The best smartphones up to 15,000 rubles in 2017

In the category of up to 15 thousand rubles, a large number of smartphones are offered. As a rule, these are budget devices, but some of them differ in very expensive solutions. In this review, we will consider the most interesting smartphones worth up to 15,000 rubles.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64Gb

The Redmi Note 3 model was replaced by a new generation, called Redmi Note 4. In the category of up to 15 thousand rubles, you can purchase a version of 64 GB of internal memory and 3 GB of RAM. We recommend it for purchase. There is a version with 16 GB of memory, but the amount of RAM in it is less – 2 GB. It’s not that small, but you must agree that it’s better when there is stock.

The new generation uses a 10-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor (MT6797), a Mali-T880 MP4 video processor. There is a memory card slot, a powerful 4100 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, LTE support, etc..

The case is metal, the camera is 13 MP. Screen – 5.5-inch, resolution – 1920 × 1080 pixels.

  • 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: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Meizu M5 Note 16Gb

Meizu M5 Note is a direct competitor to Redmi Note, so do not be surprised that their characteristics are so similar..

It uses a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, a stylish metal case, a 13 MP camera, an 8-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor (MT6755), 16 GB of memory and 3 GB of RAM, a powerful 4000 mAh battery.

The case design is different and at the same time is good for both devices, which, however, is a matter of taste. Various and firmware – Meizu uses Flyme, Xiaomi – MIUI. Each of them is good in its own way..

What to choose? You decide.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755)
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ASUS ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL 32Gb Ram 2Gb

An interesting model from ASUS. Its average cost is just above 15 thousand rubles, but many stores sell smartphones cheaper than this figure.

What’s interestnig? Mostly, a 5.5-inch screen – its resolution does not reach 1280 × 720 pixels, but 1920 × 1080 pixels. The processor is an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 32 GB of internal memory and 2 GB of RAM. Agree, not bad?

There is support for LTE, a 16 MP camera, a decent battery capacity of 4100 mAh. The body color can still be chosen to your taste. By the way, the case itself is metal.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

LG X Power K220DS

An interesting solution from LG in the segment of low-cost smartphones. It uses a 5.3-inch non-standard diagonal screen with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. Processor – 4-core MediaTek MT6735, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of memory + slot for a memory card. Good battery – at 4100 mAh.

The asset of the LG X Power K220DS: high battery life, high-quality screen, excellent build quality, stylish body, good main camera, Android 6.0.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.3 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 139g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6735
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro (Prime) 3GB + 32Gb

Need a powerful 5-inch smartphone? You can pay attention to the Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro (Prime), whose average cost is above 10 thousand rubles. Although this is a budget device, some solutions to call budget language does not turn. How do you like a metal case? Or a fingerprint scanner?

Installed processor – 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, RAM 3 GB, main memory – 32 GB. Please note that the 16 GB version uses 2 GB of RAM. There is a slot for a memory card. Display Resolution – Full HD!

Despite the fact that this is a small smartphone, it uses a powerful 4100 mAh battery. Of course, there is support for 4G networks.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 156g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Sony Xperia XA

Stylish smartphone from Sony for less than 15 thousand rubles? Why not? In this case, it will be about the Sony Xperia XA. True, with the average cost at the time of writing, everything is not so smooth – it is slightly higher, about 16 thousand rubles, but if you want, you can easily meet the 15,000 rubles.

Since the segment is mid-budget, you should not wait for some flagship decisions. The Xperia XA case is plastic, but stylish, reminiscent of other models of the company. The screen is 5-inch with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. The processor is an 8-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755), 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of main memory. There is a slot for a memory card, with a capacity of up to 200 GB. Battery capacity – 2300 mAh. There is support for LTE. You can choose from several colors, including white, gray, dark gray, etc..

Note that this is a frameless smartphone – of course, there are frames, but they are so thin that they are simply invisible.

  • 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

Huawei Honor 8 Lite

In fact, the use of glass in the design of the case is not new for the mid-budget segment. Moreover, there are budget models in the decoration of which glass is actively used, but there are few such devices. Huawei Honor 8 Lite is a “glass” smartphone; tempered glass is used on both sides. The newbie looks great. What else can he please?

A 5.2-inch screen with Full HD resolution, a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. Very thumbs up set.

Honor 8 Lite has good image quality, but don’t forget about the smartphone class..

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 147g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 655
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Camera: 12 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

An interesting metal smartphone for those who have a lot of 5.5-inch screens and just the 5-inch. The screen of this diagonal is used in Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, and its resolution is Full HD.

Here you will find 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory and a memory card slot, an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, a 2750 mAh battery, a 13 MP camera.

The advantages include high resolution for a 5-inch screen (usually 1280 × 720 pixels are used), as well as two speakers on the back cover, next to which DOLBY flaunts – the sound from the speakers is really good.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2750 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

HTC Desire 628 Dual Sim

The device will be of interest primarily to fans of HTC. A small 5-inch device with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. Processor – 8-core MediaTek MT6753, memory capacity – 32 GB, RAM – 3 GB, while support for memory cards up to 2048 GB is declared!

Battery capacity – 2200 mAh, there is support for LTE, a 13 MP camera, there is an LED flash.

The advantages of this model include high-quality screen, high speed, good camera.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 142g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6753
  • Memory capacity: 32 GB
  • RAM capacity: 3 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2200 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) SM-J510F / DS

The average cost of the Galaxy J5 (2016) is slightly higher than 15 thousand rubles, but in many stores it is sold much cheaper.

It uses a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels. Interestingly, the matrix is ​​Super AMOLED. The colors are bright and saturated, the matrix is ​​cool – however, as always with Samsung. Also, attention should be paid to the camera, which, as usual, is good, even despite the budget of the smartphone.

Features for a cheap smartphone are good: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 4-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory + memory card slot, LTE support, battery capacity – 3100 mAh. Camera – 13 MP.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 × 720
  • Weight: 159g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • Camera: 13 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

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