Best Phones under 20000 in India

By Digit | Price Updated on 03-Apr-2020

Looking to buy the best mobiles under 20,000? This year, there were a lot of new phone launches in the 20,000 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 smartphone below 20000, but which one to buy? To make things simple, here is our list of the top 10 mobiles under 20000 in India for 2020. These phones offer good performance, camera quality, specifications and good features at mid-range price points and are recommended for users.

Redmi K20
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.39" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    48 + 16 + 8 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh
Full specs

The Redmi K20 is almost a flagship smartphone with a Snapdragon 730 SoC inside. It features a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution at 403 PPI. It comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The K20 looks stunning with a flaming gradient finish and a bezel-less edge-to-edge display, while at the back is a triple-camera setup that can take some sharp photos both in the day and night. Redmi K20 is one of the best mobile phones under Rs 20000 one can buy right now. It sports a triple rear camera setup: 48MP + 8MP + 13MP and has a 20MP selfie shooter. The handset packs a 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.39" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 48 + 16 + 8 | 20 MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹21999
Realme X2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh
Full specs

The Realme X2 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display with a 1080 x 2340 display resolution. It has small bezels, and a screen-to-body ratio of 91.9 per cent and has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has an in-display fingerprint scanner. Realme X2 sports a 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear camera setup and has a 32MP selfie shooter. Moreover, it packs a 4000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. Realme X2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with up to 8GB RAM. It is one of the best Realme mobile phones under Rs 20000.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.4" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹18999
POCO X2
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh
Full specs

The Poco X2 comes equipped with a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display that sports a 20:9 display aspect ratio and supports refresh rates of up to 120Hz. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, which also powers handsets like the Realme X2, Oppo Reno2, and other devices. In terms of optics, the Poco X2 comes equipped with a quad rear camera setup. There’s a 64MP IMX686 main sensor by Sony, which is paired with an f/1.89 aperture lens and sports 1.64µm pixel pitch. The camera also supports RAW image capture, 960FPS slow-motion videography and a new VLOG mode that will enable users to create content in an interesting manner. On the front are 20MP + 2MP sensors, which are housed in a punch-hole camera setup. The Poco X2 comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. A 4500mAh battery powers the entire package and it also supports 27W fast charge. It is certainly one of the best mobile phones under 20k in India.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.67" (1080x2400)
Camera : 64 + 2 + 8 + 2 | 20 + 2 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹15999
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Realme 6 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.6" (1080 x 2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 12 + 8 + 2 | 16 + 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    8 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4300 mAh
Full specs

The Realme 6 Pro continues the legacy of Realme's Pro series of incrementally introducing new features in the mid-range segment. This time it's a 90Hz refresh rate display and a Snapdragon 720G SoC along with a 64MP quad camera setup. And this is Samsung's second generation camera sensor tuned to improve the sharpness and details. On the front you have a dual punch-hole camera, and a 4300mAh battery with 30W fast charging. That's a good wholesome package on offer for this budget.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.6" (1080 x 2400)
Camera : 64 + 12 + 8 + 2 | 16 + 8 MP
RAM : 8 GB
Battery : 4300 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹15999
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.67" (1080x2400)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    5020 mAh
Full specs

The Redmi Note 9 Pro is now the starting variant of the Note series with the Note 9 Pro Max getting most of the attention. The iPhone-esque decision to diversify the portfolio meant the Pro 'Max' variant got that extra horsepower to tide you through difficult times. The Note 9 Pro Max gets a larger 64MP camera sensor at the back, a larger 32MP selfie camera and faster 33W charging out of the box. The rest of the hardware is the same as the regular Note 9 Pro. The Note 9 Pro Max offers a large 6.7-inch LCD display with a punch hole camera. It's powered by the Snapdragon 720G along with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage in the entry variant under Rs 15,000. The phone also offers a 64MP quad camera setup. There's also another 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you get a 16MP front camera. The Note 9 Pro also comes with a large 5020mAh battery with 33W fast charging. And there's Gorilla Glass 5 covering the front, back as well as the camera glass.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.67" (1080x2400)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 5 + 2 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 5020 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Processor : Octa-core
Price : ₹12999
Redmi Note 8 Pro
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.53" (1080 X 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4500 mAh
Full specs

While the K20 is better, it's also quite expensive. The Note 8 Pro, on the other hand is available well under Rs 20,000 and thanks to a MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, it's one of the fastest phone you can buy in that budget. The phone also comes with a 64MP primary camera, along with an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro lens and another 2MP depth sensor. The Note 8 Pro also comes with Alexa built-in allowing you to control you home appliances hands-free. Its a good mobile phone under Rs 20000.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.53" (1080 X 2340)
Camera : 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 | 20 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm)
Processor : octa
Price : ₹14999
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Samsung Galaxy M31
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.4" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    68 + 8 + 5 +5 | 32 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    6000 mAh
Full specs

