With 5G smartphones the newest craze in the market, many buyers are looking for the best models money can buy. If you have a budget of Rs. 20,000 and want to invest in a 5G smartphone, this list is for you. Each smartphone on this list has received an overall rating of 8 or above from Gadgets 360, which means each device here will deliver on all fronts, from battery life, camera, design, display, performance, and software to value for money.
Smartphones on this list are currently available to buy in India and have been launched recently (within the last 18 months). Each smartphone is listed with its overall rating and key specifications, alongside links to its full specifications, full review, and other models by the same manufacturer.
1. Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G is a great mid-range variant to invest in. The smartphone features a little bit of everything that users would probably expect at this price range. Along with a powerful chipset and RAM, the brand has also installed a massive battery, an amazing set of cameras, and a large storage space, facilitating seamless day-to-day activities on the go.
- Superior performance with Snapdragon 695 5G. With 7 5G bands making the device future-ready.
- 94cm(6.67) Super AMOLED display with 120Hz Refresh Rate protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 67W in-box charger powers massive 5000mAh battery for full day’s charge in 15 minutes
- 108MP triple camera set up with 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro sensor for flawless photography
- Pro Design for perfect ergonomics and a beautiful glass back design
- The phone also comes with dual stereo speaker and Alexa hands-free feature
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- Cellular technology:5g, 4g lte, Form factor:bar, Headphones jack:3.5 mm
2. realme 9 5G SE
The realme 9 5G SE, sporting a plethora of impeccable features, is a treat to the Tech-geeks. Driven by the Snapdragon 778G 5G processor and a 6 nm architecture, this phone delivers an immaculate performance. With the 144 Hz, Adaptive Gaming Screen and a 6-level variable refresh rate the smoothness in its operation makes this phone irresistible. The realme 9 5G SE boasts a robust 5000 mAh battery and it also comes with 30 W Rapid Charging technology that enhances the operational efficiency of this phone. The unique Starlight Texture incorporated in this phone enhances the durability of the device. The 48 MP rear camera, powered by AI, equipped in this smartphone helps capture beautiful images with enthralling clarity. Sporting a huge RAM and internal storage of up to 128 GB, this phone is ideal for both personal and professional usage.
3. OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite 5G (Blue Tide, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
OnePlus is trying to capture the attention of regular buyers with its latest Nord CE 2 Lite 5G, made available under 20k. This device stands out as a game-changer, offering access to a flagship genre within a budget.
- Camera: 64MP Main Camera with EIS; 2MP Depth Lens and 2MP Macro Lens; Front (Selfie) Camera: 16MP Sony IMX471
- Camera Features: AI scene enhancement, Dual-View Video, HDR, Night Portrait, Panorama Mode, Retouch Filters, 1080p video at 30 fps, SLO-MO: 720p video at 120 fps, TIME-LAPSE: 1080p video at 30 fps, Video editor, Face unlock, Screen flash, HDR, NIGHT, PORTRAIT, TIME-LAPSE, Retouch, Filters
- Display: 6.59 Inches; 120 Hz Refresh Rate; Support sRGB, Display P3; Resolution: 2412 x 1080 pixels 402ppi; Aspect Ratio: 20:9
- Display Features: Dark mode
- Operating System: Oxygen OS based on Android 12
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G
- Battery & Charging: 5000 mAh with 33W SuperVOOC
4. Realm Narzo 50 Pro 5G
Realm Narzo 50 Pro 5G with its inbuilt functionalities assures seamless performance on a day to day basis. The device also gets 6GB RAM, 5000mAh battery and a 48MP Main Shooter under the hood, facilitating smart outcomes.
- Mediatek Dimensity 920 5G powerful Gaming Processor
- 6 GB RAM | 128 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 256 GB
- 3 cm (6.4 inch) FHD+ Display
- 48MP + 8MP + 2MP | 16MP Front Camera
- 5000 mAh Battery
- Cellular technology:lte, Operating system:android 12, Display type:amoled, Form factor:bar
5. MOTOROLA g82 5G
Attaining excellence is a matter of convenience with the impressive Moto G82 5G that comes loaded with incredible features to mesmerise you into the world of awesomeness. Its brilliant pOLED display allows you to experience out-of-the-world visuals with great picture quality. Additionally, the fast refresh rate of 120 Hz enables the fluidic performance of this phone, enabling you to elevate your productivity. Moreover, the 50 MP OIS and an 8 MP two-in-one camera help you capture stunning images with fantastic clarity. Furthermore, Snapdragon 695 5G and a 6 GB of RAM equipped with this phone amplify the smoothness and enhance the user experience.
6. MOTOROLA Edge 20 Fusion 5G
The Motorola Edge Fusion 20 has a 108 MP Quad Function Camera System that helps include a lot more in the frame with its wide-angle lens. You can also get close to the subject using the macro vision lens. With 128 GB built-in storage so that you can store and save your data. And, with a powerful 5000 mAh battery, you can enjoy up to 12 hours of power after charging the mobile phone for 10 minutes.
The Motorola Edge 20 Fusion features a 108 MP Quad Function Camera System that has an ultra-wide-angle lens that helps fit more in the frame. With the macro vision lens, you can get very close to the subject. Its heightened light sensitivity enables you to take sharp and clear images in any light setting.
7. Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Samsung Galaxy M53 5G is a futuristic performer ready for the 5G network. You can also depend on this particular variant with its executive class display configuration, great cameras and a massive storage panel.
- Segment Best 108MP Quad Camera Setup, with exciting features like Single Take, Object Eraser, and Photo Remaster
- 7-inch Super AMOLED Plus Display, FHD+ resolution, 1080x2400 pixels with 120Hz Refresh Rate
- MTK D900 Octa Core 2.4GHz 6nm Processor with 4x4 Mimo Band support for a HyperFast 5G experience
- Massive 5000 mAh Battery | Memory, Storage & SIM: 6GB RAM | RAM Plus upto 6GB |128GB internal memory expandable up to 1TB
- Latest Android v12.0, One UI 4 operating system