The Best Smartphones Under Rs.20,000

Based on our own experience and those shared by colleagues and friends, we present this list of phones that is value for money

 
The Best Smartphones Under Rs.20,000

At a time where a new smartphone gets launched each week and they disappear from the shelves with a few months, the task of identifying the right one at the right price becomes a gargantuan task, especially if one suffers from bouts of indecision or has turned procrastination into a fine art.

At Techtree, we prefer not to make recommendations. Instead we thought it may make sense to offer some insights into some of the existing phones so that users can reduce their options based on what they are looking for. Instead of asking whether  smartphone companies can be smart about launches, we thought of empowering you to be smarter than them.

So, without further ado, we present to you some facts that could help with decision-making about the next smartphone that you acquire…


1. Pocophone F1

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 was launched last August and remains a value-for-money product in this range. The Smartphone comes with 2.8 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor and a 6 GB RAM that ensures smooth functioning. The storage options go all the way up to 128 GB with the option of doubling it via a microSD card. There’s a large 4000 mAh battery that helps light up the 6.18 inch 1080x2160 resolution screen for most of the day. The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 128GB boasts of dual primary camera of 12MP + 5MP megapixel and a 20MP megapixel front camera. It also supports Face Detection and high dynamic range (HDR) imaging.

Antutu Score:  332.586 (Antutu v8)
Overall performance better than 94% of devices
Specification:

  • 6.18" HD+ LCD IPS
  • 2.8 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 12MP + 5MP megapixel rear camera setup
  • 20 Mega pixel selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh battery with fast charging

You can purchase the phone on Amazon India right here.
 

2. Vivo Z1 pro

The Vivo Z1 Pro is a new device with a sleek design that has become second nature for phones from this brand. The smartphone is powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC. The Z1 Pro has an 'in-display selfie camera' which is also called the hole-punch cut out at the front. The phone comes with a 5000 mAh battery with fast charging tech which will easily last a day. The phone’s triple rear camera setup of a 16MP primary camera with an f/1.78 lens, an 8MP super wide-angle shooter, and a 2MP depth shooter. It has a 32MP selfie camera as well.

Antutu Score: 230.486 (Antutu v8)
Overall performance better than 91% of devices
Specification:

  • 6.18" HD+ LCD IPS
  • 2.8 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • 12MP + 5MP megapixel rear camera setup
  • 20 Mega pixel selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh battery with fast charging

You can purchase the phone on Flipkart via this link right here.

 

3. REALME XT:

If you are impressed by the looks of this phone, you may need to wait a little as this is just getting ready to hit the market as a fair upgrade of the REALME X. The phone is reportedly priced at the same level as its predecessor though the XT comes with a 6.4 inch touchscreen display, wrapped around 1080x2340 pixels of resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It runs on 2.3 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor and boasts of processing power equivalent to 4GB and 8 GB RAM. It runs on Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 4000 mAh non-removable battery. The Realme XT supports VOOC fast charging and comes with a 64 MP AI quad – camera with an ultra-high-resolution primary sensor (definitely the best upgrade ever).

Antutu Score: 214.748 (Antutu v8)
Overall performance better than 91% of devices

Specification:

  • 6.40" HD+ Super Amoled display
  • 2.3 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  • 64 MP AI quad – camera setup
  • 32 Mega pixel selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh battery with VOOC fast charging

You can buy the phone on Flipkart by clicking on this link.

 

4. Oppo F11 Pro:  

Oppo F11 is powered by Octa core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor. It runs on the MediaTek Helio P70 Chipset. OPPO F11 Pro smartphone has a TFT LTPS display which has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Oppo F11 comes with a 16 MP Front Camera and on the rear there's a 48 MP + 5 MP camera with features like 2 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus. It is backed by a 4000 mAh battery.

Antutu Score: 192.454 (Antutu v8)
Overall performance better than 88% of devices

Specification:

  • 6.5" HD+ LCD IPS
  • 2.1 MediaTek Helio P70 Chipset
  • 48 MP + 5 MP camera setup
  • 16 Mega pixel selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh battery

For purchasing the phone off Amazon India, click on this link.

 

5. SAMSUNG GALAXY M40:

Samsung is running the Rs. 20,000 price phone battle like a pro now but continues to be way behind than other mobile companies. The Samsung Galaxy M40 comes with an Infinity-O display. It has a bright TFT panel but not an AMOLED display. The phone is built with glossy plastic but for this price range it feels premium. It comes in gradient finish and have a triple-camera setup which includes a 32MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide and 5MP depth sensor. Inside is a Snapdragon 675 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Antutu Score: 177.250
Overall performance better than 88% of devices

Specification:

  • 6.3" FHD+ bright TFT panel
  • 2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC
  • 32 MP + 8 MP + 5MP megapixel rear camera setup
  • 16 Mega pixel selfie camera
  • 3500 mAh battery with fast charging

Purchase the phone from Amazon India by clicking on this link.

Verdict: All these phones are good deals and each of them possess a stand-out quality that makes them unique. While the Oppo F11 is well-built and aesthetically sound, the Pocophone F1 is streets ahead in terms of performance and camera quality. Samsung offers good looks and is a trusted brand globally while the REALME XT has the best camera and supports VOOC fast charging. As for Vivo Z1, it is a heavy duty gadget meant for such use with a powerful processor and a massive battery.


Tags : SAMSUNG GALAXY M40, Oppo F11 Pro, REALME XT, Vivo Z1 pro, Pocophone F1, Smartphones, Rupees 20000