Top 10 Android mobile phones under Rs 20,000

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Gone are the days when smartphones with latest operating system and powerful specifications were considered to be a luxury. Analyzing the need of the hour and the purchasing power of the people the mobile phone manufacturers introduced Android smartphones with pretty good specifications at a lower price. These devices scored high both, in the department of looks and specifications. But, the pricing of the handsets was a true delight which enabled the people to purchase them without burning a hole in their pocket. So, we bring you a list of best Android smartphones in the budget of Rs 20,000. So, steal a look and select your pick!

Xiaomi Mi 4 (64GB)

Xiaomi Mi 4

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Xiaomi Mi 4 Specification
Display 5 inch, Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Memory And Storage 3 GB RAM, 64 GB
OS Android v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Camera 13 MP Rear, 8 MP Front
Processor 2.5 GHz + Qualcomm MSM8274AC Snapdragon 801 Krait 400, Quad Core

The mobile phone maker Xiaomi has managed to grab both the attention of the customers and the market share in India with its range of smartphones. The company came with the agenda of introducing good Android smartphone at a very affordable price. One such cell phone from the house of the Chinese tech giant is the Xiaomi Mi 4 (64GB). The handset comes at a price of Rs 17,999 and runs on Android KitKat topped with the MIUI 6 of the company.

The Xiaomi Mi 4 sports a 5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and protected by Corning OGS glass on top. The mobile phone is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and its internal storage of the device accounts to 16GB. It features a 13.0-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8.0-megapixel front-facing camera for clicking selfies.

The handset packs in a 3,080mAh battery, which according to the company provides 280 hours of standby time. The company claims that the battery can be charged up to 60% in just an hour. On the connectivity front Xiaomi Mi 4 includes, 3G, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Micro- USB.

OnePlus One Silk White

OnePlus One Silk White

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OnePlus One Specification
Display 5.5 inch, Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Memory And Storage 3 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Android v4.4 (KitKat)
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor 2.5 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad Core

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus garnered accolades from different sections for their first smartphone the OnePlus One in the Indian market. The cell phone is still the talk of the town, and many people are opting for this one considering its price and specifications. We have included the OnePlus One Slik White variant of the mobile phone on our list on best Android smartphones. The device can be purachsed from Amazon at a price of Rs 18,998. The OnePlus One a large 5.5 inch LTPS IPS LCD designed by JDI. It offers 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and supports 10 points multi-touch. The smartphone offers various connectivity options such as 4G, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Miracast screen mirroring, Bluetooth v4.1, GLONASS A-GPS and NFC to provide amazing net browsing and connectivity experience to the users.

Powering the device is a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The internal storage of the device is available in two variants of 16GB and 64GB. The handset sports a 13.0-megapixel shooter at the rear end accompanied with LED flash and a 5.0-megapixel front facing camera to facilitate video calling. This one also packs in a massive 3,100 mAh battery to delivers a day long backup on a single charge.

Samsung Galaxy J7

Samsung Galaxy J7

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Specification
Display 5.5 inch, HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1.5 GB RAM,  16 GB
OS Android v5.1 (Lollipop)
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5  MP Front
Processor 1.5 GHz + Exynos 7580, Octa Core

The South Korean mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has earned a prominent position in the Indian smartphone market. The company tries to cover all the various price segments by launching some of the interesting devices. Samsung recently expanded its 4G smartphones and launched the Galaxy J7 at a price of Rs 14,999. The handset is a gaming beast and is also garnered accolades for having 4G support. The device looks fantastic and also does not heat up even after a heavy gaming or net surfing session. The Samsung Galaxy J7 sports a 5.0-megapixel shooter at the front end and a 13.0-megapixel rear camera with LED flash.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. The cell phone offers 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded further using a microSD card up to 128GB. It flaunts a 5.5-inch Super OLED display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and houses a 3,000 mAh battery

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual Specification
Display 5 inch 720 x 1280 pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53

Sony, the Japanese smartphone manufacturer, is known for introducing devices which stylish and trendy in looks and at the same time they are durable and value for money. Sony recently introduced the Xperia M4 Aqua, which is available online at a price tag of Rs 19,990. As its name suggests the handset comes with waterproof functionality and also promises to deliver wonderful 4G experience to the users.

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua features a 5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and runs on Android Lollipop 5.0. The new mobile phone is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. It flaunts a 13.0-megapixel autofocus rear camera with Sony Exmor RS sensor with F2.0 and ISO 3200 sensitivity, 5.0-megapixel front-facing camera and 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. It packs in a 2,400 mAh battery with Stamina Mode 5.0 it can deliver up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 779 hours of standby time. The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is IP65/68 certified which makes it dust and water resistant up to 1mtr for 30 minutes.

Connectivity options in the device include 4G LTE (in one SIM), 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro USB.

Moto X 2nd Gen

Moto X 2nd Gen

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Moto X (2nd Gen) Specification
Display 5.2 inch, Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Android v4.4.4 (KitKat), Upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)(OTA Upgrade)
Camera 13 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Processor 2.5 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC, Quad Core

Motorola, the Lenovo Company, has received appreciation from everyone for the quality of smartphones they introduce. The Moto X series of the company has been a hit amongst the smartphone crowd. In the end of last year the company introduced the stylish and awesome looking device the Moto X 2nd Gen in India. The device can be purchased from Flipkart at a price of Rs 19,999 in Black and White colour options.

