Looking to buy a new smartphone under Rs. 20,000? We know it can be a terrifying task to identify the best mobile phones under Rs. 20,000 given the sheer amount of choice in the market these days. Pretty much every smartphone maker has flooded the stores with new and exciting mobile phones. The sub-20,000 price segment has something for everyone, ranging from a phone with flagship-grade specifications to a mobile with an in-display fingerprint sensor. You can also get phones with triple rear cameras as well as an all-rounder with stock Android in this budget.
Every single phone in our picks for best phones under Rs. 20,000 has gone through our extensive suite of tests. To keep things simple, we have only included phones that are priced between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000. If you are looking for a smartphone priced below Rs. 15,000, don’t forget to check out our updated guide to the best phones under Rs. 15,000.
So, without waiting any longer, here’re the best mobile phones in India under Rs. 20,000.
Best phones under 20000
|Phone under Rs. 20,000||Gadgets 360 rating (out of 10)||Price in India (as recommended)|
|Poco F1||8||Rs. 19,999|
|Nokia 7.1||8||Rs. 19,999|
|Redmi Note 7 Pro||9||Rs. 16,999|
|Samsung Galaxy A50||8||Rs. 19,990|
|Oppo K1||8||Rs. 16,990|
|Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)||8||Rs. 18,990|
Xiaomi is known for its value-for-money smartphones and the first smartphone from the company’s sub-brand Poco, the Poco F1 (Review), took that mantra one step further by providing flagship-grade specifications in a price of a mid-range phone. The Poco F1 is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC, which was Qualcomm’s flagship chip for 2018, offering an unmatched performance in this price bracket, making it a shoo-in for this list of best phones under Rs. 20,000.
In our review, we found the phone to be snappy, and it never showed any signs of a lag or stutter. As Xiaomi has included a special version of MIUI with dialled animations in the phone, the phone feels very fast. The Poco F1 also provides good battery life and will be able to even last two days for medium users.
In our HD video loop test, the Poco F1 went on for 17 hours and 5 minutes. The imaging experience is also decent with photos taken in daylight having good detail, however the phone struggles with low-light. It is able to keep the noise under control but the edges in the photos taken in poor lighting aren’t well defined. Xiaomi’s love for including advertisements in every phone is an issue on the Poco F1 as well.
Xiaomi offers three regular variants and two special editions of the phone in the country – 6GB of RAM + 64GB onboard storage, 6GB of RAM + 128GB onboard storage, 8GB of RAM + 256GB onboard storage, 128GB Armoured edition, and 256GB Armoured edition. Only the 6GB variant of the phone, however, is part of this list of best phones under Rs. 20,000.