Best Phones Under 20000 | 2020 | Marketarea

Best Phones Under 20000 | 2020 | Marketarea

Best phone under 20000 in India packs a lot more power to multitask with apps, faster downloads with multiple tabs in the browser.

The best Android phone under 20000 comes with a high powered Mediatek or Snapdragon CPU good at multitasking, higher resolution display FHD+, IPS screen, 4GB+ memory, 32GB+ ROM.

Popular games like PUBG and Asphalt 8 & 9 can be played fairly well on the best mobile under 20000.

best phone under 20000 in india

Expect a high megapixel rear quad camera with ultrawide, wide, macro lenses. And a front selfie single or dual cameras with wide angle lenses. You can get excellent photos, but expect below par low light photos.

See reviews of select phones under 20000 from Samsung, Redmi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme. Check FAQs at the end of the recommendations for your questions. For further questions or suggestions drop us a message in the chatbot. Team Amsira Marketplace will respond back.

Best phone under 20000 in india

2

Realme 6/6i

3

Redmi Note 9

4

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

5

Redmi Note 8 Pro

1. Realme 7

Realme 7 one of the latest mobiles under 20000 was released in September 2020. It comes with Mediatek Helio G95 chipset and Octa-core CPU paired with Mail-G76 GPU. One the high performer mobile under 20,000 price segment. Comes in two versions 6GB/64GB or 8GB/128GB RAM/ROM.

Realme 7 sports 1080x2400 IPS LCD capacitive at 90Hz refresh rate. In this segment Realme 7 and Realme 6/6i are the only one with 90 Hz screen refresh rate, which gives you flicker free playbacks.

Realme 7 sports higher resolution rear quad camera 64+8+2+2 with wide, ultrawide and macro lenses. Wide angle panorama or group photos and as well as closeup with the macro option. Video recording at 4k@30fps and 1080p@30/60fps with gyro-EIS for image stabilization is an excellent feature for Realme 7.

You are sure to get very good group selfies with the front facing 16MP wide angle camera. Video recording is at 120fps in addition to 30fps, both at 1080p.

Photos taken in daylight are good, coupled with HDR you. HDR you get good details in natural colours. Even low-light photos are fairly good with details, without much visible grainy texture. A best camera phone under 20000.

Realme 7 has the finger-print sensor on the side and supports other standard sensors. It comes with dual band WiFi, USB Type-C. See info table for more details.

With a large battery at 5000 mAh and 30W fast charger, you get to play your favorite games for longer. For fairly heavy use expect the battery to last for 1 to 2 days between charges. On the lesser side if usage is with graphics intensive playbacks or games.

Realme 7 with high performance chipset coupled and FHD+ display at 90Hz rate is the best phone under 20K. It is also the best gaming phone under 20000.

Realme 7
Chipset-CPU-GPU
Mediatek Helio G95 Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), Mali-G76 GPU
Display
6.5-inch, 1080 x 2400, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 90Hz refresh rate
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB/6GB, 128GB/8GB Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, Realme UI 1.0
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE), GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP B/W, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR panorama 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), HDR, panorama 1080p@30/120fps video
Battery/Charger
5000mAH, 30W fast charger
Colours
Mist Blue, Mist White
Dimensions/Weight
162.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm 196.5 gm

9.9

TOTAL SCORE

Realme 7 (Mist Blue, 64 GB) (6 GB RAM)

Best Realme under 20000
Our Rating
4.7/5

2. Realme 6/6i

Realme 6 similar to Realme 7 is a very good value smartphone, which was released in March 2020. It comes with a high performance Mediatek G90T chipset with Octa Core A76/A55 CPU and Mali G76 GPU.

It is available in 4GB, 6GB and 8GB variants with 64GB or 128GB ROM storage options. In the case of Realme 6i memory options are only 4GB RAM 64GB ROM and 6GB 64GB ROM.

Standard IPS LCD capacitive display comes with an impressive 1080x2400 resolution. 90Hz screen refresh rate is the highlight of Realme, giving smooth video playbacks and hires graphics. Coupled with chipset Realme 6 is a very good smartphone for gaming at an attractive price point.

