The best smartphones you can buy at Rs. 20,000 [April 2020 Edition]


We recently updated our list of the best smartphones in India that are priced below Rs. 15,000, and each model on this list is able to cope with everyday life. However, if you want something that can do a little more without spending too much, this is the list you should look at. The sub-Rs. In the price segment 20,000 you will find phones with more powerful processors and even better cameras. After testing several smartphones, we have compiled a list of the best phones under Rs. 20,000. Even if you want to spend less than Rs. 18,000 you will find some great phones on this list. These devices have proven themselves very well in our tests, making them easy to recommend. Look at her

Best phones under 20,000

Phones under Rs. 20,000 Gadgets 360 Rating (of 10) Price in India (as recommended)
Poco X2 8th Case 16,999
Realme 6 Pro 8th Case 17,999
Samsung Galaxy M31 8th Case 16,856
Realme X2 8th Case 17,999
Samsung Galaxy A50 8th Case 15,899
Poco F1 8th Case 15,499
Asus ZenFone 5Z 9 Case 15,999

Poco X2

As one of the newest additions to the list and Poco family, the Poco X2 reviews most of our boxes. This device is large and has a large 6.67-inch display with an aspect ratio of 20: 9. The display also has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which is a bonus. The Poco X2 has a hole with two cameras on the front and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, both of which are not common. The Poco X2 feels big and bulky. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, a powerful chip that can handle games well.

The Poco X2 has several variants: 6 GB RAM with 64 GB memory, 6 GB RAM with 128 GB memory and 8 GB RAM with 256 GB memory. All three were priced under Rs. 20,000 at the first launch, but the recent GST increase has resulted in each variant of the Poco X2 rising by Rs in price. 1,000. The base variant now costs 16,999, the middle variant at Rs. 17,999, and the top variant is at 20,999,

Poco has a 4,500 mAh battery packed and you get a 27 W charger in the box. This phone has a quad camera configuration on the back and we have found that the photo quality in daylight is quite good. The photo quality in low light was also quite impressive, but not as detailed as during the day. The video quality in poor lighting was not so good.

Realme 6 Pro

The latest device that was launched in this price segment also held up well in our test. This device is powered by the new Snapdragon 720G SoC and has a hole in the front with two cameras. The device is well designed, but a bit slippery as it has a glass back. This phone is also a bit heavy at 202 g. The Realme 6 Pro has a 6.6-inch display and the top corners are a bit too high to be reached by this phone alone. Realme used a 90 Hz LCD display and a fingerprint scanner on the side.

The Realme 6 Pro is available in three versions: 6 GB RAM with 64 GB memory, 6 GB RAM with 128 GB memory and 8 GB RAM with 128 GB memory. Even after a price increase due to GST, all variants are available under Rs. 20,000

Just like the Poco X2, this smartphone has a quad camera setup on the back. The cameras worked very well in daylight, but poor lighting performance could use some improvement. The Realme 6 Pro has a 4300mAh battery and has delivered excellent battery life during the review.

Samsung Galaxy M31

The Samsung M-series is very popular because these models offer good value for money and are supported by a large brand. The Galaxy M31 uses the same design as the Galaxy M30 and the Galaxy M30. It has a 6.4-inch full HD + AMOLED display and a quad camera configuration on the back. It also contains a large 6,000 mAh battery and a powerful Exynos 9611 SoC.

Samsung offers the Galaxy M31 with 6 GB RAM and two storage options: 64 GB and 128 GB. The large battery offers fantastic battery life and this phone can be used for 2 days without any problems. The cameras are good in daylight, the wide-angle camera offers a wider field of view, but leaves out details. We have found that camera AI can go overboard in terms of saturated colors. The main camera is a little slow to focus and you can see slight grain in the output. When night mode is activated, the Galaxy M31 delivers better pictures in low light conditions. We also found video stabilization to be average.

The Galaxy M31 is not as powerful as the Realme 6 Pro or the Poco X2, but it offers an excellent battery life.

Realme X2

The Realme X2 brought a number of notable features to the Sub-Rs. 20,000 segment when it started for the first time. It has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with an integrated fingerprint scanner. It is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor. The Realme X2 has a quad camera configuration on the back and is available in different colors.

Realme has packed a 4000 mAh battery in the Realme X2 and included a 30 W quick charger that speeds up charging. The Realme X2 could do everyday tasks and games very easily, and the battery lasted over a day and a half. Realme sells three variants of the X2 in India, but due to the recent GST price increase of Rs. 1,000 each, only the two lower ones are available in this price range.

With the quad camera setup you can take good photos in daylight. We liked our portrait shots because the special depth camera separates a subject very well from the background. The camera performs well in low light, but there is some noise in the output. Nightscape mode improves photography in low light conditions.

Samsung Galaxy A50

The Samsung Galaxy A50 was launched at a price above Rs. 20,000, but over time it has dropped below Rs. 18,000 even make up the GST. The Galaxy A50 is well designed and looks like a premium smartphone. This model has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a dewdrop notch. The Galaxy A50 doesn’t feel heavy or bulky and is easy to use.

The Galaxy A50 is powered by the Exynos 9610 SoC and is capable but not as powerful as some of the other smartphones on this list. Samsung offers two variants of the Galaxy A50 with 4 GB RAM and 6 GB RAM. The memory remains unchanged at 64 GB for both. It also has a 4,000mAh battery and comes with a 15W charger in the box.

The Galaxy A50 is slightly older than many other smartphones on this list and has a triple camera setup. We found that daytime camera performance is average and performance in low light is not particularly good. The device also has a lot of pre-installed bloatware and you have to deal with some spam notifications.

Poco F1

Poco’s first smartphone on the Indian market was an inexpensive power pack. The Poco F1 is also one of the oldest models on this list. The Poco F1, launched in 2018, is powered by this year’s flagship Snapdragon 845 processor. Several price cuts have since brought him to the Sub-Rs. 20,000 segment. In the recent past, the base variant was sold for around 15,000 rupees, which is quite impressive.

The Poco F1 is outdated, but offers some serious performance. It also has a 4000mAh battery for good battery life. There are three versions of the Poco F1: The basic version with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage costs Rs. 15,499. The middle variant with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage costs Rs. 18,999.

The Poco F1 has a dual camera configuration on the back and takes decent photos in daylight, but they were average in low light. While the Poco F1 can record 4K videos, it has an 8-minute limit that you need to keep in mind when recording.

Asus ZenFone 5Z

The Asus ZenFone 5Z has the same story as the Poco F1. This is also a flagship smartphone from 2018, the price of which has slowly decreased over time. However, the ZenFone 5Z offers better build quality and better cameras.

It is powered by the same Snapdragon 845 SoC as the Poco F1. There are three versions of the ZenFone 5Z: 6 GB RAM with 64 GB memory, 6 GB RAM with 128 GB memory and 8 GB RAM with 256 GB memory. Apart from the top variant, the other options are available for under Rs. 20,000. The ZenFone 5Z also has a dual camera setup on the back, and we’ve found that the photo quality is better than that of the Poco F1.