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10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (November 2015)

10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (November 2015)

by Rahul DubeyNovember 1, 2015

Looking for the best smartphone under 20000 Rs? Then you have chosen a difficult task as there are number of great phones in this range which are equally good and thus, choosing the one which will be best for you is confusing. So to ease out your confusion, I have written the latest ranking of 10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs. for the month of November. Apart from the rankings, I have also mentioned which phone will be suitable for which types of users so, read it and choose the best one for you.

Checkout best phones in other price ranges and many other gadgets in our Buyer’s Guide.

From the last 2 years, every month hundreds of readers of ‘Best Tech Guru’ comment and ask me which phone they should choose from the crowded market. Which has enabled me to better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So with this experience, I have tried to make this list even more helpful for you but, if you still have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section at the end. 🙂

So, let’s take a look at the Best Phone Under 20000 Rs:

[jumbotron heading=”#Please Read:”]We believe that specifications of the phones just tell the half story, a great user experience matters more than great specifications. So, while preparing this list we have considered everything, the specifications, hardware, software (UI), real-world performance, user experience, brand value, after sales service and more. We see a phone as a complete package which should at the end deliver great satisfaction to the user and our rankings are based on the same principles. We consider hundreds of phones, from biggest to the smallest brands and come with our honest rankings every month.[/jumbotron]

1. Moto X Play:

Motorola has understood the Indian market really well, it knows how to produce great phones without stuffing them too much. The new Moto X Play sports a 5.5 inches 1080p Full HD display which turns out the pixel density of 403 ppi, the screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and the display quality is very good. Design wise, the phone looks beautiful & has got a good build quality. It also comes with water-repellent nano coating. It runs on the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 615 Octa-core CPU coupled with Adreno 405 GPU & 2 GB RAM & delivers decent performance but if you need a phone for gaming, it will be better to go with Zenfone 2. The phone has got a whooping 21 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detect Auto-Focus (PDAF) and Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash. The camera app comes with features like 4X digital zoom, auto HDR, burst mode, night mode, panorama, and Drag to focus & exposure. It can record 1080p HD videos at 30fps, it can also record slow motion videos and supports video stabilisation. All these features make Moto X Play the best camera smartphone under 20000 Rs. The phone also sports a 5MP front camera. It runs on the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with stock Android UI, a good thing about Moto phones is that they continue to get latest Android updates faster than most flagship phones. Another great thing about the phone is its 3630 mAh battery which offers mixed usage up to 30 hours (claims the company) & supports quick charging. It comes in two storage variants with 16 GB & 32 GB internal storage, it is also expandable upto 128 GB. The phone supports dual sim and 4G. Overall, the Moto X Play is a complete package with great user experience & minimum downsides, it is the best phone under 20000 Rs for day-to-day usage & an absolute delight for camera lovers. But still, if high performance is what you want the Zenfone 2 or OnePlus X are better choices. Moto X (2nd Gen) is also available at this price.

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PRICE16 GB - Rs 15,499 @             32 GB - Rs 17,499 @
OSAndroid v5.1.1 (Lollipop) | UI - Stock Android
CPU1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core Processor
SCREEN5.5 inches, Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAY1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 21 MP, Flash: Yes (Dual-LED flash) | Front Camera: 5 MP, Flash: No
MEMORYInternal Storage 16/32 GB, microSD Expandable upto 128 GB
BATTERYNon-removable 3630 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 169 grams, Thickness: 10.9 mm
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, NFC

