Diwali celebrations have started in India, and people are thrilled by the joy and happiness around them. It is only fitting to capture these lively moments with the right equipment to cherish later. Although DSLRs and point-and-shoot cameras deliver the best quality images, setting them up gadgets requires time. Smartphones make for a great alternative and are also easy to handle.

We have listed the top 10 smartphones with great cameras to capture the best Diwali memories. Also, the smartphones in this list are priced well below Rs 15,000, so it doesn't strain your Diwali expenses. Take a look at all the camera smartphones below:

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser

Asus Zenfone 2 Laser brings great camera experience within the acceptable budget. The handset boasts a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with real tone flash and laser autofocus. Selfies get better with the 5MP front-snapper. Both camera sensors are great to use in low-light conditions, featuring f/2.0 aperture. Asus Zenfone 2 Laser is available on Flipkart for just Rs 9,999.

Lenovo A6000 Shot

Lenovo A6000 Shot features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash. The selfie camera has a 5-megapixel sensor. The handset was launched alongside other Lenovo phones in October and packs commendable specs. Priced at Rs 9,999, Lenovo A6000 Shot is available at all retail outlets.

Xiaomi Mi 4i

Xiaomi handsets are known for premium specs and an affordable price tag. The India-specific model, Xiaomi Mi 4i, attracted a lot of attention from consumers for its impressive features. Its camera is one of its best USPs. The handset features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 5-element lens, CMOS sensor and LED flash, besides a 5MP front-snapper.

Xiaomi Mi 4i can be purchased from Amazon India for a discounted price of Rs 12,999.

Meizu M2 Note

Meizu may be a new entrant in the Indian budget smartphone race, but it has managed to give tough competition to other players. The affordable M2 Note by Meizu is one of the top budget phones in India, and also offers a great camera experience. It features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture, blue glass IR filter and dual LED flash.

Miezu M2 Note is priced at Rs 9,999 and is available on Amazon India. 

Samsung Galaxy J7

Samsung smartphones are the most preferred handsets in any range. The Korean tech giant has a strong fan following in India, and also offers great specs to keep up its demand. The Samsung Galaxy J7 offers an impressive 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash and autofocus. Selfie-lovers can take advantage of the 5MP 85-degree wide-angle lens along with an LED flash for great photos.

Samsung Galaxy J7 comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999 and is available exclusively on Flipkart.

Samsung Galaxy On7

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy On7 to target budget smartphone shoppers. The handset does not compromise much on the specs, but delivers a great price-to-performance ratio. On the camera side of things, the Galaxy On7 features a 13-megapixel primary shooter with LED flash and f/2.1 aperture. On the front side, there's a 5MP f/2.2 lens for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy On7 is exclusively available on Flipkart for Rs 10,990.

Coolpad Note 3

Coolpad Note 3 is the cheapest smartphone to integrate a fingerprint scanner. But the handset also offers a lot more for its affordable price, such as an impressive camera. It features a 13-megapixel 5-element HD lens with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP front-snapper for selfies.

Priced at Rs 8,999, Coolpad Note 3 is available on Amazon India.

Motorola Moto G (Gen 3)

Motorola's affordable Moto G third-generation smartphone makes a great camera phone as it packs a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. On the front side, there is a 5MP snapper for selfies. We reviewed the handset and found it highly recommendable.

Moto G 3rd-gen costs Rs 12,999 on Flipkart for the 16GB variant and Rs 11,999 for the 8GB model.

InFocus M810

Like other smartphones in this list, InFocus M810 also features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-tone flash, and comes with an 8MP 80-degree wide-angle lens on the front. The handset also offers a premium design and other great features.

Priced at Rs 11,999, InFocus M810 is available on Amazon.in.