Best Budget Phones That You Can Bring Home In 2020 Under Rs20,000

Best Budget Phones That You Can Bring Home In 2020 Under Rs20,000

Best Budget Phones That You Can Bring Home In 2020 Under Rs20,000

In a world of smartphones, we have reached a point where it is not necessary to spend an exorbitant amount to buy a power-packed device. This year, distinguished mobile companies introduced to us a series of smartphones under the price bracket of Rs 20, 000. While most of these smartphones offer good performance, some can really go toe to toe with high-end flagship smartphones. With a myriad of options available, we will bring you the best list of smartphones under Rs 20,000 that offer immense value for money. 

Realme X

The Realme X is a premium offering from Realme, which features an in-display fingerprint sensor and a pop-up selfie camera, under Rs. 20,000. It flaunts a 6.53-inch, full-HD+ OLED display that produces good colours and has adequate brightness. The in-display fingerprint sensor also works smoothly which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC. 

The smartphone comes and in two variants — one with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and the top-end one has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone runs on ColorOS 6, which is based on Android 9 Pie. The large size of the phone makes it a little cumbersome to use but other than that, the build quality is great and performance is very good. 

The Realme X features a 48-megapixel primary camera that captures detailed landscapes and close-up shots and the video recording can also go up to 4K resolution, which is commendable. The phone has also earned a reputation by offering Nightscape that helps bring out better details and colours. On top of it, the device runs Android Pie and is backed by a 3,765mAh battery. 

Redmi Note 8 Pro

One of the best smartphones that Xiaomi has launched this year is Redmi Note 8 Pro, the new king of the popular Note-series. The phone’s 4,500mAh battery offers decent backup and the quad rear camera setup on the phone captures sharp photos with good detail in daylight. Even in low-light situations, the Redmi Note 8 Pro manages to capture a decent amount of detail but we did notice fine grain on zooming in. 

The device also flaunts a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It runs MIUI 10 based on Android Pie, and comes with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The handset is powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T gaming processor. The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 64-megapixel main shooter. The device also packs an 8-megapixel ultrawide and dual 2-megapixel shooter for macro and depth sensing.

This Redmi phone has a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. The Pro version offers a big 4,500mAh battery with fast charge support. The Redmi Note 8 Pro with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage is priced at Rs 14,999. The 6GB and 8GB RAM variants with 128GB storage will be available for Rs 15,999 and Rs 17,999 respectively.

  • OPPO K3 (Rs 16,990 to 19,000approx)


OPPO launched the K1 as one of the cheapest smartphones with an in-display fingerprint sensor. After a span of time, the Chinese smartphone maker also launched OPPO K3, which is one of the cheapest phones with an in-display fingerprint sensor and pop-up selfie camera. The features and specifications of OPPO K3 resemble Realme X except for its gradient back which is appealing to a lot of consumers. Powered by Snapdragon 710, the smartphone comes with 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage. The 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 16,990 while the 8GB RAM variant is available for Rs 18,990

The Redmi K20’s stands out in a sea of other phones with its impeccable glass slab design and gaudy gradients. The 6.39-inch AMOLED display is of excellent quality, and the in-display fingerprint sensor is also quick.

The Snapdragon 730 SoC powering this phone ensures a lag-free usage in even the most demanding situations and delivers a smooth gaming experience. A refined MIUI with fewer ads and features like a dark mode, app drawer, and ambient display are an added bonus on the software side. 

The phone also offers a striking design, a notch-less AMOLED display, a triple rear camera including a 48-megapixel main snapper, a ginormous 4000mAh battery, and 18W fast charging. 

Samsung Galaxy M40

The Galaxy M40 is the fourth smartphone in the M-series. It comes with a punch-hole selfie camera and a Snapdragon 675 SoC. You get a triple camera setup at the back. The setup includes a 32-megapixel primary camera. Then you have an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The Galaxy M40 is available for Rs 19,999 via Amazon India.

Poco F1

Thanks to the multiple price cuts that Poco F1 has received in a couple of months and now it is one of the best smartphones under Rs 20, 000. The presence of Qualcomm’s 2018-flagship SoC – Snapdragon 845 guarantees lag-free experience. The software tweaks made by Poco team in MIUI for the Poco F1 also help with the performance.

The Poco F1 display offers vivid colours and has good viewing angles. The device also excels in battery life performances. In the case of camera quality, Poco F1 takes crystal clear photos at daylight. The low-light photos turn out average and even the phone’s night mode had gained huge momentum. 

There are three regular variants of the Poco F1 on sale in the country – 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB. You can go for either of 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants.

That’s a wrap up of the best smartphones under Rs 20,000 that you can buy in the new year. So, which one is your pick?