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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 We’ve excluded some really outdated models or the ones that are extremely overpriced.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.

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.

 

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 19,000

 

 

Nexus 4

nexus 41 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for October 2014

  • 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 21,800

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for October 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 20,500

 

 

Sony Xperia C3

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for October 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 19,500

 

 

Moto X

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for October 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
  • Successor inbound

Price: Rs 18,000

 

 

Sony Xperia ZR

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for October 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 October 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

Price: Rs 19,200

 

 

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 October 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

PriceRs 16,600

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos 2

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for October 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

PriceRs 16,950

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for October 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

PriceRs 17,300

 

 

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

PriceRs 16,500

 

 

Sony Xperia SP

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  • OS: Android 4.1
  • Body: 130.6 x 67.1 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Display: 720 x 1280, 4.6 inches
  • Memory: 8 GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8960 S4Pro 1.7 GHz Dual Core
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, VGA secondary
  • Battery: 2370 mAh

 

Pros

  • Large battery
  • Expandable memory
  • Display resolution
  • Processor+GPU

Cons

PriceRs 13,490

 

 

Sony Xperia C

 Best phones under Rs 20,000 for October 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 15,390

 

 

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

PriceRs 16,000

 

 

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Categories: Comparisons, Phones
  • http://www.facebook.com/karthikr802 Karthik Raju

    I’m planning to buy Galaxy Grand but few of dem are complaining abt de lags in de mob n it even hangs wen large mem apps are installed so shud i take it o choose any other ??
    If other den pls suggest any mob below 20000

  • raj

    i want to buy mobile under 20000.please suggest me among Nokia lumia720,LUMIA520 or Samsung Galaxy S duos, which will be best

    • Rahul

      Leave out the Duos. Its not worth it. Weak outdated CPU architecture. Its just a marketing gimmick.

      But Lumia is WP8 based. If Android is your choice then Lumia is not an option. Out of the two however I’d suggest Lumia 720 but if you have a tight budget then Lumia 520 is not bad either.

      Hope it helped.

    • Deb

      Go for Lumia 720. and if you can Lumia 820. just another 4k and you will get a lot of features. Just see the phone’s spec and will be surprised. Remember that windows 8 is not apps based, like android, iOs. it is better build quality, better softwares. better os.

    • sharang33

      id say spend a little extra and get ion..

    • akshay soma

      go for lumia n y shud we need dual when we have practicaly unlimited contacts

  • rahul

    I need to buy a phone under 21000 . Which one will be a suitable one

  • cena

    i want to buy a smartphone under 15000, which brand i should go…. ?? (eg. HTC, SAMSUNG…)

    • akshay soma

      better go for nokia lumia 620

    • Jack

      MOTO G

  • hritik

    is canvas 4 or canvas doodle 2 better than galaxy grand

  • Charlie

    Suggest a good mob for 18k Pls I’m confused…!

  • Meenu

    Hi….. i m dying to buy lumia 720 as it has very good camera and battery life…but the only thing hesitating me to buy 720 is its 512Mb ram. Is 512Mb ram ok as I am not interested to buy another phone for the next 3 Yrs. Also the thing which is stopping me to buy lumia 820 is lack of gorilla glass in it coz without durability how can i retain it for next 2 to 3 years… Kindly give your opinion.

    • sharang33

      get the HTC 8X..at 18k it is a steal and better than any lumia below NL920

      • HulloKitty

        Is it better than Samsung Grand II ?

      • HulloKitty

        Also, which one is a better choice, android or windows?

  • ricks

    if ur going for android then sony xperia sp is the best and for windows nokia lumia 720/820,becoz nokia has better camera features then htc and according to service center and servise
    nokia is the best for for windows and sp is the best for android

    • mayur

      and wat abt xperia l

    • HulloKitty

      How is Xperia SP better than Samsung Grand II Dous?? I too want to buy an android cell phone. Confused!

  • pradeep

    i m confused btw htc 8x n lumia 820. i knw 8x have better features than 820 bt the only thng stopping me buying it is htc apps…. is 8x have sufficnt apps in its store pls rply fast..

  • Varun Hegde

    Xperia C seems to be the best option, but for its price

  • sachin dethlia

    Hi iam useing galaxy S2plus and I want dual sim mobile in the range of Rs23000 from brand Samsung and HTC please sugest best one…

  • vish

    I need to buy a phone under 21000. i want to go with 5 inch hd screen, dual sim, mimimum 1.5ghz quad core or higher. min 1.5 gbram or higher, 300ppi or more, plus it should support external memory and a good battery life & i dont want to go with nonremovable batteries. So please suggest me a same. (dont include xolo & karbonn)

    • Techguru

      Samsung Guru

  • Atul Tyagi

    i need a mobile under 20k with 5.5 inch screen good camera and also want to use ms office

  • Aman

    Sir my budget 20k. I wanna good big screen, good camera, good battery life, expandable storage and no lag in gaming. Please reply

    • Aman

      Please sir reply

    • manisha

      micromax canvas knight wud b da best option… u may google da phone specifications.. hav a gud day! :-)

  • Rich John

    For Sony Xperia M2 the image doesn’t fit there……=D

  • wasim qureshi

    i need to buy a phone on the budget of 20000/-

  • Urmila

    Among htc 616, htc 8x, sony sp and nokia lumia 720 which one is best?
    Plz… help me out

  • revanth

    i want to buy a phone under 20000 with a good camera and storage is micromax canvas knight suggested

  • santhu

    i want buy 20000 rs mobile which company is best. plz give me information

  • kathir

    how about bbz10?

  • saiki

    how is
    Nexus 4 mobile frnds???

  • Sourabh Kapoor

    Which Phone to Buy under Rs. 20000 Sony C3, Grand 2 any other please tell me as early as possible.

    • GRV Ahuja

      if u get then lemme know as well… :)

    • R John

      No Grand 2 please. SWAG LG L90 is a better choice

  • Techy MJ JAWAD

    Moto G 2nd gen is the best under this catogory. If you want a 40,000 phone specs in under under 20,000 catagory. then go for oneplus one. its a china mobile. its not the china mobile that we see dubbed. Its amazing. Just review that phone. youl be surprised as i am. im not buying that phone because its 5.5 inch screen. i just want 5 inch. it will just work for you. just go with moto g 2nd gen or moto x or oneplus one. good luck.