Best Smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India. Photo Source:- Gikplus

Are you looking for an Android smartphone with high-end features and you have a budget of up to Rs 20,000? In the last few years, companies like Samsung, Motorola, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei, Sony, ZTE, Asus, Oppo, and Vivo have completely updated the catalogue of budget-friendly smartphones. Smartphones under Rs 20,000 now come with a decent performing platform as well as outstanding camera quality. These best mobiles under 20,000 are not just well-priced, but these smartphones can even offer premium metal designs, solid build quality, long battery life, fingerprint sensors, latest OS version and even some of the excellent camera phones under 20,000. Here’s we have shortlisted the best Android smartphones available in the Indian market between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 to fulfil your buying priority.

let’s check out the best Android smartphones under Rs 20,000:

  1. Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

If your budget is limited to 20,000, the best smartphone to buy is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. The Galaxy J7 Prime scores well on all fronts including its spanking display, better battery life with S Power power management, built quality and its software. The S Power planning feature offers users save phone’s battery life with three options – extended battery life, reserve battery for calls, and forward calls when the battery ends. To recall, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime was first unveiled in India with 16GB internal storage in September last year at Rs 15,900. Recently, the company has released its 32GB internal onboard storage variant in the Indian market at a price tag of Rs. 16,900. If you want to buy an overall best smartphone in this budget (under 20,000), nothing beats the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime specifications and features:

Phone Model Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) 2.5D curved glass display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Pixel density: 401 ppi (Pixels Per Inch)

Processor 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core CPU
RAM 3GB
Internal Memory Storage 32GB onboard storage, expandable up to 256GB
GPU Mali-T830MP2
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow -based TouchWiz UI
Camera Rear Camera: 13MP camera with LED flash f/1.9 aperture, CMOS sensor, full HD video recording.

Front Camera: 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture, CMOS sensor.

Connectivity Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GLONASS, A-GPS, OTG, micro-USB port, S Power planning mode, S secure with folder lock option, S bike mode, ultra-data saving mode.
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery 3,300mAh
Colours Black and Gold
Dimensions 151.5 x 74.9 x 8.1mm (height x width x thickness)
Weight 167 grams
Price Rs. 16,900

 

  1. Moto G5 plus

Moto G5 plus was launched in India in March this year. Motorola had introduced the metal unibody design in the Moto G5 Plus for the first time in the G series smartphone, replacing the plastic body in the earlier iteration. Further, the device also features with the popular Google Assistant, which was first seen on Google’s Pixel smartphones only. The Moto G5 Plus boasts a splash proof metal frame design and houses a physical home button on the front which comes embedded with a fingerprint sensor. The Moto G5 Plus is available in India at Rs 16,999 for the 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant and makes for a best buy option thanks to its premium metal unibody design, pure Android experience and excellent camera quality.

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Moto G5 plus specifications and features:

Phone Model Moto G5 plus
Display 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display (423 pixels per inch)

Protected with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Processor 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset
RAM 4GB RAM
Internal Memory Storage 32GB onboard storage, expandable up to 128GB
GPU Adreno 506
Operating System (OS) Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera Rear Camera: 12-megapixel camera with 1.4µm pixels, phase detection auto-focus (PDAF), a dual-LED flash and a large aperture of f/1.7

Front Camera: 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a wide-angle lens

 

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB v2.0 port
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery 3,000mAh battery with Turbo Charging feature
Colours Lunar Grey and Fine Gold
Dimensions 150.2 x 74 x 7.7 mm
Weight 155 grams
Price Rs 16,999

 

  1. Lenovo Z2 Plus

Lenovo Z2 Plus was launched in September 2016 and is one of the bestselling smartphones for Lenovo in the Rs. 20,000 price range. Lenovo had introduced the Z2 Plus smartphone with a fibre-glass frame unlike metal used in most high-end phones these day. Further, the Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with 2.15 GHz Snapdragon 820 Processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU which is excellent for gaming. The Z2 Plus has a good 5-inch 1080p display and an entire day’s worth of battery life. Overall, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is a compact, well designed and a very balanced smartphone.

The device is available in 2 variants —the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant priced at Rs. 17,499 and the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant priced at Rs. 19,999. Interestingly, Lenovo Z2 Plus got a price cut recently, and now the phone qualifies as the third best option as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs. 20,000. Starting with the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant, it is now available for Rs. 13,999, a 22% (Rs. 4,000) off on its original price Rs. 17,999. On the other hand, the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant is now available for Rs. 15,749, a 21% (Rs. 4,250) off on its original price Rs. 19,999.

