Top 10 Smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India

Smartphones, smartphones, every where don’t know which one to pick? Well we understand that the mobile phone market here in India is too hot and getting hotter day by day, finding out one is quite confusing and a difficult task as almost all handsets today carries same price tag and specs. To help you out here we list to you top 10 smartphones under Rs 20,000 in India running on Android and Windows OS. We believe our list of blog will save your precious time when you go to your local mobile phone shop and help you pick the one that suits you the best.

Moto X 2nd Gen

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Moto X 2nd Gen Specification

Display 5.2-inch full-HD, 1080×1920 Pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android L
Camera 13 MP Rear, 2 MP Front
Processor 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core

The Lenovo owned company Motorola received huge appreciation for the quality of smartphones they introduce. The Moto X series of the company has been a hit amongst the smartphone crowd. By the end of last year the company introduced the stylish Moto X 2nd Gen in India. The device is currently via an ecommerce site for Rs 19,999 in Black and White colour options.

Moto X (2nd Gen) sports a 5.2-inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels protected by Corning gorilla glass 3. The phone 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.

Meizu MX5

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Meizu MX5 Specification
Display 5.5-inch full-HD, 1080×1920 Pixels
Memory And Storage 3 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera 20.7 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor 2.2GHz 64-bit Helio X10 octa-core processor (Cortex-A53)

Meizu recently entered in to the Indian smartphone market with the launch of its flagship device dubbed as Meizu MX5 at a price of Rs. 19,999. This new 4G mobile phone from the house of Meizu is up for grab exclusively on Snapdeal. The device is said to deliver a good 4G experience to the users along with a snappy performance.

The Meizu MX5 flaunts a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The handset running on Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Flyme 4.5 OS is powered by a 2.2GHz 64-bit Helio X10 octa-core processor (Cortex-A53) coupled with 3GB of RAM and PowerVR G6200 GPU.It features 20.7MP rear camera with Sony IMX220 Exmor RS BSI sensor, laser autofocus and dual-tone LED flash, 5MP front-facing camera and packs in a 3,150 mAh battery with quick charging technology that can charge up to 50 percents in just 30 minutes. The cell phone features new physical home button, which according to the company is ideal for one-hand operation and also works as a fingerprint scanner.

Other features in the device include gravity sensor, IR proximity sensor, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and digital compass.On the connectivity front, the Meizu MX5 includes 4G LTE (on both the SIMs), Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, and Micro-USB.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual Specification
Display 5-inch HD, 720×1280 Pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC

The Japanese smartphone maker Sony, is known for introducing devices, which are stylish and trendy in looks and at the same time they are durable, water resistant 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.

Samsung Galaxy A5

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Samsung Galaxy A5 Specification

Display 5-inch HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Android KitKat V4.4
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor 1.2GHz Quad core

There is one more entry on our list from the house of the South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung. At the beginning of this year, Samsung launched a 4G device in its Galaxy A series. The handset named as Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with 4G support and is retailing at a price of Rs 19,886. The device is fitted with the 64-bit capable Snapdragon 410 chipset that has a 1.2GHz Quad core processor coupled to 2GB of RAM; and support for 4G, Adreno 306 GPU and up to 64GB of micro SD card.

The Samsung Galaxy A5 comes with 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1,280 x 720p pixels resolution. The mobile phone runs on Android KitKat V4.4 and offers dual SIM functionality. The device also comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor that helps in keeping a track of your heart rate. The smartphone houses a 2,300mAh battery and offers 4G LTE, 3G, A-GPS/ GLONASS, Dual SIM slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Micro-USB as connectivity options.

Asus Zenfone 2 4GB

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Asus Zenfone 2 4GB Specification

Display 5.5-inch Full HD
Memory And Storage 4 GB RAM, 32 GB
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Asus launched a host of products in India during its ZenFestival. One of the interesting mobile phone from the house of Asus was the Zenfone 2 (4GB). The device comes with a price tag of Rs 18,999 and can be exclusively purchased from Flipkart. The handset comes with dual SIM functionality, and the good part is that both the SIMs support 4G, which will further improve your net browsing experience. The Asus Zenfone 2 (4GB) features a 5.5 in Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The cell phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor.

