Top 10 Windows Mobile Phones under Rs 15,000 in India

  1. Microsoft Lumia 640XL

Microsoft Lumia 640XL

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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Specification
Display 5.7 inch, IPS LCD, 720 x 1280 pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Camera 13 MP Rear,  5 MP Front
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

Earlier this year in April Microsoft launched Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM handset alongside the Lumia 640 Dual SIM in the Indian market. Available at Rs. 14,296 Lumia 640XL runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.

On the memory front the devices offers 8GB of in-built storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The company is also providing 30GB free OneDrive storage.

The Microsoft Lumia 640XL features a 5.7-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has sunlight readability enhancements.

The smartphone sports an autofocus 13.0-megapixel rear camera with ZIESS optics and a 5.0-megapixel front facing camera for video calling. It packs a 3,000mAh battery.

  1. Nokia Lumia 1320

Nokia Lumia 1320

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Nokia Lumia 1320 Specification
Display 6 inch, HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1
Camera 5 MP Rear,  VGA Front
Processor Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300

Nokia Lumia 1320 is perfectly suited for entertainment and productivity, and  flaunts a 6 inch HD LCD IPS (1280×720) Super sensitive touch screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and runs on Windows Phones 8.

The curvy design of the device makes it comfortable to play games or watch movies holding it in hand for long time. It is quite larger in every dimension and is a bit heavier. However, it is worth pointing out that with 6 inch screen you won’t be able to use it with one hand and your thumb may need extra workout to reach every corner of the phone.

The device is powered by a 1.7GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.

The handset features 5MP Auto Focus rear camera with LED flash, 0.3MP VGA, 3400mAh Battery and 8GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 64GB. It measures 164.25 x 85.9 x 9.79 mm and Weighs 220g.

On the connectivity front it includes BT4.0+LE, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5mm AHJ and Wi-Fi 802.11 (2.4GHz b/g/n). The device is currently available online retailers at Rs. 13,499.

  1. Microsoft Lumia 730

Microsoft Lumia 730

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Nokia Lumia 730 Specification
Display 4.7 inch, HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1
Camera 6.7 MP Rear,  5 MP Front
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

Microsoft launched the Lumia 730 last year in October alongside the two Lumia mobile phones named  Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 in India.

The last handset from the Nokia branding Lumia 730 (after Microsoft acquired the Finnish mobile maker) is a perfect alternative for those who want to try their hands on Windows Phone.

Nokia Lumia 730 is company’s selfie-focused phone, the 5 MP wide-angle front camera on the device let users capture better selfies. Another highlighted feature of the device is Skype calling with just one tap (from calling section itself).

The mobile phone sports 4.7-inch HD OLED Super Sensitive Touch display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor coupled with Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM.

The device comes with a 6.7 MP rear camera with an LED Flash along with Carl Zeiss optics, wide f/1.9 aperture and a 1/3.4” sensor. The company has also integrated 5MP front camera that makes 730 a special one.

Both the front and back camera mode has features like Single Shot, Burst Mode, Video and other setting options. Lumia 730’s front camera comes with a 24mm wide angle lens and is best known as Made for Selfies.

  1. Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual

5. Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual

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Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual Specification
Display 5 inch, HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1
Camera 8 MP Rear,  3.1 MP Front
Processor 1.2 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad Core

Priced at Rs. 9,999 Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual is available in Matte Black, White, Cyan, and Orange color options.

The Lumia 540 Dual SIM mobile phone from house of Microsoft sports a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) IPS LCD display and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim (upgradable to Windows 10).

The device is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 1GB RAM.

The dual SIM handset comes with an 8 MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash, 5 MP wide-angle front camera, 2,200 mAh removable battery, and 8GB of internal storage, which is further expandable via microSD card up to 128GB.

Connectivity options in Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro USB. It measures 144 x 73.69 x 9.35 mm and weighs 152g.

  1. Nokia Lumia 638

Nokia Lumia 638

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Nokia Lumia 638 Specification
Display 4.5 inch, IPS LCD, 480 x 854 pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1
Camera 8 MP Rear
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

Microsoft Nokia Lumia 638 is the most affordable 4G enabled Windows Phone; it is available via e-commerce site at Rs. 9,499.

The Nokia Lumia 638 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA LCD display with TrueColor and capacitive multi-point touch and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS.

The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

The handset features 5MP auto focus primary camera with  4X zoom, video frame rate 30 fps and video resolution 720p (1280 x 720) video recording format MP4/H.264. It packs in a 1,830 mAh battery and comes with 8GB of built-in storage that is expandable up to 128GB using a micro SD card.

Connectivity options in the device include 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ 42Mbps (Dual Carrier), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.  The handset comes bundled with Camera Apps like Bing vision, Lumia Camera, Lumia Cinemagraph, Lumia Panorama, Lumia Refocus and Lumia Selfie. It is worth nothing that the handset does not feature secondary camera.

