Every­one con­sid­ers a cer­tain amount as the most com­fort­able lim­it when buy­ing a smart­phone. How­ev­er, many of us can agree that a rea­son­able lim­it for a mod­ern mobile device with most of the nec­es­sary fea­tures and spec­i­fi­ca­tions is 15,000 rubles. With­in this amount, there is a real­ly wide selec­tion of smart­phones of dif­fer­ent lev­els and class­es. We have select­ed 10 smart­phones under 15,000 that meet the require­ments of the major­i­ty in 2018.

  1. Meizu M6s 64GB

Already by the appear­ance of this smart­phone, it is easy to guess that it was announced in 2018. The clas­sic trends of this year are the large bezel-less dis­play, the absence of phys­i­cal but­tons on the front pan­el and the very con­vinc­ing spec­i­fi­ca­tions, all of which are present in this smart­phone.

Meizu fea­tures a 5.7‑inch IPS screen with a res­o­lu­tion of 1440x720. Such a large dis­play, of course, requires a bezel-less design to keep the size and weight of the smart­phone com­fort­able. Meizu M6s weighs 160g.

The para­me­ters of the Meizu M6s are very mod­ern — this is a six-core Sam­sung Exynos 7872 proces­sor, which is sup­port­ed by 3GB of RAM with 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. Such char­ac­ter­is­tics are enough to run mod­er­ate games, down­load var­i­ous appli­ca­tions and per­form the nec­es­sary tasks with­out freez­ing. The smart­phone sup­ports 2 SIM cards, and one of the slots is com­bined with a mem­o­ry card slot.

As for the cam­era, Meizu M6s also has some­thing to boast about, the res­o­lu­tion of the main cam­era is 16MP, and the front one is 8MP. The cham­ber is sin­gle. The bat­tery capac­i­ty is 3000mAh and the smart­phone sup­ports fast charg­ing.

It is worth not­ing that the Meizu M6s does not have such func­tions as wire­less charg­ing and con­tact­less pay­ment, it is also not equipped with mois­ture and dust pro­tec­tion, but oth­er­wise it can quite claim to be an excel­lent smart­phone at an afford­able price.

  1. Sam­sung (A320F) Galaxy A3 (2017) Duos 16Gb LTE

The Galaxy A3 is one of Sam­sung’s most pop­u­lar mid-range smart­phones, com­bin­ing an afford­able price tag with fea­tures sim­i­lar to the com­pa­ny’s top smart­phones. One of the main attrac­tive ele­ments is a 4.7‑inch AMOLED dis­play, which is not infe­ri­or in qual­i­ty to its coun­ter­parts on flag­ships. The dis­play res­o­lu­tion is 1280x720.

The smart­phone itself runs on an Exynos 7870 Octa proces­sor with 8 cores. All this is com­ple­ment­ed by 2GB of RAM, 16GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of its expan­sion. At the same time, the smart­phone has a sep­a­rate slot for a mem­o­ry card in the pres­ence of slots for two SIM cards. The oper­at­ing sys­tem is, of course, Android. Galaxy A3 is equipped with a con­ven­tion­al, not dual main cam­era, the res­o­lu­tion of which is 13MP. The front cam­era has a res­o­lu­tion of 8MP.

The pos­i­tive news is that the smart­phone is pro­tect­ed from mois­ture and dust, equipped with a fin­ger­print scan­ner and the pos­si­bil­i­ty of con­tact­less pay­ment. With a bat­tery capac­i­ty of 2350mAh, it does not sup­port fast or wire­less charg­ing. Nev­er­the­less, the smart­phone is quite a styl­ish and mod­ern device with clas­sic Sam­sung design and pre­mi­um build qual­i­ty.

  1. Black­view BV7000 Pro

The styl­ish and bru­tal design of this smart­phone speaks for itself, Black­view BV7000 Pro is a device that is durable, pow­er­ful and reli­ably pro­tect­ed from dust, mois­ture and shock. So, if you are look­ing for a smart­phone for an active child or an elder­ly per­son, then the Black­view BV7000 Pro may be a rea­son­able choice.

The proces­sor that runs the smart­phone is an octa-core Medi­atek MT6750. 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry are already char­ac­ter­is­tics of more pre­mi­um devices. You can be sure that most pro­grams and even games will eas­i­ly run on your smart­phone. By the way, it is also pos­si­ble to expand the mem­o­ry of the device, since the mem­o­ry card slot is com­bined with the slot for the sec­ond SIM card.

IPS dis­play has a diag­o­nal of 5 inch­es and Full HD res­o­lu­tion of 1920x1080. Image depth is also very impres­sive — 441ppi.

The res­o­lu­tion of the main cam­era is 13MP, and the front cam­era is 8MP, the cam­era also has an image sta­bi­liza­tion func­tion.

