If you are looking for a phone under 20000 then you have hit the correct station. Picking the right device can be confusing for the options available under this budget. Phones under this budget have most features which an average user looks for.

Some people look for a good camera and some look for a good battery life or something else. You can’t find all the best specs and features in just one phone under this budget. It is important to know what you are expecting the most from a phone. So, we have mentioned all the pros and cons of the device to make your choice obvious.

Moto G5 Plus

As we know that Motorola is now Lenovo commodity, but both of them have enormous differences. They have not interfered the production of each other in any way. Motorola is manufacturing some the best phones that you can find in the market whether it is their flagship devices or budget devices. Now they have launched their much-awaited phone of the year Moto G5 Plus.

Battery

The phone packs a 3000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. And it has turbocharging support for fast charging. The battery backup is decent and last for a complete day on heavy usage. Like other moto phones, it has one of the best fast charger called as the Turbo Charger.

Display

It wears 5.2 inches Full HD screen, unlike its predecessor which have 5.5 inches of screen. The resolution of the screen is 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch. The viewing angles of the screen are good.

Camera

It has a 12 MP rear camera with dual LED flash,  ƒ/1.7 aperture, PDAF, and dual pixel auto-focus. This can be said that it has the best camera on a phone that you can get in this price range. It has good colors and sharpness. It performs really well even in low light conditions The 5 MP front camera has ƒ/2.0 aperture is also works really well considering the price point.

Performance

Moto G5 Plus runs the 2.0 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU. It has 2 variants of 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM, 3GB variant comes with 16GB storage and 4GB variant comes with 32GB storage. If you are truly a heavy gamer then in this department this phone will not disappoint you. For extended gaming, the phones get a little bit heat up

Conclusion

Moto G4 Plus is a dual sim phone and supports micro sd card up to 128 GB. It has latest android Nougat and you will get the frequent update as soon as they are available. It has got a great stability between software and hardware that performs really well in almost all the aspects.


Lenovo Z2 Plus

Already Lenovo has 2 brand which works really well that is the Motorola and Lenovo itself. Now their sub-brand Zuk has changed its name in India and comes with the name as Z2 plus.

Battery

The phone is supported by a massive Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery. It has USB Type-C port for fast charging and that port is also used for transferring data faster. With this battery, it has very nice battery backup thanks to Snapdragon 820. The battery can last easily for a full day on moderate use.

Display

It wears a 5 inches Full HD screen with 2.5D curved glass which has good viewing angles. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels with 401 PPI pixel density. It has a clean screen and is close enough to serve most of your demands. Screen brightness is not so great as expected from IPS-LCD screen.

Camera

The Lenovo Zuk Z1 has a 13-megapixel primary camera mount on Sony’s IMX 214 sensor and also features optical image stabilization and a dual-LED flash. The front camera sports an 8-megapixel sensor, and both cameras can record video at up to 1080p at 30fps and rear camera can also record at 60fps. The image quality that you get from this camera is one of the best at this price range.

Performance

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with ZUI 2.0 running on top.

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Conclusion

We faced no performance or compatibility issues during our testing. There was also no issue during gaming. When it comes to onboard storage it has a 64GB internal storage but does not support micro sd card.


Lenovo Vibe X3

Lenovo is good at producing models that serve to specific needs, such as the Vibe Shot for camera enthusiast, the Vibe P1 with its massive 4900 battery, the Vibe K4 Note for the budget segment. We now have fresh Vibe X3, which is the new flagship device by Lenovo. Vibe X3 can be said as the best phone available in this price range which fulfills requirements of almost every section of masses. With this price it covers its all precedents feature with some added features also.

Battery

The battery is sanctioned inside the phone’s aluminum unibody. The battery has a huge capacity of 3500mAh which is less than the vibe P1 but should be more than enough to get a full day of heavy use. The Vibe X3’s juice can last far a full day with lots of usages comprising 4K video recording, enough data usage over wifi and the cellular network, and a portion of gaming.

Display

It wears a 5.5 inches Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display with 401 PPI pixel density. The screen can reproduce 100 percent NTSC color scale, and that colors are briefly not over drenched. Colors of the screen are vibrant and their brightness level can be adjusted simply great.

