India is currently the biggest prospective market for all things tech, but also among the hardest to dominate. The average consumer in our country is tech-smart. Armed with the tool of YouTube and the wealth of knowledge available on the internet, the Indian smartphone consumer demands the best bang for their buck, no matter the budget.

Mid-range smartphones are among the most popular segments of technology in India. In the words of ‘Short Awards Creator of the Decade’, Marques Brownlee, fondly known by his YouTube moniker MKBHD, “Good phones are getting cheap, and cheap phones are getting cheap”.
There’s been a surge of smartphones that offer flagship-level performance for half the price of traditional top dogs. These smartphones resonate with the Indian consumer because they seem to hit that sweet spot on the spectrum of price, while not compromising on the experience.

Looking to buy a mid-range smartphone but don’t know where to look? Don’t worry, we did the research so you don’t have to. Here are the Best Smartphones under ₹20,000 in April 2019.

Xiaomi POCO F1

Xiaomi POCO F1

Xiaomi made waves with its sub-brand POCO when it came for the OnePlus 6 with its Pocophone F1. Offering immense value at a reasonable price, the F1 comes loaded with a flagship-grade processor, a massive battery and a dual-camera setup. Granted, the phone doesn’t feel extremely premium owing to its plastic back, it’s got more than enough horsepower to make up for it.

Memory: 6 GB , 64 GB

Display: 6.18-inch Full HD

Processor: 2.8 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Camera: Rear 12MP + 5MP, Front 20MP

Battery: 4000 mAH

 

Samsung Galaxy A50

Samsung has always been on the Android flagship podium, but lately, they’ve been paying specific attention to the budget and mid-range segments. This clearly shows in the success of their budget M series and the A50 is no less.

Joining Galaxy A10 through 80 in Samsung’s A Series, the Samsung Galaxy A50 brings a premium glass-metal sandwich build and an in-display fingerprint scanner to the mix. The “Infinity U” notch ensures an immersive experience with the Full HD + Super AMOLED Panel. The phone doesn’t lag in the performance department either, and the triple cameras and Android Pie are like a cherry on top. Samsung is coming for the budget crown, no holds barred.

Memory: 6 GB , 64 GB

Display: 6.4-inch Full HD+

Processor: Octa-core, Exynos 9610

Camera: Rear 25MP + 8MP +5MP, Front 25MP

Battery: 4000 mAH

 

Huawei Honor Play

Huawei’s newly launched Honor Pro has created ripples for being the undeniable pinnacle of great value. The device packs a flagship-grade SoC and high-tier gaming performance despite being the cheapest phone in this list.

The phone has decent storage and battery provisions and relies on the company’s proprietary AI Master software to click portraits from its dual camera sensors.

If you’re looking for a gaming smartphone at an entry-level price point, this is as good as they come.

Memory: 6 GB , 64 GB

Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+

Processor: Octa-core, Hisilicon Kirin 970

Camera: Rear 16MP + 2MP,  Front 16MP

Battery: 3750 mAH

 

Realme 2 Pro

Realme 2 Pro

The Realme 2’s elder brother doesn’t jump out at you from a spec sheet. It doesn’t have a standout feature and doesn’t make tall claims. Instead, it does what it says it does and does it well at that.

Being a considerable upgrade over its predecessor, the Realme 2 Pro carries a whopping 8 gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of storage with a solid processor. Sporting a dewdrop display and a diamond-cut glass back, the phone looks to be a winner.

Memory: 8 GB , 128 GB

Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+

Processor: Octa-core, Snapdragon 660

Camera: Rear 16MP + 2MP,  Front 16MP

Battery: 3500 mAH

 

OPPO K1

OPPO’s K1 smartphone holds the distinction of being the most affordable phone in the market right now that offers an in-display fingerprint scanner.

The phone has a striking gradient-style glass back, a capable SoC, a bright AMOLED screen panel and a dual camera setup to boast of. With a unique aesthetic and a stand-out feature, the OPPO K1 is a refreshing break sight among the crowd,

If you want flagship bragging rights on a budget, the K1 might be the one for you.

Memory: 6 GB , 64 GB

Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+

Processor: Octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

Camera: Rear 16MP + 2MP,  Front 16MP

Battery: 3600 mAH

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