The best smartphones up to 15,000 rubles in 2018

Today, for 15 thousand rubles, you can become the owner of an excellent smartphone. Chinese companies are partly to blame for this, thanks to which the cost of smartphones has plummeted. In this review – all the best that can be acquired on the Russian market, of course, in our subjective opinion. So, the top rating of the best smartphones is up to 15,000 rubles.

Meizu M6 Note 3 / 32GB

This device has a large 5.5-inch display (its resolution is Full HD), a cool monolithic metal case, as well as a dual rear camera with a resolution of 12/5 MP, which the previous generation did not have. The front camera received a resolution of 16 MP and shoots very well. In general, this device can be called a smartphone with a good camera and a powerful battery (the last capacity is 4000 mAh).

Meizu M6 Note is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM – these are quite standard numbers in this class. There is a fingerprint scanner, as well as a quick charge function.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 12/5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 3 / 32GB

One of the best options costing up to 15 thousand rubles (actually even cheaper). This is a new generation of Redmi, which is interesting primarily for its frameless case, and this suggests that the creators managed to use a larger screen with the dimensions of its predecessor. By the way, the diagonal of the display is 5.99 inches with a high resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels.

The new product is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. You will also find a fingerprint sensor, a powerful 4000 mAh battery, as well as good by the standards of the camera class. By the way, the rear camera is single, not double, as it is now fashionable.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.99 inches
  • Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Main camera: dual 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Honor 9 Lite 32GB

Honor appeared at Honor: a smartphone that just looks great – take a look at the back of the case, which is made of glass. We also recommend that you pay attention to very pleasant shades..

A frameless case is used here, so with small dimensions, the manufacturer managed to use a large 5.65-inch screen! Its resolution, by the way, is high – 2160 × 1080 pixels.

This whole thing works on the proprietary powerful HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, the memory capacity is 32 GB of ROM and 3 GB of RAM. Cameras shoot very well for their price.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.65 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13/2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

Something new from ASUS and, like competitors, frameless – here is ZenFone Max Plus (M1), a new device from ASUS, the owner of which, if you so desire, you can become all for the same 15,000 rubles.

The case design can be called classic. He, by the way, is metallic. Frameless design, the diagonal of the display is 5.7 inches, resolution – 2160 × 1080 pixels.

Immediately note the powerful battery at 4130 mAh. The smartphone runs on the basis of the MediaTek MT6750 processor, the amount of memory – 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM.

Rear camera, of course, dual.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.7 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4130 mAh
  • Camera: 16/8 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi A1 32GB

Initially, Xiaomi Mi A1 could only be purchased in a version with 64 GB of internal memory, but now there is a version of 32 GB, which is also cheaper.

You won’t find a frameless case here, but it’s still one of the best smartphones for its price, because it has a beautiful metal case, a magnificent 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution, a powerful platform based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4 processor GB of RAM, a decent rear camera and, most importantly, “bare” Android, and not MIUI firmware at all! For many buyers, this is a huge advantage..

Great choice in terms of price and quality.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 165g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3080 mAh
  • Camera: 12/12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 4 / 64GB

Of course, one can not help but talk about a similar smartphone from Xiaomi.

Redmi Note 4X already looks familiar for the latest low-cost Xiaomi devices. The case is made of metal, but on the back cover you can find the plastic inserts necessary for the antennas. Since they are painted in body color, it’s not so easy to notice that it’s plastic.

Redmi Note 4X received a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, a MediaTek Helio X20 processor (MT6797), as many as 4 GB of RAM (for this particular version), as well as 64 GB of internal. There is a fingerprint scanner that is installed on the back cover, a powerful 4100 mAh battery, and a memory card slot is supported. But there is no quick charge function.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)

At the time of writing, this smartphone from Samsung is selling for 13-16 thousand rubles. If you definitely need Samsung, pay attention to this device..

First of all, it is worth noting a cool design. Like many competitors, the Korean company decided to use metal. In general, the handset looks very stylish, even though this, in fact, is by no means the most expensive device, because it can easily be called an image smartphone.

As for the hardware, the Galaxy J5 (2017) is pretty good: the processor is Exynos 7870, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, the battery capacity is 3000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Exynos 7870
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser ZC551KL 32GB

One of the main features of this smartphone, which, in fact, is being bet on is the presence of instant laser focus, which works in just 0.03 seconds! There is also a special RGB sensor. Photos are of excellent quality, of course, adjusted for the class of the device.

