phonecurry recommendation list ™: best phones in Rs. 12,000 - 17,000, available in India

1-10 of 87 phones sorted in order of recommendation 
(last update: March 02, 2015)
#1
Micromax Canvas Selfie A255
price Rs. 15,237 onwards
launch Feb, 2015
current magic score [?]
80.4
very good value-for-money
recommended buy
#2
Micromax Canvas 4 Plus A315
price Rs. 12,699 onwards
launch Sep, 2014
current magic score [?]
77.8
very good value-for-money
recommended buy
#3
ZTE Grand S II
price Rs. 13,999 onwards
launch Dec, 2014
current magic score [?]
77.7
very good value-for-money
recommended buy
#4
XOLO Play 8X 1100
price Rs. 12,145 onwards
launch Sep, 2014
current magic score [?]
76.9
very good value-for-money
recommended buy
#5
Asus Zenfone 6
price Rs. 14,999 onwards
launch Jul, 2014
current magic score [?]
75.2
very good value-for-money
recommended buy
#6
Alcatel OneTouch Idol X Plus
price Rs. 13,999 onwards
launch Jun, 2014
current magic score [?]
74.1
good value-for-money
recommended buy
#7
Gionee Marathon M3
price Rs. 12,138 onwards
launch Nov, 2014
current magic score [?]
73.4
good value-for-money
recommended buy
#8
Motorola Moto G (Gen 2) 16GB
price Rs. 12,999 onwards
launch Sep, 2014
current magic score [?]
72.8
good value-for-money
recommended buy
#9
Karbonn Titanium Hexa
price Rs. 12,989 onwards
launch Jul, 2014
current magic score [?]
71.5
good value-for-money
recommended buy
#10
Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM
price Rs. 13,434 onwards
launch Oct, 2014
current magic score [?]
71.1
good value-for-money
recommended buy