The segment under Rs 20,000 is today one of the most sought-after category in the Indian smartphone market. This price range usually falls under mid-range category where you don’t need to compromise with either the specifications or the looks of the phone.
To make things easy for you, we present to you a list of five smartphones that can be purchased for under Rs 20,000 with features that offer moderate performance, camera quality and overall feel from the top manufacturers in the market including Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung and Realme.
Realme 3 Pro (6GB + 128GB)
TheRealme 3 Pro was launched last monthfor a price ofRs 16,999 for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option. The devicecomes loaded with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The Realme 3 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE processor clocked at 2.2GHz along with Adreno 616 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There’s a dual-camera setup with a combination of a 16MP primary lens with Sony IMX519 sensor, f/1.7 aperture, 1.22-micron pixel along with a 5MP secondary shooter with f/2.4 aperture. For the front, the phone is equipped with a 25MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 1/ 2.8 sensor size. The Realme 3 Pro runs on ColorOS 6.0, which is based on Android 9.0 Pie and is fuelled by a 4045mAh battery with VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB + 128GB)
At the end of February, Xiaomi announced the much anticipated Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone. The device in its 6GB + 128GB configuration is currently available for a price of Rs 16,999 on Flipkart, mi.com and Mi Home stores.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro features a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution and a small waterdrop style notch. It’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor with Adreno 612 GPU, 6GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB storage. The smartphone comes with a dual rear camera with a 48-megapixel primary sensor with LED Flash, f/1.79 aperture, Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. For the front, it has 13-megapixel AI camera for selfies. It runs Android 9 Pie withMIUI 10 and is fueled by 4000mAh battery with support for Quick charge 4.0.
Huawei P30 Lite (4GB + 128GB)
Huawei launched the Huawei P30 Litesmartphone last month which started for a price of Rs 19,990 for the base 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.
The P30 Litefeatures a 6.15 inch (2312 x 1080 pixels) with Full HD+ resolution and tall 19.5:9 ratio. It is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core processor with Mali-G51 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The device has a 3,340 mAh battery with 18W fast-charging and it runs on Android 9 Pie and EMUI 9.0.1. The P30 Lite equips a triple rear camera with a combination of 24-megapixel, 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and 2-megapixel depth sensor. For the front, the phone features a 32-megapixel camera for selfies and video-calling.
Samsung Galaxy A50 (4GB + 64GB)
Samsung has been refreshing its mid-range and budget smartphone and launched the Galaxy A50 in February for a price of Rs 19,990 for its base variant.
The Samsung Galaxy A50 features a 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ Infinity-U Super AMOLED display. It is powered by an octa-core Exynos 9610 10nm processor with Mali-G72 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone features an in-display Fingerprint sensor, the only phone to feature one under Rs 20,000. The smartphone has a triple rear camera setup of a 25MP primary sensor with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture and 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 8MP ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture. It features a 25MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. It runs on Android 9 Pie and is backed up by 4000mAh battery with fast charging.
Xiaomi Poco F1 (6GB + 64GB)
Xiaomi announced a surprise addition to the upper budget segment of smartphones with the launch of the Poco F1 device under a new Poco branding. Debuting by the end of August last year, the Poco F1 has been on the receiving end of praises since its launch and now sells for a starting price of Rs 19,999 after receiving a permanent price cut of Rs 1,000.
The Poco F1 features a 6.18-inch Full HD+ notch display with 2246 x 1080 pixel resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is a dual rear camera setup with a combination of 12-megapixel primary Sony IMX363 sensor with dual pixel autofocus, with dual LED Flash, 1.4μm pixel size and a 5-megapixel secondary Samsung sensor. It has a 20-megapixel selfie camera along with support for IR face unlock feature. The device is backed up by 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.