Indian smartphone market is thronged with mid-range handsets with all major mobile phone manufacturers trying to cash in on the country's growing gadget lovers. Stiff competition has made phone makers to produce devices with good specifications and sell at a reasonable price. This has thrown customers the luxury of choosing the best device from the lot.
There are over a dozen mid-range devices currently available in the Indian market. And here is list of top smartphones under Rs 15,000 you can buy in February (list not in particular order):
LeEco Le 1S
Chinese tech giant LeEco launched its Le 1s earlier this month (February) via flash sale. It is a stylish handset with an ultra-slim bezels and a mirror-surfaced fingerprint scanner. Priced at Rs 10,999, the device may give its competitors a run for their money.
LeEco Le 1s sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS In Cell display with a 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density), powered by a Mediatek Helio X10 processor clocking at 2.2GHz and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop based eUi OS. It also has a 32GB internal storage, a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with ISOCELL 5P Lens, 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, and a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging technology.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
Released in January this year, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note comes with a plastic build like its predecessor, but with a new design. It has features like fingerprint sensor and NFC that were once seemed only in premium devices. This device is a complete package, and is priced at Rs 11,999.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 1,080x1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), Mediatek MT6753 processor clocking at 1.3 GHz, Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI 3.0, a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB), a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 %, a 5MP front-snapper and a non-removable Li-Po 3,300mAh battery.
Moto G Turbo Edition
Motorola launched Moto G (3rd Gen) following the stupendous success of its predecessor, the Moto G. It released a new variant from the series called Moto G Turbo Edition in November 2015. The device has the same look as that of its predecessor but with upgraded specifications. It is priced at Rs 12,499.
Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition sports 5.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (294 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor that clocks at 1.5 GHz, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow), a 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card), a 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.0, a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2, and a non-removable Li-Ion 2,470mAh battery.
Huawei Honor 5X
Huawei launched the Honor 5X in October 2015. It is a stylish handset with a metallic design. It also comes with decent specifications and fingerprint scanner, making it a worthy smartphone for a price of Rs 12,999.
Huawei Honor 5X sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocking at 1.5 GHz, Adreno 405 GPU, a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card) and 3GB RAM. It also has a 13MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5MP front-snapper and a 3,000mAh battery equipped with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Lenovo Vibe S1
Launched in September 2015, Lenovo Vibe S1 looks good with a metallic body. This selfie-centric phone with dual front cameras also has good specifications. Priced at Rs 14,999, it is one of the best mid-range smartphones currently available in the market.
Lenovo Vibe S1 sports a 5.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 1,080x1,920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density), powered by a Mediatek MT6752 processor clocking at 1.7 GHz and run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It also has a 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 3 GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.2, an 8MP + 2 MP (DOF) front-snappers, and a non-removable Li-Po 2,420mAh battery.