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Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 20000 in India (May 2018) – Buyer’s Guide

Looking for a good mobile phone which is full with features but still does not want to spent more than 20000 rupees. Chances are higher that you are researching lot but couldn’t make your mind to decide best mobile phones under rs. 20000 in India as there are so many phones available from different mobile vendors which falls under this category that sometimes its hard to pick top performing phone.

Considering how today, we will be discussing best mobile phones under rs. 20000 in India. Best smartphones below Rs 20,000 are a varied lot, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 best of all worlds within this price. The below list is purely based on the performance and “Value For Money” factor. The smartphones below are ranked randomly and the number means nothing.

Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 20000 in India

Device Name Key Specification
Mi Max 2 Screen : 6.44 inch, RAM : 4 GB, Storage : 64 GB, Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Screen : 5.50 inch, RAM : 3GB, Storage : 32GB/64GB, Processor : Exynos 7870 Octa-core
Honor 9i Screen : 5.90 inch RAM : 4GB, Storage : 64GB,  Processor : Kirin 659 Octa core
Vivo V7 Plus Screen : 5.99 inch,  RAM : 4GB,  Storage : 64GB, Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Oppo F3 Screen : 5.5 inch, RAM : 4GB, Storage : 64GB, Processor : Mediatek MT6750T Octa-core
Lenovo P2 Screen : 5.5 inch, RAM : 3GB/4GB, Storage : 32GB/64GB, Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Gionee A1 Plus Screen : 6.0 inch, RAM : 4GB, Storage : 64GB, Processor : Mediatek Helio P25
Oppo F5 Screen : 6.0 inch, RAM : 4GB/6GB, Storage : 32GB/64GB, Processor : Mediatek Helio P23
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Screen : 5.7 inch, RAM : 3GB, Storage : 32GB/64GB, Processor : Exynos 5420 Octa Core
LG Q6 Plus Screen : 5.5 inch, RAM : 4GB, Storage : 64GB, Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Quad core

1. Mi Max 2

MI Max 2The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a powerful smartphone which comes with many good features at a reasonable price. Its excellent design, great storage, powerful specifications make it a good smartphone. The smartphone’s key highlight is its 6.44-inch display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The display is clean and sharp with Full HD resolutions.The smartphone runs on Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system. The device is powered by an octa-core processor based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 chipset. The processor is coupled with Adreno 506 graphics processor for a great gaming experience and 4GB RAM for multitasking. It has a 64GB internal memory which can further be expanded up to 256GB with the help of microSD card. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is armed with a 12MP rear camera with a dual LED flash and the 5MP front camera can be used to take selfies and make video calls. The handset is backed by a massive 5,300mAh Li-ion battery which ensures an excellent backup both in terms of talk time and standby time. It supports fast charging.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
7.1.1 (Nougat)
Display
6.44 inches, IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Ram
4 GB
Storage
64 GB
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Primary Camera
12 MP
Front Camera
5 MP
Battery
5300mAh, non-removable
Sensors
Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM, 4G
Pros Cons
The massive battery will last for 2 days on a single charge. The size makes it difficult to fit to pocket.
Fast charging is supported. Easy to muffle the speaker on the bottom with the holding hand.
Quality to price ratio is amazingly high. The camera performance is average.
The large display on the front is sharp and accurate. Comes up with Hybrid Slots instead of a Dedicated slot for SD Card.
Having USB Type-C reversible port/connector. Heating issue while charging or Playing Games.

Mi Max 2 Full Specification  

2. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J7 ProThe Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is an excellent smartphone with robust processor configuration for an affordable price tag. The smartphone comes with a 5.50-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch. The handset runs on Android v7.0 (Nougat) operating system. The Smartphone is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro comes with 3GB of RAM and massive 64GB of storage for storing a large amount of data, it can further be expanded up to 128GB with the help of an external microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro comes with a pair of 13MP sensors on the back and the front respectively. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is a capable shooter and manages to capture vibrant images in broad daylight. The battery life on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is excellent. The handset comes with a beefy 3,600mAh unit which will easily last you a day on heavy usage. The dual SIM smartphone is available in two colour variants those are black and gold.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
7.0 (Nougat)
Display
5.5 inch, IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Ram
3GB
Storage
32GB/64GB
Processor
Exynos 7870 Octa, Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Primary Camera
13 MP
Front Camera
13 MP
Battery
3600mAh, Non-Removable
Sensors
Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM, 4G
Pros Cons
The 3600 mAh battery capacity which can lasts throughout the day even for an avid user. The device does not have fast battery charging technology.
Dual SIM support with a Dedicated slot for SD Card. No LED light for notifications.
13 MP primary camera performs decently even in low light. Performance is not up to the expectation.
The front camera also featuring LED Flash. It doesn’t have the support for 4k video recording.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Full Specification 