The smart­phone, of course, has IP68 pro­tec­tion and a fin­ger­print scan­ner. The 3500mAh bat­tery sup­ports fast charg­ing but does not sup­port wire­less. Also, Black­view BV7000 Pro is not equipped with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of con­tact­less pay­ment. The smart­phone weighs 222g, which makes it quite heavy, but under­stand­able giv­en its hard­ened specs.

  1. Xiao­mi Red­Mi 5 Plus 4/64Gb

Screens with an aspect ratio of 18:9 are anoth­er trend of recent years. Xiao­mi Red­Mi 5 Plus fol­lows this trend and as a result we get a unique smart­phone with a diag­o­nal of 5.99 inch­es, an IPS dis­play and a res­o­lu­tion of 2160x1080 with an image depth of 403ppi.

This smart­phone is pow­ered by an octa-core Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 625 MSM8953 proces­sor and is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. This smart­phone also has the abil­i­ty to expand the mem­o­ry, a spe­cial slot is com­bined with a slot for a sec­ond SIM card. Xiao­mi Red­Mi 5 Plus is not pro­tect­ed from dust and mois­ture, does not have con­tact­less pay­ment or facial recog­ni­tion capa­bil­i­ties, and it does not sup­port fast charg­ing. How­ev­er, all user data will be secure­ly pro­tect­ed with a fin­ger­print scan­ner. Bat­tery capac­i­ty is anoth­er attrac­tive char­ac­ter­is­tic of this smart­phone — 4000mAh will be enough to not wor­ry about unnec­es­sary recharg­ing. Xiao­mi Red­Mi 5 Plus will allow you to stay con­nect­ed all the time. Smart­phone cam­eras have a res­o­lu­tion of 12MP (main) and 5MP (front). Well, the price allows Xiao­mi Red­Mi 5 Plus to fit per­fect­ly into the bud­get up to 15 thou­sand.

  1. Doogee Mix 4Gb+64Gb

Doogee is one of the few com­pa­nies that does­n’t receive enough atten­tion. Nev­er­the­less, the Doogee Mix smart­phone is a very impres­sive device. It runs on a Medi­aTek Helio P25 proces­sor with 8 cores. This is a very pow­er­ful chipset, with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry, it allows the smart­phone to cope with weighty appli­ca­tions with­out much dif­fi­cul­ty. You can sup­ple­ment the built-in mem­o­ry with the help of an addi­tion­al card slot, which, by the way, is locat­ed sep­a­rate­ly from the slot for the sec­ond SIM card. For many users, this will be good news.

The Super AMOLED dis­play with a diag­o­nal of 5.5 inch­es and a res­o­lu­tion of 1280x720 will not dis­ap­point. The res­o­lu­tion of the dual main cam­era is 16MP, and the built-in one is 5MP.

In gen­er­al, Doogee Mix is ​​a very large, light (193g), pow­er­ful and mod­ern smart­phone. It was announced in 2017 and sup­ports fin­ger­print data pro­tec­tion. The bat­tery of Doogee Mix has a capac­i­ty of 3380mAh and, although the smart­phone does not sup­port fast or wire­less charg­ing, its ener­gy is enough for a very long time. It should be not­ed that the device has a pre­mi­um design and a large screen.

  1. Asus (ZB570TL) Zen­fone 4 Max Plus (M1)

Smart­phones from Asus are always about qual­i­ty build, and in the case of the Zen­fone 4 Max Plus, it’s about pre­mi­um fea­tures at an afford­able price. A large and rich IPS screen with small frames has a diag­o­nal of 5.7 inch­es and a res­o­lu­tion of 2160x1080 with an image depth of 424 ppi. The screen is def­i­nite­ly very high qual­i­ty and ful­ly meets the require­ments of the mod­ern user. The smart­phone is pow­ered by an octa-core Medi­atek MT6750 proces­sor. Every­thing else is pro­vid­ed with the help of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. Fans of stor­ing pho­tos and music on their smart­phone have noth­ing to wor­ry about, Zen­fone 4 Max Plus sup­ports a sep­a­rate slot for a mem­o­ry card, with the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using two SIM cards. The trend of 2017 and 2018 deserves spe­cial atten­tion — a dual cam­era. The main cam­era in this smart­phone has a res­o­lu­tion of 16 megapix­els, front — 8 megapix­els.

The bat­tery of Zen­fone 4 Max Plus has a capac­i­ty of 4130mAh and sup­ports fast charg­ing. Of course, the smart­phone has a fin­ger­print scan­ner, but the device weighs 160g. It does not have pro­tec­tion against mois­ture and dust and the pos­si­bil­i­ty of con­tact­less pay­ment.

  1. ZTE Nubia Z17 mini 4/64Gb

This smart­phone has a styl­ish design, and in terms of char­ac­ter­is­tics, it strong­ly resem­bles the pre­vi­ous mod­el — Z11 mini S. ZTE, as always, pleas­es with the excel­lent assem­bly and qual­i­ty of the device. Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 652 with 8 cores is run­ning inside, which ensures the pro­cess­ing speed. 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry is also quite a lot and any user will def­i­nite­ly be sat­is­fied with such para­me­ters. If you can con­nect 2 SIM-cards, Z17 allows you to expand the built-in mem­o­ry using a spe­cial card.

