The mid-range smartphone market in India has become immensely competitive in the past couple of years. The Chinese companies which were at one point in time targeting entry-level devices are now making feature-packed phones. The competition has ensured phones are equipped with features similar to that seen in flagship devices. You can easily get mobiles that boast of glass finish, HD displays, powerful cameras, and powerful processors. The best mobiles phones under Rs 20,000 in India can be value for money if the right device is picked. Let us look at some of the best devices in the under Rs 20,000 segment.
Nokia X6/ 6.1 Plus (Expected)
The Nokia X6 is one of the most anticipated phones at the moment and rumours indicate that it could be released in India next month as Nokia 6.1 Plus. This feature packed phone is expected to be launched in India around Rs 20,000. The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a glass back, 5.8-inch display, and notch design. It is powered by Snapdragon processor and 4/6 GB RAM along with 32 GB of internal storage expandable to 256 GB via microSD card. The rear camera is a 16MP +2MP dual shooter, whereas at the front there is a 16 MP camera. The Nokia X6 which was first released in China was sold out within seconds.
The F7 is a feature packed phone which is loaded with top specifications, but it does lack the style quotient. Oppo F7 is being projected as “selfie expert” aimed at selfie-loving youngsters, so the performance of the front camera should be hardly surprising. The selfie camera is a 25-megapixel Sony sensor with AI and HDR capabilities. The front camera performance of the F7 is best in the price range. On the rear, there is a 16 MP shooter capable of taking decent pictures. The F7 is powered by a MediaTek processor and comes with a 4 GB of RAM. It is available for a price of Rs 17,337.
Huawei P20 Lite
Huawei is making huge inroads in the Indian markets with its feature-rich phones both under Huawei and Honor brand. The P20 Lite as the name suggests in the mid-segment version of the P 20 Pro. The P20 Lite is powered by a 2.36 GHz Kirin 659 processor and 4 GB RAM. It comes with Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box. On the rear, there is a dual camera setup with 16MP and 2 MP cameras. The front facing camera is a 24 MP shooter capable of clicking amazing selfies. The 3000 mAh battery completes the feature of the phone. It is available for a price of Rs 19,999.
Motorola was one of the first companies to aggressively price the smartphones in the mid-range segment. While the competition may have increased, the Moto G series remains among the top devices in the segment. The Moto G6 comes with a 5.7-inch IPS display with 2160×1080 resolution. It is powered by 1.8 GHz Snapdragon processor and 4 GB of RAM. You get a 16 MP selfie camera with flash and dual camera (12 MP +5 MP) setup on the rear. Priced at Rs 15,999, Moto G6 remains a total value for money.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
It is impossible to compile a list of top phones under Rs 20,000 and not consider a Xiaomi phone. The Chinese smartphone maker is strong in the segment with several of its devices offering top specifications at competitive prices. The Note 5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with 2160×1080 resolution. It is powered by 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor and 6 GB of RAM. The inbuilt storage is 64 GB which can be expanded to 256 GB via a microSD card. There is a dual camera setup on the rear with 12 MP and 5 MP cameras. The front-facing camera is a 20 MP shooter with LED flash. The Note 5 Pro is available for Rs 16,999.
There are endless options for devices in the under 20,000 price range. Apart from the ones mentioned above, you can also check the Oppo F5, Infinix Zero 5 Pro, Honor 7X, Vivo V9 Youth, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Moto Z2 Play, iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy J8 2018, and Nokia 6.1