These are the best smartphones under ₹20,000

The under ₹20,000 segment has always been very competitive and the year 2020 is turning out to be pretty good for this segment. As processors also called SoCs, from Qualcomm and MediaTek get more and more powerful, the smartphones in this segment are getting quite capable of taking on the high-end smartphones as they offer almost all the features of a high-end smartphone (high refresh rate displays, high-resolution camera setups and long battery life) except the flagship processor. Also, fast charging is now the new normal in smartphones of this segment. So, here’s a list of the top 5 smartphones under Rs 20,000 which you may consider buying.

1. Motorola One Fusion+

The Motorola One Fusion+ sports a 6.5” notchless display. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC it is available in only one configuration with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage but it has a hybrid dual-SIM tray which gives you the option to further expand the storage up to 1TB using a microSD card. Packed with a 5,000mAh battery this phone comes with an 18W TurboCharger. It runs on clean stock Android and also retains the Moto Actions which are useful gesture-based features. It has got a quad rear camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide angle camera, a 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor and has a 16MP pop-up selfie camera.

Motorola One Fusion+

2. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max sports a 6.67” display with a 32MP in display selfie camera. It has a side mounted fingerprint scanner that lets you unlock it easily and quickly and as per the current trend, it too has got quad rear cameras with a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 5MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes in three variants, the base variant has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, the mid variant has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and the top variant has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It packs a 5,020mAh battery and there’s a 33W charger in the box.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

3. Poco X2

The Poco X2 has a 6.67” display with a punch hole front facing dual camera setup (a 20MP primary wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor) and a side mounted fingerprint scanner. It has a 120Hz refresh rate which at under ₹20,000 is quite a unique feature. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, the Poco X2 comes in three variants, the base variant comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, the mid variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and the top variant comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Having a quad rear camera setup with a 64MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor, the X2 comes packed with a 4,500mAh battery and a 27W charger in the box.

Poco X2

4. Realme 6 Pro

The Realme 6 Pro sports a 6.6” display with 90Hz refresh rate. It has a punch hole front facing dual camera setup (a 16MP primary wide-angle camera and an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens) and a side mounted fingerprint scanner. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, it comes in three variants, the base variant has 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, the mid variant has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and the top variant has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. There is a quad-camera setup at the back with a 64MP primary camera, a 12MP telephoto lens, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro lens. It comes with a 4,300mAh battery which may not as big as some of the other phones in this list but it delivers an excellent battery life.

Realme 6 Pro

5. Samsung Galaxy M31

The Samsung Galaxy M31 has a 6.4” FHD+ AMOLED display with a U-notch housing a 32MP selfie camera. There is a quad-camera setup at the back with a 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultrawide camera, 5MP depth sensor and 5MP macro lens. Powered by the Exynos 9611 SoC, it comes with 6GB RAM and two storage options, 64GB and 128GB. Although the Exynos 9611 is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 720G but it can handle day-to-day tasks with ease. The 6,000mAh battery is the highlight of the Galaxy M31 and it can outdo all the other devices on this list.

Samsung Galaxy M31

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