2. OnePlus X:

After killing the Flagship phones & writing history, OnePlus has now entered the budget segment with its OnePlus X. The new phone comes with a beautiful design and solid build quality. The phone has got a metallic body and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back which feels really good and premium. It comes in two build options Onyx black glass back and fire-baked Ceramic. It comes with a dedicated physical key for Notification toggle, just like the OnePlus 2. It weighs at 138 grams and has a thickness of just 6.9mm. It comes with a 5 inches Full HD AMOLED display which is very good and at the same time, due to its smaller form factor it feels comfortable to use, even with one hand. The OnePlus X runs on the powerful and popular Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and coupled with 3 GB RAM. It has great performance and you can use it for everything. It comes with Android v5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box with OnePlus’s own Oxygen OS running on top. The OnePlus OS which was designed after the company’s breakup with Cyanogen has near stock Android UI but comes with added features and customization options. It features a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and clicks good images, it can record Full HD videos. It has got an 8 MP front facing camera with f/2.4 aperture which also clicks good selfies. Great thing is, the phone clicks images very quickly without shutter lags, the built-in camera app comes with necessary features and is easy to use. The phone supports Dual Sim and 4G and comes with 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 128 GB with the help of a microSD card but sadly, it eats up the second sim slot. It is backed by a non-removable 2525 mAh battery. The phone is great but a fingerprint sensor would have made it an irresistible deal. OnePlus X is available with the company’s annoying invite system currently but the invite system is expected to end soon. Overall, with great design, display and power, the OnePlus X is a one hard phone to ignore. Specially at the price of Rs. 16,999 it can be a great buy. The older OnePlus One can still be a good choice.
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PRICERs 14,999 @ 
OSAndroid v5.1.1 Lollipop | UI - Oxygen OS
CPUQuad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAYFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 441 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (Nano-Sim)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Flash: Yes | Front Camera: 8 MP, Flash: No
STORAGEInternal: 16 GB | Expandable: upto 128 GB via microSD (Hybrid slot)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2525 mAh battery
BODYWeight: 138 grams, Thickness: 6.9 mm
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


3. Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML (4GB RAM):

Wow! 4 GB RAM!! In India, still a large population hasn’t got 4 GB RAM even on their computers but this budget device from Asus let’s you carry the enormous power of 4 GB RAM in your pockets. It runs on 2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core Processor which is just amazing and with 4 GB of RAM, it’s needless to say the phone is performance powerhouse and can handle every bit of heavy gaming and multitasking pretty smoothly. It sports a 5.5 inches Full HD display which is very good and it is also protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone has a 13 MP rear & 5 MP front camera, the picture quality of both the cameras is very impressive. They are bright & colourful. It allows FHD video recording & produces good quality videos. It also has Dual-LED Flash and many other features. It runs on the Android v5.0 Lollipop with Asus’s ZenUI running on top of it. It supports Dual Sim & 4G (LTE). It comes with good 32 GB internal memory which is also expandable upto 64 GB, well that’s great! It also has a good 3000 mAh battery, with fast charging feature (60% in 39 minutes of charging). When it comes to design, the phone looks very good and more importantly it’s different from other phones in the market. Overall, the Zenfone 2 is a beast with its 4 GB RAM, it also offers a complete value for money package and can be a great choice without any doubts. At 17,999 Rs. the Asus Zenfone Selfie (3GB RAM) with 13 MP front camera and dual-LED front flash is also available, it also comes with laser auto-focus for the 13 MP rear camera. So, if camera, specially the front camera is your primary concern, the Zenfone Selfie is the best selfie focused smartphone under 20000 Rs. but if you are looking for better performance, Zenfone 2 with 4 GB RAM should be your choice.

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PRICERs 19,999 @  Rs @  Rs 15,999  @ 
OSAndroid OS, v5.0(Lollipop)
CPU2.3 GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 Quad Core Processor
SCREEN5.5 inches, IPS capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAY1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 ppi pixel density
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 5 MP, Flash: Dual-LED Flash
MEMORYInternal Storage 32 GB, microSD Expandable upto 64 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, NFC

4. Xiaomi Mi4 (64 GB):

“Power” & “Simplicity” are the two words which describe the Mi4 entirely. It runs on the very popular and very powerful Snapdragon 801 Processor which was used in almost all the last generation flagship phones. To make the performance even greater it has got 3 GB RAM. So, there is no need to describe the performance, you yourself can imagine how fast and fabulously it will perform. It sports a 5 inches Full HD display which is also pretty good and bright. The things we should discuss in details is the camera performance of the phone. It has got the Sony IMX 214 CMOS sensor which is quite advanced. The camera quality is pretty good, it is capable of recording 4K videos, the Autofocus of the phone is pretty fast (0.3 Seconds) and decent and works quite well. The camera works quite well at night also, it has High Dynamic Flash which takes two photos one with flash and one without flash and then mixes the colors in both the photos so, the image gets natural colors. The 8 MP front camera is equally good. The battery life of the phone is good. Its design is simple but the metallic bezels gives it a premium and stylish touch. It runs on the custom Android skin of Xiaomi which is the MIUI V6 and is quite beautiful. The Infrared blaster in the phone might be quite useful to control TV, AC, etc. Sadly, it is a single sim phone & doesn’t come with 4G so, make sure you are okay with it if you decide to go with it. Overall, it’s an amazing phone with very good design and build quality and can be a good buying choice at this price.

