Top 10 Smartphones To Buy Under Rs 20,000 In June 2019 (Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, Asus, Nokia, Vivo)
This June edition of the top smartphones under Rs 20,000 has some interesting additions this month. Poco F1 continue to dominate the under-20,000 space. After the recent price cut, the smartphone is a more promising option in the entry-premium segment.
Honor and Huawei phones are kept off the list given their unsure future of Android upgrades given the current US-ban scenario.
The new addition is the Vivo V15 after the recent price cut. It’s now the only smartphone under 20,000 rupees to come with a pop-up selfie sensor and a rear three camera system. Samsung will also soon be launching its Galaxy M40 in the range next week.
Here’s goes our list of the top 10 smartphones under Rs 20,000 for June 2019 with the best-sellers from Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, Nokia and Asus.
These devices are ranked based on camera performance, gaming experience, multitasking optimisation, display quality and battery performance.
After the recent price cut, Poco F1 is now available starting at Rs 17,999 in the country. Poco F1 is the best smartphone you can buy at under 20,000 rupees. Poco F1 comes with a 6.18-inch Full HD+ display offering a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels in an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, Poco F1 runs on the previous Qualcomm flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU.
The Xiaomi flagship is backed by 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage respectively. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via an additional microSD card.
In terms of optics, Poco F1 comes with a dual rear camera setup offering a combination of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel secondary camera and a 20-megapixel selfie camera.
Poco F1 sports a USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector with a hybrid dual SIM tray backed by a non-removable Li-Po 4,000 mah battery. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with a special Poco customised MIUI 9.6 skin on top.
Redmi Note 7 Pro
On top of the list we have the much-popular Redmi Note 7 Pro, one of the current best smartphones you can under 15,000 rupees. Backed by some top flagship-level features and specs, Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a premium glass design body on the out sandwiched between Corning Gorilla Glass 5 body.
Redmi Note 7 Pro on top has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ dot notch display. The smartphone runs on Snapdragon 675 processor with on MIUI 10 top based on Android 9 Pie backed by a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charge.
At the back, Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a dual camera setup comprising of the 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor as its primary lens coupled with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. The smartphone is available starting at just Rs 13,999 via Flipkart.
After the latest price cut, Vivo V15 is now available at under Rs 20,000 in India starting at Rs 19,990. The smartphone comes with a rear triple-camera system with a full-screen display and a pop-up selfie camera. It’s the only smartphone at under 20,000 rupees to come with a pop-up selfie sensor and a rear triple camera system. The fingerprint sensor sits perfectly at the back.
Vivo V15 comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a bit of a chin at the bottom protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone runs on the much-dependable 12nm MediaTek Helio P70 paired upto 6GB of RAM.
The three camera system of the Vivo V15 features a 12-megapixel main sensor with f/1.78 aperture, 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and the last 5-megapixel shooter with f/2.2 aperture.
The pop-up selfie camera up front houses a 32-megapixel f/2.2 aperture sensor.
The system is backed by a 4,000mAh battery, which can run a little over a day on average. Vivo V15 delivers a decent performance on a budget with some premium features at under 20,000 bucks. Of all, the camera performance is well above average offering some great photography experience.
Realme 3 Pro
Up next we have the newly launched Realme 3 Pro. The new smartphone from Realme passes all the top requirements with flying colours. Realme 3 Pro comes with a high polycarbonate body on the featuring a 6.3-inch full HD+ water drop notched display on top. It has added Gorilla Glass 5 with a gradient design at the back.
At the back, the smartphone has a dual camera setup featuring a 16MP Sony IMX 519 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture coupled with a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. The main sensor is the same lens used in OnePlus 6T.
Up front, Realme 3 Pro sports a 25MP selfie shooter with with an f/2.0 aperture, HDR support and AI powered Facial Unlock.
The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, available in two storage options: 4GB/6GB RAM with 64GB/128GB of storage (expandable upto 256GB) running on ColorOS 6.0 based on Android 9 Pie. The 8GB RAM model is also on its way.
The whole Realme 3 Pro package is backed by a 4,045 mAh battery supporting VOOC 3.0 fast charging (20W) with a Micro USB powered brick inside the box.