As with competing Samsung and Redmi, Realme 6 packs a quad camera 64+8+2+2 MP with wide and ultra-wide lenses. However, Realme 6i comes with a 48MP instead of 64MP camera.

Front facing selfie camera is 16MP 26mm wide. Both rear and front cameras give an impressive opportunity to take good pictures in varying light conditions.

Video recording support is also very impressive with 4K@30fps and 1080p@30/60/120fps. None of the other smartphones give the higher frame rate. Use gyro-EIS to avoid shaky videos.

Realme 6 has the finger-print sensor on the side, which may not be an ideal like on the back side with almost all cameras. Other than it comes with standard ports and sensors, with a Type-C USB.

Performance wise as mentioned above make it an all-round feature rich smartphone. Good option along with the Redmi and Samsung smartphones. Battery at 4300mAh is on the lower side, especially if the smartphone is running at a higher refresh rate and hires video playback/record. To make for it the 30W fast charger helps and according to Realme it can charge it in 55 minutes.

In the table below, for Realme 6i substitute 64MP rear camera with 48MP. Also, memory variants available are only 64GB/4GB and 64GB/6GB ROM/RAM. Rest of the specifications are the same for both.

Both Realme 6 and 6i are also amongst the best camera phones under 20000.

Redmi 9 Prime
Processor/Chipset
Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T chipset Mali-G76 GPU
Display
6.5-inch, 1080 x 2400, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 90Hz refresh rate
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, Realme UI 1.0
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE), GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP B/W, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR panorama 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), HDR, panorama 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
4300mAH, 30W fast charger
Colours
Comet Blue, Comet White
Dimensions/Weight
162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm 191 gm

9.8

TOTAL SCORE

Realme 6 (Comet White, 64 GB) (6 GB RAM)

One more Realme best phone under 20000
Our Rating
4.7/5

3. Samsung Galaxy M31s & M31

Samsung M31s and M31 are two of the best smartphones from Samsung in this segment. They both come Samsung’s Exynos 9611 chipset paired with Octa core CPU and Mali-G72 GPU.

Samsung M31s is available in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants with 128GB storage ROM for apps.

Samsung M31 is available in 6GB RAM with either 64GB or 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM variant with 128GB ROM.

Samsung Galaxy M31s and M31 comes with its patented Super Amoled - Infinity U Cut Display at FHD+ 2340 x 1080p resolution. Expect to see one of the best displays in this price range, with vivid colours and smooth video playback at high resolutions.

On the camera front M31s sports quad camera 64MP (F1.8) Wide Camera +12MP (F2.2) Ultra-wide Camera +5MP (F2.4) Macro camera + 5MP (F2.4) Depth Camera. Samsung M31 has similar quad cameras, except that instead of 12MP Ultra-wide it has 8MP camera. Also, the focal length for depth camera is F2.2. Ultra-wide and wide are useful for getting impressive panoramic pictures and Macro for getting close up photographs.

The front selfie camera with wide 26mm is an impressive 32MP (F2.2) and surprisingly better low pictures with it. Performance is very good with rear cameras in lighted conditions.

In low light conditions expect to see grainy pictures as with all smartphone cameras. Though you would see better results than other smartphones reviewed. Go with 1080p@30fps as it comes with image stabilizer for better videos than the 4k resolution.

Samsung M31s and M31 have the finger-print sensor on the right for easier single hand unlock. It comes with the rest of the standard sensors seen on other phones. Aside from that it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band; Bluetooth 5.0; USB type-c port.

Both M31s and M31 support FM radio RDS and recording. FM Radio RDS feature gets and displays additional text info transmitted by radio station – usually current playing song info or other info.

Performance wise this is one of the best smartphones in this range for multitasking with apps, faster multiple tabs browser performance and playing popular games like PUBG. Go for extreme settings for a better responsive game play. Both are amongst the best gaming phones under 20000.

