Best 5G Smartphones under 20000 in India

5G is one of the fastest mobile broadband technologies that will be connecting all our smart devices in the coming years. Although the 5G rollout will take a few years, we have already started to see some of the best 5G smartphones in the market. This article lists down the best 5G smartphones in India you can buy right now.

List of Best 5G Smartphones under 20000 in India

5G technology is the future of wireless, but the future is already here. 5G smartphones are available in India and these are the best you can buy. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly device or a flagship phone that’s loaded with features, we’ve compiled a list to help you find your next smartphone.

1. Realme X7

Realme X7
Realme X7

If you are looking to buy the best Overall 5G smartphone under 20000 rupees in India you can buy this one. It comes with a new MediaTek density 800 U that supports all future 5G bands in India. It comes with an AMOLED display, a 4000 MAH battery with super-fast charging, and more. The cameras are also good but not as Good as Mi 10i. So you are looking for an all-rounder you can get this one.

Realme X7 5G specifications

  • 6.43-inch (2400  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED screen with up to 600 nits brightness
  • MediaTek Dimensity 800U (MT6873V) 7nm processor
  • 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
  • Dual SIM
  • Android 10 with realme UI
  • 64MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.3 aperture, 2MP 4cm macro sensor
  • 16MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Hi-Res Audio, Dirac
  • Dimensions:  160.9×75.1×8.1mm; Weight: 176g
  • 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • 4310mAh (typical) battery with 50W fast charging
Rs. 19,999
Rs. 21,999
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as of October 26, 2021 8:07 pm
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2. Realme Narzo 30 pro

Realme Narzo 30 pro
Realme Narzo 30 pro

Realme Narzo 30 pro is the cheapest 5G smartphone available in the market right now. It comes with a MediaTek density 800 U processor just like Realme X7. Instead of an AMOLED display, it sports a 120 HZ refresh rate LCD display and Good cameras. If you looking to buy the best Budget 5G smartphone for long-term use and ok using LCD you can go for this one.

realme narzo 30 Pro 5G specifications

  • 6.5-inch (2400  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate
  • MediaTek Dimensity 800U (MT6873V) 7nm processor
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory with microSD
  • Hybrid SIM (nano + nano / microSD) slot
  • Android 10 with realme UI
  • 48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.3 aperture, 2MP 4cm macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front camera with f/2.1 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio
  • Dimensions:  162.2×75.1×9.1mm; Weight: 194g
  • 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh (typical) battery with 30W Dart Charge fast charging

3. Mi 10i

Mi 10i is another best offering from Xioami under 20000 rupees in India. It comes with Really Gold cameras and an overall well-built smartphone. The biggest con of this smartphone is the LCD display. If you haven’t used Amoled display you can manage but if you are an AMOLED user before you should definitely buy a smartphone with an AMOLED screen

Xiaomi Mi 10i specifications

  • 6.67-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Snapdragon 750G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 619 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB
  • Android 10 with MIUI 12
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • 108MP rear camera with 1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor with 7P lens, 0.7μm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, LED Flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro sensor
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio
  • Water-resistant (IP53)
  • Dimensions: 165.38×76.8×9.0mm; Weight:214.5g
  • 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2 x 2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (L1+L5), USB Type-C
  • 4820mAh (Typical) / 4720mAh (Minimum) battery with 33W fast charging
Rs. 21,999
Rs. 24,999
2 new from Rs. 21,999
as of October 26, 2021 8:07 pm
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Rs. 22,890
Rs. 24,990
Flipkart

4. iQOO Z3 5G

image showing iQOO Z3

iQOO Z3 5G launched in India for 19,999/-. This will directly compete against Mi 10i smartphones in India. Talking about the smartphone it comes with a standard design and an old notch display. The rear design resembles Vivo smartphones. Overall except for the notch, everything is great.

It comes with a 120 HZ LCD display, similar to the Mi 10i smartphone. It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Built with Poly carbonate ( plastic). The sunlight visibility needs to be fixed on this thing. The display is good, But not as good as the AMOLED display.

The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 768G with 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.2) storage. The smartphone also comes with five layers of a liquid-cooled heat dissipation system that reduces the temperature by 10 degrees similar to iQoo 7.

It comes with a 64MP primary camera with LED flash, Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, EIS, 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It has a night selfie that takes super-bright selfies at night. The pictures come out really good on this smartphone. Not as Good as 108 MP but they are good to watch.

It packs a 4400mAh battery with 55W flash charging that can charge the phone up to 50% in 19 minutes and 100% in less than an hour.

Overall if you are looking to buy a 5G smartphone and looking for an alternative to Mi 10i you can get this one. Compared to Mi 10i, It comes with slightly better performance and faster charging. Compared to Motorola it has better cameras, Performance, and fast charging.

iQOO Z3 5G specifications

  • Display: 6.58-inch (2408 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Design:163.95×75.30×8.50mm, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Weight:185.5g
  • Processor: Snapdragon 768G 7nm EUV Mobile Platform with Adreno 620 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.2) storage
  • OS: Android 11 with Funtouch OS 11.1
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Rear camera: 64MP primary camera with LED flash, Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, EIS
    • 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture
    • 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Network support: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4400mAh (Typical) battery with 55W fast charging
  • Fast Processor
  • Faster charging
  • Gaming Features
  • Better low light camera performance
  • No Amoled Display
  • Notch design
Rs. 17,990
Rs. 22,990
as of October 26, 2021 8:07 pm
Amazon.in

5. Motorola Moto G 5G

Motorola Moto G 5G is another best smartphone under 20000 rupees in India. It comes with stock android which is good but lacks in the display. It comes with a 120 HZ refresh rate LCD display instead of an AMOLED panel. Like I said before you can pick LCD or Amoled based on your wish.