Xiaomi Mi4 - Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs

PRICE16 GB - Rs. 14,999 @             64 GB - Rs. 17,999 @

16 GB - Rs. 14,999 @             16 GB - Rs. 14,999 @ 
OSAndroid v4.4.4 (KitKat), Planned upgrade to Android v5.0 Lollipop
CPUQuad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 ppi pixel density
SIMSingle Sim (Micro-SIM)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Front Camera: 8 MP, LED Flash: Yes
MEMORYInternal Storage 16/64 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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5. Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual:

First things first! “Aqua” in the name means that the phone is waterproof and you can jump into the swimming pool with the phone in your hands (although, Sony doesn’t actually want you to do this!) or you can survive the monsoon without the fear of getting your phone damaged in rains, well that’s great! Talking about the design, Sony’s design had been always beautiful and pleasant and when it comes to the new Xperia M4 Aqua, it’s even more polished. The phone is built with metallic frame with matte finish back and it looks very good, it has a flat back and curved edges. It has a 5 inches HD display which is good. The Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor powers the phone, it is coupled with 2 GB RAM and the performance of the phone is good also. It has a 13 MP rear camera which comes with lots of features and clicks good images. The 5 MP front camera comes with super wide-angle lens and also has a good picture quality. It runs on the latest Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) with Sony’s UI on top of it, it’s very beautiful and easy to use. The phone supports dual sim and 4G, it comes with 16 GB internal memory which is expandable upto 128 GB. It has a good 2400 mAh battery. Overall, the Xperia M4 Aqua doesn’t have the best specs at this price, but it is a really good overall package with all the essence of Sony so, it can also be a great choice. At this price the older Xperia Z1 is also available which still offers decent propositions, it can be a good choice too. Also, if you can extend your budget upto Rs. 21,500 going with the Xperia C4 Dual with 5 MP front camera with front LED flash, FHD screen will be a better deal.

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PRICERs   @  Rs  19,390  @  Rs    19,790 @ 
OSAndroid OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa Core (1.5 GHz + 1 GHz ) Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Scratch-resistant glass
DISPLAY720 x 1280 pixels, 294 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 5 MP, Flash: YES
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD expandable upto 128 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru' which is now a leading Tech Blog in India. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog.
  • Orange
    November 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Guys please dont ignore…
    I have been searching for a phone for months.
    But i dont have a good suggester.
    My phone should be
    *under 20k
    *full HD display with 400+ ppi
    *super battery back up
    *amazing crisp and clear camera with lot of functionalities.
    *2GB or + ram
    *5 inch or + display size
    *heavy game capabilities
    *LED notification light

    Please help me.
    You are the No1 buyers guide and i have no other hope now.pls do email me.
    Waiting for your suggestions.

  • vikram
    November 25, 2015 at 8:09 am

    hiI want to buy best sound quality,camera quality & good bettry life phone in 20000 plez help ??

  • aishwarya pathak
    November 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    hey I wanted a best phone for my sister she is professionally a lecturer so can you suggest a best cell for her within 20,000-25,000

  • Ankita
    November 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Rahul !
    Do you have a vacany in your company for a phone reviewer ?
    I am a tech geek and would love to write about the thing I love the most.

  • siddhesh warghade
    November 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I want to buy best gameing & good bettry life phone in 20000 plez help ??

  • Vijay
    November 21, 2015 at 8:32 am

    What about lenovo vibe x2?

  • rohit
    November 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    I have decif to go oppo R7,vivo xmaxpro,and s7 gionee and samsung j7 which of them is best in between those kindly suggest

  • Hitesh Verma
    November 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    please tell the moto g3 really have heating issue.should i buy it ?

