Best Phones under 20000 in India

Updated 22 - Jun - 2018

Looking to buy the best mid range smartphone? This year, there were a lot of new phones launches in the 20000 smartphone segment. While most of these smartphones offer good performance, some can really go toe to toe with high end flagship smartphones. So, you have a lot of options if you are looking to buy the best smartphone under 20000, but which one to buy? To make things simple, here is our list of the top 10 mobiles under 20000 in India for March 2017. These phones offer good performance, camera quality, specifications and good features at mid-range price points and are recommended for users with a budget of under 20000.So here are the top 10 best mobile phones under 20000 in India.




Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

If you are looking for the best phone under 20K, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in its 6GB is hard to beat. The phone ticks all the right checkboxes, offering a two-day battery life, a good camera at the rear and excellent performance, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC. The 18:9 univisum display is nice and the only complaint we have with the phone is that is not running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Overall, then the 6GB variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the best phone under 20000.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.99 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 5 MP
Front camera :
20 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Available at :
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
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Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but with stock Android Oreo 8.1 inside. The phone has the same set of hardware as far as performance is considered and thanks to a cheaper entry price for the 3GB RAM variant, the Zenfone Max Pro is a clear winner. It would have been the number one if the camera at the back was more reliable, but because the Redmi Note 5 Pro's camera is highly superior, this comes in a close second in the top ten phones under Rs 20,000.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
6 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 + 5 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
5000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Nokia 6 (2018)
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Nokia 6 (2018)

You know Nokia is back when it's listed in a Top 10 list. The Nokia 6 (2018) or the Nokia 6.1 developed by HMD Global is built like a tank and is Android One Certified. It features a 5.5-inch panel with a Snapdragon 630 chipset coupled with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The 16MP camera at the back is quite reliable and overall, the phone is an all-rounder under Rs 20,000.

Nokia 6 (2018) - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.4 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Snapdragon 430
Available at :
Huawei P20 Lite
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Huawei P20 Lite

The Huawei P20 Lite retains the design philosophy of the more expensive P20 Pro, as well as the camera prowess. The phone comes with a dual camera setup at the back that makes damn good photos! The P20 Lite is a little expensive though than the rest of the the mid-rangers, but it has a camera matched by few out other which explains its inclusion in this list.

Huawei P20 Lite - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 128 GB
Display :
5.8 (1080 x 2280)
Processor :
Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 + 2 MP
Front camera :
24 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
HiSilicon Kirin 659
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 replaces the year old Redmi Note 4, and carries forward the same old tried and tested recipe. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 636 on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but at the same time is more affordable and has a better battery life. The 64GB variant is the best option to buy.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.99 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
4000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Xiaomi Mi A1
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Xiaomi Mi A1

The Mi A1 is Xiaomi’s attempt at an Android One smartphone and it is a good one at that. The phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. The device is well built and also offers a good camera for its price. The Mi A1 was the best Android phone under Rs 20,000 last year and it still remains relevant.

Xiaomi Mi A1 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
3080 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Available at :
Moto G5
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Moto G5

The Moto G6 this time focuses more on a refined design and the camera quality than just raw performance. Thankfully, it scores high on both the aspects. And its lightweight UI means even an entry-level processor feels smooth enough.

Moto G5 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 32 GB
Display :
5.7 (1080 x 2160)
Processor :
Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 + 5 MP
Front camera :
8 MP
Battery :
3000 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Available at :
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2

If you are looking for a big phone with good battery life along with some impressive performance, then the Mi Max 2 is certainly your best bet. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC that we saw on the Redmi Note 4. The main feature of this smartphone, is the large 6.44-inch display that offers good viewing angles, and is the ideal size to watch a lot of videos, or even read. Your movie-watching endeavours are well-supported by the huge 4850mAh battery, which won’t die even after two days of average usage.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
6.44 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
2 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
12 MP
Front camera :
5 MP
Battery :
5300 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is a deceptively good smartphone. Earlier Samsung had priced this above Rs. 20,000, but now with lower prices it is now one of the best phone in the sub-20K segment. It has a better camera than most of its competition and is arguably the best-built phone in the mid-range segment. You also get an an excellent AMOLED screen and a really good battery life. The only downside is that it is not as powerful as some of its counterparts. That said, this is still one of the the best Android mobile available today.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
3 GB | 64 GB
Display :
5.5 (1080 x 1920)
Processor :
1.6 Ghz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
13 MP
Front camera :
13 MP
Battery :
3600 mAH
Soc :
Exynos 7870
Available at :
Vivo V9 Youth
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Vivo V9 Youth

The Vivo V9 Youth is a selfie-centric phone that also looks just like the iPhone X. It sports a 6.3-inch display with dual cameras at the back and a 16-megapixel camera at the front.

Vivo V9 Youth - Specifications
Ram & Storage :
4 GB | 32 GB
Display :
6.3 (1080 x 2280)
Processor :
1.8 GHz,Octa
Operating system :
Android
Primary camera :
16 + 2 MP
Front camera :
13 + 2 MP
Battery :
3260 mAH
Soc :
Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
Available at :

Here's is the summary list of Best Phones Under 20000 in India May 2018

Product NamePrice starting fromAvailable atRating
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro17400amazon81/100
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1N/AN/AN/A
Nokia 6 (2018)18999amazonN/A
Huawei P20 LiteN/AN/AN/A
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5N/AN/A76/100
Xiaomi Mi A116790amazon77/100
Moto G513999amazonN/A
Xiaomi Mi Max 2N/AN/A75/100
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro16900paytm74/100
Vivo V9 Youth18990amazonN/A