/Five ‘value for money’ smartphones under Rs 20,000

Five ‘value for money’ smartphones under Rs 20,000


With an aim to provide high-end technology and features, smartphone brands are continuously working on it and as a result, they are frequently launching new devices. But, instead of making it simple, it becomes more complicated for us to choose one smartphone out of so many other options available in the market. To simplify this process, we have come up with a list of five smartphones and believe most of them offer great value for the price they come for. Launched in 2019, all these smartphones are priced under Rs 20,000 and are among the top picks for the price range.

Samsung Galaxy M40 (6GB+128GB); Price: Rs 19,990

Galaxy M40

South Korean tech giant Samsung has refreshed its mid-ranged M series with a new smartphone M40 last month. The device features a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED display. The USP of the Galaxy M40 is the triple rear camera setup and a hole punch cut out for taking selfies. As part of it, the smartphone houses 32MP+5MP+8MP primary cameras, along with a 16MP selfie shooter. Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy M40 has an octa-core Snapdragon 675 SoC along with 6GB RAM and 128GB maximum internal storage. The Galaxy M40 comes loaded with Android Pie OS with One UI on top. The phone packs a 3,500mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. It comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back. Designed for millennials and Gen Z, the smartphone is an extremely capable device and competes with top variants of bestsellers like Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro. So far, the phone has only been available in midnight blue and seawater blue colour options. However, the company has launched the new Cocktail Orange variant.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB+128GB); Price: Rs 16,999

Redmi Note 7 Pro

In terms of sales, the last four quarters have been great for Xiaomi. And there are several Xiaomi phones available in the market that may confuse the consumers. We will try to help you out. This year, Xiaomi has launched its one of the best device — Redmi Note 7 Pro — in two storage variants. Earlier, it was launched only in 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB variant at Rs 13,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively. However, the company has recently unveiled its 6GB+ 64GB variant at Rs 15,999. The smartphone features 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with dot drop notch. It is powered by Snapdragon 675 SoC and runs the latest MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie software. The smartphone houses 4,000mAh battery and comes with support for Quick Charge 4, USB Type C port. It sports 48MP+5MP rear camera setup, 13MP front shooter. Overall, we believe that the Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the best Notes from Xiaomi so far. Perhaps it is the most affordable phone with a 48MP dual-camera setup, making it one of the best camera phones in its segment.

Realme 3 Pro (6GB+128GB); Price: Rs 16,999

Realme 3 Pro

China-based smartphone maker has launched its flagship Realme 3 Pro in India in the month of April. The device sports 6.3-inch FHD+ dewdrop full screen with a 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio, super wide view. The smartphone comes in two storage variants — 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB — at Rs 13,999 and 16,999 respectively. Built on 10nm process-manufactured Snapdragon 710 chipset, the Realme 3 Pro can promises to be more efficient with advanced 3D image rendering. It features “VOOC 3.0” flash charge a hefty 4,045mAh battery and 960fps super slow-motion video recording. It sports 25MP front camera and 16MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup. It sports the recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC. ColorOS 6 is based on Android 9 Pie, which runs smoothly and also gives you plenty of shortcuts and gestures.

Honor 20i (4GB+128GB); Price: Rs 14,999

Honor 20i

Chinese technology giant Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched Honor 20i in India in June that is available to purchase only through Flipkart. Priced at 14,999, the Honor 20i comes in only variant — 4GB+128GB storage. The smartphone comes under the Honor 20 series, which is a high-end, flagship smartphone line up from Honor, the Honor 20i is a lower mid-range device. It features a 6.21-inch IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution. The display has a small, U-shaped notch at the top and thin bezels around it. The smartphone sports a triple camera setup — 24MP+8MP+2MP — at the rear and 32MP front camera. The Honor 20i packs the Kirin 710 SoC; it has four Cortex-A73 cores, four Cortex-A53 cores, and for graphics, the chipset has Mali-G51 MP4 GPU. The Honor 20i runs on Android 9 Pie OS with EMUI 9 customization. The device houses a 3400mAh battery. However, it doesn’t have fast charging option and it doesn’t even feature a USB Type-C port; it comes with a micro USB port. And speaking of connectivity, the Honor 20i comes with dual-SIM, dual-VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Vivo Z1Pro (6GB+128GB); Price: Rs 14,990

Vivo Z1 Pro

Chinese smartphone player Vivo’s new offering Z1Pro comes with an in-display front camera at a starting price of Rs 14,990 in India. The smartphone comes in three storage variants — 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB which are priced Rs 14,990, Rs 16,990 and Rs 17,990 respectively. The smartphone features a 6.53-inch FHD+ captive touch-screen display, 32MP in-display selfie camera and 16MP+8MP+2MP triple rear camera set-up. Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset and AI-engine, the smartphone is fueled by a 5,000 mAh battery that supports dual engine fast charging. In addition, the handset comes with special features like ultra game mode, dark mode and a dedicated button for activating Google Assistant in one-press. The online-exclusive Vivo Z1Pro smartphone is available in sonic black, sonic blue and mirror black colours.

Vivek writes on Technology and Innovation. Currently, the tech correspondent with MY MOBILE holds the distinction to have covered various national and international TECH SUMMITS. He was previously associated with IANS (Indo-Asian News Service) and holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. Apart from writing, he is an avid traveller and does not share food!

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