The Samsung Galaxy M31 is for those looking for a two day long battery life. With a 6,000mAh battery inside, the Galaxy M31 offers the longest battery life in this segment. It's powered by an efficient Exynos 9611 SoC and rocks a bright and compact AMOLED display with a 32MP front camera drilled into the display. It's also the first M-series smartphone to come with a 64MP quad camera setup with Samsung offering another 8MP ultrawide sensor, a 5MP macro sensor and another 5MP depth sensor.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.4" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 68 + 8 + 5 +5 | 32 MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 6000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Exynos 9611
Processor : octa
Price : ₹14999
Samsung Galaxy M40
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.3" (1080 x 2340)
  • Camera
    Camera
    32 + 8 + 5 | 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3500 mAh
Full specs

The Samsung Galaxy M40 takes after the design of the Galaxy S10 with a Infinity-O display. This is one of the best phones to buy under Rs 20,000 from Samsung. It’s not AMOLED however, but a bright TFT panel. Thanks to the new display design, the screen stretches all the way to the edges and as such, makes it a smartphone fit for 2019. The back is made of glossy plastic with a gradient finish and houses a triple-camera setup which includes a 32MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide and 5MP depth sensor. Inside is a Snapdragon 675 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.3" (1080 x 2340)
Camera : 32 + 8 + 5 | 16 MP
RAM : 6GB
Battery : 3500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Snapdragon 675
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹19990
Xiaomi Poco F1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.18" (1080 x 2160)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12MP + 5MP | 20MP MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    6 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh
Full specs

The Poco F1 is the obvious choice if you are a performance enthusiast and is one of the fastest phone under Rs 20000. Price effectively at Rs 19,999 for the first flash sale, the Poco F1 packs a flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC with vapour-chamber cooling inside. The most affordable variant has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage along with a dual camera unit at the back. The Poco F1 is clearly the best mobile phone under Rs 20,000 to buy today. The Poco F1 is an anomaly. The Poco F1 has flagship hardware under the hood, but mid-range everything else. The camera, build and design and the display can’t keep up with the more expensive flagships of 2018. However, if a no-nonsense performer is what you’re looking for on a budget, look no further. The Poco F1 packs a dual camera unit at the back — A 12MP IMX 363 sensor with a lens of f/1.8 aperture and a pixel pitch of 1.4um. This is coupled with a 5MP sensor that is only used to capture depth information. Up front is a 20MP sensor that relies on pixel binning to deliver clearer photos with more details with lesser noise under low light. It’s the same setup you find on the company’s flagship Mi 8 and Poco claims it used the Mi 8’s algorithms to optimise the F1’s camera.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.18" (1080 x 2160)
Camera : 12MP + 5MP | 20MP MP
RAM : 6 GB
Battery : 4000 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹20999
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Nokia 8.1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.18" (1080 x 2246)
  • Camera
    Camera
    12 + 13 | 20 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4 GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3500 mAh
Full specs

The Nokia 8.1 recently received a price-cut and is now available for well under Rs 20,000. It’s a phone with a HDR-display and a premium glass design. The IPS LCD panel can also convert SDR videos to HDR using a dedicated chip inside. Under the hood, there’s a Snapdragon 710 powering things along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The camera on the back is especially good with Zeiss optics and 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 13MP telephoto lens. On the front is another 20MP sensor with f/2.0 lens for selfies. The Nokia 8.1 is a good buy if you want a stock Android interface with regular updates.

SPECIFICATION
Screen Size : 6.18" (1080 x 2246)
Camera : 12 + 13 | 20 MP
RAM : 4 GB
Battery : 3500 mAh
Operating system : Android
Soc : Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
Processor : Octa
Price : ₹26999

Here’s the Summary list of Best Phones under 20000 in India updated on 03-Apr-2020

Product Name Seller Price
Redmi K20 N/A ₹21999
Realme X2 N/A ₹18999
POCO X2 N/A ₹15999
Realme 6 Pro N/A ₹15999
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max N/A ₹12999
Redmi Note 8 Pro N/A ₹14999
Samsung Galaxy M31 N/A ₹14999
Samsung Galaxy M40 N/A ₹19990
Xiaomi Poco F1 N/A ₹20999
Nokia 8.1 N/A ₹26999
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