Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000 in India 2016

Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000 in India 2016

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With 2016 looking quite promising in terms of smartphone launches, you can expect a boost in the flagship segment as well as the budget smartphone segment. The prices of existing high feature smartphones will also come down as brands focus on bringing out new stuff. So customers can expect to bag some pretty good deals in the sub-20k segment.

If you are looking for a good smartphone under Rs. 20,000, then you have chosen a difficult task as there are several great smartphones launched this year, which are equally good. With a multitude of smartphones below Rs. 20,000, choosing the one which will be best for you is quite a job.

So, to solve the problem in selection of which is the best smartphone for you under Rs. 20,000, we have narrowed down the list to top 10 smartphones in this price bracket that were released this year.

Check out these top 10 smartphones under Rs. 20,000 in India.

Lenovo Vibe X3

Lenovo Vibe X3

Lenovo has been on a quick spree with its Vibe series, launching a number of new smartphones in multiple segments to cater to the specific needs with each model in the vibe series. Popular offerings in this series include Vibe P1 with an oversized battery, the Vibe Shot for camera lovers, the most recent Vibe K4 Note (in the budget segment) and now, the Vibe X3.

Lenovo was ruling the budget smartphones segment for quite some time and now, with the Vibe X3, the company seems to step into the mid-high segment. The company’s latest flagship features a premium design with a high-quality aluminium frame and chamfered bezels.

The Lenovo Vibe X is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 808 Hexa-Core processor which is usually expected in high-end phones and pairing it with a 3GB RAM, Lenovo has made it an excellent standalone performer. There are no lags at all and it plays the heaviest games smoothly. Also, the top notch processor prevents the phone from overheating.

With the 32GB internal storage, expandable to 128GB, a 3500mAh battery, and a 21 MP rear camera, this phone is a great choice for anyone looking for a smartphone under Rs. 20,000.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 19,999

Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57

Display: 5.5 inches Super AMOLED, 720×1280

Memory: 3 GB RAM

Storage: 32 GB expandable to 128 GB

Camera: Primary (21 MP, f/2.0) Secondary (8 MP)

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE.

OS: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery

Dimensions: 154 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm

Weight: 175 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: Black, White

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola Moto X Play - Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000

Motorola has launched two successors to its most popular smartphones series Moto X, which are Moto X Play and Moto X style. The company has understood the Indian market very well, it knows how to produce good phones which fulfil the needs of the users, even without stuffing them too much. Motorola Moto X Play comes in two storage variants 16 GB and 32 GB and both the smartphones are below Rs. 20,000. The 16 GB storage edition is available for INR 18,499 and 32 GB storage version for 19,999.

More than anything else, what you will like the most is the battery of 3,630 mAh, which Motorola claims will last for more than 2 days on a single charge. The fast charging technology gives Moto X Play 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging. So, it turns to be a good choice for all the gamers, who will now have a 5.5 inch HD screen coupled with a powerful battery.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 19,999 (32 GB) Rs. 18,499 (16 GB) – Also Check Prices On

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Processor: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615, Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53

Display: 5.5 inches 1080p Full HD, 403 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16/ 32 GB expandable to 128 GB

Camera: Primary (21 MP, 5248 x 3936, dual-LED (dual tone) flash) Secondary (5 MP)

Connectivity: Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack, 802.11a/g/b/n (dual band capable), Bluetooth version 4.0 LE

OS: Android 5.1.1, Lollipop

Battery: 3630 mAh Mixed usage up to 48 hours

Dimensions: 148 x 75 x 10.9 mm

Weight: 169 g

SIM: Nano – SIM

Colour Variants: Black with Black Back and White with Winter White Back

Asus Zenphone 2

Asus Zenphone 2 - Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000

The smartphones under Rs. 20,000 range haves top notch features and great body designs. Asus increases the competition with the launch of its brand new smartphone, Asus Zenphone 2. The new budget smartphone, Asus Zenphone 2 gives the enormous power of 4 GB RAM, providing a faster user experience. The phone is a performance powerhouse and is great at handling heavy games and effective multitasking very smoothly. It runs on the latest Android version with a powerful quad-core processor giving the phone a good processing speed. The powerful 4 GB RAM on this phone coupled with a Gfx 6 Series Graphic Chip makes it a great pick for the gaming geeks. And playing games on a 5.5 inch full HD screen is nothing more a gamer would want and it won’t discharge that soon as it also has a good 3000 mAh battery with fast charging technology.

So if the performance is the primary concern for you then Asus Zenphone 2 is a choice for you.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 19,999 (Z3580 2.3GHz/32GB/4GB) – Also Check Prices On

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Processor: 2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core Processor

Display: 5.5 inches 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080p), 403 ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Storage: 32 GB expandable up to 64 GB

Camera: Primary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 5 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash

Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.0, NFC

OS: Android OS, v5.0(Lollipop)

Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

Dimensions: 152.50 x 77.20 x 10.90

Weight: 170 g

SIM: Dual SIM, Micro SIM

Colour Variants: Red, Silver, Gold

Xiaomi Mi4

Xiaomi Mi4 - Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000

Xiaomi might not be the name that is instantly familiar to most of the smartphone users. But is a native company of China and sells more smartphones than Apple and Samsung. In 2014, the company sales grew 227% and cemented the company as one of the fastest growing smartphone manufacturers on the planet. The winning prospect for the smartphone was its high-end features being offered at a very affordable price. With every iteration, the Mi-series seems to be getting significantly better than before. The successor of Mi3, Xiaomi Mi4 sports some of the top end features and delivers great performance.