3. Honor 9i

Honor 9iHonor 9i is Huawei’s first phone with not two or three but four on-board cameras.Honor 9i smartphone comes with a 5.90-inch touch screen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. On the software front, the smartphone is likely to run on Android 7.0 Nougat based on EMUI 5.1 OS. The Honor 9i is powered by Octa core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64 GB of internal memory. Plus there is a MicroSD card slot which can be used to increase the storage by up to 256GB. On the photography the Honor 9i has a dual camera system on the front as well as on the back, a dual camera setup 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual selfie snapper. The handset supports 3340mAH battery which should be sufficient for more than a day for normal usage. The Smartphone is available in three color options i.e. Prestige Gold, Aurora Blue, Graphite Black.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
7.0 (Nougat)
Display
5.90 inch, IPS
Resolution
2160 x 1080 pixels
Ram
4GB
Storage
64GB
Processor
Kirin 659 Octa core
Primary Camera
16MP + 2MP
Front Camera
13MP + 2MP
Battery
3340mAh, Non-Removable
Sensors
Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM, 4G

 

Pros Cons
Dual rear and front camera looks to be very promising. Both camera setups are capable of taking pictures with bokeh effect. Since it a camera-centric device but still in video recording, it takes time to focus on an object when you move the mobile to that object.
Auto Brightness perform well in indoor and Outdoor lighting condition. Neither Rear nor Front is capable of 4K video recording.
The full view display on the front looks beautiful. It is sharp and vivid. There is no fast or quick charging support. It takes about 2:45 Hr to fully charge this device.
The build quality of device is great and it feels premium. It comes with Hybrid Sim Slot (at once- Dual Sim or 1 Sim + microSD).

Honor 9i Full Specification 

4. Vivo V7 Plus

Vivo V7 PlusThe Vivo V7 Plus is a premium smartphone sporting a great design, superb cameras and powerful configuration. With 24 MP camera at the front, it is a treat for the selfie lovers. The Vivo V7 Plus is one of the best choices in its price segment. The Vivo V7 Plus mobile features a 5.99″ (14.99 cm) display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The smartphone runs on Android v7.1.2 (Nougat) operating system. The performance of the Vivo V7 Plus is managed by an Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Cortex A53 processor ticking at 1.8 GHz and a 4GB RAM. On board storage is at 64 GB with the option to expand the memory by Up to 256 GB.For photography and videography, the Vivo V7 Plus comes with a 16 MP primary camera and 24 MP front snapper. There is a non-removable 3225mAh battery included in Vivo V7 Plus. The smartphone is available in more than three colors – Energetic Blue, Champagne Gold, Matte Black, Infinite Red.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
7.1.2 (Nougat)
Display
5.99 inch, IPS
Resolution
720 x 1440 pixels
Ram
4GB
Storage
64GB
Processor
Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450, Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
Primary Camera
16 MP
Front Camera
24 MP
Battery
3225mAh, non-removable
Sensors
Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM, 4G

 

Pros Cons
The 24 MP front camera is the highlight factor of the smartphone and vivo really done well in this segment. There is no stabilisation present in the camera.
The 16 MP rear camera capture images of good details with good noise handling. Since it is camera phone but still, it lacks for better picture shots in low-light or indoor with the rear camera.
There are 3 slots, two for the nano-SIMs and one for micro SD card. There is USB Type B port rather than Type C port. So will not get a faster charging & data transfer via this port.
There is no heating issue with this device. Vivo provides large screen for entertainment but they didn’t give support for 4K videos.

