Indian smartphone consumers are price conscious. They get attracted to a brand which offers better value for money products. Xiaomi is impressing the Indian audience with its full value for money Redmi smartphones. And there are other brands such as Huawei, Coolpad, Lenovo, Motorola offering decent smartphones.
The sub- Rs. 10,000 price bracket in India is a cluttered one at the month because of brands preferring the segment hugely. However, there are some decent smartphones in the Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 price segment. And they’re best selling ones too. Here are the top smartphones under Rs. 20,000 in India with 4G VoLTE support.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Motorola’s latest Moto G series device has been one of the best in the sub Rs. 20,000 price department. The smartphone offers the best camera in this price range and has decent specifications as well. The Moto G5 Plus has a 5.2-inch Full HD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 chip, 3GB/4GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of internal storage.
The device is equipped with a 12MP dual pixel camera with a larger f/1.7 aperture that captures more light. There’s a 5MP front-facing camera as well. The 3GB RAM variant costs Rs. 14,999, whereas the 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 15,999. The device uses a 3000mAh battery unit.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM/64GB Option)
Well, no smartphone could replace the budget Redmi Note 4, at least for the next four months. The device has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, Snapdragon 625 SoC, 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM paired with either 32GB or 64GB internal storage. Xiaomi managed to keep the price of the phone as low as Rs. 9999, which is the primary reason behind the device’s success.
It also has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 5MP front-facing camera. The Redmi Note 4 has support for 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It is armed with a 4100mAh battery, which lasts for two complete days on a single charge.
Nubia Z17 Mini
Nubia recently launched the Z17 Mini (First Impressions) smartphone with dual cameras in India. The Z17 Mini offers decent specifications for the asking price and offers dual cameras as well. The phone has a 5.2-inch Full HD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 652 chipset. Nubia has added 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The smartphone has two 13MP sensors at the back (one for RGB shots and another one for monochrome shots). There’s a 13MP front-facing camera as well for selfies and video calls. The device is priced at Rs. 19,999 and runs on Nubia UI 4.0 on top of Android Marshmallow. A 2950mAh battery keeps up the light to the phone.
Huawei Honor 8
Huawei’s Honor 8 has received an official price cut and is now available around Rs. 18,000. The Honor 8 is one of the best camera smartphone in 2016 with two 12MP cameras at the back. The primary lens of the dual camera is integrated with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, BSI CMOS sensor, laser autofocus, and 1080p video recording capability.
The second lens is responsible for capturing in-depth information of the subject, to re-focus on the scene, and absorb better lighting for perfect clicks. There is an 8MP selfie camera on board with a f/2.4 aperture.
For other specifications, the Honor 8 features a glass body with a fingerprint scanner placed on the rear of the device. The device features a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display with 2.5D glass on front screen and back. It is powered by Huawei’s exclusive HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core chipset.
The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is backed by a 3000mAh battery with fast-charging technology that charges the device to 47 percent (from zero percent) in just 30 minutes. It comes in two RAM and storage variants – 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage.
Lenovo P2 is probably the Android smartphone with best battery life till date. With its massive 5100mAh battery and Snapdragon 625 chip inside, the phone refuses to die. With a single charge, the device offers three days of battery life. And the rest of the specifications are decent too.
The Lenovo P2 has a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED screen, 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Bearing little customizations, the Lenovo P2 also has a near stock Android interface.
Note: The list includes smartphones which are already available for purchase in India. There are smartphones such as Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 missed out on this list because they’re yet to be made available in India. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro also misses out on the same reason.
Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.