Xiaomi Mi4 has a 3GB RAM and very powerful snapdragon 810 processor which delivers a fast and great user experience. Plus, Xiaomi Mi4 runs on its own user interface, Xiaomi’s MIUI6. With all the high specs, it’s a best of the phones with very good design and built quality and can be a good buying choice as it delivers much at a low price.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 14,999 (16GB) / Rs. 17,999 (64GB) – Also Check Prices On

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Processor: Snapdragon 8X74AC S801 2.5GHz, Adreno 330 GPU

Display: 5.0 inches Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)

Memory: 3 GB RAM

Storage: 16/64 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, LED flash, Secondary: 8 MP, 1080p @30fps

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, USB Port B.

OS: Android OS, v4.4.3 (KitKat) with MIUI skin

Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery

Dimensions: 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9 mm

Weight: 149 g

SIM: Micro-SIM

Colour Variants: Black and White

Gionee Marathon M5

Gionee Marathon M5

Gionee’s Marathon series is famous for its big battery phones and the latest addition to this series is Gionee Marathon M5, a smartphone under Rs, 20,000 with a massive 6020 mAh battery. Marathon is literally a force of recon when it comes to mid-ranged smartphones.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280p on a metallic body which gives a premium look to the phone. The phone has a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera with decent imaging capability.

The Marathon M5 is powered by a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Processor coupled with 3 GB RAM and delivers acceptable performance. The phone packs 32 GB internal storage that can be expanded to 128 GB via microSD card. So, the Gionee Marathon M5 brings in a decent performance with great feature built-in and is a heavyweight of a smartphone under Rs. 20,000 price bracket. So if you are a wanderer and need a smartphone with good battery life, this is the best phone that you can get.

Key specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 17,999

Processor: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53

Display: 5.5 inches Super AMOLED, 720×1280

Memory: 3 GB RAM

Storage: 32 GB expandable to 128 GB

Camera: Primary (13 MP, f/2.0) Secondary (5 MP)

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP

OS: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 6020 mAh battery

Dimensions: 152 x 76 x 8.6 mm

Weight: 211 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: Black, White, Gold

OnePlus 2

OnePlus2

The OnePlus Two is a magnificent smartphone for the mid ranged smartphone segment and its launch was big surprise hit as it offered the most powerful specs and features in this price segment. This device looks really impressive with its lovely display coupled with its new Oxygen OS.

This flagship device packs the powerful 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip coupled with 4 GB RAM which makes the device lightning fast with easy handling of everyday tasks. This device is an improvement over its predecessor in many ways but it has some notable omissions like, lack of mircroSD slot, NFC and fast charging. However, the addition of the second SIM slot is a much welcomed change, especially in the Indian market where the OnePlus One developed a good following. The other major change in the successor is a switch to company’s own Oxygen OS which is based on the Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Overall, this phone is an excellent choice for people who are looking for an excellent smartphone under Rs. 20,000. Even though there are some major omission, the phone does include some killer features and powerful hardware. The affordable price tag of this device makes it an unrivalled deal.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 21,999

Processor: Quad-core 1.56 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57

Display: 5.5 inches (1080 x 1980)

Memory: 3/4 GB RAM

Storage: 16/64 GB

Camera: Primary (13 MP, f/2.0) Secondary (5 MP)

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP

OS: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery

Dimensions: 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm

Weight: 175 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: Sandstone Black

Sony Xperia C4 Dual

Sony Xperia C4 Dual

The recently launched Sony Xperia C4 looks quite impressive and is an odd member of the company’s line-up. The Xperia C4 is the successor of last year’s Xperia C3 and is ruling the phablet division with an impressive 5.5 inch Full HD display.

The Xperia C4 Dual moulds the typical Xperia build into smoothened edges and a trimmed down slim body. Sony has done some of the major key improvements in this device, positioning the device in the upper segment of the midrange smartphones. More importantly the midrange smartphone comes with the powerful Mediatek MT6752 chipset coupled with a 2 GB RAM, delivering better performance.

