5 Best Smartphones Under Rs. 20000 in India

There are many smartphones out there and when it comes to buy the best phone for us, we need to take into account a number of points. After a careful and thorough research of all the mid-range smartphones under the tag of INR 20000, we have sorted out five of the best for you that perform as per advertised, have great specifications and do not burn a hole in your pockets. So we present to you these 5 best phones under Rs. 20,000 for July 2016 that have more than average or good ratings throughout the Indian market; check out the pros and cons so as to decide your next.

The 5 best phones under Rs. 20,000 for the month of July, 2016 that have made it to our list include: OnePlus X, Lenovo Vibe X3, Samsung Galaxy J7, Moto X Play and Asus Zenfone 2.

1) Lenovo Vibe X3

  • Average camera performance in low light
  • Limited option of colors; only white and black
  • Best Fingerprint sensor for enhanced security
  • Fast battery charging: up to 60% in just 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
  • Fantastic dual speakers with dolby atmos system
  • Excellent performance


At a price of just under 20K, this phone is certainly the best buy. The main features include a 3 GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal memory, 1.8GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, Adreno 418 GPU, 3500 mAh powerful battery and a 21 MP main camera with dual LED flash; perfect for the gamer and photographer in you! This dual SIM phone with 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and corning gorilla glass 3 weighs about 175 grams. It has Hybrid Dual Nano standby Sim with LTE support and the memory is expandable up to 128 GB with a card. Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro sensor, proximity sensor and compass are available in this phone that add to its value greatly. Lenovo VIBE X3 is the best value for money smartphone under Rs. 25,000 price tag.

 Spec Lenovo Vibe X3
CPU 1.8 GHz, Hexa-Core 64-bit, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor
Screen Size 5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, (Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection)
Display Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), (~401 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android v5.1 (Lollipop), UI - Vibe UI 3.0
RAM 3 GB
Primary Camera 21 MP Primary Camera, Dual-LED Flash
Secondary Camera 8 MP Secondary Camera
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Memory up to 128 GB via microSD (Hybrid Slot)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery, supports quick charging
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
 Lenovo Vibe X3 Specifications, Price & Review Flipkart store Lenovo Vibe X3 16 GB Specifications, Price & Review N/A
amazon store Lenovo Vibe X3 64 GB Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 19,999

2) OnePlus X

  • NFC is absent
  • You can’t select a SIM while placing a call
  • Great aesthetics
  • Colors are more deep and sharp
  • Silicone case is provided with the packing


Priced at a meagre 16,999 on Amazon India website, this smartphone has all the features packed in a single piece of art. The body is made from fire-baked Ceramic or Onyx black glass. It is an example of perfect balance between design and technology. It runs on the Android version 5.1 and weighs only 136 grams. Coming to the details, it has a 13 MP primary camera with f/2.2 Aperture and Phase Detection AF while the front camera is an 8 MP with f/2.4 Aperture. The phone features a 3GB LPDDR3 RAM; 16GB eMMC v5.0 storage; expandable up to 128GB. Needless to say, it has a 4G support that is a must for the smartphones these days. There are two slots, you can select to insert either two Nano SIM cards, or one Nano SIM card and a memory card. The phone also has a power-packed 2,525 mAh LiPo battery.

 Spec OnePlus X
CPU 2.3 GHz, Quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor
Screen Size 5.0 inches, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Display Full HD, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android v5.1 (Lollipop), UI - Oxygen OS
RAM 3 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP Primary Camera, LED flash
Secondary Camera 8 MP Secondary Camera
Internal Storage 16 GB
Expandable Memory up to 128 GB (microSD)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 2525 mAh battery
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
OnePlus X reviews Amazon store OnePlus X Rs. 14,999
Amazon store OnePlus X Rs. 16,999

3) Samsung Galaxy J7

  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No NFC support
  • Front camera has a dedicated LED flash
  • Powerful 3,000 mAh battery


Call it a junior version of the Samsung Galaxy A7, this phone has most of the features and comes in three colors, white, black and gold. Though the 720 p resolution is not so impressive, it makes it up with the 5.5 inch screen. It is a dual SIM phone with LTE connectivity enabled. It carries a 1.5 GB RAM that may look a bit on the lower side for a high end smartphone, but the performance is more than remarkable. The built-in storage is 16 GB, but you get around 20% more space than what you get in an A7. This smartphone has a 13MP primary camera capable of 1080p video recording and the best part is that the 5 MP front camera comes with a dedicated LED flash that makes it perfect for the selfie lovers, be there light or not!

