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Best smartphones under Rs 20,000 to buy in November 2018

There are numerous great mid-range smartphones to choose from.

  • Published: November 2, 2018 4:35 PM IST
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With Diwali less than a week away, the festive season is in full swing. With exciting deals and offers available on just about every product imaginable, this is probably the best time to upgrade to a new smartphone. If you’re specifically looking at the mid-range segment, there are numerous feature-packed smartphones available. Whether your requirement is stock Android, a big battery, or anything else, there’s definitely a smartphone for you. Want to know more? Here are ten best smartphones under Rs 20,000 you can buy this month.

Honor Play

The Honor Play is a gaming-centric smartphone powered by a Kirin 970 SoC. It comes with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Other features include a 6.3-inch FullHD+ notched display, dual rear cameras, 16-megapixel front-facing camera, and a respectable 3,750mAh battery. The 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant can be purchased for Rs 17,999.

Motorola One Power

The highlight of the Motorola One Power is its massive 5,000mAh battery. As for the rest of the specs, you get a Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. The smartphone features a 6.2-inch notched FullHD+ display, dual rear cameras, as well as a 12-megapixel selfie snapper. Oh, and did we mention it’s an Android One-certified smartphone? This one’s going to cost you Rs 15,999.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The segment-leading Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Snapdragon 636 chipset, 4GB/6GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. The display is a 6-inch FullHD panel, and there’s a dual-camera setup at the back, in addition to a 20-megapixel front-facing shooter. Backed by a 4,000mAh battery, the Redmi Note 5 Pro can be yours for Rs 14,999, even if you go for the 6GB RAM version.

Xiaomi Mi A2

Love Xiaomi but loathe MIUI? The answer is simple, and it’s called Mi A2. The smartphone is Android One-certified, which means a clean UI and updates directly from Google. Powering Xiaomi Mi A2 is a Snapdragon 660 chip with 4GB/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. There’s a 5.99-inch FullHD panel, dual-rear cameras, 20-megapixel selfie snapper, and even USB Type-C thrown into the mix. Sadly, there’s no 3.5mm audio port. The Mi A2 is a no-brainer at a price of Rs 14,999, for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version.

Watch: Xiaomi Mi A2 First Look

Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1)

Asus’ first smartphone to run stock Android comes with Snapdragon 636 SoC under the hood, combined with 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. You also get a dual-camera setup, 6-inch FullHD panel, and a colossal 5,000mAh battery. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage version of the smartphone is currently available at a special price of Rs 9,999, and it makes the Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1) an absolute steal.

Realme 2 Pro

The Realme 2 Pro is the first flagship from the former-Oppo subsidiary. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Up front, there’s a 6.3-inch FullHD+ display with a funky ‘waterdrop’ notch, as well as a 16-megapixel selfie camera. At the back, you get a dual-camera setup, and a fingerprint sensor. The whole package is backed by a 3,500mAh battery. Even if you go for the 6GB RAM variant, you just have to pay Rs 15,990.

Nokia 6.1 Plus

Back in August, HMD Global introduced the Nokia 6.1 Plus featuring a 5.8-inch FullHD+ notched panel, and a Snapdragon 636 chipset combined with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. The dual-camera system at the back is comprised of a 16-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor, while a single 16-megapixel selfie camera sits on the front. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is Android One-certified, so you’re sorted when it comes to software updates. Backed by a 3,060mAh battery, the smartphone costs Rs 14,999.

Vivo V9 Pro

The Vivo V9 Pro features a 6.3-inch FullHD+ notched display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC. There’s also 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, with a dedicated expansion slot that can take up microSD cards of up to 256GB. The V9 Pro has a dual-camera system at the back, and a 16-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies and video calls. Running Android Oreo with Vivo’s Funtouch OS baked on top, the V9 Pro is backed by a 3,260mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy J8

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone, which is priced at Rs 16,990, features a 6-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and runs Android Oreo out-of-the-box. Its dual-camera system at the back is made up of a 16-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor, with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera handling selfies and video calls. A 3,500mAh battery rounds off the spec sheet.

Oppo F9

Having a price tag of Rs 18,990, the Oppo is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s a 6.3-inch FullHD+ display up front, complete with a small ‘waterdrop’ notch. The Oppo F9 has a dual-camera system at the back, a 25-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,500mAh battery.

You Might be Interested

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

13999

Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core Processor
12 MP + 5 MP dual Camera
Asus Zenfone Max Pro (M1)

10999

Android Oreo
Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC
Dual Cameras - 13MP + 5MP
Xiaomi Mi A2
Android 8.1 Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC
Dual Cameras 20MP + 12MP
Honor Play

19999

Android 8.1 Oreo
HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core SoC
16MP + 2MP
Oppo F9

19990

Android 8.1 Oreo
MediaTek Helio P60
16MP + 2MP
Nokia 6.1 Plus

15999

Android 8.1 Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, octa-core CPU
Dual 16MP f/2.0 sensor + 5MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture
Samsung Galaxy J8

18990

Android 8.0 Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC
16MP + 5MP
Motorola One Power

15999

Android 8.1 Oreo
Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC
16MP + 5MP
Vivo V9 Pro

17990

Android 8.1 Oreo
Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC
13MP + 2MP
  • Published Date: November 2, 2018 4:35 PM IST