Whopping 6000mAh gives a 2 to 3 days between charges with moderate usage. Samsung M31s comes with a 25W fast charger and M31 has a 15W fast charger. Samsung M31s is a few gm heavier than M31.

Samsung M31s
Processor/Chipset
Samsung Exynos 9611 chipset Octa Core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) Mali-G72 GPU
Display
6.5-inch, 1080 x 2400, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, One UI 2
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0 (A2DP, LE), GPS, FM Radio RDS Recording, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Finger print on side, Accelerometer, proximity, compas
Rear Camera
64 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), PDAF 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 5 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, panorama, HDR 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), HDR 4k@30fps 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
6000mAH with 25W fast charger
Colours
Midnight Blue, Raven Black
Dimensions/Weight
164.4 x 75 x 9 mm mm 195 gm
Colours
Mirage Black, Mirage Blue
Dimensions/Weight
159.3 x 74.4 x 9.3 mm 203gm

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

Samsung Galaxy M31s (Mirage Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)

Best Samsung Phone under 20000!
Our Rating
4.8/5

4. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max smartphone was launched in May 2020. Large FHD+ 6.67-inch display with Snapdragon 720G chipset, Octa core CPU and Adreno 618 GPU. It is available in 6GB RAM with either 64GB or 128GB ROM storage.

As with other Redmi smartphones it sports IPS LCD capacitive display but at FHD+ 1080x2340 resolution. Expect impressive smooth video playbacks of your OTT favorites.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with 64MP+8+5+2 MP rear cameras with wide, ultra-wide and macro lenses, lets you take impressive photos in different light settings. Low light pictures are also quite okay, but expect to see some grainy specs in darker areas.

Video recording 4k@30 fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps and 720@960fps with gyro-EIS image stabilization work quite well with impressive videos. Front selfie 32MP with wide is quite good for group selfies. Front camera supports video recording at 1080p@30fps without image stabilization.

It comes with the side mounted fingerprint sensor and other sensors (see specs in table below). Dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio recording and Type-C USB are supported. As for the Redmi bonus, Redmi Note 9 has the IR remote support.

Performance wise the Snapdragon 720G chipset and Adreno 618 GPU give it enough power to play games like PUBG, Asphalt and high-resolution video playbacks. It might get warm on long plays. The large size is quite good for playing games and watching videos. It may be a bit unwieldy for single hand operation though. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is in the top 5 best smartphones under 20000.

The 5020 mAh non-removable battery gives a long life of 1 or 2 days between charges with moderate usage. It comes with a 33 W fast charger, which definitely helps with the massive battery. It does weigh heavy at almost 209gm.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Processor/Chipset
Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver) Adreno 618 GPU
Display
6.67-inch, 1080 x 2400, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, MIUI 11
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio Recording, USB 2.0 (Type-C), IR port 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Side Fingerprint rear, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR, panorama Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
32 MP, f/2.5, (wide) HDR, panorama Video 1080p@30/120fps
Battery/Charger
5020mAH
Colours
Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black
Dimensions/Weight
165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm 209gm

9.7

TOTAL SCORE

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Aurora Blue, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage)

One more Redmi best phone under 20000
Our Rating
4.8/5

5 Redmi Note 8 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone was launched in August 2019. Even though Redmi Note 9 Pro has been released, this smartphone with its high performance chipset and CPU is still worth the purchase in mobiles under 20000 Rs. segment.

The screen size is slightly smaller than Redmi Note 9 Pro at FHD+ 6.53-inch display with Mediatek G90T chipset, Octa core CPU and Mali-G76 GPU. It is available in 6GB RAM with either 64GB or 128GB ROM storage. And also in 8GB RAM with 128GB or 256GB ROM.

As with other Redmi smartphones it sports IPS LCD capacitive display but at FHD+ 1080x2340 resolution, with Corning Glass 5 protection. Expect impressive smooth video playbacks of your OTT favorites.

Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with Android 9 (Pie) but is upgradable to Android 10. It comes with 64MP+8+2+2 MP rear cameras with wide, ultra-wide and macro lenses, lets you take impressive photos in different light settings. Low light pictures are also quite okay, but expect to see some grainy specs in darker areas. Video recording 4k@30 fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps and 720@960fps with gyro-EIS image stabilization work quite well with impressive videos. Front selfie 20MP with wide is quite good for group selfies. Front camera supports video recording at 1080p@30fps without image stabilization.

It comes with the rear mounted fingerprint sensor and other sensors (see specs in table below). Dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio recording and Type-C USB are supported. As with Redmi bonus, Redmi Note 9 has the IR remote support. One negative point is the external SD memory card shares the slot with SIM. So if need to use the extension memory card for storage, you would be left with only one SIM slot.

Performance wise compared to Snapdragon 720G chipset in Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Mediatek Helio G90T is slightly underpowered and less power efficient. But these are hardly noticeable for the smartphone user. Mali-G76 GPU gives it better performance than 9 Pro Max’s Adreno 610.

As stated before, the differences are not visible to the regular smartphone user. It has enough power to play games like PUBG, Asphalt and high-resolution video playbacks. It might get warm on long plays. The large size is quite good for playing games and watching videos. It may be a bit unwieldy for single hand operation though.

The 4500 mAh non-removable battery gives a long life of 1 or 2 days between charges with moderate usage. It comes with an 18 W fast charger, which definitely helps during emergencies. It does weigh heavy at almost 200gm, but much less than the Redmi Note 9 Pro by 10 gm.

As for deciding between the latest Redmi 9 Pro Max and Redmi 8 Pro, look at the minor differences in features, shared slot between additional SD memory card & SIM and the battery size. Performance wise both are almost on par from a regular usage perspective. If you are trying to use it heavily for gaming, you may want to check out the performance numbers of chipsets.

Redmi Note 8 Pro
Processor/Chipset
Mediatek Helio G90T Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) Mali-G76 MC4
Display
6.53-inch, 1080 x 2400, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM and 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM Shared slot with SIM for microSDXC card
OS
Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, MIUI 12
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio Recording, USB 2.0 (Type-C), IR port 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Side Fingerprint rear, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR, panorama Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
202 MP, f/2.0, (wide) HDR, panorama Video 1080p@30fps
Battery/Charger
4500mAH
Colours
Black, Red, Blue, White, Deep Sea Blue, Midnight Blue, Electric Blue, Twilight Orange
Dimensions/Weight
161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8mm 200gm

9.6

TOTAL SCORE

Redmi Note 8 Pro (Halo White, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage with Helio G90T Processor)

One more on the list of Redmi phones under 20000
Our Rating
4.8/5

6. Vivo v17

Vivo v17 released in 2019 November is a very good option to consider from performance perspective, even though it is slightly over Rs.20000 mark because of only 8GB RAM option. It comes with a Snapdragon 675 chipset with Kryo Octa core CPU and Adreno 612 CPU. Memory option available in this price band is only 8GB RAM with 128GB ROM. Other memory gives you 256GB ROM.

Vivo v17 sports a vibrant 6.44 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen at 1080x2400 FHD+ resolution. Gives a good experience playing hires videos and games, though it may be a struggle for longer hours. Vivo v17 comes with its Triple Turbo Technology for overall improved performance while keeping it cooler.

The quad cameras on the rear, 48MP+8+2+2 check off all the boxes for wide, ultrawide and macro support. Video recording is at 4k@30fps and 1080p@30/60fps. But EIS for image stabilization would be missed on this smartphone. The front selfie 32MP 23mm wide camera is good with 1080p@30fps recording. Overall the camera performance is quite good in normal lighting conditions. Low light pictures are also good with the low light mode option – you would see fewer specks in darker areas.

Vivo v17 comes with under display optical finger print sensor. Supports other standard sensors and for connectivity dual band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0 and USB 2.0 Type-C are supported.

Performance wise the Snapdragon 675 gives a bump up compared to other smartphones with the 665 chipset. You can play other popular games like PUBG and Asphalt at hires settings and multitask with multiple apps or multi tab on the internet browser.