Sony has tried its best to complement its Full HD 1080p display with every good feature it could come up with. The device houses a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP selfie camera which comes with soft LED flash. The 13 MP rear camera also comes with Exmor RS sensor and is capable of taking high-quality images. The phone runs on Android v5.0 (Lollipop) and has a 16 GB internal storage which is expandable to 128 GB. Overall, the Xperia C4 Dual is a good smartphone under Rs. 20,000 and a great choice for the people looking for a premium design and good performance at a low budget.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 19,990

Processor: Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6752

Display: 5.5 inches (1080 x 1920) Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB expandable up to 128 GB

Camera: Primary (13 MP, f/2.0, LED flash) Secondary (5 MP, f/2.2, 720p, LED flash)

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, DLNA Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, apt-X

OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery

Dimensions: 150.3 x 77.4 x 7.9 mm

Weight: 147 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: Black, White, Mint

HTC Desire 826

HTC Desire 826

The sub-20k smartphones are generally considered good performers and delivers great user experience. Some of the smartphones under Rs. 20,000 can even be compared to the high end flagship devices. This is where HTC plays an important role. The company is busy launching one handset after another, particularly in the mid-range price bracket with its Desire series.

The HTC Desire 826 carries forward the beautiful design and build quality of HTC’s mid-range smartphones. It has a plastic body which doesn’t give a premium feel to the device. The Desire 826 certainly looks and feels better than either of the Desire 820 handsets, especially as it ditched the glossy plastic in favour of matte finish.

The USP of the device is its 13 MP rear camera and a 13 MP front ‘selfie’ camera. HTC decided to keep the pixel value same for the front and rear cameras. The 13 MP rear camera comes with a BSI sensor coupled with f/2.2 aperture which gives a good picture quality even in low light conditions.

The phone houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM delivering a decent performance. The HTC Desire 826 runs on Android OS v5.0.1 (Lollipop) with its HTC Sense UI which looks even better on its 5.5 inch Full HD display.

HTC Desire 826 is a great alternative choice for the people who have been looking for a device from a reputed international brand with decent performance and good camera quality.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 19,399

Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615

Display: 5.5 inches (1080 x 1920)

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16 GB expandable up to 128 GB

Camera: Primary (13 MP, LED flash) Secondary (13 MP, 1080p)

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, DLNA, dual-band, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, apt-X

OS: Android OS, v5.0.1 (Lollipop) planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 2600 mAh battery

Dimensions: 158 x 77.5 x 8 mm

Weight: 183 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: White Birch, Blue Lagoon, Marshmallow White, Dark Grey, Purple Fire

Huawei Honor 6

Huawei Honor 6 - Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000

Many of the Chinese smartphones are been introduced in the year 2014-15 from several companies, to overwhelm the Indian buyers with top-notch features and all the top line specifications and are not priced very high. The common mentality of the Indian consumers, that the Chinese phone are of poor quality, is being erased.

Well, Huawei Honor 6 is one of them. Huawei Honor 6 is a smartphone priced under Rs. 20,000 and carries most of the high-end features. The smartphone is powered with Octa Core processor coupled with 3 GB RAM delivering excellent performance. Plus a great 3100 mAh battery to power an FHD 1920*1080 IPS display and to keep the phone up throughout the day. So, if you are open to trying out a new company which offers a really great phone with a premium feel and design, good performance and a great battery life, Huawei Honor 6 should be the absolute choice.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 22,900 – Also Check Prices On

Snapdeal

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Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, HiSilicon Kirin 920, Mali-T628 MP4

Display: 5.0 inches full HD display (1080 x 1920 pixels)

Memory: 3 GB

Storage: 16/32 GB expandable up to 64 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, Secondary: 5 MP

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

OS: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery (11.8 Wh)

Dimensions: 139.6 x 69.7 x 7.5 mm

Weight: 130 g

SIM: Optional Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Colour Variants: Black, White

InFocus M812

InFocus M812 - Smartphones Under Rs. 20,000

The American company InFocus Mobiles has been aggressively launching its smartphones in India since the time it has entered the market. The company has launched its smartphones from the budget end M370, to the mid-range M810 and the InFocus M812 is the newest flagship of the company.

The InFocus M812 has a full metal unibody built with Anodized Aluminium Frame. The phones is elegant in design and looks like it’s inspired by the Apple’s iPhone 6. In terms of performance, the InFocus M812 has enough power to get the job done. From playing heavy duty game to your daily dose of browsing, the phone rarely gives any issues or lags. This smartphone is powered by a quad-core 810 Snapdragon processor coupled with 3 GB RAM to deliver great performance. Plus, the phone just weighs 120 grams and has a thickness of 7.38 mm. The InFocus runs on the latest Android Lollipop OS with InLife UI which is developed by Infocus itself. So, overall the phones feels light in weight and gives a premium look with its full metal body. Check out the following specs for the Infocus M812 to have a better understanding.

Key Specs

Tentative Price: Rs. 19,999 – Also Check Prices On

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Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor

Display: 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi pixel density

Memory: 3GB

Storage: 16 GB expandable up to 128 GB

Camera: Primary: 13 MP, (Dual-LED flash), Secondary: 8 MP

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n/ ac, dual-band, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v 4.00

OS: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)

Battery: 2900 mAh

Dimensions: 157.60 x 77.10 x 7.38mm

Weight: 120 g

SIM: Dual SIM (Micro SIM, Nano SIM)

If you feel that some other phone should be included in this list, please let us know in the comment section below. Check out our new list of Smartphones Under Rs. 15,000 and Smartphones Under Rs. 10,000.