Best camera phones under Rs. 20,000

The sub-20K price bracket is filled with smartphones that offer the best value for money. However, if you are interested in photography and Rs. 20,000 is your budget, these are the devices you should be looking for. These eight smartphones offer the best image quality that you can get in this budget. Some of these smartphones even shoot as good as flagship devices. Here are the best camera phones under 20000 in India. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 24th Sep 2020, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.
1.

XIAOMI MI A2

The XIaomi Mi A2 is hands down the best camera phone you can buy under Rs 20000, It comes with a dual 12+20MP sensor at the back with f/1.8 aperture and 1.25um pixel pitch. The specialty about the secondary camera is that it can bin four pixels into one to create well-lit, detailed and vibrant low-light shots. The results are quite nice and is far ahead of the what other phones in that price range can do. The Mi A2 also has a consistent portrait mode that blurs the background without making it look artificial.

Specifications
Screen Size:5.99" (1080 x 2160)
Camera:12 + 20 MP | 20 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 13790
Available ₹ 14490
2.

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 5 PRO

Xiaomi entered the dual camera game with the Redmi Note 5 Pro's 12+5MP dual camera unit. The secondary camera works as a depth sensor and is actually quite reliable in taking good portrait shots. It also takes well-detailed shots in the daylight. It's only weakness is low-light photography.

Specifications
Screen Size:5.99" (1080 x 2160)
Camera:12 + 5 MP | 20 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:4000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Processor:Octa
Available ₹ 13490
Available ₹ 13990
3.

HUAWEI P20 LITE

  • Screen Size5.8" (1080 x 2280)
  • Camera16 + 2 MP | 24 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery3000 mAh

The 16+2MP sensor on the Huawei P20 Lite may not be Leica branded but it takes a lot of features from the triple-camera flagship P20 Pro. The P20 Lite takes vibrant images in the day that has a good dynamic range and has a stable portrait mode that makes you look good.

Specifications
Screen Size:5.8" (1080 x 2280)
Camera:16 + 2 MP | 24 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:HiSilicon Kirin 659
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 12800
Available ₹ 19999
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4.

HONOR PLAY

  • Screen Size6.3" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera16 + 2 MP | 16 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery3750 mAh

The Honor Play may be made for gaming, but it's also a good enough camera phone that uses a lot of AI-centric features to improve the images. You have the portrait mode, AI recognition and machine-learning based stabilisation to aid your low-light shots.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.3" (1080 x 2340)
Camera:16 + 2 MP | 16 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3750 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Hisilicon Kirin 970
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 11999
Available ₹ 17199
5.

SAMSUNG GALAXY A6 PLUS

  • Screen Size6" (1080 x 2280)
  • Camera16 + 5 MP | 24 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery3500 mAh

the camera setup on the Samsung Galaxy A6+ is good for all daytime and most indoor photos, but is no good for low-light scenes, whether its taken through the front camera or back. The Live Focus mode is capable of creating good-quality Bokeh-style shots.

Specifications
Screen Size:6" (1080 x 2280)
Camera:16 + 5 MP | 24 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 450
Processor:Octa
Available ₹ 20990
Available ₹ 21990
6.

REALME 2 PRO

  • Screen Size6.3" (2340 x 1080)
  • Camera16 + 2 | 16 MP
  • RAM6 GB
  • Battery3500 mAh

The Realme 2 Pro is astonishingly powerful and affordable. It's power under the hood is matched by the camera on the body, a 16+2 MP sensor that takes good, detailed images in the day as well as indoors. It's low-light photos are good enough as well if you factor in the price it's offered at.

Specifications
Screen Size:6.3" (2340 x 1080)
Camera:16 + 2 | 16 MP
RAM:6 GB
Battery:3500 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE
Processor:Octa
Available ₹ 14990
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7.

ASUS ZENFONE MAX PRO M1

  • Screen Size5.99" (1080 x 2160)
  • Camera13 + 5 MP | 8 MP
  • RAM3 GB
  • Battery5000 mAh

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is offered at a price much less than the Redmi Note 5 Pro despite having the same hardware. Through multiple OTA updates, the camera has also improved a lot with features like EIS added later, making the Zenfone Max Pro M1 a good camera phone to buy under Rs 20,000.

Specifications
Screen Size:5.99" (1080 x 2160)
Camera:13 + 5 MP | 8 MP
RAM:3 GB
Battery:5000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Processor:Octa
Available ₹ 11999
8.

NOKIA 6 (2018)

  • Screen Size5.5" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera16 | 8 MP
  • RAM4 GB
  • Battery3000 mAh

The Nokia 6 (2018) has Zeiss-branded lenses at the front and the back and comes with the company's Pro camera app that makes shooting images easy and seamless. The image quality is above average and can take good images both indoors and outdoors.

Specifications
Screen Size:5.5" (1080 x 1920)
Camera:16 | 8 MP
RAM:4 GB
Battery:3000 mAh
Operating system:Android
Soc:Snapdragon 430
Processor:Octa
Out of Stock ₹ 15299

List of Best camera phones under Rs. 20,000 Updated on 24 September 2020

Product Name Seller Price
Xiaomi Mi A2 Flipkart ₹13790
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Flipkart ₹13490
Huawei P20 Lite Flipkart ₹12800
Honor Play Flipkart ₹11999
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Amazon ₹20990
Realme 2 Pro Amazon ₹14990
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Amazon ₹11999
Nokia 6 (2018) Amazon ₹15299
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