10 Best Smartphones Under 20000 Rupees in India (Updated!)

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Picking up the best smartphone in a hugely crowded market like India is a heck of a pain. We do have so many options that make a big deal while picking up the best smartphone under 20000. No not anymore in this Guide I will help you to pick the best Smartphones for under 20000 rupees in India 2021.

How to pick the best smartphones under 20,000

Display: The first thing is first; If you are spending 20000/- make sure that your smartphone has an AMOLED display. If you don’t know about what is the difference between AMOLED or LCD – check out this video listed below.

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Processor: We generally get a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in this price segment. Make sure that your Processor is Above the number 7xx for example 720G or 730 G.

Cameras: cameras on these Smartphones do perform well. You generally get 64 or 108 MP. In my findings cameras are fair enough in both day and low light conditions.

Battery: Battery life on these Smartphones will also be better. You can easily last one day unless you are a gamer. If you game a lot you have to charge your smartphone in the evening and don’t worry they do come with fast charging technology that can charge your smartphone in less than a 1hr.

Best Smartphones under 20000 rupees in India

  • iQOO Z 5G – Better performance, Fast charging
  • Mi 10i / Moto G 5G
  • Moto G60 ( Best Stock android smartphone )
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro max
  • Redmi Note 10 pro
  • Poco X3 ( Best for Gaming and Heavy Usage )
  • Realme 8s 5G
  • Realme 8 Pro : Best Camera smartphone

iQOO Z3 5G

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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 Polycarbonate ( 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.

Finally, talking about the user experience, it’s on the bad side. iQOO is the sub-brand of Vivo that uses fun touch OS which is still getting better. There are some serious privacy concerns like asking for unwanted permissions, ads, and more.

These privacy issues can also be found on other Smartphones like poco X3, realme, and Samsung. You can rid of most of them with some tweaks and changes which you can easily find on Google.

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 8:06 pm
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Moto G 5G smartphone

Moto G 5G
Moto G 5G

If you are looking to buy a Non-Chinese smartphone and with pure stock android you can buy a Moto G smartphone. The only thing you should concern about is the LCD display. Even though the smartphone is priced at 21k it does not come with an Amoled display. Apart from this everything about this smartphone is Great.

Moto G 5G full specifications

  • Display : 6.7-inch (2400 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD 20:9 aspect ratio display, 394 PPI
  • Processor: Snapdragon 750G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 619 GPU
  • 4GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 64GB UFS 2.1 storage / 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, expandable memory up to 1TB
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Android 10
  • Camera: 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 headset jack, Bottom-ported loudspeaker, Smart PA
  • 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
  • Battery:5000mAh battery with 20W TurboPower fast charging

Redmi Note 10 pro max

Redmi Note 10 pro max
Redmi Note 10 pro max

Redmi Note 10 pro max is another best offering from Redmi under 20k in India. The only con I found on this smartphone is not 5G ready. If you are looking to use a smartphone for longer you might get into trouble when India becomes 5G ready. It might take 1 or 2 years for India to become 5G ready. Apart from this everything about this smartphone is great. You can pick Redmi Note 10 PRO max over Realme Narzo 30 pro if you don’t want 5G support.

Specifications of Redmi Note 10 pro max

  • Display: 6.67-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, up to 1200 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 732G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.2) storage, 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 11 with MIUI 12, upgradable to MIUI 12.5
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Rear camera: 108MP rear camera with 1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor with 0.7μm pixel size, LED Flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor, 2MP depth, and 5MP telemacro camera
  • front camera: 16MP front-facing camera
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio
  • Water-resistant (IP52)
  • Dimensions:  164.5×76.15×8.1mm;Weight: 192g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac , USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5020mAh (Typical) battery with 33W fast charging

Moto G60

Moto G60
Moto G60

Motorola announced its new Moto G series smartphones in India. Unlike before moto is aggressive this time, not aggressive as Realme or Xioami but it’s worth the price. The new moto G60 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, 120 HZ refresh rate LCD displays, and a 108 MP rear camera. The best thing about this smartphone is the experience. It comes with a stock android experience which most people are looking for.

