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10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (October 2015)

10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (October 2015)

by Rahul DubeyOctober 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 October. 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 mobile 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 is a better choice. 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. 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, especially 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

3. OnePlus One:

The OnePlus One is a great compelling phone out there. They say, the harder its to get a thing, the more its value is increased. That held true for the OnePlus One as it was available to buy with an invite system for one whole year, the good news is that the invite system is now gone forever. It has got an all plastic body but its sturdy and good-looking. It has got good curves so despite the bigger 5.5 inches screen, it fits pretty well in the hands. OnePlus One is much popular for the OS on which it was built on – The Cyanogenmod OS. But its beautiful journey to glory with Cyanogen soon ended when it entered India as, Cyanogen decided to break its partnership with OnePlus and joined hands with Micromax. But OnePlus came back stronger and launched their home-made ROM – The Oxygen OS based on Android Lollipop. The Oxygen OS looks beautiful, it’s very close to the stock Android UI but has few customizations and many features taken from the CyanogenMod. Another good news is that the dispute between Micromax and OnePlus has ended in May and the Indian users can now also get updates for the Cyanogen OS. The performance of the phone is very smooth by virtue of the powerful Snapdragon 801 processor that it has got. It has excellent audio quality, it has got very good battery backup and the cameras on the phones are also very good, producing more natural colours. Overall, it’s fun to use the OnePlus One phone as it is the balance of everything. It has got everything like the flagship processor, good design, good and stable software, good cameras, and good battery life, so going for the one will be a good one!

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PRICE16 GB - Rs    18,998  @        16 GB - Rs 18,998 @

64 GB - Rs    21,998  @        64 GB - Rs 21,998 @
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), Upgradable to Android Lollipop
CPUQuad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
SCREEN5.5 inches, LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi pixel density
SIMSingle Sim (Micro-SIM)
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Front Camera: 5 MP, LED Flash: Dual-LED flash
MEMORYInternal Storage 16/64 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery
OTHERS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS


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. Noteworthy is that, it is a single sim phone & doesn’t come with 4G so, make sure you are okay with it. Overall, it’s the beast of the phones 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.

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PRICERs   @  Rs  19,390  @  Rs @ 
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 Dubey
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.
  • sachin
    October 29, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Which phone ia good in overall performance? Asus zenfone 2 or moto x play

    October 29, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Hello Friends,
    Please suggest me the latest smart Phone with all latest features and upgradation under 20 k

  • Hitesh Verma
    October 28, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    please suggest me a phone with great camera under 15000

  • Aparna
    October 27, 2015 at 11:49 am

    hi , i want a phone below 20,000, with best camera for selfie,,can u suggest one?

  • aysik
    October 26, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    hi rahul.

    i am big fan of u.

    i want to know , with upcoming phones such as yu yutopia , one plus x and lenovo vibe p1 , which one will be the top mobiles under 20k.

    one plus x vs lenovo vibe p1 , which will be better ?

  • sannamanjappa
    October 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    hai dude,
    please sujjest me to which one i have to take my probale budjet is 20K
    i am besically graduate professional engineer


  • Sudhir Dontha
    October 25, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    thank you for ur kind info…
    please help me out..
    iam searching for a phone, which is under 20 thousand.
    The main features should be like..below..
    good camera both front n back for perfect shots and selfie!!
    ram about 2-3 GB , octacore,
    internal memory about 16-32GB
    good gaming experience, display,multi tasking..
    I would be really grateful if u could help me ..hope so!!

  • Prathamesh P Jadhav
    October 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Should I wait for xioami mi5?
    What do u think..

  • samrat
    October 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Hey rahul
    Dude m little confused between vivo v1 max & ASUS zenphone 2
    Which one is best to buy

  • samrat
    October 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Hey rahul,
    Dude m little confused between vivo V1 max & zenphone 2.
    Which one is best to buy?

    October 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Which mobile i should buy. Give some suggestions. Below 20,000.
    I want this specifications
    2gb ram
    Lolipop android
    Superb camera clarity
    Dual sim

  • October 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    i’m confused,i want phone that has excellent camera and have very good performance and good looking no hang problem to buy 15 to 20k over all performance very good which will be the best Please reply……..

  • sheetal
    October 12, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    motoxplay or asus zenfone 2(4gb ram)?which one is better?

  • param
    October 11, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    best camera phone under 20 k

  • deepak
    October 11, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Go for One Plus one
    It’s an superb phone with all the needs I am using it since 3 months can’t get anything better than this

  • Vinoth
    October 8, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Moto X Play or Meizu MX5, which one should i buy?

  • Arghya Goswami
    October 6, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Rahul, I am bit confused on which phone to buy under 20K. My priorities are –
    a) Smooth Performance without any lag
    b) Good Camera
    c) Gaming (should not lag)
    I was inclined towards MotoXPlay since it has stock android and free from all bloatwares.
    Please suggest.

  • Prasad Khutale
    October 5, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    How is result HTC desire 820G+

  • Prasad Khutale
    October 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    hey Rahul kya me aapse HTC mobiles ke bareme puch sakta hu…? How is result HTC desire 820G+

  • Rithwick Ronald
    October 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Im confused , i want a phone that has great camera and have dual sim and expandable memory. Which will be the best ?

  • Raghavendra
    October 3, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Hi rahul,
    Am looking a phone in sony phone around 15 to 20k. Looking into the reviews of m4 aqua its rated around 3 and lots of heating prob…how do u suggest on this

  • dhairya
    October 3, 2015 at 11:15 am

    next month which phone would be best under 20000 after launch of yu yutopia

  • Rhythm Ghosh
    October 3, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Moto x play is better or lenovo k3 note

  • G D Raghuram
    October 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I am really confused what phone to buy, I am really not bothered about the camera.
    My main priority is User Interface, performnce,speed and gaming.
    What do you think is better Moto x play or zenfone selfie ?
    Even though it has 3GB RAM it has a lot of bloatware , so is it snappier than moto x play?
    I would like to know about this.
    Please reply.

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