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10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (August 2015)

10 Best Android Phones under 20000 Rs (August 2015)

by Rahul DubeyAugust 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 make 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 August. Read it and compare the phones and choose the best one for you. You can checkout best phones in other price ranges 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:

[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 every phone from biggest to the smallest brands and give our honest opinions.[/jumbotron]

1. 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 whooping 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 at the top spot in our list not only because it has 4 GB RAM but also because it offers Dual-Sim and great internal & expandable storage without spending those extra bucks. It’s the best buy at this price!

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PRICERs 19,999 @  Rs @  Rs 11,499  @ 
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

2. One Plus One:

The One Plus 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 One Plus 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. One plus 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 One Plus and joined hands with Micromax. But One Plus 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 One Plus 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, its fun to use the One Plus 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


3. 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. Overall, it’s the beast of the phones and is certainly a great choice for camera lovers or power-hungry users but it is a single sim phone so make sure you are okay with it.

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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4. 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  18,490  @  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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5. HTC Desire 820s:

The HTC Desire 820s is the newer variant of the Desire 820. The Desire 820 already packed great specs and features and the 820s carries forward the same design but with improved performance. Let’s start with the design, it has the exact same design of the Desire 820. The body measures 7.74mm and is built with plastic which attracts fingerprints, it looks beautiful but doesn’t feel very premium. It runs on the Octa-core 1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6752 Processor coupled with 2 GB RAM which gives great performance and the phone runs very smoothly, you can play heavy games without lags. It has a 5.5 inches screen with the screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels which turns out 267 ppi pixel density, in total it is a decent display but a better screen could have made the phone perfect as this is the only factor where the phone scores average otherwise its great. The phone has a 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera (selfie lovers can jump out of their seat!) Both the cameras are really very good. The phone is decent on storage also. It has 16 GB internal storage which is expandable upto 32 GB. The Desire 820s has also got a decent battery life with the 2600 mAh battery. It supports Dual-sim and is 4G (LTE) capable. Overall, the HTC Desire 820s can be a very good choice if you want a beautiful phone with great performance from reputed international brands.

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PRICERs.   @  Rs.  @  Rs. 20,999  @ 
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
CPUOcta-core 1.7 GHz Mediatek MT6752 Processor
SCREEN5.5 inches, Capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY720 x 1280 pixels, 267 ppi pixel density
SIMDual Sim (GSM + LTE)
CAMERAPrimary Camera: 13 MP, Secondary Camera: 8 MP, Flash: YES
MEMORYInternal Storage 16 GB, microSD expandable upto 32 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 2600 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'. 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.
  • J P Sharma
    August 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Please suggest me mobile within 20 k. Features should be of Samsung s4 but gud RAM Nd camera ,battery. Should not hanged like Samsung phone. I M using Samsung s4.Thanks

  • srinivas
    August 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Sir i wanted to buy smartphone under 15k,i need High Quality front & rear Camera with 4k video recording option, minimum 2gb ram,Full HD which is Best Brand sir

  • yogesh
    August 25, 2015 at 7:51 am

    CommentI think lenovo k50a40
    lenevo k3note is also a good pbone withb1.7 ghz and mali 760mp2

  • rohan
    August 14, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    hi ,
    i wanted to know which phone would be better htc 820s dual sim or sony aqua m4dual ?

  • Phani
    August 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Rahul,

    My requirement is Good call quality, Fine Camera, Fair battery bkp & No Lagging.
    My budget is around 20k.
    Could you pls suggest the best one among below ?
    Xperia Z1 (17k @Amazon) / Nubia Z9 Mini / Lenovo Vibe X2 / Mi4 ?
    If you have any other suggestions apart from above mentioned, pls let me know.
    Thank you.

    • Surendra Kumar Subba
      August 25, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      Hi! Rahul
      I am going to buy a mobile phone which comes under the budget of 20K and below. And, I would like to have some features in phone i.e. Good camera, good video with high resolution, having 4G LTE and good zooming facilities in phone. Please I am seeking your good suggestion.

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