The 4500 mAh battery may run out of power sooner than those sporting bigger batteries. On the plus side you get a much lighter smartphone at 176 gm for ease of use. The 18W fast charger is quite handy in case you forget to recharge on time.

The quad cameras on the rear, 48MP+8+2+2 check off all the boxes for wide, ultrawide and macro support. Video recording is at 4k@30fps and 1080p@30/60fps. But EIS for image stabilization would be missed on this smartphone. The front selfie 32MP 23mm wide camera is good with 1080p@30fps recording. Overall the camera performance is quite good in normal lighting conditions. Low light pictures are also good with low light mode option – you would see fewer specks in darker areas.

Vivo v17
Processor/Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver) Adreno 612 GPU
Display
6.44-inch, 1080x2400, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 9.0 (Pie), Funtouch 9.2
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Under display Fingerprint sensor accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR, panorama Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Front Camera
32 MP, f/2.5, 23mm (wide), HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
4500mAH 18W fast charger
Colours
Admiral Blue, Glacier Ice White, Midnight Ocean Black
Dimensions/Weight
159 x 74.2 x 8.5mm 176 gm

9.5

TOTAL SCORE

Vivo V17 with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers

A Vivo best phone under 20000!
Our Rating
4.6/5

7. Oppo F17

Oppo F17 release in September 2020 comes with Snapdragon 662 chipset, Kryo Octa core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. It is available in 4GB with either 64GB or 128 GB ROM variants. Also 6GB and 8GB RAM with 128GB ROM

With a Super AMOLED 6.44-inch screen at 1080x2400 it is quite impressive. Quite good for all your OTT hires video playbacks. Though may be a bit underwhelming for games because of the chipset compared to the top-rated smartphones in the price band. The Super AMOLED display puts it in competition with other top rated smartphones in this price band.

The Quad cameras are 16+8+2+2 MP with wide lens, ultrawide and macros lenses are quite okay with getting good pictures in normal lighting conditions. Low light pictures are not bad. Video recording at 4K and 1080p is supported at 30fps only. Image stabilization if included would have helped. Front camera's 16MP wide angle gets you good group selfies and is quite good.

The fingerprint sensor under the display is a unique feature on the Oppo F17. Not sure about the fingerprint smudges on the display though. It includes other standard sensors. Wifi , Bluetooth and USB Type-C ports are supported. See the specifications below for more details.

Performance wise you can do multitasking with multiple browser tabs. Can play popular games like PUBG and Asphalt. The 4000 mAh battery compared to competitors 5000 or 6000mAh may not last long with long video plays or games. It does come with 30W fast charger, advertised to charge to 100% in 53 minutes, which should help.

This is one of the light weight smartphones in this category at just 163gm. Super AMOLED screen, weight and fast charger make it a tough competitor with other top rated smartphones.

Oppo F17
Processor/Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) Adreno 610 GPU
Display
6.44-inch, 1080x2400 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB/4GB, 128GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/6GB , 128GB/8GB Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, ColorOS 7.2
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint under display, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
AI Quad 16 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR, Panorama 4k@30fps, 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
16MP wide f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
4000mAH
Colours
Dynamic Orange, Navy Blue, Classic Silver
Dimensions/Weight
159.8 x 72.8 x 7.5mm 163 gm

9.5

TOTAL SCORE

OPPO F17 with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers

Oppo best phone under 20000!
Our Rating
4.7/5

8. Vivo Y50

Released in April 2020, Vivo Y50 is one of the strong contenders in the under Rs. 20000 category. It comes with a Snapdragon 665 chipset with Kryo Octa core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. It comes only in 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM memory configuration.

Like most other smartphones Vivo Y50 comes with IPS LCD capacitive and 6.53-inch display at 1080x2400. It sports a rear quad camera 13+8+2+2MP with wide, ultrawide, macro lenses and video recording at 1080p@30fps. The front 16MP wide angle camera has video recording at 1080@30fps as well. EIS comes handy for image stabilization at high resolution recording.

