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Here’s our list of best phones under Rs 20,000 in India for August 2019. We’ve excluded some really outdated models or the ones that are extremely overpriced.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 and best smartphones around Rs 25,000 in case you decide to change your budget a little. At this price, at least Snapdragon 8xx/71x series on an Android device is desirable since it is the best processor series in this budget. As for gaming, these phones should be able to handle your gaming needs well and some of these should be running the latest games at max settings. We also expect all of these models to get updated to Android 9.0 Pie. Expect the camera performance to be top notch too. 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 4G networks such as those from Vodafone and Reliance Jio. Of course, you can expect good overall performance from these mobiles.

Best mobile phones under Rs 20,000 in India for August 2019:

  • Xiaomi POCO F1

    Xiaomi POCO F1
    64GB, 6GB RAM

    128GB, 6GB RAM

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2246 pixels, 6.2 inch
    • Memory: 64/128/256GB expandable, 6GB/8GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 845 Octa-core (4×2.7GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.7GHz Kryo 385)
    • GPU: Adreno 630
    • Camera: Dual 12 MP+ 5 MP, 20MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 180g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Battery
    Cons
  • Realme X

    Realme X

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.4 inch
    • Memory: 128GB non-expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0GHz & 6×1.7GHz) Snapdragon 710
    • GPU: Adreno 616
    • Camera: Dual 48MP+5MP back, 16MP front
    • Battery: 3,765mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 191g
    Pros
    • In-screen fingerprint scanner
    • No Notch
    • RAM
    Cons
    • Non-expandable memory
  • Oppo K3

    Realme X

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.5 inch
    • Memory: 128GB non-expandable, 8GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0GHz & 6×1.7GHz) Snapdragon 710
    • GPU: Adreno 616
    • Camera: Dual 48MP+5MP back, 16MP front
    • Battery: 3,765mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 191g
    Pros
    • In-screen fingerprint scanner
    • RAM
    • No Notch
    Cons
    • Non-expandable memory
  • Vivo Z1 Pro

    Vivo Z1 Pro

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.53 inch
    • Memory: 128GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.3GHz & 6×1.7GHz) Snapdragon 712
    • GPU: Adreno 616
    • Camera: Triple 16MP+8MP+2MP back, 32MP front
    • Battery: 5,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 201
    Pros
    • Battery
    • Processor
    Cons
  • Honor Nova 3

    Huawei Nova 3

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels,6.3 inch
    • Memory: 128GB non-expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Kirin 970
    • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
    • Camera: Dual 16MP+24MP, 24MP+2MP front
    • Battery: 3,750mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 166g
    Pros
    • Processor
    Cons
    • Non expandable storage
  • Samsung Galaxy M40

    galaxy m40

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.3 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 6GB/4GB RAM
    • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz & 6×1.7 GHz) Snapdragon 675
    • GPU: Adreno 612
    • Camera: Triple 32 MP+ 8 MP + 5MP, 16MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,500mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 168g
    Pros
    Cons
  • Vivo V15

    Vivo V15

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.53 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Mediatek Helio P70 Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz + 4×2.0 GHz)
    • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
    • Camera: Triple 12 MP + 8MP + 5MP, 32MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 190g
    Pros
    • Battery
    • No notch
    Cons
    • Storage
  • Realme 3 Pro

    Realme 3 Pro
    128GB, 6GB RAM

    64GB, 4GB RAM

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.3 inch
    • Memory: 64/128GB expandable, 4/6GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 710 octa-core 2.0GHzx2 + 1.7GHzx6
    • GPU: Adreno 616
    • Camera: Dual 16 MP+ 5MP, 25MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,045mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 172g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Battery
    Cons
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro

    Redmi Note 7 Pro
    128GB, 6GB RAM

    64GB, 4GB RAM

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.3 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Snapdragon 675 octa-core 2.0GHzx2 + 1.7GHzx6
    • GPU: Adreno 612
    • Camera: Dual 48 MP+ 5MP, 13MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 186g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Battery
    Cons
    • Storage
  • Samsung Galaxy A50

    Samsung Galaxy A50
    6GB RAM

    4GB RAM

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.4 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 6GB/4GB RAM
    • Processor: Exynos 9610 Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.6 GHz)
    • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
    • Camera: Triple 25 MP+ 8 MP + 5MP, 25MP secondary
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 166g
    Pros
    • Battery
    Cons
    • Storage
  • Honor Play

    Honor Play

    • OS: Android 9.0
    • Display: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 6.3 inch
    • Memory: 64GB expandable, 6GB RAM
    • Processor: Kirin 970 Octa-core (4×2.4GHz A73 & 4×1.8GHzA53)
    • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
    • Camera: 16MP + 2MP  dual cameras, 16MP secondary
    • Battery: 3,750mAh
    • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G
    • Weight: 176g
    Pros
    • Processor
    • Battery
    Cons
    • Storage

 

Features to expect in the best phones under Rs 20,000:

At this budget, you should be looking at at least a full HD display (1080p), along with 1080p/4K video recording capabilities on the phone. Megapixels on the camera don’t really matter as much as you’d think they do. Also, the best phones under Rs 20,000 come with Snapdragon 8xx/67x series of processors.

Also, 6GB RAM has become the norm in smartphones around Rs 20,000. In terms of battery size, anything over 3,000mAh should be good enough. As for the software, get something with at least Android 8.0.