Moto X (2nd Gen) comes with a 5.2-inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels protected by Corning gorilla glass 3. The cell is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The internal storage of the handset stands at 16GB which can be expanded further using a microSD card. The device comes equipped with a 13.0-megapixel rear camera with a dual LED flash and a 2.0-megapixel front facing camera for clicking selfies. The connectivity attributes of the mobile phone include 3G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Micro USB and packs in a 2,300 mAh battery.

HTC Desire 820S

HTC Desire 820S

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HTC Desire 820s Specification
Display 5.5  inch, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM,  16 GB
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Camera 13 MP Rear, 8 MP Front
Processor Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC is always known for introducing some of the reliable and power packed mobile phones at an exciting price. The handset is available at a price of Rs 18,949 and also offers 4G support. The device has a big display that further escalates the 4G experience for the users. The cell phone features a 5.5-inch HD display with 720×1280 pixels resolutions. The smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system topped with the Sense UI of the company.

The HTC Desire 820S is powered by an Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6752 CPU and comes paired with 2GB RAM, which offers the handset an impressive processing power. The internal storage of the device accounts to 16GB. It also comes equipped with a 13.0-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and an 8.0-megapixel front facing camera that makes photography a delight. On the connectivity front the mobile phone offers, 4G, LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and packs in a 2,600 mAh battery.

Lenovo Vibe X2

Lenovo Vibe X2

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Lenovo Vibe X2 Specification
Display 5.0 inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM, 32 GB
OS Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A17 & quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7

Lenovo has gained the position of a trusted brand when it comes to power-packed smartphones at a decent price. The company is working hard in order to fulfill the demands of their consumers and is also working on to improve further. The company last year launched the Lenovo Vibe X2 and the phone received a good response from the users. The handset is presently selling at a price of Rs 15,490 for the 32GB variant.

The Lenovo Vibe X2 features a 5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The dual SIM device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system topped with the VIBE UI of the company. The mobile phone is powered by a 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The onboard storage of the cell phone accounts to 32GB which cannot be expanded any further. It sports a 13.0-megapixel shooter at the rear end and a 5.0-megapixel front facing camera camera to support video calling. The device houses a 2,300 mAh battery and offers 4G, LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.

Asus Zenfone Selfie

Asus Zenfone Selfie

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Asus Zenfone Selfie Specification
Display 5.5 inch, Full HD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Memory And Storage 3 GB RAM,  32 GB
OS Android v5 (Lollipop)
Camera 13 MP Rear, 13 MP Front
Processor 1.7 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Octa Core

Keeping in mind the 4G wave the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Asus launched a device called Zenfone Selfie for Rs 15,999. The mobile phone is primarily designed for the selfie lovers, but it also gives a fast 4G experience to the users.  The Aus Zenfone Selfie sports a 13.0-megapixel front and rear camera accompanied by flash on both the sides.

The Asus Zenfone Selfie features a 5.5-inch full HD display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution. The device is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The phone’s interface runs smooth, most of the apps and mid-end games run without lags and don’t heat up the phone at all. The connectivity options of the smartphone include 4G, LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and packs in a 3,000 mAh battery.

Nubia Z9 mini

Nubia Z9 mini

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Nubia Z9 Mini Specification
Display 5.0  inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM,  16 GB
OS Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Camera 16 MP Rear, 8 MP Front
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53

The last entry on our list of a best Android mobile phones under Rs 20,000 is also from a Chinese manufacturer called Nubia. The company launched its first mobile phone in India called the Nubia Z9 mini at a price of Rs 16,999. The device is known for both its camera capabilities and 4G experiences. The cell phone is made out of aircraft grade aluminum alloy with a sealed unibody design, but a removable back.

It features a 5-inch display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution protected with Corning Gorilla 3. The smartphone comes with dual nano SIM support and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system topped with the Nubia UI. The handset is powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM. The internal storage of the device accounts to 16GB, which can be further, expanded 128GB via a microSD card. The mobile phone sports a 16.0-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8.0-megapixel front facing camera to facilitate video calling. Its interface infuses a wide variety of manual settings to control the camera functionality. It houses a 3,000 mAh battery and offers 4G, LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS as connectivity options.

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LG Spirit 4G LTE Specification
Display 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM,  8 GB
OS Android v5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 8 MP Rear, 1  MP Front
Processor 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410

LG Spirit 4G LTE (LG-442) with VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and VoWiFi (Voice Over Wi-Fi) is available for the Indian market at Rs. 11,490.

On specification front LG Spirit 4G LTE sports a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and runs on Android Lollipop v5.0.

It is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor paired with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB RAM.

The new handset features 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 1MP front-facing camera, 2,100mAh (removable) battery and 8GB Internal memory that is expandable using microSD card up to 32GB.

Connectivity options in the device include 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and micro USB. It measures 133.25 x 66.12 x 9.95 and weighs 120 g.

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