Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000 in 2020


The world of smartphones has now reached a point where you do not need to spend huge amounts of money for a smartphone which offers a good deal of features. Smartphones under Rs. 20000 now come with awesome rear and front cameras, powerful processors (Qualcomm SoC), Monster batteries, dynamic display, stunning design, adequate storage and a lot more.

Today the phones that I have included in this list are just awesome and you might definitely want to buy one of them if your budget is under 20K INR. These phones have pretty impressive performance and also have good reviews and ratings on all the websites. All the smartphones in this list have nothing less than triple cameras, the allure of stock Android, bezel-less display, able processors and battery backup greater than 4000 MaH. So you can choose the one that suits your requirements the most.

Here’s the list of best mobiles that you can buy under Rs. 20,000 in India right now. The smartphones are not listed according to their ranks. All the smartphones mentioned here are awesome and specialize in some features. It is for the buyer to choose which phone suits them the best from this list for their day-to-day activities.

1. Samsung Galaxy M31s

Samsung M31s Price: Samsung launches Galaxy M31s with sAMOLED ...

Starting at Rs 19,499, the Galaxy M31s has an awesome display, monster battery with long battery life and most importantly, great front and back cameras. The phone comes in two variants, one with 6 GB ram/128 GB storage and the other with 8 GB ram/128 GB storage. The 8GB/128GB variant is available at 21,4999 Rs. The company has introduced many other striking features which were till now available only in high-range phones of Samsung.

The front of the phone has an edge-to-edge 6.5-inch AMOLED display and a small punch-hole for the front-facing camera. The 6.5-inch super AMOLED display is perfect for viewing content with extraordinary exeprience. The display is bright and colourful. That’s typical of a Samsung AMOLED display. Flip the phone, and you will notice the rectangular camera bump on the top left. This setup is similar to that of the Galaxy S series. There is a side-mounted finger print sensor on the left side which responds really quick.

The smartphone is equipped with an Exynos 9611 SoC. The Galaxy M31s is powered by a 6,000mAh battery that can easily get you through two days. The 25W bundled fast charger can fully charge the phone in just 97 mins. The smartphone can also be used as a power bank as Samsung has introduced the new feature of Reversible charging in M31s. This is not a feature that is present in other M series smart phones.

Samsung has improved the camera quality on the Galaxy M31s. On the back of the phone, you will find a 64MP primary Sony IMX682 sensor with an f/1.8 lens, a 12MP secondary sensor with a 123-degree ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5MP Macro lens which is for close-up shots. The 5MP depth lens is capable of taking portrait shots with live focus. The main highlight of the camera in Samsung M31s is Single Take. The “Single Take” feature harnesses AI to capture different versions of the same moment. With “Single Take“, all the user has to do is press record at the right moment and Galaxy M31s will capture the footage, up to 10 seconds of it, and then use AI to produce up to 10 different outputs – seven photos and three videos. The ‘Single Take’ feature is available on both the rear and front cameras. This feature will come handy while recording special and memorable moments like birthday parties.

The company has also introduced the feature of switching between rear and front cameras while recording videos which is great and highly beneficial, so the user need not pause while taking videos to switch cameras. Galaxy M31s has video capability with 4K recording and it supports slow-mo, Hyperlapse and super-steady modes. In addition, Galaxy M31s has night mode for awesome low light photography. The 32MP front camera also supports 4K video recording and slow-mo selfies. Galaxy M31s combines powerful camera hardware with Intelli-Cam features.

Key Highlights

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 512 GB
  • 16.40 cm(6.5 inch) Full HD+ Display, 1080×2340 pixels resolution
  • 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP | 32MP Front Camera
  • 6000 mAh Battery
  • Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 Processor

2. Samsung Galaxy M31

The front of the phone has an 64-inch AMOLED infinity-U display which gets a waterdrop style notch over the screen. The 6.4-inch super AMOLED display is perfect for watching movies, editing videos and reading epapers. The display is bright, colourful and perfect for watching HDR videos. Flip the phone, and you will notice the rectangular camera bump on the top left. This setup is similar to that of the Galaxy S series. The fingerprint sensor is present on the back of the phone and gives super quick response.You can get the Galaxy M31s in Space Black and Ocean Blue colour options.

The Galaxy M31 is powered by a 6,000mAh battery that can easily get you through two days. The long battery life is one of the key highlights of Samsung phones. A 15W bundled fast charger comes in the box along with the smartphone.

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy M31 with an Exynos 9611 SoC , up to 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. This is another dream come true as the 8GB vaiant is priced at Rs. 19,499. It runs Samsung OneUI 2.0 on top of Android 10.