Vivo V7 Plus Full Specification 

5. Oppo F3

Oppo F3The Oppo F3 is a high end gadget with an amazing battery backup. It has all the elements one desires in a smartphone. The Oppo F3 mobile features a 5.5″ (13.97 cm) display with a screen resolution of Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels). The OPPO F3 is shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (1.5 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. In order to save data, the phone has an internal memory of 64GB, can be expanded to 128 GB via a microSD card. OPPO F3 boasts of dual front camera of 16 & 8 megapixel and 13 megapixel rear Camera. This phone is an ideal choice especially for camera lovers who love to capture high quality sharp images every now and then. Oppo offering a 3200 mAh non user-removable battery inside the handset as the source of power, which keeps the show running for long hours. The Smartphone is available in three color options i.e. Gold, Rose Gold, Black.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
6.0 (Marshmallow)
Display
5.5 inch, IPS
Resolution
1080 x 1920 pixels
Ram
4GB
Storage
64GB
Processor
Mediatek MT6750T,Octa-core
Primary Camera
13 MP
Front Camera
16 MP + 8 MP
Battery
3200mAh, non-removable
Sensors
Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM, 4G
Pros Cons
This Gadget can record the videos in 4K/UHD. This device comes up with microUSB instead of USB Type-C.
It has dedicated slot for two SIM cards and a microSD Card. Old Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS instead of v7.0 Nougat OS.
Perfect selfies with Dual front cameras – one main 16MP camera and one 8MP 120°wide-angle camera. The Primary 13 MP Camera falls under average performer.
The screen is protected with an extra protective anti-damage layer (Corning Gorilla Glass 5). The front camera doesn’t have a built-in flash for night photography.
The battery doesn’t support fast or wireless charging features.

Oppo F3 Full Specification 

6. Lenovo P2

LENOVO P2The Lenovo P2 is built on a fast performing Snapdragon chipset and great pair of camera. The Lenovo P2 is a mid-range killer when it comes to battery performance. The Lenovo P2 flaunts a crystal clear 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full HD display with a pixel density of 401 ppi, resulting in a sharp 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution. The Lenovo P2 runs on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) operating system. The Lenovo P2 smartphone is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 14nm processor clocked at 2GHz with Adreno 506 as GPU under the hood with 4 GB of RAM. On board storage is at 64 GB with the option to expand the memory Up to 128 GB with the help of microSD card slot. The Lenovo P2 comes equipped with a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash and 4K video recording. On the front, it has 5MP front-facing camera. It packs a whopping 5100mAh battery with support for 24W quick charge. To be honest, the battery life of this smartphone is killer. The Lenovo P2 comes in Champagne gold and Graphite gray colors.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
6.0.1 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Display
5.5 inch, IPS
Resolution
1080 x 1920 pixels
Ram
4GB/3GB
Storage
64GB/32GB
Processor
Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Primary Camera
13 MP
Front Camera
5 MP
Battery
5100mAh, non-removable
Sensors
No Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM, 4G
Pros Cons
Vibrant and Sharp Full HD Super AMOLED Display. Camera is quite average in low light condition.
The Snapdragon 625 CPU along with 4 GB RAM performs well. The battery is not user replaceable.
A Massive 5100 mAh battery with 768 hours standby time. A bit bulky because of massive battery size.
There is a fingerprint scanner below the screen on the front panel. Runs on outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

Lenovo P2 Full Specification 

7. Gionee A1 Plus

GIONEE A1 PlusThe Gionee A1 Plus is a large screen camera oriented smartphone that comes with almost all contemporary and high end features. The Gionee A1 Plus flaunts a large 6.0-inch IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 401ppi that results in a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. The smartphone runs on the latest Android v7.0 (Nougat) operating system. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor embedded on the MediaTek MT6757T chipset, clocking at 2.5GHz. The processor is paired with 4GB of RAM to ensure that the phone runs smoothly with multiple applications open simultaneously. The device comes with 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. Gionee A1 Plus boasts of 20-megapixel front-facing camera along with a 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras. The Gionee A1 Plus is backed by a massive 4,550 mAh battery which keeps the entertainment going for long hours. The Gionee A1 Plus comes in Gray and Mocha Gold colors.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
7.0 (Nougat)
Display
6.0 inch, IPS
Resolution
1080 x 1920 pixels
Ram
4GB
Storage
64GB
Processor
Mediatek MT6757T Helio P25
Primary Camera
13 MP + 5 MP
Front Camera
20 MP
Battery
4550mAh ,Removable
Sensors
Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM
Pros Cons
Battery life is excellent as a result, easily lasting up to two days on a single charge with normal use. Comes as Non Removable Battery Device.
With a dual-camera set up at the rear,the phone is certainly geared towards improving photography. There is heating issue when performing or processing heavy tasks.
There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection against scratches and damage. Due to the 226 grams weight the phone is somehow heavy in the pocket.
The phone comes with Android Nougat 7.0 out-of-the-box.