Camera

The Vibe X3 has a 21-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and phase-detection autofocus. You can also record 4K video. There’s also a front-facing 8-megapixel camera. The loads surprisingly fast and its auto mode for light detection works accurately. Picture quality is nice but sometimes gets over exposed. But the 4K video looks firm and steady.

Performance

Lenovo has thumps an equilibrium within cost and performance. That is why Vibe X3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, which is not the latest that you can get. There is a 3GB of RAM which should retain stuff sleekly. It has 32GB of storage out of which you get only 24 GB of onboard storage. Lenovo has now refined its Vibe UI. Now you can get a stock Android experience Which an app drawer which lacks in earlier vibe UI’s.

Conclusion

In all Lenovo has delivered one of the best product for this price range. The biggest disappointment of the Vibe X3 is its camera performance but other than that it gives you a great value for money deal.


Xiaomi Mi Max (4GB RAM)

This time, Xiaomi has purely focused on the crowd of people who love the large screen phones. Earlier it was not common to see a phone with such a large screen, although tablets were seen and equally accepted, now almost every brand tries to put a product in this category and same is the case with Xiaomi.

Battery

The Mi Max has a huge potential of a 4850mAh battery. That may appear to you the maximum amount that you can find on any device on the list, but to compensate the huge screen it requires a larger battery which Xiaomi definitely provided you.

Display

The Mi Max features a 6.44-inch full-HD display with Gorilla Glass 3. For outdoors Mi has a sunlight display which is developed by Xiaomi. The USP of the device is its screen size and Xiaomi manages to have a good body to screen ratio which does not make it bulkier.

Camera

We have a 16-megapixel sensor on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera in the front. If you are aware of the performance of the camera in Redmi Note 3 then Mi Max is its replica. The camera lens used in both device are same and so the picture quality that they provide are also same. The camera is really average but is capable of recording 4K video from rear and 720p video from the front. Other than that it has some added modes like slow- motion and time lapse which works pretty fine. On Outdoors the camera works really fine but struggles in low light.

Performance

The Mi Max is powered by the new Octa-core Snapdragon 652 Processor with 4 GB of RAM. It runs on Android Marshmallow v6.0 and has an MIUI skin on top of it. You also get an option for a 3GB variant of this device which has lesser storage capacity, but if you want good performance without any lags the go for the 4 GB variant which provide you with 128GB of internal storage.

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Conclusion

Unlike other phones, it targets on the audiences that love large screens. Those who does not make too much of voice calls but like to watch movies and read books regularly will love this handset. With good built quality, very good battery life and active performance, it can become your choice to buy.


Nextbit Robin

Cloud storage is an integral part of our life now. We have our personal and essential data that we need to save, and now several providers provide cloud storage for free access to a particular limit. Nextbit Robin is a startup of an ex-google employee and some group of people that has evolved up with a smartphone that is strongly blended with cloud storage. It is definitely different from others presently present in the market.

Battery

The phone’s 2680mAh battery supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 but we get a normal charger in the box. With regular data usage and other heavy usages, its battery lasts only for a day. It has USB Type-C port for charging.

Display

Nextbit Robin comes with a 5.2inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080p and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The pixel density is enough to give you the crisp display and observe to be stable under sunlight.

Camera

The 13-megapixel rear camera has phase detection autofocus which is unable to focus on nearer objects. The camera gives you vibrant pictures. The camera app is mild to use and give you basic options. On the front, it has 5-megapixel which is decent.

Performance

It comes with a Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GBofRAM with 32GB of internal storage. It performs well but it does have the overheating issue. The User Interface is close to stock Android. However, the company uses its own icons.

Conclusion

Nextbit Robin is a unique phone with good design. Robin is first to implement cloud storage by providing 100 GB free cloud storage. The cloud automatically saves you images and apps data in the cloud when your internal storage starts filling up. It replaces a low-resolution image instead of the original images. You should now that it does not have any service centers in India. If anything goes wrong then you need to send the device to San Francisco for any repair.


Gionee A1

Unlike other Chinese vendors, Gionee is not restricted to a particular budget price segment. It has a fine series of phones in each price spectrum. Now Gionee has launched its new selfie focused smartphone Gionee A1.