The Galaxy M31 has a quad-camera setup at the back with the primary being a 64-megapixel shooter. It also houses an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The smartphone will help you click awesome photos in daylight and in addition, Galaxy M31 has night mode for awesome low light photography. Galaxy M31 has video capability with 4K recording and it supports slow-mo, Hyperlapse and super-steady modes. The 32MP front camera also supports 4K video recording and slow-mo selfies.

Key Highlights

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 512 GB
  • 16.26 cm (6.4 inch) Full HD+ Display, 1080×2340 pixels resolution
  • 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP | 32MP Front Camera
  • 6000 mAh Battery
  • Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 Processor

3. Poco X2

The Poco X2 offers great value for money, with specs and features that only few other companies in the market can match in the sub-Rs. 20,000 market. Poco X2 has an attention-grabbing circular patch on the rear with its quad camera set-up and bright gradient finishes which give the phone a stunning and super stylish look. Poco has used Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back for durability. This is not provided by other companies in this price range and Poco has done it. You can unlock your phone easily using the power button that also features a fingerprint sensor.

You get a large 6.67-inch screen with dual front cameras embedded in a cutout in the top-right corner. The display is bright, and supports a 120Hz refresh rate which is just great – just think of the experience you are going to have with this phone. Not to forget, its FHD+ display with the tall-body design will keep you glued to the visuals on-screen. Poco X2 has HDR-10 as well. If you are a heavy gamer, then you are just going to love this phone because Poco X2 is powered by Snapdragon 730G processor which offers amazing performance. Poco X2 comes with liquidcooling feature so, you don’t need to fret about overheating issues either.

Just think of getting up to 8GB of RAM with up to 256GB of storage for less than Rs. 20,000. Well Poco X2 has brought into the market a phone with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage which is expandable upto 512GB using micro SD cards. The smartphone packs in 4500maH battery which is not spectacular but you can be sure that the battery is good enough to power the phone for an entire day. The Smartphone supports 27W fast charging which completely charges the phone in about 90 mins.

This smartphone’s quad-camera system (64 MP Sony IMX686 sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide sensor, 2 MP depth sensor, and 2 MP macro sensor) will help you click stunning photos wherever you go. The Sony IMX686 sensor will make even your most random everyday clicks look great with the right amount of detail.

Key Highlights

  • 6 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 512 GB
  • 16.94 cm (6.67 inch) Full HD+ Display with 1080×2400 pixels resolution
  • 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | 20MP + 2MP Dual Front Camera
  • 4500 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Processor

4. Motorola One Fusion+

Motorola One Fusion+ | motorola WE

This phone is priced 17,499 INR on flipkart.

This smartphone is among the very few devices to sport a pop-up selfie camera. As a result, the smartphone has an all-screen front without any notch or hole-punch in it. The smartphone has a 6.5 inch IPS panel display and is HDR 10 certified. Motorola has also added a loud bottom-firing speaker which makes this smartphone a better tool for viewing content.

Motorola One Fusion+ is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor which is capable of handling day to day tasks as well as video editing with ease. It can manage graphics intensive games without any issues. The One Fusion+ also packs in a big 5,000mAh monster battery which delivers excellent battery life. The phone takes around 2 hours to charge completely which is neither too fast nor too slow.

Motorola ships the One Fusion+ with stock Android which isn’t very common. There are no pre-installed apps or bloatware on this device. Motorola One Fusion+ has a quad-camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary camera. The display is awesome and it manages to take good photos in daylight and enables HDR automatically in bright light. Photos clicked with night mode enabled in low light conditions are excellent.

Key highlights

  • 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 1 TB
  • 16.51 cm (6.5 inch) Full HD+ Display, 1080×2340 pixels resolution.
  • 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP | 16MP Front Camera
  • 5000 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Processor

5. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

The smartphone is priced at 16,999 INR on amazon for its basic variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a successor to Redmi Note 9 Pro as a part of the Redmi Note 9 series. This new smartphone is identical to the Redmi Note 9 Pro and shares a lot of features as well. It sports a big 6.67-inch display with a hole-punch in the top-centre. The phone is quite tall and bulky which makes it a bit uncomfortable to use single-handedly. This is probably because it accommodates a big 5,020mAh battery which adds bulk to it.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G which is a powerful processor and is capable of handling daily tasks very well. The phone comes in three variants, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. The smartphone can handle games well but it can get warm if you play games for longer durations. 

It offers very good battery life and can go beyond a day and a half before needing to charge the device again. It has support for 33W fast charging which is very helpful and is capable of topping the device up in about an hour which is great. The quad-camera setup on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is better than that of the Redmi Note 9 Pro in terms of resolution. The phone manages good shots during the day. In low-light, the night mode does a great job and clicks good quality photos. The videos are electrically stabilised too.

