Top Smartphones Under 20000 In May: Poco X2, Realme X2, Note 9 Pro Max, Realme XT, Galaxy M31, Note 9 Pro, Realme 6, Vivo Z1X
Best smartphone under 20000? Top mobiles under 20000? Here’s a list of all the top smartphones you can buy under 20000 in May in India. We picked the best devices evaluating the best features based on performance, display, gaming, camera, battery and more.
The recent GST hike on mobiles has led to a shuffle in the list, and all the prices in the list are updated.
The May 2020 edition of the best smartphones under 20000 has changed slightly with the new price hikes. The best smartphones under 10000 include the likes of Poco X2, Realme X2, Note 9 Pro Max, Realme XT, Galaxy M31, Note 9 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Vivo Z1X and more.
Here are the best smartphones under 20000 listed based on usability, camera performance, gaming, multitasking, display quality and battery performance.
Poco X2 top the under 20000 smartphones list. It features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display offering 120Hz refresh rate in an 20:9 aspect ratio. Both the sides, front and back are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 featuring a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Poco X2 is powered by Snapdragon 730G, the mid-range gaming-centric chip by Qualcomm.
Coming to optics, Poco X2 features a rear quad camera setup with a Sony 64MP IMX686 sensor, a 2-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel sensor, and an 8-megapixel wide angle camera.
Upfront, Poco X2 flaunts a dual selfie camera setup sporting a 20MP and 2MP depth sensor. Poco X2 runs on the latest Android 10 with MIUI 11 out-of-the-box. Poco X2 houses a sizable 4,500mAh battery and supports 27W fast charging. Poco X2 new price starts at Rs 16,999 post GST hike.
Up next it’s Realme X2. The Realme mid-range killer is a slightly upgraded version of Realme XT. Realme X2 new price starts at Rs 17,999. Realme X2 comes with Snapdragon 730G with the same features as the XT model. Realme X2 features an AMOLED screen, quad camera system, 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor and a big 4,000mAh battery.
Snapdragon 730G couples with an improved Adreno 618 GPU to offer an enhanced flagship-level gaming experience.
The rear cameras on Realme X2 are the same as the standard Realme XT. Though, Realme X2 supports faster fast charging at 30W. Realme X2 730G comes with 30W VOOC 4.0 FlashCharge support and an improved 32MP camera upfront inside the notch running on the Realme UI.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
The new Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a perfect device under 20,000 rupees. It’s a maxed out version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The device features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device features a similar 6.67-inch IPS LCD display as Note 9 Pro with 60Hz refresh rate offering 120Hz touch sampling rate.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is also powered by the same Qualcomm mid-range gaming-centric chip, the Snapdragon 720G.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has a 64-megapixel main camera paired with an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone packs a 5,020mAh battery with a better fast charger, a 33W fast charger will come with the box. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max new price starts at Rs 16,499.
Realme 6 Pro
Realme 6 Pro features a 6.6-inch Full HD+ screen with a brand new dual hole-punch design. It includes a 16-megapixel main shooter and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle selfie shooter. Realme 6 Pro features Qualcomm gaming-centric processor, the Snapdragon 720G SoC. It has a four camera system featuring a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 primary f/1.8 sensor.
The other sensors include an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle f/2.3 sensor, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and a 2-megapixel macro f/2.4 sensor. Realme 6 Pro is backed by a 4,300mAh battery with support for the 30W fast charging.
Realme 6 Pro new price starts at Rs 17,999 onwards, increased by Rs 1,000 from the earlier Rs 16,999 post GST hike on mobiles. Smartphones in India are now taxed at 18 percent compared to the previous 12 percent GST slab.
Realme XT new price starts at Rs 16,999, increased by Rs 1,000, up from the earlier starting price of Rs 15,999. Realme XT comes with a 6.4-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display offering a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The rear four camera setup features a 64MP GW1 sensor, an 8-megapixel 119-degree ultra wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel macro lens and 2-megapixel depth 4cm sensor. Up front, Realme XT has the same 16-megapixel selfie camera as Realme X with HDR and AI beautification.
It’s a top mid-range device with an AMOLED display, in-display fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 712, quad camera and fast charging with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The whole system is backed by a sizable 4,000mAh battery with VOOC Charging v3.0 20W fast charging support (ships with the 20W adapter).
Redmi Note 9 Pro
The new Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a new design on the out made out of glass featuring a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display on top offering Full HD+ resolution. It’s a 60Hz display but offers 120Hz touch sampling rate with a punch hole camera at the top centre of the display.
Redmi Note 9 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 720G, the new mid-range gaming-centric chip by Qualcomm. Redmi Note 9 Pro packs the new 48-megapixel Samsung GM2 sensor.
It is further helmed by an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera offering 120-degree field of view, a new 5-megapixel macro sensor. Redmi Note 9 Pro packs a massive 5,020mAh battery this time supporting 18W fast charging. Redmi Note 9 Pro price now starts at Rs 13,999 post GST price hike.
Realme 6 comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display running on the MediaTek gaming-centric processor, the Helio G90T SoC. The G90T pairs with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, storage expandable via a microSD card up to 256GB. Realme 6 comes with a quad camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel main f/1.8 sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle f/2.3 sensor, a 2-megapixel macro f/2.4 sensor, and a 2-megapixel monochromatic f/2.4 sensor.
Upfront, Realme 6 comes with a single 16-megapixel front camera housed in the punch-hole. Realme 6 is backed by a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging running on the new Realme UI. Realme 6 new price starts at Rs 13,999 post the GST hike on mobiles.
