We recently took a look at the best smartphones under Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 range. And there is no doubt that the segment between Rs 5,000 and Rs 20,000 is highly active in India. For smartphone makers, it is the most lucrative segment, with a mass audience purchase to cater to. You can get smartphones with triple cameras, or in-display fingerprint scanner or a massive 5,000mAh battery, all these features are now available on phone under Rs 20,000 price point. Here’s a look at the options that are available in this mobile phone segment.
Huawei P30 Lite
Huawei launched the P30 Pro and P30 Lite smartphones in India, and while the pro variant is priced upwards of Rs 60,000, the Lite model is available for Rs 19,990 on Amazon India. For the price, the smartphone includes a Kirin 710 SoC, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. It also comes with a triple rear camera setup which includes a 24-megapixel main sensor, paired with an 8-megapixel secondary sensor and 2-megapixel depth sensor. Up front, you get a 32-megapixel snapper with AI mode.
Xiaomi Poco F1
Poco F1 is the flagship smartphone from Xiaomi which features top of the line hardware, which includes Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, dual rear cameras and a notched display with IR face unlock. The base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 19,999, whereas the top model with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM is priced at Rs 25,999.
The Oppo K1 is the most affordable smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. It is priced at Rs 16,990, available via Flipkart, and comes with a dual rear camera setup, Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage among other features.
Realme 3 Pro
Chinese smartphone maker Realme recently launched two new smartphones – the entry-level Realme C2 and the more powerful Realme 3 Pro. Some of the highlights of the Realme 3 Pro include Snapdragon 710 SoC, up to 128GB storage, dual rear cameras, 25-megapixel selfie snapper, and Android Pie OS. The base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 13,999, whereas the top-end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 16,999.
Samsung Galaxy A50
The Galaxy A50 from Samsung comes with a laminated plastic body that appears like glass. It features a triple rear camera setup, a notched display, 4,000mAh battery with fast charging feature and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The smartphone runs Android Pie OS with One UI skin on top. The smartphone is available to purchase from both online and offline stores. The base model is priced at Rs 19,990, whereas the top end model is priced at Rs 22,990.
Samsung Galaxy M30
Samsung has made a huge splash this year by making a grand return to this segment with two new device lineups, one of which is the Samsung Galaxy M series. The base model of Galaxy M30 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage starts at Rs 14,990, and is currently available as part of limited flash sales on Amazon. There is also 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model, which is priced at Rs 17,990.
Taking a look at the specs, the device sports a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with Exynos 7904 SoC and up to 6GB RAM. Samsung has added a triple camera set up on the device with a primary 13-megapixel sensor, a secondary 5-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens and a third 5-megapixel sensor for depth mapping. It is powered by a 5,000mAh battery out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
Redmi Note 7 Pro is part of the latest Redmi 7 lineup from Xiaomi. The device comes with an updated design with a notch and near bezel-less design with a 6.3-inch display. The device is powered by Snapdragon 675 chipset with up to 6GB RAM while running on a 4,000mAh battery. The highlight of the device is the 48-megapixel primary camera sensor on the back of the device with a secondary 5-megapixel sensor for depth mapping. Xiaomi has priced the device starting from Rs 13,999 for base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The higher model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 16,999.
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The Nokia 7.1 is available to purchase via Flipkart for as low as Rs 16,799. The phone comes with a Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, dual rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front camera. It also comes with a 3,060mAh battery.
Honor 10 Lite
Honor 10 Lite is the first device from Honor, the sub-brand from Chinese electronics and telecommunications giant Huawei. The company has priced the base model of the device with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage at Rs 11,999. The 10 Lite comes with a 6.21-inch display with HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, up to 6GB RAM and up to 64GB internal storage while running on a 3,400mAh battery. The device sports a dual camera setup on the back with a 13-megapixel sensor on the back with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 24-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies.
Xiaomi Mi A2
The Mi A2 follows a similar pattern to what we have seen on other Xiaomi devices where the company packs good hardware at attractive pricing. Talking about the specifications, the device sports a 5.99-inch display while running on Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC with 3,010mAh battery, and a dual camera on the back. The highlight or rather key differentiating factor in this device is the Android One software, which means that the device runs stock Android out-of-the-box with no advertisements or bloatware apps. The base model of the device with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage starts from Rs 11,999 making it an attractive offering.