The IPS dis­play of this smart­phone has a diag­o­nal of 5.2 inch­es, Full HD res­o­lu­tion of 1920x1080 and 424 pix­els per inch. This is a nice-look­ing dis­play that will allow you not to peer into the text and com­fort­ably man­age the key­board. The dual main cam­era has a very stan­dard 13MP res­o­lu­tion, while the front one has a res­o­lu­tion of 16MP, which makes it a great option for video con­fer­enc­ing, calls and self­ies. With its very small size, the smart­phone weighs only 155g. The bat­tery capac­i­ty is 2950 mAh, which seems like a small num­ber, but when you con­sid­er main­tain­ing fast charg­ing, it’s quite under­stand­able. The smart­phone sup­ports Android Pay and is equipped with a fin­ger­print sen­sor. Pre­mi­um looks and great qual­i­ty are also there.

  1. Hom­tom S9 Plus Black

A very inter­est­ing sam­ple of a smart­phone from a Chi­nese com­pa­ny that includes max­i­mum pow­er at a very afford­able price. Medi­atek MT6750 proces­sor with 8 cores is sup­port­ed by 4GB of RAM and 6GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. 2 sim cards, one of which can be replaced with a mem­o­ry card — every­thing is very stan­dard. A nice addi­tion is a 5.99-inch IPS dis­play with a res­o­lu­tion of 1440x720. It can­not be said that this is the most per­fect screen, but for those who care about the diag­o­nal, this is a very impor­tant point. The main cam­era is dual and has a res­o­lu­tion of 16MP, while the front cam­era has a res­o­lu­tion of 13MP. Of the mod­ern fea­tures, we can dis­tin­guish the pres­ence of a fin­ger­print scan­ner and fast charg­ing. The sec­ond is not sur­pris­ing, because you need to charge a bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 4050mAh. The weight of the smart­phone is also very con­vinc­ing — 207g, and the appear­ance of the smart­phone does not cause any com­plaints. In gen­er­al, Hom­tom S9 Plus is a very inter­est­ing mod­el.

  1. Huawei Y9 (2018) FLA-LX1

Huawei smart­phones def­i­nite­ly deserve a place on this list. Let every­one who is chas­ing flag­ships dis­cuss the P20, but today our atten­tion is riv­et­ed on the Huawei Y9 — the 2018 mod­el. The smart­phone is regard­ed as a mid-range device and is equipped with four cam­eras. This is the first thing to say about him. With addi­tion­al front and rear cam­eras with a res­o­lu­tion of 2MP, the main and front cam­eras have a res­o­lu­tion of 13MP and 8MP, respec­tive­ly. At the same time, both allow you to cre­ate spec­tac­u­lar bokeh.

A large IPS dis­play with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a res­o­lu­tion of 2160x1080 has a diag­o­nal of 5.93 inch­es, that is, Huawei Y9 is also a very con­ve­nient smart­phone.

Inside, there is a HiSil­i­con Kirin 659 proces­sor with 8 cores, which pro­vides pow­er to the smart­phone from Huawei. It has 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in mem­o­ry, plus it can be grown with a mem­o­ry card. The slot for it is com­bined with the slot for the sec­ond SIM card. The bat­tery capac­i­ty of Huawei Y9 is 4000mAh, and the smart­phone weighs 170g. It does not sup­port fast charg­ing, con­tact­less pay­ment, is not pro­tect­ed from mois­ture and dust, but is equipped with a fin­ger­print scan­ner.

  1. LG (M700) Q6a Black Gold

Smart­phone LG Q6a is a device with a com­fort­able price and nice fea­tures. The smart­phone is pow­ered by a Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 435 proces­sor, equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. It would seem that the char­ac­ter­is­tics are very sim­ple, but for many users they will be more than enough. The built-in mem­o­ry can be expand­ed, the card slot is com­bined with a slot for a sec­ond SIM card. LG Q6a is not suit­able for heavy games, but this smart­phone is ide­al for work tasks. So, the user will appre­ci­ate the large IPS dis­play with a diag­o­nal of 5.5 inch­es, Full HD res­o­lu­tion and 439ppi.

The LG Q6a has a fair­ly stan­dard 13MP main cam­era, not a dual one but with excel­lent qual­i­ty. In addi­tion, it has a 5MP front cam­era.

A 3000mAh bat­tery is respon­si­ble for the work dur­ing the day, but it does not have such func­tions as wire­less or fast charg­ing, con­tact­less pay­ment or dust and water pro­tec­tion. There is no fin­ger­print sen­sor on the case, but there is face recog­ni­tion. All in all, the LG Q6a is a very inter­est­ing and very high-qual­i­ty smart­phone that will please those who choose it.