Diwali is definitely the perfect time to upgrade your smartphones and if you are moving from a Rs 10k or cheaper smartphone to a more premium one, these are the five best options under Rs 15,000 right now.
No prizes for guessing, Moto G still sets the benchmark for best budget smartphone. Motorola’s budget offering now in its 3rd generation has one of the fastest cameras in the range.
Watch our video review of Moto G (App users click here)
In our review, we called Moto G as a proof that hardware is not everything – it’s the combination of hardware and software that makes for a great device.
Read our review here.
Panasonic Eluga Icon
Panasonic Eluga Icon is the smartphone that offers great style and decent battery life. In our review, we called the Panasonic Eluga Icon as a lightweight performer with great battery life.
The Panasonic Eluga Icon offers a 5.5-inch 720p HD display that gets the colour balance absolutely right. It also comes with a night mode that makes screen less obtrusive to look at night.
Panasonic Eluga Icon makes for a great option for those looking to buy a smartphone with large display and huge battery. Read our full review here.
Zopo Speed 7 Plus
Zopo is a relatively new entrant in the Indian market but that doesn’t mean its phones aren’t worthy of consideration. Its flagship smartphone, Zopo Speed 7 Plus improves on the shortcomings of its processor – Speed 7.
Read our review here.
Gionee Marathon M4
If you want to go on a long trip with a phone that doesn’t die; Gionee’s Marathon M4 it is.
Gionee Marathon M4 offers spectacular battery life and at time can also double up as powerbank. The camera on Gionee Marathon M4 does decent job too. It produces crisp and vibrant colours everytime.
Read our review of Gionee Marathon M4 here.
Micromax Canvas 5
Moto G’s best competitor right now is from home-grown manufacturer Micromax. In our review, we have called Micromax Canvas 5 as a worthy challenger for Moto G (3rd Gen).
The design is the best feature of this phone. The faux leather rear panels makes it look attractive. We noted in our review that, “it is better than anything plastic can throw up”.
Micromax Canvas 5 proves that a phone made for India can also look good and desirable. Read our full review here.
Watch the video review of Micromax Canvas 5 (App users click here)