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Another month, another list. Here’s our list of best phones around Rs 20,000. We’ve excluded some really outdated models or the ones that are extremely overpriced. These prices are the lowest available online. However, you can get better deals if can find yourself some coupons. The list goes from the most expensive phone to the cheapest. The ones with lowest quotes on Flipkart have been hyperlinked.

You can also check the lists of best phones around Rs 15,000 and Rs 25,000 in case you decide to change your budget a little.

 

Lenovo Vibe X2

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 120g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches
  • Memory: 32GB  non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: MediatTek MT6595m True8Core Octa-core 2.0 GHz
  • GPU: PowerVR G600
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,390mAh

 

Pros

  • More or less everything for the price tag

Cons

Price: Rs 19,990

 

 

 

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

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  • OS: Android 4.2 (planned upgrade to 4.4)
  • Body: 179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
  • Weight: 212g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6.4 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 8MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,050mAh
  • AnTuTu score: 32,983

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Pencil as a stylus support
  • Battery

Cons

Price: Rs 19,990

 

 

Blackberry Q10

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  • OS: Blackberry 10.2
  • Body: 119.6 x 66.8 x 10.4 mm
  • Weight: 139g
  • Display: 720 x 720 pixels, 3.1 inches
  • Memory: 16 GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Dual core Snapdragon S4
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • Camera: 8MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,10 mAh

 

Pros

  • Qwerty keyboard

Cons

  • Screen
  • Limited apps

Price: Rs 21,400

 

 

Nexus 4

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  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 139g
  • Display: 720 x 1280, 4.7 inches
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4Pro 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.3MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Wireless charging

 

Pros

  • Nexus device means guaranteed future Android updates
  • Large battery
  • Processor+GPU
  • Wireless charging

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

PriceRs 21,790

 

 

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

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  • OS: Android 4.3 (Android 4.4 inbound)
  • Body: 165.2 x 83.8 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 172g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 6.0 inches
  • Memory: 8GB  expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 1.1MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh

 

Pros

  • Battery
  • Display size
  • Camera

Cons

  • Huge display results in low pixel density
  • 8GB internal memory

Price: Rs 23,200

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 136.6 x 70.8 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 132g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches
  • Memory: 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,100 mAh

 

Pros

  • Display
  • RAM

Cons

Price: Rs 20,000

 

 

Sony Xperia C3

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4.2
  • Body: 156.2 x 78.7 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,500 mAh

 

Pros

  • Front camera

Cons

  • Battery
  • Internal memory

Price: Rs 19,700

 

 

HTC Desire 816G

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 156.6 x78.74 x 7.99 mm
  • Weight: 158g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad core 1.3GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600mAh

 

Pros

  • Battery
  • Cameras

Cons

  • Internal memory

Price: Rs 18,000

 

 

Moto X

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Dual core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 10MP autofocus, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,200mAh

 

Pros

  • Build
  • Android 4.4
  • Special chip for Google Now to reduce battery consumption

Cons

  • Non expandable memory
  • Charger not included

Price: Rs 18,000

 

 

LG G3 Beat

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm
  • Weight: 134g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 8MP, 1.3MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,534 mAh

 

Pros

Cons

  • Overpriced
  • RAM
  • Memory

Price: Rs 18,700

 

 

Sony Xperia ZR

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 131.3 x 67.3 x 10.5 mm
  • Weight: 138g
  • Display: 720 x 1280, 4.55 inches
  • Memory: 8 GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm APQ8064 S4Pro 1.5 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 13.1MP autofocus, VGA secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Processor+GPU
  • Camera

Cons

  • Secondary camera

PriceRs 18,390

 

 

Lenovo Vibe X

  Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.2
  • Body: 144 x 74 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 121g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qual core 1.5GHz MediaTek
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,000mAh

 

Pros

  • Display
  • Camera

Cons

  • Battery
  • Vibe X2 available for just Rs 20,000

Price: Rs 17,800

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S III

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  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 133g
  • Display: 720×1280, 4.8 inches
  • Memory: 16 GB  expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 1.4 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Mali 400
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,100mAh

 

Pros

Cons

  • Processor a little old compared to the competition

PriceRs 20,300

 

 

Lenovo K900

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  • OS: Android 4.2.2
  • Body: 157 x 78 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 162g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel Atom Z2580 2GHz Clover Trail+
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,500mAh

 

Pros

  • Display
  • Large battery
  • Processor+GPU
  • Thickness

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

PriceAround Rs 20,000

 

 

Sony Xperia M2 Dual

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 139.7 x 71.1 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 148g
  • Display: 540 x 960 pixels, 4.8 inch
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus,  secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Dual SIM

 

Pros

  • Expandable storage
  • Dual SIM

Cons

  • Low resolution display

Price: Rs 16,600

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos 2

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.25 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad core 1.2GHz
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Dual SIM

 

Pros

  • Display resolution
  • Expandable storage
  • Dual SIM
  • Battery

Cons

Price: Rs 16,500

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.2.2
  • Body: 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 107g
  • Display: 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inch, Super AMOLED
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: Dual core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.9MP secondary
  • Battery: 1,900mAh
  • Dual SIM

 

Pros

  • Super AMOLED display
  • Expandable storage
  • Dual SIM

Cons

  • Low resolution display
  • Better processors available in this price bracket
  • Battery

Price: Rs 17,400

 

 

Blackberry Z10

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  • OS: Blackberry 10.1
  • Body: 130 x 65.6 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 137.5g
  • Display: 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.2 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5GHz Dual core Snapdragon S4
  • GPU: Adreno 225
  • Camera: 8MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 1,800 mAh

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory

Cons

  • Somewhat small battery
  • Limited apps

Price: Not more that Rs 17,000

 

 

Nokia Lumia 1320

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  • OS: Windows Phone 8
  • Body: 164.2 x 85.9 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 220g
  • Display: 720×1280, 6 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 5MP, VGA secondary
  • Battery: 3,400mAh

 

Pros

  • Display
  • Battery

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Camera

Price: Rs 16,600

 

 

Sony Xperia C

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for November 2014

  • OS: Android 4.2.2
  • Body: 141.5 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 153g
  • Display: 540 x 960 pixels, 5.0 inches
  • Memory: 4GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz MediaTek
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, VGA secondary
  • Battery: 2,390 mAh

 

Pros

  • Screen size
  • Dual SIM

Cons

  • Internal memory
  • Display resolution

PriceRs 14,400

 

 

LG G Pro Lite

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  •  OS: Android 4.1.2
  •  Body: 150.2 x 76.9 x 9.4 mm
  •  Weight: 161g
  •  Display: 540 x 960 pixels, 5.5 inches
  •  Memory: 8 GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  •  Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9 MediaTek
  •  GPU: PowerVR SGX531
  •  Camera: 8MP autofocus, 2 MP secondary
  •  Battery: 3,140mAh
  • Dual SIM

 

Pros

  • Screen size
  • Huge battery

Cons

  • Display resolution
  • Mediocre CPU
  • Android 4.1

Price: Rs 15,200

 

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