Are you looking for a smartphone with high-end features but have a budget of up to Rs 20,000? Nowadays, Smartphones are launched in dozens every month and it becomes difficult for a consumer to choose one. To make things easier you, here’s we have shortlisted Top 5 popular smartphones available in India between Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 to make your buying decision easy. While compiling the list we have given due consideration to our own experience apart from features and brand value.
Motorola recently launched the Moto G5 Plus in India. The device was earlier unveiled during Mobile World Congress (2017). The 3GB RAM + 16GB Storage variant is priced at Rs 14,999 while the 4GB RAM + 32GB Storage variant is priced at Rs 16,999.
The smartphone comes loaded with some interesting features and one of them is the camera. To start with, the device comes loaded with a 12-megapixel rear camera with aperture f/1.7, 1.4-micron pixels, dual AF pixels and LED flash. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling.
The primary camera comes with a large f/1.7 aperture, meaning that it can take 25 percent more light than its predecessor, which makes it easier to click photos, without losing much detailing, under low-light conditions. The device got some good reviews internationally as well for sporting a good camera. The camera UI is typically very simple and minimalistic. The front camera also took some good photos during our brief testing period, which makes it a complete package. The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs 14,999 for 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and is available from Flipkart.
For the specifications, the Moto G5 Plus comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone comes in two options—3GB/16GB variant along with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage model. There is also a microSD card slot through which one can expand storage up to 128GB. The phone is backed by 3000mAh battery and support connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC and micro USB port. The phone measures 150.2 x 74 x 9.7 mm and weighs 155 grams.
Gionee had launched its A1 smartphone in India for Rs 19,999 last month. Gionee A1 was first introduced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 last month, along with its elder sibling A1 Plus. The major highlight of the device apart from selfie camera is the new 18W ultra-fast charging technology, which the company can charge these devices in 2 hours. Also, the company adds a tagline to the devices – “Super camera, super battery”.
As for the specifications are concerned, Gionee A1 offers a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek 6755 Helio P10 processor, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone also comes with an option to expand the storage to 128GB via microSD card slot.
On the camera front, the smartphone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, F2.0, 1/3.06 inches, 5P lens, flash and a 16-megapixel front camera with fixed focus, F2.0, 1/3.06 inches, 5P lens, selfie flash.
The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and is backed up by a 4,010 mAh battery. On the connectivity front, the device support dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and micro USB. The handset measures 154.5 x 76.5 x 8.5 mm and weighs 182 g.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was launched in India in January this year. The smartphone comes in three variants- 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs 12,999, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage variant is priced at Rs 10,999 and for 2GB RAM + 32GB internal storage model one has to pay Rs 9,999. The smartphone comes with quite an impressive specifications in this price bracket.
It offers a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved glass display and a 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. The hybrid dual SIM smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating and has a 4100 mAh battery. In terms of design, the smartphone is near identical to the Redmi Note 3 with a fingerprint scanner at the back.
For the storage, it comes with 2GB RAM + 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage variants, all of which are expandable via microSD card. The smartphone offers a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front camera. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS with AGS/GLONASS and USB Type C. The handset measures 151 x 76 x 8.35mm and weighs 175 grams.
On the camera front, the smartphone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, F2.0, 1/3.06 inches, 5P lens, flash and a 16-megapixel front camera with fixed focus, F2.0, 1/3.06 inches, 5P lens, selfie flash. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and is backed up by a 4,010 mAh battery. On the connectivity front, the device support dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and micro USB. The handset measures 154.5 x 76.5 x 8.5 mm and weighs 182 g.
Lenovo launched its big battery smartphone – Lenovo P2 in India earlier this year. The smartphone comes in two variants, 3GB RAM which is priced at Rs 16,999 and 4GB RAM which costs you Rs 17,999.
The Lenovo P2 has a 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080p) AMOLED display with 401ppi as pixel density. It is armed with a 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. It comes in 3GB/4GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 128 GB expandable memory via a micro SD card in India.
The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and is backed by a huge non-removable 5,100 mAh Li-ion battery which claims to offer 3 days of battery back up. Lenovo P2 works with a 24W Rapid Charger that gives up to 10 hrs of battery life in 15 minutes.
The Lenovo P2 has a 13-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on its front panel. It also has a fingerprint sensor. The handset measures 153 x 76 x 8.2mm and weighs 179 grams. The connectivity options include 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio.
Earlier, this year Huawei launched the Honor 6X smartphone with dual-camera set up for Rs 12,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 15,999 for 4GB RAM variant. The smartphone was first unveiled in China last year and was also recently made available in the United States. The device comes in two variants, a 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and a 4GB RAM + 64GB variants and is available exclusively via Amazon India.
The main highlight of the device is the dual-camera setup at the back. The device features a combination of a 12-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor. The set up comes with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED flash etc. At the front, there is an 8-megapxel sensor for selfies. The camera set up lets you dig into and play with shallow depth of field and one can change the focus of an image post clicking it.
As far as other specifications are concerned, Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI v4.1 on top. Other than that, it comes with a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass protection. On the inside, the device is powered by a Kirin 655 octa-core (4 cores at 2.1GHz + 4 cores at 1.7GHz) chipset with Mali-T830MP2 GPU paired with 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. In both the cases, the internal storage is expandable via microSD card. There is 3340 mAh battery inside and the smartphone also offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Compass etc.