5 Best smartphones under Rs 13000 (April 2016)

Choosing the proper phone with powerful specs, latest technology and well-built body for their budget is everyone’s dream. You will have to spend lot of quality time for the research and comparison of popular, latest and upcoming smartphones, which is in fact a tough job. Also without proper knowledge the chances of falling for the wrong device is more. So we are trying to help you find a phone for you based on your requirements. Here is the list of top 5 best quality smartphones within Rs 13,000 price range. Top smartphones ranging from Rs. 10,000 to 13,000 are listed here with their benefits and drawbacks. You could also have a look at the best phones under Rs 10,000 and 15,000 to reach a better conclusion.

1) Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5

  • Not so loud speakers
  • Not a full HD display
  • Excellent performance (snapdragon 615 octa + 3GB of RAM)
  • Decent camera
  • lazer autofocus
  • Gaming friendly Adreno 405 GPU (as in mi4i ,moto x play )
  • Good battery life


Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5, the successor of the 2GB variant Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL is one of the best budget smartphones available in India that doesn’t loot your budget much. It offers very promising specifications and features for its price. Unlike its predecessor that had impressive camera and battery life, Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 also offers a much improved processor and an addition 1 GB of RAM supporting better multi-tasking. For the price of Rs.12999, it is definitely a great value for money.

Incase if you don’t want to spend additional 3000 for an extra 1 GB of RAM and a better Snapdragon 615 processor, then Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL is certainly a great alternative to Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5.

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 Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 Specifications, Price & Review Flipkart store Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 16 GB Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 12,999
amazon store Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 64 GB Specifications, Price & Review N/A

2) Honor 5X

  • Gorilla glass protection is absent
  • while playing heavy games it tends to get warm but not hot
  • Excellent Full HD display
  • Very good battery life
  • Camera
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Loud speakers


Honor 5X is powered by 1.5 GHz + 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939V2 Octa Core Processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. Excellent full HD display, 3000mAh battery, loud speakers, camera and fingerprint scanner are other highlights of honor 5X. Absence of gorilla glass protection and tendency to get warm during high processor activities like prolonged gaming are the only main drawbacks of Chinese device. Overall it is a fantastic device for its price and a great value for money.

At present Honor 6 is available for Rs 12,999 with 13% discount at Flipkart and it is an excellent alternative to Honor 5X

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Honor 5X reviews Flipkart store Honor 5X Rs. 12,999
Amazon store Honor 5X Rs. 12,999

3) Lenovo Vibe K4 Note

  • The battery is not user replaceable
  • Unnecessary pre-installed apps
  • average camera performance
  • Not a proper gaming device
  • Dolby Atmos® surround sound
  • Good multi-tasker (3 GB of RAM)
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • TheaterMax technology (supports VR headsets)


Lenovo Vibe K4 Note, the successor of the popular K3 Note offers very good features and specs for its price. It provides sharp 5.5 inches full HD display and the best of class speakers with dolby atmos technology for enhanced multimedia experience. The audio quality of the device is definitely one of the main highlight of the device. It is also available with VR headsets. It is thoroughly made for one purpose and that is entertainment. Incase if you are looking for a gaming phone, then K4 Note won’t be the appropriate choice. Although it has an ordinary processor, it’s 3GB of RAM ensures smooth multi-tasking.

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Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Specifications, Price & Review N/A
amazon store Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 12,999

4) Moto G Turbo Edition

  • Non-removable battery
  • No upgrades for battery, display and camera
  • The phone doesn’t support NFC
  • IP67 Water Resistant
  • Decent battery life
  • Future Android updates
  • Excellent build quality
  • TurboPower™ Charging (takes lesser time to charge)


From the first generation of Motorola’s Moto G models are well known for its solid build quality, smooth stock android and other all-rounder performance. Whether it is camera or battery or any other department, Moto G models has managed to offer very promising quality which may not be the best of class, but definitely not the worst either. It is appropriate for rough usage and don’t have to worry if it is affected by water as it is IP67 Water Resistant device.

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition is a gaming variant of the popular Moto G3. It is powered by Snapdragon 615 quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and provides better lag-free gaming performance and smooth multitasking experience than the Moto G3. It also supports fast charging. Apart from its improved processor, Adreno 405 GPU and Turbo Charging features, Moto G Turbo Edition is the carbon copy of Motorola Moto G3.

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Moto G Turbo Edition Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Moto G Turbo Edition Specifications, Price & Review N/A
Amazon store Moto G Turbo Edition Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 11,499

5) Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL

  • Not a full HD display (Average pixel density screen)
  • camera is slightly disappointing at low light conditions
  • bulky and heavy due to massive battery
  • No NFC
  • Outstanding battery back up (5000 mAh battery)
  • Smooth performance
  • Decent camera
  • supports quick charging
  • Gorilla Glass 4 screen protection


Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL has got a massive 5000mAh battery ensuring long lasting battery backup. Quick charging support with 2A charger is a very important aspect as the battery is 5000mAh and hence it will take much longer time to fully charge the device through normal charging. Although it is heavy and bulky due to its massive battery, it is well built and looks beautiful with metal frame and luxurious leather rear back. ZenUI offers smooth experience and good UI customization. Even though the display is not fuill HD, it doesn’t feel like a HD display. Overall, it is suitable for moderate gaming, smooth multitasking and to capture good pics as well as selfies. However, camera performance is slightly disappointing during low light conditions. Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL is highly recommended for those who search for the best battery phone.

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Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 9,999
amazon store Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 10,099

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