MOTOROLA G60 specifications

  • Display: 6.8-inch (1080 × 2460 pixels) Full HD+, LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10
  • Dimensions: 169.6 x 75.9 x 9.8mm
  • Weight: 225g
  • Processor: Snapdragon 732G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • OS: Android 11
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Rear camera: 108MP rear camera with 1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor with 7P lens, 0.7μm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, 8MP ultra-wide sensor with 2.5cm macro, f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • Rear camera: G40 Fusion – 64MP rear camera with LED flash, 8MP ultra-wide sensor with macro, 2MP depth sensor
  • front camera: 32MP (16MP in G40 Fusion) front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash (Only in G60)
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Bottom-ported loudspeaker, FM Radio
  • Water Repellent (P2i coating)
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Battery: 6000mAh (Typical) battery with 20W TurboPower fast charging

Moto G60 review

  • Best UI experince
  • Good cameras
  • Good battery life
  • No Oled display
  • Its a big phone
Rs. 17,999
Rs. 21,999
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Realme 8S 5G

realme 8s
Realme 8s 

Realme announced its new Realme smartphone under its 8 series in India. The new Realme 8S 5G is priced at 17999/- rupees in India. For the price, it comes with a full HD display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, a Power full processor, Fast charging, and 5G support. This smartphone is the best alternative to Realme Narzo 30 pro if you can spend extra 1000 rupees.

realme 8s specifications
realme 8s specifications

Realme 8S 5G full specifications

  • Display: Comes with full corbate body with Dimensions: 162.5×74.8×8.8mm and Weighs 191g. Comes with Side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Comes with Triple Slot – Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Display: 6.5-inch (2400  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with up to 600 nits brightness, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 810 6nm processor (Dual 2.4GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
  • Ram and Storage: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • OS: Android 11 with realme UI 2.0
  • Rear camera: 64MP 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
  • Sound: 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio
  • Network Support: 5G SA/ NSA (n41/n28/n77/n78 bands), Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5000mAh (typical) battery with 33W Dart Charge fast charging

Price History for realme 8s 5G (Universe Purple, 128 GB)  (6 GB RAM)

Statistics

Current Price Rs. 17,999 October 26, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 17,999 September 9, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 17,999 September 9, 2021
Since September 9, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 17,999 September 9, 2021

Realme Narzo 30 Pro

realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G

Realme Narzo 30 pro is another good offering from Realme under 20k rupees in India. It comes with 5G ready out of the box. If you want 5G you can go for this one. Or you can Pick Redmi Note 10 pro max for an overall better smartphone.

Realme Narzo 30 pro full smartphone specifications

  • Display:6.5-inch (2400  × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Dimensions:  162.2×75.1×9.1mm; Weight: 194g
  • Processor: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
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 10 with realme UI
  • Rear camera: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
  • Front camera:16MP front camera with f/2.1 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio
  • 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery:5000mAh (typical) battery with 30W Dart Charge fast charging

Price History for realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G (Blade Silver, 64 GB)

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Current Price Rs. 16,999 October 26, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 16,999 September 9, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 15,999 October 3, 2021
Since September 9, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 16,999 October 9, 2021
Rs. 15,999 October 3, 2021
Rs. 16,999 September 9, 2021

Redmi Note 10 pro

Redmi Note 10 pro max has a 108 MP rear camera

Redmi announces its latest budget smartphone in India. Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with super Amoled display first-ever Amoled display with Redmi with 120 HZ refresh rate. The smartphone is powered by SD 732G and comes with a 64MP Quad camera setup with no 5G support which is a little disappointing though. If you are looking to buy the best smartphone for 16k you can buy this one with no extra thought.