You get quite good pictures in normal lighting and okay in low light conditions. Vivo does come with a Super Night mode which improves on low light pictures to some extent only.

Connectivity includes dual SIM in dual standby, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and Type-C USB 2.0 port. Sensors include the rear finger-print sensor along with other standard smartphone sensors. Vivo Y50 with average performance compa

red to the better performance chipsets reviewed in the group. It is good for daily tasks, gets good performance for multitasking. Do not expect to play games at high resolution though primarily because of the chipset performance. Turbo performance does improve but it still limits performance as gaming mobile..

Vivo Y50 has a 5000mAh battery along with 15W fast charger. It should last 1 to 2 days with moderate use.

Vivo Y50
Processor/Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset Octa-core (2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) Adreno 610 GPU
Display
6.53-inch, 1080x2400, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory (ROM/RAM)
128GB/8GB Shared slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, Funtouch 10.0
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Rear Finger-print, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR, panorama 1080p@30fps video, gyro-EIS
Front Camera
16MP f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
5000 mAH 15W fast charger
Colours
Starry Black, Iris Blue, Iris Blue, Pearl White
Dimensions/Weight
162 x 76.5 x 9.1mm 197 gm

9.4

TOTAL SCORE

Vivo Y50 with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers

One Vivo mobile phone in the top 10!
Our Rating
4.6/5

9. Oppo A52

Oppo A52 release in April 2020 comes with Snapdragon 665chipset, Kryo Octa core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. It is available in 4GB with either 64GB or 128 GB ROM variants. Also, 6GB and 8GB RAM with 128GB ROM. However, the external SD memory card shares the slot with SIM.

With an IPS LCD 6.5-inch screen at 1080x2400 it is quite good. May not be as good as the Super AMOLED screen of Oppo F17, but good for all your OTT hires video playbacks. Though may be a bit underwhelming for games because of the chipset compared to the top-rated smartphones in the price band. The Super AMOLED display puts it in competition with other top-rated smartphones in this price band.

The Quad cameras are 12+8+2+2 MP with wide lens, ultrawide and macros lenses are quite okay with getting good pictures in normal lighting conditions. Low light pictures are not bad. Video recording at 4K@30fps and 1080p@30/60/120fps is supported at. Image stabilization helps to avoid shaky images. Front camera's 16MP wide angle gets you good group selfies and is quite good.

It comes with a side mounted finger-print sensor. It includes other standard sensors. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB Type-C ports are supported. See the specifications below for more details. Dual nano SIM slots, with a shared slot for memory card is a negative if both the SIMs need to be used, along with external memory.

Performance wise you can do multitasking with multiple browser tabs. Can play popular games like PUBG and Asphalt. The 5000 mAh battery lasts for 1 to 2 days with long video plays or games. It does come with an 18W fast charger.

This is one of the light weight smartphones in this category at just 192gm. Oppo A52 is almost as good as the Oppo F17, except for the IPS display, shared nano SIM slot and the weight 192 gm A52 vs 163 gm Oppo F17.

Oppo A52
Processor/Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) Adreno 610 GPU
Display
6.5-inch, 1080x2400 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64GB/4GB, 128GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/6GB, 128GB/8GB Shared slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, ColorOS 7.1
SIM
Dual Hybrid-shared Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 (Type-C), 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Fingerprint under display, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
Quad 12 MP, f/1.7, (wide), PDAF 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide) 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) LED flash, HDR, Panorama 4k@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps video
Front Camera
16MP wide f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
5000mAH fast charger 18W
Colours
Twilight Black, Stream White
Dimensions/Weight
162 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm 192 gm

9.2

TOTAL SCORE

OPPO A52 with No Cost EMI/Additional Exchange Offers

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Our Rating
4.7/5

10. Realme C11

Nokia 5.3 with 6GB RAM variant fits in the lower tier. Released in March 2020, it comes with Snapdragon 665 chipset, Octa core CPU paired with Adreno 610 GPU. It is available in 3GB, 4GB and 6GB variants with 64GB ROM for storage.

