In comparison to the dozen or so high-end smartphones released each year, there are a lot more budget smartphones hitting the market. And that’s because there’s a large consumer demand for such phones. While smartphones ranging below the Rs. 10,000 mark are expected to include the basic features, the expectations from a smartphone around Rs. 20,000 is a lot more. And many manufacturers are catering to them too at this budget.
Here are some of the best smartphones under Rs. 20,000.
Powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime runs on a 3GB RAM which makes it ideal for using multiple apps and gaming. It has a 5.5-inch screen that is useful when you watch movies and TV shows on your phone. It also features a 13-MP camera on the rear and an 8-MP camera on the back which are in the league of good camera phones. This phone comes with 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded to 256GB with a memory card. The 3300mAh battery and the elegant exterior finish make this smartphone a total keeper.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Laser has a 5.5-inch screen and is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. It has 4 GB of Ram and 32 Gb internal storage which can be expanded to up to 128GB. It has a standard 13-MP camera on the rear and an 8-MP camera on the front. Additionally, it also has a fingerprint scanner. This phone has a 3000 mAh battery which is still a good deal for a smartphone under Rs. 20,000.
Scoring a Sony smartphone at a budget price is a win. This phone like its above counterparts is 5.5-inch too, powered by a higher 1.7GHz octa-core (Cortex-A53) MediaTek MT6752 processor. It comes with a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which can be expanded to 128 GB. It has a 13-MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5-MP front camera with Exmor R sensor and front flash too, so you can take well-lit selfies in the night.
This phone too has a 5.5 inch full HD screen and is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor. It runs on a decent 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded to up to 200 GB. The rear camera sports a 13-MP lens while the front one has a 4-MP ‘UltraPixel’ camera, and both have been touted for their low-lighting photography. Even with a 2800 mAh battery, this is a good phone to buy at this budget.
The ‘S’ series by this brand is a series of premium handsets. Sticking to standard size, this one too has a 5.5-inch display that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass coating and a metal rear. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC and comes with 3 GB RAM. The camera sports a 13-MP autofocus rear camera that comes with Sony IMX258 sensor, a f/2.0 aperture, and a LED flash. The front 8-MP camera is a fixed-focus front-facing camera with a LED flash. This selfie flash has been the biggest highlight and selling point of this phone which is targeted to people between 18-25 years of age. So, you can take selfies all day and night with this smartphone that will last you through the day with its 3150mAh battery.
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