7 of the best smartphones under Rs.20,000
What's a good smartphone for under 20k that offers dual SIM and a long battery life? Which is the best smartphone for photography, at an affordable price? Are there any water-resistant handsets that aren't expensive? Get your pick of smartphones here.
The smartphone market is booming and customers are spoilt for choice. There is no dearth of 'good' smartphones within this price bracket. In fact, the gadgets in the market, within the 20k price range, operate more or less similarly. A buyer shouldn't have any real concern, in that respect.
The majority of smartphones priced under Rs.20,000 are powerful devices not just in appearance, but also in performance. Smartphones today are designed to be aesthetically appealing and capable of performing several tasks. So, when you consider one of these handsets you can be assured that they are designed to handle multiple apps and that they are capable of playing Full HD content. Most smartphones will also run games such as Guns of Boom and Shadow Fight, without any hitches.
If that doesn't satisfy you then perhaps the fact that these devices have an added security feature, in the form of a fingerprint sensor, would have you applaud. Having said that, there is also the fact that many of these devices have distinctive propositions wherein their performance is enhanced for some functions and in certain situations. The smartphone market has only become bigger and better.
You could get lost in this huge playing field. Keeping this in mind this list of smartphones is about devices under the 20k price, which do what all smartphones do, yet each of them is better than the rest, in one specific thing. Let's discover what.
Honor 6X – for better images
If you are looking for a smartphone that doubles up as a camera then the Honor 6x would make an excellent choice. The device comes fitted with brilliant cameras, designed to capture sharp images. The handset is kitted with two dual rear cameras that click clear close-ups while maintaining a perfect depth of field. The images are beyond awesome, with the camera capturing just the right shade of colours and lighting giving the images, perfect clarity.
To further boost the performance of the cameras the Honor 6x comes with an exclusive camera app that has some amazing features. It offers a wide-range of shooting modes and a number of advanced editing options and is a really cool addition.
The Honor 6x can be yours for just Rs.12999.
Moto G5s Plus – a water-resistant smartphone
While I don't expect you to be looking for a device that you can dunk into the water, but here is a lead on one, just in case you like to take the phone to a poolside affair. The Moto G5s Plus has a nano-coating that protects it from accidental spills and splashes and it is also scratch resistant.
The Moto G5s comes at a price of just Rs.15999
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) – another water baby
With an IP68 rating, the Samsung Galaxy A5 is not just water resistant, but it also resists dust. It can withstand being underwater at a depth of 1.5m for up to half an hour. It comes with a scratch-resistant screen and the brand name alone gives an assurance of a neat and stylish device with a superb performance. The only drawback, if I might call it one, is that the screen size of the Galaxy A5 is comparatively smaller than the rest of the smartphones, in the same league.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is priced at just Rs.17990 on online stores.
Moto E4 Plus – long-lasting battery
Who doesn't want a smartphone that has a good battery life? And the USP of the Moto E4 Plus is just that. A full battery can last up to 2 days of mixed usage, which is better than most phones.
Priced at just Rs.999, the Moto E4 Plus is the cheapest handset on this list.
Lenova K8 Plus
The Lenovo K8 Plus comes with two rear shooters transfer superb depth in the field, with every click. The battery on the K8 Plus is good, lasting for up to 36 hours, with regular use, which is actually excellent. However, its main drawback is that its screen is smaller in comparison to the Moto E4 Plus. But, it does come with a Dual SIM.
The Lenova K8 Plus is priced at just Rs.10,999.
Redmi Note – a device with extra features
When it comes to features, the Redmi Note just ticks all the correct boxes. Check out some of the phones superb features – it's fitted with an infrared sensor that can be used to use the handset as a TV or DVD player remote control or as a TV or cable. Its customised UI is programmed to run two instances of a single app. And it comes with an integrated call recording function. But, that is not all, as the device accepts Dual SIM (Nano & Micro). The battery reportedly lasts for two days, on a single charge.
At Rs.12999 the Redmi Note is a steal.
Mi Max 2
The Mi Max 2 has a scratch resistant, 6.2" display which is the perfect size for watching movies or reading. It has almost similar features as the Redmi Note 2 and even the Dual SIM feature. Although, it is better on one count and that is its higher battery capacity, which runs without a hitch, for 48 hours of mixed usage.
The Mi Max 2 starts at Rs, 14,999.
Note: The prices mentioned for each device may differ, slightly, depending on where you view them.