10 Best Smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India (2016) – Best Gadgetry

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Which is the best phone under 20,000 in India?

If a phone under Rs 20,000 is what you’re looking for, let us help you a little by handpicking the 10 best phones under Rs 20,000 for this month available in India. We’ve considered the specs, as well as the brand value and after sales service to give you the best phones 20k can get you. Also, all these phones support 4G LTE networks, so this list can be also considered for the best 4G LTE phones under Rs 20,000 in India.

This budget can get you features like 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Snapdragon 820 processor and more. No, they won’t lag, hang or freeze up on you with those specs and will let you play the latest games at max settings without trouble, click great selfies and what not. Hopefully, most of them should get updated to Android 7.0. Also, read more about the camera specifications for these phones at the bottom of the post. Just to clarify, phones with hybrid SIM slot allow you to either place a second SIM or a microSD card, but not both at the same time, so it’s a disadvantage (if you need a dual SIM phone with expandable storage).

Also, check the 10 best smartphones under Rs 18,000 and the 10 best smartphones under Rs 25,000. So here are the top 10 smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India (click on any phone in the list to see its detailed specs along with pros and cons below):

 

These are the 10 best 4G phones under Rs 20,000 in India (2016):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 20,000*

 

1. LeEco Le Max 2

Best phone under 20000 in India - LeEco Le Max 2

  • OS Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Weight 185g
  • Display resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Dual-core 2.1 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6GHz Kryo Snapdragon 820
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0, OIS, 1/2.4″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,100mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Display
  • + RAM
  • + Processor
  • – Non-expandable storage

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2. Lenovo Z2 Plus

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(64GB/4GB RAM version)

(32GB/3GB RAM version)

  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 149g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 32GB/64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Snapdragon 820 Quad-core (2×2.15GHz Kryo & 2×1.6GHz Kryo)
  • GPU Adreno 530
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.2, 1/2.6″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Storage
  • – Non expandable memory

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3. OnePlus 2

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 175g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot No
  • Processor Quad-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A57 Snapdragon 810
  • GPU Adreno 430
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/2.0, OIS, 1/2.6″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.4
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G + 4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Processor
  • + Internal memory
  • – Non expandable memory

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Lenovo Vibe X3

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  • OS Android 5.1
  • Weight 175g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Quad-core 1.44GHz A53 + dual-core 1.8GHz A57 Snapdragon 808
  • GPU Adreno 418
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,500 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Mi Max Prime

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  • OS Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • Weight 204g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 6.44 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 128GB
  • Expansion slot N/A
  • Processor Snapdragon 652 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,850 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Processor
  • + Battery
  • + RAM
  • + Storage

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Samsung Galaxy On Nxt

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  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 167g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Exynos 7870 Octa Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Mali-T830MP2
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons

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Moto G4 Plus

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  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 617
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons

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Moto X Play

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(16GB with Turbo charger)

(32GB with Turbo charger)

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 169g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches
  • Storage space 16GB/32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 + 1GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 615
  • GPU Adreno 405
  • RAM 2GB
  • Camera 21MP, f/2.0, 1/2.4″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,630 mAh (non removable)
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – RAM
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Samsung On8 Pro

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  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Weight N/A
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inches, AMOLED
  • Storage space 16GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 Processor
  • GPU Mali-T720
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM (3G+4G LTE)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • – Internal memory

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Xiaomi Mi Max

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  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 203g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Display 6.44 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 650 quad-core 1.4 GHz (A53) & Dual-core 1.8GHz (A72)
  • GPU Adreno 510
  • RAM 3GB
  • Camera 16MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 4,850mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, (4G)
Pros and Cons
  • + Battery
  • + Processor
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Not to confuse you with the camera specs listed above. We’ve listed the specs as (megapixels),(aperture), (sensor size). Generally speaking, bigger the aperture and sensor size, better is the camera. Which means smaller number in the denominator, the bigger the aperture or sensor size is. For example, f/1.9 is a bigger aperture and than f/2.0. Also 1/2.2″ is a bigger sensor than, say, 1/2.6″. A bigger aperture camera performs much better in low light situations and produces sharper images.