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10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (September 2015)

10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (September 2015)

by Rahul DubeySeptember 1, 2015

Looking to buy a phone around 20,000 Rs? Then you have chosen a difficult task as there are number of great phones in this range which makes everybody confused and helpless. Don’t worry though, I am here to help you out. I have written the latest list of Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs. for the month of September. Read it and compare the phones and choose the best one for you. You can checkout best phones in other price ranges and many other gadgets in our Buyer’s Guide.

Every month hundreds of readers of this blog comment and ask me which phone they should choose among the crowded market. Which has made me even better understand the requirements and view-point of the buyers. So I am trying to make this list even easier for you by giving you appropriate information. You are always welcome to ask your queries.

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

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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 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.


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 21,499  @ 
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 and is certainly a great choice for camera lovers or power-hungry users.

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 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 looks breathtaking, it has a flat back and curved edges. It has a 5 inches HD display which is very good. The Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor powers the phone, it is coupled with 2 GB RAM and the performance of the phone is very good. 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 phone doesn’t have the best specs, but it packs really good 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 very good choice too.

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PRICERs   @  Rs  19,400  @  Rs    19,490 @ 
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.
  • Abhishek
    April 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I want. A phone with good camera and good battery life and a branded phone….with good looks …m nt a game lover but atkeast the processor sud be good without any lags……with less heating issuess… budget is 17k …..pllzzz help me …

  • shagufta shehbaz choudhari
    October 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Is ASUS ZENFONE 2 is great with its both camera clearity …how abt its reviews…

  • akshay kavia
    October 3, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I need a phone with it great brand and performance…. For INTERNET

  • apurv
    September 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    i m willing to buy a new smartphone … and i m totally confused which one to buy.. please sujjest me the phone…i want a phone which works smooth on multiple tasking and good cameras and also good battery backup… please sujjest me the phone..

  • Raj gupta
    September 29, 2015 at 6:02 am

    Wchich phone should i buy ? Im confused in mi4 and zenfone2

  • Rony
    September 27, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Hey, I want a phone around 20K. I need only two best features. 1st is gaming, 2nd is camera. Suggest me something good please

  • Jaykumar
    September 21, 2015 at 7:23 am

    I am looking for the best camera featured mob

  • Priyesh Parashar
    September 19, 2015 at 4:03 am

    I’m willing to purchase a smart phone please help me out. I’m totally confused. My budget is upto 20000. I’m considering Samsung and Motorola in my budget. And I’m looking for best phone for gaming, day to day use, office purpose,battery back up and all. The phone should be having fast performance, multiple task at the same time, good looks and handy.

  • Viraj
    September 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Dear Rahul,
    My budget is around 20000.
    I want a phone with good software (better surfing Speed). i’m not a game lover.
    Better battery backup. and
    Good cameras.
    what is your suggestion?

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