Best smartphone to buy under INR 20000

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

If you are planning to buy a new smartphone this month and your budget is approx. 20000 bucks, don`t worry there are ample of options available with you. Listed below are the top 7 smartphones which we as "" thinks are best option to buy.

1. Realme X

Realme X

The Realme X is a premium offering from Realme, which features an in-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock and a pop-up selfie camera. It features a 6.53-inch, full-HD+ OLED display to produces good colors.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC and is available in two variants -- one with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and the top-end one has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone runs on Color OS 6, which is based on Android 9 Pie. The large size of the phone makes it a little cumbersome to use but other than that, the build quality is great and performance is very good. Apps and games run smoothly too, without any heating issues. 

The Realme X has a 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel primary camera which is capable to record video up to 4K resolution, along with 16-megapixel secondary camera for taking selfie. The phone does a pretty good job in low light too. The 3765mAh Battery is also good leaving phone lasting for a full day with regular use which also includes VooC Flash Charge

2. Oppo F11 Pro

Oppo F11 Pro

The another one from Oppo is the F11 Pro with the pop-up camera. This also features an 6.53 inches FHD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution that stretches edge-to-edge thanks to a pop-up camera with 16-megapixel which rises up pretty fast while taking selfies. The Oppo F11 Pro is also powered with MediaTek Helio P70 octa core processor and comes in 6GB RAM along with 64GB storage which is expandable to 256GB. It offers dual camera setup of 48-megapixel and 5-megapixel primary camera.

It run on operating system Android 9 Pie. It is also powered with massive 4000mAh lithium-polymer battery providing impressive 36 hours of talk time with fast charging capabilities.

3. Samsung Galaxy M40

Samsung Galaxy M40

The Samsung Galaxy M40 boasts a hole-punch display . It features a bright and vibrant 6.3-inch full-HD+ PLS TFT LCD display, which has good viewing angles. The body is slim and light but the plastic back attracts scuff marks pretty easily. 

It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, which is good for gaming, but the chip heats up very quickly when playing heavy games such as PUBG:Mobile. It comes only with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is expandable up to 512 GB but it's a hybird slot so you cann't have two SIMs and a microSD card. It is based on Android 9 Pie and OneUI runs well on the device. 

The triple camera setup 32-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel at back shoots decent pictures under good light, but in low-light, the autofocus is slow and images lack good detail. The wide-angle camera is useful but the quality isn't great. The 16-megapixel secondary camera also produces decent photos. Video recording maxes out at 4K but the quality is average and there's no stabilisation. The 3,500mAh battery lasts all day on one charge, which is a good thing. 

4. Motorola One Vision

Motorola One Vision

The Motorola One Vision has an appealing design that stands out from the competition, thanks to a tall 6.3 inches FHD+ 1080 x 2520 pixels 21:9 display with a hole-punch. The display quality is a little underwhelming, but the tall aspect ratio offers some advantages when it comes to watching videos and split-screen multitasking.

There octa-core Exynos 9609 SoC runs on Android 9 Pie powering the phone is a capable performer and handles day-to-day tasks as well as gaming without any issues. The 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual setup rear camera captures detailed and crisp photos. There is a tonne of camera features to play with. The Night Vision mode delivers impressive results in low-light conditions and is one of the best you can find in this price range. the impressive 25-megapixel front camera just performs very well.

Motorola One Vision comes with 4GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage option, which is further expandable to 256 GB using the hybrid SIM slot. The 3,500 mAh battery, on the other hand, is barely enough to last a full day of usage and can be charged fully in less than two hours with the bundled 15W TurboPower charger.

5. Oppo K3

Oppo K3

The Oppo K3 is the identical twin of the Realme X and becomes a good alternative if you prefer an Oppo phone in that price range. This also features an 6.5 inches AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution that stretches edge-to-edge thanks to a pop-up camera with 16-megapixel which rises up pretty fast for face unlock and while taking selfies. The Oppo K3 is also powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 and comes in 6GB & 8GB RAM along with 64GB & 128GB storage variants. It offers dual camera setup of 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel primary camera along with a wide-angle and depth sensor.

It operates on ColorOS 6 same as Realme X. It is also powered with 3765mAh lithium-polymer battery to last day long.

6. Samsung Galaxy A50

The Samsung Galaxy A50 looks a lot like the Galaxy M10 and M20, but it has a few premium features such as a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen which produce 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and triple rear cameras. The back of this phone has a unique iridescent finish that reflects light dramatically in rainbow patterns. Samsung has used its premium Exynos 9610 SoC which is a solid performer for this price segment and supports 25-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel rear camera features such as intelligent scene optimization and 480fps slow-motion video recording and 25-megapixel secondary camera. Performance is generally quite good, especially in terms of the display and battery life.

It is available in two variant of ram 4GB and 6GB and with storage of 64 GB which is further expandable up to 512 GB.

The impressive 4000mAh battery in Galaxy A50 is capable of fast charging and also include a 15W charger in the box with type-c cable. It runs on Android 9 Pie.

7. Nokia 8.1

Nokia 8.1

The popular Nokia 8.1 recently received a price-cut and is now available for well under Rs 20,000. It’s a phone with a 6.18 inches FHD+ display which produces 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution and a premium glass design. Under the hood, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 powering things along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is further expandable up to 400 GB and is running on Android 9 Pie. The dual camera on the back is especially good with Zeiss optics and 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. On the front is another 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 lens for selfies.

The Nokia 8.1 consists of 3500mAh battery to last a day and is also capable of fast charging thanks to its 18W charger which comes in the box.

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