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5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (May 2014)

5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (May 2014)

by Rahul DubeyMay 20, 2014

Looking to buy a phone around 20,000 Rs. then, you have chosen one of the most difficult task. There are number of good phones in this range which make everybody confused and helpless.  Don’t worry now, I am here to help you out. I have written the latest list of 5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs. for the month of May. Read it and compare the phones and choose the best one for you.

This is really the most competitive price range for smartphones. There are some amazing phones out there which could not make into the top 5 but are very good. All the phones in this list are above 19,000 Rs. So if you want a  phone around 17,000 then, Sony Xperia SP is the best. At the range of 16,000 Rs. if you need a high performing phone which can handle gaming too, go with Xolo Q3000 and if you want a phone with latest Android Kitkat and good overall performance with good design, go with LG L90 Dual.

Last month hundreds of readers of this blog had commented and asked which phone they should choose among the crowded market. Which has made me 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 check out the list of 5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs.

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1. Samsung Galaxy Grand 2:

Launched in January, this is the best phone around 20,000 Rs. It is a mix of good performance with the trust of a reliable and popular international brand with good service. After the success of Grand, Samsung has launched it with grand size of 5.25 inches and a 1.2 GHz Quad core processor unlike Grand. It has definitely repeated the success of Grand. It has got overall very good specs. If you want a good phone with normal usage like everyday calling, gaming, music, videos, etc then this is the best phone to have.

5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs

PRICERs.   @ Rs.   @  Rs.  @ 

Release Date23rd December 2013
OSAndroid OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
CPU1.2GHz quad-core
SCREEN5.25 inches (~280 ppi pixel density)
DISPLAY720x1280 pixels TFT capacitive touchscreen
SIMOptional Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
CAMERA8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization & Front Camera: 1.9 MP
MEMORYInternal Storage 8 GB, upto 64 GB microSD expandable
BATTERYLi-Ion 2600 mAh battery
OTHERS3G,Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

 2. Sony Xperia M2 Dual:

It was the much awaited phone of Sony. It has amazing looks and a decent solid design. Sony has launched it at a price very close to the very popular Xperia SP. Although one can debate over which one has got better specs among the two but a bigger screen and the recent launch makes the M2 a good choice. Many people do not like the Samsung phones for them and for those who want an amazing design this phone is best. It has got a very good camera and good performance. It has got most of the things which one aspires for with a stunning design.

5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs

PRICERs.   @ Rs.   @  Rs.  @ 

OSAndroid OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8226-0 Snapdragon 400 Processor
SCREEN4.8 inches, TFT capacitive touchscreen with Scratch-resistant glass
DISPLAY540 x 960 pixels, 229 ppi pixel density
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
CAMERA8 MP Primary Camera, Secondary Camera: 0.3 MP
MEMORYInternal Storage 8 GB, microsd expandable upto 32 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, NFC, HDMI

 3. Micromax Canvas Knight:

Although, at 20,000 Rs. you can get the phones with very high performance  unlike the above two phones. Lets start with the Micromax Canvas Knight. This latest flagship device from Micromax offers every high end specifications at less than half of the price of what Samsung, Sony & HTC offer. But don’t just flow away with the specs, its performance is very good but it has small issues like the big 16 MP could have been better, some users are facing a problem that it gets heated up quickly while playing games and the battery life is average. Although it has some issues but it is certainly the best phone in overall comparison as it offers everything at a cheaper price. Those who want high performance with their smartphone, must go with the Knight!

5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs

PRICERs. 19,999
OSAndroid OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPUOcta-core 2 GHz Cortex-A7, Mediatek MT6592T Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, TIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 441ppi pixel density
CAMERA16 MP Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
MEMORYInternal Storage 32 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2350 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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 4. Gionee ELIFE E6:

This is another gem of a phone from Gionee. Gionee has been launching some exceptional phones in the Indian Smartphone market and has got a trust among the users. The Gionee Elife E6 is another high performing phone. It has got a 1.5 GHz, Quad Core processor with 2 GB of RAM. The display is very good with 1080×1920 pixels Color IPS screen. It sports a 13 MP rear camera which is very good and a 5 MP front camera. The phone is designed very beautifully with good build quality. You can trust the brand and can get good performance with the phone.

5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs

OSAndroid OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPU1.5 GHz, Quad Core, Cortex A7 Processor
SCREEN5 inches
DISPLAY1080x1920 pixels Color IPS screen, 16M colors
CAMERAPrimary 13 MP, Secondary 5 MP
MEMORYInternal Storage 32 GB, microSD unexpandable
BATTERYLi-Ion 2000 MAh battery Non-Removable
OTHERS3G,Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

5. Lenovo Vibe X S960:

Lenovo, the largest PC seller of the world or say the company which has acquired Motorola has been strengthening its presence in India. It has got stylish phones with good specs and good performance. The Lenovo Vibe XS960 is packed with very good hardware. It has got a powerful Quad-core 1.5 GHz Processor with 2 GB RAM, a 5 inches display with full HD resolution. The phone has amazing pixel density of 441 ppi which makes the screen amazing. It has also got the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It has got good cameras too. Overall it is a good performing phone and an another option for those looking for a great phone. The thing which may stop you from buying this phone is the unexpandable storage. So, if 16 GB is sufficient for you, it could be a good choice.

5 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs

PRICE19,700 Rs.
OSAndroid OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A7 Mediatek MT6589T Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 441ppi pixel density
CAMERA13 MP Primary Camera, Secondary Camera: 5 MP
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microsd unexpandable
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

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Rahul Dubey
Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. 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.
  • Sunil Yadav
    August 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Rahul,

    What about Geone E7…Shall i go with this.