Redmi Note 10 pro specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, up to 1200 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Processor: Snapdragon 732G 8nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.2) storage, 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
  • Android 11 with MIUI 12, upgradable to MIUI 12.5
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Rear camera: 64MP rear camera with Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor, LED Flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor, 2MP depth, and 5MP tele-macro camera
  • Redmi Note 10 Pro Max – 108MP rear camera with 1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor with 0.7μm pixel size, LED Flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor, 2MP depth, and 5MP telemacro camera
  • front camera: 16MP front-facing camera
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, Hi-Res audio
  • Water-resistant (IP52)
  • Dimensions:  164.5×76.15×8.1mm;Weight: 192g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac , USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5020mAh (Typical) battery with 33W fast charging
as of October 26, 2021 8:06 pm
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Price History for Redmi Note 10 Pro

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Current Price - October 26, 2021
Highest Price 15,999.00 June 8, 2021
Lowest Price 15,999.00 June 8, 2021
Since June 8, 2021

Last price changes

15,999.00 June 8, 2021

Poco X3 Pro

Poco X3 Pro
Poco X3 Pro

Poco is back in the Indian market with incredible prices again. This time it’s not the Poco F3 but it’s the Poco X3 pro. Poco has announced its new Poco X3 Pro smartphone in India for the price starting around 18,999/-. This is the first smartphone under 20,000 rupees in India that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 Processor and more. If you are looking to buy the best smartphone for gaming and Heavy Usage this is the phone for you.

Poco X3 Pro specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch (1080 × 2400 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 LCD screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, up to 450 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla 6 protection
  • Processor: 860 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 640 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage, expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
  • Android 11 with MIUI 12
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Camera: 48MP rear camera with Sony IMX582 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, LED Flash, 8MP 119° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP depth, and 2MP 4cm macro sensor with 1.75μm, f/2.4 aperture
  • 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers
  • Splash resistant (IP53)
  • Dimensions: 165.3×76.8×9.4mm; Weight: 215g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), VoWiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Battery: 5160mAh battery with 33W fast charging
Rs. 18,999
Rs. 23,999
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Price History for POCO X3 Pro

Statistics

Current Price Rs. 18,999 October 26, 2021
Highest Price Rs. 18,999 June 8, 2021
Lowest Price Rs. 16,999 October 3, 2021
Since June 8, 2021

Last price changes

Rs. 18,999 October 24, 2021
Rs. 16,999 October 17, 2021
Rs. 18,999 October 11, 2021
Rs. 16,999 October 3, 2021
Rs. 18,999 June 8, 2021

Realme 8 Pro

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

Realme announces its new Realme 8 Pro smartphone in India. Unlike past Realme smartphones, This time Redmi Note 10 series took the lead. Redmi Note 10 Pro is better than Realme 8 Pro smartphone. If you have 16K or 18k and looking to buy a new smartphone you can get Redmi Note 10 or Redmi Note 10 pro max. The camera features on Realme 8 pro are good. The only best thing in Realme 8 pro is its cameras. Apart from the camera features Redmi Note 10 series wins in every other feature. Coming to the point, If you like the camera features on Realme 8 pro you can buy, Buy in my opinion most of the features can be added to any smartphone via third-party apps. So better to skip the Realme 8 Pro smartphone this time.

  • Display: 6.4-inch (2400  × 1080 pixels) 20:9 Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen, up to 1000 nits brightness
  • Processor: Snapdragon 720G 8nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.3GHz Kryo 465 A76 + Hexa 1.8GHz Kryo 465 A55 CPUs) with Adreno 618 GPU
  • 6GB / 8GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
  • Android 11 with realme UI 2.0
  • Rear camera: 108MP rear camera with 1/1.52″ Samsung HM2 sensor, 0.7μm pixel size, f/1.88 aperture, LED flash, UIS/UIS Max, 8MP 119° ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.25 aperture, 2MP B&W portrait camera, and 2MP 4cm macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front camera with f/2.45 aperture, Sony IMX471 sensor
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio
  • Dimensions:  160.6×73.9×8.1mm; Weight: 176g
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4500mAh (typical) battery with 50W VOOC SuperDart Charge fast charging
Rs. 19,999
Rs. 21,999
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as of October 26, 2021 8:06 pm
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Frequently Aksed Questions

Overall best smartphone under 20000 rupees in India

Every smartphone has its own unique advantages. If you want me to pick one, I will Pick iQOO Z3 5G smartphone

Best smartphone for Gaming under 20000 rupees in India

Poco X3 pro and Realme 8S are the best gaming smartphone under 20000 rupees in India

So, those are the list of smartphones under 20000 rupees in India. As you can see there are more than enough smartphones to confuse you. You can use the conclusion table to clear your confusion and choose the right one for you.

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