Best Smartphones to Buy Under Rs 20,000 In May 2021


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With a plethora of smartphones available in the market, it is an intimidating task to choose a single device for yourself. Every year, smartphone manufacturers ramp up their game in terms of internals and the value they provide. Speaking of value, the best smartphones to buy under Rs 20,000 has always been a daunting task as it is the sweet spot for many users considering that it offers incredible value for your money.

While we speak of smartphones, there’s never the best one in the market but it could be the best one for you. In this piece, we will list down some of the best phones available in the market for the month of early May 2021. The following list is in no particular order.

Best Smartphones to Buy Under Rs 20,000 In May 2021

1. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max – Best Camera & Feature Rich Smartphone

There’s never been a case where we talk about budget phones and Xiaomi/Redmi isn’t there. Unquestionably, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is the top-tier budget handset from the company. The smartphone offers a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Best Smartphones to Buy Under Rs 20,000 In May 2021
Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

It boasts a whopping 108MP quad-rear camera setup that supports 4K video recording at 30fps. It also has a good 8MP ultra-wide lens and macro and depth sensors are present as well. The 16MP selfie camera is enough for your selfie portraits and for video, it has got you covered with a 30fps 1080p video recording capability.

The smartphone draws power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G 4G chipset and it is accompanied by 6GB of base RAM. The 5,020mAh battery inside the phone would be enough for a day of usage. It also supports 33W fast charging technology.

2. Moto G60 – Best Stock Android Phone

Moto G60, a new contender in the segment and also one of the best smartphones to buy under Rs 20,000. The smartphone offers a stock Android experience under Rs 20,000. It has a bright 6.8-inch LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and Full-HD+ resolution.

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

It has a triple rear camera system with 108MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Not just the rear camera, you would be good with its selfies too, thanks to its 32MP selfie camera. Interestingly, it can record 4K videos from its selfie camera.

Under the hood, it powers the Snapdragon 732G 4G chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage. One of the major highlights of the phone is the 6,000mAh battery. It also gets a 20W fast charging support.

3. Poco X3 Pro – Best for Gaming

If you are looking for performance, you shouldn’t look for anything over the Poco X3 Pro. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 in the house, it is one of the most powerful devices in this price range. It packs a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Full-HD+ resolution.

Poco X3 Pro
Poco X3 Pro

The 4G handset has a quadruple camera system at the rear with 48MP primary lens, an 8MP wide-angle camera, and two 2MP sensors for depth and macro shots. The 20MP front camera comes with a video recording capability of 1080 30fps.

Housing a 5,160mAh battery, the smartphone can go from 0% to 100% in an hour with its 33W fast charging technology.

4. Realme 8 Pro – Best Fast Charging Tech

The Realme 8 Pro shines in this price range and the major reason is its crazy fast charging support. The device has a 50W Dart fast charging technology that allows the 4,500mAh battery to go from 0% to 50% in just 17 minutes.

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

The phone packs a compact 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution. The phone has a standard 60Hz refresh rate and a single 16MP selfie camera. It has a quad-camera setup at the rear with a 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-lens, and two 2MP sensors.

It comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC paired with a base of 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. The smartphone has an in-display fingerprint scanner for security.

(You can also go for the Realme X7(Dimensity 800U – 64MP Quad-Cam) is 5G is your priority)

5. Moto G 5G – Best 5G Stock Android Phone

In this particular price segment, we would suggest you avoid most of the 5G phones as they cut short on some other feature to provide 5G connectivity. However, the Moto G 5G is one great 5G handset in the segment. The smartphone comes with a basic design featuring a 6.7-inch 60Hz refresh rate panel. It is an IPS LCD panel with HDR support.

Moto G 5G
Moto G 5G

It has a triple camera setup with a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP tertiary lens. Upfront, it has a 16MP selfie shooter. The device offers 5G connectivity with the help of the 5G-enabled Snapdragon 750G chipset. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with 20W fast charging support.

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Pranav Sawant
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  1. Crazy how 120hz amoled and 108 mp was only available in the flagship market -that too, crossing the 1000$ mark up until last year. And here we are in 2021, 108 mp and 120hz amoled under 20k.


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