  1. Microsoft Lumia 640

Microsoft Lumia 640

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Microsoft Lumia 640 Specification
Display 5 inch, HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows v8.1, Upgradable to v10 (Windows)
Camera 8 MP Rear, 0.9 MP Front
Processor 1.2 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad Core

Microsoft launched Lumia 640 Dual SIM alongside the Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM in India earlier this year in April.

Lumia 640 Dual SIM is available at Rs. 8,999 and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, which is upgradable to Windows 10 OS.

Powering the device is a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, the Lumia 640 features 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. Along with this, the company is also providing 30GB free OneDrive storage.

The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD (1280×720) display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating and it also has sunlight readability enhancements. It packs a 2,500 mAh battery and sports 8.0-megapixel autofocus rear camera and a 0.9-megapixel wide angle front facing camera.

  1. Micromax Canvas Win W121

Micromax Canvas Win W121

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Micromax Canvas Win W121 Specification
Display 5.0 inch, HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows v8.1
Camera 8 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

Last year in June Micromax, the domestic handset manufacturer introduced its Canvas Win series with the launch of Canvas Win W121 beside Canvas Win W092.

Priced at Rs. 7,495, Canvas Win W121 sports a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and runs on Windows Phone 8.1.

It is powered by a 1.2 GHz, Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 coupled with 1 GB of RAM.

The mobile features an 8.0 MP auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, 2.0 MP secondary camera and 8GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB.

It packs in a 2,000 mAh battery which according to the company can deliver up to 150 hrs of stand by time and 5.00 hrs of talk time.

On the connectivity front it includes 3G, micro USB, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPRS/EDGE and GPS.  The handset features a faux-leather back panel similar to the one we have seen in Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is quite compact and slimmer than the company’s Android Canvas series mobile phones.

  1. Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

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Microsoft Lumia 535 Specification
Display 5 inch, qHD, 540 x 960 pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows 8.1
Camera 5 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7

Microsoft Lumia 535 comes with a 5-inch qHD (960×540 pixels) IPS display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim.

The dual SIM handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

The Lumia 535 phone from the house of Microsoft features 5.0-megapixel camera at the back along with flash, 5.0-megapixel wide-angle camera on the front, 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card and packs a 1,905 mAh battery which can deliver 23 days of standby time and 13 hrs of talk time on 3G networks.

The company has bundled the device with 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage and is currently available at Rs. 7063.

On the connectivity front Microsoft Lumia 535 include 3G, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, Micro-USB, A-GLONASS, A-GPS, and Bluetooth.

  1. Micromax Canvas Win W092

Micromax Canvas Win W092

Micromax Canvas Win W092 Specification
Display 5 inch, 480 x 800 pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows 8.1
Camera 5 MP Rear, VGA Front
Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz

Priced at Rs. 6,500 Canvas Win W092 from the house of Indian smartphone maker Micromax comes with 4-inch IPS WVGA (800×480 pixels) display and runs on Windows Phone 8.1.

The device based on Microsoft and Qualcomm’s reference design program is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor paired with 1GB of RAM.

It features a 5.0- megapixel rear camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, 1,500 mAh battery and 8GB of built-in storage that can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.

In terms of connectivity options, it features 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, Micro-USB and Bluetooth. Notably with the price tag or Rs. 6500 the Win W092 is Rs. 800 cheaper than world’s bestselling Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 520.

  1. Xolo Win Q1000

Xolo Win Q1000

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XOLO Win Q1000 Specification
Display 5 inch, HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Windows v8.1
Camera 8 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Processor 1.2 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212, Quad Core

The Indian smartphone maker Xolo launched Windows enabled smartphone named as Xolo Win 1000 earlier this year in February. The smartphone is currently available via an online retail site for Rs. 6,499.

Talking about the specifications, the Xolo Win Q1000 sports a 5-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels with OGS technology and runs on Windows Phone 8.1.

The Q1000 comes with solid build quality, and gives premium feel when your hold in your palm, it fits really well. The screen folds around the edges which make it convenient to hold the device for longer time if you are playing game or watching movie.

The smartphone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and Adreno 302 GPU.

It features an 8MP rear camera with PureCel sensor and LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 32GB.

The Win Q1000 packs in a 2,200 mAh battery, which according to the company can deliver up to 500 hours of standby time and up to 12 hours of talk time on 3G network.

The connectivity options in the smartphone include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN, A-GPS, and Micro USB. Xolo Win Q1000 will be available in White, Black, and Green color options.

Santanu Mukherjee

Santanu Mukherjee

Believes in Capturing things around in its original form Santanu is photography freak, he is Mass Comm and Journalism post graduate, innovation and out of box concept keeps him on toes, passionate about journalism and the integration of technology in media and new media have turned him to techno journalist .