Key Highlights

  • 6GB RAM/ 64 GB ROM/ Expandable upto 512 GB
  • 6.67-inch FHD+ display with 1080×2400 pixels resolution
  • 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP/ 32MP
  • 5020mAh lithium ion battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor

6. Realme 6 Pro

The Realme 6 Pro is a mid-range flagship featuring the powerful Snapdragon 720G chipset and a quad rear camera setup. It is priced Rs.17,999.

It has a 6.6-inch LCD display, which produces good colours and brightness and helps you with a better browsing and streaming experience. There’s no in-display fingerprint sensor which is not actually required as the side mounted finger print sensor works faster than the in-display sensors. Of course, right now the in-display finger print sensors have become a trend and they look really cool, but the choice is all yours. There’s face unlock too, which works very well. The smartphone packs in a 4,300mAh battery which easily lasts for a day and half and there’s 30W fast charging too which fully charges the phone in less than 90 mins. 

As the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, I assure you that gaming experience will be awesome and you can play heavy games on high settings without experiencing lags or frame drops.

Realme 6 Pro has used a modern-looking, punch-hole cutout in the display for the two front cameras. The phone is available with upto 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (top variant). The storage is expandable upto 512 GB using micro SD cards. The smartphone has a quad camera set up and the main 64-megapixel primary camera captures good quality photos in daylight and at night. For more better quality photos at night, night mode comes in handy. There’s a wide-angle camera with a 123-degree angle and macro camera for ultra close-up shots. The 6 Pro can also shoot video up to 4K resolution. 

  • 6GB RAM/ 64 GB ROM/ Expandable upto 512 GB
  • 6.60-inch FHD+ display, 1080×2400 pixels resolution..
  • 64MP + 8MP + 12MP + 2MP/ 16MP + 8MP
  • 4300mAh lithium ion battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor

7. Realme X2

The phone is priced at Rs. 16,999 for it’s base variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM

Its 16.25-centimetre (6.4) FHD+ sAMOLED screen, along with a screen-to-body ratio of about 91.9%, ensures that you enjoy nothing but an immersive viewing experience. It also features a dewdrop notch over the large, Super AMOLED display and a in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone fetaures two Nano-SIM card slots and a dedicated slot for a microSD card. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on this smartphone’s front and back makes it more resistant to damage from accidental drops and scratches.

Realme X2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor which is perfect for enjoying a lag-free gaming experience and seamless multitasking. The smartphone also has Gaming Mode which comprises of various features, such as Frame Boost 2.0 and Touch Boost 2.0, which enhance your gaming experience by increasing the game stability, frame rate and touch speed. You don’t need to worry about the phone getting hot during gaming either as Realme X2 has a multilayer cooling system which keeps this smartphone cooler by up to 14%, helping you play your favourite video games without having to fret about overheating issues.

It’s available in three variants, with the base variant starting at Rs. 16,999. The top-end variant, which had 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is available at Rs. 20,000. You can use this smartphone to listen to your favourite tracks in crystal-clear quality as it comes with Dolby Atmos. Battery life is decent as the 4,000mAh battery easily lasts for more than a day. The smartphone supports fast charging with 30-watt VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 feature which charges it up to 67% in about 30 minutes.

Its quad-camera system includes a 64-megapixel primary camera with an ultra-high-resolution sensor to help you click crystal-clear pictures. Additionally, this camera’s four lenses range from macro to ultra-wide, thereby letting you capture photographs from multiple perspectives. This smartphone helps you take pictures with a resolution of about 9216×6912 to help you see every single detail. Nightscape works well for low-light shots. Low-light conditions have got nothing to do with the clarity of the shots as this smartphone’s 32-megapixel front camera delivers clear and detailed selfies in just about any condition. Its front camera also boasts electronic image stabilization, so your videos are free of blurs.

Key Highlights

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM (Expandable up to 512 GB)
  • 16.26 cm (6.4 inch) Full HD+ Display
  • 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | 32MP Front Camera
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Processor
  • 30W VOOC 4.0 Fast Charger

Bottom Line

So he is my list of best smartphones under 20000 Rs. There are many more smartphones under 20000 INR but there is no point in mentioning all of them as this list consists of only the best smartphones in this price range. All the other smartphones in this price range have less spectacular specifications than these 7 best smartphones. So, the choice is all yours to buy any of these smartphones depending on your needs and budget. Some smartphones have powerful processors, some have awesome display and refresh rates, some have good battery back-up, some have good camera performance and so on. Take your pick depending on the specific features you are looking for.

Adityan

I am a 17 year old boy passionate about gadgets and blogging.

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