Best Smartphones Under 20000 RS

Best Smartphones Under 20,000 RS

We all need a smartphone, right? I mean It has become a quintessential part of our daily lives. But let’s face it, not everyone has the money to spend on the latest iphone or flagship Samsung out there. So for the budget conscious, Here are the top pick for under 20000 rupees.

This is by no means a comprehensive review, but rather a listing of the pros and cons of each device which we think justifies its price tag. So on with the show shall ww


1.Oppo F7

Best smartphone under 20000
Best smartphone under 20000

Let’s get the most expensive thing out of the way. The oppo f7 is a great option if you want a solid performer, good display and good cameras

Pros:  – Great display

           ­- Solid chipset

          ­ Impressive cameras

          – Decent battery life


– Super build quality

– Prone to heating (Not all)

– Software experience is a little bit cumbersome


ProcessorMediatek helio p60 @2.0 GHz
Storage64 GB w/ micro sd support
CamerasRear: 16 mp CMOS sensor

Front: 25 mp

Display6.23” FHD+ IPS
Battery3400 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 w/ color os
PriceRs 19990


DD Rating:

= Design and build: 6/10

= Display: 8/10

= Performance: 8/10

= Camera: 7/10

= Battery: 6/10

= Value: 6/10


2.Redmi Note 5 Pro

Best smartphone under 20000
Best smartphone under 20000

You can’t mention the budget segment without mentioning the note 5 pro. Packing a potent chipset and amazing battery life, the note 5 pro is a solid performer and an amazing value proposition

Pros:   –

  •  fluid performance
  • Great cameras
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Presence of an IR blaster is a bonus!!

Cons:  –

  • Software might not suit all
  • Could have given a USB type-C port for the chip inside


ProcessorSnapdragon 636
Storage64/ 128 GB
CamerasRear: 12+5mp

Front: 20mp

Display6” 2160×1080 IPS LCD
Battery4000 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 7.1.2 w/ MIUI 9              (As of writing)
PriceRs: 14999(4/64)



DD Ratings:

= Design and build: 7/10

= Display: 7/10

= Performance: 7/10

= Cameras: 8/10

= Battery: 9/10

= Value: 8/10


3.Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

The battery champ of the bunch, The Zenfone max pro boasts almost the same internals as the note 5 pro while undercutting its price point A must buy if you are looking for a great value phone.


–   Great chipset for the price

–   Decent Cameras

–   Amazing battery life

–   Stock android experience

Cons: –   Company doesn’t mention any glass protection for the


–   Average front facing camera

–   Lack of 5 GHz WiFi support

ProcessorSnapdragon 636
RAM3/4/6 GB
Storage32/64 GB
CamerasRear: 12+5mp

Front: 8mp

Display6” 2160×1080 IPS LCD
Battery5000 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 8.1
PriceRs: 10999(3/32)



DD Ratings: = Design and build: 6.5/10

= Display: 7/10

= Performance: 7/10

= Cameras: 6/10

= Battery: 9/10

= Value: 9/10

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4.Mi A1

Best smartphones under 20000

Though this phone launched last year, it still packs quite a punch even amongst other competitors. With an excellent set of cameras and part of the android one programme, the mi a1 is a solid offering for people who want to be up to date for some time

Pros: –   Good build

–   Killer cameras

–   Stock android with timely updates

–   USB Type-C is a bonus

–   IR blaster is also a nice add-on

Cons: –   slightly outdated chipset

–   old fashioned 16:9 panel

–   average battery life



ProcessorSnapdragon 625
Storage64 GB
CamerasRear: 12+12mp

Front: 5mp

Display5.5” 1920×1080 IPS LCD
Battery3080 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 oreo
PriceRs 15999


DD Ratings: =Design and Build: 7/10

=Display: 6.5/10

=Performance: 6/10

=Cameras: 7.5/10

=Battery: 6.5/10

=Value: 6.5/10

5.Redmi Note 5

The Redmi note 5 is basically the Redmi note 4 with a 18:9 display. Though the internals remain the same the camera is slightly improved over the note 4. At around the same price as the note 4, it is worth checking out in the 10-12k range


Pros: –   Good build

–   Decent cameras

–   Good battery life

Cons: – slightly outdated chipset

– Lack of a portrait mode

ProcessorSnapdragon 625
Storage32/64 GB
CamerasRear: 12mp

Front: 5mp

Display6” 2160×1080 IPS LCD
Battery4000 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 7.1.2 w/ MIUI 9              (As of writing)
PriceRs: 9999(3/32)