ZenFone 3 Laser ZC551KL has a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory + memory card slot. The case is metal, stylish, with a rectangular recess for the fingerprint scanner visible on the back. By the way, the scanner can perform other functions, for example, having passed through it, you can start the front camera. All this is configured separately..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Huawei P10 Lite 3 / 32GB

At the time of writing, the official cost of the Huawei P10 Lite 3 / 32GB is slightly above 15 thousand rubles, however, firstly, its price will probably drop a little more, and secondly, you can always buy this device in an unofficial store at a lower cost.

So, what is interesting about the Huawei P10 Lite? Perhaps the main emphasis is on the cool appearance – just look at how the smartphone looks, it invariably attracts your eyes, whatever shade you choose.

Huawei P10 Lite runs on the HiSilicon Kirin 658 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. Battery capacity – 3000 mAh. Good cameras are installed that allow you to get pictures of decent quality. There is a fingerprint scanner and even a quick charge function. Interestingly, the 5.2-inch display received Full HD resolution.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 146g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 658
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 64GB

Go back to Xiaomi. Here we have far from the most ordinary smartphone. But there is nothing unusual in the picture in it, you say, and you will be right. But if you look at Mi Max 2 in real life, you will immediately understand what we are talking about – this is a large smartphone, the diagonal of its display is 6.4 inches! For those who love more.

The characteristics of Mi Max 2 are similar to many other smartphones of the company. So, it works on the basis of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, it has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, there is a memory card slot, a quick charge function, a fingerprint scanner. The case is metal, and the battery is the most powerful, as many as 5300 mAh! Do not be surprised that the smartphone weighs 211 g.

  • Screen diagonal: 6.44 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 211g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 5300 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia XA

If you want to become the owner of a smartphone from Sony, and there are many who want to, but at the same time you need an inexpensive device, the cost of which does not exceed 15 thousand rubles (in fact, even less), consider buying Xperia XA.

The main bet, obviously, is made on the appearance and the Xperia XA looks simply excellent, especially in light colors. Add to this the almost complete absence of frames, and therefore the small width of the 5-inch smartphone – only 66.8 mm!

Xperia XA will please the owner with a good display, good cameras, communication capabilities. But in terms of power, the smartphone is catching up: the MediaTek Helio P10 processor (MT6755), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM. Not even a fingerprint scanner. But, generally speaking, we recommend buying.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 139g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2300 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Nokia 6

As we have already reported more than once, the Finnish company Nokia has returned to the market and introduced several smartphones at once + several models will be presented later.

Nokia 6 acts in the middle price segment. The device turned out to be interesting. So, pay attention to the case design – it is unique, in addition, the case itself is made of aluminum, it is monolithic. A choice of several color shades.

The diagonal of the display is 5.5 inches, the resolution is Full HD, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal. The device received good cameras, it boasts good sound, a good level of battery life.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 169g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG Q6a M700

An interesting novelty from LG is one of the few inexpensive smartphones that has received a frameless case! See for yourself, the diagonal of the display is as much as 5.5 inches, and the width of the case is only 69.3 mm! Excellent result! By the way, the newcomer resembles the Korean flagship LG G6 in front, although it looks different from the back: here there is a plastic cover and a single camera …

It is also worth highlighting a widescreen camera with a 100-degree view and face recognition function. But such chips as a fingerprint scanner or the now fashionable USB Type-C are not here. And still this is a very interesting option to buy.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2160 × 1080
  • Weight: 149g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Motorola Moto M 32GB

Officially, this device is sold much more expensive than 15 thousand rubles, but some stores dump, Moto M can be purchased for 14-15 thousand rubles.

Motorola Moto M received a cool metal case, a 5.5-inch display (the usual resolution is 1920 × 1080 pixels), a MediaTek Helio P15 processor (MT6755 Pro), 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM + a memory card slot.

The rear camera has a resolution of 16 MP, there is a fingerprint reader, USB Type-C.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 163g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P15 (MT6755 Pro)
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3050 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M3 Max 64GB

This is the first Meizu model with such a large 6-inch display. And that’s great, since there are few 6-inch smartphones on the market. But the rest of the M3 Max is similar to other models of the company.

So, he received a monolithic stylish metal case, a MediaTek Helio P10 processor (MT6755), 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory (no one canceled the memory card slot), fast charging function, as well as a powerful 4160 mAh battery.

There is also a fingerprint scanner, good cameras, a good selection of body colors.

  • Screen diagonal: 6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 189g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Alcatel IDOL 4 6055K

Albeit not the newest, but still very relevant smartphone from Alcatel – once one of the industry leaders.

Alcatel IDOL 4 6055K stands out for its unusual design, and glass acts as the main material. The smartphone received a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded using a memory card. Alcatel IDOL 4 6055K turned out extremely thin – only 7.1 mm.

Alcatel IDOL 4 6055K has a good sound in the headphones and dynamics, good picture quality, very nice cost.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 135g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2610 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes