When we have a budget of around Rs. 20,000, then we can find a diverse set of good smartphones on offer. It was just last year that the in-display fingerprint sensor became all the rage in flagship phones, and today, you can actually get that in a phone under Rs. 20,000.
We have the lists of the phones we’ve picked under Rs. 20,000 have all been well-received in our reviews and have a minimum rating of 8 out of 10. All our picks have individual strengths such as triple cameras, the allure of stock Android, bezel-less displays and even the raw power or the one of the best SoCs around, so we can pick the one that will be the best option for us:-
1.Samsung Galaxy M31s:-
Samsung launched the Galaxy M31s at Rs. 19,499, and though there have been some fluctuations, it’s still available for this price. Samsung has a habit of tweaking prices, so by the time we read this article, we wouldn’t be surprised if the price has changed.
The mid-range Poco X3 succeeds the Poco X2 which has been a recommendation in the past. It is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC and boasts of a 6000mAh battery as well as a 6.67-inch full-HD+ screen. As we can guess, this phone is relatively bulky and heavy. The design is relatively fresh, with a very prominent camera module on the back. The body is made of plastic and the glossy finish is prone to smudging, but we do get IP53 water and dust resistance.
3.Realme 6 Pro:-
The Realme 6 Pro was launched alongside the Realme 6, and both smartphones have made it to the lists at the respective prices. The Realme 6 Pro has a 6.6-inch display with a dual-camera hole-punch for the selfie cameras. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC just like the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The device is well designed but is a little slippery as it has a glass back. This phone is also a little heavy at 202g. One unique feature of the Realme 6 Pro is its 90Hz screen refresh rate. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that is easy to reach and quick to unlock the phone.
4.Samsung Galaxy M31:-
Samsung has been focusing on the sub Rs. 20,000 market with its Galaxy M-series, and the Galaxy M31 is still a compelling option. This model has a 6.4-inch full-HD AMOLED display that delivers vivid colours and very good viewing angles. There is a quad-camera setup at the back with a 64-megapixel primary camera. It also packs a big 6,000mAh battery and a capable Exynos 9611 SoC.
5.Redmi Note 9 Pro Max:-
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max was launched starting under Rs. 15,000, but a GST hike caused prices to go up. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max shares a lot of hardware with the Redmi Note 9 Pro – both phones sport 6.67-inch displays which are good for video watching but not for single-handed use.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner that lets us to unlock it quickly.
6.Motorola One Fusion+:-
The Motorola One Fusion+ is a welcome addition to the sub Rs. 20,000 price segment. While the price is very competitive, Motorola has not skimped in terms of hardware. It sports a big 6.5-inch display without a notch. This panel is HDR10 certified and has very good viewing angles. It also has a loud bottom-firing speaker that compliments the crisp display. Powering the Motorola One Fusion+ is the very capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC.
However, once the lockdown gets lifted, we may have to spend money and get a new device. In that case, these are the best smartphones under Rs 20,000. So now with the refresh cycle going down with every new launch, it makes sense to buy the newest smartphone in the block. Regardless of the budget, we cannot go wrong with any of the devices mentioned above. Here we summarized and invested wisely on the next mid-range of the smartphone.