15 Best Mobile Phones Under Rs. 20000 to buy in 2022

15 Best Mobile Phones Under Rs.  20000 to buy in 2022

Smartphones nowadays differ by latest processors, RAM and other factors. It is not like the old days when every phone was priced the same.

Nowadays, we can see around 3-4 categories in the price range itself, starting with affordable ones, followed by budget-oriented devices and then flagships and etc.

In today’s era it is very difficult for a normal person to choose a smartphone that suits him in every possible way. We’ll do our best to help you find ‘the one’ at ReviewXP.

All the smartphones mentioned below range from Rs. 15,000- Rs. 20,000 and you can buy these devices from online portals and some are also available offline.

Here are the best mobile phones under Rs 20,000 with specs, pros and cons:

1. Reality X (4 GB RAM and 128 GB Storage) realme x

Realme is a subsidiary of Oppo and one of its latest models in the market is the Realme X. The 4GB version of the model costs around Rs. 16000 to 17000 (depending on online sites). It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It comes with 6.53 inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display. The rear dual camera setup is of 48MP + 5MP and the front selfie camera is of 16MP. The phone is powered by a 3765mAH battery and comes with VooC flash charge.

Pros:

  • Fast charging is pretty good.
  • No-notch display with pop-up selfie camera.
  • 3765mAH provides a decent battery life.
  • Daylight image quality is great and low-light imaging does its job better than many other models.

Shortcoming:

  • There is no means for expanding the storage.
  • Many models around this range come with a wide-angle camera.

2. Oppo K3 (8GB RAM and 128GB Storage) Oppo K3 (8GB RAM and 128GB storage)

The Oppo K3 is one of the latest models from Oppo in the market which is classified as a budget phone (i.e. if your budget is in the neighborhood of Rs 20,000). It comes with a dual-camera setup at the back which is 16MP + 2MP and the front selfie camera is 16MP. Both setups support AI Beautification. Oppo K3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz. Due to the 3765mAH lithium-polymer battery, its battery life is similar to that of the Realme X. The price of this variant is Rs. 19,990.

Pros:

  • The design is beautiful, gives a premium feel.
  • Performance is decent and fast.
  • The image quality of the camera is quite good.
  • Its battery life is good
  • Supports fast charging.

Shortcoming:

  • Personally it looks like the phone will slip out of hands.
  • No expandable storage.

3. Vivo Z1x (6GB RAM and 64GB RAM) Vivo Z1x (6GB RAM and 64GB RAM)

The Vivo Z1x is one of the new models in the Vivo Z series. This is a budget smartphone which is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 AIE processor. It has a triple camera setup at the back which is of 48MP + 8MP + 2MP. The front selfie camera that sits in the waterdrop notch is 32MP. It is powered by a 4500mAH lithium-ion battery which is a great advantage for the wider smartphone users. It has a 6.8-inch Full HD+ display. Vivo Z1x is priced at Rs. 16,990.

Pros:

  • Display is decent.
  • Camera quality is quite good for a phone in this price range.
  • Fast charging is pretty good.
  • The phone’s battery life gives it an edge over the competitors.

Shortcoming:

  • No expandable storage.
  • Funtouch OS can feel a bit choppy for some users and needs more tuning.

4. Realme XT (4GB RAM and 64GB Storage) Realme XT (4GB RAM and 64GB storage)

The Realme XT comes with a quad-camera setup at the back. This is one of the plus points of the phone. The rear camera setup is 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP. The front selfie camera is of 16MP. Storage can be expanded up to 256GB. It has a 6.4-inch waterdrop notch display. The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor and packs a 4000 mAh battery. The price of this variant of the smartphone is Rs. 15,999 while the 8GB variant is priced at Rs. 18,999.

Pros:

  • The X factor of the phone is the 64MP primary camera which captures good quality pictures.
  • The battery life of the phone is good, thanks to the 4000mAH battery.
  • Storage is expandable.
  • The Super AMOLED display works well.

Shortcoming:

  • While the 64MP camera does its job well, the macro and ultra-wide angle cameras do not.
  • The software can feel choppy for stock Android users and needs some refinement.

5. Samsung Galaxy M40 (6GB RAM and 128GB Storage) Samsung Galaxy M40 (6GB RAM and 128GB storage)

The Samsung Galaxy M40 is one of the latest budget phones from Samsung that aims to provide a decent camera that sports a punch-hole selfie camera. This variant of the models is priced at Rs. 17,999 The triple-camera setup at the back is 32MP + 8Mp + 5MP. The front selfie camera is of 16MP. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor and is backed by a 3500mAh battery. It supports external storage which can be expanded up to 512GB.

Pros:

  • Ultra-wide angle camera is good for this price.
  • The overall performance of the phone is good.
  • It supports expandable storage.
  • Display is good.

Shortcoming:

  • No headphone jack.
  • The battery should have been better considering the price.
  • Many models in this price range come with Snapdragon 710 or better.

