Years after years it is the mid-range segment which is seeing increment. The phones are becoming more capable and are sharing features from their flagship series. There are phones which are having flagship-level hardware and there are phones which inherits few features from the flagships.
This is one of the most popular segments of smartphones. If you are thinking to buy a smartphone in the mid-range segment. Here we have tailored just for you the top 5 mobiles under 20000.
The smartphones offered by Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo offers big value for money in this segment but lacks brand value. While brands like Samsung and Motorola doesn’t offer much in this segment but they do have a good brand value and reliability.
5 Best Phones Under 20000
Below are the 5 best smartphones under 20000 and then we have a few honorable mentions as well. All of these smartphones are pretty good and can handle the day-to-day task with ease.
1. Xiaomi POCO X2
We all know POCO the sub-brand of Xiaomi. It is one of the most loved brands in this segment ever since it launched back in 2018. The POCO X2 is powered by a Snapdragon 730G processor coupled with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. The phone has a beautiful 6.67 inches of LCD display with a 120 HZ of refresh rate. The display also has HDR 10 support.
The phone has a massive 4500 mAh battery which can be charged by a 27W fast charger that comes inside the box. It has a Glass back and to protect the POCO X2 is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and at the back as well.
POCO also offers splash resistant though not any official IP rating but some amount of protection is not bad. The POCO X2 has Quad 64 MP camera setup at the back and a dual-camera setup in the front. The Phone starts at ₹16,000 and goes up to ₹20,000 for the top-end variant.
2. Realme 6 Pro
Realme 6 Pro was launched in March 2020. It is one of the best in class phone featuring some of the class-leading features like a display having 90 HZ of refresh rate, fast charging and much more. The phone runs on Snapdragon 720G processor coupled with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. It has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with a 90 Hz of refresh rate.
The phone has a 4300 mAh of battery which can be fully charged in under an hour with its 30W fast charger that comes in the box.
Realme 6 Pro has a Quad camera setup at the back having 64 MP main sensor along with an ultra-wide, telephoto, and a macro lens. At the front, it also has a dual-camera setup featuring a wider field of view.
The phone supports dual Sim + MicroSD card slot. It has a nice gradient finish at the back which looks very beautiful. The phone starts at a price of ₹17,999 and goes up to ₹19,999 for the top-end variant featuring 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
3. Samsung Galaxy M31
Samsung has really been trying hard to push some good phones in the budget segment of smartphones. Samsung’s M series is the result of it. It is competing pretty good with the other phones in the segment despite lacking some features which others are offering.
It is the brand value that is keeping up the Samsung’s game. The key feature of M31 is the massive 6000 mAh battery and a Quad 64 MP camera setup at the back.
The phone has 6.4 inches of super AMOLED display which looks stunningly beautiful. it is powered by Exynos 9611 and earlier it came with 6 GB of RAM but recently Samsung announced it’s 8 GB variant as well. The phone runs on Android 10 on top of One UI 2.0.
The phone has a plastic back and has a gradient finish which looks good. At the front, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It comes with a 15W of the fast charger in the box which could be a bit slow to charge the massive 6000 mAh battery if we compare to what the rivals are offering.
The phone has 64 or 128 GB of storage option available and can also be expanded via a micro-sd card. The phone starts from ₹16,999 for the base variant and goes all the way up to ₹19,999 for the top 8 GB 128 Gb storage variant.
4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
The Xiaomi’s latest phone from the segment is the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. A few years ago Xiaomi was the king of this segment but now the competition is very much strong with the likings of Realme, Oppo, and Samsung. In our list of 5 best phones Under 20000, this one is the latest phone as it was launched in May 2020 only.
The Note 9 Pro Max has a massive 5020 mAh battery. The phone runs on Snapdragon 720G coupled with 6 or 8 GB of RAM. It has a massive 6.67 inches of 1080p LCD display with a centre camera cut-out for the selfie camera.
The phone runs on Android 10 based on MIUI 11 out of the box and will be upgraded to the MIUI 12. It has a glass back which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and similar protection can be seen in the front as well.
The phone has a Quad camera setup at the back consisting of a 64 MP main camera followed by an ultra-wide, Telephoto, and a 5 MP macro lens. At the front, unlike its rivals, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max features a single 32 MP camera for selfies. The phone starts at a price of ₹16,500 and goes up to ₹19,999 for the top-end variant.
5. Realme X2
The Realme X2 is the younger sibling of the more powerful X2 Pro. The phone has a clean design and is powered by a snapdragon 730G processor coupled with 4, 6 or 8 GB of RAM. This is the only phone in the list that has an under-display fingerprint scanner.
The phone features a beautiful 6.4 inches of 1080p display. The phone has a 4000 mAh of battery which Realme advertises that it can go from 0 to 67% in just 30 mins while using its 30w VOOC charge.
The X2 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and at the back as well. It looks beautiful from the back in its gradient colour options. The phone supports DUAL sim and a dedicated micro-sd card slot.
It runs on Android 10 based on Realme UI 1.0. The phone has a Quad camera setup at the back featuring a 64 MP main camera supported by an ultra-wide, depth and a macro lens. At the front, it has a single 32 MP shooter to click selfies. The phone starts at a price of ₹17,999 and goes up to ₹20,999
For final verdict, our pick is the Realme 6 Pro and the POCO X2 as they both offer similar specifications and the devices look very much promising and future proof. The Honorable mentions goes to the Realme X and Samsung Galaxy A50s.
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