Like other smartphones in this segment it sports a large 6.55-inch IPS LCD capacitive display at 720x1520 resolution. Similarly, it has a quad 13+5+2+2 camera and video recording at 4k and 1080p@30fps. Unfortunately, it does not have a gyro-EIS for image stabilization during video shoots. However, on the plus side, it supports wide, ultra-wide and macro lenses to give better flexibility in taking good pictures. Front selfie camera with a wide angle lens is good for those large group selfies.

On the connectivity front, aside from dual nano SIM in dual-standby, Nokia 5.3 has Wi-Fi, 4.2 Bluetooth and type-C USB. No dual band on WiFi. Interestingly it also includes NFC which is nice feature but not used in India yet. Rear finger print sensor and other standard sensors – see specs in table below.

Performance wise Nokia 5.3 is good multitasking daily tasks. Lower resolution display and CPU power result in video frame drops for popular games like PUBG. Switching lower resolution may help play it better. It is adequately powered for daily tasks.

The 4000mAh battery will get you through the day with heavy internet use. It comes with a 10W charger which takes about 2 hours to take it to full charge from an almost run-down battery. Fast charger would have made the smartphone a bit more competitive with similar smartphones. It is very good for those looking for Nokia brand name and less of preloaded software clutter as this phone comes with stock Android One.

Realme C11
Processor/Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver), Adreno 610 GPU
Display
6.20-inch, 720x1520, Gorilla glass 5, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory (ROM/RAM)
64/3GB RAM, 64/4GB RAM, 64/6GB RAM Separate slot for microSDXC card
OS
Android 10, realme UI 1.0
SIM
Dual Nano-SIM (dual stand-by)
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors
Rear Finger print, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Rear Camera
13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF 5 MP, 13mm (ultrawide) 2 MP, (macro) 2 MP, (depth) LED flash, HDR and 1080p@30fps video
Front Camera
8MP f/2.0, HDR 1080p@30fps video
Battery/Charger
4000mAh, 10W charger
Colours
Cyan, Sand, Charcoal
Dimensions/Weight
164.3 x 76.6 x 8.5mm 185gm

8.9

TOTAL SCORE

Nokia 5.3 Android One Smartphone with Quad Camera, 6 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage - Charcoal

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Our Rating
4.3/5

Conclusion on best phone under 20000

In all of the smartphones reviewed, all of them have similar features – display sizes, memory options, connectivity options and design.

Deciding factors are more on chipset used for performance factor and display resolution and type.

Realme 7, Realme 6 & 6i, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Samsung M31s/M31 and Redmi Note 8 Pro are in the number one group of best phones under 20000. Realme and Samsung stand out with their Super AMOLED high resolution screens.

Realme 7, 6 and 6i are our first recommendations because of the 90Hz display refresh rate, followed by Samsung M31s or M31. Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro are a close second.

Slightly lower in performance are the next set of best smartphones under 20000. You should consider these if you are not heavily into games. Vivo v17 with Snapdragon 675 and Super AMOLED screen followed by Oppo F17 with Snapdragon 662 and Super AMOLED screen are the next best.

Even though they have marginally better Snapdragon 665 chipset, Vivo Y50 and Oppo A52 make up the next best because of their regular IPS LCD displays instead of Super AMOLED screens. Nokia 5.3 is good performance wise, but for its IPS LCD display 720x1520 low resolution.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Which is the best smartphone under 20000 in India ?

Realme 7 is the best mobile under 20000.

Which is the best gaming phone under 20000 ?

Realme 7, Realme 6/6i, Samsung M31, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro are the best gaming phones under 20000

Which is the best camera phone under 20000 ?

Realme 7 is the best camera phone under 20000. Samsung M21 is the best samsung camera phone under 15000. Redmi Note 9 also comes with the best cameras.

Which are the best phones under 20000 in India for pubg ?

Check the above question for best gaming phones under 20000.

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