Top smartphones under Rs. 20000 launched in India (September 2016)

There are lots of options out there if you are looking for a smartphone under Rs. 20,000. Many smartphone companies came back with upgraded smartphones to compete with premium smartphones. We shortlisted some of the best smartphones which you can consider buying under Rs. 20,000. To know my best smartphones from this list, read the conclusion below.

5. Oppo F1s (Rs. 18,180)

Oppo F1s is recently launched by Oppo, a selfie-centric smartphone with 16 MP front-facing camera. The Oppo F1s comes with 5.5 inches IPS TFT display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and works even with wet fingers. This phone runs on ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The front facing camera is 16 MP and the rear camera is 13 MP with LED flash. Rear camera supports HDR shooting mode to capture crystal clear pictures. The aperture size for both cameras are f/2.0 and f/2.2 respectively.

The phone holds a 64 bit Octa Core MediaTek MT6750 chipset clocking at a frequency of 1.5 GHz coupled with 3 GB RAM for fastest performance. For security, Oppo added a front facing fingerprint sensor below the display.

Specifications

  • 5.5 inch HD display
  • 1.5 GHz Octa Core MediaTek processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 32 GB internal memory
  • 3075 mAh battery

Pros

  • Dedicated Micro SD card tray
  • Good camera and battery backup
  • Decent performance

Cons

  • Outdated Android version (Android Lollipop)
  • Slow charging

4. Xiaomi Mi Max (Rs. 14,999)

Calling Xiaomi Mi Max a phone is not fair enough, it’s a phablet with a massive 6.44 inches Full-HD display and 342 ppi pixel density. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and comes with features like sunlight readability, night display, reading mode and color temperature adjustment.

The rear camera is 16 MP features a 5-element lens and dual LED dual tone flash. Features like HDR, panorama, burst mode and face recognition were added by Xiaomi. The 5 MP front facing camera comes with a Beautify app to add filters directly from the phone.

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 Hexacore processor with 1.8 GHz clock and Adreno 510 with clock 600MHz are enough to play games at the best frame rates without any lag. The 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal memory take cares of your multi-tasking and let you install more apps and games.

Specifications

  • 6.44-Inch Full HD display with 342 ppi pixel density
  • 4850 mAh battery
  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow MiUi7
  • 1.8 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 16MP primary camera and 5MP front facing camera

Pros

  • Premium build
  • Better camera
  • No heating issue

Cons

  • No NFC
  • Waiting for MIUI 8 update

3. Gionee S6s (Rs. 17,890)

Gionee S6s comes with a 5.55-inch AMOLED display and 400 ppi pixel density. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box themed with Amigo OS 3.2. Amigo OS 3.2 features tons of customization and effortless multitasking.

A 13 MP primary camera with screen flash with image plus and HDR more is capable of Full HD 1080p video recording. For bright selfies, an 8 MP camera is fitted at front with screen flash feature. More features include panorama, face beauty, smart scan, ultra pixel and time lapse.

To process your requests, Gionee S6s sports a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor. A 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory can hold all your apps easily. For long hours usage, a 3150 mAh battery crammed in this smartphone.

Specifications

  • 5.5-inch Full HD resolution density
  • 13MP primary camera and 8MP front facing camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB
  • 3150 mAH battery

Pros

  • Smooth user interface
  • Good front facing camera
  • Good battery backup

Cons

  • SIM 2 Slot shared with SD card

2. Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 (Rs. 15,990)

For all Samsung fans, Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is the best deal for you all. Samsung refreshed the Galaxy J7 with upgraded hardware and software. Samsung upgraded the display with a 5.5 inches Super AMOLED HD display with Galaxy J7 2016 runs on TouchWiz UI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Samsung added the 1.6 GHz Exynos 7870 octa-core processor with ARM Mali-T830 MP1 graphics processor.

Samsung also refreshed the camera part of J7 with 13 MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera, you will get LED flash at the front and back as well. The camera is capable of shooting full HD videos at 30 frames per second. The battery is 3300 mAh Li-ion for a whole day of entertainment.

Specifications

  • 5.5 inch HD Display
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • 13MP Primary Camera and 5MP Front
  • 3300 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Android Marshmallow

Pros

  • Front camera flash

Cons

  • Camera quality is not good
  • 720p display

1. Sony Xperia XA Dual (Rs. 19,223)

Sony Xperia XA Dual is a premium smartphone from Sony with a 5-inch display with HD resolution and mobile BRAVIA engine 2 for better multimedia experience. With Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, apps will move faster and smoother. The camera is the spotlight of this smartphone, a 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front facing camera shoots 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.

Sony added a MediaTek Helio octa-core processor with a clock speed of 2 GHz which is paired with 2 GB RAM. If 16 GB internal memory is not enough, you can expand it to 200 GB using a Micro SD card. The 2300 mAh lithium-ion battery can last up to 2 days with stamina mode.

Specifications

  • 13MP primary camera and 8MP front facing camera
  • 5-inch display with mobile BRAVIA engine 2
  • Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 2 GHz MediaTek Helio octa core processor
  • 2300 mAh

Pros

  • Premium build
  • Good camera

Cons

  • Battery drain
  • 720p display

Conclusion

If you are a big fan of a huge display then Mi Max may amaze you with its 6.44 inches display. For selfie crazy girls, Oppo released the smartphone with the best front facing camera and screen flash. Gionee S6s can be a good pick if you don’t mind buying a smartphone from “Gionee”. If you are brand freaky then Sony or Samsung can be a decent pick for you.

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