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Looking for the best smartphone under Rs 20,000? Here’s our list of best phones under Rs 20,000 for February 2016. We’ve excluded some really outdated models or the ones that are extremely overpriced.

You can also check the lists of best smartphones around Rs 15,000 for February 2016 and best smartphones around Rs 25,000 in case you decide to change your budget a little. At this price, at least 2GB RAM on an Android device is recommended. As for gaming, they should be able to handle your moderate gaming needs well. We also expect many of these models to get updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Lastly, we’ve covered all of the best 4G LTE phones in this budget in the list as well that are compatible with Airtel and other upcoming 4G networks such as those from Vodafone and Reliance. So, here are the best mobile phones under 20k.

To compare the CPU+ GPU in these phones, check out this post. We’ve also provided links for Amazon and Flipkart for these handsets, since they’re the best sites for buying mobiles when it comes to reliability and prices.

 

Best 4G mobile phones under Rs 20,000 for February 2016 in India

 

Nexus 5X

best phones under 30k nexus 5x

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inch IPS
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 808 quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A57
  • GPU: Adreno 418
  • Camera: 12MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,700mAh
  • Connectivity: Single SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 136g

Pros

  • Processor
  • Front camera
  • Android 6.0

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

 

 

Lenovo Vibe X3

lenovo vibe x3

  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch IPS
  • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 808 quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.8GHz Cortex-A57
  • GPU: Adreno 418
  • Camera: 21MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G, dual SIM
  • Weight: 175g

Pros

  • Processor
  • Cameras
  • Battery
  • RAM
  • Internal memory

Cons

 

 

Moto X Play (with Turbo charger)

moto x play

  • OS: Android 5.1.1 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch – IPS
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7GHz & quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 21MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,630mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 169g

Pros

  • Cameras
  • Battery

Cons

 

 

Moto X (2014)

best phones under rs 25,000 - moto x

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches AMOLED
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 2MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Connectivity: 4G
  • Weight: 144g

Pros

  • Processor
  • Android 6.0

Cons

  • Battery
  • Non expandable memory

 

 

OnePlus X

oneplus x

  • OS: Android 5.1 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inches (AMOLED)
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 13MP, 8MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,525mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 138g

Pros

  • Processor
  • RAM
  • Front camera

Cons

 

 

Nexus 5

best phones under rs 25,000 - nexus 5

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 inch – IPS
  • Memory: 16GB non expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz Quad Core
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Camera: 8MP with OIS, 1.3MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Connectivity: 3G, Single SIM
  • Weight: 130g

Pros

  • Android 6.0

Cons

  • Non expandable memory
  • Battery
  • 3G only

 

 

HTC Desire 828

desire 828 - best phones under 20k

  • OS: Android 5.1 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6753
  • GPU: Mali-T720MP3
  • Camera: 13MP, 4MP Ultrapixel secondary
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 148g

Pros

  • Processor is better than the Snapdragon 615

Cons

 

 

HTC Desire 826

best phones under rs 25,000 - desire 826

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch Super LCD3
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 – quad-core 1.7GHz & quad-core 1GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 13MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 183g

Pros

  • Camera

Cons

 

 

ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML

zenfone 2

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch – IPS
  • Memory: 32GB expandable, 4GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580
  • GPU: PowerVR G6430
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 170g

Pros

  • RAM
  • Internal memory

Cons

 

 

ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (different processor)

zenfone 2

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Body: 152.5 x 77.2 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch – IPS
  • Memory: 32GB expandable, 4GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3560
  • GPU: PowerVR G6430
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G

Pros

  • RAM
  • Internal memory

Cons

 

 

ASUS Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL

best phones under rs 18,000 - zenfone selfie
Features:

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 615 1.7GHz octa core
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Camera: 13MP camera, 13MP secondary with flash
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch – IPS
  • Storage: 32GB internal, expandable
  • Battery: 3,000mAh battery
  • Body: 156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm, 170g
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G

Pros:

  • RAM
  • Cameras

Cons:

 

 

ASUS Zenfone 2 Laser ZE601KL

zenfone 2

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Body: 164.6 x 84 x 10.6 mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6 inch – IPS
  • Memory: 32GB expandable, 3GB RAM
  • Processor: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Snapdragon 616
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM: 4G

Pros

  • RAM
  • Internal storage

Cons

 

 

OnePlus One

best phones under rs 25,000 - oneplus one

  • OS: Android 5.1 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch – IPS
  • 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
  • Connectivity:Single SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 162g

Pros

  • Processor
  • Internal memory
  • RAM

Cons

  • Non expandable memory

 

 

Sony Xperia C4

best phones under rs 25,000 - xperia c4

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6.0 incoming)
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inch IPS
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6752 Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T760MP2
  • Camera: 13MP , 5MP secondary with flash
  • Battery: 2,600mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
  • Weight: 147g

Pros

  • Flash on the front camera

Cons

 

 

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

m4 aqua dual

  • OS: Android 5.0 (Android 6 confirmed)
  • Display: 1280 x 720 pixels, 5 inch – IPS
  • Memory: 16GB expandable, 2GB RAM
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz + 1 GHz + Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Quad Core 64bit
  • GPU: Adreno 405
  • Camera: 13MP, 5MP secondary
  • Battery: 2,400mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE
  • Weight: 136g

Pros

  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Battery
  • Display

 

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