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Galaxy A50 is currently available starting at Rs 19,990. Galaxy A50 comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display running on in-house Exynos 9610 SoC chip with an in-display fingerprint sensor, backed by a 4,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging.
The highlighting feature is the triple camera setup at the back. The Galaxy A50 packs a 25-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.
The smartphone can capture some great shots irrespective of lighting conditions. Upfront, the Galaxy A50 features a 25-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Samsung Galaxy A50 in all does a good job, making it a great option at under 20,000 rupees. The smartphone boasts a top-quality screen, big battery, an ultrasonic under-display sensor, three cameras at the back, a much-premium design, all at an affordable price.
Samsung Galaxy M30
In our list, Samsung Galaxy M30 is one of the few smartphones to feature triple cameras at under 20,000 rupees. Samsung Galaxy M30 dons a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display featuring a water drop notch on top called the Infinity-V display. The smartphone runs on Samsung’s own in-house Exynos 7904 SoC octa-core chip coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
Galaxy M30 at the back features a rear triple camera setup comprising of a 13-megapixel f/1.9 primary shooter coupled with a 5-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a third 5-megapixel depth lens.
Galaxy M30 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with One UI on top backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging (ships with the adapter in the box).
Redmi Note 7S
The newly launched Redmi Note 7S takes the next spot replacing the standard Redmi Note 7. The new Note 7S from Xiaomi is currently the cheapest 48MP camera smartphone in India. It packs in the same 6.3-inch Full HD+ notched display in an 19.5:9 aspect ratio with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The same level protection is available on the other side.
Redmi Note 7S is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of built-in storage, expandable upto 256GB via a microSD card.
At the back, Redmi Note 7S comes with a dual camera setup featuring a 48MP main sensor coupled with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Do note, it’s the Samsung ISOCELL GM1 48MP sensor, and not the Sony IMX 586 one.
Up front, Note 7S sports a 13MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture supporting AI Beautification, HDR and more. The whole package is backed by a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging (without the brick inside the box) running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI 10.
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2
Asuss ZenFone Max Pro M2 at the current price does make a great option at under 20,000 bucks. The second generation Zenfone Max Pro smartphone is now available starting at just Rs 9,999. At the current pricing, Zenfone Max Pro M2 offers excellent value for money backed by some great features.
On top, Zenfone Pro M2 comes with a 6.22-inch Full HD+ notched display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The smartphone runs on the much-dependable Snapdragon 660 processor, dual cameras including Sony IMX 486 sensor and 4K video recording support.
On top the smartphone offers flawless stock Android experience with 8.1 Oreo (Android Pie update by April-end) and a massive 5,000mAh battery capable of running for at least two days on moderate use.
Nokia 7.1 made to the list because of its sleek performance with Android One on top. The smartphone packs in a crisp HDR supported 5.84 Full HD+ display in a solid chassis. Android One offers a stock Android Pixel-like experience on a budget with ease functioning of apps.
Nokia 7.1 runs on the much-dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. It’s available in a single variant in India, now at Rs 15,999.
It’s a dual camera system powered by ZEISS Optics featuring a primary 12MP shooter and a 5MP depth camera. The dual rear camera comes with EIS. Upfront, it comes with a MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The system is backed by a 3,060 mAh battery supporting 18W fast charging technology.
Nokia 7.1 offers some decent performance with the camera doing justice with a good amount of detail and over-sharpen images at times. The colour reproduction is quite okay and the battery backup is average
Realme 2 Pro
This Realme smartphone from last year, the Realme 3 Pro predecessor still remains of the best smartphones you can currently buy at under 15,000 rupees. Realme 2 Pro is now available starting at Rs 12,990 offering great value for money at the price
The smartphone runs on Snapdragon 660 processor, same as Redmi Note 7.
Realme 2 Pro comes with a Full HD+ 6.2-inch water drop notch display, dual rear cameras and a 3,500mAh battery.
Realme plans will soon be rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie as well. While a few specs may seem outdated, but still the smartphone is one of the best smartphones you can under 15,000.