 Spec Samsung Galaxy J7
CPU Quad-core 1.4 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 Processor
Screen Size 5.5 inches, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Display 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
RAM 1.5 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP Primary Camera, LED flash
Secondary Camera 5 MP Secondary Camera, LED flash
Internal Storage 16 GB
Expandable Memory up to 128 GB (microSD, dedicated slot)
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery (User removable)
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
Samsung Galaxy J7 Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Samsung Galaxy J7 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 14,249
amazon store Samsung Galaxy J7 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 14,999

4) Moto X Play

  • Non-removable battery
  • No TurboCharger
  • Superb 3630 mAh battery
  • 21 MP primary camera with phase detect autofocus and dual tone LED flash
  • Water repellent coating


One smartphone that has greatly been successful in luring buyers in the Indian market is the Moto X play. What makes it a strong contender among the best smartphones in this price range is the fact that it has some of the most impressive features when compared to the phones in the same range and category. Take for instance, the 21 MP camera and the water-repellent nano-coating besides all other spectacular features at a price tag of 18,499 on the company site. Other specs include a 5.5 inch screen with corning gorilla glass 3 protection; weighing 169 grams, it doesn’t go heavy on the pocket. The RAM is a standard 2 GB while there are options to choose within 16 and 32 GB internal memory variants. The front cam is a 5 MP snapper. The battery capacity at 3630 mAh is impressive too.

 Spec Moto X Play
CPU 1.7 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core Processor
Screen Size 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection)
Display 1080 x 1920 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android v5.1 (Lollipop), UI - Stock Android
RAM 2 GB
Primary Camera 21 MP Primary Camera, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera 5 MP Secondary Camera
Internal Storage 16 GB / 32 GB
Expandable Memory up to 128 GB (microSD)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3630 mAh battery
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
Moto X Play Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Moto X Play Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 18,499
flipkart store Moto X Play Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 16,999

5) Asus Zenfone 2

  • Non-removable battery despite removable cover
  • Size and weight are a bit on the higher side
  • Comes in too many versions and so it becomes confusing for the buyer to pick the right one
  • Supports fast charging (60% in 40 minutes)
  • Heavy duty battery – 3000 mAh
  • 4 GB RAM


Available in the market in many color options, this particular model tends to confuse the buyers sometimes with its unconventional naming procedure wherein the same model comes with variations in terms of its hardware. Sometimes it may be difficult to say the difference, but it is worth a mention in this list owing to the high-end features it offers at a price of under Rs. 20,000. The 5.5 inch screen and the amazing body are visual treats besides the functional specs. It comes with a 1.8GHz quad core processor, 4GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB as per users’ requirement by the help of a memory card. The 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP front camera just do the trick for the pictures to be amazing. The 3,000 mAh battery is a treat for the travellers to keep it alive all the time. This dual SIM phone supports 4G network and fast charging.

 Spec Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML
CPU 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core Processor
Screen Size 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Display 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Operating System Android v5.0 (Lollipop), UI - ZenUI
RAM 4 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP Primary Camera, dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera 5 MP Secondary Camera
Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Memory up to 64 GB (microSD)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
 Online Store Availability
Product  Store Price Visit
Asus Zenfone 2 Specifications, Price & Review flipkart store Asus Zenfone 2 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 16,999
amazon store Asus Zenfone 2 Specifications, Price & Review Rs. 17,999

This list above might actually help you out if you want to buy a smartphone and are struck at the point of deciding. So if you have this particular budget in mind and want something that has been reviewed by users previously, go for one of these as per your specific requirements and thank us later.

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