Watch these smartphones under Rs 20,000 available in the market with an overall good experience and simultaneously fitting your budget.
Intro: In today’s world a smartphone is one of the most essential parts of our life. Be it browsing through social media, gaming, clicking pictures or doing some professional work, everyone wants a smartphone that fulfils all their needs, gives them a good overall experience and most importantly, also fits their budget. A wide variety of options are available in the market and it gets very confusing for a buyer to make the right choice. Aniket Pande of BlazeTechnica presents some of the best picks for smartphones under Rs 20,000 available in the market at this moment.
Price: Starting at Rs 9,499
For someone having a tight budget and looking for a smartphone under Rs 10,000, the Realme C21Y is a great option. Realme C21Y was launched last year in August 2021, and for a starting price of Rs 9,499, it offers some decent specs.
The base variant of this smartphone comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which is quite limiting, but the phone does come with a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion. Realme C21Y features a 6.5 inches 720p IPS LCD display. Powering this smartphone is the Unisoc T610 processor which is capable of handling all day to day life tasks as well as some casual gaming.
When it comes to cameras, Realme C21Y has a triple camera setup on the back where the main camera is 12 MP, and the other two cameras are 2-2 MP sensors for Macro and Depth, with the front-facing camera being 5 MP. The overall camera performance is good enough and can click some decent looking pictures for its price and shoot videos up to 1080p at 30fps. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh and the smartphone supports only 10W Charging, so no fast charging on this.
POCO M4 Pro 5G
Price: Starting at Rs 14,999
The POCO M4 Pro 5G is currently one of the best options under the Rs 15,000 price segment. The smartphone was recently launched in India in the month of February for a starting price of Rs 14,999.
Looks-wise, the POCO M4 Pro stands out due to its unique design and flashy colour options. Along with this, it is IP53 rated which makes it splash resistant up to an extent but not completely water-resistant. The smartphone features a 6.6 inches Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, making the scrolling experience a lot smoother. The smartphone also comes with a second speaker vent on the top along with the bottom, making it a stereo speaker setup for a great multimedia consumption experience. Powering this smartphone is the Mediatek Dimensity 810 processor which is a very good processor in this price range. It offers good overall performance even in high-end gaming as the Dimensity 810 comes with an integrated 5G MODEM. The smartphone also has 5G connectivity and supports seven 5G bands.
POCO M4 Pro 5G comes with a dual-camera setup at the back where the main camera is 50 MP and the second camera is 8 MP Ultrawide. The cameras can shoot videos up to 1080p at 60 fps, with the front-facing camera being 16 MP. Battery capacity is 5000 mAh along with support for 33W fast charging.
Motorola G51 5G
Price: Rs 14,999
For a similar price of Rs 14,999, we have one more option which is the Motorola G51 5G. There are a lot of buyers for whom the topmost priority is a clean and stock Android software experience and for such requirements, the Motorola G51 is an ideal pick.
The smartphone comes with a tall 6.8 inches Full HD+ IPS LCD Display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Powering this smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ processor which performs well in handling day to day life tasks as well as some graphic-intensive games. As the name indicates, the Moto G51 also has 5G connectivity and supports twelve 5G bands.
The smartphone comes with a triple camera setup where the main camera is 50 MP, the second camera is 8 MP for clicking some Ultrawide shots and the third camera is a 2 MP Macro sensor. The front camera is 13 MP and the overall camera performance is good enough but surely not the best in this price segment. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh and the phone supports 20W fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G
Price: Starting at Rs 15,999
For someone looking for a balanced mid-range smartphone, especially from a tier 1 brand, Samsung’s newly launched Galaxy F23 5G is a good option. The price of the Galaxy F23 starts at Rs 15,999 for its 4/128 GB variant and the smartphone offers some decent specs for its price. The smartphone features a 6.6 inches Full HD+ TFT LCD Display with a fast refresh rate of 120 Hz. Not having an AMOLED display, that too in a Samsung smartphone, is a bit of a letdown but apart from that, the display seems good.
The processor used in the Galaxy F23 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G which is a very good processor, especially for the price of this smartphone. 5G connectivity is also present in the Galaxy F23 and the smartphone supports 12 5G bands.
When it comes to cameras the Galaxy F23 has got a triple camera setup where the main camera is 50 MP, the second camera is an 8 MP Ultrawide lens and the third camera has 2 MP sensor for clicking macro photos. The front camera is 8 MP and the rear camera can shoot videos up to 1080p at 30 fps. Battery capacity is 5000 mAh and the phone supports fast-charging up to 25W. Samsung has removed the charger from the box of Galaxy F23 so buying the charger separately adds up to the cost of the smartphone.
Redmi Note 11S
Price: Starting at Rs 16,499
For a slightly higher price, we have another recently launched smartphone which is the Redmi Note 11S. The smartphone sells for a starting price of Rs 16,499 for its 6/64 GB variant. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note has always been a very popular series in the mid-range smartphone market and the Note 11S also offers some of the best things in this price segment.
The smartphone features a 6.43 inches Full HD+ AMOLED Display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz which can go up to a peak brightness of 1000 nits, making it easily visible outdoors. Indeed, one of the best displays in this price segment. Along with this, the smartphone also has a stereo speaker setup for a great multimedia consumption experience. The Note 11S is also IP53 rated making it dust and splash resistant. Powering this smartphone is the Mediatek Helio G96 processor which is almost comparable to the Dimensity 810 processor found on the POCO M4 Pro 5G. Redmi Note 11S doesn’t support 5G, so it is a 4G smartphone.
When it comes to cameras the Note 11S has got a Quad camera setup where the main camera is 108 MP, the second camera is 8 MP Ultrawide and the other two cameras are 2-2 MP sensors for Macro and depth detection. The front camera is 16 MP and the maximum resolution in which the rear camera can shoot videos is only up to 1080p at 30 fps. Battery capacity is 5000 mAh, along with support for 33W fast charging.