  • Sweet Child
    November 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Hey man i wanna buy a cellphone today itself ! mybudget is 20,000/- INR, which cellphone i shud buy ?
    1. i shud invite ONE PLUS X ?
    2. ASUS ZENPHONE 4GB ver ?
    3. any of your choice you can suggest !
    NOTE: I want cellphone should to be BEAST in RAM and main thing is that cellphone should/must have option to OFF KEYPRESS POPUP.

  • sheel
    November 16, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Firstly the article is really helpful. Thanks for it and good work. Secondly i wanted to buy the sony xperia z1 but cant get it under 20k plus im confused between one plus zenfone mi4 and sony xperia keeping in mind my last phone the moto x fell from my hand and broke so need a phone that wont break easily and im a heavy user. Thanks for your tim.

  • Ayush shah
    November 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Hi ,
    Im looking for moto x play and one plus x , i am looking for a great camera quality !

  • Ayush shah
    November 12, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Hi ,
    Im confused between one plus x and. Moto x play , im looking for great camera quality !

    • ujjwal
      November 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      go for moto x play. its a briliant mobile. (Octa-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit)

      cons for one plus x is 32 bit processor. (Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit)

  • Ashfaque p saif
    November 12, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Hai thanks for the list
    Again I’m in a great confusion on which fone to buy I have 20k budget I was looking onto one plus one I’m in kerala so considering the service Centre also is it a good choice
    One plus one
    And what will be your opinion on a 2nd hand one plus one

  • Dhvanil Patel
    November 9, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    I am searching a good anroid phone, I have short-listed below phones
    1.oneplus x
    2.oneplus one galaxy s5 galaxy note 3 6

    Could you please help me to select one phone
    who is the bast phone ????
    plzzz replyy

  • Praveen
    November 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    I am searching a good anroid phone under 20k, I have short-listed below phones
    1. Lenovo Vide P1
    2. Asus Zenfone 2 (4GB)
    3. Moto X play
    4. One plus X

    Could you please help me to select one out of these 4 phones.
    Basically I use my phones for Internet browsing, maps, email purpose.


    • Praveen
      November 16, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Awaiting your response. please suggest one.

      • Praveen
        November 16, 2015 at 4:07 pm

        You can chose the Moto X play….it has a better battery than zenfone 2…If you need performance you can go with zenfone2..Camera quality of Moto x is much better than zenfone 2 @…:-)

    • ujjwal
      November 19, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      lenovo vide p1 is heavy but configration is g8.

      Asus Zenfone 2 (4GB) is given waste application in under UI. Camera is medium.

      Moto X Play is amazing phone. No cons

      One Plus X
      single sim
      service issue.
      32 bit old processor

  • shrey singhal
    November 9, 2015 at 12:04 am

    I am looking for a steardy phone for my father. He is using an old nokia phone and uses it very roughly.
    Please suggest a phone which is DURABLE and has GOOD BUILT QUALITY.
    Is moto X Play a good choice?

  • Wrecker
    November 7, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I just want to know that I’m using htc one m7, so can u please compare it with one plus x, I hope It’s not mistaken to buy it….

  • Nitish
    November 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Which mobile is best for me
    i like duel sim snapdragonn 801 Procesar and gud camera ?

    • November 7, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Hi, the OnePlus X can be a good choice for you but, if you use dual sims u won’t be able to use the microSD card at the same time. And if you want that feature, the InFocus M812 can be the choice.

  • Rintu Garai
    November 4, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Should I upgrade my Samsung E500H mobile from Android 4.4.4 to 5.1.1 ?Shall I face any problem? plz reply

  • Sonu Chauhan
    November 4, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Awesome post, best guide for those who are going to get a phone under 20K. Thumbs Up 🙂

  • shubham dhanfhole
    November 3, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I’m looking for zenfone selfie(3gb RAM)…

    is it worth to buy it for both camera and performance wise??

  • Harsh
    November 1, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Hi admin

    I really like your list.
    But there’s one mistake, one plus x has 8 mp front cam.

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