Best camera phones under Rs. 20,000 (2022)

By Digit | Price Updated 08-Aug-2022

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.

1. XIAOMI MI A2

  • 5.99" (1080 x 2160) Screen Size
  • 12 + 20 MP | 20 MP Camera
  • 64 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 3000 mAh Battery

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.

Pros
  • Robust, functional design
  • Low-light photography
  • Stock Android UI
Cons
  • Ugly camera bump
  • Instability issues
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 Octa core (2.2 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:5.99″ (1080 x 2160) screen, 403 PPI
Camera:12 + 20 MP MPDual Rear camera, 20 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3000 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

2. XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 5 PRO

  • 5.99" (1080 x 2160) Screen Size
  • 12 + 5 MP | 20 MP Camera
  • 64 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 4000 mAh Battery

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.

Pros
  • Stellar performance
  • Good camera
  • Excellent battery life
  • Nice display
Cons
  • No Android 8.0 Oreo
  • No USB Type-C
  • Uninspiring design
SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa core (1.8 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:5.99″ (1080 x 2160) screen, 403 PPI
Camera:12 + 5 MP MPDual Rear camera, 20 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:4000 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

3. HUAWEI P20 LITE

  • 5.8" (1080 x 2280) Screen Size
  • 16 + 2 MP | 24 MP Camera
  • 128 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 3000 mAh Battery

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.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa core (2.36 Ghz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
Display:5.8″ (1080 x 2280) screen, 432 PPI
Camera:16 + 2 MP MPDual Rear camera, 24 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3000 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

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4. HONOR PLAY

  • 6.3" (1080 x 2340) Screen Size
  • 16 + 2 MP | 16 MP Camera
  • 64 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 3750 mAh Battery

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.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Hisilicon Kirin 970 Octa core (2.3 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:6.3″ (1080 x 2340) screen, 409 PPI
Camera:16 + 2 MP MPDual Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3750 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

5. SAMSUNG GALAXY A6 PLUS

  • 6" (1080 x 2280) Screen Size
  • 16 + 5 MP | 24 MP Camera
  • 32 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 3500 mAh Battery

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.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 450 Octa core (1.8 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage
Display:6″ (1080 x 2280) screen, 411 PPI
Camera:16 + 5 MP MPDual Rear camera, 24 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3500 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

6. REALME 2 PRO

  • 6.3" (2340 x 1080) Screen Size
  • 16 + 2 | 16 MP Camera
  • 64 GB/6 GB Memory
  • 3500 mAh Battery

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.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE Octa core (2 GHz)
Memory:6 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:6.3″ (2340 x 1080) screen, 409 PPI
Camera:16 + 2 MPDual Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3500 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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7. ASUS ZENFONE MAX PRO M1

  • 5.99" (1080 x 2160) Screen Size
  • 13 + 5 MP | 8 MP Camera
  • 32 GB/3 GB Memory
  • 5000 mAh Battery

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.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa core (1.8 GHz)
Memory:3 GB RAM, 32 GB Storage
Display:5.99″ (1080 x 2160) screen, 402 PPI
Camera:13 + 5 MP MPDual Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:5000 mAh battery with fast Charging
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash

8. NOKIA 6 (2018)

  • 5.5" (1080 x 1920) Screen Size
  • 16 | 8 MP Camera
  • 64 GB/4 GB Memory
  • 3000 mAh Battery

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.

SPECIFICATION
Processor:Snapdragon 430 Octa core (1.4 GHz)
Memory:4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
Display:5.5″ (1080 x 1920) screen, 403 PPI
Camera:16 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
Battery:3000 mAh battery
SIM:Dual SIM
Features:LED Flash
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List of Best camera phones under Rs. 20,000 (Aug 2022)

Best Camera Phones under 20000 Seller Price
Xiaomi Mi A2 Tatacliq ₹ 10,990
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Amazon ₹ 13,490
Huawei P20 Lite Flipkart ₹ 12,800
Honor Play Flipkart ₹ 11,999
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Tatacliq ₹ 14,999
Realme 2 Pro Amazon ₹ 14,990
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Amazon ₹ 8,499
Nokia 6 (2018) Tatacliq ₹ 9,999
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