Want to buy a smartphone under Rs 20,000? Well, here’s a quick guide for you. With the arrival of Chinese handset makers, the prices of smartphones have fallen sharply. The present-day mid-range smartphones are loaded with superior features and specifications, thanks to the rigorous competition among handset makers to gain an upper hand in India, a prime market.
Vivo V5s holds an upper hand when selfie camera is concerned.
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime remains ideal for vivid video lovers as it comes with a huge 6.44 inch display screen.
Android Nougat gives Moto G5 Plus an edge. Its camera features are also good enough to woo the buyers.
1080p display, dual rear cameras, DTS audio support, etc., are a few good things you can enjoy with Honor 6X. The phone priced at Rs 11,999 is also a better fit for small budgets.
Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor remains the game changer for Lenovo Z2 Plus.
Vivo V5s joins the race with its superior class selfie camera of 20MP. A 1.5 GHz Octa-Core Processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM that powers the 5.5-inch smartphone, which runs on Android 6.0. The model is available in matte black and crown gold. It comes with 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card. The selfie-focused smartphone also features a 13 MP shooter at the rear. The phone gets power from a 3,000 mAh battery that satisfies sufficient usage. The phone priced at Rs18,990 is sold as low as Rs16,800 by some online shopping sites.
Lenovo Z2 Plus
With a price cut of Rs 3,000, the Lenovo Z2 Plus has now become more affordable and a better competitor. Right now, after the price slash, the phone is offered at Rs 14,999. Z2 Plus is powered by a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32 GB of internal storage and has a 3,500mAh battery as its power-bank. The Z2 Plus model has a 13MP camera at the rear and an 8MP front-facing camera.
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
If big sized screen is what you are looking for, then Xiaomi Mi Max Prime is a good choice. The 6.44 display with 1920x1080p resolution remains ideal for video lovers. The phone comes with 128GB of internal storage. Mi Max Prime is powered by 1.8GHz hexa-core processor, coupled with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC and 4GB RAM. Max Prime runs on Android 6.0. Considering the camera features, it has a 16 MP shooter at the back and a 5 MP shooter at the front for taking selfies. The phone’s big screen is supported by a huge 4850 mAh battery. The phone is priced Rs 19,990.
Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus, priced Rs 15,000m, comes with a 5.2 inch Full-HD display. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is available in two variants (16/32GB) and supports expandable memory up to 256GB. The phone boasts of a powerful 2.0 GHz octa-core processor. Motorola's latest offering comes with a dual-pixel auto-focus 12MP rear camera, loaded with f/1.7 aperture, and is capable of shooting perfect pictures at low lights. Its front-facing 5MP camera with wide angle lens is good for capturing group selfies.
With some distinguishing features like 1080p display, dual rear cameras, DTS audio support and more, Honor 6X remains another great option. The phone is priced Rs 11,999. It is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core Kirin 655 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. Its 32 GB of internal storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It also has a decent battery of 3,340mAh. The phone has a 12 MP lens at the rear and an 8MP camera at the front for shooting selfies. Dual rear camera comes with LED flash and phase detection auto-focus features.