Gionee A1 Plus Full Specification 

8. Oppo F5

OPPO F5The Oppo F5 is a premium smartphone with a great performance and outstanding pair of cameras. Oppo smartphones are known to have best selfie cameras. The Oppo F5 boasts on a big 6.0-inch (15.24 cm) IPS LCD multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with a sharp screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,160 pixels (full-HD+) along with a density of 386 pixels per inch. The device boots on Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system. The device is powered by an octa-core MediaTek (MT6763T) octa-core processor the Oppo FF5 comes with 4GB & 6GB of RAM. It has 32 GB & 64 GB internal memory expandable via a microSD card up to 256 GB.Oppo F5 comes with a 20 megapixel front sensor and a 16 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. The Oppo F5 is backed by a 3,200mAh Li-ion non-removable battery which claims to last for a very long period of time for added entertainment. The OPPO F5 comes in Gold, Black and Red (6GB RAM version) colors.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
7.1.1 (Nougat)
Display
6.0 inch, IPS
Resolution
1080 x 2160 pixels
Ram
4GB/6GB
Storage
32GB/64GB
Processor
Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23
Primary Camera
16 MP
Front Camera
20 MP
Battery
3200mAh ,Removable
Sensors
Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM
Pros Cons
20MP rear camera producing quality selfies. Micro USB slot instead of USB Type-C.
A Huge 6.0 inches screen in a compact device. Mediatek MT6763T is not the best processor in the market.
A.I. beauty recognition technology for photogenic selfies. The Camera autofocus is lazy.
Dedicated SD Card slot allowing it to be used as proper Dual sim phone. Non-removable battery with only 3200 mAh battery for 6.0 inches device.
Facial recognition to unlock the device.

Oppo F5 Full Specification 

9. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is undoubtedly a very good device from every perspective. It also features some of its own feature that makes it an extraordinary device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone comes with a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and has a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution with 386 ppi pixel density. It comes with an inbuilt S stylus pen. It poses Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS for smoother and fast functioning. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor which is essentially a set of two quad-core processors – 1.9GHz Cortex A15 quad-core processor and a 1.3GHz Cortex A7 quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. For ensuring users uninterrupted entertainment and usage device has been powered by a 3200mAh battery.The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available in a number of color options including Rose Gold White, Rose Gold Black, Merlot Red, Pink, Black and white.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to 5.0 (Lollipop)
Display
5.7 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1920 pixels
Ram
3GB
Storage
32GB/64GB
Processor
Exynos 5420 Octa
Primary Camera
13 MP
Front Camera
2 MP
Battery
3200 mAh Non-Removable
Sensors
No Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM
Pros Cons
The S Pen Stylus is big features of the Note 3. Single handed operation gets problematic on this large phone.
USB 3.0 make for super quick charging of the Note 3 battery. Does not support 4K video recording and LTE connectivity.
It supports microSD card slot. Home button is a bit wonky, which make use feel not so comfortable.
The 5.7? Super AMOLED Full HD display of the Note 3 is stunning.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Full Specification 

10. LG Q6 Plus

LG Q6 PlusThe LG Q6 Plus comes with ultra-thin bezels which deliver superb visual experience. It is a strong performer for heavy multitasking and games. The LG Q6 is one of the best power packed smartphone around this price segment. The LG Q6 Plus mobile features a 5.5″ (13.97 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and runs on Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core chipset coupled with 4 GB of RAM. It clocks a speed of 1.4Ghz thats operate the phone smoothly. In terms of storage, the smartphone houses an internal memory of 64 GB which can be increased up to 2TB using a microSD card. It has a single 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 100 degree wide angle lens. The LG Q6 Plus is equipped with 3000 mAh non-removable battery. The LG Q6 Plus is available in three colours – Astro black, Ice platinum and Marine blue.

Key Specification

OS
Android
OS Version
7.1.1 (Nougat)
Display
5.5 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2160 pixels
Ram
4GB
Storage
64GB
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Primary Camera
13 MP
Front Camera
5 MP
Battery
3000 mAh Non-Removable
Sensors
Fingerprint
Connectivity
Dual SIM, 4G
Pros Cons
Take selfies with the 100-degree front camera. No USB type-c port rather USB 2.0 is given which affect the charging time.
Quite comfortable to hold in the hand because of its extreme slim border. Warms while playing heavy games.
Camera experience was good in the outdoor lighting, indoor & low lighting too. No LED notification or display notification.
Built with a 7000 series of the Aluminium which gives a military-grade durability. No fingerprint sensor.
Even with heavy gaming, the phone doesn’t lag on performance. No 4K recording, fast charging support.

LG Q6 Plus Full Specification 

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