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Lenovo Z2 Plus specifications and features:

Phone Model Lenovo Z2 Plus
Display 5-inch 1080p (1080 x 1920) display
Processor Snapdragon 820 Quad-core (2×2.15GHz Kryo & 2×1.6GHz Kryo)
RAM 3GB/4GB
Internal Memory Storage 32GB/64GB
GPU Adreno 530
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS (Upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat)
Camera Rear Camera: 13-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture

Front Camera: 8-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture

Connectivity Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, USB OTG, 3G and 4G, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type C port
Network 4G VoLTE
Battery 3,500 mAh
Colours Black and White
Dimensions 141.65 x 68.88 x 8.45mm
Weight 149 grams
Price 3GB RAM/32GB storage – Rs. 13,999

4GB RAM/64GB storage – Rs. 15,749

  1. Xiaomi Mi Max Prime

If you want to buy a really good phablet in this price range (under 20,000), nothing beats the Xiaomi Mi Max Prime. The smartphone was launched in India in June last year. Despite the huge size, this 6.44-inch phone actually looks really good. It also has a striking IPS 2.5D glass capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and performs like a champion thanks to its 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa core processor.

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Xiaomi Mi Max Prime specifications and features:

Phone Model Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
Display 6.44-inch Full-HD IPS 2.5D glass capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 342 ppi pixel density
Processor 64-bit 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa core (ARM Cortex A72 + ARM Cortex A53) processor
RAM 4GB RAM
Internal Memory Storage 128GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB
GPU Adreno 510
Operating System (OS) Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow OS with MIUI 8
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel with 5p lens, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF auto focus, dual-tone LED flash, HDR, 120fps slow motion capture

Front Camera: 5-megapixel

 

Connectivity Dual-Sim, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, WiFi Hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, Infrared, Fingerprint sensor, USB OTG, FM Radio, 3G and 4G, 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB v2.0 port
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery Massive 4850mAh
Colours Silver, Gold and Dark Grey
Dimensions 173.10 x 88.30 x 7.50mm
Weight 204 grams
Price Rs. 19,999

 

  1. Huawei Honor 6X

Huawei Honor 6X was launched in India in January this year, becoming one of the best mobile in this price range (under Rs. 20,000) with dual-camera setup. With its dual camera setup, the Honor 6X can able to capture some really good and crispy images in normal and low lighting conditions. Apart from its camera department, the smartphone sports an impressive metal unibody design and performs convincingly for this price range.

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Huawei Honor 6X specifications and features:

Phone Model Huawei Honor 6X
Display 5.5inch IPS LCD Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 655, Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
RAM 3GB/4GB
Internal Memory Storage 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 256 GB
GPU Mali-T830MP2
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow, upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 4.1 custom skin
Camera 12MP + 2MP rear camera sensor with LED flash and 8MP front-facing camera
Connectivity Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and a microUSB 2.0 port
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery 3340 mAh
Colours Gold, Silver and Grey
Dimensions 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm
Weight 163 grams
Price 3GB RAM/32GB – Rs 12,999

4GB RAM/64GB – Rs 14,999

 

  1. ZTE Nubia z11 mini S

If you want to buy a good camera phone in this budget (under 20,000), Nubia Z11 mini S is the best option for you. ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S smartphone was launched was launched in India in March this year. The main highlight of the Nubia Z11 mini S is the sleek 7.6 mm thick metal unibody with slim bezels, and all-day battery life. The ZTE Nubia z11 mini S runs the company’s Nubia 4.0 UI skin, based on Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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ZTE Nubia z11 mini S specifications and features:

Phone Model ZTE Nubia z11 mini S
Display 5.2-inch Full-HD 2.5D capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (424 ppi)
Processor 2.0GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM 8953 octa core processor
RAM 4GB RAM
Internal Memory Storage 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 200GB
GPU Adreno 506 GPU
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Nubia 4.0 UI skin
Camera 23-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and 13-megapixel front shooter for selfies
Connectivity Dual-SIM (nano+nano), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, and a microUSB 2.0 port
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery 3000mAh
Colours Moon Gold and Khaki Grey
Dimensions 146.06 x 72.14 x 7.60mm
Weight 158 grams
Price Rs.  16,999

 

  1. Sony Xperia XA1

Sony Xperia XA1 is the latest smartphone from Sony, which was launched earlier at the MWC 2017 and made its entry to Indian market recently (April 2017). The phone comes with a 5 inch 720p HD display with a screen resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. Apart from this, Sony has always focused on the Camera quality and the Sound experience on their smartphones. The Sony XA1 features a 23-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, laser autofocus and LED flash. On the front, it has an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter for selfies. Sony Xperia XA1 price in India starts from Rs. 18,889.