The mobile phone offers 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded further up to 64GB using a microSD card. The device sports a 13.0-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and 5.0-megapixel secondary camera. It packs in a massive 3,000 mAh battery and offers 4G, LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS as connectivity options.

OnePlus One Silk White

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OnePlus One Silk White Specification

Display 5.5-Inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Memory And Storage 3 GB RAM, 16/64 GB
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor 2.5GHz 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.

Nokia Lumia 830

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Nokia Lumia 830 Specification

Display 5-Inch HD ClearBlack IPS LCD, 720×1280 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Windows Phone 8.1
Camera 10 MP Rear, 1 MP Front
Processor 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400

The Redmond giant Microsoft launched the Nokia Lumia 830 last year in the Indian market that runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim.

The Lumia 830 company’s “thinnest and lightest Lumia is available in Green, Grey, Orange, and White color options for Rs 18,649 via ecommerce site in India.

The mobile phone from house of Redmond giant sports a 5-inch HD ClearBlack IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offer a pixel density of 296ppi.

It is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.  The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal storage that is further expandable up to 128GB using microSD card.

Nokia Lumia 830 packs in a 2,200 mAh battery, which the company claims is capable to deliver up to 22 days of standby time and talk time of up to 14.8 hours on 3G network. The handset features a 10MP PureView rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). There is also a 1MP front-facing camera on the board and supports wireless charging.

The mid-range phone delivers flagship experience in terms of design, camera performance, hardware configuration and Windows Phone sophistication. The mobile phone also includes low-power motion-sensing technology, dubbed SensorCore, for fitness fanatics.

It measures around 139.4 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm and weighs just 150 grams. It is quite comfortable to use with one hand, but you may struggle to reach all corners of this 5-inch device using your thumb. The smartphone is built solidly, includes a good camera and runs everything without much trouble.

Nokia Lumia 1020

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Specification

Display 4.5-Inch, 768 x 1280 Pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM, 32 GB( 7GB Skydrive cloud storage)
OS Windows Phone 8
Camera 41 MP Rear, 1.2 MP Front
Processor 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon

Launched coupled of years back the Nokia Lumia 1020 is still among the top mobile phones available in India.

Currently available at Rs 22,335 via online retail sites, the Nokia Lumia 1020 sports a 4.5-inch display and offers a pixel density of 332 PPI. The 1020 comes with an AMOLED screen at resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. AMOLED screens have better contrast and most importantly, eat lesser of the battery power.

The mobile phone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and runs on Windows Phone 8.

It features a 41MP PureView camera sensor with Xenon Flash, which offers Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and comes with backside-illuminated image sensor. The shutter of the camera ranges from 1/16000s to 4s and exposure from +/-3.0, which is quite impressive. There are few other camera controls lined at the top that appears in consecutive dials when you slide the shutter towards left. The device comes bundled with some camera software like Nokia Pro Camera app and Smart Camera Mode beside others.  The smartphone also features 1.2MP front facing camera and 32GB of non-expandable inbuilt storage.

Samsung Galaxy J7

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Specification

Display 5.5-inch Super OLED, 720×1280 Pixels
Memory And Storage 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615

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

Microsoft Lumia 640XL

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Microsoft Lumia 640XL Specification

Display 5.7-Inch, 1280×720 Pixels
Memory And Storage 2 GB RAM, 8 GB( 30GB free OneDrive storage.)
OS Windows Phone 8.1
Camera 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front
Processor 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400

Earlier this year in April Microsoft launched Lumia 640 XL Dual SIM handset alongside the Lumia 640 Dual SIM in the Indian market. Available at Rs. 14,296 Lumia 640XL runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.

On the memory front the devices offers 8GB of in-built storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The company is also providing 30GB free OneDrive storage.

The Microsoft Lumia 640XL features a 5.7-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has sunlight readability enhancements.

The smartphone sports an autofocus 13.0-megapixel rear camera with ZIESS optics and a 5.0-megapixel front facing camera for video calling. It packs a 3,000mAh battery.

Santanu Mukherjee

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