Handset manufacturers push themselves the most when launching their smartphones in the mid-range lineup. In India, this mid-range lineup comes for a price of under Rs 20,000. 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.
Samsung launched the Galaxy M30s in September and its 6GB+128GB is available for Rs 16,999 on Amazon. The Galaxy M30s features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and 420 nits brightness. It’s powered by a Samsung Exynos 9611 processor clocked at 2.3GHz along with ARM Mali G72 MP3 GPU.
The Galaxy M30s equips a triple-camera setup at the rear panel with a combination of 48MP primary lens with f/2.0 aperture, an 8MP wide-angle lens with 123-degree FOV and a 5MP depth sensor. For the front, it is equipped with a 16MP selfie shooter. The Galaxy M30s runs on Android Pie-based OneUI and is backed by a 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast charger. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C and dual-SIM.
Nokia 7.2 (6GB+64GB) | Rs 19,599 | First Impressions
HMD Global announced the Nokia 7.2 last month and the phone is available in 6GB+64GB configuration for a price of Rs 19,599 on Flipkart and Nokia.com. The Nokia 7.2 features a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels,19.5:9 aspect ratio and HDR10. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 660 AIE processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Nokia 7.2 is loaded with a triple-camera setup at the rear panel, with a combination of 48MP Zeiss Optic primary sensor along with an 8MP 118-degree ultra-wide angle lens with 120-degree FOV and a 5MP depth sensor along with LED flash. For the front, it is loaded with a 20MP shooter for selfies and video calling. The device is backed by a 3,500mAh battery with Quick Charge support and it runs on Android 10 with Android One programme. Connectivity options include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, dual-SIM and USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand announced the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in July. The Redmi K20 in its 6GB+64GB model sells for an asking price of Rs 19,999. The Redmi K20 has a 6.39-inches Samsung’s AMOLED Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2280×1080 pixels, 91.2 per cent screen-to-body ratio and comes armed with 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 8nm processor with Adreno 618 GPU.
Redmi K20 comes loaded with a triple rear camera setup with a combination of a 48MP Sony IMX582 ultra-clear primary sensor, a 13MP secondary sensor and an 8MP depth sensor. On the front, the smartphone carries an AI 20MP pop-selfie module. The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie with Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 on top and is fuelled by a 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The device includes a USB Type C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, VoLTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, and Dual Nano SIM with dual standby.
Realme unveiled the Realme XT last month and its 6GB+64GB version can be purchased for a price of Rs 16,999. The Realme XT features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution, waterdrop notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE processor with Adreno 616 GPU, 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Realme XT is equipped with a 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens with 119-degree FOV, f/2.25 aperture, a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP macro lens. For the front, it has a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calling. The device runs on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie and is backed by a 4000mAh battery along with VOOC 3.0 flash charge support. On the connectivity front, there is 4G VoLTE, Type-C port, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS/ A GPS.
Earlier last month, Vivo announced the Vivo Z1X smartphone for a price of Rs 18,990 for the 6GB+128GB model. The Vivo Z1X features a 6.38-inch full HD+ AMOLED Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor along with Adreno 616 GPU with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Vivo Z1X has a triple rear camera setup with 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 120-degree 8MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has a 32MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture for selfies. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie with Funtouch OS 9 on top and is juiced by a 4,500mh battery with 22.5W fast charging. On the connectivity front, dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type C and dual-SIM support.