With notched displays, improved processors, and multiple cameras coming to budget-range smartphones, choosing the right one can be quite complicated.
Moreover, with software coming of age with AI, these budget range smartphones now offer Bokeh and Portrait photography - something which was so far exclusive to flagships.
Here, we list down the best camera smartphones available in India under Rs. 20,000.
Xiaomi Mi A2: Available at Rs. 11,999
Xiaomi's Android One-based Mi A2 is a no-fuss phone when it comes to performance and camera quality.
The phone features a notch-free 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
It is powered by Snapdragon 660 processor, upto 6GB RAM, and upto 128GB storage.
Further, Mi A2 packs a 3,010mAh battery and is upgradeable to Android Pie.
Mi A2 is no slouch in the camera department
The Xiaomi Mi A2 gets a dual camera setup with 12MP+20MP Sony sensors with an aperture of f/1.75, phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash. Up front, the phone gets a 20MP Sony IMX376 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, fixed focal length, and LED flash.
Redmi Note 7 Pro: Price starts at Rs. 13,999
Xiaomi's budget-friendly Redmi Note 7 Pro comes as the first-in-segment smartphone to feature a 48MP rear camera.
The handset has a full-HD+ 6.3-inch "Dot Notch" display with a gradient design and Gorilla Glass 5 body.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 chipset, paired with 4GB/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB of storage (expandable upto 256GB).
Under the hood, the phone houses a 4,000mAh battery.
Redmi Note 7 Pro packs a lot of pixels
The Redmi Note 7 Pro sports a dual rear-camera setup comprising a 48MP (effective 12MP) main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, paired with a 5MP depth sensor and LED flash. Up front, the phone offers a 13MP selfie camera.
Samsung Galaxy M30: Price starts at Rs. 14,990
Samsung's Galaxy M30 is a solid package of design and performance.
It offers a 6.4-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with gradient design on the rear.
The phone is backed by an Exynos 7904 chipset, coupled with Mali-G71 GPU, 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage (expandable upto 512GB).
Under the hood, it packs a 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging via Type-C port.
Samsung Galaxy M30 offers a triple camera setup
The Galaxy M30 sports a triple rear-camera setup comprising a 13MP (f/1.9) main sensor, paired with a 5MP ultra-wide angle sensor, a 5MP (f/2.2) sensor, and an LED flash support. Up front, the phone comes with a 16MP (f/2.0) sensor.
Samsung Galaxy A50: Price starts at Rs. 19,990
Samsung Galaxy A50 is a solid blend of modern design, good cameras, and impressive performance.
The phone offers a 6.4-inch full-HD+ sAMOLED Infinity U display and 3D Glasstic design on the rear.
It is backed by an Exynos 9610 chipset, coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable upto 512GB).
Further, the A50 also houses a 4,000mAh battery and runs Pie-based One UI.
Samsung Galaxy A50: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The Galaxy A50 comes with a triple rear camera setup featuring a 25MP (f/1.7) main sensor, paired with a 5MP (f/2.2) depth sensor, and another 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle sensor. Up front, the phone sports a 25MP (f/2.0) selfie camera with fixed focus.
Xiaomi Poco F1: Price starts at Rs. 19,999
Xiaomi Poco F1 is a budget flagship phone that checks all boxes - high-end performance, good cameras, and an affordable price tag.
The phone sports a 6.18-inch full-HD+ notched display, a dedicated LiquidCool technology, an IR-based Face Unlock feature, as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
It comes with a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB of expandable storage, and a 4,000mAh battery.
Poco F1 offers a solid camera performance
Poco F1 features a rear dual-camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.9) main sensor and a 5MP (f/2.0) depth sensor. The main camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps and slow-mo in 720p/1080p at 240fps. Further, there's a 20MP front camera which supports AI-based portrait mode.