Battery

It is supported by a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. It has got an extreme mode in settings to extend you battery life. A1 has got better battery life. It takes about 2 hours to get fully charged that means it does not support fast charging.

Display

It has the 5.5-inch 2.5D curved display that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass coating, while the rear is all metal. The display is nice and has nothing special to shout about it decent and works similarly to the phones in this price range.

Camera

Gionee has been promoting it selfie camera very much. It can be said as its USP. The 20-megapixel fixed focus front camera comes with its Moonlight flash module and packs a f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera is of 13 megapixels which use Sony sensor and take pretty clean and accurate image in both low and good lighting conditions. But same cannot be said for the front camera. The front camera performs really good in indoor and outdoor condition very good and shoots some the best image as compared to other cameras in this price segment.

Performance

In terms of performance, it performs surprisingly very good. It didn’t  show any lags for multitasking. It gets heated sometimes after heavy gaming but other then no heating issue was observed during testing. The phone is has a 1.5 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6750 Processor with 4 GB of RAM. Gionee has an UI – Funtouch OS 3.0 which is running on the top of Android marshmallow v6.0. The skin UI works fine with some animation that was never present in the previous version but the only disappointment is the bloatware that comes pre-installed and that cannot be removed.

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Conclusion

With the full metal body and decent performance, Gionee offers you a great package but it’s not a unique product in the crowds. The specs that Gionee is providing can be found in the phone of lesser price so we wonder that Gionee can stand in the market with a little high price or not.


Vivo V5s

Vivo has shown tremendous growth in the market of smartphones from its launch in 2009. It is a Chinese company but has held the Indian market quite precisely. Now Vivo has launched V5s and doing a pretty decent business as it stands as 5th smartphone vendor in the world.

Battery

It has a 3000mAh battery. V5s has dual engine setup which is used to charge the phone faster. It does not bundle any Qualcomm’s Quick Charge but does the charging fast because of the 2 controller chip present inside. During gaming, it does have high drainage of battery but its battery can last for a day for the moderate use.

Display

Vivo V5s has got 5.5 inches of HD display with a density of 401 PPI It comes with a full metallic body and 2.5 D curved glass on the front. The colors of the screen are vibrant and accurate and are easily viewed under sunlight.

Camera

The Vivo V5s has a 13-megapixel primary camera with single-tone LED flash, along with a 20-megapixel front camera with moonlight flash. Both are capable of recording video at up to 1080p resolution. The camera app is designed as like that of iPhone which works very good with its different modes. The picture quality of the camera is quite sharp and snaps are independent of grain even on the zooming.

Performance

The Vivo V5s is powered by 1..5 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6750 Processor with 4 GB RAM. In terms of the performance. This works equally fine with almost all the games and has a free RAM of 2 GB when a lot of apps are not running.

Conclusion

Vivo V5s is the phone that is made for selfie lovers and is only for them other than that there is no sense of buying it. It completes all the requirement for mid range phones with good built quality and decent performance but you have a much better options other than this. If you want a phone that gives the feel of iOS then the Funtouch OS 2.5 will definitely fulfill your requirement. It is pretty heavily customized and is designed to look and work very close to Apple’s iOS.


Honorable Mentions

Moto X Play: Motorola has a good reputation in terms of software provisions and same is the case with Moto X Play although it has little low specs as compared to the price, performance of Moto X is extraordinary. As by the name, it is clear that this handset is made for gamers and it doesn’t show any lags during gaming.

Oppo F1s:  It has a quality design, is developing really well, and give pretty reliable Specifications. Oppo has launched F1 which was not very successful, so now they have come with few newly added feature but at the same price. Still, the main concern about F1s is its price which is a bit high. You can get much better specifications at that price. But if you are more often to take selfies than this phone is made for you.

OnePlus 2 (16 GB): OnePlus 2 is the second product from OnlePlus and is the successor to OnePlus 1. OnePlus is acclaimed for its low price and very high-end specs and same is the case with OnePlus 2. The components used in this device are also used in flagship device of much bigger companies so the build quality, picture quality, and display give you the premium feel of a much higher priced phone. This phone is little costlier than 20000 but if you can raise your budget a little more then this phone can be one of the best in this price range.