android 4.1).

The phone packs 1.2 GHz quad core processor backed by 1 GB RAM and other features include 5 inch HD display, 8 MP rear camera capable of HD recording, 4GB ROM and 2000 mAh battery. You can buy this phone from Flipkart for Rs. 10,599.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas HD A116i
Display 5  inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 10,599

Some Other Phones with Good Value For Money below 15,000 INR

Phone Specifications Order

Processor, RAM, Internal Storage, Camera, Display, Battery, Dual or Single SIM, Android Version

Huawei Ascend D1 Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.5 GHz Dual Core, 1 GB, 8 GB, 8 MB/ 1.3 MP, 4.5 Inch HD, 2000 mAh, Single SIM, Android 4.0

Price = Rs. 10,990

Micromax Canvas Doodle 2 Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 1 GB, 16 GB, 13 MP/ 5 MP, 5 Inch HD, 2600 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.1

Price = Rs. 13,874

Intex Aqua HD Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 1 GB, 4 GB, 13 MP/ 5 MP, 4.7 Inch HD, 1800 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.2

Price = Rs. 12,200


    • hi ,
      we try to include recent phones first, keeping diversity in Mind. The Lava Iris 504q, being slightly old, is not in stocks on most online stores

  1. Respected Deepak Singh,
    i am confused between motorola g and Samsung Galaxy Win Pro Duos G3812
    The + point in Motorola g is corning gorilla glass, water-repelant coating and its build Quality
    – points is non-removable battery,no CD card slot.
    The + point in Samsung sd card slot and the name.
    – points is lack of any protection. and not available till now.

    So which do you suggest

    Zohar Batterywala

  2. Dear Deepak ,
    Hey I am also Deepak & computer engineer, I want to buy a smart phone, & i have shortlisted Canvas4 & magnus, pl suggest me which one to choose, as I am not game savvy, but would love to watch videos in good resolution screen & use several apps. Overall I like canvas4 in all depts, but by look magnus is more superb (blue), I want your opinion as final verdict for me.
    Please replay as soon as possible.
    Thanks & regards

    • hi deepak
      Magnus has better camera but lesser internal storage. Display is same for both of these smartphones. As you are not much into gaming storage will be fine for you. out of the two Magnus will be better option

  3. Hello
    I have Lenovo A3000 tablet it’s slightly heavy weight tab, now I looking for 4.3 jellybean or kitkat dual sim smartphone also be light weight which smartphone it’s best to purchase
    Reply in thanks

  4. i m confused b/w sony xperia L / Nokia xl / grand quattro.. i want a ph wid gud camera so tell me

  5. Hi deepak sir…
    Please suggest phone in range of 150000
    With 5inch display should I go for Sony HTC or Micromax…plz

  6. Mr. Deepak I am looking for a phone under 15k with allround performance.
    – smooth performance no lags/ hanging issue
    – good built quality with regards to screen & also material
    – good camera both front & rear
    – good battery life
    – also no heating issues or some problems like internal meomry or speaker quality/ audio jack etc
    – overall great user experience

    Some i have in my mind is moto g3, samsung j7, Asus Zenphone 2 (ZE551ML-
    please give your opinion about these devices and also suggest more smartphones


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