Looking for the best smartphones under ₹20,000 in India? There has never been a better time than now. The competition in the mid-range segment here in India has never been this fierce, with companies launching interesting new smartphones every other month.
Smartphone makers like Xiaomi, Honor, Huawei, Nokia and even Motorola have competitive smartphones in the mid-range, offering various features and value for money. So, if you are confused as to which smartphone you should buy, look no further. Here are the best smartphones under Rs. 20,000 in India in October 2018.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is easily one of the most popular smartphones under Rs. 20,000. Launched a few months ago in India, Xiaomi has sold more than 5 millions of this smartphone already. The phone comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display, an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset, dual rear cameras, a 20MP selfie camera and a big 4,000mAh battery.
Xiaomi's smartphones often offer great value for money, but MIUI might not be everyone's cup of tea. If you're one of them, then Xiaomi has another option for you in the form of the Mi A2. Launched as a part of Google's Android One program, the Mi A2 offers pure stock Android experience coupled with the great value for money that Xiaomi offers.
Honor Play, launched in India a few weeks ago is aimed at taking on Xiaomi's offerings in the mid-range segment. However, unlike Xiaomi's offerings, the Honor Play has one big trick up its sleeve - a flagship grade chipset that offers a high-end like gaming experience. It also comes with a dual camera setup and a notch display, if you're looking for something like that.
Want a pure stock Android experience with a notch display and the reliability of Nokia, but in the mid-range segment? HMD Global has the Nokia 6.1 Plus on offer. Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is the perfect option for those people who want a great looking smartphone with fast updates and great design and build quality.
Another interesting offering in the mid-range segment is the Huawei P20 Lite. Launched alongside the flagship Huawei P20 Pro, the P20 Lite offers a rich design and a range of features in the mid-range, with a good mix between style and power. It features a big display with a notch and a dual camera setup, powered by a Kirin 659 chipset and running on Android 8.0 Oreo.
A surprise entry in the list of best smartphones under Rs. 20,000 in India, the Realme 2 Pro has a lot of great features on offer at a surprisingly low price. Featuring a beautiful teardrop notch display, the Realme 2 Pro is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset, which has not been seen in this price range before. It also comes with a dual camera setup and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Huawei's sub-brand Honor recently announced the Honor 8X, the successor of the company's popular mid-range device, the Honor 7X. It is equipped with the powerful Kirin 710 SoC and supports the company's GPU Turbo technology to offer an enhanced gaming experience. The device is available starting at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage varaint.
Amazon India: Honor 8X