Top 5 Smartphones with IPS LCD Display Under Rs.15000

An undeniable fact for the smartphone world is that an appreciable display is one of the most sought after factor by customers willing to purchase a device. A sharp and crisp display can entice users over one quick glance, and a poor display forces them to turn away, no matter what other functionalities and specifications are associated with the device. Moreover, a good display can turn a user’s time with his device from a ‘decent’ affair to an ‘amazing’ one, and beyond.

Today many popular smartphone display technologies are available to the user with a plethora of devices to choose from between them. Current trends suggest that a majority of smartphone manufacturers are opting for IPS displays, while only a few like Samsung opt for Super AMOLED ones.

The reasons behind this can range from higher brightness and vibrancy of IPS (Inline Plane Switching) displays to the lower sub-pixel density of the Super AMOLED displays, and for details of contemporary display technologies readers can visit our article on understanding display technologies.

Going with the trend of IPS displays, let us consider some devices in the mid-range section of the Indian smartphone market which come with IPS LCD displays.

Micromax Canvas Turbo A250

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The A250 is Micromax’s very first full HD smartphone with a very clean display. The 5-inch IPS display with 1080X1920 resolution has a high pixel density of 440 pixels per inch. It comes with Android JellyBean 4.2 and is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6589T quad-core processor with 2GB RAM onboard, and PowerVR SGX544MP GPU.

An internal storage space of 16 GB is provided with the device with a slot for external storage through a microSD card. The 13 MP rear camera takes decent pictures and a 5 MP front camera is also provided with the device. The phone is available on Flipkart for Rs.14415.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas A250
Display 5 inch, Full HD
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad Core
RAM 2 GB
Storage 16 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 14415

Xolo Q1000 S

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The Q1000 S a very sleek device which is merely 6.98 mm thick, qualifying it as one of the thinnest smartphones of the world. It comes with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. A 5 inch 720p HD screen, based on the IPS technology is provided, with a decent pixel density of 294PPI.

The processor is a MediaTek MT6589T quad core processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 1 GB of RAM. The internal storage is of 16 GB but no memory card slot is provided for expanding the storage space. It comes with a 2500 mAh battery which is very impressive given the thickness of the device. The Xolo Q1000 S is available on Snapdeal for Rs.12699.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Q1000 s
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Storage 16 GB, Non Expandable
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2500 mAh
Price Rs. 12699

 

Moto G

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The second offering from Motorola after Google’s acquisition, the Moto G, presents a lot to the user, amongst which are a Customizable back cover, waterproof nano coating and an attractive IPS display. It also has a 1.2 GHz Quad core processor which comes on Snapdragon 400 SoC, based on Cortex A7 architecture. The processor is backed by, Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB of RAM.

It also boasts of a bright  4.5 Inch IPS LCD Display with 720P HD resolution, which will give you pixel density of 329 ppi and protected by the extremely resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device is available in variants of 8 GB and 16 GB with a dual sim variant to be available very soon. No expandable memory slot is provided with the device. The 8 GB and 16 GB versions are available on Flipkart for Rs.12499 and Rs.13999 respectively.

Key Specs

Model Moto G
Display 4,5 inch 720p HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad core Snapdragon 400
RAM 1 GB
Storage 8 GB/ 16 GB
OS Android 4.2
Cameras 5 MP/ 1.3 MP
Battery 2050 mAh
Price Rs. 12,499 and Rs. 13,999

Micromax Canvas 4

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The Micromax Canvas 4 is powered by the MediaTek MT6589 processor, which is a Quad core processor based on the ARM Cortex A7 architecture. 1 GB internal memory is provided with the device with 16 GB internal storage and external storage of upto 32 GB using a microSD card. The processor is clocked at 1.2 GHz and though graphic intensive gaming may result in some minor lags for the device, normal usage is a flawless and enjoyable experience.

A 13 MP camera along with a 5 MP secondary camera in front for those interested in video calling has been provided with the device. The battery capacity of the device is 2000 mAh. The Canvas 4 comes with a beautiful display of a 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and an associated pixel density of 294 pixels per inches along with wide viewing angles. The Canvas 4 is available on Ebay.in for Rs.14303.

Key Specs

Model Micromax Canvas 4 A210
Display 5 inch 720P HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad core MT6589
RAM 1 GB
Storage 16 GB, Expandable
OS 1.2 GHz Quad core MT6589
Cameras 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP secondary camera
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs. 14303

Lenovo Ideaphone S 920

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The Lenovo S920 is a Phablet that comes with a huge 5.3 inch screen and a 1280 X720 resolution on a 720p HD IPS display, providing a 277 ppi experience to the user. A primary camera of 8MP is provided with the device and the rear camera is a 2MP unit. The storage provided with the device is a mere 4 GB which is expandable up to 32 GB.

It runs on the same processor as the Canvas 4 mentioned above, which is the MediaTek MT6589 processor with the PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The battery size for this device is 2250 mAh which can be considered somewhat less for a phone of this size. The device is available on Flipkart for Rs.14399.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo Ideaphone S920
Display 5.3 inches with HD 720p display
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MTK6589
RAM 1 GB
Storage 4 GB
OS Android 4.2 Jellybean
Cameras 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2250 mAh
Price Rs. 14399

 

Some other phones with IPS LCD below the price of Rs.15000

Phone Specifications Order : Processor, RAM, Internal Storage, Camera, Display, Battery, Dual or Single SIM, Android Version

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

Xolo Q2000 Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 1 GB, 8 GB, 13 MP/ 2 MP, 5.5 Inch HD, 2600 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.2

Price = Rs. 13,094

Karbonn Titanium S9 Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 1 GB, 16 GB, 13 MP/ 5 MP, 5.5 Inch HD, 2600 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.2

Price = Rs. 11,694

Lava Iris Pro 30 Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 GHz Quad Core, 1 GB, 4 GB, 8 MP/ 3 MP, 4.7 Inch HD, 2000 mAh, Dual SIM, Android 4.2.1

Price = Rs. 14,899