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

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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
RAM 1 GB
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

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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
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Extendable to 64 GB
OS Windows Phone 8
Cameras 5 MP
Battery 2070 mAh
Price Rs. 9,748

Xolo Q1100

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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
RAM 1 GB
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

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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
RAM 1 GB
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

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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
RAM 1 GB
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

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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

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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

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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

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