Best Smartphones Under 20000

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019

The Y7 Pro 2019 is a decent device with some modest specs. The most notable of its features has to be its 64 GB on-board storage because most phones in this price range pack 32 GB memory inside. Also, its battery is quite massive – a 4000 mAh unit in a sleek body. An only slight downside is the HD+ display, which is common in this price, however. But combine that with its power-efficient Snapdragon 450 chipset, and it makes for a great battery life.

You get two variants: a 32 GB one, but that skips out the fingerprint sensor. So, just get the 64 GB variant which costs like Rs.2000 more than that.

Huawei Y7 Pro 2019 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.26-inch IPS LCD display
  • Resolution: HD+ (1520×720 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio @ 269 PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64GB; Expandable up to 1TB
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2 on the top
  • Rear Camera: (13MP, f/1.8, PDAF) + (2MP, depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (Rear-mounted), Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable battery
  • Colors: Black, Aurora
  • Price: Rs. 20,490 [Available for Rs. 20,000]

7Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite

Xiaomi’s phones are always known for their “value-for-money” aspect, especially in the budget segment. Although the MIUI, can sometimes, be an eyesore, it’s okay if you can get used to it, though. However, if you want Xiaomi’s price to performance ratio, without the MIUI, then, the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite can do it for you. The Mi A2 Lite is based on Android One program, so, it comes with stock Android, which not only provides ease of use, but also regular software updates and security patches for 2 years.

The Mi A2 Lite comes in two variants: 3 / 32 GB and 4 / 64 GB with the Snapdragon 625 chip at the helm. It also packs dual cameras, a standard feature in 2019, and overall, is a good performer actually.

Xiaomi MI A2 Lite Specifications:

  • Display: 5.84-inch IPS LCD display
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ , (2280×1080 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio @ 432 PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 506 GPU
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 32GB; Expandable up to 256GB via SD card (dedicated slot)
  • Rear Camera: Dual, 12 MP lens with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF + 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP lens, with f/2.0 aperture
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo), Android One
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Latest PriceRs. 19,999 (3/32GB)

6Xiaomi Redmi 7

The Redmi 7 is another one of Xiaomi’s good budget offerings. The phone features a 6.26-inch dot-notch display with HD+ Resolution, and has a Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. With a Snapdragon 632 chipset, it follows the strong performance legacy of Xiaomi’s budget phones. And combined with 3 GB RAM, you can also do your fair share of gaming.

The Redmi 7 boots on Android Pie out of the box with MIUI 10 on the top. Although the UI shows some advertisements time to time, the UI packs tons of customizable options.


Xiaomi Redmi 7 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.26-inch IPS display with Gorilla Glass 5 Protection
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels); 19:9 aspect ratio @ 269PPI
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 2GB/3GB
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB; Expandable up to 512GB via SD card (dedicated slot)
  • OS: Android Pie (v9.0) with MIUI 9 on the top
  • Rear Camera: Dual camera –(12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25 μm, PDAF) + (2 MP, depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh with 10W charging; Uses Micro USB 2.0 port
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red
  • Price: Rs. 16,999 (3/32GB)

5Xiaomi Redmi Y3

Redmi Y3 is the latest offering from Xiaomi in the budget sector. But it’s basically the selfie-centric variant of the Redmi 7. The phone comes with a 32MP selfie shooter, which is quite a leap from an 8MP shooter on the Redmi 7. However, the front camera captures 8MP images by default. The selfie shooter uses pixel binning technology, which results in a sharp and bright picture. Apart from that, there is barely any difference between the Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.26-inch with 2.5D curved glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Resolution: HD+ (1520 × 720 pixels); 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 632; 14nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-Core 1.8GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Software & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera setup – (12MP primary camera, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF) + (2MP depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 32MP, 1/2.8″ sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/2.25 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 10-watt fast charging
  • Colors: Elegant Blue, Bold Red, Prime Black
  • Price: Rs. 18,499 (3/32GB)

4Samsung Galaxy A20

The Samsung Galaxy A20 is a pretty popular budget phone. And it packs quite a compelling set of features for the price. The phone comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display, albeit in an HD+ resolution. Still, the contents on its screen look vibrant because of the Super AMOLED panel.

On the performance side of things, the phone is powered by the Exynos 7884 chipset backed by 3GB of RAM. There’s also a 32 GB onboard memory. As for the camera, you get the standard dual camera setup – a primary lens and an ultra-wide angle one. Running on Android Pie with One UI on top, the phone is powered by a large 4000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy A20 Specifications:

  • Display: 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-V display
  • Resolution: HD+ (1560 × 720 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio @ 268PPI
  • Chipset: Exynos 7884
  • CPU: Octa-Core (2x 1.6 GHz + 6x 1.35 GHz)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB, expandable up to 512GB via micro SD card (Dedicated Slot)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Samsung One UI
  • Rear Camera: (13MP, f/1.9 wide-angle) + (5MP ultra-wide angle, f/2.2), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Price: Rs 19,490

3Realme 3

Realme is aggressively bringing value-proposition phones one after another. And the Realme 3 is clearly one of them. At this price, a Helio P60 chipset os quite a performer for sure. The phone is capable of handling even the high-end games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 at decent frame rates. The phone also comes with 3GB RAM to complement on the performance front.

The camera on this device is also quite noteworthy. There is dual camera setup (13MP +2MP) at the back and a 13MP shooter on the front. And both of them capture some good images. The handset also features a massive 4230 mAh battery. Given the low-res 6.22-inch HD+ display and such a humongous battery, the phone promises a prolonged endurance.

  • Display: 6.22-inch IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels), 19:9 ratio @ 270 PPI
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P60 SoC
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • OS & UI: Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6
  • RAM: 3GB or 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB or 64GB; Expandable up to 256GB via SD Card (Dedicated Slot)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP f/1.8, 2MP depth
  • Front Camera: 13MP f/2.0
  • Battery: 4230mAh, 10W charging
  • Price: Rs 19,690 (3/32GB)