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Top 5 Smartphones under Rs 20,000, November 2017

If you are looking for a slightly higher priced budget smartphone or a low-priced flagship, this is for you.

Are you looking for a smartphone with high-end features but have a budget of up to Rs 20,000? Then choosing the best device in this mid-range segment is really a challenge for you.

Smartphones below Rs 20,000 today bring a lot of value and features that are offered in the premium handsets. To make things easier you, here we have shortlisted Top 5 popular smartphones available in India between Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 to make your buying decision easy. So here goes the list of top 5 best smartphones under Rs 20,000.

Honor 9i – Rs 17,999

Honor 9i was launched in India last month at Rs 19,999. The smartphone comes in Prestige Gold, Graphite Black and Aurora Blue options. The smartphone is available for sale exclusively on Flipkart. This has made into our Top 5 list as the device has been received quite well in the market. It can be considered as one of the best smartphone available in this price range and this is particularly because of the phone has proven its worth in every department and is becoming people’s favourite now.

The biggest highlight of Huawei 9i is that it offers 5.9-inch full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and four cameras comprising of two rear and two front cameras. It has a 16 megapixel with dual-tone LED flash and 2-megapixel rear-facing shooters. For the front, there is 13 megapixel with soft LED flash and 2-megapixel sensors.

Key specs of Honor 9i

  • Price: Rs 17,999 | Flipkart
  • Display: 5.9-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels)
  • Processor: 2.36 GHz Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 659
  • RAM/Internal Storage: 4GB/64GB (128GB Expandable – Dedicated Slot)
  • Camera: Dual Rear – 16 MP + 2 MP | Dual Front – 13MP + 2MP
  • Operating System: Android 7 Nougat | User Interface – EMUI5.1
  • Battery: 3340 mAh
  • Colours: Prestige Gold, Graphite Black, Aurora Blue
  • Dimensions: 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm | Weight: 164 g

Xiaomi Mi A1 – Rs 14,999

Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in September this year for Rs 14,999 for the Indian smartphone market. Xiaomi has always taken India seriously and by putting up the global launch of the Xiaomi Mi A1 in India, the company has yet again proved its point.

Top 5 Smartphones under Rs 20,000, November 2017

Xiaomi Mi A1 is the company’s first product of Android One 2.0 and it will surely get faster software updates. In terms of the design, the Mi A1 is a blind copy of iPhone 7 Plus. Not only this, even the dual camera setup at the back is similar to one sensor boasting a wide angle lens coupled with a telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom. The battery capacity might be an issue for some but the Snapdragon 625 being one of the most battery efficient chipsets out there, the Mi A1 should last you a full day comfortably. All in all, the iPhone factor actually favours the Mi A1 here and if you are looking for a premium looking and feeling device with stock Android on board, the Mi A1 is the ideal choice.

Here are the detailed specs

  • Price: Rs 14,999 | Flipkart and Mi.com
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 | Adreno 506
  • RAM/Internal Storage: 4GB/64GB (Expandable – Hybrid Slot)
  • Camera: Dual Rear – 12MP + 12MP (Wide + Telephoto) | Front: 5MP
  • Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Battery: 3080 mAh
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Rose Gold
  • Dimensions: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm | Weight: 165 g

Lenovo K8 Note

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has been the long king of premium budget smartphone segment, however, if there is a device which can possibly beat it both in terms of hardware and software, it has to be the Lenovo K8 Note. Priced similar to the Redmi Note 4, the K8 Note not only boasts some impressive specifications but also offers a dual camera setup at the back and stock Android. So you get better pictures out of the Note 8 and stock Android does give us that confidence that Lenovo will push the software updates much faster this time around. The dual camera set-up here again focuses on those bokeh shots. Besides, we get a massive 4000 mAh battery inside so this device is relatively chunkier in hands at 8.5 mm weighing 180 g. Even after all the features and impressive specifications, the K8 Note is the cheapest option in today’s list. Here are the detailed specifications.

Top 5 Smartphones under Rs 20,000, November 2017

Key Specs:

  • Display: 5.5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz Deca-Core MediaTek Helio X23 | Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM/Storage: 4GB/64GB (Expandable – Dedicated Slot)
  • Camera: Rear: Dual Rear – 13 MP + 5 MP | Front – 13 MP Professional Mode
  • Battery: 4000 mAh Non-Removable
  • Operating System: Stock Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Price: 13,999

Motorola Moto G5s Plus

While stock Android might be new to Xiaomi smartphones, one company which has trusted vanilla Android ever since it went under the Android maker (Google) itself, is Motorola. Moto G is one of the most successful series of the company, tend to grab sales just after a new iteration is launched. One thing we all like about Motorola is that the fact the brand provides with a clean user interface and roll out of updates at a regular interval of time. The Moto G5s Plus, which is actually the current best seller on Amazon India, is one such device. While it shares most of the specifications with the Mi A1, it does give you a different feel in hands. Also, the dual camera set-up at the back here offers an extra bit of depth for the bokeh effect along with a couple of other modes. While it might not be a big deal, but the G5s Plus comes with a dedicated microSD card slot. To sum up, if you were about to buy the Moto G5 Plus, go for this instead.

Top 5 Smartphones under Rs 20,000, November 2017

Here are the Specs

  • Price: Rs 15,999 | Amazon India
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 | Adreno 506
  • RAM/Internal Storage: 4GB/64GB (Expandable – Dedicated Slot)
  • Camera: Dual Rear – 13 MP + 13 MP | Front – 8 MP
  • Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Colours: Lunar Gray, Fine Gold
  • Dimensions: 153.5 x 76.2 x 8 mm | Weight: 168 g

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro – Rs 19,990

Samsung’s Galaxy J7 Pro might shy away regarding specifications when compared to other options in the list, but, we now have a loyal group of customers who actually refuses to trust any brand over Samsung. The Galaxy J7 Pro doesn’t outperform in any area, but it is still a solid device for its price. We don’t have dual cameras here and obviously no stock Android, which has been the trend off-late. However, the Galaxy J7 Pro is for those who don’t settle for stock Android. The 13-megapixel camera at the back will definitely give you a much better overall images and the Exynos 7870 is not that bad of chipset either. Further, we do get little perks like the dedicated SD card slot and Samsung’s much appreciated after sale service. Adding to the list, the Galaxy J7 Pro runs on Android 7.0 Nougat which might be a big deal for several Samsung users.

Top 5 Smartphones under Rs 20,000, November 2017

  • Price: Rs 19,900 | Flipkart & Amazon India
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 | Mali-T830 MP2 GPU
  • RAM/Internal Storage: 3GB/64GB (256GB Expandable – Dedicated Slot)
  • Camera: Rear – 13 MP f/1.7| Front – 13 MP f/1.9
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery: 3600 mAh
  • Colours: Gold, Black
  • Dimensions: 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm | Weight: 178 g

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