The latest version of Android i.e Android 4.4 Kitkat offers you several features over its predecessor jellybean. High end phones generally come with the latest OS rigged in them but there are few manufacturers who give you this luxury at an affordable price. Let’s take a look at some of these devices under Rs. 15,000

Xolo Q1100

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Xolo Q1100 (quick review) is the first device from Xolo that comes packed with the Qualcomm 1.4 Ghz quad core processor. The phone boasts of a beautiful 5 inch FHD IPS LCD screen with a pixel density of 294 ppi. The images look immaculate on this 5 incher.

Xolo Q1100 has an 8 MP rear shooter with a BSI 2 sensor that captures crystal clear images. The front is a 2 MP camera which is capable of video calling and chatting. The phone has a 200 mAh Li ion battery with a battery Guru app that optimizes the battery life without any manual inputs. You can capture this neat piece of technology for a price of Rs. 13,009 from Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Q1100
Display 5 inch full HD IPS LCD
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.3
Cameras 8 MP/2 MP
Battery 2000 mAh
Price Rs.13,009

LG L70 Dual

LG L70 dual (quick review) is a slim and stylish phone in this segment. Under the hood L70 dual hides a 1.2 Ghz processor backed by a 1 GB RAM. The phone features a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display with a 480 by 800 resolution.

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LG L70 dual comes with a 5 MP shooter which captures good quality images in low light. The front VGA camera is apt for basic video calling on 3G network. The phone has a 2100 mAh fuel cell which delivers a good talk time on 3G network. The impressive part is the knock code feature with which you can lock your phone in many ways. You can buy the phone for Rs. 13,790 at Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model LG L70 dual
Display 4.5 inch IPS LCD
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 4 GB expandable via micro SD
OS Android 4.4
Cameras 5MP/VGA
Battery 2100 mAh
Price Rs. 13,790

Motorola Moto G

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Motorola came out with its mid-range handset to reinstate its presence in the smartphone market. Moto g (quick review) looks pretty good when it comes to the spec sheet. The phone sports a Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad core processor under its hood. Moto G hits respectable scores when it comes to bench marking. Indeed the scores are impressive considering other phones in the same segment.

The phone has a 5 MP clicker with face detection, HDR and geo tagging which are normal in this segment. The 2070 mAh battery gives a good talk time considering the phone has a 4.5 inch screen. Now the impressive feature that puts Moto G on top of other phones is the OS. It comes loaded with the latest android 4.4 kitkat to satisfy one’s appetite. The 8 GB model is available for Rs.12,499 on Flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Motorola Moto G
Display 4.5 inch
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB/16 GB
OS Android 4.4
Cameras 5MP/1.3 MP
Battery 2070 mAh
Price Rs.12,499

 Sony Xperia E1 Dual

Sony recently launch the pocket sized Xperia E1 dual  for music lovers. The Xperia E1 dual has a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor backed by 512 MB RAM. The phone has a 4 inch TFT screen with a pixel density of 233 ppi.

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Xperia X1 dual has a 3.15 MP camera with HDR and image stabilization feature, though the phone lacks a front camera which is a disappointment. The battery is a 1750 Li-ion cell which gives a talk time of 8.5 hours. You can buy this phone for Rs.7,999 from indiatimes shopping.

Key Specs

Model Sony Xperia E1 dual
Display 4 inch TFT
Processor dual-core 1.2 GHz
RAM 512 MB
Internal storage 4 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.3
Cameras 3.15 MP/N.A.
Battery 1750 mAh
Price Rs.7,999

 Lava Iris 406Q

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Lava launched Iris 406Q (quick review) earlier this month for the budget customer. The phone packs heat as it comes with a 1.2 Ghz quad core snapdragon processor backed by 1 GB RAM. Lava Iris 406Q boasts of a WVGA 4 inch display with a resolution of 800 by 480. The internal memory is a mere 4 GB which is expandable via micro SD support. These figures are acceptable given the price range the phone falls in.

Lava Iris comes with a 5 MP snapper and a VGA front camera. The camera at the rear is coupled with LED flash, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL) and high performance HDR. A 1,700 mAh battery pumps enough juice to Iris 406Q delivering a decent backup to the handset.  You can avail this powerful machine for Rs.6999 from flipkart.

Key Specs

Model Lava Iris 406Q
Display 4 inch display
Processor quad-core 1.2 GHz
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 4 GB expandable to 32 GB
OS Android 4.3
Cameras 5 MP/VGA
Battery 1700 mAh
Price Rs.6,999

Some other smartphones with Android 4.3 or higher are priced under Rs. 15,000

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

Karbonn Titanium Octane   Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.7 Ghz octa-core, 1 GB, 16 GB, 13 MP/5 MP, 5 inch, 2000 mAh, dual, Android 4.4

Price: Rs. 14,500

LG L40 dual    Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 Ghz dual core, 512 MB, 4 GB, 3.15 MP/ N.A., 3.5 inch, 1540 mAh, dual, Android 4.4

Price: Rs.7500

LG L65 dual    Quick Review | Full Review | News

1.2 Ghz dual core, 1 GB, 4 GB, 5 MP/VGA, 4.3 inch, 2100 mAh, dual, Android 4.4

Price: Rs.12,599