The smartphone market is booming with mid-range products sporting high-end specs. Most of the features in this range were not even imaginable, a few years back. However, now the consumer needs have increased ten-fold. Users now take features such as superior technology, long lasting battery, and better hardware for granted. Still, the mid-range still lacks the combination of 4GB Ram and Qualcomm snapdragon processor. Users have been waiting for a smartphone to meet these requirements. Let’s take a look at the good options in the Indian mid-range smartphone market right now.
Here’s our list of Smartphones under 15K to look out for, when shopping:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB
Priced at Rs. 11,999, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 32GB variant makes for a powerful smartphone. The 3GB RAM, impressive cameras and great battery life make this mid-range smartphone an amazing choice. It sports a Full HD 5.5-inch IPS LCD display and is powered by a hexa-core Qualcomm MSM8956 Snapdragon 650 processor (1.8 GHz Dual core Cortex A72 + 1.2 GHz, Quad core Cortex A53).
The Chinese smartphone sports a great 16MP rear camera with dual LED flash, CMOS image sensor and Digital image stabilization features. There is also an amazing 5MP Purecel camera on the front. Camera features include AF Phase Detection, Auto Flash, Continuos Shooting, Exposure compensation, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), ISO control and Touch to focus. It is backed by a 4,050mAh li-polymer battery. Lastly, there is also a fingerprint sensor on the device to add security.
Coolpad Note 3
The excellent 4G smartphone is packed with attractive features. The budget smartphone sports a fast fingerprint sensor which supports 360-degree finger rotation. The sleek, premium looking smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display, 3GB of RAM and runs Android Lollipop OS.
It is equipped with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front camera. Camera features include full HD video recording at 30fps, Auto Flash, Continuous Shooting, Exposure compensation, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), ISO control, Self-timer, and Touch to focus. The 16GB internal storage can further be expanded up to 64GB. The 4G smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh li-po battery. At current price of Rs. 8,499, the Coolpad Note 3 is one of the best mid-range smartphone of recent years as it offers maximum value for money.
Lenovo Zuk Z1
The Zuk Z1 sports one of the fastest quad-core processor available. Impressive camera, 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, among other features makes this smartphone one of the best in the mid-range segment. The powerful smartphone sports a Full HD 5.5-inch IPS LCD display and is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor. It runs Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.
The 13MP rear camera comes with an Exmor-RS CMOS sensor, auto-focus, Optical image stabilization [OIS], f/2.2 aperture and a LED flash. Other features include an 8MP front camera, fingerprint sensor and a huge 4,100mAh non removable li-polymer battery. It is priced at Rs. 13,499.
Coolpad Mega 2.5D
Priced at just Rs 6,999, the powerhouse handset sports a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved glass display with HD resolution. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6735P processor, Mali-T720 MP2 GPU, and massive 3GB RAM. The affordable smartphone runs Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS with CoolUI 8.0 on the top.
It sports a great 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and an equally impressive 8MP front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and 83.6 degree field of view. Features on the front camera include Age Detection feature, Smart Beautification mode, among others. It is backed by a non removable 2,800mAh li-polymer battery. The good design and affordable price tag make this smartphone a great choice for selfie lovers.
LeEco Le 2
The LeEco Le 2 features a Full HD 5.5-inch LCD display and is powered by a 2.3GHz deca-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 processor. It is supported by 3GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. The dual SIM smartphone runs Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS.
It features a great 16MP rear camera with an LED flash and features such as Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, and Touch to focus. It can also record 4K resolution videos at 30fps. The LeEco Le 2 comes with 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB. It is backed by a 3,050 mAh li-polymer non-removable battery. The premium looking handset is priced at Rs 11,999.
Which of these will you pick? Please share your views with us in the comments section below.