Smartphones are the hottest gadget of 21st Century. From 10-Year-old Kid to 60 Years old retired, everyone is just fond of the smartphones. With that, we can see the rising demand and sales of Smartphones around the world. To fulfill the demand and to enjoy the perks of heavy sales many new companies are emerging with their latest smartphone in the market. In all that, a consumer who just wants to buy a smartphone that can give the value of its price is getting confused. So, to eliminate the confusion of buying best smartphone in limite budget, here is the list of some Best smartphones that you can buy under ₹20,000 ($350)

Best Smartphones under ₹20,000 in India

So, here are the best smartphones you can buy

Mi A1

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Mi A1 is probably the best smartphone if you have the budget less than ₹20,000. You don’t need to spend ₹20,000 to own this great smartphone from Google & Xiaomi. Mi A1 is the Android smartphone under the Android One initiative where Google aims at connecting billion people to the internet via affordable & Powerful Android smartphone. The hardware of Mi A1 is built by Xiaomi and has software experience of Stock Android.

Mi A1 is budget Smartphone that comes in Unibody metal design with 5.5-inch LTPS FHD (1920 x 1080) display and runs on 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor coupled with 4 GB RAM. The Mi A1 has 64GB internal storage which is pretty impressive and you can also expand the storage up to 128GB using SDCard.
Following the trend of Dual cameras, this Mi A1 also comes with Dual 12MP f/2.2 Wide-Angle Camera and 12MP f/2.6 Telephoto camera lens. Yes, you can capture portrait shots from Mi A1. For selfies, there is a 5MP front-facing camera with 36 Smart Beauty profile. You can read more about Mi A1 here.

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Redmi Note 5 Pro

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Redmi Note 5 Pro is a successor of Xiaomi’s super hit Note series. Xiaomi introduces Note 5 Pro with 2 variants, one with 4GB RAM and another one is 6GB RAM. Both the variants come with 64GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB. Talking about specs of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, it runs on Snapdragon 636 chipset based on 14nm architecture and this makes Redmi Note 5 Pro the first smartphone on the planet with Snapdragon’s brand new processor.

Talking about the display which is the biggest update to the Note series. Following the new trend of the 18:9 display, Xiaomi also updated the Note 5 Pro with a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display with the aspect ratio of 18:9 which is going to provide you great experience while playing games or watching videos on Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The market says, Xiaomi is ‘Apple of China’ and they also believe that. So, Xiaomi also did what Apple did with iPhone X. I am talking about the camera design of Redmi Note 5 Pro. You will barely notice any major difference in the camera design at the first glance. So, Redmi Note 5 Pro is equipped with a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera that is going to give you some really great shots with depth effect. This time, Xiaomi also did some software tweaks that significantly improved the photos in low light and in artificial lighting.

Xiaomi is a great competition to brands like Moto, Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Lenovo especially in under 20k smartphones in India. Xiaomi already killing the sales of Moto, Samsung, Lenovo by providing a great blend of design and specs and now, Xiaomi is targeting Vivo and Oppo which are targeting consumers in India for Selfie Camera. Every ad campaign of Vivo and Oppo in India is mainly focused on Selfie Cameras.

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To clutter the competition, Xiaomi equipped Redmi Note 5 Pro with 20MP Sony IMX376 camera sensor as a front facing the camera with LED flash. The photos are really great and yes, you can capture selfies with depth effect. The depth effect is processed by software and sometimes, it does blur some corners which are not sharp like hairs and that is okay as there is single camera sensor.

The price for Redmi Note 5 Pro for 4GB RAM variant starts at ₹13,999 and for 6GB RAM variant, you have to spend ₹16,999. The sale for Redmi Note 5 Pro will commence on Feb 22, 2018 at 12 Noon.

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Honor 7X

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Honor 7X is an Android smartphone from Huawei. In terms of specifications, the phone runs on 2.36GHz Kirin 659 octa-core processor, Mali-T830 GPU coupled with 4GB RAM. Honor 7X comes with an inbuilt storage of 32GB that is expandable up to 256GB using SDCard. Following the trend of 18:9 displays, Honor 7X comes with a 5.9-inch Full HD+ capacitive touchscreen with 18:9 Aspect ratio and 407 ppi pixel density. For camera job, Honor 7X has a 16MP + 2MP dual primary camera and 8MP front-facing camera. Unfortunately, Honor 7X doesn’t come with the dual front-facing camera that you will get in Honor 9 Lite. But good thing is, you can still capture great selfies with bokeh (blurred background). Rounded metal design with 2.5D Glass makes the Honor 7X look gorgeous. For the price of ₹12,999, Honor 7x is definitely a great smartphone to buy.

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Nokia 6

Many Nokia fans were not that happy when Nokia announced their plans for India with Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. It was a nostalgic moment for everyone whose first phone was Nokia. Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 are not the best smartphones in their segment as Xiaomi is already ruling the under 10K and 13K category. But Nokia 6 is little different.

