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Great performance, premium design, and incredible camera features are the expectations from the latest phones under Rs 20,000 in India & also now more capable than ever. As you might expect, you will get some premium features like FHD+ display, quick charging support, USB Type-C port, 4G VoLTE connectivity, and dual cameras with the latest mobiles under Rs 20,000.
In the world of smartphones, we’ve reached a point where it’s no longer necessary to spend absurd amounts of money to get some pretty cool features in phones. Not only that, but due to stiff competition and recent price cuts, you can actually get a phone with a flagship-level Qualcomm SoC from 2018 in this price range too.
Here the best smartphones you can buy under Rs. 20,000 in India right now.
1. Poco X2
The phone features a powerful quad-camera setup on the rear. The setup gets a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angled field of view lens followed by two 2MP cameras with an aperture of f/2.7 and depth sensing feature. The front fascia of the POCO X2 gets a dual-camera setup in the front, a unique feature in the price range. The dual-lens setup comprises of a 20MP and 2MP cameras, embedded in the punch hole of the display.
Battery life was also quite good, but not spectacular. This phone also boasts of a 64-megapixel primary rear camera and it took very good stills in the daytime. The night mode also helped low-light photos look good. The wide-angle and macro cameras are less useful but still nice to have. Daytime videos looked good, but quality suffered a lot at night, especially when recording at 4K. The connectivity list of the phone includes a Dual but hybrid SIM slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, Bluetooth version 5.0, Mobile Hotspot, and A-GPS. The POCO X2 is one of the budget-friendly smartphones with a powerful camera setup.
2. Samsung Galaxy M31s
Samsung has also gone with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy M31s. The phone has a "Glasstic" back which looks like glass but is actually made out of plastic. It is a fingerprint magnet and picks up fingerprints very easily. The Samsung Galaxy M31s has a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display along with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a pixel density of 405ppi, offering a brilliantly vivid cinematic experience to its users. The bezel-less display of the device features a punch-hole design. The Galaxy M31s is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611 chipset. along with an Octa-core processor setup comprising Quad-core 2.3GHz Cortex A73 and Quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex A53.
The battery capacity of the smartphone stands at 6,000 mAh, equipped with 25W Fast Charging technology, ensuring higher productivity with extended usage. Battery life on the Galaxy M31s is impressive as the phone lasted us over 2 days with our usage.
3. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is one of the largest screen size offered by the brand. Considering the price tag of around 15,000, it is one of the best mid-range offerings that can be availed in the market. The device carries an overwhelming amount of spec at the given price, ranging from its powerful hardware configuration paired with 6GB RAM to its splendid camera setup, it justifies the price.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, it is a capable processor and can handle daily tasks very well. It offers a very good battery life and we could go beyond a day and a half before needing to charge the device again. It has support for 33W fast charging which is very helpful and is capable of topping the device up in about an hour. The quad-camera setup on the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is better than the Redmi Note 9 Pro in terms of resolution.
Further, the phone features a Corning Gorilla Glass v5 to provide sturdy protection to the screen. The camera setup for Note 9 Pro Max features a quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary camera with functionality of up to 10x digital zoom CMOS image sensor and ISOCELL Plus. It isn’t comfortable to use single-handedly as it is tall and bulky. The main reason for the bulk of this smartphone is the big 5,020mAh battery of this smartphone.
4. Realme 7 Pro
The Realme 7 Pro is the flagship model for the 7 series. The smartphone offers a striking HD+ display with a premium design. To add on to its spec-sheet, the device offers an impressive camera set-up, a massive battery equipped with 65W Super Dart charging technology, and the latest operating system. The Realme 7 Pro attributes a 6.4 inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The HD+ screen offers a pixel density of 411ppi.
Realme 7 Pro features a quad-camera set-up with Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. The set-up includes a 64MP f/1.8 primary camera offering up to 10x digital zoom and 78Ã‚Â° field view supported by an 8MP f/2.3 ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth lens. The front fascia sports a 32MP f/2.5 wide-angle primary camera capable of clicking amazing self-portraits.
5. Motorola One Fusion Plus
Motorola One Fusion Plus is a budget device from the brand offering stunning specs. Users get access to an industry-leading AI performance, along with a long battery backup, an impressive quad-camera setup, and a decent display. Motorola One Fusion Plus features a 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a pixel density of 396ppi. The smartphone has a powerful 6GB RAM and Adreno 618 GPU, offering an impressive gaming experience. The bootup time offered by the device is 23.0s.
The smartphone has a mammoth 5,000mAh non-replaceable Li-Polymer battery, equipped with 18W Turbo Power Charging technology. Motorola One Fusion Plus offers 128GB storage space that can be expanded up to 1TB. Connectivity-wise, the device features 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, A-GPS with Glonass, Mobile Hotspot, and USB OTG Support.