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Sony Xperia XA1 specifications and features:

Phone Model Sony Xperia XA1
Display 5-inch HD Image Enhance capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 294 ppi pixel density
Processor 64-bit MediaTek Helio P20 octa core (Quad core 2.3GHz + Quad core 1.6GHz) processor
RAM 3 GB
Internal Memory Storage 32GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB
GPU Mali-T880MP2
Operating System (OS) Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera 23-megapixel rear camera with 1/2.3 exmor RS for mobile image sensor, low-light photo ISO6400, 24mm wide-angle F2.0 lens, 5x clear image zoom, steady shot, low-light video ISO 3200 and 8-megapixel front facing camera
Connectivity Dual-SIM (nano+nano), Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, Google Cast 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB Type-C port
Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery 2300mAH battery, rated to deliver up to 11 hours of talk-time and 560 hours of standby time
Colours White, Black and Pink
Dimensions 145.00 x 67.00 x 8.00mm
Weight 143 grams
Price Rs. 18,889

 

  1. Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL

Asus Zenphone 3 ZE520KL is the most premium looking smartphone you can buy if you have a budget close to Rs. 20,000. When compared to the Zenfone 2, the Zenfone 3 ZE520KL comes with great improvements both in terms of looks and build quality. The smartphone is currently priced at Rs. 16,749 for its 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory storage. The smartphone was launched in August last year.

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Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL specifications and features:

Phone Model Asus ZenFone 3 ZE520KL
Display 5.2-inch Full-HD IPS display (178 degree wide-viewing angle capacitive touchscreen) with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and protected with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
Processor 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
RAM 3GB/4GB
Internal Memory Storage 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 2TB
GPU Adreno 506
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Asus ZenUI 3.0 custom skin, upgradable to 7.0 Nougat
Camera Rear Camera: 16-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, laser/phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, dual-tone LED flash

Front Camera: 8-megapixel front shooter with f/2.0 aperture

Connectivity Dual-SIM (micro+nano) dual-standby, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port

Network 4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
Battery 2650 mAh
Colours Sapphire Black, Moonlight White, Shimmer Gold
Dimensions 146.87 x 73.98 x 7.69mm
Weight 144 grams
Price 3GB RAM/32GB Storage – Rs. 16,749

4GB RAM/64GB Storage – Rs. 20,790

 

  1. Oppo F3

If you are Selfie/Groufie lover and your budget close to Rs. 20,000, then Oppo F3 dual selfie-camera is the best solution for you. The main USP of the Oppo F3 smartphone is its dual front-facing camera setup, one of the camera is a 16-megapixel standard lens and another front camera stands at 8-megapixel with 120-degree wide-angle lens. Just like the Oppo F3 Plus front camera, “one for selfie, one for group selfie”. It also packs good performance and metal unibody design and delivers a true flagship like experience. However, the excellent cameras are its biggest highlight. The Oppo F3 smartphone was launched in May 2017 at a price tag of Rs. 20,990. But interestingly, Oppo F3 got a price cut recently, and now the phone qualifies as the nine best option as one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs. 20,000. The Oppo F3 is now available in India at Rs 18,450 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant.

Photo Courtesy:- Oppo

Oppo F3 specifications and features:

Phone Model Oppo F3
Display 5.5 inch In-Cell TFT Full HD 2.5D curved glass display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Processor 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T6 octa-core processor
RAM 4GB
Internal Memory Storage 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB
GPU Mali T860 GPU
Operating System (OS) Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s ColorUI 3.0 skin
Camera Rear Camera: 13-megapixel 1.3-inch sensor rear camera with Dual Focus Phase Detection Autofocus(PDAF), dual tone LED flash and full HD 1080p video recording

Front Camera: Dual front camera setup, which includes a 16-megapixel 1.3-inch primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with 120-degree wide-angle view for group selfies.

Connectivity Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.1, and microUSB v2.0 port
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery Non-removable 3200mAh (up to 30 hours of talk time and up to 197 hours of standby time)
Colours Gold
Dimensions 153.3 x 75.3 x 7.3mm
Weight 153 grams
Price Rs. 18,450

 

  1. Vivo V5s

Vivo V5s is an another selfie-centric smartphone and we have listed the Vivo V5s smartphone in our top 10 list specifically for selfie-lovers as the phone comes with a 20-megapixel front-facing camera that is able to capture amazing high resolution selfies. Vivo launched the new Vivo V5s in India in April 2017.

Photo Courtesy:- Vivo

Vivo V5s specifications and features:

Phone Model Vivo V5s
Display 5.5-inch HD IPS 2.5D glass and eye protection mode capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 267 ppi pixel density
Processor 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6750 quad core processor
RAM 4GB RAM
Internal Memory Storage 64GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB
GPU Mali-T860MP2
Operating System (OS) Android v6.0 Marshmallow with Funtouch OS 3.0 skin
Camera Rear Camera: 13-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash

Front Camera: 20-megapixel front facing camera with 1/2.8″ sensor and f/2.0 aperture

Connectivity Dual-SIM dual-standby, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS/ A-GPS, USB OTG, fm Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.1, and microUSB v2.0 port
Network 4G with VoLTE
Battery Non-removable 3000 mAh
Colours Crown Gold and Matte Black
Dimensions 153.8 x 75.5 x 7.5mm
Weight 154 grams
Price Rs. 18,890