30 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: In today’s tech-savvy world a person is considered incomplete without a smartphone in hand. There are several brands offering smartphones with a varied range of features.
It can be difficult to choose a smartphone in the sub-Rs 20,000 bracket. The wide range of options available from various brands makes the task tough. In this article, we discuss budget phones priced under Rs 20,000.
Redmi Note 8 Pro at Rs. 17,999
The phone sports a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with 1080x2340 pixel resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The smartphone comes powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. It runs Android 9 Pie-based Xiaomi’s own custom MIUI 10. It is backed by a 4,500mAh non-removable battery. It supports proprietary fast charging.
Poco F1 at Rs 18,999
The device comes in three RAM and internal storage options: 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB and 6GB+256GB. It features a 6.18-inch screen of FHD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels) with a notch on display and 19:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone comes powered by Qualcomm's 2.8Ghz 10nm FinFet Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU. The device has been given 6GB of RAM across all its variants and runs MIUI for Poco based on Android 9 Pie. The device comes in three internal storage options: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The Xiaomi Poco F1 is backed by a 4000mAh battery.
Realme XT at Rs. 18,999
The device is powered by the Snapdragon 712 SoC and is available in three RAM and storage configurations — 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128GB with dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, dual 4G VoLTE, GPS, FM radio and the usual suite of sensors. The phone runs on ColorOS 6.0.1, based on Android 9 Pie with the July 2019 security patch.
Nokia 7.2 at Rs. 16,799
The phone comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels. Nokia 7.2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The device runs on Android 9 Pie and is powered by a 3500mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity options on the Nokia 7.2 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards.
Samsung Galaxy A50 at Rs. 18,490
The phone features 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and three rear cameras. Samsung has used its premium Exynos 9610 SoC which is a solid performer for this price segment and supports camera features such as intelligent scene optimisation and 480fps slow-motion video recording.
Samsung Galaxy M40 at Rs 19,880
It features a bright and vibrant 6.3-inch full-HD+ PLS TFT LCD display. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, which is good for gaming, but the chip heats up very quickly when playing heavy games. There's only one variant, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The latter is expandable but it's a hybrid slot so you can't have two SIMs and a microSD card. OneUI runs well and is based on Android 9 Pie.
Motorola One Vision at Rs. 19,999
The first handset from Motorola to feature a punch-hole design, Motorola One Vision, comes with an impressive design and offers good build quality. The handset performs well in daily usage and even battery life holds up well. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and is based on Google's Android One platform. Motorola sells just one variant of the One Vision with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage
Nokia 8.1 at 18,399
It’s a phone with an HDR-display and a premium glass design. The IPS LCD panel can also convert SDR videos to HDR using a dedicated chip inside. Under the hood, there’s a Snapdragon 710 powering things along with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The camera on the back is especially good with Zeiss optics and 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 13MP telephoto lens. On the front is another 20MP sensor with f/2.0 lens for selfies.
Vivo Z1 Pro at Rs 16,990
Battery life is one area where Vivo Z1 Pro really shines and the phone can easily last over a day and a half, even with extensive 4G usage, streaming some video, playing games, and take a number of photos. It lasted an impressive 18 hours and 32 minutes in our HD video loop test. Vivo offers three storage variants of the Z1 Pro – 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB, and 6GB + 128GB. It’s a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2340x1080 pixels) display, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor.
Oppo K3 at Rs 19,990
The phone has a large 6.5-inch display with a Full-HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The AMOLED display produces punchy colours and has good sharpness and brightness. There's an in-display fingerprint sensor which works well at authentication. The pop-up selfie camera is also quick at ejection and retraction when using face unlock. The K3 runs on a Snapdragon 710 SoC and comes with either 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The phones are mentioned in no particular order and the list includes budget smartphones under Rs 20,000.