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Redmi Note 8 Pro new price starts at Rs 15,999 onwards, increased by minimum Rs 1,000 from Rs 14,999. From camera to gaming to performance, Note 8 Pro excels in every department. Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ screen offering an immersive 91.94 percent screen-to-body ratio with a 3D curved CG5 glass sandwich body
Redmi Note 8 Pro packs in a quad camera system at the back. Note 8 Pro comes with the 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens and 2cm Macro lens.
Under the hood, Redmi Note 8 Pro has the gaming-centric flagship MediaTek Helio G90T processor with upto 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and a larger 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging support (ships with 18W fast charger). The Redmi Note 8 Pro base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage now starts at Rs 14,999.
Samsung Galaxy M31
Samsung Galaxy M31 new price starts at Rs 16,856 onwards, increased by minimum of Rs 857 from the earlier Rs 15,999. The device flaunts a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED full HD+ Infinity-U display. Samsung Galaxy M31 is powered by in-house Exynos 9611 processor and is available in storage variants: base model with 6GB of RAM paired and 64GB of storage, while the other top-end model has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy M31 features a quad-camera setup featuring a 64-megapixel main camera coupled with 8-megapixel secondary sensor, a 5-megapixel sensor and finally a 5-megapixel sensor.
Upfront, Galaxy M31 hosts a 32-megapixel selfie with an aperture of f/2.0. Samsung Galaxy M31 is backed by a massive 6,000mAh battery as it’s predecessor with support for 15W fast charging via a USB Type-C fast charger, shipped with the box along with a dedicated 3.5mm jack.
The Vivo Z1 Pro successor comes with a water-drop styled notched AMOLED display with narrow bezels on the sides and slightly thin chin. Vivo Z1X is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC as Z1 Pro. The smartphone comes with a 6.38-inch Full-HD Super AMOLED display with a tiny notch on top and a slight chin. The device boasts a triple camera system powered by a 48-megapixel primary sensor.
Vivo Z1X features a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary lens, an ultra-wide angle 8-megapixel secondary sensor and finally a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Upfront, the Vivo phone packs in a 32-megapixel selfie shooter.
Vivo Z1X houses a 4,500mAh battery supporting 22W Vivo FlashCharge technology and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The device is available in two storage options in India upto 128GB storage with upto 6GB of RAM. Vivo Z1X new price starts at Rs 16,990 for the base model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The other variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, available at Rs 17,990 Rs 18,990 (for different colour options).
Realme 5 Pro
Realme 5 Pro new price starts at Rs 13,999, increased by minimum Rs 1,000, up from the earlier price of Rs 12,999. Realme 5 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display, powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 712 SoC, the same chip which powers Vivo Z1 Pro and Realme XT. It comes with 4GB, 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Realme 5 Pro features a quad rear camera system.
It includes a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor. The f/1.8 sensor couples with an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle with an f/2.25 aperture and a 119-degree wide-angle lens.
The last two lenses are a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel portrait lens with f/2.4 aperture. Realme 5 Pro runs on a sizable 4,035mAh battery supporting VOOC 3.0 fast charging along with the compatible 20W fast charger in the box.
The budget pop-up Realme X has been a hit in the country with some good features onboard. Realme X new price starts at Rs 17,999 post GST hike on mobiles, and it comes with a full-screen AMOLED display, pop-up sensor, in-display fingerprint sensor, 48MP camera and more. It’s the only Realme notch-less smartphone. The device runs on the Snapdragon 710 chip featuring a 6.53-inch full-screen AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor embedded beneath the display.
Realme X is available via Flipkart starting at Rs 17,999 now for the base model with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Realme X comes with dual cameras featuring the 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and a 5MP depth shooter. The system is backed by a 3,765 mAh battery with support 20W VOOC Charging v3.0 offering some top charging speeds as upto 55 percent in 30 minutes.
Vivo Z1 Pro
Vivo Z1 Pro new price starts at Rs 13,990, Vivo Z1 Pro makes a great option under 20000. It houses a massive battery with fast charging, a triple camera system along, dot-hole display without any notch and enhanced gaming. Z1 Pro has a 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a screen-to-body 90.77 ratio with a punch-hole. Vivo Z1 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 with a three camera system at the back panel.
Starting with optics, the triple camera system on Vivo Z1 Pro has a 16-megapixel primary sensor, an 8-megapixel super-wide secondary sensor and finally a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Upfront, the Vivo phone packs in a 32-megapixel selfie shooter.
Vivo Z1 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie with Funtouch 9.0 on top. As a big plus, Vivo Z1 Pro comes with a huge 5,000mAh battery. It supports 18W fast charging technology and also packs in a fast charger inside the box. It takes around 2 hours to fully charge from 0 to 100 perfect. Vivo Z1 Pro is now available starting at Rs 13,990 for the base model.
Samsung Galaxy M30s
Samsung Galaxy M30S new price starts at Rs 14,749, increased by Rs 750. Samsung Galaxy M30s was earlier priced at Rs 13,999. An upgrade over the predecessor, Galaxy M30S comes with a humongous 6,000mAh battery, 48MP powered triple camera system, new Exynos 9611 chip and more. Galaxy M30s dons a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display featuring a water drop notch on top called the Infinity-V display.
On the outside, it’s a high-quality plastic polycarbonate body with gradient finishes. It runs on Samsung’s own in-house Exynos 9611 SoC octa-core chip coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
The triple camera system on Galaxy M30s features a 48MP primary shooter coupled with an ultra-wide lens and a third depth lens. Galaxy M30s runs on Android One UI backed by a mammoth 6,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging (ships with the fast charging supported 15W adapter in the box).