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There are a lot of people who love stock android and with Nokia 6, you can satisfy the need of Stock Android packed in a strong and impressive hardware. Nokia 6 comes Nokia 6 runs on Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, Adreno 505 GPU and coupled with 3 gigs of RAM, 32GB of Onboard storage which can be expandable using SDCard.  For camera job, Nokia 6 has a 16MP rear camera sensor with PDAF and an 8MP front-facing camera with 84-degree wide-angle lens for wider selfies.

Nokia 6 has 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. Nokia 6 has a unibody metal design and comes with a 2.5D glass on the front. There is a physical home button at the button which also comprises a fingerprint sensor. There is no doubt on the hardware of the Nokia 6, moreover, the design is also very impressive.

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Nokia 6 will be available on Amazon from 23 August and for buying it, you have to spend ₹14,499.

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LG has some great smartphones but always overlooked by Indian consumer. LG always comes up with some innovation in their smartphones. Consumers in the US, UK loved the LG devices but due to ineffective marketing campaigns and massive price drops, LG failed to attract the Indian audience.Recently, LG announces a younger brother of LG G6 which is LG Q6. The LG Q6 has an amazing display with 18:9 aspect ratio and LG calls it Full Vision Display.

The display touched the corner of the phone and thus gives you bigger and better display. Apart from the display, the specs are also pretty decent. It comes with 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 2TB. The LG Q6 has 5.5- Inches Full Vision Display with 1080×2160 resolution. For optics, it has a 13MP rear camera and 5MP wide angle camera lens for wider selfies.The phone has a power house of 3000mAh battery which is again pretty decent.

Here is another considerable point and that is, LG Q6 doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor which is pretty standard feature these days. If you can digest this, you can consider it. For detailed specifications, go here.

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Mi Max 2

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Mi Max 2 is another great smartphone or say Phablet from Chinese giant Xiaomi. Mi Max 2 is a great package in the price of ₹16,999. Mi Max 2 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage. It has massive 6.4inch full HD display and for optics, Mi Max 2 comes with a 12MP primary camera with Sony IMX386 sensor and 5MP front facing camera. There is also a finger print sensor at the back which is pretty standard feature these days. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 with MiUi 8 skin over it. The phone does support dual standby (4G+4G) and has a massive power house of 5300mAh. Mi Max 2 will cost you ₹16,999 and available on Amazon.

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Mi Max 2 is probably the best smartphone under 20K as it has a great specs sheet and the hardware quality Xiaomi is delivering in their products is invincible in this price range.

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Moto G5s Plus

Moto G series is the most popular series by Moto. The G series phones are budget-friendly and come with the impressive specs sheet which is good for any regular smartphone user. Moto launched its 5th Generation Moto device in March 2017. The Moto G5 Plus comes with Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 5.2 Inch full HD display, fingerprint sensor. The focus point of G5 Plus was the camera. Moto G5 Plus comes with 12 MP f/1.7 aperture camera lens which is technically the same camera as we get in the Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge.

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The phone has a lot of options in terms of camera department. We can capture 4K videos, 60FPS videos, Slo-mo videos and what not. On the top of all that, the phone runs entirely on the Stock Android which is a great thing. If you want a Stock Android, fast and responsive smartphone, G5 Plus is a great option. Buy the 32GB+4GB RAM variant.

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Samsung J7 Max

There are a lot of people who are brand conscious and wanted to buy the smartphone of tier 1 brands. For those, there is Samsung J7 Max. The Korean giant is popular for their innovations in their flagship smartphone but in budget oriented devices, there is no scope for innovations. Samsung J7 Max is a good package for its price with the Samsung branding.

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Talking about specs, J7 Max comes with 1.6 Octa-Core MediaTek processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 256GB using SD Card, 5.7 inches Full HD display, 3,300mAh battery. For camera job, it has 13MP Front and rear camera with f/1.7 and f/1.9 aperture respectively. If you are not that heavy user, you can expect great performance from MediaTek processor but if you are a heavy user and runs heavy games or apps on your smartphone, with MediaTek processor there are doubts on the performance of the phone. Otherwise, J7 Max is a great package and worth considering.

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Best Smartphone under ₹20,000

So, these are some of the best smartphones that you can buy in India under ₹20K. There are a lot of other smartphones but again, the rest is just to confuse you. These are the short listed phones and have enough potential to satisfy all your cravings. If you are looking to buy Oppo or Vivo phones then I will strongly suggest you to not to buy them as they are over priced and do not worth the money. The above-mentioned phones are the value for money smartphones. If your budget is more than 20K, you can take a look at the list of Best Smartphone.

Which one is your favorite phone? Let me know in the comment section. If you have any query regarding buying decision, let me know and I will love to help you out. Also, share this list with your confused friends and relatives and help them find their best smartphone.

Hey, I am Jayant, founder of this Blog. Being a tech enthusiast, I love to learn & share more about tech. You will either find me with my laptop or with the Guitar or be watching movies or with a book. The world is connecting, why don't we? Let's Meet on Social Media


  1. Hi Jayant,

    This is a really great list of Smartphones under Rs.20000. Currently, I am using Redmi Note 4 & it works really great for me.

    Thanks for your Article.