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Best Smartphones in India priced below Rs. 20000 (Oct. 2016)

If you are on a hunt for the best smartphone out in the market and are wondering what are the best options in the budget of about Rs. 20000, you should be confused given the number of options unlike how it was earlier with a very limited number of good smartphones in this price segment.

The credits for the rise here should be given to Lenovo for introducing the Lenovo Z2 Plus smartphone with an attractive price tag. For what is offered, the smartphone is priced very reasonably and thus the other brands had to push themselves to offer more value for money. Check out the list of best smartphones under Rs. 20000 in India right now.

Note: This will be a continuously updated list so you’ll see phones getting added with time based on our experience.

Lenovo Z2 Plus

lenovo-z2-plusThe best smartphone that your money can buy right now is the Z2 Plus from Lenovo. Powered by ZUK, this device is the special variant of the ZUK Z2 in China. In fact, the phone was launched as the most affordable Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone. It has a lot of special features and Lenovo has worked on the user interface and it is a very unique one with loads of features.

The fingerprint scanner on the Lenovo Z2 Plus rests on the front of the phone and it offers a lot of functions and not just the security of the device. The Z2 Plus has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and it is a unique design with the glass body and metal frame on the sides.

Tech Specs of Lenovo Z2 Plus

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  • Dimensions: 141.6 x 68.8 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 149 gm
  • Display: 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels, Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core
  • RAM: 3GB / 4GB variants
  • Storage: 32GB / 64GB variants
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Google Now launcher
  • Rear camera: 13MP with 1.34µm pixel size, Hybrid autofocus
  • Front camera: 8MP with 1.4µm pixel size
  • Battery capacity: 3500mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • SIM cards: Dual SIM, 4G support, Nano + Nano
  • VoLTE support: Yes
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes, front
  • Fast charging support: Yes, Quick Charge 3.0

Pros and Cons of Lenovo Z2 Plus

Pros

  • Nice design and build
  • Great performance
  • Quick charging support
  • Fingerprint scanner with many functions

Cons

  • Needs protection for glass body
  • Not the best camera

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LeEco Le Max2

LeEco Le Max 2The Le Max2 from LeEco is a very decent flagship phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and although it comes with a familiar design to the other smartphones from the company, but it is strong enough to do multitasking with ease.

The Le max 2 comes with a 5.7-inch display and there are variants based on RAM and storage. The good thing here is that the Le Max2 is offered with 4GB of RAM in the 32GB storage variant. The phone rocks a good camera combination of 21-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The device is given a 3100 mAh battery as well and there is support for 4G LTE with VoLTE.

The phone was already a decent one for its earlier price of Rs. 22999 but LeEco upped the competition by bringing down the price to Rs. 17999, offering better specs than the Lenovo Z2 Plus.

Tech Specs of LeEco Le Max2

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  • Dimensions: 157 x 78 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 183 gm
  • Display: 5.7-inch Quad HD, 2560 x 1440 pixels, IPS LCD
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB, not expandable
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Rear camera: 21MP primary camera with F2.0 aperture, PDAF
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery capacity: 3100 mAh
  • SIM cards: Dual-SIM, Nano + Nano, both support 4G
  • VoLTE support: Yes
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes, on back
  • Fast charging support: Yes, Quick Charge 2.0

Pros and Cons of LeEco Le Max2

Pros

  • Good performance
  • LeEco membership for free
  • Fast charging support
  • Neat display quality
  • Good camera combo

Cons

  • UI quite limited
  • Heats up a bit on gaming

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OPPO F1s

OPPO F1sOPPO’s latest smartphone in the selfie series is the OPPO F1s, which builds upon the specs of both the earlier phones – the OPPO F1 and the OPPO F1 Plus. The phone brings in the same good 16-megapixel camera on the front, which seems one of the best for capturing selfies and making video calls, while there are no big compromises with the other specifications as well.

The smartphone has a better battery life than the other two phones in the series and it does offer a lot that can make the F1s one of the good choices for phones priced below Rs. 20000. One of the factors where it is behind the others is the HD display as the phone lacks a Full HD display.