DD Ratings: =Design and build: 6.5/10

=Display: 7/10

=Performance: 6/10

=Camera: 6.5/10

=Battery: 9/10

=Value: 7.5/10



6.Oppo Realme 1

The oppo realme 1 is a no brainer if you are looking for maximum performance per rupee. With the same chipset as the more expensive oppo f7, impressive cameras and a sweet diamond cut finish (for the b;lack variant), the realme 1 is a good choice for maximum performance at the sub 10 k segment.


Pros: – Blistering performance

– Good display

– Good cameras

– Decent battery life

Cons: – No Fingerprint sensor

– Average build

– Software experience is a little bit cumbersome

ProcessorMediatek helio p60
RAM3/4/6 GB
Storage32/64/128 GB
CamerasRear: 13mp

Front: 8mp

Display6” 2160×1080 IPS
Battery3410 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 w/ color os
PriceRs: 8990(3/32)




DD Ratings; =Design and build: 7/10

=Display: 7/10

=Performance: 8.5/10

=Cameras: 8/10

=Battery: 6.5/10

=Value: 9/10


7.Honor 7x

The honor 7x made a big wave at the time of its release, giving exceptional value for money. To stay competitive, honor slashed the price of the phone making it a good value. A great buy if you are looking for good performance and cameras

Pros: -Good design

-Decent performance

-Good cameras

Cons: -Average battery life

-Cameras suffer in low light


ProcessorHisilicon Kirin 659
CamerasRear: 16+2mp


Display5.93” 2160x1080p IPS
Battery3340 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 w/ EMUI
PriceRs: 10999(4/32)



DD Ratings: =Design and build: 7/10

=Display: 7/10

=Performance: 6.5/10

=Camera: 7/10

=Battery: 6.5/10

=Value: 7/10

8.Honor 9 Lite

Best smartphones under 20000

Out of all the phones in the bunch, this is by far the most premium phone in case of build and design with a glass sandwich design. Plus this is the only phone with a dual front camera setup. Go for the 3/32 variant as the 4/64 dosent possess a good value.


Pros: =Great design and build

=Decent cameras

=best for one handed use

Cons: =Average battery life



ProcessorHisilicon Kirin 659
CamerasRear: 13+2mp


Display5.65” 2160x1080p IPS
Battery3000 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 w/ EMUI
PriceRs: 10999(4/32)



DD Ratings: =Design and build: 8.5/10

=Display; 7/10

=Performance: 6.5/10

=Cameras: 7/10

=Battery: 5/10

=Value: 6/10

9.Redmi 5

Best smartphones under 20000

The redmi 5 is a good phone if you are looking for a phone under the sub 10k price segment. With a fresh new 18:9 display and good internals, it is sure to keep its owner satisfied.


Pros: -Good build

-Decent cameras

-Good display

Cons: -Battery life not up to par as last year’s offering

ProcessorSnapdragon 450
CamerasRear: 12MP

Front: 5MP

Display5.7” 1440x720p IPS
Battery3300 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 7.1.2 w/ MIUI 9
PriceRs: 7999(2/16)



DD Rating: Build and design: 6.5/10

Display: 6/10

Performance: 5.5/10

Camera: 6.5/10

Battery: 6.5/10

Value: 7.5/10

10.Redmi 5A

Best smartphone under 20000
Best smartphones under 20000

This phone is at the absolute rock bottom price that we can get that will still give you a good user experience. You Might not get that much of a longevity as the other options but for the price, you can’t argue….

Buy this if you want a good phone at an entry level price

Pros: -Absolute value for money

-Decent internals

-Good display for the price

-Decent battery life

-IR blaster is a nice touch

Cons: -Sub-par build

-Average cameras


ProcessorSnapdragon 425
CamerasRear: 12MP

Front: 5MP

Display5” 1280x720p IPS
Battery3000 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 7.1.2 w/ MIUI 9
PriceRs: 5999(2/16)



DD Rating: -Build and design: 4.5/10

-Display: 5/10

-Performance: 4/10

-Cameras: 5/10

-Battery: 5.5/10

-Value: 7/10

That’s all…………… Hope you find this article helpful. See you in the next article.



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