Moto G 5G specifications

  • 6.7-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD 20:9 aspect ratio display, 394 PPI
  • Snapdragon 750G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 619 GPU
  • 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Android 10, upgradable to Android 11
  • 48MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, Quad pixel technology, PDAF, 8MP 118° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture, 4K 30fps, 1080p 60fps
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Bottom-ported loudspeaker, Smart PA, FM Radio
  • Water-resistant (IP52)
  • Dimensions:166.1 x 76.1 x 9.9mm; Weight: 212g
  • 5G SA/NSA Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower fast charging
Rs. 20,999
Rs. 24,999
Flipkart

6. Realme 8 5G

Realme 8 5g
Realme 8 smartphone

Realme India has announced the 5G version of Realme 8 smartphone in India. Realme 8 5G is the only smartphone under 15000 that has 5G support as of now. The smartphone comes with 6.5-inch (2400  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with up to 600 nits brightness, 90Hz refresh rate, Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor, and 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The only highlight of this smartphone is 5G. If you want a 5G smartphone at the cheapest price and don’t want to upgrade your smartphone when 5G arrived in India this one is for you.

Update: Realme 8 5G and Narzo 30 5G share very similar specifications. The only major difference is design. Realme Narzo 30 5G comes with a line that shows arrows down. See the image below for more details.

Realme Narzo 30 5G
Realme Narzo 30 5G

Realme 8 5G specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inch (2400  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with up to 600 nits brightness, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Dimensions:  162.5×74.8×8.5mm
  • Weight: 185g
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • ram and Storage: 4GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 11 with realme UI 2.0
  • Rear camera: 48MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, 2MP B&W, and 2MP 4cm macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP front camera with f/2.1 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio
  • 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
Rs. 15,990
as of October 26, 2021 8:07 pm
Amazon.in
Rs. 18,499
Rs. 18,999
Flipkart

6. Poco M3 Pro 5G

Poco M3 Pro 5G

Poco is back with another budget killer smartphone in India called Poco M3 5g. The smartphone is priced at t Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version making it one of the best smartphones under 15000/- rupees.

Talking about the smartphone, Poco is the rebranded version of the Redmi Note 10s 5G smartphone launched globally. It comes with an LCD 90 Hz refresh rate display and 5G support( Redmi Note 10 series comes with Amoled and no 5G support).

The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor, One of the best for smartphone gaming coupled with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.2) storage / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD.

Talking about the cameras, It has a 48MP rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, LED Flash, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and comes with 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The numbers themselves say Poco had made some compromises. The camera is not good as the Redmi Note series. It packs a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

Overall, If you are looking for the best smartphone under 15000 rupees with 5G and for gaming, you can consider this one. It comes in Power Black, Cool Blue, and POCO Yellow colors.

Poco M3 Pro 5G specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Design: Dimensions: 161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92mm, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Weight: 190g
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor (Dual 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 4GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.2) storage / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • OS: Android 11 with MIUI 12
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Rear camera: 48MP rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, LED Flash, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Network support: Dual 5G (5G NSA: n1/n3/n40/n77/n78, 5G SA: n78 bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging

7. Redmi Note 10T 5G

Redmi Note 10 T
Redmi Note 10 T

After launching Poco M3 pro 5G in India, Redmi announced Redmi Note 10T 5G with very similar specifications and with a similar 13999/- price too. The only difference you will notice between these two devices is the design and poco variant might get fewer advertisements.

  • Display: 6.5-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Design: Dimensions: 161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92mm, Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Weight: 190g
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor (Dual 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 4GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.2) storage / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • OS: Android 11 with MIUI 12
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Rear camera: 48MP rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, LED Flash, 2MP depth, and 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front camera: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Network support: Dual 5G (5G NSA: n1/n3/n40/n77/n78, 5G SA: n78 bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging

Redmi Note 10T will be available on Amazon.in

Best 5G Smartphones under 20000 in India

Smartphone Design Display camera Performence Software Battery
Realme X7 9 10 9 9 9 10
Realme Narzo 30 pro 9 9 9 10 9 10
Mi 10i 10 9 10 9 8 10
iQOO Z3 5G 9 9 9 9 9 10
Motorola Moto G 5G 9 9 9 9 10 9
Realme 8 5G 9 9 9 9 9 10
Poco M3 Pro 5G 9 9 9 10 8 9
Redmi Note 10T 5G 10 9 9 9 8 9

Frequently asked questions

Should I buy a 5G smartphone now?

If you are ok with the current smartphone please don’t consider buying a new smartphone. If you seriously want to buy one and for the long term, you can buy a 5G phone. As per the latest report, it takes about 2-3 years for full deployment

When will the 5G rollout begin in India?

The Standing committee has been informed that 5G will roll out in India to some extent for specific uses, by the end of the calendar year 2021 or the beginning of 2022. Last year, Reliance CEO Mukesh Ambani had said that Jio will launch 5G services in India in the second half of 2021 ( likely to be the first half of 2022). – source: India Today

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