6. Oppo F11 Pro (6GB RAM and 64GB Storage) Oppo F11 Pro (6GB RAM and 64GB Storage)

Oppo F11 Pro is one of the new models of Oppo in the market. It targets customers who prefer a no-notch display and enjoy pop-up selfie cameras. This variant of the model is available on Flipkart for Rs. 15,990 and considering the specs, this is a good deal. It runs on MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor and has a 4000 mAh battery. The front camera is of 16MP while the rear dual camera setup is of 48MP + 5MP.

Pros:

  • The design of the model is superb.
  • No-notch display.
  • Camera quality is quite good.
  • 4000 mAh battery gives good battery life.
  • Expandable storage is supported.

Shortcoming:

  • The USB-C type does not exist.
  • There is no AMOLED display.

7. Oppo A9 2020 (4GB RAM and 128GB Storage) Oppo A9 2020 (4GB RAM and 128GB storage)

Oppo has launched many budget phones this year that have good camera quality and Oppo A9 2020 is one of them. This particular variant of the model is priced at Rs. 16,888. It has a quad-camera setup at the back which is of 48MP+8MP+2MP+2MP. The front camera is of 16MP. It is powered by a 5000 mAh lithium-polymer battery which is great at this price range. It has a 6.5-inch waterdrop notch display.

Pros:

  • Camera quality is good.
  • Due to the 5000 mAh battery, the battery life of the phone is quite good.
  • Supports expandable storage and has a dedicated micro SD slot.
  • Supports fast charging as well as wireless charging.

Shortcoming:

  • Runs on Snapdragon 665 processor.
  • Display quality could have been better.
  • The phone feels slippery.

8. Vivo S1 (4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage) Vivo S1 (4GB RAM and 128GB storage)

The price of this variant of Vivo S1 is Rs. 17,990 and comes with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage which is expandable up to 256GB. The model is powered by a 4500mAH lithium-polymer battery which gives a decent backup to the phone. Vivo S1 is powered by Helio P65 (MT6768) processor and sports a 6.38-inch Full HD+ display with a waterdrop notch for the front camera. The front selfie camera is of 32MP while the triple camera setup at the rear is of 16Mp + 8MP + 2MP.

Pros:

  • Camera quality is good.
  • The battery backup of the phone is good thanks to the 4500mAH battery.
  • It has a fast in-display fingerprint sensor.
  • It has expandable storage.
  • Supports fast charging.

Shortcoming:

  • The phone does not support HD streaming.
  • It does not have a Type-C port.

9. Nokia 7.2 (4GB RAM and 64GB Storage) Nokia 7.2 (4GB RAM and 64GB storage)

The Nokia 7.2 is one of the popular models from Nokia which is priced under Rs. This variant of the 20,000 model has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable up to 512GB. The triple camera setup at the rear is of 48MP + 8MP + 5MP and the front camera is of 20MP. It has a 3500 mAh battery and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display.

Pros:

  • Camera quality is very good.
  • The display is kind of immersive and decent.
  • Supports expandable storage up to 512GB.

Shortcoming:

  • Competitors are offering Snapdragon 710 or better at this price point.
  • The battery capacity should have been better considering the price.

10. Samsung Galaxy A30s (4GB RAM and 64GB Storage) Samsung Galaxy A30s (4GB RAM and 64GB storage)

Samsung Galaxy A30s is a budget phone from Samsung. This is an upgraded version of Samsung Galaxy A30. It features a 6.4-inch Full HD display that sports a waterdrop notch for the front selfie camera. Some of the major changes on the A30 are the triple-camera setup and in-display fingerprint sensor. The triple camera setup is of 25MP + 5MP + 8MP and the front camera is of 16MP. It is powered by a 4000mAH lithium-ion battery and runs on Exynos 7904 octa-core processor. Its price is Rs. 16,990.

Pros:

  • Camera quality is better than A30.
  • Display is good.
  • Dedicated micro SD card slot.
  • The battery backup is good due to the 4000mAH battery.

Shortcoming:

  • Although the performance of the phone is good for casual use then this model will not be satisfactory if you are a gamer.
  • Another problem is that there is a smear magnet at the back.

11 Vivo V15 (6GB RAM and 64GB Storage) Vivo V15 (6GB RAM and 64GB storage)

Vivo V15 has a 6.53-inch Full HD + display which does not have a notch. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor and a pop-up selfie camera which is of 32MP. The triple camera setup at the back is of 12Mp + 5MP + 8MP. It is powered by a 4000mAh lithium-ion battery and runs on MediaTek Helio P70 processor. Vivo V15 is priced at Rs. 15,990.

Pros:

  • Camera quality is good and daylight imaging delivers decent output.
  • The 4000mAH battery gives good backup.
  • Supports expandable storage.
  • Full HD + no-notch display.
  • Earphone is given in the box.

Shortcoming:

  • It does not have a USB Type-C port.
  • Does not support HD streaming.

These were our top picks for the best smartphones of 2021. An article for the best smartphones under Rs. 10,000 is coming soon so stay tuned with ReviewXP.

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