Tech Specs of OPPO F1s

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  • Dimensions: 154.5 x 76 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 160 gm
  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6750 1.5GHz octa-core
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB, MicroSD storage expansion
  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Rear camera: 13MP CMOS, PDAF support, F/2.2 aperture
  • Front camera: 16MP, F/2.0 aperture
  • Battery capacity: 3075 mAh Li-Polymer
  • SIM cards: Dual 4G SIM, Nano + Nano
  • VoLTE support: Yes
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes
  • Fast charging support: Yes

Pros and cons of OPPO F1s

Pros

  • Great cameras
  • Support for fast charging
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Lacks a Full HD display
  • Runs an older OS version

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016Samsung does the best job in its flagships but off late, there have been a lot of mid-range offerings from the company that you should look at. The best phone in the J series from Samsung is the J7 2016 variant, which comes with a 5.5-inch HD display and a 3300 mAh battery.

It indeed is a powerful device and Samsung has also given a flashlight on the front for brighter selfies here. The J7 2016 has an octa-core processor and there is 2GB RAM offered by the company. There is support for all the Indian 4G bands in the device and the phone has Dual SIM slot as well, which is a very important need for Indian users.

Tech Specs of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

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  • Dimensions: 151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 169 gm
  • Display: 5.5-inch, Super AMOLED, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Processor: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870, 1.6 GHz octa-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB, Expandable up to 128GB
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Rear camera: 13MP, F/1.9 aperture
  • Front camera: 5MP, F/1.9 aperture
  • Battery capacity: 3300 mAh Li-ion
  • SIM cards: Dual 4G, Micro + Micro
  • VoLTE support: Yes
  • Fingerprint scanner: No
  • Fast charging support: No

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Neat camera combo
  • 4G with VoLTE
  • Storage expansion possible

Cons

  • HD display resolution
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No fast charging

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Vivo V3 Max

Vivo V3 MaxThis is a very good phone from Vivo, coming with the Snapdragon 652 chipset from Qualcomm. The phone has a slim design and the Max has the most common size for displays in this price range – 5.5-inch Full HD. The company claims a lot about the performance and the front camera, both which are quite in the V3 Max.

Even though 32GB internal storage is provided in the phone, the V3 Max storage can be further expanded by about 128GB with the help of a MicroSD card. Though there is a smaller variant, the V3 that is not bad at all, the V3 Max is a better option to choose.

Tech specs of Vivo V3 Max

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  • Dimensions: 153.9 X 77.1 X 7.58 mm
  • Weight: 168 gm
  • Display: 5.5-inch, IPS, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Octa-core 1.8GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 32GB, expandable
  • OS: Android Lollipop, FunTouch OS
  • Rear camera: 13MP, PDAF
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
  • SIM cards: Dual SIM, Nano + Nano
  • VoLTE support: No
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes
  • Fast charging support: Dual fast charging circuits

Pros and Cons of Vivo V3 Max

Pros

  • Good cameras
  • Great display quality
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Expandable storage
  • Good performance

Cons

  • OS updates not timely

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Motorola Moto G4 Plus

Moto G4 PlusThe Motorola Moto G4 Plus is a largely improved smartphone in the G series from the company. None would have expected so better cameras from Motorola but the upgrade seems very good. Also the design is a bit changed and the Moto G Plus 4th gen. has a fingerprint sensor as well.

For those who don’t need a lot of fuss and are okay with mid-range specs that can challenge the likes of flagships, the Moto G4 Plus is a perfect go. It does come with a Full HD display and an Octa-core processor powers the device. If you are not heavily into gaming, you can choose this phone as it offers a great experience and Motorola has also confirmed Android Nougat update for it.

Tech specs of Moto G4 Plus

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  • Dimensions: 153 x 76 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 155 gm
  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core 1.5GHz
  • RAM: 2GB / 3GB variants
  • Storage: 16GB / 32GB variants
  • OS: Android Marshmallow, upgrade to Nougat soon
  • Rear camera: 16MP PDAF + Laser, F/2.0 aperture
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery capacity: 3000 mAh, Li-ion
  • SIM cards: 4G Dual, Micro + Micro
  • VoLTE support: Yes
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes
  • Fast charging support: Yes, Turbo charging

Pros and cons of Moto G Plus 4th gen.

Pros

  • Beautiful display
  • Great performance
  • Good camera performance
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Warms up easily

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