10 Best Smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India (2017) – 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).

To help you understand which processors are faster than others, we have created a post that benchmarks the SoCs found in these phones. 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 (2017):

 

*Top 3 picks around Rs 20,000*

 

1. Honor 8

best phones under 20000 rs - honor-8

  • OS Android 6.0
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, LTPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Octa-core 4×2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + 4×1.8GHz Cortex A53 Kirin 950
  • GPU Mali-T880 MP4
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP dual cameras, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.4
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Dual cameras
  • + Processor
  • + RAM

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2. Moto G5s Plus

moto g5s plus

  • OS Android 7.1 – Nougat
  • Weight 168g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP+13MP, f/2.0
  • Secondary camera 8MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.1
  • + RAM
  • + Dual camera
  • + Internal memory

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3. Moto G5 Plus

best phones under 20000 in india - moto g5 plus
4GB RAM, 32GB ROM

3GB RAM, 16GB ROM

  • OS Android 7.0 – Nougat
  • Weight 155g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0
  • + RAM
  • + Rear camera aperture

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3. Lenovo Z2 Plus

best phones under 20000 rs in india - lenovo-z2-plus
(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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Mi Max 2

Mi Max 2

  • OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Weight 211g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 6.44 inches, IPS LCD
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Snapdragon 625 Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU Adreno 506
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9″ sensor
  • Secondary camera 5MP, f/2.0
  • Battery 5,300 mAh
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + RAM
  • + Battery
  • + Storage
  • + Android 7.1
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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HTC Desire 10 Pro

HTC Desire 10 Pro

  • OS Android 6.0 – Marshmallow
  • Weight 165g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.5 inch, IPS
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, hybrid
  • Processor Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Mediatek MT6755
  • GPU Mali-T860MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 20 MP, f/2.2
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/2.2
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal memory
  • + RAM
  • + Front camera
  • – Hybrid slot (either SIM2 or microSD)

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Honor 8 Lite

Honor 8 Lite

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 147g
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Display 5.2 inch
  • Storage space 64GB
  • Expansion slot Yes
  • Processor Octa-core 1.7GHz octa-core Kirin 655
  • GPU Mali-T830 MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 12MP
  • Secondary camera 8MP
  • Battery 3,000mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Internal storage
  • + RAM
  • Android 7.0

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Samsung J7 Max

Best phones under 18000 rs in India - Samsung J7 Max

  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Weight 179g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 Octacore 2.4GHz A53
  • GPU Mali-T880MP2
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh, non-removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0
  • + RAM
  • + Processor
  • + Rear camera aperture
  • – Same as the cheaper On Max

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Samsung Galaxy On Max

Samsung Galaxy On Max

  • OS Android 7.0
  • Weight 178g
  • Display resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display 5.7 inches, TFT
  • Storage space 32GB
  • Expansion slot Yes, dedicated
  • Processor Mediatek MT P25 Lite octa core 1.6GHz
  • GPU ?
  • RAM 4GB
  • Camera 13MP, f/1.7
  • Secondary camera 13MP, f/1.9
  • Battery 3,300 mAh, non removable
  • Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G
Pros and Cons
  • + Android 7.0
  • + RAM
  • + Camera aperture

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Samsung Galaxy On Nxt

best smartphone under 20000 - galaxy-on nxt

  • 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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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.