Best camera phones under Rs. 20,000 in October 2017

Updated 20 - Oct - 2017

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 Rs. 20,000 in India.




Moto G5 Plus
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Moto G5 Plus

If your budget is limited to 20K, the best smartphone to buy is the Moto G5 Plus. The phone offers a brilliant 12MP rear camera which takes good picture in normal and dull lighting alike. It is well built and is powered by a reliable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. The device also has a dependable battery life and you get Android 7.0 out of the box, which is likely to get updated to Android O.

Moto G5 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 16 & 32 GB
Display :
5.2 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Nubia Z11 Mini
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Nubia Z11 Mini

If your budget is limited to 20K, the best smartphone to buy is the Nubia Z11 Mini. It is not a particularly fast smartphone, but the 16MP rear camera on this device is simply superb. It takes really good images in all lighting conditions and also offers a very well integrated manual mode. The phone is also one of the most ergonomic device in the sub-15K category, offering a beautiful 5-inch 1080p display.

Nubia Z11 Mini - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
2800 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Available at :
Honor 6X
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Honor 6X

The Honor 6X may have dual camera, but it still stands next in line to the Nubia Z11 Mini as far as camera performance is concerned. The phone takes really good images in ample lighting conditions and also offers a nice ‘Bokeh’ mode for those portrait and macro shots. The overall performance of the phone however, is a little sluggish. Still, it won’t disappoint if you are a light smartphone user.

Honor 6X - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.1 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 & 2 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3340 mAH
Soc :
HiSilicon Kirin 655
Available at :
Coolpad Cool 1
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Coolpad Cool 1

If you want a dual camera phone, which won’t lag while gaming, the Coolpad Cool 1 is the one to go for. This budget segment smartphone is a improved version of the olf Le Eco Le 2 smartphone. It features a good display, has ample RAM and storage and is the fastest phone after the Lenovo Z2 Plus in the sub-20K category. The dual camera phone also take some really good pictures and lags just behind the Honor 6X in terms of camera quality.

Coolpad Cool 1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 & 4 GB | 32 & 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 & 13 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
4060 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Available at :
Gionee A1
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Gionee A1

The Gionee A1 is another good phone in the sub-20k smartphone segment which offers a good rear camera. The 13MP rear shooter is able to capture good images in all kind of lighting conditions. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, which is not as fast as the Coolpad Cool 1, but does a decent overall job. The front facing camera is also quite good and is easily one of the best in its category.

Gionee A1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
16 MP
Battery :
4010 mAH
Soc :
Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
Available at :
Oppo F3
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Oppo F3

The Oppo F3 is actually the best selfie centric smartphone you can buy under Rs. 20,000, but has a decent rear camera as well. The phone brings the same design and premium built we have seen on previous Oppo devices. There is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on-board, which should be ample for most users. The display is also quite nice and the battery life is good enough for day’s worth of usage.

Oppo F3 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
16 & 8 MP
Battery :
3200 mAH
Soc :
MediaTek MT6750T
Available at :
Lenovo Z2 Plus
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Lenovo Z2 Plus

The Z2 Plus is the latest entry in this list and has a lot to offer. The 13 MP rear camera on the phone using a Samsung ISOCELL sensor takes good images in normal light conditions. Images showcase good dynamic range, colour reproduction with a slightly aggressive sharpening. Low light images come out quite good as well but not the best. Besides that, it is the only phones besides the LeMax 2 to offer a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

Lenovo Z2 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2.15 GHz,Quad
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3500 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Available at :
Moto G4 Plus
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Moto G4 Plus

The latest Moto G brings an all new 16MP camera to the table, which is easily one of the better cameras in its price category. The rear camera is aided by a dual LED flash and laser autofocus. Images are better detailed and colours look crisp and reasonably true-to-source. Low light images come out a little brighter as the software cranks up the ISO, without losing any detail.

Moto G4 Plus - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
2 GB | 16 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.5 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617
Xiaomi Redmi 4
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Xiaomi Redmi 4

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 may be cheaper offering from Xiaomi, but it features an overall better camera than the Redmi Note 4. The phone features a newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, which is available in various RAM and Storage configurations.The design of the phone has also been updated, improving its ergonomics. The fingerprint scanner is now standard across the range and you still get a stellar battery life.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5 (720 x 1280)
Processor :
1.4 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4100 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
Available at :
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

The bigger Redmi Note 4 does not have the best rear camera in the budget segment, but it's not completely bad. The phone can capture some decent images in normal lighting conditions, but struggles in low light. The performance is again decent, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and like the Redmi 4 comes in multiple storage and RAM options.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
2 , 3 & 4 GB | 32 & 64
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4100 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :

Here's is the summary list of Best Camera Phones Under Rs 20,000 in India for October 2017

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Moto G5 Plus12999amazon78/100
Nubia Z11 Mini10990amazon67/100
Honor 6X11999amazon72/100
Coolpad Cool 18999amazon77/100
Gionee A114747Tatacliq66/100
Oppo F316349Tatacliq68/100
Lenovo Z2 Plus14999N/AN/A
Moto G4 Plus13499N/AN/A
Xiaomi Redmi 48999amazon74/100
Xiaomi Redmi Note 49999N/AN/A