TECH-A-MOMENT 8 : Top 10 Smartphones under ₹ 20,000

By Aditya Roy

January 22, 2020

It’s a new session in college, and all are looking forward to making the most out of there time and schedule this semester. The new semester brings us a hell lot of new aspirations and goals. Simultaneously it is that time where most of us would be looking to update ourselves with new accessories, gadgets, apparel. How about we begin with phones. So here we are back with the list of Top 10 Smartphones under ₹20,000.

Smartphones are pretty cool and the most stylish ones always make many heads turn.

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Available with Dual Camera and promises to render astounding images. 

The large 1.25μm pixel dual camera promises to delivers high-quality images, even in low light conditions. 
Pairing high-quality Sony and Samsung sensors offers a depth of field not available on typical smartphone cameras.

Redmi Note 5 Pro also features Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) on the dual rear camera setup to minimize blurring caused by hand jitters or other unsteady movements during video recording.

Xiaomi-Note-5-Pro-Specifications

Redmi Note 5 Pro is by far the fastest Redmi Note yet, as it features the Snapdragon 636 Qualcomm’s newest 14nm octa-core processor, which implements Kryo architecture which greatly improves overall performance and power efficiency. The Snapdragon 636 outperforms it’s predecessor by up to 40%.

With above mentioned features in addition to 64GB of storage space makes buying a Note 5 Pro an equitable deal at ₹16,590.

2. Xiaomi Mi A2

The Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X) has a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2160 full HD+ resolution. The phone has a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch.

The display also provides certain features like Eye Mode, Night Mode, Standard mode, and colour temperature adjustment support. Under the hood, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor. It has Adreno 512 GPU.

The Mi A2 (Mi 6X) has 6GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot. The smartphone offers a host of connectivity options including GPS, USB 2.0 Type C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and Infrared port. The phone has dual 12 MP + 20 MP rear cameras with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, HDR, geo-tagging, 2x optical zoom, and panorama for clear pictures. It has a 20 MP front camera for clicking selfies. 

Priced at ₹16,999, The Xiaomi Mi A2 will be available in India from August 16, 2018.

3. NOKIA 6 (2018)

Nokia 6

After a long sabbatical as a result of failed products,and incompetence in front iPhone and other smartphones  the good old NOKIA returns to the Smartphone arena with its new NOKIA 6 2018 edition. 

Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone was launched in January 2018. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Nokia 6 (2018) price in India starts from  12,833*.

The Nokia 6 (2018) is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 6 (2018) packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Nokia 6 (2018) is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

Available with a cash back of ₹ 2817

4. Huawei P20 Lite

P20 lite

Huawei P20 Lite was launched in March 2018 & runs on Android 8.0 OS. The Smartphone is available in three color options i.e. Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, Midnight Black & has a built in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi, NFC Bluetooth capabilities. Priced at Rs. 16999 the phone is available with 128 GB of internal storage.

The Smartphone is powered by a Octa core HiSilicon Kirin 659 Processor. A 4 GB of RAM & Mali-T830 MP2 graphics processor ensures phone runs smoothly even the most memory intensive applications & still shows no signs of lag. 128 GB of internal storage can be expanded to 256 GB via a microSD card.

The Phone comes with a large 3000 mAh battery to support it’s 5.8 inch screen with IPS LCD display having a resolution of 1080 x 2280 at 432 ppi.

Priced at ₹ 16,999 Huawei P20 Lite boasts of dual primary camera of 16 + 2 megapixel and 24 megapixel front Camera. It also supports Face Detection and high dynamic range(HDR) imaging.

5. Moto G6

Moto G6 comes with a 14.5cm (5.7) Full HD+ Max Vision display, advanced imaging software, and a long-lasting battery,* it’s impressive any way you look at it.

With a new edge-to-edge Full HD+ Max Vision display, plus an ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio, Moto G6 nothing lets you enjoy movies and games like never before. And with integrated Dolby Audio preset modes, your favourite content always sounds its best.

A p2i-rated water-repellent coating protects the phone from splashes and light rain. Motorola Moto G6 was launched in June 2018 & runs on Android 8 OS. The Smartphone is available in more than three color options i.e.Deep Indigo, Silver, Blush, Black & has a built in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi Bluetooth capabilities. Priced at ₹ 14781 the phone is available with 32 GB of internal storage.

6. Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is a deceptively good smartphone. Earlier Samsung had priced this above ₹ 20,000, but now with lower prices at ₹17,100 it is now one of the best phone in the sub-20K segment.

The Smartphone is powered by 1.6 Ghz Octa core Exynos 7870 Processor. A 3 GB of RAM & Mali T830 graphics processor ensures phone runs smoothly even the most memory intensive applications & still shows no signs of lag. 64 GB of internal storage can be expanded to 256 GB via a microSD card.

The Phone comes with a large 3600 mAh battery to support it’s 5.5 inch screen with Full HD Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen display having a resolution of 1080 x 1920 at 401 ppi.

7. Vivo V9 Youth

The V9 Youth has a state-of-the-art 19:9 aspect ratio FullView Display 2.0, with an amazing screen-to-body ratio of 90%. The super-sized 15.51cm (6.3) display fits perfectly in a compact body no larger than a traditional 13.97cm (5.5) phone, offering an incredibly immersive experience for watching videos and gaming.

The phone will be launched at a price of ₹ 16140 & will come with 32 GB of internal storage. It comes with with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi Bluetooth capabilities. The Smartphone will be powered by 1.8 GHz Octa core Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 Processor.

 A 4 GB of RAM & Adreno 506 graphics processor will ensure phone runs smoothly even the most memory intensive applications with no signs of lag. 32 GB of internal storage will be open for expansion upto 256 GB via a microSD card.

8. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4GB/64GB

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4GB/64GB Priced at ₹11,999, was launched in February 2018 & runs on Android 7.1 OS. The Smartphone is available in more than three color options i.e.Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue & has a built in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi Bluetooth capabilities. Priced at Rs. 11999 the phone is available with 64 GB of internal storage.

The Smartphone is powered by 2 GHz Octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor. A 4 GB of RAM & Adreno 506 graphics processor ensures phone runs smoothly even the most memory intensive applications & still shows no signs of lag. 64 GB of internal storage can be expanded to 128 GB via a microSD card.

The Phone comes with a large 4000 mAh battery to support it’s 5.99 inch screen with IPS LCD display having a resolution of 1080 x 2160 at 403 ppi. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass.

9. Moto Z2 Play

The under-rated Moto Z2 Play (Review) is now available for less than .₹ 19,000 online. Thanks to the efficient Snapdragon 626 chipset under the hood, the smartphone has excellent battery life and good – if not flagship level – performance.

Motorola’s software package is fast and fluid and devoid of any extraneous bloat and the AMOLED display up front is crisp and vibrant. What sets the Moto Z2 Play apart from the hordes of smartphones out there is the ability to expand its capabilities via Moto Mods. The most practical and successful implementation of the modular concept yet – Moto Mods simply snap on to the back of the device via magnets and add extra functionality.

The Moto Z2 comes with upto 30 hours of battery backup. It also has Dual autofocus pixels plus laser autofocus for amazing photos in any light. Enjoy 64 GB and 4 GB RAM, or 32 GB and 3 GB RAM. Plus, add up to 2 TB more with a microSD card. And is powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 626 processor with up to 2.2 GHz Octa-Core CPU.

10. Honor Play 10

The Honor Play is a nice smartphone which has a lot of strong features. The configuration, cameras and storage all are up to the mark. The smartphone comes with a decent battery capacity but the support for fast charging definitely helps. Overall, if you are looking for a good mid-range smartphone, you can try for the Honor Play.

The Honor Play flaunts a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 409 PPI. The smartphone comes with a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. It carries an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Just under the rear camera module, a fingerprint sensor is present that enhances the security as well as the convenience of the system.
 
As far as the storage is concerned, a 64GB is provided to fulfill the storage needs. Moreover, it is further increased up to 256GB by using a memory card.
The Honor Play comes with a rear-facing dual camera setup, comprising of a primary 16MP and a secondary 2MP sensor, which are accompanied by a Back-illuminated sensor (BSI). The cameras can capture images with a resolution up to 4,616 x 3,464 pixels and can also record 4K videos at 30fps. There is a 16MP lens at the front to take selfies.
 
The smartphone houses a 3,750mAh Li-Polymer battery, which provides an above-average battery backup. The support for fast charging ensures that the handset does not take a long time to charge up to full capacity.

This Version of Honor Play 10 is available in India at ₹19,999 from August 17. With all these features, it certainly worth spending some extra bucks.
 
 

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