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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.