Which are the current best smartphones under Rs. 20,000?
Smartphone technology is getting better and cheaper by the day. Recently, there've been several mid-range smartphone launches in the Rs. 20,000 price-segment offering great performance. They come with some really high-end specs at an affordable price; so, buyers don't have to burn a hole in their pockets. If you're looking for best mid-range smartphones, here are the top 8 devices for under Rs. 20,000.
Last year's Mi A1, still among the best Android devices
Xiaomi's first Android One device, Mi A1, was launched last year for Rs. 14,999; it's currently available for Rs. 13,999. It has a 5.5-inch Full-HD Display, Snapdragon 625 chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and 3,080mAh battery. It sports 12MP+12MP dual rear-camera and 5MP selfie-camera. Launched with Android 7 Nougat out-of-the-box, the phone is among the phones that have received the Oreo update.
Nokia 6: The best-selling Nokia phone now runs Oreo, too
HMD Global launched the first-generation Nokia 6 last year that sports a 5.5-inch HD display. The device is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. It runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box; it recently received Android Oreo update. It's equipped with an 8MP front-facing snapper and a 16MP rear camera. It houses a 3,000mAh battery and is currently available for Rs. 12,499.
Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro boast flagship-like features
Xiaomi's latest Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro sport 5.99-inch Full-HD display. Note 5 has Snapdragon 625 SoC with 3GB/4GB RAM. The two variants cost Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 11,999, respectively. Note 5 Pro features Snapdragon 636, 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB storage; it has iPhone X-style vertically-arranged 12MP+5MP dual rear camera. The 4GB-RAM variant costs Rs. 13,999 and the 6GB model, Rs. 16,999.
LG Q6+ comes with an impressive FullVision 18:9 display
South Korean tech giant LG launched the LG Q6+ smartphone last year that features a 5.5-inch 18:9 FullVision Full-HD+ display. It's powered by Snapdragon 435 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, and 64GB inbuilt storage. It runs Android 7 Nougat OS and packs a 3,000mAh battery. The phone has a 13MP primary camera and 5MP front-facing camera. It is currently selling for Rs. 17,600.
OPPO F5: Mid-range smartphone with the best selfie camera
OPPO F5 (4GB) is currently one of the best mid-range smartphones available for under Rs. 20,000. It sports a 6-inch display, octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, and 3,200mAh battery. The device comes with an AI-powered 20MP selfie shooter and a 16MP rear camera. It has two storage variants. The 4GB+32GB model costs Rs. 19,990 and the 6GB+64GB variant costs Rs. 24,990.
This Honor device offers premium specs at just Rs. 17,999
Huawei's smartphone sub-brand Honor launched the mid-range Honor 9i last year that comes with a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display. It is powered by Huawei Kirin 659 processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It runs Android 7 Nougat and has a 3,340mAh battery. It houses a 13MP+2MP front camera and a 16MP+2MP dual rear camera. The device is currently selling at Rs. 17,999.
Motorola's Moto G5S Plus is on the list, too
The Moto G5s Plus comes with a full-metal body, sporting a 5.5-inch Full-HD display that offers good contrast and saturation. It is powered by Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. The mid-range device comes with a 13MP+13MP dual rear camera and an 8MP selfie-shooter. It runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box and is currently available for Rs. 12,999.
What about Xiaomi's Mi Max 2 phablet?
Xiaomi's Mi Max 2 comes with an all-metal-body device featuring a massive 6.44-inch HD display. The device is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB of storage, and 5,300mAh battery. The phablet houses a 5MP camera on the front and a 12MP rear camera. The two variants of the mid-range phone are currently available for Rs. 13,999 and Rs. 15,999, respectively.