  • yuva
    June 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    how about lg l90 dual???

  • Shefali
    June 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Hi, I am very confused between Micromax canvas 4, Micromax Knight, Grand 2, and xperia T2. How is Xperia C? I want one from sony so please help me to fix on one! P:S – u can understand im so confused!

  • saahil
    May 31, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    hi Rahul… which do you think is better… Samsung grand 2, Lenovo P780 or Lenovo vibe x S960.. Priorities good battery and good camera…

  • Tamilarasan J
    May 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    @Rahul:- Your answers are real good.
    Is Wammy titan Octa 3 good ? I am planning to buy it for its Big Screen. I always wanted to Online with specific Apps like Mail and Skype. Please help me in listing few with the range 15-17K.

  • Audit ya
    May 30, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Can you please tell us about Gionee Gpad4???? Is it worth buying????

  • vimmy
    May 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    hey rahul please tell me about the best phone around 20 k.which one should i buy??

  • May 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Hey Rahul,
    which Is best? Moto G or Sony Xperia C ?

  • Aditya
    May 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Hello Rahul.
    My budget is around 20- 22k. Which phone do you suggest for me based of
    1) Overall Performance
    2) Camera
    3) Battery life
    4 ) Built
    I was thinking between Samsung Galaxy Grand 2: and Samsung Galaxy S 3.. Which one do you think is better.. Plz help.

  • g prabhunath reddy
    May 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    hi this is prabhunath reddy,
    i want to buy 20000 cost mobile,which is the best cell tell me plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • hey
    May 30, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Hi.. my budget is 20k. I m looking for a phone with good camera quality and long term stable performance. What’s your suggestion. Samsung is not my thing.

  • Karan
    May 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Is Xperia SP overall better than Xperia M2 and Grand 2 ??Grand 2 lags in terms of heavy gaming. So i prefer SP above it.
    Am i right about this ?

  • May 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Htc desire x or htc desire x plus or htc desire 816…
    which is the best phone…in camera sound quality in earphone sound and processor…

  • May 28, 2014 at 1:28 am

    i am confused between grand 2 and gionee elife E6 😮 what to do?

  • karthi
    May 27, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Rahul,

    Need your help!!! I want to buy a mobile which has good sound effects, camera above 8MP, HD, performance should be fine, dual sim and dont require a big screen 4.x size of screen should be fine. My budget is 18K.

  • pavan
    May 27, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    hi,.i am really confused about grand 2 and sony xperia m2(dual)…plzz suggest the best one on performance wise..i need best cam quality, good battery, offcourse good UI, and i also use internet more then 8-9 hrs a day…plzz suggest best mobile under 20000

    May 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    i am confuse between xperia c and sp. xperia c dual sim am sp single,bt c has only 4 gb internal memory

  • Ranjith Ajay
    May 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    What about Nokia lumia 1320? I like Windows phone..! What are all the negative feed back about this phone? Is it good to buy?

    • May 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Hi, it is a very good phone. The only cons of the phone are it isn’t android and the screen size is very big, the phone feels bulky. Having said that, the phone is really very good and if you want a big screen then its great. You can go for it.

  • vijay
    May 27, 2014 at 12:38 pm


    Please confirm me which phone is the best moto g or xolo q3000 …

    • May 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Hi, both the phones satisfy very different needs, if you want a very good phone with best user experience go for Moto G. But if you want bigger scrren and bigger hardware go for the Xolo Q 3000.

    • May 27, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Hi, its a good phone, but its not recommended to go with blackberry, its a dying ecosystem. Instead go with Android, you will feel more power in your hand and will experience latest technologies.

  • Deepak
    May 25, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hi Rahul

    I stay in Bangalore. I’m planning to buy Lenovo S960(VIBE X). Its priced at around 20K. I walked to the store to see the looks and specs and I liked the looks and the feel of the phone. Could you please suggest, what are the Pro’s n Cons associated with this phone, compared to other phones like similar price, features, Service Centers ? I’m bit skeptical about the 2000mah Battery and Services.. In short, do you suggest for this buy? or suggest for some other good mobile phone(may be Samsung) within this range.?

    • May 27, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Hi, the phone is very good. It has the best display the virtue of extremely high pixel density (441 ppi), it has a very good performance. The only thing you need to be careful about is the 16 GB internal memory which is unexpandable. You can go with the phone, its a good buy with a good service.

  • Kaustabh Ganguly
    May 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    hey I want a good phone below 20k ,and after reading your review , i decided to go for grand2 …. but , are you sure it’s battery performance is good enough for running it the whole day with normal usage ??? and what about the camera ?? is the camera capable of clicking full hd quality graphic intensive picture ??? specs are not always the deciding factor for a ‘smartphone’ , user experience is above all …….

    • May 26, 2014 at 11:29 pm


      You truly said that user experience is most important and in this case, the Grand 2 is the best option. The battery will serve you good with normal usage and yes the camera is capable and good enough.

  • Atul tyagi
    May 24, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    i need a phone under 20k in which i can use email and ms office with good camera and battery backup

  • Subhajyoti Dutta
    May 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Rahul! Liked these info but one thing is missing. What is your FINAL recommendation? Aat all have to purchase decide upon one, then which is the Best? Priorities: 1) Good Touch, 2) Bigger Display, 3) Good Camera, 4) Fast

    • May 24, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Hi, this is the ranking of best phones. The phone at the first position is the best phone in the range to be bought so, you get to know the best phones and decide which phone best suits to your needs. You can go with Grand 2.

  • sameer kahu
    May 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Rahul, why have you removed MOTO G from less than 20K list….upto last month…I believe you have showcased the same

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