Top Realme, Xiaomi Phones To Buy Under 20,000 (July): Best Phones Under 20000

Top phones under 20000? Xiaomi mobiles under 20000? Realme mobiles under 20000? Here’s a list of all the top smartphones from Realme and Xiaomi you can buy under 20000 in July in India. We picked the best Realme and Xiaomi phones evaluating the best features based on performance, display, gaming, camera, battery and more.

Top Realme, Xiaomi Phones To Buy Under 20,000 (July): Best Phones Under 20000

Poco will soon be unveiling it’s latest Poco M2 Pro in the mid-budget category.

Both Realme and Xiaomi are the frontrunners when it comes to bringing in top features on budget devices. The best smartphones from Realme and Xiaomi under 20000 include the likes of Realme X2, Note 9 Pro Max, Poco X2, Realme XT, Realme 6 Pro, Note 9 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Realme 6, Redmi Note 8 Pro and more.

Here are the best smartphones from Xiaomi and Realme under 20000 in India.

Realme X2 

Realme X2 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.

Poco X2

Poco X2 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. The company is now all set with another budget smartphone, Poco M2 Pro.

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 17,499 after the new GST hike.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is 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 

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.

Realme XT features 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 much-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 

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.

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.

Realme X

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.

Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8 is a perfect budget smartphone. Now priced at Rs 11,499, Redmi Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ screen offering 90 percent screen-to-body ratio sporting a glass sandwich body with Gorilla Glass 5 support on the front and back as the previous generation Redmi Note 7 series. 

The four camera system on Redmi Note 8 features a primary 48MP Samsung GM1 sensor with f/1.79 aperture, 2MP depth sensor, 8MP Ultra Wide lens and a 2cm Macro lens. 

Under the hood, Redmi Note 8 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665. The smartphone will come with the same 4,000mAh battery with support for fast charging (18W charger included) and USB Type C port. Android 9 Pie based MIUI 11 is now available. Redmi Note 8 is available via Amazon India.

Realme 3 Pro

Realme 3 Pro is now available starting at Rs 13,999 post GST hike on Mobiles. Realme 3 Pro scores high in almost all the departments. It comes with a high quality polycarbonate body featuring a 6.3-inch full HD+ water drop notched display with Gorilla Glass 5 and a gradient design at the back. At the back, the smartphone has a dual camera setup.

The setup includes a 16MP Sony IMX 519 sensor. The main sensor has an f/1.7 aperture coupled with a 5MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. It’s the same camera as OnePlus 6T. Up front, Realme 3 Pro uses a 25MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture.

Running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, Realme 3 Pro available in two variants with ColorOS 6.0 on top based on Android 9 Pie. 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. Realme 3 Pro is available starting at Rs 13,999 via Flipkart, 64GB base model.

Mi A3

The latest third generation Mi A3 has is now priced at Rs 12,999 in India post GST hike. The device sports a good 3D curved glass design on the out, featuring a 6.08-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a circular drop styled notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi Mi A3 is powered by Snapdragon 665 SoC.

It couples with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. At the back, Mi A3 has a triple camera setup.

The setup comprises of a 48MP primary Sony IMX 586 sensor, an 8MP secondary sensor and a wide-angle 2-megapixel tertiary sensor. Upfront, Mi A3 features a 32-megapixel selfie camera. The device is backed by a 4,030mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.

Redmi Note 7 Pro

Even after Redmi Note 8 and Note 9 series, Redmi Note 7 Pro remains one of the best devices you can buy under 15000 rupees with top of the line mid-range features. Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a premium glass design body on the out sandwiched between Corning Gorilla Glass 5 body and a 6.3-inch Full HD+ notched display.

Note 7 Pro runs on the 11nm Snapdragon 675 processor with on MIUI 10 top based on Android 9 Pie (MIUI 11 now available) backed by a 4,000mAh battery supporting 18W fast charge (doesn’t ship with fast charger).

At the back, Redmi Note 7 Pro packs in a dual camera system comprising of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor as its primary lens coupled with a 5MP secondary depth sensor. Upfront, Note 7 Pro has a 13MP sensor. Redmi Note 7 pro is now available starting at Rs 10,999 via Flipkart and Mi.com.

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