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 We’ve excluded some really outdated models or the ones that are extremely overpriced.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

OnePlus One

oneplus one

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch
  • Memory: 64GB non expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,100 mAh

Pros

  • Every feature for this price

Cons

  • Invite system to purchase
  • Ongoing tussle with Cyanogen

Price: Rs 21,990

 

 

Huawei Honor 6

honor 6

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 139.6 x 69.7 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU: Mali-T628 MP4
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,100 mAh

Pros

  • Every feature for this price

Cons

Price: Rs 17,990

 

 

Lenovo Vibe X2

vibe x2vibe x2

  • 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

PriceRs 19,990

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

 Best phones under Rs 30,000 for September 2014

  • OS: Android 4.3
  • Body: 148.4 x 77.4 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 5260 Hexa Core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 & dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A15
  • GPU: Mali-T624
  • Camera: 8MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,100 mAh

 

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Battery
  • Stylus
  • Battery

Cons

  • Display resolution

Price: Rs 21,300

 

 

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

z ultra

  • 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

PriceRs 18,590

 

 

Nexus 4

nexus 4

  • 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

Price: Rs 21,000

 

 

HTC Desire 820

desire 820

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 78.7 x 157.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Display: 1280 x 720 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz + 1 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Quad Core 64bit
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • Dual SIM 3G + LTE

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Cameras
  • Processor

Cons

Price: Rs 21,500

 

 

HTC Desire 820Q

desire 820

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 78.7 x 157.7 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 155g
  • Display: 1280 x 720 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • Dual SIM 3G + LTE

Pros

  • Expandable memory
  • Cameras
  • Processor

Cons

Price: Rs 19,000

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

s5 mini

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 120g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: Exynos 3 Quad 3470 1.4 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Mali400MP4
  • Camera: 8MP, 2.1MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,100mAh

Pros
Cons

Price: Rs 21,000

 

 

Moto X

moto x

  • 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

 

 

Lenovo Vibe Z K910

lenovo vibe k910

  • OS: Android 4.4.2
  • Body: 149.1 x 77 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh

Pros

  • Processor
  • Battery
  • Camera

Cons

Price: Rs 18,000

 

 

 

Blackberry Q10

blackberry q10 Best phones under Rs 20,000

  • 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

 

 

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

 Best phones under Rs 20,000

  • 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 22,000

 

 

Sony Xperia C3

xperia c3

  • 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 19,000

 

 

HTC Desire 816

htc desire 816

  • OS: Android 4.1 (Android 4.4 incoming)
  • Body:156.6 x 78.7 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 165g
  • Display: 720×1280, 5.5 inches
  • Memory: 8 GB expandable, 1.5GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 13MP autofocus, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600mAh

Pros

  • Cameras
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Cons

  • Processor

Price: Rs 20,000

 

 

HTC Desire 816G

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  • 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 17,500

 

 

Sony Xperia T3

xperia t3

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm
  • Weight: 148g
  • Display: 720 x 1280 pixels, 5.3 inches
  • Memory: 8GB expandable, 1GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 qual Core
  • GPU: Adreno 305
  • Camera: 8MP autofocus, 1.1MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,500 mAh

Pros

  • Display size

Cons

  • RAM
  • 8GB internal memory

Price: Rs 17,000

 

 

LG G3 Beat

lg g3 beat

  • 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 15,800

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos 2

galaxy grand 2 Best phones under Rs 20,000

  • 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 S III

galaxy s3 price

 

  • OS: Android 4.2
  • 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

  • Quad core processor

Cons

  • Processor a little old compared to the competition

Price: Rs 17,720

 

 

Sony Xperia ZR

xperia zr

  • 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
  • Old

Price: Rs 16,990

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

    • ram

      xomi mi3

  • 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.

  • prakhar chitranshi

    i want to buy mobile under 20k, suggestions plz…!! and wht abt htc 816g or Blackberry z3 or LG G3 stylus…?

  • chinky

    I want to buy a ph in 15-18k range. i hv thought 4 xperia SP but nw it’s nt available in market. so next option z xperia C; but due to internal memory m in a dilema. can nyone plz suggest me which one ll be better sony or HTC or any other. plz dont include mi3/moto/samsung…

  • Ashish

    why not xiaomi ?I think redmi note will be best among all the phones in the above list and even redmi 1s.So I think the editor of the above post does not have news about latest market.:-

    • sharang33

      Because it’s a pain to get. Wait for flash sales. And even then the phones get sold in 6 seconds. Secondly, this list is for phones under 20,000. You can find redmi 1s in the list for Rs 10,000.

  • Chandan

    Is it Sony ultra z best than Samsung neo 3.

    • sharang33

      yes..definitely..

  • ben

    hows htc desire 820Q

    • sharang33

      good..it has a nice camera pair..

  • Sourabh Kapoor

    which phone to buy under Rs. 20000. Is Samsung S4 is better option or not.

    • sharang33

      Desire 820 seems a better choice to me

      • Sourabh Kapoor

        Thanks a lot sir. But sir I am very confused to purchase a android phone. IS HTC Desire 820 is a good option from samsung & Sony

        • sharang33

          go for HTC it’s a good phone.

          • Sourabh Kapoor

            Sir, If I have to go for sony Z Ultra in this price????

          • Vids

            yes

        • rahul

          Sony is competitively better to htc

    • Kush

      No..u should go for moto x.. Coz it will have android l update.. N is stock andruod also..

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  • karni

    honor6

  • karni

    its best for 18k

  • Vids

    Need above 5 Inch display Phone Under 20 k
    Kindly suggest the best to buy

  • vasu2796

    Does the Htc desire 820q tends to heat up like 820… this is the only reason i am confused with… can any one reply me about this…

  • Kartavi Parikh

    I’m confused between note 3 neo, htc desire 820Q and xperia c3. Could you please suggest.

    • krishna

      hey dude i think u must have to go for samsung grand prime
      grand prime is better than htc desire 820Q and xperia c3

      grand prime have better chipset and gpu than neo 3

    • Alakh Niranjan

      By my experience….
      Note 3 Neo is the best among these phones.
      If you don’t mind of screen size.

  • Aditya

    Which one is better note3 neo or vibe x2
    4g doesn’t means a lot…
    Plz suggest!!

  • Nevin

    I think I’m for htc 820g

  • amritesh

    I want to buy under 20000 which one is better option, big display size is necessary, nd also i like xperia.. So plz help me

  • Rajesh

    I am buy one pulse mobile, camara is ultimate quality, not hangout with playing big game, opening file etc. that is ultimate phone.

  • Vinay Pandey

    820 iz bettr option among these !!xperia ultra hv a hngng prblm othrwse xperia rockz!!

  • angel

    can i go for htc 620??